Master's Program in Humanities and Social Sciences in Malaysia

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Humanities and Social Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo.

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Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Campus Full time Part time 16 months September 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur + 1 more

This programme of Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis is designed to provide a progressive, challenging and stimulating framework of study that will equip you with knowledge and skills required in this field. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Malaysia 2017. Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis This programme of Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis is designed to provide a progressive, challenging and stimulating framework of study that will equip you with knowledge and skills required in this field. With the corporate financial scandals of the 1990s and the economic crisis that looms today, forensic accountants are becoming more and more vital for ensuring that financial transactions are done legally and ethically. Thus, forensic accounting and fraud investigation is one of the fastest growing areas of accounting, and there is an increasing global demand for specialists with forensic accounting knowledge and skills. Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent as acceptable by the Senate; OR Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field but for CGPA below 2.75; can be accepted provided that the candidates must have 5 years working experience in relevant field. Graduates of equivalent qualifications who have several years of relevant industry experience. Evidence of satisfactory English language skills is required for candidates where English is not their first language, such as IELTS 6.0 or above or TOEFL 550 or above. Who should attend This progamme is ideal for any fresh graduate interested in pursuing a career in the dynamic and growing field of forensic accounting and fraud examination as well as those accountants and auditors who wish to pursue or enhance their career as forensic accountants. This programme integrates the accounting, auditing and investigative skills used to yield analysis and results suitable for use by the courts as the basis for resolution. The Benefits of This Programme On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to : Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the concepts, principles of forensic accounting theory, familiar with the legal framework of forensic accounting services and understand the roles and responsibilities of the forensic accountant. Recognize and appropriately respond to ethical issues in the practice of accounting by incorporating appropriate professional codes of conduct and social responsibility. Conduct successful investigations and communicate effectively in writing and orally both in and out of the courtroom with respect to a variety of criminal and civil financial matters. Develop a mindset of professional scepticism, using critical thinking and creative approaches to complex problem solving. Gather and analyze quantitative and non-quantitative evidence, plan and conduct a research project in a professional and ethical manner which requires familiarity with a range of data, research sources and appropriate methodologies. Create, evaluate and assess a range of options together with developing the capacity to apply ideas and knowledge to a range of situations. Programme Modules & Project / Dissertation The modules of this programme will provide the knowledge and analytical skill to identify and apply the law, the rules of procedure and evidence and ethics that relate to forensic accounting. Core Modules Optional Modules* Quantitative Methods For Decision Making Managerial Finance Management Accounting for Decision Making Management Control and Audit Financial Accounting and Reporting Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Forensic Accounting Engagement Financial Statement Fraud Accounting Information Systems Research Methodology Dissertation OR Anti-Money Laundering Cybercrime and Investigation Criminology & Legal Framework Project Paper/Case Study Dissertation Training in research methods, through the Research Methodology Module, in addition to close supervision, will encourage you to develop your research skills so that you can complete your dissertation or project paper efficiently. The dissertation helps you to develop the kind of skills you will need for work in a variety of careers, as well as to develop your specific ability to research and analyse academic problems. The research will enable you to exercise critical judgment and demonstrate professionalism and compliance to ethical standards. The main purpose of this dissertation/project undertaking is to allow you to explore your area of interest such as fraud examination, litigation consulting or expert witnessing and to apply the right approach or methodology and again to arrive at the rightful solutions that best suit or solve the problems at hands. You will be expected to deal with your chosen topic in a competent and scholarly manner, and to display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the opinions of others. Dual Degree Award: APU, Malaysia & Staffordshire University, UK [-]

Master of Philosophy (Food Studies)

Taylor’s University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months February 2017 Malaysia Subang Jaya + 1 more

The Master of Philosophy (Food Studies) aims to groom graduates into highly qualified professionals who are experts in the field of Food Studies. [+]

Dual recognition and certification by The Master of Philosophy (Food Studies) aims to groom graduates into highly qualified professionals who are experts in the field of Food Studies. To achieve this, Taylor’s University and University Toulouse Jean Jaurès (UT2J) have designed a comprehensive curriculum which encompasses research skills, anthropology and sociology of food, understanding of the different food cultures, food trends and business outlook, socio-political issues on food nutrition and public health and much more. Programme Advantage The only Malaysian university with a ‘Chair of Food Studies: Food, Cultures and Health’ – Prof. Dr. Jean Pierre Poulain. He maintains an emphasis in food studies, contributes to academic programmes and provides advice to students and faculty members. A French socio-anthropologist, Prof. Dr. Poulain has a long and successful career in the field of food studies and hospitality education in both academic and international life. He has published numerous books, book chapters and articles, as well as actively delivered keynote and conference presentations around the world on topics such as food sociology, food heritage and tourism practices. The only Food Studies programme to offer Global Field Research Programme (GRP) which provides the opportunity for conducting fieldwork abroad. Students have the exciting opportunity to conduct research work for their thesis abroad if it is focused on a food-related topic specific to a particular country for 3 – 6 months. Choose from an international network of partner universities for research in countries such as France, Spain, Italy, Hong Kong and Japan. This will provide students with a more comprehensive research experience as they interact with a different culture, form different perspectives of global issues and engage actively with the global community. An internationalised curriculum. The Global Immersion Programme in Food & Culture (GIF) is embedded within the World Food Cultures module, which requires students to spend two weeks traveling through Switzerland and France. Students will be visiting major players in the food industry and attending seminars led by several Michelin chefs, all to gain a holistic understanding of the food culture in France and Europe. Through the School’s internationalised curriculum, students are challenged to engage in critical exploration of global interconnections and interdependence, as well as understand different cultural contexts and world views. Specialised facilities for research support. These include the R&D Kitchen, experimental restaurant and sensory analysis lab. R&D Kitchen: Equipped with kitchen appliances and food product testing instruments, students get to immerse themselves in culinary creativity, hands-on food science experiments and live and contextual consumption experience. Experimental Restaurant: This restaurant serves as an observatory, where experiments related to areas such as food preferences, presentation, behaviour, design, taste and much more are carried out on guests with their consent for research purposes. Recording of meal services are also possible, providing valuable qualitative and quantitative information during these experiments. Sensory Analysis Lab: Here, food products are analysed for their taste, smell, appearance and colour, among others. It has the necessary equipment for studenst to engage in evaluating perception of a new product, examining changing ingredients and researching potential products. Possible financial support on research projects. The Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism, Hospitality and Food Studies (CRiT) aims to promote research, consultancy, training, education and public-private partnership initiatives in the areas of tourism, hospitality and food studies. As the Food Studies programme is supported by CRiT, there will be possibility for financial support for students’ research projects. Dual master’s degree recognition by Taylor’s University and University of Toulouse, Jean Jaurès. Students get the opportunity to learn from two of the best food studies graduate programmes in Asia and Europe and earn a dual master’s degree upon completion of the programme. [-]

Master of Applied Psychology in Coaching

HELP University
Campus Part time 2 - 3 years Open Enrollment Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

With its unique but powerful blend of psychological principles and coaching skills, this program will help develop coaches with the ability to understand people and help them reach their full potential in a powerful and structured way. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Malaysia 2017. Developing World Class Coaches With its unique but powerful blend of psychological principles and coaching skills, this program will help develop coaches with the ability to understand people and help them reach their full potential in a powerful and structured way. What Does A Professional Coach do? "Coaches partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential" – ICF. In essence Coaching is about helping people to attain higher level of performance so that they can succeed in any area, be it in their life success, in their relationship with people, in getting the most of their careers or in becoming a better performer, etc. Professional Coaching: A Driver for Extraordinary Corporate Growth Professional coaches were used to be hired only by among the largest and most elite companies in the world but now this trend has spread to many of the MNCs (multinationals) and GLCs (government link corporations) in Malaysia and the Asia region. This is because there is growing evidence of high ROIs (return on investments) on hiring professional coaches to raise the bar of performance many times more. For example, IBM reported in 2010 a ROI of 563% on their coaching program for sales and marketing executives – ICF. When people in organizations demonstrate extraordinary performance, it is often due to the presence of coaches in their lives. Coaches are the closest and most capable allies anyone can have to help them see their hidden potentials, challenge their self beliefs, stretch and walk with them on the path of excellence. Coaches are not an option but a critical success factor for anyone who wants to be the best they can ever be. This explains why for centuries till this very day, coaches are depended on to help sports people achieve breakthrough achievements. Now this same method is used in almost all aspects of life. Join one of the fastest growing professions in the world today While the majority of clients in the world who employ professional coaches are corporate leaders, there are more and more young working professionals, students, performing artists, professional athletes, people working in government and non-profit organizations employing professional coaches too. A survey conducted by the ICF on over 15,000 respondents in Asia, America, Europe, and Australasia indicated that over 50% of the general population are aware of professional coaching and its benefits. More importantly, recognition of the importance of coaching was the highest among young adults which points to an upward trend in demand for professional coaches. This program is designed to suit the needs of working adults. All lectures and tutorials are scheduled on weeknights (Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7:00pm to 10:00pm) and on Saturdays. [-]

Master of Teaching and Learning (by Coursework)

Taylor’s University
Campus 2 years January 2017 Malaysia Subang Jaya

Master of Teaching and Learning (MTL) from Taylor's University is the first of its kind in Malaysia. It is the first programme that is pitched at the masters level that is triangulated by three domains of [+]

Master of Teaching and Learning (by Coursework)

Master of Teaching and Learning (MTL) from Taylor's University is the first of its kind in Malaysia. It is the first programme that is pitched at the masters level that is triangulated by three domains of knowledge: core pedagogical knowledge, learning area studies and reflective practice courses. This three dimensional experience is designed to expose students to fundamental theories in teaching and learning and at the same time expose students to the classroom practice so that they get to participate, reflect and interrogate theories with on-site professional development. 

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Master of Education in TESL

HELP University
Campus Part time 108 weeks January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The overall agenda is one of access to higher education. The provision of this programme offers students an opportunity to complete higher education in Malaysia. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Malaysia 2017. The overall agenda is one of access to higher education. The provision of this programme offers students an opportunity to complete higher education in Malaysia. It also complements the national and social objectives of upgrading professionals who are engaged in ESL teaching of our nation's youth. It has been expressly stated by the Malaysian government that there is an acute short supply of qualified committed ESL teachers in many schools. This programme supports the overall societal and national needs of building a knowledge-based society and supports national human capital development needs. It also complements the ESL teaching programmes in HU's Dept of English. Specifically, the MEd TESL programme aims to transform the thinking regarding principles, approaches, and methodologies of more effective delivery in language classrooms in Malaysian schools. In order to attract not just local students but also those from ASEAN, Asia-Pacific region and beyond, the programme provides affordability and flexibility in terms of its modular structure to cater for busy adults engaged in work and personal commitments. At the institution's level, this is a Graduate level programme (MQF Level 7). As indicated below, this fits within the general picture of HU offering programmes at the pre-university, undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuous professional development (CPD) levels. HELP Master of Education (TESL) is designed to train graduates who do not have a teaching qualification but aspire to become English teaching professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to effectively teach English as a Second Language. Students will be equipped with excellent skills and capabilities for professional employment in the field. In MEd (TESL), as opposed to a Bachelor degree (TESL), students are asked to do action research as projects in each course. The studies are more in-depth, and require more critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students are encouraged to apply what they learn in their daily teaching and reflect on methodologies. LEARNING OUTCOMES Manage and steer their own professional development with a broad knowledge and understanding of contemporary TESL principles, theories, and practices in the local and global language teaching contexts Exercise and demonstrate enhanced skills and strategies in dealing with challenges and solutions in their working environment Exert decision-making skills and effective leadership at an appropriate level in key TESL settings. Conduct pertinent research and apply relevant findings of TESL to influence classroom practice and planning policy Apply critical thinking skills and contribute significantly to ongoing professional discourse in TESL Be proactive in reviewing current TESL practice and policy to ensure relevance to the changing needs of society Upgrade, inculcate and habitually embrace advancements to enhance their own professional skills Be proactively aware of and able to incorporate relevant developing trends and issues related to language education in general and TESL in particular KEY FEATURES MQA approved Modular Highly interactive, hands-on classes Flexible timetable Highly qualified academic staff PROGRAMME STRUCTURE 12 modules Six (6) weeks per module, including all classes, assignments, exams. Face-to-face classes on first, third, and sixth weekends (Saturday & Sunday) Breaks between modules Course Duration: 108 weeks or + 2 years [-]

Master of Managerial Psychology

HELP University
Campus Part time 18 - 36 months Open Enrollment Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The Master of Managerial Psychology program applies psychological principles to the practice and discipline of people management. [+]

The Master of Managerial Psychology program applies psychological principles to the practice and discipline of people management. This program is designed specifically for leaders, general managers and human resource managers as well as trainers, consultants and corporate coaches. This program is designed to suit the needs of working adults. All lectures and tutorials are scheduled on weeknights and on Saturdays. Entry Requirements : A basic undergraduate degree in any discipline with a minimum CGPA of 2.5. The Master of Managerial Psychology course comprises of 12 modules. Students are required to enroll for the 6 compulsory units, and choose 6 out of the 8 electives offered. Students who do not have a prior degree in Psychology will be required to complete one pre-requisite subject during the course of the program. [-]

Master of Professional Counselling

Monash University Malaysia
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2017 Malaysia Selangor + 1 more

The Master of Professional Counselling in Monash University Malaysia is a skill-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Malaysia 2017. The Master of Professional Counselling in Monash University Malaysia is a skill-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. It is taught by academics with extensive experience of working as professional counsellors/psychologists. This course is designed to prepare you to become registered counsellors in settings such as community mental health, schools, health centers, workplaces, and in private practice. The course is also suitable if you are already working in various professions who may wish to utilise counselling skills in roles such as teaching, social work and human resources. A distinctive feature of the course is its focus on preparing students to be culturally competent counsellors in Malaysia and the region. This course requires you to undertake 504 hours of clinical placements, including a minimum of 192 hours of client contact. Through these mandatory placements, you have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision in clinical settings. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS This course will be submitted for accreditation by the following professional organisations: Malaysian Board of Counsellors (Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia) Australian Counselling Association (ACA) Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA COURSE STRUCTURE This course consists of advance prepatory units, core units and application units. You must complete: (a) Four advanced prepatory units (24 points) Counselling practice and theory Human growth and lifespan development Mental health issues: grief, trauma and substance abuse Counselling in a multicultural context (b) Eight core units (48 points) Children and adolescents counselling Personnel and career development counselling Counselling skills: individuals and couples Ethics and professional issues in counselling and psychology Group counselling skills and psychotherapy Cognitive behaviour therapy Advanced personnel and career development counselling Counselling research design, statistics and program evaluation (c) Four application units (24 points) Psychological assessment and measurement Counselling practicum Research project in counselling Counselling Internship OUTCOMES On completion of the course, you should be able to work as counsellor with an advanced level of knowledge, and be cognisant of the professional issues involved in undertaking counselling as a profession in Malaysia and the region. You would be able to work in settings such as community mental health clinics, schools, health centers, workplaces and in private practice. [-]

MPhil/PhD in Philosophy specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years

The MPhil/PhD in Philosophy is for students who want to embark on a course of sustained study and research at a high level of academic achievement, whether they are looking to support their career development or pursue areas of personal interest. There are four areas of particular expertise within the Philosophy research unit at the University: ancient philosophy, post-Kantian continental philosophy, political philosophy, and philosophy of... [+]

Philosophy specialisms - MPhil / PhD The MPhil/PhD in Philosophy is for students who want to embark on a course of sustained study and research at a high level of academic achievement, whether they are looking to support their career development or pursue areas of personal interest. There are four areas of particular expertise within the Philosophy research unit at the University: ancient philosophy, post-Kantian continental philosophy, political philosophy, and philosophy of religion. Study will consist of research into a specific subject area relevant to your chosen field and will be agreed with your supervisor during the application process. Careers & professional development The study of philosophy at doctorate level will support your career development in academia. Alternatively, you may be interested in further study to fulfil your personal aspirations and interests. You will find teaching staff, in our small and friendly department, are very approachable and extremely supportive of your personal and academic requirements, whatever your goals and ambitions. Subject overview In the 2008 government-led research assessment exercise (RAE), current research in philosophy at the University was recognised as being of international excellence and significance. The Philosophy research unit is part of the School of Arts, Media and Education. Tutors are recognised authorities in their field and all have published numerous books and articles. The unit is small and friendly and teaching staff are relaxed, approachable and very supportive. Research topics Your selected field of study will be in an area in which the Philosophy research unit has acknowledged expertise. The focus of your study will be agreed with your tutor during the process of your application. The particular areas of expertise in which supervision is offered are as follows: - Ancient philosophy – Plato and the Platonic tradition, especially Plotinus; Aristotle and the commentators; Augustine. - Post-Kantian continental philosophy, especially Nietzsche. - American pragmatism and the philosophy of Alasdair MacIntyre. - Political philosophy, especially the interface between politics and economics. - The philosophy of religion, especially positive and negative theology. Available projects Examples of current and recent studies in philosophy at doctorate level are: Porphyry’s concept of abstinence; Simone Weil’s Platonism. [-]

PhD/MPhil in Film and Media Studies specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years

The MPhil/PhD in Film and Media Studies is for media graduates who are looking to develop their knowledge of a specific area of film and media studies to a high level of academic achievement. Study at MPhil/PhD level is open to honours graduates as well as those already having a postgraduate degree. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the... [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Malaysia 2017. Film and Media Studies specialisms - PhD / MPhil The MPhil/PhD in Film and Media Studies is for media graduates who are looking to develop their knowledge of a specific area of film and media studies to a high level of academic achievement. Study at MPhil/PhD level is open to honours graduates as well as those already having a postgraduate degree. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the Director of Dtudies) with expertise in the area chosen. Additional support is available from other internal/external academics. Your thesis will be a piece of original critical research which makes a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge in the film and media studies field. The broad topic to be investigated will be defined by you with more specific details agreed through discussion with the Director of Studies. Careers & professional development The course is useful if you wish to follow a career path involving advanced scholarly research; for instance, an academic teaching career in the film/media field. Subject overview Staff in the School of Arts, Media and Education value their relationships with students and provide friendly and supportive postgraduate research supervision. They are able to draw upon their own experience of publishing and conference presentation in the field to enhance their support of postgraduate students. Projects recently completed by staff include the publication of a monograph applying Bakhtinian theory to some of the key concepts of film studies. Projects currently underway include Brid Andrews' study into documenting professional practice in the creative industries. During the first 12 to 18 months of the course you will be registered for an MPhil and carry out research towards this qualification. Assuming satisfactory progress as indicated by a transfer report, you will then transfer to the award of PhD. At the transfer stage you have the option of writing-up for an MPhil only if you wish. Either qualification is awarded subsequent to the production of a thesis and oral examination. At the start of the course you will be strongly encouraged to broaden your knowledge of research training by attending relevant sessions of the University’s postgraduate training programme and at relevant research seminars hosted by the school. You will be encouraged to participate in the latter and, as a PhD student, you will also be encouraged to disseminate your research more widely, at conferences and in academic journals. Supervisors can offer advice and encouragement on every stage of research dissemination, from writing proposals to delivering papers at conferences. Research topics Applications for MPhil/PhD study are considered in the following areas: - gender in film/television - classical Hollywood - performance theory - interfaces between theatre/film - psychoanalytic theory and film - late 1960s art cinema - British cinema - authorship in film - industrial history - economic and aesthetic interfaces in film - contemporary Hollywood, particularly the ‘blockbuster’ - Bakhtinian theory - comic book/superhero movies. Available projects Projects currently underway by our research students include a study into the representation of the South Asian/British Asian woman in film and television, and a study into perceptions of threat in recent Hollywood cinema. Projects are available in the areas detailed in the 'research topics' section above. Before submitting a formal application you should contact the postgraduate research degree admissions tutor in film and media studies to discuss the area in which you wish to work. A more detailed proposal of a research topic will then be agreed between you and the supervisor(s) as part of the formal application process. [-]

MPhil/PhD in English specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 - 7 years

MPhil/PhD-level study is for English graduates, currently without a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who want to develop their knowledge of a specific area of English studies to a high level of academic achievement. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the director of studies) with expertise in the area chosen... [+]

English specialisms - MPhil / PhD MPhil/PhD-level study is for English graduates, currently without a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who want to develop their knowledge of a specific area of English studies to a high level of academic achievement. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the director of studies) with expertise in the area chosen. Additional support is available from other internal/external academics. Your thesis will be a piece of original research that makes a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge in your particular field of study. The broad topic to be investigated will be defined by you with more specific details agreed through discussion with the director of studies. Particular areas of expertise in the department are the work of Virginia Woolf, women’s writing in the 19th and 20th centuries, Modernism, children’s literature, and literary and cultural theory. Careers & professional development The course is useful if you wish to become a lecturer in English literature, carry out research in higher education or if you are looking to develop areas of expertise related to your present or intended career outside higher education. Subject overview English staff in the School of Arts, Media and Education value their relationships with students and provide friendly and supportive postgraduate research supervision. During the first 12 to 18 months of the course you will be registered for an MPhil and carry out research towards this end. Assuming satisfactory progress as indicated by a transfer report, you will then transfer to the award of PhD. At the transfer stage you have the option of writing-up for an MPhil only if you wish. Either qualification is awarded subsequent to the production of a thesis and an oral examination. At the start of the course you will be encouraged to broaden your knowledge of research training by attending relevant sessions of the University’s postgraduate training programme and at relevant research seminars hosted by the school. You will be encouraged to participate in the latter and, as a PhD student, you will also be encouraged to disseminate your research more widely, at conferences and in academic journals. Research topics Applications for MPhil/PhD study are considered in the following areas: - Virginia Woolf studies. - Modernism (individual authors; concept of modernism; gendered modernism). - Women’s writing (individual authors of 19th and 20th centuries; theory of women's writing). - Children’s literature, particularly in the following areas: children’s fiction, from 19th century to contemporary authors; popular children’s writers; picture books and graphic novels; literary and cultural theory; conceptions of childhood; children’s film and adaptations. - Literary and cultural theory (especially psychoanalysis, work of Julia Kristeva, Bakhtinian dialogism, reader-response, Foucauldian discourse approaches). Available projects Projects are available in the areas detailed in the 'research topics' section, above. Before submitting a formal application you should contact the postgraduate research degree admissions tutor in English to discuss the area in which you wish to work. A more detailed proposal of a research topic will then be agreed between you and the supervisor(s) as part of the formal application process. [-]

MEd in Professional Development in Education

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 1 - 5 years

The MEd Professional Development is an advanced and flexible course. It meets the professional development needs of experienced educationalists, in particular the need to be able to engage in informed, sustained and integrated change-focused action based on sound theoretical principles and appropriate and evaluated practices. You have the option to choose from a range of named awards within the MEd Professional Development scheme depending on your... [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Malaysia 2017. Professional Development in Education – MEd The MEd Professional Development is an advanced and flexible course. It meets the professional development needs of experienced educationalists, in particular the need to be able to engage in informed, sustained and integrated change-focused action based on sound theoretical principles and appropriate and evaluated practices. You have the option to choose from a range of named awards within the MEd Professional Development scheme depending on your choice of modules and the subject you research during your dissertation. These named awards are: MA Educational Management, MA Inclusive Education, MA E-Learning for Educationalists, MA Technical and Vocational Education and MEd Technical and Vocational Education. If you are interested in one of the named awards you should apply in the first instance for the MEd Professional Development. All advanced courses in education at the University of Bolton focus on clear principles: learners and learning, professional practice in education and training, and quality and excellence in professional development. About the course This exciting and demanding masters course gives you the opportunity to develop a range of in-depth skills which are applicable in a number of management and senior roles in education and learning. You will be taught by educational professionals and assessed using techniques including group and individual projects and assignments, research, presentations, tutorials, reports and essays. At all times the course is relevant and focused, preparing you for additional responsibilities in your current and future career. Special features This course is designed to address real professional development needs. The pathways and modules are flexible, enabling you to decide the route and modules to suit your needs. The University of Bolton has a long-standing and excellent reputation for the teaching of education courses, and professional development in particular. We understand that studying for a masters degree takes commitment and an investment of time, money and effort. You will be taught by experienced educational professionals and receive one-to-one tutor support throughout your postgraduate studies. The University of Bolton has excellent libraries and learning facilities including 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi for all students. What you will learn This course enables rigorous academic investigation into education, with the objective of supporting your professional development in the field. At its heart is how, as an educational professional, you put advanced theories into practice. You will learn how to explore educational research and make informed comment on the applicability, relevance and usefulness of theories, concepts, models, methodologies and techniques applied to practice. You will acquire a range of advanced skills and abilities necessary for you to pursue the demands of your chosen programme successfully and apply your skills and learning in the workplace. As a practitioner and a reader you will develop advanced skills in the handling of educational research. You will learn how to apply the knowledge, skills and abilities you gain in your own professional context; enabling you to address areas of concern and any development needs in an informed and justifiable manner. You will learn to evaluate, review and reflect upon your assignment/project work, and identify those areas requiring further development via action planning and target setting as part of the process of personal development planning (PDP). What you will study The MEd Professional Development award requires 180 credits. The Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Development is an exit award and worth 120 credits. The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development is also an exit award and worth 60 credits. To obtain the MEd Professional Development you will undertake three core modules, three option modules and a dissertation. Core modules (60 credits) Research Awareness and Support Skills (20 credits) or, where more appropriate, Research Methods - Field Studies (20 credits); Organisational Management (20 credits); Curriculum Studies (20 credits). Option modules (60 credits) You will choose a total of three modules from the following. (Note: to receive one of the named awards you must choose two specialist modules from the appropriate group). Stand-alone modules: Work-Based Module A – Developments; Work-Based Module B – Case Study; Educational Finance and Planning. Educational management modules: Human Resource Management; Marketing. E-Learning for educationalists modules: ICT in Education; Computer-supported Collaborative Learning and E-tutoring. Inclusive education modules: The Struggle for Inclusive Education; Transformative Education in an Inclusive Context. Technical and vocational education modules: Research Methods – Field Studies; Vocational Education and Development; The Concept and Implementation of Design and Technology; Competency-based Training in Vocational Education; Staff Development and Appraisal in Vocational Education; Information Technology – the Impact on Technical Education. Dissertation (60 credits) If you are seeking a named MA Award you must undertake a dissertation in a subject consistent with the specialist modules required for that award. For advice please speak to the programme leader. Entry requirements Normally, you should have at least an upper second class (2.1) honours degree and a PGCE (or equivalent). If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

MPhil in Psychology specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years

The MPhil Psychology course is aimed at psychology graduates, without a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who are seeking to develop their knowledge and produce research in a specific area of psychology to a high level of academic achievement. Initially, you will be registered for an MPhil and will carry out research towards this end. Assuming satisfactory progress, as indicated by a transfer report, you will have the option to... [+]

Psychology specialisms - MPhil The MPhil Psychology course is aimed at psychology graduates, without a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who are seeking to develop their knowledge and produce research in a specific area of psychology to a high level of academic achievement. Initially, you will be registered for an MPhil and will carry out research towards this end. Assuming satisfactory progress, as indicated by a transfer report, you will have the option to request a transfer to the award of PhD. Alternatively you have option of writing-up for an MPhil only if you so wish. Either qualification is awarded subsequent to the production of a thesis and oral examination. Careers & professional development The course is useful for people wishing to become psychology lecturers and researchers in higher education. If you are wishing to develop areas of expertise related to your present or intended career outside higher education, then this course is also designed to fulfil your needs. The University of Bolton has a long standing reputation for working closely with professional bodies, organisations and industry. On completion of your MPhil, you will also become a member of the University's alumni association. You can be a lifelong member of the University's community, able to access careers information and guidance, as well as the University's library and periodicals, and other facilities. Subject overview Psychology staff in the School of Health and Social Sciences value their relationships with students, and provide friendly and supportive postgraduate research supervision. The MPhil course is followed mainly by supervised independent study. You will produce a thesis under the supervision of a member of staff with expertise in the area chosen (the Director of Studies). Additional support is available from other internal/external academics. A programme of related studies that may involve formal taught courses is agreed with the director of studies each year. The broad topic to be investigated is usually determined by you, with more specific details being determined via discussions with the Director of Studies. At the start of the course you will be expected to broaden your research training by participation in sessions on the MSc Psychology ‘Advanced Methods’ module (this does not incur any extra tuition fees). Throughout your period of study, you will be encouraged to present your work to internal audiences via a school seminar series. If you continue your studies to PhD level you will be encouraged to present your work to external academic audiences at relevant conferences and to submit papers to academic journals. Research topics Applications are considered in the following areas (these will vary from time to time as notified on our website): Decision research and economic psychology: particularly, personal and household financial decision making; decision, risk and uncertainty; adaptation to new and unfamiliar currencies; perceptions of price changes and inflation. Computer-related and internet psychology, including individual differences in computer-related behaviour and attitudes, computer-mediated communication, aspects of cyberpsychology and technology-enhanced learning. Cognitive and neuropsychology: particularly, memory and rehabilitation after brain injury; object and word recognition; cognition in the neurologically impaired; cerebral asymmetry, motor programming and hand preference. Theoretical and critical psychology: particularly, psychoanalysis and gender. Applied psychology, focusing on: aspects of mental and physical health and disability; forensic psychology, including risk assessment, offence-related distress, and working with offenders who minimize offence-responsibility. Developmental psychology, especially children’s cognitive and social development and social decision making. Available projects Projects are available in the areas detailed in the 'research topics' section. Before submitting a formal application you should contact the postgraduate research degree admissions tutor in psychology to discuss the area in which you wish to work. A more detailed proposal of a research topic will then be agreed between you and your supervisor(s) as part of the formal application process. [-]

MRes in Psychology

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 semesters

The MRes Psychology is for psychology graduates who wish to continue their studies to an advanced level and may be considering progression to a doctorate. The main focus of the course is the study of research methods, which will give you an advanced critical appreciation of contemporary methods, theories and issues in psychology and will build upon and enhance the skills you acquired from your undergraduate studies... [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Malaysia 2017. Psychology - MRes The MRes Psychology is for psychology graduates who wish to continue their studies to an advanced level and may be considering progression to a doctorate. The main focus of the course is the study of research methods, which will give you an advanced critical appreciation of contemporary methods, theories and issues in psychology and will build upon and enhance the skills you acquired from your undergraduate studies. In advanced research methods modules you will develop in-depth research skills for psychology and apply them to a substantial piece of independent research, ensuring that you apply your knowledge and understanding of appropriate ethical issues. You will develop your intellectual and thinking skills to a very high academic standard, which will be reflected in your studies, in particular your dissertation. About the course The Psychology department at the University of Bolton is one of the oldest and most established psychology departments in the UK with a long history of teaching the subject at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Teaching will be carried out in small groups to encourage interaction and in-depth discussion of ideas and specialist knowledge. There are many opportunities to develop key and transferable skills for example presentation, research and numeracy skills, critical thinking, personal development and self awareness. A variety of innovative teaching and learning methods are employed throughout the degree to ensure the acquisition and development of appropriate concepts, knowledge and skills. Tutors are active researchers within the areas of psychology that are taught and supervised on the degree and are always happy to speak with students and involve them in their research activities. The department operates an effective academic personal tuition system providing support to students at all levels to ensure they achieve at the highest level possible. Graduates are welcome to attend the research seminar programme and become active postgraduates within the University. The department boasts a number of past students who have successfully gained places on clinical and educational psychology programmes or remained at the University to pursue MPhil and PhD research. Special features At MRes stage students have the option of developing their research as part of a research team within the department. The course is flexible with opportunities for independent study. What you will learn You will develop and master a high level of complex specialist knowledge and skills in the field of psychology and you will have the opportunity to use these skills to conduct your research. You will be expected to take responsibility for all aspects of your studies and will apply your knowledge and understanding of appropriate ethical issues in the context of your research. In addition to enhancing your specialist knowledge in the field of psychology, you will enhance your key and transferable skills such as leadership, teamwork, data handling and project management. These skills are developed and practiced using traditional learning and teaching methods including lectures, seminars, workshops and practicals. Tutors may also introduce techniques which they view as especially suitable in aiding learning in their specialist area. Areas of study are regularly updated to reflect the research activity within the department. What you will study You will study six modules worth 20 credits each and a 60 credit dissertation, a total of 180 credits. You will study four core modules covering advanced methods in psychology. These are: Concepts and Principles of Research Design; Qualitative Inquiry; Quantitative Inquiry 1 – Analysing Multivariate Relationships; Quantitative Inquiry 2 – Advanced Experimental and Non-experimental Techniques. You will also choose two optional modules from the following: Cognitive and Neuropsychological Assessment for Clinical Populations; Psychoanalytic Approaches to Psychotherapy; Psychology of Decision Making; Computing & Cyberpsychology; Current Issues in Developmental Psychology; Current Issues in Cognitive Psychology. Entry requirements You must hold at least an upper second class honours degree (2.1) in psychology that is recognised by the British Psychological Society for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (formerly known as the Graduate Basis for Registration). If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational Psychology)

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 48 months May 2017 Malaysia Kampar + 1 more

The Master of Psychology (Industrial & Organisational Psychology) programme aims to prepare candidates with knowledge and skills of workplace psychology to manage the fast-changing organisational processes; and at the same time, impart effective human management skills to resolve organisational problems. [+]

The Master of Psychology (Industrial & Organisational Psychology) programme aims to prepare candidates with knowledge and skills of workplace psychology to manage the fast-changing organisational processes; and at the same time, impart effective human management skills to resolve organisational problems. The programme will further prepare candidates to undertake high-level research activity and participate in real-life consultancy project in the field of Industrial & Organizational Psychology. The programme provides candidates with the opportunity to develop themselves as effective future leaders and Industrial & Organisational specialists/ psychologists/ consultants/ practitioners/ researchers. Benefits One of the few postgraduate degrees specialising in Industrial and Organisational Psychology in Malaysia Curriculum relevant to industry demand Learn from experienced and qualified facilitators Participate in real research activity/real consultancy in the field of IO Qualifications A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or its equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4.00; or Note: A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology not meeting CGPA of 2.75 (but not lower than 2.5) can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment by an independent review panel. A Bachelor’s Degree with minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4.00 in any field, and a minimum 45 credits of prerequisites modules in Psychology or its equivalent (covering all eight Knowledge Areas highlighted in pages 13 – 14 of Programme Standards: Psychology) with a minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4.00 in the prerequisites modules; or A Bachelor’s Degree with minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4.00 in any field, and a minimum 30 credits of prerequisites modules in Psychology or its equivalent (covering all eight Knowledge Areas highlighted in pages 13 -14 of Programme Standards: Psychology) with a minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4.00 in the prerequisites modules, and a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test (Psychology) with a minimum score of 550; or Other relevant or equivalent qualification Other entry criteria An applicant is also required to possess a relevant score in one of the following English language examinations: (a) a minimum overall score of 580 in TOEFL (paper-based) or 237 in TOEFL (computer-based) or 92 in TOEFL (internet-based testing); (b) a minimum overall band score of 6.5 in IELTS; (c) a minimum grade B in Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); (d) a minimum score of 980 in English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT); (e) a minimum score of 500 in Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) (Critical Reading); (f) a minimum score of 22 in American College Testing Assessment (ACT); (g) a credit in English 1119; (h) a minimum credit C4 in SPM English Language / "O" level English Language; (i) a minimum overall band score of 4 in MUET; or (j) any other qualification which is of equivalent level as determined by the Senate of the University. All applicants must meet the required English Language requirement before being admitted to the approved programme of study. Intakes January, May & October [-]

M.HSc. in Psychology

International Islamic University Malaysia
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur + 1 more

The Master of Human Sciences in Psychology is a two-year full time programme in the specialization area of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. It prepares students for the pursuit of a higher degree and provides them with in-depth knowledge of issues related to performance and human relations in organizations. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Malaysia 2017. The Master of Human Sciences in Psychology is a two-year full time programme in the specialization area of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. It prepares students for the pursuit of a higher degree and provides them with in-depth knowledge of issues related to performance and human relations in organizations. Programme Description Currently, the programme offered is only M.HSc in Psychology specialising in Industrial and Organizational psychology. Full time students usually complete the graduation requirements for Master's programme within two years while part time students complete the programme within four years. Entry Requirements A relevant Bachelor’s degree with good grade from IIUM or any other accredited institutions of higher learning, or other certificates that are recognized as equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree or relevant professional qualifications and experience that are recognized by the Senate of the University. Applicants are required to obtain the following Arabic and English proficiency levels: Minimum score on IIUM's Arabic Placement Test (APT) Minimum TOEFL / IELTS 7.0 Paper based: 550 IELTS - Band 6 Note: Students are required to provide evidence of English proficiency by submitting their proficiency certificates before the beginning of the programme. If they fail to do so, they will be required to sit for the IIUM-administered English Placement Test (EPT). [-]