Leeds Beckett University

Introduction

Why choose Leeds Beckett

With a history stretching back 200 years and ranked in the top 4% of universities worldwide, it is easy to see why Leeds Beckett University is one of the most popular in the UK. More than 28,000 students study a Leeds Beckett University qualification in the UK or overseas. We offer foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate, research and distance learning programmes, with start dates in September and January.

Supporting our students

  • Personal tutors ranked 2nd in the world*
  • 3rd in the UK for Student Wellbeing*
  • Dedicated student advice service for international students
  • Fee discounts recent graduates and those who pay their fees early

Facilities

  • Five star QS ranking for facilities
  • Our library is open 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Head-turning facilities to help you get the most out of your studies
  • Campus buildings ranked 5th in the UK and 6th in the world*
  • Ranked 4th in the world for both virtual learning and technology*
  • Broadcasting Place was voted the best tall building in the world by a council of global architects

Employability

  • Five star QS ranking for employability
  • Ranked third in England for graduate employment
  • 96.6% of all our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating
  • Top ten in the world for employability and work experience*
  • Among the top five universities in the UK for producing graduates who go on to be CEOs
  • Work placements arranged with organisations such as Disney, Samsung, Apple, Nike, BMW and many more

Accommodation

  • Accommodation office ranked 5th in the UK*
  • 11 halls of residence providing more than 4,250 bedrooms
  • Guaranteed accommodation for all international students (applying within booking periods)

Research

  • Research graded ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in almost all academic disciplines (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Leeds

  • Britain’s best city for quality of life (2016 Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index)
  • One of the UK’s top shopping destinations with over 1,000 retail outlets in the city centre
  • More than 60,000 university students in the city
  • Home to more than 75 different nationalities
  • Located in the centre of the UK, just over two hours from London by train
  • Leeds is served by Leeds Bradford International Airport, with flights to 70 destinations around the world.

*i-Graduate Student Barometer, Autumn Wave 2016

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Programmes

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Master

International Masters

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

Our unique, combined academic English and masters course is for non-native speakers of English, including students from the European Union (EU) as well as international students. On this two-year course you will improve the academic and language skills you need for a masters, enhancing your ability to research, reference correctly and avoid plagiarism. [+]

Our unique, combined academic English and masters course is for non-native speakers of English, including students from the European Union (EU) as well as international students. On this two-year course you will improve the academic and language skills you need for a masters, enhancing your ability to research, reference correctly and avoid plagiarism. Class time: Minimum of 13 hours per week of Academic English and subject specific modules in Year 1 plus personal tutorials and an approximately equal amount of self-study. Year 2 class time depends on the masters chosen. Teaching The cost of teaching materials varies per module but will not exceed £20 for any one module. Many of the materials are available for loan free-of-charge from the University library. Please note: Your class timetable will be provided at induction. All classes take place from Monday to Friday. Class size: Maximum 20 students for English Classes. Teaching dates: Semester 1 teaching is from 26 September 2016 to 16 December 2016. There will be no teaching during the Christmas holiday period of 19 December 2016 to 9 January 2017. The semester 1 assessment and exam period is from 9 January 2017 to 20 January 2017. Semester 2 teaching is from 30 January 2017 to 7 April 2017 and 24 April 2017 to 5 May 2017. There will be no teaching during the Easter holiday period of 10 April 2017 to 21 April 2017. The semester 2 assessment and exam period is from 8 May 2017 to 19 May 2017. Minimum... [-]

MSc

MSc Accounting

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

Maximise your career flexibility as an aspiring accountant and open up opportunities to go into accountancy practice, audit or enterprise. [+]

Over recent years, the role accounting professionals play in business decisions has become increasingly important to the success of any organisation. As a qualified accountant, this course will allow you to refresh your technical skills and develop new ways of thinking about current management and financial accounting issues. You will examine real-life case studies to gain new insights into the latest accounting techniques and you will compare these to your own workplace practices. Working with your fellow students, you will study the growing importance of financial reporting and you will discuss accounting standards and how they could be developed to improve your organisation?s fiscal statements. You could spread your study hours out and attend a session on campus one day a week, or you could choose to undertake two weeks of intensive study sessions on campus before conducting the remainder of your course online. Alternatively, if you choose the distance learning option you will study this flexible course entirely online from anywhere in the world. Requirements: Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Accounting or Finance, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.All applicants are required to have passed or been exempted from the knowledge and skills level of the ACCA professional qualification (papers F1 - F9).All applications should be supported by a reference,... [-]

MSc Accounting & Finance

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

Discover how money makes the world go round and learn the ins and outs of corporate banking and how organisations manage their finances. [+]

This accredited course will equip you with a well-developed understanding of both international financial reporting and management accounting. You will explore the theoretical principles of these subjects and the issues and challenges faced by companies when applying them. Your course has six core modules and you will select one option module in semester two. You could choose to study forensic accounting, investment fund management or financial decision analysis alongside your core modules. You might be a recent graduate, or you could already be working as a finance officer or tax advisor. You might also be in a management position and be looking to work towards chartered accountant status. On completion of this course, you will gain exemptions from the following Association of Chartered Certified Accountants papers: F1, F2, F3, F4, F5 and F7. This course also carries a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Gateway exemption so you will be able to gain 12 paper exemptions on successful completion of the Gateway Exam. Requirements: Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study,... [-]

MSc Building Services Engineering

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

The digital age has revolutionised how engineers operate. Gone are the days when you could work with just a calculator, a piece of paper and a design chart. You will develop your expertise using building information modelling software systems that include Revit and Navisworks. [+]

The digital age has revolutionised how engineers operate. Gone are the days when you could work with just a calculator, a piece of paper and a design chart. You will develop your expertise using building information modelling software systems that include Revit and Navisworks. Whether you graduated from our BSc (Hons) course or already work in industry as an associate engineer, we will equip you with the skills to play a leading role in the design, installation and management of building services. Sustainability and the carbon reduction in buildings are a key issues around the world and these themes will be central to your work. You will learn about intelligent buildings and automation, and you will develop your knowledge of environmental science and the latest systems and innovation in energy conservation. We will improve your technical engineering capabilities so that you can take responsibility for building services and mechanical installations. You will also focus on areas such as project responsibility, lighting design, heating, thermal comfort, air conditioning, cooling systems, acoustic comfort and electrical services. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Building Services Engineering, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may... [-]

MSc Creative Technology

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

Design your own course to follow your creative passion. From music, animation, game play, sound design and many more - it's in your hands. [+]

Within the creative and media industries, small groups of people with strong individual talent often evolve into innovative companies. You will develop your own area of expertise and your ability to work creatively with like-minded professionals will be strengthened. Option modules and the flexible nature of this course will enable you to develop a broad overview of creative technology while also specialising in an area of your choice. You might choose to investigate emerging 3D computer animation techniques, work on post-production special visual effects or explore innovative photographic visual effects technologies. Depending on your choice of options, you could also gain a firm grasp of game play and game design, develop a practical understanding of the creative possibilities of the music production studio environment, study the use of innovative sound and audio effects technology or produce audio content and sound for interactive media and games. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Computing or Creative Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants... [-]

MSc Entrepreneurship and Business Development

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Shape your own future and enjoy the greater freedom and flexibility that developing your own business can bring. We will feed your entrepreneurial spirit and develop your management skills so you can create, establish and lead your own venture. [+]

Shape your own future and enjoy the greater freedom and flexibility that developing your own business can bring. We will feed your entrepreneurial spirit and develop your management skills so you can create, establish and lead your own venture. We will also give you the knowledge and confidence to implement new strategies within an established company to drive change, encourage innovation and help the business flourish. As well as gaining a broad overview of business, you will also explore your individual management style and develop critical-thinking patterns and problem solving and decision-making techniques to share and reflect upon with your peers. Working closely with industry professionals, you will be encouraged to experiment with new ideas and you will learn to identify opportunities and risks in order to develop a viable business venture or project. You will also study professional interactions and how building communication and relationship development skills, coupled with a solid emotional intelligence base, are key to managing and sustaining complex business partnerships. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. MATURE APPLICANTS Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some... [-]

MSc Environmental Health

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Analyse environmental stress factors, how these affect human health, and learn the frameworks to control these risks. [+]

Acquire the knowledge and skills needed for a career as an environmental health practitioner by analysing the five main intervention areas: housing, food safety, occupational health and safety, environmental protection and public health. You will develop your understanding of environmental stress factors and their effect on human health and safety, together with the legal and technical frameworks for controlling these risks. The opportunity to interact with students from other vocational courses will broaden your perspective of environmental health issues, and you will have access to our state-of-the-art acoustics laboratory and our dedicated food inspection facilities to put your expertise into practice. You will also have the chance to engage in simulated sessions, including mock kitchen inspections and even take part in staged courtroom trials to see how the law operates in environmental health cases. These scenarios may help you work towards professional registration as an environmental health practitioner. This is one of the few postgraduate environmental health courses in the UK accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), providing a direct route into the profession. Entry Requirements\ Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Pure or Applied Science, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed... [-]

MSc Finance

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

Develop strong analytical skills and help take charge and manage your company's finances in order to prosper in today’s economic climate. [+]

Designed for finance professionals who want to gain specialist knowledge, this course will equip you with the skills required for rewarding roles in the increasingly complex and demanding financial services sector. You will explore the theories which inform current practice in the finance industry from both a national and international perspective, and you will blend theory with practice in order to gain the vocational skills that potential employers require. You will study in the heart of Leeds, which is the largest financial services hub in the UK outside London. You will be taught by a range of highly experienced tutors who will use their professional and academic expertise to support you as you select your topic and research and write your dissertation. Requirements: Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work... [-]

MSc Information Management

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

Management of information is essential to every organisation. Understand how to identify information requirements to ensure business success. [+]

The management of information is key to the success of modern organisations. Studies show that information management professionals should take account of business strategy and cultural and behavioural issues and also have an understanding of the individual elements of an information system and the relationships between them. There is a growing need for professionals in a variety of organisations and settings to employ appropriate and innovative approaches to systems development. We recognise the demand for such talent, and your course will enhance your ability to communicate with the business community to identify organisational information requirements, build models and develop successful systems. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of... [-]

MSc International Events Management

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

Boost your knowledge of the cultural, political, ethical and economic aspects of international events in order to manage them successfully. [+]

Many events now have an international focus and are organised across cultural, economic and geographical boundaries. Providing a sound theoretical underpinning of the cultural, political, ethical and economic aspects of the sector, this course will develop the practical and strategic knowledge required to run international events effectively. Guest speakers from industry will share their expertise and insights through a series of lectures, case studies and field trips to keep the course contemporary and industry focused. Studying alongside UK and overseas students on the course will inspire your learning. You will be encouraged to share your experiences and trade cultural insights with your peers, helping you to refine your understanding of events management across the world so you can excel in your career. This course is suitable if you want to enter the profession as a manager or if you have events experience and want to enhance your events management knowledge in an international context. For Students from outside the EU who want to improve their English and academic skills we offer a combined masters course with the MSc International Events Management. If you have an IELTS score of 5.0 or 5.5 you can study for two semesters before starting your postgraduate degree. As you will be given one unconditional offer you will not normally need to renew your visa. Find out more about our International Masters. TEACHING AND LEARNING This course is delivered full and part-time. The full-time course is taught over two days per week and if started in... [-]

MSc International Tourism & Hospitality Management

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

Take a step closer to management as you learn how to deal with the influences and issues that impact on international hospitality. [+]

Tourism and hospitality are expanding global industries resulting in an increased demand for skilled managers to lead and develop international organisations. This course will give you the expertise to perform at a strategic senior level in these dynamic service industries. By analysing the major influences affecting the international hospitality business environment, you will gain a deep-rooted understanding of the issues currently shaping the management of international hospitality corporations. You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of international tourism and tourist destinations, including the supply chain, how to respond effectively to customer demand and the global forces impacting on sustainable tourism. If you would like to gain additional practical experience alongside your academic study, there is the option to take this course as a sandwich route and undertake a work placement. Previous students have worked in the industry for large hotel chains such as Radisson Hotels and Hilton Hotels and Resorts. With a range of management and marketing modules on offer and coupled with the opportunity to conduct your research project in an area of personal interest, you will be able to tailor your course to your career ambitions. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no... [-]

MSc Management and Finance

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

Gain a thorough understanding of core business and management principles including strategic management and organisational analysis. You will develop your leadership, critical thinking and analytical skills to achieve specific business goals and respond to business-critical challenges. [+]

Gain a thorough understanding of core business and management principles including strategic management and organisational analysis. You will develop your leadership, critical thinking and analytical skills to achieve specific business goals and respond to business-critical challenges. The finance specialism will introduce you to the basics of organisational finance and how to use financial information to support business decisions. Our modules have been designed by academics and industry experts to ensure that the knowledge and capabilities you develop match senior level responsibilities in organisations across all sectors. With a strong focus on action learning, your experience will be enhanced by the business simulation suite, through which you will improve your evaluation and decision-making skills by developing strategies to respond to a range of business-critical challenges. This course is ideal if you have the ambition to develop your managerial prospects, with a particular focus on financial management. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. COURSE BENEFITS As part of our strong focus on action learning, you will make use of a purpose-built business simulation suite, which mimics facilities used to train the emergency services. You will be presented with business critical challenges and situations and will work in teams to devise response strategies, using real-time... [-]

MSc Management and Marketing

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

Cultivate your managerial skills in a hands-on marketing context. Your course modules will provide vital insights into the function of management, strategic and international marketing - particularly the role of social media - and the benefits of understanding consumer behaviour in small and medium-sized enterprises and blue-chip organisations. [+]

Cultivate your managerial skills in a hands-on marketing context. Your course modules will provide vital insights into the function of management, strategic and international marketing - particularly the role of social media - and the benefits of understanding consumer behaviour in small and medium-sized enterprises and blue-chip organisations. You could work on a live consultancy project, which will expose you to potential employers and industry contacts, or you could choose to specialise in a particular area of management or marketing when researching and writing your dissertation. You will be guided and supported throughout your course by our expert academics, who will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to make an immediate impact on your chosen career. You will have access to our bespoke Professional Suite, which replicates a realistic working environment, and you will nurture your analytical and communication skills working on live briefs so you can excel in your degree and realise your potential. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. MATURE APPLICANTS Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note... [-]

MSc Microbiology and Biotechnology

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

Investigate the role of microorganisms on the immune system and how to classify different diseases and illnesses [+]

Investigate the effects of pathogens on the body, the intricacies of the human immune system and the impact of infections. You will explore current topics in medical microbiology and biotechnology, studying specific global health issues and the involvement of biotechnology in medicine, and you will collaborate with experts in our new Centre for Biomedical Science Research. You will be trained in research methods and study science communication across a range of media. You will gain advanced laboratory expertise across a number of key areas, learning techniques including immunoassays, protein analysis and spectrophotometry as well as developing your expertise in molecular virology and molecular biology. Guided by tutors and working as part of a research team you will carry out a detailed research project chosen from a range of microbiological areas. Entry Requirements Requirements:Applicants should either have a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Biomedical Science; Microbiology; Molecular Biology; Biochemistry; Physiology; Pharmacology; or a clinically orientated course that contains a substantial biomedical science component, a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who... [-]

MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)

Campus Full time January 2018 United Kingdom Leeds

Gain the skills to become a professional occupational therapist, able to deliver and evaluate occupational therapy in a range of settings. [+]

Gain the skills to become a professional occupational therapist, able to deliver and evaluate occupational therapy in a range of settings. This programme is underpinned by an understanding of humans as occupational beings, the relationship between occupation and health, models of occupation, occupational science and occupational justice. You will learn how to carry out occupational therapy assessments and interventions with people across the lifespan and with a range of difficulties, such as dementia, stroke, homelessness or unemployment. Your learning experience will include problem-based tutorials, journal clubs, creative and practical sessions, self-directed learning and research. You will be required to undertake a minimum of 1,000 hours of professional practice under the supervision and direction of experienced occupational therapists. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class honours degree completed in the last five years in the cognate subjects of Science, Social Sciences, Healthcare (including degrees in related health and social care professions), Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, History, Politics, Environment or Arts. More information can be found in the guidance booklet for applicants who do not meet this requirement, please see the link below. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 7.0 with no skill below 6.5 or an equivalent award. Applicants will also need to demonstrate in their application: An understanding of the philosophy, practice and scope of occupational therapy Appropriate work experience/shadowing The attitudes, behaviours and values of care and compassion Evidence of self-direction and motivation Effective communication skills... [-]

MSc Psychology (Conversion Award)

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Fancy a career change? Explore areas like biological psychology and historical issues on your road to becoming a psychologist. [+]

If you have little or no experience of psychology, this course will give you the essential knowledge, skills and experience needed for a career in this exciting field. The course has been accredited by British Psychological Society (BPS) and if you graduate with an average mark of 50 per cent or more you will be able to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS. You will gain a comprehensive and critical understanding of cognitive, social, developmental and biological psychology, individual differences and conceptual and historical issues in psychology. In preparation for completing your dissertation, you will also develop the research skills necessary for designing and conducting quality research beyond that expected of graduates. This course is relevant to graduates who have not studied psychology before or who have completed an undergraduate degree with a psychology component or an undergraduate psychology course not accredited by the BPS. Requirements: Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree and Maths, English Language & Science GCSE grade C or an equivalent award. English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our... [-]

MSc Psychology of Sport & Exercise

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

Accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS) and endorsed by the Health & Care Professions Council, this course focuses on the study of psychology within a range of sport and exercise settings, providing an essential stepping-stone to becoming a Chartered Sport & Exercise Psychologist. [+]

Accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS) and endorsed by the Health & Care Professions Council, this course focuses on the study of psychology within a range of sport and exercise settings, providing an essential stepping-stone to becoming a Chartered Sport & Exercise Psychologist. You will learn how to conduct initial assessments of clients, how to maintain professional boundaries and how to analyse data sets as you develop a systematic, evidence-informed and ethical approach to your work. To support your career goals, you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience working with a range of clients, from recreational to elite performers, across a variety of sporting pursuits. This hands-on approach will aid your professional development and understanding of ethical and evidence-informed practice. SPORT AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLES At Leeds Beckett we're passionate about sport. There's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our Sport & Active Lifestyles website. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should either have a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sport & Exercise Science, Physical Sciences, Physical Activity, Health Sciences, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Sports Coaching, Physical Education or Medicine, a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within... [-]

MSc Responsible Tourism Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Implement responsible business practices that improve communities’ quality of life and conserve the environment and culture of destinations. [+]

Within the travel and tourism industry, there is an increasing focus on the need to adopt responsible business practices that improve the quality of life for communities and conserve the environment and local cultures. This course helps meet the resulting demand for managers with the ability to implement responsible tourism strategies within marketing, operations and product development. You will explore domestic and international tourism and you will understand that the principles of responsible tourism are as applicable to the Yorkshire Dales as they are to The Gambia. In addition to developing your subject knowledge, you will learn how to plan, implement and evaluate responsible tourism policies and practices. This is the only responsible tourism course in the world certified by the UNWTO.TedQual programme established by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. It is taught by staff with first-hand experience in tourism management, research and consultancy, who will share their global expertise with you. Requirements:Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree and a year's work experience in a relevant field including Travel, Tourism, Hospitality, Business, Economics, Marketing, Environmental Management, Ecology, Development, Cultural Heritage Management, Project Management or Planning. Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements will be expected to have equivalent experience and training from a relevant work environment.All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link English Language Requirement:... [-]

MSc Sport & Exercise Biomechanics

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

Developing your understanding of the principles of sport and exercise biomechanics and their application to professional practice is at the heart of this course. You will have the opportunity to examine the function and movement of the human body through the employment of cutting-edge technology such as 3D motion analysis, a multicomponent dynamometer and neuromuscular imaging, and you will also have the chance to experience data collection in laboratory settings. [+]

Developing your understanding of the principles of sport and exercise biomechanics and their application to professional practice is at the heart of this course. You will have the opportunity to examine the function and movement of the human body through the employment of cutting-edge technology such as 3D motion analysis, a multicomponent dynamometer and neuromuscular imaging, and you will also have the chance to experience data collection in laboratory settings. Your learning will be inspired by the very latest insights. Your tutors are engaged in research and scientific support within the area of neuromuscular assessment and the optimisation of athletic performance. Their research has been graded 'internationally excellent' and 'world leading', and they have provided support and coaching interventions for Olympic athletes. Under their guidance, you will be able to put your learning into practice working with Leeds Beckett sports teams, professional sports clubs and elite performers. ASSESSMENT Modules are assessed through a mix of coursework assignments, case studies, examinations, laboratory reports and presentations appropriate to the programme. Each module is assessed through the equivalent of 4,000 words. SPORT AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLES At Leeds Beckett we're passionate about sport. There's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our Sport & Active Lifestyles website. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should either have at least a second... [-]

MSc Sport Coaching

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

Use your passion for coaching to plan and evaluate long-term programmes as you compare and contrast theories from a range of disciplines. [+]

As governments and sporting bodies place greater focus on the benefits of lifelong physical activity and ensuring talented athletes fulfil their potential, the demand for highly qualified coaches has never been greater. Informed by expert coaches, this course will increase your skills and expertise and enhance your career as a professional sports coach. With an active passion for coaching, you will focus on specific sports that interest you. Selecting from a range of option modules, you will be able to direct your learning towards your own practice and career goals. Working with your course tutors and fellow student coaches on the course, you will draw on insights from contemporary practice and research to add depth to your existing knowledge and skills. Your refined expertise will improve your confidence, helping you to develop your professional judgement and decision making so you can plan, deliver and evaluate long-term coaching programmes that consider and prioritise the developmental needs of your participants. You will graduate with new insights about what coaching strategies work for you and your participants and why. SPORT AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLES At Leeds Beckett we're passionate about sport. There's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sports Science, Sport Coaching, Sport Development, Physical Education or Qualified Teacher Status, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of... [-]

MSc Sports Events Management

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

Equip yourself with skills to plan and manage large, complex events, including procuring sponsorship and reducing safety and security risks. [+]

Drawing on academic and industry expertise from around the world, this course is designed to meet the sports events management requirements of professionals and organisations involved in the bidding process and delivery of sporting fixtures and events of all sizes - from the Olympic Games to the Leeds Half Marathon. You will address the challenges facing sports events managers, including the increasing pressure to meet the demands of global governing bodies and how to manage a volunteer workforce, secure appropriate sponsorship packages, reduce risk and ensure the health, safety and security of every stakeholder. By developing the specialist knowledge and skills required, you will be able to strategically plan and manage sporting events to the satisfaction of regional, national and international stakeholders. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements. English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our... [-]

MSc Sports Therapy

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

You will study the theories which underpin the practical application of sports therapy. You will have access to the University's specialist resources and be able to draw on the considerable expertise of our sport and health academics to further hone your expertise. [+]

Practising in the dynamic field of specialist sports care, you could find yourself working with elite athletes or have the opportunity to start your own sports therapy business. You will study the theories which underpin the practical application of sports therapy. You will have access to the University's specialist resources and be able to draw on the considerable expertise of our sport and health academics to further hone your expertise. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and sharpen your practical skills on several placements. You could refine your expertise in the assessment, treatment and management of injuries working in a private practice, with the University?s sports teams or with elite-level athletes and professional sports clubs. Accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists, upon completion of this course you will be able to apply for membership (insured) status of the society. University Sport At our University we're passionate about sport. There's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our University Sport website. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Physiotherapy, Sports Science, Sport and Exercise Science or Sports Therapy, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied... [-]

MSc Strategic and Digital Marketing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the rapidly evolving field of digital marketing, this course will also give you the skills to research and devise effective strategies to help organisations be competitive. [+]

Designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the rapidly evolving field of digital marketing, this course will also give you the skills to research and devise effective strategies to help organisations be competitive. Through a detailed understanding of consumer motivations and habits, you will explore ways to increase brand loyalty and market share through the use of the latest digital technologies and platforms across all marketing channels. This extensive theoretical and practical knowledge will provide you with a valuable skills base and will ensure you can make a significant and measurable contribution to your employer?s profitability. In preparation for a successful career as a strategically minded digital marketer, you will choose to either research and write your dissertation to gain an in-depth knowledge of your area of interest, or you will manage your own live commercial project. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree in a cognate subject of Business and Marketing. If you have either 12 months work experience in a Marketing role and/or CIM Diploma, then this can be a second class honours degree in any discipline. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6.0 MATURE APPLICANTS Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional... [-]

MSc Supply Chain Management and Logistics

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

Take charge of the successful flow of goods and services between your company and its customers to prosper in today’s competitive markets. [+]

In an increasingly interconnected global economy, businesses in all markets must compete within complex supply networks in order to survive and prosper. The effective management of supply chains and logistics is recognised as key to sustaining a company?s competitive advantage, and this accredited course will enable you to successfully negotiate the uncertain economic environment now facing businesses across the world. Tutored by industry specialists, you will develop your understanding of core business topics such as corporate strategy and the improvement of business processes. Using established management tools and techniques, you will then be able to apply your knowledge of supply chain management and logistics to complex regional, national and international issues in a variety of settings. This course is designed to help people from a range of business backgrounds develop into skilled and knowledgeable procurement experts. It is also suitable for people with marketing experience who want to widen their business knowledge and build a successful career in logistics. Benefits A major strength of our course is professional accreditation and the access and opportunity to develop career networks and contacts within these institutions. The additional work experience will contribute to your employability on completion of the course. As the course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), this will enable you to gain the academic element needed to achieve Professional Membership status of CIPS/CILT, and also offers free student membership of CIPS. If you are already a... [-]

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MA Architecture

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

Pursue a specialism within architecture. We focus on three keys areas - sustainable urbanism, facade design and architectural interiors. [+]

If you want to pursue a design specialism within architecture this studio-based course will help you realise your ambitions. You will take a research-by-design approach in a studio environment to help you develop your own specialism and research-based study. We offer an international perspective on design and you will be encouraged to develop exciting design-led propositions on issues such as environmental sustainability, urban resilience and resource depletion. You will study three themes - sustainable urbanism, facade design and architectural interiors. You will complete introductory and advanced projects in your chosen theme and you will have the opportunity to exhibit or publish your thesis work at the end of your course. Requirements: Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning or Interior Design, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. English Language Requirement : IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants : Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all... [-]

MA Childhood Studies & Early Years

Campus or Online Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Recognise and champion the uniqueness of every child as you take an holistic 'whole child' approach to the study of children and the issues that affect them and their families. You will have the opportunity to study theory and develop your practice through two distinct routes Early Years or Children and Young People. [+]

Recognise and champion the uniqueness of every child as you take an holistic 'whole child' approach to the study of children and the issues that affect them and their families. You will have the opportunity to study theory and develop your practice through two distinct routes Early Years or Children and Young People. The Early Years route will explore young children's education and care across multiple settings. The Children and Young People will focus more closely on critically examining concepts, contexts and intervention across different spheres of childhood. We are committed to promoting children's legal rights, social justice for children, child-centred learning and developing awareness of social divisions in childhood, and these themes will be at the heart of this course and will form the basis of your study and research, whichever route you choose. To fit around your working patterns and personal commitments, you can study over one, two or three years through day, evening and Saturday face-to-face sessions or online via our Virtual Learning Environment. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. MATURE APPLICANTS Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some... [-]

MA Education

Campus or Online Full time Part time 12 - 36  October 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Whether you work in a school, hospital, for a local authority or in another field where teaching is part of your role, this course will significantly develop your knowledge of current research, policy and practice in education. [+]

Whether you work in a school, hospital, for a local authority or in another field where teaching is part of your role, this course will significantly develop your knowledge of current research, policy and practice in education. You will examine the influences that have shaped modern education, from the philosophy behind teaching methods to government policies that direct educational practice across a variety of settings, both inside and outside the classroom. We will give you a strong grounding in these areas, allowing you to gain a greater understanding of how people learn and how to teach and assess effectively. You will relate your learning to your own experiences and you will be able to tailor the course to your career needs and interests by selecting from a range of option modules. You can choose to specialise in one of four themes: inclusion; leadership and management; education for social change; and policy, practice and education. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree, a professional or vocational qualification in Education equivalent to level 6 study, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. MATURE APPLICANTS Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence... [-]

MA English Language Teaching

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

You will gain practical classroom experience and you will develop creative multimedia resources and teaching materials through hands-on activities. There will be the opportunity to pursue a specialism, such as English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL), English for Academic Purposes (EAP), teaching English to Young Learners (YLs) or teacher training and English language teaching management. [+]

We provide academic and professional development for English language practitioners looking to advance their careers in teaching. You will gain practical classroom experience and you will develop creative multimedia resources and teaching materials through hands-on activities. There will be the opportunity to pursue a specialism, such as English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL), English for Academic Purposes (EAP), teaching English to Young Learners (YLs) or teacher training and English language teaching management. We currently offer two routes of study: Route one : This route is designed for experienced English language teachers or those who have a high level of English. It will offer professional training and development (including teaching practice), with the option to enter for the widely recognised Cambridge Delta qualification. On campus The course starts in September and takes a calendar year to complete full-time, starting with MA modules that also prepare you for the Delta qualification. Alternatively, if you have already gained your Delta qualification (or equivalent), you can study with us on campus full-time from January until September. Part-time options are also available. Distance learning If you have the Delta qualification (or equivalent), you can study with us via distance learning from September, January or May, with an expected completion time of approximately 18 months. Route two : This route is designed for the less experienced English language teacher or those with an interest in English language teaching who want to gain a prestigious academic qualification in order to further their career. You will... [-]

MA Filmmaking

Campus Full time 18  September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

Break into the film and television industry by studying a course dedicated to creativity, producing films of your own and collaborative work. [+]

Creativity and collaboration are at the heart of this course. Your learning takes place in our very own Northern Film School, giving you access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Informed by professional film production techniques and processes, this course will give you the opportunity to gain specialist knowledge in seven key areas ? producing, screenwriting, directing, cinematography, production design, sound and editing. The course is driven by filmmaking itself, but you will also focus on theory - we want you to think, research, discuss and watch films. We encourage ideas based around independent filmmaking and look for inspired stories and concepts on which to base our productions. We will also supply funding for your masters project. Whether your passion lies in making fiction films, experimental films or screenplays, you will have the support of a teaching team with current and extensive industry experience. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All suitable candidates will be required to submit a portfolio or showreel. Candidates based overseas will be supported to undertake this electronically and/or by telephone. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course,... [-]

MA Human Resource Management

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

Enhance your career prospects in human resource (HR) management, people management and people development on this accredited course. [+]

Enhance your career prospects in human resource (HR) management, people management and people development on this accredited course. We will develop you into a critical, competent and reflective practitioner who demonstrates the capabilities required for membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). You will gain a clear understanding of a broad range of HR, managerial and business principles, practices and competencies. We have been successfully delivering personnel and HR programmes for more than 40 years and the quality of our provision has been recognised by the CIPD and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Many large employers in the region have supported their employees to undertake this course, including Leeds City Council, Leeds NHS Trust, the Canal Trust and Wm Morrisons Supermarkets PLC. If you have a PG Diploma Human Resource Management you could apply to study the final 60 credits of this qualification to gain the MA Human Resource Management. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS :Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All suitable candidates who meet the entry requirements will be interviewed and required to attend a pre-course induction session. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. MATURE APPLICANTS Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who... [-]

MA International Business

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

Develop the ability to expand, manage and seek opportunities for your business in a rapidly changing and volatile global market. [+]

Businesses today face considerable challenges: the accelerating pace of economic change, global competition, deregulation, rapid technological innovation and volatile markets. This is your opportunity to become an expert in international business and gain the skills to play a leading role in a company with a global outlook. We are experts at what we do and we have a proven track record for helping people graduate with expertise in how businesses with an international focus operate. You will study the demands of international business and develop your ability to manage cultural diversity in the workforce. Option modules will give you the opportunity to specialise in your own area of interest, and you will also benefit from learning alongside business students of different cultures and backgrounds from around the world. You will study the delivery of international business strategies, build your understanding of how enterprises can achieve a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and improve your decision making. Requirements: Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University... [-]

MA International Communication

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

Become an effective communications practitioner who has the expertise and confidence to work in an international setting. You will learn how to work with clients to produce practical communications solutions in the private, public and voluntary sectors. [+]

Become an effective communications practitioner who has the expertise and confidence to work in an international setting. You will learn how to work with clients to produce practical communications solutions in the private, public and voluntary sectors. The course is delivered by four European universities: Leeds Beckett University, Hanze University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, IULM in Italy and Vilnius University in Lithuania, which all specialise in professional communications and public relations. You can study your first or second semester at Leeds Beckett University, where you will benefit from being taught at one of the most established centres for education and research in the field of public relations in Europe. You will spend your additional semester at a partner university, specialising in areas of expertise specific to that university. You could also take an optional industry placement in semester three. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. MATURE APPLICANTS Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this... [-]

MA International Human Rights Practice

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

Engage with human rights practice by linking the legal, theoretical and technical skills needed to work in international organisations fighting injustice, oppression and persecution. [+]

Engage with human rights practice by linking the legal, theoretical and technical skills needed to work in international organisations fighting injustice, oppression and persecution. You will study contemporary debates in human rights promotion and protection, researching the stories of violations, asylum, surveillance, peacekeeping and torture that are behind many of today's news headlines. Working with your tutors and alongside industry professionals, you will develop the skills to be able to investigate claims of human rights abuses, gather evidence and build cases for legal proceedings. Your course will also hone your research and project management skills and develop your ability to write compelling funding applications and construct budgets - essential requirements for a career in this area. You could choose to complete a short course to build your knowledge with the PG Cert, take a year to undertake the full taught course with the PG Dip, or achieve the full MA which will involve completing your own in-depth piece of research guided by a supervisor. Created in collaboration with tutors from our Leeds Law School, your course will provide you with the expertise and practical skills to help protect human rights and tackle abuses. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should either have a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. COURSE BENEFITS You will learn... [-]

MA International Political Economy

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48  September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Understand and have a say in the challenges that globalisation presents us. From the sustainability of economic growth to the eradication of poverty, you'll identify the impact of globalisation on the world around us. [+]

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of globalisation and of the challenges the process of deeper economic integration presents. You will analyse diverse issues such as the changing nature of international competition, trade, migration and global governance. You will expand your knowledge of modern political economy and explore global consumption as an engine of growth. You will debate the 2008 financial crisis, discussing how it began, the definition of crisis and how the world responded. You will gain an understanding of how international political economy differs from economics. As well as measuring economic growth, you will also understand its distribution of costs and benefits, together with its social, political and environmental impact. This is an opportunity for you to embrace and scrutinise aspects of politics, sociology, history, philosophy and geography in relation to economic globalisation. Entry Requirements UK & UE Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sociology, Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Human Geography, History, Business Studies, Criminology, Journalism, Media Studies, Anthropology, Education Studies, Peace Studies, European Studies, International Political Economy, Social Work, Law, Social Sciences, Social Policy, Development Studies, Events Management, Marketing, Security Studies or International Relations, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed... [-]

MA International Relations

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Analyse global institutions and consider how issues such as human rights impact on a local and global scale, developing your capability to tackle these challenges. [+]

Open up a world of opportunity by exploring some of the most pressing challenges facing nations today. From climate change and conflict to trade negotiations and social inequality, you will gain an understanding of these challenges at a local and global level. You will discover how the subject of international relations has evolved, considering traditional theories and how they compare with contemporary thinking and current events. By studying global institutions such as the World Bank, the United Nations and the EU and the role they play on the political stage, you will gain an insight into how they deal with the shifting political and social issues that influence decision making at a regional, national and worldwide level. You will also explore the impact of globalisation and its consequences for international society, enhancing your expertise and giving you the confidence to tackle the ethical challenges occurring in the world around you. Entry requirements Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sociology, Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Human Geography, History, Business Studies, Criminology, Journalism, Media Studies, Anthropology, Education Studies, Peace Studies, European Studies, International Political Economy, Social Work, Law, Social Sciences, Social Policy, Development Studies, Events Management, Marketing, Security Studies or International Relations, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by... [-]

MA Landscape Architecture

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

Improve the spaces people live and work in, from urban and rural sites to environmental restoration. Your planning skills can make a difference. [+]

In the urbanised landscape we inhabit every part has been designed or at least influenced by human beings. Take a broad view or look in detail and you will see a complex living organism that is the canvas for landscape architecture. Explore techniques which will help you to become a creative and reflective designer, primed to start a rewarding career as a chartered landscape architect. We are experts in landscape architecture - our teaching experience spans more than 50 years. We also have a proven track record of helping graduates find rewarding careers. We are dedicated to ensuring your course suits your needs, so you will be able to tailor your studies towards your career aspirations. Through live projects and competitions, you will be tasked with responding to the numerous environmental challenges facing today's landscape architects. On this flexible studio-based course you will benefit from our multimedia studios equipped with drawing boards, computers and model-making facilities, specialist workshops and a new Sustainable Technology & Landscape Resource Centre, due to be completed in 2017. This course is accredited by the Landscape Institute and will enable you to become a graduate member of the organisation. We are proud to be celebrating 50 years of landscape architecture at Leeds Beckett University. Find out more on the Landscape at 50 website. Requirements:Applicants should normally have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture to access the top up course. Alternatively applicants to the full MA course should have at least a second class honours degree... [-]

MA Music Production

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

Record, mix and arrange your own music scores - from TV adverts to interactive media, you'll be able to create soundtracks for any production. [+]

Build your practical and theoretical experience in the creative and innovative applications of music technology in a studio environment. This course will give you the skills to take your ambition further and provide you with the confidence to work for major record labels and recording artists across a range of genres. You will work alongside experienced industry professionals, exploring the technical and creative aspects of recording, arranging, mixing and mastering to develop a wide range of commercial and non-commercial musical scores. You will have access to a suite of high-quality, professional music studios approved by JAMES, the accrediting body of the Music Producers Guild and the Association of Professional Recording Services. In addition to a skilled and experienced teaching team, you will also learn from guest speakers from the music, film and television industries. We have fantastic links with local and national music, arts and festival organisations, which will provide a variety of opportunities to test your knowledge and practical skills. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Music, Music Production or Audio Technology, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who... [-]

MA Peace and Development

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

Address key global challenges from a critical and analytical perspective enabling you to understand how we tackle violence, poverty, climate change and inequality [+]

Address the global challenges of poverty and violence by linking theory and practice and make a positive difference to the lives of people around the world. This is your opportunity to develop your awareness of the relationships between peace, conflict resolution and development both nationally and internationally. You will consider issues such as gender, poverty, employment, human rights and the role of civil society and community participation in decision-making and governance. From security threats and terrorism to the arms trade and non-violent social movements, you will acquire an in-depth insight into contemporary global issues. You will study the political, economic, cultural, environmental and technological changes that influence development decisions. We place a real emphasis on international debate and your teaching will be delivered in small groups featuring students from around the world, giving you access to a range of cultural perspectives to inform your learning. We will also provide you with skills in project management and funding, essential for working in the field. Entry Requirements Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sociology, Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Human Geography, History, Business Studies, Criminology, Journalism, Media Studies, Anthropology, Education Studies, Peace Studies, European Studies, International Political Economy, Social Work, Law, Social Sciences, Social Policy, Development Studies, Agricultural Studies, Land & Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Events Management, Marketing, Security Studies or International Relations, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the... [-]

MA Performance

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

Bring your performance ideas to life and create new theatre, dance, live art or stand-up comedy. The stage is yours! [+]

Designed by performance makers for performance makers, this course will give you the opportunity to make new theatre, dance, digital and live performance work. You will be guided by of our team of research active, internationally-acclaimed staff who are committed to making performance matter. Whether you are a recent theatre or performance graduate, a professional arts worker, an emerging artist, or work in education, your course will see you learn among a diverse range of performance communities. You will be immersed in an artist-centred learning environment and you will connect with other like-minded people interested in creating performance work. We will give you the skills to expand and reframe your current practices within a supportive community that values practice as research, while giving you the platform to perform your work at national and international festivals. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment of arts or cultural industries. All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview, during which they will be required to present their current interests and practices in the subject area. Candidates based overseas will be supported to undertake this electronically and/or by telephone. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes... [-]

MA Psychotherapy

Campus Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

In response to the growing demand for psychotherapy treatment in the UK, we offer a course that provides the in-depth training and therapeutic approach required to become a professional psychotherapist. [+]

In response to the growing demand for psychotherapy treatment in the UK, we offer a course that provides the in-depth training and therapeutic approach required to become a professional psychotherapist. If you already hold a postgraduate diploma in counselling or psychotherapy, then this one year top-up course gives you the opportunity to obtain a masters qualification by studying two research modules. You will be introduced to the appropriate methods of research in the field of psychotherapy and use this knowledge to form a research proposal. You will then complete a dissertation on a subject area of your choice but relating to psychotherapeutic practice. Providing a comprehensive grounding in the use of interpersonal and counselling skills, your course will also provide an advanced critical and reflexive understanding of the theory, practice and established methods of psychotherapy used in professional practice. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should normally have a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling or Psychotherapy or Professional Training at Postgraduate level in Clinical Supervision and a relevant degree. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides... [-]

MA Public Relations and Strategic Communication

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

Learn to engage with a global audience through social media, viral marketing and creative writing at Europe’s largest PR teaching department. [+]

Gain the expertise to operate within a global economy and develop your writing and presentation skills to engage with audiences across the world on this accredited course. The use of the internet, mobile technology and social media has had a huge impact on our lives and the way we communicate ? information is quite literally available at our fingertips and word of mouth is spreading faster than ever before. This trend is leading to a greater demand for communications professionals who can plan strategic PR campaigns and implement social media and viral campaigns in order to drive businesses forward in the digital age. You will be paired with an experienced mentor from industry, who will offer valuable advice on your future career and the latest developments in the field. You will also take on a live public relations consultancy project for a client. You will have the option to undertake a work placement in your second semester. Requirements Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic... [-]

MArch Architecture

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 4  September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

This is a creative, studio-focused course with a strong commitment to design research and meets the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 requirements. The design studio will take centre stage during your studies as you are challenged to develop solutions to a series of architectural design problems. [+]

This is a creative, studio-focused course with a strong commitment to design research and meets the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 requirements. The design studio will take centre stage during your studies as you are challenged to develop solutions to a series of architectural design problems. Your course will explore different approaches to architecture, its theories, techniques and forms of agency, and will address the key themes of integrated sustainability and post-industrial urbanism. You will study architectural agency and its forms of social engagement, and the use of computational techniques to produce architectural solutions within material and social systems. You will also explore the innovative use of film and other media in the process of architectural and urban design. You will explore your personal interests in relation to city, regional, national and global perspectives and forge an individual approach to architecture. As part of your studies, you will visit exemplary buildings and complex urban contexts that challenge the role of architecture in the city. Studying this course will also give you exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and RIBA Part 2 examinations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Architecture from an ARB/RIBA accredited Part One course, at least a second class honours degree in Architecture from a non ARB/RIBA Part One course and work experience or at least a second class honours degree in Architecture from a non ARB/RIBA Part One course with Part... [-]

MA Sport Business

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

Take advantage of the exciting sports business management opportunities this growing industry offers nationally and globally. [+]

Sport is now big business - changing lives, shaping communities and impacting on economies all over the world. We will help you gain an understanding of the industry and the business principles that sit at its core, helping you turn your passion into a lifelong career. You could already be working in sport and looking to progress to a more senior management role, or it could be you are motivated to seek a new and exciting career and are attracted by the options sport and commerce can provide in the UK and across the globe. Working with industry partners, we will help you increase your employment opportunities in this exciting field. Guest lectures will bring you into contact with professionals at the vanguard of sport business, inspiring your learning, enhancing your networks and boosting your career prospects. Sport & Active Lifestyles At Leeds Beckett we're passionate about sport. There's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our Sport & Active Lifestyles website. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements,... [-]

MS Interdisciplinary Psychology

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

This is the only course in the UK to offer a combination of transpersonal, psychoanalytic and critical approaches to psychology. You will explore ways of understanding the self as an open, evolving project that develops through interaction. This reflects developments at the leading edge of psychology, drawing upon insights from the history of human exploration of the self. [+]

This is the only course in the UK to offer a combination of transpersonal, psychoanalytic and critical approaches to psychology. You will explore ways of understanding the self as an open, evolving project that develops through interaction. This reflects developments at the leading edge of psychology, drawing upon insights from the history of human exploration of the self. On this largely theoretical course, you will explore the relationship between psychology and cultural studies, philosophy, theology and social science. You will develop your understanding of different research methods, and explore the use of language and the construction of meaning in real-world situations and ethnographic approaches. Whether you are working as a counsellor, a social worker, a psychologist or in another related profession, you will gain a unique perspective on mind, self and society. Alternatively, you may simply want to explore this fascinating subject and its insights into what makes us human. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Psychology, Sociology, Health & Social Care, Humanities combined awards, English Literature, Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Human Geography, History, Business Studies, Criminology, Journalism, Media Studies, Anthropology, Education Studies, Peace Studies, European Studies, International Political Economy, Social Work, Law or Youth & Community Studies, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. IELTS 6.0 with no skills... [-]

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