University of Liverpool

Introduction

Whatever your goal, progress to postgraduate at the University of Liverpool and get to where you want to be.‌

Whether you want to be at the top of your game, get that perfect job, become an expert in the subject you’re passionate about, progress to postgraduate research or become more employable, a postgraduate qualification from the University of Liverpool can help you to define yourself and stand out from the crowd.

Is postgraduate study a bit of a mystery to you?

‌Not too sure what a Masters degree entails and why you would undertake one? Unsure of what the differences are between an MSc and an MRes? Bamboozled by the various abbreviations? You won't be alone! The options and opportunities that may be available to you at postgraduate level are not necessarily obvious or clear.

‌Postgraduate programmes fall into two basic types: Taught degrees (mainly Masters degrees) and Research degrees. Normally progression to a research degree is dependent upon successful completion of a taught Masters programme. But a taught programme is an advantageous or essential stepping stone towards fulfilling numerous aspirations.

Continuing to a research degree is just one possible direction in which a taught degree can lead. Many who undertake a taught Masters are motivated by a desire to study at an advanced level a subject which fascinates them while simultaneously acquiring skills and experience that will enhance their job prospects or career.

The benefits of studying for a postgraduate degree

Research excellence

The University of Liverpool is a research focused and research intensive institution, one of the founding members of the esteemed Russell Group of research-led UK Universities. Active, rigorous, and leading research is a fundamental priority and objective of the University and has been from our foundation. This ensures our postgraduate students study at the very forefront of knowledge in their discipline.

We understand the needs of postgraduate students and offer a stimulating research environment in which they can flourish and reach their full potential. We are also an institution with a global outlook. We enthusiastically welcome students from all over the world and our research is international in its reach and significance. It is addressing numerous pressing challenges that confront society and our planet; it is expanding the boundaries of our knowledge; and it is generating new ideas, concepts, and technologies that offer new ways of understanding and improving the world.

There are many other benefits to studying at the University of Liverpool, including:

  • The new Postgraduate Progression Award; a 20% reduction in tuition fees for current students and alumni
  • Campus based Accommodation and Residential Adviser opportunities.

Postgraduate Open Day

Whether you want to progress your career, pursue your interests or move in to research and academia, we can help you to get there!

Join us to discover the exciting range of professional, creative and industry focused postgraduate taught and research courses starting in September 2015.

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Master

MCD Town and Regional Planning

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

This MCD taught programme is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and will introduce you to the essential aspects of town and regional planning. [+]

MCD Town and Regional Planning This MCD taught programme is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and will introduce you to the essential aspects of town and regional planning. You’ll learn about the social, economic and environmental challenges planners face, whilst becoming familiar with planning tools, methods and how they can be applied to particular planning contexts. Three MCD pathways are available, two of which have been tailored specifically to meet the needs of students who have completed an undergraduate degree in planning at the University of Liverpool or XJTLU: Pathway B (Urban Design) and Pathway C (Spatial Modelling). Pathway A (Spatial Planning) is intended for students with an undergraduate degree in one of a range of disciplines cognate to planning, such as geography, sociology, environmental studies or politics; or for part-time students working in planning practice. All three MCD pathways are accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute. Available full-time over a year or part-time over two years, this intensive course combines lectures and seminars with individual coursework and group projects. A field visit to another European country will allow you to explore the way that cultural, historical, political and institutional forces shape planning responses. Key Facts RAE 2008 50% of research activity deemed world leading or internationally excellent and a further 35% internationally recognised. Housed in the Gordon Stephenson Building The building contains lecture and seminar rooms, as well as a design studio. Why Civic Design? World's first planning school As the world's first planning school we have two main roles: as a centre of excellence for innovative and influential research and scholarship; and as a leading provider of high quality professional education. Excellent academic staff We have excellent academic staff who are actively engaged with research and professional practice. This is reflected in the fact we edit two international journals Town Planning Review Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: Full-time £5,300; Part-time £2,650. For full-time students, and part-time students in the second year of their studies, an additional research support fee of £500 will also apply. International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £12,200. An additional research support fee of £500 will also apply. [-]

MSc

MSc Conservation and Resource Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

Our one-year programmes train students to an advanced level in conservation science and resource management, enabling them to become conservation professionals. [+]

MSc Conservation and Resource Management Human impacts on the environment have never been greater. As we approach the 6th mass extinction of species and face the prospect of global climate change, we are just beginning to realize how much we depend on ecosystems to provide us with services such as food, water, clean air, waste disposal and fibre. There has never been a more exciting time to study conservation biology and resource management. Our one-year programmes train students to an advanced level in conservation science and resource management, enabling them to become conservation professionals in research or the government, non-governmental organization, and consultancy sectors. This is inevitably an inter-disciplinary subject. Our programmes benefit from the wide experience of teachers in the Schools of Environmental and Biological Sciences, with backgrounds in disciplines including conservation biology, ecology (including marine and population ecology), genetics, environmental planning, ocean science, management, law, and geography. Our programmes provide ample scope for individual research projects supervised by staff with research interests including socio-economic issues, historical impacts, climate change, conservation of rare species, and habitat management. Key Facts Student body We've over 90 active PGR students Why Ecology? £7 million investment The University's recent £7 million investment in marine ecology and the creation of the new School of Environmental Sciences have resulted in excellent research and teaching facilities. Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £6,000 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £16,300 Career prospects Claire Mellett I enjoy having the opportunity to spend all my time working on one specific project. There are no boundaries and you are flexible to develop your own research, there is no limit to what you can achieve as a postgraduate if you have support from your supervisors. The research is so varied so no week is the same as the last. I am away on fieldwork quite often working on research ships but when I am in the University I am processing data on the computer and in the labs, writing up results, preparing for conferences and demonstrating to undergraduate students. I have a comfortable office with access to all the resources I need. If equipment and facilities are in high demand, the staff in the department do everything they can to help you gain access. When I have requested specialist books they have been ordered for me. If the university doesn’t have a particular resource they help me gain access to it through other universities. I enjoy having the opportunity to spend all my time working on one specific project. There are no boundaries and you are flexible to develop your own research, there is no limit to what you can achieve as a postgraduate if you have support from your supervisors. The support from other postgraduates is invaluable especially those that are further along in their PhD. They know what the common problems are and help you through them. It is also nice to help new PhD students judging from your own experiences. [-]

MSc Environmental Assessment and Management

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

On this taught programme, which is available full- or part-time, you’ll develop advanced environmental planning and management skills. [+]

MSc Environmental Assessment and Management On this taught programme, which is available full- or part-time, you’ll develop advanced environmental planning and management skills. You’ll also gain an understanding of the environmental implications of development action and of the wider social, political and economic issues surrounding decisions about the environment. Key Facts RAE 2008 50% of research activity deemed world leading or internationally excellent and a further 35% internationally recognised. Housed in the Gordon Stephenson Building The building contains lecture and seminar rooms, as well as a design studio. Why Civic Design? World's first planning school As the world's first planning school we have two main roles: as a centre of excellence for innovative and influential research and scholarship; and as a leading provider of high quality professional education. Excellent academic staff We have excellent academic staff who are actively engaged with research and professional practice. This is reflected in the fact we edit two international journals Town Planning Review Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £5,300 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £13,000 Financial Support Postgraduate Student Awards A range of awards, scholarships and bursaries are available for those undertaking postgraduate study at the University. International Students The University of Liverpool administers and participates in many scholarship schemes for international students. The majority of the scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit rather than hardship and students must normally hold an offer of a place on a course before they can apply. Career prospects There are significant career opportunities in the field of planning, urban regeneration and environmental management working for local authorities, the private and voluntary sectors. Within the planning sphere graduates can become involved in a variety of different positions concerned with helping to improve the quality of our towns and cities. [-]

MSc Environmental Sciences

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The programme is focused on developing high level student understanding of the physical environment, and how society interacts with it. [+]

MSc Environmental Sciences The programme is focused on developing high level student understanding of the physical environment, and how society interacts with it. Considerable flexibility exists affording applicants the opportunity to develop their own postgraduate degree programme; the degree benefits from the development of the School of Environmental Sciences drawing on modules from across the School. Emphasis is placed on techniques for examining recent environmental change, methods of contemporary monitoring and providing the context for possible future climate change impacts in a range of environments. The programme has a strong practical component within which there is specialist training in a wide variety of field and laboratory techniques. A variety of assessment approaches are used including, oral and poster presentations, reports, essays and field notebooks. Teaching is provided in a range of environments and formats, including field, seminars, lectures, small group and laboratory. For a Diploma, students will complete and be assessed on eight months of work. For the MSc, an additional four months will be spent preparing and submitting a dissertation based either on a research project or a placement with an appropriate institution. Key Facts Student body We have over 90 PGR students Small class sizes You’ll be well supported as you make the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study. Why Geography? We’ve exceptional academic staff with expertise in a range of areas: Geographies of Population and the Lifecourse Globalisation, Development and Place advanced Environmental Analytical Techniques the study of Environmental and Climate Change. Entry requirements The typical entry requirement is a Bachelors degree (with Honours) at 2:1 level or better in an appropriate field of study. Individual consideration is given to mature students with significant and relevant experience and with professional qualifications. International qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. English language qualifications All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international for English Language requirements specific to your country. If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes. If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre. Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £6,000 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £16,300 [-]

MSc Environment and Climate Change

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

The programme is focused on understanding processes, both natural and anthropogenic, which have contributed to contemporary environmental problems and which threaten to transform our environment. [+]

MSc Environment and Climate Change The programme is focused on understanding processes, both natural and anthropogenic, which have contributed to contemporary environmental problems and which threaten to transform our environment. Emphasis is placed on techniques for reconstructing recent environmental change, methods of contemporary monitoring and providing the context for predicted possible future consequences. The degree benefits from the development of the School of Environmental Sciences drawing upon staff expertise from across the School. The programme provides a fixed structure to ensure all key skills and techniques are covered within the programme. The programme has a strong practical component within which there is specialist training in a wide variety of field and laboratory techniques. The course has recently benefited from an investment in teaching facilities and equipment. A variety of assessment approaches are used including, oral and poster presentations, reports, essays and field notebooks. Teaching is provided in a range of environments and formats, including field, seminars, lectures, small group and laboratory. For a Diploma, students will complete and be assessed on eight months of coursework. For the MSc, an additional four months will be spent preparing and submitting a dissertation based either on a research project or a placement with an appropriate institution. Key Facts Student body We have over 90 PGR students Small class sizes You’ll be well supported as you make the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study. Why Geography? We’ve exceptional academic staff with expertise in a range of areas: Geographies of Population and the Life course Globalisation, Development and Place Advanced Environmental Analytical Techniques The study of Environmental and Climate Change. Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £6,000 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £16,300 Financial Support Postgraduate Student Awards A range of awards, scholarships and bursaries are available for those undertaking postgraduate study at the University. International Students The University of Liverpool administers and participates in many scholarship schemes for international students. The majority of the scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit rather than hardship and students must normally hold an offer of a place on a course before they can apply. [-]

MSc Geographic Data Science

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

This programme aims to develop high level understanding of quantitative geographical methods, and the use of computational techniques to carry these out. [+]

MSc Geographic Data Science This programme aims to develop high level understanding of quantitative geographical methods, and the use of computational techniques to carry these out. These will include skills in GIS software, and the R programming language and Python. In particular, emphasis will be placed on developing skills in the visualisation, modelling and statistical analysis of spatial information using web-based and traditional techniques, and how these may be used in a number of application areas. To support this, The degree seeks to help students develop a wide range of skills including critical analysis (oral, textual, visual and numeric), written and oral presentation, team working and use of a range of information technologies and software tools. The degree benefits from the development of the School of Environmental Sciences, particularly in the area of computational and quantitative geographical information science, drawing upon staff expertise from across the School, particularly the subject areas of Geography and Civic design. Key Facts Student body We have over 90 PGR students Small class sizes You’ll be well supported as you make the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study. Why Geography? We’ve exceptional academic staff with expertise in a range of areas: Geographies of Population and the Lifecourse Globalisation, Development and Place advanced Environmental Analytical Techniques the study of Environmental and Climate Change. Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £5,300 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £13,000 [-]

MSc Marine Planning and Management

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

Marine spatial planning: an emerging approach for the sustainable development and protection of the world’s seas. [+]

MSc Marine Planning and Management This new multidisciplinary programme is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills required to take up the exciting job opportunities arising from recent changes to the planning system for UK marine areas. The need to improve our management of the seas and oceans is increasingly being recognised. We need to repair the damage that has been done to the marine environment and make it possible to draw on the sea’s rich natural resources in a sustainable manner. Marine spatial planning is now developing as a key component of marine management. It is being taken up by coastal nations around the world, including Australia, China, the United States of America and several European nations, such as Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It aims to deliver a more organised sharing of sea space between demands as diverse as nature conservation, tourism, ports and shipping, renewable energy, fishing, aquaculture and mineral extraction. Some nations, including the UK, are now introducing statutory provisions for planning their coastal and marine waters and are setting up bodies and procedures for carrying out marine planning. So there is a growing demand for professionals who understand marine science and management on the one hand, and spatial planning, as has long been practised on land, on the other. This postgraduate programme of study bridges the gap between these two disciplines, and equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to embark on a career within marine management, with a particular focus on the newly emerging practice of marine spatial planning. This programme leads to the award of a Master of Science degree. It is a full-time, one-year course, though it is also possible to study part-time over two years, combining studies with other responsibilities. This is the first programme of its kind to be accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute as a specialist Masters course. Gaining the degree is a step towards professional membership of the Institute.” Here is a selection of the topics recently chosen by the MSc students for their dissertations: Implementation of Marine Spatial Planning in Portugal Global food security: finding space for aquaculture Stakeholder Participation in Marine Planning in the UK Success factors for offshore wind energy China’s system of Marine Functional Zoning Assessing the value of sand dune systems in the North West of England Stakeholder involvement in the Irish Sea Conservation Zone project Reducing the impact of offshore wind farms on seabirds Key Facts RAE 2008 50% of research activity deemed world leading or internationally excellent and a further 35% internationally recognised. Housed in the Gordon Stephenson Building The building contains lecture and seminar rooms, as well as a design studio. Why Civic Design? World's first planning school As the world's first planning school we have two main roles: as a centre of excellence for innovative and influential research and scholarship; and as a leading provider of high quality professional education. Excellent academic staff We have excellent academic staff who are actively engaged with research and professional practice. This is reflected in the fact we edit two international journals Town Planning Review Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £5,300 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £13,000 Financial Support Postgraduate Student Awards A range of awards, scholarships and bursaries are available for those undertaking postgraduate study at the University. International Students The University of Liverpool administers and participates in many scholarship schemes for international students. The majority of the scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit rather than hardship and students must normally hold an offer of a place on a course before they can apply. Career prospects The course aims to prepare future employees of organisations that will be closely involved in marine management and marine planning initiatives in the coming years. Potential employers include: national government departments and agencies with marine responsibilities; regional and local government coastal authorities; and marine NGOs, stakeholder groups and industrial interests concerned with maritime sectors such as energy, fisheries, nature conservation, ports and shipping, leisure and tourism and the coastal economy. Career opportunities are likely to arise in many geographical contexts around the world, including in less and more developed nations and emerging economies. [-]

MSc Petroleum Reservoir Geoscience

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

Petroleum geology (oil and gas geology) is a growth sector and employs 1000s of graduates every year. The MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Geoscience at Liverpool is unique in the UK. [+]

MSc Petroleum Reservoir Geoscience Petroleum geology (oil and gas geology) is a growth sector and employs 1000s of graduates every year. Globally there is increasing demand for skilled petroleum geoscientists who can provide the quantitative, reservoir-focussed geoscience skills needed by industry to maximise the rate of production and optimise recovery (total oil/gas from a field). The MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Geoscience at Liverpool is unique in the UK and links in closely with oil and gas industry professionals to develop graduates with specific knowledge and focus on the reservoir side of Petroleum Geoscience. This new MSc develops Geology, Geophysics and general Geoscience knowledge and skills, giving you the opportunity to gain expertise and experience to prepare you for your future career. This MSc will explore the basinal context of petroleum reservoirs and introduce you to petroleum economics and risk & uncertainty analysis. You will gain in depth knowledge of how to define the shape, structure, stratigraphy and volume of reservoirs using remote sensing and geological models, as well as how to define rock properties with advanced seismic techniques. You will work with petrophysical data acquired from wells, to develop your understanding of structure and stratigraphy of the reservoir and incorporate data from drill-core. In addition, you will develop your knowledge of reservoir sedimentology, fluid geochemistry and dynamic data analysis and simulation to refine the geological model. You will also use learn about using appropriate outcrop analogues and correlation techniques. Outcrop studies and field work will include visits to rural and coastal locations around the UK (from northern Scotland to southern England) at sites where many of the reservoirs in the North Sea and other UK basins outcrop at the surface. Guest lectures from world leading experts in academia and industry will be held throughout the course and give you the opportunity to incorporate the latest techniques, challenges and requirements for petroleum reservoir geoscience into your studies. The 12-month course runs from September and consists of a taught component and a dissertation, totaling 180 credits. The taught component represents 120 credits and is organised into two 12-week semesters with assessment or examinations at the end of each semester in January and May. The remaining 60 credits are allocated to the research project. Assessment is by a combination of: examinations, coursework, teamwork, assessed field work and presentations and an individual dissertation. Key Facts RAE 2008 75% of research actively deemed world-leading or internationally excellent; the joint 5th highest proportion in the UK. A further 20% of research is internationally recognised. Why Earth and Ocean Sciences? Leaders in our field Our staff are leaders in their fields and we're well-funded for both research and teaching. We'll encourage and train you to publish academic papers It's not unusual for our students to leave with two to three papers published in international peer-reviewed journals. Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £9,000 (including bench fees) International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £21,500 (including bench fees) Career prospects Our degrees provide pathways into rewarding careers and our graduates have found employment in a wide range of industries and organisations, both in the UK and abroad. Graduates of the Environment and Climate Change MSc have gone on to continue their studies towards a PhD, or are employed in a wide range of positions, including environmental, energy and engineering consultancies, multinational companies (energy), local government, environmental bodies, research positions and teaching. PhD graduates are now working in academic life as lecturers in Geography, Environmental Science, Economic History, Development Studies and Statistics at universities in the UK and overseas. Others are employed in applied fields, working in Europe, Africa and across the world, for example as professional statisticians (one is now Director of Statistics in Zambia, another working in the Health Service in the UK), development professionals (including a member of staff on the WHO malaria programme in East Africa), and scientists at climate and environmental research centres around the world. [-]

MSc Sea Level: From Coast to Global Ocean

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years United Kingdom

The aim of this course is to provide a grounding in both practical and theoretical aspects of sea level science in the context of climate change. [+]

MSc Sea Level: From Coast to Global Ocean The aim of this course is to provide a grounding in both practical and theoretical aspects of sea level science in the context of climate change. In the last few years it has become rapidly apparent that coastal flooding as a result of intense storms is forming one of the more immediate consequences of changes in storm severity and frequency consistent with what we would expect in a warming climate. Worldwide, governments, coastal planners and the insurance industry are realising that understanding sea level, both in terms of its gradual change and its response to extreme weather events, is vital if we are to try to reduce or mitigate the high human and financial costs of coastal flooding. This provides the practical, and urgent context for developing high-level training in sea level. Within Liverpool we are well-placed to develop this training because of the co-location of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the School of Environmental Sciences. NOC hosts and provides expertise for the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level, the primary tide gauge data source for all studies of long-term sea level change. Scientists at the NOC are world leaders in the science of sea level, both in the context of global and regional sea level changes in response to a changing climate and in science of forecasting coastal flooding as a result of tide and storm interaction. Key Facts Student body We have over 90 PGR students Small class sizes You’ll be well supported as you make the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study. Why Oceanography? Exceptional academic staff Taught by staff from the School of Environmental Sciences and the National Oceanography Centre. World centre Liverpool is a world centre for oceanography and sea level science High level computing and lab facilities Access to high level computing and lab facilities, along with the University research vessel Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £6,000 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £16,300 Financial Support Postgraduate Student Awards A range of awards, scholarships and bursaries are available for those undertaking postgraduate study at the University. International Students The University of Liverpool administers and participates in many scholarship schemes for international students. The majority of the scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit rather than hardship and students must normally hold an offer of a place on a course before they can apply. Career prospects The programme will provide training suitable for those seeking a career in the insurance and re-insurance industries, in coastal management, and in risk assessment/long-term planning for coastally-based organizations and governments. For those seeking to go on to further research in climate change and sea level, it will provide an unparalleled background, addressing many of the high priority requirements recently identified by NERC for doctoral training. Aspects of the course, such as research skills and data analysis of environmental records (including time series analysis) provide skills which are in demand across a wide range of scientific, engineering and financial fields. [-]

MSc Urban Regeneration and Management

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

Cities are around the world are dramatically increasing in size scope and influence, and this transformation means that cities are continuously being reconfigured as global and local circumstances change. [+]

MSc Urban Regeneration and Management Cities are around the world are dramatically increasing in size scope and influence, and this transformation means that cities are continuously being reconfigured as global and local circumstances change. In this course you will develop an in depth understanding as to how and why these transformations are occurring and explore the policies and practices which have been designed to manage the process of urban regeneration, renewal and transformation, that tries to address the issues of economic growth and competitiveness, ensuring that places are socially inclusive, the requirement that urban centres are resource efficient and interesting and distinctive places to be. It combines an understanding of contemporary policy with related skills in planning and management. Key Facts RAE 2008 50% of research activity deemed world leading or internationally excellent and a further 35% internationally recognised. Housed in the Gordon Stephenson Building The building contains lecture and seminar rooms, as well as a design studio. Why Civic Design? World's first planning school As the world's first planning school we have two main roles: as a centre of excellence for innovative and influential research and scholarship; and as a leading provider of high quality professional education. Excellent academic staff We have excellent academic staff who are actively engaged with research and professional practice. This is reflected in the fact we edit two international journals Town Planning Review Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £5,300 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £13,000 Financial Support Postgraduate Student Awards A range of awards, scholarships and bursaries are available for those undertaking postgraduate study at the University. International Students The University of Liverpool administers and participates in many scholarship schemes for international students. The majority of the scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit rather than hardship and students must normally hold an offer of a place on a course before they can apply. [-]

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MA Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions

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

This exciting Philosophy Masters programme gives you the opportunity to study art, history of art, aesthetics, design, film and other related academic subjects. [+]

MA Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions This exciting Philosophy Masters programme gives you the opportunity to study art, history of art, aesthetics, design, film and other related academic subjects. We'll also cover the theory and practice of curating and museology. A major attraction of the programme is our active collaboration with CAVA (Centre for Architecture and Visual Arts) and local cultural institutions including Tate Liverpool, FACT, National Museums Liverpool, METAL, the Bluecoat, Static, and Culture Campus. There is a module on the practices of cultural institutions involving a number of galleries and museums in the city. You'll be able to extend this understanding via a Research Skills and Placement module which includes an internship either within an external cultural institution or in the University’s own art gallery and museum. There is also an exciting opportunity for one student each year to undertake a 3 to 4 month Tate Studentship, working closely with curators, carrying out loan research and aiding with the installation of a major exhibition. The programme is structured around five core (compulsory) modules: two main topics modules, in which members of staff teach weekly seminars on their own research interests in aesthetics and the theory and history of art, Cultural Institutions (which takes place at a range of galleries and museums in the city), a Research Skills and Placement module and a supervised Dissertation over the summer. Students also take two elective modules, chosen from a list of relevant modules available in the Department and across the University. Key Facts Internationally renowned The department has an international reputation for its work in Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, and the Philosophy of Art. Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £5,300 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £12,200 Financial Support Information on sources of funding may be obtained by visiting the University web pages or by contacting us using the form on this page. Please note that application deadlines may apply to scholarships. Postgraduate Taught Student Awards A range of awards, scholarships and bursaries are available for those undertaking postgraduate study at the University. International Students The University of Liverpool administers and participates in many scholarship schemes for international students. The majority of the scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit rather than hardship and students must normally hold an offer of a place on a course before they can apply. Career prospects Our programmes aim to equip students with the general and widely applicable analytical, argumentative and problem solving skills and abilities valued by employers. Some of our postgraduate students have gone on to a career in academic Philosophy, but a variety of careers are open to those obtaining postgraduate Philosophy degrees, including business, management, the law, the media, the arts, computing, the Civil Service and teaching. [-]

MA Contemporary Human Geography (Research Methods)

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

This programme will provide advanced training in geographical thought and analysis. Students will choose either of two 'pathways' - "Social/Cultural Geography" and "Population Studies". [+]

MA Contemporary Human Geography (Research Methods) This programme will provide advanced training in geographical thought and analysis. Students will choose either of two 'pathways' - "Social/Cultural Geography" and "Population Studies". These are based in the areas of research expertise of the Human Geography staff within the Department of Geography & Planning. One third of the course (60 credits) will provide specific training based upon the pathway chosen. A further 60 credits will deliver generic research skills training required in order for ESRC Research Training Accreditation. This is delivered in combination with Planning staff in the Department, but also in combination with students studying in Sociology. Finally, students will also undertake a 60 credit dissertation. This piece of independent research will allow students to develop the skills developed during the taught components of the research and to focus on a topic of interest to them. Students will undertake 60 credits of taught work relevant to their chosen pathway. In Social/Cultural Geography, this would involve key areas/concepts of interest to contemporary human geography and related to staff expertise. An indicative list would involve issues such as identity, political activism and resistance, experiences of migration and diaspora, alternative economic practices, and health and the life course. In Population Geography, a similar list could include demographic theory, household-level analysis of population trends, analysing social segregation, and critically interpreting migration statistics. 60 Credits of research training will be structured across 4 15-credit modules shared between the Department of Geography & Planning and Social Sciences in the University more broadly. These modules would provide training in the design, collection and analysis of research data, together with training in the philosophical and theoretical basis of research. 60 Credits of the degree will take the form of a supervised dissertation, conducted independently by the student (with support from a relevant member of staff) on a topic of their choice. Key Facts Student body We have over 90 PGR students Small class sizes You’ll be well supported as you make the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study. Why Geography? We’ve exceptional academic staff with expertise in a range of areas: Geographies of Population and the Lifecourse Globalisation, Development and Place Advanced Environmental Analytical Techniques The study of Environmental and Climate Change. Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £5,300 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £13,000 Financial Support Postgraduate Student Awards A range of awards, scholarships and bursaries are available for those undertaking postgraduate study at the University. International Students The University of Liverpool administers and participates in many scholarship schemes for international students. The majority of the scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit rather than hardship and students must normally hold an offer of a place on a course before they can apply. [-]

MA English

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

English at Liverpool has an outstanding international reputation. You'll benefit from strong research-led teaching covering a wide and continuous range of writing. [+]

MA English The MA in English offers a superb spread of taught literature modules ranging chronologically from the Renaissance to the present. Reflecting the wide and distinctive expertise of staff in the School of English, the MA embraces subjects from early travel writing to Science Fiction, from Victorian realism to contemporary poetry. You may know already that you would like to specialise in a particular period. We offer three period-specific pathways which will allow you to develop your understanding in depth. A further pathway offers the option for ‘directed research’, allowing you to pursue an independent project of your own under the guidance of a supervisor. Alternatively, you may want to explore literature from across several different periods, making your own choices from the modules we offer – and making your own connections between the texts you read. There is no need to take a specific pathway: you can enrol on the MA in English and choose from any of our taught literature modules. Students opting for the MA in English without a pathway are required to take at least 60 credits of literature modules in addition to the core modules (Research Skills, Dissertation Project, Dissertation). The remaining 30 elective credits can be taken in English or in any available subject across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Key Facts English in the world We play a major role in the cultural life of the city and our students get to work with local organisations and communities through reading groups and placements, partly via our links with The Reader Organisation. In 2010-11 the School of English launched a collaborative project with the Everyman and Playhouse Theatres. This gives our students valuable opportunities to gain practical experience, whilst providing the theatres with academic expertise. Why English? Excellent research and teaching The School of English has an outstanding international reputation for postgraduate teaching and research. By pursuing your programme with us you'll benefit from strong research-led teaching across a wide syllabus. This will equip you with critical thinking and communication skills that are highly applicable to modern life. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise two-thirds of our research activity was in the highest classes of "world leading" or "internationally excellent", with the remainder being classified as "internationally regarded". More significantly still, 100% of respondents to our 2010 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey agreed our courses 'met or exceeded expectations'. Strong postgraduate community You'll be part of a vibrant community of over 150 taught and research postgraduate students from all over the world. There'll be regular seminars and lectures by guest speakers, our staff and students, as well as conferences organised by our students that feature participants and speakers from home and abroad. Recent events have included 'Current Research in Speculative Fiction' (June 2011), and ‘Crossing the Lines: Affinities Before and After 1900’ (January 2010), which attracted AHRC funding. If you're a doctoral student you can participate in the optional English Graduate Teaching Programme , which will allow you to get the best of the teaching opportunities available, without making significant demands on your time. Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £5,300 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £12,200 Career prospects English at Liverpool has an outstanding international reputation. You'll benefit from strong research-led teaching covering a wide and continuous range of writing. This equips you with the communication skills and the capacity for critical and creative thinking which are in demand in all areas of modern life. [-]

MA English: Directed Research

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

This pathway will be especially attractive to those who wish to pursue their own research in an area of either Language or Literature not covered by our other MA pathways. [+]

MA English: Directed Research This pathway will be especially attractive to those who wish to pursue their own research in an area of either Language or Literature not covered by our other MA pathways. Students choose their own subject (depending on the availability of supervision), and a course of study is designed in discussion with them. Among the possibilities are topics in medieval studies, particular authors, cross-period topics, historical linguistics and pragmatics. Work is undertaken mainly under individual supervision but within a structured modular framework which provides support and manageable targets as you progress. The course culminates in the preparation of a 25,000-word dissertation. This is a uniquely flexible pathway tailored to individual research interests. It is ideal preparation for students aiming to progress to PhD study, but it will also appeal to any student wishing to pursue a particular topic at Masters level. Key Facts English in the world We play a major role in the cultural life of the city and our students get to work with local organisations and communities through reading groups and placements, partly via our links with The Reader Organisation. In 2010-11 the School of English launched a collaborative project with the Everyman and Playhouse Theatres. This gives our students valuable opportunities to gain practical experience, whilst providing the theatres with academic expertise. Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £5,300 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £12,200 Career prospects You'll benefit from strong research-led teaching covering a wide and continuous range of writing. This equips you with the communication skills and the capacity for critical and creative thinking which are in demand in all areas of modern life. [-]

MA English: Modern and Contemporary Literature

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

Your studies will be shaped and informed by some of the leading researchers in the literature and culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. [+]

MA English: Modern and Contemporary Literature Modules offered on the Modern and Contemporary Literature pathway draw on the expertise of a cluster of academic staff whose research focuses on modernism, postmodernism, postcolonialism, and contemporary poetry. Your studies will be shaped and informed by some of the leading researchers in the literature and culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries who will teach you in small group tutorials which aim to develop your own interests in the field. Regular visits by a range of international writers and poets will enhance your study and you will have the opportunity to participate in an annual masterclass taught by a critically acclaimed contemporary writer or thinker. The University boasts a range of unique resources to support your research, including Europe’s largest collection of Science Fiction material. The city of Liverpool, with its host of world-class institutions and venues, including the Everyman Theatre, the International Slavery Museum, and Tate Liverpool, provide endless opportunities to explore and reflect on modern and contemporary culture. Students opting for the Modern and Contemporary Literature pathway are required to take at least 60 credits from the specialist modules listed overleaf in addition to the core modules (Research Skills, Dissertation Project, Dissertation). The remaining 30 elective credits can be taken in any other pathway run by the School of English or across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Key Facts English in the world We play a major role in the cultural life of the city and our students get to work with local organisations and communities through reading groups and placements, partly via our links with The Reader Organisation. In 2010-11 the School of English launched a collaborative project with the Everyman and Playhouse Theatres. This gives our students valuable opportunities to gain practical experience, whilst providing the theatres with academic expertise. Why English? Excellent research and teaching The School of English has an outstanding international reputation for postgraduate teaching and research. By pursuing your programme with us you'll benefit from strong research-led teaching across a wide syllabus. This will equip you with critical thinking and communication skills that are highly applicable to modern life. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise two-thirds of our research activity was in the highest classes of "world leading" or "internationally excellent", with the remainder being classified as "internationally regarded". More significantly still, 100% of respondents to our 2010 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey agreed our courses 'met or exceeded expectations'. Strong postgraduate community You'll be part of a vibrant community of over 150 taught and research postgraduate students from all over the world. There'll be regular seminars and lectures by guest speakers, our staff and students, as well as conferences organised by our students that feature participants and speakers from home and abroad. Recent events have included 'Current Research in Speculative Fiction' (June 2011), and ‘Crossing the Lines: Affinities Before and After 1900’ (January 2010), which attracted AHRC funding. If you're a doctoral student you can participate in the optional English Graduate Teaching Programme , which will allow you to get the best of the teaching opportunities available, without making significant demands on your time. Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £5,300 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £12,200 [-]

MA English: Rennaissance and Eighteenth-Century Literature

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

All the major writers of the eighteenth-century were passionate readers of Shakespeare and Jonson Milton, and Spenser, with some publishing major editions of their works. [+]

MA English: Rennaissance and Eighteenth-Century Literature The Renaissance and the eighteenth-century are two of the richest periods in English literature, as well as areas in which some of the most exciting new critical and textual scholarship has been concentrated. The relations between these periods are made especially close by the conflicts as well as the continuities that can be traced between them. All the major writers of the eighteenth-century were passionate readers of Shakespeare and Jonson Milton, and Spenser, with some publishing major editions of their works. Yet Pope and Swift, Dryden and Johnson saw themselves not just as the inheritors of their literary forebears, but as their masters, correcting and improving the literature of the Tudor and Stuart eras before them, as the products of a golden but unrefined age. What is at stake in the mighty contests that arise from the great works and the cultural shifts of the Renaissance and the eighteenth-century is the development of ‘English Literature’ itself. Key Facts English in the world We play a major role in the cultural life of the city and our students get to work with local organisations and communities through reading groups and placements, partly via our links with The Reader Organisation. In 2010-11 the School of English launched a collaborative project with the Everyman and Playhouse Theatres. This gives our students valuable opportunities to gain practical experience, whilst providing the theatres with academic expertise. Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £5,300 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £12,200 Career prospects This MA offers a wide range of modules covering more conventional topics such as Shakespeare and his contemporaries as well as subjects such as travel writing, eighteenth-century editing and the early development of the novel.The modules complement each other really well, providing a very thorough grounding in a variety of literature of the period. Whether as a basis for PhD studies or for a career elsewhere, the course is a compelling, at times challenging, and yet deeply rewarding choice for masters level postgraduate study. [-]

MA English: Victorian Literature

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Liverpool

Victorian studies at Liverpool has a long history of combining a strong literary focus with a commitment to innovative critical techniques and interdisciplinary study. [+]

MA English: Victorian Literature Whether you simply enjoy Victorian literature or are looking to prepare for further research, the Victorian Literature pathway provides a comprehensive training in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Victorian studies at Liverpool has a long history of combining a strong literary focus with a commitment to innovative critical techniques and interdisciplinary study, and the modules examine such varied issues as the relationship of Victorian writers to their Romantic predecessors; the impact of different sub-cultures in the Victorian period (print culture, theatrical culture, scientific culture); the rich variety of poetry and fantasy in the period; and how the Victorians have been received and re-shaped in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Victorian Literature pathway also offers the opportunity for students to go on organised visits to local Victorian heritage sites, and attend informal postgraduate colloquia with like-minded students from other local universities in the stunning surroundings of Gladstone’s Library in North Wales. Why English? Excellent research and teaching The School of English has an outstanding international reputation for postgraduate teaching and research. By pursuing your programme with us you'll benefit from strong research-led teaching across a wide syllabus. This will equip you with critical thinking and communication skills that are highly applicable to modern life. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise two-thirds of our research activity was in the highest classes of "world leading" or "internationally excellent", with the remainder being classified as "internationally regarded". More significantly still, 100% of respondents to our 2010 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey agreed our courses 'met or exceeded expectations'. Strong postgraduate community You'll be part of a vibrant community of over 150 taught and research postgraduate students from all over the world. There'll be regular seminars and lectures by guest speakers, our staff and students, as well as conferences organised by our students that feature participants and speakers from home and abroad. Recent events have included 'Current Research in Speculative Fiction' (June 2011), and ‘Crossing the Lines: Affinities Before and After 1900’ (January 2010), which attracted AHRC funding. If you're a doctoral student you can participate in the optional English Graduate Teaching Programme , which will allow you to get the best of the teaching opportunities available, without making significant demands on your time. Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £5,300 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £12,200 Financial Support Postgraduate Student Awards A range of awards, scholarships and bursaries are available for those undertaking postgraduate study at the University. English offer the Frank Kermode Postgraduate Award for students who have secured a full-time place on one of our MA programmes. Applications are welcomed from overseas and home/EU students (£1,000 to be set against fees). International Student Fees The University of Liverpool administers and participates in many scholarship schemes for international students. The majority of the scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit rather than hardship and students must normally hold an offer of a place on a course before they can apply. Information on sources of funding can also be obtained by visiting the University web pages or by contacting us directly using the form on this page. Please note that application deadlines may apply to scholarships. Career prospects The independence of study, clarity of expression and management of time demanded by all our taught programmes equip the successful graduate with the skills and knowledge base required for further academic study and research in English and other areas. However, many graduates choose to enter careers such as teaching, publishing and journalism, or to work in the business sector, often in Human Resources, administration, marketing or sales. [-]

MA Philosophy

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

This degree gives you access to the very wide range of philosophical topics and expertise available in the Department. It's great preparation for Philosophy research. [+]

MA Philosophy This degree gives you access to the very wide range of philosophical topics and expertise available in the Department. It's great preparation for Philosophy research, as well as an attractive postgraduate course. You'd attend a main seminar every week and study six philosophical areas, drawn from the research interests of staff. There'll be a further three elective modules to study, involving regular graduate seminars and a lecture course, plus research and dissertation training. Assessment for this programme is mostly by semester essay. This 12-month programme consists of a number of one-semester taught modules, the two main seminar modules and a two-semester research skills module (which includes such transferable skills as logic/reasoning and presentation of papers), and a supervised dissertation over the summer. Students take two elective modules in the first semester and one in the second semester, or vice versa. Key Facts Internationally renowned The department has an international reputation for its work in Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, and the Philosophy of Art. Why Philosophy? Range of expertise Our staff publish and lecture in a wide range of philosophical areas, including: Logic and Philosophy of Language; Metaphysics; Ancient Philosophy; Philosophy of Mind; Moral and Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Mathematics; Aesthetics; Buddhism and Indian Philosophy; Environmental Philosophy; Feminist Philosophy; Continental Philosophy; History of Philosophy and Literary Theory. Masters programmes Our MA programmes include: MA Philosophy MA Philosophy as a Way of Life MA Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions MA Metaphysics, Language and Mind. The programme in Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions was introduced recently and has close links with other University departments, as well as Liverpool's vibrant arts and culture community. The city has the highest density of art galleries and museums outside London. We've also introduced a new MA in Metaphysics, Language and Mind. This gives you the opportunity to explore the key topics in analytical philosophy in depth. Strong postgraduate community As a postgraduate you'll study in an open, thriving and stimulating environment, with a flourishing Philosophy Colloquium and active weekly Graduate Seminar Group. You'll find us in building 143 (map reference D3) on the Campus Map. This is a large eighteenth-century house near to the University Library with good accommodation for research students. Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £5,300 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £12,200 Financial Support Information on sources of funding may be obtained by visiting the University web pages or by contacting us using the form on this page. Please note that application deadlines may apply to scholarships. Postgraduate Taught Student Awards A range of awards, scholarships and bursaries are available for those undertaking postgraduate study at the University. International Students The University of Liverpool administers and participates in many scholarship schemes for international students. The majority of the scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit rather than hardship and students must normally hold an offer of a place on a course before they can apply. [-]

MA Town and Regional Planning

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

This taught programme is designed for Graduates who want to practise overseas and don’t need an RTPI accredited qualification. [+]

MA Town and Regional Planning This taught programme is designed for Graduates who want to practise overseas and don’t need an RTPI accredited qualification. You’ll not only gain a good understanding of town and regional planning but will also be able to tailor your studies to reflect your needs and interests, in consultation with the Programme Director. Three pathways are available for the MATRP: Pathway A (Spatial Planning), Pathway B (Urban Design) and Pathway C (Spatial Modelling). You’ll choose from a range of postgraduate planning modules and will prepare a dissertation (60 credits). Key Facts RAE 2008 50% of research activity deemed world leading or internationally excellent and a further 35% internationally recognised. Housed in the Gordon Stephenson Building The building contains lecture and seminar rooms, as well as a design studio. Why Civic Design? World's first planning school As the world's first planning school we have two main roles: as a centre of excellence for innovative and influential research and scholarship; and as a leading provider of high quality professional education. Excellent academic staff We have excellent academic staff who are actively engaged with research and professional practice. This is reflected in the fact we edit two international journals Town Planning Review Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management Fees Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Tuition fees (Home/EU) The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. As a guide only, the normal tuition fees for full-time Home/EU postgraduate students will be as follows: Fee for this course: £5,300 International students International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University. International fee for this course: £13,000 Financial Support Postgraduate Student Awards A range of awards, scholarships and bursaries are available for those undertaking postgraduate study at the University. International Students The University of Liverpool administers and participates in many scholarship schemes for international students. The majority of the scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit rather than hardship and students must normally hold an offer of a place on a course before they can apply. [-]

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