MA Design Future Society is an 18-month programme, leading to a joint award with Mannheim University of Applied Sciences. The programme includes study at both universities. If you start the programme at Leeds your first semester will be at Leeds, your second semester will be at Mannheim and then you will return to Leeds for your third semester.
All students registered on the programme may apply for Erasmus+ funding which will contribute to travel and living expenses during the five month exchange. The School of Design and Leeds University’s International Office and Language Centre will provide support for applications for funding, visas and pre-sessional language tuition.
This future orientated programme provides opportunities to integrate research from philosophy, social science and digital technology with design thinking in addressing social issues; realigning design as a discipline with social and cultural value. You will be encouraged to employ design as a catalyst for change; articulating new perceptions, developing appropriate strategies and implementing future-oriented solutions, which affect our society, culture and economy.
Traditionally designers applied their skills post problem identification – we will address that imbalance by positioning the designer at the point of problem identification and need analysis, extending the function and purpose of design beyond fulfilling commercial objectives by developing new and relevant products and implementing sustainable solutions for public, private and third sectors. This unique educational experience embraces collaboration, teamwork and internationalism and we encourage applications from all disciplines.
At the School of Design and Fakultät für Gestaltung, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences you will be able to develop your practice in well-equipped studios and purpose-built computer clusters so you can build your skills on both PC and Mac. There are computer-aided design (CAD) suites with access to the latest design software and some of the latest design technology, such as digital printing and laser cutting facilities, and colour analysis/prediction labs, eye-tracking technology and digital photography.
At Leeds there is also an impressive range of resources you can use for research. We house the M&S Company Archive including documents, advertising, photos, films, clothing and merchandise from throughout Marks & Spencer’s history, offering a fascinating insight into the changing nature of our culture over time.
Fundamentally multi-disciplinary and collaborative, course content encourages innovation and autonomy in response to set briefs and self initiated study supported by expertise in research, strategic thinking and practical implementation of communication design. Traditional academic study in the form of essays, literature reviews and reports, combines with social projects requiring, empathy, team working, concept realisation and execution. Students are required to provide evidence of effective decision-making, objective self-reflection and critical evaluation through visual and oral presentations, critiques, reflective logs and reports, visual diaries, poster presentations and portfolio development.
In the first semester students undertake theoretical and practical study in integrated media, semiotics, philosophy, sociology and research methodology in order to identify and manage complex social issues and communicate insights and design proposals by effectively employing advocacy skills and presentation techniques. Team work and collaboration are essential to the successful generation and implementation of creative solutions, therefore students are required, within this context, to demonstrate independent judgement, decision-making and personal responsibility.
In Semester 2 there is a five-month exchange programme to Mannheim which involves the application of design thinking within a different cultural environment through independent and group social projects; presenting significant challenges in comprehension, interpretation, empathy and communication. Students are encouraged to develop entrepreneurial attitudes in seeking opportunities for collaboration; contributing to professional development by operating in new areas of influence and articulating complex information into a coherent creative proposal.
In the third semester you will return from Mannheim and the programme concludes with a major research dissertation or innovation project, independently conceived and managed, demonstrating abilities in research, holistic understanding and applying contemporary knowledge to solving future problems. The knowledge, skills and qualities acquired through this postgraduate programme are transferable for employment in a variety of sectors.
Year one compulsory modules
Year two optional modules
Lectures, seminars, tutorials, creative and technical workshops, creative studio sessions, group learning, group critiques and peer assessment. There will be an emphasis on social and situated learning where dialogue, reflection, intuition, critical analysis and judgement are exercised within the context of group learning and group assignments, supported by utilising social media networks and content sharing to connect students from both institutions.
By employing social media and digital technology we aim to develop a user-centric information infrastructure and self-organisational system of information sharing in order to encourage the following:
You’ll also be assessed by a variety of methods. Your own creative work will be assessed via portfolios and projects, reports, presentations and literature reviews. Formal examinations do not contribute to assessment. Full details of assessment for each module can be found via the programme catalogue.
Employment opportunities are broad and varied as there is growing demand for communication professionals with social enterprise skills in design and innovation with a clear focus on social and cultural interaction and collaboration. Therefore employment prospects extend beyond the traditional agency model into research, strategy and planning roles within a broad range of companies and organisations. In addition graduates could also consider academic research and take advantage of the significant number of calls for research proposals that currently identify social need.
5 month Erasmus+ funded exchange at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences.
We all now operate in a global market place, sourcing labour, logistics, materials, customers, services, products, technology and relationships from a variety of different economies at the same time. Understanding how business is conducted in different cultures is central to creating successful and sustainable business relationships.
Our MSc in International Management is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and insights to help you achieve a successful and sustainable career in business and management anywhere in the world.
Throughout the programme, you’ll study critical new business areas including business analytics, digital marketing and future trends, also international career management to ensure you develop a firm understanding of conducting business in the global marketplace
We’re committed to ensuring all of our students gain a truly international perspective while studying with us. With that in mind we offer students on our 12 month programme the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner institutions: Mannheim
Business School (Germany), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) or SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy). For more information see the website at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/business/international_management/exchange/
In addition, you will be working alongside fellow students drawn from across the globe, providing an excellent opportunity to enhance your personal learning as you work in groups and individually on projects, presentations and assignments.
In time these fellow students will form part of your future network, enabling you to have future contacts across all five continents. You will learn first-hand how different cultures can approach the same challenge from a variety of different perspectives, each bringing their own unique expertise to the solution.
Whatever options you choose, we will ensure you will leave the programme with a new found confidence and expertise in international management that will enable you to build a successful and sustainable career for the future.
The programme is ideal for students looking to transition into management careers from non-business and finance backgrounds. It is also perfect for those who have studied a business/finance related undergraduate degree and are now looking for specific international perspectives on management adding an additional skill set to their existing skills and knowledge portfolio.
The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages at http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/studyabroad/.
You can study the programme over either nine months or 12 months.
comprises 12 taught modules, seven of which are compulsory modules, and five of which are selected from optional modules.
comprises ten taught modules, seven of which are compulsory modules, and three of which are selected from a list of optional modules. Students also undertake a dissertation.
During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation if completing the 12 month variant) totalling 180 credits. Please note that programme structures may be subject to change. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/modules/ .
Recent examples of compulsory modules are as follows; Accounting for International Managers; International Human Resource Management; Principles of International Business; Global Career Management - Theory and Practice; Future Trends; Strategy for International Managers; International Operations Management; Research and Analysis Skills for Business Research.
Some recent examples are as follows; Banking and Financial Services; Entrepreneurship: New Venture Development; Strategic Innovation Management; Purchasing and Supply Chain Management; International Financial Management; Innovating Business Models in Emerging Economies; Marketing Strategy; Sustainable Enterprise Economy; Managing Projects and Programmes of Projects; Global Career Management - Theory and Practice; Service Systems and Operations; Leadership and Global Challenges.
This degree programme prepares you for a variety of management roles across a range of sectors and types of organisation. Whether you plan to develop your career in the private or public sector, a multinational or SME, this programme enables you to gain a rich understanding of the current management challenges and trends facing business leaders in the world today.
Whether you plan to move into a specific function (like HR or Operations), or your goal is General Management or consultancy, the
MSc in International Management provides a great launch pad for your future success.
Graduates from this programme have secured roles with a wide variety of organisations including BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Deloitte (India), Singapore Airlines, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, IBM (China), Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Pinjin Asset Management, AXA Insurance (China), Johnson & Johnson (Russia), Apple (China) and Baker Tilly.
Our Careers & Employability team will help you identify your career path and support your route to a fulfilling global career.
The MSc in International Management includes a compulsory, three-day, intensive Careers Camp run in Exeter. During this camp, you will familiarise yourself with the programme, get to know your fellow class mates and begin thinking about your future career. The camp takes place in the second half of Induction Week and consists of taught components, group activities and private reflection time, facilitated by dedicated academic and careers staff, as well as external, team-building specialists.
The MSc Criminal Justice Policy provides an opportunity to apply the concepts and theoretical perspectives from criminology, sociology, law and psychology to the subjects of crime, social order and criminal justice institutions.
It will provide you with the intellectual tools, from theory, empirical research, and policy analysis, to engage with current debates within criminology and criminal justice, such as restorative justice and increasing rates of incarceration. You will also learn to use historical and comparative perspectives to understand current trends. The teaching is provided by internationally renowned criminologists in the Departments of Social Policy, Law and Sociology.
You will consider challenging questions such as: How can we explain the significant crime drop seen in most Western nations in recent decades? What can government or other agencies do to reduce fear of crime? Should people go to prison for punishment or as punishment? Will reduced government spending on the police lead to an increase in crime? How can political economy and cultural analysis account for variations in penal policy across states?
You will also be able to attend the Mannheim Centre for Criminology’s seminar series and events, which are run in association with the British Society of Criminology Southern Branch. These provide an opportunity to hear about scholars’ current research as well as meet informally with speakers, other criminologists, and criminal justice professionals.
On graduation, most students move into careers in the criminal justice professions, academic or policy research in criminology and criminal justice, and policy work in governments or charities.