Part time Master's Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in United Kingdom

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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.

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Master in Writing for Young People

Bath Spa University
Campus 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bath

This specialist creative writing MA course enlists the expertise of our team of writer-lecturers, five of whom are currently published in the field of children's writing. [+]

Master in Writing for Young People

 

This specialist creative writing MA course enlists the expertise of our team of writer-lecturers, five of whom are currently published in the field of children's writing. It is supported by visiting speakers from the children's publishing world, including agents, editors, publishers and authors.

 

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Leading Children's Literary Agents, United Agents, offers an annual prize for the 'most promising writer for young people'. We have an excellent track record of graduates achieving publication. Novels by Elen Caldecott, Jim Carrington, Alex Diaz, Marie-Louise Jensen, Sally Nicholls and C.J. Skuse have all been published in the last four years. Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls won the Waterstones Children's Book of the Year Award and the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award 2008. Marie-Louise Jensen and Elen Caldecott were both shortlisted for the 2009 Waterstones Prize, and Elen is also longlisted for the Carnegie award for How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant.... [-]


MLitt Digital Journalism

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus 9 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to produce multimedia news and features. You’ll develop sound analytical, ethical and entrepreneurial skills in order to perform at a high level in the digital media world. [+]

Why this course? Traditional news outlets are moving towards online products at an accelerated pace. Digital technology is profoundly changing journalism, with innovations like hyperlocal news and mobile media reporting becoming increasingly prevalent. This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to produce multimedia news and features. You’ll develop sound analytical, ethical and entrepreneurial skills in order to perform at a high level in the digital media world. We aim to produce high quality, fresh-thinking graduates who have a passion to communicate and can articulate their ideas through effective story-telling. You’ll study You’ll work in the University’s simulated news environment and also report externally using mobile media. You’ll also: pursue real-life stories produce your own journalism packages experiment with entrepreneurial projects report, write and edit using text, pictures, video and audio to tell multimedia stories effectively In Semester 2, you devise, launch, produce and market your own online publication. In the Entrepreneurial Journalism class, which is run in collaboration with the University’s Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, you’ll learn about developing a portfolio career, personal branding and creating new ventures. Throughout the course, there are opportunities to work on various projects with organisations from journalism and the creative industries. Core classes Core classes are as follows: Multimedia Journalism Entrepreneurial Journalism Producing Media Scots Law for Journalists Media Ethics Optional classes You'll choose from: Investigative Journalism: History & Theory Journalism & Society European Political Economy European Governance Contesting Global Governance Comparative Public Policy Work placement You’ll gain professional work experience by undertaking a placement at a newspaper, news agency or broadcast organisation. You’re expected to arrange your own placement. This is normally for a period of up to four weeks during December/January or March/April. Previous students have completed placements at the Herald and Times Group, the BBC, STV, the Independent, various local newspapers, company press offices and NGOs, such as the Scottish Refugee Council. Facilities You'll work in the University's simulated news environment. You'll report externally using mobile media and digital recorders and cameras. You'll have access to industry standard audio and video editing software. Student competitions In 2013, the MLitt Digital Journalism students won the Multimedia Publication of the Year award, sponsored by the Herald, at the Scottish Student Journalism Awards. The award was for their online news site, the Inner Circle. The class of 2014 also won with their publication, The Wee G, which offers readers an alternative insight into news and current affairs in Glasgow. Scottish Student Journalism Awards 2014 Sam Shedden won Student Journalist of the Year and Feature of the Year Luciano Graca won Sport Story of the Year Mark Simspon won Scoop of the Year and a commendation in the Feature of the Year category Gillian Furmage, Christopher Morton and Stewart Ross were all nominated in various categories Entry requirements A good Honours degree, or equivalent, or professional experience demonstrating ability to study at Masters level. Experience of student journalism, a media work placement, freelance work or professional journalism. We require three examples of your own journalism so that we can assess your reporting potential and your writing style. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - MLitt: £7,150 2015/16 - PgDip: £5,335 Rest of UK 2015/16 - MLitt: £7,150 2015/16 - PgDip: £5,335 International 2015/16 - MLitt: £12,155 2015/16 - PgDip: £12,155 How can I fund my course? The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Careers Graduates of the course are employed at organisations such as: the Herald and Times Group the Press and Journal (Aberdeen) BBC STV DC Thomson the Daily Record as well as running their own entrepreneurial ventures such as JournoWave. Job titles include: content producers social media managers editorial offers communications officers How much will I earn? The average starting salary for a broadcast journalist is around £15,000 - £20,000. Starting salaries vary significantly between local and national broadcasters.* According to the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) 's 2013 survey, Journalists at Work, the average salary for a newspaper journalist is £22,250.* *information is intended only as a guide. [-]

Master Design (MDes) Social Innovation

Ravensbourne
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in United Kingdom. The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. Its focus is on the organisational models, methods and approaches needed to shape positive social change, sustainable growth and new business models. In the face of the promise of untold growth we are now confronted by a harsh reality: that in the second decade of the 21st century the traditional model of ‘business as usual’ is no longer viable. In applying a range of approaches to designing and prototyping social ventures and models of organisation, the MDes in Social Innovation will equip you with a practice-based approach to embedding innovation in the area of sustainability, community resilience, corporate social responsibility, venture philanthropy and organisational agility. Working with a cross- disciplinary team of professionals, the course will allow you to learn about radical ideas, evolve these ideas and test them in a ‘lived’ organisational environment. The MDes Social Innovation will demonstrate that many of the most successful designs, innovations and innovators have learned to operate across the boundaries between disciplines, sectors, organisations and traditional services. At its heart lie three design principles: an holistic approach - the need to approach innovation from a ‘holistic’ point of view, drawing on its potential impact in terms of people, technology, the environment, psychological and emotional meaning and long-term sustainability a core intent - the potential to develop a ‘core intent’ and value proposition to organisational models to stimulate commercial and brand value through interaction, social value, collaboration and ideas generation participatory and inclusive - the importance of developing social and environmental solutions ‘with’ and ‘by’ key stakeholders, customers/markets etc. and not simply ‘to’ and ‘for’ people. The course will develop your ideas and skills in people-centred and organisational leadership as a way of transforming the way that public, private and not-for-profit services are shaped using design thinking methodologies. [-]

MRes in Applied Social Research

University of Stirling
Campus Part time 12 - 30 months January 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

The Master’s in Applied Social Research gives graduates the ideal preparation for undertaking social research and evaluation. There is a core of four shared modules in generic research skills, plus specialist disciplinary modules and a range of options. They combine high quality with flexibility and choice for students. [+]

The Master’s in Applied Social Research gives graduates the ideal preparation for undertaking social research and evaluation. There is a core of four shared modules in generic research skills, plus specialist disciplinary modules and a range of options. They combine high quality with flexibility and choice for students. Recognition The course has been recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting its requirements for postgraduate research training. Fully funded places are available through the ESRC, details can be found on the pages of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science website. Course objectives Provide you with the skills and knowledge base required to collect, analyse and report qualitative and quantitative data, taking account of ethics, reliability and validity Enable you to examine critically the theoretical foundations that underpin social scientific research Enable you to examine issues concerning comparative social research Develop your understanding of the relationship between research and policy, and the meanings of evaluation, its terminology, practice and use Provide you with the opportunity to tailor your programme with a choice of further research-based modules What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Structure and content The MRes/Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Research comprises four compulsory taught core modules, plus two other optional modules (from two available lists), and (for the MRes) a dissertation. The compulsory modules are: The Nature of Social Enquiry Research Design and Process Quantitative Data Analysis Qualitative Data Analysis You must also take two further modules from a list including the following: Comparative Social Research Research Placement Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis Policy Analysis and Evaluation Research Discourse Analysis Digital social research Social Statistics modules Gender Studies modules Policy Masters modules or other modules by arrangement with the Programme Director. In addition to the above modules, MRes students will complete the following: Research Dissertation: MRes students must undertake an original social science research study and complete a research dissertation with academic supervision Recent dissertation topics include: A Study of High Risk Behaviour Young People and National Identity Substance Use Prevalence and Looked-after Young People in Scotland Women’s Decisions about Returning to Work After Childbirth Delivery and assessment Teaching methods are designed for each module to facilitate your acquisition of skills and progressive development. You are expected to participate in lectures, seminars, tutorials, computer-based workshops, and group work. Full-time and part-time MRes/Diploma students experience a range of different forms of assessment across the compulsory taught modules. These include essays, critical review essays, book reviews, research proposals, presentations, a computer lab-based assessment for quantitative data analysis, and the research dissertation. There are no examinations. Career opportunities Employability an important focus of the course. Past graduates have entered social research-related careers in the public, voluntary and private sectors for example, commissioning research for local authorities, working on university research projects, and conducting research for charities and voluntary organisations. The course is suitable for those wishing to enhance their research practice in a current post. Others choose to continue their studies and undertake a PhD or Doctorate. The MRes offers a combination of high quality, flexibility and choice. Over the past five years, over half of our graduates have entered social research-related careers in the public, voluntary and private sectors, for example, a manager commissioning research for a local authority, a research fellow at a university and a senior research executive for a European-wide commercial research organisation. Over one third of our graduates continue with academic study and undertake a professional doctorate or PhD. [-]

Master in Digital Media Technology (DMT)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The programme in Digital Media Technology focuses on enabling technologies for digital media systems, including technologies for analysing media, generating interactive media, processing and coding, optimising wired and wireless transfer, and distributing digital 3D contents. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in United Kingdom. The programme in Digital Media Technology focuses on enabling technologies for digital media systems, including technologies for analysing media, generating interactive media, processing and coding, optimising wired and wireless transfer, and distributing digital 3D contents. Graduates of the DMT programme will be both specialists and innovators that are able to shape future digital media technology. The first year will be similar at both DMT entry point universities KTH and TU Delft with four basic courses on signal processing, computer graphics, web services, and communication networks. The second year will accommodate the technical specialisation. The programme will offer six specialisations: (1) Hypermedia, (2) Media Processing and Communications, (3) Medical Imaging, (4) Media Communications Services, (5) Virtual Environments, (6) Semantic Media. Programme The first year is similar at the two entry points with four basic courses on signal processing, computer graphics, programming web services and internet communication. In addition, some elective courses may be chosen to prepare for a specialisation. An important part of the programme are the Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) courses. The I&E basics course provides an introduction to business and management. The Business Development Lab extends media systems engineering projects by a market survey, a business model generation process, and a venture development exercise. We emphasize user driven innovation and holistic analysis of service, technology, organisation and financial perspectives, as new media technologies are disruptive for existing business models and almost always have a significant impact on the culture and social relations. Society-relevant themes will also be at the core of the summer schools, which will bring students from the different entry points together. Students participating in the DMT track are offered an internship with an industry partner or research centre of the EIT Digital to work on their thesis project. Directly linked to the master thesis is the I&E minor thesis that specifies the requirements, strategy and business plan for the selected thesis project. The I&E thesis allows students to study issues such as user driven digital media innovation and evaluation of user experience social media digital media ecosystem analysis, business models for content providers in the context of next generation networks, role of video communication and collaboration tools in enterprises, business aspects of e-health and telemedicine services. The first year is offered by the following universities: KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden University of Technology Delft, the Netherlands Specialisations Specialisations are provided in the second year. The DMT programme offers 6 specialisations, each at a different location. To meet the requirements for geographic mobility, the chosen exit point needs to differ from the chosen entry point. Hypermedia at Aalto Media Processing and Communications at KTH Medical Imaging at TU Delft Media Communications Services at BME Budapest Virtual Environments at UCL Semantic Media at UNITN Specific Admission Requirements A B.Sc. in electrical engineering or computer science is required. Previous education must have included basic mathematics courses within linear algebra, Fourier methods and probability theory. [-]

Master International Communication

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus 3 semesters September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

The programme has a competency based, hands-on approach. As part of a team, you will design communication strategies for clients needing results. Academic achievement is not enough to be successful in this programme. You will have to prove yourself as a creative problem solver, able to measure up to professional standards as well as academic excellence. [+]

Master International Communication: www.hanzegroningen.eu/mic Welcome to the Master in International Communication This double degree programme is offered in association with the Geert Hofstede Consortium. Four universities, all specialising in corporate communication and public relations in an international, professional context, have joined forces to form the Geert Hofstede Consortium. The consortium offers a unique joint master's programme in International Communication (MIC). The programme is a full-time study over three semesters (90 EC). You will study at two universities, with the possibility to study in the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom and Lithuania. Graduates receive two degrees and a certificate from the Geert Hofstede Consortium. The Master in International Communication (MIC) is a joint programme developed in close cooperation between the Geert Hofstede Consortium partners:​ Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, the Netherlands IULM University, Milan, Italy Vilnius University, Lithuania Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom The Master International Communication (MIC) is an ambitious programme for those who aspire to an international career in communication. Whether you have recently graduated or are currently working, the MIC prepares you for a career as a communication practitioner in senior managerial or consultancy positions, responsible for the external and internal communication of an organisation. Educational concept The programme has a competency based, hands-on approach. As part of a team, you will design communication strategies for clients needing results. Academic achievement is not enough to be successful in this programme. You will have to prove yourself as a creative problem solver, able to measure up to professional standards as well as academic excellence. Core programme The first semester introduces you to the full breadth of the profession. What are the roles and responsibilities of the communication professional in an organisation from a strategic perspective? Which main functional areas are there? How does culture influence communication? What is the relationship between the organisation and its international and intercultural environment? All assignments and projects focus on sustainability. Specialisations During the second semester you will complete a number of specialisations from one of the consortium universities of your choice. The specialisations change according to what is happening in the professional field. Hanze UAS, Groningen offers the specialisations the Issues Manager, Media Analytics & Global Societal Challenges and Big Date & Visualization, Intercultural Training & Project Management. The dissertation You must demonstrate mastery of those competences required to obtain the title Master in International Communication. You will choose a professional role and analytically solve a problem for an outside client (working in-house or as a consultant). The result of this project will be based on applied research and the use of an appropriate methodology. Every problem requires a solution from an international or intercultural perspective. One programme, two degrees The 90 ECTS study programme allows you to study at two consortium partner universities. Each of these will award you a master's degree. You will also receive a consortium certificate stating that you succesfully completed an international joint master's programme, developed with the support of the European Union. All degrees are fully accredited. Graduation profile As a graduate of the Master in International Communication you will be an interculturally competent communication professional able to work in a global context. You will be able to anticipate changes and develop, implement and manage sustainable and innovative solutions to communication issues. As a graduate, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to work at managerial or consultancy level. Career prospects Nearly all MIC graduates have found a job either during or shortly after their graduation project. Graduates have found jobs as public relations managers, corporate communications consultants, marketing & communications heads and brand directors. Companies where our graduates have found positions include Google, Edelman PR, Ogilvy Group, Walt Disney, Hewlett Packard, IBM and ABN Amro bank. Entry requirements Bachelor’s degree in related fields: communication, humanities, social sciences, business, management, linguistics; Extensive work experience in related fields may also be considered. A certificate of proof of a sufficient proficiency in the English language: either IELTS with an overall result of 6.5 and no subscores below 5.5 or TOEFL ibt total of 90 with minimum 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing. Your IELTS or TOEFL must not be older than two years. [-]

Master in Advanced European and International Studies Nice-Canterbury-Berlin

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The trilingual branch (French, English, German) of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in United Kingdom. The trilingual branch (French, English, German) of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world. The Master’s programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in European Studies and International Relations: The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme. Following the slogan “Learning and living Europe”, the participants rotate each trimester, moving their place of studies from Nice to Canterbury and then to Berlin. The programme is subdivided into three study terms followed by three months dedicated to the writing of the Master’s thesis and an internship (3 months minimum). Degree and recognition Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded two certifications at the end of the academic year: Master in Advanced European and International Studies: This is the diploma of CIFE, certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 120 ECTS at Master level. The degree qualification Chargé de mission en organisations européennes et internationales (Policy Officer in European and International Organisations), recognised by the French state as a degree at Master level (level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework EQF). Admission requirements This graduate programme is aimed at students who have already completed a first degree (minimum three years of study at university level). Furthermore, students must have a very good knowledge of English, and at least a passive knowledge of French and German. You can find more detailed information about the admission requirements and apply online at www.ie-ei.eu. Teaching modules International Relations The module aims at enriching students’ understanding of the similarities, differences and interactions of national foreign policies in a globalised world. It considers emerging patterns of international politics, including international law and international tribunals, globalisation and transatlantic relations, as well as conflict management. European integration This module aims at familiarising the students, who could well become the next generation of European and international decision-makers, with an expert knowledge of the structures, institutions, law and policies of the European Union, as well as of the historical development of European unification. Federalism and Governance This module provides an original perspective on contemporary political institutions, through varied federal and multilevel governance frameworks. It deals with issues such as diffusion and balance of power, sovereignty, minorities, democratic representation, economic coordination, and European integration. Economy and Globalisation The key fact of the last twenty-five years has been the manifold increase of exchanges across the world, in particular in the context of a transition of socialist countries to a market economy and of the rise of new powers. Within this framework, the module analyses the exchanges of goods, services and capitals between countries, considering WTO rules of free trade as well as protectionism. Professional Skills Workshops This module equips the participants with the professional skills and competences that will enable them to work in the context of the European and international organisations: project cycle management, intercultural management, international mediation and negotiation, drafting of position papers and policy recommendations. Overview of the academic year The programme starts off in Nice (October–January) and encompasses introductory classes to all of the five modules, completed by international conferences and seminars dealing with current world politics events. This term is concluded with a mid-term exam. The second term takes place in Canterbury (January–April) at our partner, the University of Kent. During this term, students choose three courses among the curriculum proposed by the School of Politics and International Relations of the University, in line with their specialisation. At the end of the term, students write an essay for each of the three courses. A one-week study trip to the European and international organisations in Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg is organised during this period. During the third term in Berlin (April–July), the programme aims at deepening the students’ knowledge of European integration and contemporary problems in international relations. Our partner in Berlin, the Institut für Europäische Politik, provides a dialogue with European integration experts and offers an insight into political life in Berlin. Moreover, one of the workshops takes place at the University of Rostock. The third term concludes with a final oral examination. From July to the end of September, students will write a substantial Master’s thesis based on original research work. From October onwards, students will do an internship (minimum three months). The internship can be accomplished in a European institution, an international organisation, national diplomacy, consultancies, non-governmental organisations or research institutes. At the end of the internship, students submit a substantial internship report, which is assessed by a board of examiners. [-]

Master in Video Game Enterprise and Production

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Online & Campus Combined 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

Gamer Camp: Biz is a year-long masters level course for the next generation of games industry entrepreneurs and producers. The games industry is full of project managers, entrepreneurs and associate producers, who all need serious managerial and business know-how to lead a game production to completion, be it a 79p iOS app or a £30m AAA console release. [+]

Biz, MSc in Video Game Enterprise and ProductionGamer Camp: Biz is a year-long masters level course for the next generation of games industry entrepreneurs and producersThe games industry is full of project managers, entrepreneurs and associate producers, who all need serious managerial and business know-how to lead a game production to completion, be it a 79p iOS app or a £30m AAA console release.Although these people will not be coding or designing art assets on a daily basis, it is vital that they have a comprehensive and realistic understanding of the game development process, and how all the disparate elements operate and come together to produce the polished game you see on the shelf or in an App StoreOn Gamer Camp: Biz, we give people who want to work in games, an in-depth experience of the full game development process combined with all the hard-edged business skills they need to run a small games business or manage a studio production. Gamer Camp: Biz is suitable for both those in the games industry and graduates with an appropriate degree who are keen to strike out on their own.This very practical approach is mirrored by Facebook, when new a new staff member starts at Facebook they go through a “Bootcamp” to ensure they understand the code base and how the programming team works.“To make sure all our engineers share this approach, we require all new engineers — even managers whose primary job will not be to write code — to go through a program called Bootcamp where they learn our codebase, our tools and our approach. There are a lot of folks in the industry who manage engineers and don't want to code themselves, but the type of hands-on people we're looking for are willing and able to go through Bootcamp." – Mark Zuckerberg.We believe an understanding of how games are made will help you build a successful game development company. We'll show you how games are developed, designed, produced, commissioned, concieved and sold - prepare to get stuck in and get your hands dirty because Gamer Camp is a hands-on experience.... [-]


MMus Popular Music Performance

UWL University of West London
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

Our postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating and engaging modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills. [+]

MMus Popular Music PerformanceOur postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating and engaging modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills.You can also benefit from London College of Music’s (LCM) weekly Postgraduate Research Seminars and Composition Workshops, which offer great opportunities to learn new skills and network with students from other postgraduate courses. LCM also has several large ensembles, including the LCM Sinfonia, LCM Big Band, LCM Choir, and LCM Glee Choir, which students are able to participate in. Course detailThe course teaching programme runs throughout each calendar year.The MMus in Popular Music Performance addresses the practical, academic and professional needs of contemporary musicians, and we welcome students from all genres. This is a Level 7 postgraduate programme for performers of advanced ability.To study on this course you should be an accomplished performer, and an inquisitive and flexible musician with clear research interests relating to performance. Our students come from classical, jazz and pop backgrounds, and will typically hold an undergraduate qualification in Music, such as a BA (Hons) with Performance, or a BMus (Hons) in Performance.The MMus course develops your musical performance at an advanced level. You will benefit as a performer – not only from the expertise of our instrumental teaching staff, who are all internationally acclaimed, but also from playing with, and learning from, each other in workshops and masterclasses, and participating in the lively musical environment that LCM provides. We place particular emphasis on developing your critical thinking and listening skills, and give you a richer understanding of, and the opportunity to experiment with, a broad range of performance styles.We support the practical side of this course with academic modules that complement and enrich your performing experience. The dissertation enables you to carry out more detailed research in an area of personal interest.You will leave this MMus course a more confident performer and a better-informed all-round musician. You will have gained greater musical skills and insights, as well as essential transferable skills, such as the ability to evaluate situations, engage in professional dialogue, and work effectively with others. Equally, you will have gained significant experience working in, and developing groups and ensembles, which will be crucial to your long-term development as a musician.Entry requirementsCandidates who are selected for interview and audition will hold an appropriate undergraduate qualification, eg a BA (Hons) Music (with Performance) or a BMus (Hons) Performance - with a 2:1 or above. Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. (IELTS 6.5)A candidate should include the following information in his/her application pack:1) a completed application from (available from the UWL website)2) two references, one academic3) a copy of his/her degree certificate and transcript4) an example of academic writing (eg an undergraduate essay)5) and a DVD of two performances (approximately three minutes each, but may be longer).International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening), TOEFL ibt at score at 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic at score 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies. We offer pre-sessional English language courses, an International Foundation Programme and a Pre-Masters Programme if you do not meet these requirements.... [-]


MA Modern History

University of Kent, School of History
Campus Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Launched in 2009, this popular MA programme focuses on the period c1500-2000, and draws on the considerable range of expertise within the School to offer a broad selection of taught modules, allowing postgraduates to [+]

Launched in 2009, this popular MA programme focuses on the period c1500-2000, and draws on the considerable range of expertise within the School to offer a broad selection of taught modules, allowing postgraduates to tailor the programme to their interests. Students learn from academics regarded as experts in their fields and research areas, and develop their capacity to think critically about past events, their approach to primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives and strive to understand the complex issues surrounding context and significance. In addition, students engage with the wider historiography and discourse associated with their studies, understanding the structure and nature of cultural, political and social forces in the modern period. Entry - Minimum 2.1 or equivalent in history or a relevant subject (eg, politics, international relations, archaeology). - In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies. Attendance Taught Full time or Part time, from September [-]

MA/PDip in Comparative Politics

University of Kent, School of Politics and International Relations
Campus Part time 1 - 24 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

In today’s increasingly interconnected world, it is essential to have a global perspective on politics. The MA in Comparative Politics offers you an advanced understanding of the key political questions of our age, studied through the [+]

Best Part time Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in United Kingdom. In today’s increasingly interconnected world, it is essential to have a global perspective on politics. The MA in Comparative Politics offers you an advanced understanding of the key political questions of our age, studied through the comparison of different political systems across the five continents. You will acquire the theoretical and empirical knowledge needed to deal with questions in political behaviour and mass participation; governmental institutions and policy making; public values, attitudes, and opinion; tolerance and trust; mass media; collective action and social movements; parties and party systems; and modernisation and democratisation. You will also be trained in the methodological skills necessary to pursue your own research interests, in particular for the dissertation. The programme draws on Kent’s pool of expertise on Comparative Politics, brought together in the Comparative Politics Research Group. It offers a solid preparation for a range of professional careers in fields such as research, government, international organisations, and the media or a foundation for further studies at doctoral level. Qualifications Students who wish to apply for a higher degree must normally possess or be expected to obtain equivalent to a UK first or upper second class honours degree in a relevant or appropriate subject such as Politics, International Relations, European Studies, Law or History. For admission to the MPhil/PhD programme, we normally require a Masters degree with a Distinction or a Merit. In some circumstances, relevant professional qualifications and work experience are taken into account in lieu of formal educational qualifications. English The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree, we recommend that students take a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as an IELTS or PTE: - IELTS certificate with a minimum score of 6.5 including 6.0 in reading and writing - Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English grade C. Only English Language tests taken up to a maximum of two years prior to the start date of registration will be accepted for admission into the University. We can often waive the English requirement for non-native speakers of English that have obtained a higher degree of education which was taught entirely in English. In order for us to waive the English requirement applicants will need to provide a document from their University confirming that the medium of instruction for their degree was English. Please note if applicants require a visa to study in the UK, they will have to take an English test due to the visa regulations set out by UKVI. TOEFL tests You may or may not be aware that Education Testing Service (ETS), who administer TOEFL tests, licence to carry out secure English language tests for UKVI purposes has come to an end and has not been extended. Due to this, the University of Kent will only accept TOEFL tests dated up to and including 17th April 2014. Please also note, that those applicants who wish to use a TOEFL certificate as part of their visa application will need to make their visa application and pay the visa fee before 22nd July 2014. The only exception is for those applicants who will be taking our 1 year International Foundation Programme, in which case the visa application must be made and the visa fee paid by 1st October 2014. After these dates, visa applications relying on TOEFL certificates will not be accepted. [-]

MA/MSc in Environmental Anthropology

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Interdisciplinary study into how societies are influenced by the environment & how they manage natural resources and hazards. [+]

Interdisciplinary study into how societies are influenced by the environment & how they manage natural resources and hazards. The Masters programme in Environmental Anthropology aims to offer you the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge of how different societies are influenced by the environment and manage natural resources and hazards, in relation to issues in human ecology, biodiversity management, sustainable development, environmental change and the practical applications of such knowledge. The aims include ensuring that as a graduate you will have a range of both practical and evaluative skills, and experience of conducting empirical or other applied research, to allow you to pursue work as a researcher or to inform whatever position you take up in the future. It is expected that such work might be undertaken in conjunction with a range of organisations including national or international environmental bodies, governmental departments, and non-governmental organisations. Our Anthropology research degree allows you to specialise in Environmental Anthropology. Doctoral degrees usually require three to four years of preparation, fieldwork and writing. Research students often forge independent linkages with overseas institutions, while many work with the numerous research fellows and staff in several research centres in the department, particularly the new Centre for Biocultural Diversity, and with our various partners, such as the Institute for Ecology in Bandung, Indonesia, the Centre for International Forestry Research in Indonesia, the Global Diversity Foundation. Course Structure The programme is taken over one year full-time, two years part-time. In each academic year there are three terms. Teaching for coursework takes place in the first and second terms. During the third term and the summer period students prepare their dissertation on a topic that reflects their own individual interests and experience. (Please note: All module offerings are subject to change and availability is not guaranteed) Features of the programme We follow an experiential and interactive learning method. We continue to experiment with ways of lecturing, running seminars and workshops, writing exams, designing assignments, supervising students, and evaluating essays and theses, to ensure that students learn by doing and so internalise substantive knowledge as well as the methods used by environmental anthropologists. A typical student will take assessed modules in Environmental Anthropology, Ethnobiological Knowledge Systems, Contemporary Ethnography, Social Anthropology and Research Methods. These modules involve a combination of lectures, seminar discussions and practical laboratories. Additionally students may opt to audit modules taught in DICE (the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology) on conservation biology, nature and tourism and the international wildlife trade. There are also informal workshop series in Practical Methods in Conservation Social Science (jointly held with DICE), cultural domain analysis, research design, and computer applications. There are also field trips to various gardens, zoos and museums in the Kent area, such as the Powell-Cotton Museum, Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, the Eden Project, the Brogdale National Fruit collection and the Aviary at Leeds Castle. Often taking time throughout the whole course to prepare for and carry out, the dissertation project is the culmination of the programme. Students often apply for funding from outside bodies and receive support from the department for overseas studies. They prepare proposals, practice methods, arrange for permits and letters of consent, and often take language classes to prepare for roughly 8 weeks of research between April and July 1st. They then write a 15,000 word dissertation that goes beyond a simple research report to argue a theoretical point and discuss research findings in much wider contexts. Increasingly, students are going on to publish edited versions of these projects, and are making substantive contributions to the research, development or conservation projects they work with. [-]

MA, MPhil, PhD - Research Journalism

University of Kent, Centre for Journalism
Campus Part time 1 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Chatham

Research programmes are best suited to students who have a clear and original idea of a topic that they would like to investigate in detail. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in United Kingdom. We welcome research applications across the range of expertise in the Centre and from all over the world. Research programmes are best suited to students who have a clear and original idea of a topic that they would like to investigate in detail. There are two types of programme: the MA by Research entails producing a 40,000 word thesis; the MPhil and PhD programmes demand a high level of research and analysis resulting in dissertations of c50,000 words (MPhil) or 80,000 words (PhD). All first-year research students attend a Methodologies and Research Skills seminar. Through the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Centre provides training in methods of using sources and can assist in funding applications. Postgraduate programmes in journalism at Kent offer you the opportunity to research and learn in an environment that combines excellence in the practice of convergent, multimedia journalism with intellectual leadership in the history, ethics and future of the news industry. The Centre for Journalism is leading the development of journalism as an academic discipline rooted in professional newsroom practice. It was established in 2008 to achieve top standards in teaching and research. A lively and welcoming community spirit exists within the Centre. There are regular social events, seminars and masterclasses. Recent visitors have included: Allan Little, BBC correspondent; Sarah Ivens founding Editor-in-Chief of OK! Magazine USA; Gavin Esler, presenter of Newsnight; Jon Snow, presenter of Channel 4 News, Mark Thompson, former Director General of the BBC, Alex Crawford three times RTS TV journalist of the year, Stephanie Flanders former Economics Editor BBC and Stuart Ramsay Sky News Chief Correspondent. Thanks to the range of research and professional interests in the Centre, we can offer wide scope for research supervision. The Centre enjoys strong links with other academic departments including the School of History, Kent Law School and the School of Politics and International Relations. It encourages collaborative and interdisciplinary research and joint supervision. [-]

2-year MA with specialist pathways

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The two year MA programmes are specially geared towards international students, who wish to familiarise themselves with academic learning in the UK. This is done by undertaking a preparatory year of English language [+]

Gain a UK Master’s qualification at a top 20 University* The two year MA programmes are specially geared towards international students, who wish to familiarise themselves with academic learning in the UK. This is done by undertaking a preparatory year of English language and undergraduate modules in the subject area before embarking on Master level modules in the second year. The programmes entail modules on writing and reading academic English, essential research and academic skills, as well as specific modules in sociology, criminology, research methods and social policy. The degrees are available in the following subjects and are ideal for anyone wanting to enhance their professional skills and knowledge: - Criminology - Sociology - International Social Policy - Methods of Social Research Each programme will give the student a clear, confident and advanced understanding of the subject area alongside coaching in academic study and writing. Students will also receive language and study support in the first year, ensuring that they achieve their full potential. Students will learn to think critically, analyse data and present key findings as well as developing key transferrable skills such as time management, presentation skills, IT skills and problem solving. At Kent, students are supported by experienced academics delivering a quality learning experience. *(The Guardian University Guide 2014) Entry Requirements International students can qualify with the following: - Undergraduate study at an overseas University or institution in a relevant social sciences field - A undergraduate degree from a UK institution where the particular area of intended SSPSSR study has represented a component but not the principal focus of study - A relevant Foundation degree, ordinary (Bachelors) degree, Diploma of Higher Education or other higher diploma - Average 6.0 in IELTS test, minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing (Students will need to meet the SSPSSR linguistic entry requirement by gaining an equivalent grade in LZ605, the Programme’s Advanced English for Postgraduate Academic Study in Social Sciences and Humanities module). [-]

MA/MSc Professional Practice

University of Kent, Centre for Professional Practice
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 - 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Professional Practice programme is a work-related learning programme designed for participants from private, public and third sector settings such as health and social care; education; local government; public services; human resources [+]

Best Part time Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in United Kingdom. Professional Practice programme is a work-related learning programme designed for participants from private, public and third sector settings such as health and social care; education; local government; public services; human resources; administrative services; cultural industries or the arts. The programme offers you the opportunity to attain academic recognition for the skills, knowledge and experience that you have developed in the workplace whilst focusing on a specific area of practice relevant to your work and enhance career progression. You will explore your profession further and consider the challenges associated with your professional practice, with modules that have been designed to help you review and analyse the current debates relevant to the professional context in which you are working. The Centre for Professional Practice (CPP) The Centre for Professional Practice is a trans-disciplinary academic department focused on flexible work-related learning within Higher Education. The Centre is founded on the belief that employers can benefit from the University of Kent’s academic and research excellence, quality teaching, design and development activities to create positive change and to forge new knowledge within their organisation. We work with a wide range of external partners and employers to create distinct and original work-based and work-related developmental and educational solutions, which respond to the unique workforce challenges experienced by employees and organisations across the region and beyond. The Centre’s programmes are designed to enhance career progression and foster intellectual and professional development and practice. For more information please contact the Centre for Professional Practice, University of Kent, T: 01634 88 8929 , E: cppmedway@kent.ac.uk, Web: www.kent.ac.uk/cpp [-]