Master's in West Midlands United Kingdom

Top Masters Programs in West Midlands United Kingdom 2017

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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Earning a Master requires two years of education after earning a Bachelor. This advanced degree may help students to achieve their educational and professional goals, as the rigors of a Master’s program help train students in the skills and knowledge they need to land the career of their dreams.

 

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

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MPhys in Mathematics and Physics

The University of Warwick, Department of Physics
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Coventry

Mathematics and physics are complementary subjects and make a sensible combination to study at university. There are many examples of unexpected discoveries resulting from interaction between the two disciplines. Ideas developed in particle physics have led to advances in topology - one of the purest branches of mathematics. Advances in the understanding of chaos provide another example. Ideas from the theory are being applied increasingly in the modelling of complex physical systems such as the atmosphere and lasers. [+]

Masters 2017 in West Midlands United Kingdom. Mathematics and physics are complementary subjects and make a sensible combination to study at university. There are many examples of unexpected discoveries resulting from interaction between the two disciplines. Ideas developed in particle physics have led to advances in topology - one of the purest branches of mathematics. Advances in the understanding of chaos provide another example. Ideas from the theory are being applied increasingly in the modelling of complex physical systems such as the atmosphere and lasers. The Warwick joint courses (BSc and MMathPhys) are now among the best-established in the country with around 50 students starting each year. The courses include a significant proportion of modules from both contributing departments designed primarily for joint degree students. It is possible at the end of the First Year to transfer to either of the single subject degrees. Years one and two are common to the two courses. Warwick is strong in research in a number of branches of mathematics and physics, and is well-placed to offer accounts of those developments likely to be of most interest to joint degree students. These include non-linear systems (there are modules on the weather, modelling of biological systems, and complexity theory) and theoretical physics. Please download the course booklet for more information. The modules are listed below and more detailed desriptors of their content is given in the links above. THE FOUR YEAR DEGREE (MMathPhys) The four-year version of the degree should appeal most to those who... [-]

MPhys in Physics

The University of Warwick, Department of Physics
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Coventry

Physics aims to observe and explain the behaviour of the physical universe. In particular, physics looks for basic laws, which account for and predict what can be observed. Part of the appeal of the subject is that the physical world is governed by remarkably few such laws and that these apply everywhere and to everything. [+]

Physics aims to observe and explain the behaviour of the physical universe. In particular, physics looks for basic laws, which account for and predict what can be observed. Part of the appeal of the subject is that the physical world is governed by remarkably few such laws and that these apply everywhere and to everything. The structure of the courses reflects the structure of the subject. All students take the core modules and choose further modules from the lists of options. The core modules introduce the fundamental principles, while the optional modules explore their applications in the different areas of physics including: astrophysics, the properties of matter, particle physics and atmospheric physics. The option scheme also allows a proportion of modules to be taken from outside of physics. We encourage students not only to consider modules related to physics, for example in computing, but also modules in philosophy and modern languages. Please download the course booklet for more information. Below is a list of the individual modules in each year and more detail on their content can be found by following the links above. THE FOUR-YEAR DEGREE COURSE (MPhys) Students can opt for the four-year version of the degree. This has been designed primarily for students who are thinking of a career which makes substantial use of their knowledge of Physics. The first two years are the same as for the BSc. YEAR THREE MPhys Core: Quantum Physics of Atoms, Electrodynamics, Mathematical Methods for Physicists III, Physics Group Project, Physics... [-]

LLM in International Commercial Law

Warwick Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

Commercial Law underpins the operation of all commercial deals. The finance contract enables mergers and acquisitions and debt financing. Complex contractual arrangements, conflicts of law and taxation all facilitate cross border transactions. [+]

Masters 2017 in West Midlands United Kingdom. This New LLM Programme will commence from October 2017. Commercial Law underpins the operation of all commercial deals. The finance contract enables mergers and acquisitions and debt financing. Complex contractual arrangements, conflicts of law and taxation all facilitate cross border transactions. Our brand new LLM is distinctive because it brings the unique Warwick ‘law in context’ approach to the study of International Commercial Law. You will learn how: Law interacts with and supports or constrains large commercial deals Wider policy and ethical questions operate within the commercial context Structure Term 1 - 3 optional modules Term 2 - 3 optional modules Term 3 - Dissertation You will be required to select modules covering traditional commercial law subjects and a selection of modules which provide a contextual perspective. For further details please see the modules tab. Modules Modules run in terms one and two. You will take at least three from a list of 'Commercial Law' modules, at least one 'Context' module, and the remaining from our other postgraduate modules postgraduate modules offered within the law school. We are proud of the wide variety of modules we provide and the diverse international nature of our staff and student body. Assessment The course incorporates a wide and varying range of assessment methods, which may include essays, examinations, portfolios, presentations and a dissertation. If you are a diploma student, you will only need to take the taught elements of the course and do not need to... [-]

LLM in International Economic Law

Warwick Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

The object of the International Economic Law course is to offer a theoretical and practical introduction to the main legal issues arising from the globalisation of the world economy. [+]

You will study a theoretical and practical introduction to the main legal issues arising from the globalisation of the world economy. You will examine both the wider issues of governance and regulation, and specific legal issues arising from various types of international business transactions. You will consider the legal implications of the changing roles of international economic institutions in both global and regional contexts. You will study legal aspects of the various forms of international business transactions from the simple international sales contract to more complex arrangements such as joint ventures and project finance. You will develop an appreciation of the interplay between international and national legal and regulatory frameworks, fundamental to an understanding of the globalisation of economic law. 2016-2017 Fees Full-time Home / EU Students : £7,780 Part-time Home / EU Students : £3,890 Full-time Overseas Students : £17,500 Duration Full-time: 1 year (Diploma 7 months) Part-time: 2 years (Only available to Home / EU Students) [-]

LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights

Warwick Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

The programme is designed to provide a fuller understanding of development, rights, governance and justice issues both from practical and theoretical perspectives. [+]

Masters 2017 in West Midlands United Kingdom. Warwick Law School is internationally renowned for its research and teaching in the area of International Development Law and Human Rights. First established in the 1980s (as the Law in Development programme), the International Development Law and Human Rights LLM considers the relationship between development, human rights and global justice. We are concerned with critically considering visions and practices of human and social development, human rights and humanitarian actions, gender and social justice, grassroots mobilisations and civil society activism, both within and across nations, as aspects not only of power to govern but of resistance to domination. The programme is designed to provide a fuller understanding of development, rights, governance and justice issues both from practical and theoretical perspectives. At the same time, the International Development Law and Human Rights programme in its teaching and evaluation methods is designed to ensure the development of skills in social and legal policy analyses, state governance reform (including constitutional and legal reform), human rights law, reflexive public advocacy or cause lawyering, and working with people’s movements. Overall, the programme seeks to create both theory-based understanding of the role of law in global social transformation and a ‘hands-on’ approach to problem-solving. We see the combination of rigorous analysis and practical application as a distinctive but essential approach to contemporary global legal developments. The development of the programme has benefitted greatly from the international character of the professors and students as well as the experience derived from our... [-]

LLM in International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

Warwick Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

The LLM in International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation adopts a comparative perspective on corporate law and governance to look at the different ways in which different jurisdictions respond to similar economic and social pressures. [+]

The LLM in International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation adopts a comparative perspective on corporate law and governance to look at the different ways in which different jurisdictions respond to similar economic and social pressures. International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation are key topics in the post financial crisis era. You will have an opportunity to undertake in depth comparative and contextual study of the regulation of the company. You will: look at the various ways in which different jurisdictions respond to similar economic and social pressures, examining key topics in the post financial crisis era. develop an understanding of the interaction between the process of globalisation and general principles and theories of corporate governance and financial regulation study the main topics in corporate governance and financial law and regulation, including compliance dimensions appreciate the economic and social context in which commercial decisions are made and corporate governance and financial regulation operate with reference to historical developments. We believe that the International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation LLM offers an exciting and unique opportunity for students to undertake in depth comparative and contextual study of the regulation of the company. 2016-2017 Fees Full-time Home / EU Students : £7,780 Part-time Home / EU Students : £3,890 Full-time Overseas Students : £17,500 Duration Full-time: 1 year (Diploma 7 months) Part-time: 2 years (Only available to Home / EU Students) [-]

LLM in Advanced Legal Studies

Warwick Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

The LLM in Advanced Legal Studies offers the opportunity to create a personal programme of study by drawing from all the postgraduate modules offered in the LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights, the LLM in International Economic Law and the LLM in International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. [+]

Masters 2017 in West Midlands United Kingdom. The LLM in Advanced Legal Studies offers the opportunity to create a personal programme of study by drawing from all the postgraduate modules offered in the LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights, the LLM in International Economic Law and the LLM in International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. Students may also draw upon an approved list of modules from outside of the school. The LLM in Advanced Legal Studies also involves a dissertation of 10,000 words on a topic to be agreed and prepared with guidance from an assigned supervisor. The course director will act in the role of “personal tutor” in relation to progress throughout the academic year of study. The director of Advanced Legal studies Dr Ming-Sung Kuo will provide assistance in constructing an appropriate programme of study for each individual student. In addition, to assist students in identifying, preparing for and writing a dissertation, students will also be required to attend research and writing skills sessions. A full list of LLM modules* offered is available on the Warwick School of Law website. * Please note that although the Law School makes every effort to offer all modules in each year, in some years certain modules may not be available. 2016-2017 Fees Full-time Home / EU Students : £7,780 Part-time Home / EU Students : £3,890 Full-time Overseas Students : £17,500 Duration Full-time: 1 year (Diploma 7 months) Part-time: 2 years (Only available to Home / EU Students) [-]

MA/Diploma/Certificate Religion, Politics and Society

University of Birmingham, College of Arts and Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This new programme examines the major themes around the role of religion in politics and international relations in the contemporary world and allows you to research the role of religion in society and politics. [+]

This new programme examines the major themes around the role of religion in politics and international relations in the contemporary world and allows you to research the role of religion in society and politics, looking at both domestic and transnational contexts. It explores the theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches to the subject by focusing on the relationship between organised religions and the nation-state, as well as the global processes that promote religious conflict and conflict resolution. This programme is ideal for current and aspiring policymakers and analysts in international, national and regional institutions engaged in management of conflict, diversity, inter-religious relations and community development. All students will take two core modules: Religion in Contemporary Global Politics I Religion in Contemporary Global Politics II MA and Diploma students will also study a core module in Research Methods. If you are studying for the Certificate, you will choose one optional module, while MA and Diploma students will choose three optional modules. MA students will complete their programme with a 15,000-word dissertation, or a placement-based dissertation. Employability The University of Birmingham has been ranked 8th in the UK and 60th in the world for post-qualification employability in the latest global survey of universities commissioned by the International Herald Tribune. Your degree will provide excellent preparation for employment and this will be further enhanced by the employability skills training offered through the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. Birmingham’s Theology graduates develop a broad range of transferable skills including: familiarity with research methods;... [-]

MA Philosophy

University of Birmingham, College of Arts and Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

On this programme you will be able to choose from a variety of modules covering key areas in Philosophy. These include: philosophy of mind and cognitive science; ethics, metaethics and global ethics; epistemology and [+]

Masters 2017 in West Midlands United Kingdom. On this programme you will be able to choose from a variety of modules covering key areas in Philosophy. These include: philosophy of mind and cognitive science; ethics, metaethics and global ethics; epistemology and metaphysics; philosophy of language; philosophy of health and happiness; value of life. You will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics on which expert supervision is available. This programme can also be used as a route into PhD research. You will take a core research skills module and then select five modules from a range of options offered by Philosophy (including the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics) and other departments. Available modules within Philosophy include: Epistemology God, Freedom and the Meaning of Life Metaphysics Philosophy of Cognitive Science Philosophy of Health and Happiness Philosophy of Language Philosophy of Mind Value of Life Research Seminar You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation Employability The University of Birmingham has been ranked 8th in the UK and 60th in the world for post-qualification employability in the latest global survey of universities commissioned by the International Herald Tribune. Your degree will provide excellent preparation for employment and this will be further enhanced by the employability skills training offered through the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. Birmingham's Philosophy postgraduates develop a range of skills that are highly desirable in the job market, including: articulacy; precise analytical thought; clarity; rigour in... [-]

MA Art History and Curating

University of Birmingham, College of Arts and Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

The MA in Art History and Curating is one of the few postgraduate programmes in the country that offers you the opportunity to work in a team with academic and museum professionals to curate an art exhibition in a public gallery [+]

The MA in Art History and Curating is one of the few postgraduate programmes in the country that offers you the opportunity to work in a team with academic and museum professionals to curate an art exhibition in a public gallery, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. This unique programme enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to conduct original research into art objects, to understand at first hand the history, theory and contemporary practice of their curation and to disseminate your findings through a public art exhibition and a 15,000-word dissertation. The core components of the programme include the 60-credit ‘Curatorial Practices’ module – taught on a weekly basis in the Barber Institute – that provides you with a full range of skills to curate an exhibition, and a 20-credit 'Research Training and Methods' module which will help you to develop essential research skills. The programme also offers you the flexibility to select a further 40 credits of optional study from a range of complimentary practical, theoretical and historical modules. These include: a 12 week placement with a local gallery, auction house or other commerical arts organisation set up on your behalf; the application of digital technologies in art history; the theory of exhibitions; aesthetics and the philosophy of art. As a result, this unique programme will provide you with the knowledge, experience and employability skills invaluable to museum and academic sectors whilst enabling you to establish professional networks in both. You will study three core modules: -... [-]

MA Shakespeare and Creativity

University of Birmingham, College of Arts and Law
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This new programme offers a unique approach to the study of Shakespeare’s life and work, fusing traditional scholarly approaches with the thrill of being involved in new creative work. It makes the most of the unrivalled [+]

Masters 2017 in West Midlands United Kingdom. This new programme offers a unique approach to the study of Shakespeare’s life and work, fusing traditional scholarly approaches with the thrill of being involved in new creative work. It makes the most of the unrivalled resources of Shakespeare’s Stratford and involves expert tuition from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the new Library of Birmingham. This programme will attract aspiring academics, actors, writers, directors, arts administrators, as well as anyone with a lively interest in Shakespeare. We also offer the option to follow this programme at PhD level, combining the taught modules with a doctoral dissertation. This programme brings together academic, theatrical and civic interests in Shakespeare and creativity, generating a comprehensive and forward-looking conversation about what Shakespeare is and can be in today's world. You will produce traditional academic essays as well as creative work, all of which will explore Shakespeare’s potential in the modern world. You will study four core modules: Shakespearience Shakespeare and Theatre Practice (formerly Shakespeare and Creative Practice) The Shakespeare Ensemble Shakespeare and Society You will also choose two optional modules from a range of Shakespeare Institute modules, and complete the MA with a 15,000-word dissertation. Employability The University of Birmingham has been ranked 8th in the UK and 60th in the world for post-qualification employability in the latest global survey of universities commissioned by the International Herald Tribune. Your degree will provide excellent preparation for employment and this will be further enhanced by... [-]

LLM International Commercial Law

University of Birmingham, College of Arts and Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

The past few decades have seen enormous growth in international commerce, increasing the importance and prominence [+]

The past few decades have seen enormous growth in international commerce, increasing the importance and prominence of international commercial law. This area of law provides a basis for international business transactions and the development of international markets. The increasing relevance of this programme makes it an excellent choice for those seeking opportunities in the commercial world. The LLM in International Commercial Law is ideally suited to those students wishing to specialise in the international dimension of commercial law. The School has a leading reputation for excellence in its research and teaching in this area and the modules available on the LLM in International Commercial Law draw on these strengths. Employability The University of Birmingham has been ranked 8th in the UK and 60th in the world, for post-qualification employability in a global survey of universities commissioned by the International Herald Tribune. Historically, over 93% of our law students have been in employment or further study within six months of graduating, with many going on to obtain academic careers in the top law schools in the country. The Law School maintains strong links with the professional world, through our network of alumni and contacts in the barristers’ and solicitors’ professions. These links allow us to put on a series of law careers events throughout the academic year. Each autumn, the University hosts the Law Fair, in which we welcome over 50 law firms, including some of the largest law firms in the world, to the University's Great Hall. The attendees represent... [-]

Writing

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

The MA in Writing at Birmingham City University is aimed at emerging writers and can be taken over one year full-time or two years part-time. Key features of the course include: * The opportunity to learn from distinguished practitioners, with tuition from Ian Marchant, Gregory Leadbetter, Anthony Mellors, Andy Conway, and from among the Fellows of the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing (http://www.bcu.ac.uk/iccw), including Helen Cross, Caroline Jester, Sally Read, Patrick McGuinness and David Morley. * A flexible modular structure, with options in Fiction, Screenwriting, Creative Non-fiction, Scripting and Staging, and Poetry, taken together with the compulsory module Reading into Writing and a Final Project. * Direct contact with guest authors, literary agents, publishers, editors, and development agencies through the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing programme of seminars, readings and public events. * Our masterclass system, offering a detailed critique of your work by an established author – and the benefit of hearing other students’ work receive the same attention. * The opportunity for publication in our annual anthology of new writing, and to present your work in public at the end of year show in Birmingham city centre. * Online support through the Moodle e-learning interface. * Distance Learning modules in Fiction and Screenwriting, enabling you to study these options entirely from home, should you wish. [+]

Entry Requirements

Admission to the course is based on talent, potential and commitment. This is assessed through your application form, a sample of your written work (c. 2000 words of prose, or equivalent in script or poetry), and usually an interview, either in person or over the telephone.

 

Employability

We believe that the study of writing has an inherent personal and cultural value – but we also support those who wish to pursue a professional career as a writer, by preparing our students for the literary marketplace. The School of English is very active in research, with excellent 2008 RAE results. MPhil and PhD opportunities may be available.

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Radio and Audio Production

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

Radio is an ever changing medium. The Master’s in Radio and Audio Production reflects this evolution by covering tradition AM/FM broadcasting alongside digital systems of distribution, such as DAB, podcasting, streaming and audio downloading. This postgraduate courses seek to develop reflective professionals in the media, creative and cultural industries, who can operate at the forefront of the academic discipline and of professional practice. The curriculum emphasises enterprise skills, engagement with new communication technologies. [+]

The course places a great deal of emphasis on professional practice in contemporary radio production. Students will become proficient in industry standard digital equipment while gaining a deeper understanding of current techniques and strategies relating to prerecorded radio packages and live speech/music based radio broadcasting. As well as enriching their practical skills, students are expected to engage in debates and evaluate existing research on the subject, as well as critically appraise professional practice and their own scholarly work. It encourages them to commit to their own continuing professional development.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant subject area and should be able to demonstrate evidence of work in, or a familiarity with, the international media. We welcome non-traditional applications, particularly from applicants with substantial professional or production experience. Prior experiential learning is an acceptable route to the course.... [-]


Masters in Social Media

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

If recent years have shown anything, it's that social media is changing the relationship between citizens and the state, whilst enabling others to more effectively reach and engage with audiences on a commercial level. Either way, it’s clear that there are opportunities for social media professionals to make significant impacts in their rapidly growing field, innovate and shape practice. Explore How Business and Non-Profits Can Utilise Social Media: The opportunities are many. On the one hand, established businesses are seeking to co-opt the tools of social media and use them for commercial gain. Many organisations now employ teams of social media managers, bloggers and specialist digital marketing professionals; jobs that didn't exist a decade ago. On the other hand, third sector organisations are making use of these tools to build complex and conversational communication strategies for minimal cost. Both commercial and non-commercial organisations need to deepen their understanding of how social media can support their aims. Become a Social Media Expert: On the MA Social Media, at Birmingham School of Media or by distance-learning, you will explore the techniques of social media, consider the development and direction of social media as a creative industry, and will contribute new research and knowledge to the field. For students studying on-campus, Birmingham has a thriving social media scene with strong links to the course, and this scene is fast becoming an industry. It is therefore wholly appropriate that this programme should be based within Birmingham School of Media, where students will have access to a peer group and active community of social media practitioners. [+]

Course Summary

If recent years have shown anything, it's that social media is changing the relationship between citizens and the state, whilst enabling others to more effectively reach and engage with audiences on a commercial level. Either way, it’s clear that there are opportunities for social media professionals to make significant impacts in their rapidly growing field, innovate and shape practice.

Explore How Business and Non-Profits Can Utilise Social Media: The opportunities are many. On the one hand, established businesses are seeking to co-opt the tools of social media and use them for commercial gain. Many organisations now employ teams of social media managers, bloggers and specialist digital marketing professionals; jobs that didn't exist a decade ago. On the other hand, third sector organisations are making use of these tools to build complex and conversational communication strategies for minimal cost. Both commercial and non-commercial organisations need to deepen their understanding of how social media can support their aims.... [-]