The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Introduction

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham offers a diverse range of postgraduate programmes across schools including Economics; Education; Geography; Law; Politics and International Relations; and Sociology and Social Policy.

A reputation for excellence

We are a global top 100 university, and a number of the Faculty’s schools are in the top 50 for their subject area in the latest QS World University Rankings. We are also a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia.

Students come from across the world to join our dynamic learning community where our teaching is underpinned by our world-leading research. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) Nottingham is ranked 8th in the UK on a measure of 'research power', and more than 97% of research at the university is recognized internationally. The Faculty makes a valuable contribution to this with research that has wide-ranging impacts on society, the economy, health and welfare, culture, public policy and the environment.

A stunning location

The Faculty’s schools are based on the University Park and Jubilee campuses in the heart of England. 300-acre University Park is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, with a boating lake and rolling green hills. It is also only 10 minutes by bus from the vibrant Nottingham city centre, and will soon be even better connected with the completion of the new tram network. Jubilee campus has won numerous awards for its innovative, eco-friendly buildings, and its lakeside setting and contemporary sculptures make it an inspiring learning environment.

A dedicated support network

Our International Office is here to guide you before you arrive, and will also support you throughout your studies. They provide information and support on numerous issues including international qualifications, visas, finance, working regulations and adjusting to life in the UK.

Our Centre for English Language Education (CELE) provides courses before and during your studies, to develop your language skills to the required level. We also have a Careers and Employability Service to offer careers advice, and a Student Services Centre that can assist you with any personal or academic issues you may have.

Real-world learning

All of the schools in the Faculty have valuable links with industry, and all of our programmes equip you with the essential skills and specialist knowledge that you will need to achieve your professional goals. Nottingham is the UK’s top university for employment prospects, and you can be sure that you will graduate with a masters degree that is relevant to contemporary issues and aligns with the needs of employers around the world.

The information listed on this website has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check the University’s website for any updates before you apply for the course by following www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy. Where there is a difference between the contents of this website and the University’s website, the contents of the University’s website take precedence.

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MPA - Master of Public Administration

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course focuses on critical issues and key developments relating to public management, such as leadership, strategy, performance management and human resource management. [+]

MPA - Master of Public Administration The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is an internationally recognised qualification providing the competencies and knowledge necessary for public service managers to manage creatively in challenging policy environments. It is suitable for new graduates and those with managerial and/or public sector work experience. The focus of the programme is on critical issues and key developments relating to public management, such as leadership, strategy, performance management and human resource management. With the current developments in countries around the world, this is one of the most exciting times to be studying anything to do with the public sector, governance and government, and the delivery of services to meet people's needs. The aim of all of our programmes is to provide students with the skills, knowledge and tools to make sense of the world of public policy and management, so that they can analyse situation and problems, and use this to improve its practice. The course is designed to blend both practitioner an academic perspectives on public management, and the wide range of modules draws on examples from different countries around the world. The programme is aimed at both those who want to pursue a career in the public sector and those who want to further their career in the public sector. The course focuses on critical issues and key developments relating to public management (eg. leadership, strategy, performance management and human resource management). Our students come from a variety of backgrounds. Some students come straight from their first degree onto the masters without much work experience, and others currently work in a public sector organisation (NHS, local authorities, education sector, police) and take the course on a part-time basis. About half of our students are from the UK, and the other half from abroad. At the moment we have 14 or 15 different nationalities amongst our students. The variety of our student body adds a hugely beneficial and interesting dimension to the teaching through the exchange of experience of different practices and underlying assumptions on which these practices are built. The dialogue around these differences plays a substantial role in the learning environment. As admission into University programmes is conditional on a good level of English, the discussions are accessible and of interest to all students. Key facts International curricula focusing on key public sector developments in the UK, the EU, the US and other countries Research-informed curricula reflecting the expertise of staff in the fields of public management, policy analysis and social policy Flexible programme of study to facilitate part-time study Nottingham is a student-friendly, cosmopolitan and vibrant city with many cultural, social and leisure attractions, with good transport links, and with easy access to the countryside and London Friendly and supportive learning environment set in a very scenic campus Course details The course is designed to blend both practitioner and academic perspectives on public management, and the wide range of modules draws on examples from different countries around the world. Modules are normally taught by a mix of lectures, group-work, and class discussion. Most modules are taught weekly over one semester; a few modules are taught over three consecutive days. Part-time students need to come into the University for about 30 days per academic year. Taught modules are normally assessed by a 3,000 to 5,000-word essay (or equivalent). The 15,000 word dissertation is a key component of the masters degree as it gives students the opportunity to conduct independent research on a topic of their choice under the supervision of a leading public or social policy analyst. Students are required to submit an assessed dissertation proposal in advance of starting their dissertation. Support for producing the dissertation is provided by a research methods module, the dissertation and by one-to-one supervision. Past dissertation topics include: Managing people in the public sector - recruitment and staff training Impact of privatisation in the NHS on quality of care Effectiveness of outsourcing in the NHS Public procurement and corruption in Philippines Central and local government interaction in budgetary process in Kazakhstan Electoral systems/democracy Hong Kong and Taiwan China's monitoring system to deal with corruption of civil servants We also offer a Public Administration Postgraduate Diploma - students pursue the same programme of study as masters students, but do not undertake a dissertation. Diploma students can transfer to the masters course if they perform satisfactorily in the first semester (if full-time) or in the first academic year (if part-time). Modules Core modules Dissertation in Public Administration Leadership, Strategy and Performance in the Public Sector Managing People Policy Analysis: Concepts and Theories Public Management and Governance Public Sector Financial Management Research Methods and Research Management Optional modules Students have to choose a further 20 credits of elective modules, from an approved list. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Graduates of the MPA have successfully pursued careers in the public and voluntary sectors as managers and policy analysts. The MPA is rapidly becoming a standard global qualification for public servants. Undertaking postgraduate work fosters many vital skills and may give you a head start in the job market. Studying at this level allows you to develop qualities of self-discipline and self-motivation that are essential to employment in a wide range of different fields. A postgraduate degree from an institution such as The University of Nottingham shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training. "I found the course very useful because the topics were relevant to my career interests. This has definitely given my CV more clout. It has broaden my knowledge and helped me improve transferable skills such as communication skills gained through writing essays and presentations." Jennifer Beturin Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 95% of postgraduates in the School of Sociology and Social Policy who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,692 with the highest being £30,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Career planning and development We have developed and are developing close links with the National School of Government and other public sector bodies to provide internship opportunities to MPA and MPP students. The School of Sociology and Social Policy is developing close links with Nottingham Citizens. We will inform you of these internship and other opportunities throughout the course. The Careers Group of the University of London provides much information on internships and careers in government and politics in its Looking for Jobs and Internships in Politics guide. The Graduate School also provides internship and placement opportunities, as well as providing a range of opportunities for postgraduate students to develop their skills and enhance their employability. The University and the University's Students' Union also run a variety of student volunteering schemes. The UK government, via the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), has established a Graduate Talent Pool, designed to offer internships to graduates. Entry requirements 2.2(Lower 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MRes Geography

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

The Geography MRes programme enables students to conduct in-depth research into a science, technological or social science focused aspect of geography. [+]

MRes Geography This exciting Master of Research course is aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on achieving a research-based postgraduate masters level degree qualification. With close support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, students typically conduct in-depth research into a social science aspect of geography. By undertaking this programme you will benefit from being part of a world leading, research-intensive school, spending time on a topic of your choice while enhancing your research skills and subject expertise. Our culture of interdisciplinary study and knowledge transfer enables us to generate high-impact research that influences government public policy, private enterprise and third sector organisations. Key facts 75% of our research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014 We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision We are ranked 39th worldwide for Geography according to QS World University Rankings by subject 2016 Course details This programme can be studied full time over one year, or part time over two years. Students are required to undertake at least 20 credits of generic research training. 40 further taught credits may also be taken, with the balance consisting of a thesis, appropriately credit-weighted, according to maximum number of words permitted, supervised within the School of Geography. Successful students will graduate with a Master of Research arts degree. Modules Optional modules Advanced Geographical Research Tutorials Advances in Remote Sensing Approaches to Landscape Approaching Economic Geography Contaminated Land Management Practice Critical Human Geography The Cultural Geography of English Landscape Dissertation: Environmental Management Dissertation: Geographical Information Science Dissertation: Human Geography Dissertation: Landscape and Culture Dissertation: MSci Natural Sciences Geography Environment, Development and Livelihoods Environmental Management in Practice Environmental Management Tutorial Foundations of Environmental Management Frameworks for Environmental Management Fundamentals of Geographical Information Science Geospatial Information Services Geographical Research Methods Geospatial Technologies: Mobile, Augmented and Virtual Geographical Information Science in Action Geographical Information Science Study Skills and Research Methods Principles of Contaminated Land Management Professional Geographical Information Science: Consultancy Project Project Management and Environmental Legislation Quaternary Environments Research Design A Research Design B Space and Social Theory Spatial Data Handling Studies in Environmental History The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Recent graduates have gone on to have successful careers in the public, private and third sectors including national and local government departments and regulatory agencies and charities. Many use this degree a foundation for further study, ie. a PhD. A postgraduate qualification from The University of Nottingham shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 100% of postgraduates in the School of Geography who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,375 with the highest being £26,000*. *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: Presentations and drop-in sessions with employers One-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers Over 250 careers events A specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates All postgraduate students also become members of the Graduate School, which provides dedicated facilities and resources to enhance your postgraduate experience. [-]

MRes Geography (Sc)

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

The Geography (Sc) MRes programme enables students to conduct in-depth research into a science, technological or social science focused aspect of geography. [+]

MRes Geography (Sc) This exciting Master of Research course is aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on achieving a research-based postgraduate masters level degree qualification. With close support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, students typically conduct in-depth research focussed on either a scientific or technological aspect of geography. By undertaking this programme you will benefit from being part of a world leading, research-intensive school, spending time on a topic of your choice while enhancing your research skills and subject expertise. Our culture of interdisciplinary study and knowledge transfer enables us to generate high-impact research that influences government public policy, private enterprise and third sector organisations. Key facts 75% of our research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014 We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision We are ranked 39th worldwide for Geography according to QS World University Rankings by subject 2016 Course details This programme can be studied full time over one year, or part time over two years. Students are required to undertake at least 20 credits of generic research training. 40 further taught credits may also be taken, with the balance consisting of a thesis, appropriately credit-weighted, according to maximum number of words permitted, supervised within the School of Geography. Successful students will graduate with a Master of Research science degree. Modules Optional modules Advanced Geographical Research Tutorials Advances in Remote Sensing Approaches to Landscape Approaching Economic Geography Contaminated Land Management Practice Critical Human Geography The Cultural Geography of English Landscape Dissertation: Environmental Management Dissertation: Geographical Information Science Dissertation: Human Geography Dissertation: Landscape and Culture Dissertation: MSci Natural Sciences Geography Environment, Development and Livelihoods Environmental Management in Practice Environmental Management Tutorial Foundations of Environmental Management Frameworks for Environmental Management Fundamentals of Geographical Information Science Geospatial Information Services Geographical Research Methods Geospatial Technologies: Mobile, Augmented and Virtual Geographical Information Science in Action Geographical Information Science Study Skills and Research Methods Principles of Contaminated Land Management Professional Geographical Information Science: Consultancy Project Project Management and Environmental Legislation Quaternary Environments Research Design A Research Design B Space and Social Theory Spatial Data Handling Studies in Environmental History The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Recent graduates have gone on to have successful careers in the public, private and third sectors including national and local government departments and regulatory agencies and charities. Many use this degree a foundation for further study, ie. a PhD. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 100% of postgraduates in the School of Geography who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,375 with the highest being £26,000*. *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: Presentations and drop-in sessions with employers One-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers Over 250 careers events A specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates All postgraduate students also become members of the Graduate School, which provides dedicated facilities and resources to enhance your postgraduate experience. [-]

MRes Politics and International Relations

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

The MRes is a course that offers general research training for those intending to pursue a PhD or a career that requires research skills. On an MRes course you will submit a dissertation, undertake generic research training and have the option to take some relevant taught modules. [+]

The MRes is a course that offers general research training for those intending to pursue a PhD or a career that requires research skills. On an MRes course you will submit a dissertation, undertake generic research training and have the option to take some relevant taught modules. The MRes is a one year full-time or two years part-time course that gives students the opportunity to pursue a programme of independent study in a specialist subject of their choice. The programme structure is designed to allow students to undertake a flexible and enjoyable research project. The core of the degree is a 30,000-35,000-word research based dissertation. There is a possibility to combine this work with specialist training in a chosen subject area (International Relations, Diplomacy, Security Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies, European Integration, Comparative Politics, Political Theory) from among a wide range of options available in this and other schools, and generic research methods training. The School of Politics and International Relations is proud of its wide-ranging expertise to supervise PhD topics covering the three major sub-fields of comparative politics, international relations and political theory. Each student is allocated two academic supervisors. Facilities School facilities In addition to the IT facilities provided by the University, the school offers all full-time postgraduate research students registered with the school their own workspace in rooms designated for use by research students. Students are provided with computer, printing and photocopying facilities and are given a generous printing and photocopying allowance. Library facilities The Hallward Library stocks a large number of politics and international relations related publications and journals. Our library facilities open long hours and include areas for group work, individual and silent study. The Graduate School The Graduate School is a unique facility that focuses on postgraduate education and represent the needs of postgraduate students within the University. It provides a world class research training and development environment for postgraduates and early career researchers. The Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre is a space exclusively for postgraduate students and research staff in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences. It offers networked computer stations and Wi-Fi access for laptops, a study area, a social area with comfortable seating, a quiet study zone, and kitchen facilities. Doctoral Training Centre The Nottingham Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Centre (ESRC DTC) is one of just 21 centres to receive accreditation by the Economic and Social Research Council and supports students to undertake cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. The Centre offers advanced training opportunities to postgraduate social science researchers. Research support Colloquium The school runs a weekly colloquium for postgraduate research students giving students the opportunity to present their work in front of other research students and staff with similar research interests to their own. Research seminars The school runs research seminars for staff and postgraduate research students. Students are required to become members of one or more of the school's research centres. The research centres offer a wide programme of workshops, reading groups, talks and conferences. Teaching experience In view of a possible future career in academia, postgraduate research students are encouraged to undertake some undergraduate teaching in their second and/or third year of postgraduate research. The University's Graduate School runs training sessions related to teaching - students who wish to teach are requested to attend a number of these during their first year of postgraduate research study. Student Services Student Services provide a range of support, information and specialist services to enhance your student experience and form part of a comprehensive network of services at the University designed to support you throughout your studies, including academic and disability support, counselling, financial support, and childcare services. International Office Our International Office is dedicated to the needs of our international and EU students. The International Office will ensure you have all the information you need to live and study at Nottingham and offers a Welcome Programme just before the start of the academic year. Centre for English Language Education The University's Centre for English Language Education (CELE) provides high-quality preparation and English language support before and during your studies, as well as providing a social programme for its students. Students' Union The Students' Union is an important source of support with their own Student Advice Centre. Researcher Development Programme Working closely with academic schools, the Graduate School's dedicated training team contribute to faculty specific and doctoral training programmes. They also deliver core training in line with the standards set out by the UK's major research funders through their Researcher Development Programme. This means that as well as helping you to develop your research skills, you will have opportunities spanning communication skills, careers, time management, and entrepreneurship - and the chance to meet and work alongside researchers from other disciplines. Find a supervisor We organise our research around our centres and institutes and are proud of the wide ranging expertise of our staff who are able to supervise topics covering the three major sub-fields of comparative politics, international relations and political theory. Careers Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 92.9% of postgraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,409 with the highest being £29,000.* Career destinations for our graduates include economists, management consultants, researchers, statisticians and university lecturers. Companies and organisations our graduates have gone to work for include Channel 4, the European Union, GCHQ, Reuters and the Thailand National Police Department. *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: Presentations and drop-in sessions with employers One-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers Over 700 careers events held each academic year A specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates Once you are a student with us, and even after you graduate, you will have access to our service for life. Flexible paid placements Postgraduate Placements Nottingham offers flexible paid placements with a range of employers from small local businesses to multinational organisations. These placements are open to all postgraduates and are designed to fit in with your studies and give you the opportunity to learn transferable skills, improve your CV and enhance your employment prospects during your postgraduate studies. [-]

MSci International Relations and Global Issues

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Helping students develop a broad understanding of the subject, this course includes a year abroad at one of 25 overseas institutions in locations such as Canada, Hong Kong and Australia. [+]

MSci International Relations and Global Issues This course may still be open to international applicants for 2016 entry. Please visit our international pages for details of courses and application procedures from now until the end of August. This innovative four-year degree leads to a masters level qualification. Years one, three and four will be spent at Nottingham; the second year will be spent at one of our partner institutions overseas (the choice will be governed by your academic progress). Years one and three will follow the programme outlined in our BA Politics and International Relations degree with year four allowing you to take modules from the school's portfolio of masters programmes, and to research and write a dissertation. Year one Your first year will provide you with a broad knowledge across the discipline, focusing on the areas of international relations, comparative politics, British political history, and political theory. You will take some subsidiary modules from other schools within the University and, while many students opt to study a language module and continue this throughout their time at Nottingham, you can choose any subject you wish. Year two Year two is spent focusing on global issues in one of 25 partner institutions around the world, drawn from the Universitas 21 (U21) network, the school's European Erasmus exchange partners and The University of Nottingham's campuses in China and Malaysia. Year three Year three is spent back at Nottingham, where you will take modules chosen from the wide range offered on international relations and global issues. You need to choose at least three modules from the international relations stream in your third year and can either choose to specialise further by adding more of the same, or broaden your knowledge base by taking modules from comparative politics and political theory. Once again you are permitted to take subsidiary modules during this year. Year four During your fourth year you can choose from a selection of masters-level modules offered by the school, which cover a number of themes and issues and all deal critically with current world events. You will be able to deepen your knowledge of the subjects which interest you the most and the dissertation element will allow you to strengthen your research and analytical skills as well as thoroughly explore a question you find intriguing. Additionally, if you have started a language earlier in your studies you will be able to continue with this. Entry requirements A levels: AAA not including general studies or critical thinking English language requirements If English is not your first language, you must fulfil, as a minimum, the following condition: IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any element Students who require extra support to meet the English language requirements for their academic course can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) to prepare for their future studies. Students who pass at the required level can progress directly to their academic programme without needing to retake IELTS. Please visit the CELE webpages for more information. Alternative qualifications View the alternative qualifications page for details. Flexible admissions policy In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, The University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information. Notes for applicants We are looking for students who have the ability and motivation to benefit from our courses, and who will make a valued contribution to the department and the University. Candidates for full-time admission are considered on the basis of their Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) form. Applications are considered solely on merit and academic potential. The selection process is normally based entirely on the UCAS application form - so it is important that this is completed correctly and fully. We do not normally interview applicants. Modules Typical year one modules Core modules British Political History Since 1945 Culture and Values in a Changing World Introduction to Comparative Politics Modern Political Theory Political Theory from Ancient to Modern Problems in Global Politics Understanding Global Politics Plus some subsidiary modules from outside the school to be chosen on arrival. Typical year two modules Year two is spent focusing on global issues in one of 25 partner institutions around the world. Typical year three modules Core modules Airpower and Modern Warfare International Politics of Race Re-thinking the Cold War The Rights and Wrongs of Climate Change Optional modules American Politics Comparative Electoral Systems European Union Politics Gender and Development Global Insurgencies: Radical Politics Today Ideas and Politics in Contemporary Britain Identity, Territory and Political Conflict Immigration and Citizenship Intervention in Africa Parliamentary Studies Politics and Drugs The Politics of East and Central Europe Property and its Critics The War in Iraq Typical year four modules Core modules Dissertation Optional modules Comparative Democratic Development Designing Political Enquiry Europe and the Developing World Global Asia Grand Strategy International Political Economy Justice Beyond Borders: Theories of International and Intergenerational Justice Politics of South Asia Quantitative Political Analysis The Road to Guantanamo: the treatment and experience of prisoners, civilian internees and detainees since 1860 Secret Intelligence and International Security Terrorism and Insurgencies The Theory and Practice of Diplomacy War, Peace and Terror The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. The above list is a sample of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Year abroad The University of Nottingham has one of the biggest and most diverse study abroad programmes in the UK, and those who have studied abroad often say that it was the highlight of their time as a student. This course has been specially designed to include the opportunity to spend either your second or third year abroad. You can choose to study at the University's campuses in China or Malaysia or at one of our international partner institutions in locations such as Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico and the USA (the choice will be governed by your academic progress). You'll get the opportunity to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability by experiencing another culture and will study similar modules to your counterparts back in Nottingham (teaching is in English). "I learnt so much in my year away at Monash University in Australia and really matured as an individual. It offered me a life experience I don't feel I could have gained had I studied my whole degree at Nottingham. I would encourage anybody with the opportunity to go on exchange to take advantage of it!" Benjamin Beck, MSci International Relations and Global Issues Careers At Nottingham you will acquire a strong academic foundation and a range of excellent transferable skills, such as the ability to study independently and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. You will leave us with specialist knowledge of international issues and political systems that will enhance your global career prospects. Our graduates develop careers across the private, public and charitable sectors. Private sector destinations include print and television journalism, broadcasting, television and film production, advertising, marketing and personnel as well as the commercial and financial sectors. Some go into party politics as parliamentary assistants, councillors in local government and even MPs; others work for the civil service and in research and data analysis. Third-sector careers include working for non-governmental organisations, charities and development agencies. Some graduates opt for further study or take vocational qualifications in postgraduate law or teaching. Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 95% of first-degree graduates in the School of Politics and International Relations who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,728 with the highest being £35,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home first degree undergraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK. Careers support and advice Studying for a degree at The University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take. For the last three years Nottingham has been one of the two most targeted universities in the country by employers. Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers. [-]

MSc

MSc (by Research) Geography (Sc)

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

The Geography (Sc) MSc (by Research) programme enables students to conduct in-depth research into a science or social science focused aspect of geography. [+]

MSc (by Research) Geography (Sc) This exciting Master by Research course is aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on achieving a research-based postgraduate masters level degree qualification. With close support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, students typically conduct in-depth research focussed on either a scientific or technological aspect of geography. By undertaking this programme you will benefit from being part of a world leading, research-intensive school, spending time on a topic of your choice while enhancing your research skills and subject expertise. Our culture of interdisciplinary study and knowledge transfer enables us to generate high-impact research that influences government public policy, private enterprise and third sector organisations. Key facts 75% of our research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014 We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision We are ranked 39th worldwide for Geography according to QS World University Rankings by subject 2016 Course details This programme can be studied full time over one year, or part time over two years. You will be required to complete a supervised dissertation worth up to 180 credits and have the option to replace up to 60 of those credits with optional taught modules across our wide-ranging portfolio of modules. By doing so, this reduces the maximum number of words permitted for the dissertation element of the course. Modules Optional modules Advanced Geographical Research Tutorials Advances in Remote Sensing Approaches to Landscape Approaching Economic Geography Contaminated Land Management Practice Critical Human Geography The Cultural Geography of English Landscape Dissertation: Environmental Management Dissertation: Geographical Information Science Dissertation: Human Geography Dissertation: Landscape and Culture Dissertation: MSci Natural Sciences Geography Environment, Development and Livelihoods Environmental Management in Practice Environmental Management Tutorial Foundations of Environmental Management Frameworks for Environmental Management Fundamentals of Geographical Information Science Geospatial Information Services Geographical Research Methods Geospatial Technologies: Mobile, Augmented and Virtual Geographical Information Science in Action Geographical Information Science Study Skills and Research Methods Principles of Contaminated Land Management Professional Geographical Information Science: Consultancy Project Project Management and Environmental Legislation Quaternary Environments Research Design A Research Design B Space and Social Theory Spatial Data Handling Studies in Environmental History The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Recent graduates have gone on to have successful careers in the public, private and third sectors including national and local government departments and regulatory agencies and charities. Many use this degree a foundation for further study, ie. a PhD. A postgraduate qualification from The University of Nottingham shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 100% of postgraduates in the School of Geography who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,375 with the highest being £26,000*. *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: Presentations and drop-in sessions with employers One-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers Over 250 careers events A specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates All postgraduate students also become members of the Graduate School, which provides dedicated facilities and resources to enhance your postgraduate experience. Entry requirements 2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MSc Behavioural Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

Behavioural economics is a rapidly expanding field, investigating the human and social factors influencing the decisions made by consumers, borrowers and investors. [+]

MSc Behavioural Economics Behavioural economics is a rapidly expanding field, investigating the human and social factors influencing the decisions made by consumers, borrowers and investors. Our research-led approach to teaching guarantees an exciting and challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher. At the end of the programme you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of behavioural economics and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first behavioural research project or experiment. The course content is informed by the world leading research of the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx). You will learn about the experimental methods used by our researchers, alongside utilising our CeDEx computer lab for conducting economic experiments. You are also invited to attend the workshops and seminars that are run by the centre, which include speakers from across the globe. Dual degree option The School of Economics has professional links with the Department of Economics at the University of Konstanz, Germany. This allows MSc students who have successfully completed the taught component of the MSc to transfer onto our dual degree and spend a second year in Konstanz. Students will then study additional modules and complete their dissertation under the joint supervision of academics at Konstanz and Nottingham. After successfully completing the second year, students will be awarded an MSc from both institutions. This is a great opportunity to travel abroad and study at a very highly-ranked university in a beautiful part of Germany. Key facts Nottingham ranks 3rd in the world for behavioural economics in the REPEC rankings Nottingham was awarded the highest possible score in the latest Quality Assurance Agency teaching review The latest Tilburg ranking of economics departments puts the school 6th in the UK, 13th in Europe and 36th in the world We ranked 6th among the UK's economics departments for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework Course details This one year full-time programme requires students to complete 120 credits of core and optional modules before undertaking a supervised dissertation of 60 credits. This will be chosen by you to reflect your research interests. You will receive one-to-one supervision by an academic who has a research interest in that area, providing the opportunity to study and research a topic in depth with expert guidance and support. You will also be supported by an Economic Research Methodology module, which provides both methodological and practical guidance for your dissertation. Modules are mainly assessed by examinations at the end of the semester in which the module is taught. Some modules are also assessed by coursework. Modules Core modules Behavioural Economic Theory Experimental Methods in Economics Microeconomic Theory Macroeconomic Theory Econometric Theory Economic Data Analysis Economic Research Methodology MSc Dissertation: Economics Optional modules Applied Behavioural Economics Advanced Microeconomic Theory Industrial Organisation Public Economics Advanced Macroeconomics International Macroeconomics Monetary Theory and Practice International Trade Theory Trade Analysis and Policy Economic Growth in Theory and Practice Development Policy Analysis Development Microeconomics Economics of Household Finance Economics of Corporate Finance Time Series Econometrics Financial and Macro Econometrics Applied Microeconometrics The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers The MSc Behavioural Economics course offers the ideal route for graduates intending to undertake PhD research in behavioural or experimental economics. It is also useful for entry to a wide range of careers, particularly in finance. Our masters programmes provide specialist skills in theoretical and empirical economics, which will make you highly sought-after in today's competitive employment arena. You will graduate with expertise and knowledge that will equip you for a range of roles, with just some of our graduate destinations including: Global Strategist for Organisational Behaviour with a leading UK marketing consultancy Assistant Economist at HM Treasury Analyst for KPMG's Infrastructure Strategy team Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.3% of postgraduates in the School of Economics who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £31,889 with the highest being £48,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: Presentations and drop-in sessions with employers One-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers Over 250 careers events A specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates All postgraduate students also become members of the Graduate School, which provides dedicated facilities and resources to enhance your postgraduate experience. Entry requirements 2:1 (upper second class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content. IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element). If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MSc Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MSc Economics provides the technical tools required for understanding economic models, whilst building a comprehensive knowledge of econometric techniques. [+]

MSc Economics The MSc Economics course provides the technical tools required for understanding and developing microeconomic and macroeconomic models, whilst building a comprehensive knowledge of econometric techniques. This course exposes students to contemporary economic thinking and maximises the range of specialist economics topics that are available for study. Our research-led approach to teaching guarantees an exciting and challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher. At the end of the programme you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in economics. Students' theoretical knowledge is supported with hands-on training in the use, presentation and interpretation of economic data, which includes exploring various advanced econometric software packages. The range of optional modules on offer allows students to tailor their studies to suit their interests, while our research-led approach to teaching guarantees an exciting and challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher. The supervision and course content for the programme is provided by the world leading research of our research centres, including those in behavioural economics, international economics, time series econometrics, political economy and development economics. Dual degree option The School of Economics has professional links with the Department of Economics at the University of Konstanz, Germany. This allows MSc students who have successfully completed the taught component of the MSc to transfer onto our dual degree and spend a second year in Konstanz. Students will then study additional modules and complete their dissertation under the joint supervision of academics at Konstanz and Nottingham. After successfully completing the second year, students will be awarded an MSc from both institutions. This is a great opportunity to travel abroad and study at a very highly-ranked university in a beautiful part of Germany. Key facts This is the flagship economics programme run by the School of Economics Nottingham was awarded the highest possible score in the latest Quality Assurance Agency teaching review The latest Tilburg ranking of economics departments puts the school 6th in the UK, 13th in Europe and 36th in the world We are ranked 6th among the UK's economics departments for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework Course details This one year full-time programme requires students to complete 120 credits of core and optional modules before undertaking a supervised dissertation of 60 credits. This will be chosen by you to reflect your research interests. You will receive one-to-one supervision by an academic who has a research interest in that area, providing the opportunity to study and research a topic in depth with expert guidance and support. You will also be supported by an Economic Research Methodology module, which provides both methodological and practical guidance for your dissertation. Modules are mainly assessed by examinations at the end of the semester in which the module is taught. Some modules are also assessed by coursework. Modules Core modules Microeconomic Theory Macroeconomic Theory Econometric Theory Economic Data Analysis And either: Advanced Microeconomic Theory or Advanced Macroeconomic Theory And either: Time-Series Econometrics or Applied Microeconometrics Plus: Economic Research Methodology MSc Dissertation: Economics Optional modules Industrial Organisation Public Economics International Macroeconomics Monetary Theory and Practice International Trade Theory Trade Analysis and Policy Economic Growth in Theory and Practice Development Policy Analysis Development Microeconomics Economics of Household Finance Economics of Corporate Finance Financial and Macroeconometrics Behavioural Economic Theory Experimental Methods in Economics Applied Behavioural Economics The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers The MSc Economics course is particularly relevant if you wish to pursue research at PhD level, providing an excellent stepping stone into a research career. Our masters programmes provide specialist skills in theoretical and empirical economics, which will make you highly sought-after in today’s competitive employment arena. You will graduate with expertise and knowledge that will equip you for a range of roles, with just some of our graduate destinations including: Global Strategist for Organisational Behaviour with a leading UK marketing consultancy Assistant Economist at HM Treasury Analyst for KPMG's Infrastructure Strategy team Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.3% of postgraduates in the School of Economics who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £31,889 with the highest being £48,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: Presentations and drop-in sessions with employers One-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers Over 250 careers events A specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates All postgraduate students also become members of the Graduate School, which provides dedicated facilities and resources to enhance your postgraduate experience. Entry requirements 2:1 (upper second class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content. IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element). If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MSc Economics and Development Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MSc Economics and Development Economics explores the theories, issues and evidence in economics analysis, as applied to developing countries. [+]

MSc Economics and Development Economics The MSc Economics and Development Economics course explores the theories, issues and evidence in economics analysis, as applied to developing countries. The course content is informed by the cutting-edge work of academics associated with the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT). CREDIT is a research focus for members of the School of Economics and colleagues in other research institutions, and their principle research interests are economics issues relating to developing countries. At the end of the MSc Economics and Development Economics programme you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of economics and development economics and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first simple theoretical model or experimental or empirical project. Dual degree option The School of Economics has professional links with the Department of Economics at the University of Konstanz, Germany. This allows MSc students who have successfully completed the taught component of the MSc to transfer onto our dual degree and spend a second year in Konstanz. Students will then study additional modules and complete their dissertation under the joint supervision of academics at Konstanz and Nottingham. After successfully completing the second year, students will be awarded an MSc from both institutions. This is a great opportunity to travel abroad and study at a very highly-ranked university in a beautiful part of Germany. Key facts Established in 1988, CREDIT has a long history of researching development in Africa as well as other regions Nottingham was awarded the highest possible score in the latest Quality Assurance Agency teaching review The latest Tilburg ranking of economics departments puts the school 6th in the UK, 13th in Europe and 36th in the world We are ranked 6th among the UK's economics departments for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework Course details This one year full-time programme requires students to complete 120 credits of core and optional modules before undertaking a supervised dissertation of 60 credits. This will be chosen by you to reflect your research interests. You will receive one-to-one supervision by an academic who has a research interest in that area, providing the opportunity to study and research a topic in depth with expert guidance and support. You will also be supported by an Economic Research Methodology module, which provides both methodological and practical guidance for your dissertation. Modules are mainly assessed by examinations at the end of the semester in which the module is taught. Some modules are also assessed by coursework. Modules Core modules Development Policy Analysis Development Microeconomics Microeconomic Theory Macroeconomic Theory Econometric Theory Economic Data Analysis Economic Research Methodology MSc Dissertation: Economics Optional modules International Trade Theory Trade Analysis and Policy Economic Growth in Theory and Practice Advanced Microeconomic Theory Industrial Organisation Public Economics Advanced Macroeconomics International Macroeconomics Monetary Theory and Practice Economics of Household Finance Economics of Corporate Finance Time Series Econometrics Applied Microeconometrics Financial and Macro Econometrics Behavioural Economic Theory Experimental Methods in Economics Applied Behavioural Economics The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers The MSc Economics and Development Economics course is particularly relevant if you wish to pursue research at PhD level, providing an excellent stepping stone into a research career. Our masters programmes provide specialist skills in theoretical and empirical economics, which will make you highly sought-after in today's competitive employment arena. You will graduate with expertise and knowledge that will equip you for a range of roles, with just some of our graduate destinations including: Global Strategist for Organisational Behaviour with a leading UK marketing consultancy Assistant Economist at HM Treasury Analyst for KPMG's Infrastructure Strategy team Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.3% of postgraduates in the School of Economics who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £31,889 with the highest being £48,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: Presentations and drop-in sessions with employers One-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers Over 250 careers events A specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates All postgraduate students also become members of the Graduate School, which provides dedicated facilities and resources to significantly enhance your postgraduate experience. Entry requirements 2:1 (upper second class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content. IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element). If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MSc Economics and Econometrics MSc

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course provides a solid foundation in contemporary econometric theory, and the expertise to apply that theory to the analysis of economic data. [+]

MSc Economics and Econometrics This course provides a solid foundation in contemporary econometric theory, and the expertise to apply that theory to the analysis of economic data. It is designed to train you in the use of analytic and quantitative methods in examining economic issues, providing research training at the level needed to progress to a PhD programme. Our research-led approach to teaching guarantees an exciting and challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher. The programme is influenced by the work of academics at the Granger Centre for Time Series Econometrics - including the Nobel Prize Winner and Nottingham alumnus, Sir Clive Granger. The Centre was established in 2006 to develop and distribute research in both theoretical and applied time series econometric analysis, including panel data methods. At the end of the programme you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in econometrics and applied econometrics and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first econometrics research project. Dual degree option The School of Economics has professional links with the Department of Economics at the University of Konstanz, Germany. This allows MSc students who have successfully completed the taught component of the MSc to transfer onto our dual degree and spend a second year in Konstanz. Students will then study additional modules and complete their dissertation under the joint supervision of academics at Konstanz and Nottingham. After successfully completing the second year, students will be awarded an MSc from both institutions. This is a great opportunity to travel abroad and study at a very highly-ranked university in a beautiful part of Germany. Key facts The School of Economics is housed in the Sir Clive Granger building, named after the 2003 Nobel Prize winner for Economics, and school alumnus Nottingham was awarded the highest possible score in the latest Quality Assurance Agency teaching review The latest Tilburg ranking of economics departments puts the school 6th in the UK, 13th in Europe and 36th in the world We are ranked 6th among the UK's economics departments for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework Course details This one year full-time programme requires students to complete 120 credits of core and optional modules before undertaking a supervised dissertation of 60 credits. This will be chosen by you to reflect your research interests. You will receive one-to-one supervision by an academic who has a research interest in that area, providing the opportunity to study and research a topic in depth with expert guidance and support. You will also be supported by an Economic Research Methodology module, which provides both methodological and practical guidance for your dissertation. Modules are mainly assessed by examinations at the end of the semester in which the module is taught. Some modules are also assessed by coursework. Modules Core modules Econometric Theory Economic Data Analysis Time Series Econometrics Applied Microeconometrics Microeconomic Theory Macroeconomic Theory Economic Research Methodology MSc Dissertation: Economics Optional modules Financial and Macro Econometrics Advanced Microeconomic Theory Industrial Organisation Public Economics Advanced Macroeconomics International Macroeconomics Monetary Theory and Practice International Trade Theory Trade Analysis and Policy Economic Growth in Theory and Practice Development Policy Analysis Development Microeconomics Economics of Household Finance Economics of Corporate Finance Behavioural Economic Theory Experimental Methods in Economics Applied Behavioural Economics The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers The MSc Economics and Econometrics course is particularly relevant if you wish to pursue research at PhD level, providing an excellent stepping stone into a research career. Our masters programmes provide specialist skills in theoretical and empirical economics, which will make you highly sought-after in today's competitive employment arena. You will graduate with expertise and knowledge that will equip you for a range of roles, with just some of our graduate destinations including: Global Strategist for Organisational Behaviour with a leading UK marketing consultancy Assistant Economist at HM Treasury Analyst for KPMG's Infrastructure Strategy team Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.3% of postgraduates in the School of Economics who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £31,889 with the highest being £48,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: Presentations and drop-in sessions with employers One-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers Over 250 careers events A specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates All postgraduate students also become members of the Graduate School, which provides dedicated facilities and resources to significantly enhance your postgraduate experience. Entry requirements 2:1 (upper second class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content. IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element). If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MSc Economics and Financial Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course explores current theories, whilst providing students with research training and the core skills and techniques needed for analytical work on financial markets. [+]

MSc Economics and Financial Economics The last two decades have seen a dramatic change in the economic theory of financial markets. This course explores current theories, whilst providing students with research training and the core skills and techniques needed for analytical work on financial markets. The programme is influenced by the work of academics at the Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics (CFCM), which focuses on issues arising from the operation of financial markets, household debt and corporate finance. It also investigates the transmission mechanisms of monetary policy through credit channels, particularly when credit is constrained. The course is specifically designed to train you in the use of analytic and quantitative methods in examining economic issues, and to provide research training at the level required to progress to a PhD. At the end of the programme you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of financial economics and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first finance research project. Dual degree option The School of Economics has professional links with the Department of Economics at the University of Konstanz, Germany. This allows MSc students who have successfully completed the taught component of the MSc to transfer onto our dual degree and spend a second year in Konstanz. Students will then study additional modules and complete their dissertation under the joint supervision of academics at Konstanz and Nottingham. After successfully completing the second year, students will be awarded an MSc from both institutions. This is a great opportunity to travel abroad and study at a very highly-ranked university in a beautiful part of Germany. Key facts Researchers in CFCM have provided academic advice to central banks around financial regulators around the world including the Bank of England and the UK Financial Services Authority Nottingham was awarded the highest possible score in the latest Quality Assurance Agency teaching review The latest Tilburg ranking of economics departments puts the school 6th in the UK, 13th in Europe and 36th in the world We are ranked 6th among the UK's economics departments for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework Course details This one year full-time programme requires students to complete 120 credits of core and optional modules before undertaking a supervised dissertation of 60 credits. This will be chosen by you to reflect your research interests. You will receive one-to-one supervision by an academic who has a research interest in that area, providing the opportunity to study and research a topic in depth with expert guidance and support. You will also be supported by an Economic Research Methodology module, which provides both methodological and practical guidance for your dissertation. Building on the core Economic Theory module, this course provides specialist modules on Financial Economics and Financial Econometrics. There is also the opportunity to select the modules in decision-making under Risk and Uncertainty, Options and Futures Markets, and Behavioural Finance. Modules are mainly assessed by examinations at the end of the semester in which the module is taught. Some modules are also assessed by coursework. Modules Core modules Economic Data Analysis Economic Research Methodology Econometric Theory Economics of Corporate Finance Financial and Macro Econometrics Macroeconomic Theory Microeconomic Theory MSc dissertation: Economics Optional modules Advanced Macroeconomics Applied Microeconometrics Advanced Microeconomic Theory Applied Behavioural Economics Behavioural Economic Theory Development Microeconomics Development Policy Analysis Economics of Household Finance Economic Growth in Theory and Practice Experimental Methods in Economics Industrial Organisation International Macroeconomics International Trade Theory Monetary Theory and Practice Public Economics Time Series Econometrics Trade Analysis and Policy The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Upon completing the MSc Economics and Financial Economics course, you will be equipped with core skills and techniques for analytical work on financial markets. This course is particularly relevant if you wish to pursue research at PhD level, providing an excellent stepping stone into a research career. Our masters programmes provide specialist skills in theoretical and empirical economics, which will make you highly sought-after in today's competitive employment arena. You will graduate with expertise and knowledge that will equip you for a range of roles, with just some of our graduate destinations including: Global Strategist for Organisational Behaviour with a leading UK marketing consultancy Assistant Economist at HM Treasury Analyst for KPMG's Infrastructure Strategy team Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.3% of postgraduates in the School of Economics who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £31,889 with the highest being £48,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: Presentations and drop-in sessions with employers One-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers Over 250 careers events A specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates All postgraduate students also become members of the Graduate School, which provides dedicated facilities and resources to significantly enhance your postgraduate experience. Entry requirements 2:1 (upper second class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content. IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element). If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MSc Environmental Management

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

Interdisciplinary understanding of environmental issues and their management in the context of sustainability lies at the core of this masters programme, which draws on a range of expertise from the natural, physical and social sciences. [+]

MSc Environmental Management The MSc Environmental Management programme offers an advanced, interdisciplinary coverage of a range of environmental issues. It aims to significantly enhance your skills and knowledge of these issues in both a national and international context, and from the perspectives of the natural, physical and social sciences. The course is delivered by internationally renowned experts in the fields of flood risk management, climate science, contaminated land management, and agri-environmental governance and management. You will also benefit from the expertise of external practitioners and scholars who contribute to the programme. A unique tutorial system supports your learning in a small group setting, and you will have opportunities for field work at our Malaysia or China campus. Key facts This is a vocationally-orientated route through environmental management and is not funded through the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), however, we offer a research training route that is eligible for ESRC funding 75% of our research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014 We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision We are ranked 39th worldwide for Geography according to QS World University Rankings by subject 2016 Course details This programme can be studied full time over one year, or part time over two years. You are required to complete 80 credits of core and 40 credits of optional taught modules, before undertaking a supervised dissertation worth 60 credits. It can also form the first year of an ESRC DTC 1+3 pathway. Modules Core modules Dissertation: Environmental Management Foundations of Environmental Management Frameworks for Environmental Management Geographical Research Methods Optional modules Students not on the ESRC DTC pathway must take: Environmental Management in Practice Environmental Management Tutorial Project Management and Environmental Legislation Students not on the ESRC DTC pathway can select optional modules from: Global Climate Change River Management and Restoration Alternatively, they can choose from other modules from the School of Geography, or in other schools across the University. At least 10 of these 40 credits must be level 4, with the remaining 30 credits at level 3 or 4. The option modules should be predominantly Science or Engineering based. Students on the ESRC DTC pathway must take: Philosophy of Research - Social Science Research Design A Space and Social Theory Students on the ESRC DTC should select 40 optional credits from: Contaminated Land Management Practice Environmental Management in Practice Principles of Contaminated Land Management Project Management and Environmental Legislation Studies in Environmental History Alternatively, they can choose from other modules provided by the School of Geography, or other schools across the University, with the agreement of the Course Director and Geography DTC pathway leaders. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers This course aims to give you the skills and knowledge to hit the ground running in a number of careers related to Environmental Management. Recent graduates have gone on to have successful careers in the public, private and third sectors including environmental consultancy, national and local government departments and regulatory agencies and environmental charities. Some have also gone on to study a PhD. A postgraduate qualification from The University of Nottingham shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 100% of postgraduates in the School of Geography who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,375 with the highest being £26,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: Presentations and drop-in sessions with employers One-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers Over 250 careers events A specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates All postgraduate students also become members of the Graduate School, which provides dedicated facilities and resources to enhance your postgraduate experience. Entry requirements:2.1 IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MSc Human Geography

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

The MSc Human Geography is an ESRC-recognised masters course that covers current themes in critical human geography and research methods for social scientists. [+]

MSc Human Geography Our MSc Human Geography course covers current themes in critical human geography and research methods for social scientists. It provides students with a thorough grounding in key developments in contemporary human geography, as well as advanced level training in geographical research methods, research design, and broader social science concepts and intellectual traditions. The school has world-recognised expertise in cultural, historical, economic and medical geography along with environmental history. Plus, our academics have received accolades for their research from institutions such as the British Medical Association and the Royal Academy. Key facts 75% of our research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014 We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision We are ranked 39th worldwide for Geography according to QS World University Rankings by subject 2016 Course details This programme can be studied full-time over one year, or part-time over two years. It requires you to complete 120 credits of core and optional modules, before undertaking a supervised dissertation. Modules Core modules Critical Human Geography Dissertation: Human Geography Geographical Research Methods Space and Social Theory Optional modules Students not on the ESRC DTC pathway must take: Research Design B Students select 30 credits of optional modules either provided by the School of Geography, or in other Social Science schools across the University, following agreement by the Course Director and Geography DTC pathway leaders. Students on the ESRC DTC pathway must take: Philosophy of Research - Social Science Research Design A The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Graduates from this programme have gone on to pursue a wide range of successful careers in diverse areas including the high-tech, consultancy, and financial services industries as well as in public sector fields such as the National Health Service. Some have also gone on to study a PhD. A postgraduate qualification from The University of Nottingham shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 100% of postgraduates in the School of Geography who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,375 with the highest being £26,000*. *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: Presentations and drop-in sessions with employers One-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers Over 250 careers events A specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates All postgraduate students also become members of the Graduate School, which provides dedicated facilities and resources to enhance your postgraduate experience. Entry requirements 2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MSci Global Issues and Contemporary Chinese Studies

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Equipping graduates with an understanding of contemporary China and specialised knowledge of the country's political development, this course includes a year at postgraduate level. [+]

MSci Global Issues and Contemporary Chinese Studies This course may still be open to international applicants for 2016 entry. Please visit our international pages for details of courses and application procedures from now until the end of August. This four-year course follows the three-year BA Contemporary Chinese Studies with International Relations programme, with the addition of postgraduate level modules in the fourth year. Year one You will be introduced to aspects of life in contemporary China and a variety of academic approaches to understanding China today, and apply this knowledge to an international context. Year two Year two will be spent at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China. You will take modules designed and delivered to Nottingham standards, and will receive training in research skills. Native Mandarin speakers remain in Nottingham for their second year and choose from a range of optional modules. Year three In year three you will return to Nottingham, where you will take core modules as well as having the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules. Year four In the fourth year you will take postgraduate level modules, as well as a compulsory dissertation. Entry requirements A levels: AAB-ABB; social science or humanities or equivalent and/or evidence of ability in modern languages are preferred English language requirements IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Students who require extra support to meet the English language requirements for their academic course can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) to prepare for their future studies. Students who pass at the required level can progress directly to their academic programme without needing to retake IELTS. Please visit the CELE webpages for more information. Alternative qualifications View the alternative qualifications page for details. Flexible admissions policy In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, The University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information. Notes for applicants All applications are considered equally on merit; students are usually selected on the basis of academic excellence and personal qualities. We do not rely on predicted grades alone and aim to take into account the broader context of each applicant's achievements, primarily as reflected by their personal statement and reference. If you apply to us having already completed your A levels, your application will be considered in exactly the same way as those from candidates with predicted grades. Please tell us something about your gap-year activities in your UCAS personal statement. Applicants are not routinely interviewed. If you are offered a place you will be invited to a UCAS visit day. The aim of the visit is for you to ensure that Nottingham meets your perceived needs and aspirations. In addition to a formal presentation, which provides details of the courses we offer, you will also be able to meet members of the teaching staff and, very importantly, some current undergraduates. Modules Typical year one modules Core Approaches to Contemporary Chinese Studies Introduction to Contemporary China Mandarin Chinese for Beginners Optional China: Civilisations, Cultures and Societies East Asian Business History Foundations for Politics and International Relations Introduction to Business and Economy of Contemporary China Modern Political Theory Typical year two modules Core modules in China Intermediate Mandarin Research Techniques in Contemporary Chinese Studies The Rise of Modern China Optional modules in China Chinese Society and Economy Democratisation in Asia, Africa and Latin America Political Communication Core modules in Nottingham The Rise of Modern China Optional modules in Nottingham Approaches to Politics and International Relations Chinese Society and Economy East Asian Business in the Global Economy Social Change and Public Policy in China's Reform Era Typical year three modules Core Government and Politics of Taiwan and Hong Kong International Political Economy of China Mandarin Chinese for the Advanced Level Optional China's Political Economy China Through Film and Literature Media and Communications in Globalising China The Politics of Ethnic Conflict Religion in Modern China The Rights and Wrongs of Climate Change Typical year four modules Core China and the World Dissertation Optional Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society EU-China: Trade, Aid and Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century Europe and the Developing World Government and Politics of China Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations in China Law, Market and Society in China Marketing Management in China and Emerging Markets The Theory and Practice of Diplomacy Theories and Concepts in International Relations War, Peace and Terror The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. The above list is a sample of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers The skills you develop during your Chinese studies degree at Nottingham are skills which a wide range of employers will recognise and value. You will leave us with an insight into the world's fastest growing economy. As well as transferable skills, the other great benefit of your Nottingham degree is the in-depth understanding you will develop of the rapid changes China is undergoing today. If you take advantage of opportunities to study in China, you will see a side of the country that tourists, backpackers and most expatriates working there, never discover. Your assumptions about China will be thoroughly challenged during your studies and you will see what is really happening in the world's most populous nation. This kind of knowledge and understanding of China is still in very short supply in the UK and beyond, and can give you a vital edge in the graduate jobs market, with or without a high level of language proficiency. Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 95% of first-degree graduates in the School of Politics and International Relations who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,728 with the highest being £35,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home first degree undergraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK. Careers support and advice Studying for a degree at The University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take. Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers. Have a look at our Careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students. [-]

MSc Law and Environmental Science

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

This programme is offered in collaboration with the School of Geography and the School of Biosciences, exploring the relationship between scientific knowledge and law. [+]

MSc Law and Environmental Science This interdisciplinary programme, offered in collaboration with the School of Geography and the School of Biosciences, provides an opportunity to explore the relationship between scientific knowledge and law. Modules offered by the School of Law are designed to give a wider understanding of international law perspectives on environmental problems that frequently can only be addressed through regional or international regulation. Treaty regimes explored include those relating to acid deposition, climate change, ozone layer depletion, nuclear contamination and freshwater pollution. In addition, an insight will be given to the various treaty regimes that seek to address the continuing pressures on the world's biodiversity. The scientific element of the programme is designed to provide a background in biological and/or physical sciences, and also an understanding of relevant mathematical and computer science to aid a quantitative understanding of environmental issues. Key facts The School of Law was ranked 41st best law school in the world by the QS World Rankings 2016 The school enjoys professional relationships with international institutions, leading UK law firms, private industry and consultancies, and non-governmental organisations We have a dedicated Legal Skills Advisor who delivers workshops and one-to-one sessions on issues such as time management, how to answer a problem question, how to research and reference, and how to choose a dissertation topic Course details This course is offered on a full-time basis, to be completed in one academic year; and a part-time basis, to be completed within a maximum of four years. Part-time students ordinarily complete the programme within two years. The taught component of the course (worth 120 credits) will be taken over two semesters. You will then undertake a 60-credit dissertation over the summer period. Module options Students will undertake two compulsory modules to ensure they have the necessary grounding in both law and science. The compulsory module for Law is 'General Themes and Principles of International Environmental Law', with the science module, 'Environmental Management in Practice', being offered by the School of Geography. Students will then be able to select modules offered by all three contributing schools, to meet their specific areas of both scientific and legal interests. Teaching methods include lectures, seminar discussions, student presentations and practical sessions, depending upon the precise range of options selected. Similarly, your modular assessments will range from a mixture of assessed essays, reports and written examinations. Modules Core modules For those without a law background: General Themes and Principles of International Environmental Law For those without a science background: Foundations of Environmental Management Qualifying module options from the School of Law Biodiversity and International Law Environmental Law Coursework International Law of the Sea International Law of Transboundary Pollution Law, Development and the International Community Rights, Humans and Other Animals Qualifying module options from the School of Politics and International Relations Justice Beyond Borders: Theories of International and Intergenerational Justice Qualifying module options from the School of Geography Environmental Management in Practice Global Climate Change Project Management and Environmental Legislation Qualifying module options from the School of Biosciences Applied Bioethics 2: Sustainable Food Production, Biotechnology and the Environment Environmental Biotechnology Environmental Pollutants: Fate, Impact and Remediation Geobiology Plants and the Light Environment Plants and the Soil Environment Syndicate Exercise The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Our postgraduate students move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers. Many graduates either go into the legal profession or return to their previous legal careers with their experience and prospects enhanced by their experiences on the course. A large number also work with NGOs, or return to their countries with the relevant skills to help add to the future development of that country. A selection of students also progress onto our PhD programme each year, in order to progress their academic career. These students often choose to stay at The University of Nottingham beyond their doctorate, with a number of our current lecturers having completed both their Masters and PhD programmes with us before becoming members of staff. Average starting salary and career progression Over 94% of our postgraduates who were available for work entered employment or further study within the first six months after graduation. The average starting salary for a Nottingham taught masters student is £23,082 with the highest salary being £48,000.* *Known destinations of the 2013/14 leaving cohort of Nottingham home/EU postgraduates who studied full-time. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: Presentations and drop-in sessions with employers One-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers Over 250 careers events A specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates All postgraduate students also become members of the Graduate School, which provides dedicated facilities and resources to enhance your postgraduate experience. Entry requirements 2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) Other requirements Mature applicants without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered. IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA

MA Asian and International Studies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is an ideal foundation to embark on a career in Asia. The time spent in either China or Malaysia will develop your knowledge and experience of the culture and politics of the region. [+]

MA Asian and International Studies This is a tri-campus MA programme. Students study on the UK campus for the first semester and move to either Ningbo or Malaysia campus for their second semester. It is a genuinely distinctive programme allowing students to study the countries of Asia, and the relations between them (and between the rest of the world). The course is taught by academics across the University's UK, China and Malaysia campuses, who are experts on Asian politics, history and international relations. An MA Asian and International Studies is an ideal foundation to embark on a career in Asia. The time spent in either China or Malaysia will develop your knowledge and experience of the culture and politics of the region. The core module, 'Global Asia', will introduce you to Pan-Asian themes such as nationalism, globalisation, environmental challenges, resource politics and gender relations. It challenges the prevailing conception of 'Asia Rising' as a new phenomenon and will also allow you to specialise on specific country or regional studies. This course will enable you to immerse yourself in the culture of these countries, and to take language options if required. Accommodation for all three semesters will be organised by the University, although it is not covered by the course fees. Key facts The School of Politics and International Relations was ranked in the top 15 in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 The school is home to the interdisciplinary Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies providing opportunities for engagement with policy practitioners, on the UK campus and on the Ningbo and Malaysia campuses Course details All students will take the core module, 'Global Asia'. An additional minimum of 20 credits and a maximum of 40 credits should be taken in the autumn semester from a list of modules offered by the School of Politics and International Relations, UK campus. You also have the option of taking 20 credits of options outside the school. Your studies will culminate in the research and writing of a 60-credit, 15,000-word dissertation, which must be related to Asia. This represents a substantial piece of independent research drawing on primary source material as well as secondary literature. You will be allocated with an appropriate dissertation supervisor to oversee your progress. Teaching is spread across two semesters: autumn, which begins in September and ends in January; and spring, which begins in January and ends in June. The summer months between June and September are spent writing a dissertation. Assessment is typically by a mixture of coursework and examination, both of which will usually be assessed in the semester in which the module is taught. Student profiles "The MA Asian and International Studies is a tri-campus programme, taught on the UK campus for the first semester and on either the Malaysia or Ningbo campus for the second one. Being passionate about the South East Asian region and its culture, I decided to opt for Malaysia for my spring semester and I am currently living in Kuala Lumpur." Carlotta Panchetti "I chose to do the MA Asian and International Studies because it seemed like an adventure. I initially thought that I was limited in my options because of my lack of foreign languages, so was looking in the UK and a few places in Europe which taught in English. But when I saw that I could study in China, in English, I decided to go for it. Having it be split-campus seemed like a good first step to studying abroad; if I hated the food I'd only have to put up with it for a couple of months, while still getting a taste for living in another country." Gabriel Leatham Modules Core modules Dissertation on Asian and International Studies Global Asia Optional modules A minimum of 20 credits and a maximum of 40 credits are to be taken from the below list in the autumn semester: Comparative Democratic Development Europe and the Developing World European Union Politics Gender and Development Grand Strategy International Political Economy Justice Beyond Borders: Theories of International and Intergenerational Justice Political Utopianism The Politics of South Asia* The Road to Guantanamo: The Treatment and Experience of Prisoners, Civilian Internees and Detainees since 1860 Special Project A Special Project B War, Peace and Terror Western Counter-Terrorism Cooperation When Does Russia Expand and Why? *This module is particularly recommended. Examples of appropriate modules in other schools on the UK campus include: Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society China and Global Capitalism EU-China: Trade, Aid and Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century International Development: China, Asia, Africa Then, students can choose either: Spring semester, Ningbo Campus 60 credits to be taken, with appropriate modules including: China in International Relations Global Development Politics Special World History Project OR Spring semester, Malaysia Campus 60 credits to be taken, with appropriate modules including: Asia in Transregional Perspective Development and Governance: Building Democracy in the Developing World Human Security The International Relations of South East Asia The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers The MA Asian and International Studies will attract both those who seek an academic programme of study at an advanced level, and those who wish to pursue a professional career in Asia. It does not presume any pre-knowledge of the region. The course is designed to have broad appeal to students not only from the UK, but also Europe, North America and Asia. However, the modules are also designed to provide students who have previous experience of living or working within the region to expand and build on their existing knowledge. The tri-campus element will make you particularly attractive to employers seeking graduates with cultural and political experience of engagement in the region. The professional relevance of the course will make it attractive to those considering careers in: Academia The civil service International cultural exchange International organisations Journalism Ministerial advising Non-governmental organisations Policy research It is suitable for those in mid-career who wish to change direction, move into policy areas, or who wish to take time out to make sense of their day-to-day policy activities. For those students who wish to continue with their studies following the successful completion of one of our MA programmes, the school offers MRes and MPhil/PhD degrees. Research degree supervision in most of the major sub-areas of the discipline of politics is offered by the increasing number of academic staff working in the school. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 92.9% of postgraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,409 with the highest being £29,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements 2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) Other requirements Mature applications without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered. IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning

Campus Part time 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MA Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning is a unique and innovative programme that explores creative practice, meaning-making and learning in and out of school. [+]

MA Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning This is a unique and innovative programme that explores creative practice, meaning-making and learning in and out of school. You will learn about the meanings of literacy and creativity in the context of an increasingly socially diverse, digitally mediated and multimodal culture. We will be examining learning in different locations, both in and out of school. We will think about what counts as text and literacy, the nature of authorship, and the kinds of cultural practices that take place in different places and spaces. The MA Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning is aimed at: primary and secondary teachers with interests in literacy, English studies, media, drama and creative arts arts and creative practitioners with an interest in learning and education recently qualified teachers with an M-level PGCE, who subject to approval may be able to carry over 60 M-level credits The course will be taught by a team who have recognised expertise in teaching and research into creative practice and creative pedagogies, literacies and media production. They have strong links with national and local arts organisations, educational facilities and schools and will draw on these for outside speakers and workshop leaders. Innovative features As well as developing academic and intellectual skills, the programme will develop practical skills including the promotion of creative approaches to pedagogy. The course will offer opportunities for you to develop your own creative capacities both as individuals and through collaboration, producing texts appropriate to different contexts of practice and using various media. Opportunities for practice-based placements in schools and/or community-based projects will be available. Approaches to assessment will encourage the submission of practice-based portfolios alongside more traditional, academic essay-based approaches. As well as appealing to a wider constituency, the programme is designed as a subject-based route of progression for former PGCE students in English studies and the arts holding up to 60 M-level credits. "I feel like the course was made for me! It's brilliant and I'm grateful to my tutor for encouraging me to do it. I would never have had this opportunity if I was not part of the University though Teach First. The MA is transforming my practice and enabling me to be more of the creative teacher that I aspired to be and the whole reason I joined the teaching profession in the first place. As a result, my students are receiving better teaching and their learning is more rounded and creative." Teach First graduate progressing to MA study Course details This course starts in September and is available for part-time study. The taught element takes approximately two years, followed by an eight-month dissertation period. The course comprises four 30-credit core modules, followed by a a 60-credit dissertation. There are also Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma exit points. You will take two modules each year, which run on a rotating basis. The dissertation module runs each year. Teaching takes place in evening sessions. If you are a PGCE graduate with 60 masters level credits, you will have the option to select two out of the four modules. Entry requirements You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent and have had experience of working as teachers in schools, or as educators in less formal arts in community-based settings, for example, in arts organisations, community literacy projects, in the production and distribution of texts in traditional and new media or in arts-based therapies. Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis. If your first language is not English, you must achieve either: an overall score on the IELTS test* of at least 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each element a pass with Merit on a preparation course at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham *Please note IELTS test scores have a shelf life of two years. You are required to have a current and valid IELTS test score for entry to this course. How to apply Please go to the University's How to Apply webpages for further information. To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following deadline applies: Application deadlines Mode of study Students Start date Application deadline Part-time Home/EU and international 26 September 2016 1 September Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply on entry for exemption for credit requirements of the course. Please visit our ROL pages for further information. Modules Modules and delivery Module Title 2016 2017 Reading, Writing, Texts and Authors Spring - evening - Literacies and Learning in and out of School Autumn - evening - Creativity, Places and Spaces - Spring - evening Dramas and Performances - Autumn - evening Portfolio/Dissertation will run through the year every year Assessment Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 6,000 words. To complete the masters programme successfully, a pass of 50 must be achieved on each assignment. The dissertation is an original piece of work and should be of 12,000-15,000 words (or their equivalent) related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary and secondary school teachers and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors. A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study and study for professional development within their chosen career. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.9% of postgraduates in the School of Education who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,833 with the highest being £39,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements Candidates should normally hold an approved first degree with at least lower second-class honours (or equivalent) and/or an approved professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to a lower second-class honours degree. Other requirements Candidates will normally be expected to have had experience of working as teachers in schools, or as educators in less formal arts of community-based settings, for example, in arts organisations, community literacy projects, in the production and distribution of texts in traditional and new media or in arts-based therapies. IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in all elements) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Criminology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course will help students to develop an advanced critical understanding of crime in its social context, drawing on insights from subjects across the social and human sciences and the humanities. [+]

MA Criminology This MA programme will help you to develop an advanced critical understanding of crime in its social context: How and why certain kinds of behaviour are defined as crime How societies respond to these and other harmful behaviours How crime is experienced by victims (or survivors) and by society as a whole How crime is represented or misrepresented in the media and popular culture The programme draws on insights from subjects across the social and human sciences and the humanities, including sociology, law, psychology, geography, history and cultural and media studies. It reflects the nature of criminology as a fast-developing, inter-disciplinary subject concerned with understanding crime in its local, regional, national and international contexts in an increasingly globalised world. You will develop skills in a range of research methods and have the opportunity to put them into practice by undertaking an extended piece of criminological research. A period of hands-on experience with a local organisation working on crime or criminal justice forms an integral part of the programme and gives you the chance to apply and reflect on what you have learned in the classroom in a practical context. The MA programme has been designed to equip students with key skills in: understanding and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of key theories and concepts in criminology evaluating arguments and the evidence used to support them developing their own perspectives on a range of issues in criminology conducting methodologically rigorous and ethically sound research communicating their ideas clearly at an advanced level in an appropriate scholarly style reflecting critically on their own learning and personal development The key features of the MA Criminology include the opportunity to: study criminology in a social scientific environment with teaching by experts in criminology, sociology, social work and social and public policy gain practical experience with a local organisation - such as the police or a member agency of a local crime and drugs partnership - working on crime and how to respond to it undertake research on a criminological topic with support from a specialist supervisor choose from a range of elective modules in related fields within and beyond criminology and the social sciences Key facts You will have the support of a specialist supervisor with whom you will meet regularly to discuss your dissertation. You will have the opportunity to undertake a brief internship in approved agencies/organisations such as probation services, police forces, youth justice, and prisons. You will be taught not only by criminologists, but also experts in sociology, public/social policy and social work. This reflects the inter-disciplinary nature of the school and the added value to marketability and employability of course. Course details MA Criminology can be taken full-time over 12 months or part-time over two years. The MA consists of taught modules totalling 120 credits (which are taken during the autumn and spring terms) and a 60-credit dissertation (undertaken over the summer period). Summative assessment is normally by means of an extended (5,000 word) piece of writing in the form of an essay or report, usually on a topic of students' own choosing. A dissertation of 15,000 words in length must be submitted by the end of the summer period. The dissertation is a key component of this degree. It affords you the opportunity to conduct independent research on a topic of your choice under the supervision of academics who are nationally and internationally known for their expertise on diverse aspects of criminology. Modules Core modules Contemporary Issues and Debates in Criminology Criminology in Practice Criminology: Theories and Concepts Dissertation in Criminology Research Methods and Research Management Optional modules Students have to choose a further 40 credits of elective modules, split equally between the autumn and spring terms. They can choose modules from other courses within and outside the School of Sociology and Social Policy with approval from the Programme Director. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers This MA will equip you with knowledge, research, intellectual, cognitive, and transferrable skills that help you to pursue careers in the police forces, probation service, prison service, criminal justice, NGO sector, victim support, academia, civil service or journalism. In general, our postgraduate students move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers following their time in the school. Conducting postgraduate work fosters many vital skills and may give you a head start in the job market. Studying at this level allows you to develop qualities of self-discipline and self-motivation that are essential to employment in a wide range of different fields. A postgraduate degree from an institution like The University of Nottingham shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 95% of postgraduates in the School of Sociology and Social Policy who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,692 with the highest being £30,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a master's degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements 2:1 IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Diplomacy

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

This course will introduce you to the advanced study of diplomacy. It will expose you to the latest research in areas such as the law of armed conflict, crisis management, and contemporary international history. [+]

MA Diplomacy The MA Diplomacy is a dynamic, interdisciplinary programme that will introduce you to the advanced study of diplomacy. Offered jointly by the schools of Politics and International Relations, History, and Law, it will expose you to the latest research in areas such as the law of armed conflict, crisis management, and contemporary international history. Diplomacy provides the vital human framework for the development of international society in a globalising world. Increasingly complex patterns of law, culture, history, economics and politics - both within and between states - are mediated by the practice of diplomacy. The craft of diplomacy, although distinguished by a remarkable and time-honoured pedigree, is ever more essential to mediation and regulation in the contemporary world. You will develop a broad understanding of diplomacy and negotiation, including traditional approaches that view it as a specialist form of statecraft, and modern conceptions that embrace areas such as the media and cultural diplomacy. Each year, students on the MA Diplomacy are offered the opportunity to participate in a field trip to Europe, where they visit key diplomatic institutions and organisations such as the European Commission, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and the European Parliament. Course-specific entry requirements Please note that relevant professional experience will be considered in assessing applications, although it is not a requirement of entry. Key facts The School of Politics and International Relations was ranked in the top 15 in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 This interdisciplinary course is taught between the Schools of Politics and International Relations, History and Law The programme is one of the most popular to be offered by the School of Politics and International Relations, attracting students from all over the world Students are offered the opportunity to go on a field trip to visit key diplomatic institutions Course details The MA Diplomacy can be studied on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two years. The MA consists of 60 credits of core modules, and a further 60 credits of modules taken during the autumn and spring semesters. Your studies will culminate in the research and writing of a 60-credit, 15,000-word dissertation. The dissertation, which is an opportunity for you to research a subject of your own choosing under the expert guidance of a member of staff, represents a substantial piece of independent research drawing on primary source materials as well as secondary literature. Teaching is spread across two semesters: autumn, which begins in September and ends in January; and spring, which begins in January and ends in June. The summer months between June and September are spent writing your dissertation. Assessment for each taught module takes place at the end of each semester and is through a combination of coursework and/or examination, with some modules also requiring an assessed presentation. However, modules offered by the School of Law are usually assessed at the end of the spring semester. Modules are usually offered as 20 or 15 credit versions. Modules Core modules The Theory and Practice of Diplomacy Core modules from the School of Humanities The Evolution of Diplomacy Core modules from the School of Law The Law of War and Peace Students may take their dissertation with the Schools of Politics and International Relations, History, or Law. The dissertation topic must be related to the field of diplomacy. Students must take 60 credits from the below: Diplomacy Dissertation Dissertation LLM MA Dissertation in History Optional modules Students must take 60 credits from the group below: Contemporary Warfare Designing Political Enquiry Europe and the Developing World Global Asia Grand Strategy International Law of Treaties International Political Economy Justice Beyond Borders: Theories of International and Intergenerational Justice The Politics of South Asia Quantitative Political Analysis The Road to Guantanamo: The Treatment and Experience of Prisoners, Civilian Internees and Detainees since 1860 Special Project A Special Project B Terrorism and Insurgencies Theories and Concepts in International Relations War, Peace and Terror Western Counter-Terrorism Cooperation When Does Russia Expand and Why? Subject to the approval of appropriate staff, students may be permitted to take modules offered in the Schools of Law and History, however these must relate closely to the field of diplomacy. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers The MA Diplomacy is focused on those wishing to pursue professional careers that involve expertise in international representation and negotiation. It is ideal if you have a keen interest in pursuing a wide range of occupations that are informed by diplomacy, mediation and negotiation. These include: Civil service Commercial negotiation Defence liaison Foreign trade departments International cultural exchange International financial regulation International and non-governmental organisations Journalism Ministerial advising Public information Telecommunications consultancy The course is particularly beneficial to trainee or in-service diplomats, enhancing their ability to work effectively within the diplomatic community. It is suitable for those in mid career who wish to change direction, move into policy areas, or who wish to take time out to make sense of their day-to-day policy activities. Many of our previous students have held Chevening Scholarships from the British Council. For those students who wish to continue with their studies following the successful completion of one of our MA programmes, the school offers MRes and MPhil/PhD degrees. Research degree supervision in most of the major sub-areas of the discipline of politics is offered by the increasing number of academic staff working in the school. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 92.9% of postgraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,409 with the highest being £29,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements 2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Education

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The MA Education is a unique modular programme of study designed to reflect the needs of individuals or organisational cohorts, and deepen and refine your capacity for critical reflection on your practice. [+]

MA Education The MA Education is a unique modular programme of study designed to reflect the needs of individuals or organisational cohorts. While each module has its own unique focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of historical, political and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members. The overall purpose of the masters programme is to deepen and refine your capacity for critical reflection on your practice as well as on the mental models which inform your work. Systematic practitioner inquiry is therefore an organising principle that underpins all modules on the programme, and you will be encouraged to identify issues that are significant to your professional practice. A hallmark of the MA Education is its commitment to equity and diversity, and its flexibility to meet the needs of individuals and organisations. Flexibility is evident in terms of offering you a range of: specialist module options to create a personally and professionally meaningful qualification modes of delivery to take account of individual needs and professional contexts exit points en-route to a full masters programme Student quote "The MA course provided me with the unique opportunity to research my own practice and develop a greater understanding of the issues facing schools today. This further underpinned my teaching philosophy and has been fundamental in leading to further career progression; now as a Head of Department I am able to implement many of the forward thinking ideas discussed in such a developmental setting. In all aspects of my studies at the University of Nottingham it has been the relationship between the staff and their students which make it such a rewarding and highly enjoyable place to enter the teaching profession." Tom Kitson, PGCE Geography, progressing to MA Education Course start dates Full-time: September Part-time: September or January (for home/EU students only) or July through Summer School (for all students) Cohort: Start date negotiable Course details The taught element of this course can be completed over one year full-time or two years part-time. There is then an eight-month disseration period. The course is available to individuals and also cohorts from single schools or consortiums. The course comprises modules totalling 120 credits, plus a 60-credit dissertation. There are Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate exit points. There are currently two core modules and an extensive selection of elective modules which can be taken from a range of MA programmes in the School of Education. All modules are 30-credits, unless otherwise stated. Full-time students will be required to choose two modules per semester, part-time students will choose one per semester. You can view the 2016/17 generic timetable showing which modules are running and when, but please note this is subject to change. Please note: Modules available in Summer School may only be offered on alternate years. Individual applicants The MA Education offers a flexible approach to planning your study so there are different modes of study available to you. Modules are taught in a variety of ways to ensure access to the curriculum. These may include the following: Ten weekday twilight sessions over the course of a semester or academic year Education Summer School (intensive one week block per 30-credit module) Available as an online programme Cohort applicants The School of Education welcomes approaches from educational organisations looking for a bespoke programme for their own staff, perhaps in collaboration with other local organisations (eg. partner schools, feeder schools, special schools, PRU, FE colleges, integrated services) to create or develop a local network of educators learning together. Staff from the School of Education will deliver the modules on your own premises or in a local community setting, usually for a group of 12 or more, and sessions will be scheduled by negotiation with group members. These may take place in any of the following formats or a combination of all three: During twilight sessions after school On inset days Weekend or holiday day Entry requirements You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent. At least one year's experience of working or volunteering full-time in an educational setting is required. A teaching qualification that includes a substantial placement-based component (eg. PGCE) will be considered acceptable experience. Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis. If your first language is not English, you must achieve either: an overall score on the IELTS test of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element a pass with Merit on a preparation course at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham How to apply Please go to the University's How to Apply webpages for further information. To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following deadline applies: Application deadlines Mode of study Students Start date Application deadline Full-time and Part-time Home/EU and international 26 September 2016 1 September 2016 (full-time international students must apply by 11 August 2016) Part-time Home/EU 25 January 2017 6 January 2017 If you are a University of Nottingham PGCE graduate and started your course between September 2010 and September 2013, you will have received an automatic offer for the MA Education course and so will not need to submit a new application to us. You will need to contact our Admissions Office to accept your offer and to confirm the date you wish to start your MA. Whilst on the PGCE the automatic offer you were given was valid for five years, and so if you are out of this time frame, you will need to follow through with the online booking process. If you have previously studied the PGCEi course with The University of Nottingham, then you will not have received an automatic offer and so will need to submit a new application to us for consideration. As a University of Nottingham graduate, you will not have to pay for your application. Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply on entry for exemption for credit requirements of the course. Please visit our ROL pages for further information. Modules The MA Education has two core modules - Practice-Based Inquiry (30 credits) and the Dissertation (60 credits). The remainder of the 90 credits come from elective modules grouped in subject areas. View our module guide for further information. Core modules Module Mode of teaching Experience required Practice-Based Inquiry (30 credits) Also available within Educational Leadership and Management Evening/daytime sessions in the autumn and spring semesters. Also block study in Summer School. We would normally expect you to have one year's relevant experience but this could include your PGCE year (teaching practice) Dissertation (60 credits) Self-directed study. - Elective modules Module Mode of teaching Experience required Subject area: Education Changing Classrooms: Policy, Research and Practice Evening sessions in the autumn semester or in Summer School on an annual rotating basis. You would normally be an education practitioner or have access to a classroom setting but this could include your PGCE year (teaching practice). Schools, Society and Mental Well Being Evening sessions in the autumn semester. We would normally expect you to have two years' relevant experience. Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Years Spring semester or in Summer School. You would normally be an education practitioner or have access to a classroom setting but this could include your PGCE year (teaching practice). Mentoring Beginning Teachers Evening sessions in the autumn and spring semesters. You must be working as a mentor to beginning teachers or have negotiated agreed access to a mentor/mentee arrangement in a school or college. Subject area: Educational Leadership and Management Leading Learning Issues in Educational Leadership Effective Leadership and Change in Education Morning and afternoon sessions in the autumn semester. Also block study in Summer School. We would normally expect you to have two years' relevant experience. Subject area: Learning, Technology and Education Introduction to the Learning Sciences The Social Contexts of Educational Technology Evening sessions in the autumn and spring semesters. You would normally be an education practitioner and have two years' relevant experience. Subject area: Special Needs Relationships and Behaviour and Literacy Researching Special and Inclusive Education Debating Special and Inclusive Education In each semester you can take one module if studying part-time and two if studying full-time. Evening sessions and also block study in Summer School. The modules are supplemented by an induction day and a study weekend in January each year. We would normally expect you to have two years' relevant experience. Subject area: Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning Literacies and Learning in and out of School Creativity, Places and Spaces Evening sessions in the autumn and spring semesters. We would normally expect you to have experience of working as teachers in schools, or as educators in less formal arts or community-based settings, for example, in arts organisations, community literacy projects, in the production and distribution of texts in traditional and new media or in arts-based therapies. Options Summer School Summer School takes place annually over a two-week period commencing the last week in July. Summer School offers the opportunity to study one or two 30-credit modules in intensive teaching blocks, with continued academic support available during the subsequent period of self-guided study. Summer School modules can be combined with modules provided during other semesters. It is possible to study four modules over two Summer School periods. MA Education (Flexible) You are allowed to take one module from the MA Education (Flexible) as one of your four taught modules. Assessment Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 6,000 words (or equivalent). To complete the masters programme successfully, a pass of 50 must be achieved on each assignment. The dissertation is an original piece of work completed under individual supervision and should be 12,000-15,000 words related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary and secondary school teachers and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors. A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study and study for professional development within their chosen career. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.9% of postgraduates in the School of Education who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,833 with the highest being £39,000.* * Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements Applicants would normally hold a good first degree with at least second class honours. Other requirements Experience within an educational setting is required. IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Education (Flexible)

Online Part time 2 years February 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This is a flexible online-based course and reflects the needs of individuals or organisational cohorts, and deepens and refines your capacity for critical reflection on your practice. [+]

MA Education (Flexible) The MA Education is a unique modular and flexible programme designed to reflect the needs of individuals or organisational cohorts. While each module has its own particular focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of historical, political and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members. The overall purpose of the masters programme is to deepen and refine your capacity for critical reflection on your practice as well as on the mental models which inform your work. Systematic practitioner inquiry is therefore an organising principle that underpins all modules on the programme, and you will be encouraged to identify issues that are significant to your professional practice. A hallmark of the MA Education is its commitment to equity and diversity, and its flexibility to meet the needs of individuals and organisations. Flexibility is evident in terms of offering students a range of: module options to create a personally and professionally meaningful qualification modes of delivery to take account of individual needs and professional contexts exit points en-route to a full masters programme Course details The taught element of the MA Education (Flexible) can be completed part-time over approximately two years, with a further eight months for the dissertation stage. To help you plan your time and gain the most from your studies, you can choose to start the MA Education (Flexible) in either September or February. The MA comprises four 30-credit modules (or equivalent) and a 60-credit dissertation. There are also Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma exit points. You will be required to commit 10-15 hours per week, all year round. You will need to work collaboratively, for example, by contribution to online discussions within a specified time frame. View our sample timetable. Online course materials and support Our online materials provide an interactive learning experience, and allow you to make decisions about which aspects of a module to work on when, at what pace, and in which order. You will be encouraged to interact with other course participants, and the module units will involve group activities such as using blogs, wikis, and discussion boards. To ensure you have the appropriate computer requirements to enable you to study online, please view our computer specification guidance notes Please note: If you are based in China, you may encounter restrictions on software used in some of our online modules. Please contact us to discuss this further. Entry requirements You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent. At least one year's experience of working or volunteering full-time in an educational setting is required. A teaching qualification that includes a substantial placement-based component (eg. PGCE) will be considered acceptable experience. Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis. If your first language is not English, you must achieve either: an overall score on the IELTS test* of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element a pass with Merit on a preparation course at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham *Please note IELTS test scores have a shelf life of two years. You are required to have a current and valid IELTS test score for entry to this course. How to apply Please go to the University's How to Apply webpages for further information. To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following deadline applies: Application deadlines Mode of study Students Start date Application deadline Part-time Home/EU and international 5 September 2016 13 February 2017 15 August 2016 24 January 2017 If you are a University of Nottingham PGCE graduate and started your course between September 2010 and September 2013, you will have received an automatic offer for the MA Education course and so will not need to submit a new application to us. You will need to contact our Admissions Office to accept your offer and to confirm the date you wish to start your MA. Whilst on the PGCE the automatic offer you were given was valid for five years, and so if you are out of this time frame, you will need to follow through with the online booking process. If you have previously studied the PGCEi course with The University of Nottingham, then you will not have received an automatic offer and so will need to submit a new application to us for consideration. As a University of Nottingham graduate, you will not have to pay for your application. Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply on entry for exemption for credit requirements of the course. Please visit our ROL pages for further information. Modules There is one core module plus the dissertation and a selection of elective modules. All modules are 30 credits unless otherwise stated. Core modules Practice-Based Inquiry (30 credits) - This is normally studied just before the dissertation, although you need to take this module at a time when you have access to an appropriate professional context Dissertation (60 credits) Elective modules Candidates must take a minimum of 60 and a maximum of 90 credits from this group Leading Learning Specific Reading Difficulties/Dyslexia Researching Special and Inclusive Education Relationships and Behaviour Communication and Literacy Learning Through an Additional Language (EAL/CLIL) Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Years Education Introduction to the Learning Sciences Educational Technology Research Methods Understanding Individual and Organisational Development Changing Classrooms: Policy, Research and Practice Debating Special and Inclusive Education The Social Context of Educational Technology New Directions in Technology Enhanced Learning View our module guide for further information. Options Face-to-face module You may be able to study one face-to-face module as a substitute for one online module by block attendance through Summer School in Nottingham. Please see MA Education for details on Summer School modules. Assessment Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 6,000 words To complete the masters programme successfully, a mark of at least 50 must be achieved on each assignment. The dissertation is an original piece of work and should be of 12,000-15,000 words (or their equivalent) related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education supervisors, language tutors, primary and secondary teachers and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors. A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study and study for professional development within their chosen career. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.9% of postgraduates in the School of Education who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,833 with the highest being £39,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements Applicants would normally hold a good first degree with at least second class honours IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Educational Leadership and Management (by distance learning)

Online Part time 2 years February 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This distance learning course is designed for those who have experience of working in schools and colleges and who seek to develop a better understanding of how educational leadership influences the experiences of staff and students. [+]

MA Educational Leadership and Management (by distance learning) The University of Nottingham School of Education has an outstanding international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research in educational leadership and management. Its staff are world leading in this field and are all involved in teaching and research. The school's flagship programme, the MA Educational Leadership and Management is designed for those who have experience of working in schools and colleges and who seek to develop a better understanding of how educational leadership influences the experiences of staff and students. The programme draws on research from the UK and internationally, much of it conducted by those teaching on the programme. It seeks to: improve understanding of leadership practices in national and international social, cultural, political and policy contexts strengthen knowledge of leadership and change management utilise existing and emerging international research-informed knowledge of educational leadership engage in critical discussion of a range of practices in the leadership and management of other adults in organisations enable a deeper critical understanding of the organisation, and the environment in which course members operate promote the development of yourself, your colleagues and your organisation A unique focus is the emphasis upon supporting practice based inquiry through which theories may be applied to practice in the workplace. You will engage with the latest education research relating to leadership and management and also learn how to conduct research in order to drive development and change your own professional context. Course details The taught element of the course can be completed part-time over approximately two years, with a further eight months for the dissertation stage. It is taken through online learning via the University virtual learning environment. Normally this would involve studying two modules per year for two years, and will conclude with a dissertation. You can start this course in September 2016 and February 2017. The MA comprises four 30-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation. There are also Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma exit points. Each of the modules has an equivalent of 30 hours online engagement. In addition, there will be 270 hours private study, assignment preparation and tutorial support. The module assignments have been designed to increase skills and criticality (incrementally). Our online materials provide an interactive learning experience, and allow you to make decisions about which aspects of a module to work on when, at what pace. You will be encouraged to interact with other course participants, and the module units will involve group activities such as using blogs, wikis, and discussion boards. View our recommended reading list. To ensure you have the appropriate computer requirements to enable you to study online, please view our computer specification guidance notes Please note: If you are based in China, you may encounter restrictions on software used in some of our online modules. Please contact us to discuss this further. Entry requirements You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent. Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis. If your first language is not English, you must achieve either: an overall score on the IELTS test* of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element a pass with Merit on a preparation course at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham *Please note IELTS test scores have a shelf life of two years. You are required to have a current and valid IELTS test score for entry to this course. How to apply Please go to the University's How to Apply webpages for further information. To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following deadline applies: Application deadlines Mode of study Students Start date Application deadline Part-time distance learning Home/EU and international 5 September 2016 13 February 2017 15 August 2016 24 January 2017 Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply on entry for exemption for credit requirements of the course. Please visit our ROL pages for further information. Modules You will study three of the following four modules: Effective Leadership and Change in Education (30 credits) Issues in Educational Leadership (30 credits) Leading Learning (30 credits) Individual and Organisational Development (30 credits) and then take this compulsory module: Practice-Based Inquiry (30 credits) Plus Dissertation (60 credits) Assessment Unless otherwise stated, each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 6,000 words. To complete the masters programme successfully, a pass of 50 must be achieved on each assignment. The dissertation is an original piece of work and should be of 12,000-15,000 words (or their equivalent) related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary and secondary school teachers and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors. A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study and study for professional development within their chosen career. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.9% of postgraduates in the School of Education who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,833 with the highest being £39,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements Candidates should normally hold an approved first degree with at least second class honours (or equivalent) or an approved professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to a second class honours degree. IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course explores what recent changes to the global cultural and political landscape mean for individuals and groups, in terms of their ability to access human rights. [+]

MA Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights Demand for various forms of expertise on human rights, citizenship and identities is rapidly expanding as governments, international agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and private sector organisations become increasingly sensitive to and interested in questions about rights and identities. In the current global context 'national' versions of citizenship have reached crisis point. Yet what does it mean to think of yourself as a global citizen? This course aims to find out by investigating critical global questions such as war, migration, climate change, the credit crunch, the rise of nationalism, the impact of global media, sex tourism, modern slavery, the transformation of gender and sexuality and of course contemporary racism. The programme explores what recent changes to the global cultural and political landscape mean for individuals and groups in terms of their ability to access human rights (social, economic and cultural, as well as political and civil). It provides you with advanced level sociological knowledge of the concepts of 'globalisation', 'citizenship', 'identity' and 'human rights', as well as a critical understanding of their application in a range of discourses (political, legal, academic and popular). This MA will be particularly attractive to social science and arts graduates who wish to pursue careers in the NGO sector, academia, the civil service or journalism, as it both provides advanced level sociological knowledge of debates on human rights, citizenship, globalisation and identities, and offers opportunities, to develop specialist knowledge and understanding of post-conflict cultures, human rights law and/or of media and globalisation, rights and identities. Key facts In addition to the contact you will have with academic staff through the various modules, you will also have the support of a specialist supervisor with whom you will meet regularly to discuss your dissertation Students are strongly encouraged to undertake voluntary work with an NGO Course details The MA in Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights can be taken full-time over 12 months or part-time over two years. The MA consists of taught modules totalling 120 credits (which are taken during the autumn and spring semesters) and a 60-credit dissertation (undertaken over the summer period). During the taught component of this course, you will take modules addressing sociological debates on human rights, citizenship, globalisation and identities. These modules will also give you a critical understanding of their application in a range of discourses (political, legal, academic and popular). The taught modules are assessed by written work of either 2 x 2,500 or 1 x 5,000 word assignments. The dissertation is a key component of this degree. It affords you the opportunity to conduct independent research on a topic of your choice under the supervision of sociologists who are nationally and internationally known for their expertise on citizenship, national and ethnic identities, globalisation, human rights and children's rights. Past dissertation topics have included: To what extent do the campaigns carried out by international non-governmental organisations reflect the social model of disability? Building Global Citizenship and Awareness of Education - The role of the NGO British Pakistani Muslim mothers perceptions post 7/7 living in the city of Nottingham The internet as a realm of civic engagement: How the internet has impacted the participation of women in the public sphere in Egypt and Jordan from 2006-2011 and why internet and accessibility is essential for their employment Understanding treatment of refugees and asylum seekers in Britain and what steps can be taken to better protect their human rights A dissertation of 15,000 words in length must be submitted by the end of the summer period. Modules Core modules Between Europe and the Middle East: Critical Questions of Citizenship and Identity Dissertation in Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights Globalisation, Citizenship and Identity Human Rights and Critical Modern Slavery Researching Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights Optional modules Students have to choose a further 40 credits of elective modules. They can choose modules from other courses within and outside the School of Sociology and Social Policy with approval from the Programme Director. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers This MA will be particularly attractive if you wish to pursue a career in the NGO sector, academia, the civil service, or journalism, as it both provides advanced level sociological knowledge of debates on human rights, citizenship, globalisation and identities, and offers opportunities to develop specialist knowledge and understanding of post-conflict cultures, human rights law and/or of media and globalisation, rights and identities. Our postgraduate students move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers following their time in the school. Conducting postgraduate work fosters many vital skills and may give you a head start in the job market. Studying at this level allows you to develop qualities of self-discipline and self-motivation that are essential to employment in a wide range of different fields. A postgraduate degree from an institution like The University of Nottingham shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 95% of postgraduates in the School of Sociology and Social Policy who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,692 with the highest being £30,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements 2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA International Relations

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

This course is an internationally recognised degree programme that will provide you with a solid grounding in the philosophical and practical aspects of international political analysis. [+]

MA International Relations The MA International Relations is an internationally recognised degree programme that will provide you with a solid grounding in the philosophical and practical aspects of international political analysis. Drawing on the research expertise of a large number of academic staff within the School of Politics and International Relations, this MA introduces you to key concepts such as power, agency, the state, international society and order. The wide choice of modules offered by the school allows you to tailor this programme to your own interests. The research interests of our academic staff, who are well established leaders in the field of international relations, cover a considerable range of expertise. Areas of special interest include: Diplomacy in Middle East and Asia Global Civil Society and Global Justice Globalisation Human Security and Humanitarianism Intelligence and National Security International Human Rights and War Crimes International Political Economy International Relations Theory Justice Beyond Borders Terrorism, Guerrilla War and Low Intensity Conflict United States Foreign and Security Policy Key facts The School of Politics and International Relations was ranked in the top 15 in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 Course details The MA International Relations can be studied on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two years. Studying this degree will allow you to draw upon a range of modules that will deepen your understanding and develop your own interests. The MA consists of a 20-credit core module, a further 20-credit methodological module, and 80 credits of optional modules taken during the autumn and spring semesters. Your studies will culminate in the research and writing of a 60-credit, 15,000-word dissertation. The dissertation, which is an opportunity for you to research a subject of your own choosing under the expert guidance of a member of staff, represents a substantial piece of independent research drawing on primary source materials as well as secondary literature. Teaching is spread across two semesters: autumn, which begins in September and ends in January; and spring, which begins in January and ends in June. The summer months between June and September are spent writing your dissertation. Assessment for each taught module takes place at the end of each semester and is through a combination of coursework and/or examination, with some modules also requiring an assessed presentation. Modules are usually offered as 20 or 15 credit versions. Modules Core modules Dissertation: International Relations/International Studies Theories and Concepts in International Relations Optional modules Students must take a minimum of 20 and maximum of 40 credits from the group below: Designing Political Enquiry Quantitative Political Analysis Students must take a minimum of 60 and maximum of 80 credits from the group below: Comparative Democratic Development Contemporary Warfare Europe and the Developing World European Union Politics Gender and Development Global Asia Grand Strategy International Political Economy Justice Beyond Borders: Theories of International and Intergenerational Justice The Politics of South Asia The Road to Guantanamo: The Treatment and Experience of Prisoners, Civilian Internees and Detainees since 1860 Special Project A Special Project B Terrorism and Insurgencies The Theory and Practice of Diplomacy War, Peace and Terror Western Counter-Terrorism Cooperation When Does Russia Expand and Why? The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers This course will prepare you for a wide spectrum of career paths from national government to international organisations, international trade, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Our postgraduate courses provide a firm foundation for a wide range of careers. Many of our students take an active role in politics throughout their time in the school, and after. Politics is the ideal academic discipline to study if you are interested in a career in politics or government. Other students go into a range of careers, including management, marketing, teaching and broadcasting. Graduating from Nottingham means that you have opened the door to an opportunity for an interesting and well paid career. Our students are highly regarded by employers because of the strong academic foundation and transferable skills that they gain during their degree course. For those students who wish to continue with their studies following the successful completion of one of our MA programmes, the school offers MRes and MPhil/PhD degrees. Research degree supervision in most of the major sub-areas of the discipline of politics is offered by the increasing number of academic staff working in the school. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 92.9% of postgraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,409 with the highest being £29,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements 2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) Other requirements Mature applicants without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA International Security and Terrorism

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

This innovative programme provides you with a framework for the detailed investigation of both international security and the related field of terrorism. [+]

MA International Security and Terrorism This innovative programme provides you with a framework for the detailed investigation of both international security and the related field of terrorism. The desire for security and safety has always been at the heart of the human condition. An understanding of the subject of security involves studying not only what makes us feel secure but also what we regard as threatening. In the current international environment, with the upsurge in international terrorism and the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, this course offers the opportunity for in-depth study and analysis for students and those with a professional interest in the subject. Taught by experts in both international security and terrorism, the MA will introduce you to some of the major schools of thought within the discipline of international relations including realism, liberalism, and critical theory. You will explore key issues in contemporary international security including international intervention, conventional and nuclear deterrence, insurgency and counter insurgency, peacemaking, and peacekeeping. The programme will facilitate the analysis of terrorism as a political strategy, its contemporary significance and relative success; develop your understanding of counter-terrorist techniques; and provide you with an in-depth study of security issues in particular regions of the world. The degree emphasises three elements: The theoretical underpinnings of the study of international security and terrorism The main empirical problems of security and terrorism in the present age The opportunity to study security and terrorism complexes through optional modules During the spring semester, the school organises a study tour to some of the key European security organisations. It includes visits to organisations such as North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), the European Commission in Brussels and to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, to which students undertaking the MA in International Security and Terrorism are invited to participate. The School of Politics and International Relations at The University of Nottingham provides an ideal academic environment in which to study international security. The school enjoys a considerable depth of expertise amongst its staff in the subject of security, with a range of internationally renowned specialists in the sub-field of terrorism. Key facts The School of Politics and International Relations was ranked in the top 15 in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 The programme is one of the most popular to be offered by the School of Politics and International Relations, attracting students from all over the world You have the opportunity to participate in a study tour to visit some of the key European security organisations Course details The MA International Security and Terrorism can be studied on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two years. The MA consists of two 20-credit core modules, and a further 80 credits of modules taken during the autumn and spring semesters. Your studies will culminate in the research and writing of a 60-credit, 15,000-word dissertation. The dissertation, which is an opportunity for you to research a subject of your own choosing under the expert guidance of a member of staff, represents a substantial piece of independent research drawing on primary source materials as well as secondary literature. Teaching is spread across two semesters: autumn, which begins in September and ends in January; and spring, which begins in January and ends in June. The summer months between June and September are spent writing your dissertation. Assessment for each taught module takes place at the end of each semester and is through a combination of coursework and/or examination, with some modules also requiring an assessed presentation. Modules are usually offered as 20 or 15 credit versions. Modules Core modules Dissertation: International Relations/International Studies Terrorism and Insurgencies Theories and Concepts in International Relations Optional modules Comparative Democratic Development Contemporary Warfare Europe and the Developing World European Union Politics Gender and Development Global Asia Grand Strategy International Political Economy Justice Beyond Borders: Theories of International and Intergenerational Justice Political Utopianism The Politics of South Asia The Road to Guantanamo: The Treatment and Experience of Prisoners, Civilian Internees and Detainees since 1860 Special Project A Special Project B The Theory and Practice of Diplomacy War, Peace and Terror Western Counter-Terrorism Cooperation When Does Russia Expand and Why? The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers The MA International Security and Terrorism will attract both those who seek an academic programme of study at an advanced level, and those who wish to pursue a professional career in the field of security. The course is designed to have broad appeal to students not only from the UK but also Europe, North America and Asia. The professional relevance of the course will make it attractive to those considering careers in: the armed services the civil service international organisations journalism non-governmental organisations policy research For those students who wish to continue with their studies following the successful completion of one of our MA programmes, the school offers MRes and MPhil/PhD degrees. Research degree supervision in most of the major sub-areas of the discipline of politics is offered by the increasing number of academic staff working in the school. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 92.9% of postgraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,409 with the highest being £29,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements 2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA International Social Policy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course equips students with the skills needed to understand the new challenges of the increasingly interdependent world in which we live. [+]

MA International Social Policy Social Policy is concerned with questions such as: How can we create a good society? How much money should we spend on welfare services? Is the current distribution of income and wealth socially just? Should we be charged individually for using welfare services? Should free markets and profit motives play a central role in service delivery? What are the causes and consequences of poverty? It is no longer possible to study national social policies in isolation. Global interconnections are multiplying and intensifying across a range of fields: economics, politics and the natural environment, among others. The MA International Social Policy provides an introduction to comparative social policy and so to recent developments in welfare reforms from around the world. This MA highlights the implications of such developments and equips students with the skills they need to understand the new challenges of the increasingly interdependent world in which we live. The course provides comparisons of the welfare models of 'developed welfare states', such as those found in European countries; and explores the relevance of recent developments and debates for developing countries. The MA also includes subjects that consider the future of social policies and comparative analyses, such as the module 'Climate Change and Social Policy'. Training in methods allows evaluation of policy outcomes, not only in terms of their effectiveness and efficiency but also extending to consider wider socio-economic and political contexts. The success of the School of Sociology and Social Policy reflects the diverse intellectual backgrounds and research interests of our staff and our commitment to academic excellence. Social policy draws on insights from across the social sciences and humanities, including sociology, political science and economics. Nottingham is well placed to offer this multidisciplinary programme as the school is one of the UK's leading centres for teaching and research in the field of social policy, but also sociology, cultural studies, health studies, social work and public policy. Students will be taught by researchers with world-leading reputations in these subjects. The research-led culture of the school therefore allows you to develop your own interests in particular themes and topics. Key facts A research-led curriculum throws light on how international power centres respond to the conflicting interests of rich and poor countries; and whether their policies produce outcomes that benefit or harm the world's poor Staff possess expertise in a variety of welfare models and aspects of comparative social policy The Research Methods module allows students to develop their expertise, and give particular consideration to their dissertations Course details The programme is available full-time over 12 months or part-time over 24 months, and comprises both taught modules taken over the first two semesters and the dissertation over the summer period. Taught modules are assessed by essays, with 10 credit modules requiring 3,000 words and 20 credits requiring 5,000 words, sometimes divided into two 2,500 word essays. The Research Methods and Research Management module involves a 5,000 word dissertation proposal. The 15,000 word dissertation affords students the opportunity to conduct independent research on a topic of their choice. Each student prepares a dissertation proposal and works closely with a supervisor internationally known for their expertise. We hope that our students will stay with us over the summer months; but for those who do leave the UK we will offer online support, including supervisions via Skype wherever possible. Past dissertation topics include: Illegal immigrants in the UK: The case of African Migrants Can international organisations stop child labour in Turkey? Exploring the role of poor governance in increasing poverty in Pakistan: 2001-2011 Has there been a decline of the middle classes in Hong Kong? Forget about love. Let's talk money. The transforming Chinese family law and the implications for urban Chinese women Modules Core modules Dissertation in International Social Policy Dynamics of International Social Policy Globalisation, Europeanisation and Public Policy Policy Analysis: Concepts and Theories Research Methods and Research Management Welfare Policy Optional modules Students have to choose a further 40 credits of elective modules. They can choose modules from other courses within and outside the School of Sociology and Social Policy with approval from the Programme Director. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers The MA International Social Policy programme draws on carefully selected material to cover the whole area of international social policy: its formulation, implementation and outcomes. Thus, the MA in International Social Policy is a course designed to equip its graduates with the skills needed for a variety of careers in: international development organisations including the World Bank; United Nation Development Program; International Labour Office etc departments and ministries concerned with social policy in national governments other public sector organisations including research or managerial roles in health, housing and social services journalism and both academic and non-academic research Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 95% of postgraduates in the School of Sociology and Social Policy who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,692 with the highest being £30,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements 2.2 (Applicants will normally be graduates with at least a lower second-class Honours degree) IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Landscape and Culture

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is aimed at students with an interest in theoretical and empirical developments in cultural geography, and those wishing to gain an understanding of the cultural landscapes of rural and urban environments throughout the world. [+]

MA Landscape and Culture This course is ideal for students with an interest in theoretical and empirical developments in cultural geography, and those wishing to gain an understanding of the cultural landscapes of rural and urban environments throughout the world. You will explore key themes in cultural and historical geography, providing connections in theory and practice with disciplines throughout the humanities and social sciences. The programme is also recognised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as providing training appropriate for PhD research. Key facts 75% of our research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014 We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision We are ranked 39th worldwide for Geography according to QS World University Rankings by subject 2016 Course details This one-year full-time course requires you to complete 120 credits of core and optional modules before undertaking a supervised dissertation. Modules Core modules Approaches to Landscape Critical Human Geography Dissertation: Landscape and Culture Optional modules Students not on the ESRC DTC pathway must take: Research Design B Students not on the ESRC DTC pathway must select 30 credits of optional modules (to total 180), either provided by the School of Geography, or in other schools across the University, with the agreement of the Course Director. Students on the ESRC DTC pathway must take: Geographical Research Methods Philosophy of Research - Social Science Research Design A Space and Social Theory The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Graduates from this programme have gone on to fully-funded postgraduate research and successful academic careers. Others now work in the creative industries while many have secured jobs in the public and voluntary sectors. A postgraduate qualification from The University of Nottingham shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 100% of postgraduates in the School of Geography who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,375 with the highest being £26,000*. *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: Presentations and drop-in sessions with employers One-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers Over 250 careers events A specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates All postgraduate students also become members of the Graduate School, which provides dedicated facilities and resources to enhance your postgraduate experience. Entry requirements 2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Learning, Technology and Education

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

This course promises a deeper understanding of learning and, in addition, how new technologies can be applied within schools, universities and the workplace to support it. [+]

MA Learning, Technology and Education Are you committed to improving teaching and learning? Do you want to understand the conditions of effective learning and then explore how new technologies can help? Our staff have outstanding international reputations for their teaching and research around these important topics. This flagship programme is offered by the Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) within the School of Education. Learning Sciences draws from Psychology, Computer Science and Education. It provides a unique perspective on the theories that underpin successful learning and teaching and innovation within the fast moving digital world of new technologies. This programme promises a deeper understanding of learning and, in addition, how new technologies can be applied within schools, universities and the workplace to support it. It does not matter if your background is in teaching, computing, psychology or any of the allied disciplines - as long as you wish to engage in this debate and perhaps pursue a career in education, training, educational technology or further research. You will find our LSRI learning environment an experienced, supportive and friendly community. Study on this course will: broaden your knowledge and experience of digital technologies as resources for learning, engaging with: tablets, smartboards mobile learning tools, virtual learning environments (VLEs), serious games, MOOCs, computer supported collaborative learning, immersive and augmented reality environments enable you to evaluate the use of such technologies in educational contexts help you utilise existing research to make informed decisions about the selection of specific digital technologies explain underpinning theories of learning, particularly as they inform the design and application of successful educational technologies develop knowledge of wider social debates that impact on technology enhanced learning Teaching is delivered in a state of the art 'flexible learning room' and you have access to a hot desk facility in the LSRI. This face-to-face programme is particularly suitable if you have the flexibility to be based in the Nottingham area and wish to focus upon your studies there, taking advantage of the full range of campus-based resources. New technologies are the method as well as the focus of the teaching. All students who study face-to-face will receive their own tablet at the beginning of the course, with apps to use both within classes and during fieldwork. This is yours to keep so that you can build your own library of educational resources. While studying online you will engage with a wide range of digital platforms, including e-portfolios and virtual learning environments. In the new year, the class visits London to attend the largest educational technology trade show in Europe. All these experiences underpin the discussions and activities of the classroom sessions. All academic staff involved in the teaching of this programme have national and international reputations for research and publications in a range of topics relevant to the field. You will benefit from the low staff-student ratios for teaching in the School of Education. Course details The taught element of the course can be completed over one year full-time or two years part-time study. There is then an eight-month disseration period. There are also Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate exit points. Delivery This course comprises four taught modules and a final dissertation/research. Each taught module is organised into a series of approximately ten units. Each unit will have at its focus a three hour weekly class. This will comprise of lecture, discussion and small group work. These units are supported by web-based materials. These will be preparatory to the session as well as allowing subsequent follow-up reading, practice, exploration, and discussion. Time is scheduled each week for informal tutorial support and you are encouraged to make use of text based peer and tutor discussion opportunities. These will be found within the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that hosts the web support for this course. This VLE is available from any networked computer both on and off campus. The LSRI welcomes students into its learning community of masters and PhD students, postdocs and staff. A drop-in 'learning lunch' is held weekly in term-time and regular seminars (streamed when possible) are given by leading national and international academics. Timing of sessions All modules taught by the School of Education will be presented on weekday late afternoon or early evenings during University term. Any modules taken from the Schools of Psychology and Computer Science are likely to be held earlier during the working day. Part-time students who are unable to attend such daytime sessions will find that there are sufficient modules available in the evening slot to accumulate the course credits required. Full-time students will find that two evenings a week (currently Monday and Thursday) will be given to taught modules, a voluntary tutorial period is scheduled for a further weekday slot (currently Tuesday), and LSRI research seminars are held on Tuesdays (at 4pm). You are expected to pursue directed private study at other times. Resources This is not just about books. Although the Education and Computer Science library collection is excellent and in a most innovative building, it's also about students having access to experts, to laboratories, to other students, and of course to digital technology itself. It will also help to have your own laptop. To ensure you have the appropriate computer requirements, please view our computer specification guidance notes. Clearance to work with young people You are not required to work with young people as part of this course but there may arise opportunities to do so and you may elect to do so in relation to your dissertation research. Often, doing so will require you gain a 'DBS check'. This is an assurance that you have no criminal record. If you are a UK citizen, this is a straightforward matter. If you are coming from overseas, it will take a little longer perhaps and it will be necessary to have certain documents to hand. You can find more information on how to obtain a certificate, what documents you need to provide etc, on the Gov.uk website. Entry requirements You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent, with study at an advanced level in either computer/information science, education or psychology. You must have at least modest experience of acting in an educational setting, or be involved in some way in supporting learning such as through a part-time or placement context. Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis. If your first language is not English, you must achieve either: an overall score on the IELTS test* of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element a pass with Merit on a preparation course at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham *Please note IELTS test scores have a shelf life of two years. You are required to have a current and valid IELTS test score for entry to this course. How to apply Please go to the University's How to Apply webpages for further information. To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following deadline applies: Application deadlines Mode of study Students Start date Application deadline Full-time and part-time Home/EU and international 26 September 2016 1 September 2016 (full-time International students must apply by 11 August 2016) Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply on entry for exemption for credit requirements of the course. Please visit our ROL pages for further information. Modules The course comprises three core modules and you can then choose an elective option. It is possible to take one module in an online format if that is convenient for you, or a study preference. The MA programme is then completed with a 60-credit dissertation. The aims of the three core modules are to: develop your understanding of ICT and the learner by making a study of theories of human learning and how you guide practice in the wide variety of educational contexts where technology is in use develop a critical understanding of ICT and its social context within education by making a study of the interpersonal, corporate, societal and political circumstances surrounding the adoption of ICT in teaching and learning Core modules Social Contexts of Educational Technology (30 credits) Introduction to the Learning Sciences (30 credits) Educational Technology Research Methods (30 credits) Dissertation (60 credits) Elective modules New Directions in Learning, Technology and Education (30 credits) It may be possible to take other modules totalling 30 credits at the discretion of the Course Leader Assessment Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 4,000 words, or equivalent portfolio of assessment tasks. The dissertation module entails a substantial piece of self-directed research work of 12,000-15,000 words (or equivalent) that is agreed with and supervised by a member of the course team. It may be empirical in nature or library-based. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. Careers Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary and secondary school teachers and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors. A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study and study for professional development within their chosen career. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.9% of postgraduates in the School of Education who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,833 with the highest being £39,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent Other requirements some form of relevant professional experience in an educational setting IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Learning, Technology and Education (online)

Online Part time 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course addresses the needs of a range of professionals who work or seek employment in educational settings where the recruitment and personal, academic and professional support of international students is core business. [+]

MA Learning, Technology and Education (online) The MA Learning, Technology and Education (online) is a part-time course, staring in August, and is suitable for those interested in the design and implementation of technology-supported learning in all phases of education. Are you committed to improving teaching and learning? Do you want to understand the conditions of effective learning and then explore how new technologies can help? Our staff have outstanding international reputations for their teaching and research around these important topics. This flagship programme is offered by the Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) within the School of Education. Learning Sciences draws from Psychology, Computer Science and Education. It provides a unique perspective on the theories that underpin successful learning and teaching and innovation within the fast moving digital world of new technologies. This programme promises a deeper understanding of learning and, in addition, how new technologies can be applied within schools, universities and the workplace to support it. It does not matter if your background is in teaching, computing, psychology or any of the allied disciplines - as long as you wish to engage in this debate and perhaps pursue a career in Education, training, educational technology or further research. You will find our LSRI learning environment an experienced, supportive and friendly community. Study on this course will: broaden your knowledge and experience of digital technologies as resources for learning, engaging with: tablets, smartboards mobile learning tools, virtual learning environments (VLEs), serious games, MOOCs, computer supported collaborative learning, immersive and augmented reality environments enable you to evaluate the use of such technologies in educational contexts help you utilise existing research to make informed decisions about the selection of specific digital technologies explain underpinning theories of learning, particularly as they inform the design and application of successful educational technologies develop knowledge of wider social debates that impact on technology enhanced learning Course details The taught element of the course can be completed part-time over approximately two years, with a further eight months for the dissertation stage. The course comprises four modules. It may be possible to substitue one of these if a suitable online course is available and approved by the Course Leader. The MA programme is completed with a 60-credit dissertation. The modules and dissertation support are offered wholly online through a series of supported self-study and online collaborative activities within the University's virtual learning environment (VLE). Completing the course will involve you engaging in online activities on a weekly basis. The online material you are provided may require on average 10-12 hours of study each week. Those activities that are collaborative will require regular online presence. Online course materials and support Studying online you will engage with a wide range of digital platforms including e-portfolios and virtual learning environments. You will learn through: wholly online part-time study interaction with specialist tutors and resources experience of a range of technologies supported self study and collaborative activities Your studies will be supported by: involvement in an online community of practice personalised guidance for your academic writing Our online materials provide an interactive learning experience, and allow you to make decisions about which aspects of a module to work on when, and at what pace. You will be encouraged to interact with other course participants, and the module units will involve group activities such as using blogs, wikis, and discussion boards. To ensure you have the appropriate computer requirements to enable you to study online, please view our computer specification guidance notes Please note: If you are based in China, you may encounter restrictions on software used in some of our online modules. Please contact us to discuss this further. Entry requirements You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent, with study at an advanced level in either computer/information science, education or psychology. You must have at least modest experience of acting in an educational setting, or be involved in some way in supporting learning such as through a part-time or placement context. Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis. If your first language is not English, you must achieve either: an overall score on the IELTS test* of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element a pass with Merit on a preparation course at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham *Please note IELTS test scores have a shelf life of two years. You are required to have a current and valid IELTS test score for entry to this course. How to apply Please go to the University's How to Apply webpages for further information. To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following deadline applies: Application deadlines Mode of study Students Start date Application deadline Part-time online Home/EU and international 5 September 2016 15 August 2016 Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply on entry for exemption for credit requirements of the course. Please visit our ROL pages for further information. Modules Social Contexts of Educational Technology (30 credits) Introduction to the Learning Sciences (30 credits) Educational Technology Research (30 credits) New Directions in Learning, Technology and Education* (30 credits) Dissertation (60 credits) *This module may be replaced with an appropriate module, by negotiation, from other School of Education programmes or programmes run by other schools in the University. Assessment Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 6,000 words, or equivalent portfolio of assessment tasks. The dissertation module entails a substantial piece of self-directed research work of 12,000-15,000 words (or equivalent) that is agreed with and supervised by a member of the course team. It may be empirical in nature or library-based. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary and secondary school teachers and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors. A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study and study for professional development within their chosen career. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.9% of postgraduates in the School of Education who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,833 with the highest being £39,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent Other requirements some form of relevant professional experience in an educational setting IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course is flexible and covers all areas of practice. The programme prepares you for work as a practitioner in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. [+]

MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice Due to the continued success and high demand for places on this course, we are now accepting applications for entry in September 2017. Join a diverse and professional community that has a person-centred experiential approach at the very heart of what we do. We are a team with a unique blend of practice and academic backgrounds and experience. View more about the history of the course. We specialise in Counselling for Children and Young People and Adults Across the Lifespan. Our exciting programme is flexible and covers all areas of practice. The programme prepares you for work as a practitioner in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. Find out more about Person-Centered Experiential Counselling. The course is available to study two years full-time or four years part-time. You may find it helpful to view our frequently asked questions. We run a seminar series linked with this course. View our upcoming seminars. Why choose our MA? On our programme you will: engage creatively with issues in contemporary society choose between two specialisms, Counselling for Adults across the Lifespan (AAL) and Counselling for Children and Young People (CYP) belong to a vibrant counselling and psychotherapy community study in a world class university with an award winning sustainable environment You will benefit from: a 40 year tradition of counselling training at The University of Nottingham leading scholars and practitioners in the field of counsellor training developing within a growth oriented experiential learning environment access to superb learning resources and leading research On completion of the course you: will leave with an internationally recognised counselling qualification may become a leader in the field of counselling working in education, schools, health, community, private and public sectors will meet requirements to become a counsellor with accreditation will be prepared for doctoral studies in counselling and psychotherapy Course details Completion of the MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice programme can be used towards meeting the required number of training hours for individual accreditation with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The programme starts in September and the taught element can be taken over two years full-time or four years part-time, there is then an eight month dissertation period. Teaching takes place on a Tuesday and Wednesday from 1.30pm-6pm with occasional attendance required at weekends. You can view a sample timetable but please note this is subject to change. Assessments include written essays, case studies, presentations and a portfolio. Find out more about our Experiential Learning Methods. There are two specialist pathways to gain the MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy - Adults Across the Lifespan or Children and Young People. On qualifying you are eligible to join the Counselling and Psychotherapy Associates (CAPA), University of Nottingham, whilst building up your hours of practice. On reaching accredited status, full membership as an Associate is conferred. Entry requirements The course provides a seamless experience from beginner to qualified practitioner and is open to graduates of any subject that want to train to as a person-centred experiential counsellor and psychotherapist. As a graduate you are not required to have prior experience in counselling or psychotherapy. The course ensures that you will develop all the skills required. For entry to the course you would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent. You will also be required to evidence experience in a helping or supporting role over one year. This can be in either a paid or voluntary capacity. We will interview all applicants to the programme that meet our entry requirements. We will consider applications from people that do not have a degree. Entry to the course without a degree requires you to have a Level 4 Diploma and two years' experience as a counsellor or psychotherapist, or similar experience in a closely related professional role, and completion of a 3,000 word essay. You will also require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) prior to commencement of the course. If your first language is not English, you must achieve either: an overall score on the IELTS test* of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element a pass with Merit on a preparation course at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham *Please note IELTS test scores have a shelf life of two years. You are required to have a current and valid IELTS test score for entry to this course. How to apply Please go to the University's How to Apply webpages for further information. To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following deadline applies: Application deadlines Mode of study Students Start date Application deadline Part-time and full-time Home/EU and international 26 September 2016 1 September (full-time international students must apply by 11 August 2016) Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply on entry for exemption for credit requirements of the course. Please visit our ROL pages for further information and guidance on how to apply for ROL. Modules Children and Young People (CYP) Specialist Pathway The MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice provides a specialist pathway for those preparing to work with children and young people. The programme shares core modules with the Adults Across the Lifespan pathway, but also includes one 60-credit specialist module. This pathway helps students prepare for therapeutic work with children and young people in a range of settings within education such as schools, colleges and university, young people in social care or mental health services or those in youth and criminal justice settings. Children and Young People specialist module: The Lives of Children and Young People: systems, contexts and approaches The Lives of Children and Young People: systems, contexts and approaches is a year-long specialist pathway module. The module is based on a deep and reflective process of inquiry into the experiences of young people. Using and drawing on personal experiences, media, the arts and artifacts from our social world, a thorough appreciation of the issues facing young people in contemporary society can be generated. This awareness is grounded in and subjected to critical analysis through comparative theory. Adults Across the Lifespan (AAL) Specialist Pathway The MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a specialist pathway for those looking to train for working with adults across the lifespan. The programme shares core modules with the Children and Young People pathway but also includes one 60-credit specialist module. This pathway helps prepare for working therapeutically with adults across the lifespan in a range of settings across the public and private sectors. Graduates from this pathway are prepared for working across the whole adult lifespan including those seeking therapy for severe mental distress and those seeking therapy for personal growth and development. Adults Across the Lifespan Specialist module: Power, Politics and Social Cultural World Power, politics and the social cultural world is the specialist pathway module focused on gaining a deep yet broad appreciation for the factors that influence human functioning. This module will look at the effects of power and equality in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. The module offers the chance to study through large group experience. Modules - Module title Credits To be taken by all students Developing Person-Centred Experiential Theory 30 To be taken by all students Developing Professional Practice and Skills 30 To be taken by all students Advancing Person-Centred Experiential Theory 30 To be taken by all students Advancing Professional Practice and Skills 30 Total Credits - 120 Module for Children and Young People pathway The Lives of Children and Young People: systems, contexts and approaches 60 Modules for Adults Across the Lifespan pathway Power, Politics and Socio-Cultural World 60 Total Credits - 180 To be taken by all students Dissertation and Research Methods 60 Total Credits - 240 The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary and secondary school teachers and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors. A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study and study for professional development within their chosen career. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.9% of postgraduates in the School of Education who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,833 with the highest being £39,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements Candidates should normally hold an approved first degree with at least 2.2 (lower second class honors) or equivalent Other requirements Have experience of at least one year part time in a helping role. We will consider applications from people that do not have a first degree. Entry to the course without a degree requires you to have a Level 4/5 Diploma and 2 years` experience as a psychotherapist or counselor, or experience in a closely related, similar professional role, and completion of a 3,000 word essay. All applicants through this route will require QSC approval. IELTS IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Politics and Contemporary History

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

This course is explicitly historical in scope, having particular focus on those things within living memory, reflecting the vast upsurge of interest in contemporary history following the end of the Cold War. [+]

MA Politics and Contemporary History The MA Politics and Contemporary History is well-established and attracts applicants of exceptional quality from the UK and abroad. This interdisciplinary course is explicitly historical in scope, having particular focus on those things within living memory. It reflects the vast upsurge of interest in contemporary history following the end of the Cold War and the attendant opening of much of the hidden history of the 20th century. The course will address contending approaches to recent events which have shaped your own life and the lives of those immediately around you. The University of Nottingham boasts one of the highest concentrations of research expertise in contemporary history in the UK. Staff in the School of Politics and International Relations are actively engaged in contemporary historical research and further expertise is found in the schools of American and Canadian Studies, History, the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, and the Institute for Contemporary Chinese Studies. Areas of special interest include: 20th-Century American History 20th-Century Chinese History Anglo-American Relations Art and Politics Cold War History Communism and Fascism Contemporary British Political History Film History Intelligence and National Security Labour and Urban History, especially in Britain and Europe Modern German History including the Holocaust Modern Russia, especially imperial, diplomacy and war Modern War in Europe, Asia and the Pacific Religion and Conflict in the Middle East South East Asia, especially social movements United States foreign and security policy Women's History Key facts The School of Politics and International Relations was ranked in the top 15 in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 Course details The MA Politics and Contemporary History can be studied on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two years. The flexible, interdisciplinary nature and unique structure of the MA Politics and Contemporary History degree allows you to choose from a wide range of modules offered by the school as well as those offered by other schools within the University to construct a course of study that reflects your own interests. You will take a minimum of 60 credits worth of modules offered by the School of Politics and International Relations, together with the dissertation which is undertaken during the summer. The remaining 60 credits may be accumulated from a list of modules offered by other schools and departments, with certain courses being especially recommended. Your studies will culminate in the research and writing of a substantive 60-credit dissertation within the field of politics and contemporary history. The dissertation should be 15,000 words in length and must contain a strong research element. You will register your dissertation on a subject of your choice and will be allocated with a dissertation supervisor to oversee your progress. Teaching is spread across two semesters: autumn, which begins in September and ends in January; and spring, which begins in January and ends in June. The summer months between June and September are spent writing a dissertation. Assessment for each taught module takes place at the end of each semester and is through a combination of coursework and/or examination, with some modules also requiring an assessed presentation. Modules are usually offered as 20 or 15 credit versions. Modules Core modules Dissertation: MA Politics and Contemporary History Optional modules Students must choose a minimum of 60 credits from MA modules offered within the School of Politics and International Relations, and the remaining 60 credits can be taken from the list of modules offered by the School of History, or other schools and departments. Please note that students require approval from the School of Politics and International Relations before formally registering for modules outside the school. Comparative Democratic Development Contemporary Warfare Designing Political Enquiry Europe and the Developing World European Union Politics Gender and Development Global Asia Grand Strategy International Political Economy The Politics of South Asia The Road to Guantanamo: The Treatment and Experience of Prisoners, Civilian Internees and Detainees since 1860 Special Project A Special Project B Terrorism and Insurgencies Theories and Concepts in International Relations The Theory and Practice of Diplomacy War, Peace and Terror Western Counter-Terrorism Cooperation When Does Russia Expand and Why? The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers The MA in Politics and Contemporary History will introduce you to the advanced study of contemporary history and equip you for a wide range of career possibilities from media and leisure to national government and in international organisations. Our postgraduate courses provide a firm foundation for a wide range of careers. Many of our students take an active role in politics throughout and following their time in the school. Politics is the ideal academic discipline to study if you are interested in a career in politics or government. Other students go into a range of careers, including management, marketing, teaching and broadcasting. Graduating from Nottingham means that you have opened the door to an opportunity to an interesting and well paid career. Our students are highly regarded by employers because of the strong academic foundation and transferable skills that they gain during their degree course. A significant proportion of postgraduate students on this course progress to doctoral level study, and some have carried on in academia and hold permanent positions in some of the leading universities in Europe. For those students who wish to continue with their studies following the successful completion of one of our MA programmes, the school offers MRes and MPhil/PhD degrees. Research degree supervision in most of the major sub-areas of the discipline of politics is offered by the increasing number of academic staff working in the school. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 92.9% of postgraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,409 with the highest being £29,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements 2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Public Policy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course focuses on critical issues and key developments relating to public policy, such as globalisation, Europeanisation, governance, and policy evaluation. [+]

MA Public Policy The focus of the programme is on critical issues and key developments relating to public policy, such as globalisation, Europeanisation, governance, and policy evaluation. With the current developments in countries around the world, this is one of the most exciting times to be studying anything to do with the public sector, governance and government, and the delivery of services to meet people's needs. The aim of the programme is to provide students with the skills, knowledge and tools to make sense of the world of public policy and management, so that they can analyse situation and problems, and use this to improve its practice. The course is multidisciplinary and research-informed, and the wide range of modules draws on examples from different countries across the world. The programme is designed to develop the key skills and competencies necessary for those working or wanting to work in public services and not for profit organisations. It enables students to contextualise, understand critically and analyse key developments within the public sector. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds. Some students come straight from their first degree onto the masters without much work experience, and others currently work in a public sector organisation (NHS, local authorities, education sector, police) and take the course on a part-time basis. About half of our students are from the UK, and the other half from abroad. At the moment we have 14 or 15 different nationalities amongst our students. The variety of our student body adds a hugely beneficial and interesting dimension to the teaching through the exchange of experience of different practices and underlying assumptions on which these practices are built. The dialogue around these differences plays a substantial role in the learning environment. As admission into the University Programmes is conditional on a good level of English, the discussions are accessible and of interest to all students. Key facts International curricula focusing on key public sector developments in the UK, the EU, the US and other countries Research-informed curricula reflecting the expertise of staff in the fields of public management, policy analysis and social policy Flexible programme of study to facilitate part-time study Nottingham is a student-friendly, cosmopolitan and vibrant city with many cultural, social and leisure attractions, with good transport links, and with easy access to the countryside and London Friendly and supportive learning environment set in a very scenic campus Course details The programme offers multi-disciplinary modules that cover policy making, policy analysis and evaluation, comparative public policy, public sector economics, governance and public management. Modules are normally taught by a mix of lectures, group-work, and class discussion. Most modules are taught weekly over one semester; a few modules are taught over three consecutive days. Part-time students need to come into the University for about 30 days per academic year. Taught modules are normally assessed by a 3,000 to 5,000-word essay (or equivalent). The 15,000 word dissertation is a key component of the masters degree as it gives students the opportunity to conduct independent research on a topic of their choice under the supervision of a leading public or social policy analyst. Students are required to submit an assessed dissertation proposal in advance of starting their dissertation. Support for producing the dissertation is provided by a research methods module, the dissertation and by one-to-one supervision. Past dissertation topics include: Aid donorship and poverty in Africa Food policies in China Public procurement and corruption in Philippines Citizenship in Arab Gulf states Improving education in India Evaluating policies for returning students to settle in Hong Kong Policy evaluation - supporting SMEs in Kazakhstan There is also a Public Policy Postgraduate Diploma - students pursue the same programme of study as masters students, but do not undertake a dissertation. Diploma students can transfer to the masters course if they perform satisfactorily in the first semester (if full-time) or in the first academic year (if part-time). Modules Core modules Dissertation in Public Policy Dynamics of International Social Policy Economics and Policy Analysis Globalisation, Europeanisation and Public Policy Policy Analysis: Concept and Theories Public Management and Governance Research Methods and Research Management Optional modules Students have to choose a further 20 credits of elective modules, from an approved list. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers The course provides either postgraduate study for those who have studied disciplines at undergraduate level which offer a good base for policy studies (politics, sociology, law, geography, finance, economics and pure science subjects) and now see their future in the broad policy community, or those who already work within the public or not for profit sectors and wish to enhance their career prospects. Graduates of the MA Public Policy have successfully pursued careers in the public and voluntary sectors as public sector managers and policy analysts. Conducting postgraduate work fosters many vital skills and may give you a head start in the job market. Studying at this level allows you to develop qualities of self-discipline and self-motivation that are essential to employment in a wide range of different fields. A postgraduate degree from an institution such as The University of Nottingham shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training. "I have enjoyed my experience of the MA Public Policy and broadened my knowledge because it gave me the chance to critically analysis the process of policy implementation and delivery, while focusing on my field of interest, social policy. I was able to study welfare policy, understanding important concepts and theories underpinning many Contemporary policies. With the guidance of academic staff I produced a dissertation using primary and secondary data. The level of support was ideal for independent research analysis while ensuring conformance to the University's approved methods and guideline." Danielle Watson "I enjoyed the structure of the MA course with a variety of lectures and group work. I explored new study areas such as economics and public finance, which complimented my undergraduate degree in Social Policy. I was able to make the most of my time when not at university by undertaking work experience in an NHS partnership Trust strategy and development unit. This enabled me to put my learning into practise. I am now working for the council, and hope that my academic and practical insights into public policy will enable me to progress further." Laura Noonan "The MA in Public Policy program opened a new horizon for my intellectual as well as professional development. I received valuable lessons on Economics, Governance and Globalization from the school, together which helped me to come-up with a Dissertation on Food Inflation and Social Welfare that helped me to get a project with the World Bank's Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit. Our teachers are extremely helpful and approachable, which help the academic environment conducive for international students." Anuja Kar Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 95% of postgraduates in the School of Sociology and Social Policy who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,692 with the highest being £30,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Career planning and development We have developed and are developing close links with the National School of Government and other public sector bodies to provide internship opportunities to MPA and MPP students. The School of Sociology and Social Policy is developing close links with Nottingham Citizens. We will inform you of these internship and other opportunities throughout the course. The Careers Group of the University of London provides much information on internships and careers in government and politics in its Looking for Jobs and Internships in Politics guide. The Graduate School also provides internship and placement opportunities, as well as providing a range of opportunities for postgraduate students to develop their skills and enhance their employability. View details of these opportunities. The University and the University's Students' Union also run a variety of student volunteering schemes. The UK government, via the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), has established a Graduate Talent Pool, designed to offer internships to graduates. Entry requirements 2.2(Lower 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Social Work

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course combines university and practice-based learning and is regulated by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), with significant contributions by experienced social workers and by service users. [+]

MA Social Work The MA Social Work is delivered through the Centre for Social Work. The Centre views the role of the social work profession as being to promote social and personal change and problem-solving in human relationships and communities and all our teaching and research activities support this philosophy. The staff who teach on the programme have national and international reputations for their quality of their research and publications and this knowledge informs their teaching. Significant contributions to teaching are also made by experienced social workers and by service users. The programme is regulated by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and our students are expected to work within the standards set by the HCPC. The programme combines university and practice-based learning; both elements must be completed satisfactorily for the degree to be awarded. Places are limited to ensure the quality of the student experience and the availability of suitable placements. We believe that at the heart of social work lies the relationship which social workers develop with individual service users - be they children, young people or adults. Positive relationships enable the social worker to support service users as they negotiate transitions and decisions in their life which may be complex and painful in nature. We aim, therefore, to select people for the MA programme who have the potential to develop the qualities that service users want from social workers: reliability, understanding, warmth, respect for others, an authoritative approach to difficult issues and an ability to get things done. Apply online Applications for this postgraduate course must be made online through the UCAS undergraduate process (University of Nottingham institution code N84, Social Work Postgraduate Course Code L508). The application process commences 1 September and the deadline for applications is 6pm on 15 January. Any applications received after the deadline will be treated as a late application and will only be assessed once we have ascertained whether places remain on the course. This will be after we have assessed, interviewed and made offers to eligible applicants who applied before the deadline. If invited for interview applicants are required to make a signed declaration regarding any criminal record or health condition and then complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check once registered on the programme. Although a criminal record or a health condition is not necessarily a bar to acceptance, failure to disclose relevant information may subsequently result in the offer of a place, or registration being withdrawn. Course details The programme starts in September and runs for 22 months. Teaching and placement times do not always follow the normal University terms and semesters. There are approximately ten weeks of vacation over the 22 month course. Academic curriculum The majority of academic teaching takes place in the autumn term of each year. A total of 180 credits of modules are required for the MA. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, case discussions, and experiential exercises designed to encourage the integration of theory and practice. Assessment includes written assignments, individual and group presentations, research projects, and seen exam. Practice curriculum Through practice based learning - undertaken in a variety of settings, with a range of service users - students are introduced to a variety of approaches to helping people. A total of 170 days is spent in practice settings across the two years of the course. Each period of practice learning will be assessed against the requirements of the Professional Capabilities Framework set out by The College of Social Work. We have excellent links with local agencies and an outstanding record in providing high-quality placements. We recognise that placement learning is an extremely important part of your educational experience and we work hard to ensure placements are successful in meeting individual learning needs. Students and practice assessors are well supported by the programme throughout the practice learning. All placements are undertaken on a full-time basis and while on placement students are expected to work the same hours as other members of staff in that setting. When allocating practice learning placements, care is taken to match your learning needs and personal requirements to the individual learning opportunity offered. Placements are normally within the geographical boundaries of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Modules Core modules Critical Perspectives on Social Work Dissertation Human Growth and Development across the Life Course Law for Social Work Research Methods and Research Management Safeguarding Service User Perspectives Social Work Theories, Models and Methods Optional modules Social Welfare with Children and Families Social Work with Adults The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Upon successful completion of the programme graduates are eligible to register as a qualified social workers with the Health and Care Professions Council. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 100% of Social Work postgraduates in the School of Sociology and Social Policy who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £25,951 with the highest being £31,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements 2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) Other requirements 6 months of social work, social care or closely related experience. Maths and English grade C or above at GCSE or equivalent.2 references; one work, one academic. IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Socio-legal and Criminological Research

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course provides an introduction to the theoretical bases of research in both law and the social sciences more broadly. [+]

MA Socio-legal and Criminological Research This course introduces a variety of research methodologies and provides an introduction to the theoretical bases of research in both law and the social sciences more broadly. The programme acts as an ideal foundation for future doctoral research, and many students will wish to move from this programme on to doctoral studies. This degree is also relevant to students wishing to have a more structured and systematic understanding of how research is conducted, and what research is reliable. As such, it will be relevant for people looking for a career in policy-making and similar social science disciplines. The MA Socio-Legal and Criminological Research satisfies the pre-requisite of research training to qualify for the ESRC '+3' Studentship scheme. It also meets the requirements to act as the first element of the '1+3' Studentship scheme. Key facts The School of Law was ranked 41st best law school in the world by the QS World Rankings 2016 The school enjoys professional relationships with international institutions, leading UK law firms, private industry and consultancies, and non-governmental organisations We have a dedicated Legal Skills Advisor who delivers workshops and one-to-one sessions on issues such as time management, how to answer a problem question, how to research and reference, and how to choose a dissertation topic Course details This course is offered on a full-time basis, to be completed in one academic year; and a part-time basis, to be completed within a maximum of four years. Part-time students ordinarily complete the programme within two years. Students must complete 120 credits to complete the taught element of the programme. Following this, the student will progress to a 60-credit dissertation to be completed in the summer. The dissertation is an extensive piece of independent research, intended to provide students with a project to try out the methods of interest to them, in their chosen legal subject. Students who intend to proceed to doctoral study after completing the MA will generally choose a topic that relates to their proposed PhD project, in that it will act as a foundation study for their thesis. Modules Modules from the School of Law will be assessed by either essay, examination, or, in the case of some full year options, both. Our assessments all take place at the end of the spring semester. Modules offered through the DTC will have different assessment formats, for example, a poster or oral presentation, and the timing of assessments will vary from module to module. Modules are generally offered as full-year or half-year options; however some DTC modules are intensive, whereby the full content is covered in two consecutive full days of teaching. Core modules Foundations in Qualitative Methods Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis Philosophy of Social Science Research Design, Practice and Ethics Research Management and Personal Development Skills Research Methods in Law Optional modules Any of the LLM modules Any Doctoral Training Centre modules The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Our postgraduate students move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers. Many graduates either go into the legal profession or return to their previous legal careers with their experience and prospects enhanced by their experiences on the course. A large number also work with NGOs, or return to their countries with the relevant skills to help add to the future development of that country. A large proportion of our MA graduates progress onto our PhD programme each year, in order to progress their academic career, and these students are particularly successful with securing Research Council Funding. These students often choose to stay at The University of Nottingham beyond their doctorate, with a number of our current lecturers having completed both their Masters and PhD programmes with us before becoming members of staff; such as Dr Candida Saunders, who is now Director of the MA Socio-Legal and Criminological Research Programme. Average starting salary and career progression Over 94% of our postgraduates who were available for work entered employment or further study within the first six months after graduation. The average starting salary for a Nottingham taught masters student is £23,082 with the highest salary being £48,000.* *Known destinations of the 2013/14 leaving cohort of Nottingham home/EU postgraduates who studied full-time. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: Presentations and drop-in sessions with employers One-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers Over 250 careers events A specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates All postgraduate students also become members of the Graduate School, which provides dedicated facilities and resources to enhance your postgraduate experience. Entry requirements 2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) Other requirements Mature applicants without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Special and Inclusive Education

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course offers a comprehensive focus on contemporary debates within special and inclusive education including local, national and international policies and approaches. [+]

MA Special and Inclusive Education The MA Special and Inclusive Education is suitable if you are: interested in developing your knowledge and understanding of children and young people with special educational needs working as a teacher or associated professional in mainstream education or specialised settings wishing to extend your skills and practice an experienced professional or new to working with children with additional needs UK-based or an international student The course offers a comprehensive focus on contemporary debates within special and inclusive education including local, national and international policies and approaches. We focus on the specific needs of children with learning difficulties and disabilities, communication impairments, literacy difficulties/dyslexia, autism and ADHD to illustrate the challenges encountered in professional practice. Critical exploration of current theory and research inform consideration of pedagogical approaches as well as the development of effective systems and structures for working with parents/carers and different agencies. The MA Special and Inclusive Education provides high quality professional development that offers flexibility for students to pursue areas of interest and specialisms. Advantages of studying MA Special and Inclusive Education at Nottingham The internationally respected MA Special and Inclusive Education qualification supports career progression through: evaluating effective approaches to supporting disabled children and young people including those with moderate to severe and complex learning difficulties and/or personal, social, emotional and behaviour difficulties exploring values and beliefs, policy, legislation, multi-agency working and involvement of families and disabled children and young people building confidence in your professional practice skills promoting personal development through reflection and critical analysis of your own beliefs and practices Increasing your academic and research skills which will support future doctorate level study including, for example, a Doctorate in Education or Educational Psychology or a PhD Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators and Inclusion Managers who have completed The National Award for SEN Co-ordination can select modules from this programme to advance to a full MA qualification. We run a seminar series linked with the course. View our upcoming seminars. Support Our course supports students who are not currently based in a teaching establishment to secure placements in local schools, offering the opportunity to experience local practice and the potential to conduct small scale research projects. You will also be supported by: a friendly team of tutors with a breadth and depth of knowledge, understanding and skills developed through experience in the field interactive and collaborative teaching methods promoting shared enquiry individual and group tutorials emphasis on formative feedback to support you in successfully completing the assessed elements of the course access to extensive study materials from libraries and online sources a comprehensive seminar programme covering a range of additional learning needs and associated approaches to teaching and learning opportunities to meet and discuss approaches with other experienced practitioners "I have thoroughly enjoyed the modules, and would have no hesitation recommending the course to colleagues." "I have not only enjoyed the intellectual challenge of the modules and the assignments but also the opportunity to study with colleagues from a range of backgrounds. And not least, my tutors have proved not only experts in their fields but also able to pass their knowledge on to their students." Course details The taught element of the course can be completed over one year full-time or two years part-time, there is then an eight-month dissertation period. The course commences in September, but a January start is also possible for part-time students. The course comprises four 30-credit modules, plus a 60-credit dissertation. There are also Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate exit points. Voluntary work The face-to-face course operates a volunteering in schools scheme. This is aimed at providing you with practical experience of working in local schools as well as an opportunity to increase your knowledge and understanding of how children and young people with special educational needs are supported in mainstream or special school. It is also anticipated that the schools will benefit from your input and support the development of their practice through evidence based research. Please visit the Volunteering in Schools webpage for more information. Entry requirements You would normally be expected to hold at least a second-class honours degree from an approved university/institute of higher education, or an approved equivalent professional qualification. There is no requirement for relevant work experience if you have obtained a qualification in education, psychology, teacher training or one of the caring professions (such as social care, therapy etc). Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis. If your first language is not English, you must achieve either: an overall score on the IELTS test* of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element a pass with Merit on a preparation course at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham *Please note IELTS test scores have a shelf life of two years. You are required to have a current and valid IELTS test score for entry to this course. How to apply Please go to the University's How to Apply webpages for further information. To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following deadline applies: Application deadlines Mode of study Students Start date Application deadline Full-time and part-time Home/EU and international 26 September 2016 1 September 2016 (Full-time international students must apply by 11 August 2016) Part-time Home/EU and international 25 January 2017 6 January 2017 Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply on entry for exemption for credit requirements of the course. Please visit our ROL pages for further information. Modules The modules are as follows: Debating Special and Inclusive Education Researching Special and Inclusive Education Relationships and Behaviour Communication and Literacy Dissertation Assessment Assessment methods include both formative assessment within each module and summative assessments such as: 6,000 word reflective essay 6,000 word literature and research design 6,000 word literature based review of evidence on a key debate a presentation accompanied by a 4,000 word commentary Assignments are graded numerically. To complete the masters programme successfully, a pass of 50 must be achieved on each assignment. For award of the MA, you must also complete a 60-credit dissertation (12,000-15,000 words) on an approved topic. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Conducting postgraduate work fosters many vital skills and may give you a head start in the job market. Studying at this level allows you to develop qualities of self-discipline and self-motivation that are essential to employment in a wide range of different fields. A postgraduate degree from an institution like The University of Nottingham shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training. Graduates of the MA in Special and Inclusive Education have been successful in finding employment in a diversity of areas including classroom/learning support, special education, coordinating provision for children with special needs, leadership within special education, policy/administration. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.9% of postgraduates in the School of Education who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,833 with the highest being £39,000.* * Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements At least a second-class honours degree from an approved university / institute of higher education, or an approved equivalent professional qualification IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Special and Inclusive Education (online)

Online Part time 2 weeks February 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This online course offers a comprehensive focus on contemporary debates within special and inclusive education including local, national and international policies and approaches. [+]

MA Special and Inclusive Education (online) The MA Special and Inclusive Education online course is suitable if you are: interested in developing your knowledge and understanding of children and young people with special educational needs working as a teacher or associated professional in mainstream education or specialised settings wishing to extend your skills and practice an experienced professional or new to working with children with additional needs UK-based or an international student The course offers a comprehensive focus on contemporary debates within special and inclusive education including local, national and international policies and approaches. We focus on the specific needs of children with learning difficulties and disabilities, communication impairments, literacy difficulties/dyslexia, autism and ADHD to illustrate the challenges encountered in professional practice. Critical exploration of current theory and research inform consideration of pedagogical approaches as well as the development of effective systems and structures for working with parents/carers and different agencies. The MA Special and Inclusive Education (online) provides high quality professional development that offers flexibility for students to pursue areas of interest and specialisms. We run a seminars series linked with this course. Advantages of studying MA Special and Inclusive Education at Nottingham The internationally respected MA Special and Inclusive Education qualification supports career progression through: evaluating effective approaches to supporting disabled children and young people including those with moderate to severe and complex learning difficulties and/or personal, social, emotional and behaviour difficulties exploring values and beliefs, policy, legislation, multi-agency working and involvement of families and disabled children and young people building confidence in your professional practice skills promoting personal development through reflection and critical analysis of your own beliefs and practices Increasing your academic and research skills which will support future doctorate level study including, for example, a Doctorate in Education or Educational Psychology or a PhD Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators and Inclusion Managers who have completed the National Award for SEN Co-ordination can select modules from this programme to advance to a full MA qualification. Support Our course supports students who are not currently based in a teaching establishment to secure placements in local schools, offering the opportunity to experience local practice and the potential to conduct small scale research projects. You will also be supported by: a friendly team of tutors with a breadth and depth of knowledge, understanding and skills developed through experience in the field interactive and collaborative teaching methods promoting shared enquiry individual and group tutorials emphasis on formative feedback to support you in successfully completing the assessed elements of the course access to extensive study materials from libraries and online sources a comprehensive seminar programme covering a range of additional learning needs and associated approaches to teaching and learning opportunities to meet and discuss approaches with other experienced practitioners "All teachers should have the opportunity to attend such a course. Thank you." "I have found that I am trying to implement a lot of what I am learning and have found it helpful to my teaching." "In parts, totally different from anything I've taken part in before and therefore fascinating and enjoyable." Course details The MA Special and Inclusive Education online course can be started in September or February. The taught element of the course can be completed part-time over approximately two years, with a further eight months for the dissertation stage. The MA comprises four 30-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation. There are also Postgraduate Certificate (two modules) and Postgraduate Diploma (four modules) exit points. You can view the sample timetable for this course, but please note this is subject to change. Online course materials and support Our online materials provide an interactive learning experience, and allow you to make decisions about which aspects of a module to work on when and at what pace. You will be encouraged to interact with other course participants, and the module units will involve group activities such as using blogs, wikis, and discussion boards. To ensure you have the appropriate computer requirements to enable you to study online, please view our computer specification guidance notes Please note: If you are based in China, you may encounter restrictions on software used in some of our online modules. Please contact us to discuss this further. Time commitment Each of the four 30-credit modules will have ten topic units. Each of the topic units is designed to involve the equivalent of three hours of direct study (similar to a face-to-face teaching session of three hours) with additional directed activities of between 9-12 hours per unit. This generally equates to 12-15 hours a week when taking into account the introduction and summary sections of each unit. Although taking an online course may seem the most convenient, least disruptive and least time-consuming way of gaining a masters qualification, you will need to make the time needed to work through the weekly units, do the related reading, research, reflection and contribute regularly to the discussion forums. On top of this, you will need to start thinking about your module assignment before you have finished all the units, so that planning and research for this are undertaken alongside studying the module units. Entry requirements You would normally be expected to hold at least a second-class honours degree from an approved university/institute of higher education, or an approved equivalent professional qualification. There is no requirement for relevant work experience if you have obtained a qualification in education, psychology, teacher training or one of the caring professions (such as social care, therapy etc). Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis. If your first language is not English, you must achieve either: an overall score on the IELTS test* of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element a pass with Merit on a preparation course at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham *Please note IELTS test scores have a shelf life of two years. You are required to have a current and valid IELTS test score for entry to this course. How to apply Please go to the University's How to Apply webpages for further information. To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following deadline applies: Application deadlines Mode of study Students Start date Application deadline Part-time online Home/EU and international 5 September 2016 13 February 2017 15 August 2016 24 January 2017 Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply on entry for exemption for credit requirements of the course. Please visit our ROL pages for further information. Modules The modules are as follows: Debating Special and Inclusive Education Researching Special and Inclusive Education Relationships and Behaviour Communication and Literacy or Specific Reading Difficulties/Dyslexia Dissertation Assessment Assessment methods include both formative assessment within each module and summative assessments such as: 6,000 word reflective essay 6,000 word literature and research design 6,000 word literature based review of evidence on a key debate a presentation accompanied by a 4,000 word commentary Assignments are graded numerically. To complete the masters programme successfully, a pass of 50 must be achieved on each assignment. For award of the MA, you must also complete a 60-credit dissertation (12,000-15,000 words) on an approved topic. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary and secondary school teachers and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors. A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study and study for professional development within their chosen career. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.9% of postgraduates in the School of Education who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,833 with the highest being £39,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements a second-class honours degree from an approved university/institute of higher education, or an approved equivalent professional qualification Other requirements Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis. IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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

This course will develop your critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice and stimulate you to reflect your own teaching. [+]

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) This course starts in September and is available for full-time and part-time study. The MA TESOL is suitable if you are: a teacher of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) working in a related profession and are keen to build on your existing knowledge and experience seeking to improve your career prospects interested in researching your own teaching practices or context. The MA TESOL will develop your critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice and stimulate you to reflect your own teaching. It also prepares you to conduct independent research into teaching and learning and provides a pathway to doctoral study. You will meet expert tutors in the field of English language teaching (ELT), a major branch of applied linguistics, who have international reputations in their own area of research, and who are committed to providing the best quality study experience. Advantages of studying MA TESOL at Nottingham Internationally respected MA TESOL qualification taken over one year of full-time study (two years part-time) Teaching informed by leading research in the field Friendly and approachable tutors Solid foundation in core areas of TESOL theory and practice Elective modules which reflect the latest in applied linguistics and language teacher education Stylish, modern, hi-tech learning environment in a natural setting, with easy access to the city centre Lively, multi-cultural social environment Support Interactive, collaborative teaching methods Individual tutorials to support your academic development Opportunities to pursue your own professional and research interests Access to extensive study materials from libraries and online sources Free support for developing proficiency in academic English Student quotes "Another thing I liked was the fact the classes were set up as seminars...I like the way that in class we always had to discuss our point of view, our experiences, bring them in, compare them, use them, use the theories that we're learning, and I think by explaining our opinions, we realise "OK this is where I stand, this is the way I see it". Sandra, Lebanon "I feel very lucky I chose this programme. It has a lot of methods and theories that I needed in my place of work when I go back to my country. I recommend all students who want to continue their jobs as teachers to come and apply to this programme. I highly recommend it because all the electives and the course help to improve teachers." Jumana, Syria "I think here I learned a lot about critical thinking...tutors suggest that we should doubt the theories - look at it from the other way, not just accept it. I think critical thinking can help you understand it well - you have to understand it - otherwise, how could you criticise it or doubt it? Attitudes change. In the past I learned passively, but here I learned actively because I was inspired to think about the theories and have my ideas." Eva, China Course details The course can be studied in Nottingham either full-time over one year or part-time over two years. There is then an eight-month dissertation period. It is also available, with a restricted range of elective choices, at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, and in online mode (for distance learning). The MA comprises of three 20-credit core modules and four 15-credit elective modules and a 60-credit dissertation. There are also Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma exit points. Entry requirements You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent. Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis. Teaching experience If you have a first degree that does NOT include a focus on language teaching theory and methodology, you must have a minimum of nine months' full-time classroom English language teaching experience (650 hours of part-time experience). Please note that teaching experience calculation should NOT include any teaching practicum taken as part of a course. Consideration will also be given to applicants if you can demonstrate that your first degree included English language teaching methodology components, or that you have attended a substantial, approved TESOL methodology course and have a minimum of two months' full-time classroom English teaching experience (145 hours of part-time experience). Written evidence of experience from employers should be submitted at the time of application. If you have part-time English teaching experience, you should show how your teaching hours have been calculated. If you have online teaching experience, you will also need to show how your hours have been calculated, and provide written evidence from employers. If your first language is not English, you must achieve either: an overall score on the IELTS test of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element a pass with Merit on a preparation course at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham How to apply Please go to the University's How to Apply webpages for further information. To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following deadline applies: Application deadlines Mode of study Students Start date Application deadline Full-time and part-time Home/EU and international 26 September 2016 1 September 2016 (Full-time international students must apply by 11 August 2016) Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply for exemption for credit requirements for the course. If you hold the Cambridge ESOL DELTA, you are eligible to apply for 40 credits to be set against two 20-credit core modules (The Language Learner and Language Learning and Developments in TESOL Methodology) If you hold the Trinity DipTESOL, you are eligible to apply for 40 credits be set against two 20-credit core modules (Developments in TESOL Methodology and Applied Linguistics for TESOL) Applications for consideration for remission under this scheme should be made at the time of application for admission and at least four weeks before the start of the course. All ROL applications for this programme are processed free of charge. Please visit our ROL pages for further information. Modules Core modules Developments in Language Teaching Methodology Applied Linguistics for TESOL The Language Learner and Language Learning Dissertation Elective modules Current Issues in TESOL Materials Evaluation and Design English for Specific Purposes Introduction to Teaching English for Academic Purposes Learning to Train Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) The Management of Language Teaching Organisations Up to eight electives will be offered each year, depending on recruitment. Up to 30 credits' worth of electives may be chosen by negotiation from electives offered by the School of Education. Electives will normally be run only for a minimum of eight students. You can view a sample timetable but please note this is subject to change. Assessment Each 20-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 4,000 words, and 15-credit modules by a written assignment of 3,000 words (or equivalent). To complete the masters programme successfully, a pass of 50 must be achieved on each assignment. For award of the MA, you must also complete a 60-credit dissertation (12,000-15,000 words) on an approved topic. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary and secondary school teachers and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors. A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study and study for professional development within their chosen career. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.9% of postgraduates in the School of Education who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,833 with the highest being £39,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements Normally an Hons degree at 2:2 level or above/international equivalent. Applicants without a first degree but with an approved, relevant professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis. Other requirements Work experience:Applicants with a first degree that does NOT include a focus on language teaching theory and methodology must have a minimum of nine months’ full-time classroom English language teaching experience (650 hours of part-time experience).Teaching experience calculation should NOT include teaching practicum taken as part of a course. Applicants who have online teaching experience will need to show how their hours have been calculated, and provide written evidence from employers (to be submitted at the time of application). Consideration will also be given if an applicant can demonstrate that their first degree included English language teaching methodology components, or that they have attended a substantial, approved TESOL methodology course and have a minimum of two months’ full-time classroom English teaching experience (145 hours of part-time experience). Applicants should show how hours for part-time English teaching experience have been calculated. IELTS IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all elements. If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) by Web-based Distance Learning

Online Part time 2 weeks September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

This online course will develop your critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice and stimulate you to reflect your own teaching. [+]

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) by Web-based Distance Learning This course can be started in September and is available for part-time study only. The MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) by web-based distance learning is taught entirely online and is suitable if you are: a teacher of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), or working in a related profession keen to build on your existing knowledge and experience, or seeking to improve your career prospects interested in researching your own teaching practices or context The course aims to develop your critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice and to stimulate you to reflect on your own teaching. It also prepares you to conduct independent research into teaching and learning. To find out more about students' individual experiences of this course, you can view a selection of short videos from around the world. These student stories give practical advice for anyone thinking about studying at a distance and give you an idea about fellow students you would be communicating with should you decide to study online. Course details This course is taught entirely online and is part-time only. The taught element takes two years, there is then an eight-month dissertation period. There are also Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma exit points. The programme is structured so that you complete: three core modules in your first year of study (a total of 60 credits) four elective modules (from a choice of eight) in your second year of study (a total of 60 credits) a 60-credit dissertation in your final year Online course materials and support Our online materials provide an interactive learning experience, and allow you to make decisions about which aspects of a module to work on when, and at what pace. You will be encouraged to interact with other course participants, and the module units will involve group activities such as using blogs, wikis, and discussion boards. To ensure you have the appropriate computer requirements to enable you to study online, please view our computer specification guidance notes Please note: If you are based in China, you may encounter restrictions on software used in some of our online modules. Please contact us to discuss this further. Entry requirements You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent. Applicants with qualifications other than a first degree who have an approved professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis. Teaching experience If you have a first degree that does NOT include a focus on language teaching theory and methodology, you must have a minimum of nine months' full-time classroom English language teaching experience (650 hours of part-time experience). Please note that teaching experience calculation should NOT include any teaching practuicum taken as part of a course. Consideration will also be given to applicants if you can demonstrate that your first degree included English language teaching methodology components, or that you have attended a substantial, approved TESOL methodology course and have a minimum of two months' full-time classroom English teaching experience (145 hours of part-time experience). Written evidence of experience from employers should be submitted at the time of application. If you have part-time English teaching experience, you should show how your teaching hours have been calculated. If you have online teaching experience, you will also need to show how your hours have been calculated, and provide written evidence from employers. If your first language is not English, you must achieve either: an overall score on the IELTS test* of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element a pass with Merit on a preparation course at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham *Please note IELTS test scores have a shelf life of two years. You are required to have a current and valid IELTS test score for entry to this course. How to apply Please go to the University's How to Apply webpages for further information. To ensure your application is considered in time, please note the following deadline applies: Application deadlines Mode of study Students Start date Application deadline Part-time Home/EU and international 19 September 2016 29 August 2016 Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply for exemption for credit requirements for the course. If you hold the Cambridge ESOL DELTA, you are eligible to apply for 40 credits to be set against two 20-credit core modules (The Language Learner and Language Learning and Developments in TESOL Methodology) If you hold the Trinity DipTESOL, you are eligible to apply for 40 credits be set against two 20-credit core modules (Developments in TESOL Methodology and Applied Linguistics for TESOL) Applications for consideration for remission under this scheme should be made at the time of application for admission and at least four weeks before the start of the course. All ROL applications for this programme are processed free of charge. Please visit our ROL pages for further information. Modules There are three core, 20-credit modules, each of which is run over a period of four months once a year: The Language Learner and Language Learning - from May to September Developments in TESOL Methodology - from September to January Applied Linguistics for TESOL - from January to May The module you begin with depends on the start date you have chosen. You can view the sample course timetable but please note this is subject to change. Each of the core modules follows the same delivery pattern: A 'soft start' introductory week Ten weeks of structured engagement with the module materials Six further weeks in which to complete the module assignment After you have finished the core modules you will need to complete four 15-credit elective modules from the selection below. Typically, elective modules require a minimum enrolment of four students and may be withdrawn if this requirement is not met. You will be asked to sign up online for each elective a minimum of three weeks before the module start date. The 15-credit elective modules are: Assessment in EAP English for Specific Purposes Issues in Teaching EAP Learning to Train The Management of Language Teaching Organisations Materials Evaluation and Design Technology-Enhanced Language Learning It is possible to replace two 15-credit electives with one 30-credit online module from our MA Education (Flexible) programme. Alternatively, you can replace two 15-credit electives with one 30-credit MA Education module taken intensively face-to-face at Summer School in the UK (subject to availability). If you wish to study one of these modules, you will have to, in the first instance, consult the course leader of the MA TESOL (web-based). Assessment Each 20-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 4,000 words, and 15-credit modules by a written assignment of 3,000 words (or equivalent). To complete the masters programme successfully, a pass of 50 must be achieved on each assignment. For award of the MA, you must also complete a 60-credit dissertation (12,000-15,000 words) which is an original piece of research on an approved topic. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. Careers Career destinations for our graduates include counsellors, education advisers, language tutors, primary and secondary school teachers and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors. A number of our graduates are already in employment while undertaking part-time study and study for professional development within their chosen career. Average starting salary and career progression In 2014, 91.9% of postgraduates in the School of Education who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,833 with the highest being £39,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. Entry requirements Normally an Hons degree at 2:2 level or above/international equivalent. Applicants without a first degree but with an approved, relevant professional qualification, or those with non-standard applications, will be considered on an individual basis. Other requirements APPLICANTS SHOULD BE CURRENTLY TEACHING.Applicants with a first degree that does NOT include a focus on language teaching theory and methodology must have a min. of nine months’ full-time classroom English language teaching experience (650 hours of part-time experience).Teaching experience calculation should NOT include teaching practicum taken as part of a course. Applicants who have online teaching experience will need to show how their hours have been calculated, and provide written evidence from employers (to be submitted at the time of application). Consideration will be given if an applicant can demonstrate that their first degree included English language teaching methodology components, or that they have attended a substantial, approved TESOL methodology course and have a min. of two months’ full-time classroom English teaching experience (145 hours of part-time experience). Applicants should show how hours for part-time English teaching experience have been calculated. IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all elements. If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

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