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Programs in Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education draw faculty and students together in graduate programs, courses, lectures, workshops, and other interactive venues to address educational issues from inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives. Read more
Programs in Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education draw faculty and students together in graduate programs, courses, lectures, workshops, and other interactive venues to address educational issues from inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives.

Cross-Faculty Inquiry program

The Cross Faculty Inquiry (CFI) in Education program(s) resides in the Office of Graduate Programs & Research and draws faculty and students together, in graduate programs, courses, lectures, workshops and other interactive venues, to address educational issues on topics of common concern from inter and trans disciplinary perspectives.
CFI seeks to drive intellectual and social innovation through nurturance of trans disciplinary scholarship in Education. CFI thus serves as both an active academic program within the Faculty of Education that provides graduate programs and courses, and in so doing, contributes to the development of knowledge advances across multiple fields of inquiry in Education, as well as an incubator space for the development of cross-faculty initiatives and collaborative inquiry.

MA in Cross Faculty Inquiry in Education

The Masters of Arts requires the completion of 24-credits of course work (6-core courses, 3-6 credits of research methods, and 12-18-credits of elective courses) and the thesis (6-credits).

Program of Study (MA)

Students are required to develop their program of study in consultation with their advisor in the first term of their masters program. Students usually register into content area and research methods courses that will assist them in preparing the thesis proposal. In consultation with their advisor(s), students complete a Program of Study Worksheet and submit it to the CCFI Graduate Program office located in the Office of Graduate Programs and Research.

Quick Facts

- Degree: Master of Arts
- Specialization: Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education
- Subject: Education
- Mode of delivery: On campus
- Program components: Coursework + Major Project/Essay required
- Faculty: Faculty of Education

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Programs in Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education draw faculty and students together in graduate programs, courses, lectures, workshops, and other interactive venues to address educational issues from inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives. Read more
Programs in Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education draw faculty and students together in graduate programs, courses, lectures, workshops, and other interactive venues to address educational issues from inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives.

Cross-Faculty Inquiry program

The Cross Faculty Inquiry (CFI) in Education program(s) resides in the Office of Graduate Programs & Research and draws faculty and students together, in graduate programs, courses, lectures, workshops and other interactive venues, to address educational issues on topics of common concern from inter and trans disciplinary perspectives.
CFI seeks to drive intellectual and social innovation through nurturance of trans disciplinary scholarship in Education. CFI thus serves as both an active academic program within the Faculty of Education that provides graduate programs and courses, and in so doing, contributes to the development of knowledge advances across multiple fields of inquiry in Education, as well as an incubator space for the development of cross-faculty initiatives and collaborative inquiry.

Program Admission (MEd)

The MEd in Cross Faculty Inquiry program with its focus on the urban learner, is delivered in a cohort model with intake of students every two years. The Urban Learner cohort is offered in collaboration with the Vancouver Elementary School Teachers Association (VESTA).

Program of Study (MEd)

The UBC Urban Learner MEd program has been developed to further an understanding of challenges and achievements in urban education. It draws from, and builds upon the expertise and rich experiences of school teachers and other education practitioners working in urban school environments.
While appreciating and extending the rigor of inquiry in urban education, the program challenges past stereotypes of urban ‘problems’ and languages of ‘risk’ and places the notion of Caring Cosmopolitanism and the institutions of Education at the heart of the revival of urban schools, networked publics, communities, and landscapes.
The cosmopolitan vision presented in this program invites an ethical and reflexive outlook of care of self and the Other, underpinned by a grasp of the complex and multidimensional social and political realities, and embodied and technological social networks, in which they practice, live, and act.

Quick Facts

- Degree: Master of Education
- Specialization: Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education
- Subject: Education
- Mode of delivery: On campus
- Program components: Coursework + Major Project/Essay required
- Faculty: Faculty of Education

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The MFA program in imaging arts emphasizes a broad interpretation of photography as a conceptual art form, with the intention of inspiring and nurturing the individuality of each student as a creative, productive artist. Read more
The MFA program in imaging arts emphasizes a broad interpretation of photography as a conceptual art form, with the intention of inspiring and nurturing the individuality of each student as a creative, productive artist. The program encourages graduate study in photography and related media as a means to personal, aesthetic, intellectual, and career development.

The curriculum provides a flexible focus of study that is continually sensitive to the needs of each student, building upon the strengths each individual brings to the program. Successful completion of the program enables students to seek careers in many fields including education, museum or gallery work, or as self-employed visual artists.

Program goals

The program provides students with the opportunity to use the still and moving image as a means to:

- pursue a professional career and earn a livelihood,
- enrich their personal lives and society as a whole, and
- create a community of creativity, scholarship, and purpose.

Plan of study

Distribution of work within these guidelines is subject to modification based upon the candidate’s background, abilities, and interests. An individualized course of study is prepared with the advice of the graduate faculty and made a matter of record. Modifications in this prescribed program thereafter must be approved and recorded.

Electives

Elective courses are available throughout the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences in areas such as but not limited to: video, printmaking, painting, sculpture, communication design, crafts, bookmaking, graphic design, new media, computer graphics, art history, and archival preservation and conservation. A complete list of graduate electives offered in the college is available through the student's adviser. There are also graduate electives offered throughout the university. Students also have opportunities to enhance their studies through independent studies and internships.

Thesis

Matriculation from the MFA program is obtained when the student has completed and mounted their graduate thesis exhibition, successfully passed their thesis defense, and completed and submitted their thesis publication. The thesis must be an original body of work appropriate to the major commitment of the degree. The thesis publication is a professional, published presentation of the thesis project, which must be submitted, in both print and digital form. It must contain an extended artist statement and a presentation of the majority of thesis artwork. It is prepared for inclusion in the Wallace Library, the School's Archive, and the Graduate Annex Space. The verbal defense requires a public address by the student, discussion of the thesis project, and exhibition in a digital presentation format.

Accreditation

The MFA program in imaging arts and the BFA program in photographic and imaging arts are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the MFA program in imaging arts, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

- Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university,

- Submit a portfolio containing a focused body of artwork that demonstrates visual sophistication, aesthetic awareness, skill, and craft, as well as a commitment to a purpose and idea.

- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.

- Submit three letters of recommendation.

- Submit a Letter of Intent, which should include a candidate's interest in obtaing an MFA, the selection of RIT for the MFA degree, and professional goals to be achieved.

- Submit an Artist Statement explaining the intention behind the portfolio submitted.

- Complete a graduate application through the Graduate Admission Website.

- Participate in an interview (optional).

Applicants who are capable of graduate level academic work, as well as artistic visual expression, and who demonstrate an interest in the exploration of new artistic ideas and experiences will be recommended.

- Portfolio

The portfolio, along with written records of achievements and recommendations, serves to inform the faculty of the applicant’s readiness for advanced graduate study. It provides understanding into the applicant’s performance to date, ability to create advanced, self-directed work and his/her aesthetic development and maturity.

Applicants should submit a portfolio of 20 images representing a cohesive body or bodies of recent work. Images must be uploaded to rit.slideroom.com, the college's portfolio website, or via a personal website. Through Slideroom, applicants will submit their Letter of Intent and an Artist’s Statement.

The application deadline is Jan 15. Admission selection for the fall semester is made in the spring from among all portfolios and completed applications received. Acceptance occurs only once a year for a fall admission.

Portfolio instructions to SlideRoom:

- Submit a portfolio of no more than 20 images to the college's portfolio website: rit.slideroom.com. (Size restrictions can be found through SlideRoom.) SlideRoom supplies space for titling and additional information about each image, such as: title of the work, date, size, and medium.
- Number images 1 to 20 in the order the applicant wishes them to be viewed.
- Include a numbered page detailing portfolio image information.
- Include a one-page Artist's Statement discussing submitted work and applicant’s creative process.
- Include a one-page Letter of Intert explaining why the applicant is interested in obtaining an MFA and specifically why RIT would be a successful fit for pursuit of a professional study degree.

Additional information

- Faculty

Thirteen full-time faculty members, all critically regarded for their artistic work in exhibition and publication, contribute to the MFA program. The faculty brings individual expertise and dedication to their work with graduate students, encouraging intellectual inquiry of contemporary art-making practices and aesthetics. The MFA program is supported by a staff of 30 full-time faculty members from the schools of Art and Photographic Arts and Sciences, faculty from the art history department, adjunct faculty members from George Eastman Museum, as well as noted regional, national, and international practitioners, critics, and historians. To learn about the MFA faculty, facilities, equipment cage, MFA events and curriculum, please visit the school's website at https://photography.rit.edu.

- Scholarships and graduate assistantships

All accepted applicants are awarded a university scholarship. Level of scholarship support is based on merit of application materials. Concurrently, the MFA program faculty grants graduate assistantships to all accepted applicants. Assistantships include a variety of positions, including team teaching, faculty assistant in the classroom and with research projects, gallery management, and working in an archive among opportunities. Upon acceptance into the MFA program, applicants are notified by the MFA director as to level of support for both the university scholarship and the graduate assistantship. Both scholarship and assistantship are renewable in the second year of graduate study.

- Transfer credit

Graduate-level course work completed prior to admission should be submitted for approval upon entrance into the program. Up to 8 semester hours of graduate work with a minimum grade of a B (3.0) or higher is transferable toward the degree, with the approval of the Graduate Director.

- Grades and maximum time limit

The average of all grades for graduate credit taken at the university must be at least a B (3.0) to qualify for the degree. University policy requires that graduate programs be completed within seven years of the student's initial registration for courses in the program.

- Policy regarding student work

The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences reserves the right to retain at least one original piece of work from a student’s MFA thesis show for inclusion in the MFA Collection, to be used for educational, promotional, and exhibition purposes. Graduates must also submit a copy of the thesis publication to the School's MFA archive.

- William Harris Gallery

William Harris Gallery (http://cias.rit.edu/spas-gallery/) supports the exhibition of graduate thesis work, student work, and the works of contemporary image-makers. It maintains a calendar of exhibitions, public lectures, and receptions. Importantly, it also provides real world experience for interested graduate students, where they learn firsthand about gallery operations, installation, and communications as a gallery manager or staff member.

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This award enables healthcare professionals to create an individualised programme of study from the interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies that will meet either their needs and /or their employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation. Read more
This award enables healthcare professionals to create an individualised programme of study from the interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies that will meet either their needs and /or their employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation.

It is designed for people who do not wish to undertake a defined programme or award, but who might like to study one module at a time (maximum of 5 years part time) building academic credit at their own pace, building up enough credit for one of the generic awards in Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma or MSc level.

The Programme Leader or an academic adviser from the Faculty will discuss with the student and support their choices of modules before they start studying and during the programme of study.

The programme is intended to:
-Provide a flexible educational framework that is vocationally relevant, within which the curriculum, where required, meets the regulatory needs of professional bodies and the professional development needs of the student, as well as the organisational needs of employers
-Develop the students’ cognitive and practical skills to undertake data synthesis and complex problem solving
-Develop critically reflective, competent practitioners, managers and leaders who will inform and shape or change inclusive, fair and ethically sensitive service provision

Students engage with learning through a range of teaching methods depending on the modules studied, however, student centred approaches to learning are a feature of the modules across the Faculty of Health thereby enabling all students to access the curriculum and meet the diversity agenda. Module delivery methods may include block or study day attendance, distance learning, blended learning or residential attendance and during study planning students will be advised of the delivery methods utilised for each module.

Why Bradford?

The Faculty of Health Studies is a major provider of education and training for individuals working within the health, social, independent and community / voluntary sector organisations across the Yorkshire and Humber Region and wider.

The core work of the Faculty is the focus on health and wellbeing and developing professionals who can work within multidisciplinary teams, work across care sectors and different types of organisations using clinical, educational, research or management and leadership skills to improve practice, services or improve organisations and their cultures and influence change.

Modules from across the Framework offer these opportunities; the core research modules are taught by a multidisciplinary team with a range of different professional backgrounds and experiences. This combined focus enables our education provision to have a sustainable component in terms of the future careers of our students and the sustainability of services by maintaining and improving provision for local communities.

Modules are taught in interdisciplinary groups by a range of lecturers from across the Faculty. A number of staff from the Faculty are clinical experts in their field or are actively involved in research across a range of different settings, including some who have an international as well as national reputation for their work, such as the members of the School of Dementia Studies and the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity. Students’ are enabled to meet module aims and learning outcomes by applying the knowledge and principles being taught into their own employment or professional area.

The flexibility offered by the Faculty of Health’s Framework enables students to take forward their current experience whatever the area of their work in collaboration with the University of Bradford. Students can obtain credits for short episodes of study, gain recognition for prior learning, undertake a single module or combine studying a choice of modules over time. The Programme Leader or an academic adviser from the Faculty will discuss with the student and support their choices of modules before they start studying and during the programme of study.

The Faculty’s focus on excellence though knowledge, practice, research, leadership and management aims to support the future sustainability of individuals, through lifelong learning and improved employability and thereby influencing the future adaptability of individual organisations and service delivery to promote change.

Learning activities and assessment

The modules and programmes nested within the Framework offer students a wide range of delivery options E.g. simulated learning, group work, problem based learning, the capacity to acknowledge and build upon the previous knowledge and skills acquired through previous learning experiences including those in the work place.

This enables students to develop a full range of skills and competences appropriate to their work or professional field enabling them to function more effectively in the workplace.

Learning will be assessed against the Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes by the use of a variety of assessment techniques, offering opportunities for students to select modules which not only meet their identified learning needs but also their learning style and choice of assessment. Assessment options may include one or more of the following:
-Written essay
-Reflective case study
-Reflective portfolio
-Completion of a set number of competencies
-Practical examination (OSC(E/P)
-Computer based Multiple Choice Question Examination
-Computer based open book exam
-Seminar presentation
-Written project report
-Completion of a Dissertation/Final stage project

Career support and prospects

The nature of health and social care is such that it is ever changing and with it the workforce needs to be adaptable and flexible. This programme facilitates students’ continuing professional development whether they are working in the third sector or working in the mainstream health service.

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This award enables healthcare professionals to create an individualised programme of study from the interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies that will meet either their needs and /or their employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation. Read more
This award enables healthcare professionals to create an individualised programme of study from the interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies that will meet either their needs and /or their employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation.

It is designed for people who do not wish to undertake a defined programme or award, but who might like to study one module at a time (maximum of 5 years part time) building academic credit at their own pace, building up enough credit for one of the generic awards in Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma or MSc level.

The Programme Leader or an academic adviser from the Faculty will discuss with the student and support their choices of modules before they start studying and during the programme of study.

The programme is intended to:
-Provide a flexible educational framework that is vocationally relevant, within which the curriculum, where required, meets the regulatory needs of professional bodies and the professional development needs of the student, as well as the organisational needs of employers
-Develop the students’ cognitive and practical skills to undertake data synthesis and complex problem solving
-Develop critically reflective, competent practitioners, managers and leaders who will inform and shape or change inclusive, fair and ethically sensitive service provision

Students engage with learning through a range of teaching methods depending on the modules studied, however, student centred approaches to learning are a feature of the modules across the Faculty of Health thereby enabling all students to access the curriculum and meet the diversity agenda. Module delivery methods may include block or study day attendance, distance learning, blended learning or residential attendance and during study planning students will be advised of the delivery methods utilised for each module.

Why Bradford?

The Faculty of Health Studies is a major provider of education and training for individuals working within the health, social, independent and community / voluntary sector organisations across the Yorkshire and Humber Region and wider.

The core work of the Faculty is the focus on health and wellbeing and developing professionals who can work within multidisciplinary teams, work across care sectors and different types of organisations using clinical, educational, research or management and leadership skills to improve practice, services or improve organisations and their cultures and influence change.

Modules from across the Framework offer these opportunities; the core research modules are taught by a multidisciplinary team with a range of different professional backgrounds and experiences. This combined focus enables our education provision to have a sustainable component in terms of the future careers of our students and the sustainability of services by maintaining and improving provision for local communities.

Modules are taught in interdisciplinary groups by a range of lecturers from across the Faculty. A number of staff from the Faculty are clinical experts in their field or are actively involved in research across a range of different settings, including some who have an international as well as national reputation for their work, such as the members of the School of Dementia Studies and the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity. Students’ are enabled to meet module aims and learning outcomes by applying the knowledge and principles being taught into their own employment or professional area.

The flexibility offered by the Faculty of Health’s Framework enables students to take forward their current experience whatever the area of their work in collaboration with the University of Bradford. Students can obtain credits for short episodes of study, gain
recognition for prior learning, undertake a single module or combine studying a choice of modules over time. The Programme Leader or an academic adviser from the Faculty will discuss with the student and support their choices of modules before they start studying and during the programme of study.

The Faculty’s focus on excellence though knowledge, practice, research, leadership and management aims to support the future sustainability of individuals, through lifelong learning and improved employability and thereby influencing the future adaptability of individual organisations and service delivery to promote change.

Learning activities and assessment

The modules and programmes nested within the Framework offer students a wide range of delivery options E.g. simulated learning, group work, problem based learning, the capacity to acknowledge and build upon the previous knowledge and skills acquired through previous learning experiences including those in the work place.

This enables students to develop a full range of skills and competences appropriate to their work or professional field enabling them to function more effectively in the workplace.

Learning will be assessed against the Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes by the use of a variety of assessment techniques, offering opportunities for students to select modules which not only meet their identified learning needs but also their learning style and choice of assessment. Assessment options may include one or more of the following:
-Written essay
-Reflective case study
-Reflective portfolio
-Completion of a set number of competencies
-Practical examination (OSC(E/P)
-Computer based Multiple Choice Question Examination
-Computer based open book exam
-Seminar presentation
-Written project report
-Completion of a Dissertation/Final stage project

Career support and prospects

The nature of health and social care is such that it is ever changing and with it the workforce needs to be adaptable and flexible. This programme facilitates students’ continuing professional development whether they are working in the third sector or working in the mainstream health service.

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This award enables healthcare professionals to create an individualised programme of study from the interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies that will meet either their needs and /or their employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation. Read more
This award enables healthcare professionals to create an individualised programme of study from the interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies that will meet either their needs and /or their employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation.

It is designed for people who do not wish to undertake a defined programme or award, but who might like to study one module at a time (maximum of 5 years part time) building academic credit at their own pace, building up enough credit for one of the generic awards in Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma or MSc level.

The Programme Leader or an academic adviser from the Faculty will discuss with the student and support their choices of modules before they start studying and during the programme of study.

The programme is intended to:
-Provide a flexible educational framework that is vocationally relevant, within which the curriculum, where required, meets the regulatory needs of professional bodies and the professional development needs of the student, as well as the organisational needs of employers
-Develop the students’ cognitive and practical skills to undertake data synthesis and complex problem solving
-Develop critically reflective, competent practitioners, managers and leaders who will inform and shape or change inclusive, fair and ethically sensitive service provision

Students engage with learning through a range of teaching methods depending on the modules studied, however, student centred approaches to learning are a feature of the modules across the Faculty of Health thereby enabling all students to access the curriculum and meet the diversity agenda. Module delivery methods may include block or study day attendance, distance learning, blended learning or residential attendance and during study planning students will be advised of the delivery methods utilised for each module.

Why Bradford?

The Faculty of Health Studies is a major provider of education and training for individuals working within the health, social, independent and community / voluntary sector organisations across the Yorkshire and Humber Region and wider.

The core work of the Faculty is the focus on health and wellbeing and developing professionals who can work within multidisciplinary teams, work across care sectors and different types of organisations using clinical, educational, research or management and leadership skills to improve practice, services or improve organisations and their cultures and influence change.

Modules from across the Framework offer these opportunities; the core research modules are taught by a multidisciplinary team with a range of different professional backgrounds and experiences. This combined focus enables our education provision to have a sustainable component in terms of the future careers of our students and the sustainability of services by maintaining and improving provision for local communities.

Modules are taught in interdisciplinary groups by a range of lecturers from across the Faculty. A number of staff from the Faculty are clinical experts in their field or are actively involved in research across a range of different settings, including some who have an international as well as national reputation for their work, such as the members of the School of Dementia Studies and the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity. Students’ are enabled to meet module aims and learning outcomes by applying the knowledge and principles being taught into their own employment or professional area.

The flexibility offered by the Faculty of Health’s Framework enables students to take forward their current experience whatever the area of their work in collaboration with the University of Bradford. Students can obtain credits for short episodes of study, gain recognition for prior learning, undertake a single module or combine studying a choice of modules over time. The Programme Leader or an academic adviser from the Faculty will discuss with the student and support their choices of modules before they start studying and during the programme of study.

The Faculty’s focus on excellence though knowledge, practice, research, leadership and management aims to support the future sustainability of individuals, through lifelong learning and improved employability and thereby influencing the future adaptability of individual organisations and service delivery to promote change.

Learning activities and assessment

The modules and programmes nested within the Framework offer students a wide range of delivery options E.g. simulated learning, group work, problem based learning, the capacity to acknowledge and build upon the previous knowledge and skills acquired through previous learning experiences including those in the work place.

This enables students to develop a full range of skills and competences appropriate to their work or professional field enabling them to function more effectively in the workplace.

Learning will be assessed against the Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes by the use of a variety of assessment techniques, offering opportunities for students to select modules which not only meet their identified learning needs but also their learning style and choice of assessment. Assessment options may include one or more of the following:
-Written essay
-Reflective case study
-Reflective portfolio
-Completion of a set number of competencies
-Practical examination (OSC(E/P)
-Computer based Multiple Choice Question Examination
-Computer based open book exam
-Seminar presentation
-Written project report
-Completion of a Dissertation/Final stage project

Career support and prospects

The nature of health and social care is such that it is ever changing and with it the workforce needs to be adaptable and flexible. This programme facilitates students’ continuing professional development whether they are working in the third sector or working in the mainstream health service.

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This programme has been designed to be highly flexible in terms of student choice. There is only one core (compulsory) module of Research Methods in Health, which must be undertaken prior to the dissertation stage. Read more

Overview

This programme has been designed to be highly flexible in terms of student choice. There is only one core (compulsory) module of Research Methods in Health, which must be undertaken prior to the dissertation stage. Remaining modules can be chosen from the wide range offered by Schools both within and outside the Faculty of Health. This flexible choice of modules allows the student to design a programme of study that matches his or her perceived needs for personal and professional development. Such choice would be facilitated, managed, and approved by the Course Director, to ensure overall coherence of the modules chosen within the programme. The programme is distinctive in that it is designed to be of interest to a wide range of health professionals and to those from other disciplines with an interest in health or health care delivery. Health professionals require both academic accreditation and flexibility when pursuing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and our postgraduate courses endeavour to fulfil these needs. This flexible course is available on a part-time or a modular route – up to 5 years. Additionally, modules can be taken as independent standalone units of study.

There are four Schools in the Faculty of Health: the School of Health and Rehabilitation, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Pharmacy. Each of these offers a range of modules at postgraduate (M) level, each of which can potentially form part of a programme of study on this course. In addition, there are a number of modules offered within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Natural Science with a strong relevance to health.

See the website https://www.keele.ac.uk/pgtcourses/healthsciences/

Course Aims

Although hosted in the School of Health and Rehabilitation, this course is a faculty-based programme and draws on modules from across the Faculty of Health and the wider University, encouraging and facilitating interdisciplinary and interprofessional education. The aim of this flexible modular course is to broaden the student’s knowledge and understanding in the field of health sciences, and encourage personal and professional development. It is also about fostering greater insight into how different disciplines, through a programme of shared learning and teaching, can contribute to this aim.

Course Content

The MSc programme comprises taught modules to the value of 120 M Level credits and a dissertation of 60 M Level credits, giving a total of 180 credits. Students may choose to finish their studies after completing 60 taught credits (Postgraduate Certificate) or 120 taught credits (Postgraduate Diploma), or they may study any module on a stand-alone basis and obtain the relevant credits. The part-time MSc programme can be completed in two years, but students may take up to five years if they wish to follow the modular route. The structure of the course therefore allows flexible learning in accordance with individual student interests and needs.

The core module of Research Methods in Health will underpin the knowledge and skills needed to undertake the dissertation. Other modules may be chosen from a wide range available within Schools in the faculty, and within some Schools outside the faculty, thus meeting the needs of individuals to review and evaluate the scientific background of their own specialism and to integrate this into their professional practice.

Course Modules

For details about the modules offered within the Faculty (School of Health and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Pharmacy) go to http://www.keele.ac.uk/health/postgraduatetaught/individualmodules/

For a Postgraduate Certificate 60 credits must be obtained (choice of all options) and for a Postgraduate Diploma 120 credits must be obtained, including the core (compulsory) module of Research Methods, plus choice from option modules. For the MSc a dissertation on a topic related to the course must additionally be completed. Dissertation workshops provide support for students. An appropriate supervisor to support the dissertation process will be allocated from within the Faculty.

Teaching & Assessment

Lecture sessions are led by a variety of experienced authorities in their field. Therefore, the student receives a wide knowledge base from academics and practising experts. Teaching methods include: lead lectures, tutor and student led tutorials, problem solving scenarios, case studies, presentations, computer practicals, small group work and the use of the Virtual Learning Environment.

The programme is assessed by a variety of techniques chosen to reflect the aims and objectives and teaching methods of individual modules, for example: critical review papers, essays, portfolios, presentations, interactive practical examinations, assessment in the field and use of the VLE (online assessments), and dissertation. The pass mark for all modules is 50%.

Additional Costs

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this post graduate programme.

Find information on Scholarships here - http://www.keele.ac.uk/studentfunding/bursariesscholarships/

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The Department of Politics and International Studies offers seven linked masters programmes in politics and the international politics of Asia and Africa. Read more
The Department of Politics and International Studies offers seven linked masters programmes in politics and the international politics of Asia and Africa. The MSc African Politics is a regional specialist MSc, aiming to provide students with a detailed specialist understanding of both domestic and international politics (and of the implications of one for the other) in Africa. At Masters level there is particular emphasis on seminar work. Students make full-scale presentations for each unit that they take, and are expected to write substantial papers that often require significant independent work.

Visit the website http://www.soas.ac.uk/politics/programmes/mscafpol/

Programme Specification

MSc African Politics Programme Specification 2012 (pdf; 95kb) - http://www.soas.ac.uk/politics/programmes/mscafpol/file80038.pdf

Teaching & Learning

Courses are taught by a combination of methods, principally lectures, tutorial classes, seminars and supervised individual study projects.

The MSc programme consists of three taught courses (corresponding to three examination papers) and a dissertation.

- Lectures

Most courses involve a 50-minute lecture as a key component with linked tutorial classes.

- Seminars

At Masters level there is particular emphasis on seminar work. Students make full-scale presentations for each unit that they take, and are expected to write papers that often require significant independent work.

- Dissertation

A quarter of the work for the degree is given over to the writing of an adequately researched 10,000-word dissertation. Students are encouraged to take up topics which relate the study of a particular region to a body of theory.

Learning Resources

- SOAS Library

SOAS Library is one of the world's most important academic libraries for the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, attracting scholars from all over the world.

The Library houses over 1.2 million volumes, together with significant archival holdings, special collections and a growing network of electronic resources.

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences (L&SS)

Welcome to the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences at SOAS. The faculty is the largest in the School in terms of student and staff numbers and consists of the departments of Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Studies and the School of Law, as well as the Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Sciences, the Centre for Gender Studies, the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, the Centre of Taiwan Studies and a number of department-specific centres. All five departments offer undergraduate programmes, and all but Finance and International Management offer joint undergraduate degrees which can be combined with other disciplines from across the School. Each department also offers a range of masters-level programmes with a regional or disciplinary specialism, as well as a postgraduate research programme. The range of course options and combinations is one of the most distinctive characteristics of studying at SOAS and all students are given the option of studying an Asian or African language, either as part of or on top of their degree.

Staff in the faculty come from all over the world and combine regional knowledge with disciplinary specialisms. Teaching draws heavily on academic staff’s individual research which allows the faculty to maintain a large portfolio of courses, often exploring cutting-edge issues. Many faculty members have played a significant part in public debates and policy-making in relation to Asia and Africa. Academics in the faculty are regularly consulted by governments, public bodies and multilateral organisations including the United Nations and the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, European Commission, DFID and other country-specific organisations and NGOs.

-Excellent student satisfaction for Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Law and Social Sciences (LSS) at SOAS, University of London has performed extremely well according to the 2014 National Student Survey (NSS).

Department of Politics and International Studies

The Department’s academic staff are leading and highly-regarded scholars in their fields and most have knowledge of one or more languages of their regions of interest, in addition to their disciplinary specialism.

Staff members conduct cutting-edge research on the politics of the Global South, with expertise in nationalism, urban politics, political violence, security, migration and diaspora mobilization, Islamic political and intellectual history, transitional justice, politics of multiculturalism, international relations theory, gender, comparative political economy, human rights, and the study of ideologies.

View Degree Programmes - http://www.soas.ac.uk/politics/programmes/

Find out how to apply here - http://www.soas.ac.uk/admissions/pg/howtoapply/

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Containing 60 percent of the world’s population, Asia is the setting for many of the most important political issues in the world today. Read more
Containing 60 percent of the world’s population, Asia is the setting for many of the most important political issues in the world today. These issues include the rise of China and India, economic dynamism of the Asian-Pacific area, regional integration (ASEAN, SAARC, Shanghai Cooperation Organization), security hotspots (Korean Peninsula, Taiwan Straits, India-Pakistan, the ‘global war on terror’), democratic transition and consolidation, the survival of non-democratic regimes, and identity conflicts of ethnicity, religion and language. To understand these and other political processes, this MSc programme draws upon the concepts and methods of the sub-disciplines of comparative politics (political sociology and political economy) and international relations. The evidence from Asia will also reveal the relevance and limitations of the concepts and methods derived from North American/European settings and suggest ways in which they may be modified. The expertise available in the Department enables students to concentrate on one of the sub-regions of Asia, (East Asia. South Asia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia) should they choose to do so. Alternatively, they may follow a more comparative approach by selecting a mixture of units covering different sub-regions.

Visit the website http://www.soas.ac.uk/politics/programmes/mscaspol/

Programme Specification

MSc Asian Politics Programme Specification 2012 (pdf; 191kb) - http://www.soas.ac.uk/politics/programmes/mscaspol/file80041.pdf

Teaching & Learning

Courses are taught by a combination of methods, principally lectures, tutorial classes, seminars and supervised individual study projects.

The MSc programme consists of three taught courses (corresponding to three examination papers) and a dissertation.

- Lectures

Most courses involve a 50-minute lecture as a key component with linked tutorial classes.

- Seminars

At Masters level there is particular emphasis on seminar work. Students make full-scale presentations for each unit that they take, and are expected to write papers that often require significant independent work.

- Dissertation

A quarter of the work for the degree is given over to the writing of an adequately researched 10,000-word dissertation. Students are encouraged to take up topics which relate the study of a particular region to a body of theory.

Learning Resources

- SOAS Library

SOAS Library is one of the world's most important academic libraries for the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, attracting scholars from all over the world.

The Library houses over 1.2 million volumes, together with significant archival holdings, special collections and a growing network of electronic resources.

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences (L&SS)

Welcome to the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences at SOAS. The faculty is the largest in the School in terms of student and staff numbers and consists of the departments of Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Studies and the School of Law, as well as the Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Sciences, the Centre for Gender Studies, the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, the Centre of Taiwan Studies and a number of department-specific centres. All five departments offer undergraduate programmes, and all but Finance and International Management offer joint undergraduate degrees which can be combined with other disciplines from across the School. Each department also offers a range of masters-level programmes with a regional or disciplinary specialism, as well as a postgraduate research programme. The range of course options and combinations is one of the most distinctive characteristics of studying at SOAS and all students are given the option of studying an Asian or African language, either as part of or on top of their degree.

Staff in the faculty come from all over the world and combine regional knowledge with disciplinary specialisms. Teaching draws heavily on academic staff’s individual research which allows the faculty to maintain a large portfolio of courses, often exploring cutting-edge issues. Many faculty members have played a significant part in public debates and policy-making in relation to Asia and Africa. Academics in the faculty are regularly consulted by governments, public bodies and multilateral organisations including the United Nations and the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, European Commission, DFID and other country-specific organisations and NGOs.

-Excellent student satisfaction for Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Law and Social Sciences (LSS) at SOAS, University of London has performed extremely well according to the 2014 National Student Survey (NSS).

Department of Politics and International Studies

The Department’s academic staff are leading and highly-regarded scholars in their fields and most have knowledge of one or more languages of their regions of interest, in addition to their disciplinary specialism.

Staff members conduct cutting-edge research on the politics of the Global South, with expertise in nationalism, urban politics, political violence, security, migration and diaspora mobilization, Islamic political and intellectual history, transitional justice, politics of multiculturalism, international relations theory, gender, comparative political economy, human rights, and the study of ideologies.

View Degree Programmes - http://www.soas.ac.uk/politics/programmes/

Find out how to apply here - http://www.soas.ac.uk/admissions/pg/howtoapply/

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This programme is designed for economists and financiers who are interested in exploring the relationship between national and international financial policies and practices and their impact on economic development. Read more

Who is this programme for?:

This programme is designed for economists and financiers who are interested in exploring the relationship between national and international financial policies and practices and their impact on economic development. Anyone working, or wishing to work, for international organisations and/or in financial institutions with an interest in economic development would gain much from this programme.

The programme includes 8 modules in macroeconomics, microeconomics, quantitative methods, international finance, corporate finance, derivatives and capital markets and financial systems in the context of economic development. Students will also complete a 10,000-word dissertation.

All students are required to complete the compulsory preliminary course in Mathematics and Statistics (including Computing) to begin studying on this programme. This course is taught over a three week period from the beginning of September covering mathematics, statistics and computing. For further information about this course including a timetable please see here: Preliminary maths and Statistics Course (https://www.soas.ac.uk/courseunits/15PECC050.html)

Visit the website http://www.soas.ac.uk/economics/programmes/mscfindev/

Programme Specification

Programme Specification 2015/2016 (pdf; 57kb) - http://www.soas.ac.uk/economics/programmes/mscfindev/file39835.pdf

Teaching & Learning

The MSc includes eight taught modules plus a preliminary course in Mathematics and Statistics and an 8,000-word dissertation.
The courses are taught in seminar groups and lectures. The degrees are awarded on the basis of assessed coursework, examinations and the dissertation.

The MSc degrees are taught over a period of twelve months of full-time study within a structured programme. In the case of part-time study, the degrees will be taught over two years. Four modules are studied each year, with the dissertation normally being completed in the second year.

- Lectures

Most courses involve a 50-minute lecture as a key component with linked tutorial classes.

- Seminars

At Masters level there is particular emphasis on seminar work. Students make full-scale presentations and are expected to write papers that often require significant independent work.

- Dissertation

Students are required to complete an 8,000-word dissertation in applied economics.

Learning Resources

- SOAS Library

SOAS Library is one of the world's most important academic libraries for the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, attracting scholars from all over the world. The Library houses over 1.2 million volumes, together with significant archival holdings, special collections and a growing network of electronic resources.

Pre Entry Reading

- Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics Course

Our MSc programmes attract students with a wide range of backgrounds including many who have worked for a few years before coming to SOAS. Our popular quantitative courses are designed to be accessible to all of our students including those with a relatively small quantitative component in their first degree. Our well-received quantitative courses focus on applying basic methods used in empirical research. They equip students to carry out their own high quality empirical work and critically evaluate research, with relatively little emphasis on advanced econometric theory and mathematical proofs.

Our quantitative methods teaching begins with a three-week preliminary course in mathematics, statistics and computing.
The objective of the course is to review the basic quantitative skills assumed once formal teaching commences. This course is compulsory. Visit the Preliminary mathematics and statistics page for further details.

Employment

A postgraduate degree in Finance and Development from SOAS equips students with a range of important skills to continue in the field of research as well as a portfolio of widely transferable employability skills valued by a wide range of employers.

These include numeracy, analytical thinking and general skills such as organisation and effective communication skills. Graduates will develop their regional expertise and understanding of issues of development and the international financial market. In addition the study of Economics gives students particular problem solving skills
including: abstraction, analysis, quantification, strategic thinking and adaptability.

Postgraduate students from the SOAS MSc in Finance and Development have followed successful careers in both academic work and also in international banking and financial analysis, in national governments in many parts of the world, in international development agencies and in a range of non-government organisations. A postgraduate degree is a valuable experience that provides students with a body of work and a diverse range of skills that they can use to market themselves with when they graduate.

For more information about Graduate Destinations from this department, please visit the Careers Service website (http://www.soas.ac.uk/care