The MA by Research is a one year full time course of postgraduate study. Students taking this degree work on a specific project with expert supervision from a member of the Huddersfield History team. This project is written up as a dissertation of about 25,000 words and submitted at the end of the year. Please see below for the MA by Research topics offered for supervision by Huddersfield historians.
The MA by Research contains less formal teaching and more regular one to one supervision than a taught Masters course. The weekly Graduate Seminar provides a structured environment for the MA by Research. This gives MA by Research students the opportunity explore a range of methodological and skills issues relating to the postgraduate study of history. New doctoral students also attend the Graduate Seminar, so it provides an opportunity for research students to get to know each other, and share ideas and findings. The areas covered in these sessions are designed to support the more focused reading students undertake with their supervisor. The Graduate Seminar aims to explore various ways of structuring and categorizing research; for example, organizing concepts like gender, class and identity; sources and approaches like material culture, oral history and memory. It also covers the practical skills required for effective research. To support the regular seminar there are additional specialist sessions delivered by experts who work on specific temporal areas and who use particular methodologies.
MA by Research students also play a full part in History at Huddersfield’s research culture by attending the regular departmental research seminar held on Tuesday afternoons and other events like the Whiteley and Luddite Lectures. The annual Huddersfield History Postgraduate conference, held every summer, is organised and run by MA by Research and doctoral students. This attracts students from other universities across the UK and provides an important opportunity for sharing research, networking and career development.
On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD).
The MBA is the most globally recognised management qualification and should enable you to develop your potential, whether that’s increasing your own effectiveness and knowledge in your current role or displaying your ability to rise to more responsible, challenging and senior roles.
Studying for an MBA at Huddersfield will help you realise your ambitions and enable you to; become a more effective manager, develop a strategic and global management perspective and improve practical leadership qualities. The Huddersfield MBA is designed to provide the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs with a high level management education and personal development programme. Our heritage and tradition in management education is reflected in the fact that in 2016 we celebrated our 30th anniversary of delivering the MBA at Huddersfield.
We provide a broad and comprehensive programme of study looking at the crucial areas of business that affect strategic performance across a variety of organisations and sectors. Inspirational and expert tuition, exposure to the latest management thinking and the benefits of mixing with and learning from other talented students for the duration of the programme will help equip you for senior management and leadership roles. Key areas of study include finance, service operations and marketing, managing people and strategic thinking. We also focus upon your own development as a manager through reflective practice.
The dissertation is a self-initiated theoretical and investigative piece of research that offers you an opportunity to research a topic related to your subject of interest or industry/profession.
Whether the global economy is flourishing or not, international markets are increasingly part of any marketing strategy. Few businesses can afford to ignore international markets and competitors. This course places particular emphasis on the international dimensions of marketing; on both the need to adapt marketing strategies to international markets, and the practicalities of operating across different country markets.
You will find that our course is theoretically robust with an emphasis on applied critical thinking and analysis. We seek to maximise your opportunity to put marketing theory into practice through the use of live case studies and an online marketing simulation. The varied marketing topics are studied in a range of ways including seminars, tutorials and lectures, case studies etc. Different modules have different teaching and assessment strategies, so some modules are based on individual work and others on a combination of individual and group work.
Throughout the course, extensive use is made of contemporary international marketing problems. As such, the focus of this course is the development of the applied international marketing leaders of tomorrow. On this international marketing route of our Marketing Master’s you will take specialist modules in International Marketing and Strategic Brand Management.
Further specialisation and an opportunity to pursue an area of marketing that interests you or which you are passionate about comes in your choice of project. You have a choice of two routes: Research Route or the Consultancy Route (subject to tutor approval).
We have a great track record of delivering marketing courses here at Huddersfield. In fact, we were the first academic institution to teach a dedicated marketing degree in the whole country. In 2017 we celebrated 50 years of delivering marketing courses at Huddersfield – a fantastic tradition of innovation and educating generations of marketing scholars and practitioners.
The course is relevant if you have already studied marketing and want to continue to develop your specialist knowledge, or if you are new to marketing having studied a degree in another subject. The course forms the cornerstone of the Marketing MSc suite (with includes more specialist routes in International Marketing or Marketing Communications) and allows a broad approach with a choice of option modules.
We ground our marketing courses in real-world issues with opportunities for you to put marketing theory into practice; through the use of live case studies, an online marketing simulation, and by encouraging you to enter marketing competitions such as the annual Institute of Direct & Digital Marketing (IDM) competition. The varied marketing topics are studied in a range of ways including seminars, tutorials and lectures, case studies etc. Different modules have different teaching and assessment strategies, so some modules are based on individual work and others on a combination of individual and group work.
We have a vibrant and diverse student learning environment, with a focus on meeting the creative and analytical challenges posed by modern marketing. Key areas of study include Strategic Marketing, Integrated Marketing Practice, and Behavioural Analysis, with a choice of option modules in areas of International Marketing and Marketing Communications. The dissertation enables you to research a marketing issue of your choice, allowing you to further specialise your knowledge, or pursue an area of marketing you’re passionate about.
We have a great track record of delivering marketing courses here at Huddersfield. In fact, we were the first academic institution to teach a dedicated marketing degree in the whole country.In 2017, we celebrated 50 years of delivering marketing courses at Huddersfield – a fantastic tradition of innovation and educating generations of marketing scholars and practitioners.
This course is designed to provide you with a high level education in Stylistics, taught by a strong team of leading scholars in the field.
It covers a range of topics based on staff expertise, including critical, cognitive, corpus and experimental stylistics. You will be given the chance to engage with cutting-edge research in your area, as well as to develop skills in common methodologies for stylistic analysis, such as corpus linguistics.
All of the modules on this course are taught by a new ‘block delivery’ method which allows you to come to Huddersfield for intensive teaching three times a year and spend the remaining weeks elsewhere if it suits your work/life situation. But if you wish to participate in the life of Linguistics at Huddersfield all year round there are many activities you can get involved with between the intensive weeks of teaching.
Your studies are led by experts who are renowned nationally and internationally for their excellence in teaching and research. In the recent Research Assessment Exercise, 20% of our overall submission was said to be 'world leading' and 53% to be internationally excellent'. (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
We have a vibrant research community of both national and international students. We regularly host conferences which reflect the research interests of our academic staff, and research seminars by our own students, staff and visiting guest speakers. We also organise our own Postgraduate Conference.
The University of Huddersfield is pleased to be the training provider for a number of our primary and secondary school partners who offer school-led training through School Direct. As a School Direct trainee you'll have the opportunity to work as part of the teaching team in the alliance of schools to which you've applied from day one. Your chosen alliance will be involved in your selection, recruitment and professional development throughout the programme. School Direct trainees also benefit from studying with other trainees at the University of Huddersfield on our university-led PGCE programmes. Both routes have the same entry requirements, lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and include 90 Masters level credits.
If you've got an undergraduate degree and are passionate about training to become a teacher, then studying our PGCE Primary or Secondary Education with QTS (School Direct) could be for you. Each course has been carefully negotiated with our school partners to enable trainees to benefit from the unique experiences available within their alliance.
A significant amount of your learning will take place within the alliance. You'll benefit from being able to learn from and observe experienced teachers, gain practical hands-on experience and mentoring to help you develop into an outstanding and successful teacher.
Successful completion of your PGCE course prepares you to start your first teaching post (NQT year) within a primary or secondary school setting. Our courses are designed to prepare you to teach pupils in a specific age range, with opportunities to develop a comprehensive understanding of progression in the age phases before and after. Our School Direct Primary training will take place across the 3-7 and 5-11 age ranges and our School Direct Secondary training across the 11-16, 11-18 or 14-19 age ranges.
Graphic Design is a sophisticated mode of communication in the twenty-first century. Consumers access ideas through the visual language of graphic forms and their experiences are shaped by the relations we, as designers, create between form and image. Graphic Design is made up of many different processes and inhabits a multitude of contexts. In the design of information graphics for different commercial and artistic platforms the world of the graphic designer occupies both physical and digital arenas. Graphic Design contributes to a system building process where the interface between type and meaning is at the forefront of innovative and dynamic communication tools of the future.
Our MA in Graphic Design offers continuing or recent graduates from creative design subjects with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge, creative skills and employment prospects. Our course aims to encourage you to push the boundaries of graphic practice with the development of innovative and imaginative concepts and ideas relevant to the design of graphic products and artefacts. We will introduce you to a variety of platforms and a range of situations and contexts within which graphic design sits, enabling you to experiment, expand, progress and communicate your ideas through different forms and processes. Our practice-led modules facilitate opportunities for you to produce high quality portfolios often underpinned by industry focused trends and competition briefs.
Our specialist staff and research expertise in the School of Art, Design and Architecture brings students into contact with a wide range of academic staff, many of whom have industry experience. All of our staff are research active and are involved in the events of our research centres (G and the Centre for Sculptural Thinking). Students are welcome to participate in these wider research contexts as part of their studies with us at the University of Huddersfield. Research plays a relevant role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in the field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant.
Our Master's in International Fashion Design Management offers continuing or recent graduates from either fashion or management related degree courses an opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills and employment prospects. It is tailored towards students who wish,to move into the fashion sector and manage either their own or others creative outputs.
Our course aims to combine subject specialist knowledge with creative and collaborative management and research skills. Applicants to this course will normally have a degree in a related subject such as fashion design, management, promotion and/or fashion retail management or come from business discipline or may have been involved in business, managerial or marketing roles or are seeking to move into these areas in the future. Our course is also offered to professionals from within the creative industries with several years experience. A distance learning route enables students to study online and from their own homes/places of work.
We encourage students to work alongside others from related disciplines as well as undertaking subject specific modules in international fashion management.
Our specialist staff and research expertise in the department brings students into contact with a wide range of academic staff, many of whom have industry experience. All of our staff are research active and are involved in the events of our research centres. Students are welcome to participate in these wider research contexts as part of their studies with us at the University of Huddersfield. As part of the course you will be able to become a part of a relevant research centre within the School.