Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences

Introduction

The School of Social Sciences promotes excellence in higher education, research and consultancy. We offer a diverse range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional level.

Students can select courses that have been designed in partnership with professional bodies and outside organisations within the public and private sector.

Here at the School of Social Sciences, we aim to make a difference to society and the lives of those within it.

Our Mission is:

To be a School of Social Science whose staff, students and graduates enrich and influence the lives of individuals, communities and societies

Our vision is:

  • To foster a culture that values the diversity of all our communities, and publicizes and celebrates excellence in all we do.
  • To create a vibrant and inclusive learning and teaching environment grounded in scholarship, research and professional practice.
  • To be recognised nationally and internationally for our theoretically informed and applied research.
  • To develop local, national and international partnerships that shape knowledge, policy and practice.
  • To maximise the employability of our students through our curriculum and engagement with our external partners.

Academic divisions

Politics and International Relations

The Division of Politics and International Relations has received excellent ratings and has an active and vibrant research culture, ensuring high quality research-informed modules and courses.

Psychology

Psychology has been recognised for its teaching excellence, while also having a strong national and growing international research profile.

Our undergraduate courses, postgraduate psychology conversion programmes and our MSc Forensic Psychology are all accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Social Work and Health

The Division of Social Work and Health brings together a team of staff from a range of academic and professional backgrounds in the areas of social work, public health and social care.

The team strives for excellence in both teaching and research, while maintaining close working relationships with organisations.

Sociology

The Division of Sociology offers courses in the areas of sociology, criminology, youth and career guidance.

These subject areas are all concerned with thinking critically about the social world in which we live and supporting and protecting people and the environment across and within complex and diverse contexts.

Ethics

In the School of Social Sciences we are committed to the ethical governance of research. All research projects that involve staff must have clearance from the College Research Ethics Committee (CREC) before any data can be collected and/or analysed. In addition, all research students are required to submit an application to CREC to secure ethical clearance for research involved in their studies.

For taught courses ethical clearance is required for those elements of the programmes that involve the planning and execution of research by students. The management of ethics may come in the form of explicit protocols that students are required to follow while engaged in data collection, or may require a full submission by the student to the School's Research Ethics Committee. The latter case is usual for final year research projects. Where students are engaged in learning about research methods they are also supported in learning how to handle the ethical issues that may arise. This focus on research ethics reflects our commitment to the promotion of social responsibility within the social sciences.

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Programmes

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MSc

MSc / PGDip in Psychology

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

Our British Psychological Society (BPS) conversion courses are designed for graduates of other disciplines who wish to pursue a career [+]

Our British Psychological Society (BPS) conversion courses are designed for graduates of other disciplines who wish to pursue a career in psychology but whose first degree is not recognised by the BPS. Entry on to the MSc Psychology does not require you to have studied any psychology previously. The MSc Psychology and PGDip Psychology are British Psychological Society (BPS) approved conversion courses. They are designed for graduates of any discipline whose first (i.e. undergraduate) degree is not recognised by the BPS. Successful completion of either qualification confers the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS. MSc Psychology is a 180-credit qualification which requires no previous experience or study of psychology. PGDip is a 120-credit qualification which requires that you have already completed 60 credits of study in psychology. The PG Dip and MSc students are taught together, with the MSc students taking their additional modules from term two onwards. This means that, assuming you meet the entry criteria for both courses, it's easy to transfer from one to the other at any point in the first term. This course attracts a range of students including those who have recently completed an undergraduate degree in a subject other than psychology or a non-accredited degree and also applicants who have come from jobs in the public and private sector, who are looking for a career change. Accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS) This course is accredited by the BPS as a psychology conversion course conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Registration. This is the first step towards becoming a chartered Psychologist and provides the basis for further professional training in psychology. As a Graduate member of the BPS you will also receive additional benefits including: - using the designated graduate member title MBPsS - creating contacts and other networking opportunities by joining professional and membership groups - free online access to the Society's academic journals - reduced rates for our members for conferences and events. A supportive and active research environment Throughout the course you will benefit from research-informed teaching. You may be interested in finding out about our psychology research, including the Cognition and Perception research group. Psychology at NTU has an established international research reputation and is one of the top risers in the REF 2014 research rankings. The 2014 Assessment also showed: - 60% of our research outputs were considered to be internationally excellent or world leading in REF 2014. - 100% of our research impact is internationally excellent with 73% described as world leading. Our research impact and output is the highest of any UK psychology department with an equivalent research environment. Careers With the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS secured, you will be eligible upon graduation to undertake further training as a professional psychologist (in areas such as clinical, forensic, educational, occupational, counselling, or sport psychology). Alternatively you might choose to pursue an academic and/or research career in various areas of psychology (by working as a research assistant or associate or by completing a dedicated Research Methods Masters or studying for a PhD), or you may choose to exploit the transferable skills you have learned on the course to pursue a career outside of psychology. Psychology qualifications tend to be very popular with all employers because you have to be able to write essays and reports, you have to have some basic mastery of research and data analysis, and because they assume you know quite a lot about people! Entry requirements Entry on to the MSc Psychology does not require any previous study of Psychology. You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) or other recognised equivalent qualification. Applicants whose undergraduate degree is a 2.2 or applicants with ordinary degrees and / or alternative equivalent life skills and experiences will also be considered but will be required to demonstrate their motivation and ability to study at the required academic level in their Personal Statement. Fees For more information about fees and possible funding opportunities visit www.ntu.ac.uk/s3fees [-]

MSc and MRes in Psychological Research Methods

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

Our MSc/MRes Psychological Research Methods provides extensive training for those looking to develop a broad range [+]

Our MSc/MRes Psychological Research Methods provides extensive training for those looking to develop a broad range of transferable skills relevant to independent research and beyond. Why choose this course? The MSc and MRes Psychological Research Methods has been designed specifically to prepare graduates in Psychology or related disciplines for; - a PhD degree; - research related careers in academic or applied psychological disciplines; and - careers in which data handling and analytical skills are of relevance. Students also complete the course as a means of improving their research skills in preparation for further training as a professional psychologist (often as a clinical or educational psychologist). Both awards are equivalent, although the MSc has a larger taught component whilst the MRes places greater emphasis on the conduct of independent research. You may wish to apply to the MSc in Psychological Research Methods in the first instance and then you can make a choice of award later, in conjunction with the Course Leader and teaching team. Entry Requirements - You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) in Psychology or a closely related discipline; or other recognised equivalent qualification. - Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at master's level in their Personal Statement. - Good performance in research methods and statistics classes and or/in the conduct and presentation of a research project are likely to act as a mitigating factor where a 2.1 has not been achieved at undergraduate level. - Your application form requires a written statement in which you should outline reasons for wishing to undertake the MSc / MRes Psychological Research Methods course. We will be looking to ensure that you have a sound rationale for joining the course based on a realistic appreciation of the discipline and profession of psychology. Fees and funding For information about fees and possible funding opportunities visit www.ntu.ac.uk/s3fees Your career development On graduation, you will possess the methodological and practical knowledge required to realise your potential as an independent researcher in various fields of Psychology or in closely related disciplines. Many of our graduates have gone on to pursue an academic and / or research career in various areas of psychology (by working as a research assistant or associate, for example, or by studying for a PhD). You may choose to use your research methods qualification as a stepping stone to undertaking further training as a professional psychologist (for example, in forensic, clinical, and educational psychology) or to secure careers in data handling and analysis outside psychology (for example in industry or the civil service). Your qualification is likely to be popular with many employers because you will have demonstrated an ability to write essays and reports, to master advanced methods of data analysis and to talk and present in front of other people. [-]

MSc in Applied Child Psychology

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

The MSc in Applied Child Psychology looks at the advanced study of psychological development with regard to children and adolescents. It focuses on the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice across a range of applied settings, for example, education, clinical and social contexts. [+]

The MSc in Applied Child Psychology looks at the advanced study of psychological development with regard to children and adolescents. It focuses on the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice across a range of applied settings, for example, education, clinical and social contexts. About the MSc Applied Child Psychology course The MSc Applied Child Psychology combines an in-depth critical evaluation of current theory pertaining to psychological development in children and adolescents with advanced training in relevant research methods. The implications of psychological theory for policy and practice in various areas, including education, clinical and social contexts are also considered. This an ideal course for anyone wanting a career that involves working with children or for those interested in securing a doctoral training place in educational psychology. A supportive and active research environment Throughout the course you will benefit from research-informed teaching. You may be interested in finding out about our Development, International and Social Relations research group, Language and Psycholinguistics research group and Specific Language Impairment Research Unit. Psychology at NTU has an established international research reputation and is one of the top risers in the REF 2014 research rankings. The 2014 Assessment also showed: 60% of our research outputs were considered to be internationally excellent or world leading in REF 2014 100% of our research impact is internationally excellent with 73% described as world leading Our research impact and output is the highest of any UK psychology department with an equivalent research environment. Careers Students generally choose the MSc Applied Child Psychology because they wish to pursue a career working with children (as a teacher, support worker, and so on). Many already work with children and complete the course in order to improve their prospects of promotion and career progression. Others see the qualification as a means of helping to secure a path to teacher training or a doctoral training place in educational psychology. It is also possible to pursue an academic and / or research career in child / developmental psychology following graduation (by working as a research assistant or associate, for example, or by studying for a PhD). Your qualification in psychology is likely to be popular with a whole range of potential employers because you will have demonstrated an ability to write essays and reports, to master advanced statistics and to talk and present in front of other people (amongst other transferable skills). Careers and job application advice is available to all our postgraduate students and is provided on a one-to-one basis by a subject specialist within the Division, supported by the university wide careers service. The job titles below give an indication of the careers our recent Psychology graduates are pursuing: Academic learning mentor Assistant psychologist Learning support assistant Psychologist Teaching assistant. We're very proud of the achievements of our many graduates and look forward to helping you graduate to a successful career. Entry requirements You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) in Psychology, or an allied discipline (supported by relevant experience of working with children) or other recognised equivalent qualification. Allied disciplines include childhood studies, behavioural sciences, education, social sciences and speech or language therapy. Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at master's level in their Personal Statement. Your application form requires a written statement in which you should outline reasons for wishing to undertake the MSc Applied Child Psychology. We will be looking to ensure that you have a sound rationale for joining the course based on a realistic appreciation of the discipline and profession of psychology. Fees and funding For information about fees and possible funding opportunities visit www.ntu.ac.uk/s3fees [-]

MSc in Forensic Psychology

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

This British Psychological Society accredited Forensic Psychology Masters is designed to prepare psychology graduates with the academic knowledge and practical skills [+]

This British Psychological Society accredited Forensic Psychology Masters is designed to prepare psychology graduates with the academic knowledge and practical skills necessary to conduct practical work and research within a forensic context. Why choose this course? It is accredited by the British Psychological Society. This means that by obtaining the MSc in Forensic Psychology you also be completing the first stage in your professional training required by the BPS to become a qualified practitioner within the field of forensic psychology (Chartered Forensic Psychologist). The focus on blending research and practical expertise is reflected in the Programme Team, which consists of forensic practitioners or academics who each have considerable experience working with offenders and victims in a range of forensic contexts in the UK. Attached to the MSc in Forensic Psychology is the Sexual Crimes and Misconduct Research Unit (SOCAMRU), which incorporates a group of active researchers currently engaged in collaborative work with: - HM Prison Service - the Police Service - the National Health Service (NHS) - High Secure Hospitals. Becoming a Chartered Forensic Psychologist In order to become eligible to obtain Chartered Forensic Psychologist status you will need to be a Graduate Member of the Society with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership and have successfully completed a Society accredited MSc in Forensic Psychology, which this course provides. With this course completed, you will need to complete a Qualification in Forensic Psychology Stage 2 (QFP Stage 2) consisting of two years' full time supervised practice (or part time equivalent). Entry requirements You will need a British Psychological Society (BPS) recognised undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) in Psychology or an equivalent qualification that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the BPS. All applicants must explain why they want to study the Forensic Psychology course in their personal statement. Applicants whose undergraduate degree is a 2.2 or equivalent will also be considered, but will be required to demonstrate relevant forensic experience and ability to study at the required academic level. One academic and one vocational reference is required. Final selection is based on an interview process with members of the course team. Fees and funding For information about fees and possible funding opportunities visit www.ntu.ac.uk/s3fees Your career development Students generally choose the MSc Forensic Psychology because they wish to qualify as a BPS Chartered and Health and Care Professions Council Registered forensic psychologist and to pursue a career in forensic psychology. Others may choose to use their qualification as a stepping stone toward doctoral training in clinical psychology, to work in criminal justice and mental health settings, e.g. police, prison, probation services, the NHS, and so on. It is also possible to pursue an academic and/or research career in psychology following graduation (for example by working as a research assistant or associate, or by studying for a PhD). Indeed, your qualification in forensic psychology is likely to be popular with a whole range of potential employers because, in addition to possessing in-depth theoretical knowledge of forensic psychology, you will also have demonstrated an ability to write essays and reports and to present in front of other people (amongst other transferable skills). Students on this MSc have the opportunity to gain real life experience within forensic settings. The team appreciate the difficulty of gaining experience in this field and the importance of doing so for your future career, and so offer a selection of different projects and opportunities which will open the door to the practical field of forensic psychology. [-]

MSc Psychology in Clinical Practice

Campus Full time 1 - 1  September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MSc Psychology in Clinical Practice is an opportunity for you to explore the ways in which the science of psychology is applied to alleviating human distress through the work of clinical psychologists. [+]

This course is designed to provide you with a critical understanding of the theory and practice of clinical psychology and the organisational and social context of clinical psychology services. It aims to provide you with the academic skills to undertake research in a clinical setting and the experience of working within a mental health setting through six-month placements with a local clinical psychologist. The course team consists of clinical practitioners and academics who have considerable experience working with or researching the people who access clinical psychology services across the UK. What will you study? The MSc Psychology in Clinical Practice consists of 180 credits completed within one academic year and each module in the course is compulsory. You will undertake a clinical research and practice placement alongside a range of taught modules. Modules may include: Practice Placement and Clinical Research Project Assessment and Formulation Applied Clinical Interventions Contextual Factors in Clinical Psychology Professional Clinical Practice Advanced Experimentation and Statistics Qualitative Research Design and Analysis Mixed Methods Using Psychometric Scales in Research and Practice For more information about the modules you may study on this course visit www.ntu.ac.uk/clinicalpractice Facilities The University has made significant financial investment in the Psychology Division over recent years upgrading accommodation, facilities and equipment used exclusively for the provision of our psychology courses and for research. We have a dedicated teaching laboratory specifically catering for postgraduate students. In addition there are specialist suites dedicated to particular areas of interest in psychology, including: social interaction, group work and interviewing computer gaming and cyberpsychology eye-tracking cognitive modelling and visual analysis psychophysiology. Alongside these are new flexible cubicles for student project work, a psychometric test bank library, and a technical workshop. Assessments The assessment methods include: practical reports assessed essays examinations oral presentations a reflective practice diary a clinical research project. Careers The course will be of particular interest to psychology graduates seeking to pursue a career in clinical psychology via doctoral training programmes (DClinPsy). Admission onto such programmes is highly competitive, and completion of this course will enable you to demonstrate that you have both the academic grounding and experience of clinical research to be in a favourable position to pursue either training or further work as an assistant psychologist. Graduates might also consider alternative careers in healthcare and health research – either within core health providers such as the NHS or within academic departments locally or internationally. Please note that this course does not provide training for you to become a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. Further training is required for this role. The course has been designed by academic staff with experience in clinical psychology within the NHS and with the training of clinical psychologists, and also with ongoing clinical work in local mental health services. Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust – the largest provider of mental health services in the UK – has been alongside the University in the formative stages of the course development, and have maintained an interest in ensuring the employability potential of graduates from the course. Fees and funding To find out information about fees and possible funding opportunities visit www.ntu.ac.uk/s3fees [-]

MA

MA Advanced Social Work Practice

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MA Advanced Social Work Practice is a flexible course that offers you, as a registered social worker, an integrated academic and professional qualification in the areas of adult and childcare social work. [+]

The MA Advanced Social Work Practice is a flexible course that offers you, as a registered social worker, an integrated academic and professional qualification in the areas of adult and childcare social work. As a social worker, you are tasked with intervening in the lives of those who are vulnerable. You are required to make decisions which can impact upon both the individual and wider society. This course offers you flexible access to a range of modules – relevant at whatever stage of your career you are at – and will equip you with the essential skills needed for current practice. Why choose the MA Advanced Social Work Practice? This is an ideal opportunity for continuous professional development, which will support your continued registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a qualified practitioner who has demonstrated commitment to and involvement in CPD. The course has been designed to meet the requirements of the Professional Capabilities Framework and the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency. The modular delivery of the course allows you to meet your learning at a time and pace that makes sense to you and will support your professional development throughout your career. Current practitioners can acquire a master's qualification while making an original contribution to knowledge and understanding in their chosen field of professional practice. You will be taught by enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who draw upon established expertise, research interests and professional experience. Each module will encourage you to explore specific themes, based upon experiences in practice. In this way you will be able to integrate learning across the theory and practice divide. Course The modular framework of this course is designed to meet your learning at a time and pace that makes sense to your professional development. The course consists of single modules that you opt to study in order to support your Continuing Professional Development needs. Each module is worth 30 credit points and these points can be built up over time to gain postgraduate awards. For example, the successful completion of: two modules would provide 60 credits and lead to a Postgraduate Certificate four modules would provide 120 credit points and lead to a Postgraduate Diploma six modules would provide 180 credit points and would lead to a Master's in Advanced Social Work Practice. The title of the awards will depend upon the PCF level of the modules completed (i.e. Social Worker level, Experienced Social Worker level or Advanced Social Worker level). Modules The modules you complete will depend on the current stage of your social work career. If, for example you are newly qualified, you would usually undertake the Consolidating the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment module, and / or the Consolidating Social Work Practice module. If you have experience, you may wish to access modules individually or undertake a number of modules in order to gain further postgraduate awards. Careers There are a wide range of opportunities for career development for social workers and this course will support your development towards senior practice and management roles. Placements This employment focused course has strong links with the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. There is a strong emphasis on the integration of practice into the curriculum and all students undertake work-based learning in their current organisation. Entry requirements You will need a professional social work qualification. This may be a Social Work degree, Diploma in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or their predecessor UK equivalents, or a recognised international equivalent accompanied by statements of verification issued by a relevant UK Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) such as the Health and Care Professions Council or The General Social Care Council. Applicants from allied disciplines may be eligible to apply for entry onto specific modules. Please contact the course team to discuss your options. Applicants must be a registered social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You will also be required to demonstrate in your application that you have access to appropriate learning opportunities through your practice settings and that your employer will allow you to use your work in these settings as learning opportunities for the modules on the course. Please note that some Advanced Social Work Practice modules will require you to have an ascertained amount of post qualification experience and / or prerequisite modules that must be completed before you are eligible to enrol. You may also be asked to complete a written task as part of the entry process for certain modules. [-]

MA in Criminology

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This Masters degree draws upon the expertise of staff with established reputations in the field. Tutors have a wide range of research interests and they are actively involved with the Nottingham Crime Research Unit and the Centre for the Study and Reduction of Hate Crimes. [+]

This Master's degree draws upon the expertise of staff with established reputations in the field. Tutors have a wide range of research interests and they are actively involved with the Nottingham Crime Research Unit and the Centre for the Study and Reduction of Hate Crimes. These specialist units are located within the division and conduct high quality applied criminological and criminal justice research. The course offers a distinctive theoretical and policy-orientation of criminology. The emphasis on policy is specifically designed to offer a more vocationally relevant programme of Master's level study that will be more pertinent to students seeking a policy-orientated career in the Home Office, government office of the regions, local government and crime and disorder reduction partnerships. The Criminology team regularly invites renowned experts and professionals to the University to provide an insight into their specialist knowledge and experiences. Past speakers have included Superintendent Paul Giannasi, Programme Manager of the Cross-Governmental Hate Crime Strategy and Len Jackson, OBE Interim Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Why choose the MA Criminology? Gain a critical and informed analysis of criminology, criminal justice and crime reduction. Graduate with an extensive vocationally relevant, and policy-orientated, knowledge of crime and responses to crime, drawing on examples from across the world. Hear from invited experts and professionals who provide an insight into their specialist knowledge and experiences. Develop a critical awareness of the current philosophical, theoretical and methodological problems, debates, and insights that shape the discipline. Enhances life long learning skills and personal development in a manner that enables graduates to adopt an independent and reflective approach to their learning and to contribute to crime reduction and community safety. Careers This course will prepare students to go on to pursue a range of professional careers in criminal justice related work in either the statutory, commercial or community voluntary sectors. The acquisition of specific criminological knowledge, along with a wide range of transferable skills such as the ability to conduct and evaluate research, will be invaluable for those seeking employment in the fast-expanding field of policy evaluation. The course will also enhance the career opportunities of those currently working in the field and will be particularly valuable to students seeking employment in criminal justice agencies operating at central, regional and local government levels, for example: Home Office police forces local government crime and disorder reduction partnerships and their equivalencies throughout the world. Entry requirements An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (normally a 2.2 or above) Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at Master's Level in their Personal Statement. No references are required when applying for this course. Fees and funding For information about fees and possible funding opportunities visit www.ntu.ac.uk/s3fees [-]

MA in International Relations

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

The MA in International Relations is designed to develop global awareness, an understanding of the complexity of contemporary international arenas, and a sense of how policies can address rapid, sophisticated change. [+]

The MA in International Relations is designed to develop global awareness, an understanding of the complexity of contemporary international arenas, and a sense of how policies can address rapid, sophisticated change. Teaching on the course is from a truly international team and attracts a cohort from across the world. This allows you to consider many different international viewpoints and offers a thoroughly holistic learning experience. You will gain an advanced and critical understanding of International Relations Theories, Policies and Practices. Students on this course all have the opportunity to participate in seminars, workshops and joint work with students of other postgraduate courses. This provides opportunities for you to meet and interact with our thriving research community. Research-informed teaching Teaching on the course is drawn directly from regionally aligned research strengths in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, the Indian sub-continent, and Europe. This research feeds directly into the course allowing you to learn about the latest issues in this field from world-renowned experts. Your Future Career By nature, the International Relations subject aims to foster your Global Citizenship characteristics with the discipline’s focus on openness to the world, and its focus on sustainability issues. In addition, the knowledge and skills that you attain are generally those that employers in a variety of different sectors seek, which means that as an International Relations graduate you should have a good opportunity to promote yourself to suitable employers. As an International Relations graduate from this course you will have had the opportunity to reflect on the subject and transferable skills that you have learned while preparing coursework, and those include expertise in writing complex yet concise analytical pieces, develop and implement projects, and the ability to present in-depth ideas with confidence. You will also have been helped and encouraged to articulate those skills in relation to particular occupations that you may be interested in pursuing. The course also focuses on developing the following skills: communication, time-management, team-working, and IT/modern technologies. Each module on this course is designed to engage students in developing these skills which often form part of assessed assignments. Entry requirements You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (normally 2.2 or above). Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at master's level in their Personal Statement. No references are required when applying for this course. Fees and funding For information about fees and possible funding opportunities visit www.ntu.ac.uk/s3fees [-]

MA in Politics

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course offers you the opportunity to study Politics at an advanced and specialised level, emphasising the interplay between the national, regional and global arenas. The underpinning theme of the MA Politics is participation - an issue that has, and looks likely to continue to be a key debate within political discourse. [+]

This course offers you the opportunity to study Politics at an advanced and specialised level, emphasising the interplay between the national, regional and global arenas. The underpinning theme of the MA Politics is participation - an issue that has, and looks likely to continue to be a key debate within political discourse. Throughout the course you will have the unique opportunity to explore this theme through combining academic research skills with a period of work-based learning – either through existing links you might have with an organisation / institution, or through links established throughout the course. We welcome applications from UK, EU and international students. Why choose the MA Politics at NTU? Gain an advanced and critical understanding of the discipline, whilst enhancing your research and employability skills. Learn from research active staff who have a proven track record delivering a high quality student experience. Explore possibilities of working alongside staff on specific projects linked to the Vice Chancellor's PhD Scholarship Scheme. Integrate yourself into NTU's research culture by attending the Politics and International Relations Divisional Research Seminars and NTU's annual Alternative Futures conference. Careers While the primary aims of a university course have traditionally been intellectual in nature and specific to the subject(s) under study, NTU realises the importance of the role of higher education in training graduates to move into the labour market. The MA Politics will provide you with a range of ‘transferable skills' which will be essential to employment in a range of occupations, including: The ability for independent and critical thought Analysing and evaluating complex and unfamiliar problems Working to tight deadlines Presenting your ideas with confidence and clarity both in writing and in speech Working and learning collaboratively with peers from a range of personal, academic and national backgrounds. Alongside providing such transferable skills, we believe that the optional pathway through the Dissertation module will strongly enhance your employability skills and, more generally, the course's engagement with contemporary global issues – particularly those of participation, sustainability and citizenship – will ensure that your knowledge and ‘openness' to the wider world is up-to-date and relevant. During the course you will be encouraged to reflect critically on the subject-specific and transferable skills gained throughout, and in addition to discussing your ideas with the course team you will have the opportunity to consult NTU's comprehensive Employability and Careers Service. After graduating from the MA Politics, you might decide to continue your studies to MPhil / PhD level and there are a range of such opportunities here at NTU. Graduates will also be well placed to pursue careers and training in a wide variety of professions such as research, politics, public administration, the social and health services, journalism, other areas of the media, law, publishing, accounting, marketing, human resources and management. Entry requirements You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (normally a 2.2 or above). Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at Masters Level in their Personal Statement. No references are required when applying for this course. Fees and funding For information about fees and possible funding opportunities visit www.ntu.ac.uk/s3fees [-]

MA in Social Work

Campus Full time January 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MA Social Work is a two-year full-time course that will start in January 2018. It has been designed for those who have a degree and experience in the Health and Social Care Work field and wish to become a qualified social worker and provides the opportunity to both study and work in Children and Families Social Work and Adult Social Work. [+]

The MA Social Work is a two-year full-time course that will start in January 2018. It has been designed for those who have a degree and experience in the Health and Social Care Work field and wish to become a qualified social worker and provides the opportunity to both study and work in Children and Families Social Work and Adult Social Work. The MA Social Work is a two-year full time course, designed for those who have a degree and experience in the Health and Social Care Work field and wish to become a qualified social worker. It provides the opportunity to both study and work in Children and Families Social Work and Adult Social Work giving you the freedom to guide your career the way you want to. This course will start in January 2018. This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and therefore individuals who successfully complete the course will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. We work closely with employers in the statutory and independent sectors to ensure our course content retains a focus on the people entitled to use the services. It also helps to ensure that you are ready for professional practice when you qualify. Teaching is carried out by staff from a range of professional backgrounds and is underpinned by research, providing you with a great balance between academic and applied educational experiences. Careers When you graduate you may be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and you will need to abide by a code of ethics and behaviour in relation to the profession. On completion of the course you may choose to enter the profession by working in services for children or adults. Opportunities may also exist in social services departments, the private and independent sector, educational welfare, services such as guidance providing agencies, careers services and youth justice. Entry requirements You will need: an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) or other recognised equivalent qualification applicants with a 2.2 will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate in their Personal Statement how their experiences (e.g. awards, scholarships, work experience - either paid or unpaid) and knowledge and skills that will enable them to study this course at master's level. approximately 100 days (or equivalent) of social care related experience. You may be working towards the 100 days of experience at the time of application but the experience must be completed before the start of the course and this must be stated in your personal statement to provide one reference. This reference should show evidence of relevant social care related experience. GCSE English and Maths grade C or above. If you are working towards your GCSE English Language and / or Maths or equivalent qualification please ensure you mention this on your application form. In addition to the entry requirements listed above, all applicants must: take part in a face-to-face interview with a lecturer and practitioner or service user and complete a written test and group exercise demonstrate an understanding of the role of a social worker and current social work issues be familiar with the Professional Capability Framework entry level requirements demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively, through spoken English demonstrate in your application your motivation to do the course outline the length of time spent gaining relevant social care experience and the type of social care experience you have in your application - either paid or voluntary which specifically demonstrates your suitability to practise Social Work provide a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as a Criminal Records Bureau disclosure) (which includes proof of identity) provide a satisfactory health declaration provide a satisfactory character conduct declaration confirm the ability to use a range of IT facilities including email, internet and word processing. International students Please: Ensure your VISA allows you to work whilst completing your course. You can email our International Team for further advice and support on this. Attend a face-to-face Assessment Day as part of your application. No alternative will be given. Fees For information about course fees visit www.ntu.ac.uk/s3fees [-]

MA in Sociology

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

The MA Sociology at NTU has a distinctive and specialist focus on Public Sociology. This is a course that enables you to link theory, research and practice, develop in-depth knowledge and insights as well as gain the practical experience needed to build your skills as a Public Sociologist. [+]

The course offers you an exciting opportunity to study sociology at an advanced and specialised level with a distinctive focus on the tradition and contemporary forms of public sociology. The MA Sociology at NTU has a distinctive and specialist focus on Public Sociology. This is a course that enables you to link theory, research and practice, develop in-depth knowledge and insights as well as gain the practical experience needed to build your skills as a Public Sociologist. Public Sociology awakens and empowers your sociological imagination by connecting what you study with the social issues and challenges faced by contemporary civil society. It not only gives you the opportunity to develop advanced and specialist knowledge of sociological theory and research: it supports and challenges you to use this knowledge in ways that directly benefit others. The course is designed and delivered by academic professionals with expertise in carrying out research for and with many different clients, groups and communities. Public Sociology reaches beyond the university, creating the spaces where academics, students and diverse publics can interrogate and apply sociological research and methods to real world situations. From day one of the course, you will take what you learn in the classroom to the various 'publics' of Nottingham and beyond, gaining valuable experience through modules that emphasise working with communities, engaging with local and national policy makers and contributing to debates that ignite public interest. The course embodies not only the pursuit of understanding, critique and argument essential to advanced sociology, but also a call to action. Through a course design that emphasises the continuous interplay between theory and practice, you will develop both your in-depth knowledge and your practical skills in being a Public Sociologist. Why choose the MA Sociology? Work with local, national and international organisations to gain hands-on experience of using sociology to identify and address the big social challenges. Explore historical and contemporary issues and debates with a focus on social inequalities and social issues and develop an understanding of a range of global issues. Build your expertise as Public Sociologist through public engagement activities, projects, creative assessments and the dissertation. Be part of a lively and creative research culture with staff who have specialist interests in the study of disaster, youth, race, gender, crime and social class. Choose to study full-time or part-time. Fellowship of the RSA As a result of an exciting partnership with the national policy organisation, the RSA, students will also be automatically enrolled as Honorary Fellows. The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today's social challenges. Honorary Fellowship will open up a number of opportunities for students to engage with this important national organisation. Careers It is envisaged that you might be entering the course because at a later date you will seek employment within community development, charity and voluntary sectors, social entrepreneurship or public service fields. Graduates will also be well placed to pursue careers and training in a wide variety of professions such as teaching, politics, public administration, the social and health services, journalism, other areas of the media, law, publishing, accounting, marketing, human resources and management. Graduates may consider continuing on to a MPhil / PhD program to continue the intellectual curiosity/imagination the MA will have fostered. Entry requirements - You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (normally a 2.2 or above). - Applicants without formal qualifications will be considered but will be required to outline their motivation for study in their personal statement as well as demonstrate an ability to study at postgraduate level. - No references are required when applying for this course. Fees and funding For information about fees and possible funding opportunities visit www.ntu.ac.uk/s3fees [-]

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