The United Nations’ post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals propose to end poverty and hunger while achieving sustainable production and consumption. The World Bank and other influential international agencies increasingly talk about sustainable development in terms of ‘Inclusive Green Growth’.
Yet the different aspects of economic growth, greening and inclusiveness may be at odds with each other. Strategies to address these challenges are urgently needed by international agencies, NGOs, national ministries and firms in developing countries.
Our MSc will help you translate theories of social and technological innovation into effective development policies and practices to achieve sustainable development.
You’ll study through a combination of core modules and options on topics from energy and development to infrastructure and innovation to network analysis and infographics.
Modules are assessed by a combination of analysis assignments, project presentations and extended essays.
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
This course is taught by the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) who have a number of £10,000 scholarships available for 2018 entry
SPRU Scholarships 2018
- £10,000 towards fees with any remaining funds to be used to support maintenance.
- Application deadline: 1 July 2018
- Further information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/study/scholarships
For more information on Masters Scholarships visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/fees-funding/masters-scholarships
Our graduates have gone into careers in business and consultancy organisations, government ministries, NGOs, international organisations such as the UN, think-tanks, social enterprises and other not-for-profits.
Others have gone on to study for PhDs or careers in academia.
Recent graduates have gained employment in:
-International organisations (OECD, EBRD, ECLAC, UNHCR Innovation)
-Government departments (DFID)
-Local authorities (Brighton & Hove Council sustainability team)
-NGOs (Greenpeace, Green Jobs Alliance)
Our MA Broadcast Journalism course will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge, understanding and other attributes expected of professional broadcast journalists at the start of their careers.
You will engage critically with, and make informed judgments on current professional practices and ethical issues. In addition you will be expected to apply specialised techniques. At Masters' level, you will plan and carry out a significant project of original research, culminating in a documentary or broadcast portfolio.
Areas of focus will include:
Our course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).
To flourish in the digitally-enabled field of contemporary journalism our course will equip you with the following essential skills:
As a student on the MA Broadcast Journalism course, you will take three modules:
These modules will hone your journalistic practice.
Your creative and collaborative skills will be developed by producing infographics, working with short form video, and broadcasting 'live' on social platforms, as well as undertaking a work placement.
In addition, you will undertake three pathway-specific modules:
Mobile & Social Media:
All students them complete the MA by undertaking a significant research practice project.
The course has an outstanding employment record. Recent graduates have found work at the BBC and STV, a host of commercial radio stations such as Radio Clyde and Heart, busy media offices, and a range of high-quality journalism employers.
"It's clear that without the training and experience gained by studying at UWS I wouldn't be where I am in my career. From practice 'news days', to learning media law, all of the knowledge gained during my Postgrad is put to daily use. The teaching provided is second to none, with regular visits from industry professionals. Employers are regularly impressed with the quality of graduates from UWS. One just needs to look around my newsroom to see the large number of people who studied the course; proof that it's a well-respected and clear route into the profession."
Alan Jenkins, Broadcast Journalist, STV
If you're interested in forging a career in journalism or content creation, specialising in music, fashion, travel, sport or design, this course is for you. The demands of the modern newsroom are constantly changing. As a professional journalist, you must stay up-to-date with new developments in the media to tackle the challenges of convergence.
The course offers graduates from a broad range of undergraduate disciplines the opportunity to learn how to communicate their own interests, using the latest digital storytelling techniques in video, audio and infographics, alongside print-based magazine writing. This course allows you to build your own portfolio of work focused particularly around the kinds of content you want to produce. It is primarily taught in Teesside's purpose built newsrooms, working in live journalism environments with industry professionals who have worked for global media companies. You are also offered focused advice around careers and skills in entrepreneurship to support you to turn your passion into a career.You produce media products for multimedia platforms involving the internet, newspapers, audio and video, and explore the changing nature of the media landscape in the 21st century.
You learn news values, news story construction, news writing, and how to make audio and video for websites. You compile a substantial portfolio of published work, working closely with our partner organisation, the Evening Gazette (part of the Trinity Mirror Group). You also undertake a major journalism project in a subject area of your choice.
The first stage comprises four 20-credit modules and one 40-credit module, and in the second you complete a final 60-credit dissertation.
and one optional module
Modules offered may vary.
How you learn
As a vocational degree, there is a great deal of emphasis on practical work-related learning. More traditional lectures and seminars are also employed, particularly around those subjects requiring a detailed, factual knowledge base. We see it as an essential component of the degree that you engage in reflective practice which informs your future personal development. You are expected to read around the subject and research and produce media products - such as stories, video and audio - in your own time.
In taught sessions you experience a range of learning and teaching strategies to help you form both a theoretical and practical understanding of the field of journalism. Your understanding of the subject is developed through workshops, seminars, group work and by producing content for the Tside website (http://www.tside.co.uk).
How you are assessed
A range of assessment methods is used, ranging from practical production tasks to traditional essay assignments. You can either undertake a self-conceived piece of independent research and produce an extended essay under the guidance of a nominated supervisor. Or for your Final Project you produce a multimedia news website, to be developed within negotiable parameters, incorporating audio, video, animation and still images as appropriate. This is supported by an extended, critical essay exploring a key issue of professional practice raised in the production of the website.
A qualification and experience in journalism opens up a vast range of opportunities in all areas of the news and media industries.
Graduates have gone on to forge successful careers in content creation for digital and social media, magazines, public relations and social media marketing.
With the MSc Physics you will develop a rounded education across the breadth of physics with an in-depth research project, supported by expert academics. You will learn to communicate to a broad audience and make physics accessible for all on current topics in physics. You will present your understanding through innovative techniques including vlogging, infographics, patents, apps, outreach experiments and articles for The Conversation.
Develop your practical skills and theoretical knowledge in a specialist area of physics with the MRes Physics, according to your personal aspirations. You will combine taught modules with a year-long extended project whereby the course* will help you gain extensive knowledge in a particular subject area, as you develop vital research skills.
You will be taught by experienced academics discussing forefront industry topics such as nanotechnology, space weather and upper atmosphere and applications for micro-fluidic fundamentals.
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