The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Introduction

The Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of Nottingham offers a diverse range of programmes across schools including economics; education; geography; law; politics and international relations; and sociology and social policy.

Reputation for excellence

Nottingham is a worldwide top 100 university, and a number of the faculty’s schools are in the top 50 for their subject area in the latest QS World University Rankings. We are also a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia.

Students come from across the world to join our dynamic learning community where our teaching is underpinned by our world-leading research. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, Nottingham is ranked 8th in the UK on a measure of 'research power', and more than 97% of research at the university is recognised internationally. The faculty makes a valuable contribution to this with research that has wide-ranging impacts on society, the economy, health and welfare, culture, public policy and the environment.

Stunning location

The faculty’s schools are based on the University Park and Jubilee campuses in the heart of England. Covering 300-acres, University Park is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, with a boating lake and rolling green hills. It is also only 10 minutes by bus from the vibrant Nottingham city centre, and well connected by a new tram network. Jubilee Campus has won numerous awards for its innovative, eco-friendly buildings, and its lakeside setting and contemporary sculptures make it an inspiring learning environment.

Dedicated support network

Our International Office is here to guide you before you arrive, and will also support you throughout your studies. They provide information and support on numerous issues including international qualifications, visas, finance, working regulations and adjusting to life in the UK.

Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English, our Centre for English Language Education provides courses before and during your studies, to develop your language skills to the required level. We also have a Careers and Employability Service to offer careers advice, and a Student Services Centre that can assist you with any personal or academic issues you may have.

Real-world learning

All of the schools in the faculty have valuable links with industry, and all of our programmes equip you with the essential skills and specialist knowledge that you will need to achieve your professional goals. Nottingham was University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, and you can be sure that you will graduate with a degree that is relevant to contemporary issues and aligns with the needs of employers around the world.



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MA Asian and International Studies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is an ideal foundation to embark on a career in Asia. The time spent in either China or Malaysia will develop your knowledge and experience of the culture and politics of the region. [+]

MA Asian and International Studies On this tri-campus MA programme, you will study at our UK campus for the first semester, moving to either our Ningbo, China campus or Malaysia campus for the second. This provides you with the genuinely distinctive opportunity to study the countries of Asia, and the relations between them and the rest of the world. This course is taught by academics across the University's UK, China and Malaysia campuses, who are experts on Asian politics, history and international relations. The core module, Global Asia, will introduce you to Pan-Asian themes such as nationalism, globalisation, environmental challenges, resource politics and gender relations. It challenges the prevailing conception of 'Asia Rising' as a new phenomenon and will also allow you to specialise on specific country or regional studies. You will be able to immerse yourself in the culture of these countries and take language options if required. Accommodation will be organised by the University, although it is not covered by the course fees. Key facts The School of Politics and International Relations was ranked in the UK top 15 for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) The school is home to the interdisciplinary Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, which provides opportunities for engagement with policy practitioners on our UK, China and Malaysia campuses Course details All students will take a core module and an additional minimum of 20 credits and a maximum of 40 credits in the autumn semester from a list of modules... [-]

MA Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning

Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This is a unique and innovative programme that explores creative practice, meaning-making and learning in and out of school. [+]

MA Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning This is a unique and innovative programme that explores creative practice, meaning-making and learning in and out of school. You will learn about the meanings of literacy and creativity in the context of an increasingly socially diverse, digitally mediated and multimodal culture. We will be examining learning in different locations, both in and out of school. We will think about what counts as text and literacy, the nature of authorship, and the kinds of cultural practices that take place in different places and spaces. The MA Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning is aimed at: primary and secondary teachers with interests in literacy, English studies, media, drama and creative arts arts and creative practitioners with an interest in learning and education recently qualified teachers with an M-level PGCE, who subject to approval may be able to carry over 60 M-level credits The course will be taught by a team who have recognised expertise in teaching and research into creative practice and creative pedagogies, literacies and media production. They have strong links with national and local arts organisations, educational facilities and schools and will draw on these for outside speakers and workshop leaders. As well as developing academic and intellectual skills, the programme will develop practical skills including the promotion of creative approaches to pedagogy. The course will offer opportunities for you to develop your own creative capacities both as individuals and through collaboration, producing texts appropriate to different contexts of practice and using various media.... [-]

MA Criminology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course will help you develop an advanced critical understanding of crime in its social context, drawing on insights from subjects across the social and human sciences and the humanities. [+]

MA Criminology This course will help you develop an advanced critical understanding of crime in its social context, drawing on insights from subjects across the social and human sciences and the humanities. The MA Criminology covers areas such as: how and why certain kinds of behaviour are defined as crime how societies respond to these and other harmful behaviours how crime is experienced by victims (or survivors) and by society as a whole how crime is represented or misrepresented in the media and popular culture The programme draws on insights from subjects across the social and human sciences and the humanities, including sociology, law, psychology, geography, history, and cultural and media studies. It reflects the nature of criminology as a fast-developing, interdisciplinary subject concerned with understanding crime in its local, regional, national and international contexts, as well as in an increasingly globalised world. You will develop skills in a range of research methods and have the opportunity to put them into practice by undertaking an extended piece of criminological research. A period of hands-on experience with a local organisation working on crime or criminal justice forms an integral part of the programme and gives you the chance to apply and reflect on what you have learned in the classroom in a practical context. This course has been designed to equip you with key skills in: understanding and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of key theories and concepts in criminology evaluating arguments and the evidence used to support them developing your... [-]

MA Diplomacy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course will introduce you to the advanced study of diplomacy. It will expose you to the latest research in areas such as the law of armed conflict, crisis management, and contemporary international history. [+]

MA Diplomacy Diplomacy provides the vital human framework for the development of international society in a globalising world. Increasingly complex patterns of law, culture, history, economics and politics - both within and between states - are mediated by the practice of diplomacy. The craft of diplomacy, although distinguished by a remarkable and time-honoured pedigree, is ever more essential to mediation and regulation in the contemporary world. This dynamic, interdisciplinary programme will introduce you to the advanced study of diplomacy. Offered jointly by the School of Politics and International Relations, the School of Law, and the Department of History, it will expose you to the latest research in areas such as the law of armed conflict, crisis management, and contemporary international history. You will develop a broad understanding of diplomacy and negotiation, including traditional approaches that view it as a specialist form of statecraft, and modern conceptions that embrace areas such as the media and cultural diplomacy. You will be offered the opportunity to participate in a field trip to Europe, where you will visit key diplomatic institutions and organisations such as the European Commission, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and the European Parliament. Key facts The School of Politics and International Relations was ranked in the UK top 15 for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) This interdisciplinary course is taught jointly by the School of Politics and International Relations, the School of Law, and the Department of History As one... [-]

MA Education

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The MA Education is a unique modular programme of study designed to reflect the needs of individuals or organisational cohorts, and deepen and refine your capacity for critical reflection on your practice. [+]

MA Education The MA Education is a unique modular programme of study designed to reflect the needs of individuals or organisational cohorts. While each module has its own unique focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of historical, political and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members. The overall purpose of the masters programme is to deepen and refine your capacity for critical reflection on your practice as well as on the mental models which inform your work. Systematic practitioner inquiry is therefore an organising principle that underpins all modules on the programme, and you will be encouraged to identify issues that are significant to your professional practice. A hallmark of the MA Education is its commitment to equity and diversity, and its flexibility to meet the needs of individuals and organisations. Flexibility is evident in terms of offering you a range of: specialist module options to create a personally and professionally meaningful qualification modes of delivery to take account of individual needs and professional contexts exit points en-route to a full masters programme "The MA course provided me with the unique opportunity to research my own practice and develop a greater understanding of the issues facing schools today. This further underpinned my teaching philosophy and has been fundamental in leading to further career progression; now as a Head of Department I am able to implement many of the forward thinking ideas discussed in such a developmental setting. In all aspects... [-]

MA Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course explores what recent changes to the global cultural and political landscape mean for individuals and groups, in terms of their ability to access human rights. [+]

MA Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights Demand for various forms of expertise on human rights, citizenship and identities is rapidly expanding as governments, international agencies, non-governmental organisations and private sector organisations become increasingly sensitive to and interested in questions about rights and identities. In the current global context national versions of citizenship have reached crisis point. Yet what does it mean to think of yourself as a global citizen? The MA Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights aims to find out by investigating critical global questions such as war, migration, climate change, the credit crunch, the rise of nationalism, the impact of global media, sex tourism, modern slavery, the transformation of gender and sexuality and, of course, contemporary racism. You will explore what recent changes to the global cultural and political landscape mean for individuals and groups in terms of their ability to access human rights (social, economic and cultural, as well as political and civil). This course is particularly suited to social science and arts graduates who wish to pursue careers in the NGO sector, academia, civil service or journalism, as it: provides advanced sociological knowledge of debates on human rights, citizenship, globalisation and identities offers opportunities to develop specialist knowledge and understanding of post-conflict cultures, human rights law and/or of media and globalisation, rights and identities Course details This course consists of taught modules totalling 120 credits (which are taken during the autumn and spring terms) and a 60-credit dissertation (undertaken over the summer period). You will... [-]

MA International Relations

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course is an internationally recognised degree programme that will provide you with a solid grounding in the philosophical and practical aspects of international political analysis. [+]

MA International Relations This course is an internationally recognised degree programme that will provide you with a solid grounding in the philosophical and practical aspects of international political analysis. Drawing on the research expertise of a large number of academic staff within the School of Politics and International Relations, this course introduces you to key concepts such as power, agency, the state, international society and order. You can tailor this programme to your own interests by choosing from a wide range of modules offered by the school. The research interests of our academic staff, who are well established leaders in the field of international relations, cover a considerable range of expertise. Areas of special interest include: diplomacy in Middle East and Asia global civil society and global justice globalisation human security and humanitarianism intelligence and national security international human rights and war crimes international political economy international relations theory justice beyond borders terrorism, guerrilla war and low intensity conflict United States foreign and security policy Key facts The School of Politics and International Relations was ranked in the UK top 15 for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). Course details Studying this course will allow you to draw upon a range of modules that will deepen your understanding and develop your own interests. The MA consists of a 20-credit core module, a further 20-credit methodological module, and 80 credits of optional modules taken during the autumn and spring semesters. Assessment for each taught module takes place at... [-]

MA International Security and Terrorism

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This innovative programme provides you with a framework for the detailed investigation of both international security and the related field of terrorism. [+]

MA International Security and Terrorism The desire for security and safety has always been at the heart of the human condition. An understanding of the subject of security involves studying not only what makes us feel secure but also what we regard as threatening. In the current international environment, with the upsurge in international terrorism and the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, this course offers the opportunity for in-depth study and analysis for students and those with a professional interest in the subject. Taught by experts in both international security and terrorism, this course will introduce you to some of the major schools of thought within the discipline of international relations including realism, liberalism, and critical theory. You will explore key issues in contemporary international security including international intervention, conventional and nuclear deterrence, insurgency and counter insurgency, peacemaking, and peacekeeping. The programme will facilitate the analysis of terrorism as a political strategy, its contemporary significance and relative success; develop your understanding of counter-terrorist techniques; and provide you with an in-depth study of security issues in particular regions of the world. The degree emphasises three elements: The theoretical underpinnings of the study of international security and terrorism The main empirical problems of security and terrorism in the present age The opportunity to study security and terrorism complexes through optional modules You will be offered the opportunity to participate in a field trip to Europe, where you will visit key diplomatic institutions and organisations such as the European Commission, North Atlantic Treaty... [-]

MA International Social Policy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course equips students with the skills needed to understand the new challenges of the increasingly interdependent world in which we live. [+]

MA International Social Policy This course equips students with the skills needed to understand the new challenges of the increasingly interdependent world in which we live. Social policy is concerned with questions such as: How can we create a good society? How much money should we spend on welfare services? Is the current distribution of income and wealth socially just? Should we be charged individually for using welfare services? Should free markets and profit motives play a central role in service delivery? What are the causes and consequences of poverty? It is no longer possible to study national social policies in isolation. Global interconnections are multiplying and intensifying across a range of fields: economics, politics and the natural environment, among others. The MA International Social Policy provides an introduction to comparative social policy and so to recent developments in welfare reforms from around the world. It provides comparisons of the welfare models of developed welfare states, such as those found in European countries, and explores the relevance of recent developments and debates for developing countries. This course also includes subjects that consider the future of social policies and comparative analyses, such as the module Climate Change and Social Policy. Training in research methods allows evaluation of policy outcomes, not only in terms of their effectiveness and efficiency but also extending to consider wider socio-economic and political contexts. The success of the School of Sociology and Social Policy reflects the diverse intellectual backgrounds and research interests of our staff and our... [-]

MA Landscape and Culture

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course is aimed at students with an interest in theoretical and empirical developments in cultural geography, and those wishing to gain an understanding of the cultural landscapes of rural and urban environments throughout the world. [+]

MA Landscape and Culture This course is aimed at students with an interest in theoretical and empirical developments in cultural geography, and those wishing to gain an understanding of the cultural landscapes of rural and urban environments throughout the world. On the MA Landscape and Culture you will explore key themes in cultural and historical geography, providing connections in theory and practice with disciplines throughout the humanities and social sciences. The programme is recognised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as providing training appropriate for PhD research. Key facts 75% of our research output was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision We are ranked in the top 50 worldwide for geography according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 Course details This course requires you to complete 120 credits of core and optional modules before undertaking a supervised dissertation. Modules Core Approaches to Landscape Critical Human Geography Dissertation: Landscape and Culture Research Design B Optional You must select 30 credits of optional modules (to total 180), either provided by the School of Geography, or in other schools across the University. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a... [-]

MA Learning, Technology and Education

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course promises a deeper understanding of learning and, in addition, how new technologies can be applied within schools, universities and the workplace to support it. [+]

MA Learning, Technology and Education Are you committed to improving teaching and learning? Do you want to understand the conditions of effective learning and then explore how new technologies can help? Our staff have outstanding international reputations for their teaching and research around these important topics. The MA Learning, Technology and Education is the flagship programme offered by the Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) within the School of Education. Learning Sciences draws from psychology, computer science and education. It provides a unique perspective on the theories that underpin successful learning and teaching and innovation within the fast moving digital world of new technologies. This programme promises a deeper understanding of learning and, in addition, how new technologies can be applied within schools, universities and the workplace to support it. It does not matter if your background is in teaching, computing, psychology or any of the allied disciplines - as long as you wish to engage in this debate and perhaps pursue a career in education, training, educational technology or further research. You must have at least modest experience of acting in an educational setting, or be involved in some way in supporting learning such as through a part-time or placement context. You will find our LSRI learning environment an experienced, supportive and friendly community. Study on this course will: broaden your knowledge and experience of digital technologies as resources for learning, engaging with: tablets, smartboards mobile learning tools, virtual learning environments (VLEs), serious games, massive open online courses (MOOCs), computer... [-]

MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course is flexible and covers all areas of practice. The programme prepares you for work as a practitioner in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. [+]

MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice You will join a diverse and professional community that has a person-centred experiential approach at the very heart of what we do. We are a team with a unique blend of practice and academic backgrounds and experience. We specialise in Counselling for Children and Young People and Adults Across the Lifespan. Our programme is flexible and covers all areas of practice. The programme prepares you for work as a practitioner in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. On our programme you will: engage creatively with issues in contemporary society choose between two specialisms, Counselling for Adults across the Lifespan (AAL) and Counselling for Children and Young People (CYP) belong to a vibrant counselling and psychotherapy community study in a world class university with an award winning sustainable environment You will benefit from: a 40-year tradition of counselling training at The University of Nottingham leading scholars and practitioners in the field of counsellor training developing within a growth oriented experiential learning environment access to superb learning resources and leading research a seminar series linked with the course On completion of the course you: will leave with an internationally recognised counselling qualification may become a leader in the field of counselling working in education, schools, health, community, private and public sectors will meet requirements to become a counsellor with accreditation will be prepared for doctoral studies in counselling and psychotherapy Course details Completion of the Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice MA programme can be... [-]

MA Politics and Contemporary History

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course is explicitly historical in scope, having particular focus on those things within living memory, reflecting the vast upsurge of interest in contemporary history following the end of the Cold War. [+]

MA Politics and Contemporary History This course is explicitly historical in scope, having particular focus on those things within living memory, reflecting the vast upsurge of interest in contemporary history following the end of the Cold War. The course will address contending approaches to recent events which have shaped your own life and the lives of those immediately around you. The MA Politics and Contemporary History is well-established and attracts applicants of exceptional quality from the UK and abroad. The University of Nottingham boasts one of the highest concentrations of research expertise in contemporary history in the UK. Staff in the School of Politics and International Relations are actively engaged in contemporary historical research and further expertise is found in the schools of American and Canadian Studies, History, the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, and the China Policy Institute. Areas of special interest include: 20th-century American history 20th-century Chinese history Anglo-American relations Cold War history communism and fascism contemporary British political history film history intelligence and national security labour and urban history, especially in Britain and Europe modern German history including the Holocaust modern Russia, especially imperial, diplomacy and war modern war in Europe, Asia and the Pacific religion and conflict in the Middle East South East Asia, especially social movements United States foreign and security policy women's history Key facts The School of Politics and International Relations was ranked in the UK top 15 for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). Course details The flexible,... [-]

MA Public Policy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course focuses on critical issues and key developments relating to public policy, such as globalisation, Europeanisation, governance, and policy evaluation. [+]

MA Public Policy With the current developments in countries around the world, this is one of the most exciting times to be studying anything to do with the public sector, governance and government, and the delivery of services to meet people's needs. You will have the opportunity to study policy development, implementation and evaluation across a wide range of policy sectors (eg health, food, education etc) and countries. The aim of all of our programmes is to provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools to make sense of the world of public policy and management, so that you can critically analyse situations and problems, and use this to improve practice. The MA Public Policy is designed to blend both practitioner and academic perspectives on public policy, and the wide range of modules draw on examples from different countries around the world. Key facts This course features international curricula focusing on key public sector developments in the UK, the EU, the US and other countries It is informed by world-leading research and reflects the expertise of staff in the fields of public management, policy analysis and social policy The course is multidisciplinary The Research Methods and Research Management module allows students to develop their expertise and give particular consideration to their dissertations Course details This course consists of taught modules totalling 120 credits (which are taken during the autumn and spring terms) and a 60-credit dissertation (undertaken over the summer period). Modules are taught by a mixture of lectures, group... [-]

MArts Education

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MArts Education combines the academic study of education policies, systems, contexts and practices, with a practical focus on career development in related areas. [+]

MArts Education The MArts Education combines the academic study of education policies, systems, contexts and practices, with a practical focus on career development in related areas. Studying education will develop your understanding of what it means to learn and how this is framed by wider cultural, societal, political, historical and economic contexts. This contemporary, interdisciplinary social science degree builds on a long tradition of creative and dynamic programmes at a School of Education with over 200 years of experience in the field. You will be taught by staff who have been recognised with awards for their teaching and have international reputations for their research. Your degree will allow you to engage with debates and develop broad perspectives on issues such as: how people learn through multiple modes and in different sites the role of established and emerging technologies international education and the impact of globalisation equality, inclusion and social justice in 21st century education You will be encouraged to question current educational ideas and practices and to challenge the assumptions that underpin them. Our aim is that, as a graduate of education, you will be well equipped to understand and influence a range of educational processes at local, national and international levels. The critical focus of the degree means that you will develop skills which can prepare you for a wide range of education-related careers. Through optional modules, the course offers a strong foundation for those aspiring to teach, for example, in primary schools. It also builds a broad theoretical... [-]

MA Social Work

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course combines university and practice-based learning and is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council, with significant contributions by experienced social workers and by service users. [+]

MA Social Work The MA Social Work is delivered through the Centre for Social Work, which works to promote social and personal change and problem-solving in human relationships and communities. You will be taught by staff who have national and international reputations for their quality of their research and publications and this knowledge informs their teaching. We believe that at the heart of social work lies the relationship which social workers develop with individual service users - be they children, young people or adults. Positive relationships enable the social worker to support service users as they negotiate transitions and decisions in their life which may be complex and painful in nature. We aim, therefore, to select students for this course who have the potential to develop the qualities that service users want and need from social workers: reliability, understanding, warmth, respect for others, an authoritative approach to difficult issues and an ability to get things done. The course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and you will be expected to work within their standards. Apply online Applications for this course must be made online through UCAS (institution code N84, course code L508). Any applications received after the deadline specified on the UCAS website will be treated as late and will only be assessed once we have ascertained whether places remain on the course. This will be after we have assessed, interviewed and made offers to eligible applicants who applied before the deadline. Assessment and interview days... [-]

MA Special and Inclusive Education

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course offers a comprehensive focus on contemporary debates within special and inclusive education including local, national and international policies and approaches. [+]

MA Special and Inclusive Education The MA Special and Inclusive Education focuses on the specific needs of children with learning difficulties and disabilities, communication impairments, literacy difficulties/dyslexia, autism and ADHD to illustrate the challenges encountered in professional practice. Critical exploration of current theory and research inform consideration of pedagogical approaches as well as the development of effective systems and structures for working with parents/carers and different agencies. The MA Special and Inclusive Education is suitable if you are: interested in developing your knowledge and understanding of children and young people with special educational needs working as a teacher or associated professional in mainstream education or specialised settings wishing to extend your skills and practice an experienced professional or new to working with children with additional needs UK-based or an international student It provides high-quality professional development that offers flexibility for you to pursue areas of interest and specialisms. This course supports students who are not currently based in a teaching establishment to secure placements in local schools, offering the opportunity to experience local practice and the potential to conduct small scale research projects. You will also be supported by: a friendly team of tutors with a breadth and depth of knowledge, understanding and skills developed through experience in the field interactive and collaborative teaching methods promoting shared enquiry individual and group tutorials emphasis on formative feedback to support you in successfully completing the assessed elements of the course access to extensive study materials from libraries and online sources a comprehensive... [-]

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course will develop your critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice and stimulate you to reflect your own teaching. [+]

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) This course will develop your critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice and stimulate you to reflect your own teaching. The MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is suitable if you are: a teacher of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) working in a related profession and are keen to build on your existing knowledge and experience seeking to improve your career prospects interested in researching your own teaching practices or context It prepares you to conduct independent research into teaching and learning and provides a pathway to doctoral study. You will meet expert tutors in the field of English language teaching (ELT), a major branch of applied linguistics, who have international reputations in their own area of research, and who are committed to providing the best quality study experience. Our teaching is informed by leading research in the field and we offer elective modules which reflect the latest in applied linguistics and language teacher education. You will learn in a modern, high-tech learning environment with a lively, multi-cultural social experience. We offer a range of support including: interactive, collaborative teaching methods individual tutorials to support your academic development opportunities to pursue your own professional and research interests access to extensive study materials from libraries and online sources free support for developing proficiency in academic English "Another thing I liked was the fact the classes were set up as seminars...I like the way that... [-]

MSc

MA/MSc Geography (by research)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

These programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science or social science focused aspect of geography. [+]

MA/MSc Geography (by research) Our Geography MA/MSc (by research) programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science or social science focused aspect of geography. These courses are aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on achieving a research-based postgraduate masters-level degree qualification. With close support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, students typically conduct in-depth research focused on either a social science, scientific or technological aspect of geography. It is not possible to upgrade the Geography MA/MSc (by research) to a PhD (see Geography MRes). By undertaking one of these programmes you will benefit from being part of a world leading, research-intensive school, spending time on a topic of your choice while enhancing your research skills and subject expertise. Our culture of interdisciplinary study and knowledge transfer enables us to generate high-impact research that influences government public policy, private enterprise and third sector organisations. Key facts 75% of our research output was rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision We are ranked in the top 50 worldwide for geography according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 Course details You will be required to complete a supervised dissertation worth up to 180 credits and have the option to replace up to 60 of those credits with optional taught modules across our wide-ranging portfolio of modules. By doing so, this reduces the maximum number of... [-]

MSc Behavioural Economics

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Behavioural economics is a rapidly expanding field, investigating the human and social factors influencing the decisions made by consumers, borrowers and investors. [+]

MSc Behavioural Economics Behavioural economics is a rapidly expanding field, investigating the human and social factors influencing the decisions made by consumers, borrowers and investors. Our research-led approach to teaching guarantees a challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher. At the end of the MSc Behavioural Economics course you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of behavioural economics and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first behavioural research project or experiment. Content for this course is informed by the world leading research of the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx). You will learn about the experimental methods used by our researchers, alongside utilising our CeDEx computer lab for conducting economic experiments. You will also be invited to attend workshops and seminars that are run by the centre, which include speakers from across the globe. Dual degree option The school has professional links with the University of Konstanz, Germany. This allows MSc students who have successfully completed the taught component of the MSc to transfer onto our dual degree and spend a second year in Konstanz. This is a great opportunity to travel abroad and study at a very highly ranked university in a beautiful part of Germany. Key facts The School of Economics ranks 3rd in the world for behavioural economics in the Research Papers in Economics rankings We are consistently placed in the world's... [-]

MSc Economic Development and Policy Analysis

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course explores current theories, issues and evidence in economic policy as applied to developing countries. [+]

MSc Economic Development and Policy Analysis The MSc Economic Development and Policy Analysis is ideal for students who have a particular interest in development issues and want to apply an advanced level knowledge of economics to practical and policy issues. It will introduce you to a range of techniques for development policy analysis and reviews policy and practise in many of the most important areas of economic policy in developing countries. Core modules provide a solid grounding in economics, while specialised modules give you the opportunity to address current theories, issues and evidence in economic policy. Content for this course is influenced by the research activities of the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT), aiming to equip you with both the knowledge and application of techniques for economic policy analysis in developing countries. At the end of the course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of economics and development economics and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first simple theoretical model or experimental or empirical project. Key facts CREDIT is a research focus for members of the School of Economics and its principle research interests are economic issues relating to developing countries We are consistently placed in the world's top 50 economics departments and at 6th in the UK by the Tilburg University rankings We ranked 6th among the UK's economics departments for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework... [-]

MSc Economics

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course provides the technical tools required for understanding and developing microeconomic and macroeconomic models, while building a comprehensive knowledge of econometric techniques. [+]

MSc Economics The MSc Economics exposes students to contemporary economic thinking and maximises the range of specialist economics topics that are available for study. Our research-led approach to teaching guarantees an exciting and challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher. At the end of the course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in economics. Your theoretical knowledge is supported with hands-on training in the use, presentation and interpretation of economic data, which includes exploring various advanced econometric software packages. The range of optional modules on offer allows students to tailor their studies to suit their interests, while our research-led approach to teaching guarantees an exciting and challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher. Content for this course is provided by the world leading research of our research centres, including those in behavioural economics, international economics, time series econometrics, political economy and development economics. Dual degree option The school has professional links with the University of Konstanz, Germany. This allows MSc students who have successfully completed the taught component of the MSc to transfer onto our dual degree and spend a second year in Konstanz. This is a great opportunity to travel abroad and study at a very highly-ranked university in a beautiful part of Germany. Key facts We are consistently placed in the world's top 50 economics departments and at 6th in the UK by... [-]

MSc Economics and Development Economics

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course explores the theories, issues and evidence in economics analysis, as applied to developing countries. [+]

MSc Economics and Development Economics The content of the MSc Economics and Development Economics is informed by the cutting-edge work of academics associated with the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT). CREDIT is a research focus for members of the School of Economics and colleagues in other research institutions, and their principle research interests are economics issues relating to developing countries. At the end of the course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of economics and development economics and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first simple theoretical model or experimental or empirical project. Dual degree option The school has professional links with the University of Konstanz, Germany. This allows MSc students who have successfully completed the taught component of the MSc to transfer onto our dual degree and spend a second year in Konstanz. This is a great opportunity to travel abroad and study at a very highly-ranked university in a beautiful part of Germany. Key facts Established in 1988, CREDIT has a long history of researching development in Africa as well as other regions We are consistently placed in the world's top 50 economics departments and at 6th in the UK by the Tilburg University rankings We ranked 6th among the UK's economics departments for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) Course details You will undertake 120 credits of core and optional modules as well as... [-]

MSc Economics and Econometrics

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course provides a solid foundation in contemporary econometric theory, and the expertise to apply that theory to the analysis of economic data. [+]

MSc Economics and Econometrics The MSc Economics and Econometrics is designed to train you in the use of analytic and quantitative methods in examining economic issues, providing research training at the level needed to progress to a PhD programme. Our research-led approach to teaching guarantees an exciting and challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher. The programme is influenced by the work of academics at the Granger Centre for Time Series Econometrics - including Nobel Prize Winner and Nottingham alumnus, Sir Clive Granger. The Centre was established in 2006 to develop and distribute research in both theoretical and applied time series econometric analysis, including panel data methods. At the end of the course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in econometrics and applied econometrics and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first econometrics research project. Dual degree option The school has professional links with the University of Konstanz, Germany. This allows MSc students who have successfully completed the taught component of the MSc to transfer onto our dual degree and spend a second year in Konstanz. This is a great opportunity to travel abroad and study at a very highly-ranked university in a beautiful part of Germany. Key facts We are consistently placed in the world's top 50 economics departments and at 6th in the UK by the Tilburg University rankings We ranked 6th among the UK's economics departments... [-]

MSc Economics and Financial Economics

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course explores current theories, whilst providing students with research training and the core skills and techniques needed for analytical work on financial markets. [+]

MSc Economics and Financial Economics The last two decades have seen a dramatic change in the economic theory of financial markets. The MSc Economics and Financial Economics course is influenced by the work of academics at theCentre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics (CFCM), which focuses on issues arising from the operation of financial markets, household debt and corporate finance. It also investigates the transmission mechanisms of monetary policy through credit channels, particularly when credit is constrained. You will be trained in the use of analytic and quantitative methods in examining economic issues, and will be provided with research training at the level required to progress to a PhD. At the end of the course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of financial economics and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first finance research project. Dual degree option The school has professional links with the University of Konstanz, Germany. This allows MSc students who have successfully completed the taught component of the MSc to transfer onto our dual degree and spend a second year in Konstanz. This is a great opportunity to travel abroad and study at a very highly-ranked university in a beautiful part of Germany. Key facts CFCM researchers have provided academic advice to central banks around financial regulators around the world including the Bank of England and the UK Financial Services Authority We are consistently placed in the world's top 50 economics departments... [-]

MSc Economics and International Economics

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course focuses on international economics, while providing a solid basis in the use of analytic and quantitative methods in examining economic issues. [+]

MSc Economics and International Economics Our MSc Economics and International Economics course content is influenced by the work of the Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP). The centre is one of the leading European research groups studying the causes and consequences of globalisation, and its academics have advised the Treasury, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation. This course is designed to provide research training at the level required to progress to a PhD programme. Through specialised modules in international macroeconomics and international trade theory, you will be taught to apply and develop your analytic and quantitative skills developed in the core courses, and to take further options in areas that will strengthen those skills for examining international economic issues. At the end of the course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of international economics and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first research project on a topic that might include international trade, FDI or migration. Dual degree option The school has professional links with the University of Konstanz, Germany. This allows MSc students who have successfully completed the taught component of the MSc to transfer onto our dual degree and spend a second year in Konstanz. This is a great opportunity to travel abroad and study at a very highly-ranked university in a beautiful part of Germany. Key facts GEP is the largest and one of the most successful... [-]

MSc Economics of Monetary and Financial Policy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is a significant new masters programme and is taught by economists with substantial experience working with central banks, regulators and other financial institutions. [+]

MSc Economics of Monetary and Financial Policy The MSc Economics of Monetary and Financial Policy is designed for students intending to prepare for an active career in a central bank or a regulatory authority overseeing financial markets and institutions, or who wish to gain experience of these institutions before working in the financial sector. It provides relevant preparation for work as an economist, supervisor or regulator in commercial and investment banks, credit rating agencies, pension companies and insurers as well as in the public sector. Unlike a typical Economics MSc, this course has core modules in the behaviour of consumers and firms and the macroeconomic context for policymaking. It provides an introduction to monetary and financial policymaking, and hands-on data analysis modules with applications relevant to monetary and financial institutions. The specialised modules offered in this course refer to monetary economics and policy, economics of corporate finance, economics of household finance, and options are offered in macro-financial and general equilibrium (DSGE) modelling techniques used widely by central banks and regulators. These modules offer advanced understanding of institutions, policy making bodies and techniques used to evaluate policies. The programme specification draws on and makes a virtue of the close links with the Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics (CFCM). The modules are taught by Fellows of the centre, and draw on their research published in the working paper series and internationally recognised peer reviewed journals. It is further supported by a weekly seminar series, one-day conferences and regular public lectures organised... [-]

MSc Environmental Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Interdisciplinary understanding of environmental issues and their management in the context of sustainability lies at the core of this masters programme, which draws on a range of expertise from the natural, physical and social sciences. [+]

MSc Environmental Management The Environmental Management MSc offers an advanced, interdisciplinary coverage of a range of environmental issues. It aims to significantly enhance your skills and knowledge of these issues in both a national and international context, and from the perspectives of the natural, physical and social sciences. The course is delivered by internationally renowned experts in the fields of flood risk management, climate science, contaminated land management, and agri-environmental governance and management. You will also benefit from the expertise of external practitioners and scholars who contribute to the programme. A unique tutorial system supports your learning in a small group setting, and you will have opportunities for field work at our Malaysia or China campuses. Key facts 75% of our research output was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision We are ranked in the top 50 worldwide for geography according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 Course details You are required to complete 80 credits of core taught modules and 40 credits of optional taught modules, before undertaking a supervised dissertation worth 60 credits. Modules Core Dissertation: Environmental Management Foundations of Environmental Management Environment, Space and Society Geographical Research Methods Optional Environmental Management in Practice Environmental Management Tutorial Project Management and Environmental Legislation Alternatively, you can choose from other modules from the School of Geography, or in other schools across the... [-]

MSc Human Geography

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The MSc Human Geography covers current themes in critical human geography and research methods for social scientists. [+]

MSc Human Geography This course provides you with a thorough grounding in key developments in contemporary human geography, as well as advanced level training in geographical research methods, research design, and broader social science concepts and intellectual traditions. The school has world-recognised expertise in cultural, historical, economic and medical geography along with environmental history. Our academics have received accolades for their research from institutions such as the British Medical Association and the Royal Academy. Key facts 75% of our research output was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision We are ranked in the top 50 worldwide for geography according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 Course details This course requires you to complete 120 credits of core and optional modules, before undertaking a supervised dissertation. Modules Core Critical Human Geography Dissertation: Human Geography Geographical Research Methods Space and Social Theory Research Design B Optional You will select 30 credits of optional modules either provided by the School of Geography, or in other social science schools across the University. The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Graduates from this programme have gone on to pursue a... [-]

MSci International Relations and Global Issues

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This innovative four-year degree leads to a masters level qualification. Years one, three and four will be spent at Nottingham; the second year will be spent at one of our partner institutions overseas (the choice will be governed by your academic progress). [+]

MSci International Relations and Global Issues Helping students develop a broad understanding of the subject, this course includes a year abroad at one of 25 overseas institutions in locations such as Canada, Hong Kong and Australia. It leads to a masters level qualification, with years one, three and four spent at Nottingham and the second year at one of our partner institutions overseas (the choice will be governed by your academic progress). Years one and three will follow the programme outlined in our BA Politics and International Relations course with year four allowing you to take modules from the school's portfolio of masters programmes, and to research and write a dissertation. Year one Your first year will provide you with a broad knowledge across the discipline, focusing on the areas of international relations, comparative politics, British political history, and political theory. You will take some subsidiary modules from other schools within the University and, while many students opt to study a language module and continue this throughout their time at Nottingham, you can choose any subject you wish. Year two Year two is spent focusing on global issues in one of 25 partner institutions around the world, drawn from the Universitas 21 (U21) network, the school's European Erasmus exchange partners and The University of Nottingham's campuses in China and Malaysia. Year three Year three is spent back at Nottingham, where you will take modules chosen from the wide range offered on international relations and global issues. You need to choose... [-]

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MPA Master of Public Administration

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course focuses on critical issues and key developments relating to public management, such as leadership, strategy, performance management and human resource management. [+]

MPA Master of Public Administration The MPA Public Administration is an internationally recognised qualification and provides public service managers with the competencies and knowledge necessary for managing creatively in challenging policy environments. It is suitable for new graduates and those with managerial and/or public or third sector work experience. With the current developments in countries around the world, this is one of the most exciting times to be studying anything to do with the public sector, governance and government, and the delivery of services to meet people's needs. The aim of all of our programmes is to provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools to make sense of the world of public policy and management, so that you can analyse situations and problems, and use this to improve practice. The course is designed to blend both practitioner and academic perspectives on public management, and the wide range of modules draw on examples from different countries around the world. Key facts This course features international curricula focusing on key public sector developments in the UK, the EU, the US and other countries It is informed by world-leading research and reflects the expertise of staff in the fields of public management, policy analysis and social policy The Research Methods and Research Management module allows students to develop their expertise and give particular consideration to their dissertations Course details This course consists of taught modules totalling 120 credits (which are taken during the autumn and spring terms) and a 60-credit dissertation (undertaken... [-]

MRes Geography

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The Geography (Sc) MRes and Geography MRes programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science, technological or social science focused aspect of geography. [+]

MRes Geography The Geography (Sc) MRes and Geography MRes programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science, technological or social science focused aspect of geography. These courses are aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on achieving a research-based postgraduate masters-level degree qualification. With close support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, students typically conduct in-depth research focussed on either a social science, scientific or technological aspect of geography. It may be possible to upgrade an MRes to a PhD at the discretion of the school. By undertaking this programme you will benefit from being part of a world-leading, research-intensive school, spending time on a topic of your choice while enhancing your research skills and subject expertise. Our culture of interdisciplinary study and knowledge transfer enables us to generate high-impact research that influences government public policy, private enterprise and third sector organisations. Key facts 75% of our research output was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision We are ranked in the top 50 worldwide for geography according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 Course details You are required to undertake at least 20 credits of generic research training. A further 40 taught credits may also be taken, with the balance consisting of a thesis, appropriately credit-weighted, according to maximum number of words permitted, supervised within the School of Geography. Successful... [-]

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