University of East Anglia Faculty of Social Sciences

Introduction

UEA Social Sciences at Master's Level

Feed your passion for the social sciences at UEA. Deepen your knowledge, specialise, take your career to the next level, challenge yourself, give yourself the edge with employers.

There's no better place to immerse yourself in every detail of your chosen field.

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of East Anglia is home to seven Schools of Study working at the forefront of academic and professional development. Individuals studying within the Faculty are able to benefit from outstanding academic expertise and independent study facilities.

With an excellent research and teaching profile, the Faculty offers strong international links to institutes, public and private sector organisations, international networks, governments, policy advisers, and research councils throughout the world.

Its brilliant reputation guarantees that graduates are equipped to enter a wide range of professions with the essential skills needed to succeed.

The seven interdisciplinary Schools of Study have powerful reputations in the fields of:
• Business Management
• Economics
• Education and Lifelong Learning
• International Development
• Law
• Social Work and Social Policy
• Psychology

Postgraduate Funding

Postgraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and PhD Studentships are available to students within the Faculty of Social Sciences and are usually awarded on the basis of academic merit. Application deadlines vary, so you are strongly advised to apply as early as possible in your year of entry. To explore further detail on funding linked to your area of study visit UEA’s dedicated page for Postgraduate funding opportunities.

UEA: WORLD LEADING INSTITUTION WITH STUDENTS AT ITS HEART

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned, campus-based university that delivers top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students. UEA’s postgraduate community is around 3,500 students, forming one of the central strengths of the University.

Proving its pioneering spirit, UEA proudly sits in the Top 1% of universities in the world (Times Higher World League Table 2015-16) and consistently performs in the Top 5 for student experience in the National Student Survey since it began 10 years ago.

The campus is located in a lush, green area of Norwich, England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. It’s just two miles from the heart of the city, which is easily reached by foot, bike or bus. The stunning Norfolk coast is 1 hour away, and London a swift 2 hours by train. This uniquely-placed University is also part of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environmental, health and plant science.

Sporting facilities on campus include the Sportspark, which houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool and regularly hosts local and international athletic events. UEA also offers the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and hosts an International Literary Festival that featuring famous names such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Anne Enright (all UEA Creative Writing course alumni).

If you want to change the world with your degree, make an impact in your industry and reach your full potential - the University of East Anglia is a brilliant next step.
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MRes Social Science Research Methods

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MRes Social Science Research Methods degree offers an advanced programme of research training. The course is ideal for applicants who are considering going on to study for a PhD. You will study core Faculty modules that include generic social science research skills, broad based training in social science research methods, and advanced training in qualitative and quantitative methods. [+]

The MRes Social Science Research Methods degree offers an advanced programme of research training. The course is ideal for applicants who are considering going on to study for a PhD. You will study core Faculty modules that include generic social science research skills, broad based training in social science research methods, and advanced training in qualitative and quantitative methods. You will also receive School-based research skills and subject-based training from which you will acquire specialist knowledge that will allow you to apply the basic principles of social science research and design to your own research projects. The University of East Anglia has been ranked 10th in the UK for the quality of its research output and 21st overall amongst all mainstream British institutions in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The results show that more than 82 per cent of UEA research is classified as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, confirming UEA’s position as a premier research institution making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society. The course is available in the following subject specialisms: Education and Lifelong Learning Social Work and Social Policy Psychology Law Business and Management International Development The degree may be studied over one year full-time, or two years part-time. The registration date is: September. Professional, Employability and Practical Skills A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme with the aim of strengthening of your skills. Advisor sessions to support learning and career development occur throughout the year. Entry... [-]

MSc

MA Development Economics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc Development Economics is taught by a team of internationally-respected development economists with a vast amount of experience in the field. Specifically, the use of experimental and behavioural economics puts this group in the forefront of innovative development research internationally. [+]

The MSc Development Economics is taught by a team of internationally-respected development economists with a vast amount of experience in the field. Specifically, the use of experimental and behavioural economics puts this group in the forefront of innovative development research internationally. In addition to the global recognition with publication in top academic journals, their research was recognised as internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). The programme applies rigorous economic analyses to real-world problems, like poverty and underdevelopment, to identify effective policies. International development organisations and agencies (for example, the World Bank, IMF, DFID, Oxfam, Action Aid, WIDER) increasingly recognise that the study of economic development in a world that is experiencing rapid globalisation requires an approach that is analytically rigorous and, at the same time, problem- and policy-oriented. This programme provides a sound foundation in contemporary development economics and is distinct for the following reasons: It is unique because it integrates methods, research findings and new insights from behavioural and experimental economics. Compared to traditional development economics courses students acquire more subtle understanding of development processes and more realistic policy analyses. It provides strong links with the MSc in Impact Evaluation taught within the same School; its two core modules may both be taken as optional modules by students on the MSc in Development Economics. While taught by specialised development economists, the programme is housed in the multi- and inter-disciplinary School of International Development. Students may take up to two out of their six taught modules from... [-]

MSc Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

This degree is designed for students who already have a first degree in accounting, finance, business and economics, or in a quantitative subject (such as science or engineering). It provides an advanced level of study to help start a successful career in the corporate sector. You will also be equipped with the research skills to consider academic options such as PhD level study. [+]

This degree is designed for students who already have a first degree in accounting, finance, business and economics, or in a quantitative subject (such as science or engineering). It provides an advanced level of study to help start a successful career in the corporate sector. You will also be equipped with the research skills to consider academic options such as PhD level study. OVERVIEW If you are looking to launch a successful career in the business and the public sectors, working in a role such as a financial accountant, management accountant, auditor, fund manager, financial manager or financial analyst then this course is for you. You will gain a sound understanding of the most important theories and practices in international and management accounting, in investments and in corporate finance and governance. Teaching is supported by practical case studies, seminars and computer labs offering you a deep insight into the latest qualitative and quantitative tools used by accounting and financial practitioners today. RESEARCH FOCUSED Teaching in the course draws from the latest developments in the academic research aiming to develop your research skills. You will have the opportunity to attend research seminars from international academic experts, and graduates will also be able to pursue a PhD in Accounting or Finance. COURSE MODULES Semester 1 Advances in Financial Management International Accounting Business Regulation and Corporate Governance Semester 2 Business Research Methods Investment and Risk Management Management Semester 3 Accounting and Finance Dissertation This programme is for you if you have already studied... [-]

MSc Advanced Business Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The master in Advanced Business Management offers a great opportunity to acquire subject-specific knowledge which will enable you to apply it in a work context, or in an academic context. This means you gain both research skills and transferable skills for the work place. [+]

Have you thought about what you know and what you do not know? Do you want to go one step further in your education? This is the perfect opportunity for you to improve your curriculum and decide the next steps in your career. The master in Advanced Business Management offers a great opportunity to acquire subject-specific knowledge which will enable you to apply it in a work context, or in an academic context. This means you gain both research skills and transferable skills for the work place. Research lead As the MSc includes a dissertation, you can use this master as a bridge to do your PhD You will have one year to discover which topics related to business management you like the most You will know the latest theories on business management You will identify gaps in a specific research field and will fill this gap by doing your thesis after finishing this master. Employability lead If you decide to look for a job when finishing the master you will have advanced skills to work in a company, as you will be able to: Analyse the work context from an evidence-based perspective Identify problems and needs: What has to be done? Plan organisational interventions to improve processes and results. What about the modules, the lecturers and the assessment? A wide range of topics: 6 modules and one dissertation will provide you with a wide range of skills that will make you more employable. You get advanced knowledge not on... [-]

MSc Advanced Operations and Logistics Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

You will acquire knowledge about the primary and support activities in a value chain and advanced operations and logistics management practices and techniques. Case studies will be applied to help you understand workplace scenarios. [+]

Business is global and our ability to compete successfully requires our experience and knowledge in developing and managing the global supply chain. This is the course for you if you are looking for a career in operations and logistics either within companies or in specialist logistics and operations businesses. You will acquire knowledge about the primary and support activities in a value chain and advanced operations and logistics management practices and techniques. Case studies will be applied to help you understand workplace scenarios. This will help you to work as an operations, purchasing, logistics or supply chain manager in both manufacturing and service companies. You will acquire skills and practices for conducting operations and logistics research and these will enable you to pursue a PhD degree or work in consulting firms. Beyond these specialist skills, additional valuable skills that you will acquire include cognitive and transferable skills, including critical thinking and creativity, problem solving and decision making, effective use of information and communications technology, presentation, teamwork, personal effectiveness and ethics and value management. These will increase your capabilities and the opportunities for you to work in both public and private sectors. Entry Requirement Degree Subject: Business, Management or Engineering. Degree Classification: a First or 2.1 honours degree* or international equivalent from a recognised institution. *Exceptional applicants who do not meet the standard admission criteria of a 2.1 honours degree will be assessed on an individual basis and may be required to provide further materials in support of their application. [-]

MSc Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc Banking and Finance will provide you with the in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge techniques you need to succeed in the global financial and banking sector. It will also equip you with the necessary research skills for pursuing academic research at PhD level. [+]

The MSc Banking and Finance will provide you with the in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge techniques you need to succeed in the global financial and banking sector. It will also equip you with the necessary research skills for pursuing academic research at PhD level. The course is suitable for students with a background in Accounting, Finance, Business and Economics or in a quantitative subject, such as Science or Engineering. UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS: Applied: A part of the course is taught in computer labs offering a first-hand experience of the information and decision tools used by leading traders, financial analysts and investment bankers today. The course will also give the opportunity and support to students to train and obtain during their studies, at no additional cost, valuable qualifications by Thomson Reuters (Eikon and Datastream) and Bloomberg (BAT). First-class learning experience: Teaching and assessment in the MSc Banking and Finance is based on the NBS 2x3 Learning Method. This systematic approach advocates the use of interesting questions that challenge incorrect assumptions/conventional wisdom and the employment of technology in order to improve the student learning experience. Assessment is designed on the basis of clear evaluation criteria, and offers early feedback from formative assessment and feed-forward advice to allow the students to enhance their performance. Case studies and assessment through coursework will allow the students to improve their analytical and critical thinking and improve their communication, writing and presentation skills. Research-oriented: Students will gain a sound theoretical grounding in banking and finance, building a strong research-oriented... [-]

MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics is a specialist research-training course in a rapidly expanding field of enquiry in which there are many important areas of theoretical dispute between economists. Academics who teach this course include some world-leading experimental economists. [+]

Course Detail MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics is a specialist research-training course in a rapidly expanding field of enquiry in which there are many important areas of theoretical dispute between economists. Academics who teach this course include some world-leading experimental economists. If you choose to take this course you will benefit from the work undertaken at our Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS), whose computerised laboratory is dedicated to teaching and research in behavioural and experimental economics. The University is one of a very small number of economics departments in the UK equipped to carry out such work. You will also benefit from research on behavioural consumers conducted in the Centre for Competition Policy - one of the University's Research Centres working at the forefront of policy debates in competition economics at international level, with senior advisory links with the European Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trading and the UK Competition Commission. You will be encouraged to attend both Centres’ workshops, seminars and conferences and so are able to interact with leading academics and practitioners from across Europe and the United States. MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics fits into our Academic and Professional Programme and is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as a particular speciality. It is suitable for those with a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2:1 or 1st) that contains a substantial component of economics or who have a Graduate Diploma in Economics. This... [-]

MSc Brand Leadership

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

This unique programme is the perfect springboard for a career in branding. [+]

Your life in branding starts here. Welcome to the world's first postgraduate course in brand leadership. This unique programme is the perfect springboard for a career in branding. Over 90% of our graduates have great jobs as brand leaders. 36% are working in top London brand consultancies. Another 18% are in other brand consultancies around the world. A further 27% are building careers in big branded businesses. And 9% are running their own businesses. Working With Business You'll be learning directly from the world-leading brand consultancy Wolff Olins, (the agency behind Orange, Tate, GE and Unilever). You'll also have the opportunity to interact with inspiring businesses like Google, Innocent, Brora, Virgin and Oxfam and visit some of London’s best creative agencies, such as AMV.BBDO, BBH, FITCH and VCCP. Who Should Apply? This course is perfect for anyone who has studied Business, Management or Economics at an Undergraduate level or has experience working in business. Whatever your background, you must be ambitious, creative and fascinated by brands. Chartered Institute of Marketing This degree has been approved and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to provide direct entry onto the CIM's Professional Diploma in Marketing. Entry Requirement The experience you bring This course is designed for people with some experience of the subject, either in their first degree, or in working life. We will help you build on your existing knowledge and prepare you for a successful career in branding. For that reason, we ask you to be either: a... [-]

MSc Business Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc Business Management degree offered by Norwich Business School seeks to lay the foundation for general managerial responsibility which will enable successful participants to develop effective management careers. [+]

The MSc Business Management degree offered by Norwich Business School seeks to lay the foundation for general managerial responsibility which will enable successful participants to develop effective management careers. The programme will provide a foundation in the theories, concepts and techniques relevant to the practice of management. It focuses on intellectual and practical skills and furnishes students with the analytical tools and perspectives that provide a sound basis for managerial decisions. The degree is designed to meet the needs of graduates who have not previously specialised in management, or who have studied the subject in a non-UK context. Special Features The course has a number of features that make it attractive to prospective students and to employers seeking to recruit their next generation of managers: A final cash prize of £1,000 to the best student on the MSc programme. There will also be opportunities for funded PhD studies in the School. Guest speakers from industry through our MSc Business Forum' which is supported by the UEA Alumni Fund and other industry links of the School. Hands on development of management skills and personal development. Opening up recruitment opportunities through direct interaction with businesses and access to careers service. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: All subjects excluding Business (unless studied in a non-UK context) Degree Classification: Good 2.2 or equivalent Entry Requirement Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution in the UK or overseas in disciplines other than business or management. Applicants from overseas may... [-]

MSc Climate Change and International Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MSc Climate Change and International Development degree has been designed to meet the career needs of people working in international development and climate change policy and practice. [+]

The MSc Climate Change and International Development degree has been designed to meet the career needs of people working in international development and climate change policy and practice. The course will cover a range of issues surrounding international and local dimensions, particularly the questions of mitigation and adaptation in resource-poor and vulnerable settings. In recent years climate change has held a lead position on the international development agenda and world political stage. Taught by a team of internationally-renowned natural scientists, policy analysts and economists, the Masters course material will draw upon existing and ongoing research and applied work through the School of International Development and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Its interdisciplinary approach ensures that students will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the School of Environmental Sciences through the science-based modules that focus on climate change. The course will address multiple dimensions of climate change and development: International policy frameworks on climate change; urban climate change governance; adaptation and mitigation choices and pathways; adaptation and national responses; linking climate change mitigation and development; carbon trade, markets and development; climate change and poverty reduction, trade-offs and synergies; local responses to extreme events and disasters; adaptation and mitigation impacts in Africa; and sectoral responses (e.g. water, energy, food and forests). There may also be the opportunity for some students on this course to participate in a UNFCCC meeting. The MSc Climate Change and International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Course Profile... [-]

MSc Developmental Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc in Developmental Psychology combines research methods training with in-depth study at the cutting edge of the subject area. [+]

The MSc in Developmental Psychology combines research methods training with in-depth study at the cutting edge of the subject area. This programme is aimed at high calibre graduates in psychology or related disciplines who are seeking to develop the specific skills in research methodology necessary to study Developmental Psychology. This course delivers the ability to understand human development, prepare research proposals, and undertake original research, analysis and synthesis in one of current psychology’s fast-moving and fundamental areas. In the process you will acquire transferable skills in oral and written communication and the management and analysis of complex data sets. The programme is ideal for those preparing for a PhD in Developmental Science, and will benefit anyone planning a career with a significant research component. A key strength of the programme is the opportunity to experience modern psychological research methods at first hand, and to undertake bespoke placements to acquire skills specific to your research aims. The programme builds to a substantial piece of research supervised by active researchers in the field. The School of Psychology has enjoyed success in the Research Excellence Framework (2014); all of the research submitted was judged to be of international quality, with over 80% rated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. We are ranked in the Top 15 Psychology departments in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2016). Course structure The programme is comprised of both compulsory and optional modules. Developmental Psychology Conceptualising Social Science Research Research Methods 1: Design and Professional Skills Research Methods 2:... [-]

MSc Economics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Economics is a broad-based research-training course designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop theoretical and quantitative skills. In addition to the compulsory modules, you will have the flexibility to choose options from a variety of areas in economics and social sciences or to focus more narrowly according to your individual career plan. [+]

Course Detail MSc Economics is a broad-based research-training course designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop theoretical and quantitative skills. In addition to the compulsory modules, you will have the flexibility to choose options from a variety of areas in economics and social sciences or to focus more narrowly according to your individual career plan. If you take this course, you will be encouraged to attend relevant workshops, seminars and conferences in specialist fields according to your interests and for which the University of East Anglia is famous. These include the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP), the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS), our growing research base in financial markets, and research seminars in the School of Environmental Sciences. MSc Economics fits into our Academic and Professional Programme and is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as a particular speciality. It is suitable for those with a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2:1 or 1st) that contains a substantial component of economics or who have a Graduate Diploma in Economics. This course is ideal for those who aim to gain employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, international agencies and other similar organisations. It is also suitable for those seeking eventual PhD enrolment and/or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics. Many of our former PhD students now hold academic posts as lecturers in University departments both in the UK and... [-]

MSc Economics and International Relations

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Economics and International Relations provides a platform to understand international economics and politics from an interdisciplinary perspective. [+]

Course Detail MSc Economics and International Relations provides a platform to understand international economics and politics from an interdisciplinary perspective. The course gives you considerable flexibility to choose an area of geographical specialisation. It will allow you to develop skill highly desired by employers; an ability to understand international institutions and geopolitics, as well as the analytical skills of economics. It is taught in collaboration with staff and students from Political, Social and International Studies, which also has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching. This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance. The programme should appeal to those who wish to pursue a career in the areas of international business or international relations. Course Structure You will study compulsory modules in economic concepts and econometric methods, international relations theory and international political economy. You will also have the option to select from a range of modules offered within Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Economics. For further details of the modules currently on offer,... [-]

MSc Economics of International Finance and Trade

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Economics of International Finance and Trade is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of international finance and trade with an emphasis on explaining the global flows of goods, services and finance from both an investor’s and corporate perspectives. [+]

Course Detail MSc Economics of International Finance and Trade is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of international finance and trade with an emphasis on explaining the global flows of goods, services and finance from both an investor’s and corporate perspectives. This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance. You will develop specific skills highly relevant in the workplace. These include training in the use of statistical and quantitative software packages (e.g. STATA). The course provides you with a firm grasp of some of the methods, models and techniques currently used by firms and in international finance. As part of the course, you will have the opportunity your own research on a topic of particular interest to you. This course lays the foundations for a career in a wide range of financial professions, including international finance and risk management. Course Structure You will take compulsory modules in economics, financial econometrics, international trade and international finance. Teaching is provided by members of academic... [-]

MSc Economics of Money, Banking and Capital Markets

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Economics of Money, Banking and Capital Markets is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the economics of money, banking and capital markets. [+]

Course Detail MSc Economics of Money, Banking and Capital Markets is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the economics of money, banking and capital markets. This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance. You will develop specific skills highly relevant in the workplace. These include training in the use of statistical and quantitative software packages (e.g. STATA). The course provides you with a firm grasp of some of the methods, models and techniques currently used by firms in the financial services sector and beyond. As part of the course, you will undertake your own research on a topic of particular interest to you. This course lays the foundations for a career in a wide range of financial professions, including banking and risk management. Course Structure You will take compulsory modules in economics, banking econometrics, financial markets, international finance and money and banking. This will allow you to consider the role of money, central banking and monetary policy as well as gaining... [-]

MSc Enterprise and Business Creation

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

Planning to start your own business soon, or looking for an opportunity to run and manage a new business idea? Then this course is for you. It offers the perfect opportunity for you to develop initial business ideas and plan a real commercial venture, with relevant support, before starting the business once you graduate. [+]

Planning to start your own business soon, or looking for an opportunity to run and manage a new business idea? Then this course is for you. It offers the perfect opportunity for you to develop initial business ideas and plan a real commercial venture, with relevant support, before starting the business once you graduate. About the course Unlike postgraduate degrees at other institutions, the unique structure of this degree is focused on helping you to develop and realise your business ideas. The structure of the course will support this business development, eg all assessment is via targeted coursework, as exams are of no value in starting a business. Teaching is jointly taught by experts at UEA along with many tutors within the enterprise community, experienced in business and business creation. Beginning in September, the first semester (autumn) takes all participants (irrespective of their experience) through the fundamentals of business creation. In semester 2 (spring) you then have the chance to tailor your learning to your chosen business focus. The choice of modules draw upon the competencies of UEA and partners, including: Entrepreneurship in Global Health and Care - in collaboration with UEA’s pioneering Norwich Medical School, the School of Health Sciences, and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Creative Enterprise: Sustainable Business for the Arts - in collaboration with UEA’s multi-award winning faculty of arts and humanities including its world fame in creative writing and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Entrepreneurship in Agritechnology and Industrial Biotechnology - in collaboration... [-]

MSc Environment and International Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

This MSc Environment and International Development degree will appeal to natural resource specialists and agriculturalists, as well as those from a social science background who work or are interested in and wish to study development issues, sustainability and the environment. [+]

This MSc Environment and International Development degree will appeal to natural resource specialists and agriculturalists, as well as those from a social science background who work or are interested in and wish to study development issues, sustainability and the environment. Interest in the global environment and development has never been so intense. Environmental issues and problems have long been on local and national agendas, but increasingly over the last thirty years, on international agendas too. All environmental issues derive from natural processes, but at the same time are social and political, and it is this unique interdisciplinary approach which drives the MSc Environment and International Development. The interaction between environment and development is studied through analysing policy processes at local, national and international levels, as played out by a large cast of actors: policy makers, politicians, business administrators, rural and urban resource users. We use a wide range of critical and constructive skills, analytical techniques and contextual knowledge to advance our understanding of these processes. A main focus of the degree is on the political ecology approach to understanding debates and policy processes underpinning responses to environmental and natural resource problems. The MSc Environment and International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Course Profile Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits: Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits) Examination (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they... [-]

MSc Finance and Economics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Finance and Economics is designed to provide you with an advanced training in economics, whilst enabling specialisation in the area of finance. Academics who teach on this course include international experts in several areas of economics and individuals with practice experience of financial markets. [+]

Course Detail MSc Finance and Economics is designed to provide you with an advanced training in economics, whilst enabling specialisation in the area of finance. Academics who teach on this course include international experts in several areas of economics and individuals with practice experience of financial markets. You will also benefit from the growing research base in financial markets based in the School of Economics. You will be encouraged to attend relevant workshops, seminars and conferences. Some of these on financial regulation may take place in association with the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) or on behavioural finance in association with the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS). MSc Finance and Economics fits into our Academic and Professional Programme and is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as a particular speciality. It is suitable for those with a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2:1 or 1st) that contains a substantial component of economics or who have a Graduate Diploma in Economics. This course is ideal for those who aim to gain employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, international agencies and other similar organisations. It is also suitable for those seeking eventual PhD enrolment and/or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics. Many of our former PhD students now hold academic posts as lecturers in University departments both in the UK and overseas. Course Structure You will study compulsory modules in economic theory... [-]

MSc Finance and Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc Finance and Management degree is offered as a 12 month, full-time intensive Master's programme designed to meet the needs of non-business graduates wanting to develop a career in finance and management. [+]

The MSc Finance and Management degree is offered as a 12 month, full-time intensive Master's programme designed to meet the needs of non-business graduates wanting to develop a career in finance and management. This programme is designed to provide students with a good foundation and understanding of the accounting and finance principles. The taught modules will give students a clear understanding of the role of accounting, finance and other general management disciplines to ensure successful operations in a range of business settings, including financial, non-financial and public sector organisations. It is designed for candidates wishing to acquire expertise in accounting and finance, whilst developing the necessary skills for general management roles as well. The course builds on the Business School's existing partnerships with Norwich's Financial District, which is one of the largest in the UK. Learning Outcomes On completion of this course students will be able to: Understand the foundations of finance and the operation of financial markets and provision of financial services Assess critically the relationship between organisations, their external context and their management process Review critically and apply creatively the body of knowledge relating to organisations, their external context and their management process Make informed judgements about the appropriate application of theory to managerial practice in relation to organisations, their external context and their management process Evaluate and recommend options for the improvement of managerial practice in relation to organisations, their external context and their management process Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to become a more... [-]

MSc Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc Human Resource Management degree at Norwich Business School provides a sound foundation in theories, concepts and practice relevant to HRM in the context of human capital and competencies in dynamic international markets. [+]

The MSc Human Resource Management degree at Norwich Business School provides a sound foundation in theories, concepts and practice relevant to HRM in the context of human capital and competencies in dynamic international markets. With the globalisation of world markets, human resource management is cutting across geographical boundaries, this programme prepares graduates to be able to face that challenge and associated complexity. Its overall aim is to develop the next generation of international human resource managers who can thrive in the highly diverse and volatile environment, where global firms are capitalising on their people to develop long-lasting competitive advantage. The degree is suited to the needs of UK and non-UK students alike, and has been designed to meet the needs of graduates who have not previously specialised in human resource management. Special Features The course has a number of features that make it attractive to prospective students and to employers seeking to recruit their next generation of HRM managers: A final cash prize of £1,000 to the best student on the MSc programme. There will also be opportunities for funded PhD studies in the School. Guest speakers from industry through our MSc Business Forum which is supported by the UEA Alumni Fund and other industry links of the School. Hands on development of management skills and personal development.. Opening up recruitment opportunities through direct interaction with businesses and access to careers service. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: All subjects excluding Business (unless studied in a non-UK context) Degree Classification: Good 2.2... [-]

MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development degree offers familiarisation with and skills in the basics of modern evidence-based policy-making and impact evaluation, including the contexts and practices of evaluation, research design and data production for evaluation, and basic and more advanced methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis. [+]

Impact evaluation has become an important tool in development policy making. Multilateral and bilateral donor agencies and developing country governments are now widely committed to funding and utilising high quality impact evaluation evidence. The MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development degree offers familiarisation with and skills in the basics of modern evidence-based policy-making and impact evaluation, including the contexts and practices of evaluation, research design and data production for evaluation, and basic and more advanced methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis. Teaching materials are drawn from the development literature and iconic impact evaluation case studies. The course has been designed for students who are interested in designing and implementing development projects and programmes and/or in researching development effectiveness, and who need to develop and enhance their skills for undertaking high-quality rigorous impact evaluations. This Masters programme: combines theory and practice through its two specialist modules helps students to acquire analytical skills that are important beyond impact evaluation is situated in the School of International Development (DEV) which has world-class reputation for research in international development allows for a unique range of choice and specialisation, with students able to choose module options both from within DEV and from other departments at UEA Lecturers who teach on this course have wide practical experience in Impact Evaluation. Many of them are International Development Economists Download a promotional poster for the MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development (PDF 1 MB). Course Profile At the heart of this Masters programme are two unique modules. Welfare... [-]

MSc Industrial Economics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Industrial Economics is a research-training course which combines the specialist components of theoretical, empirical and policy analysis in the study of industrial organisation. Academics who teach this course include some of the leading experts in the application of industrial organisation to competition policy. [+]

Course Detail Industrial Economics has been the source of some of the most fertile developments in economic theory in the last 30 years. In particular, interest in game theory and transaction cost economics grew substantially due to applications in industrial organisation. More recently, there have been important advances in empirical work to test the new theories and shed light on the behaviour of firms and industries. The new research is informing policy debates ranging from merger policy to the competitive benefits of European integration. MSc Industrial Economics is a research-training course which combines the specialist components of theoretical, empirical and policy analysis in the study of industrial organisation. Academics who teach this course include some of the leading experts in the application of industrial organisation to competition policy. If you choose this course, you will also benefit from close collaboration with research conducted by the Centre for Competition Policy which works at the forefront of policy debates in competition economics at international level, and has senior advisory links with the European Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trade, the UK Competition Commission and the financial and utility regulators. You will be encouraged to attend the Centre's workshops, seminars and conferences and so are able to interact with leading academics and practitioners from across Europe and the United States. Experimental and Behavioural research is having an increasing influence in Industrial Organisation and you will benefit from access to our Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science. MSc Industrial Economics fits into... [-]

MSc International Accounting and Financial Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc International Accounting and Financial Management degree offered by Norwich Business School presents a strong model of integrating business, management, financial management and accounting skills and knowledge which will appeal to many students and their future employers. [+]

The MSc International Accounting and Financial Management degree offered by Norwich Business School presents a strong model of integrating business, management, financial management and accounting skills and knowledge which will appeal to many students and their future employers. The programme provides for the intellectual development of the student to enable him or her to function effectively, within a wide range of business sectors, by enhancing and developing a stronger financial perspective among general management skills and knowledge. The MSc course modules encompass international accounting and its regulation, corporate finance, managerial accounting and financial management. On completion students will be able to identify, analyse and evaluate business issues and problems within the dynamic business environment using appropriate financial competencies within current management thinking. The degree is designed to meet the needs of graduates who have not previously specialised in management, or who have studied the subject in a non-UK context. Special Features The course has a number of features that make it attractive to prospective students and to employers seeking to recruit their next generation of managers: A final cash prize of £1,000 to the best student on the MSc programme. There will also be opportunities for funded PhD studies in the School. Guest speakers from industry through our MSc Business Forum' which is supported by the UEA Alumni Fund and other industry links of the School. Hands on development of management skills and personal development.. Opening up recruitment opportunities through direct interaction with businesses and access to careers service. Association... [-]

MSc Investment and Financial Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc in Investment and Financial Management (MIFM) prepares you to launch a successful career and make a difference in the global corporate and financial sector as a manager, business analyst, trader, broker, investment advisor, consultant, credit controller, treasurer, banker, market specialist or accountant. [+]

The MSc in Investment and Financial Management (MIFM) prepares you to launch a successful career and make a difference in the global corporate and financial sector as a manager, business analyst, trader, broker, investment advisor, consultant, credit controller, treasurer, banker, market specialist or accountant. The MIFM is applied in nature and a proud member of the prestigious CFA Institute University Recognition programme. Course details This course has four unique characteristics: Professional relevance and employability: It develops in an academically rigorous manner the general and specialist knowledge, skills and competencies required today by employers internationally. The course structure and resources give the opportunity and support to students to train and obtain during their studies, at no additional cost, valuable professional qualifications by Thomson Reuters (on Eikon, Datastream and ThomsonONE.com Investment Banking) and Bloomberg (BAT test). Learning in applied subject areas is lab and coursework-based using software, tools and real data. Broad input - Global output: The course requires no prior knowledge of business or finance and begins by building a solid understanding of basic business concepts, functions, roles and decisions which cuts through disciplines. The material, perspective and student body is truly international. Exposure to state-of-the-art knowledge: The course introduces you to the latest research findings, professional experiences and expertise of the members of the dynamic Accounting, Finance and Governance (AFG) research group. AFG aims at producing and disseminating world class academic research with high application impact. You are taught by leading academics and professionals that are at the forefront of... [-]

MSc Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc Marketing degree offered by Norwich Business School has been designed to provide an advanced programme of study relating to marketing. It exposes students to the interrelated functions of management then allows them to consider the implications of specialist marketing approaches. [+]

The MSc Marketing degree offered by Norwich Business School has been designed to provide an advanced programme of study relating to marketing. It exposes students to the interrelated functions of management then allows them to consider the implications of specialist marketing approaches. The overall aim of the programme is to develop the next generation of marketing managers who can thrive in dynamic and complex business environments. It provides for the intellectual development of the student to enable him or her to function effectively, within a wide range of business sectors, by enhancing and developing a stronger marketing perspective among general management skills and knowledge. This degree is designed to meet the needs of graduates who have not previously specialised in management, or who have studied the subject in a non-UK context. Special Features The course has a number of features that make it attractive to prospective students and to employers seeking to recruit their next generation of managers: A final cash prize of £1,000 to the best student on the MSc programme. There will also be opportunities for funded PhD studiesin the School. Guest speakers from industry through our MSc Business Forum' which is supported by the UEA Alumni Fund and other industry links of the School. Hands on development of management skills and personal development.. Opening up recruitment opportunities through direct interaction with businesses and access to careers service. Chartered Institute of Marketing Our MSc Marketing (with options) has been approved and accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing... [-]

MSc Marketing and Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MSc Marketing and Management degree is offered as a 12 month, full-time intensive Master's programme designed to meet the needs of non-business graduates who have not previously specialised in marketing or management but now wish to do so and improve on their skill set. [+]

The MSc Marketing and Management degree is offered as a 12 month, full-time intensive Master's programme designed to meet the needs of non-business graduates who have not previously specialised in marketing or management but now wish to do so and improve on their skill set. Whilst featuring specialist marketing modules, an understanding and appreciation of other business functions within organisations is also developed throughout the course of the programme. The programme prepares students for a variety of general marketing and management roles in both the private and public sector. One of the outstanding benefits of our MSc Marketing and Management is a full third semester of teaching, offering increased contact hours with our highly experienced academic staff. Chartered Institute of Marketing Our MSc Marketing and Management degree has been approved and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to provide direct entry onto the CIM's Professional Diploma in Marketing. Learning Outcomes On completion of this course students will be able to: Contribute to the development of brands and their market places, through the ability to analyse markets and their behaviours Assess critically the relationship between organisations, their external context and their management process Review critically and apply creatively the body of knowledge relating to organisations, their external context and their management process Make informed judgements about the appropriate application of theory to managerial practice in relation to organisations, their external context and their management process Evaluate and recommend options for the improvement of managerial practice in relation to organisations,... [-]

MSc Media Economics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Media Economics is designed to attract students from film, literature and media based undergraduate degrees, who have studied some statistics, and who wish to develop their analytical skills to understand the economic and political context of the industries in which they hope to pursue their careers. [+]

Course Detail MSc Media Economics is designed to attract students from film, literature and media based undergraduate degrees, who have studied some statistics, and who wish to develop their analytical skills to understand the economic and political context of the industries in which they hope to pursue their careers. If you are an economics graduate, the course will enable you to understand the media better. The course will equip you with the skills required to enter a career in the business aspect of the media, for example account executives in advertising, a career in publishing, finance and management positions in broadcasting. This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance. You will be taught jointly with staff and students from Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Economics, both of which have a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching on media issues. The programme should appeal to those who wish to pursue a career in the areas of management or the mass media. Course Structure You will... [-]

MSc Quantitative Financial Economics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc Quantitative Financial Economics is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the economics of quantitative financial economics with an emphasis on financial markets and asset pricing models. [+]

MSc Quantitative Financial Economics is a one year applied training degree designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the economics of quantitative financial economics with an emphasis on financial markets and asset pricing models. This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance. You will develop specific skills highly relevant in the workplace. These include training in the use of statistical and quantitative software packages (e.g. STATA). The course provides you with a firm grasp of some of the methods, models and techniques currently used by firms in the financial services sector and beyond. As part of the course you will have the opportunity to broaden your econometric skill set, including skills required to undertake your own research on a topic of particular interest to you. This degree programme will lay the foundations for a career in a wide range of financial professions. Course Structure You will take compulsory modules in economics, financial econometrics, financial markets, international finance and risk management and trading. Teaching is provided by members of... [-]

MSc Social Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

This programme is aimed at high calibre graduates in psychology or related disciplines who are seeking to develop the specific skills in research methodology necessary to study Social Psychology. [+]

The MSc in Social Psychology combines research methods training with in-depth study at the cutting edge of the subject area. This programme is aimed at high calibre graduates in psychology or related disciplines who are seeking to develop the specific skills in research methodology necessary to study Social Psychology. This course delivers the ability to understand research into social behaviour, prepare research proposals, and undertake original research, analysis and synthesis in one of current psychology’s fast-moving and fundamental areas. In the process you will acquire transferable skills in oral and written communication and the management and analysis of complex data sets. The programme is ideal for those preparing for a PhD in Social Psychology, and will benefit anyone planning a career with a significant research component. A key strength of the programme is the opportunity to experience modern psychological research methods at first hand, and to undertake bespoke placements to acquire skills specific to your research aims. The programme builds to a substantial piece of research supervised by active researchers in the field. The School of Psychology has enjoyed success in the Research Excellence Framework (2014); all of the research submitted was judged to be of international quality, with over 80% rated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. We are ranked in the Top 15 Psychology departments in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2016). Course structure The programme is comprised of both compulsory and optional modules. Current Directions in Social Psychology Conceptualising Social Science Research Research Methods 1: Design and... [-]

MSc Water Security and International Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MSc Water Security and International Development degree interprets 'water security' in its broad political ecology and political economy sense. We believe that the hydrological cycle is intimately connected to critical global policy concerns: climate change, food trade and food security, energy security - and in turn to the international cooperation that affects human, community, regional and state security. [+]

The MSc Water Security and International Development degree interprets 'water security' in its broad political ecology and political economy sense. We believe that the hydrological cycle is intimately connected to critical global policy concerns: climate change, food trade and food security, energy security - and in turn to the international cooperation that affects human, community, regional and state security. Inextricably linked to people's welfare and livelihoods in non-industrialised contexts, water is a resource of fundamental importance to environment and development concerns. This Master's programme will critically reflect on the practical and theoretical facets of 'water security', with a view to develop a better foundation upon which to achieve developmental and environmental objectives. We will provide the latest interdisciplinary theory and tools necessary to rise to the challenges and students will graduate with the knowledge and tools to be able to understand and audit the water security of a system of interest; be it nation, region, company, sector, scheme or household. The MSc Water Security and International Development degree will be offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Applicants for this degree are encouraged to apply as soon as possible in order to secure their place. Please contact the Course Director, Dr Mark Zeitoun if you would like to discuss your application before it is submitted. Who is the Course for? This unique degree seeks to prepare graduates to engage with and contribute to societal responses to critical global water policy issues, encapsulated in part by Professor John Beddington's... [-]

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MA Adult Literacy, Lifelong Learning and Development

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA Adult Literacy, Lifelong Learning and Development: International Perspectives is designed for those working in adult education and basic literacy – whether in policy, planning and evaluation roles or as teachers, NGO activists and literacy facilitators. [+]

The MA Adult Literacy, Lifelong Learning and Development: International Perspectives is designed for those working in adult education and basic literacy – whether in policy, planning and evaluation roles or as teachers, NGO activists and literacy facilitators. Whilst many of our students will be working in countries of the global South, in Asia, Africa and South America, the course is also appropriate for those in the UK, US or Europe who are interested in developing a new perspective on their work. If you have a real interest in the field of adult literacy and lifelong learning, even if you have not had much first-hand experience, we can consider your application. Although approaches to adult literacy teaching and learning and curriculum development will be explored – including functional literacy, REFLECT and Freire – you should be aware that this is not a hands-on ‘teacher training’ course. This course will however provide you with critical insights and research skills for taking forward and developing innovative adult literacy and lifelong learning programmes, or for doing doctoral level research in this area. This course provides: an excellent base for a career in adult literacy and development, with non-governmental organisations, international development agencies or national Governments a unique introduction to researching adult literacy and development, combining in-depth understanding of literacy theory and research methodology with practical experience of conducting literacy research individualised support from internationally recognised researchers in this field, with access to a wide range of materials and literacy networks in developing countries Programme... [-]

MA Agriculture and Rural Development

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA Agriculture and Rural Development offers cutting-edge insights and skills on the linkages between agriculture and rural development. As these topics have moved back to the top of the international development agenda, the Masters provides first-class training on how agriculture can contribute to poverty alleviation and rural development in low income countries. [+]

The MA Agriculture and Rural Development offers cutting-edge insights and skills on the linkages between agriculture and rural development. As these topics have moved back to the top of the international development agenda, the Masters provides first-class training on how agriculture can contribute to poverty alleviation and rural development in low income countries. This Masters is unique for its focus on the dynamic interactions between local livelihoods in rural areas and agriculture understood as a globalised industry. It advances an interdisciplinary perspective on the linkages between global, national and local-level processes shaping agriculture and rural development by integrating knowledge from the social sciences, economics and natural resource studies. The course combines the delivery of theoretical knowledge with empirical insights and case studies grounded in the teaching team’s hands-on experience with agriculture and rural development in a large variety of low income countries. The Masters provides an overview of agriculture, rural livelihoods and rural policy and politics to strengthen students’ analytical skills and to transfer key professional skills of relevance to work on rural development and agriculture. Lectures, seminars, group work and individual assignment will cover the policies and practices of the major international institutions in rural development, including the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organisation and United Nations Development Programme, just as much as of civil society organisations, such as La Via Campesina and Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement. The MA Agriculture and Rural Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Course Profile Our Masters courses... [-]

MA Conflict, Governance and International Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MA Conflict, Governance and International Development focuses on the political development goals of sustainable peace, “good governance” and stable democracy. Drawing on different theoretical approaches and various empirical examples throughout the degree programme, it asks students to critically assess alternative (and often competing) suggestions for establishing peace and inclusive, durable democracies in developing countries. [+]

The MA Conflict, Governance and International Development focuses on the political development goals of sustainable peace, “good governance” and stable democracy. Drawing on different theoretical approaches and various empirical examples throughout the degree programme, it asks students to critically assess alternative (and often competing) suggestions for establishing peace and inclusive, durable democracies in developing countries. Key topics in the course include inter alia the possible definitions, arguable causes and consequences of democracy; the political, social and economic effects of different political institutions; and the (typically contested) origins of violent intrastate conflicts as well as the suggestions that have been made to help overcome them. The course adopts a unique interdisciplinary approach which is grounded in the acknowledgment that it is extremely difficult to meet international development targets in states experiencing endemic political instability, violent civil conflict, gross human rights abuses and acute crises of governance. In addition to core modules covering issues of conflict, governance and development perspectives, students also will be able to choose from a range of optional modules covering topics such as e.g. contemporary world development, international economic policy, media and international development, perspectives on globalisation and water security for development. The MA Conflict, Governance and International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Course Profile Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits: Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits) Examination (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists... [-]

MA Counselling

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA in Counselling provides a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of the person-centred approach. You will also receive training in academic research techniques and have the opportunity to produce an extended piece of research on an area of personal interest. [+]

The MA in Counselling provides a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of the person-centred approach. You will also receive training in academic research techniques and have the opportunity to produce an extended piece of research on an area of personal interest. Course structure The course begins annually in September. Year 1 of the course runs from September to June. The first and last weeks of the course are spent in intensive full-time training over five-day periods. The pattern for the remaining 30 weeks of the course will be the equivalent of three days a week in full-time training with two days devoted to counselling placement, individual supervision and personal study. Year 2 of the course also runs from September to June. The year will start with three two-day sessions. Thereafter, while carrying out an individual research project and writing the dissertation, you will meet regularly with an academic supervisor. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Any Subject Entry Requirement Applicants will normally be expected to be graduates (of any discipline), but those with other professional qualifications or who can demonstrate appropriate academic skills will be considered. More importantly, applicants will be expected to have undertaken previous counselling or counselling skills training. Applicants from the UK should have undertaken or be in the process of undertaking a Certificate in Counselling Skills, ideally in the person-centre approach, and overseas applicants should be able to demonstrate significant experience in a helping role. Applicants applying for the second year of the MA in Counselling... [-]

MA Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment is a one year full-time programme for those with a broad professional interest in all sectors of education. [+]

‘The School is committed to developing educational researchers who produce innovative research in different fields of education’ Arundhati Mukherjee, MA Education The MA Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment is a one year full-time programme for those with a broad professional interest in all sectors of education. The course will help you achieve a critically reflective but practical understanding of current issues and debates about pedagogy and learning within and beyond specific subjects, key educational trends and policies in the UK and globally, and educational research. Distinctive features of the course are its international dimension - in terms of perspectives and student recruitment - and a strong focus on the latest thinking and research in education. The programme draws on a long-standing innovative research culture in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning and on its excellence in professional education and training. Aims The MA Education is intended: to be a capacity-building programme that offers exposure to a range of experiences and ideas about teacher training and educational systems. to develop knowledge and understanding of international literature and the research base relevant to: teacher development, teacher education, curriculum development, educational reform, issues of educational policy and implementation. to offer teacher trainers access to a range of alternative methods, ideas and experiences in aspects of teacher training and educational systems. to develop subject knowledge within a context of models of teaching, learning and pedagogical practices. to enable teachers to extract examples of best practice which they will be able to use to... [-]

MA Educational Practice and Research (Part Time)

Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA Educational Practice and Research is suitable for school teachers, further education lecturers and all other educational practitioners working in the UK at various stages of their careers, who wish to extend their continuing professional development activities through studying for a Master’s level degree. [+]

The MA Educational Practice and Research is suitable for school teachers, further education lecturers and all other educational practitioners working in the UK at various stages of their careers, who wish to extend their continuing professional development activities through studying for a Master’s level degree. Registration is from January each year. The award of MA Educational Practice and Research requires the successful completion of 180 MA credits. The MA aims to build on participants’ existing interests and expertise and is taught during evenings and weekends. Flexible and personalised study patterns will complement professional work commitments. At UEA, we create a stimulating and challenging environment in which to discuss and analyse classroom practice and offer a broad range of subject areas. Participants are supported in carrying out research to achieve greater understanding and to encourage innovation and the course aims to ensure that participants develop a wide range of skills. Our range of teaching and assessment methods facilitate a supportive, learning community. The research skills component is delivered by academic staff with expertise in conducting qualitative and quantitative studies. The dissertation will allow you to develop expertise in an area of your choice under the supervision of an experienced member of the academic staff. Previous participants have often chosen to focus on issues which relate to school improvement, which therefore benefit not only themselves but the wider education community. Transfer of Credits and Second Year Entry Students who have completed the University of East Anglia's Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with... [-]

MA Education and Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MA Education and Development degree explores ways that education can contribute to the development process, both theoretically and empirically, from a variety of perspectives - including human rights, social and human development, and human capital. [+]

The MA Education and Development degree explores ways that education can contribute to the development process, both theoretically and empirically, from a variety of perspectives - including human rights, social and human development, and human capital. The course enables students to understand current debates, and their implications for national and international education strategies. In doing so it locates educational debates within a wider development perspective. Topics in the core modules include current challenges of education and development, including linguistic and cultural diversity, the education of nomads and other migratory groups, and responses to conflict, HIV/Aids and child-labour. The programme also examines international and national policies and practices, with the aim of providing students with the capacity to contribute to appropriate policy design for educational development. The MA Education and Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Course Profile Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits: Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits) Examination (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course. Professional, Employability and Practical Skills A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. Please click to access further information about the Skills Training and... [-]

MA Gender Analysis in Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MA Gender Analysis in International Development degree incorporates a number of topics including concepts used in gender analysis of development, social justice, gender and power, poverty and inequality, and gendered approaches to social and human development such as capabilities, social exclusion and human rights, and violence, religion and identities. [+]

The MA Gender Analysis in International Development degree incorporates a number of topics including concepts used in gender analysis of development, social justice, gender and power, poverty and inequality, and gendered approaches to social and human development such as capabilities, social exclusion and human rights, and violence, religion and identities. We offer a broad training integrating theory and development policy experience which is both sectoral (eg education; land and property; credit and finance; rural livelihoods; sustainable development, environment and conservation; HIV/AIDS) and cross cutting, (eg migration, and male gender identities and masculinities in development). This Masters has been taught in the School since 1990, when we judged there to be a need for people with an advanced social science expertise in gender analysis to contribute to development policy formulation, practical development activities and development education and research. The intervening years have certainly shown this to be the case. Our graduates are employed in the World Bank, the UK DFID, and other bilateral aid agencies, and in large international NGOs like Oxfam as well as in developing country government departments and as academics. Students on the course will study both the theory and practice of gender in development, to provide the skills and knowledge needed to work in an advisory capacity for organisations concerned with integrating gender awareness into their programmes and policies. The course emphasises the development of research techniques and methods that are essential not only for further academic research, but also in practical development work and policy formulation,... [-]

MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development degree integrates different disciplinary perspectives to analyse the key debates on the economic, political, social and environmental dimensions of globalisation. [+]

The MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development degree integrates different disciplinary perspectives to analyse the key debates on the economic, political, social and environmental dimensions of globalisation. Postgraduate students with an interest in global issues will be provided with the tools to critically analyse the process of globalisation and its impact on international development. The process of globalisation is central to an understanding of the contemporary world. The nature of the process and its implications for international development are hotly debated: Is globalisation leading to increasing international inequality and poverty or does the expansion of international trade in goods and services provide new opportunities for developing countries? How can we make sense of emergent trends such as fair trade, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and sustainable consumption? What is the changing role of the state, the private sector, cities and civil society in delivering public goods in an increasingly interconnected world? Does globalisation call for a radical overhaul of existing international, national and local institutions? Why is it so difficult to solve global environmental problems such as climate change? This Masters will consider not only the process of globalisation but also the counter-tendencies and resistance to globalisation and how these are played out in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The MA Globalisation, Business and Sustainable Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Course Profile Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits: Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits) Examination (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits)... [-]

MA International Business Economics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc International Business Economics is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of International Business (for example transnational production and finance) and gain greater depth of understanding of the broader economic context of the international economy. [+]

Course Detail MSc International Business Economics is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of International Business (for example transnational production and finance) and gain greater depth of understanding of the broader economic context of the international economy. This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance. You will develop skills in statistical analysis, as well as investigating the motivation, financial practices, and consequences of international business. This degree will allow you to develop skills highly desired by employers, including analytical and business awareness skills in an international context. The programme should appeal to those who wish to pursue a career in the areas of finance, management or international business. Course Structure You will study compulsory modules in economic concepts and methodology, international political economics and the operation of multinational firms. You will also have the opportunity to take optional modules in finance, environmental economics, economic theory, mathematics and economics and the mass media. For further details of the modules currently on offer, please see the Course Profile tab. Assessment... [-]

MA International Business Finance and Economics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

MSc International Business Finance Economics is designed to provide a general training in economics, whilst allowing you to specialise in the areas of international business and finance. [+]

Course Detail MSc International Business Finance Economics is designed to provide a general training in economics, whilst allowing you to specialise in the areas of international business and finance. This course fits into our Applied Training Programme which is designed to provide training in new and vocationally attractive skills in Economics. It is appropriate either for graduates with no economics background who wish to understand how markets work and to develop the analytical skills of an economist, or for graduates in economics who wish to develop specialist expertise without committing to full research training. This course provides training that places specialist areas in a wider economic context and shows how the insight from economics can improve workplace performance. You will develop skills in statistical analysis, especially those applicable to financial data, as well as investigating the motivation, financial practices, and consequences of international business. The academic staff who teach on the programme include international experts in several areas of economics and individuals with practical experience of finance. The programme should appeal to those who wish to pursue a career in the areas of finance, management or international business. Course Structure You will take compulsory modules in core economic theory and concepts, finance, financial econometrics, and the operation of multinational firms. You will also have the opportunity to study modules in international business and finance which offer theoretical and applied training in these fields. There will also be an element of the application of quantitative techniques. For further details of the... [-]

MA International Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MA International Development degree* offers advanced cross-disciplinary training in development history, theory, research methods, and practical applications in a wide range of topics and geographical regions. The programme is driven by our practical engagements with development as much as by theory. [+]

The MA International Development degree* offers advanced cross-disciplinary training in development history, theory, research methods, and practical applications in a wide range of topics and geographical regions. The programme is driven by our practical engagements with development as much as by theory. This Masters course will be attractive to graduates from a wide range of academic backgrounds who are interested in understanding development. It will also satisfy professionals working in national and international NGOs, government departments, and other development activists, seeking social science perspectives on their work. Many of our graduates go on to pursue higher research while others obtain successful entries into careers in international development, civil service and the media among others. The last thirty years have seen major changes in our understanding of social and economic change, transition and development. These are complex processes requiring considerable attention to the specifics of local situations and circumstances. They are also processes which are situated in a system of global interconnections and influences. Because of this tension between the global and the local, they require subtle understanding of the interplay of social, cultural, political and economic variables. These involve various actors and agents including states, international organisations (UN, FAO, WHO, ILO, IFAD, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNRISD, WIDER, WFP), the multilateral and bilateral aid agencies (World Bank, DFID, SIDA), NGOs (Oxfam, Action Aid, Transparency International, and others), social movements (World Economic Forum, World Summit on Social Development) and the private sector in any particular context. The course curriculum includes an intensive treatment... [-]

MA International Social Development

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA International Social Development degree offers a comprehensive overview of social development, combining academic and theoretical perspectives with more practical and policy-focused approaches. [+]

The MA International Social Development degree offers a comprehensive overview of social development, combining academic and theoretical perspectives with more practical and policy-focused approaches. Key themes of this Masters include vulnerability and social exclusion, poverty, gender relations and mainstreaming, and social analysis. We pay particular attention to issues such as social equality, education, migration, health provision and policy, the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the role of civil society. In the last two decades it has become apparent that 'development' goes far beyond economic growth and encompasses broader human and social dimensions. The emerging paradigm is now influencing the agendas of major international development agencies, including the World Bank, UNDP, the EU, and the UK Department for International Development (DFID), as well as other bilateral donors. The MA International Social Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Course Profile Our Masters courses require students to undertake 180 credits: Compulsory and Optional modules (120 credits) Examination (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Students will receive detailed module outlines, including information about lectures and seminars, full reading lists and assessments once they have registered at the beginning of their course. Professional, Employability and Practical Skills A range of optional seminars and workshops are offered during your Masters programme for the teaching and strengthening of student skills. Sessions to support learning - in particular essay and dissertation writing - occur throughout the year. Development practice training is also provided. Please click to access further information about the Skills... [-]

MA Mathematics Education

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA Mathematics Education degree is one year full-time degree intended for mathematics graduates with an interest in education, practising mathematics teachers, mathematics teacher educators and other educational professionals. [+]

The MA Mathematics Education degree is one year full-time degree intended for mathematics graduates with an interest in education, practising mathematics teachers, mathematics teacher educators and other educational professionals. Teaching experience is welcome but so are applications from those just beginning or considering a career in mathematics education. The course is designed to allow a useful interchange of ideas between those with significant teaching experience. The course introduces the study of mathematics education as an academic discipline and will acquaint you with elements from psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and history of mathematics that influence mathematics education research. Training will be provided in the methodology of educational research and you will have the opportunity to pursue an individual specialist topic within mathematics education under the supervision of a member of the Research in Mathematics Education Group (RME). The course consists of taught modules and a dissertation. The three mathematics education modules will provide a broad introduction to the study of mathematics education as an academic discipline. The research methods and critical reading modules introduce methods used in educational research and provide opportunities for you to work on specialist topics within mathematics education. You will also have the opportunity to complete an extended piece of research-based study in mathematics education in the form of a dissertation. There is also the choice of an optional module, which includes a module on quantitative research methods in education. For further detail of the modules on offer, please see the Course Profile tab. The Mathematics Education... [-]

MA Media and International Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MA Media and International Development degree is a unique and innovative Masters programme which addresses current theories, practice and research surrounding the relationship between media and development. [+]

"A well organised and well taught course which is... acting as a model for other courses being developed in the field." - Professor Colin Sparks, former external examiner. The MA Media and International Development degree is a unique and innovative Masters programme which addresses current theories, practice and research surrounding the relationship between media and development. This Masters programme; combines theory and practice through its two specialist media and development modules. gives students the opportunity to either write a dissertation in the summer term or take a work-experience module. is embedded in the local community, with strong links to a number of local NGOs and media organisations. is connected to a wide range of international organisations in this area. These include the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association who provide teaching and a scholarship for the course, New Media Networks who contribute to the teaching on one of the core modules and Inter Press Service who provide internship opportunities. has, in recent years, included seminars, lectures and workshops from Intermedia, The Guardian, Mediae, World View, One World Media, the International Broadcasting Trust, Health Images and academics from the London School of Economics, the University of Westminster and City University. contains an optional six-day practical training course entitled, Ethnographic Film-making for Development Professionals, run by Postcode Films is situated in the School of International Development (DEV) which has a world-class reputation for research in development studies. allows for a unique range of choice and specialisation, with students able to choose module options from within... [-]

MA Social Work

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA Social Work degree, accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, offers a dual qualification, academic and professional, that will enable you to become a registered social worker. [+]

The MA Social Work degree, accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, offers a dual qualification, academic and professional, that will enable you to become a registered social worker. On completing your degree you will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council to register as a Social Worker. We aim to ensure that our students understand the theoretical foundations of social work, rooted in psychology and sociology; that they understand the social policy and legal context, especially the statutory provisions regarding child care, mental health and adult care; and that they are skilled in working with individuals, families, groups, fellow social workers and other professionals. By the end of this programme you will have acquired the knowledge and skills to start work as a confident and competent 'beginning social worker'. Practice Placements Placement learning is central to social work education. Students on the MA Social Work will spend approximately 170 days in practice-based learning, with placements undertaken with at least two different service user groups. We stress the role of personal tutors who will take an active interest in your development. Whilst on placement, you will work closely with a qualified 'practice educator', who will guide and assess your practice. University tutors maintain close links with students, and there are regular 'call back' days, when students return to the University to work on the links between theory and practice. Centre for Research on the Child and Family Students undertaking the MA Social Work degree also... [-]