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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Geography (Sc) MRes - Master of Research

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

A world leader in research, the School of Geography at The University of Nottingham offers an exciting programme aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on undertaking a research-based masters level qualification. It also provides an excellent opportunity to experience what it is like to do a PhD without the requirement to undertake three years of study. The MRes programme enables students to conduct in-depth... [+]

Geography (Sc) MRes A world leader in research, the School of Geography at The University of Nottingham offers an exciting programme aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on undertaking a research-based masters level qualification. It also provides an excellent opportunity to experience what it is like to do a PhD without the requirement to undertake three years of study. The MRes programme enables students to conduct in-depth research into a science, technological or social science focussed aspect of geography. The creation of a major supervised thesis underpins the programme, but students also have the opportunity to develop generic research training skills by registering on prescribed taught courses run either by the School of Geography or the Graduate School. Students receive close support and guidance from two academic supervisors within the school, appropriate to their research interests. Supervisors meet regularly with students and ensure they are fully connected to the school's research community. If deemed appropriate studies could be taken at a distance. A key benefit of the programme is that students gain an excellent masters degree and, subject to the approval of the school, have the option to be registered as candidates for the degree of PhD and receive accreditation for their MRes studies. Course details The main assessment of the degree is a supervised thesis focusing on a science, technological or social science aspect of geography. Students will also have the opportunity to develop generic research training skills by registering on taught courses run either by the School of Geography or the Graduate School. A maximum of 60 taught credits from masters level modules can also be taken as part of the degree. Full-time students can study for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years to obtain the degree. Part-time studies can study for a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years. This is a research degree, but requires students to undertake at least 20 credits of generic research training. A maximum of 60 taught credits may be taken on this degree with the balance consisting of a thesis, supervised within the School of Geography. Successful students will graduate with a MRes science degree. Students can submit an application for permission to be registered as a candidate for a PhD degree prior to the submission of their thesis and with the approval of the school (after a period of not less than nine months study). The normal completion period for a PhD is at least three years full-time. However, MRes students who are accepted for a PhD will receive accreditation for their MRes studies to that point. This makes the Masters of Research particularly suitable for those who may be interested in exploring the idea of a PhD without having to make a three-year commitment at the outset. [-]

Geography MRes

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

A world leader in research, the School of Geography at The University of Nottingham offers an exciting programme aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on undertaking a research-based masters level qualification. It also provides an excellent opportunity to experience what it is like to do a PhD without the requirement to undertake three years of study. The MRes programme enables students to conduct in-depth... [+]

Geography MRes A world leader in research, the School of Geography at The University of Nottingham offers an exciting programme aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on undertaking a research-based masters level qualification. It also provides an excellent opportunity to experience what it is like to do a PhD without the requirement to undertake three years of study. The MRes programme enables students to conduct in-depth research into a science, technological or social science focused aspect of geography. The creation of a major supervised thesis underpins the programme, but students also have the opportunity to develop generic research training skills by registering on prescribed taught courses run either by the School of Geography or the Graduate School. Students receive close support and guidance from two academic supervisors within the school, appropriate to their research interests. Supervisors meet regularly with students and ensure they are fully connected to the school's research community. If deemed appropriate studies could be taken at a distance. A key benefit of the programme is that students gain an excellent masters degree and, subject to the approval of the school, have the option to be registered as candidates for the degree of PhD and receive accreditation for their MRes studies. Course Structure Full-time students must study for a minimum of one year and a maximum of four years to obtain the degree. This is a research degree, but requires students to undertake at least 20 credits of generic research training. A maximum of 60 taught credits may be taken on this degree with the balance consisting of a thesis, supervised within the School of Geography. Successful students will graduate with a MRes science degree. Students can submit an application for permission to be registered as a candidate for a PhD degree prior to the submission of their thesis and with the approval of the school (after a period of not less than nine months study). The normal completion period for a PhD is at least three years full-time. However, MRes students who are accepted for a PhD will receive accreditation for their MRes studies to that point. This makes the Masters of Research particularly suitable for those who may be interested in exploring the idea of a PhD without having to make a three-year commitment at the outset. [-]

Master of Public Administration MPA

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

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... [+]

Master of Public Administration MPA 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. 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 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 (e.g. leadership, strategy, performance management and human resource management). 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. P ast 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 Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration: 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). Core modules Dissertation (60 credits) Public Management and Governance (30 credits) Leadership, Strategy and Performance in the Public Sector (20 credits) Research Methods and Research Management (20 credits) Managing People (10 credits) Policy Analysis: Concepts and Theories (10 credits) Public Sector Financial Management (10 credits) Elective modules Students must also take two 10-credit elective modules from those available in the School. 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. Entry requirements:2.2(Lower 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Politics and International Relations MRes

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

The MRes gives students the opportunity to pursue a programme of independent study in a specialist subject of their choice. [+]

The MRes 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 to 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. Areas of supervision 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. IT 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. 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. 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 Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service. Individual guidance appointments, career management training programme, access to resources and invitations to events including skills workshops and recruitment fairs are just some of the ways in which they can help you develop your full potential, whether you choose to continue within an academic setting or are looking at options outside of academia. [-]

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Applied Economics and Financial Economics MSc

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MSc Applied Economics and Financial Economics course provides a solid understanding of the techniques used to analyse financial and monetary issues and the ability to apply them. Students will explore fundamental aspects of micro-economic theory and examine the basis of consumer theory, as well as a number of key areas in macroeconomics, important both for model-building and policy analysis. [+]

Applied Economics and Financial Economics MSc The MSc Applied Economics and Financial Economics course provides a solid understanding of the techniques used to analyse financial and monetary issues and the ability to apply them. Students will explore fundamental aspects of micro-economic theory and examine the basis of consumer theory, as well as a number of key areas in macroeconomics, important both for model-building and policy analysis. Students benefit from teaching and supervision from academics that have first-hand experience in applying economics to real-world problems, being able to address topics in economic policy at national and international levels. Theoretical knowledge is supported with training in the collection, use, presentation and interpretation of economic data, including time-series, cross-section, financial econometrics and panel data. To complement this, students learn how to use econometric software packages to assist with data analysis, acquiring the skills to collect and construct new data sources. 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. Key facts 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 Economic Policy Analysis Economic Data Analysis Economics of Household Finance Economics of Corporate Finance Micro-economic Analysis Macroeconomic Analysis Economic Research Methodology MSc Dissertation: Economics Optional modules Monetary Theory and Practice Advanced Macroeconomics Economic Growth in Theory and Practice Trade Analysis and Policy Development Policy Analysis Development Microeconomics International Macroeconomics International Trade Theory Advanced Micro-economic Theory Industrial Organisation Public Economics 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. You will write a supervised dissertation over the summer period on a topic of your choice related to Applied Economics. Careers The MSc Economics and Financial Economics course is particularly relevant if you wish to pursue research at PhD level, offering an excellent stepping stone into a research career. With over 39,000 students from over 150 countries and two overseas campuses, Nottingham is a truly global university. We are one of the top institutions targeted by graduate employers, outperforming Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities.* 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 *High Fliers Research 2015. Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content IELTS:6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element) [-]

Applied Economics MSc

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

The Applied MSc Economics Programme is designed for students who wish to apply advanced level knowledge of economics to practical and policy issues. The course is specifically designed to equip you with analytical skills for economic analysis and the ability to apply them... [+]

Applied Economics MSc The MSc Applied Economics course is ideal for students who wish to apply their advanced knowledge of economics to practical and policy issues. You will be introduced to relevant mathematical and statistical techniques, and learn how to apply advanced analytical methods to issues of applied economics and economic policy. Students have access to the latest econometric software packages to support their data analysis, and will benefit from teaching and supervision from academics who have first-hand experience in applying economics to real-world problems. Key facts 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. The core modules on this course provide a solid grounding in economic analysis, rather than theory, and a wide range of applied economics options are available in the second semester. 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 Policy Analysis Economic Data Analysis Economic Growth in Theory and Practice Trade Analysis and Policy Development Policy Analysis Development Microeconomics Economics of Household Finance Economics of Corporate Finance Experimental Methods in Economics Applied Behavioural Economics Micro-economic Analysis Macroeconomic Analysis Economic Research Methodology MSc Dissertation: Economics Optional modules International Macroeconomics International Trade Theory Advanced Micro-economic Theory Industrial Organisation Public Economics Advanced Macroeconomics Monetary Theory and Practice Behavioural Economic 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. You will write a supervised dissertation over the summer period on a topic of your choice related to Applied Economics. Careers The MSc Applied Economics course is of particular use to those who want to work as professional economists in the private or public sector. With over 39,000 students from over 150 countries and two overseas campuses, Nottingham is a truly global university. We are one of the top institutions targeted by graduate employers, outperforming Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities.* 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 *High Fliers Research 2015. Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content IELTS:6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element) [-]

Behavioural Economics MSc

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. 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. [+]

Behavioural Economics MSc 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. 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 Micro-economic 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. You will write a supervised dissertation over the summer period on a topic of your choice related to Behavioural Economics. 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. With over 39,000 students from over 150 countries, and two overseas campuses, Nottingham is a truly global university. We are one of the top institutions targeted by graduate employers, outperforming Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities.* 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 *High Fliers Research 2015. Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content IELTS:6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element) [-]

Economic Development and Policy Analysis MSc

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MSc Economic Development and Policy Analysis explores current theories, issues and evidence in economic policy as applied to developing countries. It is ideal for students who have a particular interest in development issues and want to apply an advanced level knowledge of economics to practical and policy issues. [+]

Economic Development and Policy Analysis MSc The MSc Economic Development and Policy Analysis explores current theories, issues and evidence in economic policy as applied to developing countries. It is ideal for students who have a particular interest in development issues and want to apply an advanced level knowledge of economics to practical and policy issues. The programme introduces a range of techniques for development policy analysis and reviews policy and practise in many of the most important areas of economic policy in developing countries. The core modules provide a solid grounding in economics, while specialised modules give you the opportunity to address current theories, issues and evidence in economic policy. The course content is influenced by the research activities of the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT), aiming to equip you with both the knowledge and application of techniques for economic policy analysis in developing countries. At the end of the 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. Key facts CREDIT (Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade) is a research focus for members of the School of Economics and colleagues in other research institutions and its principle research interests are economics issues relating to developing countries 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 Economic Policy Analysis Economic Data Analysis Trade Analysis and Policy Development Policy Analysis Micro-economic Analysis Macroeconomic Analysis Economic Research Methodology MSc Dissertation: Economics Optional modules Economic Growth in Theory and Practice Development Microeconomics International Macroeconomics International Trade Theory Economics of Household Finance Economics of Corporate Finance Monetary Theory and Practice Advanced Macroeconomics Advanced Micro-economic Theory Industrial Organisation Public Economics 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. You will write a supervised dissertation over the summer period on a topic of your choice related to Economic Development and Policy Analysis. Careers The MSc Economics and Development Economics course is particularly useful for those who want to work as professional economists in the private or public sector. With over 39,000 students from over 150 countries and two overseas campuses, Nottingham is a truly global university. We are one of the top institutions targeted by graduate employers, outperforming Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities.* 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 *High Fliers Research 2015. Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content IELTS:6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element) [-]

Economics and Development Economics MSc

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

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). [+]

Economics and Development Economics MSc 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. 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 Micro-economic 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 Micro-economic 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. You will write a supervised dissertation over the summer period on a topic of your choice related to Development Economics. 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. With over 39,000 students from over 150 countries and two overseas campuses, Nottingham is a truly global university. We are one of the top institutions targeted by graduate employers, outperforming Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities.* 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 *High Fliers Research, 2015. Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content IELTS:6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element) [-]

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. 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. [+]

Economics and Econometrics MSc 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. 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 Micro-economic Theory Macroeconomic Theory Economic Research Methodology MSc Dissertation: Economics Optional modules Financial and Macro Econometrics Advanced Micro-economic 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. You will write a supervised dissertation over the summer period on a topic of your choice based on theoretical or applied econometrics. 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. With over 39,000 students from over 150 countries and two overseas campuses, Nottingham is a truly global university. We are one of the top institutions targeted by graduate employers, outperforming Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities.* 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 *High Fliers Research, 2015. Entry requirements: 2.1 (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element) [-]

Economics and Financial Economics MSc

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

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. [+]

Economics and Financial Economics MSc 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. 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 Micro-economic Theory MSc dissertation: Economics Optional modules Advanced Macroeconomics Applied Microeconometrics Advanced Micro-economic 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. You will write a supervised dissertation over the summer period on a topic of your choice related to Financial Economics. 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. With over 39,000 students from over 150 countries and two overseas campuses, Nottingham is a truly global university. We are one of the top institutions targeted by graduate employers, outperforming Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities.* 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 *High Fliers Research 2015. Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content IELTS:6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element) [-]

Economics and International Economics MSc

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MSc Economics and International Economics is influenced by the work of the Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP). The centre is one of the leading European research groups studying the causes and consequences of globalisation, and its academics have advised the Treasury, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation. [+]

Economics and International Economics MSc The MSc Economics and International Economics is influenced by the work of the Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP). The centre is one of the leading European research groups studying the causes and consequences of globalisation, and its academics have advised the Treasury, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation. The course focuses on international economics, while providing a solid basis in the use of analytic and quantitative methods in examining economic issues. It is designed to provide research training at the level required to progress to a PhD programme. Through specialised modules in International Macroeconomics and International Trade Theory, you will be taught to apply and develop your analytic and quantitative skills developed in the core courses, and to take further options in areas that will strengthen those skills for examining international economic issues. At the end of the programme you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of international economics and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first research project on a topic that might include international trade, FDI or migration. Key facts GEP is the largest and one of the most successful centres for research of globalisation in Europe and in the world, ranked 4th in the UK for research on international trade by REPEC 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 International Macroeconomics International Trade Theory Micro-economic Theory Macroeconomic Theory Econometric Theory Economic Data Analysis Economic Research Methodology MSc Dissertation: Economics Optional modules Trade Analysis and Policy Economic Growth in Theory and Practice Development Policy Analysis Development Microeconomics Advanced Micro-economic Theory Industrial Organisation Public Economics Advanced 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. You will write a supervised dissertation over the summer period on a topic of your choice related to International Economics. Careers The MSc Economics and International Economics course is particularly relevant if you wish to pursue research at PhD level, providing an excellent stepping stone into a research career. With over 39,000 students from over 150 countries and two overseas campuses, Nottingham is a truly global university. We are one of the top institutions targeted by graduate employers, outperforming Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities.* 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 *High Fliers Research 2015 Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content IELTS:6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element) [-]

Economics MSc

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

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. [+]

Economics MSc The MSc Economics course provides the technical tools required for understanding and developing micro-economic and macroeconomic models, whilst building a comprehensive knowledge of econometric techniques. This course exposes students to contemporary economic thinking and maximizes 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. 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 Micro-economic 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. You will write a supervised dissertation over the summer period on a topic of your choice related to Economics. 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. With over 39,000 students from over 150 countries and two overseas campuses, Nottingham is a truly global university. We are one of the top institutions targeted by graduate employers, outperforming Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities.* 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 *High Fliers Research 2015. Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent) with significant economics content IELTS:6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element) [-]

Environmental Management MSc

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

Environmental Management is a vital component of sustainable living. 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 in conceptual and applied approaches from the natural, physical and social sciences... [+]

Environmental Management MSc Environmental Management is a vital component of sustainable living. 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 in conceptual and applied approaches from the natural, physical and social sciences. The modules offered on this course will allow you to develop skills in the collection, processing and analysis of environmental data; the use of data in the development and evaluation of policy; and a sound practical training in techniques of environmental management. The courses build upon the depth of expertise in environmental management found throughout the University, including the Schools of Biology; Biosciences; Nottingham University Business School; Chemical, Environmental and Mining Engineering; Civil Engineering; Economics; History; Law; Politics; and Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering. Key facts This is a vocationally- orientated route through environmental management and, as such, it is not funded through the Economic and Social Research Council. However, we offer a research training route that is eligible for ESRC funding. The School of Geography is one of the strongest both nationally and internationally – this is reflected in its position in the UK's top five geography departments in The Times Good University Guide. 73% of our research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 and we were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England assessment of teaching provision. This is a highly collaborative course that is able to draw on modules offered and research taking place in many of the schools across the University. Course details This course provides a foundation in the science and social science of environmental management and encourages an interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues at local, national and international levels. These themes are combined with a sound practical training in environmental management. The taught elements of the MSc/MA Environmental Management consist of a number of compulsory core modules, as well as a series of optional elements. Having completed the taught components of the course in the autumn and spring semesters, you will be required to write a 60-credit dissertation on a subject of your choice related to Environmental Management. Modules The core modules are: Semester 1 Foundations of Environmental Management Frameworks for Environmental Management Project Management and Environmental Legislation Research Methods Tutorial Semester 2 Environmental Management in Practice Tutorial Research Methods In addition, you will be able to choose up to 40 credits of optional modules from a series of pathways, including: Business and the Environment Landscape Ecology, Conservation and Wildlife Management Pollution and Waste Environmental Assessment and Site Investigation Law and Policy Please note that all module details are subject to change. Careers The MSc/MA in Environmental Management is a vocationally-driven course informed by research taking place at the forefront of the field. It aims to give you the skills and knowledge to hit the ground running in a number of careers related to Environmental Management. If you are keen to pursue an academic career or wish to continue your research to PhD, you may be interested in applying to the MSc/MA in Environmental Management (Research Training). Our postgraduate students move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers following their time in the school. Conducting postgraduate work in the School of Geography 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 qualification 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. Entry requirements:2.1 IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Geography (Sc) MSc (by Research)

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

A world leader in research, the School of Geography offers an exciting programme aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on undertaking a research-based masters level qualification. The MSc (by Research) is suitable for students with a science or social science background. The programme is ideal for students who wish to experience what it is like to do a PhD without the requirement to undertake three years of study... [+]

Geography (Sc) MSc (by Research) A world leader in research, the School of Geography offers an exciting programme aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on undertaking a research-based masters level qualification. The MSc (by Research) is suitable for students with a science or social science background. The programme is ideal for students who wish to experience what it is like to do a PhD without the requirement to undertake three years of study. Students receive close support and guidance from two academic supervisors within the school who are related to their area of research. Supervisors meet regularly with students, making sure that they are fully involved in the school's leading research community. Course details The MSc (by Research) programme enables students to conduct in-depth research into a science or social science focussed aspect of geography. The creation of a major supervised research thesis forms the basis of the programme, but students may also elect to undertake optional taught modules related to their research. Students receive close support and guidance from two academic supervisors within the school related to their area of research. Supervisors meet regularly with students and ensure they are fully connected to the school's research community. Although primarily a research degree, the MSc (by Research) offers the option, but not the obligation, to undertake up to 60 credits of masters level taught modules appropriate to the student's research interests. The main assessment for the degree will consist of a thesis, based on the student's research. The length of the thesis will depend on the number of taught modules taken. Careers In most cases this degree is designed to prepare students for doctoral research, allowing the student to understand the nature and potential of research study. However, employers really value the transferable skills and experience you will have gained by completing a research degree and this may give you a head start in the job market. Studying at this level, with a large element of independence, 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 qualification 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. Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Human Geography MSc

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 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. It is targeted at students contemplating pursuing PhD research or a research-related career. As such, the course fulfils the requirements of year one in the ESRC's 1+3 postgraduate training model. This programme offers training in a range of research techniques and methods... [+]

Human Geography MSc The MSc Human Geography is an ESRC-recognised Masters course that covers current themes in critical human geography and research methods for social scientists. It is targeted at students contemplating pursuing PhD research or a research-related career. As such, the course fulfils the requirements of year one in the ESRC's 1+3 postgraduate training model. This programme offers training in a range of research techniques and methods as well as transferable, employment-related skills. The objective is to provide you with the necessary skills to begin doctoral research while also preparing you for a career beyond higher education. As a student in the School of Geography, you will become part of a lively research culture, which will expose you to work taking place at the cutting edge of human geography. You will be encouraged to attend school research seminars at which you will be exposed to advanced research by external speakers, while the school's research workshop series will allow you to engage with research-in-progress presented by staff within the school, and by current research postgraduates. Key facts This course is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as providing 1+3 Research Training leading on to PhD study. The School of Geography is one of the strongest both nationally and internationally – this is reflected in its position in the UK's top five geography departments in The Times Good University Guide. 73% of our research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 and we were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England assessment of teaching provision. Course details The MSc Human Geography balances research training in human geography with formal research training in generic social science provided by a number of Schools in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. The combination of modules in Semester 1 provide an introduction to key issues of theory and practice in human geography, together with a general grounding in research methods in the social sciences, with particular reference to quantitative and qualitative research methods. The modules in Semester 2 broaden the philosophical and conceptual themes addressed in Semester 1 into a wider social science remit, while applying quantitative and qualitative social scientific research techniques to the specific human geographical context. You will also attend a variety of generic research training courses provided by the University's Graduate School, which will equip you with basic research skills. The third semester is devoted to the preparation of a 15,000-word dissertation, based on original research. You will have a specialist dissertation supervisor who will be an active researcher in their field and who can engage you in terms of your specialist research question. The MSc Human Geography can be completed during one year of full-time study or two years part-time. The first part of the MSc course is structured around eight formal modules consisting of lectures, seminars and practical demonstrations. Four modules are taken in the first semester and four in the second. Part-time students take eight modules over a two-year period - normally two modules per semester. You will complete your 60-credit dissertation over the summer period towards the end of the course. The dissertation is an extensive piece of independent research in a subject of your choice. You will benefit from the support of a dedicated project supervisor, as well as the generic research skills training offered by the University’s Graduate School. Modules In Semester 1 you will take the following core modules: Critical Human Geography Research Methods Philosophy of Research - Social Science In Semester 2 you will take core modules in: Research Design B Research Methods In addition, you will be able to take optional modules worth up to 30 credits. The modules should normally be taken in Semester 2. Please note that all module details are subject to change. Careers As this course is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as providing 1+3 Research Training, it is particularly relevant if you wish to pursue research at PhD level and provides an excellent stepping stone into a research career. Our postgraduate students also move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers following their time in the School. Conducting postgraduate work in the School of Geography 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 qualification 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. Entry requirements:2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) Including:Any Social Science subject Excluding:Science subjects IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Law and Environmental Science MSc

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

This interdisciplinary programme is designed to provide an opportunity to explore the interplay between scientific knowledge and law. You may take courses that address the international legal response to the growing number of pressures on the global environment, and complement these by studying a variety of courses designed to give an introduction to physical and/or biological sciences... [+]

Law and Environmental Science MSc This interdisciplinary programme is designed to provide an opportunity to explore the interplay between scientific knowledge and law. You may take courses that address the international legal response to the growing number of pressures on the global environment, and complement these by studying a variety of courses designed to give an introduction to physical and/or biological sciences. Climate change, acid rain, biodiversity conservation, species extinction, contaminated land - these are but a few of the environmental issues that constitute headline news today. Modules offered by the School of Law are designed to give a wider understanding of EC and international law perspectives on environmental problems that frequently can only be addressed through regional or international regulation. How has international environmental law evolved historically? Who are the main actors in the field? What key principles underpin regulation? What do we mean by the pursuit of “sustainable development”? How is the law in this area enforced? 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. For example, how is commercial whaling now regulated? What system is in place to regulate trade in endangered species? What of the protection of wetlands, Antarctica, world heritage and of migratory species? 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 facilitate a quantitative understanding of environmental issues. Addressing these issues to ensure a clean and healthy environment for the enjoyment of future generations is one of the greatest challenges for environmental science and law. Key facts The School of Law is rated as ‘internationally outstanding’ (Grade 5A on a scale of 1-5) for its research and as ‘Excellent’ for its teaching quality. The School enjoys important professional relationships with international institutions; leading firms in the City of London and the provinces; private industry and consultancies; and non-governmental organisations. The School of Biosciences is one of the largest and strongest Schools of its kind in the UK. It has consistently achieved high ratings in independent UK assessments of both research and teaching quality, receiving an RAE grade of 5A and 23/24 in the latest Teaching Quality Assessment. The Sutton Bonington Campus is a self-contained, 16-hectare site in the beautiful countryside of South Nottinghamshire and it offers a number of dedicated facilities applicable to this course. Course details This programme enables you to take courses that address the international legal response to the growing number of pressures on the global environment, and complement these by studying a variety of courses designed to give an introduction to physical and/or biological sciences. Introductory modules in science or law are compulsory for students without a science or law background to maximise access to the range of courses on offer. In addition, the joint syndicate exercise and individual research project are compulsory for all students. Beyond these modules, you will be free to choose additional modules from the range of compatible law and science modules available, subject only to the requirement that a minimum number of law and science modules are selected. The MSc in Law and Environmental Science can be taken on a full-time basis over 1 year or part-time over 2 years. The taught component of the course (worth 120 credits) will be taken over two semesters; you will then undertake a 60-credit supervised dissertation over the summer period towards the end of the course. Your work in science will be undertaken alongside those engaged in other postgraduate programmes offered by the School of Biosciences, notably the MSc in Environmental Science, while on the law side you will attend classes in the company of students enrolled in the Law School’s LLM in Environmental Law. Classes involve a variety of forms of learning experience, including lectures, seminar discussions, student presentations, practical sessions and field trips, depending upon the precise range of options selected. An individual research project is compulsory for all students, while optional courses are assessed by a mixture of coursework essays, laboratory reports and traditional examinations. Modules Arctic Ecology Field Course Biodiversity and International Law Contaminant Fate and Impact in the Environment Ecosystem Services and Human Wellbeing Environmental Law Coursework Environmental Management in Practice Environmental Microbiology Foundations of Environmental Management General Themes and Principles of International Environmental Law Global Climate Change International Law of The Sea International Law of Transboundary Pollution International Law of Treaties Law, Development and the International Community Plants and the Light Environment Plants and the Soil Environment Project Management and Environmental Legislation Rights, Humans and Other Animals Soil and Water Pollution and Reclamation Please note that all module details are subject to change. Careers MSc graduates have gone on to pursue a variety of careers, whether in environmental consultancy, private legal practice, government agencies or voluntary sector. Opportunities also exist to develop expertise acquired from the course still further through registration for a postgraduate research degree, either at Nottingham or elsewhere, or by obtaining work experience in an international organisation through participation in one of the growing number of formal internship programmes. Entry requirements:2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) Including:Degree in physical, enviromental or biological science. 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) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:67 (no less than 67 in writing, 62 inreading, and 55 in listening and speaking) [-]

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Asian and International Studies MA

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

This tri-campus MA, which will teach its first cohort in 2015/16, 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). It is an exciting programme, taught by academics across Nottingham's UK, Chinese and Malaysian campuses who are experts on Asian politics and international relations... [+]

Asian and International Studies MA This tri-campus MA, which will teach its first cohort in 2015/16, 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). It is an exciting programme, taught by academics across Nottingham's UK, Chinese and Malaysian campuses who are experts on Asian politics and international relations. Through the core module, 'Global Asia' , it will introduce students 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 students to specialise on specific country or regional studies. Students study on UNUK for their first semester, then move to either UNMC or UNNC for the second semester. They return to UNUK for the third semester/summer to write their dissertation. It will enable students to immerse themselves 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. Our experts work on many areas of Asian Politics and International Relations. These include: Countries China India Japan Malaysia Pakistan Philippines Sri Lanka Thailand Research Areas Business Democratisation Civil-military relations Development Ethnic conflict Gender Geography History International security Human security Non-traditional security Party politics Peacekeeping Poverty reduction Trading relations Key facts The school is home to the interdisciplinaryInstitute of Asia and Pacific Studies providing opportunities for engagement with policy practitioners, on the UK campus and on the Ningbo and Kuala Lumpur campus. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 ranked the School of Politics and International Relations in the top 15 in the UK for research power. 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, UK campus. Students also have the option of taking 20 credits of options outside the School, for example from the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies. Your studies will culminate in the research and writing of a 15,000-word dissertation, which must be related to Asia. You will register your dissertation on a subject of your choice and 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. The MA consists of 180 credits - 120 credits from modular taught study and 60 credits from the completion of a dissertation of around 15,000 words in length. 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. Modules Autumn Semester (60 credits) Global Asia (20 credits) You need to choose a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 credits offered by the School of Politics and International Relations. The following modules are particularly recommended: The Politics of South Asia (20 credits) Theories and Concepts in IR (20 credits) Gender and Development (20 credits) Any other modules offered in the School of Politics and IR If you take only 20 credits in the School of Politics and IR, 20 credits worth of modules may be taken outside the School with approval eg. one of: Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society (20 credits) EU-China: Trade, Aid and Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century (20 credits) China and Global Capitalism (20 credits) International Development: China, Asia, Africa (20 credits) Spring Semester: China Ningbo Campus Students should take a minimum of 40 credits and a maximum of 60 credits of modules from a list of modules offered by the School of International Studies at the Ningbo Campus. Indicative modules include: Peace and War in World History Global Development Politics Special World History Project China in International Relations (available only if not taken in the first semester) Students may take a maximum of 20 credits from modules offered by cognate departments or in the language school, Ningbo China campus, with the approval of the Director of Postgraduate Taught courses (Ningbo campus). Spring Semester: Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Campus Students should take 60 credits of modules from a list of modules offered by the School of Politics, History and International Relations, Malaysian Campus. Indicative modules include: Politics By Other Means Terrorism in Contemporary South and Southeast Asia Development and Governance: Building Democracy in the Developing World Comparative Public Policy Civil Society and Global Development The International Relations of South East Asia Contemporary Security Challenges Human Security Summer Semester: UK campus Dissertation on Asia (15,000 words) Please note that modules may change in order to keep abreast of political and academic developments. 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 is ideal for those want to pursue further studies or a professional career in Asia, and does not presume any pre-knowledge of the region. It 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 allows students to experience living and studying for one semester in either China or Malaysia. As such it is attractive to employers seeking graduates with cultural and political experience of engagement in the region. As an academic programme, this course will provide excellent foundations for doctoral level study. The professional relevance of the course will make it attractive to those considering careers in: Non-governmental organisations The civil service International organisations Journalism Policy research Academia International cultural exchange Ministerial advising 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. 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) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning MA

Campus Part time 2 years August 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

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... [+]

Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning MA 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. Course details The course starts in September and can be completed over two years part-time. The course comprises four 30-credit core modules, followed by a a 60-credit dissertation. There are also Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma exit points. All four taught modules will run each year, with each module alternating between daytime and evening sessions in alternate years. 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 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. 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 Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Score of 67 (minimum 62) Assessment Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 5,000-6,000 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. [-]

Criminology MA

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

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... [+]

Criminology MA 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 harmfulbehaviours 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. Students 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 students the chance to apply and reflect on what they 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 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 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 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 Specific module details will be updated periodically. Core modules include: Criminology: Theories and Concepts (20 credits) Research Methods and Research Management (20 credits) Contemporary Issues and Debates Criminology (20 credits) Criminology in Practice (20 credits) Dissertation in Criminology (60 credits) Students will also have the opportunity to study 20 credits of elective modules in both autumn and spring terms from an approved list of modules from other courses within and outside the school. This list may vary from year to year. Examples of such modules include: Globalisation, Citizenship and Identity Policy Analysis: Concepts and Theories Public Management and Governance Human Rights and Critical Modern Slavery Terrorism and Insurgencies Justice Beyond Borders: Theories of International and Intergenerational Justice International and Comparative Penal Law and Human Rights Criminal Justice and Globalisation 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. Entry requirements:2:2 IELTS:6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. [-]

Diplomacy MA

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

The MA Diplomacy is a vocationally orientated, interdisciplinary course offered jointly by the Schools of Politics and International Relations, Law and History. The course is ideally suited to those students wishing to pursue professional careers that are informed by diplomacy, mediation and negotiation within areas such as the civil service, commercial negotiation, defence liaison, international financial regulation and... [+]

Diplomacy MA The MA Diplomacy is a vocationally orientated, interdisciplinary course offered jointly by the Schools of Politics and International Relations, Law and History. The course is ideally suited to those students wishing to pursue professional careers that are informed by diplomacy, mediation and negotiation within areas such as the civil service, commercial negotiation, defence liaison, international financial regulation and journalism, as just a few examples. 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 be introduced to the advanced study of diplomacy and negotiation, including traditional approaches - which conceive of it as a specialist form of statecraft - and modern conceptions, which embrace areas such as media and cultural diplomacy. 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 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 organisations such as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and the European Commission to further enhance your learning experience. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 ranked the School of Politics and International Relations an the top 15 in the UK for research power. Course details The course will also expose you to the latest research in areas such as the law of armed conflict, crisis management and contemporary international history. Each year students on the MA Diplomacy are offered the opportunity to participate in a field trip to Brussels and The Hague, 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. Your studies will culminate in the research and writing of a 15,000-word dissertation. You will register your dissertation on a subject of your choice with one of the three participating schools and will be allocated with a dissertation supervisor to oversee your progress. The MA Diplomacy can be studied on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two years. 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. The MA consists of 180 credits - 120 credits from modular taught study and 60 credits from the completion of a dissertation of around 15,000 words in length. 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. However, modules offered by the School of Law are usually assessed at the end of the spring semester. Modules are offered usually as 20 or 15 credit versions. Modules The MA Diplomacy requires you to study three core modules on the theory, practice and development of diplomacy: The Evolution of Diplomacy The Law of War and Peace The Theory and Practice of Diplomacy You will then be able to choose from a number of elective modules covering topics such as: Contemporary Warfare Air Power Politics of South East Asia Strategy and Security China's International Relations Terrorism War, Peace and Terror Please note modules may change in order to keep abreast of political and academic developments. Careers The MA in 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. Entry requirements:2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) IELTS:7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:67 (minimum 55) [-]

Education (Flexible) MA

Campus Part time 2 years August 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

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... [+]

Education (Flexible) MA 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 programmes 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: 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 Key facts The School of Education is one of the largest and most respected education departments of any UK university, leading the way in research and teaching quality. Our academics are major national and international figures, in a wide variety of subject areas. Course details The MA comprises four 30-credit modules (or equivalent) and a 60-credit dissertation. There are also Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma exit points. 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. 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. There is one core module, plus the dissertation and a selection of elective modules. All modules are 30-credits, unless otherwise stated. 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. Modules There is one core module plus the dissertation and a selection of elective modules. All modules are 30 credits unless otherwise stated. Assessment Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 6,000 words. The dissertation is an original piece of work and should be of approximately 12,000 - 15,000 words on an approved topic. 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. Entry requirements:Applicants would normally hold a good first degree with at least second class honours Other requirements:Relevant experience may be required for some of the modules in this course and you should have access to an educational setting. IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Educational Leadership and Management (by distance learning) MA

Online Part time 2 years August 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

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... [+]

Educational Leadership and Management (by distance learning) MA 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 content. Course details The course can be completed over two years part-time. 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 January or July each year. The MA comprises four 30-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation. There are also Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma exit points. Each of the modules has an equivalent of 30 hours contact time. 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 (modules must be taken in the order stated above). 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. Modules 1. Understanding Individual and Group Organisation (30 credits) 2. Effective Leadership and Change in Education (30 credits) 3. Issues in Educational Leadership (30 credits) 4. Practice Based Inquiry (30 credits) Plus dissertation (60 credits Assessment Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 5,000-6,000 words or equivalent. The dissertation is an original piece of work and should be of approximately 12,000 - 15,000 words on an approved topic. 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. English Language Requirements: Presessional English Course at the University`s Centre for English Language Education PASS WITH MERIT in Academic English Level 2. IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Educational Leadership and Management MA

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

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... [+]

Educational Leadership and Management MA 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 content. Course details The course can be completed over one year full-time or two years part-time. The MA comprises four 30-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation. There are also Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma exit points. Each of the modules has a contact time of 30 hours. 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). Part-time Study The course can be taken part-time in Education Summer School only, with additional virtual learning support. Summer School takes place annually over a three week period commencing the last week in July. It 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. Full-time Study The course can be taken full-time over one academic year, with additional seminar support. Cohort Study Schools/groups of schools may negotiate sequence, timings and locations for the delivery of the modules, which may be provided off-site. A minimum number of participants is required for this route. The pattern of attendance for those wishing to study via this route is subject to negotiation and agreement with schools. Teaching may take place in schools, the University or a mixture of both in the evenings, during the day, weekends or in intensive blocks during school holidays. Modules for part-time and full-time study 1. Leading Learning (30 credits) 2. Effective Leadership and Change in Education (30 credits) 3. Practice Based Inquiry (30 credits) 4. Issues in Educational Leadership (30 credits) Plus Dissertation (60 credits) Modules for Cohort study 1. Practice Based Inquiry (30 credits) 2. Effective Leadership and Change in Education (30 credits) 3. Conducting and Evaluating Practice Based Research (30 credits) Plus Dissertation (60 credits) and one module from this group: Understanding Individual and Organisational Development (30 credits) Issues in Educational Leadership (30 credits) Careers In 2011, 96% 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 £23,021 with the highest being £95,000. 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. Entry requirements:You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent. IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Education MA

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

The MA Education is a unique modular programme of study designed to relfect 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... [+]

Education MA The MA Education is a unique modular programme of study designed to relfect 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 Key facts The School of Education is one of the largest and most respected education departments of any UK university, leading the way in research and teaching quality Our academics are major national and international figures, in a wide variety of subject areas Course details The MA Education can be completed over one year full-time or two years part-time. There are Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate exit points. The course is available to individuals and also available for cohorts from single schools or consortiums. The course comprises modules totalling 120 credits, plus a 60-credit dissertation. Full-time students will be required to choose two modules per semester, part-time students will choose one per semester. Please note the Practice Based Inquiry module is a compulsory module and must be studied at some point during the course. Individual applicants The MA Education offers a flexible approach to planning your study. As an individual there are different modes of study available to you: 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 (e.g. 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 for a group of 10 or more staff, 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 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. 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 and should be of 12,000-15,000 words (or their equivalent) related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic. 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) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) [-]

Environmental Management MA

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

Environmental Management is a vital component of sustainable living. 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 in conceptual and applied approaches from the natural, physical and social sciences. The modules offered on this course will allow you to develop skills in the collection... [+]

Environmental Management MA Environmental Management is a vital component of sustainable living. 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 in conceptual and applied approaches from the natural, physical and social sciences. The modules offered on this course will allow you to develop skills in the collection, processing and analysis of environmental data; the use of data in the development and evaluation of policy; and a sound practical training in techniques of environmental management. The courses build upon the depth of expertise in environmental management found throughout the University, including the Schools of Biology; Biosciences; Nottingham University Business School; Chemical, Environmental and Mining Engineering; Civil Engineering; Economics; History; Law; Politics; and Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering. Key facts This is a vocationally-orientated route through environmental management and, as such, it is not funded through the Economic and Social Research Council. However, we offer a research training route that is eligible for ESRC funding. The School of Geography is one of the strongest both nationally and internationally – this is reflected in its position in the UK's top five geography departments in The Times Good University Guide. 73% of our research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 and we were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England assessment of teaching provision. This is a highly collaborative course that is able to draw on modules offered and research taking place in many of the schools across the University. Course details This course provides a foundation in the science and social science of environmental management and encourages an interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues at local, national and international levels. These themes are combined with a sound practical training in environmental management. The taught elements of the MSc/MA Environmental Management consist of a number of compulsory core modules, as well as a series of optional elements. Having completed the taught components of the course in the autumn and spring semesters, you will be required to write a 60-credit dissertation on a subject of your choice related to Environmental Management. The MSc/MA Environmental Management can be completed during one year of full-time study, or over two years part-time. You will need to complete a total of 180 credits to pass the course. This includes 120-credits worth of compulsory and optional modules (as listed above), as well as a 60-credit dissertation. The dissertation is an extensive piece of independent research in a subject of your choice. You will benefit from the support of a dedicated project supervisor, as well as the generic research skills training offered by the University's Graduate School. As you will notice, this course is offered as an MSc or MA. In fact, all the core modules studied are identical and the choice of an MSc or MA registration is your own, depending only on which qualification you wish to obtain on graduation. We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma Environmental Management, as well as a research training route approved by the Economic and Social Research Council. Modules The core modules are: Semester 1 Foundations of Environmental Management Frameworks for Environmental Management Project Management and Environmental Legislation Research Methods Tutorial Semester 2 Environmental Management in Practice Tutorial Research Methods In addition, you will be able to choose up to 40 credits of optional modules from a series of pathways, including: Business and the Environment Landscape Ecology, Conservation and Wildlife Management Pollution and Waste Environmental Assessment and Site Investigation Law and Policy Please note that all module details are subject to change. Careers The MSc/MA in Environmental Management is a vocationally-driven course informed by research taking place at the forefront of the field. It aims to give you the skills and knowledge to hit the ground running in a number of careers related to Environmental Management. If you are keen to pursue an academic career or wish to continue your research to PhD, you may be interested in applying to the MSc/MA in Environmental Management (Research Training). Our postgraduate students move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers following their time in the school. Conducting postgraduate work in the School of Geography 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 qualification 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. Entry requirements:2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) Including:Subject with an environmental component / some vocational experience of an environmental nature IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Geography MA (by Research)

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

A world leader in research, the School of Geography offers an exciting programme aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on undertaking a research-based masters level qualification. The MA (by Research) is suitable for students with a social science or humanities background. The programme is ideal for students who wish to experience what it is like to do a PhD without the requirement to undertake three years of... [+]

Geography MA (by Research) A world leader in research, the School of Geography offers an exciting programme aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on undertaking a research-based masters level qualification. The MA (by Research) is suitable for students with a social science or humanities background. The programme is ideal for students who wish to experience what it is like to do a PhD without the requirement to undertake three years of study. Students can also opt to take up to 60 credits of postgraduate modules to complement their research activities. Students receive close support and guidance from two academic supervisors within the school who are related to their area of research. Supervisors meet regularly with students, making sure that they are fully involved in the school's leading research community. Course details The MA (by Research) programme enables students to conduct in-depth research into a science or social science focused aspect of geography. The creation of a major supervised research thesis forms the basis of the programme, but students may also elect to undertake optional taught modules related to their research. Students receive close support and guidance from two academic supervisors within the school related to their area of research. Supervisors meet regularly with students and ensure they are fully connected to the school's research community. Although primarily a research degree, the MA (by Research) offers the option, but not the obligation, to undertake up to 60 credits of Masters level taught modules appropriate to the student's research interests. The main assessment for the degree will consist of a thesis, based on the student's research. The length of the thesis will depend on the number of taught modules taken. Careers In most cases this degree is designed to prepare students for doctoral research, allowing the student to understand the nature and potential of research study. However, employers really value the transferable skills and experience you will have gained by completing a research degree and this may give you a head start in the job market. Studying at this level, with a large element of independence, 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 qualification 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. Entry requirements:Students would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:1 or above (or its international equivalent) in a social science or humanities subject. IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights MA

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

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... [+]

Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights MA 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 students 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). The taught modules are assessed by written work of either 2 x 2,500 or 1 x 5,000 word assignments. A dissertation of 15,000 words in length must be submitted by the end of 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 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 & 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. Modules Researching Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights - 20 credits Globalisation, Citizenship and Identity - 20 credits Human Rights - 20 credits Between Europe and the Middle East: Critical Questions of Citizenship and Identity - 20 credits Dissertation - 60 credits Elective modules Students take 40 credits of elective modules with the approval of the Programme Convenor. 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. Entry requirements:2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

International Relations MA

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

The MA International Relations is a well established and internationally recognised degree that examines new developments in international politics and international relations theory. It is an exciting programme with a high staff concentration and a large array of modules. Core modules will provide you with a solid grounding in international political analysis. You will also choose from a variety of optional modules which draw upon the... [+]

International Relations MA The MA International Relations is a well established and internationally recognised degree that examines new developments in international politics and international relations theory. It is an exciting programme with a high staff concentration and a large array of modules. Core modules will provide you with a solid grounding in international political analysis. You will also choose from a variety of optional modules which draw upon the research expertise in the school, including conflict, human rights and global governance. The school has particular expertise in conflict and post-conflict management, humanitarianism and the international political economy. Areas of special interest include: Terrorism, Guerrilla War and Low Intensity Conflict International Relations Theory United States Foreign and Security Policy Intelligence and National Security Diplomacy in Middle East and Asia International Political Economy Globalisation Global Civil Society and Global Justice International Human Rights and War Crimes Human Security and Humanitarianism Justice Beyond Borders Key facts The Research Excellence Framework 2014 ranked the School of Politics and International Relations in the top 15 in the UK for research power. Course details Studying this degree will allow you to draw upon a range of modules that will deepen your understanding and develop your own interests. Your studies will culminate in the research and writing of a 15,000-word dissertation. You will register your dissertation on a subject of your choice and will be allocated with an appropriate dissertation supervisor to oversee your progress. The MA International Relations can be studied on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two years. 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. The MA consists of 180 credits - 120 credits from modular taught study and 60 credits from the completion of a dissertation of around 15,000 words in length. 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. Modules are offered usually as 20 or 15 credit versions. Modules You will take the following foundational module: Theories and Concepts in International Relations You must also choose at least 20 credits (one module) from the following modules: Designing Political Enquiry Quantitative Political Analysis You will accumulate the remaining number of modular credits from a wide range of options offered by the School of Politics and International Relations and from modules offered by other schools and departments. Examples of which are: Air Power and Modern Warfare China's International Relations Contemporary Warfare Europe and the Developing World Justice Beyond Borders Terrorism and Insurgencies Strategy and Security Politics of South Asia War, Peace and Terror Please note that modules may change in order to keep abreast of political and academic developments. Careers This course will prepare you for a wide spectrum of career paths from national government to international organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). 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. 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. 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. The University of Nottingham's Centre for Career Development (CCD) offers excellent careers guidance, information and resources, and holds workshops on CV writing, completing application forms and interview techniques. Nottingham is one of the top three universities most often targeted by the leading graduate employers in the UK, and the CCD organises employer-led events where companies visit the University to explain what they do and what they look for when recruiting. 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) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

International Security and Terrorism MA

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

This exciting programme will expose you to issues in international security as well as the specialised field of terrorism. The course investigates international security and terrorism since the ending of the Cold War, whilst making clear how the issues raised are embedded within the broader field of international relations... [+]

International Security and Terrorism MA This exciting programme will expose you to issues in international security as well as the specialised field of terrorism. The course investigates international security and terrorism since the ending of the Cold War, whilst making clear how the issues raised are embedded within the broader field of international relations. 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. 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 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 field trip to visit organisations in Brussels and The Hague relevant to your studies. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 ranked the School of Politics and International Relations in the top 15 in the UK for research power. Course details The MA International Security and Terrorism 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 and the opportunity to study security and terrorism complexes through optional modules. Studying this degree will allow you to draw upon a range of modules that will deepen your understanding and develop your own interests. 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. Your studies will culminate in the research and writing of a 15,000-word dissertation. You will register your dissertation on a subject of your choice and will be allocated a dissertation supervisor to oversee your progress. The MA International Security and Terrorism can be studied on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two years. 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. The MA consists of 180 credits - 120 credits from modular taught study and 60 credits from the completion of a dissertation of around 15,000 words in length. 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. Modules are offered usually as 20 or 15 credit versions. Modules Currently, the core modules offered on this course are: Terrorism and Insurgencies War, Peace and Terror Theories and Concepts in International Relations You will be able to choose from a number of elective modules covering topics such as: Air Power and Modern Warfare Strategy and Security Contemporary Warfare Justice Beyond Borders China's International Relations The Theory and Practice of Diplomacy Western Counter-Terrorism Please note that modules may change in order to keep abreast of political and academic developments. Careers The MA in 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. As an academic programme, this course will provide excellent foundations for doctoral level study. 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 A number of students taking this course will continue on to further postgraduate study. Entry requirements:2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

International Social Policy MA

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

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... [+]

International Social Policy MA 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 in 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 fields of not only of social policy but 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. 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. 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. Compulsory modules Dynamics of International and Comparative Social and Public Policy (30 credits) Climate Change Social Policy (10 credits) Globalisation, Europeanisation and Public Policy (10 credits) Policy Analysis (10 credits) Research Methods and Research Management (20 credits) Dissertation (60 credits) Elective modules Students take 40 credits of electives from an approved list. If students would like to take an elective that is not on the list, they can do so with the agreement of the Programme Convenor. 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: (1) in international development organisations including the World Bank; United Nation Development Program; International Labour Office, etc; (2) in departments and ministries concerned with social policy in national governments; (3) in other public sector organisations including research or managerial roles in health, housing and social services; (4) in journalism and both academic and non-academic research. 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) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Landscape and Culture MA

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

Landscape is a key theme in cultural and historical geography, providing connections in theory and practice with disciplines throughout the humanities and social sciences. The MA Landscape and Culture has run successfully since 1996, and has attracted students from a wide range of disciplines and practical backgrounds. The MA is aimed at students with an interest in theoretical and empirical developments in... [+]

Landscape and Culture MA Landscape is a key theme in cultural and historical geography, providing connections in theory and practice with disciplines throughout the humanities and social sciences. The MA Landscape and Culture has run successfully since 1996, and has attracted students from a wide range of disciplines and practical backgrounds. The MA 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. It aims to equip you with the theoretical and methodological skills to carry out successful research in the area of landscape and culture. You will understand and be able to effectively employ research methods and philosophies from cultural geography and related disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. You will also develop a range of transferable research and other skills to equip you for a successful career in whichever employment you choose. This includes critical analysis, creative thinking and individual research initiatives, as well as training in documentary and iconographical analysis and interview techniques. Key facts This course is recognised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as providing training appropriate for PhD research, and an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised training route through the MA provides 1+3 Research Training leading on to social science PhD study. The School of Geography is one of the strongest both nationally and internationally – this is reflected in its position in the UK’s top five geography departments in The Times Good University Guide. 73% of our research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 and we were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England assessment of teaching provision. Course details The MA Landscape and Culture can be studied on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two years. Modules on this course combine: Formal instruction to introduce you to unfamiliar material and provide a common learning foundation Seminar-based discussion through which you will develop your own perspectives on key issues Workshops in which you will be encouraged to present your own ideas. The majority of the teaching proceeds through discussion rather than formal lecture. At each stage of the course, you will be integrated within the wider research community within the School of Geography, through informal social events and research workshops and seminars organised by the Cultural and Historical Geography Research Group. Each year, a visiting speaker presents a special research seminar to the MA class; speakers in recent years have included Don Mitchell, Wolfgang Natter, John Wylie and Denis Linehan. Each taught element module on this carries 30 credits, and is assessed through coursework and presentations. The optional 30 credits can be gained from any Masters level course within the University. You will complete your 60-credit dissertation over the summer period towards the end of the course. The dissertation is an extensive piece of independent research in a subject of your choice. You will benefit from the support of two dedicated project supervisors, as well as the generic research skills training offered by the University's Graduate School. We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma Landscape and Culture, which does not require the completion of a dissertation. Modules During the autumn and spring semesters, you will study the following core modules (each worth 30 credits): Semester 1 Approaches to Landscape Critical Human Geography Semester 2 Research Design B In Semester 2, you will also be able to choose an optional module offered by one of the contributing schools including geography, history, art history, critical theory, architecture, American studies, and sociology. Please note that all module details are subject to change. Over the summer period towards the end of the course, you will undertake a dissertation of up to 20,000 words. You will have two specialist dissertation supervisors, both of whom will be active researchers in their field and who can engage you in terms of your specialist research question. Careers The School of Geography at Nottingham is well-known nationally and internationally as a principal centre for research and teaching on landscape and culture, and there is a well-established PhD programme in cultural and historical geography with around 15 research students. Approximately half of the graduates from the MA Landscape and Culture have gone on to funded PhD research at Nottingham or elsewhere, while others find employment in the public, voluntary and private sectors - for example, in areas of heritage, conservation and landscape research. Conducting postgraduate work in the School of Geography 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 qualification 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. Entry requirements:2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) Including:Human Geography on related humanities or social sci subjects (history, cultural studies, art history or english studies) Excluding:Purely Natural Science qualifications IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Learning, Technology and Education (online) MA

Online Part time 2 years August 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MA Learning, Technology and Education (Online) course is suitable for those interested in the design and implementation of technology-supported learning in all phases of education. The course aims is to provide a very sound basis for informed and reflective practice in all areas of technologies in use in education. It explores learning technologies through a consideration of societal and social levels of organisation... [+]

Learning, Technology and Education (online) MA The MA Learning, Technology and Education (Online) course is suitable for those interested in the design and implementation of technology-supported learning in all phases of education. 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: an intensive induction workshop involvement in an online community of practice personalised guidance for your academic writing The course aims is to provide a very sound basis for informed and reflective practice in all areas of technologies in use in education. It explores learning technologies through a consideration of societal and social levels of organisation (e.g. governments, institutions, and learning communities) as well as the psychological level that is concerned with the individual’s experience of learning or teaching. Course details The course starts in August and can be completed over two years' part-time study. There are also Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate exit points. The course comprises three core modules and you can then choose one of two elective options. 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 virtual learning environment (VLE). Completing the course will require you to engage with the online activities on a weekly basis. The set activities will be based on the online materials that you are provided and require on average 10-12 hours of study each week. Those activities that are collaborative will require frequent and regular online presence. Entry requirements:You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent. Including:It will help to have studied at an advanced level either computer / information science or Education or Psychology. Combinations of these are particularly welcome. Other requirements:You will have some experience of acting in an educational setting, involved in some way with supported learning. This however, might be quite modest, such as might be achieved through a part time or placement context. IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Learning, Technology and Education MA

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

Are you committed to improving teaching and learning? Do you want to explore how new technologies can help? Our staff have outstanding international reputations for their teaching and research in technology enhanced learning. This flagship programme is offered both face-to-face and online by the Learning Sciences Research Institute within the School of Education. Learning Sciences draws from Psychology, Computer Science and... [+]

Learning, Technology and Education MA Are you committed to improving teaching and learning? Do you want to explore how new technologies can help? Our staff have outstanding international reputations for their teaching and research in technology enhanced learning. This flagship programme is offered both face-to-face and online by the Learning Sciences Research Institute 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, innovation within the fast moving digital world of new technologies, and a deep understanding of how these technologies can be applied within schools, universities and the workplace. 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, Educational Technology or further research. Study on these courses 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 New technologies are the method as well as the focus of the teaching. If you study this course by the face-to-face route, you will be given your own tablet 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. You will also visit the BETT show in London, the largest educational technology show in Europe. Opportunities also exist for short periods working in a classroom environment. Course details The MA Learning, Technology and Education can be completed over one year full-time or two years part-time study. There are also Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate exit points. 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, which range from 8:1 to 20:1. 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 move to Nottingham and wish to focus upon your studies, taking advantage of the full range of campus-based resources. Delivery of Course Each taught module is organised into a series of approximately 10 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. You are also encouraged to attend the weekly LSRI informal seminar. This is usually given by a visiting speaker and it will describe current work in the area of learning research. 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 4.00 pm). You are expected to pursue directed private study at other times. Modules The course is composed of three 30-credit core modules and you can then choose an elective option. 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 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. Entry requirements:You would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent. Including:It will help to have studied at an advanced level either computer / information science or Education or Psychology. Combinations of these are particularly welcome. Other requirements:You will have some experience of acting in an educational setting, involved in some way with supported learning. This however, might be quite modest, such as might be achieved through a part time or placement context. IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Master in Politics and International Relations

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

The research track MA Politics and International Relations aims to give you the methodological tools necessary to study politics at advanced level. Research track masters prepare you for advanced research and have been specifically designed for those who wish to pursue doctoral studies. [+]

Politics and International Relations (Research Track) MA The research track MA Politics and International Relations aims to give you the methodological tools necessary to study politics at advanced level. Research track masters prepare you for advanced research and have been specifically designed for those who wish to pursue doctoral studies. Studying with scholars working at the forefront of politics and international relations research in an environment with a unique breadth and depth of academic expertise, you will develop a thorough understanding of your subject. The MA has three elements: Research training Subject specific training Generic skills training The research training component will equip you with essential research methods skills. The subject specific core modules will concentrate on providing you with an understanding of the main theories and concepts employed in political science. Generic skills training will provide you with guidance in particular software applications, career-related skills such as CV building, oral presentations and class teaching. This degree programme is offered by the School of Politics and International Relations as part of a suite of pathways at The University of Nottingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). Areas of special interest include: Anglo-American Relations Corruption Environment European Integration Globalisation Globalisation Humanitarian Intervention International Political Economy Philosophy of Social Science Security and Intelligence Social Justice Terrorism War Crimes 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 course is one of a suite of pathways offered by the School of Politics and International Relations as part of The University of Nottingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) Course details The MA Politics and International Relations (Research Track) 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 benefit your focus on research method training. This degree, an ESRC DTC pathway, requires you to take 40 credits of The University of Nottingham ESRC DTC Research Training Programme, plus 20 credits of research bearing modules offered by the ESRC DTC Training Programme. You will accumulate the remaining modular credits (40 in total) from a list of modules available in the School of Politics and International Relations. Your studies will culminate in the research and writing of a 60-credit, 15,000-word dissertation, which 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 your 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. This course is supported by generic and research skills training courses offered by the University's ESRC DTC in order to prepare you for a further three years' doctoral study at the end of the course. Modules Core modules Dissertation: Politics and International Relations (Research Track) Research Design, Practice and Ethics Core modules from the School of Law Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis Core modules from the School of Sociology and Social Policy Foundations in Qualitative Methods Philosophy of Research - Social Science Plus 40 credits from either the following section, or from a list of Advanced Training modules offered by the ESRC DTC: Designing Political Enquiry Theories and Concepts in International Relations Optional modules Choose 20 credits from below: Europe and the Developing World Justice Beyond Borders: Theories of International and Intergenerational Justice Theories and Concepts in International Relations The Politics of South Asia When Does Russia Expand and Why? And 20 credits from below: Contemporary Warfare Grand Strategy Political Utopianism Terrorism and Insurgencies The Theory and Practice of Diplomacy War, Peace and Terror Western Counter-Terrorism Cooperation Please note: Modules may change in order to keep abreast of political and academic developments. Careers This course will prepare you for a wide spectrum of career paths from national government to international organisations 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 and after 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 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. As a research track programme, this course will also equip you to pursue further academic study. 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. [-]

MA Trauma Studies

Campus Part time 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MA Trauma Studies provides an excellent opportunity to understand the nature of psychological trauma. The course delivers a rich diverse theoretical foundation for working in the field of trauma for a broad range of professional disciplines. [+]

This course starts in September 2016 and is available for part-time study over two years. The next start date will then be September 2018. Psychological trauma affects almost everyone at some point in their lives, be it through loss, accident or illness. Professionals from a wide range of backgrounds work with traumatized people. The MA Trauma Studies provides an excellent opportunity to understand the nature of psychological trauma. The course delivers a rich diverse theoretical foundation for working in the field of trauma for a broad range of professional disciplines. The course will benefit those looking towards, or are already, working in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, psychology, social work, probation or prison services, education, NGOs, emergency service staff and police. Anyone who comes into contact with traumatized people and wants to know more about how to address the complex, challenging, intercultural needs of those who have experienced trauma can benefit from the course. The programme will enable you to develop, extend and deepen your knowledge of theory and practice relevant to your own work and build towards a masters level qualification through your own choice of supervised research project. You will be able to draw from the broad range of existing knowledge, skills and research of staff and colleagues in the Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth (CTRG). You will learn experientially through group learning, workshops and seminars as well as lectures from the staff aimed at developing your own personal awareness, skills and knowledge. Our aim is to create a small vibrant learning community where we learn from each other. MODULES The expected modules are as follows: Theoretical Perspectives on Defining Trauma Practice Perspectives on Dealing with Trauma Trauma and the Community Research Applications Dissertation Assessment Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of a 6,000 word or equivalent portfolio. The portfolio is comprised of a range of assignment tasks selected and identified to match your specific learning needs. Prior to submission of the portfolio you are collaboratively engaged in a process of combined formative tutor, peer and self assessment. 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. [-]

Person-Centred Experiential Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice MA

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

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. We specialise in Counselling for Children and Young People and Adults Across the LifeSpan. Our new exciting programme is flexible and covers all areas of practice. The programme prepares you for work as a... [+]

Person-Centred Experiential Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice MA 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. We specialise in Counselling for Children and Young People and Adults Across the LifeSpan. Our new 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. The course is available to study two years full-time and four years part-time. 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 forty 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 & Psychotherapy programme can be used towards meeting the required number of training hours for individual accreditation with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The programme can be taken over two years full-time or four years part- time and teaching takes place on a Tuesday and Wednesday from 1.30pm-6.00pm with occasional attendance required at weekends. There are two specialist pathways to gain the MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling & 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 programme 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 2 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. Other requirements:Candidates should normally hold an approved first degree with at least 2.2 (lower second class honours) or equivalent and 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 counsellor, 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) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) Modules Children and Young People (CYP) Specialist Pathway The MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling & Psychotherapy 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: CYP in Context Children and young people in context 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 & 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. [-]

Politics and Contemporary History MA

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

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... [+]

Politics and Contemporary History MA 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. 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 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. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 ranked the School of Politics and International Relations in the top 15 in the UK for research power. Course details The 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 reflect your personal interests. You will be required to 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. Please note that modules may change to keep abreast of political and academic developments. Your studies will culminate in the research and writing of a substantive 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. The MA Politics and Contemporary History can be studied on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two years. 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. The MA consists of 180 credits - 120 credits from modular taught study and 60 credits from the completion of a dissertation of around 15,000 words in length. 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. Modules are offered usually as 20 or 15 credit versions. Modules Example of module offered by the school include: Air Power and Modern Warfare China's International Relations Contemporary Warfare Justice Beyond Borders Strategy and Security Terrorism and Insurgencies War, Peace and Terror 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. The University of Nottingham's Centre for Career Development offers excellent careers guidance, information and resources, and holds workshops on CV writing, completing application forms and interview techniques. Nottingham is one of the top three universities most often targeted by the leading graduate employers in the UK, and the CCD organises employer-led events where companies visit the University to explain what they do and what they look for when recruiting. Entry requirements:2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Public Policy MA

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

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... [+]

Public Policy MA 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. 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 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. 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 Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy: 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). Core modules Dissertation (60 credits) Policy Analysis: Concepts and Theories (30 credits) Dynamics of International and Comparative Social and Public Policy (20 credits) Research Methods and Research Management (20 credits) Economics and Policy Analysis (10 credits) Globalisation, Europeanisation and Public Policy (10 credits) Public Management and Governance (10 credits) Elective modules Students must also take two 10-credit elective modules from those available in the School. 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 in 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. Entry requirements:2.2(Lower 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Social Work MA

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

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... [+]

Social Work MA 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. Key facts 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 18.00 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 10 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 As the curriculum is being revised to meet national reforms the following modules are indicative of the content of the course rather than the specific modules that will be studied. Year 1 Law for Social Work Human Growth and Development Service User Perspectives Social Work Theories, Models and Methods Research Skills for the Dissertation and Evidenced-Based Practice Year 2 Critical Perspectives on Social Work Safeguarding Contemporary Social Work Issues and Themes Dissertation All students are also required to undertake a dissertation on a relevant topic. This course requires successful completion of both academic and practice elements in order for the award of MA to be made. Careers Upon successful completion of the programme graduates are eligible to register as a qualified social workers with the Health and Care Professions Council. 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. Appropriate IT skills (word processing, internet browsing & use of e-mail). 2 references; one work, one academic. IELTS:7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:67 (minimum 55) [-]

Socio-legal and Criminological Research MA

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MA in Socio-Legal and Criminological Research provides students with a systematic grounding in empirical research. Too frequently, legal researchers want to make claims about how law really works in society, only to realise that they lack the practical training in how to find that out. That training is what this degree is designed to provide. It introduces a variety of research methodologies, as well as providing an introduction... [+]

Socio-legal and Criminological Research MA The MA in Socio-Legal and Criminological Research provides students with a systematic grounding in empirical research. Too frequently, legal researchers want to make claims about how law really works in society, only to realise that they lack the practical training in how to find that out. That training is what this degree is designed to provide. It introduces a variety of research methodologies, as well as providing an introduction to the theoretical bases of research in law and in the social sciences more broadly. It is assumed that students taking the course will have an area of law of interest to them. To that end, two modules may be taken from the school's LLM programme. A dissertation in the final three months of the programme is intended to provide students with a project to try out the methods of interest to them, in their chosen legal subject. Many students will wish to move from this programme on to doctoral studies. The programme is however 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 programme meets the standards of qualifying year of the ESRC 1+3 scholarship scheme. The School has been awarded a fixed number of studentships under this scheme for students looking to do the MA followed by a doctorate in a socio-legal or criminological subject. For details of the scheme, see [LINK] or email [contact email for MA enquiries]. Key facts This course is recognised by the ESRC for its ‘1+3’ and ‘+3’ postgraduate studentships competitions. The School of Law is rated as ‘internationally outstanding’ (Grade 5A on a scale of 1-5) for its research and as ‘Excellent’ for its teaching quality. The School enjoys important professional relationships with international institutions; leading firms in the City of London and the provinces; private industry and consultancies; and non-governmental organisations. Students at the School of Law have exclusive access to the Slaughter and May Computer Room. Excellent Law Library has in excess of 60,000 volumes, immediate access to a very wide range of electronic materials and resources and dedicated Law Librarian. Course details You will take 120 credits’ worth of full and/or part-time subject options during the taught components of this course. The MA in Socio-Legal and Criminological Research can be taken on a full-time basis over 1 year. In order to qualify for the MA, you must take 4 full-year options (120 credits in total), or the equivalent number of full and half options in the taught element of the programme. Full options comprise eighteen two-hour seminars, held during the Autumn and Spring Terms. Half-options comprise nine two-hour seminars, held in either the Autumn or Spring Terms. All seminars offer dedicated teaching, open only to postgraduate students, including postgraduate research students, where an option is relevant to a student’s doctoral research. The precise availability of individual options differs from year to year, depending on the availability of staff to teach them, but in a typical session LLM students are able to choose from around a dozen full-year options (30 credits) and up to 50 half-year options (15 credits) over the programmes. In addition, LLM students may elect to take up to two half-year options in relevant modules offered by the School of Politics as part of its MA in International Relations. To qualify for a particular specialist degree, candidates must choose at least three full options (or their equivalent in full and half options) from the list of qualifying options within the relevant specialisation. Students may choose any full module (or equivalent half modules) within the LLM programme as their fourth, “free” option. In addition, the candidate must choose a dissertation topic within the relevant area of specialism. The dissertation is worth 60 credits and taken over the summer period towards the end of the course for submission in September. Assessment for options is by essay, examination or a combination of both. Modules Currently, some of the subjects offered in relation to the MA include: Legal Research Methods Research Management & Personal Development Skills Philosophy Of Social Research Quantitative Political Analysis In addition, you must choose 30 credits from the LLM Programme modules in consultation with the Programme Director. All modules details are subject to change. Careers Postgraduates in Law find themselves faced with a range of choices when it comes to selecting a career. Some will have a very clear idea from an early stage as to what employment path they wish to pursue, while others may take some years to find the role that is right for them. No matter what your initial choice may be, you will find that the abilities that you have developed during your time at the University of Nottingham will have equipped you well for the demanding and often highly changeable nature of the twenty-first century workplace. Our postgraduate students move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers following their time in the School of Law. 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 work with NGOs or return to their countries with the skills and experience that will help them add to the future development of that country. Of course, some students decide to remain in academe and begin a PhD programme, often remaining at the University of Nottingham, and some use the skills they have acquired to teach. Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent) Including:Law/Humanities/ Social Sciences subjects 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) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:67 (no less than 67 in writing, 62 in reading, and 55 in listening and speaking) [-]

Special Needs (online) MA

Online Part time 2 years August 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MA Special Needs online course can be started in January or July. The course can be completed over two years part-time. You can also opt to take one of the modules face-to-face either over one term, or in an intensive block at Summer School... [+]

Special Needs (online) MA The MA Special Needs online course can be started in January or July. The course can be completed over two years part-time. You can also opt to take one of the modules face-to-face either over one term, or in an intensive block at Summer School. The MA Special Needs 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 Needs provides high quality professional development that offers flexibility for students to pursue areas of interest and specialisms. Course details The internationally respected MA Special Needs 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. Modules The MA comprises of four 30-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation. There are also Postgraduate Certificate (two modules) and Diploma (four modules) exit points. The modules are as follows: Debating Special and Inclusive Education Special Needs Study and Research Relationships and Behaviour Learning Disabilities and Difficulties: Communication and Literacy or Specific Reading Difficulties/Dyslexia Dissertation Assessment methods include both formative assessment within each module and summative assessments such as: 5,000-6,000 word reflective essay 5,000-6,000 word literature and research design 5,000-6,000 word literature based review of evidence on a key debate a presentation accompanied by a 3,000-4,000 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. Careers In 2011, 96% 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 £23,021 with the highest being £95,000. 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. 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. 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) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) [-]

Special Needs MA

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

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... [+]

Special Needs MA The MA Special Needs 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 Needs provides high quality professional development that offers flexibility for students to pursue areas of interest and specialisms. Course details The MA Special Needs can be completed over one year full-time or two years part-time. The course commences in September, but a January start is also possible for part-time students. The course can also be taken in intensive study blocks in Summer School which starts 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. There are also Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate exit points. The course comprises four 30-credit modules, plus a 60-credit dissertation. 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. Modules The modules are as follows: Debating Special and Inclusive Education Special Needs Study and Research Relationships and Behaviour Learning Difficulties and Disabilities: Communication and Literacy Dissertation Assessment Assessment methods include both formative assessment within each module and summative assessments such as: 5,000-6,000 word reflective essay 5,000-6,000 word literature and research design 5,000-6,000 word literature based review of evidence on a key debate a presentation accompanied by a 3,000-4,000 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. Voluntary Work You will have the opportunity to volunteer at local schools to gain greater experience. Often, doing so will require you gain a 'Disclosure and Barring Service (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 (including a Certificate of Good Conduct from your home country). 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 Needs 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. Entry requirements:At least a second-class honours degree from an approved university / institute of higher education, or an approved equivalent professional qualification Including:education, psychology, teacher training or one of the caring professions such as social care, therapy etc. Other subjects may be acceptable if accompanied by six months relevant work experience (teaching, voluntary work, support work) IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55) Part time details:2 years part-time. Can also be taken as an intensive summer school course. [-]

Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) MA

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

This course starts in September and is available for full-time and part-time study. You are welcome to join our diverse and vibrant learning community of second and foreign language education, primary, secondary and higher education and take the journey of developing a career in the fast-growing area of Chinese language education in the UK or overseas... [+]

Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) MA This course starts in September and is available for full-time and part-time study. You are welcome to join our diverse and vibrant learning community of second and foreign language education, primary, secondary and higher education and take the journey of developing a career in the fast-growing area of Chinese language education in the UK or overseas. We are a team of staff with expertise in applied linguistics, second/ foreign language teaching methods and approaches, language learners, course design, course management, and teacher training, drawing on a wide range of intellectual sources, and well-placed to offer a Masters programme in this subject area. As one of the largest in the UK, the School of Education was in the top 10% of UK institutions in RAE2008, placed 6th of 82 for research power, and is the 28th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014. On our programme you will: gain knowledge and experience of research and current issues in languages teaching and learning develop your critical understanding of developments in TCSOL theory and practice prepare to design and deliver Chinese language programmes in various local and global teaching contexts be part of a world-class university with an award-winning sustainable environment On completion of the course you will: leave with an internationally-recognised Masters degree be prepared to develop a career in Chinese teaching, course design or teacher training in education and relevant professions, whether in the private or public sector be ready to commence doctoral studies in applied linguistics, education and social science Course details This course is highly relevant for teachers of Chinese to speakers of other languages and other professionals working in this and related disciplines. It is suitable for Chinese language teachers keen to build on knowledge and experience, and for teachers of other subjects intending to make the move into this field, as well as those interested in course design, management, or teacher training, both in the UK and overseas. The course can be completed over one year full-time or two years part-time. It involves three 20-credit core modules, followed by four 15-credit elective modules, and finally a 60-credit dissertation. There are Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate exit points. Assessment Each 20-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 4,000 words. 15-credit elective modules are assessed through 3,000-word assignments. The dissertation (between 12,000 and 15,000 words) is based on a negotiated topic, arising from study through the course. Entry requirements:Candidates should normally hold an approved first degree in an appropriate discipline with at least second class honours (or equivalent), or an approved professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to a second class honours degree. Other requirements:Teaching experience/training: Applicants should preferably have some experience of classroom language teaching, or hold a first degree which includes language teaching methodology components, or have attended a substantial language teaching methodology course. Official written evidence of teaching experience/training should be submitted at the time of application. Non-native Chinese language candidates: Applicants whose first language is not Chinese should hold an HSK (hanyu shuiping kaoshi / Chinese Proficiency Test) Level 5 certificate (or approved equivalent), or have an approved first degree which includes a substantial Chinese language component (equivalent to HSK Level 5). Applicants without these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis. IELTS:Non-native English language candidates: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all elements. Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:Non-native English language candidates: 62 (minimum 55) [-]

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

Online Part time 32 months August 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham

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... [+]

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) by Web-based Distance Learning MA 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. Key facts the School of Education is one of the largest and most respected education departments of any UK university, leading the way in research and teaching quality. this is an online course, with three start dates. Course details This course is taught entirely online and is part-time only and takes approximately 2 years and 8 months to complete. There are three start dates during the academic year - September, January and May. There are also Postgraduate Certificate and 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 Accreditation of prior learning If you hold the Cambridge ESOL DELTA, you are eligible to apply for 40 credits APL 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 APL to be set against two 20-credit core modules (Developments in TESOL Methodology and Applied Linguistics). Modules The three core, 20-credit modules, each of which is run over a period of four months once a year, are: 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. 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 Learner Autonomy Learning to Train The Management of TESOL 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. 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:7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all elements. Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:67 (minimum 62). Appropriate CELE pre-sessional English language course accepted (PASS WITH DISTINCTION) [-]

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The MA TESOL is suitable if you are a teacher of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), or working in a related profession and are keen to build on your existing knowledge and experience, seeking to improve your career prospects or 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... [+]

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA The MA TESOL is suitable if you are a teacher of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), or working in a related profession and are keen to build on your existing knowledge and experience, seeking to improve your career prospects or 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 the MA TESOL at the University of Nottingham internationally respected MA TESOL qualification taken over one year of full-time study (two years part-time) teaching informed by leading-edge researchers 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 whilst studying the MA TESOL 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 Course details The course can be studied in Nottingham either full-time over one year or part-time over a minimum of two years. It is also available, with a restricted range of elective choices, at The University of Nottingham in Malaysia, 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. The module you begin with depends on the start date you have chosen. There are also Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma exit points. Teaching experience You must normally have a minimum of nine months’ full-time classroom English language teaching experience (650 hours of part-time experience) and should be involved in classroom language teaching when you commence the course. Please note that teaching experience calculation should not include any teaching practicum taken as part of a course. Applicants who have online teaching experience will also need to show how their hours have been calculated, and provide written evidence from employers. Consideration will also be given 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 you teaching hours have been calculated. Accreditation of Prior Learning If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply for exemption for credit requirements for the course. If you have passed all the modules from the School of Education’s Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes with a mark of 50 or above, you are eligible to apply for up to 60 credits APL to be set against elective modules. If you hold the Cambridge ESOL DELTA, you are eligible to apply for 40 credits APL 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 APL to 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 APL applications for this programme are processed free of charge. Modules 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, the School of English Studies, or the Centre for English Language Education (CELE). Electives will normally be run only for a minimum of eight students. 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. MA TESOL (online) If you prefer to study by part-time distance learning, we have the MA TESOL (online) course. 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. Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55). Equivalent pass in appropriate CELE pre-sessional English language course accepted. [-]

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