Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences

Introduction

The College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences comprises subjects that sit together logically and dynamically, allowing collegial and mutually beneficial relationships to be formed.

Within the College are featured the following departments: Arts and Humanities; Politics, History and Law School; Economics and Finance; Social Sciences, Media and Communications; Education; and the Brunel Business School. Drawing upon the previous School Structure of the University, the College combines excellence from various disciplines, such as the Brunel Business School that holds a Times Higher Education Award.

Attracted to the University from across the globe, students who study in the College will be taught by international leaders in their respective fields. We offer education programmes that promote innovation, entrepreneurship and creative thinking, ensuring that our graduates are well-prepared for their future careers and can contribute to society.

Together, the College departments produce ground-breaking research and educational programmes that addresses the challenges facing society. Alongside other research produced by the University, the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences changes the lives of people around the world by bringing economic, social and cultural benefits.

Facts and Figures

Brunel Business School

  • Brunel Business School won the Business School of the Year Award by the Times Higher Education Awards.
  • The Complete University Guide 2015 ranked Brunel Business School 2nd in London for student satisfaction and 8th in London for business studies
  • Sunday Times University Guide 2014 ranked Brunel Business School 7th in London and 39th in UK for business and management studies.
  • Guardian University Guide 2015 ranked Brunel Business School 7th in London and 60th in UK for business and management studies.
Arts and Humanities

Brunel's English Literature and Creative Writing (CW) subject areas are now amongst the Top 6 in the country, as recently announced in the Guardian University Guide 2015 Subject Tables. Brunel's Music department also rose to 7th place in the listings.

This school offers programs in:
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Programs

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MA

MA/MMus Experimental Music

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

Brunel University London's MA/MMus Experimental Music is the UK's first master's programme in Experimental Music and offers you the opportunity to develop your own programme of study, based around your particular interests in contemporary music-making. [+]

About the Course Brunel University London's MA/MMus Experimental Music is the UK's first master's programme in Experimental Music and offers you the opportunity to develop your own programme of study, based around your particular interests in contemporary music-making. As a postgraduate student of MA/MMus Experimental Music you will be able to take advantage of the presence of the professional musicians who form Brunel University London’s tutoring staff, ensembles-in-residence and other musicians within Music at Brunel’s postgraduate community in your practice-based work. Aims You will develop a comprehensive and sophisticated understanding of a range of practical and theoretical approaches to contemporary musical materials, and of their historical and cultural contexts. You will be encouraged to foster an advanced creative and critical engagement with issues in contemporary music practice whilst building the skills and knowledge necessary for employment in the music industry as a performer, composer, improviser and/or commentator. Special Features The MA/MMus Experimental Music programme is delivered by a team of tutors who specialise in contemporary music practice and theory. Brunel University London has the largest proportion of active music practitioners on its staff of any UK university or conservatoire, which makes it the ideal place to study for your master’s degree in the subject. The majority of your contact time with tutors is through one-to-one tutorials where you will be guided through your work from inception to completion. Through presentations, seminars and critical discussions you are encouraged to develop your communication and problem-solving abilities alongside other transferable skills such as... [-]

MA Children, Youth and International Development

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge

This programme is unique within the UK in catering specifically for those working, or interested in working, in the field of children, youth and international development. The Children, Youth and International Development MA will equip you with the conceptual understanding and breadth of empirical knowledge to critically evaluate policy and practice in the area of children, youth and development. [+]

About the course This programme is unique within the UK in catering specifically for those working, or interested in working, in the field of children, youth and international development. The Children, Youth and International Development MA will equip you with the conceptual understanding and breadth of empirical knowledge to critically evaluate policy and practice in the area of children, youth and development. The core modules focus on key issues relating to children, youth and international development, including the rights and participation of young people. They also prepare students in research design and practice. The optional modules offer a unique opportunity to appreciate in depth how children and youth-related issues are addressed from alternative disciplinary perspectives. Aims Working with and for young people in the Global South offers an exciting career full of challenges and rewards. This MA provides a varied programme with a global perspective that equips students for roles at senior levels in international development organisations, government ministries and global agencies. The programme equips you with: The conceptual understanding and breadth of empirical knowledge that will enable you to critically evaluate research, policy and practice in the area of children, youth and development. An understanding of differing disciplinary perspectives on childhood and youth, and their theoretical and empirical contributions. The skills necessary to design and undertake research relating to children, youth and international development. Methodological, cognitive and transferable skills and substantive knowledge that will prepare you for employment, further study and civic engagement. Special Features High value placements: Students... [-]

MA Creative Writing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

MA Creative Writing at Brunel University London is designed for writers who want to express their creativity in a number of forms – novels, film scripts, poems, journalism – rather than specialise in only one. [+]

About the course MA Creative Writing at Brunel University London is designed for writers who want to express their creativity in a number of forms – novels, film scripts, poems, journalism – rather than specialise in only one. The Creative Writing master's course will appeal to writers who wish to try out a number of areas before deciding which they are best at or those who already know their strongest form, but feel the need to gain expertise in other fields to fund their speciality. In addition, the course provides instruction on writing in the community, creative writing teaching and the organisation and funding of arts events. We seek to create a supportive but constructively critical environment for circulating and evaluating students’ creative and journalistic work and to foster a broad span of creative and critical writing skills, including the ability to work independently on a long creative/critical project. All applications should include a sample of writing. Aims This degree will give you instruction and practice in a broad range not only of writing forms, but also of strategies and techniques within those forms. You will be introduced to the latest theories of creativity and up-to-date thinking on literary and journalistic genres. We seek to create a supportive but constructively critical environment for circulating and evaluating students’ creative and journalistic work and to foster a broad span of creative and critical writing skills, including the ability to work independently on a long creative/critical project. The Creative Writing master's programme will... [-]

MA Creative Writing - The Novel

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

We designed the Creative Writing: The Novel MA quite simply to teach everything we think a new novelist ought to know. It combines a focus on the skills of writing full-length fiction with a clear-eyed exploration of the publishing process and related creative fields. [+]

About the course We designed the Creative Writing: The Novel MA quite simply to teach everything we think a new novelist ought to know. It combines a focus on the skills of writing full-length fiction with a clear-eyed exploration of the publishing process and related creative fields. The programme is designed around the core activity of producing a major prose fiction project, which can be a novel fragment with synopsis, a novella or a collection of short stories, of publishable quality and produced in a marketable form. This MA has attracted considerable interest among publishers and literary agents, many of whom participate actively in the programme. All applications should include a sample of writing. Aims The Internship Programme offers a unique opportunity in a Creative Writing Master's programme for you not only to understand the role that the creative industries play in shaping a writing career but actually to participate in these fields. Special Features You will be taught by leading writers. The course is career oriented and focused on current professional practice. Our West London campus allows maximum contact with the arts in the capital. The Curtis Brown Prize, worth £1,500, is awarded annually to a student from the MA programme in Creative Writing: The Novel. The winner is chosen by senior agents at Curtis Brown, the leading literary and talent agency, from amongst those students who achieve an A or A* grade for their dissertation. Curtis Brown may also, at their discretion, make an offer of representation to... [-]

MA Education

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

The Education MA at Brunel University London is designed for those with a broad interest in education and enables students to undertake a high-level, critical evaluation of educational theory and practice. [+]

About the Course The Education MA at Brunel University London is designed for those with a broad interest in education and enables students to undertake a high-level, critical evaluation of educational theory and practice. The course develops the skills and confidence needed to enhance professional practice in learning organisations. Attendance (full-time) is required 2 evenings per week. Attendance (part-time) is required 1 evening per week. Classes run from 5.00 to 8.00pm. This course is available as the MA in Education or the MA in Education with a specialism in: Leadership and Management Science, Maths, Technology (STEM) Education Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion The University reserves the right not to run a specialism where the numbers are insufficient to make it viable in a particular year. Aims You will learn to identify problems and questions in areas of interest and to design study plans or research strategies to deal with them. You will undertake a high-level, critical evaluation of educational theory and practice. You will develop the skills and confidence to enhance professional practice in learning organisations. You will undertake a critical and informed evaluation of relevant research. Special Features A distinctive feature of studying Education at Brunel University London is that the process of learning is informed by cutting edge staff research. The MA in Education has been praised in particular by external assessors for the ways in which staff use their research in their teaching, making research integral to students’ experience. You will be taught by enthusiastic tutors who... [-]

MA English Literature

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

The MA in English Literature at Brunel University London offers a combination of various approaches to the study of literary texts, including the historical, author-oriented readings, periodization and a postmillennial focus. It is underpinned by certain core issues: identity, culture and literary engagement; historical contexts; the ideological and social function of literature; exploring self and others through literary forms and genres; how we might more effectively read texts and the world. [+]

About the course The MA in English Literature at Brunel University London offers a combination of various approaches to the study of literary texts, including the historical, author-oriented readings, periodization and a postmillennial focus. It is underpinned by certain core issues: identity, culture and literary engagement; historical contexts; the ideological and social function of literature; exploring self and others through literary forms and genres; how we might more effectively read texts and the world. The course offers the opportunity to study a range of topics and periods including the contemporary, and it is designed to appeal to you if: you are preparing to undertake further research in literary studies; wishing to take your general studies in English literature to the next level; or, hoping to enhance your career prospects. The introductory module, Reading, Research & Writing, reinforces and further develops all the required skills and competencies relevant to literary studies, ensuring that from the third term you will be able to pursue self-directed research on an agreed topic of your choice and submit a 15,000 word dissertation. Aims You will explore the diversity of literary and cultural production through innovative modules designed to cross disciplinary, historical, and geographical boundaries, thereby offering a wide scope within which students of the master’s can develop their own interests. The MA in English Literature will equip you with a detailed and sophisticated understanding of English and related literatures. It will support your critical and creative engagement with issues central to and at the cutting... [-]

MA in Contemporary Performance Making

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

The MA Contemporary Performance Making is a practice-focused programme designed for aspiring artists who want to develop their artistic practice in one or more of Brunel’s specialist areas: writing/directing, live-art/installation, digital performance. [+]

About the course The MA Contemporary Performance Making is a practice-focused programme designed for aspiring artists who want to develop their artistic practice in one or more of Brunel’s specialist areas: writing/directing live-art/installation digital performance. The programme draws upon the expertise at Brunel and the resources of London, offering a combination of critical engagement and practice-based research. A broad training in practices and theories of contemporary performance is delivered through a number of compulsory modules and you will work toward your final project in collaboration with one or more of Brunel’s internationally renowned artists and theorists, including Johannes Birringer, Sue Broadhurst and Fiona Templeton. The programme features regular guest seminars by some of the most influential artists and theorists of today (past guests include Simon Vincenzi, Stacy Makishi, Ron Athey, Kira O’Reilly, Julian Maynard-Smith and Wendy Houstoun). Aims The programme will provide you with a bridge between academia and the professional world, giving you the opportunities to network and engage in a variety of supervised and self-managed projects. The course has a particular focus on preparing you for the challenging working conditions of today's cultural climate. Accordingly, in addition to training in traditional theatre and performance settings, the programme has a strong emphasis on producing work in less conventional and underground venues with limited facilities. It offers students guidance in building their own low-cost DIY interactive technologies if required. Special Features Internationally Recognized Staff All our members of staff are internationally active as artists and/or theorists, and some are world-renowned... [-]

MA in Digital Games Theory and Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

With Brunel’s Digital Games Theory and Design MA programme, individuals will engage in, and experiment with, practical game design focussing on the process of devising the gameplay experience itself, including (but not limited to) the creation of rules, gameplay mechanics, narrative, world design and user experience, among many other aspects that make up the art of game design. [+]

About the course The video game industry is a vastly growing sector in both the UK and worldwide and the need for highly skilled and educated individuals is in high demand across the globe. With Brunel’s Digital Games Theory and Design MA programme, individuals will engage in, and experiment with, practical game design focussing on the process of devising the gameplay experience itself, including (but not limited to) the creation of rules, gameplay mechanics, narrative, world design and user experience, among many other aspects that make up the art of game design. Coupled with a theoretical underpinning that focuses on the formal characteristics of games and analysis as well as the social and cultural contexts that shape the development of games, players, and society, this exciting programme offers students the opportunity to develop a range of skills that are required for success in today’s competitive job market. Our programme is staffed with seasoned games designers and internationally published scholars who bring with them an extensive understanding of the nature of the video game industry, the importance of networks and the need for scholarly engagement in order to create innovative games for the future. "I believe this award to be the best of its kind in the country, and continue to be both impressed and envious of the quality of students it attracts." Professor Richard Bartle, University of Essex Aims You will gain a comprehensive and sophisticated understanding of the advanced academic study of digital games and the techniques and principles... [-]

MA Intelligence and Security Studies

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

Taught by the internationally respected scholars of the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, backed up where required by practitioner expertise, the MA in Intelligence and Security Studies offers a unique opportunity for practical, policy-oriented graduate study of intelligence issues applicable across the private and public sectors around the world. [+]

About the course Intelligence and security policy issues are now one of the fastest growing areas of academic and public concern, especially since '9/11' and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today more than ever before national governments, international agencies and most major international corporations have an identified need for staff with a strong grasp of intelligence and security issues who can also demonstrate first-rate skills of research and assessment. Taught by the internationally respected scholars of the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, backed up where required by practitioner expertise, the MA in Intelligence and Security Studies offers a unique opportunity for practical, policy-oriented graduate study of intelligence issues applicable across the private and public sectors around the world. Attendance for lectures full-time: 2 days per week - for 24 weeks Attendance for lectures part-time: 1 day per week - for 24 weeks (in each of 2 years) Aims This course will be of value to individuals seeking to go into security-oriented careers in both the private and public sectors. It is suitable to individuals engaged in the security professions who seek further qualifications and professional enhancement. A distinctive feature of the course lies in its combining the rigorous study of intelligence and security policy studies with practical opportunities to develop intelligence skills through case studies and simulation exercises dealing with intelligence analysis. Special Features The Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies is Britain's first academic centre dedicated to intelligence scholarship and policy-analysis. It includes one of... [-]

MA Intelligence and Security Studies (Distance Learning)

Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge

Taught by the internationally respected scholars of the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, backed up where required by practitioner expertise, the MA in Intelligence and Security Studies (MA ISS) now available by Distance Learning) offers a unique opportunity for practical, policy-oriented graduate study of intelligence issues applicable across the private and public sectors around the world. [+]

About the course Intelligence and security policy issues are now one of the fastest growing areas of academic and public concern, especially since '9/11' and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today more than ever before national governments, international agencies and most major international corporations have an identified need for staff with a strong grasp of intelligence and security issues who can also demonstrate first-rate skills of research and assessment. Taught by the internationally respected scholars of the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, backed up where required by practitioner expertise, the MA in Intelligence and Security Studies (MA ISS) now available by Distance Learning) offers a unique opportunity for practical, policy-oriented graduate study of intelligence issues applicable across the private and public sectors around the world. Aims This course will be of value to individuals seeking to go into security-oriented careers in both the private sectors, as well as to individuals engaged in the security professions who seek further qualifications and professional enhancement. A distinctive feature of the course lies in its combining the rigorous study of intelligence and security policy studies with practical opportunities to develop intelligence skills through case studies and simulation exercises dealing with intelligence analysis. Special Features BCISS The Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies is Britain's first academic centre dedicated to intelligence scholarship and policy-analysis. It includes one of Britain's most innovative scholars in the field, Dr Philip H J Davies, as well Dr Kristian Gustafson (director of the MA programme), an... [-]

MA International Journalism

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The International Journalism MA is designed to provide our students with digital multiplatform journalism skills and advanced understanding of the context of journalism in the fast changing world of news media. This is a challenging, employment orientated course in a major London university focussed on international reporting. [+]

About the Course Do you want to report the news from the most interesting and important parts of the world? Are you committed to a career in journalism but need the professional skills? From the moment you start our International Journalism MA course you will learn to deliver high quality video, audio, online and print journalism. The International Journalism MA is designed to provide our students with digital multiplatform journalism skills and advanced understanding of the context of journalism in the fast changing world of news media. This is a challenging, employment orientated course in a major London university focussed on international reporting. We believe the sooner you get practical experience of a real journalism workplace the sooner you will be ready to join the industry. All our students find placements in the news industry while they are with us. The course features a synthesis of practical and theoretical skills contextualising different forms of journalistic practice within a framework of technological, political and cultural change. If you want to get a sense of what we do please visit our public facing website Journalism@Brunel which includes examples of student work, staff publications, our guest speaker roster and our discussions over topical journalism issues. As a research university we are able to offer small course groups so we provide a bespoke service where we know and advise each student individually in their skills and journalism career. We choose students from all over the world. (For UK and EU applicants who specifically want... [-]

MA International Relations

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

International Relations presents policy-makers and scholars with a wide range of issues that require analysis and evaluation. Students graduating with a Master’s degree in International Relations will be equipped to understand and interpret these issues more deeply and to think creatively about the challenges facing the world in the 21st Century. [+]

About the course International Relations presents policy-makers and scholars with a wide range of issues that require analysis and evaluation. Students graduating with a Master’s degree in International Relations will be equipped to understand and interpret these issues more deeply and to think creatively about the challenges facing the world in the 21st Century. Students on this course will benifit from: Research-led teaching: courses on the International Relations MA are designed and taught by international renowned researchers in International Relations, Contemporary History, and Law. The department hosts an active guest lecture series featuring leading scholars and thinkers in the area of International Relations, Politics, and History. Students takings the Brunel MA in International Relations will have the opportunity to become members of the leading British think-tank, Chatham House. Aims The Brunel MA in International Relations will develop your knowledge of this evolving discipline and will provide you with the opportunity to study topics across its key sub-fields. Special Features Courses are designed and taught by world-renowned experts in politics, international relations, public policy and contemporary history. The department has a distinctive concentration of expertise in the history of modern political thought. We have close links with government, industry, and international organisations, with guest lectures from key political, intelligence, and business figures, as well as placement opportunities in some courses. Academic staff are dedicated to furthering knowledge in their particular fields. Teaching and Assessment Assessment Assessment varies by essay, dissertation and examination. A Master’s degree is awarded if you reach the... [-]

MA Journalism (NCTJ accredited)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

Brunel’s Journalism MA offers a unique combination of cutting-edge skills and contextual learning. Devised in consultation with senior journalists, the syllabus provides a rigorous foundation to a journalism career. [+]

About the course MA Journalism (NCTJ-accredited) offers you one of the best ways to launch your journalism career – whatever the medium you hope to work in. Our programme is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, ensuring you get a qualification that really counts when you apply for your first position. Unlike other single-medium Journalism MAs, you will be taught journalism from the basic building blocks of online reporting and writing through to substantial news and feature projects in video, audio and print and multi-platform. You will be studying not only for your prestigious Brunel Master's degree but also the NCTJ Diploma, which examines you in Reporting, Public Affairs, Law, Video, Teeline shorthand and a Portfolio. We work in close consultation with senior journalists, ensuring our syllabus provides a rigorous foundation to a career in this dynamic, challenging and often controversial industry. This programme is distinctive in allowing you to develop your own cutting-edge journalistic practice, whether it's exploring 3G news, or on-screen page make-up. At the same time you learn about the impact of technological change, cultural developments and political issues surrounding different forms of journalism. Particular attention will be paid to factors such as ethics, professionalism, media ownership, the regulation of the media, and the role of journalism in the political process. The Journalism Diversity Fund is aimed at people from diverse backgrounds who need help funding their journalism training. Candidates must be from a socially or ethnically diverse background, be able to demonstrate... [-]

MA Media and Public Relations

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

This course examines the role of public relations in shaping media output both within media organisations themselves and in relation to the external impact of PR on the media. [+]

About the Course This course examines the role of public relations in shaping media output both within media organisations themselves and in relation to the external impact of PR on the media. The field of public relations has grown dramatically in the past 20 years and this has had profound implications for the media and other institutions that rely on the media to disseminate knowledge. This course will investigate the rise of public relations and its links with global media institutions from historical perspectives and in relation to the contemporary media landscape. It will offer a critical examination of the role of PR in the mediation of power as well as the role of public relations in a range of media arenas. You will be encouraged to reflect critically and theoretically on the function of PR in relation to: the role of the media in political communication, media policy, celebrity culture, film marketing, alternative media, media campaigning, and new media technologies. You will be offered the opportunity to plan PR campaigns and reflect on their role in the knowledge economy. This combination will provide you with the opportunity to examine the context in which PR practice takes place and to develop the knowledge and skills needed to work ethically in PR at an international level. Aims You will gain an advanced knowledge of the relevant theories of public relations which explain and debate its significance. You will learn about the history of the role of public relations in the media.... [-]

MA Military History

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

This Military History MA offers an in-depth study of warfare on land, sea and air across a range of periods and continents, from the Classical Age to the present. [+]

About the course This Military History MA offers an in-depth study of warfare on land, sea and air across a range of periods and continents, from the Classical Age to the present. The core modules on the course examine: the Royal Navy in the twentieth century. warfare in ancient and medieval times. the impact of the French and Industrial Revolutions on warfare in the age of 'total war'. Optional modules give students the opportunity to study the Second World War, warfare in modern Africa and, additionally, the programme draws on Brunel’s expertise in intelligence studies. Sudents have the chance to take an optional module in this area with Brunel's Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies (BCISS). Students will also complete a 15,000 dissertation on any military history topic, drawing on the wide expertise of staff in the department. Aims The MA in Military History will provide students with a systematic understanding and critical awareness of debates and interpretations of military history. Students will gain a comprehensive and practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in specific subject areas. Students will be encouraged to extend and develop their analytical, evaluative and critical capacities, and increase their ability to reflect on their own learning and intellectual development. The MA in Military History will give students transferable skills in writing, discussion, analysis, and independent judgement. Students will also work independently, thus demonstrating initiative and the ability to organise their time and work through... [-]

MSc

MSc Anthropology of Childhood, Youth & Education

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

The Anthropology of Childhood, Youth and Education MSc was the first degree of its kind in the world when it was established and is still unique in its thoroughgoing anthropological perspective on what it is to be a child or to be young. [+]

About the Course The Anthropology of Childhood, Youth and Education MSc was the first degree of its kind in the world when it was established and is still unique in its thoroughgoing anthropological perspective on what it is to be a child or to be young. Its key organising principle is that understanding children requires the study of how their relations with others - peers, older and younger children, parents, teachers and other adults - inform their practices, identities and world views. This course addresses the following issues from an anthropological perspective: Do children of ‘different cultures’ live ‘different worlds’? How does education impact upon children’s worlds and upon social and cultural practices more broadly? How do everyday processes of learning – both formal and informal - help to shape children’s ideas of and engagement with society at large? What is the role of schools in the transmission and acquisition of cultural values to children and youth? And why are adults’ ideas about childhood and youth so important for what children learn and aspire to become? The distinctiveness of this degree derives from an anthropological approach that focuses on the importance of children’s and youth’s perspectives, and on the role that education (formal and informal) plays in children’s learning processes and in the transmission and acquisition of cultural knowledge. Anthropology at Brunel is well-known for its focus on ethnographic fieldwork: as well as undertaking rigorous intellectual training, all our students are expected to get out of the library and undertake... [-]

MSc Anthropology of International Development and Humanitarian Assistance

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

Anthropology has played a key role in the emergence of new perspectives on humanitarian assistance and the livelihoods of populations caught up in extreme circumstances such as famines, natural disasters and wars. On the one hand, this has led to a radical re-thinking of what has been happening, but on the other hand, it has led to anthropologists sometimes playing controversial roles in agendas associated with the "war on terror". This course examines these contemporary issues and debates, and explores their implications. It also sets them in the context of anthropology as a discipline. [+]

About the course Over the last ten years, global aspirations to reduce the suffering of the "bottom billion" have led to unprecedented attention on international development. International agencies, governments and NGOs are working more intensely than ever before to deliver appropriate policies and interventions. Anthropology has played a key role in the emergence of new perspectives on humanitarian assistance and the livelihoods of populations caught up in extreme circumstances such as famines, natural disasters and wars. On the one hand, this has led to a radical re-thinking of what has been happening, but on the other hand, it has led to anthropologists sometimes playing controversial roles in agendas associated with the "war on terror". This course examines these contemporary issues and debates, and explores their implications. It also sets them in the context of anthropology as a discipline. The course will appeal to graduates from a variety of backgrounds, including: anthropology, sociology, economics, politics, geography, law and development studies. It is suited for those interested in critically assessing the policies and practices of international development and humanitarian assistance to war-affected regions from an anthropological perspective. It will provide the necessary training to enable students to seek employment with NGOs (such as Oxfam and Save the Children Fund), international agencies (such as the World Health Organisation and the World Food Programme) and the civil service (such as the UK Department for International Development). It will also provide a useful stepping stone for those seeking to undertake doctoral research in international development.... [-]

MSc Applied Corporate Brand Management

Campus Full time 12 - 16 months September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The programme enjoys the input from a dedicated corporate advisory board made up of experts from the branding world, including senior brand executives of multi-national firms, brand consultants and design gurus. [+]

About the Course MSc Applied Corporate Brand Management is offered in a choice of two routes: MSc in Applied Corporate Brand Management – a one year standard master's OR MSc in Applied Corporate Brand Management (with Professional Practice) 16 months The programme enjoys the input from a dedicated corporate advisory board made up of experts from the branding world, including senior brand executives of multi-national firms, brand consultants and design gurus. The MSc in Applied Corporate Brand Management (with Professional Practice) incorporates a 16 week work placement component at a company or a consultancy. The unique feature of the work placement distinguishes the programme from other Master's in the country. The programme covers issues of branding in blue chip companies, the service industry, banks, petroleum companies, lifestyle organisations, corporate brand heritage, nation and place branding. The core contents of branding are examined at the corporate level rather than at the product level. In other words, teaching on the programme focuses on branding of the corporation rather than branding the product. The focus on corporate branding considers the following components: Corporate identity Corporate image and reputation Corporate design Corporate culture Corporate behaviour Corporate brand structure and brand strategy Students undertake a project in collaboration with branding firms as part of their consultancy-based dissertation option. Examples include projects that are concerned with measuring the corporate image and ascertaining brand success of a chosen corporation. Aims In addition to offering an unrivalled opportunity to study and evaluate not only contemporary theory relating to... [-]

MSc Business Intelligence and Social Media

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge

This exciting new programme explores developments in cloud based and mobile commerce that are changing the way businesses will operate in the future. The Business Intelligence and Social Media MSc draws together technology and business perspectives in order to understand the implications for social-media enabled business. [+]

About the Course This exciting new programme explores developments in cloud based and mobile commerce that are changing the way businesses will operate in the future. The Business Intelligence and Social Media MSc draws together technology and business perspectives in order to understand the implications for social-media enabled business. The course helps students prepare for a career in business and management within and beyond the IT sector by gaining technical skills and an appreciation of the crucial role social web technologies play in today’s organisations and their ability to transform business processes. Aims You will develop sound knowledge and understanding of new-media related business practices and transferable skills designed to meet the challenges of employment within the global economy. You will gain understanding of the importance of information and mass communications technologies to the operations of modern businesses of all kinds. You will be encouraged to reflect on the relevance of concepts to business and apply your newly developed skills in advance studies or professional practice. Successful graduates of the course progress to leadership and decision making roles in industrial organisations or develop successful consultancy and advisory businesses of their own. Practitioners seeking a more commercially relevant and technology oriented master’s qualification in the area of new business technologies rather than an MBA find this course of interest. Special Features The course offers: Curriculum focus on social media in business. Teaching with and through social media. Technologies introduced from non-tech perspective. Focus on consultancy and entrepreneurship. Opportunities for students to... [-]

MSc Global Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The MSc Global Supply Chain Management is an exciting and focussed programme for those considering a career in supply chain or logistics. [+]

About the Course The MSc Global Supply Chain Management is an exciting and focussed programme for those considering a career in supply chain or logistics. You will study issues relating to the development of supplier relationships, operations improvement, procurement strategies, inventory control, logistics operations, sustainability, as well as contemporary issues affecting these areas. Our students come from a number of countries, including Brazil, Mexico, USA, Canada, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Germany, France, Greece, Turkey, China and South Korea. Typically Brunel students have work experience in the supply chain or logistics areas or are those seeking employment in these areas. Aims This programme will equip students with the tools, techniques and skills necessary to secure employment in this exciting and increasingly important area. Specifically, you will be able to: Explain and critically apply theories on logistics and supply chain management, operations and project management, business modelling and simulation. Integrate theories and appraise strategies on managing supply chain operations (stemming from logistics and operations management frameworks) within the context of global business management. Understand the inter-relationship between logistics and supply chain management and contemporary social issues. Gain insightful knowledge into the development of outsourcing and the role played by outsourcing organisations. Special Features The programme includes a series of guest lectures, supply chain and procurement conferences, company visits and employability workshops.Past visits have included site tours of Mini and Jaguar car plants, as well as visits from LEAN specialists at Rolls Royce and Wiles Greenworld. In addition, on completion of the... [-]

MSc Human Resource and Employment Relations

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge

This exciting programme will give you a thorough grasp of current theory and practice relating to the management of human resources and employment relations. [+]

About the Course This exciting programme will give you a thorough grasp of current theory and practice relating to the management of human resources and employment relations. Whilst the UK is the primary focus for the study of employment relations issues, students will also consider the human resource management challenges of organisations operating across national boundaries. The course is designed both for fresh graduates and HR practitioners alike or anyone planning to undertake research in this area. Students will benefit from an entire module dedicated to the issues in employee relations which focuses on the key role played by employers, employees and their representatives in enhancing effective organisational working. Key issues of employee communication and the impact of EU directives on work arrangement will also be considered. A number of leading edge elective modules are available on the programme including Global Diversity Management, International Business Ethics and Corporate Governance. Aims You will gain a critical theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of human resource management and employment relations. Graduates as prospective entrants to human resources management roles, as 'thinking performers', should be able to address business and professional situations knowledgeably, making contributions to improved organisational performance and delivery of sound personnel/human resources practice and services. Special Features Full accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), enabling graduates to achieve associate status, subject to membership. Tutors on this programme are leaders in the field of HR and active researchers within the Human Resource Management and Organisation Behaviour Research... [-]

MSc Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The objective of this MSc Human Resource Management program is to provide an understanding of contemporary theoretical and analytical issues in the management of human resources and the role this may have in organisational success. [+]

About the Course With employees now recognised as a key resource, the MSc in Human Resource Management offers students the opportunity to explore in depth the theoretical and analytical issues in the management of human resources and the roles these play in organisation success. Students will examine a full range of HRM approaches, techniques and methodologies. The course is designed for those who wish to become himane resource practioners in academic, consultancy or commercial settings. It is also suitbale for students looking to undertake further research in academic consultancy or commercial settings. The compulsory modules on the course are in relation to Human Resource Management contexts, concepts and practices, and contemporary issues such as talent and leadership recruitment and selection, reward management, performance management and facilitating learning and development in organisations. Issues in international human resource management such as expatriation, managing across cultures will also be covered, as well as HR systems and processes from an international perspective. A number of leading edge optional modules are available on the programme including Global Diversity Management; Ethics and Corporate Governance. Aims You will be provided with a critical theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding of human resource management. Graduates as prospective entrants to human resources management roles, as 'thinking performers', should be able to address business and professional situations knowledgeably, making contributions to improved organisational performance and delivery of sound personnel/human resources practice and services Special Features Full accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), enabling graduates to achieve... [-]

MSc in Accounting and Business Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge

Accounting information lies at the heart of management and is also used by investors, business contacts, competitors and other external parties. Therefore, the MSc Accounting and Business Management appeals to graduates with a business-related degree who want to develop their understanding of accounting and management in a business context and develop skills that enhance their employability. [+]

About the Course Accounting information lies at the heart of management and is also used by investors, business contacts, competitors and other external parties. Therefore, the MSc Accounting and Business Management appeals to graduates with a business-related degree who want to develop their understanding of accounting and management in a business context and develop skills that enhance their employability. The rigorous and integrated syllabus emphasises the value of developing knowledge and skills progressively. It supports personal learning and development through managed choice and encourages personal initiative, enthusiasm and positive study habits. Aims This programme offers students an opportunity to: Develop an appreciation of the role of accounting within the overall function of management Acquire technical accounting skills and integrate theoretical and conceptual considerations with practice Evaluate the principles and theories that underpin accounting and management Critically reflect on the role of the main stakeholders and the influence of regulatory frameworks on accounting and management Develop analytical and problem solving abilities and apply them in making management decisions Review research on current issues in accounting and management and apply accepted research methods to investigate a specific research question independently Develop transferrable skills that will enhance employability. Special Features Valuable accounting and management skills for students intending to seek employment in today's competitive job market and those who will work in the family business Strong foundation for entrepreneurs planning to set up and manage their own businesses Graduating students receive accreditation from ACCA in respect of three papers at Foundation Level Graduating... [-]

MSc International Business

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The MSc International Business is designed for students seeking to operate within an international management or international business setting, as well as a myriad of organisations and disciplines where an understanding of international business is an asset. [+]

About the Course The MSc International Business is designed for students seeking to operate within an international management or international business setting, as well as a myriad of organisations and disciplines where an understanding of international business is an asset. The programme aims to enable students to develop a sound understanding of international business contexts and the ability to make integrative links across various disciplines. Some aspects of the course will focus on emerging markets. Graduates will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the impact of contextual factors on organisations - within the context of internationalisation: the management of resources and operations the financing of business enterprise the management and development of people the use and the limitations of a range of research methods and on the development of appropriate business policies and strategies. The programme offers training in research methods with particular application to the empirical study of international management situations, issues and process. Aims The programme will enable you to further develop transferable skills suitable for engaging with the challenges of employment/self-employment within the global economy. You will gain comprehensive understanding of the processes of globalisation in the 21st century and their implications for the business person. You will develop comprehensive knowledge and skills for successful careers in multinational corporations, non-governmental organisations, multilateral international organisations, international laws, and academic institutions. Special Features This specialist programme is designed for pre-experience students seeking a career in international management/international business Tutors are active members of the Strategy Entrepreneurship and... [-]

MSc Management

Campus Full time 12 - 16 months January 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge

MSc Management offers students a critically aware understanding of management and organisations relevant to career paths through an advanced study of organisations, their management and the changing contexts in which they operate. It provides preparation and development for a career in any sector. [+]

About the Course The Management MSc programme offers: Specialist pathways which reflect the distinctive strengths of Brunel Business School: marketing and branding, technology and innovation, entrepreneurship and research. Emphasis on developing employability and career development skills. UK commercial visits and the option of a week-long overseas study tour. Optional 14 week work placement. The programme possesses considerable strengths including the existence of a diverse and international mix of faculty and students. Students benefit from research-informed teaching, as well as practical and professional support to their academic and vocational development. MSc Management is offered in four specialisations: MSc Management (General Management) – developing a generalised knowledge of theory and its practical applications to business, public sector and third sector organisations. MSc Management (Branding and Marketing) – combining a generalist study of management with a specialist study of marketing and branding issues followed by a related dissertation topic. MSc Management (Technology and Innovation Management) – combining a generalist study of technology and innovation issues followed by a related dissertation topic. MSc Management (Creative Industries) – combining a generalist study of management with a specialist study of the media industry and media management issues followed by a related dissertation topic. Aims MSc Management offers students a critically aware understanding of management and organisations relevant to career paths. This is achieved through an advanced study of organisations, their management and the changing contexts in which they operate. This course provides preparation and development for a career in any sector. Special Features You can be... [-]

MSc Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The MSc in Marketing provides graduates, professionals or consultants with critical insights into marketing, and the marketing management practices of national and international organisations. [+]

About the course The MSc in Marketing provides graduates, professionals or consultants with critical insights into marketing, and the marketing management practices of national and international organisations. This course offers students the opportunity to understand traditional and contemporary marketing philosophies and theories adopted by practitioners, based on knowledge gained from academic research and industrial practices. The programme will develop critical and creative skills, procedural thinking and expertise that enable students to generate, implement and evaluate organisational activities that satisfy the requirements of their employer and the customers. Aims MSc Marketing is designed for anyone wishing to become a marketing professional or planning to undertake research in an academic, consultancy or commercial setting. Those with little or no marketing experience will appreciate the breath of management subjects covered in the degree, specifically how marketing fits within organisation practice. This programme offers an excellent preparation for a career in marketing or associated fields and in a myriad of organisations employing marketing professions. Special Features The Business Planning module provides practical experience in creating a business plan and route to marketing for a real entrepreneurial venture (see Capstone Event on the Employability tab). Career talks and presentation are available to students on this course. Tutors are internationally recognised academics and industry practitioners who are active members of the School’s Marketing and Corporate Brand Management Research Group (MCBM). Students will benefit from discussions with subject experts and practitioners who visit us as guest speakers Marketing and Corporate Brand Management Research Group (MCBM) Led by... [-]

MSc Media and Communications

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge

This well-established postgraduate course is taught as an intensive year-long programme and offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of new media and communications practices. [+]

About the course This well-established postgraduate course is taught as an intensive year-long programme and offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of new media and communications practices. It aims to explore: How does the media shape culture and society? What role does the media play in people's lives? Is the media creating a global culture? Are audiences now producers? Do social networking sites influence personal communication? Are young people disconnected from traditional politics? The Media and Communications course focuses on the rapid changes in global media and communications and their social and cultural consequences within an international context. Students have the opportunity to meet professionals working in the broadcast, advertising and marketing industries and we also organise field trips (e.g. to the BBC TV Centre). The Master’s course combines theoretical and empirical study of the media including issues of media audiences together with the study of developments in information and communication technologies. The department scored highly in the 2008 RAE exercise with a rating that made it the top department of its size in the UK. We have a long tradition of research in Sociology and Communications and all of our staff are research active. Aims The course will meet the needs of advanced students with backgrounds in media, sociology and other relevant disciplines. The course is also perfectly suited for professionals in the communications/broadcast industry seeking to gain a more sociologically informed understanding of those industries. Special Features This postgraduate course is taught by leading academics in... [-]

MSc Medical Anthropology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2018 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

Anthropology at Brunel is well-known for its focus on ethnographic fieldwork: as well as undertaking rigorous intellectual training, all our students are expected to get out of the library and undertake their own, original research – whether in the UK or overseas – and to present their findings in a dissertation. Students take this opportunity to travel to a wide variety of locations across the world. [+]

About the course Brunel was the first university in Europe to establish a Master's degree in Medical Anthropology. Since then we have continued to develop our programme to reflect the changing world in which we live. In short, Medical Anthropology can be described as the study of cultural beliefs and practices associated with the origin, recognition and management of health and illness in different social and cultural groups. Literally hundreds of students – doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, social workers and other medical professionals among them – can testify to the quality of our programme, having used it either to enhance their professional practice, to change career or to develop their research interests for future studies. Anthropology at Brunel is well-known for its focus on ethnographic fieldwork: as well as undertaking rigorous intellectual training, all our students are expected to get out of the library and undertake their own, original research – whether in the UK or overseas – and to present their findings in a dissertation. Students take this opportunity to travel to a wide variety of locations across the world. Attendance for lectures full-time: 2 days per week - for 24 weeks Attendance for lectures part-time: 1 day per week - for 24 weeks (in each of 2 years) Aims The degree aims to equip students with a broad, general understanding of anthropology and how it might be applied to medical and health-related problems. You will develop a deeper understanding of how people’s ideas about the world, as well as... [-]