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"Our future world will be a service world. The development of successful strategies, business models and business processes adapted to this service world requires a profound understanding and integration of technological, economical and societal issues. Read more

"Our future world will be a service world. The development of successful strategies, business models and business processes adapted to this service world requires a profound understanding and integration of technological, economical and societal issues. New technologies such as cloud computing, big data, web 3.0 and mobile networking are the basis for engineering and managing innovative smart and secure service systems."

Hot Topics in SME

  • Digitalization as the basis of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0
  • Service Engineering & Pricing: Enhancement of products through additional services (e.g. car industry: more than 80 on-board services complement a car today)
  • Big Data: Storage & analysis of data masses by new sensor & chip technologies, cloud computing, and IoT
  • Agile and self-organizing networks
  • Cloud Engineering
  • Digital Systems to support Safety & Security
  • IT Aspects of mobile business & communication

Content Summary

The Master Program in Service Management & Engineering qualifies graduates to comprehend and evaluate how hardware and software developments in modern information and communication technologies influence the future service market. Graduates can encounter problems with an engineering orientation and solve them with the help of complex management methods. 

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Modules

The content of the Master Program is divided into 10 modules:

5 Management Modules presents broader knowledge in management know-how and 5 Engineering Modules provides deeper knowledge in technological topics.



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The MSc Pharmaceutical Enterprise programme is an applied multidisciplinary course designed for entrepreneurial high-achieving individuals with ambition to take leading roles in SME pharmaceutical companies. Read more

The MSc Pharmaceutical Enterprise programme is an applied multidisciplinary course designed for entrepreneurial high-achieving individuals with ambition to take leading roles in SME pharmaceutical companies.

As the major pharma business model changes, established and emerging SME pharmaceutical companies are increasingly delivering novel candidate pharmaceuticals (small molecules and biologicals). This trend is expected to continue and offers a very nourishing environment for spin-out and other SME pharmaceutical companies that require high calibre personnel who are knowledgeable about all aspects of pharmaceutical enterprise.

Course details

The MSc Pharmaceutical Enterprise programme is delivered by experts in the field, many with on-going experience of the sector; and this ensures the programme maintains relevance in this fast moving industry.

The interactive teaching equips you with the medical, scientific, regulatory and business skills to achieve success. Internships and consultancy project opportunities arising from associated SME companies offer highly prized ‘real life’ experiences.

The MSc Pharmaceutical Enterprise programme aims to provide you with a toolbox of skills to enable you to:

  • select, develop and commercialise projects with therapeutic potential
  • create, seek funding and take leading executive roles in companies to exploit the commercial potential of projects in a spin-out/SME environment

Learning and teaching

We have a wide range of external experts lecturing on this programme and have included their profiles so you get an idea of who you will be coming into contact with on this exciting programme.

For more information about the academic staff please see the names below:

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.

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

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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Project Objectives. To measure the number of SMEs by business sector in the South East region from 2007-2017 and their contribution to the region’s local economy in terms of employment. Read more

Project Objectives

  1. To measure the number of SMEs by business sector in the South East region from 2007-2017 and their contribution to the region’s local economy in terms of employment.
  2. To document the extent that regional SMEs have internationalised their business and to investigate the opportunities and barriers to SME internationalisation.
  3. To analyse existing regional, national and European supports to assist SME internalisation in the South East.
  4. To make recommendations to assist regional SMEs grow their business through internationalisation in order to develop the region economically.

Methodology proposed

The methodology employed for this study will be a mixed methods approach broken into two stages. In Stage 1 the study will use SME data from Local Enterprise Boards in the South East and Enterprise Ireland to measure the number of SMEs by business sector in the South East. A survey will be designed, piloted and administered to regional SMEs with the aim of examining the extent, method and outcomes of their internationalisation, if any, to date. In Stage 2, those SMEs who have internationalised their business as documented in Stage 1 will be invited to participate in a focus group meeting to investigate their experience of internationalisation and existing supports in place to assist SMEs with internationalisation. The study will use this primary data to make recommendations to assist our regional SMEs further grow their business through internationalisation and aid regional economic development into the future.

Expected outcomes: (e.g. deliverables & strategic impacts)

Expected outcomes from this research is one potentially publishable research paper. The project is of regional strategic value as its recommendations will assist economic development of the South East region.



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If you want to develop a specialist career in multinational enterprises, this course offers high-level strategic learning in a range of areas. Read more
If you want to develop a specialist career in multinational enterprises, this course offers high-level strategic learning in a range of areas.

This course will provide you with the specialist knowledge to manage and adapt supply chains, and pioneer logistics in a growing field of industry. If you are looking to refine your skills or further progress within the profession, this course will enable you to gain a better understanding of how to apply strategic thinking in senior decision-making roles.

The University of South Wales is a preferred provider of professional and Masters level qualifications for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). The course is also accredited by the Institute of Operations Management (IOM). These accreditations highlight the industry-level standards embedded within the course and ensure your learning can be applied and inform best practice in the modern workplace.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will gain MCIPS (in addition to three years’ work experience) and MCILT (with an average mark of 50% across the course with work experience, which will be assessed by the professional body). You are also set to gain from further exemptions from the Institute of Operations Management.

This course includes field trips that enable you to understand the practical implications of logistics and supply chain management in a variety of industrial settings (additional costs may apply).

See the website http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/492-msc-international-logistics-and-supply-chain-management

What you will study

There are two pathways available to students studying the MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management course. Modules of study for each pathway depend upon whether students complete a 60 Credit Dissertation or a 20 Credit management project. The normal mode of study will be to undertake the 20 credit management project route.

Route One

- Sustainable Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
The module will explore the strategic need, role and value for logistics, purchasing and supply chain research within organisations in order to achieve sustainable supply chain networks in the future. Examining the major changes that are currently affecting logistics and supply chain strategies and how management in the future will be influenced by new structures, reconfiguration of material and information flows, the role of technology in evolving supply chains and the key issues in managing this transition process. This module aims to provide an integrative view of the complex inter- and intra-organisational dynamics which contribute to sustained organisational success and maximisation of competitive advantage. Exploring the sustainable supply chain from a global and local perspective.

- Commercial Relationships (20 credits)
This module explores the
 theory and practical application that underpins the processes involved in
formation of commercial agreements and relationships with external organizations.The module will examine the
current and relevant approaches to achieve an effective commercial agreements
by identifying with and critically evaluating the activities and documentation involved; the legal processes and terms and the main contractual arrangements required for a commercial agreements and relationship with customers and / or suppliers.

- Strategic Operations Management (20 credits)
This module aims to provide an appreciation of operational processes, techniques, planning and control systems with reference to both manufacturing and service industries from a qualitative and quantitative perspective.

- Globalisation of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
This module aims to identify the key drivers and trends that are increasing the globalisation of industries, markets and sectors, including the role of the SME. Also explore the structure and management and main activities of a global and international logistics and supply networks.

- Strategic Systems Thinking (20 credits)
This module aims to develop and enhance the skills and knowledge explored to enable participants to actively consider how they may personally make a difference in the different strategic contexts which may confront them. In particular, students will focus on innovative practices and an inclusive social approach to business and organisational development.

- Economies, Markets and Decision Making in International Contexts (20 credits)
The module aims to develop the ability to analyse the macroeconomic and micro frameworks within which strategic decisions are made. To develop the ability to solve problems which relate to management decision-making in the context of changing economic and market conditions.

- Project Management and Consultancy Skills (20 credits)
This module aims to critically explore and examine project management and consultancy skills in a business and supply chain context. Enabling students to understand and explore relevant and key project management techniques and principles and the impact that they have on operations, supply chain and business processes. Students will be able to use consultancy skills to reflect, monitor and evidence the ‘management of self’ in a marketing and business context.

- Research Methods (20 credits)
The module aims to develop your understanding and research skills in a management and/or professional development context; critically reviewing a range of research methodologies and methods of providing management information for decision making.

- Management Project (20 credits)
The module explores the concept, theories and practice of project management and consultancy skills. This module builds on the research methodology skills and requirements of critical debate established throughout the program and shows how these key skills are vital within a business context to ensure rigorous decision making. It examines combining the traditional research skills with project management and consultancy skills to enable an evidenced based approach to problem solving within an organisation.

Route Two

- Sustainable Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
The module will explore the strategic need, role and value for logistics, purchasing and supply chain research within organisations in order to achieve sustainable supply chain networks in the future. Examining the major changes that are currently affecting logistics and supply chain strategies and how management in the future will be influenced by new structures, reconfiguration of material and information flows, the role of technology in evolving supply chains and the key issues in managing this transition process. This module aims to provide an integrative view of the complex inter- and intra-organisational dynamics which contribute to sustained organisational success and maximisation of competitive advantage. Exploring the sustainable supply chain from a global and local perspective.

- Strategic Operations Management (20 credits)
This module aims to provide an appreciation of operational processes, techniques, planning and control systems with reference to both manufacturing and service industries from a qualitative and quantitative perspective.

- Globalisation of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
This module aims to identify the key drivers and trends that are increasing the globalisation of industries, markets and sectors, including the role of the SME. Also explore the structure and management and main activities of a global and international logistics and supply networks.

- Strategic Systems Thinking (20 credits).
This module aims to develop and enhance the skills and knowledge explored to enable participants to actively consider how they may personally make a difference in the different strategic contexts which may confront them. In particular, students will focus on innovative practices and an inclusive social approach to business and organisational development.

- Economies, Markets and Decision Making in International Contexts (20 credits)
The module aims to develop the ability to analyse the macroeconomic and micro frameworks within which strategic decisions are made. To develop the ability to solve problems which relate to management decision-making in the context of changing economic and market conditions.

- Research Methods (20 credits)
The module aims to develop your understanding and research skills in a management and/or professional development context; critically reviewing a range of research methodologies and methods of providing management information for decision making.

- Dissertation in Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain (60 credits)
You’ll be required to produce an extended piece of written postgraduate research, involving a significant piece of student-directed learning, based on a detailed investigation into a key area.

Learning and teaching methods

You can study the MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management full-time, part-time or online. The full-time programme starts in September and February.

Full-time: Full-time students study Stages One and Two in an academic year, followed directly by the dissertation. Part-time students usually complete one stage each academic year followed by the dissertation.

Part-time: We offer part-time weekend delivery, where you come to the University for one weekend every six weeks. For those who want to tailor a programme that suits their needs, we can be flexible in terms of when, where and how often lectures take place. This is useful for organisations and associations.

Online: The University of South Wales also offers online delivery through our partners the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Please note that CIPS accreditation is not available through our online course.

Work Experience and Employment Prospects

Graduates are able to demonstrate specialist knowledge to help them manage and adapt their global supply chains to respond to the dynamic needs of 21st century business. You will also be able to lead logistics and supply chain management in a growing field, and develop a specialist role in multinational enterprises. The additional professional accreditations associated with this Masters course will enable you to make a significant step in developing your professional career moving forward.

Assessment methods

Part-time students usually complete one stage each academic year followed by the dissertation, which can be completed in nine months.

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The compulsory course units in this programme will provide you with a broad overview of managerial issues faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Read more
The compulsory course units in this programme will provide you with a broad overview of managerial issues faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Most management courses and textbooks focus on large businesses. This Master's degree programme highlights the specifics of SMEs, which constitute more than 95% of the business community.

The MSc Business Administration - specialization Small Business Management focuses on the internal organization of a business. Small Business Economics addresses the external positioning, while New Ventures and Entrepreneurship deals with starting businesses.

Programme

The specific organizational characteristics of smaller firms are addressed, basically all subdisciplines of management and organization. Also questions such as 'what is entrepreneurship?', 'am I suitable to be an entrepreneur?' and issues of consultancy are addressed. These are topics in compulsory courses. With electives you specialize in fields like strategy, marketing and management of technology. Furthermore, a part of the programme is devoted to writing a thesis including doing research.

Job perspectives

As a graduate of the programme Small Business and Entrepreneurship, you may find employment in positions like all-round SME manager or SME consultant. You could work for a large organization, selling services to SMEs (like banks and accountancy offices). Becoming an independent entrepreneur is also one of the possibilities. Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only 1% of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Linking education to research and career preparation

Our education is strongly rooted in business practice and society. Also right from the start of your degree programme attention is paid to academic research and preprofessional development. Since an analytical and critical mind and problem-solving capabilities are important qualities in any career our students aspire.

In collaboration with external partners we conduct research projects on e.g banking, local government, customer insights, leadership, energy, healthy ageing and lean operations.

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Today financial management operates in a highly complex, interconnected and fast-moving international arena. Organisational objectives have to integrate a wide variety of considerations, from long-term stakeholder value to the short-term financial growth that is desired and demanded. Read more

Today financial management operates in a highly complex, interconnected and fast-moving international arena. Organisational objectives have to integrate a wide variety of considerations, from long-term stakeholder value to the short-term financial growth that is desired and demanded. Do you want to take on the challenge of being one of the new generation of chief financial officers (CFOs) with the complex skills to effectively manage the finances of large, SME and start-up businesses? Then the Master’s in Financial Management at Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) is for you.

RESEARCH EXPERTISE

Based on Utrecht University’s research expertise, this multidisciplinary Master’s gives you a broad and specific understanding of the financial management of organisations. You study with some of the world’s leading academics in the field of financial management.

CONTENT OF THE PROGRAMME

In the Master in Financial Management you will focus on:

  • How to raise capital (i.e. issuing shares and bonds);
  • How to allocate capital (capital and operational budgeting);
  • How to manage short-term resources;
  • How to deal with new alternative financing forms such as crowdfunding or fintech;
  • How to manage different corporate risks;
  • How to align individual motives to organisational motives via performance management and compensation systems;
  • How to effectively introduce changes in financial management policies within organisations.

Read more about the study programme.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

This MSc in Financial Management provides you with:

  • a unique, multidisciplinary and international programme
  • in which you learn to understand not just a firm’s finances, but also how to deal with economic, managerial, regulatory, and reporting issues to maximise enterprise value;
  • the latest economic and financial theory and the hard financial skills
  • to put theory into practice in an increasingly complex world;
  • the mindset to understand and solve trade-offs between short- and long-term objectives, between shareholders and stakeholders, and between financial and social responsibility;

The core objectives of this Master’s programme can be summarised by the five A’s of financial management: Attract, Allocate, Administer, Analyse, and Anticipate.

  • Attract: Attracting money involves key decisions on the source of financing. This programme will provide you with insights into the dynamics of international capital markets and how they can be used to raise capital for everything from start-ups to multinational mega-projects.
  • Allocate: In today’s fast-changing business environment, modern financial managers need a state-of-the-art tool-box to make complex capital budgeting decisions. Which projects in a company should get funding? How much and why? You will analyse how to estimate cash flows, to calculate costs of capital in both domestic and international settings, and to use a real option framework to handle highly uncertain and irreversible investment and allocation decisions.
  • Analyse: Financial managers need to constantly analyse and monitor the firm with respect to profitability, liquidity and solvency. This involves financial statement analysis and cost calculations. As a financial manager you also need to manage and monitor different risk exposures.
  • Administer: In support of analytical activities and systems, a financial manager needs several administering activities such as collecting, registering, consolidating and reporting financial data (quarterly and annual reports). Knowledge of financial accounting and expertise in treasury is important here.
  • Anticipate: An important task of the (chief) financial officer is to anticipate future events and cash flow streams. Cash planning, budgeting, investment planning, and risk assessment are crucial activities in this area.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Upon completion of the MSc in Financial Management you are prepared for a career in financial management within an SME or multinational organisation; or in a consulting firm. Graduates have taken on positions such as: financial trainee, financial management consultant, financial analyst, business consultant, business analyst, business trainee, assistant treasurer, or assistant controller. Although geared toward the financial side of management, this programme also provides a sound basis for more general managerial tasks. Read more about possible career prospects.



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Programme Content. MSc in International Management.  . (ranked no. 9 in Eastern Europe!*).  attracts a culturally diverse mix of international students. Read more

Programme Content

MSc in International Management (ranked no. 9 in Eastern Europe!*) attracts a culturally diverse mix of international students. It is an ideal choice if you want to progress in your career from entry-level to a managerial position. Graduates go on to pursue a variety of successful careers in corporate organisations, or perform managerial roles in smaller and medium-sized organisations throughout the world.

Key areas of studies:

Business data analysis, entrepreneurship and family business, organisational behaviour, corporate communications, leading and managing people, CSR, project management, business strategy, cross cultural management skills. The curriculum is indicative and is subject to change.

Knowledge & Understanding

Students upon graduation should be equipped with:

  • global economic and managerial issues as they relate to strategic decision making;
  • contemporary issues related to the dynamics of international business, including the phenomenon of globalization;
  • practical implications of international business theories regarding the external and internal operations of multinationals;
  • appropriate techniques to deal with complex issues critical to the success of multinational firms

Disciplinary & Professional Skills

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • To create an opportunity for students to enter line and staff management positions in companies and develop international managerial skills.
  • To study, review and put into practice both the “tried and tested” techniques and the latest concepts in the field of international management.
  • To develop critical awareness of the global business environment and the relevant tools required to make a business or organisation successful in an increasingly competitive world.
  • To develop students’ ability to critically evaluate a range of management issues and offer viable solutions to problems.
  • To provide students with an understanding of methods and techniques that they can effectively apply both in a multinational company setting and an SME environment.
  • To develop international managers, skilled in interpersonal and cross-cultural communications, and equipped with up-to-date knowledge on international management.
  • To create a global and strategic mindset and to develop sensitivity to learning from other cultures.
  • To build an appreciation in students of the need to continuously develop skills and knowledge throughout their careers.

Career Opportunities

This programme offers valuable preparation for anyone contemplating a career in general management and is an ideal step towards graduate-level employment, especially if you want to progress your career from an entry-level to management position.

Current graduates are employed at middle management level by multinational corporations such as IBM, GE or Alcoa-Köfém; or by ministries/government agencies.



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Much has been made of the use of composite materials in the aerospace industry with the Airbus A350XWB and the Boeing Dreamliner being headline news. Read more

Much has been made of the use of composite materials in the aerospace industry with the Airbus A350XWB and the Boeing Dreamliner being headline news. However the advantages of using composite materials can be extended to the majority of engineering areas and disciplines.

The rapid emergence of composites has revealed a difficulty in supplying the industry with Engineers that have the requisite knowledge of the materials. This MSc in Composite Material Engineering has been developed with that in mind. Students will learn the full lifecycle of components designed and manufactured with composites.

From first principles, potential students will learn the constituent parts of a composite material and understand the reasons for selecting each material. From there manufacturing methodologies will be understood. Design using composites will be taught after the different types of failure mechanisms are shown. Finally repair, recycling and disposal of composites will be discussed in detail.

Students will be taught by lecturers from industrial and research background through a combination of lectures, tutorials, Laboratory sessions and computer classes. Industry standard software will be taught to enable the students to graduate with the skills required for industry.

Key course features

  • The university shares an Advanced Composite Training and Development Centre, (ACT&DC) with Airbus at the Broughton site a fully-equipped specialist composite laboratory will be used for lab tutorials throughout and also the student’s dissertation project if required.
  • Access to cutting edge computer-aided design, analysis and simulation software, including ANSYS, Abaqus, MATLAB and Simulink, etc.
  • The opportunity to add a specialist edge to your skill set.
  • The university is perfectly placed with a number of composite manufacturers within 30 miles, namely Solvay, Sigmatex and Excel. In addition there are a number of SME and large engineering companies that utilise composite materials for their designs and components.
  • Solid base for career progression in industry.

What you will study

FULL-TIME STUDY (SEPTEMBER INTAKE)

The taught element, Part One, of the programmes will be delivered in two 12 week trimesters and each trimester has a loading of 60 credits.

You will cover six taught modules which include lectures, tutorials and practical work on a weekly basis. The expected timetable per module will be a total of 200 hours, which includes 40 hours of scheduled learning and teaching hours and 160 independent study hours.

Part Two will then take a further 15 weeks having a notional study time of 600 hours. During this time the student will be responsible for managing his/her time in consultation with an academic supervisor.

FULL-TIME MODE (JANUARY INTAKE)

For the January intake, students will study the three specialist modules first during the second trimester from January to May. The three core modules will be studied in the first trimester of the next academic year from September to January.

On successful completion of the taught element of the programme the students will progress to Part Two, MSc dissertation to be submitted in April/May.

PART-TIME MODE

The taught element, part one, of the programmes will be delivered over two academic teaching years. 80 credits or equivalent worth of modules will be delivered in the first year and 40 credits or equivalent in the second year. The part time students would join the full time delivery with lectures and tutorials/practical work during one day on a weekly basis.

The dissertation element will start in trimester 2 taking a further 30 weeks having a total notional study time of 600 hours. During this time the student will be responsible for managing his/her time in consultation with an academic supervisor.

AREAS OF STUDY INCLUDE:

  • Engineering Research Methods & Postgraduate Studies
  • Engineering Design & Innovation
  • Engineering Systems Modelling & Simulation
  • Advanced & Composite Materials
  • Design with Composites
  • Assembly and Repair of Composites
  • Dissertation


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EU REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND. Reference RS/17/13. Applications are invited for a full time MSc (by Research) studentship in the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire. Read more

EU REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND:


Reference RS/17/13

Applications are invited for a full time MSc (by Research) studentship in the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire. This post is partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund Eco-innovation Cumbria Project. The studentship is tenable for up to 1 year full-time (subject to satisfactory progress) and will include an annual maintenance grant of £14,257  (2017/18 rates) and the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates.  Due to funding restrictions applications are open to UK/EU applicants only. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2018.

Project Description

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Centre for Waste Management (CWM) at the University of Central Lancashire, an internationally leading Centre with a multidisciplinary approach towards sustainability and resource management. You will be part of the ERDF Eco-innovation project bringing low carbon innovation to Cumbria’s SME. The project will be in association with Caterite Food and Wineservice Limited, a leading food distribution and wholesaler in Cumbria. The project will investigate innovative processes for reducing their carbon footprint. The focus will be on alternatives for single-use plastic packaging as well as reducing water and energy use. This project will adopt carbon management accounting (CMA) and life cycle assessment (LCA) as part of its methodology.

Candidates should have (or expect to be awarded by 1 July 2018) a UK Bachelor’s degree at 2:1 or above (or equivalent qualification), in an Environmental or Business related area. EU applicants will need to hold an English Language qualification at IELTS 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For an informal discussion about the project please contact: Dr Karl Williams ().

For the application form and full details go to: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/research/study/studentships.php

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry via email at   quoting the studentship reference number (RS/17/13)

Closing date: 4th June 2018

Interview date: 11th June 2018

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP



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Introduction. Technology is transforming society in all sorts of ways; from the way that assembly lines are controlled to the way we socialize, we depend on computer systems. Read more

Introduction

Technology is transforming society in all sorts of ways; from the way that assembly lines are controlled to the way we socialize, we depend on computer systems. Increasingly that dependency means that we are vulnerable to cyber attacks which, if successful, could undermine our national institutions and critical infrastructures, steal our personal data or gain access to private exchanges.

It is estimated that by 2019, companies and public sector organisations will need 6 million security professionals. At present, it is predicted that only 4.5 million will have the right qualifications.

The industry needs skilled, confident cyber security professionals who can help protect new and existing technologies.

Why study this course?

This MSc seeks to address the cyber skills gap, providing you with an advanced knowledge and understanding of cyber security issues.

Practical and technically focused, it's ideal for graduates of computing based degrees and related disciplines who wish to deepen and extend their knowledge in this area.

You'll study complex, mission critical systems and apply your learning through hands-on projects that solve real-world problems. You will graduate well-prepared for rewarding roles within this field of work.

Why UWE Bristol?

Learn from dedicated, research-active staff with industrial experience and connections with industry. Hear from eminent industry figures as you develop the broad, practical skills you will need to succeed.

Through access to sophisticated equipment including simulation software and hardware, you will test your ideas and strategies and become an adaptable, capable security expert.

Structure

Content

The full Master's course comprises of 180 credits divided into three 60 credits stages: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Masters. Students work incrementally through the three stages and must pass all modules at each stage in order to progress to the next.

You will study:

  • Computer and Network Security
  • Information Risk Management
  • Parallel Computing
  • Cyber Security Futures Emerging Trends and Challenges
  • Analysis and Verification of Concurrent Systems
  • Critical Systems Security
  • IoT System Security
  • Dissertation.

These modules were developed in consultation with industry practitioners.

This structure is for full-time students only. Part-time students study the same modules but the delivery pattern will be different.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Learn through practical labs, lectures, seminars, group work, workshops and guest lectures. Our academics have a range of connections with industry experts. In the past the department has hosted speakers from CGI, Avon and Somerset High Tech Crime Unit, EY and Lighthouse.

Gain knowledge and understanding of concepts and technologies used to establish and maintain computer and network security. Practical exercises will consolidate your knowledge through hands-on experience.

Discover how current methodological approaches and legal frameworks influence risk management and explore emerging threats and countermeasures. Case studies will bring these methodologies to life in an industry relevant way.

Develop your ability to evaluate issues and design and implement robust security solutions. Build your communication and creative skills so you can respond in a clear, effective way to challenges.

You will have opportunities to participate in UK and global security challenges that the department has a track-record of success in.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

This course is available for both full- and part-time study. The part-time option will be delivered one day a week over a two-year period, making it suitable for those who wish to continue working alongside their studies.

Outside of formal lectures, you will complete practical tasks, including solving practical problems in information security. You will prepare for them by reading academic papers, professional/technical publications and other material available online.

Assessment

Your assessments will include practical problem solving coursework, exams, presentations and reports.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.

Features

Study facilities

We continually upgrade our facilities to ensure you'll have the software and hardware you need to succeed in your studies.

You will have access to industry standard facilities. Most teaching will make use of virtual machines loaded with software that you can configure. This, together with VMWare, will enable you to work flexibly.

Make use of any of the 14 general purpose labs and 3 Technology Enhanced Active Learning spaces, equipped with machines featuring software appropriate for the course.

Our emphasis on hands-on learning environments enables you to develop practical knowledge and real-world skills, standing you in good stead for your professional career.

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.

Careers

Careers / Further study

Graduates of this master's course will have the knowledge and skills required to take on senior technical roles within cyber security. You could go on to work within a large corporate environment or an SME, taking on a role such as Security Engineer, Information Security Analyst, Information Security Manager or Senior IT Auditor.

You could also go on to managerial roles in cyber security or consulting work. You might also continue on to a PhD in a related subject.

How to apply

Read more about postgraduate applications.

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Get paid to do a Masters with the. Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. at. Lancaster University. , The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018, and. Read more

Get paid to do a Masters with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University, The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018, and Lina Energy Ltd.

One year enterprise-led funded Masters by Research, Ref. No. 100

·        Get paid £15,000 tax-free

·        Have your tuition fees reduced. Your partner company pays £2,000 towards your fees, meaning UK/EU students pay £2,260, and international students pay £15,945.

·        Be part of the multi award winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation with a cohort of 50 talented graduates working on exciting business-led R&D.

·        The Centre is based at Lancaster University, so you will gain your Masters from a Top Ten University, recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.

·        Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

LiNa Energy is developing an advanced new sodium ion battery technology with wide applications, which promises to outperform all other incumbent technologies on all key performance and cost metrics. We are seeking a motivated graduate to help us design our first products for optimal performance by applying advanced engineering simulation tools and methodologies. 

The LiNa cell technology is an exciting innovation in sodium ion technology with proven pedigree. It is a radical re-engineering of sodium metal chloride chemistry to dramatically enhance energy and power density whilst maintaining the impressive safety credentials of the chemistry. This is all achieved using low cost and scalable processes to give a truly disruptive battery technology.

Candidates with a degree in mechanical engineering or other closely aligned subject are sought. Some prior experience in engineering simulations such as finite element analysis would be beneficial.

Enterprise and collaborative partners

This Masters by Research is a collaborative research project between Lancaster University, with supervision from Dr Richard Dawson, Dr Fabrice Andrieux and Lina Energy Ltd. Lina Energy Ltd is an innovative SME developing an advanced new sodium ion battery technology with applications across multiple industries.

Apply Here

To apply for this opportunity please email with:

·    A CV (2 pages maximum)

·    Application Form

·    Application Criteria Document

·    Reference Form

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is subject to confirmation of funding. For further information about the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, please see our website.

 

Deadline:           Midnight Wednesday 18th July 2018

Start:                    October 2018



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The MSc in International Strategic Marketing develops the specialist knowledge and skills you need to pursue a marketing career. You will develop your working knowledge of marketing tools and techniques and learn how to integrate them to plan and implement successful marketing programmes and initiatives. Read more

The MSc in International Strategic Marketing develops the specialist knowledge and skills you need to pursue a marketing career.

You will develop your working knowledge of marketing tools and techniques and learn how to integrate them to plan and implement successful marketing programmes and initiatives. There is strong emphasis on practical application, with opportunities to develop your analytical and problem solving abilities through the use of case studies and marketing simulations.

Learning from academics and student peers from around the world gives you an invaluable perspective on the issues and challenges facing marketers in today’s global business environment.

Our tutors and lecturers include both working practitioners in marketing and internationally recognised academics who conduct world-class research, which is regularly published in leading marketing journals.

About our students

Find out about our MSc student cohort, broken down by nationality, age, and the level of award achieved.

Professional accreditation

We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".

What you will study

The programme will give you a strong understanding of core principles and the specialist skills needed for careers in a wide variety of organisations. Throughout the programme there is strong emphasis on the practical application of specialist knowledge and skills, with opportunities for students to practice their analytical and problem solving abilities through the use of case study and marketing simulations.

Core Modules

Option Modules

Learning and assessment

Teaching on the programme will be directed, and reinforced through a combination of:

  • formal lectures
  • staff/student led group discussions
  • personal research and guided self-study
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • directed reading

These activities are supported by the use of a virtual learning environment.

The programme integrates applied and theoretical knowledge, with assessment processes that test both knowledge of the discipline and understanding of its application and limitations.

To facilitate learning, lectures and seminars will typically utilise case studies and simulations. Sessions may be delivered weekly or in blocks. Small Group sessions will use case studies and simulations with oral feedback given in class.

Students will be guided to suitable primary and secondary data sources and be required to conduct research and presentation exercises.

Career prospects

This programme prepares students for a general or specialist career in marketing and management within a wide range of organizations, from large multi-national firms to SME’s within the private sector, and public service and non profit organizations.

Typical marketing roles would include marketing management, product or service management, advertising, market research, communications, and consultancy.

Study abroad

Students have an opportunity to broaden their international experience by taking part in study tours embedded alongside our programmes throughout the year. These tours are provided by the Faculty where all expenses are covered. Previous tours have included trips to Bahrain (Ahlia University) and Qatar (Qatar University).

These tours help our students to gain knowledge about international business and entrepreneurship, as well as providing opportunities to practice and develop communication and interpersonal skills. Students are given a hands-on opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained in class, all whilst becoming more aware of diverse cultures and strengthening international relationships.

Students take part in a dynamic mix of both theory and practice-related activities including: interactive problem-solving workshops, company visits, talks by guest speakers (from the public and private sector), cultural visits, and social activities.

Study support

The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the Faculty of Management and Law, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (e.g assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements.

The ELS provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area.

Research

The strong research culture of the School of Management faculty informs the teaching and learning of our students.

Our extensive industry networks provide the avenue for application of this knowledge.



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Our MA Cultural and Creative Industries programme reflects contemporary knowledge, theory, practice and research at the forefront of academic and professional study in the creative industries, aiming to produce graduates who have the skills and competencies needed to meet the dynamic challenges of this sector. Read more

Our MA Cultural and Creative Industries programme reflects contemporary knowledge, theory, practice and research at the forefront of academic and professional study in the creative industries, aiming to produce graduates who have the skills and competencies needed to meet the dynamic challenges of this sector.

Overview

The creative industries are one of the fastest growing employment sectors in the UK. Our MA Cultural and Creative Industries programme reflects contemporary knowledge, theory, practice and research at the forefront of academic and professional study in the creative industries, aiming to produce graduates who have the skills and competencies needed to meet the dynamic challenges of this sector. 

Supported by leading-edge research and professional practice in this area, the programme offers a balance of theory and professional study. We will provide you with a range of conceptual and professional knowledge that will enable you to identify emerging areas of opportunity within the creative industries. You will become a flexible and reflexive practitioner with the skills and knowledge to adapt to the changing demands of the creative workplace.

You will develop your conceptual understanding of key theories as well as awareness of contemporary issues and debates within the cultural and creative industries, and discuss the challenges facing professionals and policy-makers. You will explore the effect different political, economic, social and cultural contexts have on the way in which these industries operate, and you will develop your skills and critical understanding of work in cultural and creative organisations in a wide variety of contexts so that you can apply critical thinking to professional scenarios to further your effectiveness in your chosen career.

You will also learn about the practice and theory of digital creativity and the skills and knowledge needed to manage digital and social media in a creative context as well as exploring the innovative ways in which creative practitioners are connecting with their audiences, embracing digital, immersive and mixed media methods.  

As well as gaining valuable practical and professional skills and industry work experience, you will undertake an individual piece of research. This will act both as a critique of the current state of your chosen field of interest and as a vehicle for the development of your own professional skills appropriate to your future career ambitions.

A key part of the MA Cultural and Creative Industries and what makes this programme stand out, is its industry facing nature, including a professional placement module. We engage directly with external partners from the cultural and creative industries and make use of our home in the heart of Cardiff. You will benefit from strong links with Creative Cardiff. We involve creative industries businesses, organisations and practitioners at the forefront of the field in workshops, field visits and as guest lecturers throughout the programme.

The programme is suitable for graduates seeking a career in the cultural or creative industries or for professionals wishing to enhance their existing knowledge and career prospects. The programme will also prepare students for doctoral research in the cultural and creative industries broadly defined.

Distinctive features

  • Located in the heart of vibrant Cardiff, purpose-built facilities (adjacent to the new BBC building).
  • Focus on employability-related skills and professional development with opportunities for industry
  • Access to professional cultural and creative networks via our partnership with Creative Cardiff.
  • Strong creative digital skills focus.
  • Teaching by leading academics in the field of creative industries with an emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment.

Learning and assessment

Most modules are delivered through a mix of workshops, lectures and seminars or tutorials which complement the practical and academic elements of the programme. To encourage collaborative learning, you will be taught in organised lecture and seminar/workshop sessions and there are ample opportunities for one-to-one tutorial and specialist support throughout the programme, both from academic staff and from industry specialists.

In lectures, you will be given an overview of a particular aspect of the module content. You will have opportunities to ask questions and be reflective in these sessions. Workshops and seminars provide you with the opportunity to practice techniques, discuss ideas, apply concepts and consolidate your understanding of the lecture topic.

In addition to timetabled classes, we invite creative industries businesses, organisations and practitioners to take part throughout the programme as guest speakers, to provide contextual, first-hand knowledge of current debates and trends and enabling you to relate the knowledge provided in class sessions to real-world examples.

In order to successfully complete the programme, you will be required to work during and outside formal teaching sessions, and to make good use of the facilities provided.

Career prospects

We recognise that the majority of our students undertake postgraduate qualifications to improve their prospects in the job market. Our MA Cultural and Creative Industries will give you the opportunity to follow a wide variety of careers in any number of cultural, creative or associated sectors. You may want to consider work as a freelancer or start your own creative business. Other options include working within an SME, or as an ‘embedded’ creative in a non-creative business. You may decide to pursue policy-making or go down an academic career path and pursue further study.



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The MSc Sustainable Supply Chain Management aims to provide the skills to enable supply chain managers of the future to thrive in this dynamic environment. Read more

The MSc Sustainable Supply Chain Management aims to provide the skills to enable supply chain managers of the future to thrive in this dynamic environment.

Overview

Supply chain management is becoming an increasingly important aspect of the business world. Products are sourced, manufactured and transported on a global scale, leading to the need for skilled professionals in this area. However, these professionals also need to be increasingly aware of the wider impacts of these activities, with a focus beyond just economic impacts.

The MSc Sustainable Supply Chain Management aims to provide the skills to enable supply chain managers of the future to thrive in this dynamic environment. Supported by world leading research in this area, the course provides you with the capability to make decisions that consider the full range of economic, social and environmental impacts of supply chains. The inclusion of sustainability as a key part of the course provides a distinguishing feature of this course.

You will study a range of taught modules that combine to give a comprehensive understanding of all aspects in sustainable supply chain management, including procurement, supply and the distribution of products, as well as tackling cross-cutting issues such as the impact of technology. At the end of the course, you are required to carry out a dissertation research study, providing an in-depth examination of an issue of your choice. 

Distinctive features

  • Sustainability is embedded as a core part of the course, which is distinctive from many supply chain programmes elsewhere.
  • With a variety of options, there are opportunities to specialise in subject areas that are of particular relevance and interest to you.
  • You will be taught by leading academics in the field of sustainable supply chain management with an emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment.
  • You will have the chance to acquire high-quality practical skills and to develop innovative ideas.
  • Our connections with policy and practice gives you the opportunity to translate your academic learning into a practical environment.
  • You will be part of a community at Cardiff Business School which is committed to delivering social and environmental improvement alongside economic development in the world’s first Public Value Business School.
  • You will study at a Business School ranked 1st in the UK for research environment and 6th for research excellence (REF 2014), and the only business school in Wales accredited by AACSB International. The Business School is also a member of the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Management Education initiative.

Learning and assessment

Our teaching is heavily informed by research and combines academic rigour with practical relevance. Our internationally leading faculty consists of academics who are at the forefront of knowledge within their field. They bring the lessons learnt from their most recent research into the classroom, giving you access to up-to-date real-life examples and scenarios and critical business thinking. Reflecting the Business School’s wider strategy, Public Value is embedded within our teaching.

Many teaching and learning resources will be provided electronically through Learning Central. In order to successfully complete the course, you will need to work during and outside formal teaching sessions, and to make good use of the facilities provided.

Most modules involve a mixture of lectures and small group teaching (called classes, seminars, workshops or tutorials). In a lecture, the lecturer will mainly give an overview of a particular aspect of the module content. You will have opportunities to ask questions and be reflective in lectures. Classes and workshops provide you with the opportunity to practice techniques, discuss ideas, apply concepts and consolidate understanding of the topic.

In addition to timetabled classes, guest presentations by practitioners will also be available, enabling you to relate the knowledge provided by the lecturers to real-world examples.

Career prospects

Our MSc Sustainable Supply Chain Management will give you the opportunity to follow a wide variety of careers. These can be with global multi-national companies or smaller SME enterprises. You will be equipped to take up both leadership and operational positions, as well as pursuing policy-making and academic career paths – a number of former students on related programmes have subsequently completed their PhD in a related subject.



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Uncover the business of culture. get the art facts. How to tell the worth of an oeuvre? How do cultural entrepreneurs operate in the culture market? It's all about cultural economics. Read more

Uncover the business of culture: get the art facts. How to tell the worth of an oeuvre? How do cultural entrepreneurs operate in the culture market? It's all about cultural economics.

Why study Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

Uncover the business of culture: get the art facts. How to tell the worth of an oeuvre? Who decides? How do cultural entrepreneurs operate in the culture market? It's all about cultural economics. 

A unique approach

The cultural and creative sectors face constant challenges. Our students acquire the knowledge and skills to identify and and overcome them. The specific approach of this Master that dives into Cultural economics and entrepreneurship has various advantages.

  • It helps students to use both a macro and a micro approach. The first, allows to identify the features of the context where a specific cultural organisation operates. The second to recognise the best tools and activities to undertake.
  • The cultural sector is increasingly addressed in terms of financial and economic considerations. Our students will train to argue convincingly in this framework and to challenge preconceived ideas.
  • The cultural sector reveals fundamental challenges in mainstream economics, and we address alternative approaches.
  • Careful application of economic theory and empirical research are powerful tools for making reasonable predictions about further developments in the context of digitization and changes in public policy. 
  • Our students learn about the challenges and opportunities that cultural entrepreneurs face.

Our programme differs from the other courses on cultural management because of his double perspective: cultural economics and cultural entrepreneurship. We put a greater emphasis on cutting-edge theory and original empirical research, next to providing first hand experience withentrepreneurial projects.

Career prospectives

You can work at the heart of (international) cultural organisations, government agencies, NGO's or SME's. You can be the one who defines new business strategies, gives PR advice or makes policies.



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