Liverpool Hope University

Introduction

Liverpool Hope University is a thriving academic community that offers a unique environment in which to be a student. Founded in the early part of the 19th Century, our collegiate ethos provides the very best in higher education. With two beautifully crafted campuses, academic staff of the highest calibre drawn from across the world and exacting admissions standards, Liverpool Hope University may be just what you are looking for.

Our students tell us that “at Liverpool Hope I am a name not just a number”. This is true whether you choose to live on campus in the University’s own run halls or live in the vibrant surrounding areas.

As a University that concentrates on the Liberal Arts and Sciences you will find yourself part of a community of scholars, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, sharing an enthusiasm for learning and passionate about becoming responsible citizens of the world.

Although we have a 167 year history our campuses and facilities are state of the art. At our Creative Campus, in the heart of Liverpool, the Capstone Building, is home to the Centre for Music, Performance & Innovation and is the UK’s only University based Steinway School. The Creative Campus also boasts one of the finest gardens in Liverpool if not the North West.

The University’s main campus, Hope Park, is located in the southern suburbs of Liverpool just a few miles from the city centre and offers the finest learning environments you will find at any University. It also offers extensive gardens that provide a stunning environment in which to learn and live at any time of the year.

We understand that going to University is also about your success and this year 67% of our graduates achieved firsts or upper seconds. Despite the difficult economic climate in 2009 and over 90% of Liverpool Hope graduates went on to work or further study within six months of graduating.

There is no better time to become a Hope student.

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MSc

MSc in Business and Management

Campus Full time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The MSc in Business and Management offers a career development opportunity to a wide variety of students – from recent graduates, who may not have a business background, to potential or inexperienced managers based in the UK or overseas. [+]

MSc in Business and Management

 

The MSc in Business and Management is a 12 month programme that offers a career development opportunity to a wide variety of students – from recent graduates, who may not have a business background, to potential or inexperienced managers based in the UK or overseas.

The programme aims to link the academic study of business and management with the complex and uncertain business environment faced by today’s managers. In doing this you will develop a comprehensive understanding of a range of important business issues, and will develop a critical perspective of these areas, with the view to developing your business and managerial knowledge, skills and understanding. As part of an international cohort of students you will also gain experience of working in cross-cultural teams that will equip you for a management role in the global economy.... [-]


MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The course consists of four taught modules and a research dissertation. Assessment is through coursework including essays, oral presentations, case studies, poster presentations, field research, etc. Full-time students normally attend two intensive classes each week, part-time students attend one class per week; these sessions are supported by time for wider reading, seminar preparation and assignment completion. [+]

Cognitive neuroscience is the state-of-the-art discipline for both scientists and practitioners interested in the link between brain and mind. Watching and monitoring the activity of the brain while it is processing information provides an incredible window into our human nature. It bridges the gap between several connected disciplines such as psychology, medicine, and computer sciences. This program is suitable for psychology graduates, professionals, and medical technicians interested in understanding how, with the aid of advanced neuroimaging techniques, both our mind and brain function. The programme is organized around a core that integrates a course in cognitive neuroscience along with cutting-edge developments in neuroimaging, including functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Electroencephalography (EEG). Students with a keen interest in the topic will be engaged in research programs from the staff that use different technologies (EEG, biofeedback, and the eye tracker). Entry requirement Applicants normally require an Honours degree (minimum 2.1) in science. Relevant subjects would include primarily Psychology and Health Sciences. Other backgrounds which might be appropriate include Computer Sciences, Medicine or Nursing. You should have a keen interest in the subject, and a willingness to engage in wide reading around the topic areas. Students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. Scholarships Liverpool Hope offers a range of scholarships to international students. Please follow this link for more information> http://www.hope.ac.uk/international/internationalscholarships/ [-]

MSc in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool + 1 more

Liverpool Hope’s MSc Computer Science is a research-orientated, academically rigorous programme and is designed to provide a flexible, purposeful and challenging set of coherent modules to meet scientific, industrial and employment challenges in this fast-evolving technological area. [+]

MSc in Computer Science

 

Liverpool Hope’s MSc Computer Science is a research-orientated, academically rigorous programme and is designed to provide a flexible, purposeful and challenging set of coherent modules to meet scientific, industrial and employment challenges in this fast-evolving technological area. Graduates will have developed scientific and analytical skills which are highly valued in the computing, engineering, IT and business industries.

 

 

Programme Overview

The MSc Computer Science combines academic and practical modules, consisting of eight taught modules (4 compulsory and 4 elective) and a dissertation (final research project). Assessment methods may include coursework, in-class tests, examinations, presentations, a research proposal and research dissertation.Courses... [-]


MSc in Computer Science / Computer Science (Mobile Computing)

Campus Full time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics programme provides students the opportunity to study both in the UK and in France where they will gain two degrees in less time and at a lower cost than it would take to earn the degrees independently. [+]

MSc in Computer Science and Informatics / MSc in Applied Mathematics

 

 

The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics is unique programme delivered by two academically enowned Universities in Europe: Liverpool Hope University, UK and the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France.

By utilising the teaching knowledge, research excellence and first class faculties of two leading European institutions, the Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics provides a world class academic curriculum and practical learning experience for the technology and scientific graduates of the future.

The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics programme provides students the opportunity to study both in the UK and in France where they will gain two degrees in less time and at a lower cost than it would take to earn the degrees independently.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Management

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

The course provides a unique blend of scientific and applied social science approaches to the study and application of environmental management in terrestrial settings. [+]

MSc in Environmental Management

 

The MSc Environmental Management offers a flexible course promoting academic development, directly applicable to professional practice in environmental management.

 

Working towards a sustainable, healthy future for people and their environment is a priority for society and a necessity for business. The MSc in Environmental Management will equip you with the skills and knowledge to respond to this need, for example through employment in the public sector or in environmental consultancy. In addition, you will also develop postgraduate qualities such as innovative thinking and practice, responsibility for continuing personal and professional development, initiative, awareness of ethical dimensions in research, and decision making in environmental management.... [-]


MSc in Human Resources Management & Development

Campus Full time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

This MSc programme provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques of Human Resource Management and Development (HRM & D). [+]

MSc in Human Resource Management & Development

 

This MSc programme provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques of Human Resource Management and Development (HRM & D). This programme enables students to develop competence, techniques and effectiveness in HRM & D. through stressing the crucial role in HRD in meeting the challenges in international development, by adding value to economic activities, securing effective public services, and building capabilities within individuals organizations and societies. Participants will engage in a critical analysis of best practices of HRM/D and their application to globalization and international development processes. The programme examines the current international business environment and its diverse nature of social and economic challenges to the management and development of human resources.... [-]


MSc in Marketing Management

Campus Full time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The MSc in Marketing Management fosters critical thinking about marketing, qualitative and quantitative marketing research along with associated business and management problems. [+]

MSc in Marketing Management

 

The MSc Marketing Management programme is taught in Liverpool Hope University's award winning Business School, which in the last UK Government Quality Assurance Assessment was given the maximum score of 24 out of 24! We cannot score higher than that!

 

 

Study Details / Module Information

You will study a number of different subjects, which would include Marketing Management and you will also be able to specialise in Marketing during the dissertation (research project) phase of the programme. Liverpool Hope University's faculty has a number of marketing experts who would be available to support you as either project supervisors or as academic support.... [-]


MSc in Mathematical Informatics (Dual International Masters)

Campus Full time 24 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics is unique programme delivered by two academically enowned Universities in Europe: Liverpool Hope University, UK and the Université Catholique de l’Ouest [+]

MSc in Mathematical Informatics (Dual International Masters)MSc Computer Science and Informatics - Liverpool Hope University, UKMSc Applied Mathematics - Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics is unique programme delivered by two academically enowned Universities in Europe: Liverpool Hope University, UK and the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France.By utilising the teaching knowledge, research excellence and first class faculties of two leading European institutions, the Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics provides a world class academic curriculum and practical learning experience for the technology and scientific graduates of the future.The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics programme provides students the opportunity to study both in the UK and in France where they will gain two degrees in less time and at a lower cost than it would take to earn the degrees independently.Successful graduates will gain the MSc Computer Science and Informatics, awarded by Liverpool Hope University, UK and MSc Applied Mathematics, taught at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, and awarded by the University of Angers, France.The programme includes a paid internship where students will be working on a technology project within a company. The internship gives an opportunity to utilise the technical, scientific and academic knowledge learnt within the programme whilst further developing communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills.The internship cumulates in a research dissertation that is assessed by both Liverpool Hope University and Université Catholique de l’Ouest.Programme Overview• Two Degrees - earn two postgraduate qualifications - The programme has been designed to provide a complimentary set of modules culminating in two awards. You gain two qualifications – the MSc Computer Science and Informatics awarded by Liverpool Hope University, the MSc Applied Mathematics awarded by Université Catholique de l’Ouest.• Paid internship as part of your learning - The programme does not just include academic learning; you will also have the opportunity for a paid internship. You will be involved in a live technology project that draws on your skills and knowledge, offering valuable job training and professional experience that will help your future career.• Double opportunities in half the time - The programme leading to two awards is completed in two years. You will have gained two qualifications in less time and at a lower cost than it would take to earn the degrees independently, plus you will have benefited from additional paid industry experience.• Two-centre teaching - Liverpool Hope University and Université Catholique de l’Ouest have a long  established partnership, working together in academic research, collaboration and scholarship. Whilst your studies are taught in English, you will be learning from two world class institutions gaining experience in two countries.• Teaching underpinned by research - Technology changes so quickly it is vital that your learning and teaching is as up to date as possible. Liverpool Hope University and Université Catholique de l’Ouest offer research intensive environments and its faculty members are active in collaborative research projects nationally, internationally, within both academic and industry environments. This is reflected back to your teaching and learning. As well as well-established concepts, you are equipped with the most advanced theories and techniques and will gain the most up to date knowledge.• International Faculty - You will learn from academic faculty from across the world. The academics at both Liverpool Hope University and the Université Catholique de l’Ouest include a high number of PhD’s and leading industry experts. You will learn first-hand from the best.• Global Exposure - In an increasingly global world, employers want graduates with an international outlook. You will gain global exposure by living, studying and working in a two different cultures. You will gain two networks of contacts, colleagues, academic faculty and potential employers.• Conferences and Research Seminars - Postgraduate education is not just about being in a classroom and completing assignments. MSc students require determination, critical thinking, analytical skills and  exposure to a variety of resources. As well as an international faculty, the Department has an on-going research seminar and conference schedule where MSc students are invited to sessions from faculty staff, external academics from both national and international universities, and leading industry figures. The more opportunities you have to gain knowledge and network with industry, the more opportunities you have for success.• First-class laboratory facilities - As an MSc student you have available to the best facilities. The Department of Computer Science has dedicated postgraduate labs with recently refurbished i7 processors and Windows 7. Research is supported by the established Intelligent and Distributed Systems (IDS) Research Laboratory and High Performance Computing (HPC). Labs are configured as render farms for background graphics processing, plus state-of- the-art Robotics and Embedded Systems equipment.The programme combines academic and practical courses plus an internship and dissertation in project.  All teaching and assessment is conducted in English language.  You will be assessed for each module.  Assessment methods will vary and may include academic essays, reports, presentations, examinations, a research proposal and research dissertations.In the first year, six courses are taught at the Department of Computer Science, Liverpool Hope University, UK.In the second year, four courses are taught at the Institute Mathematique Applique, Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France.  Non-active speakers of French language programme prior to the beginning of the teaching to help secure a good working knowledge of the French language which is deemed essential both to enable students to fully benefit from the experience of living in France but also in order to secure a paid internship with a French employer.The taught part of the programme is followed by a paid internship and dissertation project to be completed in France, and a dissertation project that is assessed by both universities.... 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MSc in Networks and Security

Campus Full time Part time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool + 1 more

Students taking this course will learn the history, theory and practical skills in order to secure networks of all types and at all levels; by doing so they will gain the cyber-skills urgently being sought by businesses and governments. [+]

MSc in Networks and Security

 

 

In 1984, John Gage and Bill Joy of Sun Microsystems coined one of the most memorable phrases of the information age, “the network is the computer”. By making computing resources available to machines on a network, allowing them to exchange information from different locations, and by using them as collaborative team to work on a specific task has allowed networked computers to instigate the information age.

 

Networks form the basis of the Internet, make powerful distributed computing possible and are the basis for grid and cloud computing. Network computers are used in organisations at all scales ranging from schools and small businesses up to multi-national companies and governments. If the information transmitted on such networks becomes compromised this can have disastrous consequences.Cyber-attack and countering this with cyber-security is being increasingly being recognised as vital by big businesses and governments; as such it is a ”hot” area of employment. This course equips student with the increasingly diverse range of cyber skills business and government needs. This includes virus defence, anti-eavesdropping techniques, counter measures to cyber-attack and denial of service attack, anti-Trojan horse techniques and disaster avoidance and recovery policies.... [-]


MSc in Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool + 1 more

The programme covers the key topics of Psychology such as Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Personality and Individual Differences and underpins these topics with research carried out in the Department. [+]

MSc in Psychology

 

 

Liverpool Hope’s MSc Psychology is designed as a conversion course and is accredited by the British Psychological Society. It offers graduates from other subjects the opportunity to start a new career in Psychology. In addition, the programme is available to Psychology graduates who completed a Psychology degree which did not have accreditation from the British Psychological Society. On successful completion of the programme students will become eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). GBC is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Eligibility to GBC is the prerequisite for entry onto postgraduate and professional training courses offered by the BPS.... [-]


MSc Skill Acquisition & Human Movement Science

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

This postgraduate course hopes to provide graduates with an in-depth knowledge of the latest research that has attempted to answer these important questions in relation to sport and human performance. [+]

What makes expert performers ‘experts’ in their field? How can scientists use different learning techniques in order to enhance the learning and development of novice performers? Why do experts often perform poorly under pressure? Is it possible to teach motor skills in such a way that prevents them from breaking down under the pressure of competition? These are just some of the questions that interest scientists in the area of skill acquisition and human movement science. This postgraduate course hopes to provide graduates with an in-depth knowledge of the latest research that has attempted to answer these important questions in relation to sport and human performance. Drawing on research from sport psychology, coaching science, cognitive psychology, psychophysiology, motor control and learning, perception-action and cognitive neuroscience, graduates of this course will have a detailed understanding of the theories that underpin skill acquisition and human movement but, crucially, will also develop the skills needed to apply this knowledge to real performance environments. Entry requirements Normally at least a 2:1 in a relevant discipline (sport psychology, sport and exercise science or psychology). Students with a 2:2 in these subjects may also be given consideration on an individual basis. Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have an IELTS 6.5 (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 106 or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. Scholarships Liverpool Hope offers a range of scholarships to international students. Please follow this link for more information> http://www.hope.ac.uk/international/internationalscholarships/ [-]

MA

MA Creative Practice

Campus Full time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

This highly specialised and practical MA is designed for recent graduates and professional practitioners who wish to continue their creative development. [+]

MA by Creative Practice

 

This highly specialised and practical MA is designed for recent graduates and professional practitioners who wish to continue their creative development. The programme is based on an individually negotiated programme of practice and research with a strong emphasis on supervised independent learning. Research areas available are Media, Music, Fine Art, Design, Comedy, Drama, Theatre Studies and Dance.

Study Details / Module Information

There are four compulsory modules, three of 30 credits and one of 90 credits.

They are:

Theoretical Research and Professional Practice (30 credits) Negotiated Creative Practice (30 credits) Autonomous Creative Practice (30 credits) Creative Practice Final Project (90 credits) ... [-]

MA Criminology

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The Department of Social Science is an exciting new development at Hope. Disciplines like Criminology and Sociology have been taught here for some years, but they have now been brought together into a single department. [+]

Crime, justice, policy, surveillance and law and order are key issues in the 21st Century. The Masters degree in Criminology is designed specifically to let you explore these and related topics in depth. You will be encouraged to challenge established wisdom while studying the intellectual canon of the discipline. At Liverpool Hope we are driven by a desire to not just be passive observers of criminological, social and criminal justice issues but to be active participants in it. This means that we pay special attention to the interests and goals of our postgraduate students who wish to pursue their studies here. Drawing on our vibrant and developing research culture we offer an inter-disciplinary, contemporary and relevant degree programme, drawing expertise from our interest in current criminological trends in Britain, Europe and globally. Studying for a Masters in Criminology is guaranteed to be an intellectually interesting experience, challenging assumptions on contemporary questions around globalisation, environmental and green crime, state crime and the policing of protest to a critical analysis of the impact of gender, race and ethnicity, poverty and social exclusion on crime and criminal justice matters. The Masters is a way of becoming a participant in criminological debate and analysis, whilst being supported in gaining an in-depth and critical understanding of the traditions and latest developments of the discipline. Entry requirements Normally an Honours degree (minimum 2.1) in any relevant discipline. Equivalent and appropriate professional experience will also be accepted. English language requirement: Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have an IELTS 6.5 (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 106 or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. Scholarships Liverpool Hope offers a range of scholarships to international students. Please follow this link for more information> http://www.hope.ac.uk/international/internationalscholarships/ [-]

MA English Language

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The course consists of taught modules (including two compulsory modules) and a research dissertation. Assessment is through coursework including essays, oral presentations, case studies, poster presentations, field research etc. Full-time students normally attend two intensive classes each week, part-time students attend one class a week; these sessions are backed up by time for wider reading, seminar preparation and assignment completion. [+]

The MA in English Language programme will provide an opportunity for students to specialise in English language through engaging with the most up-to-date research in the area. Taught by academics actively engaged in research in their fields the programme will particularly focus on sociolinguistic approaches to the study of language. Students will be provided with hands-on training in various methodologies in studying English Language and Linguistics. They will also develop expertise in language variation and change both from synchronic and diachronic perspectives, language issues in multilingual societies, and wider issues relating to the global spread of the English language. A careful balance between theoretical and methodological inputs and their applications in actual linguistic analyses ensures that students experience a well-rounded approach to the study of language. Entry requirement Applicants normally require an Honours degree (minimum 2.1) in a humanities subject. Relevant subjects would include English Literature and English Language. Other backgrounds which might be appropriate include Film, Media, Journalism, communication Studies or Cultural Studies. You should have a keen interest in the subject, and a willingness to engage in wide reading around the topic areas. For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. Scholarship Liverpool Hope offers a range of scholarships to international students. Please follow this link for more information> http://www.hope.ac.uk/international/internationalscholarships/ [-]

MA English Literature

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The course consists of taught modules (including three compulsory modules) and a research dissertation. Assessment is through coursework, primarily in essay format. Full-time students normally attend two intensive classes each week, part-time students attend one class per week; these sessions are backed up by the time for wider reading, seminar preparation and assignment completion. [+]

The MA English Literature focuses upon the study of literature within its historical context. The programme offers a unique opportunity for postgraduate students to develop expertise in archival research, whilst at the same time honing the theoretical and critical skills necessary for the successful analysis and interpretation of literary and historical sources. By offering the opportunity to study major authors of English Literature such as William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens and the programme will appeal to a wide range of applicants, including home students and those from overseas, and develops essential transferable skills relevant to a wide range of careers, including the teaching profession. The discussion of canonical authors in the MA is cutting edge because if works to recontextualise the canon in literary, historical and theoretical terms. Entry requirements Applicants normally require an Honours degree (minimum 2:1) in a humanities subject. Relevant subjects would include English Literature and English Language. Other backgrounds which might be appropriate include Film, Media or Theatre Studies. You should have a keen interest in the subject, and a willingness to engage in wide reading around the topic areas. For students who first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. Scholarships Liverpool Hope offers a range of scholarships to international students. Please follow this link for more information> http://www.hope.ac.uk/international/internationalscholarships/ [-]

MA in Art History & Curating

Campus Full time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The MA in Art History and Curating offers a theoretical and critical approach to the study of art history and curatorial practice. [+]

MA in Art History & Curating

 

 

The MA in Art History and Curating offers a theoretical and critical approach to the study of art history and curatorial practice. Focusing mainly, but not exclusively, on the modern period (19th and 20th centuries), the programme addresses key developments in art and art history up to the present day, as well as offering theoretical and practical training in the field of museum studies and curating.

For students who do not wish to undertake a full MA, a Postgraduate Certificate is also available.

The programme is intended for graduates who have studied Fine Art, Art History or any other Arts and Humanities discipline, or those from non-arts backgrounds wishing to pursue a new subject. It will also appeal to those already working in the museums or galleries sector wishing to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD). There are opportunities to participate in overseas study tours and in recent years the department has visited Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bilbao, Milan, Paris, Florence, Venice and New York. Regional exhibition and site visits will also take place.... [-]


MA in Biblical and Pastoral Theology

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The MA consists of four 15 credit Biblical Studies modules (Law, Prophecy and Wisdom: Three Worldviews in the Old Testament; Ancient Jewish Apocalyptic Literature; Pauline Literature; and Johannine Literature), one 30 credit module on Biblical Hermeneutics in a Pastoral Context, and either one 30 credit or two 15 credit Pastoral Theology modules. - [+]

This programme is addressed primarily to those either already involved in pastoral work, including leadership positions in Christian churches and organisations, or those interested in finding future employment in this area. It is unique in that it not only offers students an opportunity to gain a thorough and systematic training in methods and approaches in Pastoral Theology, but it also familiarises them with the academic discipline of Biblical Studies, including a focused and research based study of specific biblical texts as well as a broader perspective on themes in biblical theology. Students are expected to develop a more mature and critical approach, based on sound knowledge and scholarship, and in full awareness of the complexity and hermeneutical issues involved. At the same time, all the Biblical Studies modules include theological and pastoral perspectives. In this way students learn to understand the texts of the Old and New Testament in their historical and socio-cultural setting, are introduced to methods and approaches used in the academic study of the Bible, the tools used by biblical scholars, and the most important developments in the field of biblical scholarship, but they also gain insight into their theological significance and are better prepared to appreciate the use of the Bible in pastoral and liturgical settings. Entry requirement: For this award we would normally require a first degree (not necessarily in Theology or Religious Studies) at First or 2:1 level or equivalent practical/professional experience. Scholarships Liverpool Hope offers a range of scholarships to international students. Please follow this link for more information> http://www.hope.ac.uk/international/internationalscholarships/ [-]

MA in Contemporary Popular Theatres

Campus Part time 24 - 30 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

A unique opportunity for in-depth, research-led study of the work, contexts and consequences of contemporary British and Irish popular playwrights. You will be participating in [+]

MA in Contemporary Popular Theatres

 

This degree is not available to international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international.A unique opportunity for in-depth, research-led study of the work, contexts and consequences of contemporary British and Irish popular playwrights.You will be participating in the UK’s only postgraduate course in the field of contemporary popular theatre. If you have an interest in the plays of established writers such as John Godber, Willy Russell or Jim Cartwright or the emerging work of Richard Bean, Amanda Whittington or Roy Williams then this course will provide a suitably rigorous academic framework for further study.The programme builds on established undergraduate provision in Popular and Mainstream Theatre at Liverpool Hope University and staff research expertise. You will follow a rigorous, balanced programme of study providing opportunities for academic and practical analysis of the field of contemporary popular theatre. The programme is based at the Creative  Campus near Liverpool city centre and will make effective use of the proximity of the Everyman Archive and the Royal Court popular theatre season. The Artistic Director of the Hull Truck Theatre, John Godber, is currently Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre at the university and has strong links with the university; Godber’s SOLD (2007) played a sell-out run on campus as part of the Cornerstone Festival.The programme's explicit focus on text and building-based performance creates a useful counter-discourse to the usual academic emphasis on avant garde work at this level of study.... [-]


MA in Education

Campus Full time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The MA Education programme is designed for practicing teachers, educators and others with a personal or professional interest in the field of education. [+]

MA in Education

 

 

The MA Education programme is designed for practicing teachers, educators and others with a personal or professional interest in the field of education. The programme aims to provide opportunities for engagement with key theories, concepts and ideas in education.

The structure of the programme is flexible enough to meet the needs of those seeking to develop a more academic understanding of the field and those aspiring to develop understanding through critical reflection on practice. The programme will help you to adopt best practice, promote innovation and manage change.

The varied combinations of courses available allow teachers, educators and others to critically analyse and respond to educational and social issues within the context of theory, research and practice. The programme is designed to meet both the academic and professional needs of those teaching, coaching, managing and leading in all sectors of education. A generic award is available as well as a named award that can be gained through combination of specialist courses. The award titles available are:... [-]


MA in Education (Early Childhood)

Campus Full time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The MA Education (Early Childhood) provides an opportunity for graduates in the children’s workforce to progress onto postgraduate study in their subject area. It also provides access to modules from other related subject areas, as part of the programme, to reflect [+]

MA in Education (Early Childhood) The MA Education (Early Childhood) provides an opportunity for graduates in the children’s workforce to progress onto postgraduate study in their subject area. It also provides access to modules from other related subject areas, as part of the programme, to reflect the multi-professional nature of their interests. It enables the student to make choices that will support their developing expertise in particular areas within the wide range typical of the children’s workforce. It combines a social science and educational approach to research in this subject.There are increasing numbers of graduates in the children’s workforce, and an increasing focus on continuing study and professional development. Many have taken advantage of the provision of study and training pathways for the Early Years Professional Status (a graduate status).... [-]


MA in Education (International Education)

Campus Full time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The MA Education (International Education) is aimed at students with a strong interest or experience in international education. This pathway will provide opportunities for education practitioners from different countries to come together and learn [+]

MA in Education (International Perspectives) The MA Education (International Perspectives) is aimed at students with a strong interest or experience in international education. This pathway will provide opportunities for education practitioners from different countries to come together and learn from each other, linking international perspectives on educational theory, research, policy and practices. Those who are active in the field of education will be expected to consider how an international perspective can be incorporated within their own practice.  This programme is designed for those with either personal or professional interest in international education. It aims to meet the career development needs of education professionals in the UK and overseas. It will enable you to investigate issues that affect your school or your educational institution, and to make a real difference to your own professional practice. A comparative analysis of national and regional education systems and initiatives will enable you to critically analyse your own context while relating it to others.Tutors will guide you in exploring a range of core issues affecting education around the world today such as globalization, community cohesion, sustainability and global citizenship. Case studies of policy and practice from diverse contexts will be drawn upon to illuminate different philosophical and pedagogical approaches in international education. You will be encouraged to critically reflect upon their own assumptions and consider research methods for evaluating education initiatives.... [-]


MA in Education (Leadership & Management)

Campus Full time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The MA Education (Leadership & Management) programme offers modules of study designed to complement the range of professional qualifications offered to those who hold or aspire to positions in the senior and middle management of educational [+]

MA in Education (Leadership & Management)

The MA Education (Leadership & Management) programme offers modules of study designed to complement the range of professional qualifications offered to those who hold or aspire to positions in the senior and middle management of educational institutions.

Consistent with the agenda for school improvement and organisational effectiveness the focus is on leadership and management of schools and related organisations. A range of models and frameworks are studied which provide the tools for leading and managing schools and organisations in the twenty first century. The emphasis is on the primacy of practice and the application of models to contemporary organisational problems, most significantly to the student`s own context.... [-]


MA in Education (Teaching and Learning)

Campus Full time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The MA Education (Teaching and Learning) programme has been designed to cater for the interests and requirements of professionals in all kinds of educational settings, from early years to post-compulsory. This named award will provide opportunities [+]

MA in Education (Teaching and Learning)The MA Education (Teaching and Learning) programme has been designed to cater for the interests and requirements of professionals in all kinds of educational settings, from early years to post-compulsory. This named award will provide opportunities for professionals and practitioners to undertake masters level study in aspects of education that are of direct interest and relevance to them, underpinned by engagement with the most current and influential literature and with a keen awareness of the rapidly transforming social and political contexts in which education is located.Studying for the award will require students to engage confidently with the key debates in education, to become skilled readers of educational research, to design and evaluate research approaches and to present evidence and findings in appropriate forms. A key aspect of the award is the flexibility to pursue individual interests relevant to different career stages, subject and Phase specialisms and other professional concerns. There will also be the opportunity to study alongside students on the general or other named awards on particular modules, offering an enhanced learning environment and drawing on a wide range of staff specialisms and expertise.The MA Education (Teaching and Learning) is adapted from the government-funded MTL (now no longer available to new students) and offers the same opportunities for practice-based research and professional development but in a modified structure.... [-]


MA in History

Campus Full time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

he programme focuses on Britain’s maritime and colonial past, providing opportunities for students to study and work with a small team of specialists who work closely with National Museums Liverpool. [+]

MA in History

 

This programme will be of interest to both recent graduates and those wishing to return to study in higher education.  The programme focuses on Britain’s maritime and colonial past, providing opportunities for students to study and work with a small team of specialists who work closely with National Museums Liverpool.

 

 

Study Details / Module Information

Maritime and colonial history raises challenging and interesting issues concerning the history of England within the context of the British Isles, and in a wider setting of European engagement and encounter with the wider world. This programme seeks to explore these issues by focussing on selected themes spanning the early modern period through to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, while providing students with an opportunity to study and reflect on related themes concerning globalization and politics. It is designed to provide postgraduate students with a rich and varied programme of study, demanding critical engagement with the subject and an understanding of diverse forms of evidence.... [-]


MA in International Relations

Campus Full time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

International Relations encompasses a number of the most important issues in the modern world - issues such as globalisation, trade, development, integration, interdependence, war and peace, international justice and environmentalism. [+]

MA in International Relations

 

 

This programme will be of interest to both recent graduates and those wishing to return to study in higher education. The course provides in-depth insights into global politics and the nature of international relations today.

International Relations encompasses a number of the most important issues in the modern world - issues such as globalisation, trade, development, integration, interdependence, war and peace, international justice and environmentalism. The aim of this programme is to develop an ability to understand and interpret these issues. The programme will provide an analysis of these topics based primarily on a political and historical point of view. It will also draw in perspectives from other relevant disciplines, including philosophy, sociology and business. The objective will be to encourage students to engage critically with both the theoretical and practical dimensions of contemporary global politics.... [-]


MA in Music Since 1900

Campus Full time 12  August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The MA in Music since 1900 is built upon Hope’s long-standing involvement with and commitment to music of the 20th and 21st centuries. It is taught flexibly, in both evening slots and tutorial sessions which may be arranged to suit individual needs. In addition [+]

MA in Music Since 1900

The MA in Music since 1900 is built upon Hope’s long-standing involvement with and commitment to music of the 20th and 21st centuries. It is taught flexibly, in both evening slots and tutorial sessions which may be arranged to suit individual needs. In addition to the strength of Hope’s music staff in this area of study, the University enjoys a unique relationship with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its contemporary music group, Ensemble 10/10. As a composer, you will be able to have your work played and discussed by members of the orchestra; as a performer, you can take part in masterclasses and receive tuition from RLPO members; and a full programme of new music events, given by Ensemble 10/10, takes place in Hope’s Cornerstone building, the home of the Music Department.... [-]


MA in Popular Literatures

Campus Full time Part time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool + 1 more

This exciting new programme offers students the opportunity to specialize in the study of popular literature within a number of genres – including, for example, early modern drama, the eighteenth century novel, twentieth century detective [+]

MA in Popular LiteraturesThis exciting new programme offers students the opportunity to specialize in the study of popular literature within a number of genres – including, for example, early modern drama, the eighteenth century novel, twentieth century detective fiction, science fiction and fantasy, and the graphic novel. It offers the opportunity to analyze texts from both literary and linguistic perspectives. It also includes the possibility of examining the language of advertising, print journalism and magazines.Study Details / Module InformationCore Modules:

Approaching Popular Literatures (15 credits) Popular Literatures: Theories and Contexts (15 credits) Dissertation Preparation (15 credits) Dissertation (60 credits) Elective Modules (up to the value of 75 credits) Early Modern Popular Culture (15 credits) The Rise of the Novel (15 credits) Popular Culture and Stereotypes (15 credits) Twentieth Century Detective Fiction (15 credits) Science Fiction and Fantasy (15 credits) The Art of the Graphic Novel (15 credits) Advertising (15 credits) Print Journalism and Magazines (15 credits) South Asian Popular Culture (15 credits) Media Transversalities (15 credits) Translating the Renaissance: From Italy to England (15 credits) Gothic Fictions (15 credits) ... [-]

MA in The Beatles, Popular Music and Society

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

This MA will be of interest to those working in the fields of popular music studies, cultural studies, social anthropology, politics, gender studies, and musicology, among others. Such a course is an essential addition to the discipline of Popular Music Studies. [+]

MA in The Beatles, Popular Music and Society

 

 

A unique opportunity to study in the city of Liverpool, home of The Beatles and with access to leading Popular Music academics and Beatles specialists, this MA is the only one of its kind in the UK and the world.

This MA will examine the significance of the music of the Beatles in the construction of identities, audiences, ethnicities and industries, and localities; by doing so it will suggest ways to understand popular music as a social practice, focusing attention on issues such as the role of music in the construction of regional identities, concepts of authenticity, aesthetics, meaning, value, performance, and the use of popular music as a discursive evocation of place. Furthermore, in a consideration of popular music as a text, popular music semiotics will also be employed.... [-]


MA Museum and Heritage

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

This module aims to provide a thorough introduction to the diverse field of museum studies and how this relates to the range of activities that make up contemporary museum and gallery practice – from collections and ownership to display and interpretation. The module will begin by focusing on the object, collections and collecting, drawing on examples from material and visual culture studies and using specific case studies. Shifting the focus from storerooms to galleries, the module will consider issues of display and interpretation. The module will draw on complementary theoretical approaches from both historical and artistic perspectives. [+]

This newly-developed programme has been designed in close partnership with one of the world’s great museum organisations. National Museums Liverpool (NML) attracts 3.3 million visitors a year. Its collections are among the most varied in Europe and contain everything from Impressionist paintings and rare beetles to a lifejacket from Titanic. Through a series of guest seminars, practical training workshops and study visits embedded throughout the programme, the MA Museum and Heritage Studies offers students unparalleled access to NML’s professional expertise, world-class collections and outstanding venues. No other museum studies programme currently offers such close collaboration with a national museum service. Inspired by Liverpool Hope University and NML’s shared commitment to social justice, our unique programme emphasises the new approaches being taken by museums to address social inequalities, from anti-racism workshops with local schools to global campaigns for human rights. Students explore the variety of methods and techniques employed by today’s museum professionals to develop socially-relevant collections, to produce inspiring and challenging exhibitions, and to engage communities on a local, national and international level. The application of theoretical and ethical perspectives to real-world case studies enables students to develop a critical understanding of social justice in a museological context, preparing our graduates for a variety of professional roles in the contemporary museum or for further study at doctoral level. Entry requirements The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have an IELTS 6.5 (including reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL paper based 560, TOEFL ibt 83 or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. The programme is also intended to appeal to staff and volunteers already working in the museum and heritage sector who wish to undertake Continuing Professional Development. Students who do not wish to undertake the MA dissertation will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate on completion of four 15 credit modules. Scholarships Liverpool Hope offers a range of scholarships to international students. Please follow this link for more information> http://www.hope.ac.uk/international/internationalscholarships/ [-]

MA Peace Studies

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

Students must take the core modules: Theories and Concepts in Peace Studies (30 credits) as well as Theory and Analysis of International Relations (30 credits), a postgraduate research methods module (15 credits), a case studies module (15 credits) and a further 30 credits worth of elective modules before progressing to a dissertation (60 credits). [+]

Peace Studies deals with one of the most pressing issues of the contemporary world - the challenges that confront actors in conflict and post-conflict societies. The course will reflect on the complexity of peace and peacebuilding, combining theoretical approaches with opportunities for in-depth case study research. The aim of this programme is to deconstruct the notion of peace and shed light on the issues of peacebuilding. The course encourages thinking beyond the mainstream and encourages students to make a contribution to the discipline. The programme is built around a core of International Relations, but also draws on other disciplines such as History, Economics, Religious Studies and Law. The objective is to encourage our students to engage critically with both the theoretical and practical dimensions of contemporary conflicts and attempts to (re) build peace. Entry requirements Applicants will normally be required to hold a primary degree at first or second class honours level in history, politics, international relations or a relevant discipline (e.g. Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Business). Applications will also be considered from individuals who have appropriate and relevant experience. Students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. Scholarships Liverpool Hope offers a range of scholarships to international students. Please follow this link for more information> http://www.hope.ac.uk/international/internationalscholarships/ [-]

MA Social Policy

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The programme consists of four modules and a dissertation (final research project) totalling 180 credits. Assessment methods will vary and may include academic essays, reports, presentations and examinations, research proposals and a research dissertation. [+]

Our Masters degree in social policy is designed to develop students’ critical knowledge and understanding of social policy. Together with active researchers you will be led through the key contemporary debates in social policy as well as learning how to develop and carry out your own social policy-focused research projects. Our Master’s has a strong focus on critical and radical approaches to the study of social policy both here in the UK and from a global perspective. In particular the course is concerned with how social policies can reinforce and reproduce marginalisation and oppression in society for groups such as women, deprived communities, ethnic minorities, migrants, disabled people and older people. Concurrently, nevertheless, the program will also analyse how various social policies have been the result of resistance to dominant economic structures and should therefore also be conceptualised as key institutions formalising the rights of the same groups which social policies often oppress. Social policy is also a deeply political subject and as consequence our program explores the theoretical links between the economy and transformations in welfare systems. Entry requirements Normally an Honours degree (minimum 2.1) in any relevant discipline. English language requirement: Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have an IELTS 6.5 (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 106 or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. Scholarships Liverpool Hope offers a range of scholarships to international students. Please follow this link for more information>... [-]


MA Sociology

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The programme consists of four modules and a dissertation (final research project) totalling 180 credits. Assessment methods will vary and may include academic essays, reports, presentations and examinations, a research proposal and research dissertation. [+]

Our Masters degree in Sociology is designed specifically to let you explore and see the social world in different ways. Together with active researchers you will be encouraged to challenge established wisdom while studying the intellectual canon of the discipline. At Liverpool Hope we are driven by a desire to not just be passive observers of society but to be active participants in it. This means that we pay special attention to the interests and goals of our post-graduate students who wish to pursue their studies here. Drawing on our vibrant and developing research culture we offer an inter-disciplinary, contemporary and relevant degree programme, drawing expertise from our interest in current sociological trends in Britain, Europe and globally. Studying for a Masters in Sociology is guaranteed to be an intellectually interesting experience, challenging assumptions on questions from race and culture to exclusion and austerity. The Masters is a way of becoming a participant in sociological debate and analysis, whilst being supported in gaining an in-depth and critical understanding of the traditions and latest developments of the discipline. Entry requirements Normally an Honours degree (minimum 2.1) in any relevant discipline. Equivalent and appropriate professional experience will also be accepted. English language requirement: Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have an IELTS 6.5 (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 106 or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. Scholarships Liverpool Hope offers a range of scholarships to international students. Please follow this link for more information> http://www.hope.ac.uk/international/internationalscholarships/ [-]

MA Youth & Community Work

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

Youth and community work is a unique and value-based practice that seeks to support and foster the development of young people and the wider community to enable all to reach their full potential. Underpinned by strong values of social justice Youth and Community Workers seek to critically analyse the social world and nurture the development of others through collaborative and creative practice leading to social change. [+]

Youth and community work is a unique and value-based practice that seeks to support and foster the development of young people and the wider community to enable all to reach their full potential. Underpinned by strong values of social justice Youth and Community Workers seek to critically analyse the social world and nurture the development of others through collaborative and creative practice leading to social change. The main aim of the MA in Youth and Community Work with JNC professional qualification is to develop skilled, innovative and reflective practitioners, who are able to engage and develop positive relationships within communities, which lead to education and discovery. Through practice workers will demonstrate a clear commitment to promoting participation and empowerment, equality, partnership working and to the personal, social and political development of those involved. This new MA Youth and Community Work programme has been designed in partnership with service users and leading professionals employed in the field. This collaboration ensures teaching is current and reflective of today’s youth and community work agenda preparing you effectively for a successful career. Entry requirement Applicants will require the following: First Degree (normally 2:1 or above, relevant degree an advantage). GCSE Grade C or above in Mathematics and English or equivalent before application. Appropriate and relevant experience. Enhanced DBS Clearance. All candidates subject to interview and satisfactory health check. Scholarships Liverpool Hope offers a range of scholarships to international students. Please follow this link for more information> http://www.hope.ac.uk/international/internationalscholarships/ [-]

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