University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Introduction

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham offers a diverse range of courses across business, economics, education, geography, law, politics and international relations, and sociology and social policy.

Reputation for excellence

The University of Nottingham is a worldwide top 100 university and ranks in the top 50 for a number of social sciences subjects in the latest QS World University Rankings. A truly global institution, with campuses in China and Malaysia, Nottingham welcomes students from across the globe.

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

Inspirational location

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

Dedicated support network

The University guides you before you arrive and supports you throughout your studies. They provide information and guidance on numerous issues including international qualifications, visas, finance, working regulations and adjusting to life in the UK.

Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, the Centre for English Language Education provides courses before and during your studies, to develop your language skills to the required level.

The Careers and Employability Service offers careers advice for life, and Student Services assist with any personal or academic issues you may have.

Real-world learning

All of the schools in the faculty have valuable links with industry, and our courses equip you with the essential skills and specialist knowledge that you will need to achieve your professional goals.

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA/PGDip Criminology

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Designed to develop an advanced critical understanding of crime in its social context, this course draws on insights across the humanities and social sciences. [+]

Overview

Designed to develop an advanced critical understanding of crime in its social context, this course draws on insights across the humanities and social sciences.

This course incorporates sociology, law, psychology, geography, history, and cultural and media studies. It reflects the nature of criminology as a fast-developing, interdisciplinary subject concerned with understanding crime in its local, regional, national and international contexts, and in an increasingly globalised world.

You will cover areas such as:

How and why certain kinds of behaviour are defined as crime How societies respond to these and other harmful behaviours How crime is experienced by victims (or survivors) and by society as a whole How crime is represented or misrepresented in the media and popular culture ... [-]

MA/PGDip Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course explores recent changes to the global cultural and political landscape, and what these mean for individuals and groups accessing their human rights. [+]

Overview

This course explores recent changes to the global cultural and political landscape, and what these mean for individuals and groups accessing their human rights.

Demand for various forms of expertise on human rights, citizenship and identities are rapidly expanding as governments, international agencies, non-governmental and private sector organisations become increasingly sensitive to and interested in questions about rights and identities.

In the current global context, national versions of citizenship have reached crisis point. Yet what does it mean to think of yourself as a global citizen? This course investigates critical global issues such as war, migration, climate change, credit crunch, nationalism, global media, sex tourism, modern slavery, gender and sexuality and contemporary racism.... [-]


MA/PGDip International Social Policy

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course equips you with the skills to understand the new challenges of our increasingly interdependent world. [+]

Overview

This course equips you with the skills to understand the new challenges of our increasingly interdependent world.

It is no longer possible to study national social policies in isolation. Global interconnections are multiplying and intensifying across a range of fields, including economics, politics and the natural environment. This course provides an introduction to comparative social policy and recent developments in welfare reforms from around the world.

Social policy is concerned with questions such as:

How can we create a good society? How much money should we spend on welfare services? Is the current distribution of income and wealth socially just? Should we be charged individually for using welfare services? Should free markets and profit motives play a central role in service delivery? What are the causes and consequences of poverty? ... [-]

MA/PGDip Public Policy

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Focused on critical issues and key developments relating to public policy, this course examines globalisation, Europeanisation, governance and policy evaluation. [+]

Overview

Focused on critical issues and key developments relating to public policy, this course examines globalisation, Europeanisation, governance and policy evaluation.

With the current developments around the world, this is one of the most exciting times to be studying the public sector, governance and government, and the delivery of services to meet people's needs. You will have the opportunity to study policy development, implementation and evaluation across a wide range of policy sectors, such as health, food, education and countries.

We aim to provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools to make sense of the world of public policy and management so that you can critically analyse situations and problems, and use this to improve practice.... [-]


MA Asian and International Studies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

An ideal foundation for a career in Asia, this course includes the opportunity to study in China or Malaysia, developing your knowledge of the culture and politics of the region. [+]

Overview

An ideal foundation for a career in Asia, this course includes the opportunity to study in China or Malaysia, developing your knowledge of the culture and politics of the region.

You will study at our UK campus for the first semester, moving to the University's campuses in China or Malaysia for the second. This provides you with the genuinely distinctive opportunity to study the countries of Asia and the relations between them and the rest of the world.

This course is taught by academics across the University's UK, China and Malaysia campuses, who are experts on Asian politics, history and international relations.

The Global Asia module will introduce you to Pan-Asian themes such as nationalism, globalisation, environmental challenges, resource politics and gender relations. It challenges the prevailing conception of 'Asia Rising' as a new phenomenon and will also allow you to specialise in a specific country or regional studies.... [-]


MA Diplomacy

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

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

Overview

Designed to introduce you to the advanced study of diplomacy, this course will expose you to the latest research in the law of armed conflict, crisis management and contemporary international history.

Diplomacy provides the vital human framework for the development of international society in a globalising world. Increasingly complex patterns of law, culture, history, economics and politics – within and between states – are mediated by the practice of diplomacy. The craft of diplomacy is key in mediating and regulating the contemporary world.

This dynamic, interdisciplinary course is offered jointly by the School of Politics and International Relations, School of Law, and Department of History. You will develop a broad understanding of diplomacy and negotiation, including traditional approaches that view it as a specialist form of statecraft, and modern conceptions that embrace areas such as the media and cultural diplomacy.... [-]


MA Education

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

Designed to reflect the needs of individuals and organisations, this course will deepen and refine your capacity to reflect critically on the way you work. [+]

Overview

Designed to reflect the needs of individuals and organisations, this course will deepen and refine your capacity to reflect critically on the way you work.

Teaching on this course is underpinned by systematic practitioner inquiry and you will be encouraged to identify issues that are significant to your professional practice.

While each module has its own particular focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of historical, political and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members.

The study is flexible, in order to meet the needs of individuals and organisations and includes:... [-]


MA Governance and Political Development

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Introducing you to a variety of political systems and development across the world, this course includes the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad. [+]

Overview

Introducing you to a variety of political systems and development across the world, this course includes the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad.

You will benefit from our strengths in comparative politics, in particular, Asian and Chinese politics, and will develop the skills required to better understand the varieties of contemporary governance.

This course links to a number of leading research centres:

• Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

• China Policy Institute

• Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research

• Methods and Data Institute

It is offered over one year full-time, based entirely at Nottingham, or two years full-time, with a semester of your second year in Europe, China or Malaysia. This allows you to directly experience the comparative method of studying at different institutions and living in different countries.... [-]


MA International Relations

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

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

Overview

This course will provide you with a solid grounding in the philosophical and practical aspects of international political analysis.

You will be introduced to key concepts such as power, agency, the state, international society and order. This course can be tailored to your interests and career aspirations through the wide range of optional modules.

Teaching is informed by the research interests of our academic staff, who are well-established leaders in the field of international relations, covering:

diplomacy in the Middle East and Asia global civil society and global justice globalisation human security and humanitarianism intelligence and national security international human rights and war crimes international political economy international relations theory justice beyond borders terrorism, guerrilla war and low-intensity conflict United States foreign and security policy ... [-]

MA International Security and Terrorism

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

This innovative course provides you with a framework for detailed investigation of international security and terrorism. [+]

Overview

This innovative course provides you with a framework for detailed investigation of international security and terrorism.

Security and safety have always been at the heart of the human condition. An understanding of security involves studying not only what makes us feel secure, but also what we regard as threatening.

In the current international environment, with the upsurge in international terrorism and conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, this course offers the opportunity for in-depth study and analysis.

Taught by international security and terrorism experts, this course will introduce you to some of the major schools of thought within the discipline including realism, liberalism and critical theory.... [-]


MA Learning, Technology and Education

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

If you’re committed to improving teaching and learning, this course can help you understand the conditions of effective learning and explore how new technologies can help. [+]

Overview

If you’re committed to improving teaching and learning, this course can help you understand the conditions of effective learning and explore how new technologies can help.

Our staff have outstanding international reputations for their teaching and research around these important topics and are committed to supporting your development in these areas.

This course is offered by the Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) within the School of Education. Learning sciences draws from psychology, computer science, and education. It provides a unique perspective on the theories that underpin successful learning, teaching, and innovation within the fast-moving digital world of new technologies.... [-]


MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Flexible and covering all areas of practice, this course prepares you to work as a person-centred experiential counselling and psychotherapy practitioner. [+]

Overview

Flexible and covering all areas of practice, this course prepares you to work as a person-centred experiential counselling and psychotherapy practitioner.

You will join a diverse and professional community that has a person-centred experiential approach at its heart. As a team, we have a unique blend of practice and academic backgrounds and experience.

On this course, you will:

learn and develop a person-centred experiential therapy engage creatively with issues in contemporary society choose between two specialist pathways: counselling for adults across the lifespan, or counselling for children and young people be part of a vibrant counselling and psychotherapy community have the chance to join our research clinic study in a world-class university within an award-winning sustainable environment ... [-]

MA Politics and Contemporary History

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

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

Overview

Reflecting increased interest in contemporary history following the end of the Cold War, this course is explicitly historical in scope, with a particular focus on events within living memory.

It addresses contending approaches to recent events which have shaped your own life and the lives of those around you.

Nottingham has one of the largest numbers of academics focused on contemporary history in the UK. Staff in the School of Politics and International Relations are actively engaged in this research and are joined by experts in the School of American and Canadian Studies, Department of History, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, and the China Policy Institute.... [-]


MArts Education

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

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

Overview

This course combines the academic study of education policies, systems, contexts and practices, with a practical focus on career development in related areas.

Studying education will develop your understanding of what it means to learn and how this is framed by wider cultural, societal, political, historical and economic contexts.

This degree builds on a long tradition of creative and dynamic programmes at a School of Education with over 200 years of experience in the field. You will be taught by staff who have been recognised with awards for their teaching and have international reputations for their research.

Your degree will allow you to engage with debates and develop broad perspectives on issues such as:... [-]


MA Social Work

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

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

Overview

With significant contributions from experienced social workers and service users, this course combines university and practice-based learning and is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council.

It is delivered through the Centre for Social Work, which works to promote social and personal change and problem-solving in human relationships and communities.

You will be taught by staff who have national and international reputations for the quality of their research and publications, and this knowledge informs their teaching.

We believe that the heart of social work lies in the relationship which social workers develop with individual service users, whether they are children, young people or adults. Positive relationships enable the social worker to support service users as they negotiate transitions and decisions in their life which may be complex and painful in nature.... [-]


MA Special and Inclusive Education

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

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

Overview

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

We consider the specific needs of children with learning difficulties and disabilities, communication impairments, literacy difficulties/dyslexia, autism and SEBD/ADHD to illustrate the challenges encountered in professional practice.

A critical exploration of current theory and research inform consideration of pedagogical approaches as well as the development of effective systems and structures for working with parents/carers and different agencies.

This course is suitable if you are interested in developing your knowledge and understanding of children and young people with special educational needs, working as a teacher or associated professional in mainstream education or specialised settings wishing to extend your skills and practice, an experienced professional, or new to working with children with additional needs. It provides high-quality professional development and flexibility for you to explore areas and specialisms that interest you.... [-]


MA Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

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

This course is highly relevant if you are currently or looking to teach Chinese to speakers of other languages. [+]

Overview

This course is highly relevant if you are currently or looking to teach Chinese to speakers of other languages.

You will join our diverse and vibrant learning community of second and foreign language education, primary, secondary and higher education and take the journey of developing a career in the fast-growing area of Chinese language education in the UK or the wider world.

This course is suitable for Chinese language teachers keen to build on knowledge and experience, and for teachers of other subjects intending to move into this field, as well as those interested in course design, management or teacher training, both in the UK and internationally.... [-]


MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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

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

Overview

Designed to develop your critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice, this course will motivate you to reflect on your own teaching.

This course is suitable if you are currently or looking to teach English to speakers of other languages, keen to build on your existing knowledge and experience, seeking to improve your career prospects or interested in researching your own teaching practices/context.

It will prepare you to conduct independent research into teaching and learning and provides a pathway to doctoral study. You will meet expert tutors in the field of English language teaching, a major branch of applied linguistics, who have many years' experience teaching at this level and who are committed to providing the best quality study experience.... [-]


MA Trauma Studies

Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Providing an opportunity to understand the nature of psychological trauma, this course offers a rich, diverse foundation for working in the field of trauma for a broad range of professional disciplines. [+]

Overview

Providing an opportunity to understand the nature of psychological trauma, this course offers a rich, diverse foundation for working in the field of trauma for a broad range of professional disciplines.

Psychological trauma affects almost everyone at some point in their lives, be it through loss, accident or illness. Professionals from a wide range of backgrounds work with traumatised people.

This course is ideal if you are looking towards or already working in counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, social work, police/probation/prison services, education, NGOs or as emergency service staff.... [-]


MSc

MA/MSc Geography (by Research)

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

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

Research overview

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

They are aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on achieving a research-based masters-level qualification.

With close support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, MA (by Research) students typically conduct in-depth research into a social science aspect of geography, while MSc (by Research) students focus on a scientific or technological aspect of geography.

You will benefit from being part of a world-leading, research-intensive school, spending time on a topic of your choice while enhancing your research skills and subject expertise.... [-]


MSc Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

This specialist course gives you the latest research and thinking associated with accounting and finance. You will have studied a business related subject as an undergraduate but you have a particular interest in accounting and finance and want to build on your existing knowledge. [+]

Overview

This specialist course is designed to further your existing knowledge of accounting and finance by building on the theory and application of accounting principles.

It will suit you if you studied a business-related subject as an undergraduate and want to focus on financial accounting as a distinct career path.

Engaging with current debates in the field, you will have the opportunity to enrich and broaden your understanding and appreciation of important topics within accounting and finance while engaging in current debates in the field.

You will take five core modules across two semesters and a summer dissertation. Optional modules allow you to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career aspirations.... [-]


MSc Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 1 month September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

Accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute as a Centre of Excellence, this course brings you the latest knowledge about banking, financial markets and risk in the financial sector. [+]

Overview

Accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute, this course aims to bring you the latest knowledge about banking, financial markets and risk in the financial sector.

The Business School is a world leader in banking education and our research has been awarded Centre of Excellence status by the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI). On this course, you will be joined by leading industry experts who will share their experiences of the financial world.

You will graduate with a dual award: your MSc degree and the Chartered Banker Diploma, which is the highest award available in world banking. This course is ideal for those wanting to pursue a career in the financial markets department of an international bank before moving into a high-level managerial position.... [-]


MSc Behavioural Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

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

Overview

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

Our research-led approach to teaching guarantees a challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher.

At the end of this course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of behavioural economics and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first behavioural research project or experiment.

Content for this course is informed by the world-leading research of the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx). You will learn about the experimental methods used by our researchers and use our computer lab to conduct economic experiments. You will also be invited to attend workshops and seminars that are run by the centre, which include speakers from across the globe.... [-]


MSc Business Analytics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Do you want to learn how to turn data into business insights at a state-of-the-art teaching facility led by international experts? Are you interested in discovering cutting-edge analytics using real-world datasets, developing both your career and consultancy skills? [+]

Overview

Do you want to learn how to turn data into business insights at a state-of-the-art teaching facility led by international experts? Are you interested in discovering cutting-edge analytics using real-world datasets, developing both your career and consultancy skills?

This course has been developed by the Neo-demographic Laboratory for Analytics in Business (N-LAB), a state-of-the-art teaching, data visualisation and research facility within the Business School. It is offered in collaboration with multinational business in order to provide the exact skill set that they are looking for.

As well as learning to harness big data tools, data science techniques and manage analytics projects, you will benefit from significant industry engagement.... [-]


MSc Business and Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

On this course, management is brought to life as a vibrant and important area of business expertise in modern organisations. [+]

Overview

On this course, management is brought to life as a vibrant and important area of business expertise in modern organisations.

Our teaching is practically focused and grounded in the latest ideas and principles in management science. We work with prominent organisations and industry to ensure that teaching remains relevant to employers.

The course is flexible and provides you with the scope to tailor it to your needs and career interests – developing any relevant experience that you already have in business and management. It provides a theoretically grounded coverage of key conceptual and practical developments across a wide range of business and management disciplines. It seeks to develop your business acumen and management skills, which are sought after by employers.... [-]


MSc Communication and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

An innovative course providing an exciting opportunity to investigate communication in the context of entrepreneurship and business. [+]

Overview

An innovative course providing an exciting opportunity to investigate communication in the context of entrepreneurship and business.

Run in conjunction with the Nottingham University Business School, this innovative postgraduate course provides you with an exciting opportunity to investigate communication in the context of entrepreneurship and business. The programme will introduce you to the multidisciplinary dimensions of professional communication, exploring in detail how linguistic analysis can illuminate and enhance communication in businesses and a range of other workplaces.

The principle of language study we have established at Nottingham combines theoretical and ideological dimensions with highly practical applications. The course explores the role of communication in business-related human affairs using a variety of approaches, ranging from discourse analysis and interactional sociolinguistics to corpus linguistics.... [-]


MSc Cultural Industries and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Combine critical understanding of the cultural industries with the development of key business skills. [+]

Overview

Combine a critical understanding of the cultural industries with the development of key business skills.

Cultural industries play a vital role in modern societies. Bringing together perspectives from media and cultural studies with business studies, this program combines a critical understanding of the cultural industries with the development of key business skills.

Modules examine the structures, organization, and operations of the cultural industries together with cultural policy frameworks and the unique professional roles and practices characterizing cultural work. These studies are conducted in conjunction with modules concentrating on project management, creative problem-solving, finance, and accounting, marketing and innovation management.... [-]


MSc Economic Development and Policy Analysis

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

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

Overview

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

It is ideal if you have a particular interest in development and want to apply an advanced-level knowledge of economics to practical and policy issues.

It will introduce you to a range of techniques for development policy analysis and reviews policy and practice in many of the most important areas of economic policy in developing countries. Core modules provide a solid grounding in economics, while specialised modules give you the opportunity to address current theories, issues and evidence in economic policy.

Content for this course is influenced by the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT), equipping you the knowledge and application of techniques for economic policy analysis in developing countries.... [-]


MSc Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

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

Overview

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

It exposes you to contemporary economic thinking and maximises the range of specialist economics topics that are available for study.

At the end of the course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in economics. Your theoretical knowledge is supported by hands-on training in the use, presentation and interpretation of economic data, which includes exploring various advanced econometric software packages.

The range of optional modules on offer allows you to tailor your studies to suit your interests, while our research-led approach to teaching guarantees an exciting and challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher.... [-]


MSc Economics and Development Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

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

Overview

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

It is informed by the cutting-edge work of academics associated with the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT). The centre is a research focus for members of the School of Economics and colleagues in other research institutions, and their principal interests are economic issues relating to developing countries such as Africa.

At the end of this course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of economics and development economics and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first behavioural research project or experiment.... [-]


MSc Economics and Econometrics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

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

Overview

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

It is designed to train you in the use of analytic and quantitative methods in examining economic issues, providing research training at the level needed to progress to a PhD.

Our research-led approach to teaching guarantees an exciting and challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher.

The programme is influenced by the work of academics at the Granger Centre for Time Series Econometrics including Nobel Prize Winner and Nottingham alumnus, Sir Clive Granger. The centre was established in 2006 to develop and distribute research in both theoretical and applied time series econometric analysis, including panel data methods.... [-]


MSc Economics and Financial Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

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

Overview

This course explores current theories while providing you with research training and the core skills and techniques needed for analytical work on financial markets.

The last two decades have seen a dramatic change in the economic theory of financial markets. This course is influenced by the work of academics at the Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics (CFCM), which focuses on issues arising from the operation of financial markets, household debt and corporate finance. It also investigates the transmission mechanisms of monetary policy through credit channels, particularly when credit is constrained.

Building on the core Economic Theory module, this course provides specialist modules on financial economics and financial econometrics. There is also the opportunity to select modules in decision-making under Risk and Uncertainty, Options and Futures Markets, and Behavioural Finance.... [-]


MSc Economics and International Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

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

Overview

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

It is influenced by the work of the Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP), which is one of the leading European research groups studying the causes and consequences of globalisation. Its academics have advised the Treasury, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization.

This course is designed to provide research training at the level required to progress to a PhD programme. Through specialised modules in international macroeconomics and international trade theory, you will be taught to apply and develop your analytic and quantitative skills developed in the core courses, and to take further options in areas that will strengthen those skills for examining international economic issues.... [-]


MSc Economics of Monetary and Financial Policy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

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

Overview

This course is taught by economists with substantial experience working with central banks, regulators and other financial institutions.

It is designed for students intending to prepare for an active career in a central bank or a regulatory authority overseeing financial markets and institutions, or who wish to gain experience of these institutions before working in the financial sector. It provides relevant preparation for work as an economist, supervisor or regulator in commercial and investment banks, credit rating agencies, pension companies and insurers, as well as in the public sector.

Unlike a typical economics MSc, this course includes core modules in consumer and firm behaviour and the macroeconomic context for policymaking. It provides an introduction to monetary and financial policymaking and hands-on data analysis modules with applications relevant to monetary and financial institutions.... [-]


MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course, in collaboration with the Business School, focuses on commercialising new technologies. [+]

Overview

This course, in collaboration with the Business School, focuses on commercialising new technologies.

This 12-month course gives you the opportunity to obtain the skills required to develop and commercialise new technologies in electrical and electronic engineering.

This course brings together the strengths and resources of both the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Nottingham University Business School.

As you will have the invaluable chance to experience the steps necessary to commercialise a technical idea, this programme provides an excellent basis for those engineers who wish to commercialise their ideas or graduates who wish to explore the exciting world of commercialisation.... [-]


MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

If you are interested in working entrepreneurially, whether in a large multinational, your own business, or as a business consultant or analyst, this course is designed for you. [+]

Overview

If you are interested in working entrepreneurially, whether in a large multinational, your own business, or as a business consultant or analyst, this course is designed for you.

You will take our cutting-edge Ingenuity module where you will consider how to solve problems by thinking differently, as well as taking modules in leading entrepreneurial growth, launching new ventures and entrepreneurial creativity.

Your new knowledge is then deployed through a 'live' consultancy project with a fast-growing, local business where you will develop a report to show how the business can exploit new market opportunities – which is one of the things our students most like about the course.... [-]


MSc Environmental Management

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

Focused on understanding environmental issues and their management in the context of sustainability, this course draws on a range of expertise from the natural, physical and social sciences. [+]

Overview

Focused on understanding environmental issues and their management in the context of sustainability, this course draws on a range of expertise from the natural, physical and social sciences.

It offers an advanced, interdisciplinary coverage of a range of environmental issues. You will enhance your skills and knowledge of these issues in a national and international context.

Teaching is conducted by internationally renowned experts in flood risk management, climate science, contaminated land management, and agri-environmental governance and management. You will also benefit from the expertise of external practitioners and scholars.

A unique tutorial system supports your learning in a small-group setting, and you will have opportunities to conduct fieldwork in national and international settings.... [-]


MSc Finance and Investment

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

On this course, you will learn from one of the largest group of finance experts in the UK, bringing you some of the most up to date knowledge and techniques in their fields. [+]

Overview

On this course, you will learn from one of the largest group of finance experts in the UK, bringing you some of the most up to date knowledge and techniques in their fields.

It will provide you with a solid foundation in modern finance and investment and prepares you for a career in investment banking, financial management or further postgraduate study in a related subject.

You will study a variety of modules across two semesters as well as a summer dissertation. The taught component consists of five core modules plus two options from a wide range of modules including topics in corporate finance, capital markets, and financial security valuation as well as a thorough grounding in research methods for finance and a chance to study behavioural finance.... [-]


MSc Human Resource Management and Organisation

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

If you recognise the importance of acquiring knowledge in the recruitment, motivation, retention and development of people, then this CIPD approved course is designed for you. [+]

Overview

If you recognise the importance of acquiring knowledge in the recruitment, motivation, retention and development of people, then this CIPD approved course is designed for you.

It will benefit you if you want to acquire skills to pursue a high-level career involving managing employment relationships in the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors, as well as getting the best out of people you employ in your own business.

You will sharpen your understanding of the importance of having the right mix of people with the appropriate sets of skills and competencies, the significance and role of leadership, change management, the development and retention of talent, the challenges of managing people in multi-cultural and global contexts, and strategic human resource management.... [-]


MSci International Relations and Global Issues

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

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

Overview

Helping students develop a broad understanding of the subject, this course includes a year abroad at one of our partner institutions overseas in locations such as Canada, Hong Kong and Australia.

It leads to a masters-level qualification, with years one, three and four spent at Nottingham and the second year at one of our partner institutions overseas (the choice will be governed by your academic progress).

Years one and three will follow the programme outlined in our BA Politics and International Relations course with year four allowing you to take modules from the school's portfolio of masters programmes, and to research and write a dissertation.

Year one

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MSc Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course explores the decisions made to tackle management problems in business, industry and the public sector, with a focus on industrial engineering. [+]

Overview

This course explores the decisions made to tackle management problems in business, industry and the public sector, with a focus on industrial engineering.

Any of our closely related operations management courses will suit you if you have qualitative and quantitative skills and want to pursue a career in operations management:

Industrial Engineering and Operations Management MSc Information Systems and Operations Management MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc Supply Chain and Operations Management MSc

They explore the decisions made to tackle management problems in business, industry and the public sector. They look at the methods, models and techniques that are used to resolve organisational difficulties.... [-]


MSc Information Systems and Operations Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course explores the decisions made to tackle management problems in business, industry and the public sector, with a focus on information systems. [+]

Overview

This course explores the decisions made to tackle management problems in business, industry and the public sector, with a focus on information systems.

Any of our closely related operations management courses will suit you if you have qualitative and quantitative skills and want to pursue a career in operations management:

Industrial Engineering and Operations Management MSc Information Systems and Operations Management MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc Supply Chain and Operations Management MSc

They explore the decisions made to tackle management problems in business, industry and the public sector. They look at the methods, models and techniques that are used to resolve organisational difficulties.... [-]


MSc International Business

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Designed for graduates who want to make the transition into business, this course focuses on all aspects of international business. [+]

Overview

Designed for graduates who want to make the transition into business, this course focuses on all aspects of international business.

You will study subjects in managerial economics; managing people and businesses; financial strategy and creative problem solving and will analyse the changing international business environment in real depth.

You will be able to tailor your course with a variety of modules enabling you to focus on your career aspirations. In addition, you will be provided with a rigorous grounding in research methods and will undertake a dissertation allowing you to utilise the knowledge and understanding you have gained and use this as a springboard to your career.... [-]


MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course explores the decisions made to tackle management problems in business, industry and the public sector, with a focus on logistics and supply chains. [+]

Overview

This course explores the decisions made to tackle management problems in business, industry and the public sector, with a focus on logistics and supply chains.

Any of our closely related operations management courses will suit you if you have qualitative and quantitative skills and want to pursue a career in operations management:

Industrial Engineering and Operations Management MSc Information Systems and Operations Management MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc Supply Chain and Operations Management MSc

They explore the decisions made to tackle management problems in business, industry and the public sector. They look at the methods, models and techniques that are used to resolve organisational difficulties.... [-]


MSc Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course will help shape your leadership and management skills by embracing innovation and change, offering you the opportunity to think creatively and put your newly acquired knowledge into practice. [+]

Overview

This course will help shape your leadership and management skills by embracing innovation and change, offering you the opportunity to think creatively and put your newly acquired knowledge into practice.

It will help you follow a career in management to leadership level in a variety of areas. You will be encouraged to work in groups and will be taught by staff and visiting speakers who are leaders in their fields. The course will challenge and inspire you to think differently about the key disciplines of management.

It includes core modules in management, business economics, accountancy, leadership and creative problem-solving and allows you to tailor the course to your requirements with a selection of optional modules. Teaching includes lectures, case studies, seminars and individual and group project work.... [-]


MSc Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course will develop your understanding of key areas in consumer behaviour and consumption, marketing management, strategy, analytics and critical marketing. [+]

Overview

This course will develop your understanding of key areas in consumer behaviour and consumption, marketing management, strategy, analytics and critical marketing.

You will be able to tailor your studies by choosing from a wide array of marketing modules and will undertake a dedicated module in research methods for marketing.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), which is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide. We offer students the opportunity to complete the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing alongside their MSc studies at no extra cost. This means that you will graduate with two internationally recognised professional qualifications.... [-]


MSc Risk Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

On this course, we will help you develop understanding and knowledge in the areas of risk analysis, risk and society, corporate risk, quantitative risk management, and the strategic use of insurance in risk management. [+]

Overview

On this course, we will help you develop understanding and knowledge in the areas of risk analysis, risk and society, corporate risk, quantitative risk management, and the strategic use of insurance in risk management.

You will undertake research methods and a dissertation tailored towards risk management. This course provides you with all you need to establish your career path to a Chief Risk Officer position in the areas of healthcare, aviation, law, engineering, oil and gas, health and safety, and insurance.

It is recognised by the Chartered Insurance Institute, the world’s leading professional body for insurance and financial services. In addition, graduates automatically become affiliate members of the Institute of Risk Management.... [-]


MSc Social Science Research (Management and Business Studies)

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

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways. [+]

Overview

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways.

You will develop the following skills and will also be able to apply them to practical research contexts:

Comprehension of the principles of research design and strategy, including an understanding of how to formulate research questions for empirical investigation; Appreciation of alternative approaches to research; Understanding of a broad range of research methods (including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) and the use of appropriate software for their application; Advanced research skills and techniques relevant to your field of study; Research management techniques, including data management, and conducting and disseminating research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics; Understanding of the significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction, research design, and the selection of appropriate analytical techniques; Solid grounding in the basics of probability and a critical understanding of the scientific method and the nature of reflexivity; Application of good ethical practice across the entire research process. ... [-]

MSc Supply Chain and Operations Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course explores the decisions made to tackle management problems in business, industry and the public sector, with a focus on supply chains and operations. [+]

Overview

This course explores the decisions made to tackle management problems in business, industry and the public sector, with a focus on supply chains and operations.

Any of our closely related operations management courses will suit you if you have qualitative and quantitative skills and want to pursue a career in operations management:

Industrial Engineering and Operations Management MSc Information Systems and Operations Management MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc Supply Chain and Operations Management MSc

They explore the decisions made to tackle management problems in business, industry and the public sector. They look at the methods, models, and techniques that are used to resolve organizational difficulties.... [-]


MSc Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship

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

This course can provide you with advanced skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and business. [+]

Overview

This course can provide you with advanced skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and business.

The MSc Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship is offered by the Department of Architecture and Built Environment in conjunction with the Nottingham University Business School. This course provides students with advanced skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and business.

The course is designed for students with a background in engineering (such as mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or energy) or science (physics, chemistry, environmental science) or economics.

The course is also suitable for the applicants with a background in architecture, geography, business, management or other similar subjects, with an evidence of their basic mathematics skill and their basic knowledge or experience in energy.... [-]


Master

MPA/PGDip Master of Public Administration

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

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

Overview

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

It is an internationally recognised qualification and provides you with the competencies and knowledge to managing creatively in challenging policy environments. It is suitable for new graduates and those with managerial and/or public or third sector work experience.

With the current developments around the world, this is one of the most exciting times to be studying the public sector, governance and government, and the delivery of services to meet people's needs.

We aim to provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools to make sense of the world of public policy and management so that you can analyse situations and problems, and use this to improve practice.... [-]


MRes/(Sc) MRes Geography

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

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

Research overview

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

They are aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on achieving a research-based masters-level qualification.

With close support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, MRes students typically conduct in-depth research into a social science aspect of geography, while (Sc) MRes students focus on a scientific or technological aspect of geography. It may be possible to upgrade to a PhD at the discretion of the school.

You will benefit from being part of a world-leading, research-intensive school, spending time on a topic of your choice while enhancing your research skills and subject expertise.... [-]


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