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About the course. The Leicester Media School Independent Study MA/MSc provides you with an opportunity to design your own individual programme of master’s level study within the Leicester Media School (LMS), while being supported and supervised by renowned national and international scholars. Read more

About the course

The Leicester Media School Independent Study MA/MSc provides you with an opportunity to design your own individual programme of master’s level study within the Leicester Media School (LMS), while being supported and supervised by renowned national and international scholars. You will have the flexibility to tailor the course to your interests, with a structure that fits into your lifestyle and the opportunity to choose your exit award. You can design the course to fit around your career aspirations; example subject specialisms include journalism, media and communication, film, social media, new media technology, community media, radio and TV production, graphics, animation, creative technologies and game art. You will benefit from a variety of research fields across the Leicester Media School, ensuring that you can draw upon a wide range of subject expertise including our Institute of Creative Technologies, Media Discourse Group and Cinema and Television History Research Centre.

Reasons to Study:

• Flexible course tailored around your interests

you can structure the course to fit around your career aspirations, with the opportunity to choose your exit award

• Benefit from excellent academic support

the expertise of our experienced academics from diverse backgrounds will support you in your learning

• Learn alongside our award winning research groups

benefit from a variety of research fields across the Leicester Media School, ensuring that you can draw upon a wide range of subject expertise including our Institute of Creative Technologies, Media Discourse Group and Cinema and Television History Research Centre

• Take advantage of our placement opportunities

opportunity to incorporate local, national or international placements or academic exchanges into your studies

• Develop research skills

you will develop and enhance your research skills, methods and problem solving enabling you get a feel for independent research study, and develop your skills accordingly to progress to PhD if you wish

• Excellent graduate prospects

graduates could go on to work in national and international creative industries such as PR, digital and broadcast media as well as going into further academic study towards a PhD

This course is aimed at students from a variety of backgrounds who wish to pursue Postgraduate study as preparation for a research degree. The course is also aimed at in service; teachers or other professionals wishing to develop their academic profile and subject knowledge for career purposes; or who wish to change their direction of study and move into media studies from unrelated disciplines.

Course Structure

The programme is made up of three stages, each of which, on successful completion, can function as a stand-alone award: a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and the Master of Arts. If you wish to proceed to the next stage you will not normally be awarded with the intermediary awards.

• Online Research Methods

• Research Project Proposal

• First Negotiated Module

The second stage builds on the work undertaken and the credits gained for the Post Graduate Certificate. It is made up of two modules. Each module will have been designed by you in conjunction with your mentors as part of your learning contract, to further develop and test your research and communication skills and project-specific knowledge.

The third and final stage is that of the master’s award, which builds on the work undertaken and the credits gained for both the PG Cert and the PG Dip. It consists of a single module – your research project or dissertation. This final module is designed to showcase the skills and knowledge you have developed, and culminates in two assignments – a dissertation or piece of research, and a report or a piece of practical work.

Once you have identified an area of research deemed appropriate for master’s-level research in the Leicester Media School, you will begin to design your programme of study with your mentors (your first and second supervisors). You’ll be able to design a programme where you develop the aims and objectives of study and the assessment criteria by which your work will be judged.

Teaching and assessment

Depending on the focus of your research, the course can be studied online or offline. The minimum, requirement is that you have fortnightly tutorials with your mentor.

A variety of assessments will be used. The first two modules, Research Methods and the Research Project Proposal, have prescribed assessments. Following on from that you can choose how to be assessed, as long as the mode of assessment is appropriate to your research project and the aims and objectives you have set out for the relevant module. All students will be encouraged to present at least one assignment as a conference paper and one as a short article for a peer-reviewed publication.

The online Research Methods module will be assessed through an initial commentary on the range of methods available, and an in-depth analysis of three potential methods that might be used for your project. You will be required to research, test and critically evaluate each of the three methods through their application to a case study relevant to your research.

The Research Project Proposal will be assessed through an initial critical review of literature relevant to your project review; an essay, report or presentation; and supporting presentation or paper identifying the focus of your study and the main case studies you will use. It will culminate in the submission of your learning contract. Your learning contract will outline the detail of what you will be assessed on and how, for each negotiated module and your final independent study.

Contact and learning hours

Supervision hours are 45 hours per year per full time student, 22.5 per part-time student. Self directed study is 145 hours for a 15 credit module, 291 hours per 30 credit module and 590 hours for the 60 credit module.

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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The creative industries are made up of businesses and entrepreneurs that have creativity and content that is protected by copyright as a central part of their business model. Read more

The creative industries are made up of businesses and entrepreneurs that have creativity and content that is protected by copyright as a central part of their business model. The creative industries include sectors such as design, film and TV, publishing, the performing arts, music, advertising and gaming.

Creative workers and leaders exhibit different skills and approaches to other business sectors, and individuals with creative talent require business management and innovation skills in order to venture out leading creative enterprise. The Creative Enterprise MSc is uniquely positioned to help you respond to these evolving challenges.

Having developed some experience into the industry, this course combines your creative practice and management skills and supports you in developing your professional potential, whilst gaining valuable industry links.

The programme benefits from the location of being a short walk away from Leicester’s Cultural Quarter and technology parks, and from close working relationships with creative organisations. Local creative workers and companies co-teach on the programme and offer creative industry mentoring and executive placements to boost your employability in the field.

Based at De Montfort University, you will be able to able to tailor your university experience to your own interests. There are opportunities to get involved with #DMUglobal international experience programmes and the university’s volunteering programmes.

The course offers a range of benefits including:

  • Option to pursue an Entrepreneurship Project or Creative Research Project
  • Teaching from academics with experience across many segments of the creative industry
  • Inspirational setting headquartered in the historic Great Hall of Leicester Castle
  • Regular visionary leadership talks by inspiring business figures and entrepreneurs
  • Peer support from a small, exceptionally talented tutor group
  • Modules specifically created to provide key practical skills needed to develop ventures in today’s creative industry
  • Opportunities to work with industry professionals through our collaboration with Leicester’s Curve Theatre
  • Access to the postgraduate wing of the £35million Hugh Aston Building
  • Access to a 24/7 high-tech library with a choice of learning environments and to amenities such as the QEII Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre
  • Mentoring and support from academics in the forefront of their fields
  • Emphasis on the development of business-relevant cultural awareness
  • Valuable links to Leicester’s Curve Theatre, Leicester Comedy Festival, Creative Leicestershire, Horus Music, Colab Creation and Inspirate Arts
  • Opportunities to participate in business breakfast events
  • Opportunities to network with Leicester’s creative businesses at a range of events throughout the year


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Do you enjoy solving problems? Do you enjoy analysing and interpreting large amounts of data and applying this analysis to real business situations? Could you communicate complex financial and risk models to people at a range of levels? A career as an actuary is a highly rewarding one – both financially and intellectually. Read more

Course aims

Do you enjoy solving problems? Do you enjoy analysing and interpreting large amounts of data and applying this analysis to real business situations? Could you communicate complex financial and risk models to people at a range of levels? A career as an actuary is a highly rewarding one – both financially and intellectually.

Actuaries are problem-solvers, business analysts, consultants and risk assessors, all rolled into one. With this degree under your belt, the skills you have learned could be applied to the worlds of insurance, pensions, healthcare, banking, business management and risk assessment. You will be equipped with mathematical and statistical knowledge and problem-solving skills to help businesses and institutions evaluate the long-term financial implications of the decisions they make.

You may already be employed as a trainee actuary within a firm, or be a recent graduate looking to get into the industry, it could be that a career change is your reason for studying this course. Whichever it is, an Actuarial Science degree from the University of Leicester will provide you with a head start within this lucrative career.

By concentrating on both technical expertise and transferable skills (such as communication and problem solving) this postgraduate degree will prepare you for direct entry into the profession and a successful career. You will leave Leicester equipped with the skills and knowledge to evaluate and interpret different forms of data, analyse risk and present your results to a professional audience, and with an understanding of how to apply this knowledge to real problems using the fundamental techniques required by an actuary.

The Actuarial Science programme at Leicester is the only distance learning course accredited by the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries.

This means that if you perform sufficiently well within the examinations for the Postgraduate Diploma qualification, you will be automatically exempt from taking the Institute's CT 1-8 examinations — the first eight exams toward qualifying as a Fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries.

The University enjoys links with the financial industry including Mercer Human Resource Consulting, NFU Mutual and Pearl Life, ensuring that the course has been developed with the needs of key employers in mind. Graduates of the course will therefore be highly employable.

Course modules

Course structure varies between distance learning and campus-based, please visit the University of Leicester for more details.

Year Three
• Dissertation (MSc only)

Teaching and assessment methods

The course will be delivered through supported distance learning. Materials will be made available electronically via the University’s virtual online learning environment Blackboard and a self containied Wiki based platform. The use of Blackboard will enable you to benefit from visualisations of key concepts through specialist software. Electronic forums and pod-casts will be used to support your learning.

Start Dates

Distance Learning: Every May and October.
Campus-Based: September each year.

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (http://www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

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The Business Management in Sport MSc will explore the evolving and multi-faceted area of management in sport through core modules from business and bespoke sport modules. Read more
The Business Management in Sport MSc will explore the evolving and multi-faceted area of management in sport through core modules from business and bespoke sport modules.
This programme focuses on governance structures, ethical considerations, major competitions, sports marketing and sport’s political, social, economic, and cultural contexts.
You will develop knowledge of business management and sport on local, national, international and global levels to prepare for a career in the sector. You may choose to pursue a career within governing bodies, federations, clubs, sponsors, marketing organisations, the media, local and central government or legacy and heritage organisations.
There are also ways for you to tailor your university experience to your interests. You will have opportunities to get involved with a #DMUglobal experience and choose a language study option.

Reasons to study Business Management and Sport MSc at Leicester Business School:
•Valuable industry links in the UK and overseas, including established DMU relationships with: Leicester City Football Club, Leicester Tigers Rugby Football Club, and Leicestershire County Cricket Club
•Option to pursue an in-company project, social internship, live practice project or entrepreneurship project
•Personal leadership mentoring and career coaching
•World-leading academics from the faculties of business and art, design and technology
•Access to business research that is cited as world leading and internationally excellent by the independent and peer assessed Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
•Unique learning environment headquartered in the Great Hall of Leicester Castle
•Regular presentations by leading business figures
•Networking and peer support as a result of being part of a small, exceptionally talented tutor group
•Modules that have been developed in partnership with business, with the objective of providing students with key skills needed to lead and succeed in today’s global business environment
•Access to the postgraduate wing of the £35million Hugh Aston Building which has its own café and store
•Access to a high tech 24/7 high-tech library with a choice of learning environments. This in addition to new amenities such as the QEII Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre
•Mentoring and one-to-one academic support from leading academics, at the forefront of their fields
•Excellent contact hours of 15 or more hours per week
•Emphasis on the development of business-relevant cultural awareness, including optional language study

Teaching and Assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test.
Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however you will normally attend around 15 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week. We expect you to undertake at least 15 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.

Course Modules

• Leadership and Talent Management
• Strategic Management
• Business Creation and Innovation
• Ethics in Sports Management and Governance
• Entrepreneurial Finance and Financial Management
• Mega-Events: Global Sport in Perspective
• Sports Heritage and Legacy Management
• Global Sports Marketing
• Executive In-Company Project
• Entrepreneurship Project

Graduate Careers

A degree in Business Management and Sport will open up a wide range of career opportunities within sports management industries as you develop a broad base of skills that are in demand with global employers.
Students may choose to progress to careers in governing bodies, federations, clubs, sponsors, marketing organisations, the media, local and central government, events and legacy and heritage organisations.
You will benefit from access to DMU’s established Careers and Employability Team, who offer employability sessions and workshops and can advise you on your options.

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Reasons to study Business Management in the Creative Industries at DMU. The Business Management in the Creative Industries MSc will provide a platform for students to enhance career prospects within the creative industries through a combination of theoretical and practical learning. Read more
Reasons to study Business Management in the Creative Industries at DMU:

The Business Management in the Creative Industries MSc will provide a platform for students to enhance career prospects within the creative industries through a combination of theoretical and practical learning.

This programme is ideal for students coming from backgrounds in design, arts, media, technology design, gaming, film or other creative areas who are seeking to enhance their business skills. Students from other backgrounds who are interested in creative industries or in careers in marketing or advertising will also benefit from the course. We have expanded the range of optional modules, providing you with a greater opportunity to specialise according to your career and personal interests.

This course will develop your theoretical and applied knowledge in areas such as entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, strategy, finance, people management, brand design and the future influence of technological innovations.

You will study a range of management issues and develop relevant skills for operating and managing in the creative industries, which have seen significant global growth in recent years.

Students will have the opportunity to take part in a placement or an internship as part of the Executive Company Project or participate in an Entrepreneurship Project providing the opportunity to prepare a full business plan under the guidance of an academic supervisor and industry mentor. Alternatively, students can pursue a Creative Research Project which is a 'hands-on' live design project or more traditional dissertation. All of the project options allow you to apply knowledge from the course to a real-world business environment.

If you are interested in this programme but are unsure of your eligibility to apply, please send your CV/resume or profile to for review.

•Option to pursue an Executive Company Project, Entrepreneurship Project, Creative Research Project or Dissertation

•Personal leadership mentoring and career coaching

•World-leading academics from the faculties of business, arts, humanities, design and technology

•Unique learning environment headquartered in the Great Hall of Leicester Castle

•Regular presentations by leading business figures

•Networking and peer support as a result of being part of a small, exceptionally talented tutor group

•Modules that have been developed in partnership with business, with the objective of providing students with key skills needed to lead and succeed in today’s global business environment

•Access to the postgraduate wing of the £35million Hugh Aston Building which has its own café and store

•Access to a high tech 24/7 high-tech library with a choice of learning environments. This in addition to new amenities such as the QEII Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre

•Mentoring and one-to-one academic support from leading academics, at the forefront of their fields

•Excellent contact hours of 15 or more hours per week

•Emphasis on the development of business-relevant cultural awareness, including optional language study Valuable links to Leicester’s Curve Theatre, the British Library, Channel 4, the BBC, Leicestershire TV/Channel 2020, BBC Leicester, Harborough FM, GV Gallery London, The Phoenix Partners, Global Radio Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, one of Europe’s largest comedy festivals, amongst others

Teaching and Assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test.
Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however you will normally attend around 15 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week. We expect you to undertake at least 15 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.

Course Modules

•Entrepreneurial Finance and Financial Management

•Strategic Management
•Business Creation and Innovation

•Leadership and Culture in Organisational Contexts
•Introduction to the Creative Industries
•Integrated Brand Management
•The Business of the Performing Arts
•Knowing and Developing Yourself for Professional Success
•Global IP Management

Optional modules

•Creative Technologies
•Creative Research Methods

Either

•Dissertation involves research informed by a critical discussion, relevant issues and evidence. You will evaluate research methods available, identify and critically review literature, analyse information and draw conclusions relevant to a critical area.

•Creative Research Project is a hands-on live design project or more traditional disseration.

•Executive Company Project offers an opportunity to complete a practical management project in the workplace, so you can link theory to practice and develop practical skills for leadership. You will research a management issue provided by a sponsoring organisation, supported by both academic and work-based supervisors, while engaging with the business world.

•Entrepreneurship Project gives you a chance to prepare a full business plan under the guidance of an academic supervisor and industry mentor. Alternatively, you can pursue a Creative Research project, which is a hands on, ‘live’ design project or a more traditional dissertation.

Graduate Careers

A degree in Business Management and the Creative Industries will open up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with global employers.
You may choose to pursue careers in brand management, account management, talent management or a variety of other roles within the creative industries.
You will benefit from access to DMU’s established Careers and Employability Team, who offer employability sessions and workshops and can advise you on your options.

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The Leicester MBA by distance learning provides you with the skills necessary to become an adept manager in today’s global business environment. Read more
The Leicester MBA by distance learning provides you with the skills necessary to become an adept manager in today’s global business environment. It is AMBA accredited and provides you with first-rate academic standards. As well as the Leicester MBA, you will also be awarded a Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The degree covers a broad spectrum of business and management subjects, calling on a wide range of expertise. It allows you to concentrate on general management or to tailor the course to suit your individual career needs. Areas of specialism include marketing, finance and human resource management.

The course will equip you with a thorough understanding of current and emerging theories, techniques, and practices of business management. You will develop the skills to think creatively and strategically about a wide range of business issues alongside an awareness of cultural sensitivity and the ability to work in a cross-cultural, multinational, team-based environment. The course will allow you to integrate and apply the knowledge, approaches and methods that you have learnt to a variety of case studies and your own managerial and work experiences.

Our experience tells us that flexible learning within a supported structure is a winning combination and supports your achievement. We offer a three-stage distance learning MBA to ensure you gain your qualification in 24 months. The course gives you the option to fit your study around existing commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

Course modules

Current students study seven core modules and then choose two elective modules, followed by the Research Methods module and 15,000 word dissertation.

Core Modules:
Academic Skills and Knowledge
Accounting for Managers
Business Ethics in a Global Context
Corporate Finance
Marketing Design and Operations
Organisational Behaviour
Strategy, Business Information and Analysis

MBA Specialisms

You have the option to gain an MBA with a named specialism in Human Resource Management, Finance or Marketing. To do this, you must complete specific option modules.

Start Dates

Every February, June and October.

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (http://www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

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Every February, May, August and November. Most organisations have their fair share of fraud and corruption, and it affects all of us. Read more

Start Dates

Every February, May, August and November.

Course Outline

Most organisations have their fair share of fraud and corruption, and it affects all of us. As we know, what comes out in the press is the sharp tip of the iceberg. So, in these austere times, can we really accept to carry hidden costs and lose value through unethical behaviour perpetrated against us? At the School of Management we have decided to take a stand and teach what most business schools still do not teach... defence against the commercial dark side.

Properly combating fraud and corruption is still an elusive goal. Time and again we see people and apparently well-managed organisations subjected to major embarrassment, financial penalties or even bankruptcy as the result of inappropriate actions and failings by 'trusted' individuals. This course will help you to learn how to address the challenge; how you can ensure that you actively defend yourself and your organisation against the very real threats we would rather not see?

The aims and objectives of the course are to:

-Demystify fraud and corruption (what it is, who does it and why, what it costs us).
-Explore how to bridge the gap between anti-fraud and corruption and 'rhetoric' and the reality of the world we live in.
-Learn how to spot fraud, and develop your own fraud and corruption risk assessment which represents a true picture of what could be happening (in your organisation).
-Demonstrate in practical steps what you can do to pre-empt and prevent fraud, corruption and all forms of unethical business behaviour in your organisation.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

How will the course be taught?

This is a 12 week course delivered solely online using engaging audio-visual based teaching methods in addition to selected case studies. The course will be moderated by a leading practitioner on fraud and corruption, who will share their experiences and insights with the group. In addition to all of this, the course provides you with full access to the extensive library provision offered by the University of Leicester.

The course is assessed by a practice based assignment. In addition to the development of key skills and acquiring new knowledge, successfully completing the course will provide you with 15 Master's level credits of study and a Confirmation of Completion.

For COURSE STRUCTURE information, please visit the University of Leicester website.

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (http://www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

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Every February, May, August and November. Aspiring leaders often look to role models for guidance, but for many, due to the weak examples available to them in their workplace or wider society, leadership remains an illusory concept. Read more

Start Dates

Every February, May, August and November.

Course Description

Aspiring leaders often look to role models for guidance, but for many, due to the weak examples available to them in their workplace or wider society, leadership remains an illusory concept. Unfortunately all too often we are left to wonder where have all the good leaders gone?

Many candidates for leadership roles feel that they have the personal characteristics and skills necessary to be a great leader. What, then, can be done to address our negative experience of leaders and what can each of us do to ensure we perform leadership roles to the best of our ability? This course run by our School of Management aims to address these points.

The aims and objectives of the course are to:

-Explore how leadership theory and leadership studies have developed over the last century, describing various views on leadership styles, the styles themselves and how they might or should vary.
-Critique what we know about power, influence, motivation and the way in which leadership is constructed between leaders and followers.
-Demonstrate the importance of vision in the leadership process and how leadership differs at strategic (or senior) organisational levels when compared with team leadership at the coal face of an organisation.
-Develop a plan for how you might practically begin (or continue) your personal journey of developing your own leadership effectiveness (developing knowledge, skills and attitudes) through reading, watching, talking and of course doing!

This course will provide you with a clear idea of what leadership is and what it involves. You will have the valuable opportunity to develop a useful, practical framework for understanding what effective leaders actually do. You will learn how to balance the priorities of achieving results, effectively building team cohesion and developing and motivating the individuals within your team. You will also explore how leaders can secure sustained performance by bringing out the best in their people.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

How will the course be taught?

This is a 12 week course delivered solely online using engaging audio-visual based teaching methods in addition to selected case studies. The course will be moderated by a leading practitioner on leadership, who will share their experiences and insights with the group. In addition to all of this, the course provides you with full access to the extensive library provision offered at the University of Leicester.

The course is assessed by a practice based assignment. In addtion to the development of key skills and acquiring new knowledge, successfully completing the course will provide you with 15 Master's level credits of study and a Confirmation of Completion.

For further information, including course structure, please visit the University of Leicester website.

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (http://www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

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The world prevalence of diabetes amongst adults is increasing year on year and diabetes care is a specialism that is becoming increasingly important for populations both nationally and internationally. Read more
The world prevalence of diabetes amongst adults is increasing year on year and diabetes care is a specialism that is becoming increasingly important for populations both nationally and internationally. As a result diabetes care is an area of growth and demand for services of qualified clinical staff in diabetes is therefore high.

The Leicester Diabetes Centre now forms one of the largest facilities in Europe for conducting first class clinical research, dynamic clinical services and teaching in diabetes. On this distance learning course you will benefit from the specialist knowledge of the experienced and high profile academic staff from the Centre and the University of Leicester. The ongoing research published by the Leicester Diabetes Centre ensures that all the online materials you use will be relevant and up to date.

This degree comprises a range of approved, accredited modules, combining the most topical thinking around clinical care and research in adults with practical examples of how novel research and evidence-based diabetes care can be applied in real life, clinical settings.

The course is studied part-time; it allows you to develop knowledge of diabetes care and choose areas in which to specialise. The core modules look at aspects of clinical presentation and management in diabetes with a further core module investigating injectable therapies. Option modules look at prevention of diabetes, foundation research and self-management and lifestyle behaviour change. You will become part of the Distance Learning Diabetes Community providing the opportunity for networking and sharing best practice.

The course will equip you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to specialise in diabetes care.

Distance learning gives you the flexibility to fit study around existing work commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment. Our course is ideal for healthcare professionals who wish to specialise in diabetes in either primary or secondary care.

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The MA in Creative Writing is a challenging course, both intellectually and imaginatively. You will be able to develop your writing skills in a supportive and stimulating environment, taught by experienced and professional writers. Read more
The MA in Creative Writing is a challenging course, both intellectually and imaginatively. You will be able to develop your writing skills in a supportive and stimulating environment, taught by experienced and professional writers.

The course offers you the opportunity to become involved in a uniquely vibrant literary scene in Leicester, with connections to Literary Leicester Festival, the Centre for New Writing, Leicester Shindig and many other events and organisations across the city.

Because of the mixture of forms and genres that the course covers - including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and script-writing - you will be encouraged to experiment beyond your usual experience. In your final dissertation, you'll be able to specialise in a chosen genre, through a sustained piece of work.

The course is highly innovative, in its mixture of creative and academic work and in its vocational elements, that are designed to enhance your employability prospects. It encompasses both traditional forms of writing and publishing and emerging technologies, such as e-books and new media writing. Teaching methods are similarly varied, ranging from seminars, to workshops, individual tutorials, computer labs and guest masterclasses and readings.

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This MA course is the most comprehensive of its kind in England. It is provided by the internationally famous Centre for English Local History, at the University of Leicester. Read more
This MA course is the most comprehensive of its kind in England. It is provided by the internationally famous Centre for English Local History, at the University of Leicester. This Centre was founded by Professor W.G. Hoskins in 1948, and has long been at the forefront of the discipline, having had huge experience of postgraduate training at MA, MPhil and PhD levels. Its staff (who currently include three professors) are leaders in their subjects, and the ex-staff include scholars such as Alan Everitt, Joan Thirsk, Charles Phythian-Adams, Margaret Spufford and other prominent historians. Its students progress into many types of employment in heritage-related sectors, museums, record offices, local government, landscape management, further research, academic jobs, adult education, teaching, and associated areas of work. Many others have done the MA course for their own pleasure, developing their interests in family or local history. Many MA students have also gone on to do PhDs in the Centre.

The MA course aims to provide students with a training in `the Leicester approach' to local and regional history, and to equip them with the historical skills necessary to pursue research in this field. The MA course is comparative across the nation, grounded in an interest in landscapes and the communities associated with them, cultural in its concerns, sensitive to long-term chronologies, conceptually aware, and interdisciplinary in its methods. It is designed to furnish an up-to-date springboard into careers involving local history. Yet it also appeals to many whose interests are recreational, genealogical or family-oriented, who have leisure interests linked to landscape appreciation, or those who find knowledge of local history essential as a way of enlarging their interpretation and understanding of the world and communities around them.

The Centre for English Local History is accommodated in The Marc Fitch Historical Institute, three attractive Victorian villas near the main university campus. It contains an important library covering most English regions, an impressive map room, and many other resources and collections essential for local historical studies. The main University Library houses an exceptional local history collection covering all counties of England and Wales. These facilities make Leicester unique among provincial universities for the comprehensiveness of its holdings in local and regional history. Grants are available from a number of sources to assist students studying at the Centre.

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This degree will provide you with the skills and resources necessary to ask critical questions about the politics of conflict and violence in the modern world. Read more

Course Description

This degree will provide you with the skills and resources necessary to ask critical questions about the politics of conflict and violence in the modern world. Combining theoretical and empirical approaches, you will explore the politics, sites, logics, technologies and ethics of conflict and violence.

You will complete one core module - 'The Politics of Conflict and Violence' - then choose three option modules which, along with your chosen dissertation subject, allow you to focus on your preferred specialisms. You will have the opportunity to conduct advanced study on subjects which include:

the politics of war and peace
the politics of nuclear weapons and arms control
humanitarian intervention
the political legacies of conflict
the changing character of war
the nature and theoretical conceptualisation of violence

This course is suitable if you have an academic background in (but not limited to) international relations, politics, political theory, war studies, terrorism studies, history, human rights, journalism, philosophy or law. The course will benefit you if you are seeking professional development and enhanced employability in relevant sectors such as non-governmental organisations, the military, media, private security, the UN or other international organisations.

Distance learning gives you the flexibility to tailor your study around your other commitments and gain your qualification whilst still working.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

Modules

Core Modules

The Politics of Conflict and Violence
Dissertation.

Plus 3 option modules from a choice of approximately 15 (visit the University of Leicester website for an up to date list).

Teaching and Assessment Methods

The University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Blackboard allows for a range of innovative and engaging teaching techniques including online presentations, podcasts, interactive message boards and wikis, as well as one-to-one contact through conventional channels. Modules are assessed by a traditional end-of-module essay and a range of online activities. An Associate Tutor will guide you through the module, contactable via the online forums or by email at any time.

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (http://www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Effective Middle Leadership brings together professional and academic expertise to support middle leaders in developing knowledge, understanding and skills to maximise their effectiveness as school leaders. Read more
The Postgraduate Certificate in Effective Middle Leadership brings together professional and academic expertise to support middle leaders in developing knowledge, understanding and skills to maximise their effectiveness as school leaders.

The course, which is a collaboration between the Association for School and College Leaders (ASCL) and the University of Leicester, offers you unique opportunities to work with practitioners in collaboration with learning professionals from ASCL and researchers from the University's School of Education.

You will have support from peers on the course in addition to tutor-facilitated opportunities, and you will contribute to and initiate leadership-related discussions in your own setting and beyond.

We offer an optional residential weekend at the start of each module to share the aims of the module, giving you the change to meet your peers and tutors and start module activities. Similarly, there is an optional weekend study day in the second half of each module to help review progress and support your preparations for the final assessments.

You will be guided by extensive resources, a personal tutor and by working in small groups. If you're based in the UK, there may be also be opportunities to visit other schools in order to share best practice and learn to use the knowledge acquired.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

Course Structure

Module 1

This module will examine the differences between educational leadership and management and the range of roles associated with middle leadership to evaluate how middle leaders can support learning in educational settings and so contribute to school effectiveness and improvement. You will investigate how data can be used effectively and the importance of teacher collaboration. You will develop a research project design based on research questions drawn from a focused review of literature of interest and relevance to you and your setting.

Module 2

In this module you will be supported in carrying out and reporting the research project designed in Module 1.

This second module offers opportunities to explore collaborative professional development (such as working in partnerships, teams and coaching) to develop skills and expertise in leading the development of others. This relates to taking a role in succession planning and capacity building.

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (http://www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

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This is for you if. you want to know more about the use of cutting edge techniques in quantitative financial and economic analysis.. Read more

This is for you if... you want to know more about the use of cutting edge techniques in quantitative financial and economic analysis.

This course is for students who want to know more about the use of cutting edge techniques in quantitative financial and economic analysis. This course is aimed at students wanting to pursue employment in forecasting, finance, economic analysis and other related fields. You will develop a high level of data and analytical skills.

This programme will provide you with a unique skill set in data analytics and economic analysis, making you particularly suited to employers who require a high level of numeracy and analytical skills.

Semester 1

Core modules:

  • Mathematical preparation
  • Forecasting 1
  • Macroeconomic theory
  • Econometric theory

Option modules:

Choose one option module from:

  • Theory of Finance 
  • Development Economics 
  • Managerial Economics

Semester 2

Core modules:

  • Research Method 
  • Forecasting 2
  • Applied Macro-econometrics 

Option modules:

Choose two option modules from:

  • International Money and Finance 
  • Macroeconomic Theory 2
  • Applied Micro-econometrics
  • Financial Risk Management

Semester 3

Core module:

  • Research Methods

Plus your dissertation 

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Why Leicester?

  • The Leicester MSc provides rigorous training, recognised as an international standard.
  • You can customise your degree with a focus is macro-economics, quantitative methods or finance.
  • You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your new skills through a summer dissertation.
  • You will learn from top academics in the field of forecasting and quantitative research.

Teaching and learning

Teaching will consist of a combination of lectures, seminars and computer labs. Research methods will be taught through a series of lectures and one-to-one supervision with your dissertation supervisor. Core modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and traditional exams.

You will take modules between September and the end of December, and between January and May.

Between April and August you will focus on your dissertation. You dissertation allows us to assess your skills in research and application of taught methods, as well as skills in academic writing and communication.

Careers and employability

This programme will provide you with a unique skill set in data analytics and economic analysis, making you particularly suited to employers who require a high level of numeracy and analytical skills. Graduates of this course may find employment in areas such as consulting companies, government, NGOs and in large corporations.  

In addition, you will develop skills that have a broad employment focus, including problem solving, presentations, and analytical writing. You will be positioned to pursue employment across a wide range of sectors in management and analytics.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.



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This degree will introduce you to the theoretical and practical issues underpinning landscape archaeology. You will examine critical approaches to heritage sites and landscapes, as well as studying landscape archaeology, the management of archaeological practices, and building construction and evolution. Read more

Course Information

This degree will introduce you to the theoretical and practical issues underpinning landscape archaeology. You will examine critical approaches to heritage sites and landscapes, as well as studying landscape archaeology, the management of archaeological practices, and building construction and evolution.

We will introduce you to a range of analytical and survey skills and more sophisticated methods of data investigation that can be used in your studies of landscapes and buildings. During the course, you will be encouraged to apply those skills through analysis and interpretation of archaeological sites in your own locality.

The course will equip you with the skills of site evaluation and project management and you will gain an insight into planning and legislation constraints using case studies drawn from across the world.

This MA provides you with an excellent foundation for further academic research or if you are a professional seeking to develop your specialisms in archaeology and heritage, the course offers an opportunity to build on your your skills and knowledge. Graduates from this course have gone on to work for English Heritage, the National Park Survey, Parks Canada, and the US military state offices.

Distance learning offers you the opportunity to study flexibly, while still benefiting from full support of our department's expert academic staff. The course also gives you the option to defer studies if external demands require.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

Start Dates

February, June or October each year.

Plus your DISSERTATION of 15,000 words (MA only)

(Please note: The information included on this webpage is indicative of the course provision provided by the University of Leicester. Due to regular enhancement of the University's courses, please refer to Leicester's own website (http://www.le.ac.uk) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

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