Plymouth University

Introduction

Plymouth University is a dynamic, ambitious and award-winning institution with a research-led culture that encourages innovative and creative ideas with the confidence to turn these into reality.

Ranked 37th in the Times Higher Education 100 under 50 world rankings and fourth in the UK, Plymouth is proud to be among the UK’s leading universities for ‘research that is recognised for its global significance and impact’. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) overall Plymouth had more than 63 per cent of its research graded at three and four stars – nearly double the score achieved in 2008, when the previous exercise was conducted. It means the University retains its place in the Research Fortnight Power League top 50.

We want you to come and join our vibrant community of postgraduate students and benefit from our innovative approach, world leading expertise, multi-million pound facilities and close collaboration with employers. Studying a postgraduate programme with Plymouth University ensures that you will be equipped with the most relevant knowledge and skills to be competitive in the workplace – 87% of our postgraduate students are employed within six months of completing their studies with us.

Our flexible postgraduate programmes can be studied full or part time and incorporate appropriate input from researchers, current practitioners, professional bodies, business and industry. This ensures our programmes are current, relevant and stimulating and serve to enable students to develop a wide range of practical skills sought by employers. These programmes provide flexible opportunities for learning vocational skills or setting the foundation for further research. Our Graduate School operates across the University, playing an important role in the development of the postgraduate community at Plymouth. It aims to provide a range of support for postgraduate education and students undertaking research degrees.

Location & facilities

The campus is located in the city centre, allowing easy access to shops, restaurants, bars, transport and accommodation, plus the city’s main attractions including the Barbican harbour and the Hoe seafront. On campus you will find modern student accommodation, a 24-hour library and a lively Students’ Union bar.

Over £300 million of investment is ensuring that our campus facilities are first class, with recent additions including the £4.85 million Marine Station boasting wet labs and aquarium, and the £7 million new performing arts building, The House, with performance and rehearsal space, a box office to host commercial events and outstanding disability access to enable access to all areas of the lighting and rigging.

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Master

MRes Marine Biology

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Marine biology is an extraordinarily broad and dynamic subject, reflecting the diversity and energy of marine ecosystems and the fantastic array of life they contain, making this a compelling subject to study. Marine processes exert massive influences on the Earth’s climate and the pattern of biogeochemical cycling. Closely linked with the diverse research pursuits of a range of scientists this programme allows you to apply and... [+]

MRes Marine Biology Marine biology is an extraordinarily broad and dynamic subject, reflecting the diversity and energy of marine ecosystems and the fantastic array of life they contain, making this a compelling subject to study. Marine processes exert massive influences on the Earth’s climate and the pattern of biogeochemical cycling. Closely linked with the diverse research pursuits of a range of scientists this programme allows you to apply and develop your particular skills in a marine context. Key features Study in Plymouth, an internationally renowned city for marine biological research. Participate in a specifically designed, topical programme jointly hosted by Plymouth University and the Marine Biological Association (MBA) of the UK. Choose between two pathways to suit your research interests, biodiversity and ecology or cellular and molecular biology. Benefit from being taught by recognised experts with worldwide links to research organisations and projects. Draw on our expertise, working alongside research staff on a personal project. Undertake an extensive, original and innovative research project, often in collaboration with MBA Research Fellows, or one of our other partner institutions (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science and the National Marine Aquarium), either in the UK or abroad. Excellent training for further research. See the benefit from close links with the research community worldwide. Programme overview In your first term you will study core modules which concentrate on building up your general research and academic skills. You’ll also be introduced to the research and organisation of the MBA and the Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre at the University, with a focus upon raising your awareness of potential dissertation topics and advisors. You’ll take a specific module based on your chosen specialisation. The ecology option includes additional training in the analysis of ecological data and conservation/biodiversity assessments. The cellular and molecular option meanwhile focuses on DNA and microbiological techniques, biological imaging, and electrophysiological methods. The majority of time from mid-January onwards is spent on your research project and dissertation. You’ll undertake your project working directly with researchers at the MBA, Plymouth University or one of our other partner institutions. It may also be possible to conduct your project abroad. Core modules MBAM5106 Advanced Research in Marine Biology MBAM5109 Marine Biology MRes Dissertation BIO5131 Postgraduate Research Skills & Methods Optional modules MBAM5108 Marine Ecology and Conservation MBAM5107 Molecular and Cellular Approaches in Marine Biology Entry requirements A good degree (2:1 or above, USA GPA 3.1 or above) preferably in a biological science. Other suitable degrees may be considered. If you have overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), who provide an advisory service. English language requirements If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5. [-]

MSc

MSc/Mres Robotics

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Be inspired to innovate and develop the robots, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems of tomorrow’s world. Gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge from our world-leading experts in interactive and intelligent robotics, and graduate ready to pursue an exciting career in anything from home automation to deep sea or space exploration. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain invaluable industry experience and... [+]

MSc/Mres Robotics Be inspired to innovate and develop the robots, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems of tomorrow’s world. Gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge from our world-leading experts in interactive and intelligent robotics, and graduate ready to pursue an exciting career in anything from home automation to deep sea or space exploration. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain invaluable industry experience and cultivate professional contacts on an integral work placement. Key features Enhance your employability and grow your professional network with an optional integral work placement. You can choose to work in the UK, or overseas in countries including France, Germany or Japan. We have helped students to secure placements with a wide range of companies including Bosch, IBM, Microsoft and Toshiba. The taught elements of this programme are also delivered to students on Year 1 of the MSc Robotics Technology programme. Get up-to-date with the latest developments in artificial life and intelligence, adaptive behaviour, information visualisation, neural computation and dynamic systems, as well as remote access and monitoring systems. Our seminars series with speakers from industry and academia gives you the opportunity to keep ahead in this fast moving field. Give yourself the edge. Our programme distinguishes itself from other robotics masters programmes, in the UK and abroad, by ensuring a deeper theoretical and practical knowledge of interactive and intelligent robotics. Expand your skills with first-class facilities including 3D rapid prototyping systems, in-house PCB design and assembly tools, and our award winning Plymouth Humanoid robots. Get expert training from members of the Marine and Industrial Dynamic Analysis (MIDAS) research group and the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems (CRNS). Become a professional in your field – this programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) so as a successful graduate, you’ll be eligible for Chartered Engineer status with a step on the ladder to becoming a professional robotics engineer. You’ll also be eligible to apply for a number of IET scholarships. Benefit by combining disciplines that are traditionally taught separately. You’ll graduate ready with the expertise and joined-up knowledge to design and develop fully integrated mechanical, electronic, control and computing systems. Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) so as a successful graduate, you’ll be eligible for Chartered Engineer status. Programme overview On this programme you’ll gain a solid and broad understanding of the latest developments and issues in robotics. You’ll build theoretical and practical knowledge of control and design as well as covering the interface between real-world devices, autonomous processing and evaluation of acquired information. You’ll investigate user interaction and intelligent decision-making and immerse yourself in an innovative project inspired by the latest developments in technology and society. You’ll have access to a robotics club and to a seminar series so that you can keep up-to-date with advances in the industry and academia. Core modules BPIE500 Masters Stage 1 Placement Preparation PROJ509 MSc Project SOFT561 Robot Software Engineering AINT513 Robotic Visual Perception and Autonomy MECH533 Robotics and Control AINT512 Science and Technology of Human-Robot Interaction ROCO503 Sensors and Actuators AINT511 Topics in Advanced Intelligent Robotics Optional modules BPIE328 Masters Industrial Placement Entry requirements A minimum of 2:2 in a technical subject. Applicants with overseas qualifications can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through NARIC, which provides an advisory service. English language requirements If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. The level of proficiency that is required can vary with the type of programme for which you are applying. For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5. [-]

MSc Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Stand out from the crowd and significantly enhance your employability in the accounting and financial management sector with our MSc in Accounting and Finance. Explore accounting in its wider context and build the theoretical knowledge and practical skills demanded by employers in the increasingly complex global financial sector. With the option to focus on two core topics of your choice in your final term, you’re able to steer your future career path in the direction you want to take it... [+]

MSc Accounting and Finance Stand out from the crowd and significantly enhance your employability in the accounting and financial management sector with our MSc in Accounting and Finance. Explore accounting in its wider context and build the theoretical knowledge and practical skills demanded by employers in the increasingly complex global financial sector. With the option to focus on two core topics of your choice in your final term, you’re able to steer your future career path in the direction you want to take it. Key features Set sail for new horizons with this course designed to allow you to change the direction in which you wish to take your future career. Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to gain a high level position within the international business and finance sector thanks to our programme’s combination of both practical and research based learning. Pursue a career anywhere in the globe with modules which have a strong international focus, ensuring you develop a truly global perspective on finance and decision-making. Reinforce your skills with specialist expertise by choosing from a range of elective modules in the third term. Core modules ACF700 Corporate Finance ACF705 Financial Statement Analysis ACF704 Fundamentals of Financial Management STO700A International Business Environment STO701 Knowledge Management and Decision Making HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials ACF714 Management Accounting Optional modules ACF707SU Advanced Credit Management HRL712 Corporate Governance and Ethics ACF709SU Corporate Risk Management ACF708SU Real Estate and Alternative Investments Entry requirements A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline. If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test. Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this. We welcome students from a broad range of disciplines who are keen to place their undergraduate discipline knowledge into the context of accounting and finance. [-]

MSc Applied Marine Science

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Coastal erosion. Threatened resources. Pollution. With increasing awareness of the importance of the world's oceans as a natural resource and of their role in the stability of the global climate and environment, marine science specialists are in high demand. Our vocational programme provides you with the scientific knowledge, skills and experience – together with practical field experience carried out with local marine partners and... [+]

MSc Applied Marine Science Coastal erosion. Threatened resources. Pollution. With increasing awareness of the importance of the world's oceans as a natural resource and of their role in the stability of the global climate and environment, marine science specialists are in high demand. Our vocational programme provides you with the scientific knowledge, skills and experience – together with practical field experience carried out with local marine partners and companies – you need for an exciting career in marine science. Key features Join a long established (1991), well-respected programme with an excellent record for employment in the marine sciences sector. Develop confidence and competence in the theoretical and practical dimensions of marine science, deepening your scientific knowledge of the coastal environment and the pressures placed on it. Gain the skills and knowledge required to work as a marine scientist through a vocationally relevant programme, while also benefitting from our strong research-based teaching, supported by our marine research groups. Become experienced in coastal zone management using a range of practical techniques and approaches to problem solving. Connect with local marine organisations through the Plymouth Marine Sciences Partnership, which includes the Universities' Marine Institute, Marine Biological Association, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the National Marine Aquarium. Make the most of our links to commercial consultancy companies, local councils and environmental organisations that can provide project ideas and supervision on your dissertation. Access an extensive range of field/laboratory equipment, including the COaST laboratories, our research vessel RV Falcon Spirit and a new waterfront marine centre. Build the skills required to assimilate knowledge over a wide range of disciplines and apply them to environmental analysis. Benefit from the option of studying this programme part time. Programme overview Our programme is 100 per cent coursework assessed and teaching activities are based around taught modules, field and laboratory work and an extended research project. There are visits to local bays and estuaries and a field week working with complex instrumentation in the lab and at sea. Semester one modules include management of coastal environments, marine science and research skills and methods. In the second semester students follow one core module in contemporary issues in marine science and choose two option modules from: remote sensing and geographical information systems, managing marine ecosystems, coastal erosion and protection, economics of the marine environment and modelling marine processes. You can carry out your research project and dissertation over both semesters in any area of marine science, working with experts within the University and external bodies (e.g. PML, Fugro-GEOS) in the UK and abroad. Topics include projects in both pure and applied research. Core modules MAR516 Contemporary Issues in Marine Science MAR515 Management of Coastal Environments MAR514 Marine Science MAR524 MSc Dissertation MAR513 Research Skills and Methods Optional modules MAR517 Coastal Erosion and Protection MAR507 Economics of the Marine Environment MAR530 Managing Marine Ecosystems MAR519 Modelling Marine Processes MAR518 Remote Sensing and GIS Entry requirements You should have: A good honours degree or equivalent preferably in a science or engineering subject. If you don’t have any recent formal qualifications, we may accept work place experience. If you have overseas qualifications you can check how they compare with the UK equivalent through UK NARIC, who provide an advisory service. English language: If English is not your first language then we’ll need evidence of your proficiency in English. The minimum IELTS score usually accepted is 6.5. [-]

MSc Brand and Design Management

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

As consumers become more sophisticated and the choice of products even greater, the need to differentiate through strategic brand and design management has become increasingly important. With this programme you’ll explore the value of brand and design management in an era of increasingly saturated markets. As well as developing brand-related theoretical understanding and practical focus, you’ll have the opportunity to... [+]

MSc Brand and Design Management As consumers become more sophisticated and the choice of products even greater, the need to differentiate through strategic brand and design management has become increasingly important. With this programme you’ll explore the value of brand and design management in an era of increasingly saturated markets. As well as developing brand-related theoretical understanding and practical focus, you’ll have the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial, leadership, research and communications skills. Key features Receive one-to-one mentoring from an experienced brand professional currently working with a locally, nationally or internationally recognised organisation. Take advantage of their expertise to develop your practical skills and understanding of the industry, and access the insider information to help you prepare to enter the workplace. Build the breadth of knowledge that allows you to succeed by developing a practical and theoretical understanding of all aspects of brand and design management, including: consumer psychology; managing creative people; trademark, copyright and branding law; entrepreneurship; leadership and product policy and portfolio management. Explore the wider context of brands in today’s society and how they are affected by and influenced by political and cultural trends. You will develop the “big picture” thinking help you stand out of the crowd. Benefit from access to a dedicated seminar series delivered by executives from organisations within the industry and branding, advertising and design agencies. Build the practical skills with a programme focused upon hands-on learning, delivered by staff that are active researchers within the subjects they teach. Supplement your academic studies with field trips to visit organisations that have developed or have been instrumental in developing unique, innovative or powerful brands, giving you access to unique insights into the industry. Core modules MKT711 Brands and the Value of Design MKT710 Brands, Culture and Society MKT712 Consumer Psychology and Brand Behaviour ENT705SU Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials MKT707 Product Policy and Portfolio Management SRE712 Research Methods for Decision Making MKT709 Strategic Brand Management LAW711 Trademark, Copyright and Design Law Entry requirements BA / BSc Degree Normal minimum entry requirements are a Lower Second / 2:2 class honours degree in a relevant subject e.g. business and management, graphic design, psychology or sociology. APEL Candidates who do not possess a first degree or who have been awarded a third class honours or pass degree may be considered for the programme on the basis of previous work experience or relevant training. Candidates will be interviewed by the programme manager, and if appropriate may be required to complete an assessment to demonstrate they have the necessary knowledge and skills to allow entry. Candidates will need to complete all modules on the programme, and therefore APEL will not be considered for any modules on the MSc Brand and Design Management degree itself. Language Requirements Candidates will be required to be competent in English. Candidates whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent in a secure English language test. If the candidate’s English language does not meet the above standard, they will be given the opportunity to complete one of the University’s pre-sessional English language courses. [-]

MSc Business and Management

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

This conversion course enables graduates from any discipline to engage with current business processes and techniques, whilst teaching you how to implement this knowledge within contemporary organisations. You’ll learn key management, strategy and analytical skills, with the opportunity to specialise in a specific subject area relevant to your future career... [+]

MSc Business and Management This conversion course enables graduates from any discipline to engage with current business processes and techniques, whilst teaching you how to implement this knowledge within contemporary organisations. You’ll learn key management, strategy and analytical skills, with the opportunity to specialise in a specific subject area relevant to your future career. Core modules STO708 International Business Context and Finance STO701 Knowledge Management and Decision Making HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials MKT700A Marketing and Strategy STO704 Operations and Project Management STO711 Project Optional modules MKT702 Competitive Marketing Strategy STO709 Contemporary Organisation ACF705 Financial Statement Analysis ACF704 Fundamentals of Financial Management ENT703 Futures Perspectives in Entrepreneurship STO702 Global Supply Chain Management HRL711 Human Resources and Talent Management MKT703 Innovation and New Product Development STO710 International Cooperative Strategy ACF703 International Finance STO703 International Strategic Management STO705 Quality Management and Lean Thinking Entry requirements UK/EU A relevant degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis. INTERNATIONAL Please view the country specific pages for further information regarding the equivalency of your degree. International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability, for example by achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent. Pre-sessional English language courses are available if you do not meet these requirements. SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships are available for postgraduate taught programmes. [-]

MSc Computer and Information Security

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Computer and information security is a vital issue in today’s IT environment. This programme will provide you with the necessary skills to understand and apply specialised security knowledge in the identification and resolution of IT security threats facing modern organisations. Develop a rounded view of key security domain topics such as security management and computer forensics, and gain the hands-on skills to confidently... [+]

MSc Computer and Information Security Computer and information security is a vital issue in today’s IT environment. This programme will provide you with the necessary skills to understand and apply specialised security knowledge in the identification and resolution of IT security threats facing modern organisations. Develop a rounded view of key security domain topics such as security management and computer forensics, and gain the hands-on skills to confidently implement, configure and manage the tools you’ll face in practice. Key features Be confident studying a degree accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The University has been awarded Academic Partner status by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), in recognition of the significant base of security-related expertise within the institution. This link encourages and enables a dialogue between academia and the wider community of security practitioners. Learn from research-active staff at the forefront of knowledge, conducting research within the Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research. Put your skills into practice in our high specification security, networking and digital forensic laboratories. Technology supported learning with free iPad mini and eBooks. Active Computer and Information Security Society (CISS) provide opportunities for networking, problem solving, speakers from industry as well as a valuable source of contacts. Build on the foundation which this course offers and take the opportunity to progress onto a research degree at MPhil or PhD level. Explore the option of completing the programme over two years with an integral work placement year. Benefit from the courses extensive links with major professional bodies and societies such as the BCS, ISACA, IFIP Technical Committee 11 and the Institute for Information Security Professionals (IISP). Take the opportunity to make career inroads through strong industrial links with major organisations such as Kaspersky Labs, Symantec, Orange, France-Telecom, and various UK government departments. Engage with the BCS South West branch programme, who hold many of their sessions at Plymouth University. The branch has a rich programme of events that contributes to broadening the knowledge and experience of the students. Continually under review to ensure all content is relevant and timely the programme has recently begun to offer AccessData Certification as a part of the cybercrime and investigation module, enabling you to achieve professional recognition as well as academic credit. Programme overview During your year of study you will gain an understanding of key topics such as security management, cryptography, network and system security, computer forensics, and protection in application scenarios. You'll also benefit from being taught a wide variety of hands-on skills, which enable you to implement, configure and manage many of the typical controls you will encounter in practice - including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, authentication and access mechanisms, and forensic case management tools. The project will enable you to explore and develop in-depth knowledge on a particular area of security. You'll become a subject expert and push the boundaries of the current understanding. Core modules SEC505 Digital Forensic Investigation SEC501 Information Security Management and Governance SEC503 Intrusion Analysis and Incident Management BPIE500 Masters Stage 1 Placement Preparation PROJ513 Msc Project (September) SEC502 Network Security and Penetration Testing FTGS507 Professional and Research Skills with Entrepreneurship SEC504 Secure Systems Architectures and Mechanisms Optional modules BPIE328 Masters Industrial Placement Entry requirements A good first degree in computing or a computing-related discipline. A lower degree classification may be considered if you can demonstrate a significant level of experience in the security area, with competence in computer programming. Professional experience may also be taken into consideration. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5. [-]

MSc Digital and Social Media Marketing

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

With companies spending more of their budgets than ever before on digital marketing, and brands like Google, Amazon and Facebook continuing to grow their user base, digital and social-media marketing is changing the rules of competition, giving customers ways to directly influence modern businesses. With this MSc you’ll learn how to succeed in this new reality of marketing, actively participating in the planning, development and deployment of real digital and social media marketing campaigns. [+]

With companies spending more of their budgets than ever before on digital marketing, and brands like Google, Amazon and Facebook continuing to grow their user base, digital and social-media marketing is changing the rules of competition, giving customers ways to directly influence modern businesses. With this MSc you’ll learn how to succeed in this new reality of marketing, actively participating in the planning, development and deployment of real digital and social media marketing campaigns. New course: open to applications for September 2015 entry Key features - This course is designed to keep you at the forefront of modern marketing practices and will equip you with an advanced knowledge of in digital marketing strategy and planning. - Build the skills to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and its practical application in business situations with hands-on experience through practical workshops and real-world projects working alongside industry professionals on genuine digital marketing campaigns. - Work with real projects, real firms, real challenges, real skills and competencies and build your skills ready to succeed in this increasingly competitive sector. Course details Core modules - MKT716 Analytics and Databases - MKT704 Branding and Marketing Communications - HRL712 Corporate Governance and Ethics - MKT713 Digital Marketing - HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials - MKT700A Marketing and Strategy - MKT715 Relationship Marketing and CRM - SRE712 Research Methods for Decision Making - MKT714 Social Media Practice The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry. Entry requirements A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline. If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test. Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this. We welcome students from a broad range of disciplines who are keen to place their undergraduate discipline knowledge into the context of digital and social media marketing. [-]

MSc Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Do you want to find gaps in the market and discover opportunities for launching creative, new products? This programme is designed to harness your talent, ambition and entrepreneurial flair. You'll cultivate new ideas and inspire those around you to use innovation to discover new opportunities and create growth. On this one year programme you will develop an understanding of the factors that inform strong entrepreneurial business... [+]

MSc Entrepreneurship Do you want to find gaps in the market and discover opportunities for launching creative, new products? This programme is designed to harness your talent, ambition and entrepreneurial flair. You'll cultivate new ideas and inspire those around you to use innovation to discover new opportunities and create growth. On this one year programme you will develop an understanding of the factors that inform strong entrepreneurial business decisions and innovative business and marketing strategies. Key features We are happy to welcome students from a broad range of undergraduate disciplines. We want to work with you if you are keen to place your undergraduate discipline knowledge into the broader business context, leverage your existing skills and kick-start your creative-thinking, inner drive and passion to succeed. This programme helps to close the gap between ideas and innovation and identifying viable market opportunities. Entrepreneurial spirit is one of the most successful perspectives you can embrace as a business professional. This course prepares graduates for a wide spectrum of career opportunities such as starting and running your own business, consulting on business start-ups or working in an established organisation delivering innovation, value and growth. Core modules ENT700 Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy ENT702 Entrepreneurship in Developing and Emerging Economies ENT703 Futures Perspectives in Entrepreneurship STO700A International Business Environment STO701 Knowledge Management and Decision Making HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials ENT704 Project Management: Opportunity Identification, Launch and Growth Optional modules ENT705SU Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth ENT706 Finance for Start-ups and Growth: Resourcing the Strategy STO707SU Sustainable Supply Chains Entry requirements A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline. If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test. Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this. We welcome students from a broad range of disciplines who are keen to place their undergraduate discipline knowledge into the context of entrepreneurship. [-]

MSc Entrepreneurship and International Development

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Do you want to work for an international NGO (non-governmental organisation) and help people change their lives? Or perhaps work with local or central government to create policies and environments conducive to entrepreneurship? By studying the MSc in entrepreneurship and international development you will cultivate the skills to help firms harness their entrepreneurial talent, or even help a new generation of entrepreneurs... [+]

MSc Entrepreneurship and International Development Do you want to work for an international NGO (non-governmental organisation) and help people change their lives? Or perhaps work with local or central government to create policies and environments conducive to entrepreneurship? By studying the MSc in entrepreneurship and international development you will cultivate the skills to help firms harness their entrepreneurial talent, or even help a new generation of entrepreneurs transform lives and empower communities. Key features Allow your entrepreneurial skills to shine as you close the gap between ideas and innovation and identify viable market opportunities that have the potential to transform lives. Develop the skills to help you access a wide spectrum of career paths such as starting and running your own business, consulting on business start-ups or working in an established global organisation delivering value and growth. Learn with an internationally diverse and culturally rich group of talented and motivated students and professionals. Core modules ENT701 Diversity in Entrepreneurship: Gender, Youth and Informal Economy ENT700 Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy ENT702 Entrepreneurship in Developing and Emerging Economies ENT703 Futures Perspectives in Entrepreneurship STO700A International Business Environment STO701 Knowledge Management and Decision Making HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials Optional modules ENT705SU Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth ENT706 Finance for Start-ups and Growth: Resourcing the Strategy ENT707 Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Entry requirements A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline. If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test. Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this. We welcome students from a broad range of disciplines who are keen to place their undergraduate discipline knowledge into the context of entrepreneurship and international development. [-]

MSc Finance and Investment

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Enter the fast-paced financial sector by building your foundations of expertise in financial management. You will develop a broad knowledge base, and put it into practice with our extensive practical sessions. Build the confidence to make key financial decisions and become familiar with the process of identifying, measuring and communicating key economic information. Position yourself to begin a career in investment banking... [+]

MSc Finance and Investment Enter the fast-paced financial sector by building your foundations of expertise in financial management. You will develop a broad knowledge base, and put it into practice with our extensive practical sessions. Build the confidence to make key financial decisions and become familiar with the process of identifying, measuring and communicating key economic information. Position yourself to begin a career in investment banking, international finance, financial journalism or portfolio management. Key features Steer your career in a new direction with this programme designed to allow you to bring your experience and knowledge from a wide range of undergraduate disciplines and apply it to marketing and innovation. Lay the foundations for a career in the finance and investment sector by building a strong base of knowledge relating to both the theory and practice of financial decision making and investment. Explore the powerful blend of the processes and mechanics which underlie decision-making in today’s financial and investment sectors, giving you the confidence to be decisive in your future career. Gain the advanced management and analytical skills needed to take you to the forefront of the financial world. Shape your studies to match your goals by selecting two specialist financial modules in your third term. You’ll be able to follow the path which suits your own individual interests and needs. Core modules ACF700 Corporate Finance ACF704 Fundamentals of Financial Management STO700A International Business Environment ACF703 International Finance ACF701B Investments STO701 Knowledge Management and Decision Making HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials Optional modules ACF707SU Advanced Credit Management HRL712 Corporate Governance and Ethics ACF709SU Corporate Risk Management ACF708SU Real Estate and Alternative Investments Entry requirements A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline. If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test. Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this. We welcome students from a broad range of disciplines who are keen to place their undergraduate discipline knowledge into the context of finance and investment. [-]

MSc International Business

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

In today's global economy, the ability to think and work across geographic and political boundaries is imperative to not only conduct business in an international context but also to survive in such a competitive, globalised environment. This MSc is designed to give you the essential skills for professional and practical development, covering topics such as competitive marketing strategy, global supply chain management... [+]

MSc International Business In today's global economy, the ability to think and work across geographic and political boundaries is imperative to not only conduct business in an international context but also to survive in such a competitive, globalised environment. This MSc is designed to give you the essential skills for professional and practical development, covering topics such as competitive marketing strategy, global supply chain management, leadership and management and international business environment. Key features We are happy to welcome students from a broad range of undergraduate disciplines. We want to work with you if you are keen to place your discipline knowledge into an international business context or if you are a professional wanting to expand your experience and enter the world of multi-national enterprises. This programme will be underpinned by a firm practical orientation. Each module will reflect current practice and apply theories outlined to real world problems and scenarios The programme will have its own dedicated seminar series delivered by executives from local, national and international companies. Core modules STO702 Global Supply Chain Management STO700A International Business Environment ACF703 International Finance STO703 International Strategic Management STO701 Knowledge Management and Decision Making HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials MKT700A Marketing and Strategy Optional modules HRL707SU International and Comparative HRM ACF716SU International Environmental Economics MKT708SU International Marketing Entry requirements A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline. If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test. Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this. [-]

MSc International Finance

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Are you driven by a desire to work in the fast-paced world of international finance? Do you want to take your financial expertise to the next level? By studying the MSc in International Finance you’ll develop the broad vision and understanding of the changing role and nature of international finance. Study with us and equip yourself with the skills that will help you to stand out to future employers who recruit across a wide... [+]

MSc International Finance Are you driven by a desire to work in the fast-paced world of international finance? Do you want to take your financial expertise to the next level? By studying the MSc in International Finance you’ll develop the broad vision and understanding of the changing role and nature of international finance. Study with us and equip yourself with the skills that will help you to stand out to future employers who recruit across a wide range of careers in the international financial sector. Key features Steer your career in a new direction with this programme which is designed to allow you to bring your experience and knowledge from a wide range of undergraduate disciplines. Develop your knowledge with modules in economics of markets and government, econometrics and financial modelling, allowing you to understand the importance of financial planning to successful organisations. Core modules ACF700 Corporate Finance ACF717 Econometrics and Financial Modelling ACF715 Economics of Markets and Government STO700A International Business Environment ACF703 International Finance STO701 Knowledge Management and Decision Making HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials Optional modules HRL712 Corporate Governance and Ethics ACF709SU Corporate Risk Management ACF706SU Fundamentals of Islamic Finance and Banking (IFB) ACF716SU International Environmental Economics Entry requirements A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline. If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test. Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this. We welcome students from a broad range of disciplines who are keen to place their undergraduate discipline knowledge into the context of International finance. [-]

MSc International Hospitality Management

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Are you aiming for an influential role in one of the fastest growing global industries? Through our Institute of Hospitality accredited programme, you’ll develop an international perspective on hospitality management and the contemporary issues that shape it. Sharpen your knowledge of business and marketing theory and gain strategic and operational insights into the hospitality sector through our strong industry partnerships... [+]

MSc International Hospitality Management Are you aiming for an influential role in one of the fastest growing global industries? Through our Institute of Hospitality accredited programme, you’ll develop an international perspective on hospitality management and the contemporary issues that shape it. Sharpen your knowledge of business and marketing theory and gain strategic and operational insights into the hospitality sector through our strong industry partnerships. Key features Learn to meet the changing needs of the hospitality industry and the varying demands of both society and the economy. Benefit from established industry contacts with international corporations like Hilton Worldwide, helping you network your way to a graduate career. Take an international perspective on one of the fastest growing sectors in the world and learn first-hand from industry experts. Our lecturers are active in research areas such as sustainable practices, consumer behaviour, motivation and satisfaction, and staff retention. Gain a competitive advantage on a course accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. Investigate a topic you’re passionate about and sharpen your research skills, by undertaking an independent postgraduate dissertation. Explore key topics within International Hospitality Management, such as luxury, service, customers and innovation, through diverse and relevant fieldwork. Programme overview Throughout this programme, you’ll familiarise yourself with key marketing theories and business strategies within the context of the hospitality industry. You’ll study a diverse range of current topics from business development and service operations, to e-commerce strategies and people management. The programme features fieldwork, guest speakers from industry and lectures led by research active academics. Every aspect of your studies will be grounded in current trends and emerging practices, culminating in an independent research project and dissertation. Benefit from a strong focus on international management, while building on the regional strengths of the south-west of England. Core modules HTM703 Competitive Advantage for Hospitality HTM706 e-Service Strategies HTM709 Hospitality Business Development and Entrepreneurship HTM708 Hospitality Service Encounters HTM701 Managing People in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry HTM704 Tourism and Hospitality Dissertation HTM702 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing Entry requirements A minimium of a second class honours degree (2:2) from a UK university or equivalent award from an overseas institution. Other qualifications and/or experience may be considered, if you have demonstrated acquired knowledge and skills sufficient to meet the challenges and demands of this programme. Where the applicant does not have a degree then a minimum of three years relevant managerial level work experience is required. Please view the country specific pages for further information regarding the equivalency of your degree. International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability, for example by achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent. Pre-sessional English language courses are available if you do not meet these requirements. SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships are available for postgraduate taught programmes. [-]

MSc Management

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Increase your employability and sharpen your professional edge as you learn how to deliver creative and effective management solutions. The combination of taught and hands-on learning will help you accentuate your leadership talents and management skills, providing you with the capability to succeed. We welcome graduates and professionals with varied backgrounds, enabling you to learn from your peers and apply your existing... [+]

MSc Management Increase your employability and sharpen your professional edge as you learn how to deliver creative and effective management solutions. The combination of taught and hands-on learning will help you accentuate your leadership talents and management skills, providing you with the capability to succeed. We welcome graduates and professionals with varied backgrounds, enabling you to learn from your peers and apply your existing skills and abilities throughout your future career in management. Key features Steer your career in a new direction with this programme designed to allow you to bring your experience and knowledge from a wide range of undergraduate disciplines and apply it to business management. Give your employability an immediate boost with the new skills you’ll develop - this intensive and comprehensive programme would also suit professionals with little or no experience in business management. Equip yourself with the foundations of business management expertise, as well as confidence using most advanced tools and theories in the industry, positioning you to become a successful manager of the future. Carve out the career path which suits your individual interests by selecting two specialist modules in your third term. Core modules ACF713 Accounting and Finance ACF713SU Accounting and Finance HRL711 Human Resources and Talent Management HRL711SU Human Resources and Talent Management STO700A International Business Environment STO700B International Business Environment STO701 Knowledge Management and Decision Making HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials HRL710B Leadership and Management Essentials MKT700A Marketing and Strategy MKT700B Marketing and Strategy STO704 Operations and Project Management STO704SU Operations and Project Management Optional modules ACF707SU Advanced Credit Management ENT705SU Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth HRL707SU International and Comparative HRM ACF716SU International Environmental Economics MKT708SU International Marketing STO707SU Sustainable Supply Chains Entry requirements A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline. If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test. Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this. We welcome students from a broad range of disciplines who are keen to place their undergraduate discipline knowledge into the context of management. [-]

MSc Marketing and Innovation

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

With consumer choice at an all-time high and markets more saturated and competitive than ever before, marketing innovation holds the key to business growth. Studying the With consumer choice at an all-time high and markets more saturated and competitive than ever before, marketing innovation holds the key to business growth. Studying the MSc in Marketing and innovation you’ll learn to improve your strategic insight and... [+]

MSc Marketing and Innovation With consumer choice at an all-time high and markets more saturated and competitive than ever before, marketing innovation holds the key to business growth. Studying the MSc in Marketing and innovation you’ll learn to improve your strategic insight and creativity and develop the ability to create, recognise and exploit unique and innovative marketing strategies. Enter the industry ready to respond to rapid changes in the marketplace and anticipate the future changes that are crucial for growth. Key features Steer your career in a new direction with this programme designed to allow you to bring your experience and knowledge from a wide range of undergraduate disciplines and apply it to marketing and innovation. Position yourself at the forefront of innovative, contemporary marketing practices, equipped with the key skills necessary for a successful career in marketing. Develop distinctive marketing expertise in innovation, strategic insight and creativity allowing you to stand out to employers. Grow your marketing capabilities in the strategic and creative process of leading and managing innovations, taking products all the way from concept through to commercialisation. Join the next generation of marketing professionals, possessing the knowledge and practical skills to develop, manage and lead innovative marketing strategies and campaigns. Core modules MKT704 Branding and Marketing Communications MKT701 Changing Consumer Behaviour MKT703 Innovation and New Product Development STO700A International Business Environment STO701 Knowledge Management and Decision Making HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials MKT700A Marketing and Strategy Optional modules ENT705SU Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth MKT708SU International Marketing MKT707 Product Policy and Portfolio Management Entry requirements A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline. If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test. Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this. We welcome students from a broad range of disciplines who are keen to place their undergraduate discipline knowledge into the context of marketing and innovation. [-]

MSc Marketing Management

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Whether you are looking to have a successful career in international marketing, want to specialise in brand and marketing communications or your interests lie in analysing changing consumer behaviour, our programme will prepare you to succeed across all marketing disciplines. Through practical and research-based learning you’ll develop your capacity for analysing complex marketing situations, making business decisions and... [+]

MSc Marketing Management Whether you are looking to have a successful career in international marketing, want to specialise in brand and marketing communications or your interests lie in analysing changing consumer behaviour, our programme will prepare you to succeed across all marketing disciplines. Through practical and research-based learning you’ll develop your capacity for analysing complex marketing situations, making business decisions and implementing appropriate courses of action. Key features Set sail for new horizons with this course aimed at allowing you to change the direction in which you wish to take your future career. Take advantage of the diversity of a programme designed to help you become an outstanding marketing professional in whichever marketing discipline you choose to pursue a career in. Engage in a breadth of marketing management subjects which will leave you well-equipped to enter workplace upon graduation. Reinforce your core marketing knowledge with targeted expertise by selecting specialist optional modules, enabling you to shape your studies to suit your aspirations. Gain the hands-on experience that employers are looking for by combining your academic studies with practical workshops where you’ll have the opportunity to analyse real-life company marketing strategies, case studies and marketing management practices Core modules MKT704 Branding and Marketing Communications MKT701 Changing Consumer Behaviour MKT702 Competitive Marketing Strategy STO700A International Business Environment STO701 Knowledge Management and Decision Making HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials MKT700A Marketing and Strategy Optional modules MKT705 Business-to-Business (B2B) Marketing MKT707 Product Policy and Portfolio Management MKT706 Services Marketing. Entry requirements A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline. If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test. Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this. We welcome students from a broad range of disciplines who are keen to place their undergraduate discipline knowledge into the context of marketing management. [-]

MSc Network Systems Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Network technologies are changing the way we work and live. You need a big picture of the way the technologies interact. Besides knowing how to configure network hardware and design and monitor large networks, learn about the way that communication and data networks are converging, study best practice for making networks secure and find out about how software defined networking will affect the field. The programme offers the... [+]

MSc Network Systems Engineering Network technologies are changing the way we work and live. You need a big picture of the way the technologies interact. Besides knowing how to configure network hardware and design and monitor large networks, learn about the way that communication and data networks are converging, study best practice for making networks secure and find out about how software defined networking will affect the field. The programme offers the flexibility, expert teaching and hands-on experience needed to succeed. Key features Gain understanding of the technologies for providing and managing effective network services; a broad grounding in network architectures, protocols and related standards; and a detailed understanding of the underlying technologies. Develop a high level awareness of the issues arising from the convergence of computing and telecommunications technologies, and an understanding of the communication engineering and computing issues related to intelligent communication networks, network design and network management. Ensure your learning is always current as part of a School that’s internationally recognised for its research on network and security engineering. Focus on a course that’s underpinned by the research and expertise of the Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research (CSCAN). Attend the Centre’s international conferences and benefit from their strong research, teaching, and project links with institutions including the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany, and the Centre for Applied Internet Research (CAIR) at Glyndwr University in Wales. Focus on your specific interests and where you want to take your career with an individual final project chosen from a catalogue of suggestions, or created by you. Test out your ideas and immerse yourself in new ideas and security testing in our specialist networks laboratory, stocked with modern Cisco equipment. Benefit from hands-on networking design, simulation and implementation. Deepen your understanding with modules that change each year to reflect the very latest knowledge and research in this fast-moving sector. Recent modules include Network Security, Voice and Voiceover IP, Voice and Video over IP, and Incident Prevention, Detection and Response. Gain the skills necessary to study at masters level with specialist modules on personal effectiveness, research techniques and project development expertise. Stand out from the crowd by completing an integrated placement as part of your masters degree. Programme overview You'll cover subjects including networking, infrastructure provisioning, designing and monitoring complex networks, as well as dedicated modules on multimedia communication. In addition, you'll gain an in-depth view of system and network aspects of security and build your understanding of the design and implementation of security solutions in business environments. Modules include substantial hands-on elements, covering software, configuration of networking hardware, implementations of internet telephony systems, as well as tools used for designing, analysing and troubleshooting networks. The programme is taught in autumn and spring blocks that September entry and January entry students experience in a different order. The MSc requires two blocks and a project that is completed one year after entry. Part-time students are expected to take 20-40 credits of the listed modules each term. Core modules NET501 Advanced Routing and Switching SEC503 Intrusion Analysis and Incident Management BPIE500 Masters Stage 1 Placement Preparation NET503 Monitoring and Simulation PROJ513 Msc Project (September) NET502 Multimedia Networking FTGS507 Professional and Research Skills with Entrepreneurship NET504 Servers, Datacentres and Cloud Optional modules BPIE328 Masters Industrial Placement Entry requirements A minimum of BSc (Hons) 2:2 in a computing, electronic engineering or similar background along with evidence of computer networking experience at the level of Cisco CCNA. A lower degree classification may be considered if you can demonstrate a significant level of experience in the networking area, with competence in computer programming. Professional experience may also be taken into consideration. If you have overseas qualifications you can check your comparability with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service. English language requirements If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. The level of proficiency that is required can vary with the type of programme for which you are applying. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5. [-]

MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Build the skills and competencies to help businesses manage the planning, production and delivery of their products and services. Learn how advanced operations management, modern and sustainable supply chains, and the flow of information therein have become the bedrock of competitive advantage in an ever changing global business environment. Become a confident professional in operations and supply chain management and make a... [+]

MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management Build the skills and competencies to help businesses manage the planning, production and delivery of their products and services. Learn how advanced operations management, modern and sustainable supply chains, and the flow of information therein have become the bedrock of competitive advantage in an ever changing global business environment. Become a confident professional in operations and supply chain management and make a decisive step towards securing a very exciting career. Key features Bridge the gap from your previous studies or work experience and acquire the specialist knowledge that will help you to join this rapidly growing industry. This programme is designed to be accessible to you, welcoming applicants from a broad range of undergraduate disciplines. Lead the way in the industry by learning to view the supply chain and logistics sector with a distinctly contemporary eye – sustainability and environmental issues are embedded in all our modules, increasing your employability and better preparing you for the challenges that climate change presents the industry. Examine the latest regulatory and governance in supply chains placing your knowledge and skills at the leading edge of the sector. Take advantage of our programme of visiting speakers, and gain insider knowledge and important networking contacts to ensure you’re ready to enter the workplace immediately upon graduation. Core modules STO702 Global Supply Chain Management STO700A International Business Environment STO701 Knowledge Management and Decision Making HRL710A Leadership and Management Essentials MKT700A Marketing and Strategy STO704 Operations and Project Management STO705 Quality Management and Lean Thinking Optional modules ENT705SU Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth STO706 Operations Management for Competitive Advantage STO707SU Sustainable Supply Chains Entry requirements A good honours degree, first or second class, or equivalent, in any discipline. If English is not your mother tongue 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in any element in a secure English language test. Plymouth University offers pre-sessional English language courses if you do not have this. We welcome students from a broad range of disciplines who are keen to place their undergraduate discipline knowledge into the context of operations and supply chain management. [-]

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MA Architecture

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

This one year MA Architecture programme aims to support you in developing proficiency in architectural design, in the process of developing both an urban design and a detailed building design. Your study will be set in an exploration of new urban forms which are being generated in response to the changing nature of cities, notably increasing regional and global connectivity, and shifting cultural, economic, ecological, political, social... [+]

MA Architecture This one year MA Architecture programme aims to support you in developing proficiency in architectural design, in the process of developing both an urban design and a detailed building design. Your study will be set in an exploration of new urban forms which are being generated in response to the changing nature of cities, notably increasing regional and global connectivity, and shifting cultural, economic, ecological, political, social and physical conditions and demands. Key features Get creative with our amazing facilities and resources. You’ll be based in our eye-catching Faculty of Arts building in the heart of the campus, with students and staff from other art courses to bounce ideas off and collaborate with. And, you’ll have 2.5 square metres of desk to call your own. Study a programme fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) – with National Student Survey results consistently above 90 per cent satisfaction. Interact with the public domain with architecture that’s responsive to people, places and tectonics. Work with local communities and institutions, including city councils, business organisations and non-governmental organisations. Work on live studio-based projects, both in the UK and abroad. Previous projects have been based in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Latvia and Poland. Benefit from our future-facing programme that features a strong urban and sustainability dimension. Learn from tutors with industry experience and interdisciplinary research interests. Our school was described as ‘charged’ by Architects’ Journal. Programme overview You’ll undertake design studio projects set around live UK urban regeneration projects. You’ll study your core subjects this year – urban theories and methodologies, connecting sustainable practices and integrated technology. You’ll generate a dissertation, through both detailed design development of a selected aspect of your design studio work, and a written dissertation. Support is provided in the design studio through weekly tutorials, workshops and seminars. The MA Architecture builds on the strength of the successful RIBA-validated M Arch programme. You’ll work alongside students on the M Architecture programme through common coursework and projects, and sharing studio space. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with students from the MSc Planning programme. Core modules ARCH775 Advanced Connecting Sustainable Practices ARCH774 Advanced Urban Methodologies ARCH772 Building Design ARCH776 Dissertation by Design ARCH773 Integrated Technology ARCH771 Urban Design Entry requirements You are required to have a 2.2 degree (50 per cent or above) in degree studies, design mark of 55 per cent or above in final degree year design. We also require references from previous university, employer and / or similar. Work experience for approximately 12 months in an architect’s office or other professionally relevant activity is highly desirable, though not required. ollowing completion of the MA Architecture programme, you'll have the opportunity to continue study on the RIBA-validated MArch Architecture programme, MRes Architecture or MPhil/PhD Architecture programmes. If you have overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), who provide an advisory service. English language requirements If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5. [-]

MA Social Work

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Professionally recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), our practice-led degree allows you to achieve professional competency and an ability to relate academic theory and knowledge to social work practice. You'll develop knowledge of social work theories and methods of assessment and intervention, as well as reflective approaches to human needs and behaviour, current social policy and law. You’ll leave us well... [+]

MA Social Work Professionally recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), our practice-led degree allows you to achieve professional competency and an ability to relate academic theory and knowledge to social work practice. You'll develop knowledge of social work theories and methods of assessment and intervention, as well as reflective approaches to human needs and behaviour, current social policy and law. You’ll leave us well prepared for employment in social care. Key features Achieve a qualification with a degree recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) allowing you to apply to register as a social worker with the HCPC. Develop professionally by spending 170 days in supervised practice settings - with placement opportunities in agencies, in statutory and voluntary sectors throughout the South West. Benefit from a bursary to support you in your studies – available to many students. Achieve a highly desirable qualification in social work. Excellent employability - 95 per cent of our September 2013 graduates are in employment. Our teaching staff - who are leading the way in their subjects, carrying out internationally respected research - will inspire you. Learn from qualified social work practitioners. Gain experience first-hand with the involvement of service users and carers throughout the programme. Programme overview You’ll learn in a variety of different settings and ways and use a wide range of skills and techniques to allow you to do this. In order to begin this process, there is an induction period at the start of the programme that helps you establish supportive networks. Teaching and learning seminars are usually arranged on an average of three full days each week, with the rest of the week allocated for preparatory directed self-learning. Most modules follow a similar format, especially during the first year of the programme. The learning in each module usually involves a combination of preparatory directed self-learning taught sessions and seminars. The student portal provides access to the teaching and learning material and it also has the facility for communication between you and your fellow students as well as your module leader and teachers. This will allow you to work collaboratively and to have your questions addressed. This programme is not part of the Integrated Masters Scheme. Core modules SCW703 Contemporary Social Work Theories and Issues SCW704 Ethics and Values for Social Workers SCW706 Integrated Practice I SCW702 Professional Practice SCW705 Research for Social Work Practice SCW701 Social Policy and Law Core modules SCW708 Dissertation SCW707 Integrated Practice II Entry requirements GCSE’s Mathematics and English at grade C or above. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application. Degree 2.2 honours degree or above. You must also have a minimum of 12 months social care experience. This can be in a voluntary capacity working within a range of groups considered vulnerable or marginalised from society. Please note we do not accept Key Skills Level 2 in place of GCSE English or Mathematics. You must pass disclosure and barring service and occupational health checks satisfactorily in order to be able to start this programme. If English is not your first language and you do not have GCSE English grade C or above you will have to achieve an IELTS or equivalent qualification at the grades stated below. IELTS - overall average score of at least 7.0, with a score of at least 7.0 in the listening and reading sections and at least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections. TOEFL 'internet-based' test (ibt) - 100. TOEFL paper test - 600. Meeting the academic minimum is the first stage of an application being considered. You must also submit a strong personal statement in order to be considered further. [-]

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