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The MA in International Relations considers contemporary questions in International Relations theory and practice. The accent is on critical consideration of traditional approaches to the discipline. Read more
The MA in International Relations considers contemporary questions in International Relations theory and practice. The accent is on critical consideration of traditional approaches to the discipline.

In the post-Cold War globalising world there is an increasingly apparent need for more sophisticated ways of understanding the dramatic changes taking place. This programme addresses that need, providing students with advanced training, by way of coursework and dissertation, in the general methods, scope, theories, and findings in the field of International Relations.

It builds on an undergraduate specialisation in the field of International Relations or a similar discipline; it gives a systematic preparation for original postgraduate research or for a demanding international career; and it constitutes a programme of training for those who have graduated in other fields and wish to transfer to International Relations.

About the School of Politics and International Relations

The School of Politics and International Relations is one of the most dynamic places to study Politics and International Relations. We combine high-quality teaching with cutting-edge research in a supportive environment that welcomes students from all over the world.

All lectures and seminars on postgraduate modules are informed by the latest research and scholarship, and are delivered by full-time academic staff who have internationally recognised expertise in their field.

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The School of Politics and International Relations has a dedicated Employability, Internships, Placements and Alumni Manager who works with students to develop work-based placements in a range of organisations. Centrally, the Careers and Employability Service can help you plan for your future by providing one-to-one advice at any stage of your postgraduate studies.

Our graduates have gone on to careers in academia, local and national government and public relations.

We are currently ranked 6th in the UK for Graduate Prospects in The Guardian League Table 2017

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The MA in International Relations considers contemporary questions in International Relations theory and practice. The accent is on critical consideration of traditional approaches to the discipline. Read more
The MA in International Relations considers contemporary questions in International Relations theory and practice. The accent is on critical consideration of traditional approaches to the discipline. In the post-Cold War globalising world there is an increasingly apparent need for ever-more sophisticated ways of understanding the dramatic changes taking place.

This programme addresses that need. This MA programme provides you with advanced training, by way of coursework and dissertation, in the general methods, scope, theories, and findings in the field of International Relations. It builds on an undergraduate specialisation in the field of International Relations or a similar discipline; it gives a systematic preparation for original postgraduate research or for a demanding international career; and it constitutes a programme of training for those who have graduated in other fields and wish to transfer to International Relations.

This is a version of the International Relations programme which offers the opportunity to study at the prestigious Higher School of Economics in Moscow and obtain two Master’s degrees. You spend the first year at Kent and the second year in Moscow. Courses in Moscow are taught in English with the option to take Russian language courses. The programme features a mandatory research internship that is linked to the MA dissertation.

About the School of Politics and International Relations

The School of Politics and International Relations is one of the most dynamic places to study Politics and International Relations. We combine high-quality teaching with cutting-edge research in a supportive environment that welcomes students from all over the world.

All lectures and seminars on postgraduate modules are informed by the latest research and scholarship, and are delivered by full-time academic staff who have internationally recognised expertise in their field.

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The School of Politics and International Relations has a dedicated Employability, Internships, Placements and Alumni Manager who works with students to develop work-based placements in a range of organisations. Centrally, the Careers and Employability Service can help you plan for your future by providing one-to-one advice at any stage of your postgraduate studies.

Our graduates have gone on to careers in academia, local and national government and public relations.

We are currently ranked 6th in the UK for Graduate Prospects in The Guardian League Table 2017

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This programme addresses the candidates wishing to work within international companies. Europe includes an important number of specificities which we have to know to succeed in business. Read more
This programme addresses the candidates wishing to work within international companies. Europe includes an important number of specificities which we have to know to succeed in business. These specificities are so much cultural as institutional or still economic.

It is through educational varied things (business games, realisation of monographs, courses, training) that the student can acquire these knowledge. An accent will be put on the learning of languages, in particular English.

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During her 2011 runway show, Miuccia Prada stated that “Fashion is an instant language”. Read more
During her 2011 runway show, Miuccia Prada stated that “Fashion is an instant language”. In an era of massive digitalization in which individuals have indirect communications through the intermediary of a screen, it is psychologically reassuring to believe that the construction of one’s style mirrors its representation as an individual. However, just like any other languages, Fashion has a myriad of nuances and facets that render any reading and interpretation much more complex.

The main objective of the MBA in Fashion Business at IFA Paris is to equip its postgraduate students with keys to decipher the ever changing fashion industry. Delivered since 2008, the course has been completely revamped in order to take full advantage of IFA Paris’ heritage and cultural specificities.

The philosophy of the MBA in Fashion Business revolves around 3 pillars:

Discovery:
Students are being immersed in a workshop environment allowing them to get an intensive and practical training based on each development stage of a fashion collection, from inception to commercialization.

Experimentation:
While travelling between IFA’s campus locations (Paris, Istanbul, Bangkok and Shanghai) our students are able to experience first-hand the intrinsic characteristics of emerging and mature markets thanks to IFA Paris learning by doing pedagogy.

Self-affirmation:
The overarching Capstone thesis reflects the students’ commitment to the development of a unique and individual project.

The overall course structure promotes a holistic approach to the fashion industry enabling participants to analyze complex functions. The MBA in Fashion Business is one of the only postgraduate courses that allows its students to understand the integration of Sensorial Marketing within the strategies of international fashion houses.

The development of special seminars in haute couture, fashion trade shows, celebrity endorsements and fashion ethnography are “windows” into unique activities or phenomenon of the fashion industry. From their implication in the organization of fashion related events to the discovery of the inner sanctum of Paris Haute Couture Ateliers, participants will be able to improve their professional portfolio with experiences that will ultimately render their profile more sophisticated and attractive to potential employers.

Finally, from inception to graduation, and regardless of their location, Postgraduate students of IFA Paris will benefit from the support of a unique department called the “Career and Alumni Center”. The industry relation arm of IFA Paris’ academic programs is in charge of organizing bi-weekly guest lectures and field trips to attune our students with the fashion pulse. They will have access to exclusive brand launch events, fashion shows, art exhibitions or professional trade-shows in order to build their own professional network. The Career and Alumni Center accompanies IFA Paris students even after graduation by linking them with its strong alumni network composed of individuals originating from 50 different countries. The key word here is synergy, whereby IFA Paris, its students and its graduates are all major actors in the reshaping of the fashion industry panorama.

Our MBA Courses are structured with the ECTS framework in mind as set by the Bologna Convention. Upon completion of their studies participants will gather a total of 120 ECTS that they will be able to transfer if they wish to further their studies. The Course is also accredited by IDEL/IDEART* and is certified as “International Master”.

*For more information feel free to visit http://www.idel-labels.eu

Course Structure

Our Fashion Business course covers a wide range of modules clustered into five main module groupings:

Marketing and Management:

This grouping encompasses a series of modules that will be sequentially planned based on the structure of a marketing plan. The overall body of knowledge acquired by the students will prepare them to:

Analyze complex marketing challenges based on practical case studies
Allocate resources strategically to achieve pre-determined objectives
Craft brand DNAs allowing for the achievement of a sustainable competitive advantage

Business Issues:

The capacity to listen and interpret markets’ signals is a key component of today’s managers. It needs to be continuously cultivated. Within this module grouping students will discover the idiosyncrasies of the fashion industry from an economic and financial view point.

Distribution and Retail:

The emergence of fast fashion retailing and the exponential growth of online commerce have changed the distribution landscape for fashion houses. This module grouping explores the importance of selecting the right distribution strategies as well as creating a positive shopping environment to achieve an efficient customers’ return rate.


Fashion Environment:

Programs focusing on Fashion Business traditionally put the emphasis on analyzing strategic and marketing challenges. The MBA Fashion Business at IFA incorporates a more creative accent, sourcing inspiration from the school’s roots in Fashion Design. In this module grouping students will learn and experience first-hand about the different steps involved in the creation of a cohesive collection.

Fashion Lifestyle:

From observing the development of a Haute Couture Collection in a studio in Paris to taking an ethnographic trip in the Northern Tribes of China to understand their contribution to the contemporary fashion scene, this series of seminars comprised within the “Fashion Lifestyle” module grouping will allow our students to experience specific aspects of the fashion industry in a workshop like environment.

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If you're enthusiastic about languages and want to pass your knowledge to the next generation, then we're here to get you started on an exciting career as a languages teacher! Our highly-rated PGCE course will give you the knowledge and skills to be an effective teacher, developing independent learning techniques and self-motivation that will be valuable throughout your career. Read more
If you're enthusiastic about languages and want to pass your knowledge to the next generation, then we're here to get you started on an exciting career as a languages teacher! Our highly-rated PGCE course will give you the knowledge and skills to be an effective teacher, developing independent learning techniques and self-motivation that will be valuable throughout your career.

This programme will give you 60 credits towards an MA in Education, furthering your study with incredible ease. Our highly-committed and effective tutors will support you in studying 2 modules at masters level, reflecting the very high standards achieved by students on this course. If you're passionate about helping children become fluent in other languages, then we're here to see you put that desire to the best use.

Course outline

You'll spend over half the course working with children, with 120 days on assessed placement and some school-based enrichment activities alongside your university-based study. With three placements in a variety of schools and settings, you will have a wealth of diverse classroom experience to take with you as you embark on your career as a primary teacher.

Graduate destinations

As this is a PGCE, it includes some work at masters level, leading to 40 credits that can count towards an MA in Education.

Other admission requirements

This pathway prepares you for potentially leading the development of MFL in a primary school. Through the course there is opportunity to engage in research as to how learning MFL impacts on children and how it supports learning in other subjects. You develop understanding of specific MFL pedagogy whilst developing your general primary teaching skills. The greater the range of experiences brought to the group, the greater the appreciation of the range of learning needs you will eventually encounter in school.

As a result, our admissions criteria are based upon your commitment to becoming a good teacher, not on your ability to speak a particular foreign language with mastery and superb accent.

-Normally a first degree, or its equivalent with a minimum of 2:2 honours.
-Three GCSEs at minimum grade C or above to include English language, mathematics and science (including biology, chemistry or physics). All successful applicants must have met this requirement by 31 July 2016.
-Successful completion of the QTS skills test in literacy and numeracy before the start of the course.
-A minimum 10 days experience in a mainstream UK Primary school covering Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (five days in each Key Stage) gained within the last two years.
-A satisfactory academic (university) reference AND a satisfactory professional reference if more than three years since academic study.
-The ability to discriminate key ideas and express arguments.
-All candidates must demonstrate professional suitability through interview and must obtain medical and enhanced DBS clearance according to established university procedures.

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Why do languages change? Why does your mobile device suggest funny completions for words you are typing? How did it happen that Finnish is spoken mostly… Read more
Why do languages change? Why does your mobile device suggest funny completions for words you are typing? How did it happen that Finnish is spoken mostly in Finland, but its linguistic relatives are scattered over a larger area? How can you study a language that does not have a standard orthography? Why can you sometimes tell where other people come from just by their accent? Why do some people stick to their dialect, but others give it up when they move to the city? Should you try to support language diversity? Can we save languages that are spoken by a very small number of people? How can computer-synthesised speech be made to sound more human? Why do some languages seem so much more difficult to learn - are they inherently more complex?

This Master's programme will provide you with an understanding of the nature and diversity of human language and with the theoretical tools for working with language material. If you are interested in languages but are unable to decide which of them you want to study, this Master's programme offers several fields of specialisation. One of them might be just perfect for you.

During your studies, you will:
-Gain an in-depth understanding of the basic structure of language, its subsystems (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics) and their mutual relationships.
-Learn the fundamentals of linguistic analysis and language description.
-Familiarize yourself with linguistic concepts, theories, descriptive models and the associated research methods.
-Learn how language is related to cognition, speech and interaction as well as to social structures, culture and society.
-Learn to use various methods and technical tools in order to manage and analyze language data.
-Gain a good understanding of linguistic variation and diversity: what is common to the world's languages and how they differ, how language changes through time, how languages influence one another, how individuals cope with multilingual situations and how communities speaking endangered languages can be supported.

After completing your studies, you will be able to work independently in various fields that require multidisciplinary expertise in linguistic sciences. You will have the theoretical knowledge and skills that are required for postgraduate studies in the doctoral programme in language studies.

The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee ranges from 13 000-18 000 euros. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check this FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees: https://studyinfo.fi/wp2/en/higher-education/higher-education-institutions-will-introduce-tuition-fees-in-autumn-2017/am-i-required-to-pay-tuition-fees/

Programme Contents

Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Age is an integrated international programme that offers you a comprehensive view of all subfields of the science of language. As a student in the programme you will be able to choose among four specialist options: (1) General Linguistics, (2) Phonetics, (3) Language Technology, and (4) Diversity Linguistics.

General Linguistics
Gives you comprehensive in-depth training in a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches to language structure and language in use. Special emphasis is put on language typology in a global perspective as well as the documentation and description of endangered and previously undocumented and under-documented forms of speech.

Phonetics
Introduces you to the tools for working with the articulatory, acoustic and perceptional aspects of human speech from a multidisciplinary perspective. At the more advanced level, you will become acquainted with the methods of experimental phonetics.

Language Technology
Combines linguistics with digital technology in an interdisciplinary approach with close links to computer science. The focus areas include natural language processing (NLP) for morphologically rich languages, cross-lingual NLP and language technology in the humanities.

Diversity Linguistics
Encompasses all aspects of linguistic diversity in time and space, including historical linguistics as well as the extralinguistic context of languages: ethnicities, cultures and environ­ments. The areal foci in Diversity Linguistics are Eurasia and Africa.

These four specialist options interact at all levels. There is a study module common to all students in the programme regardless of the specialist option they choose. The integration of these four perspectives into one programme is unique - no similar programme exists anywhere else.

In the context of “Humanities”, the programme has the closest relationship to natural sciences, and many subfields of the programme involve methods directly linked to laboratory sciences, including digital technology and neurosciences.

The teaching in the programme includes lectures and seminars, practical exercise sessions, reading circles, fieldwork excursions, as well as work practice (internship). The broad spectrum of teaching methods guarantees optimal support for your learning processes.

Programme Structure

The scope of the Master of Arts degree is 120 credits. The degree contains the following studies:
-Studies common to all students in the programme (30 credits)
-Advanced studies in the specialist option (at least 60 credits)
-Other studies (up to 30 credits)

The target duration of full-time studies leading to an MA degree is two years.

All students in the programme take the same courses during the autumn semester of the first year.

Then you will focus on your specialist option (general linguistics, phonetics, language technology, or diversity linguistics). This block of studies consists of courses (at least 30 credits) and of the final project, which is your Master's thesis (30 credits).

Additionally, you choose other studies: modules offered either by the other specialist options within this Master's programme or by other programmes within the University of Helsinki. The size of such optional study modules is typically 15, 25 or 30 credits. Courses offered by other universities can also be included here.

The studies in your own specialist option as well as the other studies may also include an internationalization period (e.g. student exchange) and work practice or other working life oriented study units. Working life and career development perspectives are integrated in many courses in the programme.

You will complete your studies systematically. At the beginning of your Master’s studies, you will prepare your first personal study plan (PSP). In this, you will receive support especially from the staff of the Master's programme. Guidance is also given at the Faculty level.

Career Prospects

After graduation, students of the programme find employment in a wide variety of positions, in which special knowledge of language is required.

One path prepares you for a research career, and many graduates work as researchers in Finland and abroad. You can also work in the political, diplomatic, and educational sectors, as well as research administration. Further potential employers are found in the publishing industry, media and journalism, public relations and communications of business and public administration, as well as NGOs.

If you choose a technological orientation, you may work in language technology firms or more generally in the IT sector. Big international companies are in constant need of experts in speech and language technology. Additionally, there is a vibrant field of domestic companies, some established ones and many promising start-ups. Some students have founded their own companies and become entrepreneurs.

Note that it is not possible to graduate as a (subject) teacher in the LingDA Master's programme.

In honour of the University of Helsinki's 375th anniversary, the Faculty of Arts presented 375 humanists during year 2015. Get to know the humanists! http://375humanistia.helsinki.fi/

Internationalization

Linguistics is by definition an international field. Language capacity is a feature common to all human beings, and the objective of linguistics as a science is to study both the universal background of language as a phenomenon and the global diversity of languages as expressions of social and cultural heritage.

In the LingDA programme, internationalization is present in several forms and at several levels:
-The programme functions in English and accepts international students from all countries.
-The programme recruits students representing a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
-The students are encouraged to study and master many languages from both the practical and the theoretical points of view.
-The students are encouraged early on to get engaged in documentational and typological field work among speakers of little documented languages in various parts of the world.
-The students are encouraged to use the opportunities of international exchange that the university offers.

The programme has a high international profile and all teachers have wide international contact networks. At the university of Helsinki, linguistics was internationalized as early as the 19th century. Finland is a country where, in particular, ethnolinguistics and field linguistics were developed and practised much earlier than in most other European countries. Some of the regions where Finnish ethnolinguists have been active include North and Central Eurasia, the Near and Middle East, East Asia, South Asia, and Africa. This tradition of field-work-oriented linguistics is today carried on by the HALS (Helsinki Area and Linguistic Studies) research community. At the same time, the more recent fields of linguistics, including phonetics, language technology, and typology, have developed their own international profiles.

Research Focus

The MA programme Diversity Linguistics in the Digital Age combines several research fields in which the University of Helsinki has long been a global leader. Language research in Helsinki has always maintained its strong commitment to a better understanding of cultural areas and their history. Situated in an ideal place for the study of language history and contact linguistics of various Eurasian language families, the study of Uralic languages has a long tradition in Helsinki. Our interest in the culturally and historically informed study of language reaches well beyond that, though, spanning Asia, Europe and Africa.

Our language research is empirically driven and informed by linguistic typology. The question of linguistic complexity, its significance for language and cultural history, and its intersection with ecological models is a hallmark of the Helsinki School of Linguistics. We explore new horizons in area and language studies by combining cutting edge research in linguistic typology with field work based descriptive linguistics and linguistic anthropology.

A unique asset at the University of Helsinki is the presence of various language technology initiatives at the forefront of the digital humanities. The study of morphologically complex languages plays a great role here, and special attention is paid to lesser researched languages.

Each of the four study lines of our MA programme thus corresponds to a University of Helsinki focus area. Our language-related research is typically multidisciplinary and involves more than one linguistic specialty. This is also a crucial feature in our MA programme. Students receive theoretical, thematic and methodological training for research or other professional careers that require problem-solving skills in order to maintain linguistic diversity and to support people’s linguistic well-being.

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The Haskayne MBA program aims to transform Canada’s business landscape by enabling our students to make significant contributions as individuals, and as leaders. Read more
The Haskayne MBA program aims to transform Canada’s business landscape by enabling our students to make significant contributions as individuals, and as leaders.

Designed for early to mid-career professionals, the Haskayne Daytime MBA program will help you develop the critical thinking and leadership skills needed to achieve your career goals.

Students who have completed an undergraduate business degree in Canada may be eligible for up to 9 course waivers (post curriculum review). A minimum of 15 courses are required to complete the program; any student with more than 5 core course waivers would substitute additional electives for the remaining courses. In addition to completing the program in less time, this option also saves you money as tuition is charged on a per course basis.

Unlock Your Potential

Many MBA students are seeking to accelerate their career, or achieve a career transition in terms of function, industry or location. Our dedicated the Career Centre Team supports students through the career development cycle from developing awareness of strengths, development needs and preferences through to identifying and securing their next career transition. Services offered include:

Career Services
-Résumé and cover letter review
-Personal branding support
-Informational, behavioural and case interview preparation
-Job search support

Networking Opportunities
-Informational interview connections with alumni and their members of the business community
-Management consulting panel
-Finance industry panel
-MBA specialization event

Our graduates achieve significant success in both the short term and long term. Illustrative career statistics* for recent graduates include:
-More than 7 out of 10 of Haskayne MBA graduates are employed within 3 months of graduation
-The most popular industries for our graduates are energy, finance and consulting
-Graduates have an average starting salary of $91,000, an increase of nearly 20% of their pre-MBA salary
-24% of graduates receive a cash signing bonus for their post-MBA job

Immersive Experience

Students in the Haskayne Daytime MBA program are able to take advantage of a broad range of academic and extra-curricular opportunities. Our goal is to empower all of our students to engage in a transformative experience during their MBA.

Students can adapt their program experience to support their personal and professional development goals:

Academic Opportunities
-Select from six specialization options or opt not to specialize and fully customize your degree
-Choose your electives from more than 50 courses each year
-Participate in International Exchange to one of more than 30 destinations
-Build your leadership capacity through an Adventure Leadership Experience
-Accelerate your program by taking Spring and Summer courses, going on a Summer exchange or taking advantage of course waivers (for those with Canadian business degree)

Experiential Opportunities
-Represent your class as a member of the MBA Society executive, as a Class Champion or as a Buddy
-Expand your network, develop your confidence and build your team-working and presentation skills by participating in a case competition
-Improve your communication skills through our accent reduction program
-Enhance your leadership capacity and grow your network through our Leadership Development Program

Vocational Opportunities
-Discover different career opportunities through career counselling, industry panels and networking events
-Explore a career transition through a summer internship or skills-based volunteering
-Develop your practical business skills by participating in financial modelling and case-cracking workshops

Diverse Cohort

Students in the Haskayne Daytime MBA program bring a diverse mix of industry, functional and educational backgrounds. The program attracts up to 40% of its students from international locations across the Americas, Asia and Africa. In addition, our international exchange students enhance the mix of students in the class.

Through spending the intensive first year of core classes together the Daytime MBA students form a strong cohort. They have the opportunity to expand their network with other MBA students through shared elective classes with the Evening MBA and experiential opportunities such as the Leadership Development Program.

The Haskayne Daytime MBA Class Profile*
-3.3 average GPA
-630 average GMAT
-4.5 years’ average work experience
-40% female and 60% male
-26% of the class is international

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