Master of Arts Program in South West England United Kingdom

Top Master of Art Programs in South West England United Kingdom 2017

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An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.

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MA Crime and Gothic Fictions

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

The MA Crime and Gothic Fictions will introduce you to the advanced study of two popular genres that have entertained and informed culture from the nineteenth century to the present day. [+]

Masters of Arts 2017 in South West England United Kingdom. Study two distinctive genres in this unique and specialist postgraduate course. The only UK MA programme to integrate the study of both Crime Fiction and Gothic. Interdisciplinary and international in its approach to both genres. Led by tutors with established international reputations in their respective fields. *New for 2017, subject to final approval The MA Crime and Gothic Fictions will introduce you to the advanced study of two popular genres that have entertained and informed culture from the nineteenth century to the present day. The programme is deliberately international and interdisciplinary. You’ll study an imaginative choice of texts from Britain, Europe and the Americas, as well as investigating cutting-edge research and relevant theory. The MA is particularly suited to individuals who are interested in developing their critical and research skills in preparation for further study. It can also be pursued as an end in itself, if you’re interested in investigating crime writing and gothic at taught postgraduate level. What you'll learn You’ll explore the ways crime and Gothic enrich each other, focussing on both equally during the taught element of the MA. We’ll give you the opportunity to specialise for your final dissertation, if so desired. You’ll be taught the histories of the two genres, to ensure you have a good grounding, before moving on to consider contemporary and international examples from both genres. The programme will help strengthen your skills in comparison and criticism across genres, while allowing you... [-]

MA in Fashion Portfolio

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

This course provides you with an environment to work both collaboratively and independently within a portfolio of Fashion subjects, which include Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling specialisms. [+]

This course provides you with an environment to work both collaboratively and independently within a portfolio of Fashion subjects. Research and business skills. Practice-led subject approach. Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling specialisms. This course provides you with an environment to work both collaboratively and independently within a portfolio of Fashion subjects, which include Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling specialisms. Together with other students you will engage in furthering your intellectual enquiry through Research Methods, and develop business and entrepreneurial skills to underpin your future career. In subjects, knowledge is deepened through specialist projects and learning opportunities, enabling you to define your individual direction for a professional creative outcome. You have access to a wide range of specialist facilities and the experience of dedicated academic staff and visiting professionals. Overview If studying full-time you'll undertake 60 credits of modules over each Trimester. In part-time mode you'll undertake 30 credits of modules over a Trimester. You'll begin the course with the module in ‘Research Methods 1’. This will enable you to contextualise and describe your intentions for developing your own practice in one of the specialist subject areas within the Fashion Portfolio - Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling. In the studio practice module ‘Establishing Skills and Identity’, you'll work within your subject area and the associated facilities. You'll then undertake ‘Research Methods 2’, which is aimed at developing relevant skills needed for a creative career, and further your studio practice in the ‘Defining Practice’ module. For the final 60... [-]

MA in Visual Communication

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

This is a practical Master’s course for photographers, illustrators and graphic designers. We encourage you to work independently and collaboratively, while learning a shared visual language. [+]

Masters of Arts 2017 in South West England United Kingdom. A practical course for specialist photographers, graphic designers and illustrators. Join our international cohort – We welcome students from many countries including the UK, Italy, China, Taiwan, Mexico, Columbia and Bulgaria. Make use of workshops in photography, etching, letterpress, screen print, plastics, woodwork, paint preparation and casting. Apply for a wide range of academic workshops competitions and professional awards. This is a practical Master’s course for photographers, illustrators and graphic designers. We encourage you to work independently and collaboratively, while learning a shared visual language. Working alongside other students and in consultation with your tutors, you will build a professional and critical context for your practice, in the process of developing each of your projects. Your growing confidence and increased ability, will be clearly evident in the portfolio’s you present when joining the profession, or continuing to study. Overview You’ll develop your visual communication practice, concentrating on practical, conceptual, historical and contemporary concerns. You’ll enter critical dialogue with other students in related fields and we’ll help you place your practice in an appropriate context; Our view is that by integrating your methods with those in related fields, you’ll become a more effective specialist photographer, graphic designer or illustrator. At a time when boundaries between these disciplines are changing – and in some cases dissolving – this is particularly important. You’ll become adept at working individually and collaboratively. Through developing an individual specialist project, you’ll conceptualise, critique and contextualise your approach,... [-]

MA in Advertising Practice

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bath

No other advertising course in the UK even comes close to this innovative MA. How can we make such a claim? Because this is the only course that brings copywriters, art directors and account planners together to work on a combination of course – and client – set “live” briefs. You’ll also have the opportunity to lead teams of undergraduate advertising students, mirroring the professional creative team-leadership role. [+]

The UK’s most innovative advertising course, for copywriters, art directors, and account planners. Develop your portfolio and hone your specialist skills in a team atmosphere. Mentor junior teams – build leadership skills. Graduate with CV-ready agency experience. No other advertising course in the UK even comes close to this innovative MA. How can we make such a claim? Because this is the only course that brings copywriters, art directors and account planners together to work on a combination of course – and client – set “live” briefs. You’ll also have the opportunity to lead teams of undergraduate advertising students, mirroring the professional creative team-leadership role. Overview Whether you’re a writer, art director or planner, we’ve designed the course to help you improve your specialist skills while at the same time improving your ability to collaborate. Some of the modules are discipline-specific and others require you to work in teams – and lead junior associates – as creative leaders do in agencies. Course structure Research Methodologies Gain the tools to learn and document your learning. You’ll study how to conduct research, get the most out of libraries and databases, ethical issues in research and more A combination of specialist modules and business-focused modules Hone your specialist skills in copywriting, art direction or account planning. You’ll learn to speak the language of business to the world’s top marketing executives: your future clients. Final Project Present your final project to advertising executives at a major global advertising agency, and mentor undergraduate teams through... [-]

MA Social Work

Plymouth University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Professionally recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), our practice-led degree allows you to achieve professional competency and an ability to relate academic theory and knowledge to social work practice. You'll develop knowledge of social work theories and methods of assessment and intervention, as well as reflective approaches to human needs and behaviour, current social policy and law. You’ll leave us well... [+]

Masters of Arts 2017 in South West England United Kingdom. MA Social Work Professionally recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), our practice-led degree allows you to achieve professional competency and an ability to relate academic theory and knowledge to social work practice. You'll develop knowledge of social work theories and methods of assessment and intervention, as well as reflective approaches to human needs and behaviour, current social policy and law. You’ll leave us well prepared for employment in social care. Key features Achieve a qualification with a degree recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) allowing you to apply to register as a social worker with the HCPC. Develop professionally by spending 170 days in supervised practice settings - with placement opportunities in agencies, in statutory and voluntary sectors throughout the South West. Benefit from a bursary to support you in your studies – available to many students. Achieve a highly desirable qualification in social work. Excellent employability - 95 per cent of our September 2013 graduates are in employment. Our teaching staff - who are leading the way in their subjects, carrying out internationally respected research - will inspire you. Learn from qualified social work practitioners. Gain experience first-hand with the involvement of service users and carers throughout the programme. Programme overview You’ll learn in a variety of different settings and ways and use a wide range of skills and techniques to allow you to do this. In order to begin this process, there... [-]

MA Architecture

Plymouth University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

This one year MA Architecture programme aims to support you in developing proficiency in architectural design, in the process of developing both an urban design and a detailed building design. Your study will be set in an exploration of new urban forms which are being generated in response to the changing nature of cities, notably increasing regional and global connectivity, and shifting cultural, economic, ecological, political, social... [+]

MA Architecture This one year MA Architecture programme aims to support you in developing proficiency in architectural design, in the process of developing both an urban design and a detailed building design. Your study will be set in an exploration of new urban forms which are being generated in response to the changing nature of cities, notably increasing regional and global connectivity, and shifting cultural, economic, ecological, political, social and physical conditions and demands. Key features Get creative with our amazing facilities and resources. You’ll be based in our eye-catching Faculty of Arts building in the heart of the campus, with students and staff from other art courses to bounce ideas off and collaborate with. And, you’ll have 2.5 square metres of desk to call your own. Study a programme fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) – with National Student Survey results consistently above 90 per cent satisfaction. Interact with the public domain with architecture that’s responsive to people, places and tectonics. Work with local communities and institutions, including city councils, business organisations and non-governmental organisations. Work on live studio-based projects, both in the UK and abroad. Previous projects have been based in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Latvia and Poland. Benefit from our future-facing programme that features a strong urban and sustainability dimension. Learn from tutors with industry experience and interdisciplinary research interests. Our school was described as ‘charged’ by Architects’ Journal. Programme overview You’ll undertake design studio... [-]

MA Economics for Transition

Schumacher College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Totnes + 1 more

In response to the deepening economic and related crises, we launched our postgraduate programme in Economics for Transition in association with the New Economics Foundation, the Transition Network and the Business School at Plymouth University. Start Date - Sept 2017 [+]

Masters of Arts 2017 in South West England United Kingdom. Achieving Low-Carbon, High Well-Being, Resilient Economies Never has there been a more important time for a new approach to economics. There is an urgent need for a radical rethink of our economic system. We need new thinking and new models that recognise the challenges we face now, rather than blindly following the path that has led us into the converging crises we now face. These models will enable us to both mitigate the impacts and adapt to these inter-locking crises – including climate change, biodiversity loss, the peaking in fossil fuel energy supplies, financial instability, food security, poverty and so on. They will be built on an understanding of the complementarity of ecological protection and human flourishing. For 20 years, pioneering thinkers and practitioners have been developing alternative economic ideas, models and experiments that were once considered radical and marginal. As we turn to face a new economic dawn, these theories and practices are now moving centre stage. “I teach at Schumacher College because of its strong link with ecological sustainability and an approach which is based on collaborative co-creation. People are not told what to do, together they co-create their ideas. It’s a fundamentally different model of education that we can learn from and apply to the economy as well as other areas of our life.” Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly, London School of Economics Why Schumacher College? Since 1991, Schumacher College has been pioneering radical new thinking in economics, attracting... [-]

MA Ecological Design Thinking

Schumacher College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Totnes

Be active and transformative within organisations, communities, economics and education as we meet the challenge of transitioning to low carbon, high well-being and resilient places and systems. Never has there been a more important time for a new approach to design. - starts September 2017. [+]

Are you dismayed, disturbed and totally disenchanted with what is happening to the only real planetary home we have? So are we. But are you also excited by the opportunities and prospects this opens up for us to create a better, brighter and more beautiful world? So are we. Then join us in this innovative new postgraduate programme from Schumacher College in collaboration with the School of Architecture, Design and Environment at Plymouth University, the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, the Dartington Hall Trust and surrounding communities. Ecological Design Thinking Never has there been a more important time for a new approach for engaging with the challenging situations we face from the local to the global levels. In a rapidly changing dynamic situation, solutions rarely remain optimal for very long and continuous active participation is a necessary ingredient for success. Growing resilience in individuals and communities is the way to keep going despite the continuous change around us. Our programme in Ecological Design Thinking embraces and explores this complex world of interactions with lively engagement and an optimistic approach. It offers powerful, practical and ecology-centred skills and knowledge to apply to a diverse range of practices from design, education and business to the more specific roles of leadership, management and consultancy. The Ecological Design Thinking programme is trans-disciplinary, insightful and universal in its application; pragmatic and integrative in its operation. It brings together theoretical and practical discourses on ecologically inspired design, with methods of design thinking that are... [-]

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

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

We aim to develop confident, well informed, resourceful language teaching practitioners who are capable of designing and teaching comprehensive language programmes. You’ll extend your knowledge base by engaging in independent research into your own practice and setting. [+]

Masters of Arts 2017 in South West England United Kingdom. Develop your TESOL career prospects with our MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. One of the few TESOL programmes in the UK which incorporates a placement component. Designed for both experienced teachers and those with little or no teaching experience. Blends the theory of language and linguistics teaching with practical skills development. We aim to develop confident, well informed, resourceful language teaching practitioners who are capable of designing and teaching comprehensive language programmes. You’ll extend your knowledge base by engaging in independent research into your own practice and setting. We recognise and value professional, cultural and life experiences; you’ll develop and explore these experiences during the programme. This will enhance your professional knowledge and understanding through reflection, aided by theoretical input and practical application. Context specific professional development is an important element in the programme. We prepare you to return to your previous work context, or even move to a new one, with an adaptable knowledge base for your particular setting. Overview We’ll aid your understanding of the key theories and principles in TESOL, providing a balance of academic and professional content and experience. You’ll develop your ability in language analysis and understanding, as well as furthering your knowledge on how to incorporate this appropriately in class materials. We have a flexible and supportive learning programme that develops your current understanding and knowledge in TESOL, while providing you with the necessary research and reflection skills to continue... [-]

MA in Dance

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bath

This MA programme focuses on you as both artist and entrepreneur, with a specialist emphasis on site, collaboration, and screen-based practice. You’ll mature as a ‘maker of work’ while gaining an understanding of, and an ability to respond to, trends and opportunities in the workplace. [+]

Explore, create and reflect in this flexible MA course, designed to meet your individual interests. Explore and create choreography for live performance and film. Develop skills as a dance maker with other students from around the world. Collaborate with other artists, and learn skills needed to succeed as a professional. This MA programme focuses on you as both artist and entrepreneur, with a specialist emphasis on site, collaboration, and screen-based practice. You’ll mature as a ‘maker of work’ while gaining an understanding of, and an ability to respond to, trends and opportunities in the workplace. We offer a range of creative opportunities to enhance your dance studies, including the University’s careers specialists. Alongside guidance from your tutors, the dance programme has support from a number of high profile Associate Artists and Industry Specialists who’ll enhance your study experience. Overview The course supports a broad range of artistic practice and includes specialisms in screen-based practice, interdisciplinary performance work, and site based performance. We’ll also help you to develop your postgraduate level research skills, which will help you improve your own creative practice. In addition, professional engagement forms a key part of the programme; you’ll gain highly useful skills in business, marketing, and the touring of work. Course structure This MA will take one full year, or two if you choose to study part time. As a full-time student you’ll take two 30 credit modules in term one, two 30 credit modules in term 2, and one 60 credit module (your final... [-]

MA in Arts Management

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

This flexible course adapts to the ever changing world of culture and the arts. It will expand your theoretical understanding and professional knowledge of arts and cultural management, through hands-on experience and work-based learning. [+]

Masters of Arts 2017 in South West England United Kingdom. Gain professional experience in arts and cultural management, and develop your understanding of cultural policy and the creative economy. Taught by academic experts, and by experienced arts and cultural sector practitioners who help you develop professional contacts and networks. Includes work-based experience in arts and cultural organisations. Understand arts and cultural management in an international context. This flexible course adapts to the ever changing world of culture and the arts. It will expand your theoretical understanding and professional knowledge of arts and cultural management, through hands-on experience and work-based learning. We’ll give you the unique opportunity to engage with an extensive range of regional, national and international arts and cultural organisations. These cover the full range of the creative industries including dance, theatre, music, digital creativity, fine art, fashion and heritage. You’ll graduate as a responsive, flexible and imaginative practitioner, equally comfortable in a variety of settings, adept at working in partnership with a wide range of organisations, and understand the arts and culture as a vital part of the wider economy. Overview Building on your own experience and background; you’ll expand your professional arts knowledge, management skills, entrepreneurial thinking, and creative leadership skills. Delivered in close collaboration with leading arts organisations, we’ll provide you with the theoretical framework, appropriate skills and practical experience to meet the challenges of working in your chosen field. You’ll cover theory, critical thinking and skills development as well as gaining practical experience. You’ll analyse... [-]

MA in International Education

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

We’ll give you an in-depth understanding of the issues relating to educational development around the world. You’ll have opportunities work with, and learn from, students taking our other MA education programmes – Education Studies: Early Years; and Education: Leadership and Management. This can add breadth to your study, alongside your primary focus on international education. [+]

Gain an in-depth understanding of the issues relating to educational development around the world. Taught by active researchers with leading international education perspectives. Improve your career prospects – you’ll graduate ideally placed for professional, management, and education roles. International education is a complex and changing subject. Education professionals have the challenge of promoting economic growth and competition, while supporting the development of sustainable and cohesive societies and promoting equity and social justice. Attracting individuals across the UK and around the world, the course asks you to think deeply around questions relating to the economics, politics and social issues relating to education and development. Overview We’ll give you an in-depth understanding of the issues relating to educational development around the world. You’ll have opportunities work with, and learn from, students taking our other MA education programmes – Education Studies: Early Years; and Education: Leadership and Management. This can add breadth to your study, alongside your primary focus on international education. We’ll equip you with a good grounding in statistical and qualitative research approaches. This will prepare you for writing your dissertation in the final trimester, in which you’ll develop your knowledge and understanding in a particular area of international education through in-depth research. We’ll support you to complete your dissertation studies within a range of institutions and organisations involved in national and international education, including policy and advocacy organisations; schools, colleges and universities; NGOs and international organisations. Course structure Trimester 1 In your first trimester you’ll study the MA Education core... [-]

MA in Education: Early Childhood Studies

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

This course is for prospective teachers, as well as non-teachers looking for a new career path. If your ambition is to teach in a school, then the MA Education Studies is ideally suited (although it is not itself a UK teaching qualification). [+]

Masters of Arts 2017 in South West England United Kingdom. Study educational issues in depth, covering policy, practice and education theory. Analyses politics and policies in education. Allows you to study educational topics in depth. Has a strong international perspective. Education is much more than the study of teaching. Our programme is designed to get you questioning the assumptions that lie beneath educational policy and practice. The MA in Education Studies offers a mixture of theory and reflection on practice within an international context. This course is for prospective teachers, as well as non-teachers looking for a new career path. If your ambition is to teach in a school, then the MA Education Studies is ideally suited (although it is not itself a UK teaching qualification). Most of our students, however, have no intention of teaching. They are attracted by the academic nature of this award, by its habit of enabling new thinking about things that seemed like common sense, and by the prospect of improving academic skills and qualities and applying them in educationally related fields. Overview You’ll gain a deep insight into education. We’ll teach you to question: What the nature of learning and teaching is in different countries and cultures What the relationship is between education and the economy How education is changing as it becomes marketed. How education systems are managed. Who takes decisions about the curriculum and teaching. How far governments go to control education. How far should they? What the role of professional educator... [-]

MA in Education: Leadership and Management

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

The MA Education: Leadership and Management is designed for those who aspire to, or are presently working as, a middle or senior leader in schools and other educational organisations in the UK and internationally. Drawing on theory and research this course offers a critical understanding of leadership as a culturally based, social and ethical practice. [+]

Designed for those who aspire to become, or are currently working as, a leader in an educational organisation in the UK or internationally. Opportunity to reflect on and challenge your professional experience. Lively discussions on contemporary educational issues. Early evening classes to accommodate students who may be working. In a globally connected and rapidly changing world, education offers each individual the best chance of navigating an unknown future. You’ll explore the opportunities and challenges that educational leaders face as they are given greater autonomy to have a positive impact on pupils and learners. The MA Education: Leadership and Management is designed for those who aspire to, or are presently working as, a middle or senior leader in schools and other educational organisations in the UK and internationally. Drawing on theory and research this course offers a critical understanding of leadership as a culturally based, social and ethical practice. Overview We’ll help you develop and improve your expertise as an educational leader through practice based inquiry, in which you will relate theory and research to your own working environment. You’ll gain a critical understanding of the practices that characterise effective leadership and learn how to bring about change and improvement. Course structure Trimester 1 You’ll gain a broad understanding of the ways in which economics, politics and society inform educational policy and determine the context in which leaders operate. We’ll introduce you to the key practices of effective leadership. You’ll use this knowledge to critically explore how leadership strategically brings about... [-]

MA in Writing for Young People

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

This specialist creative writing MA is designed for writers for children, teenagers and young adults who aim to complete a novel, series of picture books or shorter stories for young children. It is a practical course, taught by experienced lecturers who are all published children's writers and/or industry professionals. [+]

Masters of Arts 2017 in South West England United Kingdom. A specialist creative writing MA for writers for children and young adults taught by published authors. Excellent links with authors, agents and publishers, and a programme of visiting speakers. Annual prize for the ‘most promising writer for young people’ awarded by a leading literary agent. Excellent track record of graduates achieving publication. This specialist creative writing MA is designed for writers for children, teenagers and young adults who aim to complete a novel, series of picture books or shorter stories for young children. It is a practical course, taught by experienced lecturers who are all published children's writers and/or industry professionals. More than 30 graduates of this MA have achieved publication deals since the course began in 2004, with more novels due to be published in 2016-2017. Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls won the Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year Award and the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award in 2008. Marie-Louise Jensen and Elen Caldecott were shortlisted for the 2009 Waterstones Prize. Elen Caldecott, Clare Furniss, Gill Lewis and Jim Carrington have been long-listed for the Carnegie award. Sally Nicholls was short-listed for the Guardian children’s book prize and won the Independent Booksellers’ award in 2015 for her novel An Island of Our Own. David Hofmeyr was short-listed for the Branford Boase award 2016 for his novel Stone Rider. Overview The course is for writers for children of all ages, from the picture-book age through to young adult... [-]