University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Introduction

Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences .

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences enjoys an excellent reputation across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

We aspire to generate new ideas, knowledge and skills to increase our understanding of the world and strive to make a significant contribution to the economy, society and culture of Scotland and beyond. With one of Scotland’s top law schools, and as the country’s largest provider to teacher education, we also have significant expertise in developing the professional practice needed to equip modern societies at all levels.

Our research and knowledge exchange activities have an impact on social, public and business policy, on health, and in educational and legal practice. We reflect on the histories and literatures which help us understand the cultural world; we explore language from psychological, therapeutic, pedagogical and literary perspectives; and we produce creative outputs which are themselves a form of research leading to knowledge exchange.

Many of our research centres and courses have an international perspective and our Graduate School provides a welcoming and supportive environment for international students to integrate into the University and explore the city and rest of Scotland. Our innovative postgraduate courses are designed to help our students succeed in an increasingly technological age and to do so with social conscience.

The Faculty is organised into the following Schools:

  • Social Work and Social Policy
  • Education
  • Government and Public Policy
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Psychological Sciences and Health

Studying in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers an insight into today’s society- how it is shaped and governed, how it communicates and how the challenges it faces can be addressed. You will be part of a community of students from around the world who are exploring ideas and solutions for an increasingly technological age- and developing the skills needed to meet these challenges.

Join our thriving postgraduate community in the heart of Glasgow

  • £32M Investment in study facilities since 2012
  • Faculty wide research programme
  • Full-time, part-time, and distance learning options
  • Forty-two taught postgraduate programmes across each of our six schools
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

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Master

MLitt/PgDip/PgCert Literature, Culture & Place

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This course allows graduates with first degrees in literature, cultural studies, or related areas to take their studies to a more specialised level or in an entirely new direction. [+]

Why this course? This course allows graduates with first degrees in literature, cultural studies, or related areas to take their studies to a more specialised level or in an entirely new direction. The course is unique in the UK. It combines a broad range of periods and places. Specialist expertise is provided by teaching staff, who are members of the Literature, Culture & Place research group. You’ll use rare local resources, such as: the University library's collections of eighteenth-century travel writing the National Gallery of Scotland's landscape collection the Canadian collections at the National Library of Scotland You’ll study You'll complete a number of compulsory and elective classes as well as a dissertation. Dissertation MLitt students will write a dissertation of 15,000 words on a relevant subject of their choice. You’ll be guided by an expert supervisor. Entry requirements First- or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent in English Literature or a related subject. Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - Mlitt Literature, Culture & Place full-time £7,150 2015/16 - Mlitt Literature, Culture & Place part-time £3,575 2015/16 - PgDip Literature, Culture & Place full-time £5,335 Rest of UK 2015/16 - Mlitt Literature, Culture & Place full-time £7,150 2015/16 - Mlitt Literature, Culture & Place part-time £3,575 2015/16 - PgDip Literature, Culture & Place full-time £5,335 International 2015/16 - Mlitt Literature, Culture & Place full-time £12,155 2015/16 - Mlitt Literature, Culture & Place part-time £6,078 2015/16 - PgDip Literature, Culture & Place full-time £12,155 How can I fund my course? The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Careers Students with a first degree in literary or cultural studies (or a related subject) will find this course relevant to careers in: teaching the media the arts heritage tourism other fields Those considering a PhD will also find it a valuable stepping stone. Where are they now? 90% of our graduates are in further work or study* *Based on the results of the National Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12). [-]

MLitt Digital Journalism

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to produce multimedia news and features. You’ll develop sound analytical, ethical and entrepreneurial skills in order to perform at a high level in the digital media world. [+]

Why this course? Traditional news outlets are moving towards online products at an accelerated pace. Digital technology is profoundly changing journalism, with innovations like hyperlocal news and mobile media reporting becoming increasingly prevalent. This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to produce multimedia news and features. You’ll develop sound analytical, ethical and entrepreneurial skills in order to perform at a high level in the digital media world. We aim to produce high quality, fresh-thinking graduates who have a passion to communicate and can articulate their ideas through effective story-telling. You’ll study You’ll work in the University’s simulated news environment and also report externally using mobile media. You’ll also: pursue real-life stories produce your own journalism packages experiment with entrepreneurial projects report, write and edit using text, pictures, video and audio to tell multimedia stories effectively In Semester 2, you devise, launch, produce and market your own online publication. In the Entrepreneurial Journalism class, which is run in collaboration with the University’s Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, you’ll learn about developing a portfolio career, personal branding and creating new ventures. Throughout the course, there are opportunities to work on various projects with organisations from journalism and the creative industries. Core classes Core classes are as follows: Multimedia Journalism Entrepreneurial Journalism Producing Media Scots Law for Journalists Media Ethics Optional classes You'll choose from: Investigative Journalism: History & Theory Journalism & Society European Political Economy European Governance Contesting Global Governance Comparative Public Policy Work placement You’ll gain professional work experience by undertaking a placement at a newspaper, news agency or broadcast organisation. You’re expected to arrange your own placement. This is normally for a period of up to four weeks during December/January or March/April. Previous students have completed placements at the Herald and Times Group, the BBC, STV, the Independent, various local newspapers, company press offices and NGOs, such as the Scottish Refugee Council. Facilities You'll work in the University's simulated news environment. You'll report externally using mobile media and digital recorders and cameras. You'll have access to industry standard audio and video editing software. Student competitions In 2013, the MLitt Digital Journalism students won the Multimedia Publication of the Year award, sponsored by the Herald, at the Scottish Student Journalism Awards. The award was for their online news site, the Inner Circle. The class of 2014 also won with their publication, The Wee G, which offers readers an alternative insight into news and current affairs in Glasgow. Scottish Student Journalism Awards 2014 Sam Shedden won Student Journalist of the Year and Feature of the Year Luciano Graca won Sport Story of the Year Mark Simspon won Scoop of the Year and a commendation in the Feature of the Year category Gillian Furmage, Christopher Morton and Stewart Ross were all nominated in various categories Entry requirements A good Honours degree, or equivalent, or professional experience demonstrating ability to study at Masters level. Experience of student journalism, a media work placement, freelance work or professional journalism. We require three examples of your own journalism so that we can assess your reporting potential and your writing style. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - MLitt: £7,150 2015/16 - PgDip: £5,335 Rest of UK 2015/16 - MLitt: £7,150 2015/16 - PgDip: £5,335 International 2015/16 - MLitt: £12,155 2015/16 - PgDip: £12,155 How can I fund my course? The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Careers Graduates of the course are employed at organisations such as: the Herald and Times Group the Press and Journal (Aberdeen) BBC STV DC Thomson the Daily Record as well as running their own entrepreneurial ventures such as JournoWave. Job titles include: content producers social media managers editorial offers communications officers How much will I earn? The average starting salary for a broadcast journalist is around £15,000 - £20,000. Starting salaries vary significantly between local and national broadcasters.* According to the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) 's 2013 survey, Journalists at Work, the average salary for a newspaper journalist is £22,250.* *information is intended only as a guide. [-]

MSc

MSc Business Translation and Interpreting

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

This taught postgraduate programme aims to introduce you to advanced level study of history, while deepening your historical understanding and awareness. [+]

Why this course? This taught postgraduate programme aims to introduce you to advanced level study of history, while deepening your historical understanding and awareness. You’re offered a wide choice of classes as well as rigorous training in historical research methods and sources. You can choose to study thematic, historiographical or theoretical topics across a broad chronological and geographical range. There’s also the possibility of specialising in a particular area such as: international relations history in the 19th and 20th centuries early modern Scottish history You’ll study There’s a wide choice of classes within a flexible curriculum. Core modules Sources, Skills and Methods for Historians 1 Sources, Skills and Methods for Historians 2 Option modules Choose from: Palaeography, c1500-c1800 Britain, France and the United States, 1945-1958: Diplomacy, Strategy and Alliance Transatlantic Influences: the United States and Europe after 1958 Nationalism and Nation-states in the Arab Middle East, 1900-1945 Plantations by Land and Sea, 1540-1700 Pharmaceuticals, Ethics and Health, 1800-1980 Segregation, Migration and War: African-Americans, 1910-1930 The Patriarchal Family in Early Modern Society Governing Highs and Health: History and the Control of Drugs Work and Occupational Health in the 20th Century Themes in the History of Health and Colonial Medicine in South Asia War, Sacrifice and the Nation in Europe, 1789-1918 Scotland and Ulster in the early modern North Atlantic World The Lordship of the Isles Food and Health in the West during the 20th Century Note: Not all classes will be on offer in any one year. Others may also be chosen from Level 5 classes offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dissertation MSc students also write a dissertation of 15,000 words. Entry requirements first or upper second-class Honours degree in History or overseas equivalent For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2016/17 - MSc: £4,600 2016/17 - PgDip: £4,000 Rest of UK 2016/17 - MSc: £4,600 2016/17 - PgDip: £4,000 International 2016/17 - MSc: £13,000 2016/17 - PgDip £7,500 [-]

MSc Clinical Health Psychology

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

This course is for those interested in pursuing professional or research training in applied psychology at Doctoral level. [+]

Why this course? This course is for those interested in pursuing professional or research training in applied psychology at Doctoral level. The classes that make up this course have been carefully developed to offer theory, knowledge and practical skills across the areas of clinical, health and neuropsychology, in addition to providing training in research methods. The knowledge and skills you'll develop will substantially help you if you're aiming to take a PhD in a clinical or health based area, or want to become a Practitioner Psychologist. You can study full-time over one year or part-time over two years. Single modules can be taken as part of Continuing Professional Development. You’ll study Research methods Three modules covering qualitative and quantitative analyses and common experimental methods. Applied Four modules covering theoretical issues and practical skills relevant to medical conditions from a clinical, health and neuropsychological perspective. Professional practice & placement This module provides you with the professional skills required in a workplace setting. You’ll complete a project linked to a real-world issue in a specific applied setting, for example, a pain clinic. Dissertation You’ll complete an individual, supervised research dissertation on a topic related to the course themes. Work placement You’ll have the opportunity of a work-based placement, arranged by the MSc team each year. Typically, these will be available in NHS, academic, government and third sector settings. The placement is usually a consultancy project such as a service/training evaluation, case notes audit, or designing and delivering a stress management intervention. Empirical project You’ll undertake a significant empirical project suitable for publication during the MSc. It can take the form of an individual primary study, a secondary data analysis or a formal systematic review or meta-analysis. Facilities We've a number of purpose-built experimental labs and facilities including: Driving Simulator Lab Memory Lab Perception & Action Lab Psychophysiology Lab Psycholinguistics Lab Strathclyde Oculomotor Lab Guest lectures Practitioner psychologists contribute to both lectures and seminars throughout the course. For example, you’re introduced to techniques such as cognitive-behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing by Health & Care Professionals Councils (HCPC) accredited Practitioner Psychologists. Entry requirements first or upper second-class Honours degree in Psychology from a UK university or a qualification deemed by the Head of Department, acting on behalf of Senate, to be equivalent in all cases, applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate an appropriate level of English How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2016/17 MSc full-time £6,100 MSc part-time £3,050 Rest of UK 2016/17 MSc full-time £6,100 MSc part-time £3,050 International 2016/17 MSc full-time £16,500 [-]

MSc Education Studies

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MSc in Education Studies is suitable for anyone looking to pursue full-time study in this area. We are open to applications from international students. [+]

Why this course? The MSc in Education Studies is suitable for anyone looking to pursue full-time study in this area. We are open to applications from international students. The MSc Education Studies provides a basis in understanding education policy and allows you to tailor your studies from a range of elective specialist classes. This course is ideal for those who want to complete their studies within a year. The MSc Education Studies provides a critical understanding of education. It is not a teaching qualification, yet, a Masters level study of education can enhance students’ academic and professional understanding of education in ways that can enhance practice and career opportunities in the broader field of education. The course enables you to develop skills to study at Masters level, develop a sophisticated and critical understanding of the concept of policy relating to education, extend your interest and understanding of learning and engage in a range of other, education-related areas. You’ll study You’ll study four core classes and two elective classes. You’ll also undertake a dissertation in a topic of your choosing. You can complete your final dissertation by distance learning. This allows international students to complete their studies in their home country, potentially reducing the financial cost and time away from your family. Course Content Compulsory classes Critical Reading & Writing Understanding Education Policy Frameworks for Understanding Learning Research Methods & Reasoning Elective classes You'll choose two classes from the following specialist areas. Your Advisor of Studies will help to guide you in your choices. Curricular Studies Early Years Pedagogy Inclusion Policy & Management Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability Philosophy with Children Dissertation Learning & teaching The course is taught through a range of student and staff-led research seminars that you’ll participate in. Assessment The course is assessed through written coursework that draws on academic study and reflection on practical experiences in education. Entry requirements degree or relevant professional qualification or a combination of qualifications and experience demonstrating capacity for postgraduate study For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. If you're from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application. Fees & funding All fees quoted are per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU £4,800 Rest of UK £9,000 International £13,500 Testimonials "I chose Strathclyde because I wanted an international qualification. I’ve developed skills in seminar presentation and online activity which I hope will help me secure a promotion or a research degree. It was a big challenge to study again after a break and in a new country, however the support I’ve received from tutors and fellow classmates has been extremely helpful and made the time pass quickly". Shabana Nadeem [-]

MSc Health History

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MSc in Health History explores the last two-and-a-half centuries to seek the origins and impacts of our modern health experiences and expectations, together with the reasons they've changed so rapidly. [+]

The MSc in Health History explores the last two-and-a-half centuries to seek the origins and impacts of our modern health experiences and expectations, together with the reasons they've changed so rapidly. It examines a variety of issues such as: the development of psychiatry since its birth in the 19th century the rise of regulation for drugs and medicines the impact of warfare on medical technologies the challenges faced by those seeking to transform the health of British children The degree is suitable for those from humanities, social science and health science backgrounds as well as those who have worked in the health professions. The MSc Health History is organised around the expertise of staff in the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow. The CSHHH is a research collaboration between historians of medicine and of health and healthcare at Glasgow Caledonian and Strathclyde universities. You’ll study Modules can be built into a Masters degree. This can form the basis for future doctoral research funded by: the Wellcome Trust the Arts & Humanities Research Council the Economic & Social Research Council Compulsory modules Sources, Skills & Methods for Historians 1 Sources, Skills & Methods for Historians 2 Option classes Choose four from: Health & Healthcare in the Long 19th Century Pharmaceuticals, Ethics & Health, 1800 to 1980 Governing Highs & Health: History & the Control of Drugs, c1800 to c1945 Work & Occupational Health in the 20th Century: Comparative Perspectives Food & Health in the West during the 20th Century The Politics of Health in 20th-century Britain Child Health & Industrialisation, c1750 to 1870 Medicine & Warfare, 1800 to 2000 Dissertation MSc students also write a dissertation of 10,000 words. You’ll research a topic of your choice, under the supervision of a member of the programme staff. You’ll be able to use the extensive archive holdings relating to the history of medicine and of health and healthcare available in Glasgow and elsewhere in Central Scotland. Entry requirements first or upper second-class Honours degree in History or a related discipline, equivalent supporting academic references you may also be asked to attend an interview For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2017/18 MSc: £6,500 PgDip: £4,200 PgCert: £2,100 Rest of UK 2017/18 MSc: £6,500 PgDip: £4,200 PgCert: £2,100 International 2017/18 MSc: £13,500 PgDip: £9,000 PgCert: £4,500 [-]

MSc Historical Studies

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This taught postgraduate programme aims to introduce you to advanced level study of history, while deepening your historical understanding and awareness. [+]

Why this course? This taught postgraduate programme aims to introduce you to advanced level study of history, while deepening your historical understanding and awareness. You’re offered a wide choice of classes as well as rigorous training in historical research methods and sources. You can choose to study thematic, historiographical or theoretical topics across a broad chronological and geographical range. There’s also the possibility of specialising in a particular area such as: international relations history in the 19th and 20th centuries early modern Scottish history You’ll study There’s a wide choice of classes within a flexible curriculum. Core modules Sources, Skills and Methods for Historians 1 Sources, Skills and Methods for Historians 2 Option modules Choose from: Palaeography, c1500-c1800 Britain, France and the United States, 1945-1958: Diplomacy, Strategy and Alliance Transatlantic Influences: the United States and Europe after 1958 Nationalism and Nation-states in the Arab Middle East, 1900-1945 Plantations by Land and Sea, 1540-1700 Pharmaceuticals, Ethics and Health, 1800-1980 Segregation, Migration and War: African-Americans, 1910-1930 The Patriarchal Family in Early Modern Society Governing Highs and Health: History and the Control of Drugs Work and Occupational Health in the 20th Century Themes in the History of Health and Colonial Medicine in South Asia War, Sacrifice and the Nation in Europe, 1789-1918 Scotland and Ulster in the early modern North Atlantic World The Lordship of the Isles Food and Health in the West during the 20th Century Note: Not all classes will be on offer in any one year. Others may also be chosen from Level 5 classes offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dissertation MSc students also write a dissertation of 15,000 words. Entry requirements first or upper second-class Honours degree in History or overseas equivalent a suitable minimum level of competency in the English language if your first language is not English. For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent; TOEFL overall score required is 90 to 95 in the IBT (internet-based test) Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - MSc: £4,200 2015/16 - PgDip: £4,000 Rest of UK 2015/16 - MSc: £4,200 2015/16 - PgDip: £4,000 International 2015/16 - MSc: £11,000 2015/16 - PgDip: £7,350 How can I fund my course? The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. [-]

MSc International Relations

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The course provides you with a strong grounding in the analysis of international politics. There’s a focus on the role of major organisations in a global environment. [+]

Why this course? The course provides you with a strong grounding in the analysis of international politics. There’s a focus on the role of major organisations in a global environment. The programme trains you in different theoretical and methodological approaches from modern political science. You’ll evaluate their usefulness in explaining international political processes and organisational practices. You’ll gain knowledge of global and regional problems including economic, security and environmental threats. You’ll have the opportunity to do a research placement through the Erasmus programme - from Finland to Italy, and from Portugal to Slovakia. You’ll study The course consists of core and optional classes and a dissertation. The core classes provide an introduction to theories of international politics and to the actual workings of major world organisations, such as the EU. Core classes These classes are as follows: International Institutions & Regimes Contesting Global Governance European Governance Principles of Research Design Optional classes Choose from: Quantitative Methods I Quantitative Methods II Qualitative Methods Policy Analysis Comparative Public Policy European Political Economy Facilities Established in 2010, the School of Government & Public Policy integrates the Department of Government with three research centres: European Policies Research Centre Centre for the Study of Public Policy Centre for Elections & Representation Studies Entry requirements First or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science. English language requirements If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Border Agency (please check most up-to-date list) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. For others, the School requires a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no individual component below 5.5) or TOEFL ib 92. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA), please check English requirements before making your application. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU MSc full-time: £4,200 MSc part-time: £2,100 PgDip full-time: £4,000 PgDip part-time: £2,100 Rest of UK MSc full-time: £4,200 MSc part-time: £2,100 PgDip full-time: £4,000 PgDip part-time: £2,100 International MSc full-time: £11,000 MSc part-time: £5,500 PgDip full-time: £7,350 PgDip part-time: £3,675 How can I fund my course? The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Where are they now? Examples of organisations our graduates work for: Audit Scotland Centre for African Family Studies Centre for Scottish Public Policy Confederation of Passenger Transport German Red Cross Hall Aitken Associates Health and Social Care Alliance HMRC Invicta Public Affairs Ministry of Finance Iceland Morgan Stanley National Centre for Social Research NHS Ofgem Santander Bank UK Scottish Council for Development and Industry Scottish Refugee Council Serco Group The Improvement Service The Scottish Parliament United Nations Development Programme West and Central Voluntary Network [-]

MSc International Relations, Law & Security

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

This MSc/LLM in International Relations, Security & Law introduces and familiarises students with contemporary issues relating to the course topics, examining them through legal and political viewpoints. [+]

Why this course? Internationally and domestically, security, broadly defined, is among the most pressing concerns facing states. Adding to the complexity is the increasingly broad definition of 'security' as new challenges emerge – for example in relation to climate change – while 'traditional' ones – such as terrorism – are reconstructed, along with the heightened interdependencies between states and within their critical infrastructures. This MSc/LLM in International Relations, Security & Law introduces and familiarises students with contemporary issues relating to the course topics, examining them through legal and political viewpoints. The interdisciplinary approach of the course sets it apart from other MSc courses on international security and LLM courses on domestic and international security law as does its broad conception of ‘security’, which encompasses both ‘traditional’ concerns and more novel threats. You'll study This is a one-year full-time or two-years part-time course built around the core module of Contemporary Security Challenges & Responses in the first semester. Students are also required to take a research design module in either law or politics, depending on the degree they seek. The remaining modules come from a wide range of options in both the politics and law departments with students required to take at least one option in each department. Entry requirements First or upper second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in social sciences/law subjects or substantial professional experience. English language requirements You're required to have a suitable minimum level of competency in the English language if your first language is not English or if you have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English. For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Vis and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application. How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2016/17 - £6,300 - full time 2016/17 - £3,150 - part time Rest of UK 2016/17 - £6,300 - full time 2016/17 - £3,150 - part time International 2016/17 - £13,000 [-]

MSc Political Research

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

The MSc in Political Research provides you with focused training in research methods. It helps you to develop your professional skills in empirical political science. [+]

The MSc in Political Research provides you with focused training in research methods. It helps you to develop your professional skills in empirical political science. The course explores different methodological approaches and their application to real-life political problems. It equips you with key transferable skills in: research design a range of research methods and their application the management of different types of data You’ll study Along with giving you research skills, this course will enhance your ability to choose appropriate research methods and confront the issues of research design. It's organised into core and optional classes. You’ll also complete a dissertation. Facilities Established in 2010, the School of Government and Public Policy integrates the Department of Government with three research centres: European Policies Research Centre Centre for the Study of Public Policy Centre for Elections and Representation Studies Learning & teaching The MSc in Political Research is designed not only to give you research skills, but also to enhance your ability to choose appropriate research methods and confront the issues of research design. The course is organised into core and optional classes. You'll also complete a dissertation. You receive training with a strong empirical focus, and supervision in small-group seminars and in individual sessions You’ll receive considerable time and attention from our staff. Classes average 20 contact hours, with additional computer laboratory sessions for some methods classes. Part-time students attend classes across two academic years. They then work on their dissertation over the course of 10 months. Course content Compulsory classes Semester 1 Principles of Research Design Quantitative Methods I Semester 2 Quantitative Methods II Qualitative Methods Elective classes Choose two classes. Policy Analysis Comparative Public Policy International Institutions & Regimes European Governance European Political Economy Entry requirements First or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science. English language requirements You're required to have a suitable minimum level of competency in the English language if your first language is not English or if you have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English. For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Vis and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2017/18 - £4,800 full-time 2017/18 - £2,400 part-time Rest of UK 2017/18 - £4,800 full-time 2017/18 - £2,400 part-time International 2017/18 - £13,500 full-time 2017/18 - £6,750 part-time [-]

MSc Public Policy

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

This course provides rigorous training in the analytical frameworks and methods required in the study of public policy. It’s ideal for those wanting professional skills to become a policy practitioner, analyst or to proceed to a PhD. [+]

This course provides rigorous training in the analytical frameworks and methods required in the study of public policy. It’s ideal for those wanting professional skills to become a policy practitioner, analyst or to proceed to a PhD. You’ll explore the various methodological tools and their connections to real world problems facing governments and related organisations. You’ll learn a range of key skills: Analytical & Critical Thinking Research Management Data Analysis Report Writing & Presentation You can study this course full-time over 12 months or part-time over 24 months. You’ll study The MSc in Public Policy is organised into core and optional classes. The core classes provide an introduction to the theory and practice of public policy, as well as a range of skills and methodologies to design, conduct and report on social research. After the coursework, you’ll also complete a traditional MSc dissertation supervised by an academic from the School of Government & Public Policy. The MSc in Public Policy also offers students the opportunity to write a Field Dissertation on a selective basis. The Field Dissertation differs from the regular MSc Dissertation in that the student has two dissertation advisors: one academic from the School of Government & Public Policy and a Professor of Practice: Professors of Practice are senior practitioners with a wealth of experience from the public and private sectors who are affiliated with Strathclyde's International Public Policy Institute (IPPI). IPPI's Professors of Practice provide important links between the University's academic research and the world of practice in national and international organisations in the public and private sectors. Learning & teaching The MSc in Public Policy comprises of core and optional classes and a dissertation. The core classes provide an introduction to the theory and practice of public policy, as well as a range of skills and methodologies relevant to designing, conducting and reporting on social research. All classes are taught in small-group seminars. You’ll receive considerable time and attention from our staff in the seminars and individual supervision sessions. If you’re studying part-time you’ll attend classes across two academic years. You’ll work on a dissertation over 10 months. Classes average 20 contact hours, with additional computer laboratory sessions for some methods classes. Part-time students attend classes across two academic years. They then work on their dissertation over the course of 10 months. Course content Compulsory classes Semester 1 Policy Analysis Semester 2 Comparative Public Policy You'll also choose two classes from the following: Principles of Research Design Quantitative Methods I Quantitative Methods II Qualitative Methods Elective classes Choose two classes. European Governance European Political Economy International Institutions & Regimes Principles of Research Design (if not taken as core) Quantitative Methods I (if not taken as core) Quantitative Methods II (if not taken as core) Qualitative Methods (if not taken as core) Entry requirements First or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science. English language requirements You're required to have a suitable minimum level of competency in the English language if your first language is not English or if you have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English. For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Vis and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2017/18 - £4,800 full-time 2017/18 - £2,400 part-time Rest of UK 2017/18 - £4,800 full-time 2017/18 - £2,400 part-time International 2017/18 - £13,500 full-time 2017/18 - £6,750 part-time [-]

MSc Research Methods in Psychology

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

This course is for those aiming to develop careers in educational or clinical psychology. It can also prepare you for further postgraduate study and enhance your applications for research assistant posts. [+]

This course is for those aiming to develop careers in educational or clinical psychology. It can also prepare you for further postgraduate study and enhance your applications for research assistant posts. You’ll learn the skills and theory for conducting research. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and discuss research with postgraduate students in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health. You’ll also play a role in research with members of our academic staff. You may also have the opportunity to be employed within the School of Psychological Sciences and Health as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. You’ll study This course is designed to maximise research potential. It should provide a thorough grounding in research methods for anyone wanting to get a research assistant post, apply for doctoral study or enter training for a scientist-practitioner oriented career such as clinical psychology. As such, a significant proportion of time is devoted to allowing you to undertake a substantial research project, with one-to-one supervision, access to all the advanced research equipment and a focus on producing a thesis of sufficient quality that it is potentially publishable in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. You’ll complete five areas of training over two semesters. Careers The course is primarily designed for graduates in psychology who wish to begin a career in research. It's ideally suited to someone who wishes to apply for a post as a research assistant or wishes to apply for doctoral study. Previous students have been successful in receiving PhD funding from the University as well as externally funded studentships and places at other universities. It also provides research training to those graduates who may wish to enter professional training for jobs which have a ‘scientist-practitioner’ underpinning such as clinical psychology. Entry requirements First or upper second-class degree in Psychology, or overseas equivalent. English language For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2017/18 - £4,800 Rest of UK 2017/18 - £4,800 International 2017/18 - £13,500 [-]

MSc Social Policy

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

This course offers you the opportunity to develop and extend your knowledge and understanding of key social policy issues together with advanced training in research methods. [+]

Why this course? This course offers you the opportunity to develop and extend your knowledge and understanding of key social policy issues together with advanced training in research methods. It aims to improve your knowledge and understanding of the factors which shape social needs and the ways in which different societies have responded to these. This will enhance your research skills and enable you to undertake an independent research project on a topic of your choice. It's suitable for: students who have studied social policy at undergraduate level and who now wish to build on the foundations they have already laid before entering employment or embarking on further study graduates of other disciplines who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of social and welfare issues whilst also enhancing their research skills individuals already in employment who wish to update their existing knowledge and skills before moving onto the next stage of their careers What you'll study The course includes a combination of research methods classes, core disciplinary training and individualised study. In addition to classes in research design, quantitative methods, and qualitative methods, the course also includes substantive classes in "Welfare concepts and ideas" and "Approaches to welfare: past, present and future". The first of these classes examines some of the most important concepts and ideas which have shaped thinking around social policy issues. The second class examines the historical development of social policy in a range of different countries before moving on to examine some of the major challenges facing policy-makers in the area of social policy today. You'll also have the opportunity to pursue more individualised courses of study which reflect the specialist research interests of our social policy staff. These include such issues as: the history of social policy in the UK the mixed economy of welfare citizenship race, ethnicity & social policy migration child poverty technology & welfare Following the successful completion of your coursework, you'll have the opportunity to complete a research-based dissertation on a topic of your own choice. Entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in Social Policy or a related discipline. For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application. Fees & funding All fees quoted are per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2016/17 - £4,600 Rest of UK 2016/17 - £4,600 International 2016/17 - £13,000 [-]

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