MA Degree in the United Kingdom

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A Master of Arts or MA is a graduate degree typically earned after a program of study of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences or other, similar concentrations. These programs tend to last one to two years.

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Masters of Arts in the United Kingdom

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MA Law

The University of Law
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London Birmingham Manchester + 1 more

Our MA Law* is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. An MA Law* is an internationally recognised qualification which maintains its merit both in and outside of the legal sector. [+]

Top MA Degrees in the United Kingdom 2017. MA Law* *Subject to approval. Our MA Law* is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. An MA Law is an internationally recognised qualification which maintains its merit both in and outside of the legal sector. This qualification gives you the opportunity to progress with vocational training to become a qualified solicitor or barrister within England and Wales, but also provides a standalone internationally recognised Master’s award, which is highly attractive to employers in a variety of disciplines. This makes it the perfect choice if you want to keep your career options open. Studying a Master’s degree will develop academic key skills such as evaluation, critical thinking and problem-solving while preparing you for further academic study in law and other related areas. You’ll be using the same research tools available to practitioners to enhance skills in legal research, including a wide range of written and oral communication skills. Our dedicated employability service has an outstanding track record of finding students the right career path to suit them, whether in the legal sector or the wider business world. *Subject to approval. Course Requirements To be eligible to take up your place on our MA Law* you must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) at 2:1 or above in any discipline. Overseas graduates and mature non-graduates: - Please send your qualifications through to the Admissions team who can advise on your eligibility for the course - If... [-]

ACCA London + MA Online

London School of Business and Finance (LSBF)
Campus Full time Part time 6 - 30  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Take your career further by adding the advanced business skills of an MA in Finance and Investment to your ACCA qualification. Combining the two means not only joining one of the world's largest accounting bodies, but also gaining the ability to push organisations forward through key financial decisions and strategies. [+]

ACCA London + MA Online Take your career further by adding the advanced business skills of an MA in Finance and Investment to your ACCA qualification. Combining the two means not only joining one of the world's largest accounting bodies, but also gaining the ability to push organisations forward through key financial decisions and strategies. With LSBF, you will get exemptions and be able to complete the dual programme in just 1 extra module and a dissertation. Course Requirements Standard entry: Minimum requirements are 2 A Levels and 3 GCSEs or equivalent in five separate subjects, including English and Mathematics. Access to ACCA via FIA or AAT qualification: No other academic qualifications required. Gain exemptions from ACCA papers F1 – F3. Graduate entry: Degree holders from ACCA-accredited institutions may be exempt from up to 9 exams. Other relevant degrees may also qualify you for exemptions. English language proficiency: IELTS 5.5 overall and each component or equivalent. Duration For ACCA: 6 - 30 months per course/selection of exams. The MA is studied online so it depends on the time you invest in your studies [-]

Master of Arts in Early Childhood

University of Roehampton Online
Online Full time Part time United Kingdom London

During this online Master of Arts in Early Childhood, you’ll explore current research and fascinating insights related to the development of the whole child—body, mind, and spirit. [+]

Top MA Degrees in the United Kingdom 2017. The early years of a child’s life are probably the most crucial for establishing a solid foundation for health, well-being and lifelong learning. As awareness increases of the critical importance of healthy development and learning in the early years, so too does the need for early childhood professionals who have the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for guiding and supporting young children and families. During this online Master of Arts in Early Childhood, you’ll explore current research and gain fascinating insights related to the development of the whole child—body, mind, and spirit. You’ll examine current thinking on the strengths and challenges of young children, as you actively engage in theoretical discussions on child development and learn to apply these theories in culturally responsive ways. Through critical reflection, self-assessment, goal setting and other practical tools, this programme will help you grow as an early childhood professional and make a difference at a local, regional or global level. You’ll develop the confidence and skills to have a positive impact on the development and learning of young children, their families, and on the field as a whole, while helping advance your career potential with a deeper understanding of early childhood theory and practice. Advance your career with a Roehampton Online masters programme Because we believe that learning can only be life-changing when we apply what we learn, we develop masters programmes designed to reflect the most contemporary thinking in the area of study, meaning you’ll... [-]

Master (MA/MSc) Wearable Futures

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

Wearable Futures is a cross-disciplinary umbrella programme for designers who are interested in the cluster of technologies and experiences that have the human body and its covering as their centre of focus. [+]

Wearable Futures is a cross-disciplinary umbrella programme for designers who are interested in the cluster of technologies and experiences that have the human body and its covering as their centre of focus. The course offers a holistic environment based on the integration of creative computing, digital craftsmanship and material cultures, while also incorporating the technologies and advances in hardware that are impacting on manufacturing techniques and associated applications. Wearable futures has come about as part of Ravensbourne’s current commitment to become creative leader in the field of wearable applications and body-centric design. Ravensbourne's digital research culture is contributing significantly in this context. The main conceptual framework for the course will be provided by theories of digital craftsmanship, body-centric technologies and phenomenological readings and speculative philosophy. These will form an important research foundation for building Ravensbourne’s critical reach and will assist in helping you to sift and prioritise the current trends and thought relating to fashion and discussion around the body within data informed spaces. An interdisciplinary field of study will include interaction and experience design (UX), “making” and open source culture, design innovation and applied philosophy. You will be introduced to philosophical trends and these will tie in with your practice and help you to develop a critical view incorporating design fiction and other emerging theories. You will engage with research methods such as participatory, user study and user-centered design. The course is a platform for investigation, dissemination and analysis around contemporary theory and practice in the wearable industries. The... [-]

MA in Media Management

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  United Kingdom London

Media professionals and media firms are united in their need to acquire the commercial, strategic and managerial skills to prosper in an industry undergoing constant fundamental change. This course is designed to address these needs, developing entrepreneurial leaders equipped to deal with the complex and novel challenges presented by new technologies, consumer behaviour, and evolving business models. [+]

Top MA Degrees in the United Kingdom 2017. Media professionals and media firms are united in their need to acquire the commercial, strategic and managerial skills to prosper in an industry undergoing constant fundamental change. This course is designed to address these needs, developing entrepreneurial leaders equipped to deal with the complex and novel challenges presented by new technologies, consumer behaviour, and evolving business models. The course will enable you to identify and analyse strategic and operational problems and opportunities, understand, quantify and access national and international media markets, and use foresight and planning techniques to understand and respond to change. As well as being able to manage complex media projects, you will also have the skills to engage in strategic direction setting, deploy business-planning skills, and excel in leadership and implementation. The course is delivered by academic staff with lengthy experience of advising and managing media organisations. Teaching methods are based around practical problems and include in-class exercises and individuals and group projects and assessment. Assignments will enable you to develop and apply your skills in creative project development and business planning. Course content The course provides a rounded suite of managerial and commercial skills, rooted in a critical understanding of today's media and content industries, building on our role as a leader in UK media research. Practice-based assignments, such as the integrating business-planning project, play an essential role in enabling you to apply ideas and learning in a creative fashion. The course consists of eight credit-bearing modules and... [-]

MA in Art History

The Open University
Online Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

This MA degree will build on your existing knowledge of art history to equip you with the critical skills necessary for independent research in the field. You begin your studies by exploring core concepts and current concerns of art history. You will then examine critical debates both within the academic discipline of art history and in the 'real world' contexts of heritage, curating and museums. The taught component of the degree provides you with research training which will enable... [+]

MA in Art History This MA degree will build on your existing knowledge of art history to equip you with the critical skills necessary for independent research in the field. You begin your studies by exploring core concepts and current concerns of art history. You will then examine critical debates both within the academic discipline of art history and in the 'real world' contexts of heritage, curating and museums. The taught component of the degree provides you with research training which will enable you to carry out a more substantial piece of independent research on a topic of your choice for the final dissertation module. You need a substantial background in art history at undergraduate level to succeed in obtaining this qualification. Educational aims This taught postgraduate programme in art history (which comprises the postgraduate foundation module (A840), the subject module (A841) and the dissertation module (A847)) will: encourage you to develop your undergraduate knowledge and understanding of art history in higher level and more focused work introduce you to a range of significant scholarly debates among historians of art and architecture provide you with an advanced academic training in research methods, with regard to different media and periods, using both traditional methods and those employing new technologies enable you to make effective use of primary sources, both artistic and archival, in developing and completing a research project. Teaching, learning and assessment methods Knowledge and understanding are gained and developed through the study of published study materials in the postgraduate... [-]

Masters (MMus) in Popular Music Performance - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocal

ICMP - The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The course will encourage you to develop the highest levels of instrumental skill through individual lessons and personalised learning. You will also develop your leadership and musical management skills through the leading of an ensemble, culminating in a performance of challenging original and existing repertoire. [+]

Top MA Degrees in the United Kingdom 2017. Course Overview The course will encourage you to develop the highest levels of instrumental skill through individual lessons and personalised learning. You will also develop your leadership and musical management skills through the leading of an ensemble, culminating in a performance of challenging original and existing repertoire. On the course, you may select from options that include an investigation of a performance tradition, the use of music in health and wellbeing, and the cultural aspects of music. You will also produce a significant body of work for recital, together with supporting research that underpins and informs your final project. The ICMP’s MMus is aimed primarily at individuals who wish to continue their studies after having distinguished themselves on a degree-level course, or who have acquired comparable industry experience and are committed to attaining even greater mastery of their respective instruments. Course Details You will further the development of your instrumental skills, focusing on your personal relationship to your instrument and the extension of your technical ability, as well as your role as a performer within the context of live and studio environments. This element of the programme is delivered using a variety of modes of study, including one-to-one lessons, ensemble classes and lectures, as well as private and group tutorials; this combination enables a personalised approach to study. Academic and Research Skills You will undertake a significant research project that will lead to the production of a substantial performance and dissertation. You... [-]

MA Fashion Marketing

Nottingham Trent University: School of Art & Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This exciting and innovative course will equip you with the strategic, creative and commercial skills required by the global fashion industry. It will develop and strengthen your core skills and knowledge in specialist areas, including new concepts and strategies for fashion marketing. You learn alongside students from our other MA Fashion Management, Marketing and Communication courses, and have the option to transfer MA titles if you’re specialism changes. [+]

MA Fashion Marketing This exciting and innovative course will equip you with the strategic, creative and commercial skills required by the global fashion industry. It will develop and strengthen your core skills and knowledge in specialist areas, including new concepts and strategies for fashion marketing. You learn alongside students from our other MA Fashion Management, Marketing and Communication courses, and have the option to transfer MA titles if you’re specialism changes. Our MA Fashion Marketing sits in a suite with the following courses: MA International Fashion Management MA Fashion Communications MA Luxury Fashion Brand Management. You learn alongside students from these other MA courses, and have the option to transfer MA titles if your specialism changes. Key features Study on a full-time or part-time basis. Gain knowledge and understanding of how the different areas of the fashion industry work together, and choose your specialist focus. Select from a range of possible outputs to reflect career aspirations or to support a business start-up. Go on study trips to international fashion capitals. Benefit from industry speakers such as international brand managers and fashion specialists. Work individually and as a team in a challenging, creative and multicultural environment within the School of Art & Design. Prepare for further postgraduate study such as MPhil or PhD. Gain a globally recognised academic qualification in conjunction with personal and professional development for employability and entrepreneurship. How you’re taught Teaching and learning experiences will include: lectures seminars workshops individual and group tutorials peer group activities presentations directed... [-]

MA Media and Globalisation

Nottingham Trent University: School of Arts and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This innovative course enables you to gain an improved understanding of the many facets of today’s communications media, including broadcasting and information communication technology, and the role they have to play in globalisation processes. [+]

Top MA Degrees in the United Kingdom 2017. MA Media and Globalisation This innovative course enables you to gain an improved understanding of the many facets of today’s communications media, including broadcasting and information communication technology, and the role they have to play in globalisation processes. You will join a team of established experts who offer a unique course that combines both theoretical and practical approaches. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the main theoretical frameworks related to media and globalisation. What you'll study You will critically analyse the role and impact of the media industry in a global society to become critically aware of the implications of these debates for research strategies, theorising and practicing. Alongside the theoretical content you will engage with the theory and practice of alternative audiovisual narratives and the key media production processes and professional practices relevant to media, cultural and communicative industries. You will engage with practical issues that are presently affecting media industries, this is directly relevant to those wishing to work within the media field in the future. Our team of world leading media academics will inspire you. Many combine not only outstanding research records but also successful media careers. This allows you to benefit from a broad range of experience and expertise from across the media fields. The media team pride themselves on their accessible, student-centred approach to teaching and are available for one-to-one tutorial support and guidance. How you’re taught Assessment Assessment on the course involves course work, report... [-]

MA in Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time January 2018 United Kingdom London

This course embraces a wide range of public, private and domestic issues relevant to the prevention and resolution of conflicts and disputes, including the roles of laws, decisions, risks and justice. The course includes (but is not restricted to) negotiation and arbitration, and also the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes such as mediation and conciliation. [+]

This course embraces a wide range of public, private and domestic issues relevant to the prevention and resolution of conflicts and disputes, including the roles of laws, decisions, risks and justice. The course includes (but is not restricted to) negotiation and arbitration, and also the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes such as mediation and conciliation. You will be able to mix with students on other Masters courses at Westminster Law School. Classes are usually small, allowing for an interactive approach to learning. The course combines academic and practical approaches to teaching and learning. Course content The course aims to provide an opportunity for in-depth study of the issues and the practices involved in the field of conflict prevention and dispute resolution, including the mechanisms of prevention, emergence, avoidance, management, resolution and regulation. The course content is not explicitly concerned with 'peace studies', but the processes of prevention and the processes of resolution embrace the concepts of securing and maintaining peaceful cooperation. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules PERSPECTIVES ON CONFLICTS AND DISPUTES You will be introduced to the field of conflict and dispute prevention and resolution. You will cover domestic, commercial, municipal and international aspects of the subject, and the main processes involved in conflict and dispute prevention and resolution. POSTGRADUATE DISSERTATION This module allows you to develop a knowledge and understanding of a specialist portion of the field of conflict and dispute prevention and resolution. You will have the... [-]

MA Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

This fashion entrepreneurship course develops entrepreneurs who can build and capitalise on the existing strengths in the UK and international fashion industries. [+]

Top MA Degrees in the United Kingdom 2017. This fashion entrepreneurship course develops entrepreneurs who can build and capitalise on the existing strengths in the UK and international fashion industries. Content and Structure The ethos that entrepreneurship serves as a catalyst for economic development underpins the philosophy of this specialist course. Strengthened by London College of Fashion’s unparalleled external and internal industry networks, MA Fashion Entrepreneurship aims to develop new fashion concepts through to commercialisation. Addressing the need for the fashion entrepreneur who can identify market opportunities in the industry, this programme is firmly aligned to 21st century, global business with all the challenges and potential this brings. This course will enable individuals to build and capitalise on existing strengths both in the UK and internationally. In-depth studies of innovative emerging designers in the UK provide an understanding of the British fashion industry while extra-curricular international study tours provide valuable insights into the global fashion market. Industry presentations and factory tours have taken place previously in Paris, Milan and Shanghai and have explored everything from French Haute Couture to Italian craftsmanship and Asia’s luxury fashion boom. MA Fashion Entrepreneurship is a dynamic and interactive learning experience that is built through key collaborative relationships in education (such as IFM in Paris) and industry. Through a supported and structured programme that includes entrepreneurial practice, new business models and planning and management of creative enterprise, participants are encouraged to develop new thinking and innovative concepts. Former alumni have launched their own fashion businesses... [-]

MA English and American Literature

University of Kent, School of English
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The School of English has a strong international reputation and global perspective, apparent both in the background of its staff and in the diversity of our teaching and research interests. [+]

MA English and American Literature Overview The School of English has a strong international reputation and global perspective, apparent both in the background of its staff and in the diversity of our teaching and research interests. Our reputation for research excellence was confirmed in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008) in which our research was recognised to be world-leading. The University of Kent is a research-led institution, which means that the research that the academics are engaged in continues to inform their teaching, and that you, as a student in the department, are at the centre of a dynamic and thriving academic environment. Course structure This programme allows you to choose from the full range of our MA literature modules. The list of what’s on offer is regularly added to by academics keen to explore new areas of thinking with students and to draw you in to our established areas of research strength, such as postcolonial studies; 18th-century studies; modern poetry and fiction; or Victorian studies. The modules draw on many different critical approaches and focus on a wide range of historical periods, ideas and places from modern India to post-war New York to literary London in the 18th century. Within this programme you may also choose to take pathways, so as to concentrate on studies in certain specific areas (especially if you intend to continue to a research degree in a particular field). Assessment Assessment is by a 5-6,000-word essay for each module and a 12-15,000-word dissertation. Learning... [-]

MA Design Strategy and Innovation

Brunel University: College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

This unique international, multi-disciplinary course will develop design managers and leaders as catalysts for strategic innovation and change. [+]

Top MA Degrees in the United Kingdom 2017. This unique international, multi-disciplinary course will develop design managers and leaders as catalysts for strategic innovation and change. The programme comprises compulsory modules of theoretical and analytical topics in areas such as innovation, creativity, team-working and leadership. Special features include analytical design exercises, multimedia educational material, research methods, case studies, design audits and international placements. The aim of the course is to create closer links between design and industry and to widen the horizons of design management students, enabling you to make informed reference to the world beyond design – to users, the market, new technology, economics, politics, law and the global environment. Aims All organisations use design, but few master its use strategically. This course provides the skills and knowledge to students wishing to enter this exciting and rewarding field of endeavour. This innovative course was one of the first Master’s programmes - globally - that sought to explain the relationship between innovation and design and the importance of applying a strategic approach using design thinking, design methods and process. Today we remain a unique course internationally and attract students from all over the world, from different creative and design backgrounds, both with one purpose…to become masters of design strategy. By the time you graduate you will be equipped to: apply thinking, design methods and process to identify opportunities for innovation and drive changes in commercial, public and/or no-for-profit organisations explore how strategic design could be used to deliver a whole... [-]

MA Ecological Design Thinking

Schumacher College
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Totnes

Be active and transformative within organisations, communities, economics and education as we meet the challenge of transitioning to low carbon, high well-being and resilient places and systems. Never has there been a more important time for a new approach to design. - starts September 2017. [+]

Are you dismayed, disturbed and totally disenchanted with what is happening to the only real planetary home we have? So are we. But are you also excited by the opportunities and prospects this opens up for us to create a better, brighter and more beautiful world? So are we. Then join us in this innovative new postgraduate programme from Schumacher College in collaboration with the School of Architecture, Design and Environment at Plymouth University, the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, the Dartington Hall Trust and surrounding communities. Ecological Design Thinking Never has there been a more important time for a new approach for engaging with the challenging situations we face from the local to the global levels. In a rapidly changing dynamic situation, solutions rarely remain optimal for very long and continuous active participation is a necessary ingredient for success. Growing resilience in individuals and communities is the way to keep going despite the continuous change around us. Our programme in Ecological Design Thinking embraces and explores this complex world of interactions with lively engagement and an optimistic approach. It offers powerful, practical and ecology-centred skills and knowledge to apply to a diverse range of practices from design, education and business to the more specific roles of leadership, management and consultancy. The Ecological Design Thinking programme is trans-disciplinary, insightful and universal in its application; pragmatic and integrative in its operation. It brings together theoretical and practical discourses on ecologically inspired design, with methods of design thinking that are... [-]

Masters in Higher Education (MA)

University of Kent, Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The PG Diploma builds on the existing Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education with the addition of new modules designed to develop a critical understanding of the processes and nature of educational research, with a specific focus on HE. [+]

Top MA Degrees in the United Kingdom 2017. The PG Diploma builds on the existing Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education with the addition of new modules designed to develop a critical understanding of the processes and nature of educational research, with a specific focus on HE. We support you to develop and interrogate a field of specialism in the Higher Education context which can then be pursued through a dissertation for the MA. These programmes are open to staff in academic, research and learning support roles with a minimum of two years’ experience of teaching and/or supporting learning in HE. They are free of charge for staff employed by the University of Kent and staff at partner colleges teaching University of Kent programmes. Content Core modules UN825 Educational Research Methods (for those new to this field) (15 credits) And UN824 Interrogating Educational Research (30 credits) Optional modules One of the following 2013/14: (15 credits) UN812 Developing as a Researcher in Higher Education UN813 Developing as a Research Degree Supervisor UN815 Technology in the Academic Environment UN821 Assessment and Professional Development UN899 The MA Dissertation The following modules are currently resting but will be available in 2014/2015 subject to demand: UN814 The Inclusive Curriculum (15 credits) UN816 Learning and Teaching Innovation (15 credits) [-]