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.
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.
Gastric balloon: a non-invasive weight loss intervention
Obesity is a major health concern and weight loss surgery is the gold standard treatment but is expensive and irreversible. Gastric balloons are an alternative to weight loss surgery, and are endoscopically administered in a capsule and inflated once in the stomach. This reduces the stomach volume and therefore improves the patient’s satiety threshold, and subsequently leads to significant weight loss. The approach is cost effective compared to other surgical interventions but still expensive as it cannot be offered outside hospital settings. The balloon needs endoscopic removal under anaesthesia after 4 months of its insertion; it is subject to spontaneous deflation if not removed. A repeated course of three balloons can be very expensive. This project aims to redesign the gastric balloon to improve its limitations. The project will include developing a series of formulations, their detailed characterisation, for example; swelling, gastric-stability, rheology, buoyancy, stability, degradation etc. The project may potentially lead to industrial/clinical collaborations to further the technology in preclinical and clinical trials.
Applicants must have a good honours degree (2.1 or equivalent) in pharmacy or a related discipline. Desirable criteria are evidence of further study or equivalent level and practical laboratory experience. If English is not your first language, you will be asked to provide proof of proficiency.
The project is internally funded by the Research and Enterprise of the University of Huddersfield and open to applicants from Home/EU and Overseas. The successful applicant will receive a full waiver to their tuition fees and will also receive an annual bursary of £14,553 for one year.
Start Date: January 2018
Application Deadline: 31 October 2017
For further information about MSc Research program at the University of Huddersfield and how to make an online application, please refer to the link below:
You may also contact the research supervisor Dr Hamid Merchant for further details about the project and the selection process.
To apply, please send a covering letter outlining your motivation and experience (details of why you are interested in undertaking this project and what relevant knowledge, experience and qualifications you would bring to the research) including a CV and the names of two referees to Dr Hamid Merchant ([email protected]) and copy to PGR administration ([email protected]) by 31st October 2017. Please also complete an online application at http://halo.hud.ac.uk/pgr_onlineapps/
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews, which can also be arranged over Skype for candidates who may not be able to appear in person.
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.
We're proud to have been awarded The Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2015 for ‘world-leading work to promote, produce and present contemporary music to an international audience'. This represents one of the most coveted distinctions in UK Higher Education.
We have a thriving community of postgraduate musicians who receive regular individual tuition from staff who are recognised nationally and internationally in their chosen specialisms, and by a team of part-time instrumental and vocal teachers from regional and national orchestras, many of whom are distinguished solo performers.
You’ll have many opportunities to perform by taking part in directed ensembles, amongst which are the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Big Band, Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Brass Band, Choir, Chamber Choir, Opera Group, New Music Ensemble, Early Music Ensemble, Folk Group, Samba Band, Blues Group, Improvisation Group, and A Cappella Choir, as well as various chamber music ensembles.
Our Live Music at the University of Huddersfield series features a range of weekly student concerts, as well as recitals and masterclasses by guest artists. Recent visitors have included Emma Kirkby (voice), Garth Knox (viola), Anton Lyakhovsky (piano), Neil Heyde (cello), Richard Haynes (clarinet), Jah Wobble (pop ensembles), Lore Lixenberg (voice), John Scott Whiteley (organ), Claude Delangle and Snake Davis (saxophone), Ensemble 360,vocal ensemble EXAUDI, and the instrumental group ELISION.