QA Executive Master's

Introduction

Why Choose QA?

Real world application

Our master’s programmes are built around real-world experience and grounded in best practice to ensure students can immediately apply the ideas, skills and knowledge back in the workplace.

Learning which works with your schedule

Our flexible study options allows students to fit their part-time course of study around their work and family commitments.

Delivered by subject matter experts

Our master’s programmes are delivered by both QA’s industry leading experts, who share their experience, insights and leading-edge content and Northumbria University’s faculty who bring the academic rigour to the programme.

Professional study environment

Where you study is important to how you feel and ultimately how you perform. Our master's programmes are taught out of our state-of-the-art flagship training centre at International House, near Tower Bridge, London.

Support for your future

To help students sustain their learning, we offer our alumni up to 40% off any of our 1,500 training courses.

Why study for a master's?

"it really helps you widen your horizons..."

“The master’s programme has helped me set myself aside from peers, stand out in the workforce and really grow as an individual.”

-- Lee Akpareva, Project Consultant, Polarisoft --

Career progression

Our master’s programmes help you accelerate your career, whatever level you are at, through the focus of real world application of skills and knowledge.

Increased earning potential

In the UK, over 350,000 people each year enrol in master’s programmes and, on average, their lifetime earnings will benefit to the tune of £250,000 over the equivalent bachelor degree student.

Access to latest thinking

Our master’s programmes will give students access to the latest thinking from QA’s industry leading experts, who will share innovation, ideas and best practice.

Connect with a talented peer group

Our programmes give you the opportunity to build your professional network, and connect with a talented peer group, which will help you refresh your own ideas and thinking.

Gain an industry recognised qualification

By studying part-time with QA, students will gain a recognised master's accredited by the University of Northumbria in the space of just two years, which can help set you apart from your peers in the workplace.

What are the benefits?

Sponsoring an employee through a master's programme can provide your organisation with differentiation and success. Developing your own existing employees, will help retain both talent along with core organisational knowledge and experience.

Why sponsor an employee for a master's programme?

Access to latest thinking

Our master’s programmes are built by industry experts around leading-edge content and grounded in best practice, coupled with the highest standards of academic rigour.

Real world application

All our programmes have a strong emphasis on practical application, ensuring the new skills and knowledge learnt can be immediately transferred to the workplace.

Peer-to-peer learning

Students will gain access to a senior peer group, from a range of industries, where they will be able to exchange ideas and thinking and build on their existing knowledge.

Immediate business benefits

Our master’s programmes all contain a research-based assignment, which can be tailored to the student’s organisation to bring real and tangible benefits to your organisation.

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MSc

Master of Science in Cyber Security

Campus Part time 2 years June 2017 United Kingdom London

The Northumbria University MSc in Cyber Security is delivered by QA staff in partnership with Northumbria. The programme provides students with a critical understanding of information governance and assurance along with technology risk management practices. [+]

The Northumbria University MSc in Cyber Security is delivered by QA staff in partnership with Northumbria. The programme provides students with a critical understanding of information governance and assurance along with technology risk management practices. The two year part-time programme, developed by Northumbria’s highly qualified academics, gives students the skills to handle security incidents, identify new and existing threats and determine methods to minimise them. Why choose Northumbria's MSc in Cyber Security? You will gain access to a network of academics, practitioners and experts in the field of information and cyber security from both Northumbria University and QA. You will be able to trial new approaches and processes in a safe environment, working on real world scenario and case studies. This master's programme will help you build your professional network and connect you to a talented peer group, which will help you refresh your own thinking and ideas. You will gain an internationally recognised postgraduate degree from Northumbria University which builds on your existing professional development and experience. Program Overview This master's programme will provide students with a critical understanding of information governance and assurance along with technology risk management practices. Module 1 - Information Governance and Security This module explores the governance, management and security principles that underpin the management of an organisation’s information assets. Module 2 - Information Assurance & Risk Management Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the processes used in assuring the security of information during use, sharing, storage, transmission and disposal. Module 3 - Network Security This module provides in-depth coverage of the fundamental concepts, principles and technologies for network security. Module 4 - Ethical Hacking for Computer Security Learners will develop a deep understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of ethical hacking. Module 5 - Research and Project Management Throughout the world of science, engineering, technology and business, the ability to pursue research is seen as a requisite for continued career progression in the appropriate subject discipline. MSc Dissertation The module is designed to enable learners to examine a topic of direct relevance to this Master’s programme and to produce a research based dissertation around a chosen topic. [-]

Master of Science in Web & Mobile Development Technologies

Campus Part time 2 years October 2016 United Kingdom London

The Northumbria University Masters in Web & Mobile Development Technologies is delivered by QA. The programme has been developed in partnership between Northumbria University and QA and blends the rigour of an academic programme with QA’s high end curriculum. [+]

The Northumbria University Masters in Web & Mobile Development Technologies is delivered by QA. The programme has been developed in partnership between Northumbria University and QA and blends the rigour of an academic programme with QA’s high end curriculum. The 2 year part-time programme will help individuals and organisations develop the skills and senior level competencies required to effectively exploit the opportunities that these new technologies bring to business. Why choose Northumbria's MSc Web & Mobile Development Technologies? Students will gain access to the latest technologies and thinking from industry leading experts in web and mobile development from both Northumbria University and QA. As well as learning practical skills, students will also be equipped to be able to identify, research, recommend and deploy relevant technologies both now and in the future. Our MSc programme will help you build your professional network, and connect you to a talented peer group, which will help you refresh your own thinking and ideas. You will gain an internationally recognised postgraduate degree from Northumbria University which builds on your existing professional development and experience. We will future proof the experts we create by pro- actively recommending new technology courses, at special alumni rates. In addition, as a Northumbria University graduate you will automatically become a member of their Alumni network which has over 100,000 members worldwide. Program Overview This master's course provides a comprehensive programme of study for web and mobile development. In the first stage of study, QA will help you ‘return to learn’ and introduce you to academic skills needed to study at a postgraduate level. As you embark upon your academic journey you will study the core skills required to gain a deep understanding of contemporary web development, industrial practice and analysis skills which form the basis of next generation web. The second stage of study consists of modules that impart mobile development skills and build upon your next generation web development to engage in the cutting edge of technology and methodologies. You will complete your study by undertaking an MSc Project allowing you to apply your skills to an area of specific interest, adding to your understanding of Web & Mobile Development Technologies. [-]

MA

Master of Arts in Applied Project Management

Campus Part time 2 years June 2017 United Kingdom London

The Northumbria University MA Applied Project Management is delivered by both Northumbria and QA staff. The programme has been developed by Northumbria’s highly qualified academics and industry experts around leading-edge content and is grounded in best practice. [+]

The Northumbria University MA Applied Project Management is delivered by both Northumbria and QA staff. The programme has been developed by Northumbria’s highly qualified academics and industry experts around leading-edge content and is grounded in best practice. The 2 year part-time programme provides students with a firm grounding in strategic project management, with a strong emphasis on practical application. Why choose Northumbria's MA Applied Project Management? Access to the latest thinking throughout the programme from experienced, industry leading experts in project management from both Northumbria University and QA. Study with like-minded professionals, helping to build your professional network and connect to a talented peer group, which will help you refresh your own thinking. You will gain an internationally recognised postgraduate degree from Northumbria University which builds on your existing professional development and experience. As a Northumbria University graduate you will become a member of their Alumni network which has over 100,000 members worldwide. You will also gain membership to QA's alumni network and will receive up to 40% off any of QA's public courses. Program Overview The programme provides delegates with the opportunity to explore various aspects of project management that impact themselves, their teams, their organisation and their industry. Each module is underpinned by a number of core texts and articles but delegates are encouraged to draw on their own experience and interests to broaden the discussion to determine the practical application of the Project Management theory and principles – a key component of each of the assignments. Module 1 - Leader Identity and Leadership The module considers the individual leader, involving the student in a detailed self-analysis and personal development planning process. Module 2 - Project Management Skills Development This module aims to provide an overview of the nature, scope and use of project management in implementing change. Module 3 - Leading and Building Employee Engagement This module will equip students with the skills to be able to generate high levels of employee engagement, so they are able to contribute to the way an organisational culture is either established or altered. Module 4 - Strategic Alignment This module is intended to develop students’ awareness and critical evaluation of strategic management, by assessing the impact of the business environment on organisations, and exploring the management issues involved in implementation. Module 5 - Contemporary Issues in Strategic Project Management This module aims to provide students with the necessary academic and research-based insights to enable the evaluation of contemporary project management developments and challenges. Dissertation - Management Investigation Project The dissertation module enables students to use and extend the knowledge and skills that they have acquired during their programme of study. [-]

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