Leeds Beckett University

Introduction

Why study with us?

Study in the UK at Leeds Beckett University. Founded in 1824, we have 190 years of teaching experience and are one of the most popular universities in the UK. Over 32,000 students study a Leeds Beckett University qualification in the UK or overseas. We offer foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate, research and distance learning programmes, with start dates in September and January.

Employability We employ expert academics who maintain close links with industry to ensure that you leave us with the latest skills, knowledge and professional accreditation that your choice of career demands. 94.6% of all our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating (includes all leavers including full-time and part-time, undergraduate and postgraduate, UK/EU and non-EU. Source: Destination of Leavers survey 2012/13).

If your visa allows, you may be able to work part-time (full-time during university vacations) in the UK. Our University’s Job Shop is one of the largest student employment agencies in the UK and can help you find temporary paid employment.

Research Leeds Beckett University is an important centre for research and employs a number of internationally acknowledged researchers. Our University was recognised as having world-leading and internationally excellent research following the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

Leeds Leeds is a modern international city and one of the most popular student destinations in the UK. Located in the centre of the UK, and with excellent transport links, Leeds is a great base from which to explore Yorkshire, the UK and Europe. London is only 2 ¼ hours away by train.

Leeds is served by LeedsBradford International Airport, with flights to 70 destinations around the world.

International Student Satisfaction

  • Ranked in the top 5 in the UK for employability, online and physical libraries, virtual learning, technology, laboratories and size of classes
  • Campus buildings ranked 6th in the UK
  • 93% of students say that Leeds Beckett University is a good place to be

International Student Barometer, Summer Wave 2014. The survey consists of 65 institutions worldwide, of which 49 are in the UK.

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Master

MEng Computer Science

Campus Full time 4 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds

There are masses of jobs worldwide in computer science - gain the expertise to apply for a hands-on technical role or a management position. [+]

If you want to play a leading role in computer systems, we're offering a course which is dedicated to putting you at the forefront of technological change.We'll prepare you for a networked world that's packed with career opportunities across all industries. You'll examine computer systems, understand how they work, the problems that arise and the implications of what companies are developing. You'll graduate with the ability to be innovative, working on the development, integration and control of unique systems. Computer science is recognised as a leading area in computing - technology firms around the world are crying out for talented graduates - and the UK government is keen to produce more workers in this area. We'll introduce you to emerging technologies, building your ability in project management and team working, and you'll develop the skills to solve computing problems in any industry. You'll study the development of systems, software and programs, theories of algorithms, computing engineering, robotics, scientific approaches to computing and databases. We're committed to giving you hands-on experience that will help you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. That's why we expect many of our students to do a paid placement during the second year - it's a fantastic opportunity to gain experience without adding to the length of your study. Here at Leeds Beckett University, many of our computing students also go on to take up full-time positions with organisations they spent their work placements with. You'll also be able to impress future employers with your placement experience. Requirements: UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.). If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff. Additional Requirements: GCSEs:English Language and Maths at Grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.Access to HE Diploma:Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language, if required, must be achieved from additional units.Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2Selection Criteria:We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. International Baccalaureate: 26 Points IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits Without a doubt, the paid 30-week work placement we offer during your second year is what sets us apart from most other universities. In just four years you will achieve a masters qualification and boost your career prospects by spending more than half a year in a computing role. We have great relationships with computing employers throughout the UK and we'll tailor your study so that it relates to your placement. This enables you to put what you learn straight into practice. We're giving you all the benefits of a placement year without having to add to the length of your study. And there's more - you'll also have access to our networking laboratories, giving you the opportunity to control networks and make decisions on how they run. Here at Leeds Beckett, we're experts in computing and many of our courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). We also intend to have BCS accreditation for this course, subject to approval. [-]

MSc

MSc Accounting

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Maximise your career flexibility as an aspiring accountant and open up opportunities to go into accountancy practice, audit or enterprise. [+]

Set yourself apart from the crowd by offering employers the complete package in terms of professional and academic accounting qualifications. The MSc Accounting (ACCA linked Masters) is designed for aspiring professionals who wish to complete the ACCA professional accountancy qualification and gain a Masters degree in one academic year. In order to study via this route, you must have passed or been granted exemption from ACCA papers F1 to F9. You will complete your core professional papers and a dissertation in order to be awarded the MSc Accounting. You will also be able to study for your 2 optional professional ACCA papers in semester 2 if you wish to complete your ACCA exams. It is your choice whether you take on these additional papers - you can decide when you have received your semester 1 results. There is an additional charge for these papers but a discounted rate is available to MSc Accounting students. This course is challenging and academically rigorous, but the rewards are well worth the effort. The course maximises the career flexibility available to the aspiring accountant and opens opportunities to go into accountancy practice, audit, tax, academia or enterprise. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Accounting or Finance, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.All applicants are required to have passed or been exempted from the knowledge and skills level of the ACCA professional qualification (papers F1 - F9).All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits The course develops and enhances the technical, professional and academic skills required to enable you to operate effectively in the increasingly complex and challenging financial environment. You will gain increased knowledge of financial accounting, investment and management accounting. A key element of this course is a focus on the increasingly global nature of accounting and the financial services profession. You will have the option to attend a two week study block, with online support available to guide you. This offers greater flexibility so you can study at your own pace. Taught by professionally qualified accountants with significant experience of working as accountants, auditors and tax advisers, this course receives positive feedback from students who highlight the professionalism, commitment and support offered by tutors. At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MSc Accounting & Finance

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Discover how money makes the world go round and learn the ins and outs of corporate banking and how organisations manage their finances. [+]

The course is designed for students who wish to build on their existing knowledge in the field and also to fast track those who have not previously studied the subject but would like to gain specialist knowledge in accounting and finance. The course equips you with a well-developed understanding of both international financial reporting and management accounting. The course explores both the theoretical principles underpinning these subjects and the issues and challenges faced by companies when applying them. In addition to accounting, the course is designed to enrich your knowledge in other areas of international finance and business. For students looking to continue onto a professional qualification, on completion of the course you will gain exemptions from the following ACCA papers: F1, F2, F3, F4, F5 and F7. The course has 6 Core modules and students select one elective in semester 2. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits The course offers you the opportunity to study in the heart of Leeds, one of the UK's largest financial centres outside of London. It is designed with both a theoretical and practical focus and therefore will equip you with both the transferable intellectual and professional skills which employers are looking for. We place great emphasis on delivering quality teaching which incorporates a variety of teaching and assessment methods. Your course tutors combine academic expertise with extensive practical and professional experience which will allow you to demonstrate how your learning can be applied to current or future working life. The course is truly international both in terms of content and also the student mix, it offers a real opportunity to experience a multicultural learning experience which will help you develop essential skills that are necessary to be successful in the global employment market. At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MSc Advanced Engineering Management

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months January 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Become a leader in process control and new product development by building your knowledge of the latest technology and management systems. [+]

If you have a degree in engineering and would like to enhance your professional qualification - or are already working in industry and want to become a leader in process control and new product development - our course provides the expertise you need to improve your career. We focus on applying the latest technology and management systems to analyse current engineering issues. These issues include the ability to respond rapidly to changes in the global market by inventing products that address agile, environmental and management control issues. You will use simulation of automation and management systems to analyse these issues and test solutions. You will have access to excellent equipment and resources including a Rapid Prototyping Machine, Programmable Logic Controllers, VICOM motion capture system and the latest engineering software such as Flexsim and the Autodesk Suite. January entrants please note: in order to complete 12 months of academic study delivered in University term time, the total length of your programme will be 18 months to include recognised University vacation periods. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Engineering, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits You will be taught by a team of experts who are research active and have published books and written many papers in the field of engineering. Professor Reinhold Behringer has worked at the Rockwell scientific Institute in Southern California on the SciAutonics Project which produces Autonomous Robots. The first semester concentrates on process control and the second concentrates on new product development. Successful completion of semester one provides a postgraduate certificate; semester two a postgraduate diploma; and on completion of the semester three project you will gain a masters qualification. [-]

MSc Audio Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Tailor our course to match your ambitions - whether you're looking for a career in sound, venue design, studio design, or as a sonic artist. [+]

From the science and maths that goes into ensuring thousands of fans enjoy the same experience at a gig, to public speeches and designing studios - audio engineering plays a major role in the delivery of music and sound. Our course is unique in that it combines the study of acoustics, audio system design and software engineering. In fact, you'll develop an understanding of everything in which audio plays a part and the science behind it. Your will study advanced audio engineering - such as loud speaker design and how to position them in space to give the best coverage - interface and interactivity, theoretical and applied acoustics, advanced audio engineering and audio software engineering. We'll teach you about digital signal processing, how we generate audio effects, research on psychoacoustics, analogue modelled effects and music information retrieval - analysing music to pull out meaningful information like drum beats and rhythm. You'll also examine new research areas to develop better audio effects. If you have an inquiring mind about audio and want to know more about how things work and the impact this has on the way we use them, this course is a great opportunity to pursue your passion. We'll give you the chance to tailor your studies on any of the key areas within our course that interest you most. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Audio Technology or Engineering, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits Our facilities are what make us stand out from the crowd - you will have access to a phenomenal array of the latest equipment. You'll have the opportunity to use our reverberation chamber - in which you can move panels to control reverberation time and accurately create spaces - while our anechoic chamber will provide you with experience of measuring audio equipment. We also offer a suite of high-quality professional music studios and the latest computer resources for software engineering. Thanks to our strong links with live sound industries and audio plug-in development software companies you will hear from industry experts at guest lectures, while our tutors are some of the best acousticians around. If you're an audio professional, we'll help you formalise your knowledge of acoustics and live sound - from setting up PA systems, sound checks and making modifications when the audience arrives, to improving your knowledge of what is happens to sound so you can build a system that gives an audience the best possible experience. [-]

MSc Business Intelligence (SAS)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Take a leading role in any business in any industry - you'll be able to help companies understand performance and realise their potential. [+]

Have you ever noticed the adverts down the side of your Facebook page or received an email promoting a product you were 'looking for'? Do you wonder how this happens? Business intelligence and the insight it provides is now at the forefront of driving companies' strategic decisions. It's vital for businesses to understand their performance but, more importantly, identify their future potential. This course teaches you to utilise data that is available to an organisation and present this information in an accessible format which will enable decision makers within a company to plan for the future. You will study modules that are accredited by SAS - an industry leader in developing business intelligence tools - and this unique relationship will build your knowledge of their systems, enhancing your skillset to analyse data. Whether it's to improve products, processes, consumer relationships or target customers - firms across all industries and managers across all departments benefit from good business intelligence. We will equip you with the skills to analyse data systems, advise colleagues and take a leading role in shaping a company's decisions. You will graduate with the ability to understand the data and its sources, design and implement a data warehouse, and be able to act upon this information to support the business strategy planning. We will develop your skills in predictive analysis, report writing, identifying patterns, and how outside factors and current issues can affect the findings. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Computing, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits The NHS, banks and police are among those who already use SAS system tools, and you will have the opportunity to take the SAS test, a chance to become accredited to work on their systems. SAS want to see a higher number of business intelligence graduates who possess more than just a background in maths and statistics - they also want strong computing skills. You will be one such graduate. Guest speakers from the business intelligence industry will also improve your knowledge and understanding of how data can be used by companies to plan their next business move. [-]

MSc Civil Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Go from being part of a team to leading your own - we'll give you skills in design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure projects. [+]

The growing demand for infrastructure to sustain modern societies and underpin economic and social development requires creative solutions from all engineering professionals. This course will give you the skills to shape and maintain the world around us. You might be a graduate from our BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering course, or perhaps someone with a BEng qualification. We will help you move your career forward so you can play a leading role in the design, construction and maintenance of a broad range of infrastructure projects. One of the key objectives of our course is preparing you for chartered status. We will develop your technical ability, understanding of engineering principles, commercial flair and environmental awareness. In addition, you'll look at contractual issues, health and safety, business functionality, communication skills, report writing, code of conduct and your responsibility to a team. We are seeking Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) accreditation for Leeds based delivery, subject to final output, from Autumn 2013. Requirements:Applicants should either have a BSc (Hons)/BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering or Engineering (accredited for IEng) at 2:1 or above, a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering or Engineering (accredited for partial CEng) at 2:2 or above, a 2:1 or above in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for or have equivalent experience or training from within the civil engineering environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits You'll have access to first-class teaching laboratories, including a full range of civil engineering testing equipment for hydraulics, geotechnics, highway materials, concrete, structures and general materials. Our civil engineering research facility - dedicated to the research work of students and staff - will be available to play a major role in your dissertation project. We'll give you the opportunity to plan your own objectives for career development, setting up visits to sites and consultancy offices to aid your development - while engineering experts will share their expertise and experience in a series of guest talks. We'll also encourage you to research and discuss current civil engineering issues on a regular basis. This is a very accessible course in which our teaching takes up only one afternoon and evening of your time. [-]

MSc Computer Systems Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Acquire the skills in automation, embedded systems and computer science to take a leading role in the management process of a company. [+]

Engineering is at the heart of building a strong economy. That's why we've created this course - we're going to give you the expertise to become a modern day engineer that can bring fresh ideas and products to a number of industries. The demand for new products and the pace of change in technology has seen automation, embedded systems and computer science take a leading role in the engineering process. Our course will build your skills in designing and developing industrial controls, simulation and integrated systems, and smart devices. We will show you how systems can be programmed to control other software and hardware, from food manufacturing machinery and pharmaceutical production lines, to hospital equipment and every day technology such as escalators. We're firm believers that creativity, problem solving and the ability to react quickly to changing environments are at the core of being a great engineer and we'll provide you with the support to develop in all these areas. There's a strong industrial focus to what we teach - you'll investigate electronic development boards which you can reconfigure to control systems, smart devices that can be networked to manage tasks and designing new bespoke products that can increase productivity and reduce risks across industries. You'll also study how networking practices are utilised in automation and embedded systems. If you're a computing or engineering graduate already working in the industry, our course will help you progress into a managerial position, giving you the ability to create new products and increase process efficiency in your place of work. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Computing or Engineering, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits Our teaching team has hands-on experience of working in engineering and our great contacts ensure you have access to guest speakers - experts from Mini, Teledyne Defence and the Royal Air Force have spoken to our students before - and we also organise trips to industry, giving you the opportunity to see computer science engineering in practice at some of the country's big name manufacturing centres. As engineers themselves, our teaching team know that your day job is not always suited to attending university, so we've made sure this is a flexible course which is compatible with a busy work life. We're committed to providing you with the help you need, wherever and whenever you need it. We offer online discussion boards and chat rooms, and can provide support via email and over the phone. The first rate facilities we provide you with include C++ programming, software engineering equipment, rapid prototype 3D printing and programmable logic controllers. Best of all, you and your company will benefit from what you learn straight away - we make sure all the projects you take part in relate to your own place of work. We'll give you the knowledge that will enable you to work for an agency or on a freelance basis, using your expertise to benefit companies anywhere in the world. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MSc Creative Technology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Design your own course to follow your creative passion. From music, animation, game play, sound design and many more - it's in your hands. [+]

Within the creative and media industries, small groups of people with strong individual talent have often evolved into innovative companies. Our course will help you develop in your own area of expertise, increasing your ability to work creatively with like-minded professionals. This course gives you the flexibility to study within the broad area of creative technology, while specialising in an area of your choice through option modules. This might encompass emerging 3D computer animation techniques, working on post-production special visual effects or exploring innovative photographic visual effects technologies. Depending on your choice of options you could also gain a working knowledge of game play and game design, develop a practical understanding of the creative possibilities of the music production studio environment, study the use of innovative sound and audio effects technology or produce audio content and sound design for interactive media and games. Quite simply, we are giving you the opportunity to design your own course. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Computing or Creative Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits Creative technology is a unique combination of technical innovation and visual creativity. Delivered by a skilled group of artists, musicians, designers and technologists, we pride ourselves on the diversity of our delivery. We have excellent equipment and resources including a state-of-the-art motion capture studio, a suite of high quality professional music studios and a highly experienced and skilled teaching team. This, combined with regular visiting speakers from the music and film industries and a range of links with local and national music, arts, and festival organisations, plus animation, games and visual effects companies, ensures that you get the most from your course. [-]

MSc Criminology

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Explore the world of crime and themes such as victimisation, race and gender in a course delivered by renowned experts in the field. [+]

Our cutting edge course is critical in its approach to criminology, promoting themes of race, ethnicity and gender to reflect the current thinking and research in the discipline. You'll study the causes and correction of crime, criminality and criminal victimisation. You will explore the different methods of criminological research before completing an independent dissertation. We'll also provide you with a critical awareness and understanding of current criminological knowledge. If you're a graduate in criminology, law, social sciences and related disciplines, and want to further your studies, this is the course for you. There's a range of interesting, innovative and challenging modules, taught by world leading experts who are actively engaged in publication and research. Entry Requirements Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Psychology, Sociology, Health & Social Care, Humanities combined awards, English Literature, Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Human Geography, History, Business Studies, Criminology, Journalism, Media Studies, Anthropology, Education Studies, Peace Studies, European Studies, International Political Economy, Social Work, Law or Youth & Community Studies, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. [-]

MSc Digital Forensics and Security

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Move your IT ability to the next level - we'll develop your skills so that you can to work as a forensic investigator or security professional. [+]

This is a chance to develop highly valued computer forensic and computer security skills. We will move your current IT ability to the next level, preparing you for work as a forensic investigator or security professional. We offer a hands-on course - you'll be presented with problems, using real life scenarios where possible, allowing you to improve your expertise in preparation for a career in either of these important fields. Forensics and security are closely linked with an overlap of skills and analytical thinking. Through this course you will gather a range of knowledge from processing and analysing digital evidence, to undertaking security assessments and ethical hacking of computer networks. You will be taught by experts who are working in the field and you will gain experience in industry tools such as EnCase, FTK and Backtrack, developing your theoretical and practical knowledge, and understanding of the topics we cover. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Computing, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits The course is designed in consideration of the ACPO guidelines, Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST) and is designed to be as practical and real world based as is possible in an academic course. You will be taught using industry standard tools by academics who are also commercial practitioners in the related fields, allowing you to benefit from the latest changes in the profession. You will also benefit from interaction with external forensic and security experts who will come and talk to you regarding what the role is really like this is enabled through our close links with industry. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MSc Environmental Health

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Analyse environmental stress factors, how these affect human health, and learn the frameworks to control these risks. [+]

We offer one of the few postgraduate environmental health courses in the UK which is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and can provide a direct route into the profession. You will gain the required skills to prepare you for a career as an environmental health practitioner by fully analysing the five main intervention areas, consisting of housing, food safety, occupational health and safety, environmental protection and public health. This involves understanding the environmental stress factors and their effect on human health and safety, together with the legal and technical frameworks for controlling these risks. The opportunity to interact with students from other vocational courses will broaden your perspective of environmental health issues. There is also the opportunity for you to engage in work-related activities which will help you work towards professional registration as an environmental health practitioner. Entry Requirements\ Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Pure or Applied Science, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. [-]

MSc Finance

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Develop strong analytical skills and help take charge and manage your company's finances in order to prosper in today’s economic climate. [+]

The MSc Finance is designed for aspiring finance professionals who want to gain specialist knowledge and skills. The course emphasises blending theory with practice and thus provides you with the applied vocational skills that potential employers require. You will be equipped with the knowledge, flexibility and skills base required for seeking employment in the increasingly complex and demanding financial services sector. The course explores the theoretical underpinnings and current practice in finance from different perspectives and from both national and international contexts. The course is delivered in the heart of Leeds, which is the largest hub of financial services in the UK outside London. Leeds is home to many leading financial organisations and large professional services firms. The course is delivered by a range of highly experienced tutors with industrial, professional and academic experience. The course has a strong international dimension in terms of content and student mix. We often attract students from China, India, Pakistan and Vietnam. Requirements: Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Our MSc Finance is delivered in the heart of Leeds, which is the largest hub of financial services in the UK outside London and which is home to many leading financial organisations and large professional services firms. The course is delivered by a range of highly experienced tutors with industrial, professional and academic experience. The course emphasises blending theory with practice and thus provides students with the applied vocational skills that potential employers require. It is international both in terms of content and the student mix which provides a multicultural learning environment. At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MSc Financial Economics

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Get to grips with key financial activities of organisations and play a leading role in problem solving and taking your business forward. [+]

If you're looking to build a career as an economist - a role which brings plentiful job opportunities in both the public and private sector - our course will equip you with the tools you need to succeed. Companies across all industries are recognising the crucial role economists can play in their business. This course is an opportunity to develop analytical skills alongside economic and financial theories, which will enable you to play a leading role in planning, problem solving and taking a company forward. What sets this course apart from other financial qualifications is our focus on how finance links with the wider economy. You will build an understanding of the latest economic theories in order to analyse the way in which firms take financial decisions and how these affect performance. This is a course committed to combining finance and economics with a global outlook - and among your areas of study will be the topical issues in bank regulation, advanced macroeconomics and microeconomics, and statistical testing of economic theories. Whether you're already working in the field and looking to progress, or are a recent graduate keen to get started in economics, our course will help you move forward. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits You will study at our landmark Rose Bowl building - purpose-built for own Leeds Business School and a business hub within the city. Leeds is the UK's biggest centre for financial services outside of London and you will benefit from our great business links in the region. You will meet and hear from industry experts who work at the leading financial organisations in and around Leeds - a great chance to build your own contacts - while also learning from highly-experienced tutors in the field. At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we also offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MSc Information and Technology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Pick your own modules to design a course that allows you to specialise in an IT area of your own choice to help achieve your goals. [+]

This is a flexible course which you can tailor to suit your own specific areas of interest, experience and career aspirations. You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of modules in areas such as information systems, computing and creative technologies. Our modules vary in their technical nature with either a practical or theoretical focus, and we will advise on which ones are right for you. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Computing, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits Our course has strong links with industry to ensure content is always relevant to the needs of the sector and you are encouraged to engage with our external clients for your final project. Guest lecturers are invited to speak and you will have the opportunity to get involved with industry related events. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MSc Information Management

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Management of information is essential to every organisation. Understand how to identify information requirements to ensure business success. [+]

Management of information is key to the success of modern organisations. Studies show that information professionals should take account of business strategy, cultural and behavioural issues and have an understanding of systems concepts. Consequently, there is a need for professionals to employ appropriate approaches to systems development in a diverse variety of contexts. We recognise the demand for such talent and our course will enhance your ability to communicate with the business community to identify organisational information requirements, to build models of those requirements and develop successful systems. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits This course has strong links with the industry, ensuring what we teach is up-to-date and responds to the needs of the sector. Guest lecturers are invited to speak and you will have the opportunity to get involved with industry related events. You will have the opportunity to benefit from our industry contacts by engaging with our external clients for your final project. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MSc International & Hospitality Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Take a step closer to management as you learn how to deal with the influences and issues that impact on international hospitality. [+]

Tourism and hospitality continue to be expanding global industries with a high demand for managers to lead and develop international organisations. Our course gives you the expertise to perform at a strategic senior level in these dynamic service industries. By understanding the major influences affecting the international hospitality business environment you will explore issues currently shaping the management of international hospitality corporations. You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of international tourism and tourist destinations including the supply chain, customer demand and the global forces impacting on the sustainability of tourism. With the range of management and marketing modules, research methods and your dissertation you will have the opportunity to complete your study in subjects relevant to your future career ambitions. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits This postgraduate programme is for you if you want to build on or convert your original undergraduate or professional experience, and have the desire to study international tourism and hospitality management at a higher level. This programme is designed to enhance your ability to function effectively at a strategic level within public and private sectors of the international tourism and hospitality industries or to embark on an advanced programme of research. [-]

MSc International Events Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Boost your knowledge of the cultural, political, ethical and economic aspects of international events in order to manage them successfully. [+]

Many events now have an international focus working across cultural, economic and geographical boundaries. Providing a sound theoretical underpinning of the cultural, political, ethical and economic aspects of international events management, this course offers you the practical and strategic understanding required to run international events effectively. Guest speakers from industry regularly share their knowledge and insights through a series of lectures, case studies and field trips, which keeps the course contemporary and industry focussed. You will also be invited to bring your own cultural experience and understanding to the course, making it attractive to home and international students. You will gain a thorough grounding in key aspects of international events management. This course is suitable if you want to enter the events profession as a manager or if you have events experience and want to enhance your event knowledge in an international context either in the UK or overseas. For International Students who want to improve their English and academic skills we offer a combined masters course with the MSc International Events Management. If you have an IELTS score of 5.0 or 5.5 you can study for two semesters before starting your postgraduate degree. As you will be given one unconditional offer you will not normally need to renew your visa. Find out more about our International Masters. TEACHING AND LEARNING This course is delivered full and part-time. The full-time course is taught over two days per week and if started in September takes twelve months to complete. If you choose to start in January, the course will take eighteen months due to the summer break. The course requires a great deal of independent learning and study. The course is approximately equivalent to a working week requiring approximately 38 hours study in total, including contact time. However this is only a rough guide and will vary according to the academic workload and the students preferred work mode. Part-time the course is taught one day per week over a two year period. There is some flexibility with part-time delivery and may have the option to expand or shorten your studies in particular circumstances. The teaching methods used are diverse and include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, practical exercises and online learning materials. Some modules adopt a blended learning approach using online materials and face-to-face delivery. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits The UK Centre for Events Management is the world's leading provider of events education, consultancy and research. Our specialist team draws together academics and events professionals who have designed and developed cutting-edge courses that are informed by industry and research. Our staff are engaged in research and consultancy work, publishing their findings in textbooks and journals of international standing. Some staff still work the festival circuit and offer a wealth of experience in this field. There are also opportunities for students to work at the festivals through our partnerships. The Centre and staff are members of many key professional associations in events and related fields, including International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) and British Arts Festivals Association (BAFA). The Centre was recently awarded the NSA Centre for Excellence for Events Management (Sports and Active Leisure). Our courses are accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and are recognised by the National Outdoor Events Associated, the British Hospitality Association and by EUROCHRIE. [-]

MSc International Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds

Enhance your people development skills to an international scale by studying the global workplace from a human resources perspective. [+]

Our MSc invites students from around the world and UK students wishing to expand their understanding of an overseas market to study the global workplace from a human resource perspective. Looking at employers across the globe, you will use qualitative and quantitative methods to critically evaluate company data, including the analysis of statistical information such as recruitment and retention rates. You will also measure the success of training, looking at how it benefits staff and what the real return on investment is. Meanwhile, your qualitative data focuses on employee and manager perceptions, employer brand and how a company becomes an employer of choice. You will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of HR Management including learning and development in the workplace, people resourcing, HRM performance management and employee relations - covering everything from unions and strikes to discipline and grievance. You will also examine modules with a global flavour such as Competencies for the International HR Practitioner. Requirements:Applicants should either have a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits You will have the opportunity to network with members of the professional body, The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and will be able to join and attend branch meetings and events, many of which are held at our Rose Bowl, a business hub in the centre of Leeds. In addition our MSc will include an optional placement working in an HR department and, subject to demand, the possibility of an educational visit to a European country to explore their Human Resource Management practices. This may include visits to factories, governmental institutions and attendance at a European University to attend lectures (in English). We have a dedicated employability and placements office to support you and provide you with access to a wide range of vacancies from local, national and international employers. Pre-placement guidance and seminars are available on topics such as CV and letter writing, how to succeed at interview, assessment centres and psychometric tests. [-]

MSc Journalism

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Develop writing skills that are highly sought after by employers to become a modern day journalist with a global outlook. [+]

Whether you're starting a career in journalism or an experienced reporter looking to get to grips with a changing industry, this is an opportunity to develop skills that are highly sought after by employers. We're committed to the underlying principles of journalism - objectivity, fairness, balance and storytelling, while recognising that the world is becoming ever more digital. That's why we place emphasis on the latest communication tools and technology - you'll engage with the latest in social media, search engine optimisation, crowd sourcing and user generated content, while also focussing on the more traditional areas of newspapers, television, radio and online news. This is a unique qualification - we are the only journalism course in England to be taught from within a Business School - and you will benefit from our contacts within the city of Leeds. It's an opportunity to meet, research and report on companies, industry and new developments. Our course gives you the platform to become a modern day journalist with a global outlook, confident in the latest technology and digital media, and with an understanding of how businesses work, giving you an edge in an increasingly competitive market. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6.5 or an equivalent award. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits We encourage you to get hands-on journalism experience and our previous students have enjoyed work placements with BBC Newsnight, Reuters and The Independent. We have a dedicated employability and placements office to support you and provide you with access to a wide range of vacancies from local, national and international employers. Pre-placement guidance and seminars are available on topics such as CV and letter writing, how to succeed at interview, assessment centres and psychometric tests. You will have the opportunity to showcase your work - whether it be editorial, audio or video. Through our multi-media Student Journalism Website you will also have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including a dedicated newsroom with the latest Apple Mac Technology, television and radio studios, portable radio studios for outside broadcasts, microphones and high-definition cameras. [-]

MSc Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Develop your career as a leader with advanced study in management disciplines, principles and practice, and how they apply in business. [+]

The MSc Management course provides an opportunity for graduates with a non-business degree background to gain knowledge of management principles and practice. The award is also recommended for those graduates with a business/management degree seeking to achieve a management-based Masters. The course aims to provide participants with advanced and challenging study in management disciplines, in addition to the opportunity to build on their existing qualifications and apply modern business and management techniques to an organisation's problems, in the context of the wider business world and global community. The course also seeks to enhance participants' personal and interpersonal competencies, intellectual skills and self-motivation through mechanisms such as problem-solving, mutual support, participative and reflective learning and the discipline of the major project. This area of learning and skills development is further underpinned by the incorporation of personal development planning within the course. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MSc Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Develop your career as a leader with advanced study in management disciplines, principles and practice, and how they apply in business. [+]

The MSc Management course provides an opportunity for graduates with a non-business degree background to gain knowledge of management principles and practice. The award is also recommended for those graduates with a business/management degree seeking to achieve a management-based Masters. The course aims to provide participants with advanced and challenging study in management disciplines, in addition to the opportunity to build on their existing qualifications and apply modern business and management techniques to an organisation's problems, in the context of the wider business world and global community. The course also seeks to enhance participants' personal and interpersonal competencies, intellectual skills and self-motivation through mechanisms such as problem-solving, mutual support, participative and reflective learning and the discipline of the major project. This area of learning and skills development is further underpinned by the incorporation of personal development planning within the course. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits If you wish to develop your career in general management, this course can help you develop the skills you'll need to progress in management. You will acquire the confidence and competence to address the demands placed upon managers, providing you with a recognised qualification and a platform to progress in your chosen field. As the course is open to both non-business and business graduates, there is a mix of skills and experience on the course which enables participants to enhance one another's learning experiences. The teaching team consists of experienced deliverers of management education, both within higher education as well as for several professional bodies. They also possess many years of practical managerial experience, enabling them to relate theory to practice as well as bringing the latest industry issues and trends into the classroom. At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MSc Marketing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Build your marketing expertise and develop an understanding of its core theories and concepts as well as a broad range of managerial skills. [+]

We have designed this course for people looking to progress further, or begin a career in marketing. Whether you are a recent graduate or already work in a marketing position, our course will give you the chance to build on your existing knowledge and move your career forward. You will develop a keen understanding of consumer behaviour, exploring segmentation, targeting and positioning, and how communications and branding can achieve marketing success. You will also appreciate the key theories and ideas behind marketing strategies. We are committed to offering you practical, hands-on experience in the industry and that's why we provide you with opportunities to get involved in live consultancy projects for regional organisations. This is a chance to apply the skills you are learning in the workplace and give your CV a competitive edge. If you already hold a CIM Professional Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma qualification you may claim exemption or be given Accredited Prior Learning from elements of the course. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MSc Microbiology and Technology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Investigate the role of microorganisms on the immune system and how to classify different diseases and illnesses [+]

Our hands-on course will give you advanced laboratory skills and an in-depth knowledge of research methods to help you progress in your chosen career or to enhance your academic research prospects. You will study the interactions of pathogens within the body, the role of the human immune system and the consequences of infections. You will also explore advanced medical microbiology, studying particular health issues and the procedures involved in medical diagnostics, such as identifying pathogens using molecular techniques. You will carry out extensive practical investigations, including quantifying the antimicrobial effects of compounds against specific microorganisms, or studying the mechanisms of microbial resistance to therapeutics. You might be a recent graduate looking to continue your studies to a PhD level and focus on strengthening your laboratory skills by spending more time within a practical environment. You could also be currently working within industry as a lab or research assistant and want to take the next step in your career. Either way, our course will meet your needs. Entry Requirements Requirements:Applicants should either have a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Biomedical Science; Microbiology; Molecular Biology; Biochemistry; Physiology; Pharmacology; or a clinically orientated course that contains a substantial biomedical science component, a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Course Benefits You will spend a considerable proportion of your time in a hands-on environment, spending over 200 hours within the biomedical science laboratories, completing practicals and working on a specific research project that interests you and aligns with our expertise. We will give you access to Class 2 microbiology facilities, along with cell culture and micro-electric fabrication equipment. With our new dedicated biomedical sciences research laboratory (opened in 2013) you will be able to conduct project work in a dedicated research environment and will benefit from an enhanced range of equipment. You'll benefit from working with a first class teaching team. One of our lecturers, Dr Margarita Gomez Escalada, developed internationally-recognised research data on treating acne using the ingredient thyme, with a student who performed all the practical tests for her project. [-]

MSc Mobile Device Application Development

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

With the explosion of smart phones in today's market place, the ability to create apps for mobile devices has never been more in demand. [+]

The recent growth in applications for phones, tablets and other mobile devices has created a new sector in the software development industry and a demand for highly skilled application developers. We have created this course to meet the demand for mobile application software and content for platforms such as iOS, Android and Windows. You will be taught creative content design alongside software development skills that can be applied to industries around the world. We provide you with the knowledge to design and develop quality mobile applications for the growing mobile application market. You will also have the opportunity to practice your skills and develop professional standard mobile applications through project work. We offer a unique combination of technical software development and creative skills necessary for new mobile devices. January entrants please note: in order to complete 12 months of academic study delivered in University term time, the total length of your programme will be 18 months to include recognised University vacation periods. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Computing or Multimedia, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits You will be taught by experts in the field - software developers, creative designers, games designers and technologists - staff who will give you help and advice with your career or with setting up your own entrepreneurial activities. We have excellent equipment and resources including state-of-the-art laboratories supporting software development, 2D and 3D content design, audio content production and high level content creation tools. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MSc Music Technology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Experience the thrill of producing your own custom software and hardware for live music performances with the latest cutting edge technology. [+]

Contemporary electronic music and sonic art is making increasing use of innovative audio software and interface possibilities to produce exciting and engaging productions, installations and performances. We will give you the skills to meet both the technical and creative challenges of producing custom software and hardware solutions for electronic music and sonic art applications. If you are interested in developing cutting-edge technologies used in the production and performance of electronic music and sonic art then our course has been designed for you. You will create interactive systems in Max/MSP, explore sensor-based interfaces and develop your skills in sound creation, manipulation and composition. January entrants please note: in order to complete 12 months of academic study delivered in University term time, the total length of your programme will be 18 months to include recognised University vacation periods. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Music, Music Production or Audio Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits You will have access to a suite of high quality, professional music studios, approved by JAMES - the accrediting body of the Music Producers' Guild and the Association of Professional Recording Services. This, combined with visiting speakers from the music industry and our links to local and national music, arts and festival organisations, ensures that you get the most from your course. [-]

MSc Networking Systems Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Organisations around the world rely on networking technologies - play your part in implementing and managing communications systems. [+]

We believe that computing and communication networks are two of the most exciting and significant technological developments of modern times. Networking is the backbone of all industries and we'll give you the opportunity to explore this technology, making use of materials and equipment from some of the leading industry names. Based on the feedback we've had from industry, employers and students, we've created this course so that it has a real emphasis on providing you with hands-on technical skills that you can apply in the workplace. We'll teach you the theories behind core networking principles - looking at how to apply networking technologies to create converged networks and how to apply them in industrial scenarios. You will investigate the tools and techniques required to develop, maintain and secure the various elements that provide 21st century communications. In addition to this, you will specialise in the design, implementation and management of wired and wireless computer network systems in order to provide the unified communication systems that are becoming the norm. Our course can also help you to gain the skills needed to get certification of your expertise in using tools from Network Instruments, Cisco Systems and Red Hat. Requirements:Applicants should either have a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Computing, Communications or Computer Engineering, a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits We're tremendously proud of our strong links with industry and the research activity of our teaching team ensures the content of our course is kept up-to-date and in line with the needs of the sector. Recognising the importance for you to learn hands-on skills which you can demonstrate to employers is at the heart of our course. We invite experts from industry to deliver guest lectures and we have strong ties with Generix - a company that provides industry standard networking tools and software. Generix have previously provided our students with workshops on how to use Observer Network Management platform. You will also get the opportunity to study using other industry standard software such as OpenNMS. Our course recognises the need to have in-depth knowledge of networking principles, design and simulation. Practical elements include network design and performance simulations with OPNET and configuring LAN switches. In addition to this, we will teach you how to deploy and manage convergence networks and employ remote monitoring techniques in industrial scenarios. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MSc Project Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Project managers are at the forefront of leading change in many organisations, helping to shape future direction and success. [+]

Project managers are at the forefront of leading change in a diverse range of organisations, from charities and local government, to banks, aerospace, construction, retail and the wider commercial sector. We believe that changing the way organisations work by helping to shape their future direction and success can be one of the most rewarding and exciting careers. Projects are about delivering beneficial change through new initiatives, product developments and service improvements, as well as projects that produce the physical world around us, such as buildings and roads. Our course has a proven track record of attracting project managers from around the world, across many backgrounds and sectors. It is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM) and our close links with the APM and many other organisations engaged in projects, helps ensure our course is up to date with the latest developments in the profession. Our teaching team have hands-on experience in a variety of backgrounds, including engineering, business and IT consultancy, financial services and construction. January entrants please note: in order to complete 12 months of academic study delivered in University term time, the total length of your programme will be 18 months to include recognised University vacation periods. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the project management work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits Our course team come from diverse backgrounds, including engineering, business and IT consultancy, financial services and construction. Our depth and breadth of experience forms a vital element of your learning environment. Our course also attracts professionals from around the world. It's great opportunity to network, share best practice and discuss ideas with project managers from a variety of backgrounds. [-]

MSc Psychology (Conversion Award)

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Fancy a career change? Explore areas like biological psychology and historical issues on your road to becoming a psychologist. [+]

If you have little or no experience of psychology, this is your chance to gain the knowledge, skills and experience to give you the grounding you'll need for a career in this exciting area. Our course has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), meaning that once you graduate with an average mark of 50% or more, you will be able to apply for the BPS Graduate Basis for Chartership. (Please note that if you are studying our distance learning course you will also need to attend a one week winter school in order for you to apply for BPS Chartership.) You'll develop the research skills necessary for designing and conducting quality research beyond that expected of graduates. You will gain a comprehensive and critical understanding of cognitive, social, developmental and biological psychology, individual differences and conceptual and historical issues. We will help build your research skills that you will need for your masters level dissertation. Our course is relevant to both UK and international graduates, who have not studied psychology before or who have completed an undergraduate degree with a psychology component. Requirements: Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree and Maths, English Language & Science GCSE grade C or an equivalent award. English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Course benefits We have a wealth of experience in providing courses accredited by the British Psychological Society, an excellent reputation for enthusiastic and highly motivating teaching and support for our students, and innovative forms of assessment. All our teaching staff are research active, and well qualified to support your studies. Our course will provide you with added value in a competitive employment market and in applying for places on courses conferring Chartership, as well as in a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors requiring these research skills. Employability and career planning is emphasised throughout our course and you will be given appropriate support for this. The research skills that you'll develop also provide ideal preparation for studying for a PhD. Our course comprises 180 credits (90 ECTS credits) at Level 7: (7 x 20 credit modules, plus a 40 credit Masters research project). Each 20 credit module is the equivalent of 200 hours of student learning of which about 30 hours may be direct contact hours, with the remaining time allocated to student-centred learning. Lectures take place over one or two days per week, depending on whether you are studying part-time or full-time. Your masters project will be completed over the summer period. [-]

MSc Responsible Tourism Management

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Implement responsible business practices that improve communities’ quality of life and conserve the environment and culture of destinations. [+]

The travel and tourism industry is more aware than ever of the need to adopt responsible business practices that improve the quality of life within local communities and conserve the environment and cultures of destinations. Marketing, operations and product development practices are changing across the sector and organisations need managers who have the ability to implement responsible tourism strategies. The course explores domestic and international tourism - as responsible principles are as applicable to the Yorkshire Dales as they are to The Gambia. In addition to developing your subject knowledge, you will learn how to plan, implement and evaluate responsible tourism polices and practices. You will look at real issues and solutions and develop the management skills you need to operate effectively at a strategic level within government, non-governmental and private sectors. We are also developing our course to increase our links to industry and are in the process of setting up partnerships with industry to link your modules more closely to real life examples. Our course is also the only responsible tourism course in the world certified by the UNWTO TedQual programme. Requirements:Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree and a year's work experience in a relevant field including Travel, Tourism, Hospitality, Business, Economics, Marketing, Environmental Management, Ecology, Development, Cultural Heritage Management, Project Management or Planning. Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements will be expected to have equivalent experience and training from a relevant work environment.All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits To support your studies, you will be assigned a personal industry mentor. Our mentors are experienced tourism professionals and have all graduated from this masters course, so they understand your journey. Your mentor could assist you in a number of possible ways, including discussing career pursuits, giving advice on work placements, helping to improve your CV and providing tips on assignments, course material and work / life balance. We have over 20 mentors from areas as diverse as the Gambia Travel Foundation Programme, TUI UK & Ireland and VisitEngland, so we will attempt to match you with an appropriate mentor. Our teaching is grounded in industry consultancy and research. In the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), our contribution to the University's research activities was ranked at the highest level. Staff teaching this course have played a leading role in the responsible tourism and hospitality movement through research and development work with the industry and government which enables our students to also play an important role in this sector. Dr Xavier Font is a key advisor to the UNWTO and other agencies, frequently undertaking research for the EU, the processes and findings of which are shared with his students. Lucy McCombes is a certified Travelife auditor and Dr Simon Woodward is chair of the ICOMOS-UK Cultural Tourism Committee and a Trustee of the Landscape Research Centre. [-]

MSc Software Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Did you know there is a demand for talented software engineering managers? Secure your future by learning to build robust and complex systems. [+]

This course offers you the opportunity to explore the latest concepts, methods and tools for software engineering. You will investigate state-of-the-art techniques relating to software quality, design and development which will enable you to produce robust and complex systems. This hands-on course has been developed in conjunction with our industrial contacts in order to equip you with the skills required by employers. You will develop management techniques, advanced modelling skills and applications that will enable you to progress in your career. The course is taught by experts who are working in the industry and you will have the opportunity to gain a professional certification. Our course has been developed as part of on-going research on software components and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). January entrants please note: in order to complete 12 months of academic study delivered in University term time, the total length of your programme will be 18 months to include recognised University vacation periods. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Computing or Programming, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits This course offers both hands on knowledge and on up to date theoretical background. You will benefit from our close links with industry, while our own research activities feed into our course teaching. We will help you to develop skills implementing best practices when designing software solutions and strategies. [-]

MSc Sound and Music for Interactive Games

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

From the suffocating sounds of Deadspace to the militaristic percussion of God of War, music score experts are vital in the games industry. [+]

With the next generation of games consoles upon us, the demands for a 'Hollywood' quality soundtrack to match the increasingly impressive visuals in games has never been greater. If you're a sound designer or composer, our course gives you the opportunity to explore the issues and opportunities that interactivity presents. Our course has been designed by a teaching team who have close links to, and professional experience of, the games industry, helping to ensure the latest developments in games audio are reflected in your study. We will ensure your skills are up to date in sound design and interactive composition, look at what we can learn from the use of sound and music in other media, and develop your expertise using real world game engines, middleware, and prototyping tools to implement sound and music into games. Take a look at Landing Party 2012 a festival of music, film and performance produced by students from our school. You may also want to take a look at the BAFTA Scholarship Programme - a scheme to financially support a selection of talented UK students who are looking to study a postgraduate course in film, television or games. January entrants please note: in order to complete 12 months of academic study delivered in University term time, the total length of your programme will be 18 months to include recognised University vacation periods. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Music, Music Production or Audio Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits You will have access to a suite of high quality, professional music studios - approved by JAMES, the accrediting body of the Music Producers' Guild and the Association of Professional Recording Studios - and you will also benefit from our links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations. Our music facilities include five recording studios, each with a control room and live area with instruments and amps. [-]

MSc Sound Design

Campus Full time September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds

Imagine a sound and you can make it happen - from special effects for TV, to creating your own sonic art, the possibilities are endless! [+]

Explore the creative and technical aspects of location, studio sound production and sound design.There are increasing numbers of freelancers and sole traders in sound design, and our course has been created to ensure that training opportunities remain within the industry, to keep skills current, while developing and encouraging new talent. The course builds on our successful undergraduate teaching in this area and complements our wider masters programme enabling you to produce collaborative work in the field of sound design. Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including in music, drama, dance and performing arts. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Music Production, Film Production or Audio Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. [-]

MSc Sport and Excercise Science

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Upgrade your knowledge of physiology, nutrition and biomechanics while gaining experience through research and a sports science internship. [+]

If you are already working, or you intend to work, in sport, exercise, recreation and applied areas this course will provide you with the opportunity to upgrade your professional expertise. You will initially select three modules in the traditional areas of exercise physiology, psychology, biomechanics and sport and exercise nutrition, while you will also study modules in research methods and research and professional practice. You can also choose a discipline-based option module which allows a more detailed consideration of the contributions of biomechanics, exercise physiology, physiology, psychology and nutrition to the study of sport and exercise. Once enrolled on the course you will have the opportunity to apply for a range of sport science internships. If you are successful these roles would provide you with an opportunity to gain experience in applied sport science working under supervision with the University's sports teams, sporting partners and elite performers, whilst studying for a Masters degree. Sport & Active Lifestyles At Leeds Beckett we're passionate about sport. There's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our Sport & Active Lifestyles website. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sport & Exercise Science, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Biomechanics, Physiotherapy, Physical Education, Human Physiology, Biochemistry, Dietetics, Nutrition, Medicine or Sports Therapy, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits Our University is recognised as a leader in the field of sport and exercise science. The quality of our research is evident in the outstanding results achieved in sport-related studies in the Research Assessment Exercise completed in 2008 where we were ranked 6th nationally in terms of quality, and 3rd when accounting for both quality and quantity of staff submitted. Much of our outstanding and pioneering research feeds directly into our taught modules providing the opportunity for you to develop the professional skills and expertise in the area of sport and exercise science. While you are studying with us you may have the opportunity to apply for an internship. As well as a great job experience, your internship may also entitle you to receive a reduction on your fees. Internships with Leeds United, Leeds Rugby and SportAid as well as specific disciplined focused internships working with academic staff within the Carnegie Faculty are just a few examples of where past internships have taken place. Please get in touch for more details. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £540 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £27. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MSc Sport Couching

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Use your passion for coaching to plan and evaluate long-term programmes as you compare and contrast theories from a range of disciplines. [+]

As increasing significance is attached to both achieving lifelong physical activity targets and improved progression of talented athletes through to elite status, the necessity for highly qualified coaches and coaching for children and talented performers has never been greater. With an active passion for coaching, this course will allow you to focus on specific areas that interest you. You will be able to direct your learning towards your chosen coaching career goal from the very beginning, matching learning and assessment to the demands of your coaching. Through working with staff, participants and your peers, you will explore, bringing structure and add depth to your existing knowledge and skills. Making and defending your own professional judgements will enable you to plan, deliver and evaluate long term coaching programmes that consider the developmental needs of your participants. Through the course you will compare, contrast and integrate theories and ideas from a range of disciplines such as talent development, sport psychology, physiology and expertise with your own ideas and practice. At Leeds Beckett University, we use some of the most advanced teaching, work-based learning and assessment approaches, which are informed by our pioneering research within this field. Informed by expert coaches and developers, we will help you transfer the ideas and knowledge you learn on the course into practice. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sports Science, Sport Coaching, Sport Development, Physical Education or Qualified Teacher Status, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits As well as working with course staff with excellent research and industry experience there will be the opportunity to meet internationally renowned guest speakers, giving you a wider view on the industry, and the direction it is heading. There will also be a range of volunteering opportunities open to you, both in the UK and internationally. With an established Research Centre for Sport Coaching & Physical Education, you'll be taught by top class coach experts who produce world renowned research on the topical issues of sports coaching. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £500 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £25. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MSc Sports Events Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Equip yourself with skills to plan and manage large, complex events, including procuring sponsorship and reducing safety and security risks. [+]

Drawing on academic and industry expertise from around the world, and designed to meet the sports events management requirements of organisations that bid for and deliver sporting fixtures of all sizes (from the Olympic Games to the Leeds Half Marathon).You will address the challenges facing sports events managers, including the increasing pressure to meet the demands of global governing bodies, how to manage a volunteer workforce, secure appropriate sponsorship packages, reduce risks and ensure the health, safety and security of every stakeholder.By developing the specialist knowledge and skills required, you will enhance your expertise to strategically plan and manage sporting events to the satisfaction of local and international stakeholders.For International Students who want to improve their English and academic skills we offer a combined masters course with the MSc Sports Events Management. If you have an IELTS score of 5.0 or 5.5 you can study for two semesters before starting your postgraduate degree. As you will be given one unconditional offer you will not normally need to renew your visa. Find out more about our International Masters. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements. English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. benefits The UK Centre for Events Management is the worlds leading provider of events education, consultancy and research. Our specialist team draws together academics and events professionals who have designed and developed cutting-edge courses that are informed by industry and research.Our staff are engaged in research and consultancy work, publishing their findings in textbooks and journals of international standing.UKCEM is recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Events Management by the National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure . Our courses are accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and are recognised by the National Outdoor Events Associated, the British Hospitality Association and by EUROCHRIE. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £500 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £25. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MSc Strategic Project Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Be an innovative problem solver who contributes to the strategic delivery of projects in any organisation. [+]

Strategic project management has the potential to add significant value to an organisation. If you have been working on projects, or if you are a graduate of BSc (Hons) Project Management and wish to take your studies to the next level, this course can help you move forward. We offer a research-led course that focuses on the latest issues in strategic and project management - these include problem solving, managing others, research, project strategies, performance monitoring and innovation. You will be encouraged to apply your own workplace dilemmas as research topics. Our course is accredited by the Association for Project Management and our close links with the APM, and other project-related organisations will feed into your teaching. You will have the opportunity to publish papers in local and international conferences hosted by masters students. We will also give you the chance to join annual visits to Weurzburg and Toulouse to interact with fellow MSc students and project focussed companies in Europe. January entrants please note: in order to complete 12 months of academic study delivered in University term time, the total length of your programme will be 18 months to include recognised University vacation periods. RequirementsApplicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in Project Management, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits Extensive links with industry have been created through the course's activities. The course runs popular conferences led by students work, and an international project management conference in association with Wuerzburg Fachhochschule University and the Association for Project Management's 'Inspire' project. The Centre for Project Management has a UK wide presence, attracting students of project management from across the country. You will have the opportunity to publish papers in local and international conferences hosted by masters students. A research-led approach means that in addition to research developed by staff and students on the course, each individual will have many opportunities to investigate areas of particular interest and relevance. If you feel that full-time study may be difficult given your other commitments, we offer two options to study part-time that continue to prove extremely popular with professionals from up and down the country. You can study 12 Sundays a year for two years as part of our full day workshops or, alternatively, you can study on weekday evenings on a more regular basis. [-]

MSc Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Take charge of the successful flow of goods and services between your company and its customers to prosper in today’s competitive markets. [+]

In an increasingly interconnected global economy, businesses in all markets must compete in complex supply networks in order to survive and prosper. The effective management of supply chains including logistics is recognised as a key factor in sustaining a company's competitive advantage. Combining both knowledge and practical tools and techniques of supply chain and logistics, you will apply this to complex global, international, regional and national settings. You will engage in a range of specialist learning which is integrated with a range of core business topics, such as strategy and the improvement of business processes. Suitable for people from a range of business backgrounds, our course is designed for both procurement professionals and those wishing to develop a career in supplier management and logistics. It is also suitable if you are from a marketing background or want to widen your business knowledge and profile. Benefits As the course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), this will enable you to gain the academic element needed to achieve Professional Membership status of CIPS/CILT, and also offers free student membership of CIPS. You will also have the opportunity to attend and engage in professional networks and regional events as part of the accreditation. You will learn with and from supply chain professionals providing you with valuable opportunities to develop your expertise and career networks. At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

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MA Architecture

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Pursue a specialism within architecture. We focus on three keys areas - sustainable urbanism, facade design and architectural interiors. [+]

If you want to pursue a design specialism within architecture this is a studio-based course which will address your needs. If you already have a degree in architecture, but are more interested in specialisation or an academic career then our course can help you. This course uses a research-by-design approach in a studio environment, in order to help you to develop your own specialism and research-based study. We offer an international perspective on design and encourage you to develop exciting design-led propositions on issues such as environmental sustainability, urban resilience and resource depletion. The three themes of the course are sustainable urbanism, facade design and architectural interiors. You will complete introductory and advanced projects in your chosen theme and, at the end of your course, you will have the opportunity to exhibit or publish your thesis work. Requirements:Architecture, Planning or Interior Design, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All suitable candidates who meet the entry requirements will be required to submit a portfolio of creative work to demonstrate creative ability, and may be required to attend an interview. Your portfolio should include examples from your previous education, professional experience, or personal work. Candidates based overseas will be supported to undertake this electronically and/or by telephone. English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits The Leeds School of Architecture, Landscape and Design at Leeds Beckett is well recognised within the three specialist areas. We have world renowned practitioners and academics in sustainable urbanism who have won international design competitions and have worked with and for leading design firms, such as Bauman Lyons Architects and MacCreanor Lavington. The facade design tutorial team have worked on innovative designs for firms such as Foster, Atelier One, HOK, Ian Simpson, and Zaha Hadid. The architectural interiors team consists of practitioners, academics and designers, who specialise in themes such as building reuse and museum and exhibition design. Many of the students undertake live projects or competitions. You will have access to an excellent learning environment which includes new multimedia studios equipped with drawing boards, computers and model-making facilities, a state-of-the-art library and specialist workshops. [-]

MA Art and Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Specialise in either contemporary art, graphic design or curating, and embrace the opportunity to exhibit your work. [+]

This is an opportunity to study a dynamic course that reflects contemporary art, graphic design and curating. We are committed to providing you with a creative environment with like-minded students. To suit your career ambitions you can choose one of the three following areas to specialise in - contemporary art, graphic design or curating. Your previous experience, study interests and career aspirations will help determine which route you take. We will build your awareness of contemporary ideas in art, graphic design and curating, develop your working relationships and own practice via projects outside of the university, and you can also take part in studio production and a final exhibition. You will be involved in a programme of weekly seminars and workshops, as well as project work alongside your peers, encouraging you to debate contemporary practice. You will also participate in events held at Photographer's Gallery, Event Gallery and Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. Requirements: Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Art or Design, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits The course utilises global networks by entering into relationships with art institutions, magazines, embeds course projects in major exhibitions and collateral art and design projects. Peter Lewis, the Senior Lecturer of the MA is a professionally acknowledged international curator with world leading research, invited as artist and curator by major international galleries and museums. Through these connections students' practices are introduced directly through the art and design industry. The course visiting lecturers include Andy Edwards, a leading graphic designer; Peter Suchin, art critic for Frieze, Alan Dunn, curator, Helen Cross, author, Nooshin Farhid, Iranian filmmaker. Students are encorugaed to meet with artists after the lecture to discuss their work. Also the journal /seconds, edited and published by Peter Lewis, with an editorial board of world leading researchers, provides students access to the debates and theories that will enable their developing practice. You will have access to the studios and workshops of the award-winning Broadcasting Place building at our University, equipped with everything from the latest Macs and software to letterpress and printmaking workshops, photographic darkrooms, a digital print unit, animation workspaces and 3D construction facilities. You will have access to a range of cameras, lighting, video and sound recording equipment. In addition the course is supported by the virtual spaces of a dedicated e-portfolio web site that students use to upload work, gain feedback from their tutors and to interact with other students. [-]

MA Filmmaking

Campus Full time 18 months August 2016 United Kingdom Leeds

Break into the film and television industry by studying a course dedicated to creativity, producing films of your own and collaborative work. [+]

This is a unique 18 month course that mirrors real international, independent film production. It is about practical filmmaking, collaboration, project development and creativity. Taught in our very own Northern Film School, we place every creative role at the heart of the filmmaking process.The course is driven by filmmaking itself, but you will also focus on theory - we want you to think, research, discuss and watch films. We encourage ideas based around independent filmmaking and look for inspired stories and concepts on which to base our productions. We will also supply funding for your masters' project. We accept students in the following specialisms: creative producers, screenwriters, directors, cinematographers, production designers, designers and editors to make narrative film, documentary and experimental film. If you have new ideas or another way of doing things, we will look at that too. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All suitable candidates will be required to submit a portfolio or showreel. Candidates based overseas will be supported to undertake this electronically and/or by telephone. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits Methods of film financing, production and distribution are moving away from old models and this course prepares you for an industry that expects you to be self reliant and self-employed. You will be taught by practising filmmakers with a lot of independent film production experience between them. As a consequence of relationships between staff and the industry the standard of visiting practising filmmakers is very high. The Northern Film School is also a member of CILECT, an organisation of only the best film schools worldwide. The Northern Film School, at Leeds Beckett University is based at the Electric Press in Leeds city centre. You will have access to an impressive range of facilities. These include both 16mm and digital production equipment; two production studios, professional level edit suites, production offices, screening facilities, a props store and film and script archive. One of the entertainment industry's biggest magazines, the Hollywood Reporter, has identified our Northern Film School as a film school to watch out for. [-]

MA International Business

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Develop the ability to expand, manage and seek opportunities for your business in a rapidly changing and volatile global market. [+]

Business today faces considerable challenges such as the accelerating pace of economic change, global competition and deregulation, rapid technological innovation and volatile markets.This course offers an opportunity to study the conceptual and practical demands of international business and the management of cultural diversity. This course will combine the development of the practical skills of facilitating the successful operation of an internationally-focused concern with the enhancement of the individuals' personal and intellectual development. While the course allows specialisation through option choice, the main emphasis is upon the development of generic qualities and abilities relevant to international business. This emphasis is justified because of the need in modern international organisations for functional flexibility, inter-departmental and inter-professional collaboration, and organisational capability. Leeds Metropolitan has a good international reputation for the quality of its business studies and international business studies programmes. We have met an increasing demand over time both for UK graduates appropriately skilled in the rigours of international business operations, and demand from overseas for the provision of business educational experience in the UK. January entrants please note: in order to complete 12 months of academic study delivered in University term time, the total length of your programme will be 18 months to include recognised University vacation periods. Requirements: Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits Our University has a good international reputation for the quality of its business studies and international business studies programmes. Leeds Business School has met an increasing demand over time both for UK graduates appropriately skilled in the rigours of international business operations, and demand from overseas for the provision of business educational experience in the UK. This course has been developed to meet an increasing demand, both at home and overseas, for suitably-qualified individuals able to cope with the international dimensions of business from companies contemplating development of their international activity; to satisfy market demand for individuals who have an understanding of international strategy and the diversity of institutional, cultural and economic environments. Graduates of the programme are well placed to meet and take advantages of these opportunities. Rufei Huang, from Liaoning Province in north-eastern China, graduated in November 2009. She says, "I would definitely recommend MA International Business to other students. It was particularly interesting to work in a group with other international students. I am planning to stay in the UK for a couple of years to gain experience after graduating." [-]

MA International Political Economy

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Understand and have a say in the challenges that globalisation presents us. From the sustainability of economic growth to the eradication of poverty, you'll identify the impact of globalisation on the world around us. [+]

Understand and have a say in the challenges that globalisation presents us. From the sustainability of economic growth to the eradication of poverty, you'll identify the impact of globalisation on the world around us. We will help you achieve an understanding of diverse issues such as the changing nature of international competition, trade, migration and global governance. You will learn the basis of modern political economy and explore global consumption as an engine of growth. You will debate the current financial crisis, discussing how it began, the definition of crisis and how the world has responded. You will gain an understanding of how international political economy differs from economics. As well as measuring economic growth you will also understand its distribution of costs and benefits together with its social, political and environmental impact. This is an opportunity for you to embrace and interrogate aspects of politics, sociology, history, philosophy and geography in relation to economic globalisation. Our course is aimed at students who already work or have aspirations to pursue careers in campaigning organisations, internationally oriented Non-Governmental Organisations, international organisations and government departments, as well as graduates interested in further academic study. Like all our courses, our MA incorporates employability, personal effectiveness and the development of research skills throughout our modules. You will also benefit from our links with relevant stakeholders and employers, and will have access to the diverse and research active teaching team drawn from across our University. Entry Requirements UK & UE Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sociology, Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Human Geography, History, Business Studies, Criminology, Journalism, Media Studies, Anthropology, Education Studies, Peace Studies, European Studies, International Political Economy, Social Work, Law, Social Sciences, Social Policy, Development Studies, Events Management, Marketing, Security Studies or International Relations, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. International Applicants Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sociology, Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Human Geography, History, Business Studies, Criminology, Journalism, Media Studies, Anthropology, Education Studies, Peace Studies, European Studies, International Political Economy, Social Work, Law, Social Sciences, Social Policy, Development Studies, Events Management, Marketing, Security Studies or International Relations, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Verify your qualifications If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. Need to improve your English Language skills? Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. [-]

MA International Relations

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Analyse global institutions and consider how issues such as human rights impact on a local and global scale, developing your capability to tackle these challenges. [+]

Open up a world of opportunities by exploring some of the most pressing challenges facing nations today. From climate change and conflict to trade negotiations and social inequality, you will gain an understanding of these challenges at a local and global level. You will discover how the subject has evolved, considering traditional theories and how they compare with contemporary thinking and current events. By studying global institutions such as the World Bank, United Nations and the EU, and the role they play on the political stage, you will gain an insight into how they deal with the shifting political and social issues that influence decision making at a national, regional and worldwide level. You will also explore the impact of globalisation and its consequences for international society, enhancing your skills and capability in tackling the ethical challenges occurring in the world around you. Entry requirements Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sociology, Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Human Geography, History, Business Studies, Criminology, Journalism, Media Studies, Anthropology, Education Studies, Peace Studies, European Studies, International Political Economy, Social Work, Law, Social Sciences, Social Policy, Development Studies, Events Management, Marketing, Security Studies or International Relations, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. [-]

MA International Trade and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds

Become an expert in the buying, selling and shipping of goods internationally and achieve financial success for your organisation. [+]

The MA International Trade & Finance is driven by the increasingly global nature of the financial services industry and the continued expansion of international trade. The course is designed for management professionals responsible for serving overseas customers and clients through exporting, or those involved in overseas commercial activities. It is also relevant to overseas development and foreign direct investment roles and particularly appropriate for those working in or intending to work in organisations with a global reach, or involved in international strategic alliances. Additionally the course can provide valuable underpinning for general management positions in international organisations. The MA is also relevant to students or managers in countries recently joining the World Trade Organisation. In addition to UK based delivery of this course, market interest in China and Vietnam, which recently joined the WTO, prompted the development of a Leeds Metropolitan collaborative arrangement for the delivery of the course in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Hangzhou, China. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits Leeds Business School is located in the centre of the economically vibrant city of Leeds, the financial and commercial centre of the north of England. Our course embodies international subjects, issues and perspectives and is established in the UK, China and Vietnam. In China this course has research links with a major Chinese university. It is clearly focused on key international trade and finance aspects and is international in its content, its students, its delivery team and is delivered internationally in the UK, China and Vietnam. We're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. [-]

MA Landscape Architecture

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Improve the spaces people live and work in, from urban and rural sites to environmental restoration. Your planning skills can make a difference. [+]

We are experts in landscape architecture with teaching experience spanning more than 40 years. We also have a proven track record of helping graduates find rewarding careers as part of landscape practice and environmental action around the world. Our design-based course is highly regarded by landscape professionals - you will explore techniques which will help you to become a creative, reflective designer who can overcome environmental challenges and issues relevant to landscape architecture, such as climate change, food production, and health and wellbeing. We offer two routes for studying our course. Firstly, if you have an undergraduate degree in a related area to landscape architecture we will give you a thorough grounding in the subject, including design processes, urban and rural landscape design and landscape technology. You will undertake a comprehensive landscape architecture project and join specialist design studios in ecological, community and urban design as well as studying contemporary landscape theory. At the end of the course you have the option to join an advanced landscape architecture studio which when complete provides you with a fully accredited MA and eligibility for graduate membership of the UK Landscape Institute. This can take a further six months for full-time and 12 months for part-time students. The alternative route is if you already have an undergraduate qualification in Landscape Architecture. Our course is an opportunity to enrol for a fully accredited MALA or to top-up your qualification into an MA when you have completed a postgraduate diploma. You will have the opportunity to undertake a project of your choosing, and relevant to your interests, in order to achieve this. Requirements:Applicants should normally have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture to access the top up course. Alternatively applicants to the full MA course should have at least a second class honours degree supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits Your projects are supported through lectures, specialist workshops, small group seminars and one-to-one tutorials, together with UK and overseas study visits, including Amsterdam and Bordeaux. You will benefit from our multimedia studios equipped with drawing boards, computers and model-making facilities, a state-of-the-art library, specialist workshops and a Landscape Resource Centre including experimental gardens. Our virtual studio (CAGD) provides a valuable learning environment particularly for part-time students and those studying at a distance. Our studio provides a forum for tutor support and feedback as well as opportunities for creative dialogue with colleagues. Many students choose to undertake 'live' or practice based projects working with local community organisations or for clients such as the Amsterdam planning department and you will become part of an extensive network of landscape practitioners and researchers. Our course is fully accredited by the Landscape Institute which is the final university qualification that enables you to become a Graduate member of the Institute. A further examination is taken after working in professional practice before you become a Chartered Landscape Architect. [-]

MA Music for the Moving Image

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Hook harmonies are vital for TV and film. Learn to create atmosphere and captivate audiences with soundtracks for moving pictures. [+]

Writing music for the moving image requires a unique combination of technical and creative skills. This course aims to give you a critical appreciation of the theory together with a solid grounding in the techniques and practices essential for contemporary film and television music production. During the course you will get the opportunity to work with award-winning composers from the film and television industry on real-life projects. After developing your composition skills in a range of genres you will also have the opportunity to work with colleagues from other media courses to help develop your portfolio of work. You may also want to take a look at the BAFTA Scholarship Programme - a scheme to financially support a selection of talented UK students who are looking to study a postgraduate course in film, television or games. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Music Production or Audio Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits You will have access to a suite of high quality, professional music studios, approved by JAMES, the accrediting body of the Music Producers' Guild and the Association of Professional Recording Services. We have links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations, as well as our very own Northern Film School, which ensures that you get the most from your course. We also provide regular visiting speakers from the music and film industries and a highly skilled and experienced teaching team. [-]

MA Music Production

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Record, mix and arrange your own music scores - from TV adverts to interactive media, you'll be able to create soundtracks for any production. [+]

This course offers you practical and theoretical experience in the creative and innovative applications of music technology in a studio environment. You will work alongside experienced industry professionals, exploring the technical and creative skills of recording, arranging, mixing and mastering to develop a wide range of commercial and non-commercial musical scores. You will have access to a suite of high quality, professional music studios, approved by JAMES, the accrediting body of the Music Producers' Guild and the Association of Professional Recording Services. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Music, Music Production or Audio Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits We also provide you with regular visiting speakers from the music and film industries and a highly skilled and experienced teaching team. We have fantastic links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations, which help ensure you get the most from the course. [-]

MA Peace and Development

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Address key global challenges from a critical and analytical perspective enabling you to understand how we tackle violence, poverty, climate change and inequality [+]

Make a positive difference to the lives of people around the world, addressing the global challenges of poverty and violence by linking theory and practice. Our course is an opportunity to develop your awareness of the relationships between peace, conflict resolution and development, both locally and internationally. You will consider issues such as gender, poverty, livelihoods, human rights, the role of civil society and community participation in decision-making and governance. From security threats and terrorism, to the arms trade and non-violent social movements, you will acquire an in-depth insight into global issues. You will also study the political, economic, cultural, environmental and technological changes that influence development decisions. Our teaching is delivered in small groups of students from around the world. We place a real emphasis on international debate, giving you access to a range of cultural perspectives, and provide you with skills in project management and funding, essential for working in the field. Entry Requirements Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sociology, Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Human Geography, History, Business Studies, Criminology, Journalism, Media Studies, Anthropology, Education Studies, Peace Studies, European Studies, International Political Economy, Social Work, Law, Social Sciences, Social Policy, Development Studies, Agricultural Studies, Land & Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Events Management, Marketing, Security Studies or International Relations, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. [-]

MA Performance

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Bring your performance ideas to life and create new theatre, dance, live art or stand-up comedy. The stage is yours! [+]

This is an innovative course designed by artists for artists. It gives you the opportunity to make new theatre, dance, digital and live performance work under the supervision and guidance of a team of internationally acclaimed, expert staff who are research active and committed to making performance matter. Whether you are a recent theatre, or performance graduate, a professional arts worker, an emerging artist, or someone working in the education sector, our course enables you to work collaboratively with a diverse range of performance communities. You will be immersed in a practitioner-centred learning environment and connect with other people interested in creating performance works. We will give you the skills to expand and re-frame your current practices within an environment that values and supports practice-based research while exploring the potential platforms for your work at national and international festivals. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment of arts or cultural industries. All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview, during which they will be required to present their current interests and practices in the subject area. Candidates based overseas will be supported to undertake this electronically and/or by telephone. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits The main benefit to studying this course is access to the expert teaching staff and their network of contacts which stretch beyond Europe. In recent years our students have performed at festivals around the world - these include Sibiu International Theatre Festival (Romania), Dyonisus Theatre Festival (Croatia), Edinburgh Festival, Latitude Festival (Suffolk), Gift Festival (Gateshead) and also locally at Leeds Festival. Our students have undertaken professional placements with among others: Guillermo Gomez Pena, Robert Pacitti, Red Ladder Theatre, Third Angel, Leeds and Latitude Music Festivals, Bilbao Bai Theatre School, Kate Craddock (Mouth to Mouth), and The Kantor Archive (Noel Witts). [-]

MA Public Relations and Strategic Communication

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Learn to engage with a global audience through social media, viral marketing and creative writing at Europe’s largest PR teaching department. [+]

Gain the skills to operate within a global economy and plan strategic PR campaigns, using social media and viral marketing promotions.As we have moved deeper into the global, digital age, our methods of communication have grown both at home and in our working lives. Through the use of the internet, mobile technology and social media, information is quite literally available at our fingertips and word of mouth is spreading faster than ever before. This trend is leading to a greater demand for communications professionals in business.Whether you're an aspiring PR professional or you already have experience in the sector our course provides a comprehensive education in public relations and strategic communications.You will develop your writing and presentation skills to help you engage with audiences across the world.Your employability is at the heart of everything we do. That's why we pair you up with a mentor - a PR expert with a minimum of five years' experience in the communication industry - who will offer valuable advice on professional pursuits, employment and career issues.You will also have the option to take a Communications Audit module, where you will work on a group project for a real client, and to further enhance your employability, you can opt to take a work placement in your second semester. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits This course forms part of our Leeds Business School which has been at the forefront of public relations education, both nationally and internationally, since 1990. We are a centre for excellence for public relations and communications teaching in the UK and Europe and our academics have substantial professional experience in the subject. The late Alan Rawel, who was Head of Education at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), described us as 'one of the leading university PR departments in Europe'. The bestselling textbook 'Exploring Public Relations' is edited by our very own Prof Ralph Tench and Liz Yeomans, with chapters written by members of our subject group. It is now in its second edition and has been adopted as a standard text by many universities all over the world as well as by the CIPR professional courses.Our strong relationships with employers and professionals give you the opportunity to do a placement with PR consultancies and in-house PR departments. A study abroad option enables you to undertake part of your studies at a partner university in Europe. These opportunities will help you build a strong CV for a career in PR and corporate communication.What's more, you will also receive a free student membership of the CIPR and will have access to PR Week magazine. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MA Sport Business

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Take advantage of the exciting sports business management opportunities this growing industry offers nationally and globally. [+]

The sports sector is a rapidly growing area of the economy and is recognised as big business. We will help you gain an understanding of the sports industry and the business principles that sit at its core, helping you turn your passion for sport into a lifelong career. By examining the work of sports business professionals, agencies, organisations and governing bodies, you'll gain an understanding of how general business principles can be applied to the sports industry. Working with industry partners we'll help you increase your employment opportunities in this exciting field, both nationally and globally. With a choice of option modules, you'll have the opportunity to tailor your course to your individual needs and career aspirations. Whether you're already working in the sports arena and wish to progress to a more senior management role, or if you have related experience and want a career change, our course will help you stand out in the professional world. Sport & Active Lifestyles At Leeds Beckett we're passionate about sport. There's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our Sport & Active Lifestyles website. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits This course has been designed to introduce you to the key principles and processes of sports business management, with the opportunity to customise your programme to your individual needs and career aspirations through making considered assessment choices and, also, through the negotiated focus of the Major Independent Study.Our University has outstanding sports facilities at both the Headingley Campus and the world famous Headingley Carnegie Stadium, which is an international base for professional cricket, rugby league and rugby union teams. We enjoy fruitful partnerships with this famous sports arena, providing outstanding opportunities for our students. Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £500 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £25. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation. [-]

MA Town and Regional Planning

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Shape the spaces people live and work by becoming a spatial planning expert influencing strategies and policies on local development. [+]

This course will help you become a spatial planning expert - you will be able to advise clients on the use of land, and understand local authority controls relating to many aspects of policy such as transportation, communities, the environment and quality of the built environment. We will teach you the rationale behind spatial planning and encourage you to be a reflective practitioner, based on self awareness and the development of an ethical standpoint in planning practice. Whether you are involved in planning in the public, private or community sectors, this is an opportunity for professional development and a chance to further your studies in spatial planning by building on your initial education or qualifications. As one of our graduates you can apply for full membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) once you have completed two years of relevant planning experience and successfully completed the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree that gives eligibility for membership of the RIBA, RICS, Landscape Institute or similar bodies or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Experience in this instance would be assessed by the course team and supported by a reflective essay. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits As host of the industry sector body, the School is establishing networks across the major clients, contractors and supply chains in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. This also includes links to the relevant professional bodies including the Royal Town Planning Institute, who accredit this award and via the Department of Communities and Local Government we receive a number of full time bursaries for students. This link and excellent opportunity is a mark of the standing and quality of the award. The Centre for Urban Design and Environmental Management (CUDEM) is the key research centre to which teaching practice is linked. This link also provides a rich learning environment and offers opportunities to access case studies, site visits and interaction with local practitioners via regular conferences and seminars that are hosted via the centre. We have previously provided work opportunities through placements and internships. Opportunities also exist for graduates to access a research degree to Doctorate level. [-]

MA Urban Design

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Make a real impact on local communities and design inspiring spaces that improve urban areas, people lives and the environment. [+]

Issues concerning the design of the urban environment are often overlooked - this course has been created to fill that gap. Urban design is a growing profession and we will help you to develop your creativity and knowledge in this area. Our course is actively involved with urban design initiatives in the region, assisting local communities and urban design practitioners in live projects and competitions. If you already plan, design and manage urban environments, we will improve your analytical and creative skills. This is a flexible design-based course which gives you the opportunity to customise your learning according to your needs, interests and career aspirations. You will study the latest methods and design theories of urban environments, exploring the development and resolution of projects, and focus on achieving environmental sustainability. We build your understanding of ecological, management, social and economic principles that contribute to environmental and sustainable development. We also offer this course with a Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma options, while individual modules may be studied as continuing professional development (CPD). January entrants please note: in order to complete 12 months of academic study delivered in University term time, the total length of your programme will be 18 months to include recognised University vacation periods. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Town Planning, Geography, Urban Studies, Engineering Design, Three-Dimensional Design, Graphic Design or Visual Arts, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements. Benefits The course has links with many areas in the industry, from Local Authority Planning Departments to Urban Design and Landscape Architecture Practices. It is suitable for architects, landscape architects, planners, highway engineers, public artists, designers and professionals from other related areas. A multi-disciplinary team of professionals with extensive practice-based experience teach the course, there are also sessions from visiting professionals. You will benefit from our new multi-media studios equipped with drawing boards, computers and model making facilities, together with a state-of-the-art library. [-]

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