Master of Arts Program in Oxfordshire United Kingdom

Top Master of Art Programs in Oxfordshire United Kingdom 2017

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Masters degrees are more versatile than doctoral qualifications and have a broad range of professional and academic applications. According to the U.S. Department of Education, three types of masters programs exist research, professional, and terminal. The most popular masters degree types are Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in a mixture of subject fields.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom and Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe.The two most famous (and oldest) universities are Oxford and Cambridge (often referred to as Oxbridge by many Britons) England also has several other world-class institutions, including several in London (notably Imperial College, the London School of Economics, University College London and King's College London, all are part of London University)

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MA in Spatial Planning Studies

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
Campus Full time 12 months August 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

The MSc level offers full Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accreditation in one calendar year. The postgraduate diploma needs to be combined with an approved specialist planning programme, to fulfil the RTPI requirements. [+]

MA Degrees 2017 in Oxfordshire United Kingdom. Certificate in Spatial Planning Studies - September 2016 Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as an access route to the MSc in Spatial Planning course. This course is run by the School of the Built Environment This certificate provides an access route to the Department of Planning's RTPI and RICS-accredited MSc in Spatial Planning for students who do not have the usual educational qualifications necessary for entry onto the course. It is a one-year part-time (one day per week) undergraduate-level course. The overall aims and objectives of the course are to provide you with a general, yet critical, understanding of the planning process and some of the key issues and themes in contemporary spatial planning. Why choose this course? Oxford Brookes' Department of Planning performs a leading role in research and consultancy, with clients and projects covering subjects from local concerns to multinational organisations, government and industry. Our research feeds directly into the teaching of the Certificate in Spatial Planning Studies and the department's students have the opportunity to learn directly from the most current areas of practice. The Certificate in Spatial Planning studies is a part- time course and Oxford, with its excellent transport links to all regions of the UK, is a particularly convenient place to study for part-time students on day release from work. Professional accreditation The Certificate in Spatial Planning Studies provides an entry qualification for the MSc in Spatial Planning which is accredited by both the... [-]

MA Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
Campus Full time 30 months August 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

Built on the experiences and expertise developed by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) at Oxford Brookes University, the MA explores the interactions between humanitarian action and peacebuilding. It links applied knowledge and practice with theory through online lectures, action research, sharing of experiences, discussions with key practitioners, and critical reflection on practices. [+]

Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding - January 2017 This course is run by the School of Architecture Built on the experiences and expertise developed by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) at Oxford Brookes University, the MA explores the interactions between humanitarian action and peacebuilding. It links applied knowledge and practice with theory through online lectures, action research, sharing of experiences, discussions with key practitioners, and critical reflection on practices. This programme is designed mainly for practitioners working in the fields of humanitarian action and peacebuilding, though it is open also to those working in related fields. It allows you to broaden your perceptions, critically review your role, and develop and refine hard and soft skills needed to work effectively in the fields of humanitarian action and peacebuilding. The programme is also relevant for practitioners working in other fields, interested in exploring new opportunities in conflict transformation. Why choose this course? Flexible and user-friendly online learning environment allowing you to learn from your workplace Investigating cutting-edge issues in the field of humanitarian action and peacebuilding, proposing innovative tools and reflecting on current field practices Designed and delivered jointly by Oxford Brookes University and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) offering you access to resources and support from both institutions online and in the field through UN missions Unparalleled support from a team of academic experts and top-ranked practitioners as well as field experts for specific topics... [-]

MA Sound Arts

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

MA Sound Arts is a creative, interdisciplinary course that enables you to investigate exploratory and innovative Sound Arts practices including experimental composition, sound installation, field recording, site-specific practice, sonic art and improvisation. [+]

MA Degrees 2017 in Oxfordshire United Kingdom. MA Sound Arts MA Sound Arts is a creative, interdisciplinary course that enables you to investigate exploratory and innovative Sound Arts practices including experimental composition, sound installation, field recording, site-specific practice, sonic art and improvisation. This programme is enhanced by a group of internationally active sound artists, composers and field recordists who curate and participate in the activities of the SARU (Sonic Art Research Unit) and the annual festival Audiograft. The weekly Listening Group complements the core provision and introduces you to the vibrant research culture around Sound Arts. You will develop individual and collaborative practice-based work in a stimulating environment that encourages dialogue and growth as part of a reflective community. This is a good basis for the intensive, fascinating and challenging work that thrives in this supportive, innovative and creative context. Why choose this course? The School of Arts offers state-of-the-art technical facilities for Sound Arts and 24-hour studio access. This course is taught by leading Sound Arts practitioners creating ‘world-leading’ research as defined by the REF2014 (Research Excellence Framework). You will have access to expertise in sound art, field recording, electroacoustic composition, site-based practice, experimental composition and improvisation. Sound Arts is situated in an interdisicplinary context and you will work with students from Art & Design and Music. The Sonic Art research Unit (SARU) and the annual ACE funded audiograft festival provide a stimulating environment for innovation and experimentation in your creative practice. Many of our Arts MA students progress... [-]

MA Public History

Ruskin College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The course covers the role of history in the public arena: museums, documentaries, monuments, lectures, guided tours and community events are just some of the things that constitute Public History. It also examines the relationship between history and politics, and the powerful influence of history on contemporary society. [+]

This is a one-year full time, or two-year part time postgraduate course. It is aimed at students with a passion for history, but does not necessarily require an undergraduate degree in the subject. The course covers the role of history in the public arena: museums, documentaries, monuments, lectures, guided tours and community events are just some of the things that constitute Public History. It also examines the relationship between history and politics, and the powerful influence of history on contemporary society. WHAT WILL I STUDY ON THE COURSE? Emphasis is placed upon students using course concepts to develop their own interests. Students write a portfolio of nine pieces of work (including pieces of public history) and a dissertation, or produce a larger piece of public history as an alternative. Throughout students are encouraged to pursue their own interests and to prepare their work for publication and presentation. Dissertation/Dissertation Alternate The final module provides students with the opportunity to bring together everything they have learnt so far in either a 12,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice made in consultation with their tutor or to produce a substantial piece of public history, again on a topic of their choice made in consultation with their tutor. This course is intended to: Develop students’ systematic understanding of the theory andpractice of Public History at post-graduate level Foster students’ critical awareness of the latest developments in public history including critical evaluation of different approaches Provide students with extensive opportunities to practice the... [-]

MA International Labour and Trade Union Studies (ILTUS)

Ruskin College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

Labour movements worldwide are seen as being in crisis and are actively seeking ways of renewal. These issues are closely linked with globalisation and with fluidity among emergent transitional and developing states and countries. Ruskin’s place in the labour movement, together with academic staff researching, writing and teaching in the field, puts it in a good position to become a centre of debate and scholarship in this project. [+]

MA Degrees 2017 in Oxfordshire United Kingdom. This is a one-year full time or two-year part time postgraduate course. Labour movements worldwide are seen as being in crisis and are actively seeking ways of renewal. These issues are closely linked with globalisation and with fluidity among emergent transitional and developing states and countries. Ruskin’s place in the labour movement, together with academic staff researching, writing and teaching in the field, puts it in a good position to become a centre of debate and scholarship in this project. The Ruskin MA offers practitioners and scholars of such challenges the conceptual, analytical and critical framework for understanding and explaining labour movement change. This MA course aims to: Stretch student thinking beyond the ‘envelope’ to new and creative strategies of labour movement renewal and transformation, and their own role and identity in this. Debate issues such as: Organised labour’s relationship with globalisation Internal union democracy and leadership, Inclusively in relation to diversities across gender, class, age, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, disability Cross national and cross cultural comparisons Achieving praxis – theory into practice WHAT WILL I STUDY ON THE COURSE? The MA’s focus is on contemporary issues and the future of labour movements. While strongly grounded in practice, theoretical frameworks will frame and explain issues and students will extend this approach in their Part 2 work/union/current issue based Dissertation. At workshops students discuss and debate with one another, with tutors and with invited academic researchers and speakers from the labour movement. Tutors on the... [-]

MA in Education: Leadership and Management

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months August 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The MA in Education (Leadership and Management) is for experienced teachers, lecturers and educational managers and other professionals in all phases of education (primary, secondary, further and higher education). It is designed for those working in training and professional development to gain an award focused on leadership and management. [+]

The MA in Education (Leadership and Management) is for experienced teachers, lecturers and educational managers and other professionals in all phases of education (primary, secondary, further and higher education). It is designed for those working in training and professional development to gain an award focused on leadership and management. The course is concerned with the development of critical enquiry and reflection in the field of educational leadership and management, and the development of professional knowledge and expertise. This course in detail The MA course is based on the completion of a compulsory element, plus optional modules. Compulsory element: Reflective Professional Development aims to develop your reflective practice and provide you with an opportunity for systematic review of your progress, helping you to explore and document the coherence and progression of your experience of the course. Educational Research will enable you to develop knowledge of a range of research approaches, methods and techniques and to consider ethics in educational research. You will have an opportunity to develop your research skills through preparatory work for the dissertation. The Dissertation will involve a piece of investigative research and will comprise approximately one third of your degree work. Your dissertation will focus on a research problem of interest to you. It need not be based in an educational setting and may be literature based, but should be relevant to educational concerns. Compulsory core modules for the Leadership and Management pathway are: Leading and Managing People in Education brings together a range of themes and... [-]

MA in Education: TESOL

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The TESOL (Teaching English as a Second or Other Language) pathway through the MA in Education involves six taught modules and a dissertation on a research topic of your choice. [+]

MA Degrees 2017 in Oxfordshire United Kingdom. The TESOL (Teaching English as a Second or Other Language) pathway through the MA in Education involves six taught modules and a dissertation on a research topic of your choice. Four modules are TESOL specific, including language description, language acquisition and language teaching methodology. In addition there is a TESOL option which gives you the opportunity to focus on a professional specialism such as teaching young learners, your own mother tongue, literature, or English in professional contexts. These are combined with two generic education modules, Educational Research and reflective practice, which introduce you to the skills of the reflective teacher-researcher. The modules also support you in the study process and the development of Masters level academic literacies. This course in detail The TESOL pathway includes six taught modules, which combine two education modules, three core TESOL modules, and one TESOL professional option. As our courses are reviewed regularly, the list of modules you choose from may vary from the ones shown here. In addition, the MA includes a dissertation.which is the equivalent of three taught modules. Two Compulsory Education modules: Reflective Professional Development supports your development from teacher to teacher-researcher. It invites you to review your own practice as a learner and teacher; and also prepares you to be a researcher, developing critical reading, writing and analytical skills. Educational Research enables you to develop knowledge of a range of research approaches, methods and techniques and to consider ethics in educational research. You will... [-]

MA in Digital Publishing

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The course provides an excellent overview of every aspect of publishing, with an emphasis on digital publishing. The MA in Digital Publishing combines theory with practice and provides scope to develop specialist skills required for career development. You will leave the course with a broad understanding of the key issues facing the publishing industry in the 21st century and a wide range of publishing and general management skills, including advanced IT skills, to help you succeed in the industry. [+]

MA in Digital Publishing

 

This course is run by the School of Arts The course provides an excellent overview of every aspect of publishing, with an emphasis on digital publishing. The MA in Digital Publishing combines theory with practice and provides scope to develop specialist skills required for career development. You will leave the course with a broad understanding of the key issues facing the publishing industry in the 21st century and a wide range of publishing and general management skills, including advanced IT skills, to help you succeed in the industry. This course is part of a group of publishing courses, run by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (within the School of Arts), which enjoy a high international standing in the publishing world. We have close links with publishing companies in Oxford and London, and staff have extensive experience in national and international publishing roles. Our publishing programmes provide you with the skills, knowledge and networks to kickstart your career in publishing, or to improve your current position. Why choose this course? If you choose an MA in Digital Publishing at Oxford Brookes you will enjoy: excellent employment prospects - our graduates have been exceptionally successful in obtaining employment soon after graduation and have a strong record of career progression extensive industry links and networking a great location in Oxford, which is a global publishing centre unrivalled access to work experience and International internships specialist careers advice including our Working in Publishing Day a large... [-]

MA in Social Sculpture

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The MA in Social Sculpture is an internationally renowned programme, running since 2006, linked to the Social Sculpture Research Unit at Oxford Brookes. A dedicated team of international specialists and emerging practitioners delivers innovative cross-disciplinary and socially-engaged creative practices that many students have described as 'life changing'. [+]

MA Degrees 2017 in Oxfordshire United Kingdom. MA in Social Sculpture This unique transdisciplinary course, open to people from all backgrounds, offers a special focus on contemporary social sculpture, ecological citizenship, connective eco-social practices, cultural activism, expanded art practices and transformative, creative action. It enables you to explore strategies of engagement, agency and the relationship between imagination and transformation. The programme also makes special reference to the proposals and legacies of Joseph Beuys, Schiller and Goethe, as well as other pedagogies of transformation such as Joanna Macy's and Paulo Freire's. It introduces theoretical and philosophical frameworks, with a special emphasis on phenomenology and experiential knowing; explores the relationship of social sculpture to ecological sustainability and offers practice-based research methodologies and creative strategies as the basis for developing individual and collaborative social sculpture processes, interdisciplinary expanded arts and reflective social practice. The MA is Social Sculpture is, with the MA in Sound Arts, one of two taught postgraduate courses for socially-engaged artists, composers and transdisciplinary practitioners currently offered by the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University. These MAs share two core modules in Creative Strategies and Phenomenological Methods of practice-based work. These shared modules enable cross-pollination and potential for collaboration between social sculpture and connective practice practitioners and those working in the field of sound arts. The MA in Social Sculpture is linked to the Social Sculpture Research Unit and is part of a thriving post-graduate research culture. There are opportunities to volunteer in social sculpture projects like University of... [-]

MA in Film Studies Popular Cinema

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

This course offers a film education for the 21st century. You are encouraged to develop a broad portfolio of writing and research skills by combining academic and professional writing projects. We cover the history and theory of popular cinema in the US (classical and contemporary Hollywood), Europe and East Asia (especially Japanese cinema), as well as offering a module in advanced screenwriting. You will develop skills for a career in either academia or the media industries. You will be taught by a diverse team of film specialists with different national and cultural backgrounds, as well as by industry professional guest speakers. [+]

MA in Film Studies Popular Cinema

 

This course offers a film education for the 21st century. You are encouraged to develop a broad portfolio of writing and research skills by combining academic and professional writing projects. We cover the history and theory of popular cinema in the US (classical and contemporary Hollywood), Europe and East Asia (especially Japanese cinema), as well as offering a module in advanced screenwriting. You will develop skills for a career in either academia or the media industries. You will be taught by a diverse team of film specialists with different national and cultural backgrounds, as well as by industry professional guest speakers. Why choose this course? The School of Arts offers a unified hub for the arts in the Richard Hamilton Building, with state-of-the-art technical facilities and 24-hour studio access. All Film Studies staff are active researchers. The research culture in the Film Studies course also benefits from the active involvement of our advisory panel of film industry experts, including leading directors, producers and technical specialists. Innovative cross-disciplinary and socially engaged creative practices. An advisory panel of leading directors and professionals from the film and media industry who regularly contribute to the programme and our annual series of Film Studies events. Research and teaching programmes linked to some of Oxford’s premier cultural organisations such as Modern Art Oxford, Oxford Contemporary Music, and locally held Film Festivals. A stimulating environment where creative practitioners and writers about the arts and culture work closely together to... [-]

MA in Music

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The MA in Music offers a thorough grounding in advanced musical studies while enabling students to focus on one of two specialisms; musicology or composition. Within the field of musicology, students further specialise on three areas that are amongst the most lively in the discipline: music in nineteenth-century culture, music for the stage and on screen, or music in popular culture. The composition pathway provides a practice-based contemporary composition curriculum that encourages students to push the boundaries of their practice and thinking, to develop an understanding of creative agency, to be ambitious in the creation of new work and to develop a voice as an engaged and creative composer. A distinctive feature of the programme is the opportunity for students to develop a robust academic understanding within these fields while also engaging in practical and professional experience. Accordingly, the course helps prepare students for further study and offers opportunities for career development in the music industry or teaching. [+]

MA in Music

 

The MA in Music offers distinctive pathways in Music and Popular Culture, Music on Stage and on Screen, Music in 19th-Century Culture and Contemporary Practice in Composition. It provides you with a thorough grounding in advanced musical studies and can pave the way, where desired, to doctoral research.

 

 

Teaching learning and assessment

The MA in Music is taught through a combination of seminars, tutorials and skills-based workshops. Assessment methods include essays, student presentations, literature reviews, dissertations and (for composers) compositions using scores, recordings, software patches or live electronics, performances and installations.During your time here you will be engaged in lively discussions and original research. We aim to give you an in-depth understanding of recent critical debates, scholarship and practice in your chosen field, as well as to broaden your knowledge of musical repertoire. Our pathways are original, exciting and flexible and one of the most striking features of the Music Department is its breadth of subject expertise. All staff members in Music, with whom MA students work closely, are actively engaged in research and we have published our work in top journals and with the most highly respected publishers.... [-]


MA in Urban Design

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accredited when combined with the PGDip in Spatial Planning. The Masters in Urban Design course combines students' existing strengths with focused design training to produce urban designers capable of managing the complex problems of development, urban space and form. [+]

MA in Urban Design - September 2016

MA/ PGDip/ PGCert Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) when combined with the PGDip in Spatial Planning. This course is run by the School of the Built Environment

 

The Urban Design course combines students' existing strengths with focused design training to produce urban designers capable of managing the complex problems of development, urban space and form.The course combines students' existing strengths with focused design training to produce urban designers capable of managing the complex problems of development, urban space and form.The certificate and diploma stages introduce theoretical concepts and practical methods of urban design. They will enable you to understand processes of urban design production and consumption and to develop skills and techniques for communicating three-dimensional urban design.... [-]


MA Development and Emergency Practice

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The Development and Emergency Practice (DEP) course provides a unique academic setting for the study of international development, conflict, disaster management, urbanisation, humanitarianism and human rights. With its emphasis on practice, the course offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in the rapidly changing fields of development and emergencies. The programme is targeted at those with, or seeking, careers in NGOs, bilateral or multilateral humanitarian, development and human rights agencies, or governmental and commercial organisations working in international development. This programme is run by the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP), which is based within the School of Architecture. [+]

MA Development and Emergency Practice - September 2016

MA/ PGDip/ PGCert

 

The Development and Emergency Practice (DEP) course provides a unique academic setting for the study of international development, conflict, disaster management, urbanisation, humanitarianism and human rights. With its emphasis on practice, the course offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in the rapidly changing fields of development and emergencies. The programme is targeted at those with, or seeking, careers in NGOs, bilateral or multilateral humanitarian, development and human rights agencies, or governmental and commercial organisations working in international development. This programme is run by the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP), which is based within the School of Architecture.... [-]


MA in International Architectural Regeneration and Development

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

Architectural regeneration is the collective activities of reusing, adapting and evolving existing buildings within an urban or rural context. The activities recognise the impacts these decisions and interventions have on the regeneration of a place, and are underpinned by the principles of environmental, social and cultural sustainability. This programme promotes an interdisciplinary approach that combines critical thinking and analysis, as well as creative design. It is based on the ethos that the regeneration and development of the inherited built environment, with its social and cultural fabric, is an essential component of sustainable development. It prepares you for a practical and leading role in organisations involved in architectural regeneration and development. It is international in focus, with an emphasis on field research and design/implementation projects. [+]

MA in International Architectural Regeneration and Development - September 2016

 

Architectural regeneration is the collective activities of reusing, adapting and evolving existing buildings within an urban or rural context. The activities recognise the impacts these decisions and interventions have on the regeneration of a place, and are underpinned by the principles of environmental, social and cultural sustainability. This programme promotes an interdisciplinary approach that combines critical thinking and analysis, as well as creative design. It is based on the ethos that the regeneration and development of the inherited built environment, with its social and cultural fabric, is an essential component of sustainable development. It prepares you for a practical and leading role in organisations involved in architectural regeneration and development. It is international in focus, with an emphasis on field research and design/implementation projects. Why choose this course? Oxford Brookes has an established international reputation for its excellence in teaching and research related to international vernacular architecture, architectural conservation and regeneration. Staff teaching on the programme, including Dr Aylin Orbasli and Dr Marcel Vellinga, combine different disciplinary backgrounds with academic and practice experience, and active involvement with projects in different parts of the world. We house the Paul Oliver Vernacular Architecture Library. We stimulate students towards more innovative approaches and dynamic ways of thinking that are now essential to secure a viable future for historic urban environments, traditional settlements and the world’s vernacular architecture. The international nature of the programme builds up skills to work in different cultural... [-]

MA in Education

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The MA in Education is designed for experienced teachers, lecturers and educational managers in primary, secondary and further and higher education... [+]

MA in Education

 

The MA in Education is designed for experienced teachers, lecturers and educational managers in primary, secondary and further and higher education, and for other professionals working in education. The MA in Education is for professionals in all sectors of education and related professions. We invite applications from teachers, lecturers, managers and those in leadership roles in education - both in their early careers and with substantial experience in education. We value our students’ range of experiences and perspectives.The course is designed to stimulate intellectual curiosity, while developing leadership abilities that emerge from critical enquiry, critical reflection, research activity, international perspectives and professional expertise. The MA in Education can be studied at our Harcourt Hill campus or part time at Solihull College.... [-]