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This course will develop your knowledge and skills in core areas of human resource management (HRM) to help you start or further your career as a HR professional. Read more

About the course

This course will develop your knowledge and skills in core areas of human resource management (HRM) to help you start or further your career as a HR professional. The course will also enhance your expertise in professional activities related to employee resourcing, employee development, employment relations and employment law. You will gain experience in practical problem solving informed by leading edge theory and research.

•CIPD approved centre
We are an established CIPD approved centre with a track record of delivering high-quality provision. The department has robust links with the CIPD at both local and national levels.
•CIPD assessment
Part-time study allows you to consolidate your experience while studying, which is important for your CIPD upgrade assessment.
•Flexible study schedule
Supported blended learning allows you the flexibility to coordinate your study around work and family life. The cross sectoral nature of the part time student group allows you a real opportunity to compare practices across organisations and to learn from the experiences of others.
•Apply theory practically
A core advantage of being able to study and work is that you have the chance to apply your learning in practice.

Teaching and assessments

Teaching is delivered through formal lectures, informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions and e-learning packages.This is a part time course with one evening class per week.

Course modules

Year One

•Developing Skills for Business Leadership
•Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective
•Leading, Managing and Developing People
•Employee Resourcing

Year Two

•Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective
•Employment Relations
•Human Resource Management in Context
•Human Resource Management in a Legal Context
•Research Methods and Dissertation (MA students only)

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

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This 2 year part time course can be studied by attending 1 day a week, Tuesday in Year 1 and Monday in Year 2. The LLM LPC is the postgraduate stage on the route to becoming a solicitor and represents a practical training for the solicitors' profession, where students learn how to put law into practice. Read more
This 2 year part time course can be studied by attending 1 day a week, Tuesday in Year 1 and Monday in Year 2.

The LLM LPC is the postgraduate stage on the route to becoming a solicitor and represents a practical training for the solicitors' profession, where students learn how to put law into practice. Most students study the LPC after completing the academic stage of training by means of passing a law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).

You will need to have a Qualifying Law Degree or have met CPE/GDL requirements before you start the Legal Practice Course.

Course content

In common with all UK institutions, as part of our LPC you will study:
Core Practice Areas
-Property Law and Practice
-Litigation
-Business Law and Practice

Five Specified legal skills:
-Writing Skills
-Drafting Skills
-Advocacy
-Interviewing Skills
-Practical Legal Research
-Pervasive areas of Professional Conduct and Regulation

Wills and Administration of Estates - An introduction to will drafting and the administration of estates

Solicitors' Accounts Rules - Learn how to recognise, record and interpret receipts into and payments from office and client accounts, transfer between office and client accounts and between two client accounts.

Electives include (choose three electives from the following):
-Corporate and Commercial Client
-Commercial Property
-Employment Law
-Family Law
-Advanced Criminal Practice
-Advanced Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
-Private Client

This award combines the taught elements of the Legal Practice Course (120 credits) with a tutor guided research project (60 credits). Alongside the LPC core and elective modules, students will undertake a Blended Learning module in Legal Research Methods where they will engage with differing research methodologies and practices and produce an assessed final project/dissertation proposal.

Students will have two primary options for their final research project/dissertation in that they can opt to align their research to their work within a legal field or if not currently employed in the legal sector can choose from a prescribed list of academic research topics.

Upon successful completion students will have attained a full Master of Laws degree in Legal Practice which will enhance their employability. From September 2016, the revised award attracts the new Postgraduate Student Loans which will assist students in funding their studies.

Students engaged on a part time learning route will undertake the Legal Research Methods and Final Project/Dissertation elements during their second year of study.

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For health care professionals from diverse backgrounds who wish to expand their knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of oncology, including. Read more

For health care professionals from diverse backgrounds who wish to expand their knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of oncology, including:

  • medical and clinical oncology trainees
  • nurses
  • pharmacists
  • radiographers
  • vets
  • clinical trial co-ordinators

full-time programme is also available. 

Course details

The aim of this programme is to give you a scientific understanding of the cellular basis of cancer. We will then discuss how understanding the molecular pathology of the disease can help in stratifying patients to personalised cancer therapeutic approaches and disease management.

Aiming to allow you to understand the research process, this programme draws on examples from within this renowned research Institute and its associated Clinical Trials Unit. A key part of this Masters programme is the planning, execution and reporting of a piece of independent study leading to submission of a dissertation.

At all levels we aim to encourage interactive rather than didactic learning and lecturing. Therefore, in addition to assembling and learning facts you will also to consider some of the philosophical challenges which underlie the treatment of cancer. 

The programme is studied part time over 2.5 years and includes a taught element plus a work place based dissertation. During the first year you normally study 4 taught modules (5 weeks of attendance), whilst in the second year you normally study 3 taught modules (3 weeks of attendance) plus start your dissertation. The programme however is intended to be flexible and other patterns of study are permitted (please discuss with the programme lead (Dr Jean Assender).

You can opt for a Postgraduate Diploma on completion of the core modules and 30 credits of optional modules, or an MSc on successful completion of the taught programme and an independently researched dissertation.

Learning and teaching

As a Birmingham student, you will be joining the academic elite and will have the privilege of learning from world-leading experts, as well as your peers. From the outset you will be encouraged to become an independent and self-motivated learner. We want you to be challenged and will encourage you to think for yourself.

This programme is delivered via one or two 5 day blocks of teaching from Monday to Friday approx 9am-5.30pm. You will participate in a range of teaching styles such as lectures, eLectures (Surgical Oncology sample), small group tutorials, presentations, peer group learning, self-study etc.

You will have access to a comprehensive support system that will assist and encourage you, including personal tutors and welfare tutors who can help with both academic and welfare issues.

Employability

So you can get an idea of what some of our students have to say about the programmes we have been in touch with them and compiled some of their comments into student profiles for you to have a look at:

Dr Selvi Radhakrishna, a recent graduate from the PG Diploma in Clinical Oncology programme here at the University of Birmingham, has written a book that presents the various cultural issues an Indian woman might face when diagnosed with breast cancer. This New Indian Express article tells the story.

Careers Support for Postgraduate Students

Careers Network – We can help you get ahead in the job market and develop your career

We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market. The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area. For more information visit the Careers Network website



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This course is mapped to the CIPD Level 7 Certificate and Diploma. It is a three year part time programme encompassing the postgraduate certificate in year one, the postgraduate diploma in year two and progression to the dissertation stage of the MA in Strategic Human Resource Management. Read more
This course is mapped to the CIPD Level 7 Certificate and Diploma. It is a three year part time programme encompassing the postgraduate certificate in year one, the postgraduate diploma in year two and progression to the dissertation stage of the MA in Strategic Human Resource Management. It is a challenging programme that develops your strategic competence. It is intended to provoke and challenge you in your thinking and expectations about how and why we manage people at work. The programme also challenges you to consider how different HRM approaches may be more effective in achieving corporate success.

You will study modules that are relevant to your work issues, and be assessed in an appropriate way, set by the university tutors. This means that you will achieve both a university award and a CIPD qualification. You will need to be a studying member of the CIPD. The membership fees of approximately £120 are in addition to the tuition fees quoted above and will be payable direct to the CIPD.

Staffordshire University has over 25 years’ experience of preparing students for their professional qualification and many of our former students are now senior HR executives in local and national organisations:
-The course focuses on achieving professional capability in the key areas of people management and development.
-Integrates on and off-campus learning.
-The teaching staff are all either experienced HRM/HRD practitioners and/or hold a relevant PhD.

Course content

In the first year, you will study the following core modules:
-Human Resource Management in Context
-Developing Skills for Business Leadership
-Leading, Managing and Developing People
-Resourcing and Talent Management

In the second year, you will study the following core module:
-Investigating a Business Issue from a HR Perspective

The remaining two option modules in the second year are determined via employer and student surveys. This ensures that the university is delivering the modules that are appropriate for the needs of our students and employers. Examples of option modules available include:
-Managing Employee Relations
-Performance Management
-Employment Law
-Learning and Talent Development
-Understanding and Implementing Coaching and Mentoring

The final year of the MA consists of:
-Research Methodology
-Dissertation

Graduate destinations

The MA in Strategic HRM will enable you to further your career in Human Resources and upon successful completion, you will also be in a position to upgrade your CIPD membership to chartered or fellow status.

Graduates have progressed to senior HR roles at organisations large and small, both locally and internationally, including Alton Towers and Virgin Media.

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This 2 year part time course can be studied by attending 1 day a week, Tuesday in Year 1 and Monday in Year 2. The LPC is the postgraduate stage on the route to becoming a solicitor and represents a practical training for the solicitors' profession, where students learn how to put law into practice. Read more
This 2 year part time course can be studied by attending 1 day a week, Tuesday in Year 1 and Monday in Year 2.

The LPC is the postgraduate stage on the route to becoming a solicitor and represents a practical training for the solicitors' profession, where students learn how to put law into practice. Most students study the LPC after completing the academic stage of training by means of passing a law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).

You will need to have a Qualifying Law Degree or have met CPE/GDL requirements before you start the Legal Practice Course.

Course content

In common with all UK institutions, as part of our LPC you will study:
Core Practice Areas
-Property Law and Practice
-Litigation
-Business Law and Practice

Five Specified legal skills:
-Writing Skills
-Drafting Skills
-Advocacy
-Interviewing Skills
-Practical Legal Research

Pervasive areas of Professional Conduct and Regulation - Study the Code of Conduct dealing with realistic scenarios based on real issues which arise.

Wills and Administration of Estates - An introduction to will drafting and the administration of estates

Solicitors' Accounts Rules - Learn how to recognise, record and interpret receipts into and payments from office and client accounts, transfer between office and client accounts and between two client accounts.

Electives include (choose three from the following):
-Corporate and Commercial Client
-Commercial Property
-Employment Law
-Family Law
-Advanced Criminal Practice
-Advanced Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
-Private Client

Optional top up LLM in Legal Practice which provides an insight into the topical issues in legal practices, both nationally and internationally.

Employment opportunities

In the current market, we provide ongoing careers advice to enable you to make the most of the opportunities available.

We have longstanding links with both national and local practices which enable us to advise you on a range of options. You may start your LPC with a training contract, or find one during the year you are with us. Students also find that the skills and experience gained during the LPC enables them to work as paralegals until the start of their training contract.

Our dedicated careers tutor for LPC students, well supported careers department and fantastic on line resources continue to be available to you with careers advice, support and guidance even after you have left us.

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This 2 year part time course combines on-line learning sessions and face to face teaching. Attendance at Staffordshire University will be required for the Foundation course (3 days) and two additional Face to Face teaching courses (2 days each) each year for 2 years (dates to be confirmed shortly). Read more
This 2 year part time course combines on-line learning sessions and face to face teaching. Attendance at Staffordshire University will be required for the Foundation course (3 days) and two additional Face to Face teaching courses (2 days each) each year for 2 years (dates to be confirmed shortly).

The part-time course requires a commitment of approximately 16 hours each week over two years.

The LPC is the postgraduate stage on the route to becoming a solicitor and represents a practical training for the solicitors' profession, where students learn how to put law into practice. Most students study the LPC after completing the academic stage of training by means of passing a law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).

You will need to have a Qualifying Law Degree or have met CPE/GDL requirements before you start the Legal Practice Course.

Course content

In common with all UK institutions, as part of our LPC you will study:
Core Practice Areas:
-Property Law and Practice
-Litigation
-Business Law and Practice

Five Specified legal skills:
-Writing Skills
-Drafting Skills
-Advocacy
-Interviewing Skills
-Practical Legal Research

Pervasive areas of Professional Conduct and Regulation - Study the Code of Conduct dealing with realistic scenarios based on real issues which arise.

Wills and Administration of Estates - An introduction to will drafting and the administration of estates

Solicitors' Accounts Rules - Learn how to recognise, record and interpret receipts into and payments from office and client accounts, transfer between office and client accounts and between two client accounts.

Electives include (choose three from the following):
-Corporate and Commercial Client
-Commercial Property
-Employment Law
-Family Law
-Advanced Criminal Practice
-Advanced Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
-Private Client

Optional top up LLM in Legal Practice which provides an insight into the topical issues in legal practices, both nationally and internationally.

Employment opportunities

In the current market, we provide ongoing careers advice to enable you to make the most of the opportunities available.

We have longstanding links with both national and local practices which enable us to advise you on a range of options. You may start your LPC with a training contract, or find one during the year you are with us. Students also find that the skills and experience gained during the LPC enables them to work as paralegals until the start of their training contract.

Our dedicated careers tutor for LPC students, well supported careers department and fantastic on line resources continue to be available to you with careers advice, support and guidance even after you have left us.

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This 2 year part time course combines on-line learning sessions and face to face teaching. Attendance at Staffordshire University will be required for the Foundation course (3 days) and two additional Face to Face teaching courses (2 days each) each year for 2 years (dates to be confirmed shortly). Read more
This 2 year part time course combines on-line learning sessions and face to face teaching. Attendance at Staffordshire University will be required for the Foundation course (3 days) and two additional Face to Face teaching courses (2 days each) each year for 2 years (dates to be confirmed shortly).

The part-time course requires a commitment of approximately 16 hours each week over two years. The LLM LPC is the postgraduate stage on the route to becoming a solicitor and represents a practical training for the solicitors' profession, where students learn how to put law into practice. Most students study the LPC after completing the academic stage of training by means of passing a law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).

You will need to have a Qualifying Law Degree or have met CPE/GDL requirements before you start the Legal Practice Course.

Course content

In common with all UK institutions, as part of our LPC you will study:
Core Practice Areas
-Property Law and Practice
-Litigation
-Business Law and Practice

Five Specified legal skills
-Writing Skills
-Drafting Skills
-Advocacy
-Interviewing Skills
-Practical Legal Research

Pervasive areas of Professional Conduct and Regulation - Study the Code of Conduct dealing with realistic scenarios based on real issues which arise.

Wills and Administration of Estates - An introduction to will drafting and the administration of estates.

Solicitors' Accounts Rules - Learn how to recognise, record and interpret receipts into and payments from office and client accounts, transfer between office and client accounts and between two client accounts.

Electives include (choose three from the following):
-Corporate and Commercial Client
-Commercial Property
-Employment Law
-Family Law
-Advanced Criminal Practice
-Advanced Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
-Private Client

This award combines the taught elements of the Legal Practice Course (120 credits) with a tutor guided research project (60 credits). Alongside the LPC core and elective modules, students will undertake a Blended Learning module in Legal Research Methods where they will engage with differing research methodologies and practices and produce an assessed final project/dissertation proposal.

Students will have two primary options for their final research project/dissertation in that they can opt to align their research to their work within a legal field or if not currently employed in the legal sector can choose from a prescribed list of academic research topics.

Upon successful completion students will have attained a full Master of Laws degree in Legal Practice which will enhance their employability. From September 2016, the revised award attracts the new Postgraduate Student Loans which will assist students in funding their studies.

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Reliability Engineering and Asset Management is a critical field of managerial and technical importance to UK and International industry. Read more

Reliability Engineering and Asset Management is a critical field of managerial and technical importance to UK and International industry. It is estimated that 10% of annual typical plant cost is spent maintaining plant. Maintenance costs are likely to influence competitiveness on a global scale and this allows Maintenance Managers to make major impacts on their companies' bottom line.

The programme is a key element in increasing industrial competitiveness and is a sophisticated discipline which embraces management techniques, organisation, planning and the application of substantial electronic, engineering and analytical knowledge to manufacturing processes, transport, power generation and the efficient operation of industrial, commercial and civic buildings. The aim of the programme is to give companies the technical and managerial expertise to thrive in the global marketplace.

On completion of the course students will be able to obtain one of the following degrees: MSc, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert).

Course Content

The programme consists of course units which include various aspects of applied management and technology in the field of REAM. It is designed such that after enrolment participants already working in industry will benefit from the structure and content of the course in order to enhance their capability in Reliability Engineering and Asset Management. Our teaching staff are internationally recognised professionals with years of experience working in industry and academic institutions.

The course is offered as indicated below:

HOME/EU

MSc - Full time 1 year; Part time in attendance 3 years*; Distance Learning 3 years**

PG(Diploma) - Full time 1 year; Part time in attendance 2 years*; Distance Learning 2 years**

PG(Certificate) - Part time in attendance1 year*; Distance Learning 1 year**

*4 x 1 week teaching blocks per year; **Attendance = 1 day residential course per module; 2 modules per term - attendance not compulsory but recommended

International

MSc - Full time 1 year; Distance Learning 3 years**

PG(Diploma) - Distance Learning 2 years**

PG(Certificate) - Distance Learning 1 year**

** Attendance = 1 day residential course per module; 2 modules per term - attendance not compulsory but recommended

Accreditation

The course is fully accredited by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and approved by The Society of Operations Engineers.

Student Experience

Read what students say about the course.

Special features

Reliability Engineering & Asset Management offers a flexible approach to learning as follows:

Full-time in attendanceDirect Taught )

Students undertake eight units. Each taught unit lasts one week and is followed by time for coursework and revision for examinations. Students start work immediately on their project and the programme is completed in one year.

Part time in attendanceDirect Taught )

Students undertake eight units. Each taught unit lasts one week and is followed by time for coursework and revision for examinations. Students start work on their project in the final year and this option is completed in three years.

Part time by Distance Learning

Students undertake eight units, all in distance learning format, each of about three months duration. Teaching will begin with a short introduction allowing students to acclimatise to the Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard 9. The programme is complete after three years. Students undertake their project in the final year. 

Teaching and learning

The coherent atmosphere in the classroom is to maintain high standards and quality and as such places are limited. Our teaching methods are similar to knowledge transfer concepts as well as case studies without involving much mathematical theories.

Teaching style

Direct Taught - Full and Part time

Each course unit runs for an intensive week-long period and tuition takes place at the University.

Distance Learning

For part-time Distance Learning students, the entire course is delivered via Blackboard, an online virtual learning environment. Two course units per semester are undertaken on-line accessing web-based teaching material which will include text, images, video and animation in parallel, over a three month period. Most importantly web-based teaching generates an interactive environment with real, active communication between students and staff and between groups of students throughout the programme. Distance Learning students will need to visit the University for a 2-day residential per semester for face-to-face discussion with their Unit leader .

Coursework and assessment

Each taught unit of the programme is followed by an assignment which is applied in the work place for part-time students or at the university for full-time students plus an examination either at the University or at higher education institute or British Council in the student's home country.

Assessment is by written examination and assignment. The assignment, which follows the taught element of the unit, accounts for 50% of the total marks, the examination 35% and an in-unit assignment the remaining 15%.

Examination period

Semester 1 - 2nd and 3rd week of January

Semester 2 - 2nd and 3rd week of May

Dissertation Project

The dissertation project is intended to address a real issue in Reliability Engineering and Asset Management and is studied in depth, relating problems in the field to theory, case studies and solution reported in the literature, and often creating innovative proposals and field trials. All students have access to laboratory resources where appropriate.

Course unit details

REAM is a modular programme which consists of eight units, some of which include field and lab work followed by a major project. The earlier units address the management of the maintenance process, including such topics as asset management and maintenance strategy; asset maintenance systems and condition monitoring. Later more specialised units deal with auditing, advanced vibration monitoring, reliability and risk. Units on the full time programme are direct taught, however, part time students can choose either direct taught or web-based distance learning.

All delivery modes cover the same syllabus and lead to the same qualification. View examples of programme structures of individual degree programmes; Full-time , Part-time and Distance Learning . Please see examples of past dissertation projects .

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: 



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Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Media Management programme offers an immersive learning experience delivered by some of the world’s most innovative leaders and pioneers. Read more
Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Media Management programme offers an immersive learning experience delivered by some of the world’s most innovative leaders and pioneers.

The programme combines a broad range of topics, including digital technology, business transformation, strategy, service design and research methods with real world application, developing the leaders of the future.

Designed in collaboration with industry, the programme provides those wanting to develop or refine their strategic and digital skills or transition into the digital and creative industries. It presents a unique opportunity to learn from leading industry thinkers and apply principles in a learning environment that mirrors real world challenges.

You will embark on a transformative journey to finessing your skills to become adaptive, collaborative and creatively driven, empowering you to go beyond conventional thinking and practices to create effective teams and business value.

This programme is offered in a part-time mode, specially designed to meet the time pressures and learning styles of busy professionals and to directly address the talent gaps of their companies.

It comprises 6 taught project-based modules and an advanced work-based project. Each module combines academic and professional perspectives, hands-on exercises, skills acquisition, industry speakers, collaborative teamwork, a major industry brief and individual and group reflection.

Students will be required to attend a foundation week and then will need to be available approximately 2-3 days every other week to study with us for the length of the programme. To give you a better idea of the time commitment necessary for this course, feel free to look through our Tentative Course Calendar subject to reasonable change.

Our “live” project briefs form the core of each module and are developed in collaboration with our network of industry partners who include Google, IKEA, Nestlé, Unilever, Greenpeace and the BBC as well as agencies including Ogilvy, TBWA, BBH and JWT.
Following successful completion of the taught part of the programme (43 weeks), students progress to a 18 week Industry Research Project. This is your chance to put your learning to work in an independent research or professional context and helps students take the next step in their careers.

Hyper Island will help you design your project and apply it within your workplace. To successfully graduate with a Master's degree, students will present the findings from their project using reports, videos and prototypes as appropriate to their chosen problem to assessors from industry, Teesside University and Hyper Island.

This programme will explore a wide range of business, technical and creative topics:

- Creativity, idea generation and concept development
- Change management, transformational leadership and group dynamics
- Entrepreneurship and learning from start-ups
- Business strategy, business development and business transformation
- Branding and communication, the role of brands, consumer insights
- Project management techniques, budgeting, pitching and planning
- Digital and mobile technologies, prototyping and development
- Designing for the consumer: human interaction, research and user centred design

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Our MBA will enable you to achieve career success and your personal ambitions. An MBA is the ‘gold standard’ in management and leadership education. Read more
Our MBA will enable you to achieve career success and your personal ambitions. An MBA is the ‘gold standard’ in management and leadership education. We focus on whole-person leadership development. The MBA’s course values include: (1) transformational leadership; (2) ethics and integrity; and (3) reflective action learning.

Why Study MBA Part-Time with us?

The University of Chester Business School has a highly successful track record of delivering MBA courses to managers and leaders in world-class private, public and not-for-profit organisations. Our MBA has a clear impact in providing graduates a step change in their lives.

We pride ourselves on equipping our successful learners to have personal and professional impact – for instance, being successful in a promotion that you have been targeting, becoming the leader you want to be, making a fresh start in a new career or setting up your own business.

The learning methods we use will enable you to apply business and management principles and theories directly into leadership practice and organisational policy-making.

What will I learn?

During the MBA, you will develop a broad range of business management knowledge and leadership thinking in the core areas of human resource management, finance, marketing, operations, creative thinking and strategy.

The MBA aims to hone your practical leadership and management skills and develop your policy-making capabilities. All of our teaching is research informed so that you can apply business and management principles and theories directly into leadership practice and organisational policy making.

How will I be taught?

Our MBA develops a community of practice through our learning environment and through our action-learning sets. You will study in Chester’s ‘corporate’ Business School in the heart of an industry hub. All of our tutors are research active, ensuring that you will encounter cutting-edge research, so you can draw out the best practice management solutions and the latest leadership thinking.

Teaching is classroom based, six hours per week during term time, over an afternoon/evening.

Postgraduate Visit Opportunities

If you are interested in this courses we have a number of opportunities to visit us and our campuses. To find out more about these options and to book a visit, please go to: https://www1.chester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/postgraduate-visit-opportunities

Request a Prospectus

If you would like to know more about the University please request a prospectus at: http://prospectus.chester.ac.uk/form.php

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Designed for professionals who wish to progress in their career, our part-time MBA will develop your leadership potential in your chosen field, cultivating the analytical skills and entrepreneurial thinking employers are looking for from their senior management. Read more
Designed for professionals who wish to progress in their career, our part-time MBA will develop your leadership potential in your chosen field, cultivating the analytical skills and entrepreneurial thinking employers are looking for from their senior management.

Case studies and professional work-based projects will enable you to practically apply your new skills to the benefit of employers. Guest speakers, industry visits and attending core modules will provide you with a wider perspective and exposure to different cultures as experiences are shared.

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only chartered professional body in the field of management and leadership, you will graduate with a degree as well as the CMI's Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

During your studies you will benefit from free membership of both the Institute of Directors and the Chartered Management Institute. Our partnerships with professional associations ensure the Brighton MBA remains relevant to the needs of today's business practitioners.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for this course. Please click the link below for more information.
https://www.brighton.ac.uk/studying-here/fees-and-finance/postgraduate/index.aspx

Course structure

The course is flexible so you can choose to study via a combination of evening classes and weekly blocks, depending on your specific needs.

Part-time study allows you to apply the tools, theories and techniques learnt during the course to your workplace, bringing an immediate benefit to your organisation.

It is possible to complete the program in one year, but most students spread the workload over three years. Should your circumstances change, you may suspend your studies and restart at a later date. This course has multiple start dates throughout the year.

Syllabus

You can start your part-time MBA in January or September, sharing core modules with managers from all our MBA specialisms. Once you have completed your first core modules you can choose to specialise in Leadership, Knowledge and Inoovation Management or Public Service Management.

You can also choose from a host of optional modules that will allow you to specialise in the areas of management you are most interested in.

Core modules:

Accounting and Performance Management*
Developing International Strategic Capabilities
Information Systems, Operations and Process Management
International Marketing*
International Strategy*
Management Environments and Economics
Managing People and Organisations*
Managing Innovation

International study visit:

Your international study visit to a European organisation will take place in the autumn or spring terms.

Option modules (choice of one):

Entrepreneurship: New Business Planning
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Social Enterprise: New Business Planning
Emerging Financial Markets
Game Theory in Finance and Business
Political Economy in Europe
Financial and Capital Markets
Globalisation and International Markets
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Labour Market Analysis
Behavioural Economics

* Most MBA modules can be studied in the evening or in weekly blocks. However, the modules marked with an asterisk are only available in weekly blocks.

Careers and employability

An MBA is an internationally recognised passport to a successful management career. It takes into account all the major aspects of business.

In a recent study by the Association of MBAs, those surveyed were earning on average, 33% more immediately after their MBA, 92% more 3-5 years later and 151% more 6-10 years after graduation. Both in the short-term and long-term, an MBA can be considered a solid investment.

The University of Brighton has been producing high-quality MBA graduates for over 25 years.

Employers of recent MBA graduates include Total Oil Marine (UK), Fuji Bank (Japan), Price Waterhouse (Beijing), Ericsson (Sweden), Proton Cars (Malaysia), Hewlett Packard (Germany), Microsoft (Mexico) and PepsiCo (India). Sponsors of part-time students include Lloyds TSB, American Express, Police and Fire Services, Health Trusts, the Body Shop, TRANSCO and BOC Edwards.

• Careers Service

As a student you will have access to our Careers Service, including careers counselling sessions, CV checking, mock interviews and advice on setting up your own business. Read more on our careers service website.

• Careers Counsellor

Christina Keiller is the Business School's Careers Counsellor. Students can speak confidentially with Christina to discuss their plans, have their CV reviewed and prepare for interviews. She works closely with course tutors to ensure that employability is included within academic study.

• Entrepreneurship network

Beepurple is the university’s entrepreneurship support network. They offer free support for any student or graduate with their business ideas, freelance plan or social enterprise project. Beepurple run events throughout the academic year, designed to equip you with skills that will improve your employability and help you grow a successful business. By taking part in beepurple activities, you will meet like-minded people, hear how other recent graduates have set up their own businesses and gain key enterprise skills that will help you stand out from the crowd.

• Mentoring scheme

Momentum is our award-winning mentoring scheme. It pairs students with professionals who wish to share their experience. Students and their mentors meet regularly to exchange ideas. The scheme helps students to develop new skills and enhance their career prospects.

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Our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) course is intended to assist career professionals who wish to enhance, contribute to and transform practice. Read more

Our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) course is intended to assist career professionals who wish to enhance, contribute to and transform practice. It is a professional doctorate completed on a part-time (Executive) basis. An internationally established highest level qualification, the programme enables you to earn the title of Doctor without putting your career on hold.

The programme will enhance your professional capabilities, credibility and standing, and you will contribute to practice through action research.

What's covered in the course?

In the first half (the structured phase) of the programme you will attend on a ‘block delivery’ basis, which allows you to focus on one part of the course at a time.

The DBA is designed to help you apply action research-based thinking to ideas in practice and work, or practice based problems whilst deepening and broadening your understanding of application to professional practice.

You will also develop essential research skills which will enable you to play a leading role in strategic and operational development, policy formation and evaluation in practice.

Our DBA is aimed at enhancing the level of professional capabilities and credibility of practicing professionals, and the research undertaken on the programme is focused on contributing to, and transforming, practice.

The course combines workshops, research based activities and a substantial research enquiry thesis.

Why Choose Us?

  • On our programme you will gain a professional focus and practice based experience of action research and its application to practice, ensuring you are equipped to make an impact in or accelerate your career or standing.
  • You will have the opportunity to work in conjunction with our thought-provoking supervisors who will guide you to gain specialist insight into your chosen field(s).
  • Your study will be based in our state-of-the-art City Centre Campus, ideally located in the UK’s second city, which is one of Europe’s largest cities.
  • Candidate support is at the forefront of our approach, with everything designed to give you the skills you need to succeed.


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In today's business environment effective project management (PM) is an integral influencer of success. Read more
In today's business environment effective project management (PM) is an integral influencer of success. Additionally, PM-associated skills such as planning, risk management, quality management and communication management are essential to control the increasingly complex projects that allow top organisations to remain competitive in the global market. A Master’s in project management is sought after by many organisations, both in the public and the private sector. The course is suitable for graduates in business, computing and engineering, with an affinity for organising, running or participating in projects.

Project Management MSc is designed to equip you with a set of tested skills for planning, delegating and monitoring project. The course gives you the knowledge and tools to help implement strategies for change, in a sustainable way, in order to influence progress within a company or organisation. You also will learn the governance framework of running a project and how to handle the associated risks.

The project management processes that you will learn on this course are aligned with the Project Management Bodies of Knowledge by Project Management Institute and is widely accepted as best practice in the area of project management.

Westminster Business School is one of just a handful of universities that's eligible to offer accredited PRINCE2 certification. So in addition to this postgraduate qualification, you get an opportunity to also obtain the much sought after PRINCE2 certificates.

Course content

This course involves both theoretical and practical content. It offers you the chance to build on your first degree or work experience with a range of knowledge and skills, enabling you to successfully manage the increasing number of projects instigated by organisations seeking to improve their value proposition.

In addition to providing you with an opportunity to attain the much sought after PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner certifications, the course will provide you with an understanding and an evaluation of a number of other popular professional qualifications, such as M_o_R®*, MSP* and DSDM Atern.

This course covers and critically evaluates the prevailing project management bodies of knowledge.

* M_o_R and MSP are registered trademarks of Axelos Ltd.

Modules

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Core modules
-Project Management Foundations
-Project Management in Practice
-Management of Risk and Scheduling
-Project Finance and Procurement
-Project Management Project
-Programme and Strategic Management

The first two modules follow on from one another. In Foundations we lay the foundations of project management, like planing, monitoring and controlling, focussing on the more technical skills of the profession. In the Practice module we concentrate more on the behavioural aspects of projects, such as leadership and team work. The two modules together provide a critical overview of the project management world.

The other core modules discuss other aspects of project management such as risk management, scheduling, project finance, strategic alignment and procurement. To complete their studies, all students complete a practical or a research project.

Option modules
-Managing International Projects
-Project Management of IT

Accredited internship

All students on our full-time business Masters courses can apply to undertake the PG/MBA Internship Programme Reflective Practitioner Module. This is an 8 week unpaid accredited internship, which can be taken in addition to option modules and will help students to gain invaluable work experience. The internships, which are with London-based organisations, take place during the summer period. To apply, students must submit a completed application form and a copy of their updated CV to the Business Experience Team; the team then shortlist from the applications and conduct group meetings with the applicants.

Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both postgraduate students and employers and expect that the internship programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students.

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The Bath MBA equips students with both theoretical and practical knowledge as well as the professional and personal skills to manage strategically and successfully in a constantly changing environment. Read more
The Bath MBA equips students with both theoretical and practical knowledge as well as the professional and personal skills to manage strategically and successfully in a constantly changing environment.

Are you are a team player seeking an MBA that will challenge you to reflect upon the links between business and society? Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or seeking career transformation? Are you looking to develop your leadership and interpersonal skills?

The Bath MBA is ranked second in the UK (Economist 2012), ranked first for salary increase and recognised as one of the top 25 MBA's in the world. Both full-time and part-time Bath MBA candidates undertake the same course content.

Our part-time programme is taught via 5-day modules (Monday to Friday) on campus at Bath compressed into 2 years with the flexibility to extend and complete in up to a maximum of 5 years. In total, participants take around 70 days to complete the BATH MBA at the Bath Campus. Students also have up to 5 months to complete their 'final project or dissertation' during which attendance on campus is not normally required.

The Executive Bath MBA has the same course content as the full time programme and is mostly taught via 5-day modules (Monday to Friday) on campus at Bath. Our Executive, part-time route can be fast tracked into 2 years of study with the flexibility to extend and complete in up to a maximum of 5 years.

Following the part-time route, candidates take the equivalent of 12 weeks of study on campus at Bath to cover Stages 1 and 2. They then have up to 5 months to complete their 'final project or dissertation' at Stage 3. In terms of time ‘out of the office’ we normally advise that prospective students should factor 70 days in total; to include all taught modules on campus, syndicated or peer learning groups, project workshops and an allocation for the 4 exams associated with the programme. Attendance on campus is not normally required during the final stage of the programme.

Visit the website http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/courses/mba/part_time.html

Our Strengths

- Critical thinking and creativity
- Driven by a vibrant research culture and excellent teaching
- Entrepreneurial focus on both the MBA and within the School
- Personal Leadership and Careers underpin the programme

REF2014: Ranked 8th in UK

The School has consistently achieved both top research and teaching ratings in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessments.

HEFCE was set up by the UK government to be responsible for the distribution of public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) (http://www.ref.ac.uk/), the University of Bath School of Management was ranked 8th in the UK for business and management studies.

THE Student Experience Survey

We have been ranked as the UK’s top university in the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2015.

The survey highlighted our excellent academic, sports and social facilities, good community atmosphere, safe campus and strong connections with industry.

Financial Times Global MBA Ranking

The Bath MBA ranked:
- in the top 1% of business schools worldwide
- 5th in the UK for research
- 3rd in the world for percentage of women students

Career Development

Undertaking an MBA is a huge decision, and for most of you thoughts about your career are at the heart of that decision.

The MBA Career Development Service is on hand throughout the period of your studies to support you in taking stock, in planning your career and in identifying new goals and opportunities.

These web pages will give you an insight into the range of career development services that are available to you.
Our services include:

- One-to-one career coaching
- Career development workshops
- Online searchable CV platform
- Online self assessment tools
- A range of networking opportunities

Career development activities take place at core times in the curriculum as well as through ongoing support during the academic year. Come and talk to the MBA Career Development Manager at any time to discuss your needs. You can find us in East Building level 3.2.

Find out about the department here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/faculty/

Find out how to apply here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/msc-operations-logistics-supply-chain/how-to-apply

Government Loans

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters courses is being developed for students at English universities. There will be loans of up to £10,000 available for Masters students starting a course in 2016/17. More information is available on the study site (http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/taught/government-loans/index.html) and the government website external website.

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The MA in Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM) course aims to provide experienced practitioners who are CIPD qualified with a challenging programme that develops their strategic competence. Read more
The MA in Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM) course aims to provide experienced practitioners who are CIPD qualified with a challenging programme that develops their strategic competence. It is intended to provoke and challenge you in your thinking and expectations about how and why we manage people at work. The programme also challenges you to consider how different HRM approaches may be more effective in achieving corporate success.

The course is a 'top up' qualification intended to build upon the CIPD Postgraduate Diploma in HRM. It is designed as an extension programme linked to Continuing Professional Development. The programme is research oriented with the dissertation providing the 60 postgraduate level credits needed for you to attain a full Masters degree. An initial induction and then the option to participate in the Business Research Methodology sessions are the only 'fixed' times of on-campus attendance.

Course content

The dissertation is the essential component of this Masters course. It is a demonstration of your ability to research a topic using both primary and secondary research techniques. Considerable emphasis is placed on your ability to evaluate critically, to analyse, synthesise and develop a sustainable academic argument in the area of study, and to make significant comments on HRM in practice at the strategic level. You are supported by a personal tutor, knowledgeable in their chosen area of study and who will be available for support throughout the research.

There is also the option to participate in the Business Research Methodology sessions.

Industry links

We work closely with our local North Staffordshire and South Cheshire branch of the CIPD.

Graduate destinations

The MA in Strategic HRM will enable you to further your career in Human Resources and upon successful completion, you will also be in a position to upgrade your CIPD membership to chartered or fellow status.

Graduates have progressed to senior HR roles at organisations large and small, both locally and internationally, including Alton Towers and Virgin Media.

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