University of Gloucestershire

Introduction

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us.

About the university

  • 180-year tradition of education dating back to 1834
  • Approximately 10,000 students studying at our three campuses in Gloucestershire
  • Top five UK universities for our student support services (International Student Barometer Survey, 2014)
  • International students representing more than 60 countries
  • Over 100 academic courses to choose from

Why choose the University of Gloucestershire?

Employability

We offer placement year and short work experience options through our Degreeplus initiative, giving you valuable work experience for the job market. 94% of our graduates find jobs or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2015/16).

Fast-track degrees

Two-year intensive bachelor's degree programmes are offered in a number of subjects, including business and law, to help you graduate quicker and save money.

Student experience

Our welcoming and supportive campus environment allows you to get fully involved in university life. We're ranked 1st in the UK for our student support services (International Student Barometer Survey, 2015).

Quality teaching

We've been awarded 14 National Teaching Fellowships and have a strong portfolio of lecturers with industry experience.

English Language and Academic Preparation courses

Dedicated programmes to prepare international students for their academic studies are delivered on our campus by INTO University of Gloucestershire.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MA

MA/MDes in Graphic Design

Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham

The MA and MDes courses offer a stimulating and creative environment in which students are encouraged to explore conceptual and theoretical issues. For the MA this is through research based enquiries, while the MDes has a professional emphasis. Students initially join as an MA student but have the option to register as an MDes candidate as the course progresses. [+]

The MA and MDes courses offer a stimulating and creative environment in which students are encouraged to explore conceptual and theoretical issues. For the MA this is through research based enquiries, while the MDes has a professional emphasis. Students initially join as an MA student but have the option to register as an MDes candidate as the course progresses.

We see design thinking and research as being at the heart of design innovation. As a designer, learning to manage complex ideas can be the key to finding solutions and developing strategies that can be applied across a range of disciplines.

Building upon your communication and research skills, the course will help you to apply them to successful problem-solving. You will explore contemporary issues such as global trends, ethics, gender and sustainability by crossing genres, and exploring new and emerging technologies for creation and communication. The UK produces world-class designers who are sought after internationally- our MA and MDes courses set out to help you realise your ambitions in a global context.... [-]


MA in Education

Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham

The MA in Education will provide education practitioners, policy-makers and educators working in relevant organisations within the third and private sectors, with the key knowledge, skills and abilities required to support them in sustaining and enhancing the effectiveness of their practice. With a wide range of modules and the chance to specialise, you can tailor your learning to your professional aims and career aspirations while developing your practice. [+]

The MA in Education will provide education practitioners, policy-makers and educators working in relevant organisations within the third and private sectors, with the key knowledge, skills and abilities required to support them in sustaining and enhancing the effectiveness of their practice. With a wide range of modules and the chance to specialise, you can tailor your learning to your professional aims and career aspirations while developing your practice. The flexible curriculum reflects the latest developments in education and is delivered by a team of experienced teaching staff with specialist areas of expertise.

The compulsory module engages students with a critical analysis of contemporary educational policy and the factors that have shaped it both within the UK and internationally. Students will be encouraged to consider theories underpinning the socio-cultural context of education and then reflect upon their own experience of professional practice. In the final stage of their MA, students will complete a dissertation focusing on a research topic of their choice.... [-]


MA in Film Production

Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham

The students’ practical and theoretical understanding of filmmaking will be advanced by lecturers who work as professional filmmakers. Students will have access to industry-standard equipment, a professional on-campus film studio, personal edit suites with professional postproduction software, and sessions with external industry professionals. [+]

The students’ practical and theoretical understanding of filmmaking will be advanced by lecturers who work as professional filmmakers. Students will have access to industry-standard equipment, a professional on-campus film studio, personal edit suites with professional postproduction software, and sessions with external industry professionals. You will be encouraged to creatively explore the art of filmmaking within the context of a highly structured, professional industry environment, and should graduate with clearly articulated outputs that may be used to advance their careers in film production.

Study style

Student practical work (film projects) will be assessed in the modules that include specific production activity. Written work will be assessed in both production modules that include written submissions (including pre-production material) and in modules that require academic writing (including Textual Studies and Postgraduate Thesis).... [-]


MA in Landscape Architecture

Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham

Develop and refine vital skills and experience, to establish a long-term career in an exciting profession. The world of landscape architecture encompasses many skills and environments. On this course, you will benefit from professional links to industry, an emphasis on sustainability, a wide range of client projects and proactive teaching staff with extensive professional practice experience. [+]

Develop and refine vital skills and experience, to establish a long-term career in an exciting profession.

The world of landscape architecture encompasses many skills and environments. On this course, you will benefit from professional links to industry, an emphasis on sustainability, a wide range of client projects and proactive teaching staff with extensive professional practice experience. As a result, you will acquire the high level of knowledge and professionalism required to build a rewarding career, skillfully tackling 21st-century issues – from sustainability to changes in government policy.

With proximity to cities and rich English landscapes, you will be exposed to the breadth of landscape practice. Landscape architecture is an alchemy of global topics and specific local conditions, and you will develop your skills in this context. The emphasis on both practical and academic aspects of the profession ensures that you will leave with the confidence and insight to go straight into employment and forge a successful career.... [-]


MA in Landscape Architecture (with conversion year)

Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham

Build upon your existing skills within a highly professional environment, on a course recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects and the Landscape Institute. [+]

Build upon your existing skills within a highly professional environment, on a course recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects and the Landscape Institute.

Sustainable architecture design benefits from the creative contribution of people with a range of skills and backgrounds. This course allows graduates from different backgrounds to gain the skills required to build a rewarding career in landscape architecture. Through live projects you will engage with keys areas, such as master-planning, environmental assessment, public consultation and design.

You will actively acquire the practical skills and knowledge that underpin the landscape architecture industry in the 21st century. Studying philosophical aspects of the discipline, exploring influential landscapes and working on live private and public sector briefs will increase your confidence and expertise. With a long-standing reputation and excellent links to industry and professional bodies -plus a strong emphasis on sustainability - this course provides an excellent foundation upon which to build a dynamic career.... [-]


MA in Photography

Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham

This highly vocational postgraduate course is aimed at supporting and challenging your ideas, creativity and ambitions, in order to build and expand your portfolio. [+]

This highly vocational postgraduate course is aimed at supporting and challenging your ideas, creativity and ambitions, in order to build and expand your portfolio.

We welcome photographers from a wide range of backgrounds, as well as those who have studied photography at an undergraduate level. We are looking for passion and a commitment to exploring and questioning the medium of photography. We want you to produce high-quality work that will aid either your personal development or your career ambitions within the creative industries.

Our modules guide students towards recognising potential themes and exploring them using an extended range of approaches and techniques. In addition, an extensive range of workshops will cover such disciplines as high-level digital studio work, moving image and video editing, book production, black and white darkroom work and alternative process techniques.... [-]


MSc

MSc in Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham

The course is recognised by ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, for those seeking an international accounting career. Each module offers a combination of practical and research-focused activities that reflect the realities of present-day accounting and finance. The modules that comprise the MSc provide technical understanding and critical analysis skills, prized by employers. On completion, you will have the skills to think strategically in many accounting and finance contexts. [+]

The course is recognised by ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, for those seeking an international accounting career. Each module offers a combination of practical and research-focused activities that reflect the realities of present-day accounting and finance. The modules that comprise the MSc provide technical understanding and critical analysis skills, prized by employers. On completion, you will have the skills to think strategically in many accounting and finance contexts.

You’ll be taught by experienced and dedicated staff, who have industry knowledge and who have published research. If you hold a relevant accounting qualification, you may benefit from exemptions from this award, including direct entry onto the Masters Stage Award.... [-]


MSc in Cyber Security

Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham

Risks emerging from the cyber-sphere are a global and national concern, so studies in cyber security are critical within industry and government. The MSc in Cyber Security gives focus to the strategic deployment and implementation of cyber security strategies. [+]

Risks emerging from the cyber-sphere are a global and national concern, so studies in cyber security are critical within industry and government. The MSc in Cyber Security gives focus to the strategic deployment and implementation of cyber security strategies.

This course is designed for those wishing to develop or advance a career as a cyber security professional, or those seeking to take a leading technical or managerial role in an organisation that is critically dependent on data and information communication technology. The programme is suitable for those from a computer science or information technology education background, or those with no formal studies in computer science but who can demonstrate significant interest in cyber security.... [-]


MSc in Finance

Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham

Using the latest data and real-world examples, this course allows you to tailor your learning and prepares you for registration with professional bodies in the finance industry. [+]

Using the latest data and real-world examples, this course allows you to tailor your learning and prepares you for registration with professional bodies in the finance industry.

You will use cutting-edge software and real-time data to develop the expertise and knowledge needed to pursue a career in finance. The course is aligned with the latest requirements of the market; students can seek registration with industry bodies such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) before or after graduation. Through active learning, you will develop the experience and competence required to enter the world of finance at a senior level. Practical workshops, problem-solving, case studies and business simulations will consolidate your expertise.... [-]


MSc in Human Resource Management

Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham

Directly aligned to the CIPD’s knowledge requirements, the MSc and PGDip in Human Resource Management offers you the opportunity to build your network. You will be studying as part of a community of students with a rich mix of professional experiences which will enhance your awareness. The programmes are designed to develop your strategic thinking skills as you deepen your understanding of how human resource management creates competitive advantage for organisations. [+]

Directly aligned to the CIPD’s knowledge requirements, the MSc and PGDip in Human Resource Management offers you the opportunity to build your network. You will be studying as part of a community of students with a rich mix of professional experiences which will enhance your awareness. The programmes are designed to develop your strategic thinking skills as you deepen your understanding of how human resource management creates competitive advantage for organisations.

The Postgraduate Diploma Human Resource Management follows a part-time curriculum designed to offer flexibility for those studying while working. As a student, you will learn in a community of like-minded professionals; you will receive excellent learning support and have access to the university’s extensive resources to develop your knowledge.... [-]


MSc in Marketing

Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham

The MSc in Marketing is designed to develop your understanding and competence in marketing. You will study a range of core and developing topics in this customer-orientated business discipline. You will develop a strong understanding of how marketing interacts with and contributes to other key business areas within an organisation. Understanding customers, marketing communication, marketing research, international strategic marketing, e-marketing and brand marketing are all integral to this degree. [+]

The MSc in Marketing is designed to develop your understanding and competence in marketing. You will study a range of core and developing topics in this customer-orientated business discipline. You will develop a strong understanding of how marketing interacts with and contributes to other key business areas within an organisation. Understanding customers, marketing communication, marketing research, international strategic marketing, e-marketing and brand marketing are all integral to this degree.

If you have a relevant postgraduate diploma or professional award (such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Postgraduate Diploma), then you may be able to join this programme at an advanced level.... [-]


MSc in Psychology

Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham

This programme is designed for graduates in any area who wish to pursue a career in professional psychology. Completing this programme will qualify you for entry to further training, in areas such as forensic, occupational, clinical and sports psychology. [+]

This programme is designed for graduates in any area who wish to pursue a career in professional psychology. Completing this programme will qualify you for entry to further training, in areas such as forensic, occupational, clinical and sports psychology. Whether you’ve studied psychology but didn’t gain accreditation with the British Psychological Society (BPS), or you’re looking to change career paths, this programme is suitable for you.

Converting your degree to a new subject area can be a considerable challenge. Participants on this course value the close and supportive relationship between staff and students, achieved during face-to-face interaction in the classroom, laboratory practicals and personal tutor meetings. You will also find that the other graduates in your cohort provide an important source of social support as you all undergo this intensive learning experience. Our philosophy on this course is to build on your existing graduate skills and attributes, and to focus on addressing your particular needs.... [-]