Staffordshire University

Introduction

Since 1914 we have offered vocationally inspired education relevant for the age. Back then our focus was on mining and ceramics. But times have changed and we have too. Now we’re delivering everything from Computer Games Design to Forensic Science.

Our vision and values are the foundation of Staffordshire University; it’s how we do things. That’ll never change.

Who we are

The brain teasers. The thought provokers. The mind expanders.

We're the friendly University with the global edge. We're a place literally in the middle of everything, at the heart of the UK.

We don't just push boundaries, we break them.

We don't just open books, we open minds.

Our Campuses

Our core activity is centred at two campuses in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford, with two further presences in Shrewsbury and Lichfield.

Staffordshire University

Our vision is to create a vibrant and dynamic edge of city campus with brilliant learning and teaching facilities, good public transport links and social activities.

Teaching Faculties that have been previously split over two campuses will come together resulting in a more concentrated investment in facilities. There will be major upgrades to teaching and social spaces. We’ve already invested more than £40m in transforming the campus and making the University Quarter a truly inspiring place to live and study. This will continue.

Centres of Excellence

Our satellite campuses at Stafford, Lichfield and Shrewsbury will become centres of excellence in health, education and nursing and midwifery and will also benefit from investment in buildings and facilities.

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Programmes

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MSc

MSc in 3D Computer Games Design

Campus Full time 12 - 32  August 2017 United Kingdom Stoke

This 1 year course will help you develop excellent skills in 3D modelling and sculpting or computer games design theory and application... [+]

MSc in 3D Computer Games Design This 1 year course will help you develop excellent skills in 3D modelling and sculpting or computer games design theory and application. Course outline The award has been designed along with our industry partners and delivers up-to-date content using industry standard software that meets current and future 3D games industry demands. It will allow you to develop and further your ability, building on knowledge and skills acquired in your first degree and expanding into areas related to computer games design. It will enhance your abilities in research, problem-solving and management and you will apply knowledge and skills to solving complex design and 3D problems during your dissertation project. The award integrates current industry paradigms into both the assessment and research opportunities which aim to help you get into either the games industry or academia. Graduate destinations Our MSc graduates work in professional roles at top studios like Microsoft, Rare, Rockstar, Codemasters and Travellers Tales. Our students also go on to form their own companies. We have students working on all sorts of games from indie kickstarter games like War for the Overworld to the latest Xbox One titles and massive hits like Grand Theft Auto 5. Career Prospects: Character artist, Environment modeller, Vehicle artist, Game Designer, Producer, User Interface Artist. Entry requirements A 2:2 or above undergraduate qualification (or equivalent) is required to join the masters programme. Entry Requirements IELTS score of a minimum of 6.5. For students opting to focus on 3D Modelling you will need to present a portfolio of past work to the award leader. Modules studied Advanced Games Environment Design and Research Design and create fantastic environments or apply of a broad range of advanced research techniques to analyse complex problems in environment production. Advanced Character Prototyping The study and application of character design, character inventory, physics, controls, animations and character statistics. 3D creation of next generation characters covering sculpting, texturing, hair and advanced shaders. Advanced Vehicle and Weapon Prototyping Hard surface modelling for weapons, rigging, particle dynamics and weapon textures or the research and application of theory related to weapon profiling, effects, weapon systems, vehicle performance management, handling and physics. Mobile Games Development Students work with in teams to produce mobile games experiencing QA, Monetisation and Platform Optimisation progressing from concept to a published product. Computer Games Design Dissertation The dissertation will allow you to extend and unify your understanding of a chosen subject as developed in the previous modules, supported by an academic supervisor. [-]

MSc in Accounting and Finance

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

The course is designed to appeal to graduates of accounting, finance or business management awards. The first four modules of the award form the base of your studies and provide a solid grounding in the key aspects of accounting and finance. Thereafter, you will study traditional and contemporary theoretical aspects of accounting and finance. The award includes a number of distinctive modules e.g. the... [+]

MSc in Accounting and Finance The course is designed to appeal to graduates of accounting, finance or business management awards. The first four modules of the award form the base of your studies and provide a solid grounding in the key aspects of accounting and finance. Thereafter, you will study traditional and contemporary theoretical aspects of accounting and finance. The award includes a number of distinctive modules e.g. the Accounting Theory module addresses the underling principles that lead to accounting conventions; the Portfolio module looks at the construction of an investment portfolio. The option module gives you the opportunity to explore an accounting and finance area that particularly interests you, while the research based dissertation allows you to further your knowledge in an area of interest which supports your career ambitions, or explore an area in which you would like to extend your research further at PhD level. Entry requirements A 2:2 or above first degree in accounting A 2:1 or above first degree in business with evidence of successful attainment of accounting modules. Professionally qualified/part qualified (ACCA/CIMA or similar) Plus evidence of satisfactory English language skills for candidates where English is not their first language, such as IELTS 6.0 or above (which should include a minimum score of 5.5 for the writing and listening modules). Course Content This programme will give students a solid foundation in accounting and finance. The first semester of the programme will provide an intensive study of the core disciplines of accounting and finance. During the second semester you will study traditional and contemporary theoretical aspects of accounting and finance plus an option module of your choice. The final semester will conclude with an individual dissertation. Compulsory modules Financial Reporting and Analysis Management Control and Internal Audit Advanced Corporate Finance Business Research Methods Accounting Theory Governance, Risk and Ethics Key Features MSc Accounting and Finance graduates are ideally placed for further academic study to PhD level, careers in universities and colleges, careers in industry/commerce, and financial services. Option module Supervised dissertation Distinctive suite of modules Challenging and stimulating study of accounting and finance [-]

MSc in Cloud Computing

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Stoke

MSc Cloud Computing provides specialist study of Cloud Computing. This is a growing area to addressing the issues of collaborative working with data stored centrally either in house or externally. The award is built around a core of networking at CCNP level, the networking topics utilise Cisco networking equipment and support material provided by Cisco Systems Inc. Virtualisation, server side technologies... [+]

MSc in Cloud Computing MSc Cloud Computing provides specialist study of Cloud Computing. This is a growing area to addressing the issues of collaborative working with data stored centrally either in house or externally. The award is built around a core of networking at CCNP level, the networking topics utilise Cisco networking equipment and support material provided by Cisco Systems Inc. Virtualisation, server side technologies and mobile/wireless technologies are investigated in the context of supported mobile workers in an enterprise environment. Entry requirements An Undergraduate Honours degree BSc/BEng (2.2 or above) in a related Computing subject, or in Telecommunications or Electronic Engineering with Telecoms/ Network modules from a UK University, or the international equivalent. Applicants with appropriate experience in networking and/or professional qualifications will also be considered providing they can satisfy the University that they are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate study. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required. Key Features Opportunity to gain Cisco certification to CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) standard Taught using up to date specialist Laboratories Study the latest technologies that industry is and will be using Course content In your first study stage, the PgCert, you will study five modules –this includes a 2 week preliminary study course, followed by four core modules, the completion of these modules makes you eligible for a PgCert. In the second stage the, PgDip you will study a further four modules. Once you have completed these 9 modules you can start the dissertation stage in order to qualify for a MSc. On finishing the PgCert or PgDip stage you have the opportunity to undertake a work placement of up to 12 months. The placement has to be started and completed before you start your dissertation. You will finish your award by completing a dissertation on a network related topic. Core modules CE00727-7 Networking Concepts (Two weeks pre-enrolment) CESCOM10227-7 Research Methods CE00789-7 Professional Switched Networks CESCOM10187-7 Network Security CESCOM10209-7 Mobile Computing and Wireless CESCOM10192-7 Virtualisation CESCOM10191-7 Server Side Technology CE00666-7 Professional Routed Networks CE001120-7 Maintaining a Converged IP Based Network CESCOM10207-7 Dissertation (60 credits) [-]

MSc in Music Technology

Campus Full time 12 - 32  August 2017 United Kingdom Stoke

Develop a deep understanding of the technologies and principles behind modern music production and distribution. Learn advanced recording techniques, acoustics, mastering, digital sound synthesis, music software development and sound design... [+]

MSc in Music Technology Develop a deep understanding of the technologies and principles behind modern music production and distribution. Learn advanced recording techniques, acoustics, mastering, digital sound synthesis, music software development and sound design. Course outline MSc Music Technology students benefit from superb resources including flagship recording and mixing studio with SSL AWS 900. We are also an Avid Learning Partner, so students have an opportunity to take Pro Tools Accreditation up to Avid 210M. Taught modules include: Audio Recording Mastering and Signal processing Acoustics Modern Composition Advanced Pro Tools Techniques Electronics Electroacoustic Composition Graduate destinations Excellent destinations for graduates. Just some of the routes taken by our students after graduating: Software engineering (SSL) Environmental acoustics (RPS Group Acoustic Consultants, Hann Tucker Associates) Education Live sound Film sound Entry requirements Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related discipline If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required. Our facilities Students have access to seven recording studios, finishing and mastering facilities, all kitted out with industry standard technology. There are also five live rooms with backline, PA, keyboards and drums. A suite of forty iMac and PC platforms run Logic, ProTools, Live, Max/MSP. [-]

MA

MA in Journalism

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Stoke

This course is designed for those who want to fast-track into a career in Journalism. This is a highly vocational award and has full accreditation from the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)... [+]

MA in Journalism This course is designed for those who want to fast-track into a career in Journalism. This is a highly vocational award and has full accreditation from the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). Course outline Staffordshire University enjoys strong links with the journalism industry and our teaching staff have many years experience of working in newspapers, online journalism, radio and television. You will benefit from working with a team of top journalists and academics and learn how to self operate as a multi-media journalist. Our focus is on combining theory and practice within a lively and engaging atmosphere that replicates the real world of journalism. The emphasis is on independent study, developing a portfolio and pursuing career prospects. The award follows a programme of continuous assessment and requires students to undertake a fully assessed work placement. Students are able to sit the NCTJ qualifications in Reporting, Law, Public Affairs, Video Journalism, Production, Portfolio and Shorthand while on course. The latest industry-standard equipment is used and stories relating to events in the local community, national politics, international affairs, sports news and celebrity gossip are all covered. Accreditation This course is accredited by the NCTJ. This means, that while you are studying your Journalism programme you are strongly advised to attain the NCTJ’s Diploma in Journalism, which employers still view above all else as a mark of professional ability and competence. In short, they are essential to help you get your first break in a career in journalism. Our facilities TV News Set The news set reflects a similar set-up to that found within the broadcast industry to familiarise our students with the working practices in TV news. We have a 3-dolly camera set-up, auto-cues and an industry standard playout system with indigo mixer. This is incorporated into a fully equipped gallery with coms, a news desk and sofas set to provide a range of presentation options. Radio Studios All 3 of our radio studios operate with RCS Master Control, Burli, Adobe Audition and Myriad to match the commercial industry standard. The studios are fully equipped with mixing desks, mics, recording software and ISDN lines for phone interviews. These studios are used regularly in conjunction with the news days and are bookable to students for their own personal projects. Print Newsroom The print newsroom houses 31 Apple Machines complete with Quark, Word, Photoshop and other relevant software. The Print Journalists regularly create magazines and paper layouts for both personal and professional use. This area is used as both a teaching facility and practical workspace. [-]

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