Our flexible Diploma in Professional Legal Practice enables you to train further to practice as a solicitor in Scotland and is a PEAT 1 accredited course by the Law Society of Scotland. Throughout the vocational course, you will learn the ethical rules, practical knowledge and professional skills required of solicitors in Scotland.
If you intend to become a solicitor after completion of an LLB Degree from a Scottish university, or the professional examinations of The Law Society of Scotland, you are required to undertake the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.
Throughout the course, you will take part in client interviews, be taught by practising solicitors in most modules and undertake skills related activities and assessment to ensure you are ready for the working environment on graduation.
YEAR 1 FULL TIME
You will study all mandatory modules and three from a list of options which includes Employment Practice and Advanced Civil Litigation. You will be taught by solicitors in practice and will learn through practical teaching and materials.
YEAR 1 PART TIME
You will study two of the mandatory modules and three from a list of options which includes (amongst others) Employment Practice and Advanced Civil Litigation. You will be taught by solicitors in practice and will learn through practical teaching and materials.
YEAR 2 PART TIME
You will study the remaining mandatory modules and either one or two optional modules with a continued focus on learning in the types of work which solicitors carry out in practice.
This is a practically based course and students will be assessed on the skills they learn in lectures seminars and workshops. Students are expected to study independently using the textbooks provided at additional cost to students and to research themselves making use of the RGU library facilities.
STAFF DELIVERING ON THIS COURSE
Some of our teaching staff have professional Legal and Management experience meaning that subjects are taught with a highly practical edge. All our academic staff are encouraged to work towards a Higher Education Academy Fellowship. This is a professional recognition of an individuals practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning.
Staff on this course could also include: visiting lecturers and external guest speakers from The Law Society of Scotland.
The summary below indicates the assessment methods applied to the four mandatory modules studied across the course only. Other assessment methods will vary depending on which elective modules are chosen.
Year 1 Full Time
Year 1 Part Time
Year 2 Part Time
By completing the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice you are completing the first step in professional education and training to become a solicitor in Scotland. The second step is to complete the 2 year legal traineeship which will allow full qualification as a solicitor in Scotland.
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The MSc in Computational Mathematical Finance (CMF) is a dynamic new programme with the aim to deliver high quality training in the theory of Mathematical Finance with strong emphasis on computational methods.
Currently graduates in this field are expected to have a working knowledge of advanced computational finance (including construction of algorithms and programming skills) as well as a sound knowledge of the theory of Probability and Stochastic Analysis. These are the core theories needed in the modern valuation of complex financial instruments.
This MSc programme delivers:
You must obtain a total of 180 credits to be awarded the MSc. Over semesters 1 and 2, you will take compulsory courses worth a total of 85 credits and optional courses worth a further 35 credits. Successful performance in these courses (assessed through coursework or examinations or both) allows you to start work on a three-month dissertation project, worth 60 credits, for the award of the MSc degree.
There are two streams: the Financial stream and the Computational stream.
Compulsory courses previously offered include (both streams):
Additional compulsory courses for Computational Stream previously offered include:
Additional compulsory courses for Financial stream previously offered include:
Optional courses previously offered include:
We work closely with the Scottish Financial Risk Academy (SFRA) to offer a number of short courses led by industry (part of our Research-Linked Topics) and to provide the opportunity to our best students to write their dissertations during placements with financial services companies.
At the end of this programme you will have:
Graduates can expect to go on to work in major financial institutions or to continue their studies by joining PhD programmes.
Studying for an MPhil provides you with the opportunity to engage in focused research at masters level under close individual supervision. You will gain advanced expertise on your chosen range of topics in Philosophy, as well as carry out your own research project. The skills and subject knowledge your will gain will prepare you ideally for independent academic research.
Our MPhil is designed to cover the first two years of a ‘2+2’ programme (i.e. two year Masters plus two years PhD, or equivalent part-time study) towards completion of a doctorate. However, you are also welcome to undertake the 2-year course as a stand alone Masters-level degree, after which you may wish to apply for PhD study.
You will be required to study, and will receive supervisions in, three main areas of philosophy, chosen from two lists (see right hand column).
One list covers historical areas including key figures such as Plato, Descartes, Kant, Husserl and Wittgenstein, and the other covers topic areas including Moral and Political Philosophy, Aesthetics, Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind. We want to give you both a solid grounding in the historical tradition and the key skills to engage with debates in contemporary philosophy. In each of your three chosen areas, you will write two 5,000 word assessed essays, one due at the end of your first year, the other due at the end of the first term of the second year.
In the remainder of your second year, you will undertake and submit a research thesis of approximately 30,000 words. Completion of year two will earn you the degree MPhil in Philosophy. After this, you then have the opportunity to develop your research into a thesis of doctoral length and standard in years three and four of the programme (the PhD component). The programme as a whole can be tailored to your particular interests, reflecting our department’s research strengths. On completion of this programme, you should have sufficient depth in the relevant areas of Philosophy to be qualified to teach them at university level.
The primary means of study is by fortnightly supervisions, with at least one term of the first year devoted to each of the three areas of study you have chosen. You will be assigned a specialist supervisor for each area, who will agree with you topics for formative essays which you will produce for each supervision. In addition, you will be encouraged to attend appropriate graduate classes to support your supervisory preparation. Graduate classes may be taken from amongst those offered on our Masters programmes, or be research led classes put on for the benefit specifically of MPhil students and PhD students.
The Architecture MArch is a two-year full-time Master's degree which, in addition, leads to the award of ARB/RIBA Part 2. The programme has an international reputation and is generally regarded as one of the leading Part 2 programmes in the UK.
The MArch unit system of teaching ensures that an open, diverse and critical debate is sustained by the school on what constitutes architecture, and reinforces The Bartlett's ethos that architectural knowledge and expertise is synthesised throughout the student's own projects. Much of the current work by staff and students is at the forefront of developing new intellectual and formal concepts in global architecture discourse.
The programme consists of five core elements. The first year (known as Year Four) comprises three modules, followed by two modules in the final year (known as Year Five).
*Year Five modules
There are no optional modules for this programme.
Research project/design project
Students spend their final year undertaking Advanced Architectural Design 2, a major design project, in combination with Advanced Architectural Thesis, a research project related to aspects of their design studio work.
Teaching and learning
The unit system of teaching is supported by lectures and seminars given by a diverse spectrum of leading practitioners and academics. Design work accounts for 65% of the programme, and assessment is through portfolio, essay, design realisation report, and thesis.
There is one field trip (optional) annually as part of the programme.
Maximum cost to the student is £500
Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Architecture MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2)
Bartlett graduates are amongst the most sought-after employees by leading and emerging practices including Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Make, Arup, Zaha Hadid Architects, HOK, and Heatherwick Studio. Other graduates have formed their own practices or forged successful careers in parallel practices such as time-based media, exhibitions and events, urban design, and furniture design and/or film-making.
Recent career destinations for this degree
This combination of networks, knowledge and technical expertise makes our graduates some of the most highly valued in the world, with 95% securing employment within six months of graduation. Some choose to progress to further study and teaching, many go on to roles in design and the built environment and with some of the world's top architecture practices.
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
The UCL Bartlett is the UK's largest multidisciplinary Faculty of the Built Environment, bringing together scientific and professional specialisms required to research, understand, design, construct and operate the buildings and urban environments of the future.
The Bartlett has a substantial number of international students from all parts of the world, providing a dynamic global exchange of ideas, views and knowledge. Our research, partnerships, enterprise and knowledge-sharing activities similarly address all kinds of the built environment - from internal spaces, building systems and virtual environments to rural areas, from landscapes and towns to mega-cities. The school has repeatedly been voted "best architectural school in the UK" in The Architects' Journal, AJ100 poll. Over the past 20 years Bartlett nominees for the RIBA President's Medals have won more student awards than any other school.
Located in London, we are at the heart of the world's largest cluster of creative architects and engineering firms, next to the UK's seat of government and finance and with all the resources of a world city to hand.
Successful completion of the programme leads to UCL’s Architecture MArch and, in addition, exemption from Part 2 of the ARB/RIBA examinations.
Study at The Bartlett School of Architecture is enriched by the vibrant community of specialist consultants, partners and research associates who provide valuable contact with industry and academia. Many of our staff are themselves in practice. Our students benefit from the most advanced and broad suite of facilities available in any similar faculty in the EU.
RIBA/ARB Part 2 is awarded upon successful completion of the MArch Architecture programme.
Overseas students who do not have Part 1 upon commencing the programme and are seeking professional registration in the UK must contact the Architects Registration Board separately in order to gain ARB Part 1.
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: Bartlett School of Architecture
81% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.
This course has multiple study modes and will develop your critical, analytical thinking and practice oriented skills. It has been designed to replicate the environment found in the workplace by bringing together a mixture of theoretical and practical teaching methods.
You will explore the value of information to societies, how it is effectively organised, structured, managed and disseminated and the variety of sources and services.
Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals and practice your skills within real-life scenarios
You will learn a variety of research methods and techniques and you will be equipped with a broad range of managerial, professional and technological knowledge and skills.
Ranked 2nd in Librarianship and Information Management
The Complete University Guide 2018.
You will develop the knowledge and skills to be able to perform professional tasks involved in information enquiry and reference work. You will gain an understanding of techniques of representation and organisation of recorded knowledge, cataloguing and classification
You will develop the capabilities of performing professional tasks in the management of modern library and information services within an information environment centre or library. You will be able to identify and conduct independent topical investigations and critically reflect (via a fieldwork placement) on relevant work related skills.
You will design and execute research and conduct a project of professional concern in the field of information and library studies. You will be able to analyse the results of such investigations and apply your communication and presentation skills at an advanced level.
You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions which compromise of a mix of group study, computer-based learning activities, case studies and presentations.
Part Time On Campus
Our part-time delivery mode combines aspects of distance learning and on-campus delivery. You will benefit from the support of our online virtual learning environment, Campus Moodle but also face-to-face interaction with tutors and classmates.
You will learn via our online virtual learning environment, Campus Moodle which provides you with lectures and course materials and allows you to study from any location. You will participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting.
All modes of study will have access to ProQuest® Graduate Education Program online databases for training in online information retrieval.
The course requires you to become independent 'open learners' and take responsibility for when, where and how your learning occurs. You will spend approximately 15 hours per week in the ODL mode of study working on your own, undertaking prescribed reading, preparing for group activities and researching and writing course reports.
Typically students are assessed each year:
If studying on campus will have the opportunity to undertake a 4 week unpaid fieldwork placement in Semester 2 of Year 2. You will have access to our Placement Office, who will support you in sourcing and validating a suitable placement position.
If you are studying via ODL, internal or external virtual placement projects, which can be undertaken remotely, can be organised for students.
If you are already employed in the sector, you can carry out the placement within your organisation to allow you to critically examine other day-to-day working activities and identify different functions in the service relevant to your course of study.
Past students have completed their placement at the National Library of Scotland, Dublin City Libraries, The National Art Library at the V&A and the MCC Cricket Library at Lords.
The information industry continues to expand, providing a wide range of opportunities for graduates equipped with a broad range of managerial, professional and technological knowledge and skills. This course prepares you to work in or enhance your career in all aspects of the information sector. There are many opportunities arising from developments in networking and multimedia information services within commercial and educational establishments. Our graduates now work in all parts of the sector, ranging from traditional librarianship to information management and research.
Roles held by our graduates include Knowledge Manager, Acquisitions Librarian, Curate of Church of England, Information Assistant (within the Health sector), Development Officer with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and Programme Assistant (UN International Criminal Tribunals).
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