Kingston University London

Introduction
EFMD Equis Accredited
AACSB Accredited

Led by Learning

What we do is straightforward. We help undergraduates, postgraduate and research students, organisations and others to learn; promote scholarship; advance professional practice; disseminate new ideas and discoveries through our research and knowledge transfer; and support learning within the region in which we are located. As a community of scholars, students and staff dedicated to learning we share responsibility for developing the full potential of ourselves and others.

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The landscape of higher education is changing, and we must respond both to those developments and to the changing needs of the communities we serve. At Kingston we believe that learning is the most powerful way of improving societies and communities; it is a vital component of addressing global transformation and achieving economic development. We are, and will continue to be, highly international as well closely linked to our local community; and we will continue to provide courses that are relevant to business and the workplace, and to conduct high-quality research because all these things lead to better learning. We are also proud to be a University which encourages and supports those who have hitherto been excluded from higher education. Our students will want to learn, to change and to be challenged. Our systems, our estate and our processes are all there to support better learning.

The ability to adapt, evolve and innovate is critical to creating a successful future, and our contribution is through learning. Our purpose and the objectives of this plan are intended to enable that success and thereby also achieve our vision.

We will implement this strategic plan through a series of core underlying strategies and their operational plans, as follows:

Academic

  • Education
  • Research
  • Enterprise

Support

  • People
  • Finance
  • Estates and Facilities
  • Information
  • Communication
  • Civic Engagement

Each objective in this strategic plan will be associated with a specific underlying strategy, with a nominated leader who will be accountable for its delivery.

We will ensure integration of the plan and the underlying strategies through four cross-cutting programmes:

  • the Student Experience Programme
  • the Staff Experience Programme
  • the Stakeholder and External Partner Programme
  • the Sustainability and Resources Programme

We will measure success in achieving the strategy through a set of Indicators of Success with associated Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Our vision

To be internationally recognised for a creative approach to education that has practical outcomes which benefit people and communities.

Our purpose

To develop potential, transform lives and improve the world around us. To be led by learning in all that we do: enabling others to learn, continually learning ourselves and pushing the boundaries of learning through teaching, research and enterprise and professional practice.

We value

  • Rigour, curiosity, excellence and originality.
  • Innovation, creativity and enterprise.
  • Consideration, courtesy and collegiality.
  • Breadth, diversity and individuality.

At the heart of what we do are:

Learning, Enquiry, Professional Practice

  1. We will encourage and support high quality teaching and research.
  2. Our teaching will be informed by research and best practice.
  3. We will create, test, share and spread knowledge for its own sake.
  4. All our academics will engage in the development of their discipline.
  5. We will be self critical and learn from what we and others do.
  6. We will enable our students to leave with the best possible degree they can attain so that they have choices and the skills needed for fulfilling professional employment; therefore all students will have opportunities for placements, work in an international environment and activities outside the curriculum.
  7. We will develop strategies to support all who can benefit from a Kingston University education, regardless of background, so that they can participate fully and complete it successfully.
  8. We will only admit students who have the ability, commitment and potential to complete their course; when a student does fail or drop out, we will treat this as a failure of the University.
  9. We will only do things that we can do well. We will review our portfolio of courses regularly; we will develop courses that address our students' needs and we will withdraw from areas with poor outcomes or which are not sustainable.

Enriching Lives

  1. We will continue to be a cosmopolitan, London-based university with an international outlook and a diverse student body.
  2. We will develop people to be independent thinkers with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to contribute to society through constructive challenge and to have fulfilling lives.
  3. We will be a University of choice for students with ambition to thrive in a complex interconnected world.
  4. Our courses and opportunities will meet our students' needs and maximise our graduates' choices and employment prospects.
  5. We will be a broadly-based university and seek to maximise the opportunities this gives our students by offering common programmes that deliver interdisciplinary benefits.
  6. We will demonstrate the economic, social and cultural impact of our research and how it benefits individuals, the community and the environment.
  7. Our staff will have opportunities to develop their skills and abilities; they will all have a personal development plan and undergo regular performance appraisal.
  8. Our appointment, reward and promotions systems will underpin good performance and will support research, teaching, professional practice and administration.

Respect for Individuals, Communities and our Environment

  1. We will review our processes regularly to ensure that they focus on the needs of our students and staff.
  2. We will act ethically to minimise our impact on the environment; we will include issues relating to sustainability and ethics in the curriculum.
  3. We will encourage volunteering and engagement with local and other communities.
  4. We will be welcoming and outward looking, blurring the boundaries between staff and students, the University and the community, and will work closely with local and regional communities to develop an engaged Civic University.
  5. We will engage and work with businesses, professional networks and partners to enrich the lives of our students, alumni and staff and to provide mutual benefit.
  6. The Kingston community will be courteous, collaborative and entrepreneurial. We will be known for our collegial, supportive culture, ignoring internal and external boundaries to provide the best possible education for our students.
  7. We will operate efficiently, optimise our resources (including diversifying our income sources) and ensure the future viability of the university.
  8. We will make sure that our physical and our virtual working environments are fit for purpose for students and staff; we will continue to create spaces and systems that support both individual and collaborative learning anywhere, at any time.
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MSc

MSc Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

Enhance your career prospects with a course that equips you with the skills you need to gain high-level positions in the accounting and finance industries. We offer you practical experience of industry-standard methods, tools and data, set in a global context and taught by international staff. [+]

Choose Kingston's Accounting and Finance MSc Enhance your career prospects with a course that equips you with the skills you need to gain high-level positions in the accounting and finance industries. We offer you practical experience of industry-standard methods, tools and data, set in a global context and taught by international staff. This course has been ranked in the top 50 accountancy and auditing courses in western Europe by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16. Kingston Business School was one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. The programme has been developed in consultation with finance professionals at RBS Capital Markets, Commerzbank AG, Standard Chartered Bank and NatWest Bank to give you the practical, real-life skills employers require in this highly competitive sector. We are one of only a handful of UK universities that offer a Bloomberg trading room, giving you the opportunity to develop the hands-on skills employers want. There are regular talks from practising industry experts such as the former head of Financial Services Authority. As well as studying an international curriculum, you will meet and work with students from a wide variety of countries and cultures who can add international insight to class discussions and working groups, and give you a global alumni network. Study in London's happiest borough, with London's lowest crime rate, but still be within easy reach of central London. "In certain City jobs, the ability to use Bloomberg terminals is as important as being able to use Microsoft Office." – Dr George Alexandrou, principal lecturer, Department of Accounting and Finance What you will study During your Accounting and Finance MSc, you will develop your understanding of financial accounting, modelling and reporting, and how this integrates into a business environment. You will look at how theoretical and conceptual issues combine in the operational and practical activities of management accounting. You will also look at the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors that influence an organisation's social responsibilities and how they integrate with a company's strategic decision-making processes. You will examine the core theories of finance and investment, and how they can be used in practical decision-making. "Like for like, this is one of the top programmes in the UK... it was created, and is taught, by academics who have worked at leading international business schools as well as top global financial institutions." – Dr Mohammed Nurullah, course director Assessment You will be assessed according to a combination of assignments, case studies, formal examinations and dissertation. Eduniversal best masters winner 2016 This course has been rated by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16 as one of the best accounting and finance masters courses in western Europe. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules. Available modules Financial Accounting and Financial Management Management Accounting Market-based Accounting Financial Modelling and Research Methods Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis International Money and Finance Auditing and Control Taxation Financial Reporting Research Project Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Advanced Industrial & Manufacturing Systems

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

In today's uncertain global competition platform and economy, manufacturing and engineering are two of the most important pinnacles for a sustainable growth of any country. Many engineering companies require graduates who can demonstrate not only technological, but also managerial and entrepreneurial skill sets. You will be taught how to select advanced manufacturing processes and materials when making new products, and how to turn innovative ideas into real products quickly, timely and within the constraints of available resources, enhancing your employability. [+]

Choose Kingston's Advanced Industrial and Manufacturing Systems MSc In today's uncertain global competition platform and economy, manufacturing and engineering are two of the most important pinnacles for a sustainable growth of any country. Many engineering companies require graduates who can demonstrate not only technological, but also managerial and entrepreneurial skill sets. You will be taught how to select advanced manufacturing processes and materials when making new products, and how to turn innovative ideas into real products quickly, timely and within the constraints of available resources, enhancing your employability. The MSc will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng(Hons) accredited for CEng, will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration. Key features A balanced syllabus blends aspects of technology and management to create a unique skill set, which is much sought after in industry. Academic teaching is also complemented by expert speakers from industry, keeping you up to date with the challenges and developments in the real world. Many modules are supported by practical workshops using the latest equipment and software. Such practical skills can easily be transferred into the working environment. What will you study? You will learn how to analyse complex technical problems and challenges faced by many real-world engineering companies of different sizes. You will also study the operational issues experienced by these companies through real case studies, and how to implement logical solutions under different scenarios. In addition, you will be able to measure the potentials of an engineering company not just through its technological adaptation but also from the entrepreneur viewpoint. Throughout the course, you will have many hands-on sessions to practise what you have learned in the classroom. These practical skills will be obtained through using specialist software and hardware in engineering functions analysis, CAD/CAM, finite element modelling, operation management, quality analysis, business decision modelling, supply chain management and resources simulation. The project dissertation will allow you to develop a chosen field of knowledge which will complement your career ambition. Teamwork, group presentations, case studies and industrial speakers are other highlights of the course, enhancing your learning experience and employability. Assessment Coursework, group presentation, research project and exam. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Engineering Research Techniques, Entrepreneurship and Quality Management Advanced CAD/CAM Systems Mechatronic Design and Automation Engineering Individual Project Option modules (choose one) Advanced Stress Analysis and Materials Industrial Operation Management and Resources Simulation E-engineering Systems Green Engineering and Energy Efficiency Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Advanced Product Design Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course focuses on the latest technology in modern CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM applications to enable students to acquire knowledge and understanding of rapid design and manufacture of a new product from a single computer terminal, without the need for lengthy prototype and test cycles. Implementing this technology is essential in today's global marketplace, where survival relies on being first to market. [+]

Choose Kingston's Advanced Product Design Engineering MSc This course focuses on the latest technology in modern CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM applications to enable students to acquire knowledge and understanding of rapid design and manufacture of a new product from a single computer terminal, without the need for lengthy prototype and test cycles. Implementing this technology is essential in today's global marketplace, where survival relies on being first to market. The MSc will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng(Hons) accredited for CEng, will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration. Key features Teaching in many technical modules is backed up by appropriate hands-on experience and workshops, which can be transferred directly to your working environment. Academic teaching is complemented by visits from industry experts. You will also have plenty of opportunities to attend relevant technical seminars, both within and outside the University. You can tailor your course to enhance your career ambitions through your module choices and the project dissertation gives you the opportunity to choose a field of study in which to establish yourself as a specialist. What will you study? This programme is structured to provide you with the latest developments in this still-evolving discipline, and focuses on providing you with hands-on experience of the latest computing applications throughout the entire product development cycle. The course covers a range of topics from 3D solid modelling and the techniques required to extend the capabilities of a 3D modelling system to gaining practical and theoretical knowledge of analytical computer tools by using finite element analysis (FEA) techniques. It also examines the importance of modern materials in advanced manufacturing processes, as well as computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and application of rapid prototyping technologies. Additionally, the programme enables you to gain the entrepreneurship, management and business skills necessary to take on leadership roles in major product design engineering projects. The project dissertation challenges you to investigate a theoretical area in depth and also to undertake a real-world product design problem-solving project. Assessment Coursework and/or exams, presentations, research project. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Engineering Research Techniques, Entrepreneurship and Quality Management Computer Integrated Product Development Advanced CAD/CAM Systems Engineering Individual Project Option modules (choose one) Industrial Operation Management and Resources Simulation Green Engineering and Energy Efficiency Mechatronics Design and Automation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Aerospace Engineering

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course, which is accredited by Royal Aeronautical Society, provides a strategic overview of aerospace engineering and management issues. It will help you to develop a wider perspective and understanding of the challenges facing the aerospace engineering industry, and includes subjects such as entrepreneurship, business, finance, research techniques and green environmental issues. [+]

Important: if you are an international student requiring a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK you will also need an ATAS certificate for this course. Choose Kingston's Aerospace Engineering MSc This course, which is accredited by Royal Aeronautical Society, provides a strategic overview of aerospace engineering and management issues. It will help you to develop a wider perspective and understanding of the challenges facing the aerospace engineering industry, and includes subjects such as entrepreneurship, business, finance, research techniques and green environmental issues. UK/EU nationals are eligible for the Aero MSc Bursary Scheme with our MSc Aerospace Engineering programme. What will you study? You will gain a broad understanding of the practical requirements of aerospace engineering, as well as an in-depth knowledge of aerospace stress analysis and advanced materials, alongside computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for aerospace applications. Complementary subjects covered include computer-integrated product development, advanced CAD/CAM plus green engineering and energy efficiency. In addition, the Engineering Research Techniques, Entrepreneurship and Quality Management module will develop your business and management skills. The Aerospace Group Design Project module provides you with the experience of working in a multidisciplinary team within an engineering organisation – with real industrial constraints. You'll get the chance to apply the theory you've learnt to real-world contexts and evaluate methodologies, whilst developing your critical thinking and creativity. As well as the professional, analytical and management skills necessary for employment, the course will provide you with the transferable skills required in the workplace, such as communication, IT, teamwork, planning, decision making, independent learning ability and problem solving. Assessment Coursework and/or exams, industrial project. What our graduates say "The Aerospace Engineering MSc offered a number of modules in computer-aided design (CAD) and computational fluid dynamics which I was keen on." Christopher Antrobus "The Aerospace Engineering MSc at Kingston allowed me the flexibility to attend classes and to study from home whilst still working full time." Stephen Levitt Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Engineering Research Techniques, Entrepreneurship and Quality Management Computational Fluid Dynamics for Aerospace Applications Aerospace Stress Analysis and Advanced Materials Aerospace Group Design Project Option modules (choose one) Green Engineering and Energy Efficiency Advanced CAD/CAM Systems Engineering Projects and Risk Management Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Applied Econometrics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course is ideal if you would like to pursue a career in which the application of econometric methods plays a major role – such as market research, evidence-based planning and policy advice, or financial modelling and forecasting – or if you would like to enter a PhD programme. It focuses on the application potential of a broad range of econometric techniques and the effective communication of empirical results, rather than the statistical theory upon which econometric methods depend. [+]

Choose Kingston's Applied Econometrics MSc This course is ideal if you would like to pursue a career in which the application of econometric methods plays a major role – such as market research, evidence-based planning and policy advice, or financial modelling and forecasting – or if you would like to enter a PhD programme. It focuses on the application potential of a broad range of econometric techniques and the effective communication of empirical results, rather than the statistical theory upon which econometric methods depend. Find out more about this course: Key features Workshops will enable you to put the techniques you have learned into practice. You can either use your professional circumstances as research material for your dissertation in collaboration with your employer, or you can use the dissertation to demonstrate your professional development to future employers. The taught modules aim to prepare you for the job market. Alongside your academic studies, you will gain skills in problem-solving and organisation; data collation, review and synopsis; communication (oral, written and electronic); time management; computing; and co-operation and teamwork. You will have the opportunity to attend a range of workshops, conferences and presentations by guest speakers. What will you study? You will study core econometric concepts and methods alongside modules that focus on different application contexts, such as time-series analysis, microeconometrics, financial econometrics, macroeconometric modelling and business forecasting. You will also develop your computing and communication skills. You will then write a dissertation to show evidence of your knowledge, skills and abilities to undertake complex, self-managed tasks with tight deadlines. Assessment To include: essays, small research reports, practical exercises, formal examinations, and final dissertation. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Econometrics Econometrics Dissertation Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting Time Series and Financial Forecasting Methods Topics in Applied Econometrics Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Automotive Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

The MSc will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng(Hons) accredited for CEng, will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration. [+]

Important: if you are an international student requiring a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK you will also need an ATAS certificate for this course. Choose Kingston's Automotive Engineering MSc The automotive industry is presently undergoing a very swift and radical development, with design decision-making being a multidisciplinary collaborative process – the increased pressures are induced by the complexity of automotive product development processes. Sophisticated electronic devices and software algorithms are controlling every process and function of a modern car, resulting in an ever-growing number of on-board computers, sensors and actuators. The automotive industry therefore requires graduates with a significantly broader range of knowledge and skills than in the past. The MSc will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng(Hons) accredited for CEng, will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration. Key features Academic teaching is complemented by presentations from industry experts, such as National Instruments, and by industrial trips to, for example, Jaguar Land Rover and a range of automotive trade shows. You will enjoy group assignments, supporting each other's learning and have opportunities to develop your ability to work in teams. You will also benefit from an industry-relevant final project. The presentation, which is part of the final project, will prepare you for your job interview. Many previous scientific papers (one is written as a part of the final project) have been published at technical conferences and can give you that crucial first break into research. What will you study? The Automotive Engineering MSc course is designed to consolidate and develop new knowledge and skills in the field of automotive engineering and underpinning disciplines. This course takes an applied approach, developing automotive engineers capable of dealing with this complexity, whilst conceiving, designing, prototyping and producing modern cars. It offers opportunities to translate current and emerging automotive technologies into future products. Utilising applied research, you have the opportunity to do your own research within an individual industry-relevant 'capstone' project. This includes preparation of a scientific paper, providing an opportunity for that first breakthrough into publishing your work. Assessment Coursework and/or exams, presentations, industrial or research project. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Engineering Research Techniques, Entrepreneurship and Quality Management Control Systems with Embedded Implementation Automotive Aerodynamics and Structural Analysis Engineering Individual Project Option modules (choose one) Advanced CAD/CAM Systems Green Technology for Automotive Industry Commercial Vehicles Structural Design, Systems and Dynamics Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Banking and Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

The Banking and Finance MSc produces highly skilled, analytical and forward-thinking graduates who are ready to slot into specialised roles in the banking, financial services, finance and financial consultancy sectors. This is a demanding programme, but has an outstanding pass rate. This course is suitable for students from a variety of academic backgrounds, including those with industry experience and those who do not have a bachelors degree in economics, finance or accountancy. You can study the course part time, so you can apply your learning in the workplace straight away. [+]

Choose Kingston's Banking and Finance MSc The Banking and Finance MSc produces highly skilled, analytical and forward-thinking graduates who are ready to slot into specialised roles in the banking, financial services, finance and financial consultancy sectors. This is a demanding programme, but has an outstanding pass rate. This course is suitable for students from a variety of academic backgrounds, including those with industry experience and those who do not have a bachelors degree in economics, finance or accountancy. You can study the course part time, so you can apply your learning in the workplace straight away. The programme has been developed in consultation with finance professionals at RBS Capital Markets, Commerzbank AG, Standard Chartered Bank and NatWest Bank to give you the practical, real-life skills employers require in this highly competitive sector. We are one of only a handful of UK universities that offer a Bloomberg trading room, giving you the opportunity to develop the hands-on skills employers want. There are regular talks from practising industry experts such as the former head of Financial Services Authority. As well as studying an international curriculum, you will meet and work with students from a wide variety of countries and cultures who can add international insight to class discussions and working groups, and give you a global alumni network. When you study this programme you can also apply for Bloomberg certification. This industry-recognised qualification gives graduates a huge advantage in the jobs market. The course covers many aspects of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential, helping to prepare you for their professional examination. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. "Like for like, this is one of the top programmes in the UK...it was created and is taught by academics who have worked at leading international business schools as well as top global financial institutions." – Dr Mohammed Nurullah, course director What will you study? This masters degree is designed to demonstrate the links between theory and practice. Taught sessions use real life examples and case studies, while the assessments also expose you to real-life problems and solutions. The core modules on this course will show you how to manage assets, liquidity and risk, and how to analyse credit, interest, statements and rates. You will also learn about corporate finance and industry regulation. You will also get the opportunity to work in Kingston Business School's Bloomberg trading room. You will study eight taught modules, then undertake a research project. Assessment You will be assessed via examinations, coursework assignments, case studies, presentations and research projects. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules. Core modules Induction Bank Operations and Strategy Bank Financial Risk Management Financial Modelling and Research Methods Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis Portfolio Theory and Investment Banking Financial Services Regulation and Compliance Research Project Islamic Banking and Insurance Financial Engineering International Financial Services Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Behavioural Decision Science

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course explores recent developments in theories of behavioural decision-making science. It will enable you to critically examine theories of judgement and decision-making motivated by research in memory, perception, categorisation, reasoning, social psychology, economics, political and management sciences. The career-focused modules are designed to build on your workplace skills and develop new skills. [+]

Choose Kingston's Behavioural Decision Science MSc This course explores recent developments in theories of behavioural decision-making science. It will enable you to critically examine theories of judgement and decision-making motivated by research in memory, perception, categorisation, reasoning, social psychology, economics, political and management sciences. The career-focused modules are designed to build on your workplace skills and develop new skills. This course will enable you to develop the skills to evaluate research findings and to relate these findings to practical applications and solutions. It facilitates and encourages interaction between theory, policy and practice in relation to people's judgements and choices in politics, business, retail, health, leisure and sport. You will benefit from regular public lectures organised by the Group for Decision, Thinking and Risk and delivered by internationally recognised researchers in the fields of decision-making, thinking and risk. In addition, you can attend weekly departmental research seminars, where international scholars and staff members present recent research findings. Watch a video featuring some of our students talking about the Behavioural Decision Science MSc: What will you study? You will cover recent developments in normative, descriptive and experience-based theories of choice, as well as the impact of experience and expertise on judgements and choice. You will be introduced to applications of judgement and decision-making research in areas such as consumer behaviour, politics, sports, economics and health, providing a firm basis in both the theory and practice of cognitive science and decision-making. You will also explore a selection of current research topics relevant to individual and managerial decision-making, wellbeing and policy-making. Assessment Assessment methods include essays, in-class tests, unseen examinations, laboratory reports and a dissertation. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Applications of Behavioural Decision Science Psychology Dissertation Research Design and Analysis The Psychology of Thinking, Judgement and Decision-Making Applications of Psychological Research The Psychology of Health and Well Being Optional modules to be confirmed. Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Building Surveying

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course is ideal if you did not study building surveying at undergraduate level but would like to enter the profession and require a 'conversion' course. The course draws on the strength of project work, which is a particular speciality of the School, and on the developing sustainability agenda. [+]

Choose Kingston's Building Surveying MSc This course is ideal if you did not study building surveying at undergraduate level but would like to enter the profession and require a 'conversion' course (see entry requirements). The course draws on the strength of project work, which is a particular speciality of the School, and on the developing sustainability agenda. Accreditation This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). What will you study? You will gain knowledge of building materials, construction technology and pathology; specialist legal and regulatory issues; the design of simple structures; and the preparation of schemes for the rehabilitation of buildings. The course focuses on the core competencies of the building surveyor and professional builder operating at local, regional and national levels. It takes into account the developing sustainability agenda with which construction professionals must increasingly engage, together with multidisciplinary requirements specific to building surveying. While centred around the discipline requirements necessary for the UK-based building surveying professional, the course also contains European and global perspectives appropriate to the requirements of international consultancies. Assessment Exams, essays, projects, portfolio, dissertation. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules. Modules Building Appraisal Maintenance and Renewal Law and Practice for the Built Environment Sustainable Construction Technology Specification – Design and Analysis Research Principles and Application Research Project Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Child Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course looks at research in child psychology, focusing on the advanced study of psychological development in children and the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice. It is ideal if you would like to start or promote a career working with children in areas such as teaching and social work; it also provides an excellent foundation for pursuing a research career in child/developmental psychology. [+]

Choose Kingston's Child Psychology MSc This course looks at research in child psychology, focusing on the advanced study of psychological development in children and the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice. It is ideal if you would like to start or promote a career working with children in areas such as teaching and social work; it also provides an excellent foundation for pursuing a research career in child/developmental psychology. Find out more about this course: Aimed at childcare professionals, including teachers, paediatric nurses and social workers, this course will develop their knowledge of child psychology and enhance their professional work. Areas of expertise include: psychosocial issues concerning living with facial disfigurement and impairment in childhood and adolescence; children's expertise in describing and recalling faces; reading development in blind children; phonological awareness and letter knowledge in reading development; bullying; the development of biological at-risk children (very pre-term); children's regulatory problems (crying, feeding, sleeping) and ADHD; autism, face processing and ‘Theory of Mind'; anxiety disorders; learning and the role of cognitions in fears and anxiety; language development in typical development and developmental disorders; pre-verbal infant cognitive, social and emotional development; and development of numerical abilities. What will you study? Taught by researchers active in the field of child psychology, this MSc has a strong research focus, and you will be encouraged to approach empirical research critically. You will study four, year-long, 30-credit modules, including three core modules and one option module, plus a 60-credit dissertation. You will be introduced to the theories of child psychology, considering them in relation to the real world, and will cover the empirical research and theories of developmental psychology, focusing on implications for policy and practice. You will also study the application of developmental psychology to social policy, such as social issues, education and school issues and health, and the factors influencing the development of children's relationships. You will consider both typical and atypical development, including a range of developmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, etc. Your dissertation enables you to study an area of interest in depth and gain valuable research skills. Assessment Essays, in-class tests, presentations, unseen examinations, laboratory reports and dissertation. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Applications of Psychological Research Cognitive and Social Development Development in Typical and Atypical Populations Methods and Statistics for MSc Psychology Psychology Dissertation Optional modules to be confirmed. Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Clinical Applications of Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This MSc course provides a dynamic and current perspective across the various areas of clinical applications of psychology. Specifically, it covers theories of psychopathology from childhood to adulthood, and clinical applications of psychology in health and wellbeing. The course also covers basic counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) skills, as well as the professional issues relevant to clinical practitioners. [+]

Choose Kingston's Clinical Applications of Psychology MSc This MSc course provides a dynamic and current perspective across the various areas of clinical applications of psychology. Specifically, it covers theories of psychopathology from childhood to adulthood, and clinical applications of psychology in health and wellbeing. The course also covers basic counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) skills, as well as the professional issues relevant to clinical practitioners. Please note that, although this course is anticipated to significantly enhance your knowledge of the clinical applications of psychology and therefore benefit your future career – be it in clinical training and practice, research or other related areas of psychology – it does not lead to a professional qualification as a clinical psychologist, nor does it guarantee entry to doctoral-level training in clinical psychology. Find out more about this course: You will be taught by both clinically active psychologists as well as academics who conduct research in clinically relevant areas. There is a strong practical focus – across all modules, we emphasise applying the relevant theory and research to clinical practice in mental health. You will also acquire foundation counselling and cognitive behavioural skills. If you are already in a clinical placement, we will support you in considering relevant empirical evidence and how it may inform your work with the particular client group. What will you study? You will gain in-depth knowledge of theories of adult and child psychopathology, and will study the biopsychosocial aspects of health and illness. You will explore the evidence base for psychological and behavioural change interventions in mental and physical health, and will cover advanced research methodology and statistics. The course also provides opportunities for detailed and advanced study (via the dissertation) of a chosen area in clinical applications of psychology, enabling further development of your practical research skills. You will acquire basic counselling and cognitive behavioural skills, and will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the issues relevant to clinical practice, such as context and settings for clinical practitioners. You will also consider professional issues and current debates in ethics and diversity relevant to practitioners and researchers in mental health, and will learn how to apply ethical principles in both your research and via real or hypothetical clinical case studies. Assessment Assessment methods include essays, in-class tests, presentations, unseen examinations, laboratory reports and dissertation. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Clinical Applications of Psychology Professional Practice Psychology Dissertation Psychopathology Across the Life Span Research Design and Analysis Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Embedded Systems

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

In our modern world, we are surrounded by systems and devices that have unseen computer software and hardware, such as digital televisions, MP3 players, smartphones and traffic lights. It takes a special type of person (typically working in a multidisciplinary team) to conceive, design and implement, and deploy these so-called embedded systems. This course is designed to set you ahead in the vibrant jobs market for consumer electronics, industrial equipment and the automotive industry. [+]

Choose Kingston's Embedded Systems MSc In our modern world, we are surrounded by systems and devices that have unseen computer software and hardware, such as digital televisions, MP3 players, smartphones and traffic lights. It takes a special type of person (typically working in a multidisciplinary team) to conceive, design and implement, and deploy these so-called embedded systems. This course is designed to set you ahead in the vibrant jobs market for consumer electronics, industrial equipment and the automotive industry. Key features This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Practical-based teaching will provide you the opportunity to put your hands on industry and/or research-standard software/hardware such as LabView, Compact Rio, Microchip's dsPIC DSC / MPLAB, Matlab. The course is taught by academics with expertise in computer science, electrical, mechanical and automotive engineering and by industrial visiting lecturers based in industry. You will have the opportunity to work on your project dissertation in one of our industrial contacts or alongside our research teams with internationally recognised expertise in digital image processing, computer vision, robotics, control systems, aerospace, medical telematics, wireless networks and multimedia communications. What will you study? The Embedded Systems MSc has been designed to give you a good background on digital signal processing (DSP), digital signal processors (eg the kind used in set top boxes, image processing, etc.), control systems and micro controllers. You can then choose a number of options to tailor your education mixing computing and engineering subjects. If you are vocationally inclined toward management, we also offer a version of the course that includes management modules. The Embedded Systems course can be combined with Management Studies enabling you to develop business and management skills so you can work effectively with business managers to develop innovative and imaginative ways to exploit embedded systems for business advantage. This is a key skill for employability, particularly as organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors grapple with austerity. Assessment Coursework and/or exams, research project/dissertation. Course structure The full MSc course consists of an induction programme, four taught modules, and project dissertation. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Embedded Systems MSc modules Digital Signal Processing Real-time Programming Control Systems with Embedded Implementation Project Dissertation One option module Embedded Systems with Management Studies MSc modules Digital Signal Processing Real-time Programming Control Systems with Embedded Implementation Business in Practice Project Dissertation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Engineering Projects & Systems Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course, accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), provides an excellent opportunity to improve your current technical portfolio with a spectrum of engineering operations and project management skills. As a result, you will enhance your employment prospects and your ability to apply for senior engineering management roles. [+]

Choose Kingston's Engineering Projects & Systems Management MSc This course, accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), provides an excellent opportunity to improve your current technical portfolio with a spectrum of engineering operations and project management skills. As a result, you will enhance your employment prospects and your ability to apply for senior engineering management roles. The MSc will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng(Hons) accredited for CEng, will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration. Key features The course is designed to complement your engineering degree with a rich spectrum of engineering and project management skills. Academic teaching is supported by specialist speakers from industry, keeping you up to date with the challenges and developments in the real world. Skills learnt in hands-on practical sessions using the latest software are easily transferred into any working environment. What will you study? You will learn how to apply advanced project management and resource optimisation skills, and will be able to identify, evaluate and recommend solutions to critical engineering management problems that need improvement. You will study the important ingredients of running a successful business, and how to improve its operations, productivity and competitiveness by using different management techniques specific to engineering companies. You will be able to develop and manage new projects more effectively and within the given constraints in functions, cost and time. You will also learn how to expand your business through deploying the latest e-commerce and IT techniques. Throughout the course you will have many hands-on sessions to practise what you have learned in the classroom. These practical skills will be obtained through using specialist software in operation management, quality analysis, business decision modelling, supply chain management and resources simulation. The project dissertation will allow you to develop a chosen field of knowledge which will complement your career ambition. Teamwork, group presentations, case studies and industrial speakers are other highlights of the course, enhancing your learning experience and employability. Assessment Coursework, software session reports, group presentation, research project. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Engineering Projects and Risk Management Industrial Operation Management and Resources Simulation Engineering Research Techniques, Entrepreneurship and Quality Management Engineering Individual Project Option modules (choose one) E-engineering Systems Green Engineering and Energy Efficiency Mechatronic Design and Automation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

If you want to pursue a rewarding, exciting and challenging career in the financial sector, this course provides the knowledge and skills you need, even if you do not already have experience in finance. It will give you a well-integrated knowledge of financial accounting, finance and investment, and management accounting, together with the ability to relate this to the wider issues of management and corporate strategy. It produces graduates who are prepared for high-level jobs in the financial industries. [+]

Choose Kingston's Finance MSc If you want to pursue a rewarding, exciting and challenging career in the financial sector, this course provides the knowledge and skills you need, even if you do not already have experience in finance. It will give you a well-integrated knowledge of financial accounting, finance and investment, and management accounting, together with the ability to relate this to the wider issues of management and corporate strategy. It produces graduates who are prepared for high-level jobs in the financial industries. The programme has been developed in consultation with finance professionals at RBS Capital Markets, Commerzbank AG, Standard Chartered Bank and NatWest Bank to give you the practical, real-life skills employers require in this highly competitive sector. We are one of only a handful of UK universities that offer a Bloomberg trading room, giving you the opportunity to develop the hands-on skills employers want. There are regular talks from practising industry experts such as the former head of Financial Services Authority. As well as studying an international curriculum, you will meet and work with students from a wide variety of countries and cultures who can add international insight to class discussions and working groups, and give you a global alumni network. Kingston students can apply for Bloomberg certification. These industry-standard qualifications give graduates a huge additional advantage in the jobs market – and save time and money on extra studies. All our staff are highly accredited and experienced, and many have worked at high levels within business: in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014, two-thirds of our research activity was classified as internationally excellent or world-leading. Enjoy studying in the peaceful and leafy suburb on Kingston, which is within easy reach of central London. It has the lowest crime rate in London and has been rated London's happiest borough. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. "Like for like, this is one of the top programmes in the UK...it was created and is taught by academics who have worked at leading international business schools as well as top global financial institutions." – Dr Mohammed Nurullah, course director What will you study? In this research-led masters, you will learn from recent journal articles and research papers, live data and up-to-the-minute theories and models. You will learn from real-life examples and case studies during the taught sessions. The programme has a balanced approach between quantitative and qualitative methods, and it provides candidates with the computer and research skills required by employers in this highly competitive sector. You will develop your understanding of the purpose and nature of financial accounting and reporting, and look at how theoretical and conceptual issues integrate with operational and practical activities. You will also look at the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors that influence an organisation's social responsibilities, and how these integrate with a company's strategic decision-making processes. You will examine the core theories of finance and investment, and how they can be used in practical decision-making contexts. Assessment You will be assessed using assignments, case studies, formal examinations and a dissertation, and your assessments will also involve real life problems and solutions. Course structure The course is divided into two parts, with Part 1 made up of core and option module, and Part 2 made up of research and a dissertation. Stage one September to December You will begin with an induction and personal development programme, then move on to study core modules. January to May You will continue to study the four 30-credit pathway modules and add one option choice. Stage two June to September You will undertake a research project (30 credits). This will allow you to focus in depth on a specific area of the business finance function, increasing your career choices. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Financial Modelling and Research Methods Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis Portfolio Theory and Investment Banking Financial Accounting and Financial Management Market-based Accounting Research Project Option modules (choose one) International Money and Finance Fixed Income Analysis Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Financial and Business Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

This course is a combination of two highly successful courses run by the Business School – the Accounting and Finance MSc and the International Business Management MSc – both of which have established an international reputation for excellence. It is an intensive, thorough and challenging programme, designed to give you the theoretical and practical skills essential for managing today's businesses. [+]

Choose Kingston's Financial and Business Management MSc This course is a combination of two highly successful courses run by the Business School – the Accounting and Finance MSc and the International Business Management MSc – both of which have established an international reputation for excellence. It is an intensive, thorough and challenging programme, designed to give you the theoretical and practical skills essential for managing today's businesses. This course is suitable for both experienced corporate finance and financial management practitioners who want to add to their skills, and those looking for a career in the area. The programme has been developed in consultation with finance professionals at RBS Capital Markets, Commerzbank AG, Standard Chartered Bank and NatWest Bank to give you the practical, real-life skills employers require in this highly competitive sector. We are one of only a handful of UK universities that offer a Bloomberg trading room, giving you the opportunity to develop the hands-on skills employers want. There are regular talks from practising industry experts such as the former head of Financial Services Authority. As well as studying an international curriculum, you will meet and work with students from a wide variety of countries and cultures who can add international insight to class discussions and working groups, and give you a global alumni network. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. "Like for like, this is one of the top programmes in the UK...it was created and is taught by academics who have worked at leading international business schools as well as top global financial institutions." – Dr Mohammed Nurullah, course director What will you study? The course is highly practical, with each module has been designed to teach you the skills that employers value most. You will even be assessed in practical terms, with all tests based on real-life practices, so that you can get used to the way you will work for an employer when you have finished the course. You will learn the computer and research skills employers demand for work in this highly competitive sector. The programme has a balanced approach, teaching you how to interpret and solve problems using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The course is taught by both Kingston Business School's academic staff and expert guest lecturers form the accounting, auditing and financial services sector. Assessment We will assess you through assignments, case studies, formal examinations and your dissertation. All these tests are based on real-life practices, preparing you for your future career. Course structure The course is divided into two stages, with stage one made up of four core modules and one optional module, and stage two involving research towards your dissertation. Stage one September to December You will start with an induction and personal development programme and then move on to studying theories, models and practice of management accounting and finance. January to May You will continue to study three of the 30 credit modules and add an optional module. Stage two June to September You will work on a research project (dissertation) module. This allows you to study a topic of your choice in detail, carry out research and write a report on your findings with conclusions and practical advice for management. You will get one-to-one tuition and guidance, and can tailor your research to fit in with your career interests. Carrying out this research in a financial or business environment means that you can build professional contacts and connections in the business world that will be useful when you graduate. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules. Core modules Management Accounting Financial Modelling and Research Methods Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis Financial Accounting and Financial Management Contemporary Business Strategy Research Project Option modules (choose one) Islamic Banking and Insurance Global Marketing Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Forensic Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course has been designed to meet the significant growth in the job market for forensic psychologists. It draws on the University's established expertise in criminology and psychology, and includes the opportunity to undertake a work placement, enabling you to put what you have learnt into practice and gain valuable skills and experience. On successful completion, you will be able to develop your career as a forensic psychologist in, for example, prison settings, probation, crime analysis units and academia. [+]

Choose Kingston's Forensic Psychology MSc This course has been designed to meet the significant growth in the job market for forensic psychologists. It draws on the University's established expertise in criminology and psychology, and includes the opportunity to undertake a work placement, enabling you to put what you have learnt into practice and gain valuable skills and experience. On successful completion, you will be able to develop your career as a forensic psychologist in, for example, prison settings, probation, crime analysis units and academia. This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). You can also study the joint degree of Criminology with Forensic Psychology MA. Find out more about this course: Key features This course is accredited by the Forensic Psychology Division of the British Psychological Society (BPS) as an accredited Stage 1 masters programme. A minimum of 15 weeks will be spent on an organised placement at a number of settings including high and medium security hospitals and in-reach prison teams. The course content is underpinned by research, and modules will be informed by the latest research in the subject area, keeping it up to date with the latest developments. You will benefit from the close links our staff have with forensic settings located in the southwest of London and the surrounding area. What will you study? Forensic psychology is concerned with the psychological issues associated with criminal behaviour and the treatment of those who have committed offences. It refers to the investigation of deception fraud, crime and the psychological aspects of legal and judicial process. You will learn how psychology is applied in various forensic settings and will be introduced to the role of the forensic psychologist in practice. You will also gain knowledge of the legal aspects of forensic psychology, such as considerations for courts and sentencing, and will examine the aetiology of criminal behaviour in depth. Assessment A variety of assessment methods is employed on this course, including essays, reports, presentations, evaluation of placement activities, laboratory reports and a dissertation. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Antisocial behaviours across the lifespan; Treatment and intervention Applications of Forensic Psychology Investigative and Legal Processes in Forensic Psychology Psychology Dissertation Research Design and Analysis Optional modules to be confirmed. Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Game Development (Programming)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course, one of a suite of digital media courses, enables you to study professional digital media practice in a microstudio environment with a focus on the programming skills necessary for the field of games development. [+]

Choose Kingston's Game Development (Programming) MSc This course, one of a suite of digital media courses, enables you to study professional digital media practice in a microstudio environment with a focus on the programming skills necessary for the field of games development. Through a student-centred project-based curriculum, you work as a games programmer to develop your specialist skills while working as part of an interdisciplinary team with students from across the full programme. This course has been developed in consultation with our industry panel, which includes representatives from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, DreamWorks and Samsung Design Europe. We are also an active member of TIGA, the games industry's representative body, and the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA). This course has been designed to utilise the best digital media expertise and resources from across the University, and will prepare you for employment in the digital media industry, where teams of specialists work together to develop and author innovative digital media projects. What will you study? You will design and create computer games, alone and in teams, using industry-standard production management tools and techniques that stimulate a professional environment of collaboration to deliver a product on time. You will also develop vertical-slice prototypes using new technologies, such as computer vision and stereoscopy, and will learn how to present yourself to potential employers through your professional presence and portfolio. Assessment Vertical slices, prototypes, demos, videos, presentations, design documents, essays. PlayStation First Kingston University is an educational partner of Sony through PlayStation First. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules. Modules Digital Studio Practice Media Specialist Practice Real-time Programming 3D Game Programming Digital Media Final Project Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Historic Building Conservation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course enables you to become a professional within the specialist field of historic building conservation. London is rich in its collection of historic buildings, and the course team places great emphasis on using these to illustrate and inform elements of the course. [+]

Choose Kingston's Historic Building Conservation MSc This course enables you to become a professional within the specialist field of historic building conservation. London is rich in its collection of historic buildings, and the course team places great emphasis on using these to illustrate and inform elements of the course. In particular, past and ongoing works at the Historic Royal Palaces, together with several national and local heritage organisations and practitioners, are used as the basis for project work. Key features The course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and on successful completion graduates will be able to register for the RICS final assessment programme. The course is also recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). The course team works closely with a variety of different organisations, including Historic Royal Palaces, building preservation trusts, Historic England, specialist practitioners, craftsmen and contractors. The course is consciously interdisciplinary and international. Current and former students include archaeologists, architects, architectural technologists, chartered surveyors, craftsmen, engineers, and project and construction managers. The course provides opportunities to work alongside other postgraduates in the Faculty and the wider university, including those studying architecture, landscape architecture and building surveying. What will you study? The course is designed to balance strategic analysis with a good working knowledge of core techniques. You will acquire the skills and knowledge to extend your current practice and/or gain knowledge and expertise in new areas. You will work with a range of professionals and specialists to broaden your understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the field. A week-long field trip to a European city will provide the opportunity to further develop your technical knowledge and embed it within a practice scenario. Assessment Essays, reports, seminars, workshops, group field trip, project work, presentations, and dissertation. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules. Modules Analysing and Condition of Historic Buildings Defects and Pathology, Repair and Renewal Legislation and Economics for Historic Buildings Regeneration and Conservation of Historic Environments Research Principles and Application Research Project Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Information Systems

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

Information systems, when used effectively, can give a business or organisation the competitive edge. They can also transform businesses, restructure organisations and streamline business processes. This course seeks to address the shortage of people who can operate at the interface of business and IT, and offers the chance to study a spectrum of relevant business and technical subjects. [+]

Choose Kingston's Information Systems MSc Information systems, when used effectively, can give a business or organisation the competitive edge. They can also transform businesses, restructure organisations and streamline business processes. This course seeks to address the shortage of people who can operate at the interface of business and IT, and offers the chance to study a spectrum of relevant business and technical subjects. Key features This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The career-enhancing programme is designed to build on your previous experience and education and allow you to tailor your learning to suit your individual career development, industry background and requirements of your organisation. An industrial advisory board advises on all aspects of the curriculum to ensure that new concepts are introduced and that the course continues to meet the needs of business and industry. What will you study? You will study the design, development and management of information systems to enable you to recognise and accommodate the increased rate of change and instability in the business and information environment created by social, economic, political and technical changes. You will gain an understanding of how information is used within an organisation, who uses it, the nature of the information, how it relates to decision making and how it contributes to organisational goals and objectives. In addition to our pure Information Systems MSc you can choose to specialise in E-commerce or Health Information Management. Assessment Coursework and/or exams, research project/dissertation. Course structure The full MSc course consists of an induction programme, four taught modules, and project dissertation. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Modules Modelling Enterprise Architectures Data Management and Governance eBusiness Strategy and Implementation Agile Project Development Project Dissertation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

Managing innovation and making the most of new technologies is vital for any business to grow whether it is a start-up or however established the company or organisation is. With the Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship MSc from Kingston Business School you can realise that ambition. [+]

Choose Kingston's Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship MSc Make good ideas your business Managing innovation and making the most of new technologies is vital for any business to grow whether it is a start-up or however established the company or organisation is. With the Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship MSc from Kingston Business School you can realise that ambition. The Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship MSc aims to equip you with practical knowledge on key issues surrounding innovation management and entrepreneurship. Our strong track record of excellence in entrepreneurship has been recognised by the Higher Education Statistics Agency and for the sixth year running, Kingston University is ranked one of the top two universities in the UK for graduate start-ups. The course includes a University-sponsored study tour to an innovation hotspot, which could be Silicon Valley, Cambridge or another place, where you will have a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience meeting with outstanding entrepreneurs, high-growth start-ups, the innovative tech giants and investors. You also have the possibility to participate in a week-long study visit to a foreign business school where you can meet students studying a similar programme and undertake visits to local companies. What will you study? The course focuses on the analysis and practical application of the key issues surrounding innovation management and entrepreneurship from the perspective of firms, including lean start-up techniques, innovation management, effective entrepreneurship (soft skills), entrepreneurial finance, managing a growing business, strategy for high-growth businesses, entrepreneurial marketing and internationalisation. Assessment Individual and group coursework, time-constrained coursework and consultancy report. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules. Modules Innovation Management and Entrepreneurial Finance Entrepreneurship and Growth of Innovative Businesses Design Thinking for Start Ups International Business Strategy Consultancy Project Start-up Venture Project Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc International Business Management

Campus Full time 12 - 15 months January 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

Do you crave a management role, but have a first degree in another subject? This is our most popular postgraduate course, offering modules covering a wide selection of topics that equip you with the practical skills you need to excel in management or consultancy. It gives you the opportunity to gain expertise in individual business disciplines without limiting your employment options. [+]

Please note: the following pathways are also available: International Business Management with Entrepreneurship MSc International Business Management with Marketing MSc International Business Management with Project Management MSc Choose Kingston's International Business Management MSc Do you crave a management role, but have a first degree in another subject? This is our most popular postgraduate course, offering modules covering a wide selection of topics that equip you with the practical skills you need to excel in management or consultancy. It gives you the opportunity to gain expertise in individual business disciplines without limiting your employment options. Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and Educational Performance Analysis System (EPAS). Add study at the prestigious Boston University to your programme and gain a dual masters degree. Benefit from an international curriculum. Participate in a week-long study visit to a foreign business school where you will meet students studying a similar programme and undertake visits to local companies. Take part in a one-semester exchange programme with a business school in Europe (such as Berlin or Paris) Assessments that reflect real business situations. Undertake a consultancy project with a real business instead of a dissertation. Students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's business courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts. Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Kingston upon Thames has been rated London's happiest borough and has the lowest crime rate in London, as well as fast transport links to the city centre. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. What will you study? This course strengthens your critical understanding of general management, international business and strategy. As an International Business Management MSc student, you will develop your ability to question and critically assess business issues to find innovative options and solutions. You will build your understanding across a broad range of modules, with a core legal element built in through the International Business Environment and Trade module. Regular guest speakers add to the expertise of our lecturing staff and provide their perspectives on current events. Assessment Individual and group coursework, time-constrained coursework and consultancy report, with occasional examination. Course structure The International Business Management MSc is made up of eight modules worth 180 credits. Four of these modules, making up 120 credits, are core to the programme and provide you with the knowledge and skills you need for a career in international management. You will also choose from a broad range of elective modules to build on this core for the remaining 60 credits. Your choice of elective modules means you will have the opportunity to gain expertise in individual business disciplines without limiting your employment options. If you start the course in September, you can choose one of three different pathways – Entrepreneurship, Project Management or Marketing. If your first degree is in business management, you can exchange the core module Fundamentals of Business Management for additional elective modules worth a total of 30 credits. Please note that not all combinations of elective modules may be possible because of timetabling. This is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules (for all pathways) Fundamentals of Business Management Contemporary Business Strategy International Business Environment and Trade Business Consultancy Report Buyer Behaviour Elective modules Alternative Dispute Resolution Entrepreneurship in an International Context Global Marketing Management International Environmental Law and Sustainability International Money and Finance Leadership, Change and Consultancy Managing Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Strategic Project Management and Practice Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc International Business Management with Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

Do you crave a management role, but have a first degree in another subject? This is our most popular postgraduate course, offering modules covering a wide selection of topics that equip you with the practical skills you need to excel in management or consultancy. It gives you the opportunity to gain expertise in individual business disciplines without limiting your employment options. [+]

Please note: the following pathways are also available: International Business Management with Marketing MSc International Business Management with Project Management MSc Choose Kingston's International Business Management MSc Do you crave a management role, but have a first degree in another subject? This is our most popular postgraduate course, offering modules covering a wide selection of topics that equip you with the practical skills you need to excel in management or consultancy. It gives you the opportunity to gain expertise in individual business disciplines without limiting your employment options. Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and Educational Performance Analysis System (EPAS). Add study at the prestigious Boston University to your programme and gain a dual masters degree. Benefit from an international curriculum. Participate in a week-long study visit to a foreign business school where you will meet students studying a similar programme and undertake visits to local companies. Take part in a one-semester exchange programme with a business school in Europe (such as Berlin or Paris) Assessments that reflect real business situations. Undertake a consultancy project with a real business instead of a dissertation. Students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's business courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts. Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Kingston upon Thames has been rated London's happiest borough and has the lowest crime rate in London, as well as fast transport links to the city centre. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. What will you study? This course strengthens your critical understanding of general management, international business and strategy. As an International Business Management MSc student, you will develop your ability to question and critically assess business issues to find innovative options and solutions. You will build your understanding across a broad range of modules, with a core legal element built in through the International Business Environment and Trade module. Regular guest speakers add to the expertise of our lecturing staff and provide their perspectives on current events. Assessment Individual and group coursework, time-constrained coursework and consultancy report, with occasional examination. Course structure The International Business Management MSc is made up of eight modules worth 180 credits. Four of these modules, making up 120 credits, are core to the programme and provide you with the knowledge and skills you need for a career in international management. You will also choose from a broad range of elective modules to build on this core for the remaining 60 credits. Your choice of elective modules means you will have the opportunity to gain expertise in individual business disciplines without limiting your employment options. If you start the course in September, you can choose one of three different pathways – Entrepreneurship, Project Management or Marketing. If your first degree is in business management, you can exchange the core module Fundamentals of Business Management for additional elective modules worth a total of 30 credits. Please note that not all combinations of elective modules may be possible because of timetabling. This is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules (for all pathways) Fundamentals of Business Management Contemporary Business Strategy International Business Environment and Trade Business Consultancy Report Buyer Behaviour Elective modules Alternative Dispute Resolution Entrepreneurship in an International Context Global Marketing Management International Environmental Law and Sustainability International Money and Finance Leadership, Change and Consultancy Managing Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Strategic Project Management and Practice Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc International Business Management with Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

Do you crave a management role, but have a first degree in another subject? This is our most popular postgraduate course, offering modules covering a wide selection of topics that equip you with the practical skills you need to excel in management or consultancy. It gives you the opportunity to gain expertise in individual business disciplines without limiting your employment options. [+]

Please note: the following pathways are also available: International Business Management with Entrepreneurship MSc International Business Management with Project Management MSc Choose Kingston's International Business Management MSc Do you crave a management role, but have a first degree in another subject? This is our most popular postgraduate course, offering modules covering a wide selection of topics that equip you with the practical skills you need to excel in management or consultancy. It gives you the opportunity to gain expertise in individual business disciplines without limiting your employment options. Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and Educational Performance Analysis System (EPAS). Add study at the prestigious Boston University to your programme and gain a dual masters degree. Benefit from an international curriculum. Participate in a week-long study visit to a foreign business school where you will meet students studying a similar programme and undertake visits to local companies. Take part in a one-semester exchange programme with a business school in Europe (such as Berlin or Paris) Assessments that reflect real business situations. Undertake a consultancy project with a real business instead of a dissertation. Students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's business courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts. Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Kingston upon Thames has been rated London's happiest borough and has the lowest crime rate in London, as well as fast transport links to the city centre. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. What will you study? This course strengthens your critical understanding of general management, international business and strategy. As an International Business Management MSc student, you will develop your ability to question and critically assess business issues to find innovative options and solutions. You will build your understanding across a broad range of modules, with a core legal element built in through the International Business Environment and Trade module. Regular guest speakers add to the expertise of our lecturing staff and provide their perspectives on current events. Assessment Individual and group coursework, time-constrained coursework and consultancy report, with occasional examination. Course structure The International Business Management MSc is made up of eight modules worth 180 credits. Four of these modules, making up 120 credits, are core to the programme and provide you with the knowledge and skills you need for a career in international management. You will also choose from a broad range of elective modules to build on this core for the remaining 60 credits. Your choice of elective modules means you will have the opportunity to gain expertise in individual business disciplines without limiting your employment options. If you start the course in September, you can choose one of three different pathways – Entrepreneurship, Project Management or Marketing. If your first degree is in business management, you can exchange the core module Fundamentals of Business Management for additional elective modules worth a total of 30 credits. Please note that not all combinations of elective modules may be possible because of timetabling. This is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules (for all pathways) Fundamentals of Business Management Contemporary Business Strategy International Business Environment and Trade Business Consultancy Report Buyer Behaviour Elective modules Alternative Dispute Resolution Entrepreneurship in an International Context Global Marketing Management International Environmental Law and Sustainability International Money and Finance Leadership, Change and Consultancy Managing Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Strategic Project Management and Practice Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc International Business Management with Project Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

Do you crave a management role, but have a first degree in another subject? This is our most popular postgraduate course, offering modules covering a wide selection of topics that equip you with the practical skills you need to excel in management or consultancy. It gives you the opportunity to gain expertise in individual business disciplines without limiting your employment options. [+]

Please note: the following pathways are also available: International Business Management with Marketing MSc International Business Management with Entrepreneurship MSc Choose Kingston's International Business Management MSc Do you crave a management role, but have a first degree in another subject? This is our most popular postgraduate course, offering modules covering a wide selection of topics that equip you with the practical skills you need to excel in management or consultancy. It gives you the opportunity to gain expertise in individual business disciplines without limiting your employment options. Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and Educational Performance Analysis System (EPAS). Add study at the prestigious Boston University to your programme and gain a dual masters degree. Benefit from an international curriculum. Participate in a week-long study visit to a foreign business school where you will meet students studying a similar programme and undertake visits to local companies. Take part in a one-semester exchange programme with a business school in Europe (such as Berlin or Paris) Assessments that reflect real business situations. Undertake a consultancy project with a real business instead of a dissertation. Students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's business courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts. Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Kingston upon Thames has been rated London's happiest borough and has the lowest crime rate in London, as well as fast transport links to the city centre. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. What will you study? This course strengthens your critical understanding of general management, international business and strategy. As an International Business Management MSc student, you will develop your ability to question and critically assess business issues to find innovative options and solutions. You will build your understanding across a broad range of modules, with a core legal element built in through the International Business Environment and Trade module. Regular guest speakers add to the expertise of our lecturing staff and provide their perspectives on current events. Assessment Individual and group coursework, time-constrained coursework and consultancy report, with occasional examination. Course structure The International Business Management MSc is made up of eight modules worth 180 credits. Four of these modules, making up 120 credits, are core to the programme and provide you with the knowledge and skills you need for a career in international management. You will also choose from a broad range of elective modules to build on this core for the remaining 60 credits. Your choice of elective modules means you will have the opportunity to gain expertise in individual business disciplines without limiting your employment options. If you start the course in September, you can choose one of three different pathways – Entrepreneurship, Project Management or Marketing. If your first degree is in business management, you can exchange the core module Fundamentals of Business Management for additional elective modules worth a total of 30 credits. Please note that not all combinations of elective modules may be possible because of timetabling. This is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules (for all pathways) Fundamentals of Business Management Contemporary Business Strategy International Business Environment and Trade Business Consultancy Report Buyer Behaviour Elective modules Alternative Dispute Resolution Entrepreneurship in an International Context Global Marketing Management International Environmental Law and Sustainability International Money and Finance Leadership, Change and Consultancy Managing Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Strategic Project Management and Practice Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc International Enterprise Information Management

Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

The International Enterprise Information Management MSc is offered as a partnership between Kingston University and Neu-Ulm University and leads to a dual degree from both universities. The programme is designed to develop new knowledge and skills that are particularly important to design and implement information systems strategies in international organisations. [+]

Please note: this programme is only offered to home/EU students. Choose Kingston's International Enterprise Information Management MSc The International Enterprise Information Management MSc is offered as a partnership between Kingston University and Neu-Ulm University and leads to a dual degree from both universities. The programme is designed to develop new knowledge and skills that are particularly important to design and implement information systems strategies in international organisations. You will have the opportunity to enhance your personal and professional development by studying in both countries together with your colleagues from the other university and by undertaking an international internship in the 'other' country (German students will complete the internship in the UK while UK students will complete theirs in Germany), in an international business organisation. As a student of this programme you will gain a strong theoretical background which will greatly increase your employability in international information management. The international focus of the programme, in combination with the internship experience opportunity will inform your International Project and enable you to succeed in a global setting. The programme is delivered in both countries in English (the first teaching block at Neu-Ulm University and the second teaching block at Kingston University). Key features Leads to a dual degree from both universities. International environment. International internship. Study in both countries. What will you study? The study includes fundamental elements of business organisations and an understanding of the strategic value of information systems (IS), its design and architecture and its role in the efficiency of complex international customer oriented operations. On completion of the taught modules you will have an opportunity to spend six months on an internship in industry, which is one of the key attractions of the programme. Assessment Exam and coursework. Course structure Typically the programme will be delivered according to the following plan: Teaching block 1 – September to January: Modules are delivered by the Neu-Ulm University. Students study two 30-credit modules. Teaching block 2 – January to April: Modules are delivered by the Kingston University. Students study two 30-credit modules. Industrial internship (non-credit bearing) – May to October International Project (60 credits) – students submit this in January Modules Teaching block 1 Enterprise Information Systems Business Information Management Teaching block 2 Modelling Enterprise Architectures Data Management and Governance Internship and final project Internship International Project Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc International Human Resource Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

Our International Human Resource Management MSc course gives you a deep insight into the strategies and techniques multinationals use to solve HRM issues when their employees work across multiple countries and leaves you with a respected academic qualification. The course has been designed to meet employers' needs and gives you the tools you need to succeed in senior human resources roles, executive training and development roles. [+]

Choose Kingston's International Human Resource Management MSc Our International Human Resource Management MSc course gives you a deep insight into the strategies and techniques multinationals use to solve HRM issues when their employees work across multiple countries and leaves you with a respected academic qualification. The course has been designed to meet employers' needs and gives you the tools you need to succeed in senior human resources roles, executive training and development roles. Key features This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Therefore, students who successfully complete the programme will receive both the CIPD and CMI professional qualifications in addition to the University qualification. You will automatically become a member of the CMI at the start of the programme and are expected to join as a CIPD student member. Kingston Business School has 30 years' experience of running human resources programmes. Our International HRM MSc programme is ranked eighth in the UK and was considered one of the best HRM masters programmes in western Europe in 2015 by the Eduniversal Masters Ranking (which covers 1,000 business schools in 153 countries in the world). Notable alumni. Excellent networking opportunities. From Research to Practice seminar series (co-presented by an HR academic and HR practitioner), jointly organised with the CIPD and delivered by leading HR managers, recruitment specialists and talent and development consultants alongside Kingston's own expert academics. Programmes taught by Kingston University's expert staff and leading researchers, alongside many guest speakers, visiting professors and fellows in Kingston Business School's renowned Centre for Research in Employability, Skill and Society. Proximity to the CIPD headquarters and library. Opportunity to study some modules in Moscow. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. Dr Jelena Petrovic, Director of Postgraduate HRM Programmes at Kingston Business School, introduces our postgraduate HRM portfolio: What will you study? Following an induction programme that prepares you for intensive study, you will evaluate various external influences on HRM practice in organisations – from global strategic developments to ethical issues and social responsibility. You will gain an advanced understanding of cross-cultural issues and human behaviour in international organisations, international labour regulations and standards, and the role of HRM in enhancing organisational and management performance internationally, including different approaches to international recruitment and selection, learning and development and compensation. "We don't want our graduates to be seen as just academics or just practitioners; we want them to be both! This comes through in our 'theory into practice' approach." – Dr Jelena Petrovic, director of postgraduate HRM programmes International HR and management reports You will complete a management report (dissertation) that involves primary research into an HR issue. This meets CIPD requirements and develops the practical skills you need to excel as an HR professional. This research can be carried out with an organisation in the UK or overseas. Our students have provided management reports for host organisations such as Transport for London, Prudential and Whirlpool Corporation. We can offer assistance to students looking for a host organisation. Assessment A variety of group and individual exercises, including role plays, coursework, and unseen exams and management report. Eduniversal best masters winner 2016 This course has been rated by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16 as one of the best human resource management masters courses in Western Europe. Study in Moscow The course is also offered in Russia and you have the opportunity to study some modules in Moscow. All modules in Moscow are delivered by Kingston University academics and HR practitioners from the UK. Some modules in Moscow are delivered over two separate teaching blocks, so if you want to avoid travelling to Moscow twice, you can choose modules that are delivered in only one teaching block. Alternatively, you can choose to take part of the module/s in Moscow and finish at Kingston University. The assessment dates for Moscow assessments are different to those for the UK. As a UK registered student, you must adhere to the UK deadlines. If you wish to take modules in Moscow, you will need to cover all your expenses yourself (visa fees, air fare, local transport, accommodation and subsistence) except tuition fees. You will need to confirm your intention to go to Moscow at least two months in advance, as the visa application process is time consuming, and it also takes time to get the invitations from Moscow processed and sent to us. Course structure Core modules Leading, Managing and Developing People in Context Investigating a Business Issue Resourcing, Talent and Reward Management International HRM Strategic Leadership Development and Performance Management Employee Engagement and Organisational Learning Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Investment and Financial Risk Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

Investment and financial risk is a highly competitive sector – and this course will give you the IT and research skills employers demand. This rigorous and intensive masters course is designed to produce high-calibre, analytical graduates with practical skills who are ready to slot in to a specialised role. As a graduate, you will be ready to work in investment, trading, financial analysis, fund management, banking, financial services, finance and financial consultancy. [+]

Choose Kingston's Investment and Financial Risk Management MSc Investment and financial risk is a highly competitive sector – and this course will give you the IT and research skills employers demand. This rigorous and intensive masters course is designed to produce high-calibre, analytical graduates with practical skills who are ready to slot in to a specialised role. As a graduate, you will be ready to work in investment, trading, financial analysis, fund management, banking, financial services, finance and financial consultancy. An extremely practical programme using real examples, the latest research and theories, and live data. Kingston Business School is one of only a handful of UK universities that offer a Bloomberg trading room, giving you the opportunity to develop the hands-on skills employers want. Get additional qualifications while you study: you can apply for Bloomberg certification. You can also prepare for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential, since you will cover so many aspects of it in your coursework. Programme developed with advice from finance professionals at RBS Capital Markets, Commerzbank AG, Standard Chartered Bank and NatWest Bank. Lectures by sector experts, as well as Kingston Business School's own teaching staff, who have been awarded an 'excellent' rating for the quality of their teaching. Suitable for students who have not studied economics, finance or accountancy at bachelors level, as well as those with previous qualifications and experience. Meet and work with students from a wide variety of countries and cultures, who add international insight to class discussions and working groups, giving you a global alumni network. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. "Like for like, this is one of the top programmes in the UK ... it was created and is taught by academics who have worked at leading international business schools as well as top global financial institutions." – Dr Mohammed Nurullah, course director What will you study? When you arrive, we will introduce you to the Business School and its expectations and ethos, alongside a personal development programme, then you will start work on individual modules. Each module is designed to develop the skills valued by employers, such as presentation, team work, problem solving and communication skills. We teach an extremely practical programme using real-life examples, live data and the latest research and theories. Students get the opportunity to create and manage investment portfolios and present the results, learn to use a Bloomberg trading room and industry standard databases, and undertake a research project. You will examine the key issues in investment banking and trading. You will also learn to apply various different techniques in practice. We will show you how to analyse and explore a number of different topics using a balance of qualitative and quantitative methods. Assessment You will be assessed through assignments, case studies, formal examination and a dissertation. Our assessment methods mirror real-life practices - for example, students are asked to construct and manage investment portfolios and present the results. Course structure This programme is delivered on a full-time basis over one year. The taught modules for this course are delivered in two 15-week semesters, with the third semester given over to the research project. This course requires you to accumulate 180 credits. There are seven taught modules worth either 15 or 30 credits each, plus a research project (including a dissertation) worth 30 credits. Please note that this programme is subject to confirmation, and might change. September to December You will be taken through an induction and personal development programme, followed by five core modules. Bank Financial Risk Management (15 credits) Risk Financing (15 credits) Financial Modelling and Research Methods (30 credits) Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis (30 credits) Portfolio Theory and Investment Banking (30 credits) January to May You will continue to study the 30 credit modules and add two new 15 credit modules. Financial Modelling and Research Methods (30 credits) Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis (30 credits) Portfolio Theory and Investment Banking (30 credits) Fixed Income Analysis (15 credits) Financial Engineering (15 credits) June to September You will work on your research project (30 credits). Available modules Bank Financial Risk Management Risk Financing Financial Modelling and Research Methods Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis Portfolio Theory and Investment Banking Fixed Income Analysis Financial Engineering Research Project Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc IT & Strategic Innovation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

The success of an organisation can rest on both an understanding of IT and how to use innovation strategically to enable new growth and competitive advantage. This course aims to provide an understanding of the characteristics of high-tech innovation combined with the leadership and management values necessary for entrepreneurship (new venture creation) or for successfully creating and managing strategic innovation both from within an organisation as well as from outside, eg as an IT consultant. [+]

Choose Kingston's IT and Strategic Innovation MSc The success of an organisation can rest on both an understanding of IT and how to use innovation strategically to enable new growth and competitive advantage. This course aims to provide an understanding of the characteristics of high-tech innovation combined with the leadership and management values necessary for entrepreneurship (new venture creation) or for successfully creating and managing strategic innovation both from within an organisation as well as from outside, eg as an IT consultant. Key features This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. You can tailor the course to suit your own career development needs, industry background or organisation's requirements. The project/dissertation gives you the chance to study an area of interest in greater depth and gain valuable research skills. It often takes the form of a business plan relevant to your career, and provides an excellent selling point when looking for a job or promotion. If you are an overseas student, we will help you to carry out a project either based in your home country or that will be of specific relevance when you return home. What will you study? You will study the types and characteristics of innovation, as well as the major barriers to the spread of innovation. This will enable you to recognise and welcome the increased rate of change and instability in the business and technology fields. You will gain an understanding of the role of information systems in encouraging, capturing and managing innovation in an organisation and how this relates to constructing better value chains by using knowledge management, data mining, decision making and business intelligence. Assessment Coursework and/or exams. Course structure The full MSc course consists of an induction programme, four taught modules, and project dissertation. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Modules eBusiness Strategy and Implementation IT and Entrepreneurship Modelling Enterprise Architectures Data Management and Governance Project Dissertation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Leadership and Management in Health

Campus Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

This course gives practising clinicians and health service managers a step up to the next level, and provides first-class training in key competencies for those who want to enter this sector. The programme offers both academic rigour and the practical skills to apply what you have learned to the workplace. Graduates leave the course as dynamic, forward-thinking healthcare professionals and service managers who excel in their field. [+]

Choose Kingston's Leadership and Management in Health MSc top-up/MSc This course gives practising clinicians and health service managers a step up to the next level, and provides first-class training in key competencies for those who want to enter this sector. The programme offers both academic rigour and the practical skills to apply what you have learned to the workplace. Graduates leave the course as dynamic, forward-thinking healthcare professionals and service managers who excel in their field. Get the best of both worlds with a highly flexible modular programme that combines face-to-face lectures, seminars and workshops that foster a learning community with online study that fits alongside your work commitments. Work with the latest research and learn modelling and theories that you can use to analyse and improve your organisation straight away. Learn how to manage people, budgets, information, marketing and quality, as well as how to navigate organisational change and think creatively. Enhance your leadership skills and gain a critical understanding of research into leadership and management. Study with staff who all have experience within the healthcare sector, on a course that applies to public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK and internationally. Kingston Business School is a principal member of the Institute of Leadership and Management in Health (ILMH), and you will benefit from regular guest speakers, as well as the everyday experiences that other students bring from their workplaces. Study in the happiest and safest area in London, with fast transport links to the rest of the city. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. "This course is closely aligned with the changes that are taking place within the health service and what is being demanded in the workplace."– Graham Walker, course director What will you study? You will start with an induction programme that introduces you to the modules and the aims of the course, and helps you plan your study around your professional commitments. You will then move on to the course material. You can take advantage of professional and leadership development activities throughout the course. You will also get plenty of opportunities to broaden your knowledge through events arranged by ILMH. Choose your direction Students who enrol for an MSc or PgDip from the outset usually complete their studies within two years. Students who complete the PgDip successfully can convert this to an MSc by completing the Masters top-up. Each qualification has a different set of module requirements. "This programme is geared towards giving students the skills they need to succeed in their chosen career. It is also a programme that has a high level of academic rigour." – Graham Walker, course director For all course enquiries, please contact Dr Graham Walker. Assessment Our assessments look at how you apply your new skills and knowledge to your work. We assess you using individual and group exercises, computer-based tasks, presentations, role plays, case studies and written reports. Eduniversal best masters winner 2016 This course has been rated by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16 as one of the best health management masters courses in the world. Course structure Teaching takes place on Thursdays and Fridays at our Kingston Hill campus, once a month during term time – a total of three days per 15-credit module and six days per 30-credit module, usually two modules per term. The rest of the course is taught online and through guided independent study. Masters degree (MSc) students take the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma modules, plus the following module: Research Methods and Dissertation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time 1 week September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc prepares students from a wide variety of backgrounds for a rewarding career in the supply chain function. With full accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), and a solid syllabus built on concepts and ideas from Kingston University's renowned Operations Research and Management Science Group (ORMS), our logistics masters is a both an academic and a professional qualification. [+]

Choose Kingston's Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc The Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc prepares students from a wide variety of backgrounds for a rewarding career in the supply chain function. With full accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), and a solid syllabus built on concepts and ideas from Kingston University's renowned Operations Research and Management Science Group (ORMS), our logistics masters is a both an academic and a professional qualification. Gain the practical skills and knowledge to make an immediate and effective contribution in a logistics-related role and a solid understanding of global business from a strategic and operational perspective. The opportunity to conduct your research project and dissertation on a specific issue that matches your career interests and put theory into practice. MSc students can add study at the prestigious Boston University to their programme and gain a dual masters degree. Become a CIPS member after three years' experience in purchasing and supply chain management. One-year student membership of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Guest speaker programme featuring leading experts in logistics and supply chain management. Students come from all over the world to study at Kingston Business School, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts. Grow a network of logistics and supply chain management professionals during the course. Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Kingston upon Thames has been rated London's happiest borough and has the lowest crime rate in London, as well as fast transport links to the city centre. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. What will you study? The programme is delivered on a full-time basis over one year, starting in September. You will be expected to attend scheduled sessions throughout the day (although not necessarily all day) between Monday and Friday. In the first semester, you will develop a broad understanding of management concepts, theories and ideas, such as how to manage organisations and supply chains. This provides you with a solid foundation from both strategic and operational perspectives. In the second semester and dissertation, you will put this knowledge to use through practical application to real situations. One example is through company visits, which students often arrange for themselves. These opportunities to engage with real supply chain managers build your confidence and ability to question established practice. Assessment Formal examinations, coursework (on an individual and group basis), in-class presentations and reflective diary. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Fundamentals of Business Management Operations and Supply Chain Management Strategic Operations and Outsourcing Logistics Management Supply Chain Research Proposal and Dissertation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Management in Construction (Civil Engineering)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

The course is aimed at civil and/or structural engineers who aspire to become senior managers in both consulting engineering and contracting organisations, and is particularly suitable for graduate engineers starting their career in the construction industry. It will develop your professional, analytical and management skills, as well as improve your technical skills and knowledge. [+]

Choose Kingston's Management in Construction (Civil Engineering) MSc This industry-accredited course offers a strategic overview of civil engineering and management issues; addressing the challenges facing the construction industry. It successfully combines structural engineering with advanced construction management. The course is aimed at civil and/or structural engineers who aspire to become senior managers in both consulting engineering and contracting organisations, and is particularly suitable for graduate engineers starting their career in the construction industry. It will develop your professional, analytical and management skills, as well as improve your technical skills and knowledge. Further Learning Programme – MSc (non-technical) This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers, under licence from the Engineering Council, as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc(Hons) undergraduate first degree. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords. Please check the Engineering Council website for more information. What will you study? There are four taught modules and a thesis. Three of the modules are intended to provide you with an understanding of the core management skills needed to make a major contribution within the industry, while one structural design module enables you to broaden and deepen your technical knowledge of specialised civil engineering areas. You will also cover subjects that are both specific and complementary to civil engineering. In addition, you will develop the ability to resolve the broader problems that arise in civil engineering. The advanced concrete design module is assessed by coursework based on the national university competition organised by The Concrete Centre, the trade body representing the concrete industry in the UK. Assessment Coursework and/or exams, research thesis. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Modules Management of Project Risk, Quality and Safety Business in Practice Structural Design in Concrete and Steel Estimating, Tendering and Procurement Dissertation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Marketing & Brand Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

Our Marketing and Brand Management MSc, accredited by CIM, takes a unique focus on branding from a business perspective. Created to fill a skills gap in the graduate jobs market and designed with input from leading branding practitioners. Graduates from this course understand the real business value of brands and have the crucial practical skills needed to develop and manage them professionally. [+]

Choose Kingston's Marketing and Brand Management MSc Find about more about the Marketing & Brand Management MSc from the director of studies, Patricia Harris and branding expert Dr Francesca Dall'Olmo Riley: Our Marketing and Brand Management MSc, accredited by CIM, takes a unique focus on branding from a business perspective. Created to fill a skills gap in the graduate jobs market and designed with input from leading branding practitioners. Graduates from this course understand the real business value of brands and have the crucial practical skills needed to develop and manage them professionally. Unique brand insight: on this course you will critique the design of global brands and learn how to get the best results from your creative agencies. You will develop a solid knowledge of marketing management, so you can oversee a brand in all channels. You will take the opportunity to apply branding theory to case studies and in a live business context. Career-ready: the work you complete during your masters builds into a portfolio you can be proud to show recruiters. Graduates from this course typically enter the workplace in marketing manager and consultant roles, with many now at marketing director level or above. Reputation: Kingston Business School maintains a strong reputation for its marketing programmes. Top industry practitioners from companies such as Diageo Great Britain, agencies such as Iris and trade bodies such as the Institute of Promotional Marketing consult with us to ensure that our marketing courses give you the skills needed by industry. Learn more about our Marketing Expert Panel. No background in business is required, but you will need to have a strong interest in marketing. Assessment Coursework. Eduniversal best masters winner 2016 This course has been rated by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16 as one of the best marketing masters courses in western Europe. CIM accreditation Kingston Business School has joined forces with Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to give our students the opportunity to gain CIM professional qualifications through their Graduate Gateway. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers and Graduate Gateway, alongside our Marketing & Brand Management MSc, ensures we are equipping our students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career. Course structure The Marketing and Brand Management MSc comprises seven modules worth 180 credits. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Strategic Brand Management Branding Design Buyer Behaviour Integrated Marketing Communications Global Marketing Management Market Research and Data Analysis Research Proposal and Dissertation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Marketing and Strategy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

The Kingston Marketing and Strategy MSc, accredited by CIM, is based on our renowned academic expertise in marketing and shaped by the strong links we've forged with industry. It is designed with industry practitioner input and structured around practical experiences that show employers you can apply your knowledge of theory to their critical business issues. Graduates leave Kingston University's flagship postgraduate marketing degree ready to excel in their marketing careers. [+]

Choose Kingston's Marketing and Strategy MSc The Kingston Marketing and Strategy MSc, accredited by CIM, is based on our renowned academic expertise in marketing and shaped by the strong links we've forged with industry. It is designed with industry practitioner input and structured around practical experiences that show employers you can apply your knowledge of theory to their critical business issues. Graduates leave Kingston University's flagship postgraduate marketing degree ready to excel in their marketing careers. Our lectures are designed with employability in mind; expert guest speakers from companies like Santander, Barclaycard, Avios and other blue-chip organisations come to Kingston to present the latest market knowledge. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. Find out more about about studying the Marketing and Strategy MSc from our students and the director of studies, Patricia Harris: Learning in action: as a student on this course you will design robust marketing strategies that create value and give your company the edge over competitors. You will see how your decisions impact on company performance when you compete with other students to become market leader in a computerised simulation. You will prepare consulting reports for real business clients during your integrated consultancy project. With easy access to central London, there are plenty of opportunities to build up a network of contacts. Career-ready: the work you complete during your masters builds into a portfolio you can be proud to show recruiters. Graduates from this course typically enter the workplace in marketing manager and consultant roles, with many now at marketing director level or above. Reputation: Kingston Business School maintains a strong reputation for its marketing programmes. Top industry practitioners from companies such as Diageo Great Britain, agencies such as Iris and trade bodies such as the Institute of Promotional Marketing consult with us to ensure that our marketing courses give you the skills needed by industry. Learn more about our Marketing Expert Panel. No background in business is required, but you will need to have a strong interest in marketing. Assessment Coursework. CIM Accreditation Kingston Business School has joined forces with Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to give our students the opportunity to gain CIM professional qualifications through their Graduate Gateway. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers and Graduate Gateway, alongside our Marketing and Strategy MSc, ensures we are equipping our students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career. Course structure The Marketing and Strategy MSc comprises seven modules worth 180 credits. This is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Strategic Marketing Decisions Marketing Simulation Buyer Behaviour Integrated Marketing Communications Global Marketing Management Market Research and Data Analysis Research Proposal and Dissertation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Marketing Communications and Advertising

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

Our Marketing Communications and Advertising MSc, accredited by CIM, places each student under the spotlight. Can you put your sound theoretical understanding into practice? Will your communications plan, and the research it's built on, withstand academic scrutiny? Do you present work confidently? Would a seasoned ad agency director trust your recommendations? Graduates are ready to leap into advertising, communications or public relations roles, and answer any question their clients throw at them. [+]

Choose Kingston's Marketing Communications and Advertising MSc Our Marketing Communications and Advertising MSc, accredited by CIM, places each student under the spotlight. Can you put your sound theoretical understanding into practice? Will your communications plan, and the research it's built on, withstand academic scrutiny? Do you present work confidently? Would a seasoned ad agency director trust your recommendations? Graduates are ready to leap into advertising, communications or public relations roles, and answer any question their clients throw at them. The Marketing Communications and Advertising MSc is accredited by Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). Find about more about the Marketing Communications and Advertising MSc from the director of studies, Patricia Harris: Industry application and critique: on this course you will pitch to a panel of real marketing agency professionals, who will critique your technique as well as your response to the brief. You will learn to use research to become an expert in a given area, and to communicate these findings to others quickly and effectively. You will gain broad and also deep knowledge of each marketing communications channel, with a focus on advertising. Contacts in the sector: guest speakers, from marketing directors to media planners, come to Kingston to share up-to-the-minute information from their campaigns with our students. Even the course syllabus itself is designed and refined in consultation with a panel of marketing experts. With easy access to central London, there are plenty of opportunities to build up a network of contacts. Career-ready: the work you complete during your masters builds into a portfolio you can be proud to show recruiters. Graduates from this course typically enter the workplace in a variety of communications, public relations and consultant roles, and have a strong foundation on which to progress their careers to the top. "The links with our Marketing Expert Panel mean there's always an opportunity to ask what's changed and what's new in the campaigns you've been working on?' and to bring that up-to-the-minute input into the course." – Patricia Harris, director of studies You do not need to have a background in business to study this course, but you will need to have a strong interest in gaining a masters in advertising and marketing communications. Assessment Coursework. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Available modules Marketing Communications and Advertising Interactive Communications Public Relations Global Marketing Management Buyer Behaviour Market Research and Data Analysis Research Proposal and Dissertation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course, accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, is designed to provide you with the latest technological knowledge and industrial management skills, at an advanced level of study, in specific aspects of mechanical engineering that are in demand from industry. The course also provides you with a strategic overview of engineering and management skills necessary to take on leadership roles in major engineering projects. [+]

Important: if you are an international student requiring a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK you will also need an ATAS certificate for this course. Choose Kingston's Mechanical Engineering MSc This course, accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, is designed to provide you with the latest technological knowledge and industrial management skills, at an advanced level of study, in specific aspects of mechanical engineering that are in demand from industry. The course also provides you with a strategic overview of engineering and management skills necessary to take on leadership roles in major engineering projects. The MSc will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng(Hons) accredited for CEng, will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration. Key features Teaching in many technical modules is backed up by appropriate hands-on experience and workshops, which can be transferred directly to your working environment. Academic teaching is complemented by visits from industry experts. You will also have plenty of opportunities to attend relevant technical seminars, both within and outside the University. You can tailor your course to enhance your career ambitions through your module choices, whilst the project dissertation gives you the opportunity to choose a field of study in which to establish yourself as a specialist. What will you study? This course will provide a broad and in-depth understanding of mechanical design engineering, modern materials application and advanced manufacturing technology. You will employ advanced computer-based mechanical engineering design analysis and problem solving, using cutting-edge technologies such as finite elements analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and mechanism design analysis and control. What's more, you will develop the entrepreneurial management and business skills necessary to take on leadership roles in major engineering projects. The project dissertation challenges you to investigate a theoretical area in depth and solve a real-world problem. Assessment Coursework and/or exams, research project. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Engineering Research Techniques, Entrepreneurship and Quality Management Computational Fluid Dynamics for Engineering Applications Advanced Stress Analysis and Materials Engineering Individual Project Option modules (choose one) Advanced CAD/CAM Systems Green Engineering and Energy Efficiency Mechatronics Design and Automation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Network & Information Security

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

Computer network and information security is of increasing importance – new legislation, technologies, vulnerabilities and threats necessitate frequent system updates. This course aims to equip you with technical knowledge of current and emerging technologies and an understanding of the underlying theory of cryptography, networking and network security technologies. You will learn to assess, plan, design and develop secure and reliable networks and systems. You can combine this course with management studies. [+]

Choose Kingston's Network & Information Security Computer network and information security is of increasing importance – new legislation, technologies, vulnerabilities and threats necessitate frequent system updates. This course aims to equip you with technical knowledge of current and emerging technologies and an understanding of the underlying theory of cryptography, networking and network security technologies. You will learn to assess, plan, design and develop secure and reliable networks and systems. You can combine this course with management studies. Key features This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The course is taught in a specialist data communications lab with access to the latest networking and security equipment from vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft and Clavister. Current and emerging technology will also be demonstrated by representatives from industry. You will have the option to work in one of our state-of-the-art research labs, called WMN (Wireless Multimedia and Networking). WMN is involved in EU and UK research collaborations and offers opportunities for advanced research and short-term research fellowships on completion of your MSc degree. What will you study? You will gain a critical awareness of the current developments and future trends in cryptography, network security and wireless security, starting from the mathematical principles behind cryptographic algorithms and moving on to secure network protocols. As security and dependability are inextricably linked, the course also covers dependable and highly available architectures. Techniques and technologies to combat threats will be explored, from secure authentication mechanisms, through firewalls, to information policies and user education to combat social engineering and data leakage. The Management Studies route will set your technical knowledge in a management context. Assessment Industrial report and technical article coursework, examinations, verbal presentations, project dissertation. Course structure The full MSc course consists of an induction programme, four taught modules, and project dissertation. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Network and Information Security MSc modules Cryptography and Applications Network and Information Security Data Communications Project Dissertation One option module Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Networking & Data Communications

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course aims to provide the knowledge and skills required to design, model and effectively operate secure and dependable digital IP-based networks. It will provide you with the opportunity to gain a sound understanding of the internet protocol suite that forms the core for current data networks. [+]

Choose Kingston's Networking and Data Communications MSc This course aims to provide the knowledge and skills required to design, model and effectively operate secure and dependable digital IP-based networks. It will provide you with the opportunity to gain a sound understanding of the internet protocol suite that forms the core for current data networks. The fusion of the internet world and multimedia is also addressed, as well as wireless communications. You can combine this course with management studies. Key features This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. You will have the opportunity to study for industry certification, including CISCO, as an optional extra to the masters programme. You will have the option to work in one of our state-of-the-art research labs, called WMN (Wireless Multimedia and Networking). WMN is involved in EU and UK research collaborations and offers opportunities for advanced research and short-term research fellowships on completion of your MSc degree. What will you study? Using the latest methods and conforming to current network design standards, you will develop a disciplined engineering approach to, and sound practical skills in, the specification, design, modelling and implementation of software and hardware. You will gain specialist knowledge of digital communications , multimedia communications , wireless networks, security issues and other advanced technologies. You will have access to a dedicated test LAN/ WLAN with a diverse range of platforms and equipment, including wireless networks and enterprise scale networking technologies. The management studies route modules will set your technical knowledge in a management context. Assessment Coursework and/or exams, research project/dissertation. Course structure The full MSc course consists of an induction programme, four taught modules, and project dissertation. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Networking and Data Communications MSc modules Data Communications Wireless Communications and Networks Network and Information Security Multimedia Communications Project Dissertation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Occupational and Business Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course will help you to understand the way people behave at work, giving you a new perspective on everyday business decisions and preparing you for career advancement. Graduates leave this course with a scientific approach: they can gather evidence and critically evaluate it to make better decisions in the workplace. They stand out from competitors with human resource management qualifications. [+]

Choose Kingston's Occupational and Business Psychology MSc This course will help you to understand the way people behave at work, giving you a new perspective on everyday business decisions and preparing you for career advancement. Graduates leave this course with a scientific approach: they can gather evidence and critically evaluate it to make better decisions in the workplace. They stand out from competitors with human resource management qualifications. The only course in the UK to hold dual institutional accreditation from the British Psychological Society and the Association for Business Psychology. Graduates have the option to become a Chartered and Registered Occupational Psychologist in the future. Students can qualify in occupational testing for ability and personality at a fraction of the private market cost. No exams – you will be assessed entirely on your coursework. Access to a dedicated career psychologist with a strong focus on personal development, helping you to improve your employability – for example, though work shadowing, internships networking opportunities and targeted assignments. Course materials grounded in research and practice, delivered by a course team currently working in the field. Regular guest speakers from a range of organisations, including major test publishers and business psychology consultancies. Research and consultancy internship opportunities. A supportive environment and an expert academic team to help you achieve your academic goals. Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Attend classes in the £26 million Kingston Business School building, opened in 2012, on a leafy, peaceful hillside campus. Kingston upon Thames has been rated London's happiest borough and has the lowest crime rate in London, as well as fast transport links to the city centre. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. What will you study? You can choose to study this course in one year, with our full time programme, or in two years, with our part-time, executive weekend programme. Both courses cover the same core modules, and both are taught by research-active academics and experienced practitioners. The modules for this course investigate various approaches to applying psychological principles in the workplace and how these ideas can increase organisational, team and individual performance. You will learn to critically evaluate the evidence base when making decisions. You will apply theories and evidence to case studies, examples from the field and real-life practice - either at your own company or during a short internship. You will also learn about ethical considerations and your role as a psychologist in organisations, enhancing your professional skills. You will complement this by learning about ways of overcoming the barriers many occupational and business psychologists face when trying to implement their programmes in an organisation. The course also considers how other disciplines such as neuroscience, ergonomics, economics, human resource management and sociology inform occupational and business psychology. Employability focus Your development is at the heart of this course. The programme begins with a focus on the skills you need to gain for your personal career aspirations. As well as building essential transferrable skills, such as communication and interpersonal ability, it has a strong focus on teaching and refining the competencies that employers value, and which will help you succeed in higher level jobs. Students tell us they are impressed with the course and feel it's highly practical. You will: learn about the process of contracting with organisations as an occupational or business psychologist, and the consultancy cycle; work with new data and updated approaches, and hone your presentation and report writing skills; develop skills and techniques, such as critical incident interviewing, job analysis and career counselling; learn to think creatively and work independently, developing management and leadership skills; and develop an understanding of the different psychological approaches to workplace issues, and how to apply them and synthesise them in practice. We offer you practice-based training that teaches you to use psychological tools and specialist software, including a wide range of additional short courses covering psychometric testing. Assessment You will be assessed using a mixture of coursework assignments, group and individual exercises, skills sessions, and a data analysis assignment and dissertation. Course structure Other practice-based training will also be offered, including psychometric testing (offered as an additional short course). You can substitute any core module other than Research Methods and Dissertation for a module from our Human Resources Management MA. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Modules Career Counselling, Training and Development Leadership, Change and Consultancy Performance Appraisal and Identifying Talent Wellbeing and Work Research Methods and Dissertation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course offers a masters-level qualification accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confers eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. It is particularly suitable if you have insufficient credit in psychology from your first degree to meet BPS accreditation criteria. The course covers all of the key subdisciplines of contemporary psychology and provides extensive training in related research skills. [+]

Choose Kingston's Psychology MSc This course offers a masters-level qualification accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confers eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. It is particularly suitable if you have insufficient credit in psychology from your first degree to meet BPS accreditation criteria. The course covers all of the key subdisciplines of contemporary psychology and provides extensive training in related research skills. Find out more about this course: This course confers eligibility for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). This is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. You will benefit from modern research labs and offices, as well as excellent computer facilities. The Psychology team is a friendly and dynamic group of researchers, experienced in teaching and in conducting internationally excellent research. The team has research links with universities in Australia, the US and Europe. In addition, eminent psychologists from across the UK present findings from the latest research in psychology, keeping your learning at the cutting edge. What will you study? In addition to providing a broad (yet detailed) overview of the subject of psychology, this course promotes critical appraisal in relation to psychological models, theories and methodologies. You will conduct practical research exercises and will produce a substantial research-based dissertation in an area of psychology of your choice (subject to availability). You will acquire skills in data analysis, statistical methods, project design, oral presentations, teamwork and report writing - all of which are sought-after skills by employers. Assessment Essays, in-class tests, presentations, unseen examinations, laboratory reports and a dissertation. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Cognition and Biological Psychology Methods and Statistics for MSc Psychology Psychology Dissertation The Person in Psychology Optional modules Advanced Developmental Psychology Applications of Psychological Research Critical Social Psychology: Memory, Narrative and Representation Neuropsychology and Neuro-rehabilitation Psychology of Art and Film The Psychology of Health and Well Being Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Renewable Energy Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

Climate change is a major challenge for the 21st century, requiring an alternative supply of cleaner energy from renewable sources. This course is designed with an engineering focus that deals with applications, combined with the business element; applicable whether you work for a large organisation or a small to medium-size enterprise. [+]

Important: if you are an international student requiring a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK you will also need an ATAS certificate for this course. Choose Kingston's Renewable Energy Engineering MSc Climate change is a major challenge for the 21st century, requiring an alternative supply of cleaner energy from renewable sources. This course is designed with an engineering focus that deals with applications, combined with the business element; applicable whether you work for a large organisation or a small to medium-size enterprise. The MSc will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng(Hons) accredited for CEng, will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration. Key features The programme provides hands-on skills in 3D CAD and solid modelling, FEA and CFD analysis, Polysun and WindPRO simulations using industry-standard software. You can undertake a wide range of challenging and interesting sponsored and non-sponsored projects in the specific areas of wind power, solar power, biofuels and fuel-cells-related technologies. Excellent career progression and internship with leading renewable companies: around 80% of students who have graduated from this programme have been recruited by the relevant industries as a consultant such as Atkins, Alstom Power, Inditex, Vattenfall, Shell, SGS UK Ltd and many others. Completion of this programme would be an ideal progression to PhD level of research studies if you are interested in following an academic or research career in novel areas of renewable energy. What will you study? The course provides an in-depth knowledge of renewable energy systems design and development, commercial and technical consultancy and project management within the sustainable engineering environment. You will gain technical skills in and knowledge of solar power, wind power, biofuel and fuel cell technologies, as well as renewable energy business and management. In addition, you will gain practical skills in up-to-date computer-aided simulation technologies such as Polysun for solar energy applications, WindPRO for wind farm applications and ECLIPSE for biomass applications. Option modules enable you to specialise in project engineering and management, as well as risk management or engineering design and development. Advanced topics, such as 3D solid modelling, computer-aided product development and simulation, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis and simulation allow you to gain further practical and theoretical knowledge of analytical software tools used in product design. Assessment Coursework, exams, individual project. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. If you start this course in January, you will complete the same modules as students who started in September but in a different format – please contact us at pgsecadmissions@kingston.ac.uk for more information. Core modules Biomass and Fuel Cell Renewable Technology Solar Power Engineering Wind Power Engineering Project Dissertation Option modules (choose one) Engineering Projects and Risk Management Computational Fluid Dynamics for Engineering Applications Computer Integrated Product Development Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Software Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

Some of the most challenging problems in industry and commerce are associated with software development. This course will equip computing professionals with advanced knowledge of the latest methods and tools in software engineering, as well as practical skills in software development. [+]

Choose Kingston's Software Engineering MSc Some of the most challenging problems in industry and commerce are associated with software development. This course will equip computing professionals with advanced knowledge of the latest methods and tools in software engineering, as well as practical skills in software development. You can combine this course with Management Studies, which will enable you to develop the skills to successfully lead teams and manage innovation. Key features This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The knowledge and skills learnt on this course will enable you to make an effective contribution as part of a team building software systems, delivering optimum results in terms of cost, time and software quality. The dissertation/project gives you the chance to study an area of interest in greater depth. It can be undertaken in industry, giving you valuable industrial experience and an excellent talking point when you are looking for a job or promotion. What will you study? You will study state-of-the-art concepts in software engineering and will focus on the fundamental concepts and principles of systems analysis, design, implementation and testing. The course focuses on the cost-effective development of high-quality software. You will also have an opportunity to improve your practical skills so that you can plan and conduct complex systems development projects to meet customer needs and integrate software solutions into an evolving business environment. The Software Engineering course can be combined with Management Studies enabling you to set your technical knowledge in a management context and enable you to work effectively with business managers to develop systems for business advantage. An understanding of the business and management context is a key skill employers look for and essential for those aiming to set up their own business. Assessment Coursework and/or exams, research project/dissertation. Course structure The full MSc course consists of an induction programme, four taught modules, and project dissertation. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Software Engineering MSc modules Modelling Enterprise Architectures Software Architectures and Programming Models Project Dissertation Software Quality Engineering OR Web Application and Infrastructure Development One option module Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc Structural Design & Construction Management with Sustainability

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This industry-accredited course is aimed at civil and/or structural engineers who aspire to become senior sustainability managers in both consulting engineering and contracting organisations. It successfully balances sustainable structural engineering with advanced construction management, and is led by a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers. With sustainability being a key issue for the 21st century, this course offers specialised knowledge and skills that will enhance your employability potential. [+]

Choose Kingston's Structural Design & Construction Management with Sustainability MSc This industry-accredited course is aimed at civil and/or structural engineers who aspire to become senior sustainability managers in both consulting engineering and contracting organisations. It successfully balances sustainable structural engineering with advanced construction management, and is led by a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers. With sustainability being a key issue for the 21st century, this course offers specialised knowledge and skills that will enhance your employability potential. Key features This programme builds on the research excellence in sustainable concrete construction at Kingston University and is fully compatible with the existing Government and Foresight Strategy on Sustainable Construction. Input from experts at leading civil engineering, construction and related companies complements the academic teaching. This enables you to develop a wider perspective and understanding of the worldwide sustainability issues facing the construction industry. Further learning programme – MSc (technical) This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers, under licence from the Engineering Council, as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc(Hons) undergraduate first degree. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords. Please check the Engineering Council website for more information. What will you study? The hands-on course focuses on the challenges and opportunities for the concrete industry in meeting the demands of sustainability. It combines concrete technology, sustainable construction, earthquake engineering, fire assessment, geo-environmental engineering and construction management. The advanced concrete design module is assessed by coursework based on the national university competition organised by The Concrete Centre, the trade body representing the concrete industry in the UK. Assessment Coursework (including real-world case studies) and/or exams, practice-led research dissertation. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Modules Management of Project Risk, Quality and Safety Sustainable Construction and Substructure Design Structural Design in Concrete and Steel Estimating, Tendering and Procurement Dissertation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MSc top-up Management

Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year February 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

Have you completed a PgDip in management in the last five years? If so, this course allows you to convert it into an MSc that will show your employer you're ready for promotion. [+]

Choose Kingston's Management MSc top-up Have you completed a PgDip in management in the last five years? If so, this course allows you to convert it into an MSc that will show your employer you're ready for promotion. Fast, flexible one-module course designed for managers with experience in any sector. Tailor your dissertation to suit your research interests or a particular business issue your employer faces – and apply it to your job straight away. Weekend seminars mean you can fit studying around your other commitments. Online study support gives you access to a wealth of course material and keeps you in touch with tutors and other students. Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Attend classes on a leafy, peaceful hillside campus. The borough of Kingston upon Thames has been rated London's happiest borough and has the lowest crime rate in London, as well as fast transport links to the city centre. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. Assessment Dissertation. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Research Methods and Dissertation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

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MA Advanced Social Work

Campus Part time 2 - 6 years January 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

The Advanced Social Work MA offers a professional development pathway to assist qualified social workers in meeting capabilities and standards of practice consistent with the role of experienced and advanced practitioners. It incorporates recent changes in social work education and professional regulation, such as the introduction of the Professional Capability Framework (PCF) (The College of Social Work, 2010) and standards for continuing professional development set by Health and Care Professions Council. [+]

Choose Kingston's Advanced Social Work MA The Advanced Social Work MA offers a professional development pathway to assist qualified social workers in meeting capabilities and standards of practice consistent with the role of experienced and advanced practitioners. It incorporates recent changes in social work education and professional regulation, such as the introduction of the Professional Capability Framework (PCF) (The College of Social Work, 2010) and standards for continuing professional development set by Health and Care Professions Council. This course aims to provide busy practitioners with structured opportunities for critical reflection within a well-resourced and research-informed learning community. Designed and managed in close consultation with local and regional employers and representatives of partner agencies and people who access social work services, the programme complements the range of development opportunities available to social workers (including in-house training and personal career planning). It also acts as a springboard for those wishing to progress to doctoral studies. What will you study? The course is attuned to the vision of the Professional Capabilities Framework for social workers, which anticipates that experienced social workers may pursue multiple routes to progression. Consequently, you can combine specialist components related, for example, to effective safeguarding practice, with generic elements, such as supervision, professional education and leadership, management and decision-making. This flexible format allows you to construct a programme of study to suit your professional profile and areas of developing expertise while benefiting from exchange with practitioners in other specialist roles. Research skills are central to the programme and a 'capstone' research project will enable you to produce an account of original research that is suitable for publication in a refereed journal. Assessment Presentations, critical reviews, posters, portfolio of practice, assessed practice, projects and a 'capstone' project. Course structure MA: four modules (each of 30 Level 7 credits) plus a 'capstone' project of 60 credits To achieve the MA you will undertake a 'capstone' research project and produce an article for suitable for publication. Available modules Safeguarding Adults at Risk Managing Professional Responses to Safeguarding Adults at Risk Practice Education Stage 1 Practice Education Stage 2 Supervision of Professional Practice Mentoring, Coaching and Advanced Assessment of Professional Practice Leading and Managing People in Social Work Practice Leading and Managing in Social Work and Social Care Organisations Final Capstone Project Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Advertising & the Creative Economy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This MA is an intensive, collaborative masters which combines the creativity of advertising with the business know-how to get your ideas off the ground. It is suitable for graduates and industry professionals alike. It is interdisciplinary and extremely practical. [+]

Choose Kingston's Advertising & the Creative Economy MA If you would like to develop your career or create your own business in the advertising sector, this course is ideal. It will help you to explore and understand creativity and its management not only in the advertising sector, but also across a wide range of the creative industries, while also equipping you with entrepreneurial skills. This MA is an intensive, collaborative masters which combines the creativity of advertising with the business know-how to get your ideas off the ground. It is suitable for graduates and industry professionals alike. It is interdisciplinary and extremely practical. What will you study? By the end of the course, you will be equipped with an in-depth knowledge of the advertising world and acquired the practical and entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in this creative industry. In addition, you will explore a wide range of advertising and communications methods such as social media, gamficiation, brand advocacy and engagement. You will also cover sales promotion, public relations and interactive marketing and marketing planning. Assessment A mix of project work and formal assessments, including essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (maximum 12,000 words). Why study a Creative Economy course? Our Creative Economy masters courses give you the opportunity to gain a range of knowledge and experience, including: Gain entrepreneurial skills – help create start-ups and pitch ideas to real industry bosses at a "Dragons' Den", and visit a wide variety of entrepreneurial businesses. Brush up on practical workplace skills such as data collation, review and synopsis. Our students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's creative economy courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts. Excellent teaching – the Managing in the Creative Economy MA course was ranked as one of the best entrepreneurship masters in the world by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16, and Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Regular visits from industry experts and entrepreneurs, field trips to entrepreneurial businesses and events that connect the creative industry to the local community and give you a valuable network. Students can add study at the prestigious Boston University to their programme and gain a dual masters degree. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. Course structure For the core modules, you will study with students from across all the creative industries programmes. For the specialist modules, you will study alongside fellow advertising students. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Mapping the Creative Economy Conducting Collaborative Creativity Personal Research/Gaining Insights Design Thinking for Start-ups Specialist modules Elements of the Communications Mix Marketing Communications and Advertising Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Communication Design & the Creative Economy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This MA is an intensive, collaborative masters course which combines the skills and craft needed for ground-breaking communication design with the solid business know-how to get your ideas and innovations off the ground. This MA is suitable for graduates and for industry professionals alike. It is cross-faculty, interdisciplinary, and extremely practical. [+]

Choose Kingston's Communication Design & the Creative Economy MA This MA is an intensive, collaborative masters course which combines the skills and craft needed for ground-breaking communication design with the solid business know-how to get your ideas and innovations off the ground. This MA is suitable for graduates and for industry professionals alike. It is cross-faculty, interdisciplinary, and extremely practical. You will hone your skills as a designer at the Faculty of Art and Design and Architecture. You will learn how to collaborate and run a business at Kingston Business School. By the end of the course, you will be able to develop, market and pitch ideas. What will you study? Communication design is one of the fastest evolving sectors of the creative economy. This message-driven discipline covers graphic design, print media, electronic media, information architecture and more. Communication design has applications in an ever-growing range of sectors including branding, marketing, packaging and publishing. With the rapidly growing and evolving media sectors, this is a sector set to grow dynamically. This MA is cross-faculty, interdisciplinary, and extremely practical. You will learn to think in 3D, and analyse the current business and creative landscapes. Assessment A mix of project work and formal assessments, including essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (maximum 12,000 words). Why study a Creative Economy course? Our Creative Economy masters courses give you the opportunity to gain a range of knowledge and experience, including: Gain entrepreneurial skills – help create start-ups and pitch ideas to real industry bosses at a "Dragons' Den", and visit a wide variety of entrepreneurial businesses. Brush up on practical workplace skills such as data collation, review and synopsis. Our students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's creative economy courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts. Excellent teaching – the Managing in the Creative Economy MA course was ranked as one of the best entrepreneurship masters in the world by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16, and Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Regular visits from industry experts and entrepreneurs, field trips to entrepreneurial businesses and events that connect the creative industry to the local community and give you a valuable network. Students can add study at the prestigious Boston University to their programme and gain a dual masters degree. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. Course structure For the core modules, you will study with students from across all the creative industries programmes. For the specialist modules, you will study alongside fellow communication design students. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Mapping the Creative Economy Conducting Collaborative Creativity Personal Research/Gaining Insights Design Thinking for Start-ups Specialist modules Designing Research Creative Futures Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Computer Animation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course will enable students with some experience of 3D computer graphics to develop and enhance their abilities in the skills required by the computer animation and visual effects industries. It is one of a suite of digital media courses that enable you to study professional digital media practice in a studio environment and work as part of an interdisciplinary team with students from across the full programme. Through a student-centred project-based curriculum, you work to develop specialist skills such as character animation, character rigging, effects animation, modelling, texturing and lighting. [+]

Choose Kingston's Computer Animation MA This course will enable students with some experience of 3D computer graphics to develop and enhance their abilities in the skills required by the computer animation and visual effects industries. It is one of a suite of digital media courses that enable you to study professional digital media practice in a studio environment and work as part of an interdisciplinary team with students from across the full programme. Through a student-centred project-based curriculum, you work to develop specialist skills such as character animation, character rigging, effects animation, modelling, texturing and lighting. Key features This course has been developed in consultation with our industry panel, which includes representatives from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, DreamWorks and Samsung Design Europe. We are also an active member of TIGA, the games industry's representative body, and the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA). The courses have a project-based curriculum where collaborative interdisciplinary teamwork is encouraged. The industry-focused learning experience enables you to hone your specialist skills in a professional context. Work placements, real projects, internships and an industry mentoring scheme will also prepare you for entry into the fast-growing and highly competitive digital media arena. What will you study? You will learn clean modelling techniques, principles of animation, lighting, shading, texturing, rendering and compositing. You will create computer animation assets, both alone and in teams, using industry-standard production techniques that stimulate a professional environment of collaboration to deliver a product on time. You will also work as part of a team comprising students from different media disciplines, undertaking projects that have previously included use of brain–computer interface systems, computer vision and optical stereoscopic 3D, and you will learn how to present yourself to potential employers through your professional presence and portfolio. Assessment Development of a portfolio of computer graphic work (including 3D assets, textures and animations), presentations, essays. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules. Modules Creation and Animation Perfecting the Look Digital Studio Practice Media Specialist Practice Digital Media Final Project Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Creative Writing & the Creative Economy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

The publishing sector has a combined turnover of at least £20 billion. It is the UK's largest creative industry and includes a diverse range of writers, including novelists, poets, genre writers, copywriters, scriptwriters and biographers. This MA teaches you how to make a living from your craft by helping you develop excellent writing, a diverse portfolio and the business sense to make a living from writing. The course is suitable for both graduates and industry professionals. [+]

Choose Kingston's Creative Writing & the Creative Economy MA The publishing sector has a combined turnover of at least £20 billion. It is the UK's largest creative industry and includes a diverse range of writers, including novelists, poets, genre writers, copywriters, scriptwriters and biographers. This MA teaches you how to make a living from your craft by helping you develop excellent writing, a diverse portfolio and the business sense to make a living from writing. The course is suitable for both graduates and industry professionals. What will you study? You will study specialist creative writing modules to help you develop your voice, work on tone, plot, pacing and genre. By the end of the course, you will have developed your own writing style and acquired the practical and entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in this creative industry. Assessment A mix of project work and formal assessments, including essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (maximum 12,000 words). Why study a Creative Economy course? Our Creative Economy masters courses give you the opportunity to gain a range of knowledge and experience, including: Gain entrepreneurial skills – help create start-ups and pitch ideas to real industry bosses at a "Dragons' Den", and visit a wide variety of entrepreneurial businesses. Brush up on practical workplace skills such as data collation, review and synopsis. Our students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's creative economy courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts. Excellent teaching – the Managing in the Creative Economy MA course was ranked as one of the best entrepreneurship masters in the world by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16, and Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Regular visits from industry experts and entrepreneurs, field trips to entrepreneurial businesses and events that connect the creative industry to the local community and give you a valuable network. Students can add study at the prestigious Boston University to their programme and gain a dual masters degree. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. For the core modules, you will study with students from across all the creative industries programmes. For the specialist modules, you will study alongside fellow creative writing students. Core modules Mapping the Creative Economy Conducting Collaborative Creativity Design Thinking for Start-ups Personal Research/Gaining Insights Specialist modules Special Study: Workshops in Popular Genre Writing Writers' Workshop Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Design: Product and Space & the Creative Economy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This MA is an intensive, collaborative masters course which combines the creativity of product and spatial design with the solid business know-how to get your ideas and innovations off the ground. It is suitable for both those currently employed in the field, and those would like to develop a career in product or spatial design. [+]

Choose Kingston's Design: Product and Space & the Creative Economy MA This MA is an intensive, collaborative masters course which combines the creativity of product and spatial design with the solid business know-how to get your ideas and innovations off the ground. It is suitable for both those currently employed in the field, and those would like to develop a career in product or spatial design. What will you study? You will hone your skills as a designer at the Faculty of Art and Design and Architecture, and you will learn how to collaborate and run a business at Kingston Business School. By the end of the course, you will be able to develop, market and pitch ideas. This MA is cross-faculty, interdisciplinary, and extremely practical. You will learn to think in 3D, and analyse the current business and creative landscapes. Assessment A mix of project work and formal assessments, including essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (maximum 12,000 words). Why study a Creative Economy course? Our Creative Economy masters courses give you the opportunity to gain a range of knowledge and experience, including: Gain entrepreneurial skills – help create start-ups and pitch ideas to real industry bosses at a "Dragons' Den", and visit a wide variety of entrepreneurial businesses. Brush up on practical workplace skills such as data collation, review and synopsis. Our students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's creative economy courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts. Excellent teaching – the Managing in the Creative Economy MA course was ranked as one of the best entrepreneurship masters in the world by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16, and Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Regular visits from industry experts and entrepreneurs, field trips to entrepreneurial businesses and events that connect the creative industry to the local community and give you a valuable network. Students can add study at the prestigious Boston University to their programme and gain a dual masters degree. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. For the core modules, you will study with students from across all the creative industries programmes. For the specialist modules, you will study alongside fellow product and space students. Core modules Mapping the Creative Economy Conducting Collaborative Creativity Design Thinking for Start-ups Personal Research/Gaining Insights Specialist modules Designing Research Creative Futures Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Development and International Economics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This MA focuses on the problems of economic development in the changing context of the international economic relationship. It will also provide a thorough grounding in macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis, in applied econometrics, in a range of approaches for dealing with economic policy issues, and in the long-term historical and conceptual context of contemporary debates in economics. [+]

Choose Development and International Economics MA This MA focuses on the problems of economic development in the changing context of the international economic relationship. It will also provide a thorough grounding in macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis, in applied econometrics, in a range of approaches for dealing with economic policy issues, and in the long-term historical and conceptual context of contemporary debates in economics. Find out more about this course: Key features This MA is good preparation for work with a range of public and private institutions, including national and international government agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and commercial organisations in sectors ranging from the City of London to trading and manufacturing businesses of all sizes. Lectures are supplemented by seminars, giving an opportunity for regular feedback and discussion. Guest speakers, conferences and workshops provide an extra dimension to your studies. What will you study? You will study core aspects of macro- and microeconomic theory, applied econometrics and economic policy. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of the theory and contemporary issues surrounding international trade, and of the problems that developing countries confront in dealing with the international economic environment. Such problems include trade and development, the effect of foreign direct investment (FDI) on development, and the significance of technology transfer. The degree culminates in your dissertation, in which you will have the opportunity to carry out in-depth research into a contemporary issue dealing with developing countries, international trade and FDI. You will work with a member of the Economics department who specialises in and pursues research in this area. Assessment Graded problem sets, practical coursework, essays, examinations, policy briefs, and dissertation. What our students say Since their launch in 2007, Kingston's Economics MA programmes have been well received. Here are some of the things our current students had to say about the core module, Macroeconomics: "Very good course, good teaching... very well structured [class]." "Very important for my future career." "Well organised and clear lectures...has helped to improve my knowledge on current macroeconomic issues and also on different views by various economists." "Application to the present economic environment." "Seminars allowed for smaller classes and more discussion, which I enjoyed." "Interesting subject and active classes where students are asked to participate." Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Applied Econometrics and Microeconomic Analysis Development and International Economics Economic Change and Ideas Economics Dissertation Macroeconomic Theory and Policy Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Economic Policy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This MA covers a range of economic policy areas; in particular, fiscal and monetary policy, labour market and wage policy, as well as financial regulation and macroprudential policy. It will develop your capacity to carry out research on the implementation and effectiveness of economic policy in a contemporary global and financial context, enabling you to contribute to debates on austerity versus active demand management, and efficiency versus equity in the regulation of markets. [+]

Choose Kingston's Economic Policy MA This MA covers a range of economic policy areas; in particular, fiscal and monetary policy, labour market and wage policy, as well as financial regulation and macroprudential policy. It will develop your capacity to carry out research on the implementation and effectiveness of economic policy in a contemporary global and financial context, enabling you to contribute to debates on austerity versus active demand management, and efficiency versus equity in the regulation of markets. Key features This course will provide you with in-depth expertise relevant to organisations including governmental regulatory agencies in the domestic economy (eg HM Treasury), think-tanks and international agencies dealing with globalisation issues. Lectures are supplemented by seminars, giving an opportunity for regular feedback and discussion. What will you study? You will study core aspects of macro- and microeconomic theory, applied econometrics and economic policy. On this basis, you will acquire a professional knowledge of procedures used to analyse current issues in economic policy. You will also explore the economic history of capitalism and the history of economic ideas, placing the issues surrounding the evaluation of economic policy in a historical and intellectual context. In addition, you will pursue intensive study of the contemporary globalised and financialised economy and its relationship to economic development. Finally, you will work with a member of staff to choose an applied economic policy topic for your dissertation, research this topic and write up your conclusions. Assessment Graded problem sets, presentations, practical coursework, essays, examinations, thematic case studies, policy briefs, literature summary, and dissertation. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Applied Econometrics and Microeconomic Analysis Economic Change and Ideas Economics Dissertation Financialisation, Globalisation and Economic Policy Macroeconomic Theory and Policy Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Fashion

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course, with its new pathway in Knit, continues to develop into a holistic and exciting approach to fashion design and beyond. Retaining our heritage and specialism in womenswear, menswear and knitwear, the course combines industry standards with a creative and contemporary approach to fashion design. [+]

Choose Kingston's Fashion MA This course, with its new pathway in Knit, continues to develop into a holistic and exciting approach to fashion design and beyond. Retaining our heritage and specialism in womenswear, menswear and knitwear, the course combines industry standards with a creative and contemporary approach to fashion design. Our broad design community and positioning as a progressive and highly rated design institution means that fashion can actively borrow from and share with designers in communication design, sustainable design, and product and space. Key features With our well-established industry links and partnerships, the craft and skill of fashion is paramount and is developed through pioneering projects with industry practitioners from our team. Interdisciplinary modules give you the unique opportunity to expand your current design thinking and methodology, experiment and transform your medium, and work in dynamic teams to exchange and create ideas. What will you study? The Fashion MA is a unique and innovative course combining the creative thinking of the Design School core modules with a very solid and ‘creative' fashion industry focus. The fashion-based modules will encourage you to think creatively and will also challenge you to apply your ideas and concepts to a series of briefs, some of which will arrive directly from industry sources and practitioners. The outcome is non-prescriptive and should be driven by your ambitions and approach to fashion. You will identify design narratives to inspire extensive research culminating in exciting, considered and forward-thinking design developments. You will be expected to create new responses for fashion design. Addressing the contemporary culture of fashion, you will engage within important areas of development - social politics, economics, environments, sciences and technology futures - creating a clearer understanding of fashion context. Addressing the contemporary culture of fashion, you will engage with important areas of development - social politics, economics, environments, sciences and technology futures. The core modules, which explore the fundamentals of design and identify its role in your practice, offer the opportunity to connect and interact with designers from a wide set of creative disciplines. If you choose to specialise in Knit, you will follow the same programme as MA Fashion, but will complete specialist projects within existing modules. Assessment Design projects, written submissions, presentations, and a major project. Course framework With our well-established industry links and partnerships, the craft and skill of fashion is paramount at Kingston University and is developed through pioneering projects with industry practitioners from our Fashion MA staff team. During the course you will also participate in interdisciplinary modules established across the Design School. This gives you the unique opportunity to expand your current design thinking and methodology, experiment and transform your medium, and work in dynamic teams to exchange and create ideas. The Fashion MA course consists of three stages: Stage 1 focuses on identifying and expanding your design signature in a series of critical design projects. You will be required to answer fundamental design questions to investigate your focus for your Fashion MA studies. You will engage in interdisciplinary practice and contemporary design processes, assisting you in developing significant design techniques. Stage 2 of the programme characterises your fashion practice through creative development and design articulation. You engage in live industry briefs maintaining focus. During this stage you will develop your design DNA by sharing, engaging and exchanging with industry practitioners and gaining vital feedback to challenge your practice during which you accomplish your individual Fashion MA methodology. Opportunities are available to work for major designers to assist in preparation for the London fashion shows calendar. You will also identify and build partnerships with potential sponsors, collaborators and industry partners for your Major Project. Stage 3 of the programme allows the designer to define, resolve and present their design practice. The final stage of the course is then spent developing and defining your work to creative conclusion. The Fashion Scout Presentation and Show at our annual showcase during London Fashion Week will be open to selected designers who will undertake a rigorous selection process to profile their work for the event. This conclusive phase of the Fashion MA programme is a vital opportunity to present your work as tomorrow's fashion designer, communicator, researcher, or even craftsperson. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules. The Fashion MA course is part of the Design School's postgraduate programme. The structure – shared with students from Communication Design MA, Product + Space MA, and Sustainable Design MA – enables you to explore your individual specialist interests in fashion within an integrative learning environment that provides a comprehensive understanding of the value and role of interdisciplinary methods and ways of working. The influences and impact of thinking from other related design subjects on your own specialist study is an important aspect of the identity and the community of interdisciplinary practice at masters level in the Design School. This structure is designed to help progress and develop your independent learning, encouraging you to construct and explore projects concerned with areas of particular personal interests. The overarching course philosophy, based upon an emphasis on research, methodology and design thinking, allows individual and personal concerns to be explored through focused study in fashion. The two shared modules of The Design School's Postgraduate Framework both commence with a symposium, in which high-profile external speakers present their work and contribute to a debate on a topic of relevance to all courses in the Framework. View the promotional flyer from the most recent 'Here and There' symposium (PDF), on the theme of interdisciplinarity. View the promotional flyer from the most recent 'Creating Futures' symposium (PDF), on the theme of forging a path in the creative industries. Stage 1 Designing Research Fashion Context I Stage 2 Fashion Context II Creative Futures Stage 3 Major Project Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Fashion & the Creative Economy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This MA is cross-faculty, interdisciplinary, and extremely practical. By the end of the course, you will have developed a strong critical understanding of the various challenges faced by the UK fashion industry and acquired the practical and entrepreneurial skills you need to succeed on this creative career path. [+]

Choose Kingston's Fashion & the Creative Economy MA If you are currently employed in fashion, or would like to develop a career in the fashion industry, this course is ideal. It will introduce you to the UK fashion industry and broaden your understanding of the relationship between the design, production, mediation, distribution and consumption of fashion. What will you study? You will explore the ways fashion designs, collections and products are showcased and presented across the media and retail sectors, and develop your own creative project. This MA is cross-faculty, interdisciplinary, and extremely practical. By the end of the course, you will have developed a strong critical understanding of the various challenges faced by the UK fashion industry and acquired the practical and entrepreneurial skills you need to succeed on this creative career path. Assessment A mix of project work and formal assessments, including essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (maximum 12,000 words). Why study a Creative Economy course? Our Creative Economy masters courses give you the opportunity to gain a range of knowledge and experience, including: Gain entrepreneurial skills – help create start-ups and pitch ideas to real industry bosses at a "Dragons' Den", and visit a wide variety of entrepreneurial businesses. Brush up on practical workplace skills such as data collation, review and synopsis. Our students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's creative economy courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts. Excellent teaching – the Managing in the Creative Economy MA course was ranked as one of the best entrepreneurship masters in the world by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16, and Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Regular visits from industry experts and entrepreneurs, field trips to entrepreneurial businesses and events that connect the creative industry to the local community and give you a valuable network. Students can add study at the prestigious Boston University to their programme and gain a dual masters degree. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. Course structure For the core modules, you will study with students from across all the creative industries programmes. For the specialist modules, you will study alongside fellow fashion students. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Mapping the Creative Economy Conducting Collaborative Creativity Design Thinking for Start-ups Personal Research/Gaining Insights Specialist modules Designing Research Creative Futures Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Film Making & the Creative Economy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

The Film Making & the Creative Economy MA is an intensive, collaborative masters course which combines the creativity of film making with the practical business know-how to get your ideas off the ground. [+]

Choose Kingston's Film Making & the Creative Economy MA If you are currently employed in film, or would like to develop a career in the film industry, this course is ideal. It will develop your creative skills while teaching you how to manage the industry effectively within the creative economy. You will study alongside both film students and other creative economy students with different areas of expertise. What will you study? The Film Making & the Creative Economy MA is an intensive, collaborative masters course which combines the creativity of film making with the practical business know-how to get your ideas off the ground. Assessment A mix of project work and formal assessments, including essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (maximum 12,000 words). Why study a Creative Economy course? Our Creative Economy masters courses give you the opportunity to gain a range of knowledge and experience, including: Gain entrepreneurial skills – help create start-ups and pitch ideas to real industry bosses at a "Dragons' Den", and visit a wide variety of entrepreneurial businesses. Brush up on practical workplace skills such as data collation, review and synopsis. Our students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's creative economy courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts. Excellent teaching – the Managing in the Creative Economy MA course was ranked as one of the best entrepreneurship masters in the world by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16, and Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Regular visits from industry experts and entrepreneurs, field trips to entrepreneurial businesses and events that connect the creative industry to the local community and give you a valuable network. Students can add study at the prestigious Boston University to their programme and gain a dual masters degree. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. For the core modules, you will study with students from across all the creative industries programmes. For the specialist modules, you will study alongside fellow film making students. Specialist modules: you must select either of these pairs of specialist modules Film Making 1 and Film Making 2 Sound and Vision and Film Writing Core modules Mapping the Creative Economy Conducting Collaborative Creativity Design Thinking for Start-ups Personal Research/Gaining Insights Specialist modules Film Making 1 Film Making 2 Film Writing Film Making 4: Sound & Vision Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Financial Economics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This MA will enable you to master key tools used for the financing of individual companies - derivatives, investment appraisal and risk management - and provides an in-depth study of financial issues affecting the broader economic environment, such as crises and bubbles in the international economy. It offers an opportunity to develop the key analytical skills necessary for carrying out research on contemporary issues in financial economics. [+]

Choose Kingston's Financial Economics MA This MA will enable you to master key tools used for the financing of individual companies - derivatives, investment appraisal and risk management - and provides an in-depth study of financial issues affecting the broader economic environment, such as crises and bubbles in the international economy. It offers an opportunity to develop the key analytical skills necessary for carrying out research on contemporary issues in financial economics. Find out more about this course: Key features This course offers a good preparation for work with a range of public and private institutions in the area of applied financial economics, including banks and insurance companies; firms dealing with the reporting and evaluation of financial information; and domestic and international regulatory agencies focusing on the financial sector. Lectures are supplemented by seminars, giving an opportunity for regular feedback and discussion. The University's Economics department is actively engaged in research and publication on financial topics, and you will benefit from regular staff seminars and workshops. What will you study? You will study core aspects of macro- and microeconomic theory, of applied econometrics and economic policy, and of the long-term historical and conceptual context of the contemporary issues and debates. Consequently, you will master a range of economic analysis, key analytical skills and empirical background necessary to participate in discussions on financial economic issues. You will work individually with a member of staff to choose a topic for your dissertation, research this topic and write up your conclusions. Your topic will be a contemporary issue relating to a microeconomic or macroeconomic aspect of financial economics. You will work on your dissertation with a member of the Economics department who specialises in and pursues research in the field of financial economics. Assessment Graded problem sets, practical coursework, essays, examinations, thematic case studies, policy briefs, and dissertation. Research areas The Department of Economics is actively involved in research on questions of deep current concern, including macroeconomic instability, employment policy, financial regulation, and issues surrounding government intervention. Students will benefit from the active involvement of members of the Department in research projects for international economic organisations and think tanks. Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Applied Econometrics and Microeconomic Analysis Economic Change and Ideas Economics Dissertation Financial Economics Macroeconomic Theory and Policy [-]

MA Game Development (Design)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course, one of a suite of digital media courses, enables you to study professional digital media practice in a microstudio environment with a focus on the design skills necessary for the field of games development. [+]

Choose Kingston's Game Development (Design) MA This course, one of a suite of digital media courses, enables you to study professional digital media practice in a microstudio environment with a focus on the design skills necessary for the field of games development. Through a student-centred project-based curriculum, you work as a games designer to develop your specialist skills while working as part of an interdisciplinary team with students from across the full programme. This course has been developed in consultation with our industry panel, which includes representatives from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, DreamWorks and Samsung Design Europe. We are also an active member of TIGA, the games industry's representative body, and the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA). This course has been designed to utilise the best digital media expertise and resources from across the University, and will prepare you for employment in the digital media industry, where teams of specialists work together to develop and author innovative digital media projects. What will you study? Students on both courses will design and create computer games, alone and in teams, using industry-standard production management tools and techniques that stimulate a professional environment of collaboration to deliver a product on time. You will also develop vertical-slice prototypes using new technologies, such as computer vision and stereoscopy, and will learn how to present yourself to potential employers through your professional presence and portfolio. Assessment Vertical slices, prototypes, demos, videos, presentations, design documents, essays. PlayStation First Kingston University is an educational partner of Sony through PlayStation First. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules. Modules Digital Studio Practice Media Specialist Practice Game Design User Experience Design (Content) Digital Media Final Project Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA International Politics and Economics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course focuses on the key theories of global economics and international relations, and aims to develop the professional skills that many employers expect when hiring political and economic analysts. It will enable you to develop an advanced understanding of the close interaction between economics and politics on the world stage. [+]

Choose Kingston's International Politics and Economics MA This course focuses on the key theories of global economics and international relations, and aims to develop the professional skills that many employers expect when hiring political and economic analysts. It will enable you to develop an advanced understanding of the close interaction between economics and politics on the world stage. Key features You will be fully supported in developing postgraduate academic skills and preparing your dissertation, which allows you to research an area of particular interest in greater depth. Alongside your academic studies, you will gain skills in problem-solving and organisation; data collation, review and synopsis; communication (oral, written and electronic); time management; computing; and co-operation and teamwork. You can take part in an active interchange of policy ideas with research-active staff and visiting speakers through seminars organised by the Political Economy Research Group. What will you study? You will gain a thorough grounding in the main issues and theories that shape relations in the international economic system. You will also take modules that outline the main institutions and factors that influence global economic and political governance. At the same time, significant attention is given to your career development skills. There is a strong emphasis on developing research and analytical writing skills. Your dissertation will allow you to develop an area of particular interest in greater depth. Assessment Coursework assignments, including essays and reports, plus dissertation. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules International Political Economy: Capitalism, Imperialism and the State Research Skills and Dissertation/Project Proposal Dissertation Economics Dissertation Optional modules Economic Change and Ideas Financialisation, Globalisation and Economic Policy From State to Global Politics Political Economy: Effective Demand, Exploitation and Crisis Terrorism, Political Violence and Human Rights The Theory and Practice of International Relations Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Journalism & the Creative Economy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

The Journalism & the Creative Economy MA is an intensive, collaborative masters course which combines the fast-paced writing skills of journalism and magazine publishing with the business know-how to get your ideas off the ground. This MA is is suitable for graduates and industry professionals alike. It is cross-faculty, interdisciplinary, and extremely practical. [+]

Choose Kingston's Journalism & the Creative Economy MA The Journalism & the Creative Economy MA is an intensive, collaborative masters course which combines the fast-paced writing skills of journalism and magazine publishing with the business know-how to get your ideas off the ground. This MA is is suitable for graduates and industry professionals alike. It is cross-faculty, interdisciplinary, and extremely practical. If you would like to develop your career or create your own publishing business, this course is ideal. It will help you to explore and understand creativity and its management not only in the journalism and publishing sectors but also across a wide range of the creative industries, while also equipping you with entrepreneurial skills. What will you study? By the end of the course, you will be equipped with an in-depth knowledge of the writing methods, techniques and audiences, and acquired the practical and entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in this creative industry. Assessment A mix of project work and formal assessments, including essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (maximum 12,000 words). Why study a Creative Economy course? Our Creative Economy masters courses give you the opportunity to gain a range of knowledge and experience, including: Gain entrepreneurial skills – help create start-ups and pitch ideas to real industry bosses at a "Dragons' Den", and visit a wide variety of entrepreneurial businesses. Brush up on practical workplace skills such as data collation, review and synopsis. Our students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's creative economy courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts. Excellent teaching – the Managing in the Creative Economy MA course was ranked as one of the best entrepreneurship masters in the world by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16, and Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Regular visits from industry experts and entrepreneurs, field trips to entrepreneurial businesses and events that connect the creative industry to the local community and give you a valuable network. Students can add study at the prestigious Boston University to their programme and gain a dual masters degree. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. For the core modules, you will study with students from across all the creative industries programmes. For the specialist modules, you will study alongside fellow journalism students. Core modules Mapping the Creative Economy Conducting Collaborative Creativity Design Thinking for Start-ups Personal Research/Gaining Insights Specialist modules Hands-on Journalism Magazine Publishing Share: Strategic Marketing and Sales Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Managing in the Creative Economy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

The creative industries are fast outpacing traditional industries, with an increasing number of countries placing them at the heart of their economic development. The prosperity of people across the globe depends on the creativity of designers, authors, film makers, musicians, architects and other 'content' creators in a way that it has never done before. [+]

Choose Kingston's Managing in the Creative Economy MA The creative industries are fast outpacing traditional industries, with an increasing number of countries placing them at the heart of their economic development. The prosperity of people across the globe depends on the creativity of designers, authors, film makers, musicians, architects and other 'content' creators in a way that it has never done before. The Cox Review of Creativity in Business (2005), commissioned by the UK government, cited design as "what links creativity and innovation, it shapes ideas to become practical and attractive propositions for users or customers". Kingston Business School's Creative Economy MA courses are the result of this review, as centres of excellence were selected to help bridge this gap between the pure artistry of creatives and the business know-how to help their ideas take flight. What will you study? You will study specialist management modules alongside International Business MSc students, and core creative economy modules alongside a wide range of creative economy students - from journalists to filmmakers and designers. As a management specialist, you will be working alongside creatives from day one, overcoming issues to design and run a business. This MA is cross-faculty, interdisciplinary, and extremely practical. It is an intensive, collaborative masters course that teaches you the practicalities of managing creativity and entrepreneurism alongside the business know-how to get creative ideas off the ground. This masters programme will provide you with the opportunity to explore, experience and overcome the challenges to realising value within our creative economy. Assessment A mix of project work and formal assessments, including essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (maximum 12,000 words). Eduniversal best masters winner 2016 This course has been rated by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16 as one of the best entrepreneurship masters courses in the world. Why study a Creative Economy course? Our Creative Economy masters courses give you the opportunity to gain a range of knowledge and experience, including: Gain entrepreneurial skills – help create start-ups and pitch ideas to real industry bosses at a "Dragons' Den", and visit a wide variety of entrepreneurial businesses. Brush up on practical workplace skills such as data collation, review and synopsis. Our students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's creative economy courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts. Excellent teaching – this course was ranked as one of the best entrepreneurship masters in the world by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16, and Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Regular visits from industry experts and entrepreneurs, field trips to entrepreneurial businesses and events that connect the creative industry to the local community and give you a valuable network. Students can add study at the prestigious Boston University to their programme and gain a dual masters degree. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. Course structure For the core modules, you will study with students from across all the creative industries programmes. For the specialist modules, you will study alongside fellow management students. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Mapping the Creative Economy Conducting Collaborative Creativity Design Thinking for Start-ups Personal Research/Gaining Insights Specialist modules Contemporary Business Strategy Fundamentals of Business Management Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Museums and Galleries & the Creative Economy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

If you are a graduate or industry professional who would like to develop your career or create your own business in the museums and galleries sector, this course is ideal. It teaches creative people the business development, collaborative and entrepreneurial skills to take dreams and good ideas and turn them into a reality. [+]

Choose Kingston's Museums and Galleries & the Creative Economy MA If you are a graduate or industry professional who would like to develop your career or create your own business in the museums and galleries sector, this course is ideal. It teaches creative people the business development, collaborative and entrepreneurial skills to take dreams and good ideas and turn them into a reality. What will you study? You will explore creativity and how to manage it – not only in the museums sector, but also across a wide range of the creative industries. This MA is cross-faculty, interdisciplinary, and extremely practical. You will learn to think in 3D, and analyse the current business and creative landscapes. When you leave the course, you will be able to both curate and advertise museum exhibits, and get your ideas off the ground. Assessment A mix of project work and formal assessments, including essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (maximum 12,000 words). Why study a Creative Economy course? Our Creative Economy masters courses give you the opportunity to gain a range of knowledge and experience, including: Gain entrepreneurial skills – help create start-ups and pitch ideas to real industry bosses at a "Dragons' Den", and visit a wide variety of entrepreneurial businesses. Brush up on practical workplace skills such as data collation, review and synopsis. Our students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's creative economy courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts. Excellent teaching – the Managing in the Creative Economy MA course was ranked as one of the best entrepreneurship masters in the world by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16, and Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Regular visits from industry experts and entrepreneurs, field trips to entrepreneurial businesses and events that connect the creative industry to the local community and give you a valuable network. Students can add study at the prestigious Boston University to their programme and gain a dual masters degree. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. Course structure For the core modules, you will study with students from across all the creative industries programmes. For the specialist modules, you will study alongside fellow museum and galleries students. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Mapping the Creative Economy Conducting Collaborative Creativity Design Thinking for Start-ups Personal Research/Gaining Insights Specialist modules Ideas and Institutions The Challenge of Change Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Music & the Creative Economy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

If you would like to develop your career or create your own business in the music industry, this course is ideal. Whether you are a musician, a composer, a producer or a sound technician, this course will improve your skill set and help you make a living from what you love. [+]

Choose Kingston's Music & the Creative Economy MA If you would like to develop your career or create your own business in the music industry, this course is ideal. Whether you are a musician, a composer, a producer or a sound technician, this course will improve your skill set and help you make a living from what you love. What will you study? You will explore creativity and how to manage it. The course will show you how to develop your ideas and business plans: we will teach you business development, collaborative and entrepreneurial skills. Assessment A mix of project work and formal assessments, including essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (maximum 12,000 words). Why study a Creative Economy course? Our Creative Economy masters courses give you the opportunity to gain a range of knowledge and experience, including: Gain entrepreneurial skills – help create start-ups and pitch ideas to real industry bosses at a "Dragons' Den", and visit a wide variety of entrepreneurial businesses. Brush up on practical workplace skills such as data collation, review and synopsis. Our students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's creative economy courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts. Excellent teaching – the Managing in the Creative Economy MA course was ranked as one of the best entrepreneurship masters in the world by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16, and Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Regular visits from industry experts and entrepreneurs, field trips to entrepreneurial businesses and events that connect the creative industry to the local community and give you a valuable network. Students can add study at the prestigious Boston University to their programme and gain a dual masters degree. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. Course structure There are a wide range of music modules to choose from, along with intensive creative economy core modules which you will study with a range of other creatives. These entrepreneurial modules will help you pitch business plans, develop products and even run a start-up. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Mapping the Creative Economy Conducting Collaborative Creativity Design Thinking for Start-ups Personal Research/Gaining Insights Specialist modules Advanced Production of Popular Music Composing and Marketing Popular Music Constructing Music Education in the UK International Music Education: Psychology, Culture and Philosophy Techniques and Technology for Composing for Film and Television Critical Reflection of Musical Performance Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Photography

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course offers an opportunity for students to develop a major body of practical work that engages with the expanded boundaries of photography and hybridisation of the medium. It is concerned with a broad range of photographic practices and technologies and explores debates around the politics of representation and our role as image makers. [+]

Choose Kingston's Photography MA This course offers an opportunity for students to develop a major body of practical work that engages with the expanded boundaries of photography and hybridisation of the medium. It is concerned with a broad range of photographic practices and technologies and explores debates around the politics of representation and our role as image makers. Key features You will have the opportunity to exhibit your work and take part in off-site visits to galleries, photography festivals and other cultural spaces, as well as study tours. Supported by a team of technical and academic staff, you will have access to a professional photography suite that includes two new digital-imaging areas, darkroom areas, two double-height photography studios and a general preparation, finishing and demonstration area. In addition, you will have access to 3D, screen printing and moving image workshops. What will you study? You will gain a thorough understanding of the history of photography and its continuously developing field of interrelated forms of image production and visual culture. You will explore the potential of the expanded boundaries of photography in unexpected and innovative ways through self-initiated research. Supported by taught modules and an experienced group of research-active staff, you will develop critical thinking and a sustained practice. Assessment Seminar and exhibition presentations, tutorials, individual and group reviews. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules. Modules Project 1 Theory – Seminar Photography Practice – Applied Theory in Advanced Photography Photography Practice – Publishing Masters Project (Exhibition and Research Publication) Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Political Economy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This MA highlights issues of effective demand, social conflict and financial instability as features of modern capitalism. It covers neo-classical, post-Keynesian and Marxist theories, and applies them to contemporary issues of austerity policy, neo-liberalism, financialisation and globalisation. The course aims to provide a precise and professional knowledge of the procedures used to analyse current issues in political economy. [+]

Choose Kingston's Political Economy MA This MA highlights issues of effective demand, social conflict and financial instability as features of modern capitalism. It covers neo-classical, post-Keynesian and Marxist theories, and applies them to contemporary issues of austerity policy, neo-liberalism, financialisation and globalisation. The course aims to provide a precise and professional knowledge of the procedures used to analyse current issues in political economy. Key features This course provides excellent preparation for a range of employment possibilities in government agencies, think-tanks, research institutes or in international agencies such as the International Labor Organization. Lectures are supplemented by seminars, giving an opportunity for regular feedback and discussion. The University's Economics department is actively engaged in research and publication on financial topics, and you will benefit from regular staff seminars and workshops. What will you study? You will acquire a rigorous and broad-based understanding of the discipline of political economy, as well as an ability to carry out research in this field. The course provides a comprehensive review of macroeconomics from a theoretical and policy perspective, and of capitalism from its emergence to contemporary globalisation, as well as the parallel developments in political economy. You will explore present-day competing political economy paradigms, and pursue an advanced analysis of the processes of globalisation and financialisation of contemporary capitalism, using it as a basis for discussion of economic policy. Your dissertation will focus on an applied economic policy topic - you will work individually with a member of staff to choose a topic for your dissertation, research this topic and write up your conclusions. Assessment Assessment will take a variety of forms, including class tests, essays, examinations, graded exercises, practical coursework, presentations, take-home tests, dissertation, literature review and economic reports. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Core modules Economics Dissertation Financialisation, Globalisation and Economic Policy Macroeconomic Theory and Policy Political Economy: Effective Demand, Exploitation and Crisis Optional modules Economic Change and Ideas Economic Policy Modelling Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Public Relations and Corporate Communications

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston

Our Public Relations and Corporate Communications MA is designed for people who want to build their careers in internal communications or public relations (PR) and enhance their understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR). [+]

Choose Kingston's Public Relations and Corporate Communications MA Our Public Relations and Corporate Communications MA is designed for people who want to build their careers in internal communications or public relations (PR) and enhance their understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) – students on the course can apply for student membership. No exams – you will be assessed on your coursework and use it to build a portfolio you will be proud to show recruiters. Internship opportunity at The Fifth Business. Add study at the prestigious Boston University to your programme and gain a dual masters degree. Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Graduates from this course typically go on to work in senior internal communications, public relations and corporate social responsibility roles. Kingston upon Thames has been rated London's happiest borough and has the lowest crime rate in London, as well as fast transport links to the city centre. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. What will you study? This course is highly practical and involves the kind of hands-on learning that encourages flexible thought. It has a strong basis in business and marketing, rather than journalism, so it prepares you to excel in challenging or commercial environments. Whether you need to send a consistent message to multiple departments in government, or to a company's numerous external stakeholders, you will graduate with the ability to see the bigger picture and adapt your communications technique. You will learn to: identify and understand different stakeholder groups, understand value and competitive advantage, and pitch effectively in front of leading market agency professionals; and adapt communication styles to ensure an organisation's message is understood by people with different educational levels, and across an international spectrum. Dissertation You will learn to select appropriate research methods and undertake theoretically-grounded research project which generates findings that inform management decisions. Through it you will learn to apply your research skills and gain experience managing a large-scale research project. These advanced research skills will prepare you for a highly adaptable career in marketing, and differentiate you as a future business leader. You will research a specific area of marketing in depth. Once you have identified a topical issue or problem, you will write a research proposal and dissertation that combine academic rigour with practical marketing implications. You will communicate your findings as you would do in the workplace – by writing a management report. Assessment Coursework. Course structure The Public Relations and Corporate Communications MA is made up of six modules worth a total of 180 credits. This is an indicative list of modules and is not intended to be definitive. Available modules Marketing Communications and Advertising Cross Cultural and Internal Management Communications Managing Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Public Relations Market Research and Data Analysis Research Proposal and Dissertation Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Publishing & the Creative Economy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This MA is cross-faculty, interdisciplinary, and extremely practical. You will learn to think creatively, and analyse the current business and creative landscapes. You will take publishing modules in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and study creative economy modules with a wide range of other creative economy students in Kingston Business School. [+]

Choose Kingston's Publishing & the Creative Economy MA The publishing sector is the UK's largest creative industry, and is made up of a diverse range of print and digital products – from books and magazines to apps and databases. The publishing sector has a combined turnover of around £20 billion, with more than 8,500 companies directly employing around 167,000 people. A diverse range of companies combine creativity, innovation and application with constantly evolving methods of production and distribution. With the increasing digitalisation of products, it's a changeable and exciting time to be in this industry. If you are looking to enter the publishing industry, or are already in the industry and looking to enhance your career or start your own business, this course is ideal. What will you study? This MA is cross-faculty, interdisciplinary, and extremely practical. You will learn to think creatively, and analyse the current business and creative landscapes. You will take publishing modules in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and study creative economy modules with a wide range of other creative economy students in Kingston Business School. Assessment A mix of project work and formal assessments, including essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (maximum 12,000 words). Why study a Creative Economy course? Our Creative Economy masters courses give you the opportunity to gain a range of knowledge and experience, including: Gain entrepreneurial skills – help create start-ups and pitch ideas to real industry bosses at a "Dragons' Den", and visit a wide variety of entrepreneurial businesses. Brush up on practical workplace skills such as data collation, review and synopsis. Our students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's creative economy courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts. Excellent teaching – the Managing in the Creative Economy MA course was ranked as one of the best entrepreneurship masters in the world by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16, and Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council. Regular visits from industry experts and entrepreneurs, field trips to entrepreneurial businesses and events that connect the creative industry to the local community and give you a valuable network. Students can add study at the prestigious Boston University to their programme and gain a dual masters degree. Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools. Course structure Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. For the core modules, you will study with students from across all the creative industries programmes. For the specialist modules, you will study alongside fellow publishing students. Core modules Mapping the Creative Economy Conducting Collaborative Creativity Design Thinking for Start-ups Personal Research/Gaining Insights Specialist modules Create: The Business of Publishing Share: Strategic Marketing and Sales Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]

MA Sustainable Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston + 1 more

This course is aimed at designers, creative workers and other specialists who want to direct their practice towards progressive sustainability and social agendas. It focuses on the value of design as a vehicle for addressing social and ecological concerns in both developed and developing world settings. It will equip you with the knowledge, capabilities and confidence to challenge the status quo by applying design thinking to the generation of design-led interventions for a sustainable future. [+]

Choose Kingston's Sustainable Design MA This course is aimed at designers, creative workers and other specialists who want to direct their practice towards progressive sustainability and social agendas. It focuses on the value of design as a vehicle for addressing social and ecological concerns in both developed and developing world settings. It will equip you with the knowledge, capabilities and confidence to challenge the status quo by applying design thinking to the generation of design-led interventions for a sustainable future. Key features The overarching course philosophy, based on an emphasis on research, methodology and design thinking, allows individual and personal concerns to be explored through focused study in sustainable design. The course takes an inter-disciplinary approach to the study and practice of sustainable design, by recruiting students from all creative and design backgrounds and beyond. What will you study? The Sustainable Design MA is directed towards the goal of creating a more sustainable and equitable society. You will explore innovative and practical ways to help realise those visions, emphasising design, creativity, empathy, innovation and activism. The course encourages critical thinking about the social and ecological agendas it addresses. The course is design-based, but not confined to design practice - it includes a significant amount of theoretical and contextual studies. It is possible to choose a dissertation option for the final major project. You will be taught by leading academics and practitioners in sustainable design, social design, social innovation, participatory design, strategic design, service design, design-led innovation, and related topics. The course incorporates collaboration with partners such as Design Council, Futerra, Greengaged, Sorrell Foundation, ThinkPublic and Uscreates. Assessment Design project work, live projects, research project folders, 5,000-word critical essay, and a major design research project. Course structure Find out more by downloading the 2015/16 course structure for part-time students or full-time students. The Sustainable Design MA course is part of the Design School's postgraduate programme. The structure – shared with students from Communication Design MA, Product + Space MA, and Fashion MA – enables you to explore your individual specialist interests in sustainable design within an integrative learning environment that provides a comprehensive understanding of the value and role of interdisciplinary methods and ways of working. The influences and impact of thinking from other related design subjects on your own specialist study is an important aspect of the identity and the community of interdisciplinary practice at masters level in the Design School. This structure is designed to help progress and develop your independent learning, encouraging you to construct and explore projects concerned with areas of particular personal interests. The overarching course philosophy, based upon an emphasis on research, methodology and design thinking, allows individual and personal concerns to be explored through focused study in sustainable design. The two shared modules of The Design School's Postgraduate Framework both commence with a symposium, in which high-profile external speakers present their work and contribute to a debate on a topic of relevance to all courses in the Framework. View the promotional flyer from the most recent ‘Here and There' symposium (PDF), on the theme of interdisciplinarity. View the promotional flyer from the most recent ‘Creating Futures' symposium (PDF), on the theme of forging a path in the creative industries. Design for Social Innovation can also be taken as a stand-alone module. Teaching block 1 Design for Social Innovation Designing Research Teaching block 2 Sustainable Design Principles, Perspectives and Practices Creative Futures Teaching block 3 Major Project Learn a language You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. [-]