University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Introduction

Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences .

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences enjoys an excellent reputation across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

We aspire to generate new ideas, knowledge and skills to increase our understanding of the world and strive to make a significant contribution to the economy, society and culture of Scotland and beyond. With one of Scotland’s top law schools, and as the country’s largest provider to teacher education, we also have significant expertise in developing the professional practice needed to equip modern societies at all levels.

Our research and knowledge exchange activities have an impact on social, public and business policy, on health, and in educational and legal practice. We reflect on the histories and literatures which help us understand the cultural world; we explore language from psychological, therapeutic, pedagogical and literary perspectives; and we produce creative outputs which are themselves a form of research leading to knowledge exchange.

Many of our research centres and courses have an international perspective and our Graduate School provides a welcoming and supportive environment for international students to integrate into the University and explore the city and rest of Scotland. Our innovative postgraduate courses are designed to help our students succeed in an increasingly technological age and to do so with social conscience.

The Faculty is organised into the following Schools:

  • Social Work and Social Policy
  • Education
  • Government and Public Policy
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Psychological Sciences and Health

Studying in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers an insight into today’s society- how it is shaped and governed, how it communicates and how the challenges it faces can be addressed. You will be part of a community of students from around the world who are exploring ideas and solutions for an increasingly technological age- and developing the skills needed to meet these challenges.

Join our thriving postgraduate community in the heart of Glasgow

  • £32M Investment in study facilities since 2012
  • Faculty wide research programme
  • Full-time, part-time, and distance learning options
  • Forty-two taught postgraduate programmes across each of our six schools
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

MLitt/PgDip/PgCert Literature, Culture & Place

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This course allows graduates with first degrees in literature, cultural studies, or related areas to take their studies to a more specialised level or in an entirely new direction. [+]

Why this course? This course allows graduates with first degrees in literature, cultural studies, or related areas to take their studies to a more specialised level or in an entirely new direction. The course is unique in the UK. It combines a broad range of periods and places. Specialist expertise is provided by teaching staff, who are members of the Literature, Culture & Place research group. You’ll use rare local resources, such as: the University library's collections of eighteenth-century travel writing the National Gallery of Scotland's landscape collection the Canadian collections at the National Library of Scotland You’ll study You'll complete a number of compulsory and elective classes as well as a dissertation. Dissertation MLitt students will write a dissertation of 15,000 words on a relevant subject of their choice. You’ll be guided by an expert supervisor. Entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent in English Literature or a related subject. Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - Mlitt Literature, Culture & Place full-time £7,150 2015/16 - Mlitt Literature, Culture & Place part-time £3,575 2015/16 - PgDip Literature, Culture & Place full-time £5,335 Rest of UK 2015/16 - Mlitt Literature, Culture & Place full-time £7,150 2015/16 - Mlitt Literature, Culture & Place part-time £3,575 2015/16 - PgDip Literature, Culture & Place full-time £5,335 International 2015/16 - Mlitt Literature, Culture & Place full-time £12,155 2015/16 - Mlitt Literature, Culture & Place part-time £6,078 2015/16 - PgDip Literature, Culture & Place full-time £12,155 How can I fund my course? The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Careers Students with a first degree in literary or cultural studies (or a related subject) will find this course relevant to careers in: teaching the media the arts heritage tourism other fields Those considering a PhD will also find it a valuable stepping stone. Where are they now? 90% of our graduates are in further work or study* *Based on the results of the National Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12). [-]

MLitt Digital Journalism

Campus Full time 9 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to produce multimedia news and features. You’ll develop sound analytical, ethical and entrepreneurial skills in order to perform at a high level in the digital media world. [+]

Why this course? Traditional news outlets are moving towards online products at an accelerated pace. Digital technology is profoundly changing journalism, with innovations like hyperlocal news and mobile media reporting becoming increasingly prevalent. This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to produce multimedia news and features. You’ll develop sound analytical, ethical and entrepreneurial skills in order to perform at a high level in the digital media world. We aim to produce high quality, fresh-thinking graduates who have a passion to communicate and can articulate their ideas through effective story-telling. You’ll study You’ll work in the University’s simulated news environment and also report externally using mobile media. You’ll also: pursue real-life stories produce your own journalism packages experiment with entrepreneurial projects report, write and edit using text, pictures, video and audio to tell multimedia stories effectively In Semester 2, you devise, launch, produce and market your own online publication. In the Entrepreneurial Journalism class, which is run in collaboration with the University’s Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, you’ll learn about developing a portfolio career, personal branding and creating new ventures. Throughout the course, there are opportunities to work on various projects with organisations from journalism and the creative industries. Core classes Core classes are as follows: Multimedia Journalism Entrepreneurial Journalism Producing Media Scots Law for Journalists Media Ethics Optional classes You'll choose from: Investigative Journalism: History & Theory Journalism & Society European Political Economy European Governance Contesting Global Governance Comparative Public Policy Work placement You’ll gain professional work experience by undertaking a placement at a newspaper, news agency or broadcast organisation. You’re expected to arrange your own placement. This is normally for a period of up to four weeks during December/January or March/April. Previous students have completed placements at the Herald and Times Group, the BBC, STV, the Independent, various local newspapers, company press offices and NGOs, such as the Scottish Refugee Council. Facilities You'll work in the University's simulated news environment. You'll report externally using mobile media and digital recorders and cameras. You'll have access to industry standard audio and video editing software. Student competitions In 2013, the MLitt Digital Journalism students won the Multimedia Publication of the Year award, sponsored by the Herald, at the Scottish Student Journalism Awards. The award was for their online news site, the Inner Circle. The class of 2014 also won with their publication, The Wee G, which offers readers an alternative insight into news and current affairs in Glasgow. Scottish Student Journalism Awards 2014 Sam Shedden won Student Journalist of the Year and Feature of the Year Luciano Graca won Sport Story of the Year Mark Simspon won Scoop of the Year and a commendation in the Feature of the Year category Gillian Furmage, Christopher Morton and Stewart Ross were all nominated in various categories Entry requirements A good Honours degree, or equivalent, or professional experience demonstrating ability to study at Masters level. Experience of student journalism, a media work placement, freelance work or professional journalism. We require three examples of your own journalism so that we can assess your reporting potential and your writing style. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - MLitt: £7,150 2015/16 - PgDip: £5,335 Rest of UK 2015/16 - MLitt: £7,150 2015/16 - PgDip: £5,335 International 2015/16 - MLitt: £12,155 2015/16 - PgDip: £12,155 How can I fund my course? The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Careers Graduates of the course are employed at organisations such as: the Herald and Times Group the Press and Journal (Aberdeen) BBC STV DC Thomson the Daily Record as well as running their own entrepreneurial ventures such as JournoWave. Job titles include: content producers social media managers editorial offers communications officers How much will I earn? The average starting salary for a broadcast journalist is around £15,000 - £20,000. Starting salaries vary significantly between local and national broadcasters.* According to the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) 's 2013 survey, Journalists at Work, the average salary for a newspaper journalist is £22,250.* *information is intended only as a guide. [-]

MSc Educational Leadership

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This programme meets the needs of teachers and related professionals who aspire to, or hold, management posts in educational establishments. [+]

Why this course? This programme meets the needs of teachers and related professionals who aspire to, or hold, management posts in educational establishments. It’s suitable as preparation for those interested in the National Qualification for Headteachers. The course outcomes can be aligned with the nationally published Framework for Educational Leaders at four levels: project leadership team leadership school leadership strategic leadership The programme offers you the opportunity for self-development by: building on existing knowledge and skills expanding on the range of leadership and management skills, techniques and competences extending understanding of leadership management issues enhancing confidence in dealing with management situations The Management & Leadership in Education Course is part of the MEd programme. You’ll study You'll take a number of core and optional taught modules. The MEd also requires successful completion of a dissertation in the field of leadership and management in education. MEd students are supported by an individual tutor. Elements of the programme may be achieved through the completion of appropriate independent study modules. The course is delivered by a quality team of people who've experienced leadership at a senior level within Scottish local authorities and combine this with current research theory. Entry requirements Degree or equivalent qualification. Applicants must be a practising teacher and GTCS registered. Advanced standing It’s possible to enter the programme with advanced standing through the Accreditation of Prior Formal Learning (APFL). If you hold equivalent and relevant qualifications or have successfully completed modules from an equivalent and relevant programme within the last five years then it may be possible for you to claim exemption from any part of the programme except for the compulsory core elements. Advanced standing can also be claimed through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). If you can demonstrate equivalent and relevant learning gained from previous recent work experience then it may be possible for you to claim exemption from any part of the programme except the compulsory core elements. Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £375 per 20 credit module Rest of UK 2015/16 - £375 per 20 credit module International 2015/16 - £375 per 20 credit module The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Careers This programme meets the needs of teachers and related professionals who aspire to, or hold, management posts in educational establishments. Many students on this course progress to study the Scottish Qualification for Headship and become Head Teachers. Where are they now? 88.9% of our PgCert graduates are in work or further study.* Job titles include: Deputy Head Teacher Head Teacher Primary Teacher Principal Teacher Secondary Teacher *Based on the results of the National Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12). [-]

MSc Education Studies

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The MEd in Education Studies allows you to put together a personalised pathway of modules drawing from across the whole of the MEd Programme. Education Studies can be combined with other areas from within the wider MEd programme at the University of Strathclyde. [+]

Why this course? The MEd in Education Studies allows you to put together a personalised pathway of modules drawing from across the whole of the MEd Programme. Education Studies can be combined with other areas from within the wider MEd programme at the University of Strathclyde. This course is ideal for those who want to build a broad-based study of education without specialising early in a single area. The part time version of the MEd in Education Studies is very flexible and we welcome relevant Masters credits that you may have accumulated from earlier study of other courses or at other institutions. The flexible nature of the course allows you to gain Masters accreditation for professional activities that you’re carrying out as part of your current professional role, such as curriculum development or school or workplace improvement. You’ll study This course is available to study full or part-time. In the full-time route, you’ll study three core modules, including Critical Reading & Writing, in addition to some elective and optional modules. You’ll also undertake a two-part dissertation. The part-time route is similar to that of the full-time, except you only study one core module – Critical Reading & Writing. Research project You’ll carry out a research project of your choice, which is divided into two parts. In the first part, you’ll develop your understanding of appropriate research methods in education and consider the ethical requirements. In the second part, you’ll be allocated a supervisor in a one-to-one relationship who’ll support you to carry out and report your research project. The earlier modules of the course will help you decide your area(s) of research. Entry requirements degree or relevant professional qualification or a combination of qualifications and experience demonstrating capacity for postgraduate study Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding All fees quoted are per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU £375 per module Full-time MEd: £3,375 PgDip: £3,670 PgCert: £1,835 Part-time MEd: £1,688 PgDip: £1,885 PgCert: £1,835 Rest of UK £375 per module MEd: £3,375 PgDip: £3,670 PgCert: £1,835 Part-time MEd: £1,168 PgDip: £1,885 PgCert: £1,835 International £1,150 per module Full-time M Ed: £10,350 PgDip: £7,135 PgCert: £3,567 How can I fund my course? The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Careers The MEd in Education Studies is not a teaching qualification. However, Masters level study of education can enhance students’ academic and professional understanding of education in ways that can enhance practice and career opportunities in the broader field of education. Former students have been in a range of education-related careers including: teaching in compulsory education teaching in post-compulsory education community education local authority education young people’s services [-]

MSc

MSc Business Translation and Interpreting

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

This taught postgraduate programme aims to introduce you to advanced level study of history, while deepening your historical understanding and awareness. [+]

Why this course? This taught postgraduate programme aims to introduce you to advanced level study of history, while deepening your historical understanding and awareness. You’re offered a wide choice of classes as well as rigorous training in historical research methods and sources. You can choose to study thematic, historiographical or theoretical topics across a broad chronological and geographical range. There’s also the possibility of specialising in a particular area such as: international relations history in the 19th and 20th centuries early modern Scottish history You’ll study There’s a wide choice of classes within a flexible curriculum. Core modules Sources, Skills and Methods for Historians 1 Sources, Skills and Methods for Historians 2 Option modules Choose from: Palaeography, c1500-c1800 Britain, France and the United States, 1945-1958: Diplomacy, Strategy and Alliance Transatlantic Influences: the United States and Europe after 1958 Nationalism and Nation-states in the Arab Middle East, 1900-1945 Plantations by Land and Sea, 1540-1700 Pharmaceuticals, Ethics and Health, 1800-1980 Segregation, Migration and War: African-Americans, 1910-1930 The Patriarchal Family in Early Modern Society Governing Highs and Health: History and the Control of Drugs Work and Occupational Health in the 20th Century Themes in the History of Health and Colonial Medicine in South Asia War, Sacrifice and the Nation in Europe, 1789-1918 Scotland and Ulster in the early modern North Atlantic World The Lordship of the Isles Food and Health in the West during the 20th Century Note: Not all classes will be on offer in any one year. Others may also be chosen from Level 5 classes offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dissertation MSc students also write a dissertation of 15,000 words. Entry requirements first or upper second-class Honours degree in History or overseas equivalent For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2016/17 - MSc: £4,600 2016/17 - PgDip: £4,000 Rest of UK 2016/17 - MSc: £4,600 2016/17 - PgDip: £4,000 International 2016/17 - MSc: £13,000 2016/17 - PgDip £7,500 [-]

MSc Clinical Health Psychology

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

This course is for those interested in pursuing professional or research training in applied psychology at Doctoral level. [+]

Why this course? This course is for those interested in pursuing professional or research training in applied psychology at Doctoral level. The classes that make up this course have been carefully developed to offer theory, knowledge and practical skills across the areas of clinical, health and neuropsychology, in addition to providing training in research methods. The knowledge and skills you'll develop will substantially help you if you're aiming to take a PhD in a clinical or health based area, or want to become a Practitioner Psychologist. You can study full-time over one year or part-time over two years. Single modules can be taken as part of Continuing Professional Development. You’ll study Research methods Three modules covering qualitative and quantitative analyses and common experimental methods. Applied Four modules covering theoretical issues and practical skills relevant to medical conditions from a clinical, health and neuropsychological perspective. Professional practice & placement This module provides you with the professional skills required in a workplace setting. You’ll complete a project linked to a real-world issue in a specific applied setting, for example, a pain clinic. Dissertation You’ll complete an individual, supervised research dissertation on a topic related to the course themes. Work placement You’ll have the opportunity of a work-based placement, arranged by the MSc team each year. Typically, these will be available in NHS, academic, government and third sector settings. The placement is usually a consultancy project such as a service/training evaluation, case notes audit, or designing and delivering a stress management intervention. Empirical project You’ll undertake a significant empirical project suitable for publication during the MSc. It can take the form of an individual primary study, a secondary data analysis or a formal systematic review or meta-analysis. Facilities We've a number of purpose-built experimental labs and facilities including: Driving Simulator Lab Memory Lab Perception & Action Lab Psychophysiology Lab Psycholinguistics Lab Strathclyde Oculomotor Lab Guest lectures Practitioner psychologists contribute to both lectures and seminars throughout the course. For example, you’re introduced to techniques such as cognitive-behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing by Health & Care Professionals Councils (HCPC) accredited Practitioner Psychologists. Entry requirements first or upper second-class Honours degree in Psychology from a UK university or a qualification deemed by the Head of Department, acting on behalf of Senate, to be equivalent in all cases, applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate an appropriate level of English How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2016/17 MSc full-time £6,100 MSc part-time £3,050 Rest of UK 2016/17 MSc full-time £6,100 MSc part-time £3,050 International 2016/17 MSc full-time £16,500 [-]

MSc Historical Studies

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This taught postgraduate programme aims to introduce you to advanced level study of history, while deepening your historical understanding and awareness. [+]

Why this course? This taught postgraduate programme aims to introduce you to advanced level study of history, while deepening your historical understanding and awareness. You’re offered a wide choice of classes as well as rigorous training in historical research methods and sources. You can choose to study thematic, historiographical or theoretical topics across a broad chronological and geographical range. There’s also the possibility of specialising in a particular area such as: international relations history in the 19th and 20th centuries early modern Scottish history You’ll study There’s a wide choice of classes within a flexible curriculum. Core modules Sources, Skills and Methods for Historians 1 Sources, Skills and Methods for Historians 2 Option modules Choose from: Palaeography, c1500-c1800 Britain, France and the United States, 1945-1958: Diplomacy, Strategy and Alliance Transatlantic Influences: the United States and Europe after 1958 Nationalism and Nation-states in the Arab Middle East, 1900-1945 Plantations by Land and Sea, 1540-1700 Pharmaceuticals, Ethics and Health, 1800-1980 Segregation, Migration and War: African-Americans, 1910-1930 The Patriarchal Family in Early Modern Society Governing Highs and Health: History and the Control of Drugs Work and Occupational Health in the 20th Century Themes in the History of Health and Colonial Medicine in South Asia War, Sacrifice and the Nation in Europe, 1789-1918 Scotland and Ulster in the early modern North Atlantic World The Lordship of the Isles Food and Health in the West during the 20th Century Note: Not all classes will be on offer in any one year. Others may also be chosen from Level 5 classes offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dissertation MSc students also write a dissertation of 15,000 words. Entry requirements first or upper second-class Honours degree in History or overseas equivalent a suitable minimum level of competency in the English language if your first language is not English. For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent; TOEFL overall score required is 90 to 95 in the IBT (internet-based test) Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - MSc: £4,200 2015/16 - PgDip: £4,000 Rest of UK 2015/16 - MSc: £4,200 2015/16 - PgDip: £4,000 International 2015/16 - MSc: £11,000 2015/16 - PgDip: £7,350 How can I fund my course? The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. [-]

MSc International Relations

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The course provides you with a strong grounding in the analysis of international politics. There’s a focus on the role of major organisations in a global environment. [+]

Why this course? The course provides you with a strong grounding in the analysis of international politics. There’s a focus on the role of major organisations in a global environment. The programme trains you in different theoretical and methodological approaches from modern political science. You’ll evaluate their usefulness in explaining international political processes and organisational practices. You’ll gain knowledge of global and regional problems including economic, security and environmental threats. You’ll have the opportunity to do a research placement through the Erasmus programme - from Finland to Italy, and from Portugal to Slovakia. You’ll study The course consists of core and optional classes and a dissertation. The core classes provide an introduction to theories of international politics and to the actual workings of major world organisations, such as the EU. Core classes These classes are as follows: International Institutions & Regimes Contesting Global Governance European Governance Principles of Research Design Optional classes Choose from: Quantitative Methods I Quantitative Methods II Qualitative Methods Policy Analysis Comparative Public Policy European Political Economy Facilities Established in 2010, the School of Government & Public Policy integrates the Department of Government with three research centres: European Policies Research Centre Centre for the Study of Public Policy Centre for Elections & Representation Studies Entry requirements First or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science. English language requirements If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Border Agency (please check most up-to-date list) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. For others, the School requires a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no individual component below 5.5) or TOEFL ib 92. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA), please check English requirements before making your application. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU MSc full-time: £4,200 MSc part-time: £2,100 PgDip full-time: £4,000 PgDip part-time: £2,100 Rest of UK MSc full-time: £4,200 MSc part-time: £2,100 PgDip full-time: £4,000 PgDip part-time: £2,100 International MSc full-time: £11,000 MSc part-time: £5,500 PgDip full-time: £7,350 PgDip part-time: £3,675 How can I fund my course? The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Where are they now? Examples of organisations our graduates work for: Audit Scotland Centre for African Family Studies Centre for Scottish Public Policy Confederation of Passenger Transport German Red Cross Hall Aitken Associates Health and Social Care Alliance HMRC Invicta Public Affairs Ministry of Finance Iceland Morgan Stanley National Centre for Social Research NHS Ofgem Santander Bank UK Scottish Council for Development and Industry Scottish Refugee Council Serco Group The Improvement Service The Scottish Parliament United Nations Development Programme West and Central Voluntary Network [-]

MSc International Relations, Law & Security

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

This MSc/LLM in International Relations, Security & Law introduces and familiarises students with contemporary issues relating to the course topics, examining them through legal and political viewpoints. [+]

Why this course? Internationally and domestically, security, broadly defined, is among the most pressing concerns facing states. Adding to the complexity is the increasingly broad definition of 'security' as new challenges emerge – for example in relation to climate change – while 'traditional' ones – such as terrorism – are reconstructed, along with the heightened interdependencies between states and within their critical infrastructures. This MSc/LLM in International Relations, Security & Law introduces and familiarises students with contemporary issues relating to the course topics, examining them through legal and political viewpoints. The interdisciplinary approach of the course sets it apart from other MSc courses on international security and LLM courses on domestic and international security law as does its broad conception of ‘security’, which encompasses both ‘traditional’ concerns and more novel threats. You'll study This is a one-year full-time or two-years part-time course built around the core module of Contemporary Security Challenges & Responses in the first semester. Students are also required to take a research design module in either law or politics, depending on the degree they seek. The remaining modules come from a wide range of options in both the politics and law departments with students required to take at least one option in each department. Entry requirements First or upper second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in social sciences/law subjects or substantial professional experience. English language requirements You're required to have a suitable minimum level of competency in the English language if your first language is not English or if you have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English. For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Vis and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application. How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2016/17 - £6,300 - full time 2016/17 - £3,150 - part time Rest of UK 2016/17 - £6,300 - full time 2016/17 - £3,150 - part time International 2016/17 - £13,000 [-]

MSc Psychology with a specialisation in Business

Online Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The School of Psychological Sciences & Health, in collaboration with the globally renowned Strathclyde Business School is offering a unique new Masters programme. The distinctive nature of the programme lies in its flexible online mode of delivery. [+]

The School of Psychological Sciences & Health, in collaboration with the globally renowned Strathclyde Business School is offering a unique new Masters programme. The distinctive nature of the programme lies in its flexible online mode of delivery. This course provides students with either no background, or an unaccredited background in psychology, the route to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society. It also provides opportunities to develop specialist knowledge in modules provided for the programme in Psychology for Business. The programme will aim to provide you with: a broad-based conceptual knowledge of the core domains of psychology the key issues of current importance an understanding of the relevance and applications of psychology to real life, particularly business contexts the opportunity to undertake a fully supervised empirical research project What you’ll study Class content and student participation in our new Masters in Psychology with a specialisation in Business will be delivered entirely online across a wide range of formats. The course features 180 credits of study in total, available either full time over 12 months or part time over two years. Full-time students will complete the equivalent of 60 credits taught classes in semesters 1 and 2. You'll begin working on the empirical project in semester 2, with the majority of the empirical project work being completed over the summer months. Part-time students will complete 90 credits by the end of Year 1, and the remaining 90 credits in Year 2. The course includes 80 credits of the core domains of Psychology, 40 credits of specialist modules delivered by organisational psychologists in Strathclyde Business School, and a 60 credit empirical research project. Facilities The University of Strathclyde takes it vision as a leading international technological university seriously. This course will be delivered through a suite of powerful software platforms and our online learning system, called Myplace. Additionally, you'll have access to download a wide range of software packages. As a Strathclyde student you'll have access to a library providing more than 400,000 electronic books and 26,000 e-journals, that you can access 24/7 from any device. Electronic resources include e-books, digitised collections of exam papers and other learning materials, alongside electronic databases such as Nexis® and Web of Science. These databases provide a gateway to prime online resources for both students and researchers. In the most recent National student survey student satisfaction with Strathclyde Library resources 95%, giving it the top rating in Scotland, joint 5th in the UK. More generally, the same national survey found our students also rated their satisfaction with our IT resources at 95%. Entry requirements An undergraduate degree in law, social sciences or cognate disciplines, at first or upper second-class level, or international equivalent, or a Master’s degree, in some cases a qualification deemed to be equivalent may be considered. Psychology Honours Graduate (without Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS) with Lower Second Class Degree (or international equivalent) Fees & funding Scotland/EU : 2016/17 - £8,000 Rest of UK : 2016/17 - £8,000 International : 2016/17 - £12,000 [-]

MSc Social Policy

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

This course offers you the opportunity to develop and extend your knowledge and understanding of key social policy issues together with advanced training in research methods. [+]

Why this course? This course offers you the opportunity to develop and extend your knowledge and understanding of key social policy issues together with advanced training in research methods. It aims to improve your knowledge and understanding of the factors which shape social needs and the ways in which different societies have responded to these. This will enhance your research skills and enable you to undertake an independent research project on a topic of your choice. It's suitable for: students who have studied social policy at undergraduate level and who now wish to build on the foundations they have already laid before entering employment or embarking on further study graduates of other disciplines who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of social and welfare issues whilst also enhancing their research skills individuals already in employment who wish to update their existing knowledge and skills before moving onto the next stage of their careers What you'll study The course includes a combination of research methods classes, core disciplinary training and individualised study. In addition to classes in research design, quantitative methods, and qualitative methods, the course also includes substantive classes in "Welfare concepts and ideas" and "Approaches to welfare: past, present and future". The first of these classes examines some of the most important concepts and ideas which have shaped thinking around social policy issues. The second class examines the historical development of social policy in a range of different countries before moving on to examine some of the major challenges facing policy-makers in the area of social policy today. You'll also have the opportunity to pursue more individualised courses of study which reflect the specialist research interests of our social policy staff. These include such issues as: the history of social policy in the UK the mixed economy of welfare citizenship race, ethnicity & social policy migration child poverty technology & welfare Following the successful completion of your coursework, you'll have the opportunity to complete a research-based dissertation on a topic of your own choice. Entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in Social Policy or a related discipline. For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application. Fees & funding All fees quoted are per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2016/17 - £4,600 Rest of UK 2016/17 - £4,600 International 2016/17 - £13,000 [-]

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