Summer Pre-sessional is an intensive English course that can be taken in the summer before starting your degree course.
If your degree offer is conditional on English language, this pre-sessional programme will allow you to meet your conditions without the need to take a further IELTS test.
To start the course you will need to submit a valid Secure English Language Test (SELT) result.
This programme is a suitable pathway for most University of Brighton undergraduate degree courses, and postgraduate courses that are not routed via the Extended Masters programme.
This programme is also suitable for those pursuing higher level research courses such as MPhil and PhD.
The Summer Pre-sessional programme consists of up to three 4-week stages. Where you enter the programme depends on your current level of English.
If you are not sure which entry stage is right for you, please call or email us and we will help you decide.
The minimum age of enrolment for this programme is 18.
You will develop your level of general English and you will begin your study of English for academic purposes.
You will further develop your level of both general and academic English.
The final stage of the pre-sessional programme develops your academic English to the level you will need to start your chosen degree.
The MA in Education provides outstanding opportunities to study a wide range of educational issues. It will provide you with a clear understanding of the nature and significance of policy and practice in education, relevant to researchers as well as professionals in schools, colleges and universities.
A key feature of the programme is the facility for you to draw on your own professional and personal as well as academic and theoretical interests, through being able to choose from a range of optional modules to study (see below). And you will also be able to explore your own interests in depth through the completion of a dissertation.
In all of our modules, we aim to introduce you to key ideas and ways of thinking that enables you to engage with related issues in contexts that are relevant to you. Our programme is constructed in such a way that contexts as diverse as science education in schools, informal learning in the workplace and the management of schools outside the UK, can be explored through module assignments as well as the dissertation.
The degree has been designed to meet the needs of educational professionals, especially those in teaching, management or administration at all levels of education. Students likely to benefit from the programme are those who are interested in education, often teachers or people planning to become teachers, with a commitment to pedagogy, and educational managers in schools, colleges and universities, as well as those working in educational administration, in the UK and overseas.
Through its flexible delivery routes the MA in Education is suitable for students from all backgrounds and countries. The part-time International Summer Postgraduate Institute (ISPI) route is delivered through an intensive summer school teaching programme. The ISPI summer teaching runs in Durham throughout July each year and attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and countries, including the UK, and is ideal for those seeking part-time study in a truly international context. ISPI students benefit from a range of extra academic and cultural activities organised by the School.
You would normally be expected to take four taught modules, two modules in Year One of their programme, two modules in Year Two the Dissertation in the final year. We encourage you to return to Durham during the Dissertation year to make full use of the various support activities that are available to you.
You must select 60 credits from a list of optional modules which in previous years have included:
The above are examples of modules we run at present. Modules are continually developed in response to student feedback and interests, as well as to reflect the changing nature of academic research within the department.
Career opportunities in education are wide and include classroom teaching, educational leadership and management, administration and policy development.
The Creative London Summer Course from ESCP Europe is an exciting opportunity to join a leading-edge, two-week programme based in London.
It will focus on innovation, marketing and brand-building in one of the world's leading creative cities.
The programme will take place from 16th - 27th July 2018. It will cost £1,500 per person* (EU and non-EU). All sessions are delivered in English.
Students will benefit from:
-Interactive Learning Sessions
To build knowledge of business topics and leading-edge marketing practice
To develop experience of team working and entrepreneurial brand-building – guided by a mentor
-Company & Market Visits
To generate understanding of the international creative and consumer environment
This programme is ideal for:
-University-level students and recent graduates
-Those due to start University in Autumn 2018
-Existing/prospective ESCP Europe students
-Those on work experience or a gap year
-Anyone considering a career in marketing or at a start-up
The programme will combine a mix of lively speakers with curated visits to leading creative and business venues in London, plus the chance to meet and network with an international community of fellow participants as you work together on a team brand challenge project.
The full and rewarding schedule of activities is aimed at students and graduates of Bachelor and Master programmes who are interested in a career or further experience in the creative, marketing or start-up industries.
It will be delivered by the world-class faculty of a leading international business school highly-ranked in the influential Financial Times survey, plus leading expert speakers from the creative and marketing industries.
This is also a unique opportunity to expand your future career horizon - The course is inspired by ESCP Europe's MSc in Marketing & Creativity, a unique programme with an impressive record in preparing candidates each year for successful careers in some of the world's leading marketing and creative companies.
The MA Education programme will give you an unparalleled opportunity to study education at a master's level. Working independently within a challenging but supportive environment, you will be provided with the tools and resources to undertake and use educational research. You will also be supported in researching and reflecting on your own practice.
The programme aims to:
- improve your research, analysis and critical thinking skills
- enhance your professional practice through greater theoretical understanding of current educational issues.
The MA Education is designed for teachers, lecturers, trainers, educational leaders, managers and administrators, and those aspiring to a career in education.
- Choose from one of four Study Pathways to focus your learning where you want to develop.
- Flexible study options include Summer Schools, Study Centres and distance learning.
- Undertake a small scale research project in the context of your own or your institution's policy and practice.
- Optional opportunity to study for the International Baccalaureate Educators’ Certificate alongside the MA Education.
Visit the website http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/programmes/ma-in-educ/
You can choose one of the following Study Pathways as part of this programme:
The MA Education is our most popular degree and allows you the greatest flexibility in choice of units and dissertation topic (with the exception of those opting to take the International Baccalaureate Educator Certificates who are required to take specific units).
MA Education (International Education):
This pathway is designed for those who wish to develop knowledge and an understanding of issues relating to education beyond the national context. Depending upon your interests, you can focus on issues relating to educational practices in different national systems, on international schools and/or on other issues cutting across national contexts.
MA Education (Learning and Teaching):
If you wish to develop the practice and your understanding of Learning and Teaching then this is the pathway for you. Core units draw on theory of learning and teaching processes (with children and adults) and the role of technology.
MA Education (Educational Leadership and Management):
This pathway is designed to meet the needs of experienced educational professionals who wish to inform their work as leaders and managers, or who aspire to a leadership role, through an in-depth understanding of current educational management practice, theory, research and policy.
You can choose from a variety of ways to study this programme.
If you wish, you can complete the programme entirely though distance learning, however we recommend you try to attend at least one face-to-face unit as it is valuable to spent time in a study environment with tutors and other students.
For the 90 credits required for the MA Education, you acquire 60 credits through taught units and 30 credits by completing a dissertation. Typically, you complete five 12 credit taught units. One of the taught units must be the Research Methods in Education which is worth 12 credits, another of the taught units must be Understanding Learners and Learning or Education and Society (your choice may depend on which pathway you choose).
- Distance learning study commences at two fixed points in the year, 1st March and 1st September.
- Units taught at Summer School start in July
- Units are taught at Study Centres throughout the year.
- You can study units in any order, but you must complete each unit within six months.
- 175 study hours is expected for each unit.
- You can study up to two units at any one time and you have between two and five years to complete the programme.
Our programmes are modular, consisting of self-contained units, taught and assessed by assignment and dissertation. As you progress through the units and pass the assignments, you will receive feedback and grades, thus providing you with a clear indication of your academic progress.
Teaching methods at Summer Schools and Study Centres include; lectures, student-led seminars, workshops, group work, tutorials, Moodle (virtual learning environment), and other electronic communications.
If there are less than six students enrolled on a unit scheduled at Summer School, the unit will still run, but it may be taught on a Directed Tutorial basis. You will be provided with resources to help your study and individual or group tutorials will be timetabled in order to make sure your learning needs are fully met.
Distance Learning takes place online; enabling you to study independently with the support of a tutor. The Wiki environment offers you a number of alternatives for working flexibly with your learning materials. In addition, there are opportunities to link up with other students and leave feedback about your experience.
Assessment consists of a written 5000 word assignment for each unit of study, together with a 15,000 word Dissertation.
If you have studied, but not completed or received an award, for postgraduate Masters level units in education from another institution, you may be eligible to transfer credit for this prior learning.
- Depending on the programme of study, you may transfer up to 40% of the total credits required for the MA/Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma in Education.
- Credit must have been obtained recently (less than 8 years ago at the time of the award of the qualification to which it contributes).
- Claims for APL will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- If you obtain APL you will still be required to study Research Methods in Education and either Education and Society or Understanding Learners and Learning (unless your previous study has sufficient overlap with any of the units, in which case exemption may be considered).
- Use of APL credit may affect your options when selecting a study pathway.
This programme is ideal for those wishing to progress their career within an educational organisation.
Many of our graduates have gone on to be leaders and managers within educational settings; while others started their educational careers in teaching, lecturing or administration. This degree will also prepare you for further study at Doctoral level.
Our Writing Poetry MA will develop your creative ability through practice, discussion and revision. You'll work with established poets and writers to refine your work. You'll also consider the processes of writing and develop advanced editing skills.
Our flexible course allows you to enhance your writing and develop your practice. You'll receive expert tuition from distinguished and experienced poets and poetry teachers. You'll progress in a structured way, receiving formal recognition for your work.
You can choose to study either in Newcastle or London. Newcastle University leads the North East cohort. The London course is run in collaboration with The Poetry School.
The course is firmly rooted in the publishing, performing and promoting poetry world. You will work with established poets:
You will also receive tuition from guest tutors. Our guest tutors are from The Poetry School and Newcastle University's teaching communities.
Both sites offer a wide range of opportunities and experiences, including:
-Digital projects and platforms
By the end of the course, you will have:
-Advanced your creative ability through practice, discussion and revision
-An advanced awareness of the processes of writing in your own work and that of others
-A range of knowledge on the writing of poetry in English
-Knowledge of the professional world of writing and publishing
-The ability to edit and prepare poetry for submission and publication
-A sensitivity to verbal creativity
-An advanced ability to understand and judge the timing and duration of creative projects
Each year both cohorts come together for a one week summer school. The summer school alternates between the two cities each year.
The summer schools will focus on professional skills related to:
-Creative writing teaching techniques
-The publishing industry and literary world
The summer school also offers huge scope for innovation and working with other partners. This could include galleries, poetry films and the use of digital resources.
The Newcastle Centre for Literary Arts (NCLA) is home to a vibrant writing community. You can get involved with readings and events featuring poets, playwrights and novelists. Past guests include Carol Ann Duffy, Carolyn Forché and Seamus Heaney.
Through our Write Around the Toon project we also have a network of placements and partners. This enables you to collaborate, make new contacts and gain experience in the creative industries.
You'll study at the Poetry School in Lambeth, a short walk from Waterloo and the South Bank. The Saison Poetry Library, British libraries and London's central cultural hubs are nearby.
You'll have the opportunity to enrich your practice through The Poetry School's many collaborations. The Poetry School is embedded in the poetry world with links to other poetry and arts organisations. You'll be situated at the centre of a thriving poetry community.
A large and varied short course programme runs alongside the MA. You can choose to access these courses for a supplementary fee.
We offer the course part time over 23 months, running from October to September.
You can choose to study in either Newcastle or London. All classes are in the evening if studying at Newcastle and during the day in London.
As well as attending weekly classes, you'll take part in our one week summer schools.
The MSc Hazard and Disaster Management course will develop knowledge, technical skills, interpersonal and management skills, and experience. You will study a range of hazards using examples from the UK and other countries. This will provide you with the experience to assess risks and vulnerabilities from desk-based research, laboratory and field situations, consider hazard management and disaster risk reduction strategies, develop emergency plans, and critically review the concept of resilience along with techniques for its development.
You will consider the dynamic and multi-faceted nature of disasters and examine a range of aspects pertinent to the operational, political and socio-cultural issues involved in disaster relief, including aspects of international law. The course will ensure a sound working knowledge and experience with one of the mostly widely used GIS platforms, extensively used by many planning authorities, GOs and NGOs, and you will develop valuable skills in the acquisition and processing of spatial datasets with a wide variety of disaster management applications, along with the ability to visualise and depict spatial information.
Opportunities for study on residential field courses will include the use of field simulations either in Finland or in the UK, and the opportunity to examine environmental hazards and evaluate management strategies on an overseas residential field course. Currently, the field course takes place in Italy or Greece, to examine volcanic, seismic, landslide and tsunami hazards.
The Disaster Management course is designed in a modular format and will be offered on a full and part time basis. Delivery will be mixed-mode, with a combination of traditional lectures, practicals and distance learning with supporting tutorials. For full time students, study will take place over 14 months, and for part time students, study may typically take two to three years.
The MSc Hazard and Disaster Management begins with a two week Summer School in August, where you will meet other students, academic tutors and visiting experts. You will:
You will undertake a field course simulation training exercise, which will focus on survival skills. You will reflect on the experiences of victims of disasters, develop decision making through active participation and it will orientate you to the type of experiences that you may encounter in a disaster field situation.
After the summer school, lectures and self-directed learning will take place in the Autumn and Spring terms. Teaching and training will also include fieldwork within the region as well as the option for overseas residential fieldwork.
Study will utilise a range of diverse learning approaches and activities to acknowledge the rich and diverse character and content of the body of knowledge that forms this Master’s degree course. It will include:
Each week, lectures and practicals will take place. This normally involves seven to 10 hours of class contact timetabled within two days of the week. In addition, through the week you will be engaged in distance learning tutorials and activities, background reading, and working on a wide range of assessments. Some weeks will also have additional field or simulation time. For a full-time course, a minimum of 37 hours of study time per week is expected.
The course will also require attendance at a Summer School (two weeks), on another overseas residential field course (about ten days), and will also provide options for other extended field- or work-placements. UK and EU students complete the Summer School at the start of their course in August and International Students complete it at the end of their course. International students therefore begin their course in September and not August. This is to allow enough time for you to get your visa.