Edinburgh Napier University

Introduction

Edinburgh Napier is an ambitious and innovative university, based in Edinburgh, the vibrant, prospering capital of Scotland.

Industry focus

Our programmes are created in collaboration with industry to give you the best chance of career success. Employers contribute in a variety of ways including course design, teaching, mentoring, placements and careers guidance, ensuring students will get the skills to move into employment or further study. Experienced staff also feed their expertise into course development and teaching.

Our schools

We have six specialist schools, each is an impressive institution in its own right, with world-class facilities, academics, researchers and international links:

  • The Business School
  • School of Applied Sciences
  • School of Arts & Creative Industries
  • School of Computing
  • School of Engineering & the Built Environment
  • School of Health & Social Care

Our campuses

Edinburgh Napier’s three campuses are equipped with cutting-edge, industry-standard facilities, including a biomechanics lab, journalism newsroom, games lab, and film, photography and music studios. You will be based primarily in one campus depending on your course choice, but you’re welcome to explore all locations and use the facilities at each.

Craiglockhart: Home to the Business School, Craiglockhart Campus blends the old and the new. Set within attractive grounds overlooking Edinburgh, facilities include 200- and 400-seat lecture theatres and language and multimedia labs. It's also home to the University’s innovation and enterprise centre, Bright Red Triangle.

Merchiston: Engineering and built environment, computing and creative industries students are based at Merchiston. Here, students will find the 24-hour Jack Kilby Computing Centre, the Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association, a computer games lab, newsroom, TV, radio and photography studios and soundproofed industry-standard music studios.

Sighthill: The Sighthill Campus serves more than 5,000 students and staff from the Schools of Applied Sciences, and Health and Social Care. Facilities include life-like hospital wards, a clinical skills suite, sports science labs and a sports centre.

Living in Edinburgh

Vibrant, cosmopolitan and consistently voted one of the best cities in the world, Edinburgh is the perfect place to experience student life or build your career. It's big enough to have everything you need, yet small enough to feel like home, and is the 3rd safest city in the world (Post Office Travel Insurance, March 2015). No matter where you are from, Edinburgh is ready to welcome students.

Key facts

  • 95.1% of our students are in work or further study six months after graduating (HESA 2014/15).
  • Our courses are accredited by over 100 professional bodies.
  • Many of our courses have a work-placement opportunity, giving you practical skills and experience to prepare for your future career.
  • Edinburgh Napier University has been awarded five stars for teaching and for employability by the prestigious QS Stars ratings.
  • Edinburgh is home to four universities and over 100,000 students. It is regularly voted the ‘Best city in the UK’ and was named as the “fourth most beautiful city in the world” (Rough Guide 2015).
  • We are a global community with 4,000 international studentsstudying on-campus.
  • Our three campuses are equipped with cutting-edge, industry-standard facilities.
  • We have supported more than350 student start-up companiesin the last ten years.
  • We have dedicated support teams to help you every step of the way, from before you arrive to after you graduate.
  • You will have access to 1,600 computers and 500,000 print and audio-visual learning materials.

Scholarships

Edinburgh Napier offers a number of scholarships and discounts to support students looking to study with us. For a full list of scholarships and eligibility criteria, visit our bursaries and scholarships page.

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Programs

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MSc

MSc Advanced Security and Digital Forensics

Campus Full time 3 semesters January 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This popular and high-quality GCHQ-accredited Masters degree delivers modern enterprise Cyber Security, coupled with Digital Forensics for investigation and incident response. [+]

This popular and high-quality GCHQ-accredited Masters degree delivers modern enterprise Cyber Security, coupled with Digital Forensics for investigation and incident response. Course introduction Computer security is one of the key challenges in contemporary computing. You will gain critical knowledge within the cyber security and digital forensic domains, combining academic principles and industrial practice. The course is informed by current research in security and digital forensics, and is underpinned by our experience with external partners in law enforcement, financial institutions, and other knowledge transfer activities. Course specialisms include network security, penetration testing, incident response, malware analysis, cryptography, audit and compliance, and host and mobile digital forensics. The specialisation you gain in the taught modules is further developed through an extensive research-based MSc dissertation project, leading towards a mastery of a subject area and enhancing your particular specialism. What you’ll learn This course focuses on the areas of securing computer, network and communications systems, incident response, and the forensic investigation of digital devices and networks. Computer security is a growth industry, and is vital in modern computing environments. You will gain foundation knowledge in all the key areas of computing cyber security, both defensive and offensive, as well as post incident response. The digital forensic aspects of the course include network and computer forensics, allowing you to develop the knowledge required to conduct computer-related investigations across networks, systems, and other digital devices. Cyber security and digital forensics are becoming significant computing disciplines, with an acknowledged skill shortage coupled with growing employment opportunities. Our industry informed course combines thorough coverage of academic theory aligned with extensive hands-on practical activities, supported by online and blended materials with virtualised lab environments that complement our on-campus specialist facilities. The School of Computing has developed close ties with industry, law enforcement, and the public sector, through partnerships with organisations such as Cisco Systems, Guidance Software, Dell Secure Works, NCA, NCC, Police Scotland, and many others. The course benefits from this by including many guest lecturers by industry experts. Through the dedicated cyber security and forensic research group extensive cutting edge research is also carried out in key domains by an ever growing cohort of Phd students. The programme also has an affiliation with The Cyber Academy here at Edinburgh Napier, which integrates formally with a range of international initiatives including into a European Centre of Excellence, along with the EU-funded DFET project, which is building a world class virtualised infrastructure for Cyber Security teaching and training, with strong links into law enforcement industry and academia across the World. The MSc is also one of a very small number of courses certified by GCHQ, recognising UK universities which are excellent in Cyber Security. What you will study Host-Based Forensics Network Security Security Audit and Compliance e-Security Incident Response and Malware Analysis Computer Penetration Testing Dissertation Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. Careers The continued growth in the current requirement for cyber security and digital forensics professionals means there are a wide range of careers which can be followed after graduating from the course, such as security consultant/analyst, penetration tester, network security analyst, forensic investigator, audit/compliance consultant, security certification engineer, incident response analyst, cisco security engineer/architect, sys admin, network engineer. The programme develops a range of key skills currently needed in industry, covering areas such as network security, penetration testing, security monitoring, incident response, malware analysis, operating systems, network and computer forensics, virtualisation and malware analysis. Materials from many professional courses are integrated into the curriculum, towards helping students prepare for sought after professional certification such as Cisco Security Certifications, CISSP, and CREST. Entry requirements An Honours degree in a computing discipline at 2:2 or above, or equivalent. English language requirements If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test. If requirements are not mentioned above, our minimum English language requirements will apply. This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you. Admissions policies We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education. [-]

MSc Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Develop a deep insight into crime and criminal behaviour by studying this uniquely practical and applied course in criminology and forensic psychology. [+]

Develop a deep insight into crime and criminal behaviour by studying this uniquely practical and applied course in criminology and forensic psychology. Course introduction Studying applied criminology and forensic psychology at postgraduate level will allow you to develop a range of analytical and practical skills benefitting you as a practitioner or researcher. You’ll have the opportunity of a work placement alongside specialised modules covering mediation, international criminology, assessment of offenders, child protection and advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods. These modules will give you a valuable set of skills for both employment and further research. Your tutors will be research-active staff who are experts in their field. You’ll also benefit from external practitioners who bring their practical skills and experience to the course. What you'll learn You’ll develop a critical awareness of topics at the forefront of criminology and forensic psychology, and the contexts and theories that influence practice in these areas. The applied focus of this course provides an excellent foundation in risk assessment of offenders, methods of rehabilitation, use of forensic interviewing strategies, mediation skills and facial composite construction. Alongside these skills you’ll also learn directly from leading experts about current research and debates in criminology and forensic psychology which directly affect people at all points in the legal system. Additionally you'll acquire excellent transferable research skills in both quantitative and qualitative methods which will enable you to carry out high quality research in a variety of contexts and with ethical integrity. This is a one year full-time course delivered over three trimesters. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study. Subjects include Practical Forensic Psychology (assessing offenders and working with witnesses) Advanced Forensic Psychology (therapeutic jurisprudence and neuroethics) Criminal Justice in Practice Current Topics in Crime Comparative and International Criminology Advanced Research Skills Community Safety and Mediation Investigative Journalism Work Placement Dissertation Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. Careers With a mix of subject specific knowledge, practical skills and technical abilities graduates will have the opportunity to develop a career in a range of occupations including: HM Prisons and secure units Probation service Police services Social work Court services Legal services Voluntary sector Community development Adult guidance Local and central government Academia and research Health services Forensic services Private practice Entry requirements The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:1 (or equivalent) in a related subject (e.g. social sciences, criminology, psychology, sociology, law, humanities, forensic nursing, policing). Those wishing to apply with a 2:2 should contact the programme leader. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes. This course requires the standard IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score of less than 5.5 or equivalent. Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications. English language requirements If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test. If requirements are not mentioned above, our minimum English language requirements will apply. This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you. Admissions policies We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education. [-]

MSc Computing

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months January 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Choose from a wide variety of optional modules to design a course that best suits your needs and career direction. [+]

Choose from a wide variety of optional modules to design a course that best suits your needs and career direction. Course introduction By taking a Masters degree in Computing, you will be able to further your undergraduate computing studies or work experience in the areas of your particular interest. As well as building on your existing computer skills and taking them to the next level, you will learn to develop a critical understanding and an analytical approach to your choice of specialist areas. What you'll learn For example, you may choose software development or information systems, and focus on the skills involved, while a theme such as security and forensics would obviously comprise different areas of study. This course is studied full-time over three trimesters or part-time. It requires an intensive period of study, involving lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study. While classes for each module may account for only three or four hours a week, you'll be expected to commit at least 13 hours per week per module. As a full-time student you'll take three modules per trimester, for the first two trimesters. This course is also available part-time, with one or two modules studied per trimester. Whichever direction you choose, you will end the course equipped with the expertise needed to take you further in your career. Subjects include Advanced applications programming Advanced cloud and network forensics Advanced software development Computer penetration testing Computer systems Database systems Design dialogues Emergent computing for optimisation Enterprise computing Enterprise information systems with SAP e-Security; group project Host-based forensics Information systems engineering Interaction design Management of doftware projects Network security Network technology Programming for the web Routing technology Security audit and compliance Software development 1 & 2 Switching technology Web Design and development Web-enabled business; MSc dissertation Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. Careers Thanks to its content, and the high demand for well-qualified graduates in computing, this course can open doors to a wide range of careers. With previous work experience in the field, you can take advantage of the increased opportunities for advancement that your new skills offer. You could pursue a new role in your specialist area, or take on a research, education or training role. Entry requirements The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. English language requirements If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply. This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you. Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications. Admissions policies We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education. [-]

MSc Construction Project Management

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months January 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This course offers a well-balanced blend of theory and practice which prepares you for work as a project manager in the construction Industry. [+]

This course offers a well-balanced blend of theory and practice which prepares you for work as a project manager in the construction Industry. Course introduction Project managers are responsible for controlling and coordinating the development process from concept through to construction and are in high demand across a number of industries. You will gain an industry recognised qualification as this course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Combined with a suitable BEng accredited undergraduate degree, the course will then satisfy the academic requirements of the UK Engineering Council for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. What you'll learn Part-time study is flexible. Normally students will take three years to complete the programme if they undertake one module per week but the length of the course can be reduced to two years, if two modules are taken each week. Many part-time students undertake projects in their place of work. Subjects include Strategic management Project management Project appraisal and finance Production management Procurement strategy Project risk management MSc thesis Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. Careers You will graduate into an industry where your skills are in high demand. With the resurgence in the property market and investment both by the private and public sector in capital projects and infrastructure, there is an increasing demand for Construction Project Managers to service the numerous projects coming on-line across the UK and further afield. Entry requirements The entry requirement for this course is a UK Honours degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider applicants who have completed a Bachelor (Ordinary) degree if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. There may also be an additional essay requirement if you apply with less than an Honours degree, this would be confirmed on submission of the application to the Admissions Team. English Language requirements If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply. This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you. Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications. Admissions policies We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education. [-]

MSc Energy and Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time 3 semesters January 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Build on your current credentials in the field of energy and environmental engineering, or take the first step into this vital industry. [+]

Build on your current credentials in the field of energy and environmental engineering, or take the first step into this vital industry. Course introduction Energy and the environment are increasingly taking their place as a major issue in today’s world. The course emphasises renewable energy techniques and theories, while also addressing the scientific background associated with sustainable construction and renewable and alternative energies. What you'll learn As well as advanced engineering principles and practices, you’ll learn to effectively manage projects and develop your research skills. You’ll be given practical experience in applying these principles to the investigation and development of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind energy. The course is accredited by both the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Energy Institute, UK. Combined with a suitable accredited undergraduate degree, the MSc degree would then satisfy the academic requirements of the UK Engineering Council for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Subjects include Sustainability energy technologies Solar energy: technology Modelling and analysis Sustainable building design Research skills and project Management Control engineering Distributed generation systems MSc project Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. Career opportunities energy production engineering consultancies research building services environmental engineering design Entry requirements An Honours degree at 2:2 or above in one of the following engineering disciplines: electrical, electronic, mechanical, mechatronics, environmental energy, renewable/sustainable energy, environmental science, engineering with management; or an alternative qualification and appropriate experience within the industry. Civil Engineering as a degree subject will not be considered for this programme. English language requirements If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test. If requirements are not mentioned above, our minimum English language requirements will apply. This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you. Admissions policies We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education. [-]

MSc Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months January 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Gain the vital knowledge and practical skills to develop a successful career in tourism in one of the leading cultural tourism destinations in Europe. [+]

Gain the vital knowledge and practical skills to develop a successful career in tourism in one of the leading cultural tourism destinations in Europe. Course introduction Thanks to its rich history, abundance of heritage attractions and its world-famous festival of the arts, Edinburgh is a popular destination for a rising number of cultural tourists from all over the world – which is why it’s a great place for you to study MSc Heritage & Cultural Tourism Management. This advanced degree will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully operate a cultural tourism business and devise policies and strategies for the overall industry and contributes towards professional accreditation with the Institute of Hospitality. What you'll learn You’ll develop organisational and business skills that relate particularly to cultural aspects of tourism. Through lectures, guest speakers and case studies, you’ll gain an advanced understanding of the issues and concepts involved in the industry, as well as marketing practice and heritage considerations. You’ll learn broad skills, such as formulating policy and planning for the future, as well as developing your abilities in research, time management and presentation methods. This is a full-time course split up into three trimesters. You can choose to start in either January or September. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study. With a number of tourist ventures and operations in and near the city, you’ll have plenty of options for part-time work and employment after graduation. Subjects include Tourism Concepts and Issues Managing Heritage Tourism Tourism, Society and Visual Culture Experience Design and Management Two options Research Methods Dissertation Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. Careers As a tourism graduate from Edinburgh Napier University, you’ll be well placed to progress within the industry, whether your career aspirations are local or international. You may move on to management roles in sectors and organisations including: destination development cultural services management operations management tour operators public sector organisations retail and hospitality Entry requirements The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. English language requirements If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply. This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you. Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications. Admissions policies We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education. [-]

MSc International Business Management

Campus Full time 3 semesters January 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Explore the diversity of approaches to global business challenges, develop your management skills and enhance your qualifications on this postgraduate course. [+]

Explore the diversity of approaches to global business challenges, develop your management skills and enhance your qualifications on this postgraduate course. Course introduction Whether you’re contemplating a career in international business, or currently working and planning to enhance your qualifications, this course will give you the tools you need to be successful in the international business management arena. Covering issues such as intercultural business communication, strategy, innovation, global economics and global marketing, it addresses the essentials of modern international business and opens doors to increased employment opportunities at postgraduate level. What you'll learn We expect this course to attract students from various countries and cultures. This provides an excellent opportunity for discussion with your peers, allowing you to acquire and deepen your understanding of the diversity of international approaches to global business challenges. You’ll be encouraged to reflect on the approach to international business in your own culture and contribute relevant examples in class discussions. You’ll learn to creatively address the issues of global competition and sustainability while acquiring knowledge of international business and its economic environment. You’ll graduate with an advanced understanding of the complexities of global economics and international business. This is a full-time course and is split up into three trimesters. You can choose to start in either January or September. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study. Subjects include Sustaining Organisational Performance Global Economic Environment and Marketing Leadership, Strategy and Innovation Global Marketing Intercultural Business Communication HRM in an International Context Research Methods Dissertation Careers In recent years, students have come to our MSc courses with degrees from many different disciplines, and have gone on to build careers in a range of industries in the public, private and voluntary/not-for-profit sectors. Entry requirements The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Hons) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes. This course requires the standard IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score of less than 5.5 or equivalent. Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications. English language requirements If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test. If requirements are not mentioned above, our minimum English language requirements will apply. This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you. Admissions policies We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education. [-]

MSc International Event and Festival Management

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months January 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Gain the vital knowledge and practical skills to develop a career in international festivals and events in one of the world’s most famous festival cities. [+]

Gain the vital knowledge and practical skills to develop a career in international festivals and events in one of the world’s most famous festival cities. Course introduction Edinburgh is arguably the most famous festival city in the world. Visitors from all over the globe travel to this tourism-friendly capital city every year to experience its thriving cultural, seasonal and special events making it a great place to study event and festival management. This higher degree will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully coordinate and plan international festivals or events, including conferences and devise policies and strategies for the overall industry and contributes towards professional accreditation with the Institute of Hospitality. What you'll learn You’ll learn broad skills, such as formulating policy and planning for the future, as well as developing your abilities in research, time management and presentation methods. You’ll also develop business and marketing skills that relate specifically to the management of large and small-scale events and festivals with an international focus. Through lectures, guest speakers and case studies, you’ll develop an advanced understanding of the issues and concepts involved in the industry. This is a full-time course split up into three trimesters. You can choose to start in either January or September. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study. With our close connections within Edinburgh’s festival community, and the number of tourist ventures and operations in or near the city, you’ll have plenty of options for part-time work and employment after graduation. Subjects include International Business Event Management Business Skills for Event Management International Festival and Event Management Experience Design and Management Two options Research Methods Dissertation Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. Careers As a graduate in event and festival management from Edinburgh Napier University, you’ll be well placed to progress within the industry, whether your career aspirations are local or international. Career opportunities may include: festival management event management conference management public sector organisations Entry requirements The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. English language requirements If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply. This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you. Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications. Admissions policies We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education. [-]

MSc International Finance

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months January 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Aimed at students without a financial background, this course gives you the mathematical and practical skills to pursue a career in international finance. [+]

Aimed at students without a financial background, this course gives you the mathematical and practical skills to pursue a career in international finance. Course introduction Designed for students from a wide variety of non-financial disciplines and employment backgrounds, this course combines mathematical and communication skills to offer you a rounded approach to the world of international finance. MSc International Finance will enhance your employability and open the doors to a global career. You'll be eligible for graduate level positions in areas such as banking, insurance and finance. What you'll learn Whether you are looking for a role in the provision and management of financial services or planning to undertake research in the area, this course will equip you with the appropriate theoretical and practical learning. As well as communication and presentation skills, vital in this complex industry, you’ll gain knowledge of accounting practices, statistics, financial management, banking and insurance, plus a thorough overview of the international financial environment. This is a full-time course and you will learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study. You’ll graduate with the technical and informational analysis skills you need to create a rewarding career in the industry and the means to apply your knowledge of research methods. Subjects include You'll choose six subjects from the following, three from A and three from B; in addition you'll study two compulsory subjects – Research Methods and Dissertation. A: Accounting Principles; Statistics, Probability & Risk; Financial Management; Financial Markets, Institutions and Banking; International Economic Law B: Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting; Strategic Financial Management; International Banking and Insurance; Global Finance; Strategic Management in Global Banking Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. Careers This degree will enhance your employability and open the doors to a global career. You’ll be eligible for graduate level positions in areas such as banking, insurance and finance. Entry requirements The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. Holders of UK degrees in Finance will not be admitted to this course. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. English language requirements If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply. This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you. Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications. Admissions policies We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education. [-]

MSc International Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Study in two different cultures with a trimester in Edinburgh and a trimester in France giving you vital international experience. [+]

Study in two different cultures with a trimester in Edinburgh and a trimester in France giving you vital international experience. Course introduction International marketing is an increasingly important area of business as companies strive to grow globally. As well as learning basic principles of marketing, you’ll develop an appreciation of its practice in a global environment. This course offers you the opportunity to study in two beautiful and cultured European cities – Edinburgh and Nice. You’ll be based in Edinburgh with an option to spend a trimester at the IPAG Business School in Nice, France. This international experience will enhance your career prospects on completion of the course. What you'll learn You’ll develop organisational and business skills as well as an understanding of strategic marketing, brand management theories, intercultural communication and the ability to develop marketing plans. You’ll gain transferable skills such as formulating policy and project management, research, time management and presentation methods. You’ll learn alongside other international students and be taught in English, so you don’t need to speak French to apply. Your third trimester can be based in Edinburgh or Nice and there may be further opportunities to gain work experience in Nice, as IPAG offer internships. This is a one year full-time course starting in September and is split up into three trimesters. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study. Subjects include Principles and Practice of Marketing Consumer Behaviour Intercultural Business Communication Strategic Brand Management Global Marketing Research Methods Dissertation Plus one module from Direct and Digital Marketing Case Studies in International Tourism International Festival and Event Management Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. Careers This course will give you excellent career prospects in marketing including at management level. The experience of studying marketing abroad and in a global context can open up many more marketing career options to you around the world. Entry requirements The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. English language requirements If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply. This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you. Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications. Admissions policies We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education. [-]

MSc Renewable Energy

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months January 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Gain the theoretical and practical skills to explore the growing field of renewable energy technologies. [+]

Gain the theoretical and practical skills to explore the growing field of renewable energy technologies. Course introduction Renewable energy technologies have become an important part of energy production. Strong initiatives and investments from the public and private sectors have made this a rapidly growing field and created further career opportunities in the sector. This is one of the few courses offered at Masters level which not only encompasses renewable energy technologies but also complements with the essential related elements of renewable energy finance and environmental law. These elements touch on financial analytical tools, project structuring, finance and management in renewable energy, while the law element will consider legal framework impacting upon renewable energy provision. What you'll learn The course will extend your skills into various renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar, hydro, biomass, wave etc. Study renewable energy capture, energy storage, energy audit and life-cycle analysis, as well as learning the concept of the system, design, development and applications. The course is accredited by the Energy Institute, UK. Combined with a suitable accredited undergraduate degree, the MSc degree would then satisfy the academic requirements of the UK Engineering Council for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Subjects include Sustainable energy technologies Solar energy: technology, modelling and analysis Renewable energy finance and environmental law Research skills and project management Distributed generation systems MSc Project module Module choice of Control engineering Energy materials Mechatronic systems Sustainable urban property development Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. Career opportunities Consultancies Renewable energy industries Renewable energy technology/design Building services Research & development Entry requirements The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in a relevant engineering field such as electrical, electronics, electrical & electronics, mechanical, automation, control, energy or renewable/sustainable energy in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider alternative qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. English language requirements If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply. This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you. Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications. Admissions policies We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education. [-]

MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months January 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Designed in conjunction with employers, this practical course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to help manage and conserve biodiversity. [+]

Designed in conjunction with employers, this practical course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to help manage and conserve biodiversity. Course introduction The greatest challenge facing conservation biologists today is the preservation of the world’s biodiversity in the face of considerable human demands on space and resources. By combining the disciplines of wildlife biology and conservation biology, experienced staff will help you develop and apply both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to address this challenge. Our graduates have gone on to work for government agencies and independent wildlife organisations nationally and internationally. This course has been designed in conjunction with employers and professional bodies. The main focus is on the development of practical employability skills. In addition to studying relevant theory, you’ll have the opportunity to develop: advanced analytical skills for population investigation and management practical skills used in identifying, quantifying and assessing biodiversity transferable skills including communication, IT (GIS, R, Mark, Estimate S), problem solving, research and team working You’ll need to be available to participate in a three-week intensive field course based in Scotland to help embed practical skills in sampling, identification (plants, aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, small mammals, birds) and data analysis. In addition, guided visits to several sites and talks from managers will highlight how conservation and management are informed by the aims and objectives of the site owners. This usually takes place in early May. Our staff have years of experience working worldwide in wildlife conservation and consultancy and are keen to help you develop your potential. In addition, external speakers from a range of government agencies, charities and consultancies share their experiences and give insights into career options. This is a one year full-time course split into three trimesters. You can choose to start in either September or January. However, the development of theory and practice are best facilitated with a September start. You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, field trips and independent study, supported with information on the virtual learning environment. As your interests develop through the taught course you'll be able to design a final research project to suit your individual goals. Subjects include Principles of wildlife management Scientific methods Humans and wildlife Biodiversity and conservation Management of aquatic protected areas Field and laboratory skills Modelling wildlife populations or case studies in applied ecology Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. Careers Returning graduates, who share their experience of the work environment each year, have emphasised the importance of the skills gained from the course in their subsequent success. You could develop a career with government agencies such as Scottish Natural Heritage and Natural England, non-governmental agencies and charities such as the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Wildlife Trusts or private consultancies. Entry requirements Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above, preferably including aspects of ecology/biology. English language requirements If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply. This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes. This course requires the standard IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score of less than 5.5 or equivalent. Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications. English language requirements (international students) If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test. If requirements are not mentioned above, our minimum English language requirements will apply. This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). [-]

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