Master of Arts Program in Wales United Kingdom

Top Master of Art Programs in Wales United Kingdom 2017/2018

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An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

Wales is one of four main parts of United Kingdom. Welsh language evolved from Celtic and is very different from English. It's one of two official languages in Wales. There is a total of 10 universities with around 150 000 students.

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MA Study of Religions

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Lampeter Swansea

This MA programme is based on the recognition that religion plays a crucial role in human affairs, and seeks to foster an understanding of this rich subject area. [+]

Masters of Arts 2017/2018 in Wales United Kingdom. This MA programme is based on the recognition that religion plays a crucial role in human affairs, and seeks to foster an understanding of this rich subject area. Course Overview The aim of the programme is not to focus on any one tradition, but to enable engagement with different traditions in a manner that is free, fair, accurate and open to correction. This programme has a distinctive focus on contemporary religions. Its range of modules, exploring different aspects of religion today, has been designed by staff members with a background in sociology, anthropology, and religious studies. The modules enable students to explore not just the theoretical, but also the practical, lived aspects of religious faith and practice in different contexts. The programme is delivered as a full-time and part-time programme of study, and is also available as distance learning. All module content is available through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and students will be supported throughout their studies through regular access to their module tutors, either one to one (by email, skype, phone), in groups (using media such as Skype), or via VLE module discussion forums or wikis. Campus-based students will be supported through lectures, research seminars and public lectures. An annual residential graduate summer school is held for all students in July where students are able to experience lectures and seminars covering both issues related to generic learning and subject-specific information and to engage with a number of our research... [-]

MA in Education: TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

This new course covers the fundamentals of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Masters level. Students will examine key issues in the field including teaching methods in English Language Teaching, teaching English to Young Lear​ners and English for Specific Purposes, including English for Academic Purposes.​ [+]

This new course covers the fundamentals of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Masters level. Students will examine key issues in the field including teaching methods in English Language Teaching, teaching English to Young Lear​ners and English for Specific Purposes, including English for Academic Purposes.​ ​Course Content​​ ​​The MA Education TESOL is a level 7 Masters level course that will be delivered full time over one year. Core modules bear 15 credits each and include Second Language Acquisition and Description of English for Language Teachers. The programme also includes various 30 credit optional modules: Introduction to TESOL Methodology; Education, Diversity and Equality; Teaching English to Young Learners; Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes and Independent Study Module.​​​​ The Methodology module will provide an in depth study of the various methods that are used in current practice in English Language Teaching. Teaching English to Young Learners explores the pedagogical features of Teaching English to children and young teenagers. The English for Specific and Academic Purposes module examines the theoretical basis for Specific Purposes in a variety of contexts including Business English and English for Educational, Medical and Industry Professionals. There is also an additional non-credit bearing module on Research methods and dissertation preparation. Educational Aims of the Programmes The educational aims of the programmes are to offer high quality and employability-focussed postgraduate programmes, which combine theory and practice, in the discipline of TESOL. The curriculum offered is distinctive, international, and challenging. The aim is to produce graduates who... [-]

Education: TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) - MA

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

This new course covers the fundamentals of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Masters level. [+]

Masters of Arts 2017/2018 in Wales United Kingdom. This new course covers the fundamentals of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Masters level. Students will examine key issues in the field including teaching methods in English Language Teaching, teaching English to Young Leaners and English for Specific Purposes, including English for Academic Purposes. Employability & Careers​ ​Graduates from the MA Education TESOL course will be able to apply for teaching posts in a variety of contexts that teach English to speakers of other languages. These include private language schools, training departments in professional contexts and university based English language departments. Opportunities for further study for graduates from the programme are to progress on to PhD level study within the Cardiff School of Education or in other universities. Entry Requirements​ & How to Apply Entry requirements for the course are a good honours degree or equivalent and an IELTS score of 6.5 with no lower than a score of 6.0 in writing. [-]

MA Visual Communication

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

Visual Communication is an integral part of our increasing visual culture. Graphic designers, illustrators and advertisers play key roles in how the world around us is explained, dressed and garnished. [+]

The course philosophy is that of experimentation, offering a challenge to conventional notions of medium - specificity in order to properly facilitate your ‘style' of expression and your inherent interests. Course Overview You will be challenged immediately with our thought experiment module, designed to open up your mind to the broad range of inter-disciplinary and multi-modal possibilities available to the creative practitioner. From that point on, you will be asked to consider forming contemporary dialogues and new discourses with whatever medium - specific background you bring. This is not a rejection of your specific discipline, but an elevation onto a new plane of practice. The module concludes with a Japanese - style pecha kucha presentation of your findings and process-based work. This module will set the tone for the rest of your study precipitating a spirit of enquiry that will take you through to the award. It is our intention that your studies here will take the form of an encounter at various levels: with your chosen medium; with Art & Design issues in general; and with the world as a whole. Questions of non-materiality will be addressed as well as questions of materiality. As soon as anything becomes recognisable we slip into habitual thinking. When we engage in an unfamiliar encounter, then we become inquisitive, we learn, and we build knowledge and confidence, as well as a more original voice. Visual Communication pathway The domain of Visual Communication encompasses graphic design, typography, advertising, packaging, illustration and design for analogue... [-]

MA Islamic Studies

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Lampeter Swansea

The MA Islamic Studies is a dynamic and exciting programme of study, appropriate for all those seeking to further their knowledge in the multidisciplinary academic fields associated with the study of Islam. [+]

Masters of Arts 2017/2018 in Wales United Kingdom. The MA Islamic Studies is a dynamic and exciting programme of study, appropriate for all those seeking to further their knowledge in the multidisciplinary academic fields associated with the study of Islam. Course Overview The programme is taught by experts with diverse interests in Islamic Studies, encouraging students to explore in depth a range of topics relating to the Islam and Muslims in contemporary and historical perspectives. Islamic Studies is a long-standing discipline at the university, and our academic team have contributed to the field through publications, specialist research, and participation in international conferences. The MA provides a high quality student experience suitable for those working within – or associated with - Muslim communities, in minority and majority contexts, especially those wishing to develop a greater understanding of the people, cultures and religious perspectives with in which they are working. The programme is delivered as a full-time and part-time programme of study, and is also available as distance learning. All module content is available through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and students will be supported throughout their studies through regular access to their module tutors, either one to one (by email, skype, phone), in groups (using media such as Skype), or via VLE module discussion forums or wikis. Campus-based students will be supported through lectures, research seminars and public lectures. An annual residential graduate summer school is held for all students in July where students are able to experience lectures and... [-]

MA in Urban Design

Cardiff University
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MA Urban Design is jointly run by the School and the Welsh School of Architecture and more information about this course is available at MA in Urban Design - Welsh School of Architecture. [+]

MA in Urban Design "Urban Design - the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver better urban places." The MA Urban Design is jointly run by the School and the Welsh School of Architecture and more information about this course is available at MA in Urban Design - Welsh School of Architecture. The MA Urban Design uses design practice, theory, development and control practices to inform design processes, and uses studio teaching focused on local development possibilities to develop creative, practical and sustainable solutions to a range of typical urban design problems. The course seeks to produce students who can: Think three-dimensionally and creatively manipulate space at the intermediate scale between architecture and planning; Analyse the qualities of localities and places and respond to complex and often contradictory community aspirations; Critically appraise development (built and proposed) and make suggestions for improvement, and develop improved policy and control practices; Conceptualise and draw development proposals at different scales from the territorial to the block scale; Be able to recognise and add quality in all development situations; Test developments for their sustainability, economic viability and constituency; Understand how to approach implementation through inter-professional and inter-agency collaboration and consensus building. Course Recognition This MA is recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute as a 'specialist' masters for those who have completed at least a three year RTPI recognised undergraduate spatial planning degree, allowing completion of the RTPI's educational requirements for membership. For further details visit the Royal Town Planning Institute website. It is... [-]

MA in Journalism, Media And Communications

Cardiff University
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies is at the forefront of exciting new developments in journalism, media and communications. [+]

Masters of Arts 2017/2018 in Wales United Kingdom. MA in Journalism, Media And Communications Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies is at the forefront of exciting new developments in journalism, media and communications. The MA in Journalism, Media and Communications is the longest established of Cardiff’s MA programmes. It allows students to explore the pressing issues of our media environment – from journalism ethics to internet governance, from community media to global communications, and from crisis reporting to the transformative potential of new technologies. It provides advanced knowledge and a thorough understanding of the role of information and communication in contemporary societies, with a focus on both traditional and new forms of journalism. The programme has an international approach and attracts students from around the globe. It draws on the strength and diversity of Cardiff’s staff, giving students a unique opportunity to work with academics whose research is at the cutting edge of exploring how media are changing in a dynamic global communications environment characterised by technological, political, social, economic and cultural upheaval. The MA equips students with research skills in areas such as content analysis, interviews, surveys, and digital methods, and it allows them to develop their own scholarship. It does not provide practical training in journalism or a professional qualification towards becoming a journalist. Rather, it offers a broad understanding of the field that prepares students for careers in academia, and for employment in a range of businesses, non-profits and institutions, as well as in journalism.... [-]

MA in International Journalism

Cardiff University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

MA International Journalism at Cardiff aims to enable aspiring journalists and mid-career practitioners to understand these changes and their consequences for international journalists. [+]

MA in International Journalism Journalists today confront rapid change, as technologies make the media more accessible across frontiers and new concentrations of global media power shape them to commercial or political ends. The scale, scope and speed of today’s multimedia journalism sets it apart from that of any previous period. MA International Journalism at Cardiff aims to enable aspiring journalists and mid-career practitioners to understand these changes and their consequences for international journalists. International Journalism offers a mix of practice and theory; journalistic techniques and advanced academic study. This is particularly suited to any student with an international outlook. Students come from all over the world for this one-year course, which offers an exceptional opportunity to gain a perspective on journalistic possibilities on various media platforms and in different countries. Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scheme This course is included in the Masters Excellence Scholarship 2015 (Pathway to PhD) scheme. If you are looking at applying for a Masters degree with the intention of going on to study at PhD level then you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The application will ask you to consider your research area and future sources of funding. It is recognised, however, that in making this application there is not a commitment to undertake further study, or to undertake further studies at Cardiff University. Similarly, in making an award, Cardiff University is not committing to making an offer for further study or for a further award. PRINCIPAL AIMS OF THE COURSE Deepen student understanding... [-]

MA in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management

Cardiff University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

Public relations is a booming industry - even in a recession as other promotional sectors contract, PR has continued to grow year-on-year. [+]

Masters of Arts 2017/2018 in Wales United Kingdom. MA in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management Public relations is a booming industry - even in a recession as other promotional sectors contract, PR has continued to grow year-on-year. The numbers of Public Relations Officers (PROs) now match journalists in the UK and there is a big demand for graduates who have the skills to meet the dynamic changes of this exciting and growing sector. Public relations specialisms are expanding too, and graduates are gaining jobs in a number of areas including crisis management, corporate social responsibility, media relations, corporate communication, sponsorship and internal comms. Public relations, at its heart, is about communication between an organisation and its public(s), but 21st Century public relations - with the advent of new media - is embedded in everything from politics and business to celebrity. Gone are the days when PR was an afterthought - it is now firmly at the heart of strategic organisational planning. The MA at Cardiff is a unique one year course that develops students who have the skills and techniques required to practice public relations at an international level. Aside from gaining valuable practical skills, students are introduced to business, organisational and PR theory so that they can apply critical thinking to professional scenarios to further the effectiveness and quality of public relations that is practiced in industry. This synthesis of theory and practice culminates in a final dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words where students have the... [-]

MA/PgDip in Applied Linguistics

Cardiff University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

Offers knowledge and expertise to take you onto a role in any profession requiring specialised language awareness, including language teaching. [+]

MA/PgDip in Applied Linguistics 1 year (Full-time) / 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning) Course Aims Offers knowledge and expertise to take you onto a role in any profession requiring specialised language awareness, including language teaching. Special Features The Centre for Language and Communication Research has an international reputation as a field leader in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, multimodal communication, systemic functional linguistics, forensic linguistics, and formulaic language. Course Description The MA/Diploma in Applied Linguistics is a full time programme with modules taught over two semesters (leading to the PG Diploma or Stage 1 of the MA), followed by a supervised dissertation of between 14,000 and 20,000 words between May and September (for Stage 2 of the MA). Assessment of the taught component is by coursework only. The part-time modular programme involves following the same modules over two years and four months. Course Structure The modular programme incorporates three broad areas of study: research methodology; language description and comparison; and specialised topics in language and social life, foreign language teaching and multimodality. Students may select from the range of options, as specified below, after consultation with tutors. In certain cases, students may be asked to take a particular module, in the light of their previous academic background and experience and in view of their future careers. There are three compulsory modules in the MA/Diploma programmes (Research Foundations, Language Description and Phonology) and students select three further modules from the a pool which currently includes those listed below: Discourse and... [-]

Sport Management & Leadership - MA/PgD/PgC

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

This is an exciting, contemporary programme targeted a professionals and practitioners working in the sport and leisure industry who are seeking new opportunities. The programme is equally attractive to recent graduates seeking to develop their knowledge and employment potential as well as international students who wish to study at Wales's premier university for sport. [+]

Masters of Arts 2017/2018 in Wales United Kingdom. This is an exciting, contemporary programme targeted a professionals and practitioners working in the sport and leisure industry who are seeking new opportunities. The programme is equally attractive to recent graduates seeking to develop their knowledge and employment potential as well as international students who wish to study at Wales's premier university for sport. Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Programmes will be closed over the summer when full capacity is reached. Course Content Drawing on management and leadership perspectives, the programme critically examines the sport and leisure industry, its environment ad current challenges. There is a clear focus on applied and experiential learning. This is achieved by drawing extensively on sports organisations operating across all sectors of the industry and on using external speakers who are experts in their field to bring real life issues and challenges into the classroom. A high quality experience is provided with teaching undertaken in small groups and an emphasis on interaction and group work. All students study five core modules which embrace key management and leadership topics as well as research skills and developing a personal leadership plan. There is one option module and students can decide whether to undertake this or an alternative independent piece of work. Completion of the MA requires students to undertake a sustained project either a traditional dissertation or a Final Project. The 'live' Final Project is... [-]

MA/PgD/PgC in Sport, Body & Society

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 60 months August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

The course content is informed by current and innovative research and has been praised for its scope and flexibility in assessment that allows students to pursue and develop individual interests. In most cases students' crafting of these ideas are applied to future career aspirations. [+]

The body politic has become ever more significant, and has become a focus as an area for investigation to enhance the socio-cultural study of sport. Whilst drawing upon major areas of study within the socio-cultural study of sport, this degree takes a focused approach to recent developments in the field, distinguishing this from other sociology of sport programmes. The course content is informed by current and innovative research and has been praised for its scope and flexibility in assessment that allows students to pursue and develop individual interests. In most cases students' crafting of these ideas are applied to future career aspirations. Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Programmes will be closed over the summer when full capacity is reached.​ Course Content Modules are designed to focus on a range of issues, contexts and approaches to explorations of the body in sport. These include becoming/being disabled, human interface with technology, jock culture, sexuality in sport, female bodies in sport such as boxing, taking risks and cheating in sport. Core Modules: - Sport, Body and Society - Research Methods (Qualitative pathway) - Sporting Bodies and Social Identities - Sport and Socio-cultural Change - Ethics in Sport - Independent Study - Dissertation In order to qualify for the MA, students are required to successfully complete a 15,000 word dissertation project. Employability & Careers Awareness and knowledge of social issues by specialists in the field of sport is increasingly in... [-]

Youth & Community Work - PgD / Managing Community Practice - MA

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Part time 2 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

This programme is designed to enhance to enhance the professional practice of experienced practitioners by facilitating a critical and reflective approach to management, staff development, innovation and researching practice. [+]

Masters of Arts 2017/2018 in Wales United Kingdom. MA Managing Community Practice: This programme is designed to enhance to enhance the professional practice of experienced practitioners by facilitating a critical and reflective approach to management, staff development, innovation and researching practice. Many of the modules are taught interprofessionally including colleagues from community work, youth work, teaching, PRUs and health in both voluntary and statutory sectors. This provides for rich interprofessional learning and reflects the practice realities of interprofessional working. PgD in Youth and Community Work: This professionally endorsed award is particularly suitable for graduates who have increasingly found themselves working in the field of youth and community work and who wish to gain a professional qualification. The programme requires students to undertake two separate supervised placements in the field of youth and community work. Students attend university on one evening a week where they undertake taught modules and tutorials. Students on this programme tend to develop into a highly supportive, friendly and analytical professional group. Employability and Careers MA in Youth and Community Work The programme is aimed at practitioners and managers in the generic and expanding field of youth and community development work. It aims to enable people to develop their professional understanding and skills through a supportive and challenging learning environment. The programme will be of particular interest to experienced practitioners who manage aspects of youth or community development provision and who wish to develop their analytical and professional capabilities. It is one of the pathways on the... [-]

MFA / MPhil in Art & Design - Fine Art

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

Each programme focuses on particular aspects of contemporary art practice. [+]

Fine Art Masters at CSAD The Fine Art department at Cardiff School of Art & Design now offers three programmes in Fine Art at Masters level: MFA, MA and MPhil. Each programme focuses on particular aspects of contemporary art practice. Master of Fine Art (MFA) Available full-time and part-time. Entry requirements: a good BA (hons) or BSc (hons) in an appropriate subject. International applicants, whose first language is not English, will need to provide an evidence of an IELTS score that is in excess of 6.00 MPhil Through its research, CSAD aims to generate new knowledge and understanding of art and design, and to contribute to the creative industries, the cultural sector, manufacturing, the professions and the community. Furthermore, the School is a co-founding institution (with Newport School of Art, Media and Design), of Wales Institute of Research in Art and Design (WIRAD), allowing the research experience of its students and supervisors to be enhanced through cross-School collaboration and exchange. CSAD provides opportunities to undertake supervised research that lead to the awards of Master of Philosophy (MPhil; 1-2 years full-time, 2-5 years part-time) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD; 3-4 years full time, 4-7 years part time). The awards of MPhil and PhD are achieved through a sustained piece of original investigative research leading to a thesis that can be theoretical or practice-based. [-]

English and Creative Writing - MA/PgD/PgC

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

MA English & Creative Writing is a rewarding taught degree, combining the study of English with the theoretical and practical component of fiction writing. [+]

Masters of Arts 2017/2018 in Wales United Kingdom. MA English & Creative Writing is a rewarding taught degree, combining the study of English with the theoretical and practical component of fiction writing. The English part of the degree analyses historic and contemporary textual representations of place, theorising cultural practices of location and space. The Creative Writing modules are specifically designed to develop you as a writer of fiction. A critical but supportive environment is achieved through a combination of workshops, research seminars and e-learning. You will be introduced to the practicalities of preparing and submitting your work for possible publication.​ Employability and Careers Cardiff has one of the largest media and creative-industry sectors outside London, including BBC Wales, ITV Wales, S4C, BBC Cymru Wales, the Western Mail and Wales on Sunday. MA English & Creative Writing is perfectly situated to draw on this experience. This degree will encourage you to develop the valuable skills of autonomy, effective collaboration, self-direction, organisation, initiative and adaptability that are highly regarded in the workplace. In October 2011, the School published The C Word, an anthology of student writing, edited by Dr Kate North and published by Cinnamon Press. Emre Karatoprak (MA Creative Writing) had his first novel published on Amazon, Türbülans (2013). Alex Sambrook (MA Creative Writing) had a short story shortlisted in the prestigious Bridport Short Story Competition (2012). Stacey Taylor, MA English & Creative Writing (full time), won the It Started With a Kiss competition run by Authonomy in November 2011 with... [-]