Master of Science Program in Scotland United Kingdom

Top MScs in Scotland United Kingdom 2017

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The Master of Science provides an opportunity for graduates to obtain advanced research skills and knowledge in a professional learning environment. A Master of Science (MS) degree can provide you with the foundation of knowledge and key competencies you'll need throughout your career

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)

Scotland is at the north of Great Britain and has over 790 islands. The capital is Edinburgh, one of the largest financial centers. Their educational system has always been distinct from the rest of UK. Scotland has 15 universities, some of which are oldest in the world.

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MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Bilingualism)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Bilingual Research) course is for students who already have an honours degree in Psychology, linguistics or a closely related subject. The course provides solid research training for those students interested in pursuing a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at a later stage. [+]

MScs 2017 in Scotland United Kingdom. The MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Bilingual Research) course is for students who already have an honours degree in Psychology, linguistics or a closely related subject. The course provides solid research training for those students interested in pursuing a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at a later stage. Modules are at level 11 and are shared across existing Psychology MSc courses: HPSP113 Analysis Methods in Psychological Research (40 credits) PRMP131 Research Methods in Psychology 1 & 2 (20 credits) PRMP134 Key Skills for Psychology Researchers (20 credits) PRMP138 Research Placement (20 credits) PRMP135 Dissertation (60 credits) The specialist module, Current issues in Bilingualism (20 credits), will provide students with a thorough theoretical background in bilingualism and bring students up to date with the state of the art in bilingualism research and methods. Students will be able to undertake advanced research in an area of bilingualism and advice on bilingualism matters (e.g., second language provision in schools). Course objectives The primary aim of the course is to Bring students up to date with the state of the art of bilingual research across different domains. Make students confident in verbalising arguments for and against opinions and experimental findings in bilingualism. Make students able to formulate a relevant research question regarding bilingualism and design an experiment addressing it. Students are based in a dedicated MSc office, or within an appropriate research group, and allocated a peer mentor. Students have an academic supervisor in Psychology who supports and guides... [-]

MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Autism Research)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This MSc in Autism Research is a unique course designed to provide students with an in depth understanding of the autism spectrum. While studying on the course, students will learn about key areas of theory and research in autism, from classification and diagnosis, to socio-cognitive and developmental theories of autism, and interventions. [+]

Autism is a developmental disorder diagnosed on the basis of social-communication impairments, and fixated interests and repetitive behaviours. Recent studies estimate that around 1 in every 100 individuals in the UK have autism. Research in autism spectrum disorders is important, not just to understand the causes and symptoms of autism, but to make sure that individuals with autism receive the best possible support. This MSc in Autism Research is a unique course designed to provide students with an in depth understanding of the autism spectrum. While studying on the course, students will learn about key areas of theory and research in autism, from classification and diagnosis, to socio-cognitive and developmental theories of autism, and interventions. The course’s innovative approach combines training and teaching in psychological research methods with hands-on experience during a practical placement in an autism-relevant context, and the opportunity to engage in an autism-based research project. Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than... [-]

MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Child Development)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This MSc is taught by our expert team of psychologists specialising in early childhood development. The course covers a range of topics from social and cognitive development, to autism and other atypical developmental issues, to the health psychology of infant feeding practices. [+]

MScs 2017 in Scotland United Kingdom. Why study at Stirling? This MSc is taught by our expert team of psychologists specialising in early childhood development. The course covers a range of topics from social and cognitive development, to autism and other atypical developmental issues, to the health psychology of infant feeding practices. Teaching is grounded in practice with input from social psychologists, health psychologists, neuropsychologists and primatologists. As well as a month-long placement, you will also benefit from hands-on learning through our in-house playgroup which is integral to teaching and research on the MSc. Course objectives What the MSc is for: To train you how to conduct research into child development. How the brain and mind develop is critical to our understanding of human psychology. Studying this requires special skills and knowledge that you will acquire on this course. Who the MSc is for: Graduates in Psychology or related subjects and professionals working with children as continued professional development. How the MSc is taught: In addition to core research methods modules, the course includes a seminar series with topics ranging from social and cognitive development to autism and other atypical developmental issues and the health psychology of infant feeding practices. The research placement allows direct experience tailored to each student’s career aspirations, and the dissertation allows extensive research into a chosen aspect of child development. What you get Office space and equipment, a personal academic supervisor, and inclusion in a vibrant, stimulating and friendly research community. Academic requirements A minimum... [-]

MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Evolutionary Psychology)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 18 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

You will benefit from the expertise of our leading researchers in evolutionary psychology, who have particular interests in cultural evolution and language, social learning, and mate choice. [+]

You will benefit from the expertise of our leading researchers in evolutionary psychology, who have particular interests in cultural evolution and language, social learning, and mate choice. Our staff are also at the forefront of new developments in applying evolutionary principles to address real world issue. Students interested in comparative approaches and animal behaviour will benefit from other members of our Behaviour and Evolution Research Group whose world-leading research on behaviour and cognition in primates, dogs and elephants are also being applied to real world problems, including conservation, human-animal interaction, and animal welfare. Under the group's expert guidance you will undertake specialists modules, a research placement and a research project. You will also be able to take advantage of our on-site and overseas labs, field sites and links with industrial partners. For example, the University works closely with the Living Links to Human Evolution Research Centre at Edinburgh Zoo. Course objectives The course provides advanced training as a preparation for a research career in Psychology, primarily for those intending to proceed to a PhD in the area of evolutionary psychology, comparative cognition or animal behaviour. It may also be suitable for meeting continuing professional development needs for those working in related applied contexts. Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one... [-]

MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Psychology of Faces)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our internationally renowned team of experts study almost all aspects of face perception, including low level visual processing, adaptation, gaze perception, social perception such as mate preference and attractiveness, mechanisms of recognition and forensic aspects such as unfamiliar face matching and eye witness recovery of memories for faces. [+]

MScs 2017 in Scotland United Kingdom. The University has a long history of face research. Our internationally renowned team of experts study almost all aspects of face perception, including low level visual processing, adaptation, gaze perception, social perception such as mate preference and attractiveness, mechanisms of recognition and forensic aspects such as unfamiliar face matching and eye witness recovery of memories for faces. This research has led to EvoFIT, a unique system for constructing facial composites of offenders by witnesses and victims of crime, which has a suspect identification rate ten times higher than traditional methods used by police. You will become part of this vibrant research community as you study the key research methods related to face research and will put your learning into practice during a month-long placement. Course objectives This course facilitates understanding of this diverse subject whilst allowing students to focus the majority of their efforts in face research, an area for which Psychology at Stirling has long been internationally renowned. Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test... [-]

MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Perception and Action)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

As we make our way around the world we are continually making decisions and performing actions that are driven by our sense organs. Our perception of the world is not just sensory information, but instead an interpretation based on what our brain expects as well as what it is being told by sense organs. [+]

As we make our way around the world we are continually making decisions and performing actions that are driven by our sense organs. Our perception of the world is not just sensory information, but instead an interpretation based on what our brain expects as well as what it is being told by sense organs. Understanding and measuring perception distinct from sensation is a complex task. The course will explore methods by which it is possible to measure perception with varied content, depending on the specific interests of the student. Lectures from academic staff will form a course introducing the main methods of measuring perception, considering the strengths and weaknesses. Course objectives In addition to broad training in psychological methods, this course ensures that students acquire an understanding of how to measure perceptual experience in a bias-free manner, including the basic framework for understanding such measurements. Students also acquire practical experience in making measurements of perceptual experience through a research project and opportunity to conduct a placement in a laboratory context. Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English... [-]

MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 18 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology) course provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science - the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour. [+]

MScs 2017 in Scotland United Kingdom. The Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology) course provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science - the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour. The course combines training in psychological theory with practical skills development, preparing our students for a future career in psychology. Individual modules provide a thorough introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, the analysis and interpretation of data, and a critical skeptical approach to psychological science. Opportunities for practical hands-on skills development are built in, ranging from low-tech observational assessment to high-tech eye-tracking, and including training on giving oral presentations. A self-reflective approach to personal development is encouraged, and students on this course are an integral part of Stirling Psychology's research community, housed within a dedicated MSc office. The course will appeal to students wishing to develop a career in psychological research, either working towards a PhD in Psychology, or working in the wider public, private or third sector. Course objectives The primary aim of the course is to provide advanced training as a preparation for a research career in Psychology. The course develops the theoretical understanding and practical and interpersonal skills required for carrying out research. Postgraduates are an integral part of our research community. Students are based in a dedicated MSc office, or within an appropriate research group, and allocated a peer mentor. Students have an academic supervisor in Psychology who supports and guides their development - including the research dissertation project. Our aim is to encourage... [-]

MSc in Psychological Research Methods (General)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 18 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Psychological Research Methods (General) course provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science - the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour. The course combines training in psychological theory with practical skills development, preparing our students for a future career in psychology. [+]

The Psychological Research Methods (General) course provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science - the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour. The course combines training in psychological theory with practical skills development, preparing our students for a future career in psychology. Individual modules provide a thorough introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, the analysis and interpretation of data, and a critical skeptical approach to psychological science. Opportunities for practical hands-on skills development are built in, ranging from low-tech observational assessment to high-tech eye-tracking, and including training on giving oral presentations. A self-reflective approach to personal development is encouraged, and students on this course are an integral part of Stirling Psychology's research community, housed within a dedicated MSc office. The course will appeal to students wishing to develop a career in psychological research, either working towards a PhD in Psychology, or working in the wider public, private or third sector. Course objectives The primary aim of the course is to provide advanced training as a preparation for a research career in Psychology. The course develops the theoretical understanding and practical and interpersonal skills required for carrying out research. Postgraduates are an integral part of our research community. Students are based in a dedicated MSc office, or within an appropriate research group, and allocated a peer mentor. Students have an academic supervisor in Psychology who supports and guides their development - including the research dissertation project. Our aim is to encourage students to make the complex transition to become... [-]

MSc Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Energy Systems and Environment

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment is one of the pathways offered in the Sustainable Engineering programme. [+]

MScs 2017 in Scotland United Kingdom. Why this course? Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment is one of the pathways offered in the Sustainable Engineering programme. This course examines the design and operation of the energy systems that provide the environments in which people live and work. It explores how quality of life can be balanced by the need for conservation of world resources. You’ll learn about different energy resources: renewable fossil nuclear You’ll look at the systems that are employed to control these resources such as: combined heat & power schemes heat pumps solar capture devices high efficiency condensing boilers advanced materials adaptive control systems You’ll explore the impact energy has on the environment and how it can be reduced. Our course has been running for over 20 years and has over 400 graduates. External examiners consistently refer to our beneficial links with industry and the high quality of our project work. You’ll study Studying at least three generic modules will meet the key requirements to attain Chartered Engineer status. You must take three specialist modules if you’re studying for the Postgraduate Certificate and up to five if you’re studying for a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc. Successful completion of six modules leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate. Major projects Group project This usually involves four or five students working together. Each project focuses on a particular energy/environment system and includes a technical appraisal, and, where appropriate, an assessment of its cost effectiveness and environmental impact. At the... [-]

MSc Supply Chain and Operations Management/ Logistics/ Procurement Management

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

Supply chain management is widely accepted as a critical business competency. Supply chain management includes: [+]

Why this course? Supply chain management is widely accepted as a critical business competency. Supply chain management includes: initial design procurement of materials and services processing and distribution to the customer either directly or through a network of distributors In many companies, 80% or more of their turnover is spent outside of the organisation. This course helps you become effective in managing this. It’s designed for those who work or are planning to work within supply chain management. It’s also suitable for those with a background in support functions such as: sales maintenance finance marketing You’ll gain an understanding of the issues, concepts, models, tools and techniques associated with supply chain management. What you’ll study You'll gain an in-depth understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues relating to the management of supply chains. You'll be equipped with state-of-the-art concepts, methods, techniques and tools to contribute towards the competitiveness of industrial and commercial organisations worldwide. The course comprises compulsory modules and specialist modules as well as a Masters dissertation. The specialisation allows you to choose an area of interest, Operations Management, Logistics Management or Procurement Management. You'll choose your area at registration. Major projects You'll undertake a research dissertation related to supply chain management. This is an opportunity to showcase the skills acquired in classes during the year and to apply research practice. Supervised by a member of academic staff, you'll conduct a literature review and carry out an appropriate study. Accreditation This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute for... [-]

MSc Subsea and Pipeline Engineering

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

This course is for graduates in naval architecture, offshore engineering, mechanical engineering and related disciplines who want to gain advanced knowledge of subsea systems, designs and installation. [+]

MScs 2017 in Scotland United Kingdom. Why this course? As oil is required to be extracted in deeper and rougher seas, new demands continue to be imposed on design development as well as new installation and inspection techniques. This course is for graduates in naval architecture, offshore engineering, mechanical engineering and related disciplines who want to gain advanced knowledge of subsea systems, designs and installation. This includes systems and equipment such as: pipelines wellheads drilling rigs riser & mooring systems You’ll study Your course will be made up of three components: Instructional modules Group project Individual project (MSc only) Group project You’ll be part of a group of three to five people in ‘consultant teams’ for 10 weeks addressing a practical engineering problem. You’ll then have the opportunity to present the report to a panel of industrial experts. This project will enhance your team working and communication skills. It also provides valuable access to industrial contacts. It will give you a good understanding of all aspects of research work. In addition, the technological study must be accompanied by survey of the relevance and applicability of the findings to the maritime industries at large. You'll learn efficient ways to gather information, to distribute workload and to delegate amongst the group, to analyse their results and to appreciate the broader implications of the whole project. In-depth technological studies will be accompanied by increasingly important competence in managerial skills, quality assurance and a sound appreciation of the economic, political, social and environmental issues... [-]

MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and provides a route for you to achieve Chartered Engineer status. It focuses on the areas of aerospace, energy, materials and power plant technologies. [+]

Why this course? This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and provides a route for you to achieve Chartered Engineer status. It focuses on the areas of aerospace, energy, materials and power plant technologies. Mechanical engineers are currently in demand in all types of industry. The MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering has been developed to provide high-calibre mechanical engineering graduates with an in-depth technical understanding of advanced mechanical topics, together with generic skills that will allow them to contribute effectively in developing company capabilities. This course will help you to gain expert knowledge in advanced mechanical engineering topics. You'll also have the opportunity to take modules in general skills such as project management and risk analysis. These are necessary skills for any professional engineer. Specialist pathways In addition to the Advanced Mechanical Engineering programme, the following specialist pathways are offered: Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace (MSc) Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Energy Systems (MSc) Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Power Plant Technologies (MSc) You’ll study You can take up to nine technical modules and three generic modules. MSc students also undertake an individual project. If you're taking the Advanced Mechanical Engineering (without specialisms) you’re free to select from any of the classes below. Energy Systems Compulsory modules Materials Compulsory modules Aerospace Optional modules Energy Systems Optional modules Materials Optional modules Power Plant Optional modules Generic modules If you’re on a specialist programme, you must include the three compulsory modules from your area of specialism, which you'll find in... [-]

MSc Design Engineering with Product Development

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The course enhances the professional and creative abilities of graduates from a variety of technical disciplines, from mechanical, civil and industrial engineering to science, architecture, computing and electronics. [+]

MScs 2017 in Scotland United Kingdom. Why this course? This course includes two streams, MSc/PgDip/PgCert Design Engineering with Sustainability and MSc/PgDip/PgCert Design Engineering with Advanced Product Development. It aims to address the issues associated with a rapidly changing market and the demands for better, cheaper and personalised products developed within the shortest possible time. It will provide a thorough training in design theories and process models, design methods, design techniques, computer supported product modelling, analysis, evaluation and digital and physical rapid prototyping of a design solution. The course enhances the professional and creative abilities of graduates from a variety of technical disciplines, from mechanical, civil and industrial engineering to science, architecture, computing and electronics. The Sustainability stream provides an opportunity to specialise in issues such as remanufacturing, product life cycles, and environmental impact to ensure that product development is responsibly conducted and managed from cradle-to-cradle. The Advanced Product Development stream is designed for graduates in product design engineering (or equivalent) who wish to enhance their technical knowledge and practical design skills through the application of state-of-the-art manufacture to practical design settings. Accreditation Accreditation is being sought for this programme from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements. Accreditation is being sought for this programme from the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) on behalf... [-]

MSc Civil Engineering with Industrial Placement

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 18 months August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

Civil engineering develops and improves facilities and services that society needs – from the supply of clean water and energy to the design and construction of roads, railways and stations. [+]

Why this course? Civil engineering develops and improves facilities and services that society needs – from the supply of clean water and energy to the design and construction of roads, railways and stations. Solving problems of air, land and water pollution and protecting society against natural disasters are also important aspects of civil engineering. Engineering graduates are in high demand from recruiting companies worldwide. This 18-month MSc course has been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of engineering industries. As a Masters student, you’ll gain the specialist and generic skills necessary to lead future developments, with practical experience provided by the industrial placement. The course has a significant design element based on the most up-to-date specialist design guidelines. This includes a major design project that integrates acquired knowledge and acts as a platform for structured self-learning. This MSc in Civil Engineering with Industrial Placement is suitable for graduates with a background in any discipline of civil engineering. Applicants with a degree in environmental engineering, earth science, mathematics, physics and mechanical engineering may also be considered. The MSc in Civil Engineering with Industrial Placement has four optional specialist streams: Structural Engineering & Project Management Geotechnical Engineering & Project Management Geoenvironmental Engineering & Project Management Water Engineering & Project Management Industrial placement A wide range of companies, such as AECOM, ATKINS, CAPITA, CH2M HILL and ClimateXChange (Scotland’s Centre of Expertise on Climate Change), are offering placements exclusively for this MSc. A full list of companies can be provided upon... [-]

MSc Oil and Gas Innovation

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The degree aims to develop new technologies in exploration, production, processing and decommissioning within the oil and gas sector, for graduates as well as individuals with industrial experience or companies with innovative ideas that they wish to develop. [+]

MScs 2017 in Scotland United Kingdom. Why this course? This Masters course is delivered by five Scottish universities* in partnership with the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC). The degree aims to develop new technologies in exploration, production, processing and decommissioning within the oil and gas sector, for graduates as well as individuals with industrial experience or companies with innovative ideas that they wish to develop. Who's the course for? graduates in engineering or science, who have the qualities and ideas required to become leaders in innovation technical staff who have identified an innovation or have expertise likely to yield innovative solutions and want to learn how to commercialise these business developers who have identified an opportunity to innovate in the oil and gas sector and seek to understand the framework of the industry and its supply chain managers or technical staff who are seeking innovative solutions for their challenges and want to equip themselves with the knowledge and leadership skills to enable their companies to identify, validate and commercialise possible solutions *The universities involved in this programme are: University of Strathclyde, University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, Heriot-Watt University, and the University of St Andrews. What you'll study The course is offered on a full-time basis. To achieve the MSc you must accumulate no fewer than 180 credits of which 120 are awarded in respect of the Dissertation. To gain the Postgraduate Certificate you must accumulate no fewer than 60 credits from the taught classes of the course. Compulsory... [-]