Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences

Introduction

The School of Social Sciences promotes excellence in higher education, research and consultancy. We offer a diverse range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional level.

Students can select courses that have been designed in partnership with professional bodies and outside organisations within the public and private sector.

Here at the School of Social Sciences, we aim to make a difference to society and the lives of those within it.

Our Mission is:

To be a School of Social Science whose staff, students and graduates enrich and influence the lives of individuals, communities and societies

Our vision is:

  • To foster a culture that values the diversity of all our communities, and publicizes and celebrates excellence in all we do.
  • To create a vibrant and inclusive learning and teaching environment grounded in scholarship, research and professional practice.
  • To be recognised nationally and internationally for our theoretically informed and applied research.
  • To develop local, national and international partnerships that shape knowledge, policy and practice.
  • To maximise the employability of our students through our curriculum and engagement with our external partners.

Academic departments

Politics and International Relations

The Department of Politics and International Relations has received excellent ratings and has an active and vibrant research culture, ensuring high quality research-informed modules and courses.

Psychology

Psychology has been recognised for its teaching excellence, while also having a strong national and growing international research profile.

Our undergraduate courses, postgraduate psychology conversion programmes and our MSc Forensic Psychology are all accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Social Work and Health

The Department of Social Work and Health brings together a team of staff from a range of academic and professional backgrounds in the areas of social work, public health and social care.

The team strives for excellence in both teaching and research, while maintaining close working relationships with organisations.

Sociology

The Department of Sociology offers courses in the areas of sociology, criminology, youth and career guidance.

These subject areas are all concerned with thinking critically about the social world in which we live and supporting and protecting people and the environment across and within complex and diverse contexts.

Ethics

In the School of Social Sciences we are committed to the ethical governance of research. All research projects that involve staff must have clearance from the College Research Ethics Committee (CREC) before any data can be collected and/or analysed. In addition, all research students are required to submit an application to CREC to secure ethical clearance for research involved in their studies.

For taught courses ethical clearance is required for those elements of the programmes that involve the planning and execution of research by students. The management of ethics may come in the form of explicit protocols that students are required to follow while engaged in data collection, or may require a full submission by the student to the School's Research Ethics Committee. The latter case is usual for final year research projects. Where students are engaged in learning about research methods they are also supported in learning how to handle the ethical issues that may arise. This focus on research ethics reflects our commitment to the promotion of social responsibility within the social sciences.

Scholarships

The School of Social Sciences are pleased to offer a number of generous scholarships and loyalty schemes. Visit http://www.ntu.ac.uk/s3scholarships for more information.

Open events

Come along to one of our open events to discover our wide range of postgraduate and professional courses, meet our academic staff and find out more about fees and funding opportunities. Visit http://www.ntu.ac.uk/s3openevent to find out more and book your place.

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MA

MA Advanced Social Work Practice

Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MA Advanced Social Work Practice is a flexible course that offers you, as a registered social worker, an integrated academic and professional qualification in the areas of adult and childcare social work. [+]

The MA Advanced Social Work Practice is a flexible course that offers you, as a registered social worker, an integrated academic and professional qualification in the areas of adult and childcare social work. As a social worker, you are tasked with intervening in the lives of those who are vulnerable. You are required to make decisions which can impact upon both the individual and wider society. This course offers you flexible access to a range of modules – relevant at whatever stage of your career you are at – and will equip you with the essential skills needed for current practice. Why choose the MA Advanced Social Work Practice? This is an ideal opportunity for continuous professional development, which will support your continued registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a qualified practitioner who has demonstrated commitment to and involvement in CPD. The course has been designed to meet the requirements of the Professional Capabilities Framework and the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency. The modular delivery of the course allows you to meet your learning at a time and pace that makes sense to you and will support your professional development throughout your career. Current practitioners can acquire a master's qualification while making an original contribution to knowledge and understanding in their chosen field of professional practice. You will be taught by enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who draw upon established expertise, research interests and professional experience. Each module will encourage you to explore specific themes,... [-]

MA in Criminology

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This Masters degree draws upon the expertise of staff with established reputations in the field. Tutors have a wide range of research interests and they are actively involved with the Nottingham Crime Research Unit and the Centre for the Study and Reduction of Hate Crimes. [+]

This Master's degree draws upon the expertise of staff with established reputations in the field. Tutors have a wide range of research interests and they are actively involved with the Nottingham Crime Research Unit and the Centre for the Study and Reduction of Hate Crimes. These specialist units are located within the division and conduct high quality applied criminological and criminal justice research. The course offers a distinctive theoretical and policy-orientation of criminology. The emphasis on policy is specifically designed to offer a more vocationally relevant programme of Master's level study that will be more pertinent to students seeking a policy-orientated career in the Home Office, government office of the regions, local government and crime and disorder reduction partnerships. The Criminology team regularly invites renowned experts and professionals to the University to provide an insight into their specialist knowledge and experiences. Past speakers have included Superintendent Paul Giannasi, Programme Manager of the Cross-Governmental Hate Crime Strategy and Len Jackson, OBE Interim Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Why choose the MA Criminology? Gain a critical and informed analysis of criminology, criminal justice and crime reduction. Graduate with an extensive vocationally relevant, and policy-orientated, knowledge of crime and responses to crime, drawing on examples from across the world. Hear from invited experts and professionals who provide an insight into their specialist knowledge and experiences. Develop a critical awareness of the current philosophical, theoretical and methodological problems, debates, and insights that shape the discipline. Enhances life long learning skills and personal... [-]

MA in International Relations

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The MA in International Relations is designed to develop global awareness, an understanding of the complexity of contemporary international arenas, and a sense of how policies can address rapid, sophisticated change. [+]

The MA in International Relations is designed to develop global awareness, an understanding of the complexity of contemporary international arenas, and a sense of how policies can address rapid, sophisticated change. Teaching on the course is from a truly international team and attracts a cohort from across the world. This allows you to consider many different international viewpoints and offers a thoroughly holistic learning experience. You will gain an advanced and critical understanding of International Relations Theories, Policies and Practices. Students on this course all have the opportunity to participate in seminars, workshops and joint work with students of other postgraduate courses. This provides opportunities for you to meet and interact with our thriving research community. Research-informed teaching Teaching on the course is drawn directly from regionally aligned research strengths in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, the Indian sub-continent, and Europe. This research feeds directly into the course allowing you to learn about the latest issues in this field from world-renowned experts. Your Future Career By nature, the International Relations subject aims to foster your Global Citizenship characteristics with the discipline’s focus on openness to the world, and its focus on sustainability issues. In addition, the knowledge and skills that you attain are generally those that employers in a variety of different sectors seek, which means that as an International Relations graduate you should have a good opportunity to promote yourself to suitable employers. As an International Relations graduate from this course you will have had the opportunity to... [-]

MA in Politics

Campus Full time 12  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course offers you the opportunity to study Politics at an advanced and specialised level, emphasising the interplay between the national, regional and global arenas. The underpinning theme of the MA Politics is participation - an issue that has, and looks likely to continue to be a key debate within political discourse. [+]

This course offers you the opportunity to study Politics at an advanced and specialised level, emphasising the interplay between the national, regional and global arenas. The underpinning theme of the MA Politics is participation - an issue that has, and looks likely to continue to be a key debate within political discourse. Throughout the course you will have the unique opportunity to explore this theme through combining academic research skills with a period of work-based learning – either through existing links you might have with an organisation / institution, or through links established throughout the course. We welcome applications from UK, EU and international students. Why choose the MA Politics at NTU? Gain an advanced and critical understanding of the discipline, whilst enhancing your research and employability skills. Learn from research active staff who have a proven track record delivering a high quality student experience. Explore possibilities of working alongside staff on specific projects linked to the Vice Chancellor's PhD Scholarship Scheme. Integrate yourself into NTU's research culture by attending the Politics and International Relations Divisional Research Seminars and NTU's annual Alternative Futures conference. Careers While the primary aims of a university course have traditionally been intellectual in nature and specific to the subject(s) under study, NTU realises the importance of the role of higher education in training graduates to move into the labour market. The MA Politics will provide you with a range of ‘transferable skills' which will be essential to employment in a range of occupations, including: The... [-]

MA in Social Work

Campus Full time January 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MA Social Work is a two-year full-time course that will start in January 2018. It has been designed for those who have a degree and experience in the Health and Social Care Work field and wish to become a qualified social worker and provides the opportunity to both study and work in Children and Families Social Work and Adult Social Work. [+]

The MA Social Work is a two-year full-time course that will start in January 2018. It has been designed for those who have a degree and experience in the Health and Social Care Work field and wish to become a qualified social worker and provides the opportunity to both study and work in Children and Families Social Work and Adult Social Work. The MA Social Work is a two-year full time course, designed for those who have a degree and experience in the Health and Social Care Work field and wish to become a qualified social worker. It provides the opportunity to both study and work in Children and Families Social Work and Adult Social Work giving you the freedom to guide your career the way you want to. This course will start in January 2018. This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and therefore individuals who successfully complete the course will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. We work closely with employers in the statutory and independent sectors to ensure our course content retains a focus on the people entitled to use the services. It also helps to ensure that you are ready for professional practice when you qualify. Teaching is carried out by staff from a range of professional backgrounds and is underpinned by research, providing you with a great balance between academic and applied educational experiences. Careers When you graduate you may be eligible to apply... [-]

MA in Sociology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The MA Sociology at NTU has a distinctive and specialist focus on Public Sociology. This is a course that enables you to link theory, research and practice, develop in-depth knowledge and insights as well as gain the practical experience needed to build your skills as a Public Sociologist. [+]

The course offers you an exciting opportunity to study sociology at an advanced and specialised level with a distinctive focus on the tradition and contemporary forms of public sociology. The MA Sociology at NTU has a distinctive and specialist focus on Public Sociology. This is a course that enables you to link theory, research and practice, develop in-depth knowledge and insights as well as gain the practical experience needed to build your skills as a Public Sociologist. Public Sociology awakens and empowers your sociological imagination by connecting what you study with the social issues and challenges faced by contemporary civil society. It not only gives you the opportunity to develop advanced and specialist knowledge of sociological theory and research: it supports and challenges you to use this knowledge in ways that directly benefit others. The course is designed and delivered by academic professionals with expertise in carrying out research for and with many different clients, groups and communities. Public Sociology reaches beyond the university, creating the spaces where academics, students and diverse publics can interrogate and apply sociological research and methods to real world situations. From day one of the course, you will take what you learn in the classroom to the various 'publics' of Nottingham and beyond, gaining valuable experience through modules that emphasise working with communities, engaging with local and national policy makers and contributing to debates that ignite public interest. The course embodies not only the pursuit of understanding, critique and argument essential to advanced sociology, but... [-]

PG Cert / MA Career Development

Online & Campus Combined Full time 6 - 18  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is designed to equip you with the skills, qualities and knowledge required of a professional practitioner working in the career development and employability sector. [+]

The MA / PG Cert Career Development course has been designed to equip you with the skills, qualities and knowledge required of a professional practitioner working in the career development sector, enabling you to meet the needs of clients in a variety of settings. The course is suited to the needs of students wishing to enter employment within the sector, as well as those already employed in career development or related roles. Rather than commit to the full MA, you can choose to study a Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Career Development. Those studying on the full-time MA will have the option of completing the Qualification in Career Development (QCD) award accredited by the Career Development Institute (CDI) professional body. Why choose the MA / PG Cert Career Development? NTU has successfully been teaching career guidance courses since 1973, and has established a strong national reputation in this field. You’ll benefit from a broad spectrum of contemporary thinking and debate on careers education, information, advice, guidance and coaching, and you’ll develop the skills to make a positive impact on the sector and the profession. The curriculum offers flexibility – you have the choice of studying full-time or by blended learning, and there are module options to help you develop specialisms. This course is ideal if you’re looking to find employment in the sector, or are already employed in a career development or related role and seek Continuing Professional Development opportunities (CPD). The CDI has commended the course’s excellent teaching team... [-]

MSc

MSc / PGDip in Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Our British Psychological Society (BPS) conversion courses are designed for graduates of other disciplines who wish to pursue a career [+]

Our British Psychological Society (BPS) conversion courses are designed for graduates of other disciplines who wish to pursue a career in psychology but whose first degree is not recognised by the BPS. Entry on to the MSc Psychology does not require you to have studied any psychology previously. The MSc Psychology and PGDip Psychology are British Psychological Society (BPS) approved conversion courses. They are designed for graduates of any discipline whose first (i.e. undergraduate) degree is not recognised by the BPS. Successful completion of either qualification confers the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS. MSc Psychology is a 180-credit qualification which requires no previous experience or study of psychology. PGDip is a 120-credit qualification which requires that you have already completed 60 credits of study in psychology. The PG Dip and MSc students are taught together, with the MSc students taking their additional modules from term two onwards. This means that, assuming you meet the entry criteria for both courses, it's easy to transfer from one to the other at any point in the first term. This course attracts a range of students including those who have recently completed an undergraduate degree in a subject other than psychology or a non-accredited degree and also applicants who have come from jobs in the public and private sector, who are looking for a career change. Accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS) This course is accredited by the BPS as a psychology conversion course conferring eligibility for the Graduate... [-]

MSc and MRes in Psychological Research Methods

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Our MSc/MRes Psychological Research Methods provides extensive training for those looking to develop a broad range [+]

Our MSc/MRes Psychological Research Methods provides extensive training for those looking to develop a broad range of transferable skills relevant to independent research and beyond. Why choose this course? The MSc and MRes Psychological Research Methods has been designed specifically to prepare graduates in Psychology or related disciplines for; - a PhD degree; - research related careers in academic or applied psychological disciplines; and - careers in which data handling and analytical skills are of relevance. Students also complete the course as a means of improving their research skills in preparation for further training as a professional psychologist (often as a clinical or educational psychologist). Both awards are equivalent, although the MSc has a larger taught component whilst the MRes places greater emphasis on the conduct of independent research. You may wish to apply to the MSc in Psychological Research Methods in the first instance and then you can make a choice of award later, in conjunction with the Course Leader and teaching team. Entry Requirements - You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) in Psychology or a closely related discipline; or other recognised equivalent qualification. - Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at master's level in their Personal Statement. - Good performance in research methods and statistics classes and or/in the conduct and presentation of a research project are likely to act as a mitigating... [-]

MSc in Applied Child Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The MSc in Applied Child Psychology looks at the advanced study of psychological development with regard to children and adolescents. It focuses on the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice across a range of applied settings, for example, education, clinical and social contexts. [+]

The MSc in Applied Child Psychology looks at the advanced study of psychological development with regard to children and adolescents. It focuses on the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice across a range of applied settings, for example, education, clinical and social contexts. About the MSc Applied Child Psychology course The MSc Applied Child Psychology combines an in-depth critical evaluation of current theory pertaining to psychological development in children and adolescents with advanced training in relevant research methods. The implications of psychological theory for policy and practice in various areas, including education, clinical and social contexts are also considered. This an ideal course for anyone wanting a career that involves working with children or for those interested in securing a doctoral training place in educational psychology. A supportive and active research environment Throughout the course you will benefit from research-informed teaching. You may be interested in finding out about our Development, International and Social Relations research group, Language and Psycholinguistics research group and Specific Language Impairment Research Unit. Psychology at NTU has an established international research reputation and is one of the top risers in the REF 2014 research rankings. The 2014 Assessment also showed: 60% of our research outputs were considered to be internationally excellent or world leading in REF 2014 100% of our research impact is internationally excellent with 73% described as world leading Our research impact and output is the highest of any UK psychology department with an equivalent research environment. Careers Students... [-]

MSc in Cyberpsychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Our MSc Cyberpsychology degree will provide you with the opportunity to develop the relevant academic and professional skills to commence a successful career in the area of cyberpsychology, the psychological study of the Internet and digital technologies. The course is designed for both psychology graduates and graduates of other related disciplines, for example media or IT. It may be of interest if you are seeking to pursue a career in cyberpsychology, either in any organisation that uses any form of cyberpsychology (i.e. has a web-presence) or in research or academia. [+]

Our MSc Cyberpsychology degree will provide you with the opportunity to develop the relevant academic and professional skills to commence a successful career in cyberpsychology, the psychological study of the Internet and digital technologies. Experts in the areas of cyberpsychology, Internet and technology will deliver the course. The course is designed for both psychology graduates and graduates of other related disciplines, for example media or IT. It may be of interest if you are seeking to pursue a career in cyberpsychology, either in any organisation that uses any form of cyberpsychology (i.e. has a web-presence) or in research or academia. Students will gain invaluable first-hand practical experience through completion of eight weeks of work-based learning as a cyberpsychologist in a cyber-industry or other professional workplace. You will also benefit from careers advice and mentoring throughout the course. This degree is available as both a full-time and a part-time option. Why choose the MSc Cyberpsychology? This course will provide you with the foundations for the next stage of your academic and professional development, and a solid framework for a professional career in cyberpsychology or allied professions. You’ll develop your knowledge of cyberpsychology theory and practice, and explore the ethical, cultural, political and legal issues arising in cyberpsychological practice and research. You’ll also be able to gain valuable real-life experience as a cyberpsychology practitioner through a work-based learning opportunity, and will complete a research project on a cyberpsychology theme of your choice. A supportive and active research environment Throughout the course you'll... [-]

MSc in Forensic Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This British Psychological Society accredited Forensic Psychology Masters is designed to prepare psychology graduates with the academic knowledge and practical skills [+]

This British Psychological Society accredited Forensic Psychology Masters is designed to prepare psychology graduates with the academic knowledge and practical skills necessary to conduct practical work and research within a forensic context. Why choose this course? It is accredited by the British Psychological Society. This means that by obtaining the MSc in Forensic Psychology you also be completing the first stage in your professional training required by the BPS to become a qualified practitioner within the field of forensic psychology (Chartered Forensic Psychologist). The focus on blending research and practical expertise is reflected in the Programme Team, which consists of forensic practitioners or academics who each have considerable experience working with offenders and victims in a range of forensic contexts in the UK. Attached to the MSc in Forensic Psychology is the Sexual Crimes and Misconduct Research Unit (SOCAMRU), which incorporates a group of active researchers currently engaged in collaborative work with: - HM Prison Service - the Police Service - the National Health Service (NHS) - High Secure Hospitals. Becoming a Chartered Forensic Psychologist In order to become eligible to obtain Chartered Forensic Psychologist status you will need to be a Graduate Member of the Society with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership and have successfully completed a Society accredited MSc in Forensic Psychology, which this course provides. With this course completed, you will need to complete a Qualification in Forensic Psychology Stage 2 (QFP Stage 2) consisting of two years' full time supervised practice (or part time equivalent).... [-]

MSc Psychology in Clinical Practice

Campus Full time 1 - 1  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

The MSc Psychology in Clinical Practice is an opportunity for you to explore the ways in which the science of psychology is applied to alleviating human distress through the work of clinical psychologists. [+]

This course is designed to provide you with a critical understanding of the theory and practice of clinical psychology and the organisational and social context of clinical psychology services. It aims to provide you with the academic skills to undertake research in a clinical setting and the experience of working within a mental health setting through six-month placements with a local clinical psychologist. The course team consists of clinical practitioners and academics who have considerable experience working with or researching the people who access clinical psychology services across the UK. What will you study? The MSc Psychology in Clinical Practice consists of 180 credits completed within one academic year and each module in the course is compulsory. You will undertake a clinical research and practice placement alongside a range of taught modules. Modules may include: Practice Placement and Clinical Research Project Professional Clinical Practice Advanced Experimentation and Statistics Qualitative Research Design and Analysis Mixed Methods Using Psychometric Scales in Research and Practice Clinical Psychology: Theory into Practice Clinical Psychology: The Self, Services and Society For more information about the modules you may study on this course visit www.ntu.ac.uk/clinicalpractice Facilities The University has made significant financial investment in the Psychology Division over recent years upgrading accommodation, facilities and equipment used exclusively for the provision of our psychology courses and for research. We have a dedicated teaching laboratory specifically catering for postgraduate students. In addition there are specialist suites dedicated to particular areas of interest in psychology, including: social interaction, group work... [-]

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School of Social Sciences
Nottingham Trent University
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Nottingham, England, NG1 4BU GB