University of East Anglia Faculty of Social Sciences

Introduction

UEA Social Sciences at Master's Level

Feed your passion for the social sciences at UEA. Deepen your knowledge, specialise, take your career to the next level, challenge yourself, give yourself the edge with employers.

There's no better place to immerse yourself in every detail of your chosen field.

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of East Anglia is home to seven Schools of Study working at the forefront of academic and professional development. Individuals studying within the Faculty are able to benefit from outstanding academic expertise and independent study facilities.

With an excellent research and teaching profile, the Faculty offers strong international links to institutes, public and private sector organisations, international networks, governments, policy advisers, and research councils throughout the world.

Its brilliant reputation guarantees that graduates are equipped to enter a wide range of professions with the essential skills needed to succeed.

The seven interdisciplinary Schools of Study have powerful reputations in the fields of:
• Business Management
• Economics
• Education and Lifelong Learning
• International Development
• Law
• Social Work and Social Policy
• Psychology

Postgraduate Funding

Postgraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and PhD Studentships are available to students within the Faculty of Social Sciences and are usually awarded on the basis of academic merit. Application deadlines vary, so you are strongly advised to apply as early as possible in your year of entry. To explore further detail on funding linked to your area of study visit UEA’s dedicated page for Postgraduate funding opportunities.

UEA: WORLD LEADING INSTITUTION WITH STUDENTS AT ITS HEART

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned, campus-based university that delivers top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students. UEA’s postgraduate community is around 3,500 students, forming one of the central strengths of the University.

Proving its pioneering spirit, UEA proudly sits in the Top 1% of universities in the world (Times Higher World League Table 2015-16) and consistently performs in the Top 5 for student experience in the National Student Survey since it began 10 years ago.

The campus is located in a lush, green area of Norwich, England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. It’s just two miles from the heart of the city, which is easily reached by foot, bike or bus. The stunning Norfolk coast is 1 hour away, and London a swift 2 hours by train. This uniquely-placed University is also part of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environmental, health and plant science.

Sporting facilities on campus include the Sportspark, which houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool and regularly hosts local and international athletic events. UEA also offers the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and hosts an International Literary Festival that featuring famous names such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Anne Enright (all UEA Creative Writing course alumni).

If you want to change the world with your degree, make an impact in your industry and reach your full potential - the University of East Anglia is a brilliant next step.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

View MA » View MSc » View master programs »

Programs

This school also offers:

Master

MRes Social Science Research Methods

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MRes Social Science Research Methods degree offers an advanced programme of research training. The course is ideal for applicants who are considering going on to study for a PhD. You will study core Faculty modules that include generic social science research skills, broad based training in social science research methods, and advanced training in qualitative and quantitative methods. [+]

The MRes Social Science Research Methods degree offers an advanced programme of research training. The course is ideal for applicants who are considering going on to study for a PhD. You will study core Faculty modules that include generic social science research skills, broad based training in social science research methods, and advanced training in qualitative and quantitative methods. You will also receive School-based research skills and subject-based training from which you will acquire specialist knowledge that will allow you to apply the basic principles of social science research and design to your own research projects. The University of East Anglia has been ranked 10th in the UK for the quality of its research output and 21st overall amongst all mainstream British institutions in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The results show that more than 82 per cent of UEA research is classified as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, confirming UEA’s position as a premier research institution making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society. The course is available in the following subject specialisms: Education and Lifelong Learning Social Work and Social Policy Psychology Law Business and Management International Development The degree may be studied over one year full-time, or two years part-time. The registration date is: September. Professional, Employability and Practical Skills A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme with the aim of strengthening of your skills. Advisor sessions to support learning and career development occur throughout the year. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Social Sciences Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent [-]

MSc

MA Development Economics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc Development Economics is taught by a team of internationally-respected development economists with a vast amount of experience in the field. Specifically, the use of experimental and behavioural economics puts this group in the forefront of innovative development research internationally. [+]

The MSc Development Economics is taught by a team of internationally-respected development economists with a vast amount of experience in the field. Specifically, the use of experimental and behavioural economics puts this group in the forefront of innovative development research internationally. In addition to the global recognition with publication in top academic journals, their research was recognised as internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). The programme applies rigorous economic analyses to real-world problems, like poverty and underdevelopment, to identify effective policies. International development organisations and agencies (for example, the World Bank, IMF, DFID, Oxfam, Action Aid, WIDER) increasingly recognise that the study of economic development in a world that is experiencing rapid globalisation requires an approach that is analytically rigorous and, at the same time, problem- and policy-oriented. This programme provides a sound foundation in contemporary development economics and is distinct for the following reasons: It is unique because it integrates methods, research findings and new insights from behavioural and experimental economics. Compared to traditional development economics courses students acquire more subtle understanding of development processes and more realistic policy analyses. It provides strong links with the MSc in Impact Evaluation taught within the same School; its two core modules may both be taken as optional modules by students on the MSc in Development Economics. While taught by specialised development economists, the programme is housed in the multi- and inter-disciplinary School of International Development. Students may take up to two out of their six taught modules from a long list of modules taught by political scientists, anthropologists, specialists on natural resource, gender, and education. The Master’s degree provides excellent employability prospects, with graduates employed in both development and non-development organisations, including international organisations, academia, NGOs, government ministries and the private sector. It also provides a solid master’s training to those who want to pursue their PhD studies in development. The MSc Development Economics degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Course Profile Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits: Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits) Examination (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course. Professional, Employability and Practical Skills A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. Please click to access further information about the Skills Training and Development Practice programme. The Behavioural and Experimental Development Economics Research Group Research in the School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Research is organised into a series of Research Groups. Please click to access further information about the Behavioural and Experiemental Development Economics Research Group and our current research projects. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Social Science with a strong background in Economics. Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent [-]

MSc Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

This degree is designed for students who already have a first degree in accounting, finance, business and economics, or in a quantitative subject (such as science or engineering). It provides an advanced level of study to help start a successful career in the corporate sector. You will also be equipped with the research skills to consider academic options such as PhD level study. [+]

This degree is designed for students who already have a first degree in accounting, finance, business and economics, or in a quantitative subject (such as science or engineering). It provides an advanced level of study to help start a successful career in the corporate sector. You will also be equipped with the research skills to consider academic options such as PhD level study. OVERVIEW If you are looking to launch a successful career in the business and the public sectors, working in a role such as a financial accountant, management accountant, auditor, fund manager, financial manager or financial analyst then this course is for you. You will gain a sound understanding of the most important theories and practices in international and management accounting, in investments and in corporate finance and governance. Teaching is supported by practical case studies, seminars and computer labs offering you a deep insight into the latest qualitative and quantitative tools used by accounting and financial practitioners today. RESEARCH FOCUSED Teaching in the course draws from the latest developments in the academic research aiming to develop your research skills. You will have the opportunity to attend research seminars from international academic experts, and graduates will also be able to pursue a PhD in Accounting or Finance. COURSE MODULES Semester 1 Advances in Financial Management International Accounting Business Regulation and Corporate Governance Semester 2 Business Research Methods Investment and Risk Management Management Semester 3 Accounting and Finance Dissertation This programme is for you if you have already studied business at undergraduate level and wish to build on your existing skillset. It is especially suitable if you would like a broad business qualification, and currently do not have enough management experience to join an MBA programme. It is also for you if you like the idea of doing a MSc with the chance to complete a dissertation. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Degree Subject Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, Management or a degree in a quantitative subject (such as Science or Engineering). NB: There is a numerical content in a range of modules on the course, students need a competent level of numeracy to complete the course. Degree Classification 2:1 or above or the international equivalent Students for whom English is a foreign language: We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components) Test dates should be within two years of the course start date. Scholarships and Funding A variety of Scholarships may be offered to UK/EU and International students. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Funding for postgraduate study is also available both from the university and from a number of external schemes. [-]

MSc Advanced Business Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The master in Advanced Business Management offers a great opportunity to acquire subject-specific knowledge which will enable you to apply it in a work context, or in an academic context. This means you gain both research skills and transferable skills for the work place. [+]

Have you thought about what you know and what you do not know? Do you want to go one step further in your education? This is the perfect opportunity for you to improve your curriculum and decide the next steps in your career. The master in Advanced Business Management offers a great opportunity to acquire subject-specific knowledge which will enable you to apply it in a work context, or in an academic context. This means you gain both research skills and transferable skills for the work place. Research lead As the MSc includes a dissertation, you can use this master as a bridge to do your PhD You will have one year to discover which topics related to business management you like the most You will know the latest theories on business management You will identify gaps in a specific research field and will fill this gap by doing your thesis after finishing this master. Employability lead If you decide to look for a job when finishing the master you will have advanced skills to work in a company, as you will be able to: Analyse the work context from an evidence-based perspective Identify problems and needs: What has to be done? Plan organisational interventions to improve processes and results. What about the modules, the lecturers and the assessment? A wide range of topics: 6 modules and one dissertation will provide you with a wide range of skills that will make you more employable. You get advanced knowledge not on one specific area of management but on different areas (i.e., finance, corporate governance, marketing, innovation, organisational behavior, research methods). It increases the chances to get a job and gives you more ideas to do a PhD. A team of experts: The lecturers are experts in the area and do research on those topics. It is a great opportunity for you to get in contact with research groups at Norwich Business School. You will know the ground breaking literature on business management and will learn how to do research on business management in a safe environment, supported by high quality researchers with international recognition. Strong support network: We have an “active learning” approach, which means that you are the protagonist of your learning process. For that reason, you will mainly have coursework where you will critically analyse different aspects of business management. Do not worry, you will have our support, and in the dissertation module, your supervisor will be an expert in the topic and will guide you during the whole process. Hear from our students “I studied a BSc in Business at UEA and then worked in industry for two years before returning to UEA to join the Advanced Business Management course. I knew I wanted to gain further knowledge in my area of study however there wasn’t many courses in the UK which offer a direct MSc route if you have studied Business at Undergraduate level, so this course is exactly what I was after. The course gave me the extra in-depth knowledge of business which has helped me secure a role on a highly competitive graduate scheme. The knowledge and confidence I gained on this course set me apart from others. - Harry Fish, MSc Advanced Business Management Graduate I really enjoyed studying on the MSc Advanced Business Management course. I learnt how to work with different people, from different countries, pushing me to development my skills in team work. The course was taught in small groups which allowed me to build good relationships with other students and with the approachable academics. There are a variety of modules allowing me to gain skills in different areas of business, and many of the modules were interactive. The course really pushed me and I believe it will open many doors for me and help support my dream of opening my own business and being my own manager. - Charis Kyriacou, MSc Advanced Business Management Graduate Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Business, Management or Economics, or a combination of Business and Economics. Degree Classification: Good 2.1 or equivalent [-]

MSc Advanced Operations and Logistics Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

You will acquire knowledge about the primary and support activities in a value chain and advanced operations and logistics management practices and techniques. Case studies will be applied to help you understand workplace scenarios. [+]

Business is global and our ability to compete successfully requires our experience and knowledge in developing and managing the global supply chain. This is the course for you if you are looking for a career in operations and logistics either within companies or in specialist logistics and operations businesses. You will acquire knowledge about the primary and support activities in a value chain and advanced operations and logistics management practices and techniques. Case studies will be applied to help you understand workplace scenarios. This will help you to work as an operations, purchasing, logistics or supply chain manager in both manufacturing and service companies. You will acquire skills and practices for conducting operations and logistics research and these will enable you to pursue a PhD degree or work in consulting firms. Beyond these specialist skills, additional valuable skills that you will acquire include cognitive and transferable skills, including critical thinking and creativity, problem solving and decision making, effective use of information and communications technology, presentation, teamwork, personal effectiveness and ethics and value management. These will increase your capabilities and the opportunities for you to work in both public and private sectors. Entry Requirement Degree Subject: Business, Management or Engineering. Degree Classification: a First or 2.1 honours degree* or international equivalent from a recognised institution. *Exceptional applicants who do not meet the standard admission criteria of a 2.1 honours degree will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to provide further materials in support of their application. [-]

MSc Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc Banking and Finance will provide you with the in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge techniques you need to succeed in the global financial and banking sector. It will also equip you with the necessary research skills for pursuing academic research at PhD level. [+]

The MSc Banking and Finance will provide you with the in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge techniques you need to succeed in the global financial and banking sector. It will also equip you with the necessary research skills for pursuing academic research at PhD level. The course is suitable for students with a background in Accounting, Finance, Business and Economics or in a quantitative subject, such as Science or Engineering. UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS: Applied: A part of the course is taught in computer labs offering a first-hand experience of the information and decision tools used by leading traders, financial analysts and investment bankers today. The course will also give the opportunity and support to students to train and obtain during their studies, at no additional cost, valuable qualifications by Thomson Reuters (Eikon and Datastream) and Bloomberg (BAT). First-class learning experience: Teaching and assessment in the MSc Banking and Finance is based on the NBS 2x3 Learning Method. This systematic approach advocates the use of interesting questions that challenge incorrect assumptions/conventional wisdom and the employment of technology in order to improve the student learning experience. Assessment is designed on the basis of clear evaluation criteria, and offers early feedback from formative assessment and feed-forward advice to allow the students to enhance their performance. Case studies and assessment through coursework will allow the students to improve their analytical and critical thinking and improve their communication, writing and presentation skills. Research-oriented: Students will gain a sound theoretical grounding in banking and finance, building a strong research-oriented background in investment and risk management, banking, corporate finance and governance and international accounting. The MSc Banking and Finance gives emphasis on the most important recent developments in academic research and focuses on the cutting-edge quantitative techniques necessary to pursue empirical investigations in the areas of banking and finance. Taught by experts: The design, content and delivery of teaching for the MSc Banking and Finance are provided by the leading academics of the Accounting, Finance and Governance (AFG) Group. AFG aims at producing and disseminating world class academic research with high application impact. During their studies at Norwich Business School, students will have the opportunity to attend research seminars by distinguished academics from prominent institutions in the context of the AFG seminar series. International: All theories, examples, case studies and simulations taught in the course have an international context and applicability, enabling graduates to work in any country. COURSE STRUCTURE In the first semester, the students will gain a rigorous understanding of the most important theories and practices in the areas of Corporate Finance, International Accounting, Corporate Governance and Business Regulation. In that way, the students will build a solid base which will help them delve into the more specialised modules of the second semester. In the second semester, the students will be specialised in Investments, Banking and Risk Management. Moreover, a module in Empirical Finance will equip the students with the skills and techniques required to conduct effective research in banking and finance. In the third semester the students will apply the knowledge and research skills developed in the first two semesters to carry out research in the form of a dissertation in banking and finance. CAREER PROSPECTS Graduates of the MSc Banking and Finance can launch a successful career across a wide variety of sectors internationally, such as financial institutions, banks, consulting and accounting firms, academic institutions and government bodies. Indicative job titles include fund managers, investment bankers, brokers, traders, financial managers, financial analysts, credit and risk managers, wealth and asset managers, financial advisors, data analysts, manager consultants, financial accountants, auditors, among others. Finally, graduates will be able to pursue a PhD in Banking and Finance, building on the research skills they have developed through the course. COURSE MODULES Semester 1 Advances in Financial Management (20 credits) International Accounting (20 credits) Business Regulation and Corporate Governance (20 credits) Semester 2 Empirical Finance (20 credits) Investment and Risk Management (20 credits) Banking and Financial Markets (20 credits) Semester 3 Banking and Finance Dissertation (60 credits) ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Degree Subject Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, Management or a degree in a quantitative subject (such as Science or Engineering). NB: There is a numerical content in a range of modules on the course, students need a competent level of numeracy to complete the course. Degree Classification 2:1 or above or the international equivalent. Students for whom English is a Foreign language We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components) Test dates should be within two years of the course start date. [-]

MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics is a specialist research-training course in a rapidly expanding field of enquiry in which there are many important areas of theoretical dispute between economists. Academics who teach this course include some world-leading experimental economists. [+]

Course Detail MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics is a specialist research-training course in a rapidly expanding field of enquiry in which there are many important areas of theoretical dispute between economists. Academics who teach this course include some world-leading experimental economists. If you choose to take this course you will benefit from the work undertaken at our Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS), whose computerised laboratory is dedicated to teaching and research in behavioural and experimental economics. The University is one of a very small number of economics departments in the UK equipped to carry out such work. You will also benefit from research on behavioural consumers conducted in the Centre for Competition Policy - one of the University's Research Centres working at the forefront of policy debates in competition economics at international level, with senior advisory links with the European Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trading and the UK Competition Commission. You will be encouraged to attend both Centres’ workshops, seminars and conferences and so are able to interact with leading academics and practitioners from across Europe and the United States. MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics fits into our Academic and Professional Programme and is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as a particular speciality. It is suitable for those with a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2:1 or 1st) that contains a substantial component of economics or who have a Graduate Diploma in Economics. This course is ideal for those who aim to gain employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, international agencies and other similar organisations. It is also suitable for those seeking eventual PhD enrolment and/or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics. Many of our former PhD students now hold academic posts as lecturers in University departments both in the UK and overseas. Course Structure You will study compulsory modules in econometric theory, applied econometrics and behavioural and experimental economics, as well as having the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, supervised by an academic from the School. Assessment Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Economics Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent [-]

MSc Brand Leadership

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

This unique programme is the perfect springboard for a career in branding. [+]

Your life in branding starts here. Welcome to the world's first postgraduate course in brand leadership. This unique programme is the perfect springboard for a career in branding. Over 90% of our graduates have great jobs as brand leaders. 36% are working in top London brand consultancies. Another 18% are in other brand consultancies around the world. A further 27% are building careers in big branded businesses. And 9% are running their own businesses. Working With Business You'll be learning directly from the world-leading brand consultancy Wolff Olins, (the agency behind Orange, Tate, GE and Unilever). You'll also have the opportunity to interact with inspiring businesses like Google, Innocent, Brora, Virgin and Oxfam and visit some of London’s best creative agencies, such as AMV.BBDO, BBH, FITCH and VCCP. Who Should Apply? This course is perfect for anyone who has studied Business, Management or Economics at an Undergraduate level or has experience working in business. Whatever your background, you must be ambitious, creative and fascinated by brands. Chartered Institute of Marketing This degree has been approved and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to provide direct entry onto the CIM's Professional Diploma in Marketing. Entry Requirement The experience you bring This course is designed for people with some experience of the subject, either in their first degree, or in working life. We will help you build on your existing knowledge and prepare you for a successful career in branding. For that reason, we ask you to be either: a new graduate who has studied business, management or economics, with at least 25% of your overall degree in one of these three subjects, or a graduate in any subject, with three or more years' experience in marketing or strategy work. Either way, you must have a good degree: an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or its international equivalent. If you are applying and you have not yet completed your degree, please send us an official copy of your most recent marks statement. When you send us your marks statement, please make sure that you include details of the marking system that your university uses. Getting to know you To help decide if the course is right for you, we ask you to submit a written statement with your application, setting out why you want to do this course, and why you are passionate about branding. We will ask applicants who meet our requirements to take part in a telephone interview with our professional course director, Robert Jones. He will be looking for enthusiasm about, and some knowledge of, brands. [-]

MSc Business Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc Business Management degree offered by Norwich Business School seeks to lay the foundation for general managerial responsibility which will enable successful participants to develop effective management careers. [+]

The MSc Business Management degree offered by Norwich Business School seeks to lay the foundation for general managerial responsibility which will enable successful participants to develop effective management careers. The programme will provide a foundation in the theories, concepts and techniques relevant to the practice of management. It focuses on intellectual and practical skills and furnishes students with the analytical tools and perspectives that provide a sound basis for managerial decisions. The degree is designed to meet the needs of graduates who have not previously specialised in management, or who have studied the subject in a non-UK context. Special Features The course has a number of features that make it attractive to prospective students and to employers seeking to recruit their next generation of managers: A final cash prize of £1,000 to the best student on the MSc programme. There will also be opportunities for funded PhD studies in the School. Guest speakers from industry through our MSc Business Forum' which is supported by the UEA Alumni Fund and other industry links of the School. Hands on development of management skills and personal development. Opening up recruitment opportunities through direct interaction with businesses and access to careers service. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: All subjects excluding Business (unless studied in a non-UK context) Degree Classification: Good 2.2 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution in the UK or overseas in disciplines other than business or management. Applicants from overseas may hold a non-UK degree in any discipline. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree. [-]

MSc Climate Change and International Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MSc Climate Change and International Development degree has been designed to meet the career needs of people working in international development and climate change policy and practice. [+]

The MSc Climate Change and International Development degree has been designed to meet the career needs of people working in international development and climate change policy and practice. The course will cover a range of issues surrounding international and local dimensions, particularly the questions of mitigation and adaptation in resource-poor and vulnerable settings. In recent years climate change has held a lead position on the international development agenda and world political stage. Taught by a team of internationally-renowned natural scientists, policy analysts and economists, the Masters course material will draw upon existing and ongoing research and applied work through the School of International Development and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Its interdisciplinary approach ensures that students will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the School of Environmental Sciences through the science-based modules that focus on climate change. The course will address multiple dimensions of climate change and development: International policy frameworks on climate change; urban climate change governance; adaptation and mitigation choices and pathways; adaptation and national responses; linking climate change mitigation and development; carbon trade, markets and development; climate change and poverty reduction, trade-offs and synergies; local responses to extreme events and disasters; adaptation and mitigation impacts in Africa; and sectoral responses (e.g. water, energy, food and forests). There may also be the opportunity for some students on this course to participate in a UNFCCC meeting. The MSc Climate Change and International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Course Profile Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits: Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits) Examination (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course. Professional, Employability and Practical Skills A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. Please click to access further information about the Skills Training and Development Practice programme. The Climate Change and Development Research Group Research in the School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Research is organised into a series of Research Groups. Please click to access further information about the Climate Change and Development Research Group and our current research projects. Student Testimonial “It is testament to the School and its cutting-edge research that it would be the first in the country (possible the world) to offer a course specifically tailored to this emerging and hugely important field. I was impressed by the interdisciplinary nature of teaching – even being ab le to take classes from top climate change experts in the School of Environmental Sciences.” Robbie, MSc Climate Change and International Development Graduate Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Social Science Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent [-]

MSc Developmental Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc in Developmental Psychology combines research methods training with in-depth study at the cutting edge of the subject area. [+]

The MSc in Developmental Psychology combines research methods training with in-depth study at the cutting edge of the subject area. This programme is aimed at high calibre graduates in psychology or related disciplines who are seeking to develop the specific skills in research methodology necessary to study Developmental Psychology. This course delivers the ability to understand human development, prepare research proposals, and undertake original research, analysis and synthesis in one of current psychology’s fast-moving and fundamental areas. In the process you will acquire transferable skills in oral and written communication and the management and analysis of complex data sets. The programme is ideal for those preparing for a PhD in Developmental Science, and will benefit anyone planning a career with a significant research component. A key strength of the programme is the opportunity to experience modern psychological research methods at first hand, and to undertake bespoke placements to acquire skills specific to your research aims. The programme builds to a substantial piece of research supervised by active researchers in the field. The School of Psychology has enjoyed success in the Research Excellence Framework (2014); all of the research submitted was judged to be of international quality, with over 80% rated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. We are ranked in the Top 15 Psychology departments in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2016). Course structure The programme is comprised of both compulsory and optional modules. Developmental Psychology Conceptualising Social Science Research Research Methods 1: Design and Professional Skills Research Methods 2: Advanced Methods and Research Placement Quantitative Research Methods and Statistics OR Qualitative Methods and Analysis Research Project Teaching and assessment We use a wide range of teaching methods and assessment. These include lectures, seminars, workshops, research placements, and hands-on use of state of the art research equipment. Modules are primarily assessed by coursework. Coursework includes a literature review, research proposals, and a research project. All psychology students complete a major independent research project under expert supervision. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Psychology or relevant discipline Degree Classification: UK Bachelors degree - 2:1 classification or equivalent [-]

MSc Economics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Economics is a broad-based research-training course designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop theoretical and quantitative skills. In addition to the compulsory modules, you will have the flexibility to choose options from a variety of areas in economics and social sciences or to focus more narrowly according to your individual career plan. [+]

Course Detail MSc Economics is a broad-based research-training course designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop theoretical and quantitative skills. In addition to the compulsory modules, you will have the flexibility to choose options from a variety of areas in economics and social sciences or to focus more narrowly according to your individual career plan. If you take this course, you will be encouraged to attend relevant workshops, seminars and conferences in specialist fields according to your interests and for which the University of East Anglia is famous. These include the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP), the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS), our growing research base in financial markets, and research seminars in the School of Environmental Sciences. MSc Economics fits into our Academic and Professional Programme and is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as a particular speciality. It is suitable for those with a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2:1 or 1st) that contains a substantial component of economics or who have a Graduate Diploma in Economics. This course is ideal for those who aim to gain employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, international agencies and other similar organisations. It is also suitable for those seeking eventual PhD enrolment and/or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics. Many of our former PhD students now hold academic posts as lecturers in University departments both in the UK and overseas. Course Structure You will study compulsory modules in economic theory and econometrics as well as having the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, supervised by an academic from the School. You will also be able to choose from a range of optional modules including those in international finance, environmental economics, mathematics and micro- and macroeconomics. Assessment Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Economics Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree. [-]

MSc Economics and International Relations

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Economics and International Relations provides a platform to understand international economics and politics from an interdisciplinary perspective. [+]

Course Detail MSc Economics and International Relations provides a platform to understand international economics and politics from an interdisciplinary perspective. The course gives you considerable flexibility to choose an area of geographical specialisation. It will allow you to develop skill highly desired by employers; an ability to understand international institutions and geopolitics, as well as the analytical skills of economics. It is taught in collaboration with staff and students from Political, Social and International Studies, which also has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching. This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance. The programme should appeal to those who wish to pursue a career in the areas of international business or international relations. Course Structure You will study compulsory modules in economic concepts and econometric methods, international relations theory and international political economy. You will also have the option to select from a range of modules offered within Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Economics. For further details of the modules currently on offer, please see the Course Profile tab. Assessment Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Economics or other relevant subject Degree Classification: 2.2 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. Applicants who have not studied Economics at undergraduate level are expected to have studied relevant maths/statistics modules in their degree, in order to gain admittance to this course. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on them attaining a particular class of degree. [-]

MSc Economics of International Finance and Trade

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Economics of International Finance and Trade is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of international finance and trade with an emphasis on explaining the global flows of goods, services and finance from both an investor’s and corporate perspectives. [+]

Course Detail MSc Economics of International Finance and Trade is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of international finance and trade with an emphasis on explaining the global flows of goods, services and finance from both an investor’s and corporate perspectives. This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance. You will develop specific skills highly relevant in the workplace. These include training in the use of statistical and quantitative software packages (e.g. STATA). The course provides you with a firm grasp of some of the methods, models and techniques currently used by firms and in international finance. As part of the course, you will have the opportunity your own research on a topic of particular interest to you. This course lays the foundations for a career in a wide range of financial professions, including international finance and risk management. Course Structure You will take compulsory modules in economics, financial econometrics, international trade and international finance. Teaching is provided by members of academic staff, often in a relatively informal learning environment, and programmes may incorporate lectures, seminars, and practical work, including computer lab sessions. As this programme has a particular focus on the international economy, there are modules specifically designed to give you expert knowledge in this area. These include International Trade, which will introduce models of international trade explaining patterns in global flows of goods, and International Finance, which examines finance from both an investor’s and corporate perspective. In the autumn semester there is also the option to take the module Financial Markets and in the spring semester Risk Management and Trading. Financial Markets is a technical module which involves the study of financial models that can explain equilibrium asset prices and the term structure of interest rates. Risk Management and Trading is a module to introduce the techniques designed to measure market and credit risk and provide you with an insight into how trader behaviour contributes to bubbles and crashes. Assessment Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Economics or other relevant subject Degree Classification: 2.2 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. Applicants who have not studied Economics at undergraduate level are expected to have studied relevant maths/statistics modules in their degree, in order to gain admittance to this course. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on them attaining a particular class of degree. [-]

MSc Economics of Money, Banking and Capital Markets

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Economics of Money, Banking and Capital Markets is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the economics of money, banking and capital markets. [+]

Course Detail MSc Economics of Money, Banking and Capital Markets is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the economics of money, banking and capital markets. This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance. You will develop specific skills highly relevant in the workplace. These include training in the use of statistical and quantitative software packages (e.g. STATA). The course provides you with a firm grasp of some of the methods, models and techniques currently used by firms in the financial services sector and beyond. As part of the course, you will undertake your own research on a topic of particular interest to you. This course lays the foundations for a career in a wide range of financial professions, including banking and risk management. Course Structure You will take compulsory modules in economics, banking econometrics, financial markets, international finance and money and banking. This will allow you to consider the role of money, central banking and monetary policy as well as gaining an insight into the global financial system and challenges it has faced. You will also have the option to take a Risk Management and Trading module, which introduces techniques designed to measure market and credit risk as well as providing you with an insight into how trader behaviour contributes to bubbles and crashes. Assessment Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Economics or other relevant subject Degree Classification: 2.2 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. Applicants who have not studied Economics at undergraduate level are expected to have studied relevant maths/statistics modules in their degree, in order to gain admittance to this course. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on them attaining a particular class of degree. [-]

MSc Enterprise and Business Creation

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

Planning to start your own business soon, or looking for an opportunity to run and manage a new business idea? Then this course is for you. It offers the perfect opportunity for you to develop initial business ideas and plan a real commercial venture, with relevant support, before starting the business once you graduate. [+]

Planning to start your own business soon, or looking for an opportunity to run and manage a new business idea? Then this course is for you. It offers the perfect opportunity for you to develop initial business ideas and plan a real commercial venture, with relevant support, before starting the business once you graduate. About the course Unlike postgraduate degrees at other institutions, the unique structure of this degree is focused on helping you to develop and realise your business ideas. The structure of the course will support this business development, eg all assessment is via targeted coursework, as exams are of no value in starting a business. Teaching is jointly taught by experts at UEA along with many tutors within the enterprise community, experienced in business and business creation. Beginning in September, the first semester (autumn) takes all participants (irrespective of their experience) through the fundamentals of business creation. In semester 2 (spring) you then have the chance to tailor your learning to your chosen business focus. The choice of modules draw upon the competencies of UEA and partners, including: Entrepreneurship in Global Health and Care - in collaboration with UEA’s pioneering Norwich Medical School, the School of Health Sciences, and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Creative Enterprise: Sustainable Business for the Arts - in collaboration with UEA’s multi-award winning faculty of arts and humanities including its world fame in creative writing and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Entrepreneurship in Agritechnology and Industrial Biotechnology - in collaboration with Europe’s leading centre for plant and health sciences in the Norwich Research Park. Exit routes Uniquely, in the third semester (summer) you will have a choice of four exit routes: For participants wishing to continue their business education, before starting their business, Route One (making the complete degree 12 months) allows the participant to take a number of business school modules, eg, Integrated Business Decisions, Leadership and Change Management. For participants wishing to spend time on business research on or ahead of their own business, Route Two (12 months in total) provides for one of two options: researching some aspect of their own business, culminating in presenting a dissertation, or doing consultancy on behalf of a business culminating in the presentation of a consultancy report. Routes Three and Four are expected to be the most popular exits with both featuring the development and finalising of the participants’ Business Plan ahead of each launching their business. In Route Three, participants create their final Business Plan, before presenting to potential investors and mentors to gain investment and feedback and support. Route Four is unique. ‘Prize-winning’ participants will secure investment so they are ready to launch (or very soon to launch) their business. Participants will remain in the Enterprise Centre (rent-free) for a further six months with supported incubation to get their business running. This is a unique option within the course in that it enables you to extend your total course to (18 months). NB: visa conditions may apply. Entry Requirement Our first requirement is that you have a desire to create your own business. Next we will look at your academic achievements and any relevant experience that you have. Qualifications might include: A lower second class honours degree (2:2) or international equivalent in any subject from a recognised institution Professional qualifications, e.g. accounting, medical etc. Technical qualifications, e.g. HNC etc. You do not need business experience to join this course but any you do have could be useful in your application and may be more important than your academic qualifications. For example: Full or part-time work Self-employment or portfolio career (e.g. in the arts) Research experience relevant to your business idea (e.g. science, medicine etc.) Any business you have started (successful or not) eBay trading activities Investing or personal stock market trading Leadership or management experience (e.g. in the military) To help decide if the course is right for you, we ask you to submit your business idea with your application, describing what the business idea is and why the world needs it. This does not have to be essay format but can be presented in the form of diagrams or tables as a summary of your business. Candidates will be considered at the discretion of the course leader. Those who meet our requirements will be asked to take part in an interview. [-]

MSc Environment and International Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

This MSc Environment and International Development degree will appeal to natural resource specialists and agriculturalists, as well as those from a social science background who work or are interested in and wish to study development issues, sustainability and the environment. [+]

This MSc Environment and International Development degree will appeal to natural resource specialists and agriculturalists, as well as those from a social science background who work or are interested in and wish to study development issues, sustainability and the environment. Interest in the global environment and development has never been so intense. Environmental issues and problems have long been on local and national agendas, but increasingly over the last thirty years, on international agendas too. All environmental issues derive from natural processes, but at the same time are social and political, and it is this unique interdisciplinary approach which drives the MSc Environment and International Development. The interaction between environment and development is studied through analysing policy processes at local, national and international levels, as played out by a large cast of actors: policy makers, politicians, business administrators, rural and urban resource users. We use a wide range of critical and constructive skills, analytical techniques and contextual knowledge to advance our understanding of these processes. A main focus of the degree is on the political ecology approach to understanding debates and policy processes underpinning responses to environmental and natural resource problems. The MSc Environment and International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Course Profile Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits: Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits) Examination (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course. Professional, Employability and Practical Skills A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. Please click to access further information about the Skills Training and Development Practice programme. The Livelihoods and Environmental Change Research Group Research in the School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Research is organised into a series of Research Groups. Please click to access further information about the Livelihoods and Environmental Change Research Group and our current research projects. Student Testimonial “I recommend this Masters at UEA. It is taught by individuals who believe strongly in an interdisciplinary approach to addressing the most interdisciplinary of problems – the relationship between the natural environment and human development.” Lisa, MSc Environment and International Development Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Social Science Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent [-]

MSc Finance and Economics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Finance and Economics is designed to provide you with an advanced training in economics, whilst enabling specialisation in the area of finance. Academics who teach on this course include international experts in several areas of economics and individuals with practice experience of financial markets. [+]

Course Detail MSc Finance and Economics is designed to provide you with an advanced training in economics, whilst enabling specialisation in the area of finance. Academics who teach on this course include international experts in several areas of economics and individuals with practice experience of financial markets. You will also benefit from the growing research base in financial markets based in the School of Economics. You will be encouraged to attend relevant workshops, seminars and conferences. Some of these on financial regulation may take place in association with the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) or on behavioural finance in association with the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS). MSc Finance and Economics fits into our Academic and Professional Programme and is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as a particular speciality. It is suitable for those with a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2:1 or 1st) that contains a substantial component of economics or who have a Graduate Diploma in Economics. This course is ideal for those who aim to gain employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, international agencies and other similar organisations. It is also suitable for those seeking eventual PhD enrolment and/or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics. Many of our former PhD students now hold academic posts as lecturers in University departments both in the UK and overseas. Course Structure You will study compulsory modules in economic theory and financial econometrics, as well as having the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, supervised by an academic from the School. You will also be able to choose from a range of optional modules, including financial markets, international finance and mathematics. Assessment Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Economics Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree. [-]

MSc Finance and Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc Finance and Management degree is offered as a 12 month, full-time intensive Master's programme designed to meet the needs of non-business graduates wanting to develop a career in finance and management. [+]

The MSc Finance and Management degree is offered as a 12 month, full-time intensive Master's programme designed to meet the needs of non-business graduates wanting to develop a career in finance and management. This programme is designed to provide students with a good foundation and understanding of the accounting and finance principles. The taught modules will give students a clear understanding of the role of accounting, finance and other general management disciplines to ensure successful operations in a range of business settings, including financial, non-financial and public sector organisations. It is designed for candidates wishing to acquire expertise in accounting and finance, whilst developing the necessary skills for general management roles as well. The course builds on the Business School's existing partnerships with Norwich's Financial District, which is one of the largest in the UK. Learning Outcomes On completion of this course students will be able to: Understand the foundations of finance and the operation of financial markets and provision of financial services Assess critically the relationship between organisations, their external context and their management process Review critically and apply creatively the body of knowledge relating to organisations, their external context and their management process Make informed judgements about the appropriate application of theory to managerial practice in relation to organisations, their external context and their management process Evaluate and recommend options for the improvement of managerial practice in relation to organisations, their external context and their management process Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to become a more effective manager by learning to integrate and align organisational processes, systems, and people to meet today's critical challenges and goals. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: All subjects excluding Business (unless studied in a non-UK context) Degree Classification: Good 2.2 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution in the UK or overseas in disciplines other than business or management. Applicants from overseas may hold a non-UK degree in any discipline. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree. [-]

MSc Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc Human Resource Management degree at Norwich Business School provides a sound foundation in theories, concepts and practice relevant to HRM in the context of human capital and competencies in dynamic international markets. [+]

The MSc Human Resource Management degree at Norwich Business School provides a sound foundation in theories, concepts and practice relevant to HRM in the context of human capital and competencies in dynamic international markets. With the globalisation of world markets, human resource management is cutting across geographical boundaries, this programme prepares graduates to be able to face that challenge and associated complexity. Its overall aim is to develop the next generation of international human resource managers who can thrive in the highly diverse and volatile environment, where global firms are capitalising on their people to develop long-lasting competitive advantage. The degree is suited to the needs of UK and non-UK students alike, and has been designed to meet the needs of graduates who have not previously specialised in human resource management. Special Features The course has a number of features that make it attractive to prospective students and to employers seeking to recruit their next generation of HRM managers: A final cash prize of £1,000 to the best student on the MSc programme. There will also be opportunities for funded PhD studies in the School. Guest speakers from industry through our MSc Business Forum which is supported by the UEA Alumni Fund and other industry links of the School. Hands on development of management skills and personal development.. Opening up recruitment opportunities through direct interaction with businesses and access to careers service. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: All subjects excluding Business (unless studied in a non-UK context) Degree Classification: Good 2.2 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution in the UK or overseas in disciplines other than business or management. Applicants from overseas may hold a non-UK degree in any discipline. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree. [-]

MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development degree offers familiarisation with and skills in the basics of modern evidence-based policy-making and impact evaluation, including the contexts and practices of evaluation, research design and data production for evaluation, and basic and more advanced methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis. [+]

Impact evaluation has become an important tool in development policy making. Multilateral and bilateral donor agencies and developing country governments are now widely committed to funding and utilising high quality impact evaluation evidence. The MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development degree offers familiarisation with and skills in the basics of modern evidence-based policy-making and impact evaluation, including the contexts and practices of evaluation, research design and data production for evaluation, and basic and more advanced methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis. Teaching materials are drawn from the development literature and iconic impact evaluation case studies. The course has been designed for students who are interested in designing and implementing development projects and programmes and/or in researching development effectiveness, and who need to develop and enhance their skills for undertaking high-quality rigorous impact evaluations. This Masters programme: combines theory and practice through its two specialist modules helps students to acquire analytical skills that are important beyond impact evaluation is situated in the School of International Development (DEV) which has world-class reputation for research in international development allows for a unique range of choice and specialisation, with students able to choose module options both from within DEV and from other departments at UEA Lecturers who teach on this course have wide practical experience in Impact Evaluation. Many of them are International Development Economists Download a promotional poster for the MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development (PDF 1 MB). Course Profile At the heart of this Masters programme are two unique modules. Welfare and Evaluation in Development provides students with theoretical frameworks for evidence-based policy and a critical understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to impact evaluation and development. It reviews approaches to wellbeing and their practical application in terms of evaluating the effect of development interventions. It exposes students to cost-benefit analysis and considers policy and evaluation in practice looking at a range of sectors and contexts. The module Applied Methods in Impact Evaluation provides students with a good basic knowledge of applied methods of impact evaluation that allows them to carry out high quality impact evaluations. For that purpose, it provides a comprehensive overview of the most important methods of impact evaluation. It provides instruction in and hands on experiences of the main quantitative and qualitative impact evaluation methods, through linked lectures and (computer) workshop/seminars. Careers and Employability Graduates from this Masters programme are likely to become policy makers, non-governmental officials, consultants or research institute staff who are involved in impact evaluations. We have an agreement with CARE, Oxfam GB and Tearfund to explore internship opportunities for students on this course. This would give students the opportunity to work with an NGO alongside evaluation professionals for a period of around 4 months. To be considered for this students will apply once enrolled on the course. The relationship between the student and the NGO would start during the autumn semester, with terms of reference to be agreed by the Christmas break. Students would then undertake the internship upon completion of the taught part of the course. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Social Science Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent [-]

MSc Industrial Economics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Industrial Economics is a research-training course which combines the specialist components of theoretical, empirical and policy analysis in the study of industrial organisation. Academics who teach this course include some of the leading experts in the application of industrial organisation to competition policy. [+]

Course Detail Industrial Economics has been the source of some of the most fertile developments in economic theory in the last 30 years. In particular, interest in game theory and transaction cost economics grew substantially due to applications in industrial organisation. More recently, there have been important advances in empirical work to test the new theories and shed light on the behaviour of firms and industries. The new research is informing policy debates ranging from merger policy to the competitive benefits of European integration. MSc Industrial Economics is a research-training course which combines the specialist components of theoretical, empirical and policy analysis in the study of industrial organisation. Academics who teach this course include some of the leading experts in the application of industrial organisation to competition policy. If you choose this course, you will also benefit from close collaboration with research conducted by the Centre for Competition Policy which works at the forefront of policy debates in competition economics at international level, and has senior advisory links with the European Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trade, the UK Competition Commission and the financial and utility regulators. You will be encouraged to attend the Centre's workshops, seminars and conferences and so are able to interact with leading academics and practitioners from across Europe and the United States. Experimental and Behavioural research is having an increasing influence in Industrial Organisation and you will benefit from access to our Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science. MSc Industrial Economics fits into our Academic and Professional Programme and is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as a particular speciality. It is suitable for those with a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2:1 or 1st) that contains a substantial component of economics or who have a Graduate Diploma in Economics. This course is ideal for those who aim to gain employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, international agencies and other similar organisations. It is also suitable for those seeking eventual PhD enrolment and/or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics. Many of our former PhD students now hold academic posts as lecturers in University departments both in the UK and overseas. Course Structure You will study compulsory modules in applied econometrics, econometric theory and industrial economics. You will also have the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, supervised by an academic from the School. Assessment Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Economics Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree. [-]

MSc International Accounting and Financial Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc International Accounting and Financial Management degree offered by Norwich Business School presents a strong model of integrating business, management, financial management and accounting skills and knowledge which will appeal to many students and their future employers. [+]

The MSc International Accounting and Financial Management degree offered by Norwich Business School presents a strong model of integrating business, management, financial management and accounting skills and knowledge which will appeal to many students and their future employers. The programme provides for the intellectual development of the student to enable him or her to function effectively, within a wide range of business sectors, by enhancing and developing a stronger financial perspective among general management skills and knowledge. The MSc course modules encompass international accounting and its regulation, corporate finance, managerial accounting and financial management. On completion students will be able to identify, analyse and evaluate business issues and problems within the dynamic business environment using appropriate financial competencies within current management thinking. The degree is designed to meet the needs of graduates who have not previously specialised in management, or who have studied the subject in a non-UK context. Special Features The course has a number of features that make it attractive to prospective students and to employers seeking to recruit their next generation of managers: A final cash prize of £1,000 to the best student on the MSc programme. There will also be opportunities for funded PhD studies in the School. Guest speakers from industry through our MSc Business Forum' which is supported by the UEA Alumni Fund and other industry links of the School. Hands on development of management skills and personal development.. Opening up recruitment opportunities through direct interaction with businesses and access to careers service. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Our MSc International Accounting and Financial Management is recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). This means you will be exempt from certain papers of the ACCA examinations after successfully completing the programme, full details and conditions. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Any subject except Business (unless studied in a non-UK context) Degree Classification: Good 2.2 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution in the UK or overseas in disciplines other than business or management. Applicants from overseas may hold a non-UK degree in any discipline. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree. [-]

MSc Investment and Financial Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc in Investment and Financial Management (MIFM) prepares you to launch a successful career and make a difference in the global corporate and financial sector as a manager, business analyst, trader, broker, investment advisor, consultant, credit controller, treasurer, banker, market specialist or accountant. [+]

The MSc in Investment and Financial Management (MIFM) prepares you to launch a successful career and make a difference in the global corporate and financial sector as a manager, business analyst, trader, broker, investment advisor, consultant, credit controller, treasurer, banker, market specialist or accountant. The MIFM is applied in nature and a proud member of the prestigious CFA Institute University Recognition programme. Course details This course has four unique characteristics: Professional relevance and employability: It develops in an academically rigorous manner the general and specialist knowledge, skills and competencies required today by employers internationally. The course structure and resources give the opportunity and support to students to train and obtain during their studies, at no additional cost, valuable professional qualifications by Thomson Reuters (on Eikon, Datastream and ThomsonONE.com Investment Banking) and Bloomberg (BAT test). Learning in applied subject areas is lab and coursework-based using software, tools and real data. Broad input - Global output: The course requires no prior knowledge of business or finance and begins by building a solid understanding of basic business concepts, functions, roles and decisions which cuts through disciplines. The material, perspective and student body is truly international. Exposure to state-of-the-art knowledge: The course introduces you to the latest research findings, professional experiences and expertise of the members of the dynamic Accounting, Finance and Governance (AFG) research group. AFG aims at producing and disseminating world class academic research with high application impact. You are taught by leading academics and professionals that are at the forefront of research, practice and policy in corporate and investment finance. NBS 2x3 Learning Method: This systematic approach orchestrates student learning around three main pillars which involve: asking interesting questions, challenging incorrect assumptions/conventional wisdom and better exploiting technology. These are supported from clear teaching objectives and evaluation criteria, early feedback from formative assessment and feed-forward provision prior to exams. Graduates of the programme have wide and exciting career prospects across a variety of jobs and organisations internationally. In the financial sector they can work as employees or independent professionals for institutions such as investment and commercial banks, insurance companies, hedge, mutual and pension funds, brokers, rating agencies, venture capitalists and regulatory bodies. Relevant job titles include traders, financial analysts and personal financial advisors, financial managers, loan counsellors and officers, securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents, marketing specialists and risk managers. In corporations, graduates are well prepared for working in the financial department as financial managers, analysts, treasurers, capital budget analysts, credit managers and investor relations specialists. Consulting firms are also major employers of graduates with finance and investment expertise and use them as data analysts, advisors or system developers. In the information and technology sector graduates of the program can be employed by firms developing specialised financial software, data, news and analytics. Benefits and opportunities CFA® Institute University Recognition: Through participation in this program, the MSc in Investment and Financial Management will offer to its students up to three scholarships for the CFA Program each year. Thomson Reuters Certificates: Support and access to online training for certification in Eikon, Datastream and ThomsonONE.com Investment Banking. Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT): This is offered completely free of charge on campus for students on the MSc in Investment and Financial Management. Through BAT, our students can gain additional access to great financial companies including Hedge Funds, Trading Firms, and Consultancy Firm for roles that are otherwise challenging to obtain. Harvard Business Publishing online courses: students will complete and be evaluated as part of their studies three online courses in Finance, Financial Accounting and Spreadsheet Modelling. Cash prize and scholarships: £1,000 will be awarded to the best student on the MSc programme. There will also be opportunities for funded PhD studies in the School. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: All subjects excluding Business (unless studied in a non-UK context) Degree Classification: Good 2.2 or equivalent [-]

MSc Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc Marketing degree offered by Norwich Business School has been designed to provide an advanced programme of study relating to marketing. It exposes students to the interrelated functions of management then allows them to consider the implications of specialist marketing approaches. [+]

The MSc Marketing degree offered by Norwich Business School has been designed to provide an advanced programme of study relating to marketing. It exposes students to the interrelated functions of management then allows them to consider the implications of specialist marketing approaches. The overall aim of the programme is to develop the next generation of marketing managers who can thrive in dynamic and complex business environments. It provides for the intellectual development of the student to enable him or her to function effectively, within a wide range of business sectors, by enhancing and developing a stronger marketing perspective among general management skills and knowledge. This degree is designed to meet the needs of graduates who have not previously specialised in management, or who have studied the subject in a non-UK context. Special Features The course has a number of features that make it attractive to prospective students and to employers seeking to recruit their next generation of managers: A final cash prize of £1,000 to the best student on the MSc programme. There will also be opportunities for funded PhD studiesin the School. Guest speakers from industry through our MSc Business Forum' which is supported by the UEA Alumni Fund and other industry links of the School. Hands on development of management skills and personal development.. Opening up recruitment opportunities through direct interaction with businesses and access to careers service. Chartered Institute of Marketing Our MSc Marketing (with options) has been approved and accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to provide direct entry onto the CIM's Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (senior marketing management experience also required). Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Any subject except Business (unless studied in a non-UK context) Degree Classification: Good 2.2 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution in the UK or overseas in disciplines other than business or management. Applicants from overseas may hold a non-UK degree in any discipline. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree. [-]

MSc Marketing and Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc Marketing and Management degree is offered as a 12 month, full-time intensive Master's programme designed to meet the needs of non-business graduates who have not previously specialised in marketing or management but now wish to do so and improve on their skill set. [+]

The MSc Marketing and Management degree is offered as a 12 month, full-time intensive Master's programme designed to meet the needs of non-business graduates who have not previously specialised in marketing or management but now wish to do so and improve on their skill set. Whilst featuring specialist marketing modules, an understanding and appreciation of other business functions within organisations is also developed throughout the course of the programme. The programme prepares students for a variety of general marketing and management roles in both the private and public sector. One of the outstanding benefits of our MSc Marketing and Management is a full third semester of teaching, offering increased contact hours with our highly experienced academic staff. Chartered Institute of Marketing Our MSc Marketing and Management degree has been approved and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to provide direct entry onto the CIM's Professional Diploma in Marketing. Learning Outcomes On completion of this course students will be able to: Contribute to the development of brands and their market places, through the ability to analyse markets and their behaviours Assess critically the relationship between organisations, their external context and their management process Review critically and apply creatively the body of knowledge relating to organisations, their external context and their management process Make informed judgements about the appropriate application of theory to managerial practice in relation to organisations, their external context and their management process Evaluate and recommend options for the improvement of managerial practice in relation to organisations, their external context and their management process Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to become a more effective manager by learning to integrate and align organisational processes, systems, and people to meet today's critical challenges and goals. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: All subjects excluding Business (unless studied in a non-UK context) Degree Classification: Good 2.2 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution in the UK or overseas in disciplines other than business or management. Applicants from overseas may hold a non-UK degree in any discipline. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree. [-]

MSc Media Economics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Media Economics is designed to attract students from film, literature and media based undergraduate degrees, who have studied some statistics, and who wish to develop their analytical skills to understand the economic and political context of the industries in which they hope to pursue their careers. [+]

Course Detail MSc Media Economics is designed to attract students from film, literature and media based undergraduate degrees, who have studied some statistics, and who wish to develop their analytical skills to understand the economic and political context of the industries in which they hope to pursue their careers. If you are an economics graduate, the course will enable you to understand the media better. The course will equip you with the skills required to enter a career in the business aspect of the media, for example account executives in advertising, a career in publishing, finance and management positions in broadcasting. This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance. You will be taught jointly with staff and students from Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Economics, both of which have a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching on media issues. The programme should appeal to those who wish to pursue a career in the areas of management or the mass media. Course Structure You will study compulsory modules in economic concept and econometric methods, the economics and politics of the mass media and the international political economy. You will also have the option to select from a range of modules offered within Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Economics. For further details of the modules currently on offer, please see the Course Profile tab. Assessment Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Economics or other relevant subject Degree Classification: 2.2 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. Applicants who have not studied Economics at undergraduate level are expected to have studied relevant maths/statistics modules in their degree, in order to gain admittance to this course. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on them attaining a particular class of degree. [-]

MSc Quantitative Financial Economics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Quantitative Financial Economics is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the economics of quantitative financial economics with an emphasis on financial markets and asset pricing models. [+]

MSc Quantitative Financial Economics is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the economics of quantitative financial economics with an emphasis on financial markets and asset pricing models. This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance. You will develop specific skills highly relevant in the workplace. These include training in the use of statistical and quantitative software packages (e.g. STATA). The course provides you with a firm grasp of some of the methods, models and techniques currently used by firms in the financial services sector and beyond. As part of the course you will have the opportunity to broaden your econometric skill set, including skills required to undertake your own research on a topic of particular interest to you. This degree programme will lay the foundations for a career in a wide range of financial professions. Course Structure You will take compulsory modules in economics, financial econometrics, financial markets, international finance and risk management and trading. Teaching is provided by members of academic staff, often in a relatively informal learning environment, and programmes may incorporate lectures, seminars, and practical work, including computer lab sessions. There are specialist modules designed for this programme, including Financial Markets and Risk Management and Trading. Financial Markets is a technical module which involves the study of financial models that can explain equilibrium asset prices and the term structure of interest rates. Risk Management and Trading includes an introduction to techniques designed to measure market and credit risk and provide you with an insight into how trader behaviour contributes to bubbles and crashes. There is also the option to take the module Money and Banking in which you will consider the role of money, central banking and monetary policy and gain an insight into the global financial system and challenges it has faced. Assessment Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Economics or other relevant subject Degree Classification: 2.2 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. Applicants who have not studied Economics at undergraduate level are expected to have studied relevant maths/statistics modules in their degree, in order to gain admittance to this course. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on them attaining a particular class of degree. [-]

MSc Social Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

This programme is aimed at high calibre graduates in psychology or related disciplines who are seeking to develop the specific skills in research methodology necessary to study Social Psychology. [+]

The MSc in Social Psychology combines research methods training with in-depth study at the cutting edge of the subject area. This programme is aimed at high calibre graduates in psychology or related disciplines who are seeking to develop the specific skills in research methodology necessary to study Social Psychology. This course delivers the ability to understand research into social behaviour, prepare research proposals, and undertake original research, analysis and synthesis in one of current psychology’s fast-moving and fundamental areas. In the process you will acquire transferable skills in oral and written communication and the management and analysis of complex data sets. The programme is ideal for those preparing for a PhD in Social Psychology, and will benefit anyone planning a career with a significant research component. A key strength of the programme is the opportunity to experience modern psychological research methods at first hand, and to undertake bespoke placements to acquire skills specific to your research aims. The programme builds to a substantial piece of research supervised by active researchers in the field. The School of Psychology has enjoyed success in the Research Excellence Framework (2014); all of the research submitted was judged to be of international quality, with over 80% rated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. We are ranked in the Top 15 Psychology departments in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2016). Course structure The programme is comprised of both compulsory and optional modules. Current Directions in Social Psychology Conceptualising Social Science Research Research Methods 1: Design and Professional Skills Research Methods 2: Advanced Methods and Research Placement Quantitative Research Methods and Statistics OR Qualitative Methods and Analysis Research Project Teaching and assessment We use a wide range of teaching methods and assessment. These include lectures, seminars, workshops, research placements, and hands-on use of state of the art research equipment. Modules are primarily assessed by coursework. Coursework includes a literature review, research proposals, and a research project. All psychology students complete a major independent research project under expert supervision. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Psychology or relevant discipline Degree Classification: UK Bachelors degree - 2:1 classification or equivalent [-]

MSc Water Security and International Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MSc Water Security and International Development degree interprets 'water security' in its broad political ecology and political economy sense. We believe that the hydrological cycle is intimately connected to critical global policy concerns: climate change, food trade and food security, energy security - and in turn to the international cooperation that affects human, community, regional and state security. [+]

The MSc Water Security and International Development degree interprets 'water security' in its broad political ecology and political economy sense. We believe that the hydrological cycle is intimately connected to critical global policy concerns: climate change, food trade and food security, energy security - and in turn to the international cooperation that affects human, community, regional and state security. Inextricably linked to people's welfare and livelihoods in non-industrialised contexts, water is a resource of fundamental importance to environment and development concerns. This Master's programme will critically reflect on the practical and theoretical facets of 'water security', with a view to develop a better foundation upon which to achieve developmental and environmental objectives. We will provide the latest interdisciplinary theory and tools necessary to rise to the challenges and students will graduate with the knowledge and tools to be able to understand and audit the water security of a system of interest; be it nation, region, company, sector, scheme or household. The MSc Water Security and International Development degree will be offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Applicants for this degree are encouraged to apply as soon as possible in order to secure their place. Please contact the Course Director, Dr Mark Zeitoun if you would like to discuss your application before it is submitted. Who is the Course for? This unique degree seeks to prepare graduates to engage with and contribute to societal responses to critical global water policy issues, encapsulated in part by Professor John Beddington's (UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser) 2009 analysis identifying the 'Perfect Storm' arising from the 'surge in demand for food, water and energy over the next two decades... all intimately connected'. The School is world-renowned for its interdisciplinary and rigorous approach to subject-area teaching within a wider pedagogic framework of development and environmental studies. The students will benefit from our specialist knowledge in the social and biophysical aspects of water resources, including excellent networking and fieldword opportunities. The course is relevant for those who have recently completed undergraduate study as well as those who have already worked in the field of development. It does not require specialised prior study although students will benefit from an environmental Bachelors degree such as geology, geography or environmental sciences. People with other backgrounds oriented towards the environment, for instance in political sciences, sociology or law, or with practice experience in development work, are also strongly encouraged to apply. The course aims to prepare students for employment in a wide range of areas, including non-governmental organisations (NGOs), government aid agencies, and multilaterial organisations. Course Profile Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits: Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits) Examination (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) The Compulsory modules include: Water Security - Theory and Concepts (Autumn semester - 20 credits) Water Security - Tools and Policy (Spring semester - 20 credits) Students will be able to choose from a range of Optional modules. Recommended modules include: Understanding Global Environmental Change Catchment Water Resource Management Political Ecology of Environment and Development Climate Change Policy for Development Globalised Agriculture and Food Systems Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course. Professional, Employability and Practical Skills A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. UEA Water Security Research Centre The University of East Anglia's Water Security Research Centre integrates world-class natural and social sciences to address the challenges. We offer unique skills and internationally-renowned researchers centred in the School of International Development and the School of Environmental Sciences. Together they address key water security and related issues from the individual to the global level. The Water Security Centre also draws upon expertise from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, the School of Economics, the School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, International Development UEA, the Low Carbon Innovation Centre and the Climatic Research Unit – all based at the University of East Anglia. We go beyond studying phenomena to bring about positive change by means of engagement through extensive outreach, action research and policy formation. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Social Science or Natural Resource Science Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent [-]

MA

MA Adult Literacy, Lifelong Learning and Development

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA Adult Literacy, Lifelong Learning and Development: International Perspectives is designed for those working in adult education and basic literacy – whether in policy, planning and evaluation roles or as teachers, NGO activists and literacy facilitators. [+]

The MA Adult Literacy, Lifelong Learning and Development: International Perspectives is designed for those working in adult education and basic literacy – whether in policy, planning and evaluation roles or as teachers, NGO activists and literacy facilitators. Whilst many of our students will be working in countries of the global South, in Asia, Africa and South America, the course is also appropriate for those in the UK, US or Europe who are interested in developing a new perspective on their work. If you have a real interest in the field of adult literacy and lifelong learning, even if you have not had much first-hand experience, we can consider your application. Although approaches to adult literacy teaching and learning and curriculum development will be explored – including functional literacy, REFLECT and Freire – you should be aware that this is not a hands-on ‘teacher training’ course. This course will however provide you with critical insights and research skills for taking forward and developing innovative adult literacy and lifelong learning programmes, or for doing doctoral level research in this area. This course provides: an excellent base for a career in adult literacy and development, with non-governmental organisations, international development agencies or national Governments a unique introduction to researching adult literacy and development, combining in-depth understanding of literacy theory and research methodology with practical experience of conducting literacy research individualised support from internationally recognised researchers in this field, with access to a wide range of materials and literacy networks in developing countries Programme Structure You will follow a core programme introducing the changing theoretical understanding and policy approaches in the areas of adult literacy, international development and lifelong learning. In parallel, you will choose specialist topics relevant to your own needs and interests through designing their own individual research project. You will receive one-to-one supervision for this element of the course. Those coming from professional roles in adult literacy, lifelong learning and development programmes will have the opportunity to work on a dissertation which contributes to their organisation’s work and enhances their professional development. There are three specialist modules on the topic of adult literacy, lifelong learning and international development, which aim to introduce the changing theoretical concepts and policy approaches within the fields of adult literacy and lifelong learning, provide an understanding of how adult education policy and programmes relate to international development policy objectives and explore the relationship between adult literacy/numeracy, lifelong learning and social change (including gender relations). The specialist modules are led by Prof. Anna Robinson-Pant and Prof. Alan Rogers, both leading researchers in the field of adult literacy and development. Details of these modules can be found on the Course Profile tab. The course also consists of a module on educational research methods and on approaches to critical reading. These provide an introduction to the tools and theoretical frameworks for conducting your own literacy research study, which forms the basis of your dissertation. All students should also choose an additional optional module from a range of subjects available on the other full-time Masters courses in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning (including MA Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment or from the MA Mathematics Education or a specialist module on quantitative research methods) or a module from within Language and Communication Studies or the School of International Development. Specialist sessions and tailor-made support with academic writing are also offered to all students. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Educational Studies or Social Science Degree Classification: UK 2.1 or equivalent Special Entry Requirements: Relevant teaching experience desirable [-]

MA Agriculture and Rural Development

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA Agriculture and Rural Development offers cutting-edge insights and skills on the linkages between agriculture and rural development. As these topics have moved back to the top of the international development agenda, the Masters provides first-class training on how agriculture can contribute to poverty alleviation and rural development in low income countries. [+]

The MA Agriculture and Rural Development offers cutting-edge insights and skills on the linkages between agriculture and rural development. As these topics have moved back to the top of the international development agenda, the Masters provides first-class training on how agriculture can contribute to poverty alleviation and rural development in low income countries. This Masters is unique for its focus on the dynamic interactions between local livelihoods in rural areas and agriculture understood as a globalised industry. It advances an interdisciplinary perspective on the linkages between global, national and local-level processes shaping agriculture and rural development by integrating knowledge from the social sciences, economics and natural resource studies. The course combines the delivery of theoretical knowledge with empirical insights and case studies grounded in the teaching team’s hands-on experience with agriculture and rural development in a large variety of low income countries. The Masters provides an overview of agriculture, rural livelihoods and rural policy and politics to strengthen students’ analytical skills and to transfer key professional skills of relevance to work on rural development and agriculture. Lectures, seminars, group work and individual assignment will cover the policies and practices of the major international institutions in rural development, including the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organisation and United Nations Development Programme, just as much as of civil society organisations, such as La Via Campesina and Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement. The MA Agriculture and Rural Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Course Profile Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits: Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits) Examination (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course. Professional, Employability and Practical Skills A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. Please click to access further information about the Skills Training and Development Practice programme. International Development Research Groups Research in the School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Please click to access further information about our International Development Research Groups and our current research projects. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Social Sciences Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent [-]

MA Conflict, Governance and International Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MA Conflict, Governance and International Development focuses on the political development goals of sustainable peace, “good governance” and stable democracy. Drawing on different theoretical approaches and various empirical examples throughout the degree programme, it asks students to critically assess alternative (and often competing) suggestions for establishing peace and inclusive, durable democracies in developing countries. [+]

The MA Conflict, Governance and International Development focuses on the political development goals of sustainable peace, “good governance” and stable democracy. Drawing on different theoretical approaches and various empirical examples throughout the degree programme, it asks students to critically assess alternative (and often competing) suggestions for establishing peace and inclusive, durable democracies in developing countries. Key topics in the course include inter alia the possible definitions, arguable causes and consequences of democracy; the political, social and economic effects of different political institutions; and the (typically contested) origins of violent intrastate conflicts as well as the suggestions that have been made to help overcome them. The course adopts a unique interdisciplinary approach which is grounded in the acknowledgment that it is extremely difficult to meet international development targets in states experiencing endemic political instability, violent civil conflict, gross human rights abuses and acute crises of governance. In addition to core modules covering issues of conflict, governance and development perspectives, students also will be able to choose from a range of optional modules covering topics such as e.g. contemporary world development, international economic policy, media and international development, perspectives on globalisation and water security for development. The MA Conflict, Governance and International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Course Profile Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits: Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits) Examination (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course. Professional, Employability and Practical Skills A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. Please click to access further information about the Skills Training and Development Practice programme. International Development Research Groups Research in the School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Please click to access further information about our International Development Research Groups and our current research projects. Student Testimonial “My experience has been a very positive one. The lecturers are extremely knowledgeable and supportive, and I liked being able to integrate modules with different specialities.” Victoria, MA Conflict, Governance and International Development Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Social Science Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent [-]

MA Counselling

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA in Counselling provides a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of the person-centred approach. You will also receive training in academic research techniques and have the opportunity to produce an extended piece of research on an area of personal interest. [+]

The MA in Counselling provides a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of the person-centred approach. You will also receive training in academic research techniques and have the opportunity to produce an extended piece of research on an area of personal interest. Course structure The course begins annually in September. Year 1 of the course runs from September to June. The first and last weeks of the course are spent in intensive full-time training over five-day periods. The pattern for the remaining 30 weeks of the course will be the equivalent of three days a week in full-time training with two days devoted to counselling placement, individual supervision and personal study. Year 2 of the course also runs from September to June. The year will start with three two-day sessions. Thereafter, while carrying out an individual research project and writing the dissertation, you will meet regularly with an academic supervisor. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Any Subject Entry Requirement Applicants will normally be expected to be graduates (of any discipline), but those with other professional qualifications or who can demonstrate appropriate academic skills will be considered. More importantly, applicants will be expected to have undertaken previous counselling or counselling skills training. Applicants from the UK should have undertaken or be in the process of undertaking a Certificate in Counselling Skills, ideally in the person-centre approach, and overseas applicants should be able to demonstrate significant experience in a helping role. Applicants applying for the second year of the MA in Counselling (dissertation only) are expected to have the equivalent of the PG Diploma in Counselling. Applicants without an equivalent qualification will need to study the PG Diploma in Counselling for the first year of the MA programme. [-]

MA Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment is a one year full-time programme for those with a broad professional interest in all sectors of education. [+]

‘The School is committed to developing educational researchers who produce innovative research in different fields of education’ Arundhati Mukherjee, MA Education The MA Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment is a one year full-time programme for those with a broad professional interest in all sectors of education. The course will help you achieve a critically reflective but practical understanding of current issues and debates about pedagogy and learning within and beyond specific subjects, key educational trends and policies in the UK and globally, and educational research. Distinctive features of the course are its international dimension - in terms of perspectives and student recruitment - and a strong focus on the latest thinking and research in education. The programme draws on a long-standing innovative research culture in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning and on its excellence in professional education and training. Aims The MA Education is intended: to be a capacity-building programme that offers exposure to a range of experiences and ideas about teacher training and educational systems. to develop knowledge and understanding of international literature and the research base relevant to: teacher development, teacher education, curriculum development, educational reform, issues of educational policy and implementation. to offer teacher trainers access to a range of alternative methods, ideas and experiences in aspects of teacher training and educational systems. to develop subject knowledge within a context of models of teaching, learning and pedagogical practices. to enable teachers to extract examples of best practice which they will be able to use to inform the development of local needs within their own particular contexts. to develop understanding and experience of a range of research methodologies, techniques and skills, so that research processes and products are seen as integral to notions of professional development. to develop analytical and critically reflective skills. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Social Science Degree Classification: UK 2.1 or equivalent Special Entry Requirements: Relevant teaching experience desirable [-]

MA Educational Practice and Research (Part Time)

Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA Educational Practice and Research is suitable for school teachers, further education lecturers and all other educational practitioners working in the UK at various stages of their careers, who wish to extend their continuing professional development activities through studying for a Master’s level degree. [+]

The MA Educational Practice and Research is suitable for school teachers, further education lecturers and all other educational practitioners working in the UK at various stages of their careers, who wish to extend their continuing professional development activities through studying for a Master’s level degree. Registration is from January each year. The award of MA Educational Practice and Research requires the successful completion of 180 MA credits. The MA aims to build on participants’ existing interests and expertise and is taught during evenings and weekends. Flexible and personalised study patterns will complement professional work commitments. At UEA, we create a stimulating and challenging environment in which to discuss and analyse classroom practice and offer a broad range of subject areas. Participants are supported in carrying out research to achieve greater understanding and to encourage innovation and the course aims to ensure that participants develop a wide range of skills. Our range of teaching and assessment methods facilitate a supportive, learning community. The research skills component is delivered by academic staff with expertise in conducting qualitative and quantitative studies. The dissertation will allow you to develop expertise in an area of your choice under the supervision of an experienced member of the academic staff. Previous participants have often chosen to focus on issues which relate to school improvement, which therefore benefit not only themselves but the wider education community. Transfer of Credits and Second Year Entry Students who have completed the University of East Anglia's Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Masters level credits can qualify for direct entry to the second year of this programme. Students may also apply to transfer relevant Masters level credits from other institutions. Applicants wishing to transfer credits from UEA and other institutions will need to apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL). UEA PGCE students: please note the MA must be completed within 5 years - and this would include your PGCE credits. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: All Subjects Degree Classification: 2.2 or equivalent Special Entry Requirements: Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or at least three years of relevant and recent work experience in an educational institution. [-]

MA Education and Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MA Education and Development degree explores ways that education can contribute to the development process, both theoretically and empirically, from a variety of perspectives - including human rights, social and human development, and human capital. [+]

The MA Education and Development degree explores ways that education can contribute to the development process, both theoretically and empirically, from a variety of perspectives - including human rights, social and human development, and human capital. The course enables students to understand current debates, and their implications for national and international education strategies. In doing so it locates educational debates within a wider development perspective. Topics in the core modules include current challenges of education and development, including linguistic and cultural diversity, the education of nomads and other migratory groups, and responses to conflict, HIV/Aids and child-labour. The programme also examines international and national policies and practices, with the aim of providing students with the capacity to contribute to appropriate policy design for educational development. The MA Education and Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Course Profile Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits: Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits) Examination (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course. Professional, Employability and Practical Skills A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. Please click to access further information about the Skills Training and Development Practice programme. The Educational Diversity, Literacy and Development Research Group Research in the School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. The MA Education and Development programme also benefits from strong links with the University's School of Education and Lifelong Learning, including collaboration in teaching and an active research seminar programme. Research is organised into a series of Research Groups. Please click to access further information about the Educational Diversity, Literacy and Development Research Group and our current research projects. Student Testimonial “This degree enabled me to gain recognition as a professional in the field of education and development, and it has created opportunities for jobs within bi-lateral and international agencies.” Lilja, MA Education and Development Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Social Science Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent [-]

MA Gender Analysis in Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MA Gender Analysis in International Development degree incorporates a number of topics including concepts used in gender analysis of development, social justice, gender and power, poverty and inequality, and gendered approaches to social and human development such as capabilities, social exclusion and human rights, and violence, religion and identities. [+]

The MA Gender Analysis in International Development degree incorporates a number of topics including concepts used in gender analysis of development, social justice, gender and power, poverty and inequality, and gendered approaches to social and human development such as capabilities, social exclusion and human rights, and violence, religion and identities. We offer a broad training integrating theory and development policy experience which is both sectoral (eg education; land and property; credit and finance; rural livelihoods; sustainable development, environment and conservation; HIV/AIDS) and cross cutting, (eg migration, and male gender identities and masculinities in development). This Masters has been taught in the School since 1990, when we judged there to be a need for people with an advanced social science expertise in gender analysis to contribute to development policy formulation, practical development activities and development education and research. The intervening years have certainly shown this to be the case. Our graduates are employed in the World Bank, the UK DFID, and other bilateral aid agencies, and in large international NGOs like Oxfam as well as in developing country government departments and as academics. Students on the course will study both the theory and practice of gender in development, to provide the skills and knowledge needed to work in an advisory capacity for organisations concerned with integrating gender awareness into their programmes and policies. The course emphasises the development of research techniques and methods that are essential not only for further academic research, but also in practical development work and policy formulation, such as gender planning, and gender policy approaches such as mainstreaming. The MA Gender Analysis of International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Course Profile Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits: Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits) Examination (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course. Professional, Employability and Practical Skills A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. Please click to access further information about the Skills Training and Development Practice programme. The Gender and Development Research Group Research in the School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Research is organised into a series of Research Groups. Please click to access further information about the Gender and Development Research Group and our current research projects. Student Testimonial “Both the study and the network I built during the year proved very useful when I went back to work in the Indonesian Ministry of Finance.” Paramita, MA Gender Analysis and International Development Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Social Science Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent [-]

MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development degree integrates different disciplinary perspectives to analyse the key debates on the economic, political, social and environmental dimensions of globalisation. [+]

The MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development degree integrates different disciplinary perspectives to analyse the key debates on the economic, political, social and environmental dimensions of globalisation. Postgraduate students with an interest in global issues will be provided with the tools to critically analyse the process of globalisation and its impact on international development. The process of globalisation is central to an understanding of the contemporary world. The nature of the process and its implications for international development are hotly debated: Is globalisation leading to increasing international inequality and poverty or does the expansion of international trade in goods and services provide new opportunities for developing countries? How can we make sense of emergent trends such as fair trade, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and sustainable consumption? What is the changing role of the state, the private sector, cities and civil society in delivering public goods in an increasingly interconnected world? Does globalisation call for a radical overhaul of existing international, national and local institutions? Why is it so difficult to solve global environmental problems such as climate change? This Masters will consider not only the process of globalisation but also the counter-tendencies and resistance to globalisation and how these are played out in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Course Profile Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits: Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits) Examination (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course. Professional, Employability and Practical Skills A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. Please click to access further information about the Skills Training and Development Practice programme. International Development Research Groups Research in the School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Please click to access further information about our International Development Research Groups and our current research projects. Student Testimonial “As an international businessman and former politician, I recommend this Masters as an alternative to a top ten MBA. It provides an excellent understanding of the major changes in world development in the post 2008 business paradigm.” Tony, MA Globalisation and International Development Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Social Science Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent [-]

MA International Business Economics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc International Business Economics is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of International Business (for example transnational production and finance) and gain greater depth of understanding of the broader economic context of the international economy. [+]

Course Detail MSc International Business Economics is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of International Business (for example transnational production and finance) and gain greater depth of understanding of the broader economic context of the international economy. This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance. You will develop skills in statistical analysis, as well as investigating the motivation, financial practices, and consequences of international business. This degree will allow you to develop skills highly desired by employers, including analytical and business awareness skills in an international context. The programme should appeal to those who wish to pursue a career in the areas of finance, management or international business. Course Structure You will study compulsory modules in economic concepts and methodology, international political economics and the operation of multinational firms. You will also have the opportunity to take optional modules in finance, environmental economics, economic theory, mathematics and economics and the mass media. For further details of the modules currently on offer, please see the Course Profile tab. Assessment Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Economics or other relevant subject Degree Classification: 2.2 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. Applicants who have not studied Economics at undergraduate level are expected to have studied relevant maths/statistics modules in their degree, in order to gain admittance to this course. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on them attaining a particular class of degree. [-]

MA International Business Finance and Economics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc International Business Finance Economics is designed to provide a general training in economics, whilst allowing you to specialise in the areas of international business and finance. [+]

Course Detail MSc International Business Finance Economics is designed to provide a general training in economics, whilst allowing you to specialise in the areas of international business and finance. This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance. You will develop skills in statistical analysis, especially those applicable to financial data, as well as investigating the motivation, financial practices, and consequences of international business. The academic staff who teach on the programme include international experts in several areas of economics and individuals with practical experience of finance. The programme should appeal to those who wish to pursue a career in the areas of finance, management or international business. Course Structure You will take compulsory modules in core economic theory and concepts, finance, financial econometrics, and the operation of multinational firms. You will also have the opportunity to study modules in international business and finance which offer theoretical and applied training in these fields. There will also be an element of the application of quantitative techniques. For further details of the modules currently on offer, please see the Course Profile tab. Assessment Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Economics or other relevant subject Degree Classification: 2.2 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. Applicants who have not studied Economics at undergraduate level are expected to have studied relevant maths/statistics modules in their degree, in order to gain admittance to this course. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on them attaining a particular class of degree. [-]

MA International Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MA International Development degree* offers advanced cross-disciplinary training in development history, theory, research methods, and practical applications in a wide range of topics and geographical regions. The programme is driven by our practical engagements with development as much as by theory. [+]

The MA International Development degree* offers advanced cross-disciplinary training in development history, theory, research methods, and practical applications in a wide range of topics and geographical regions. The programme is driven by our practical engagements with development as much as by theory. This Masters course will be attractive to graduates from a wide range of academic backgrounds who are interested in understanding development. It will also satisfy professionals working in national and international NGOs, government departments, and other development activists, seeking social science perspectives on their work. Many of our graduates go on to pursue higher research while others obtain successful entries into careers in international development, civil service and the media among others. The last thirty years have seen major changes in our understanding of social and economic change, transition and development. These are complex processes requiring considerable attention to the specifics of local situations and circumstances. They are also processes which are situated in a system of global interconnections and influences. Because of this tension between the global and the local, they require subtle understanding of the interplay of social, cultural, political and economic variables. These involve various actors and agents including states, international organisations (UN, FAO, WHO, ILO, IFAD, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNRISD, WIDER, WFP), the multilateral and bilateral aid agencies (World Bank, DFID, SIDA), NGOs (Oxfam, Action Aid, Transparency International, and others), social movements (World Economic Forum, World Summit on Social Development) and the private sector in any particular context. The course curriculum includes an intensive treatment of all these issues. The MA International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. *Previously known as 'MA Development Studies'. Course Profile Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits: Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits) Examination (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course. Professional, Employability and Practical Skills A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. In 2013-14 our MA International Development students have been offered the opportunity to attend a practical workshop in community development via a field trip to Great Yarmouth, as well as interact with Plan International, an international development NGO, at its London headquarters during an intensive briefing session. International Development Research Groups Research in the School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Please click to access further information about our International Development Research Groups and our current research projects. Student Testimonial “The program provided a very valuable introduction to both the range and complexity of ‘development studies, but also allowed the opportunity to focus mainly on a handful of areas of interest. The course did an excellent job of striking a balance between breadth and depth.” Mark, MA Development Studies Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Social Sciences Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent [-]

MA International Social Development

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA International Social Development degree offers a comprehensive overview of social development, combining academic and theoretical perspectives with more practical and policy-focused approaches. [+]

The MA International Social Development degree offers a comprehensive overview of social development, combining academic and theoretical perspectives with more practical and policy-focused approaches. Key themes of this Masters include vulnerability and social exclusion, poverty, gender relations and mainstreaming, and social analysis. We pay particular attention to issues such as social equality, education, migration, health provision and policy, the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the role of civil society. In the last two decades it has become apparent that 'development' goes far beyond economic growth and encompasses broader human and social dimensions. The emerging paradigm is now influencing the agendas of major international development agencies, including the World Bank, UNDP, the EU, and the UK Department for International Development (DFID), as well as other bilateral donors. The MA International Social Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Course Profile Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits: Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits) Examination (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course. Professional, Employability and Practical Skills A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. Please click to access further information about the Skills Training and Development Practice programme. International Development Research Groups Research in the School of International Development addresses contemporary challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Please click to access further information about our International Development Research Groups and our current research projects. Student Testimonial “The conceptual understanding of social issues I acquired has proved very useful in my job. This Masters has helped me immensely in understanding and analysing different social phenomena.” Ayesha, MA International Social Development Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Social Science Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent [-]

MA Mathematics Education

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA Mathematics Education degree is one year full-time degree intended for mathematics graduates with an interest in education, practising mathematics teachers, mathematics teacher educators and other educational professionals. [+]

The MA Mathematics Education degree is one year full-time degree intended for mathematics graduates with an interest in education, practising mathematics teachers, mathematics teacher educators and other educational professionals. Teaching experience is welcome but so are applications from those just beginning or considering a career in mathematics education. The course is designed to allow a useful interchange of ideas between those with significant teaching experience. The course introduces the study of mathematics education as an academic discipline and will acquaint you with elements from psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and history of mathematics that influence mathematics education research. Training will be provided in the methodology of educational research and you will have the opportunity to pursue an individual specialist topic within mathematics education under the supervision of a member of the Research in Mathematics Education Group (RME). The course consists of taught modules and a dissertation. The three mathematics education modules will provide a broad introduction to the study of mathematics education as an academic discipline. The research methods and critical reading modules introduce methods used in educational research and provide opportunities for you to work on specialist topics within mathematics education. You will also have the opportunity to complete an extended piece of research-based study in mathematics education in the form of a dissertation. There is also the choice of an optional module, which includes a module on quantitative research methods in education. For further detail of the modules on offer, please see the Course Profile tab. The Mathematics Education Group (RME) Established in 2003, the RME Group at the University of East Anglia is a growing and vibrant community of researchers in mathematics education with a variety of research interests which range across the educational levels (primary, secondary and tertiary), as well as across educational research methods. Our work has been supported by funders such as the ESRC, the Nuffield Foundation, the Higher Education Academy, the Learning and Teaching Support Network, the Training and Development Agency for Schools, the Social Sciences and the Humanities Research Council of Canada. Our collaborations, both in teaching exchanges and research, with several EU countries have been supported by the Erasmus, Socrates and Comenius programmes. Much of our research is conducted in close collaboration with UEA's School of Mathematics and group members currently hold collaborations with mathematics education researchers from across the UK and overseas (e.g. Brazil, Canada, Greece and Israel). The work of the Research in Mathematics Education (RME) group spans across several areas of mathematics education research. We particularly focus on: teaching and learning of mathematics at the post-compulsory level (upper secondary and university mathematics); assessment practices in higher education mathematics; social, emotional and cognitive aspects of students' engagement in the secondary mathematics classroom; secondary mathematics teachers' pedagogical and epistemological beliefs; mathematics in the primary years; the use of educational technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Social Science or Mathematics Degree Classification: UK 2.1 or equivalent Special Entry Requirements: Relevant teaching experience desirable [-]

MA Media and International Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MA Media and International Development degree is a unique and innovative Masters programme which addresses current theories, practice and research surrounding the relationship between media and development. [+]

"A well organised and well taught course which is... acting as a model for other courses being developed in the field." - Professor Colin Sparks, former external examiner. The MA Media and International Development degree is a unique and innovative Masters programme which addresses current theories, practice and research surrounding the relationship between media and development. This Masters programme; combines theory and practice through its two specialist media and development modules. gives students the opportunity to either write a dissertation in the summer term or take a work-experience module. is embedded in the local community, with strong links to a number of local NGOs and media organisations. is connected to a wide range of international organisations in this area. These include the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association who provide teaching and a scholarship for the course, New Media Networks who contribute to the teaching on one of the core modules and Inter Press Service who provide internship opportunities. has, in recent years, included seminars, lectures and workshops from Intermedia, The Guardian, Mediae, World View, One World Media, the International Broadcasting Trust, Health Images and academics from the London School of Economics, the University of Westminster and City University. contains an optional six-day practical training course entitled, Ethnographic Film-making for Development Professionals, run by Postcode Films is situated in the School of International Development (DEV) which has a world-class reputation for research in development studies. allows for a unique range of choice and specialisation, with students able to choose module options from within DEV and from other departments at UEA. Course structure At the heart of this Masters programme are two unique modules. Media and international development is a theory module which provides students with theoretical frameworks for critically understanding the broad range of issues relevant to the relationship between media and development. It addresses the fields of development communication, media development and media representations of development as well as considering the relevance of media to conflict and environmental change and the importance of social media. This is one of the most popular modules in the School. The module Media and Development in Practice provides students with the opportunity to work with one of a range of clients to design, implement and evaluate a media and development related project in the local community. Recent clients have included Future Radio, BBC Radio Norfolk, NEAD, Content Consultants and YourWorldView. Students also use this opportunity to reflect upon their own professional practice and on the role of media in development. It is taught in collaboration with international creative industry company New Media Networks. More information about this module. As an alternative to writing a conventional dissertation, students have the opportunity to do a work experience placement relevant to media and development. In the past, students on this course have secured internships and work placements at various organisations including the UN, Inter Press Service, UNESCO, UNRISD, the BBC, the Overseas Development Institute, BBC Media Action, Save the Children and Video Volunteers. Please note - students are responsible for securing their own placements (although support is given) and eligibility criteria apply. Careers and employability Graduates from this Masters programme have gone on to work in a range of fields including humanitarian communication, NGO communications, development journalism, media development, journalism and academia. Recent examples include: Assistant Communication Officer, UNICEF, Kenya. Communications Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation Bureau, Japan. Design, Marketing and Communications officer, TACT Fostering and Adoption, UK. Editorial Assistant, Institute of Development Studies, UK. Freelance Communications Consultant, UK. Head of Marketing and Communications, British Council, Bangladesh. Marketing Communications Associate, HOPE International, USA. Marketing Coordinator, Inter Press Service, Uruguay. Media and Communications Coordinator, Oxfam, Malawi. Media Program Coordinator, Open Society Foundation, UK. Media Team Leader, Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Thailand. National News Editor, Diligent Media Corporation, India. PhD student. Project Co-ordinator, Video Volunteers, India. Project Director, Nab'Ubomi Development Project, South Africa. Project Officer, CreditEase, China. Public Information Officer, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission, DR Congo. Further information The MA Media and International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. This Masters will be relevant to those who have recently completed undergraduate study with an interest in the relationship between media and development as well as those who have already worked in the media or in the field of development. Applicants should have a good first degree in the social sciences. Some relevant work experience would be desirable. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Social Sciences, preferably media or development Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent Special Entry Requirements: Relevant work experience desirable [-]

MA Social Work

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA Social Work degree, accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, offers a dual qualification, academic and professional, that will enable you to become a registered social worker. [+]

The MA Social Work degree, accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, offers a dual qualification, academic and professional, that will enable you to become a registered social worker. On completing your degree you will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council to register as a Social Worker. We aim to ensure that our students understand the theoretical foundations of social work, rooted in psychology and sociology; that they understand the social policy and legal context, especially the statutory provisions regarding child care, mental health and adult care; and that they are skilled in working with individuals, families, groups, fellow social workers and other professionals. By the end of this programme you will have acquired the knowledge and skills to start work as a confident and competent 'beginning social worker'. Practice Placements Placement learning is central to social work education. Students on the MA Social Work will spend approximately 170 days in practice-based learning, with placements undertaken with at least two different service user groups. We stress the role of personal tutors who will take an active interest in your development. Whilst on placement, you will work closely with a qualified 'practice educator', who will guide and assess your practice. University tutors maintain close links with students, and there are regular 'call back' days, when students return to the University to work on the links between theory and practice. Centre for Research on the Child and Family Students undertaking the MA Social Work degree also benefit from close collaboration with research conducted by the Centre for Research on Children and Families - one of the University's Research Centres working at the forefront of policy debates in social policy. The Centre's research spans the full range of issues facing contemporary policy makers and practitioners working with and for children and their families. Watch Gillian Schofield, Head of School, present at UEA Court 2015. We continue to produce rigorous, high-quality and timely research evidence, informing the complex policy and practice decisions which have to be made on a daily basis. Our ultimate ambition is that this evidence is used to improve the well-being of children and families in their diverse communities and service user environments. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Any Subject Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should have, or be in the final year of, a first degree from a recognised higher education institution. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining the above degree classification. Professional experience of applicants is taken into account where relevant and applications are actively encouraged from those who want to return to academic study. [-]