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The MA in English Building History is a collaborative programme delivered by Lifelong Learning and the Department of Archaeology. Read more
The MA in English Building History is a collaborative programme delivered by Lifelong Learning and the Department of Archaeology.

Over the course of study, we broadly cover England’s architectural history from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. A range of significant buildings and sites from vernacular dwellings to the Country House are considered, and thus the difference between vernacular and polite styles of building. As well as engaging with key themes and debates, students will be trained in the practical skills of analysis. You will learn how to recognise archetypal styles, and how these were shaped by technological, social, economic, geographic and cultural forces; different methods of investigation; and the relevance of such buildings today, drawing on examples from across the country.

The programme starts in late September/early October, concurrent with each new academic year – places are limited to ensure a constructive atmosphere for discussions.

This is a three-year, part-time, MA programme delivered online in a fully-supported learning environment, with blended learning support for the final year Independent Study Module. Students can exit with a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma if their circumstances change.

Overview

-Demonstrate detailed knowledge and expertise of English building history and of key buildings c.1000-1950
-Demonstrate understanding of buildings as manifestations of complex social, cultural, economic, and political influences characteristic of a particular historical era and an awareness of the associated scholarly themes and debates
-Apply a range of specialised skills required for analysing, understanding, and interpreting English built history
Assimilate material from a variety of sources and contextualise information in relation to the history of buildings in various forms
-Identify a range of historic buildings’ developments and analyse their phases, date, materials, style, and function
-Identify, select, and employ appropriate media for communicating ideas clearly on English building history to specialist and non-specialist audiences
-Research and develop a critical argument using resources from a broad spectrum of intellectual fields
-Apply contemporary interpretive and theoretical approaches to the form, function, and meaning of a range of historic building types
-Complete a dissertation that is a substantial piece of independent research and present an assessed lecture
-Apply research skills in the field of English Building History.

Structure

This part-time three-year programme will initially comprise six 20-credit modules:
-An Introduction to the Built Environment
-The Medieval Era
-Early Modern Buildings
-The Neo-Classical Tradition
-The Modern Era
-Approaches to Historic Buildings Research

Students will then undertake a 60-credit Independent Study Module (ISM) facilitated by the Department of Archaeology in the third year, which will operate under their usual regulations for ISMs. The ISM includes an assessed lecture assessment. The dates of these will be made available in a timely fashion to allow for travel and accommodation to be arranged. An alternative assessment via Skype (or its equivalent) will be arranged in the event the student is unable to attend campus.

Online Study

Our approach to e-learning is distinctive and may be different from your general perceptions about online study:
-Flexible, fully supported, modular delivery
-Taught exclusively online
-Part-time study (approximately 15 hours per week) allows participants to structure their learning around the other life circumstances

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This broad-ranging course concentrates on the latest tools and techniques of modern computer science. Read more

About the Course

This broad-ranging course concentrates on the latest tools and techniques of modern computer science. Covering object-orientated programming, computer systems and networking, database analysis and design and much more, you will be exposed to the most recent developments in both the theory and practice of modern computing.

The Computing MSc, Information Systems Management (ISM) MSc and Information technology (IT) MSc are very closely linked with a common first semester, giving you the option of changing between this courses up until the Christmas vacation. The course assumes no previous experience in computing and is ideally suited to graduates of other subjects who wish to add IT to their portfolio of skills. The most essential requirements are enthusiasm for the subject and an inquiring mind.

Reasons to study:

• Benefit from our Research Expertise
our internationally recognised Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility will have input into the course and will explore and allow you to understand the current research issues

• Dedicated Computer Science Laboratories
you will have access to our industry standard software used in e-commerce so that you develop relevant skills

• Industry placement opportunity
you can chose to undertake a year-long work placement, gaining valuable experience and skill giving you a head start in your career once you have finished the course

• 50 years history of research and teaching in computing technology
benefit from our well established academic expertise and advance your skills in, and knowledge of, developing computing solutions to business problems

• Excellent graduate prospects
You will develop the skills you need to progress to roles such as systems analyst, programmer, software architect and research development project leader in global organisations like Hewlett Packard and Marks and Spencer

Course Structure

Modules

First Semester (October to January)

• Object-Orientated Programming
• Database Systems and Design
• Computer Systems and Networks
• Systems Analysis and Design

Second Semester (February to May)

• Research Methods, Professionalism and Ethics
• E-Commerce Software
• E-Commerce Systems
• Human Factors in Systems Design

Third Semester (June to September)

During the final semester you will work on your project/ dissertation, chosen by you and agreed by your project supervisor. Part-time students normally choose to work on their project over an entire academic year.

Optional Placement
We offer a great opportunity to boost your career prospects through an optional one year placement as part of your postgraduate studies. We have a dedicated Placement Unit which will help you obtain this. Once on your placement you will be supported by your Visiting Tutor to ensure that you gain maximum benefit from the experience. Placements begin after the taught component of the course has been completed - usually around June - and last for one year. When you return from your work placement you will begin your dissertation.

Teaching and Assessment

The course can be studied either full-time over one year or part-time for two to six years, beginning in September each year (a January start date may also be available).

There will be two- or three-week vacations at Christmas and New Year (December/January) and Easter (March/April), and some students also take a brief break in June or July before completing their dissertation.

Teaching includes formal lectures, tutorials and labs. You will also be expected to undertake independent study and research to support your assignments and your dissertation. Assessment will be by various group and individual methods including exams, projects, presentations, written essays and reports.

You will normally be expected to attend a two-week induction to ensure that you are well prepared for the modules taught in the first semester. This course offers a degree of flexibility, and you may have the option to switch over to our Information Systems Management MSc after the first term (subject to approval).

Contact and learning hours

Full-time students will normally attend around 12 hours of timetabled taught sessions per week, and can expect to undertake around 24 further hours of self-directed independent study and research to support your assignments and dissertation.

Academic Expertise

The Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility is internationally recognised for its applied research expertise. In a world where individuals, businesses and governments increasingly depend on information and communication technologies, this acclaimed research centre is looked to for authoritative advice on their social, organisational and ethical impacts. Our experts collaborate with a range of worldwide partners assessing implications and shaping codes of practice.

You will benefit from our history of more than 50 years of research and teaching in computing and technology, and the expertise of our academic staff.

To find out more

To learn more about this course and DMU, visit our website:
Postgraduate open days: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/open-evenings/postgraduate-open-days.aspx

Applying for a postgraduate course:
http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/entry-criteria-and-how-to-apply/entry-criteria-and-how-to-apply.aspx

Funding for postgraduate students:
http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-funding-2017-18/postgraduate-funding-2017-18.aspx

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We live in a world increasingly dependent upon the use of technology and information. The art of representing information by technology is fast becoming an inexact and blurred science. Read more
We live in a world increasingly dependent upon the use of technology and information. The art of representing information by technology is fast becoming an inexact and blurred science. The information engineer of the future must be equipped with the appropriate skills to meet these challenges. Managing various aspects of information systems used by companies is one of the key skills required by computing and IT specialists.

This programme aims to provide students with a sound knowledge of planning and control of information systems. It gives students the skills and knowledge of tools to build effective systems incorporating databases and front-end, web-based technologies.

The programme develops students' ability to critically analyse information and effectively apply methods to understand information and information systems. Students are able to make informed decisions concerning the use of information systems in a business environment. In addition, they develop the project management skills required for IT consultancy and strategic decision making.

Through our short course centre opportunity may also be provided to study for the following professional qualifications: Microsoft Technology Associate Exams and Oracle Certified Associate (OCA).

Visit the website http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/inftec/ism

Computing - Information Technology

The School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences is an extremely successful part of the university and is recognised both nationally and internationally for its cutting edge research and its innovative approach to curriculum development.

Our up-to-date, relevant and exciting programs are designed in close collaboration with industry to provide the skills that employers really want. Our research record is outstanding, focusing on practical and important real-life problems.

What you'll study

Full time
- Year 1:
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

PG Project (CIS) (60 credits)
System Modelling (15 credits)
Requirements Analysis & Methods (15 credits)
Organisational Awareness and Outsourcing (15 credits)
Project Management (15 credits)
Software Tools and Techniques (15 credits)
Strategic IT (15 credits)
Essential Professional and Academic Skills for Masters Students
English Language Support Course (for Postgraduate Students in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Systems Design and Development (15 credits)
Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits)
Web and Intranet Content Management (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Audit and Security (15 credits)
User Experience Design (15 credits)
Systems Development Management and Governance (15 credits)

Part time
- Year 1:
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

System Modelling (15 credits)
Requirements Analysis & Methods (15 credits)
Project Management (15 credits)
Strategic IT (15 credits)
Essential Professional and Academic Skills for Masters Students
English Language Support Course (for Postgraduate Students in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences)

- Year 2:
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

PG Project (CIS) (60 credits)
Organisational Awareness and Outsourcing (15 credits)
Software Tools and Techniques (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Systems Design and Development (15 credits)
Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits)
Web and Intranet Content Management (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Audit and Security (15 credits)
User Experience Design (15 credits)
Systems Development Management and Governance (15 credits)

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project.

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The programme can lead to full exemption from the BCS Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma Project. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Career options

Graduates from the programme can pursue careers as IT consultants or IT managers. Opportunities exist to develop a career managing teams in diverse areas such as banking computer systems, telecommunications, business and IT.

Find out about the teaching and learning outcomes here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/?a=643970

Find out how to apply here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/apply

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The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed our continuing role as a leading programme for research and study of Islam, the Middle East, and other related subjects. Read more

Research profile

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed our continuing role as a leading programme for research and study of Islam, the Middle East, and other related subjects. Over 70% of research activity in Area Studies (IMES and Asian Studies) was classified as world-leading and internationally excellent.

We offer expert supervision for postgraduate studies in Islam, the Middle East and related subjects. You will be studying in an environment that produces world-leading work, with staff who are conducting research of international significance.

A broad spectrum of research areas is available to you as a postgraduate student. Areas include:

cinema and media studies of the Middle East
comparative historical studies of Islam and Europe
cultural studies of the modern Middle East
diaspora studies
Islamic history
Islamic philosophy
modern and classical Arabic literature
modern and classical Persian literature
modern Middle Eastern history
Persian, Arabic and Turkish languages
politics of the modern Middle East
Shi’ism
Sufism
translation studies

We also offer opportunities for interdisciplinary study across the University.

Training and support

You will have the opportunity to broaden your research perspectives through our workshops and lectures, plus regular conferences and seminars. Inter-school collaborations are also possible, and we will encourage you to create global networks that will aid both your research and employment opportunities.

The activities of the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World, and the Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World (one of a global network of six centres) will add to your graduate school experience, and bring you into frequent contact with leading researchers from beyond Edinburgh.

Facilities

Computing facilities and a student common room are available. The division's own library is also located on-site.

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Our 15 month Masters course is tailored for those who have not met the requirements to study the 12 month MA. Read more
Our 15 month Masters course is tailored for those who have not met the requirements to study the 12 month MA. These additional three months, will provide you with the opportunity to develop theory and practical business skills and gain an understanding of key business concepts to enable you to go on and complete the full Marketing Management MA.

Why study MA/PG Dip/PG Cert Marketing Management (15 months) at Middlesex University?

Our MA course considers marketing from the perspective of the entrepreneurial company as well as the multi-national corporation. You will engage in an integrated study of the theory and practice of effective strategic marketing management. This will be addressed through strategic analysis, problem-solving and decision making exercises plus a residential field trip to a UK city, a unique feature of this course. It is here that you will have the prospect of meeting marketing practitioners from large multi-nationals, not-for-profit organisations and small entrepreneurs.

Over the course, you will develop your knowledge and skills in core and specialised areas including brand management, marketing research, product development, marketing strategy, retail and event marketing. Learning in an environment where our marketing debates comprise such a range of perspectives, means you are equipped with an even richer learning platform from which to enhance your employability opportunities, or continue your professional development.

Course highlights:

- We provide a residential trip to a UK city where you will experience the decision making process instructed by marketing directors. - All travel and hotel costs are included in the course fees.
- We provide specialised knowledge in selected aspects of marketing to further your career goals.
- Middlesex graduates from this group have been successful at gaining employment in the following roles, CEO, Business -Development Manager, Fashion Marketer/Designer, Marketing Manager, Director and Account Executive.
- Our graduates have gone on to work for Hinode Koi, Tachong, Ivory Ltd Kenya, GLE Direct, Own business, ISM Marketing and Saudi Cultural Bureau.
- Our marketing lecturers are passionate about marketing and many are well known for their pioneering work in the industry.
- As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

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Understanding Europe today requires much more than understanding the process of European integration. The tensions, challenges and possibilities that are manifesting themselves today have their roots in a longer political, social and cultural history. Read more
Understanding Europe today requires much more than understanding the process of European integration. The tensions, challenges and possibilities that are manifesting themselves today have their roots in a longer political, social and cultural history.

This programme takes you to these roots. A multidisciplinary study path introduces you to various aspects of European society, culture and politics. Along the way, it draws from the strengths of Nordic research on Europe, with its strong focus on regional cooperation, diversity, identities, institutions, culture and the politics of history and memory. You will get to know the Nordic countries from a European perspective and Europe from a Nordic perspective.

Studying the ways in which Europeans cooperate, how European states and societies are interconnected, and how they are governed, forms an important part of the programme. Besides looking at the processes of integration and the evolution and functioning of the European Union, the programme highlights the significance of regional cooperation in the Nordic context, the EU’s relations with its neighbours and its place in the global system.

At the end of your studies, you will have gained a broad understanding of European issues and acquired advanced research skills. You will be ready to work in a wide range of expert positions that require independent and creative thinking, in both the public and private sectors.

The programme consists of joint courses and specialisation studies. One of the available options is to specialise in Nordic Studies. ENS is the only Nordic Studies programme taught in English in the Nordic countries.

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

The programme consists of a multidisciplinary selection of courses that introduce you to various aspects of Europe, the Nordic countries, and the Baltic Sea Region.

The topics addressed in the joint courses include, for example, contemporary European politics, cooperation and conflict in European history, Nordic societies and cultures, and institutions, ideologies and identities in Europe. You will also learn about nations and nationalism, political and social protest, (Nordic) welfare models, the European Union and Nordic cooperation, European legal traditions, and the politics of memory.

The programme involves substantial interaction between you and your teachers. You will complete several writing assignments and research papers along the way, culminating in a Master’s thesis in your second year. Some courses use active learning or flipped classroom pedagogy.

The content of your studies also depends on your own choices. In addition to core courses that provide you with a deep multidisciplinary understanding of Europe, the degree includes specialisation studies of your own choosing.

If you specialise in Nordic studies, you will have access to some courses taught at the programme for Nordic Literature and the Kultur och Kommunikation Master’s programme.

You also have plenty of other options. The University of Helsinki is a large research university. As a student in ENS you will have access to a rich variety of specialised courses in many faculties and schools. Check the section on research focus to see what we are particularly good at in Helsinki.

Selection of the Major

The programme has two tracks (see the structure of studies below for more information):
Humanities track – This study track emphases regional and cultural studies, and history. Upon completion of the programme, you will receive the Master of Arts degree.
Political science track – This study track is oriented towards political science, political history and the European legal tradition. At the end of the programme, you have earned the Master of Social Sciences degree.

Programme Structure

The extent of the Master´s programme is 120 credits (ECTS) to be completed in two academic years. The studies are divided into four main parts:
-Joint courses (core courses that are common to all students in this programme).
-Track-specific studies (core courses that are separate for the humanities and political sciences tracks).
-Specialisation studies (that you choose yourself).
-Master’s thesis and supporting seminars.

Career Prospects

The programme will train you as an independent and critical thinker who is well informed about European issues, trained to do independent and creative analytical projects, and experienced in working in a multicultural English-speaking environment.

There is currently a great need for professionals like this within the public and private sectors. The programme will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in higher education, local and national administrations, the media, the European Union, Nordic Regional and international institutions, non-governmental organisations, and the business sector.

European studies graduates from the University of Helsinki have begun careers for example in the European Commission, European Parliament, Committee of Regions, Pro-European NGOs, College of Europe, communication offices, and associations promoting Nordic cooperation. You will meet some potential future employees, as well as alumni from our university, in the career course we organise for you. You will also have the opportunity to complete an internship during your studies.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in academic research, the programme provides you with high quality research training.

Research Focus

The European studies programme covers a wide spectrum of research projects in various faculties and research institutes. In recent years, the focus has been especially on studying boundaries, regions and identities in Europe, different narratives of Europe, European legal traditions, the construction of post-Cold War Europe, the politics of memory, and political violence in post-war Europe. The university also offers a wide selection of teaching in English in Central and Eastern European studies.

Many of these themes are also strongly present in the field of Nordic studies. This field has traditionally had a distinctly European flavour. Research projects in recent years have, for example, focused on imagology of the European North and South, Nordic welfare state/ism, the politics of neutrality, and Nordic cooperation in a global comparative perspective.

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