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The Legal Practice Course (LPC) is the first stage of a solicitor's professional training. It is an intensive, practical course designed to equip you with the law, procedure and legal skills you will need to work as a solicitor or trainee solicitor. Read more

The Legal Practice Course (LPC) is the first stage of a solicitor's professional training. It is an intensive, practical course designed to equip you with the law, procedure and legal skills you will need to work as a solicitor or trainee solicitor. We are validated and monitored by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and receive excellent feedback from our students, so you can feel confident in the quality and standards of our course.

You will receive the training and support you need in order to become an effective trainee solicitor. In addition you will be able to access work experience opportunities as well as guidance and expertise from previous graduates who are now working as trainees or qualified solicitors.

Course detail

To complete the LPC, you must pass stages one and two within five years. Most students do both stages together (the Postgraduate Diploma) but you can do stage one (the Postgraduate Certificate) then do stage two later (provided this is within five years). This means you spread the cost of the course over several years rather than paying the fees in one year.

If you have successfully completed stage one elsewhere, you can study stage two at the University of West London, and on successful completion of stage 2 and accreditation of your stage 1 by the University, you can be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma.

Modules

Stage one modules are compulsory:

• Criminal and Civil Litigation

• Property Law and Practice

• Business Law and Practice

• Professional Conduct and Regulation

• Wills and Administration of Estates

• Legal Skills: Advocacy; Interviewing and Advising; Drafting; Practical

Legal Research; and Writing

• Solicitors' Accounts

• Taxation

Format

Our teaching is very practice-based and delivered mainly through small group sessions. These give you experience of both legal tasks and legal skills that closely simulate the work of a real legal office. You will act for specific 'clients' and see their cases through from beginning to end.

Jobs and placements

We know how important it is for your future career to get good quality legal work experience on your CV and therefore we provide opportunities for you to participate in our LPC Mentoring and Work Experience Scheme with local firms, qualified alumni and courts.

In addition you will have the opportunity to become involved with the Law School’s Community Advice Programme – a free legal advice clinic run fortnightly in conjunction with Ealing Equality Council. Other legal work experience opportunities are advertised by employers directly with our Careers and Employment Service and these are posted electronically for you on our LPC Community site.

Career and study progression

LPC stage one graduates will need to complete stage two successfully by studying three vocational elective subjects. You can study these at the University of West London. On successful completion of the LPC, you will need to secure a training contract to complete your training to be a solicitor.

We encourage you to take advantage of the continuing support provided by the Careers and Employment Service after you leave, and to make the most of the networking opportunities provided through the LPC Mentoring and Work Experience Scheme and contacts with the Middlesex Law Society.

As an LPC graduate, you can top up your LPC to a Master's in Legal Practice, undertaking part-time study in research methodologies and doing a dissertation on a topic related to legal practice.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.



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Within a rapidly changing domestic and international environment, the work of stage managers is becoming more complex and technically challenging. Read more

Within a rapidly changing domestic and international environment, the work of stage managers is becoming more complex and technically challenging. The entertainment and live events industries are growing rapidly and the need for skilled stage managers has never been greater. The evolving range and scope of where, and how, live entertainment is delivered leads to often difficult and sometimes contradictory demands and challenges for the stage management team. This leads to a situation where there is a need for graduates with more holistic and integrated perspectives regarding the management of entertainment and live events and the artistic, economic, social and environmental conditions in which they function. This course has been developed in response to this need, and is rooted in a belief that effective stage managers need training that is both practical and critically reflective. It will develop your knowledge of the contemporary issues affecting the management of entertainment and live events while equipping you with the practical skills that are essential for developing a career in the field.

The course is run in partnership with The Edinburgh Stage Management School, which specialises in postgraduate vocational training and combines a  well established industry focus with successful graduate employment. It combines the best aspects of the vocational, practical and academic models.

This MA is designed as a conversion degree and we welcome applicants from non-arts related subjects. It is suitable for both graduates who wish to add a vocational stage management emphasis to their first degree, and those with equivalent professional qualifications or experience. It is likely to be of interest to those who studied the arts and humanities at undergraduate level, or those with significant workplace experience who would like to gain a formal qualification.

Teaching, learning and assessment

Teaching comprises a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, simulation exercises, and projects. You will undertake  professional practice working with QMU shows and events as well as engaging with the wider industry. Your performance on the course will be assessed by essays, reports, reflective blog, portfolio, presentations and a dissertation or project (MA only). Normally, there are around six to eight students undertaking the course each year.

Teaching hours and attendance

Each module will require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Most modules consist of five or six hours of class time each day during the teaching periods of the semester. Where possible, all teaching takes place over three days per week.

Links with industry/professional bodies

Our partnership with The Edinburgh Stage Management School ensures an active industry focus to the course with key professional  practitioners delivering master classes and practical workshops. Our location in the festival city also allows for strong practical links between the course and the many arts, festival and cultural organisations based in and around Edinburgh, across Scotland and the UK.

Modules

15 credits: Core Technical Skills for Theatre Production/ Managing Productions: Theory & Practice/ Advanced Technical Skills for Theatre Production/ Managing People & Projects 30 credits: Professional Practice 1 (15 + 15)/ Professional Practice 2 (15 + 15)

If studying for an MA, you will also complete a dissertation or project (60 credits).

Careers

You will be qualified for a broad range of stage management positions within a wide spectrum of live entertainment and live events industries. Many career opportunities are open to you. Previous graduates (Edinburgh Stage Management School) have gone on to work in theatres, performing arts organisations, festivals, corporate events and ceremonies. In addition, many now tour within the UK, Europe and  internationally. Potential careers might include producing, fundraising, marketing, programming, or audience development, as well as many other roles across the cultural industries and all professions requiring skills in effective management.

Quick Facts

  • Small cohort of students working closely and collaboratively with staff
  •  Range of guest lecturers from key cultural organisations and associated industries
  • The only postgraduate course of its kind in Scotland
  •  Unique partnership with The Edinburgh Stage Management School


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Train to become an outstanding Primary teacher at Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 with Liverpool John Moores University. Graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 3-7 age range. Read more

Train to become an outstanding Primary teacher at Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 with Liverpool John Moores University. Graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 3-7 age range.

  • Prepare for a career as an innovative and creative teacher of 3-7 year olds on a programme delivered in partnership with schools who are committed to ensuring your success
  • Enjoy placements in nurseries, reception classes and Key Stage 1 settings
  • Study over 10 months full time, with 120 days spent on school placement predominantly within a “Home School”
  • Qualify with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education featuring 120 Masters-level credits (ours is one of the few ITT courses to offer this) and ---Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the same cost and length of study as a PGCE
  • Discover why 94% of our Newly Qualified teachers rate our training as good/very good and employment rates are above the national average
  • Go on to complete your MA in your first year of employment and look forward to excellent career development

This is an intensive, full time programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) alongside your academic PGDE award. University-based study includes: a full time block of three weeks at the start of the course in September; one day per week until January; occasional week-long, full time study blocks between January and June and a number of conference days. A minimum of 120 days is spent in schools.

Placements are organised in our Partnership schools in the Greater Merseyside area. For the majority of the training you will gain your teaching experience in a “Home School” with a six week placement in an “alternative” school after Christmas. This innovative model ensures that you feel genuinely part of the staff whilst on school placement and can monitor and gain satisfaction from your impact on your pupils’ progress over time.

You will also be allocated a teacher mentor who will organise and supervise your school-based training. Your mentor will be supported by your LJMU tutor who will visit your school several times to monitor your progress. Additional professional development sessions are organised in school during placements.

Tutorial support is an important part of the LJMU learning process and you will receive a personalised service that will enable you to set targets and achieve your potential. Your personal tutor will support your academic and professional development and will meet with you formally during the year.

You will undertake a significant amount of independent study and preparation to support your course assignments and school-based work and should be prepared to work some evenings and weekends.

University-based training takes place at the IM Marsh campus just four miles from the city centre. Here you will find independent study spaces with IT facilities, a library, access to student welfare and support, a gym and other sports facilities plus a café and shop.

The IM Marsh Library houses the main collections linked to this course and is open from 8am until 11pm during term time. You will also have access to the 24 hour, city centre Aldham Robarts and Avril Robarts libraries.

The University element of the programme is based around six core modules focusing on:

-Professional Practice (a series of school-based investigations of current issues)

-Developing Reflective Professional Practice (enabling you to effectively evaluate your school-based practice)

-Pedagogy in the Early Years (in depth support and practical training in a specialist area, drawing on the latest research and classroom-based innovation)

-Pedagogy in Practice (focusing on the skills required for effective teaching and learning including medium-term planning and assessment)

-Learning Teaching and Assessment (developing your skills in school-based action research so that you can identify what works best for your learners)

-Inclusion (ensuring you are fully prepared to meet the diverse needs of your classes)

Further guidance

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.



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Globally government are prioritising strategies and policies for improving population, community and individual health. Read more

Globally government are prioritising strategies and policies for improving population, community and individual health. This course recognises the importance of the wider social context in which health is created; and explores innovative approaches to address the widening inequalities gap, the health needs of an ageing population, and the increased prevalence of long-term chronic conditions.

This course encompasses both prevention and promotion, and recognises the importance of social determinants of health. It will support you to develop the skills required to address existing and emerging public health challenges locally, nationally and internationally. It will also provide you with a professional qualification that will develop your understanding of this complex field. You will strengthen, enhance and improve your career prospects, and be empowered to make a valuable contribution to improving health and wellbeing.

What you will study

STAGE 1

You will be introduced to the underpinning principles and concepts of public health and health promotion in different settings, and examine the impact of health inequalities on population health, engage with the principles, methods and application of epidemiology and the planning and evaluation of public health programmes.

STAGE 2

You will apply the principles from Stage 1 and examine global health challenges, explore approaches to address population health (including working with communities) and critically explore theories of behaviour change. You will apply leadership, partnership working and change management theory to the public health context and your own practice.

STAGE 3

You will undertake a self-directed, supervised, research project relevant to public health and health promotion.

Our goal is to help you develop into a critical and reflective public health professional with strong problem solving skills and able to implement creative solutions.

There is a strong emphasis on student participation in all modules and a self-directed approach to learning is essential to achieve the aims of the course.

Teaching and assessment

The team members bring extensive public health experience to their teaching, ensuring professional relevance and currency. Invited guest speakers will enhance your learning experience.

All students will engage with our Virtual Learning Environment (CampusMoodle). Regardless of mode, you will learn both individually and through group activities. If you study this course online, you will take part in online tutorial sessions through the virtual classroom utilising innovative technologies to facilitate engagement and encourage discussion and debate.

We expect you to be an active and engaged learner; undertaking activities and discussions, offering your point of view, and sharing your experiences and knowledge to help you gain a deeper understanding of the issues and potential solutions.

ACTIVITY SUMMARY

  • Tutorial - 20 students per group, 88 hours per Stage 1
  • Tutorial - 20 students per group, 88 hours per Stage 2
  • Tutorial - 20 students per group, 19 hours per Stage 3
  • Project Supervision - 16 hours per Stage 3
  • Independent Study - 512 hours per Stage 1
  • Independent Study - 512 hours per Stage 2
  • Independent Study - 565 hours per Stage 3

INDEPENDENT STUDY

A significant portion of this course is underpinned by independent learning, and you will be expected to be responsible for managing your coursework, reading and other learning activities appropriately.

STAFF DELIVERING ON THIS COURSE

Our teaching team members are Associates or Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. This is a professional recognition of practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning. Contributing to this course are visiting Lecturers who are experts in their field and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the course.

ASSESSMENT

Typically students are assessed at each stage:

Stage 1

  • 1 written assignments, including essays
  • 2 oral assessment

Stage 2

  • 4 written assignments, including essays

Stage 3

  • 1 dissertation

Job prospects 

Students on the existing programme come from a wide range of disciplines including public health, physiotherapy, dietetics, third sector, nursing and midwifery, oncology and occupational health.

Opportunities have increased significantly with the global changes in health and the challenges that lifestyle related diseases are presenting. Employment opportunities include:

  • clinical practice
  • local authorities and commissioning boards
  • occupational health
  • education
  • work based health programmes
  • sports and leisure centres
  • social care

Other related areas and opportunities include community development, non-government agencies, charitable and voluntary organisations. 



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English for Academic Study is a pre-sessional English programme that can be taken up to one academic year before your degree course. Read more

English for Academic Study is a pre-sessional English programme that can be taken up to one academic year before your degree course.

This programme can be taken as a 30, 20 or 10-week course. You don’t need to have an offer of a degree to apply for this programme, and don’t need to have taken an English language test to apply.

The programme is divided into three 10-week stages: Develop Your English, Extend Your English and Consolidate Your English. Successful completion of assessments at the end of each stage allows progression to the next stage. Successful completion of the final stage Consolidate Your English, allows progression to University of Brighton degree courses.

The programme is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. It is also suitable for those wishing to study at another UK university, and prepares students for IELTS, if required.

Why study EAS?

  • This programme can be studied on a short-term study visa.
  • You can join this programme without a formal English language qualification such as IELTS. If you don’t have an English language qualification you'll be asked to complete a placement test to determine the length of course needed.
  • You can take this programme without holding a formal offer of a place on a degree course.
  • The flexibility of this programme means that you can take any individual stage as a stand-alone course.
  • Successful completion of the final stage will enable you to continue to a University of Brighton degree course at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Overview

The English for Academic Study programme consists of up to three 10-week stages. Where you enter the programme depends on your current level of English.

  • Stage 1: develop your English – intermediate level
  • Stage 2: extend your English – higher intermediate level
  • Stage 3: consolidate your English – lower advanced level

If you are not sure which entry stage is right for you, please call or email us and we will help you decide.

Successful completion of your assessments at the end of each stage allows progression to the next stage.

The minimum age of enrolment for this programme is 18.

Stage 1: intermediate

You will improve your level of general English and be introduced to English for academic purposes. You will also learn about British culture and go on organised visits to local places of interest.

  • Practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Introduction to English for academic purposes
  • Grammar review and vocabulary development
  • Pronunciation and intonation practice
  • Language learning strategies
  • Guided self-study
  • British culture
  • Visits to sites of cultural interest in the south-east of England

Stage 2: higher intermediate

You will extend your English language knowledge and skills and further develop your ability to study effectively in a British academic environment.

General English

  • Intensive practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Grammar review and vocabulary development
  • Pronunciation and intonation practice
  • Language learning strategies

Academic English

  • Preparation for studying in English
  • Listening and note-taking skills
  • Extensive reading
  • Writing academic essays and reports
  • Taking part in seminars and tutorials
  • Giving academic presentations
  • Introduction to British academic conventions

Stage 3: lower advanced

Your written and spoken English will become more fluent and accurate and you will develop confidence in your English academic study skills.

General English

  • Strategies for effective reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Grammar consolidation
  • Pronunciation and intonation practice

Academic English

  • Research skills – productive use of learning resources
  • Efficient note-taking from lectures and reading
  • Extensive academic reading
  • Extension of academic vocabulary
  • Writing successful academic essays, reports and summaries
  • Taking part in seminars and tutorials
  • Giving confident academic presentations
  • British academic conventions

Facilities and support

Whilst you are studying on one of our English language programmes you will have full access to all of the facilities enjoyed by other students at the university. This includes a wide range of academic and personal support services as well as full use of libraries and computer systems.

Our Open Learning Centre is home to facilities including:

  • Brand-new computer workstations.
  • Viewing station equipped with a large screen for group work.
  • Extensive collection of graded readers.
  • Large collection of English language books and dictionaries for general and academic English.
  • Pronunciation worksheets tailored to several first languages.
  • Local access to photocopier, scanner and printing facilities.
  • Searchable online catalogue of materials
  • Live satellite television in English, French, German, Spanish
  • English and foreign language news, documentaries and films.

You'll also have access to University of Brighton support services including:

  • our iASK international academic study kit
  • visa advice
  • careers guidance
  • academic study resources
  • specialist international student advice
  • health, disability and dyslexia support.


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This is a unique course relevant for those who aspire to competently manage and co-ordinate physical assets to optimum effect. Combining theory with best practice, it is designed for Engineers and management personnel working in an engineering operations environment. Read more

This is a unique course relevant for those who aspire to competently manage and co-ordinate physical assets to optimum effect. Combining theory with best practice, it is designed for Engineers and management personnel working in an engineering operations environment. The course delivers specialised professional development, designed to meet the real-world needs of industry.

The implementation of asset management practices within an organisation enables tangible benefits such as lower operating costs, longer asset life, improved asset performance, greater reliability, higher safety standards, enhanced environmental support and better informed investment strategies. Throughout the course you will learn how to make a significantly positive impact on organisations, through effective asset integrity management approaches.

The flexible online delivery means that this career-enhancing course is well-suited to those already in employment.

What you will study

STAGE 1

In Stage 1 you will study; Problem Solving, Determination of Maintenance and Inspection, Requirements for Asset Integrity Management, Delivery of Maintenance and Inspection for Asset Integrity Management.

STAGE 2

In Stage 2 you will study; Health, Safety, Environment and Risk Assessment, Asset Life Cycle Analysis and Corrosion Management.

STAGE 3

In Stage 3 you will study; Engineering Project Management and Integrity and Reliability Management.

STAGE 4

This is the final stage where you will focus on the Individual Engineering Research Investigation. Successful completion will award the MSc Asset Integrity Management.

Teaching and assessment

Our distance learning courses are delivered online through CampusMoodle, the University's virtual learning environment. Each module comprises up to 52 hours of lectures and tutorials. This information is based on the assumption ODL students can complete one 15 credit module (or equivalent) per semester. Typically modules will be taken in the order in which they appear in the schedule above. There is an element of flexibility to the order in which modules are taken and any change must be agreed with the School prior to commencement of the module. Students must normally complete all taught modules before progressing to the MSc Project.

ACTIVITY SUMMARY

  • Lectures – 23 hours per semester
  • Project supervision – 600 hours, made up of contact hours and non-contact hours over the MSc stage.
  • Independent study – 127 hours per semester

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Significant additional private study is expected during each module. You’ll work autonomously and take responsibility for your own learning and professional and academic development. The suggested hours-of-study-per-week and other information is detailed in each Module Descriptor.

STAFF DELIVERING ON COURSE

We’ve been delivering industry-relevant courses for the energy industry for many years, and our teaching staff members bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the curriculum. They are research-active and work on live industry projects. This includes input to patented technology and the design of products and systems to positively impact society and improve the lives of communities in developing countries.

Lecturers are involved in an ongoing development project with a Scottish business in relation to innovative solar powered systems funded by the Scottish Institute for Remanufacture. We’re also in collaboration with Scottish companies working on the development of solar energy systems for new applications. This has created great potential for students to work on industrial projects.

ASSESSMENT

 Stage 1

  • 3 written exams, typically for 2-2.5 hours
  • 3 written assessments including essay

Stage 2

  • 3 written exams, typically for 2-2.5 hours
  • 3 written assessments including essay

Stage 3

  • 1 written exam, typically for 2-2.5 hours
  • 2 written assessments including essay
  • 1 group critique

Stage 4

  • 1 dissertation
  • 1 oral assessment

Job prospects 

Graduates of this course can progress to management and operational roles within an engineering operations environment. Skills in efficient management of assets are increasingly in demand in the oil and gas and processing industries as many assets approach and exceed the lifespan they were originally designed for.

Please visit the website to find out how to apply.



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This course produces fit-for-purpose engineers who can make effective contribution from an early stage. Developed in close collaboration with industry, it enables you to develop a critical approach to oil and gas engineering and develop a strong project management and team-work abilities. Read more

This course produces fit-for-purpose engineers who can make effective contribution from an early stage. Developed in close collaboration with industry, it enables you to develop a critical approach to oil and gas engineering and develop a strong project management and team-work abilities.

The course is aimed at students who wish to work in the oil and gas industry and specialise in offshore operations. It will prepare you for a range of professional careers through suitable flexible study options. It has been developed in close collaboration with industry which ensures the specialist subject areas relevant to the oil and gas life-cycle covered are up-to-date, and provide the essential knowledge and skills required for an engineering career within the upstream oil and gas industry.

What you will study

STAGE 1

In Stage 1, you will study topics such as Subsurface, Wells, Facilities and Business Essentials. On completion, you could exit this stage with a Pg Cert Oil and Gas Engineering.

STAGE 2

In Stage 2 you will study; Engineering Project Management, Environmental Impact and Risk Management, Materials & Corrosion, and Completions & Subsea Systems. On completion you could exit this stage with Pg Dip Oil and Gas Engineering.

STAGE 3

Stage 3 is the final stage, where you will focus on the Individual Project Report. Successful completion will award the MSc Oil and Gas Engineering.

Teaching and assessment

Full-time on-campus students

You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshop sessions and external speakers, and work on group project case studies, team activities, and presentations. This allows you to collaborate with colleagues as you would within multi-discipline teams in the energy sector. Throughout the course, content is complemented by practical work, allowing you to support your theoretical development by providing real-life simulation. 

Online distance learning students

You can learn at your own pace and at times to suit you. You will be taught using the same material as the full-time course and supported by experienced academics and industry professionals. They will recreate online the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus course.

ACTIVITY SUMMARY

Each module comprises up to 52 hours of lectures and tutorials. Significant additional private study is expected during each module.

Both on-campus and online-distance students will be supported through our online virtual learning environment (VLE), CampusMoodle, where you can access a wide variety of resources and other learning support materials, including videos, e-books, journals, the Society of Petroleum Engineering and the SPE database. For distance-learning students, the discussion forum groups will be a key part of the course, actively engaging you with the course materials, the course personnel and your fellow students. 

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Significant additional private study is expected during each module. You’ll work autonomously and take responsibility for your own learning and professional and academic development. The suggested hours-of-study-per-week and other information is detailed in each Module Descriptor.

STAFF DELIVERING ON THIS COURSE

Combining the strengths of our staff with the knowledge and skills of industry specialists and visiting lecturers, provides opportunities for students and to enhance their learning knowledge, skills and employment options in a wide range of topics. RGU’s position in the Energy capital of Europe ensures that we have direct access to the world’s energy giants and national professional bodies to support your learning experience. RGU’s Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Student Chapter invites professional speakers from industry to increase the industrial networking opportunities for students and to enhance their learning knowledge, skills and employment opportunities in a wide range of topics.

ASSESSMENT

Stage 1

  • 4 written exams, typically for 2-2.5 hours
  • 4 written assignments, including essays

Stage 2

  • 3 written exams, typically for 2-2.5 hours
  • 2 written assignments, including essays

Stage 3

  • 1 dissertation
  • 1 oral assessment
  • 2 group citiques

Job prospects 

This course gives you the opportunity to work in the oil and gas industry in a very wide-range of roles with great job prospects around the world.

Please visit the website to find out how to apply.



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This course is designed for Engineers with some relevant offshore oil and gas experience, and high-calibre graduates who wish to enhance their employability in the subsea industry. Read more

This course is designed for Engineers with some relevant offshore oil and gas experience, and high-calibre graduates who wish to enhance their employability in the subsea industry.

The course has been developed and is supported by experienced oil and gas industry professionals and academics using current standards and fundamental engineering practices. It is designed to deliver graduates who can enhance their expertise and performance in the subsea engineering arena, today and in the future.

What you will study

STAGE 1

In Stage 1, you will study topics such as Oceans and Operability, Wells, Facilities and Subsea Systems. On completion, you could exit this stage with a Pg Cert in Subsea Engineering.

STAGE 2

In Stage 2 you will study; Subsea Pipeline & Riser Design, Subsea Systems Reliability & Risks, Subsea Control Systems and Materials & Corrosion. On completion you could exit this stage with Pg Dip Subsea Engineering.

STAGE 3

Stage 3 is the final stage, where you will focus on the Individual Project Report. Successful completion will award the MSc Subsea Engineering.

Teaching and assessment

ACTIVITY SUMMARY

Each module comprises up to 52 hours of lectures and tutorials. Significant additional private study is expected during each module. The curriculum is designed to develop your subject knowledge and understanding, intellectual and thinking ability and practical and key transferable skills at Master’s level.

  • Lectures: 23 hours per module
  • Project supervision: 600 hours
  • Independent study 127 hours per semester

INDEPENDENT STUDY

You’ll work autonomously and take responsibility for your own learning and professional and academic development. The suggested hours-of-study-per-week and other information is detailed in each Module Descriptor. For ODL students, each topic is web-based and open-learning materials are available via CampusMoodle which forms a key platform for the student/tutor relationship.

ASSESSMENT

Stage 1

  • 3 written exams, typically for 2-2.5 hours each
  • 3 written assignments, including essays

Stage 2

  • 3 written exams, typically for 2-2.5 hours each
  • 3 written assignments, including essays

Stage 3

  • 3 written exams, typically for 2-2.5 hours each
  • 3 written assignments, including essays
  • 1 group critique

Stage 4

  • 1 Dissertation
  • 1 Oral Assessment

STAFF DELIVERING ON THIS COURSE

We’ve been delivering industry-relevant courses for the energy industry for many years, and our teaching staff members bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the curriculum. They are research-active and work on live industry projects.

Job prospects 

Graduates of this course find work in a wide-range of roles including Subsea Engineer and Subsea Project Manager. Employers include oil operation and production companies, especially large international oil companies, although some are smaller and less well-known, engineering consultancies and integrated service providers, which provide staff in varied disciplines.

Please visit the website to find out how to apply.



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The. Professional Doctorate in Health (DProf). is an exciting initiative, and will provide you with a high level, vocationally focused award, suitable for a broad range of healthcare practitioners. Read more

The Professional Doctorate in Health (DProf) is an exciting initiative, and will provide you with a high level, vocationally focused award, suitable for a broad range of healthcare practitioners. This includes, but is not limited to nurses, medical/paramedical practitioners, allied health professionals, practitioners of a complementary and alternative medicine, midwives, and health care educators.

Offering an equivalent to PhD level, the DProf provides an opportunity to complete an advanced programme of study, focused on your individual needs. The programme builds upon an existing suite of awards for the professional education of practitioners. The two-stage structure (MSc/DProf ) means that you can progressively develop your research in practice part-time culminating in doctoral research. The doctorate uses a range of Masters modules for Stage 1. Stage 2 comprises the doctoral research at Level 8 taking you through to your final thesis. Depending on the modules chosen the modes of study may include campus study or e-learning. 

PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

STAGE 1

Stage One uses both core and option modules from both the research and professional practice perspectives many of which are also included in the many masters awards in Health. This allows you to develop both research and practitioner inquiry and skills alongside your CPD and professional understanding of your field.

Stage One involves completion of 180 credits at NQF Level 7 providing an exit award of the UCLan MSc Health.

STAGE 2

Stage Two involves completion of a thesis at NQF Level 8 which is the completion of a written submission of approx 40,000-60,000 words on your applied professional research. There are no taught modules at this stage.

Target award DProf. Total credits = 420 at Level 8. Those of you with relevant masters can enter with advanced standing directly into Stage 2.

LEARNING OUTCOME & AIMS

The Programme Learning Outcomes address the 4 areas of ‘Knowledge and Understanding’, ‘Subject-specific skills’, ‘Thinking Skills’ and other skills relevant to employment, which characterise the concept of a professional practitioner contributing through research to the advancement of both knowledge and practice. They also comply with the objectives of the Research Skills Council. 

By the end of the PrD, participants will be able to:

  1. Create, synthesise, interpret and critique new knowledge through original research and advanced scholarship of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of their discipline and merit publication
  2. Play a leading role in the promotion, development and support of a research culture within practitioners own communities of practice and its wider context.
  3. Critically appraise and apply techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry
  4. Apply critical understanding of how applied research can inform, develop, and impact on professional practice and processes of change.
  5. Be able to communicate ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences in clinical and research contexts
  6. Reflect critically upon the inter-relationship between policy, research and developing professional practice.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The award of DProf consists of two stages. The first stage is made up of the taught element of the programme. The second stage comprises independent research leading to the submission of a thesis.



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This is a practical production-focused course, ideally for Engineers who already have some oil and gas industry experience, and wish to enhance their employability by moving their career forward in this specialist direction. Read more

This is a practical production-focused course, ideally for Engineers who already have some oil and gas industry experience, and wish to enhance their employability by moving their career forward in this specialist direction.

The course has been developed and is supported by experienced industry professionals, using authentic industry applications software, technical standards and engineering practices. It combines academic study with current real-world industry practice to bring you an interesting, challenging learning experience which will prepare you to manage production issues both today, and in the future.

What you will study

The core modules provide a solid understanding of the whole petroleum production process, from the reservoir to the process facility. After looking at the subsurface aspects of a system, you will learn how wells are drilled and completed, followed by the surface facilities where the hydrocarbons are processed. 

The specialist modules that come later in the programme are very relevant to the every-day work of the Production Engineer, where you will have the opportunity to work with design, optimisation and modelling software, as well as analyse data and solve problems.

STAGE 1

In Stage 1, you will study topics such as Subsurface, Wells, Facilities, and Business Essentials. On completion, you could exit this stage with a Pg Cert Oil and Gas Engineering. 

STAGE 2

In Stage 2 you will study; Production System Modelling, Production Operations, Well Completions and Subsea Systems, Petroleum Economics & Asset Management. On completion you could exit this stage with a Pg Dip Petroleum Production Engineering.

STAGE 3

Stage 3 is the final stage, where you will focus on the Individual Project Report. Successful completion will award the MSc Petroleum Production Engineering.

Teaching and assessment

You can study for this course full-time at our campus in Aberdeen or part-time online via the university's virtual learning environment CampusMoodle. Each module comprises up to 52 hours of lectures and tutorials.

ACTIVITY SUMMARY

  • Lectures: 23 hours per module
  • Project supervision: 600 hours
  • Independent study 127 hours per semester

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Significant additional private study is expected during each module. You’ll work autonomously and take responsibility for your own learning and professional and academic development. The suggested hours-of-study-per-week and other information is detailed in each Module Descriptor.

ASSESSMENT

Stage 1

  • 4 written exams, 2-2,5 hours each
  • 4 written assignments, including essays

Stage 2

  • 3 written exams, 2-2.5 hours each
  • 3 written assignments, including essays

Stage 3

  • 1 dissertation
  • 1 oral assessment

STAFF DELIVERING ON THIS COURSE

As we’re located in the oil and gas capital of Europe, on-campus students can benefit from the knowledge and skills of industry specialists and a number of industrial visits.

Job prospects 

Course links to the oil and gas industry have enabled us to develop a course which provides our graduates with excellent opportunities for employment and we attract students from all over the world. Our graduates hold positions as Petroleum Engineers and Managers in the upstream oil and gas industry, specialising in the productions discipline.

Please visit the website to find out how to apply.



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This dynamic, placement-focused programme enables you to become an enthusiastic and stimulating teacher, ready to inspire young children. Read more
This dynamic, placement-focused programme enables you to become an enthusiastic and stimulating teacher, ready to inspire young children. Learn to teach the relevant curricula and build your understanding of how young children think, develop and learn. Supported by our inspirational staff, this programme will enable you to build the skills needed for a career in Early Years Foundation Stage settings and in Key Stage 1 in primary schools.

Key features

-Choose a programme with a national reputation for its quality.
-Learn to teach and assess all the Areas of Learning for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the required subjects of the national curriculum for Key Stage 1 with confidence and creativity.
-Benefit from the high-quality teaching of experienced university tutors, who provide inspirational learning opportunities for you, based on pedagogical research and innovative current practice.
-Engage in your own research about early years education and gain up to 60 credits at master’s level.
-Become an outstanding teacher of young children as you progress through 24 weeks in three different placements, supported by expert mentors. You will be placed in a nursery setting, a reception class and a Key Stage 1 class during the course.
-Benefit from close partnerships with a very diverse range of schools and educational settings across the whole of the South West of England, London and internationally.

Course details

You’ll combine 14 weeks of campus-based lectures and seminars with three different placements totalling 24 weeks. Learn to teach Areas of Learning for the Early Years Foundation Stage, the core subjects of the national curriculum for Key Stage 1 as well as an introduction to the non-core subjects. You’ll learn through lectures, seminars and workshops and through independent research. Throughout the year you’ll reflect upon your professional development as a teacher, bringing together your understanding of educational theory with your developing knowledge of outstanding practice. Your first two placements will be in early years settings, where you will learn to provide exciting learning opportunities for young children. In your final placement, which will be in Key Stage 1, you will take on – as closely as possible - the full responsibilities of a qualified teacher. You will be supported with your preparations for your first teaching post as a newly qualified teacher (NQT).

Core modules
-EPGP607 Final Experience in Educational Settings
-EPGP700 Reflection on Professional Studies
-EPGP605 Blocked Experience in Educational Settings 1
-EPGP613 The Broader Curriculum in EYFS and Key Stage 1
-EPGP711 Early Years Foundation Stage & KS1 Core Curriculum Subjects

Optional modules
-EPGP600 Reflection on Professional Studies
-EPGP611 Early Years Foundation Stage & KS1 Core Curriculum Subjects

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If you've got an undergraduate degree and are passionate about training to become a teacher, particularly working with younger children, then studying our PGCE Primary Education with QTS (Early Years & Key Stage 1) could be for you. Read more
If you've got an undergraduate degree and are passionate about training to become a teacher, particularly working with younger children, then studying our PGCE Primary Education with QTS (Early Years & Key Stage 1) could be for you.

You'll develop your knowledge of National Curriculum subjects in the primary curriculum with a focus on teaching and learning in the Early Years (Foundation Stage) and Key Stage 1 alongside hands-on classroom experience. A significant amount of your learning will take place in our partnership schools. You'll benefit from being able to observe experienced teachers, gain practical hands-on experience and mentoring to help you develop into an outstanding and successful teacher. Successful completion of your PGCE course prepares you to start your first teaching post (NQT year) within a primary school setting. Our course is designed to prepare you to teach pupils in the 3-7 age range with opportunities to develop a comprehensive understanding of progression at Key Stage 2.

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The MA and MFA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media offers students vocational training in writing drama across a range of different media contexts. Read more

ABOUT THE MA/MFA WRITING FOR STAGE AND BROADCAST MEDIA

The MA and MFA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media offers students vocational training in writing drama across a range of different media contexts. Although the primary focus is on writing for television, film, theatre and radio, Central also runs
optional units in writing for new music theatre and, in collaboration with MA Applied Theatre, writing with and for communities. The course provides the opportunity for students to develop the core competencies and skills of the dramatist to explore their own ‘voice’ and develop their confidence as dramatists, and to appreciate the specific media contexts within which professional writers work.

Key features are: practice-based enquiry into techniques and processes for writing for stage and screen; a series of writing projects to engage with different styles and formats of production; associated study of writing techniques and issues of
performance in relation to theatre, cinema, television and other relevant contexts.The MA and MFA are taught in group sessions and through individual tutorials. During these sessions participants will consider the fundamentals of dramatic writing. Indicatively, these will include structure, narrative, dramatic action, genre, character, dialogue and rhetorical effect.

Students will study different approaches to writing including individual authorship, group writing and writing to specific briefs. Students will attend masterclasses, seminars and workshops that focus on particular modes of writing for different production contexts, and will be part of a writers’ group, providing peer support in developing their writing. Their vocational work is complemented by individual research and appropriate theoretical discussion and enquiry. Students will address historical, theoretical and critical contexts within which traditions of dramatic writing have evolved.

Students will engage in a range of projects that test and develop their skills as a writer of drama. Indicatively, these will include forming a team of writers to evolve a television series, writing a short play script for a staged reading, writing a short
film script, writing a radio play and developing and writing a complete dramatic script for production in a particular medium (stage, radio, television, music theatre, or film).

ASSESSMENT

This is through peer assessment, practical assignments, essays, scheme of research, presentations, and the submission of a practitioner portfolio, including personal insights, research, the student’s own scripted material and a plan for professional
development.

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Train to become an outstanding Primary teacher at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 with Liverpool John Moores University. Graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 5-11 age range. Read more

Train to become an outstanding Primary teacher at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 with Liverpool John Moores University. Graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 5-11 age range.

  • Prepare for a career as an innovative and creative teacher of 5-11 year olds on a programme delivered in partnership with schools who are committed to ensuring your success
  • Enjoy placements in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes, supported by excellent teacher mentors
  • Study over 10 months full time, with 120 days spent on school placement, predominantly within a “Home School”
  • Qualify with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education featuring 120 Masters-level credits (ours is one of the few ITT courses to offer this) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the same cost and length of study as a PGCE
  • Discover why 94% of our newly qualified teachers rate our training as good/very good and employment rates are above the national average
  • Go on to complete your MA in your first year of employment and look forward to excellent career development opportunities

This is an intensive, full time programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) alongside your academic PGDE award. University-based study includes - a full time block of three weeks at the start of the course in September; one day per week until January; occasional week-long, full time study blocks between January and June and a number of conference days. A minimum of 120 days is spent in schools.

Placements are organised in our Partnership schools in the Greater Merseyside area. For the majority of the training you will gain your teaching experience in a “Home School” with a six week placement in an “alternative” school after Christmas. This innovative model ensures that you feel genuinely part of the staff whilst on school placement and can monitor and gain satisfaction from your impact on your pupils’ progress over time.

You will also be allocated a teacher mentor who will organise and supervise your school-based training. Your mentor will be supported by your LJMU tutor who will visit your school several times to monitor your progress. Additional professional development sessions are organised in school during placements. 

Tutorial support is an important part of the LJMU learning process and you will receive a personalised service that will enable you to set targets and achieve your potential. Your personal tutor will support your academic and professional development and will meet with you formally during the year. 

You will undertake a significant amount of independent study and preparation to support your course assignments and school-based work and should be prepared to work some evenings and weekends.

University-based training takes place at the IM Marsh campus just four miles from the city centre. Here you will find independent study spaces with IT facilities, a library, access to student welfare and support, a gym and other sports facilities plus a café and shop.

The IM Marsh Library houses the main collections linked to this course and is open from 8am until 11pm during term time. You will also have access to the 24 hour, city centre Aldham Robarts and Avril Robarts libraries. 



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Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), our Management and Finance course teaches you the fundamental skills and attributes you need to become a successful international manager in the finance sector. Read more
Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), our Management and Finance course teaches you the fundamental skills and attributes you need to become a successful international manager in the finance sector. You’ll become adept at strategic and tactical business decisions, developing core skills in managerial finance and managing and motivating staff in businesses on an international scale.

What's covered in the course?

Initially in the first stage, you will examine the key challenges faced by global businesses to fully appreciate the complexity and dynamics of leadership and management practice. This will see you broaden your skills in organisation, communication and working with others, particularly within an increasingly diverse cultural context.

During the second stage of your course, you will explore international financial management, including international investment strategies, Capital Asset Pricing and the financial aspects of national and international merger and acquisitions. You’ll learn how to navigate the risks of foreign exchange rates and the intricacies of dividend policy theory and practice for international firms.

You’ll be taught international business strategy while also developing your research skills in preparation for your major project. In addition to the Major project, you will also study both personal and institutional portfolio management, covering key areas such as shares, bonds, property chattels and commodities, and fund management principles and issues.

The final core Major Project module is tailored to your career aspirations. The module provides three project options:
-A work-based study route enabling you to relate the project to a current employer;
-A consultancy project option, where you find a client who has an international business problem that you feel you can solve;
-A traditional dissertation involving an in-depth exploration of both the theory and practice of international business using primary research.

Whatever route you choose, it will give you the opportunity to identify a topic and industry of your choice related to your specialist area of finance, tailoring your degree to enhance your employability for your final chosen career destination.

You will work in internationally diverse student teams, collaborating to deliver effective and professional reports, reflecting the professional practice of international management. Throughout the course, the programme team will give you the support you need to realise your potential, and we look forward to working with you to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills for the career of your choice.

Why Choose Us?

-You will develop fundamental skills in business management while having the opportunity to gain enhanced and specialist expertise to help you enter the complex and challenging field of finance.
-On graduating you will receive an industry-recognised professional qualification from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
-You will work alongside a diverse range of international students giving a real experience of what it is like to work and collaborate with your peers from a range of diverse cultures from Europe, Nigeria, India, China, Vietnam and North America.
-You will have the opportunity to visit a leading financial services organisation such as the London Stock Exchange to gain insight into the complexity of real world global financial operations.
-You will be supported with Business English language diagnostics and tutor support to help improve you in the international language of business.

Course Structure

The course runs for 12 months (full-time, September start) and is split into three stages, each lasting at least 10 weeks. Assessment is of a practical nature, including assignments, reports, presentations and examinations.

Each module consists a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops, online interactive activities and assessments. Typically each module is taught on a weekly basis during term time, consisting of three hours per module per week split into one, two or three-hour sessions. A total of 9 contact hours per week is typical over a 10 week period for Stage 1 and Stage 2. Stage 3 will consist of three hours of contact time per week, supplemented with project supervision meetings as and when required for the Major Project.

Each 20-credit module is designed to require 200 hours of study, of which 30 hours or more will be via direct contact with module tutors. The remaining time will consist of independent learning, which will be structured with guidance from the module tutor to incorporate activities such as online learning, reading and group or team based work.

Emphasis will be placed on the group as a resource for learning. There will be group discussion of practical management situations and problems, making use of case studies, problem situations and scenarios and, where relevant, the participants' own experiences.

Assessment on the programme is designed to be an integral part of your learning process, enhancing and demonstrating your knowledge and practice. Formative feedback will be provided to you through a combination of self-reflection, peer group and tutor feedback. Summative assessments will provide a measure of the extent to you have achieved the learning outcomes of the modules.

Assessment within the modules will take various forms, including coursework assignments, reports, controlled assessment, examinations and the dissertation or project. You may be required to defend the dissertation or project through a viva, drawing on the skills developed in the programme.

All of our Management pathways have professional accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), as well as ensuring the courses are relevant and cutting edge, it means you will receive a CMI QCF Level 7 Certificate in addition to the Master’s degree upon graduating.

You will be provided with CMI membership for the duration of the course, benefitting from full access to Management Direct, CMI’s market-leading online support tool for managers and leaders. You’ll also be eligible for the CMI’s mentoring scheme and have the opportunity to attend events, helping you network and create industry links.

Employability

You’ll have the opportunity to:
-Take part in a funded company visit to a leading company, such as Jaguar Land Rover, one of the most successful and lucrative businesses in the world.
-Choose to deliver a work-based study project or consultancy project in the final stage of the course using a current employer or a client you find yourself.
-Seek support and engage with events and activities provided by Birmingham City University’s careers service.
-Take part in Birmingham City University’s Graduate Plus scheme.
-Receive employment advice and support via your Personal Tutor.

Our graduates have obtained employment in management positions, or have set up their own successful businesses. Former students are employed in managerial positions across the globe, including land management (Kenya), manufacturing (China), HR (Germany), finance (Canada), insurance (France) and teaching (India, UK and Sri Lanka). You’ll learn new perspectives on a changing business world, enabling you to provide employers with relevant and cutting-edge information. The research skills you develop doing your Major Project will also look good on your CV.

A postgraduate qualification can really help you stand out from the crowd in today’s competitive job market. By becoming a specialist in your field, you’ll have the chance to advance thinking in that subject and lead, rather than follow, the latest developments.

Other admission requirements

Entry to Stage Two
-A Postgraduate Certificate (Level 7 or equivalent, minimum value of 60 credits) in a business subject aligned with the chosen pathway (international business, finance, marketing or entrepreneurship).
-Candidates will be required to submit an extended application to evidence how their Postgraduate Certificate meets the programme learning outcomes at the equivalent stage.

Entry to Stage Three
-A Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7 or equivalent, minimum value of 120 credits) in a business subject aligned with the chosen pathway (international business, finance, marketing or entrepreneurship)
-Candidates will be required to submit an extended application to evidence how their Postgraduate Diploma meets the programme learning outcomes at the equivalent stage.
-Candidates will be required to have passed a research methods module (Level 7 or equivalent, minimum value of 20 credits) and will be required to submit an original Dissertation Proposal that has been passed by the Programme Team prior to admission approval.

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