University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Introduction

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham offers a diverse range of courses across economics, education, geography, law, politics and international relations, and sociology and social policy.

Reputation for excellence

The University of Nottingham is a worldwide top 100 university, and ranks in the top 50 for a number of social sciences subjects in the latest QS World University Rankings. A truly global institution, with campuses in China and Malaysia, Nottingham welcomes students from across the globe.

It offers a dynamic learning community where teaching is underpinned by world-leading research. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, the University ranked 8th in the UK on a measure of 'research power', and more than 97% of its research is recognised internationally. The faculty makes a valuable contribution to this with research that has wide-ranging impacts on society, including the economy, health and welfare, culture, public policy and the environment.

Stunning location

Schools within the faculty are based in the heart of England, across University Park and Jubilee Campus. Covering 300 acres, University Park is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, with a boating lake and rolling green hills. It is only 10 minutes by bus from the vibrant Nottingham city centre, and well connected by a tram network. Jubilee Campus has won numerous awards for its innovative, eco-friendly buildings, and its lakeside setting and contemporary sculptures make it an inspiring learning environment.

Dedicated support network

The University's International Office guides you before you arrive and supports you throughout your studies. They provide information and guidance on numerous issues including international qualifications, visas, finance, working regulations and adjusting to life in the UK.

Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, the Centre for English Language Education provides courses before and during your studies, to develop your language skills to the required level.

The Careers and Employability Service offers careers advice for life, and Student Services assist with any personal or academic issues you may have.

Real-world learning

All of the schools in the faculty have valuable links with industry, and our courses equip you with the essential skills and specialist knowledge that you will need to achieve your professional goals.

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Programmes

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MA

MA/PGDip Criminology

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Designed to develop an advanced critical understanding of crime in its social context, this course draws on insights across the humanities and social sciences. [+]

Overview

Designed to develop an advanced critical understanding of crime in its social context, this course draws on insights across the humanities and social sciences.

This course incorporates sociology, law, psychology, geography, history, and cultural and media studies. It reflects the nature of criminology as a fast-developing, interdisciplinary subject concerned with understanding crime in its local, regional, national and international contexts, and in an increasingly globalised world.

You will cover areas such as:

How and why certain kinds of behaviour are defined as crime How societies respond to these and other harmful behaviours How crime is experienced by victims (or survivors) and by society as a whole How crime is represented or misrepresented in the media and popular culture ... [-]

MA/PGDip Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course explores recent changes to the global cultural and political landscape, and what these mean for individuals and groups accessing their human rights. [+]

Overview

This course explores recent changes to the global cultural and political landscape, and what these mean for individuals and groups accessing their human rights.

Demand for various forms of expertise on human rights, citizenship and identities is rapidly expanding as governments, international agencies, non-governmental and private sector organisations become increasingly sensitive to, and interested in questions about rights and identities.

In the current global context, national versions of citizenship have reached crisis point. Yet what does it mean to think of yourself as a global citizen? This course investigates critical global issues such as war, migration, climate change, credit crunch, nationalism, global media, sex tourism, modern slavery, gender and sexuality and contemporary racism.... [-]


MA/PGDip International Social Policy

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course equips you with the skills to understand the new challenges of our increasingly interdependent world. [+]

Overview

This course equips you with the skills to understand the new challenges of our increasingly interdependent world.

It is no longer possible to study national social policies in isolation. Global interconnections are multiplying and intensifying across a range of fields, including economics, politics and the natural environment. This course provides an introduction to comparative social policy and recent developments in welfare reforms from around the world.

Social policy is concerned with questions such as:

How can we create a good society? How much money should we spend on welfare services? Is the current distribution of income and wealth socially just? Should we be charged individually for using welfare services? Should free markets and profit motives play a central role in service delivery? What are the causes and consequences of poverty? ... [-]

MA/PGDip Public Policy

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Focused on critical issues and key developments relating to public policy, this course examines globalisation, Europeanisation, governance and policy evaluation. [+]

Overview

Focused on critical issues and key developments relating to public policy, this course examines globalisation, Europeanisation, governance and policy evaluation.

With the current developments around the world, this is one of the most exciting times to be studying the public sector, governance and government, and the delivery of services to meet people's needs. You will have the opportunity to study policy development, implementation and evaluation across a wide range of policy sectors, such as health, food, education and countries.

We aim to provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools to make sense of the world of public policy and management, so that you can critically analyse situations and problems, and use this to improve practice.... [-]


MA Asian and International Studies

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

An ideal foundation for a career in Asia, this course includes the opportunity to study in China or Malaysia, developing your knowledge of the culture and politics of the region. [+]

Overview

An ideal foundation for a career in Asia, this course includes the opportunity to study in China or Malaysia, developing your knowledge of the culture and politics of the region.

You will study at our UK campus for the first semester, moving to the University's campuses in China or Malaysia for the second. This provides you with the genuinely distinctive opportunity to study the countries of Asia, and the relations between them and the rest of the world.

This course is taught by academics across the University's UK, China and Malaysia campuses, who are experts on Asian politics, history and international relations.

The Global Asia module will introduce you to Pan-Asian themes such as nationalism, globalisation, environmental challenges, resource politics and gender relations. It challenges the prevailing conception of 'Asia Rising' as a new phenomenon and will also allow you to specialise on specific country or regional studies.... [-]


MA Creativity, Arts, Literacies and Learning

Campus Part time September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

With this unique and innovative course, you can explore creative practice, meaning-making and learning in and out of school. [+]

Overview

With this unique and innovative course, you can explore creative practice, meaning-making and learning in and out of school.

You will learn about the meanings of literacy and creativity in the context of an increasingly socially diverse, digitally mediated and multimodal culture. We will examine learning in different locations, both in and out of school. We will think about what counts as text and literacy, the nature of authorship, and the kinds of cultural practices that take place in different places and spaces.

This course is ideal if you are a:

primary or secondary teacher with an interest in literacy, English studies, media, drama and/or creative arts creative or arts practitioner with an interest in learning and education recently qualified teacher with a masters-level PGCE (you may, subject to approval, be able to carry over 60 masters-level credits) ... [-]

MA Diplomacy

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

Designed to introduce you to advanced study of diplomacy, this course will expose you to the latest research in the law of armed conflict, crisis management and contemporary international history. [+]

Overview

Designed to introduce you to advanced study of diplomacy, this course will expose you to the latest research in the law of armed conflict, crisis management and contemporary international history.

Diplomacy provides the vital human framework for the development of international society in a globalising world. Increasingly complex patterns of law, culture, history, economics and politics – within and between states – are mediated by the practice of diplomacy. The craft of diplomacy is key in mediating and regulating the contemporary world.

This dynamic, interdisciplinary course is offered jointly by the School of Politics and International Relations, School of Law, and Department of History. You will develop a broad understanding of diplomacy and negotiation, including traditional approaches that view it as a specialist form of statecraft, and modern conceptions that embrace areas such as the media and cultural diplomacy.... [-]


MA Education

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

Designed to reflect the needs of individuals and organisations, this course will deepen and refine your capacity to reflect critically on the way you work. [+]

Overview

Designed to reflect the needs of individuals and organisations, this course will deepen and refine your capacity to reflect critically on the way you work.

Teaching on this course is underpinned by systematic practitioner inquiry and you will be encouraged to identify issues that are significant to your professional practice.

While each module has its own particular focus, all are concerned with investigating contemporary educational issues in the light of historical, political and social contexts, appropriate literature and the shared experience of course members.

Study is flexible, in order to meet the needs of individuals and organisations and includes:

a range of optional modules so you can tailor your degree to your personal and professional interests different modes of delivery which take account of individual needs and professional contexts exit points en route to a full masters programme ... [-]

MA Environmental Management

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

Focused on understanding environmental issues and their management in the context of sustainability, this course draws on a range of expertise from the natural, physical and social sciences. [+]

Overview

Focused on understanding environmental issues and their management in the context of sustainability, this course draws on a range of expertise from the natural, physical and social sciences.

It offers an advanced, interdisciplinary coverage of a range of environmental issues. You will enhance your skills and knowledge of these issues in a national and international context.

Teaching is conducted by internationally renowned experts in flood risk management, climate science, contaminated land management, and agri-environmental governance and management. You will also benefit from the expertise of external practitioners and scholars.

A unique tutorial system supports your learning in a small-group setting, and you will have opportunities to conduct fieldwork in national and international settings.... [-]


MA International Relations

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

This course is an internationally recognised degree programme that will provide you with a solid grounding in the philosophical and practical aspects of international political analysis. [+]

Overview

This course will provide you with a solid grounding in the philosophical and practical aspects of international political analysis.

You will be introduced to key concepts such as power, agency, the state, international society and order. This course can be tailored to your interests and career aspirations through the wide range of optional modules.

Teaching is informed by the research interests of our academic staff, who are well-established leaders in the field of international relations, covering:

diplomacy in the Middle East and Asia global civil society and global justice globalisation human security and humanitarianism intelligence and national security international human rights and war crimes international political economy international relations theory justice beyond borders terrorism, guerrilla war and low intensity conflict United States foreign and security policy ... [-]

MA International Security and Terrorism

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

This innovative course provides you with a framework for detailed investigation of international security and terrorism. [+]

Overview

This innovative course provides you with a framework for detailed investigation of international security and terrorism.

Security and safety has always been at the heart of the human condition. An understanding of security involves studying not only what makes us feel secure, but also what we regard as threatening.

In the current international environment, with the upsurge in international terrorism and conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, this course offers the opportunity for in-depth study and analysis.

Taught by international security and terrorism experts, this course will introduce you to some of the major schools of thought within the discipline including realism, liberalism and critical theory.... [-]


MA Landscape and Culture

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

If you are interested in theoretical and empirical developments in cultural geography, this course will help you understand the cultural landscapes of rural and urban environments throughout the world. [+]

Overview

If you are interested in theoretical and empirical developments in cultural geography, this course will help you understand the cultural landscapes of rural and urban environments throughout the world.

You will explore key themes in cultural and historical geography, connecting theory and practice with disciplines throughout the humanities and social sciences.

This course is recognised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as providing training appropriate for PhD research.

Key facts

Top 50 worldwide for geography in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 75% of research output considered world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework 100% of geography postgraduates secured work or further study within six months of graduation  Course details ... [-]

MA Learning, Technology and Education

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

If you’re committed to improving teaching and learning, this course can help you understand the conditions of effective learning and explore how new technologies can help. [+]

Overview

If you’re committed to improving teaching and learning, this course can help you understand the conditions of effective learning and explore how new technologies can help.

Our staff have outstanding international reputations for their teaching and research around these important topics and are committed to supporting your development in these areas.

This course is offered by the Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) within the School of Education. Learning sciences draws from psychology, computer science and education. It provides a unique perspective on the theories that underpin successful learning, teaching and innovation within the fast-moving digital world of new technologies.... [-]


MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Flexible and covering all areas of practice, this course prepares you to work as a person-centred experiential counselling and psychotherapy practitioner. [+]

Overview

Flexible and covering all areas of practice, this course prepares you to work as a person-centred experiential counselling and psychotherapy practitioner.

You will join a diverse and professional community that has a person-centred experiential approach at its heart. As a team, we have a unique blend of practice and academic backgrounds and experience.

On this course, you will:

learn and develop person-centred experiential therapy engage creatively with issues in contemporary society choose between two specialist pathways: counselling for adults across the lifespan, or counselling for children and young people be part of a vibrant counselling and psychotherapy community have the chance to join our research clinic study in a world-class university within an award-winning sustainable environment ... [-]

MA Politics and Contemporary History

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

This course is explicitly historical in scope, having particular focus on those things within living memory, reflecting the vast upsurge of interest in contemporary history following the end of the Cold War. [+]

Overview

Reflecting increased interest in contemporary history following the end of the Cold War, this course is explicitly historical in scope, with particular focus on events within living memory.

It addresses contending approaches to recent events which have shaped your own life and the lives of those around you.

Nottingham has one of the largest number of academics focused on contemporary history in the UK. Staff in the School of Politics and International Relations are actively engaged in this research and are joined by experts in the School of American and Canadian Studies, Department of History, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, and the China Policy Institute.... [-]


MArts Education

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course combines the academic study of education policies, systems, contexts and practices, with a practical focus on career development in related areas. [+]

Overview

This course combines the academic study of education policies, systems, contexts and practices, with a practical focus on career development in related areas.

Studying education will develop your understanding of what it means to learn and how this is framed by wider cultural, societal, political, historical and economic contexts.

This degree builds on a long tradition of creative and dynamic programmes at a School of Education with over 200 years of experience in the field. You will be taught by staff who have been recognised with awards for their teaching and have international reputations for their research.

Your degree will allow you to engage with debates and develop broad perspectives on issues such as:... [-]


MA Social Work

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

With significant contributions from experienced social workers and service users, this course combines university and practice-based learning and is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. [+]

Overview

With significant contributions from experienced social workers and service users, this course combines university and practice-based learning and is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council.

It is delivered through the Centre for Social Work, which works to promote social and personal change and problem-solving in human relationships and communities.

You will be taught by staff who have national and international reputations for the quality of their research and publications, and this knowledge informs their teaching.

We believe that the heart of social work lies the in relationship which social workers develop with individual service users, whether they are children, young people or adults. Positive relationships enable the social worker to support service users as they negotiate transitions and decisions in their life which may be complex and painful in nature.... [-]


MA Special and Inclusive Education

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

This course offers a comprehensive focus on contemporary debates within special and inclusive education including local, national and international policies and approaches. [+]

Overview

This course offers a comprehensive focus on contemporary debates within special and inclusive education including local, national and international policies and approaches.

We consider the specific needs of children with learning difficulties and disabilities, communication impairments, literacy difficulties/dyslexia, autism and SEBD/ADHD to illustrate the challenges encountered in professional practice.

Critical exploration of current theory and research inform consideration of pedagogical approaches as well as the development of effective systems and structures for working with parents/carers and different agencies.

This course is suitable if you are interested in developing your knowledge and understanding of children and young people with special educational needs, working as a teacher or associated professional in mainstream education or specialised settings wishing to extend your skills and practice, an experienced professional, or new to working with children with additional needs. It provides high-quality professional development and flexibility for you to explore areas and specialisms that interest you.... [-]


MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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

This course will develop your critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice and stimulate you to reflect your own teaching. [+]

Overview

Designed to develop your critical understanding of recent developments in TESOL theory and practice, this course will motivate you to reflect on your own teaching.

This course is suitable if you are currently or looking to teach English to speakers of other languages, keen to build on your existing knowledge and experience, seeking to improve your career prospects or interested in researching your own teaching practices/context.

It will prepare you to conduct independent research into teaching and learning and provides a pathway to doctoral study. You will meet expert tutors in the field of English language teaching, a major branch of applied linguistics, who have many years' experience teaching at this level and who are committed to providing the best quality study experience.... [-]


MSc

MA/MSc Geography (by Research)

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

These programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science or social science focused aspect of geography. [+]

Research overview

These programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science or social science focused aspect of geography.

They are aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on achieving a research-based masters-level qualification.

With close support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, MA (by Research) students typically conduct in-depth research into a social science aspect of geography, while MSc (by Research) students focus on a scientific or technological aspect of geography.

You will benefit from being part of a world-leading, research-intensive school, spending time on a topic of your choice while enhancing your research skills and subject expertise.... [-]


MSc Behavioural Economics

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Behavioural economics is a rapidly expanding field, investigating the human and social factors influencing the decisions made by consumers, borrowers and investors. [+]

Overview

Behavioural economics is a rapidly expanding field, investigating the human and social factors influencing the decisions made by consumers, borrowers and investors.

Our research-led approach to teaching guarantees a challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher.

At the end of this course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of behavioural economics, and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first behavioural research project or experiment.

Content for this course is informed by the world leading research of the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx). You will learn about the experimental methods used by our researchers and use our computer lab to conduct economic experiments. You will also be invited to attend workshops and seminars that are run by the centre, which include speakers from across the globe.... [-]


MSc Economic Development and Policy Analysis

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course explores current theories, issues and evidence in economic policy as applied to developing countries. [+]

Overview

This course explores current theories, issues and evidence in economic policy as applied to developing countries.

It is ideal if you have a particular interest in development and want to apply an advanced-level knowledge of economics to practical and policy issues.

It will introduce you to a range of techniques for development policy analysis and reviews policy and practice in many of the most important areas of economic policy in developing countries. Core modules provide a solid grounding in economics, while specialised modules give you the opportunity to address current theories, issues and evidence in economic policy.

Content for this course is influenced by the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT), equipping you the knowledge and application of techniques for economic policy analysis in developing countries.... [-]


MSc Economics

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course provides the technical tools required for understanding and developing microeconomic and macroeconomic models, while building a comprehensive knowledge of econometric techniques. [+]

Overview

This course provides the technical tools required for understanding and developing microeconomic and macroeconomic models, while building a comprehensive knowledge of econometric techniques.

It exposes you to contemporary economic thinking and maximises the range of specialist economics topics that are available for study.

At the end of the course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in economics. Your theoretical knowledge is supported with hands-on training in the use, presentation and interpretation of economic data, which includes exploring various advanced econometric software packages.

The range of optional modules on offer allows you to tailor your studies to suit your interests, while our research-led approach to teaching guarantees an exciting and challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher.... [-]


MSc Economics and Development Economics

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course explores the theories, issues and evidence in economics analysis, as applied to developing countries. [+]

Overview

This course explores the theories, issues and evidence in economics analysis, as applied to developing countries.

It is informed by the cutting-edge work of academics associated with the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT). The centre is a research focus for members of the School of Economics and colleagues in other research institutions, and their principle interests are economic issues relating to developing countries such as Africa.

At the end of this course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of economics and development economics, and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first behavioural research project or experiment.... [-]


MSc Economics and Econometrics

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course provides a solid foundation in contemporary econometric theory, and the expertise to apply that theory to the analysis of economic data. [+]

Overview

This course provides you with a solid foundation in contemporary econometric theory, and the expertise to apply that theory to the analysis of economic data.

It is designed to train you in the use of analytic and quantitative methods in examining economic issues, providing research training at the level needed to progress to a PhD.

Our research-led approach to teaching guarantees an exciting and challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher.

The programme is influenced by the work of academics at the Granger Centre for Time Series Econometrics including Nobel Prize Winner and Nottingham alumnus, Sir Clive Granger. The centre was established in 2006 to develop and distribute research in both theoretical and applied time series econometric analysis, including panel data methods.... [-]


MSc Economics and Financial Economics

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course explores current theories, while providing you with research training and the core skills and techniques needed for analytical work on financial markets. [+]

Overview

This course explores current theories, while providing you with research training and the core skills and techniques needed for analytical work on financial markets.

The last two decades have seen a dramatic change in the economic theory of financial markets. This course is influenced by the work of academics at the Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics (CFCM), which focuses on issues arising from the operation of financial markets, household debt and corporate finance. It also investigates the transmission mechanisms of monetary policy through credit channels, particularly when credit is constrained.

Building on the core Economic Theory module, this course provides specialist modules on financial economics and financial econometrics. There is also the opportunity to select modules in decision-making under Risk and Uncertainty, Options and Futures Markets, and Behavioural Finance.... [-]


MSc Economics and International Economics

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course focuses on international economics, while providing a solid basis in the use of analytic and quantitative methods in examining economic issues. [+]

Overview

This course focuses on international economics, while providing a solid basis in the use of analytic and quantitative methods in examining economic issues.

It is influenced by the work of the Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP), which is one of the leading European research groups studying the causes and consequences of globalisation. Its academics have advised the Treasury, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization.

This course is designed to provide research training at the level required to progress to a PhD programme. Through specialised modules in international macroeconomics and international trade theory, you will be taught to apply and develop your analytic and quantitative skills developed in the core courses, and to take further options in areas that will strengthen those skills for examining international economic issues.... [-]


MSc Economics of Monetary and Financial Policy

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is taught by economists with substantial experience working with central banks, regulators and other financial institutions. [+]

Overview

This course is taught by economists with substantial experience working with central banks, regulators and other financial institutions.

It is designed for students intending to prepare for an active career in a central bank or a regulatory authority overseeing financial markets and institutions, or who wish to gain experience of these institutions before working in the financial sector. It provides relevant preparation for work as an economist, supervisor or regulator in commercial and investment banks, credit rating agencies, pension companies and insurers, as well as in the public sector.

Unlike a typical economics MSc, this course includes core modules in consumer and firm behaviour, and the macroeconomic context for policymaking. It provides an introduction to monetary and financial policymaking, and hands-on data analysis modules with applications relevant to monetary and financial institutions.... [-]


MSc Environmental Management

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

Focused on understanding environmental issues and their management in the context of sustainability, this course draws on a range of expertise from the natural, physical and social sciences. [+]

Overview

Focused on understanding environmental issues and their management in the context of sustainability, this course draws on a range of expertise from the natural, physical and social sciences.

It offers an advanced, interdisciplinary coverage of a range of environmental issues. You will enhance your skills and knowledge of these issues in a national and international context.

Teaching is conducted by internationally renowned experts in flood risk management, climate science, contaminated land management, and agri-environmental governance and management. You will also benefit from the expertise of external practitioners and scholars.

A unique tutorial system supports your learning in a small-group setting, and you will have opportunities to conduct fieldwork in national and international settings.... [-]


MSc Human Geography

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

This course covers current themes in critical human geography and research methods for social scientists. [+]

This course covers current themes in critical human geography and research methods for social scientists.

It provides you with a thorough grounding in key developments in contemporary human geography, as well as advanced level training in geographical research methods, research design, and broader social science concepts and intellectual traditions.

The school has world-recognised expertise in cultural, historical, economic and medical geography along with environmental history. Our academics have received accolades for their research from institutions such as the British Medical Association and the Royal Academy.

Key facts

Top 50 worldwide for geography in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 75% of research output considered world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework 100% of geography postgraduates secured work or further study within six months of graduation  ... [-]

MSci International Relations and Global Issues

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This innovative four-year degree leads to a masters level qualification. Years one, three and four will be spent at Nottingham; the second year will be spent at one of our partner institutions overseas (the choice will be governed by your academic progress). [+]

Overview

Helping students develop a broad understanding of the subject, this course includes a year abroad at one of our partner institutions overseas in locations such as Canada, Hong Kong and Australia.

It leads to a masters-level qualification, with years one, three and four spent at Nottingham and the second year at one of our partner institutions overseas (the choice will be governed by your academic progress).

Years one and three will follow the programme outlined in our BA Politics and International Relations course with year four allowing you to take modules from the school's portfolio of masters programmes, and to research and write a dissertation.

Year one

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Master

MPA/PGDip Master of Public Administration

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course focuses on critical issues and key developments relating to public management, such as leadership, strategy, and performance and human resource management. [+]

Overview

This course focuses on critical issues and key developments relating to public management, such as leadership, strategy, and performance and human resource management.

It is an internationally recognised qualification and provides you with the competencies and knowledge to managing creatively in challenging policy environments. It is suitable for new graduates and those with managerial and/or public or third sector work experience.

With the current developments around the world, this is one of the most exciting times to be studying the public sector, governance and government, and the delivery of services to meet people's needs.

We aim to provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools to make sense of the world of public policy and management, so that you can analyse situations and problems, and use this to improve practice.... [-]


MRes/(Sc) MRes Geography

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

These programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science, technological or social science focused aspect of geography. [+]

Research overview

These programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science, technological or social science focused aspect of geography.

They are aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on achieving a research-based masters-level qualification.

With close support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, MRes students typically conduct in-depth research into a social science aspect of geography, while (Sc) MRes students focus on a scientific or technological aspect of geography. It may be possible to upgrade to a PhD at the discretion of the school.

You will benefit from being part of a world-leading, research-intensive school, spending time on a topic of your choice while enhancing your research skills and subject expertise.... [-]


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