University of Gloucestershire

Introduction

Established in 1834, the University of Gloucestershire has a 180-year history in teaching and education. We have approximately 10,000 students studying at our three campuses in the centre of Cheltenham and Gloucester. The small friendly community and dedicated international support network makes it very easy for students to settle into University life.

Location Located in the South West of England, only 2 hours from London and less than 1 hour from other cities such as Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and Oxford, Gloucestershire is famous as the birthplace of the Harry Potter author J.K Rowling and as the gateway to the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Cotswold. It is home to a variety of famous festivals and events which attract over 6 million tourists a year and has an array of restaurants, shops, cafes and a vibrant nightlife

Reasons to study at Gloucestershire

  1. Top 10 safest university in the UK
  2. Top 5 for teaching fellows
  3. 60% subjects ranked in top 50 (Guardian 2015)
  4. Employability of graduates
  5. Small, friendly and supportive campus environment

Subjects: We offer foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the following areas: • Accounting & Finance
• Art & Design, Fashion • Biology • Business Management, Marketing, MBA • Communications / Media • Computing, IT
• Education • Environmental Science • Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management • Humanities • Landscape Architecture • Law • Psychology • Sports • Sustainability

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master

Master in Computing (Dependable Software)

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 United Kingdom Cheltenham

Computer software supports many aspects of our lives, from managing our money to creating our entertainment. Ensuring that a software system fulfils its purpose is increasingly crucial, especially for safety critical applications such as landing aircraft and [+]

Computer software supports many aspects of our lives, from managing our money to creating our entertainment. Ensuring that a software system fulfils its purpose is increasingly crucial, especially for safety critical applications such as landing aircraft and controlling our railways. MSc Computing (Dependable Software) aims to develop your understanding of advanced software engineering principles to prepare you for a career in building correct, robust and secure software applications. This specialist route enables you to develop high-level software engineering skills, combining the theory, tools, methods and management techniques necessary to create dependable software products. This is a challenging course, looking at the influence and evolution of modern programming languages, processes and tools, examining the latest research and practice. This in-depth focus is balanced with a broader treatment of IT project management, database management, ethical and quality issues, digital innovation, the human-computer interface and research methods to provide a well-rounded education. You should have a good Honours degree with knowledge of procedural programming. We encourage you to build upon your previous expertise and interests, perhaps using them as a basis for your dissertation. The course aims to prepare you for a career in high-quality software engineering. There are four related Masters programmes in computing. The structure of the programmes is flexible so that you can choose a module from other programmes, or even change programme as your interests develop. Typical Modules - Programming Languages and Dependability - Development of Dependable Software - Digital Innovation and Usabilty - Database Management - Network Security - Dissertation Entry requirements - you will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a related areaor a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification - and/or work experience - you should be able to demonstrate competency in computer programming - international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent Study Options Full-time / Part-time with mainly evening attendance [-]

MSc

MSc Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

If you're the holder of a relevant degree, or equivalent qualification, this course provides you with the opportunity to explore advances in accounting and corporate governance, management accounting and corporate finance whilst enhancing your business skills. [+]

Accounting and Finance (MSc) This course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge demanded by employers and will give you a competitive edge. If you're the holder of a relevant degree, or equivalent qualification, this course provides you with the opportunity to explore advances in accounting and corporate governance, management accounting and corporate finance whilst enhancing your business skills. Each module offers a combination of practical and research focused activities that reflect the realities of present day finance and management. The modules that comprise the MSc have been chosen because we recognise that the primary goal of management is to ensure viable and continuing organisations. Successful completion will provide you with the skills and knowledge to think strategically in both financial and management terms. You'll be taught by a small, experienced and dedicated team of staff. Ample opportunity is provided to discuss issues that are of direct concern to you and, if relevant, to your own organisation. For those qualified to do so, the MSc offers the additional benefit of allowing concurrent study of the compulsory papers of the professional level of ACCA. You can also apply learning from this course towards studying for the optional papers of the Professional Stage of ACCA. Equally if you are the holder of a relevant accounting qualification you may benefit from significant exemptions from this award including direct entry into the Masters stage. The full-time Masters is a one year course. Part-time is two years. For the dissertation only top-up option, the course is six months full-time and 12 months part-time. Study style The course is assessed using a variety of techniques such as case studies and research focused assignments in coursework elements plus examinations where appropriate. Entry requirements You will need a good Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject Or have completed ACCA Fundamentals level Or have completed a comparable level of achievement of a recognised professional accounting qualification (eg. CIMA Managerial level, AIA papers 1-2) International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent Careers Management Accounting Financial Accounting Business Management Financial Management Taught by a team of dedicated staff with significant industrial and/or professional qualifications. You can concurrently study the compulsory papers of the professional level of ACCA. Course content is relevant for the optional papers of the Professional Stage of ACCA. [-]

MSc Applied Ecology

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

Our MSc in Applied Ecology provides you with the advanced knowledge and skills required for employment in field biology, ecology and related areas.You will follow a curriculum with a highly practical emphasis, undertaking hands-on exercises in field and laboratory settings. [+]

Applied Ecology (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc) Work on live projects with external organisations while learning from the applied expertise of our research team Our MSc in Applied Ecology provides you with the advanced knowledge and skills required for employment in field biology, ecology and related areas.You will follow a curriculum with a highly practical emphasis, undertaking hands-on exercises in field and laboratory settings. In the field, you will learn identification skills for a wide range of species in several key taxonomic groups. You will also learn industry-standard survey techniques such as Phase One Habitat Surveying, Habitat Condition Assessments, National Vegetation Classification and Bird Territory Mapping. Laboratory sessions will include use of microscopes in taxonomy and analysis of environmental parameters, such as water oxygen levels and soil nutrient status, to enable better understanding of species-environment interactions. There will be numerous opportunities to work on on-going projects with linked organisations including wildlife trusts, zoos and wildlife parks, charities and public authorities. It is an expectation that assignments, and especially dissertation work, will have direct impact on understanding and management of species and their environments. The course is underpinned by the applied research expertise of the teaching team in applied ecology, including conservation of species in the wild and in captivity, biotic responses to climate change, avian and mammal biology, insect behaviour and evolution, non-native species introductions, population and community ecology, and environmental biology. An additional theme of citizen science develops awareness of the role of public engagement in surveying and conserving species in their environment. Study style Assessment is via a range of coursework, with an emphasis on field and laboratory research and consultancy reports. Entry requirements You will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject Mature students with substantial relevant work experience may be considered without a degree qualification We particularly welcome applicants with qualifications or experience in areas such as: Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology, Zoology, Geography or Environmental Sciences International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent. Careers Field-based or research roles within ecological, environmental and conservation organisations Ecological Consultancy Careers within ecological communication, policy or education departments of ecological organisations Industry links You will benefit from live project work with linked organisations including wildlife trusts, zoos and wildlife parks, charities and public authorities. We also have links with local, national and international ecological organisations including Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, The Mammal Society, Natural England, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Birdlife International. Programme specifications MSc Applied Ecology Work on hands-on exercises in field and laboratory settings In the field you will learn industry-standard survey techniques such as Phase One Habitat Surveying, Habitat Condition Assessments, National Vegetation Classification and Bird Territory Mapping. Laboratory sessions will include use of microscopes in taxonomy and analysis of environmental parameters, such as water oxygen levels and soil nutrient status. Work on on-going projects with linked organisations There will be numerous opportunities to work on on-going projects with linked organisations including wildlife trusts, zoos and wildlife parks, charities and public authorities, with the expectation that assignments, and especially dissertation work, will have direct impact on understanding and management of species and their environments. Underpinned by applied research expertise Benefit from the applied research expertise of our teaching team, including conservation of species in the wild and in captivity, biotic responses to climate change, avian and mammal biology, insect behaviour and evolution, non-native species introductions, population and community ecology, and environmental biology. Field trips to locations such as South Africa To help you build your experience you will have opportunities to take part in field trips to locations such as nature reserves in the Severn Vale, Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and South Wales. There are also opportunities to undertake residential fieldwork at Mankwe Wildlife Reserve, South Africa. [-]

MSc Computing (IT Management)

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

MSc Computing (IT Management) will help you gain a critical understanding of the role of digital systems in supporting organisations and methods for their management. The course is enriched by live case studies and experience. [+]

Computing (IT Management) (Postgraduate Diploma / MSc) MSc Computing (IT Management) will help you gain a critical understanding of the role of digital systems in supporting organisations and methods for their management. The course is enriched by live case studies and experience. You will examine business systems, applications and their management. Discover how enterprise frameworks and integration of disparate application environments facilitate the effective functioning of e-business and enable development of new models.We also focus on IT project management, database management, ethical and quality issues, digital innovation, the human-computer interface and research methods, providing you with a broad and well-balanced perspective. You will become part of a vibrant academic community, supported by enthusiastic, experienced lecturers, with theory underpinned by practical application. We encourage you to build on any previous expertise, perhaps using it as a basis for your dissertation. This course will open up careers in the management of e-commerce and e-business, or in IT consultancy. There are two related Masters programmes in computing. The structure of the programmes is flexible so that you can choose a module from other programmes, or even change programme as your interests develop. Study style Full-time / part-time with mainly evening attendance. Coursework, case studies, exams, essays, dissertation. Entry requirements You will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent Or a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification and/or work experience You should be able to demonstrate competency in IT International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent. Careers Business Analyst IT Manager e-Business Manager Business Advisor Programme specifications MSc Computing (IT Management) Small, cohesive classes and support from an experienced, committed teaching team. A two-week intensive introduction to MSc level study and foundational knowledge is provided. The structure of the programme is flexible so that you can choose a module from other Computing programmes, or even change programme as your interests develop. Close staff links with industry enable real case studies to be used as examples. [-]

MSc Hospitality and Tourism Management

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

The hospitality and tourism sectors are characterised by fast-paced, dynamic, global industries that need dynamic, informed and entrepreneurial leaders to move their businesses forward in an ever changing world. [+]

Hospitality and Tourism Management (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc) Develop your critical thinking, problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills, as well as broader business acumen to further your hospitality and tourism management career. The hospitality and tourism sectors are characterised by fast-paced, dynamic, global industries that need dynamic, informed and entrepreneurial leaders to move their businesses forward in an ever changing world. This course is designed for a range of students - you may have recently graduated and are now looking to fast-track your career. Or you may have a high level of industry experience, but are looking to improve your career prospects. Or maybe you are seeking a change in career direction. The course comprises modules that critically investigate contemporary issues in hospitality and tourism management using current theories and concepts. You will develop your critical thinking, problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills, as well as broader business acumen. A complementary applied element to the course can be found in the optional 'Professional Practice' module. In addition, visiting industry speakers offer contextualisation of critical and contemporary issues, while their contribution further reinforces the currency of the course content. Study style Assessment is via reports, dissertation, essays, presentations, live research projects and sales pitches. Entry requirements You will need a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject Or you may have substantial relevant work experience International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent. Careers Senior Hotel, Resort or Operational Hospitality Manager Strategic Planner for local authority in tourism Consultancy in hospitality and tourism management Associated professional accreditations Accreditation by Institute of Hospitality and by the Tourism Management Institute will be sought on validation Programme specifications MSc Hospitality and Tourism Management You will have the opportunity to undertake a period of professional practice with a local company or a company of your choice within the hospitality industry. The course has strategic links and partnerships with local and national employers. A course delivered within a School that has Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management Institute accreditation for its undergraduate courses. [-]

MSc Human Resource Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 United Kingdom Cheltenham

Directly aligned to the CIPD’s knowledge requirements, the MSc and PGDip in Human Resource Management offers you the opportunity to build your network. You will be studying as part of a community of students with a rich mix of professional experiences... [+]

MSc Human Resource Management (Postgraduate Diploma / MSc) Deepen your understanding of human resource management and network alongside professionals with a rich mix of experiences Directly aligned to the CIPD’s knowledge requirements, the MSc and PGDip in Human Resource Management offers you the opportunity to build your network. You will be studying as part of a community of students with a rich mix of professional experiences which will enhance your awareness. The programmes are designed to develop your strategic thinking skills as you deepen your understanding of how human resource management creates competitive advantage for organisations. The Postgraduate Diploma Human Resource Management follows a part-time curriculum designed to offer flexibility for those studying while working. As a student, you will learn in a community of like-minded professionals; you will receive excellent learning support and have access to the university’s extensive resources to develop your knowledge. The MSc Human Resource Management is a fast track to CIPD membership: become a CIPD associate member in one year while gaining a masters degree. As a student you will study full-time, often alongside part-time students who are also practitioners; this creates a rich learning community where professional experiences can be shared and discussed. The course places a strong emphasis on active learning to complement theory. You will have the opportunity to attend an employment tribunal or other HR related event; you will also be required to attend on-campus CIPD events to enhance your knowledge and expand your professional network. Study style The MSc course is delivered on a full-time basis with both day and evening attendance, while the PGDip course is delivered part-time one afternoon/evening a week. Entry requirements To study the full-time MSc you will need both: A good Honours degree or an appropriate pre-masters programme Practical work experience To study the part-time PGDip, you will need either: A good Honours degree A number of years HR or management experience A level 3-5 CIPD Certificate/Foundation qualification such as the CPP & CTP, Intermediate Level 5 or Certificate in Management Studies. In addition, international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent. Careers Advance your career within Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development by working towards senior manager and director level position. Successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc Human Resource Management offers Associate membership of the CIPD and provides the basis to work towards CIPD Chartered Member status. Associated professional accreditations CIPD Study a course professionally approved by the CIPD Benefit from strong links with the CIPD, the leading organisation for Human Resource (HR) professionals and managers of people. Attend regular on-campus events held by the CIPD local branch and gain insight from fellow advanced HR practitioners. Enhance your professional network and aspire to become a Chartered Member or Fellow of the CIPD. Broaden your learning opportunities Study alongside like-minded, experienced HR professionals from different commercial backgrounds, sharing your ideas and experiences of unique organisational settings. Benefit from this broad international HR community, which can advance your professional practice by adding richness and breadth of perspective to your learning. Combine study with work With the Postgraduate Diploma, complete your studies part-time in two years with block delivery of one afternoon/evening per week, allowing you to combine studying with work. Gain credit for CIPD modules achieved at other institutions through our accreditation of prior learning. Fast-track to CIPD membership With the full-time MSc, gain CIPD associate membership within one year, while gaining a masters degree. [-]

MSc Human Resource Management

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

Directly aligned to the CIPD’s knowledge requirements, the MSc and PGDip in Human Resource Management offers you the opportunity to build your network. You will be studying as part of a community of students with a rich mix of professional experiences which will enhance your awareness. [+]

MSc Human Resource Management (Postgraduate Diploma / MSc) Deepen your understanding of human resource management and network alongside professionals with a rich mix of experiences Directly aligned to the CIPD’s knowledge requirements, the MSc and PGDip in Human Resource Management offers you the opportunity to build your network. You will be studying as part of a community of students with a rich mix of professional experiences which will enhance your awareness. The programmes are designed to develop your strategic thinking skills as you deepen your understanding of how human resource management creates competitive advantage for organisations. The Postgraduate Diploma Human Resource Management follows a part-time curriculum designed to offer flexibility for those studying while working. As a student, you will learn in a community of like-minded professionals; you will receive excellent learning support and have access to the university’s extensive resources to develop your knowledge. The MSc Human Resource Management is a fast track to CIPD membership: become a CIPD associate member in one year while gaining a masters degree. As a student you will study full-time, often alongside part-time students who are also practitioners; this creates a rich learning community where professional experiences can be shared and discussed. The course places a strong emphasis on active learning to complement theory. You will have the opportunity to attend an employment tribunal or other HR related event; you will also be required to attend on-campus CIPD events to enhance your knowledge and expand your professional network. Study style The MSc course is delivered on a full-time basis with both day and evening attendance, while the PGDip course is delivered part-time one afternoon/evening a week. Entry requirements To study the full-time MSc you will need both: A good Honours degree or an appropriate pre-masters programme Practical work experience To study the part-time PGDip, you will need either: A good Honours degree A number of years HR or management experience A level 3-5 CIPD Certificate/Foundation qualification such as the CPP & CTP, Intermediate Level 5 or Certificate in Management Studies. In addition, international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent. Careers Advance your career within Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development by working towards senior manager and director level position. Successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc Human Resource Management offers Associate membership of the CIPD and provides the basis to work towards CIPD Chartered Member status. Associated professional accreditations CIPD Study a course professionally approved by the CIPD Benefit from strong links with the CIPD, the leading organisation for Human Resource (HR) professionals and managers of people. Attend regular on-campus events held by the CIPD local branch and gain insight from fellow advanced HR practitioners. Enhance your professional network and aspire to become a Chartered Member or Fellow of the CIPD. Broaden your learning opportunities Study alongside like-minded, experienced HR professionals from different commercial backgrounds, sharing your ideas and experiences of unique organisational settings. Benefit from this broad international HR community, which can advance your professional practice by adding richness and breadth of perspective to your learning. Combine study with work With the Postgraduate Diploma, complete your studies part-time in two years with block delivery of one afternoon/evening per week, allowing you to combine studying with work. Gain credit for CIPD modules achieved at other institutions through our accreditation of prior learning. Fast-track to CIPD membership With the full-time MSc, gain CIPD associate membership within one year, while gaining a masters degree. [-]

MSc Human Resource Management (Masters Stage)

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

This Masters Stage Award is ideal if you already hold a Graduate Membership (Postgraduate Diploma equivalent) from the CIPD or have demonstrated that you meet the knowledge requirements, as in most cases, it allows you direct entry to the Masters stage. [+]

MSc Human Resource Management (Masters Stage) The focus is on strategic integration of human resource management through application via the Dissertation and Supporting Research Methods workshops. This Masters Stage Award is ideal if you already hold a Graduate Membership (Postgraduate Diploma equivalent) from the CIPD or have demonstrated that you meet the knowledge requirements, as in most cases, it allows you direct entry to the Masters stage. The programme is delivered as a part-taught provision. The focus is on strategic integration of human resource management through application via the Dissertation and Supporting Research Methods workshops. Whether you have worked in HR for a number of years or have recently moved into HR, and wish to progress into more senior management positions, this course will provide academic coherence and theoretical underpinning to the work you have been undertaking. Study style Assessment is 100% coursework Entry requirements You will need a relevant Postgraduate Diploma in HRM or HRD or possess either a CIPD PDS/PQS or PAC award. In addition, international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent. Careers Senior position in Human Resources Management - such as HR Director Senior management Strategic management in Human Resources A part-taught programme, much of the emphasis is on your dissertation. You will have tutor support for your dissertation underpinned by Research Methods workshops. Enhance your career prospects in human resource management with this flexible masters degree. It offers flexibility to fit your study around your current work commitments. [-]

MSc Marketing

Campus Full time 12 months August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

Designed to develop your understanding and competence in marketing, you will study a range of core and developing topics in this customer orientated business discipline. You will develop a strong understanding of how marketing interacts with and contributes to other key areas... [+]

Marketing (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc) Vocationally orientated, this course equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a critically informed marketing professional. Designed to develop your understanding and competence in marketing, you will study a range of core and developing topics in this customer orientated business discipline. You will develop a strong understanding of how marketing interacts with and contributes to other key areas within an organisation. Consumer analysis, brand communications, marketing research, strategic marketing, service contexts, international marketing and e-marketing are all central features of this degree. If you have a relevant postgraduate diploma or professional award (such as a Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Postgraduate Diploma) then you may be able to join this programme at an advanced level. Study style The course culminates in a dissertation — enabling you to specialise in an area of marketing that you find particularly fascinating, and which you may wish to pursue in your marketing career. Entry requirements You will need a good Honours Degree or equivalent, or a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification and/or appropriate employment experience. If you possess a Postgraduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) or a relevant postgraduate Diploma, you may join the course at an advanced level. Consideration for exemptions to certain modules will be made for applications with Accreditation for Prior Learning. International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent Careers Marketing Communications Brand Management Customer Relationship Management International Marketing Marketing Research Programme specifications MSc Marketing Taught by research-active tutors who have experience of working in the marketing industry. Advanced entry point for applicants with a CIM Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (or equivalent) The dissertation provides you with an opportunity to specialise in an area of marketing that you find particularly fascinating, and which you may wish to pursue in your marketing career. [-]

MSc Psychology

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), our MSc Psychology conversion programme is designed for graduates in any area who wish to pursue a career in professional psychology. Whether you’ve studied psychology but didn’t gain accreditation... [+]

Psychology (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc) Suitable for all graduates, enabling continuation into BPS-accredited MSc courses in occupational psychology, forensic psychology and sport psychology. Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), our MSc Psychology conversion programme is designed for graduates in any area who wish to pursue a career in professional psychology. Whether you’ve studied psychology but didn’t gain accreditation with the British Psychological Society, or you’re looking to change career paths, completing this programme will qualify you for entry to further training, in areas such as forensic, occupational, clinical and sports psychology. The programme follows the core BPS (British Psychological Society) curriculum, with a distinctive critical edge that promotes strong engagement with the subject matter. It’s taught by staff who are expert in their given areas, who are student focused, and who are committed to providing an excellent learning experience. Our psychology students report a high level of satisfaction and frequently stay with us to pursue our MSc programmes in Forensic and Occupational Psychology. With a strong team of Chartered Psychologists we are able to provide excellent advice and guidance on careers routes in psychology after completion. Illustrative Modules Biological and Cognitive Psychology Human Development and Individual Differences Social Psychology Research Methods and Analysis Dissertation Study style Your assessments will include research reports, essays, presentations, exams and a dissertation. Entry requirements An Ordinary or Honours degree in any subject, including degrees in psychology that are not accredited by the BPS International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent. Careers Forensic Psychology Occupational Psychology Sport Psychology Clinical Psychology Programme specifications MSc Psychology Gain the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS) This is the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist. Our syllabus gives you the skills and knowledge to progress into a professional psychology career. Suitable for graduates from any subject area Whether you did your degree in a different subject and are looking to change career paths, or you’ve previously studied psychology but didn’t gain accreditation with the British Psychological Society, completing this programme will qualify you for entry to further training in areas such as forensic, occupational, clinical and sports psychology. Student-focused with high quality teaching and excellent support Following the core BPS curriculum, your studies will take a distinctive critical perspective, with strong coverage of conceptual issues, promoting strong engagement with your subject matter. You’ll be taught by staff that are experts in their given areas and are committed to providing an excellent learning experience. High student satisfaction and internal progression Our psychology students report a high level of satisfaction and frequently stay with us to pursue our MSc programmes in Forensic and Occupational Psychology. With a strong team of Chartered Psychologists we are able to provide excellent advice and guidance on careers routes in psychology after completion. [-]

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MA Creative and Critical Writing

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

This highly successful MA in Creative and Critical Writing was one of the first to offer modules dedicated to the theory and practice of teaching creative writing and the theoretical and practical analysis of the creative process. [+]

Creative and Critical Writing (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MA) You will work with practising and published writers to hone your craft and concentrate on your specific genre. This highly successful MA in Creative and Critical Writing was one of the first to offer modules dedicated to the theory and practice of teaching creative writing and the theoretical and practical analysis of the creative process. These options complement the creative and critical strands of the degree and offer you the opportunity to become a writer prepared for the modern professional arenas in which you may find yourself. There are opportunities to attend The Cheltenham International Literature Festival, Ledbury Poetry Festival, The Hay Festival, and opportunities for internships on Iota poetry journal, one of the best respected journals in the UK, which is edited by staff and postgraduate students from the creative writing programme. There are monthly public open readings, and a vibrant cultural life in Cheltenham and the surrounding county. The area has a rich literary heritage and Bristol, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Oxford are less than an hour away. Typical modules: Analysing the Creative Process Teaching Creative Writing Triggering and Developing the Creative Process Theory Studies Employment Focused Research Project Study style Coursework and presentations. Entry requirements Entry is by portfolio assessment, and you will be required to submit a portfolio of 3000 words of creative prose (e.g., a short story or novel extract) or 12 poems or 30 minutes of dramatic writing in standard format. Applicants normally require at least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent; however, applicants will be considered on an individual basis in conjunction with their portfolio submission. International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent. Careers Writer Editor Teacher of Creative Writing Programme specifications MA Creative and Critical Writing Taught by practising published writers and offers a combination of creative and academic perspectives. There are opportunities to attend The Cheltenham International Literature Festival, Ledbury Poetry Festival and The Hay Festival to complement your learning from academic modules. Internships are available on the Iota poetry journal, one of the best respected journals in the UK, which is edited by staff and postgraduate students from the creative writing programme. [-]

MA Landscape Architecture

Campus Full time Part time 12 months August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham + 1 more

Refine your knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of landscape architecture in the 21st century. MA Landscape Architecture professionally develops students aspiring for a career as a landscape architect. [+]

Landscape Architecture (Postgraduate Diploma / MA) Refine your knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of landscape architecture in the 21st century MA Landscape Architecture professionally develops students aspiring for a career as a landscape architect. Recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), become a qualified member of the Landscape Institute by studying at an institution with over 50 years reputation delivering high-quality landscape architecture education. Through studying the practical and philosophical aspects that underpin landscape architecture, apply a range of conceptual and practical skills to global topics and specific local conditions to refine your passion, innovation and creativity for design. Explore influential landscapes local to the university, from the urbanity of surrounding cities to the rural Cotswold Hills and the ancient oak woodland within the Forest of Dean. Visit international exemplar precedent sites, like Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Paris, New York. Work on live public and private sector client projects to blend academic theory with professional challenges. Focus on enhancing your career through strong links to industry practitioners and professional bodies within the landscape architecture. Learn to adapt your design approach in response to sustainability issues and rapid policy and environmental change. Study style Study a masters programme delivered in a studio-based environment through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and student-led research. Learn through a mix of teaching techniques combining the practice and philosophy of landscape architecture with a focus on innovation, creativity, personal development, expression, professionalism and sustainability. Our Landscape study community comprises a blend of UK, European and International students, which provides a rich mix of geographic, environmental, social and cultural influences and further enriches the student’s collective learning experience. Assessment is via coursework which contains a combination of design-based projects using a range of representational techniques including drawings and 3D models, illustrated written reports, and essays. Entry requirements You will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in Landscape Architecture or Landscape Design You may be required to attend an interview A portfolio of work is desirable but not essential. This should contain examples of your creative work including sketching, photography, plan or perspective drawing, and is typically 12-20 pages long. International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent. Careers Landscape architecture is the profession concerned with designing our natural and built environment, from national parks to city streets, world heritage sites to urban plazas, the London Olympic Park to a school play area. Work across a range of organisations in the UK and overseas, such as local authorities, government agencies, environmental charities, and private design practices. Use your knowledge and design skills to inform policy and planning decisions at a local, regional, national or international level, through master-planning, environmental assessment, public consultation and design. Landscape architect in private practice Landscape architect in the public sector or environmental charities Landscape planner Project management Garden design Programme specifications MA Landscape Architecture Become a qualified member of the Landscape Institute Recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), MA Landscape Architecture is the oldest Landscape Institute accredited course in the UK. Focus on sustainability Learn sustainable design approaches enhanced via active learning with live sites-based client projects. Draw inspiration from influential local landscapes Gloucestershire benefits from a unique location inspired by the urbanity of Bristol, Cheltenham and Bath and the picturesque of the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean. National gardens of Hidcote, Rousham, Stowe and Blenheim Palace offer exemplars of landscape architecture within the region. Advance your career Refine your skills and knowledge to progress your career in landscape architecture and prepare for future employment whether in the public or private sectors or running your own business. Learn in state-of-the-art facilities Access dedicated landscape architecture studios and bespoke computer suites 24 hours a day. [-]

MA Landscape Architecture (Conversion)

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

MA Landscape Architecture (Conversion) offers students a route into a career as a landscape architect from alternate disciplines. As a multi-skilled graduate become a qualified member of the Landscape Institute by studying a course... [+]

Landscape Architecture (with conversion year) (Postgraduate Diploma / MA) Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enter a career in landscape architecture MA Landscape Architecture (Conversion) offers students a route into a career as a landscape architect from alternate disciplines. As a multi-skilled graduate become a qualified member of the Landscape Institute by studying a course recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), at an institution with over 50 years reputation delivering high-quality landscape architecture education. Learn the practical and philosophical aspects that underpin landscape architecture. Combine global topics and specific local conditions to develop innovation, passion and creativity with a range of conceptual and practical skills. Explore influential landscapes local to the university, from the urbanity of surrounding cities to the rural Cotswold Hills and the ancient oak woodland within the Forest of Dean. Visit international exemplar precedent sites, like Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Paris, New York. Work on live public and private sector client projects to blend academic theory with professional challenges. Focus on enhancing your career through strong links to industry practitioners and professional bodies within the landscape architecture. Learn to adapt your design approach in response to sustainability issues and rapid policy and environmental change. Study style Study a programme delivered in a studio-based environment through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and student-led research. Learn through a mix of teaching techniques combining the practice and philosophy of landscape architecture with a focus on innovation, creativity, personal development, expression, professionalism and sustainability. Our Landscape study community comprises a blend of UK, European and International students from a wide range of disciplines, which provides a rich mix of geographic, environmental, social and cultural influences and further enriches the student’s collective learning experience. Assessment is via coursework which contains a combination of design-based projects using a range of representational techniques including drawings and 3D models, illustrated written reports, and essays. Entry requirements You will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent. Typical disciplines include but are not limited to: Geography, Architecture, Fine Art, Engineering, English, and Garden Design You may be required to attend an interview A portfolio of work is desirable but not essential. This should contain examples of your creative work including sketching, photography, plan or perspective drawing, and is typically 12-20 pages long. International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent. Careers Landscape architecture is the profession concerned with designing our natural and built environment, from national parks to city streets, world heritage sites to urban plazas, the London Olympic Park to a school play area. Work across a range of organisations in the UK and overseas, such as local authorities, government agencies, environmental charities, and private design practices. Use your knowledge and design skills to inform policy and planning decisions at a local, regional, national or international level, through master-planning, environmental assessment, public consultation and design. Landscape architect in private practice Landscape architect in the public sector or environmental charities Landscape planner Project management Garden design Become a qualified member of the Landscape Institute As a graduate from an alternate discipline, study a course recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and the oldest Landscape Institute accredited course in the UK. Focus on sustainability Learn sustainable design approaches enhanced via active learning with live sites-based client projects. Draw inspiration from influential local landscapes Gloucestershire benefits from a unique location inspired by the urbanity of Bristol, Cheltenham and Bath and the picturesque of the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean. National gardens of Hidcote, Rousham, Stowe and Blenheim Palace offer exemplars of landscape architecture within the region. Enter a career as a Landscape Architect Develop the skills and knowledge to enter a career in landscape architecture and prepare for future employment whether in the public or private sectors or running your own business. Learn in state of the art facilities Access dedicated landscape architecture studios and bespoke computer suites 24 hours a day. [-]

MA Philosophy and Religious Thought

Online Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

The course's primary focus is on the way in which religious traditions represent strands of philosophical thought and its development. A major concern is the interplay between secular philosophy and religious reflection and analysis. [+]

Philosophy and Religious Thought (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MA) Develop as a sophisticated reader and writer, exploring the interplay between secular philosophy and religious reflection. Learn via an innovative blend of digital technologies. The course's primary focus is on the way in which religious traditions represent strands of philosophical thought and its development. A major concern is the interplay between secular philosophy and religious reflection and analysis. The balance of provision will enable you to develop your philosophical skills and understanding. A foundational feature of the course will be its engagement with you via the use of primary texts and a focus on developing you as a sophisticated reader and writer. This is partnered with an ongoing endeavour of promoting philosophy as transformational, as practical and as a living tradition of engagement with the wider world, an underlying ethos to which the teaching team are committed. Study style The course is delivered using an innovative blend of digital technologies - you can study at a distance, using a mix of video interviews, online forums, digitised texts and interactive tutorials. Rather than run with a 'summer school' approach, the course will offer a spring-based Graduate Conference, where you will present papers either in person or virtually. This is a part-time course. Essays represent the backbone of the assessment as we use them to develop extended skills in writing and arguing. The course also features critical text summaries, assessed interactive debates and a dissertation. Entry requirements You will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent. Careers Teacher - whether a potential or existing teacher, you can deepen your knowledge and appreciation of how key ideas within philosophy interact with, and are represented by strands of religious thought Academic - the course is an ideal preparation, with its focus on textual engagement, close argument and writing, for moving on to Doctoral study, lecturing, and the academic life Programme specifications MA Philosophy and Religious Thought Examine fundamental questions from a variety of perspectives and develop into a sophisticated reader and writer. Learn via an innovative blend of digital technologies, fitting your studies flexibly around your work and life commitments. [-]

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