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Inspiring, challenging and increasingly valuable to businesses in today's global work environment, human resource management (HRM) and development is an exciting discipline to master. Read more
Inspiring, challenging and increasingly valuable to businesses in today's global work environment, human resource management (HRM) and development is an exciting discipline to master. Whether you're at the beginning or mid-stages of your career, this top up course will deepen your knowledge and add to your existing postgraduate qualification in HR through an applied dissertation with supervision from some of the country's leading practitioners and academics.

Why study MA Human Resource Management/Development (Masters Degree Top Up) at Middlesex?

Designed for candidates who have completed a postgraduate HR qualification accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), our course will upgrade your qualification to an MA through an applied dissertation, deepening your knowledge and enhancing your employability opportunities.

By choosing to conduct your applied dissertation through our university, you are choosing one of the most respected HRM learning institutions in the country with one of the UK's top research profiles in the discipline. Our students and academics have excelled in a wide range of areas, including: Gender, Diversity and Work, Global Work and Employment, Health in Organisations, Human Resource Development, and International Human Resource Management

With flexible study options to support part-time and international students, our course features a weekend workshop on advanced research methods and the option for online supervision with access to distance learning research material. This personalised approach to learning allows you to fit your studies around existing work and family commitments, so that you can advance your professional development while maintaining your employment and still have time for family life.

Course highlights:

- One of the country's largest and most respected HRM departments with one of the UK's top research profiles in the discipline, ensuring you receive every academic opportunity and resource available to give you the best boost to your career
- Our reputation for pioneering research with contemporary relevance will enhance your own project by helping you to investigate an area of current concern or changing context with expert guidance from academics with valuable industry links
- Opportunity to explore methods of leadership development and organisational change through supervised 'action learning', helping you to navigate change while maintaining the effectiveness of your team
- Available full-time or part-time to give working professionals and those with family commitments a chance to advance their studies while maintaining their outside responsibilities
- Option for online supervision and access to distance learning materials creates a flexible mode of learning, perfect for busy professionals with commitments outside the classroom
- As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

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Conduct an independent research project in your chosen area of professional legal practice*, and top up your current qualification to an LLM in just six months to a year. Read more
Conduct an independent research project in your chosen area of professional legal practice*, and top up your current qualification to an LLM in just six months to a year. We’ll give you training in research skills that will prove invaluable in your future career, and a dedicated supervisor for advice and support.

Overview

If you’ve completed the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course, or you’re a practising solicitor or barrister who has taken the former Law Society Final Examinations or BVC, this course will top up your qualification to an LLM Legal Practice.

If you’re an overseas lawyer then, subject to taking the Qualified Lawyers' Transfer Scheme (QLTS/QLTT) and/or gaining university accreditation of prior learning and experience, you could also be eligible to apply.

Our course lets you explore your chosen area of legal professional practice in depth. You could focus on part of your current professional practice, an area that you wish to work in, or one that’s of academic interest to you.* Whichever you choose, you'll develop your research skills over a four-day seminar series. You'll learn to interrogate hard-copy and electronic sources; create and conduct surveys, questionnaires and interviews; and write-up and present your research findings. You’ll then apply these skills when researching and writing a 15,000-word dissertation.

The research skills you develop on this course are in great demand by employers in the legal profession.

We have three study days on campus in Chelmsford, but at other times you'll work independently with support from a dedicated supervisor. Your supervisor will help you to develop your research proposal or hypothesis, discuss your methodology (including ethics clearance) and act as a mentor throughout your time with us.

Our staff have been recognised for the quality of their work. In 2014, the Government acknowledged our ‘world-leading’ research in its Research Excellence Framework.

Teaching times: two Fridays from 10am-4pm in semester 1; one Friday from 10am-1pm in semester 2.

*choice of topics subject to approval and availability of supervision within Anglia Law School.

See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/legal-practice-top-up

Careers

This course will give you an in-depth understanding of your chosen area of legal practice to use in your future career, and teach you vital research skills that are in great demand in the legal profession and beyond.

Assessment

You’ll demonstrate your understanding of your chosen research area through a 15,000-word dissertation, which you’ll normally submit by the end of March if you study full-time, or September if you study part-time.

Where you'll study

Whether you aim to work in the creative industries or the social sciences, the legal profession or public service, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for professional life.

Our lively, diverse community and ambitious academic environment will broaden your horizons and help you develop your full potential - many of our courses give you the chance to learn another language, study abroad or undertake work placements as you study.

If you’re interested in art, music, drama or film, check out our packed programme of events. Together with our partners in the creative and cultural industries, we’re always working to enrich the cultural life of the university and the wider community.

Our research is groundbreaking and internationally recognised, with real social impact. We support the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE), whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, as well as nine international research clusters, such as the Centre for Children's Book Studies and the Labour History Research Unit.

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law; Art and Design; English Language and Literature, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; History; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.

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Top-up your existing qualification to a valuable Masters degree in just one year. Our course will suit you if you already hold the advanced level CIPD qualification of professional practitioner standards awards or a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. Read more
Top-up your existing qualification to a valuable Masters degree in just one year. Our course will suit you if you already hold the advanced level CIPD qualification of professional practitioner standards awards or a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. You can study with us while continuing to work.

See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/human-resource-management-ma-stage-three-only-top-up

In our rapidly-changing business world, human resource managers have an ever-widening remit. Increasingly, organisations want to measure their effectiveness globally, rather than locally, and take strategic decisions that influence their overall structure and function. HR professionals will be involved in much of this work.

This academically rigorous course provides a sound basis for taking on senior HR roles. It focuses on how the global marketplace impacts upon labour markets, looking particularly at the changing nature of employment after the worldwide credit crunch.

Our team at Lord Ashcroft International Business School believes that managers learn with and from each other to find solutions to real-life problems at work. That's why we encourage participative learning methods and work-based assignments so that it's not just you who benefits from your development, but also your employer.

Our course is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK's most credible specialist human resources training and awarding body.

While you’re here, you’ll benefit from state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, study areas, campus libraries with online databases containing professional journals, plus our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) through which you can access study resources and help.

Chelmsford: Semester 1: two three-day teaching blocks; Semester 2: one two-day teaching block plus independent study
Cambridge: Trimester 3 (June): one three-day teaching block plus independent study; Semester 2 (February): HRM in the Global Context plus independent study

See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/human-resource-management-ma-stage-three-only-top-up

Careers

Your qualification will be recognised by CIPD, the UK's most credible specialist human resources training and awarding body.

Our course has a strong focus on the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in human resource management. It’s essential if you’re preparing for, or aspiring to, managerial roles in HR either in UK or overseas.

Modules & assessment

Cambridge trimester 3 (June):
Three-day teaching-block plus independent study support from dissertation supervisor

Cambridge semester 2 (February):
HRM in the Global Context plus independent study with support from dissertation supervisor

Chelmsford semester 1 (September):
Two three-day teaching blocks: HRM Strategy in a Competitive Environment and HRD in an International Environment

Chelmsford semester (2 February):
One two-day teaching block plus independent study support from dissertation supervisor

Assessment

We’ll asses your progress through modular assignments that incorporate written reports and essays, oral presentations, case study analysis, exams and a portfolio.

Your faculty

The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.

Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.

What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.

We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.

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The PGCE top-up award enables candidates who have already successfully completed a Graduate Teacher Programme, or School Direct and gained Qualified Teacher Status, to achieve the academic award of the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Read more
The PGCE top-up award enables candidates who have already successfully completed a Graduate Teacher Programme, or School Direct and gained Qualified Teacher Status, to achieve the academic award of the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). This award is accredited by the General Teaching Council Scotland which means on successful completion you will have met the teacher education requirement to be able to apply for registration in Scotland. Information about the rest of the requirements for registration can be found on the GTCS website.

Course content

The PGCE top-up award enables candidates to achieve the university accredited academic award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

The programme is designed to enable academic study alongside full time teaching. It consists of formal taught sessions with university tutors held at weekends, in mid-term breaks. Other methods of delivery are distance learning online sources. Candidates will also have access to university tutors via email, course internal electronic software and telephone and through individual tutorials arranged at mutually convenient times. Candidates will be enrolled by the university and will benefit from access to library resources, the academic community of the university, and to the Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE), which allows study at a distance and at a time and place to suit each candidate.

Successful completion of the PGCE programme of study enables candidates to ‘top-up’ their GTP to achieve the PGCE. The PGCE incorporates 60 credits at Masters level which allows progression directly towards the MA Education.

This award is designed to support successful GTP graduates in the further professional development of their practice towards Masters level, firmly embedding their academic work in the context of their professional teaching in their employing school. The study programme enables candidates to enhance their Qualified Teacher Status by gaining the PGCE qualification through further academic study at levels 6 and 7. This will provide candidates with a deeper understanding of teaching and learning which will enhance their practice and provide a stepping stone towards a Master’s degree and beyond.

Course modules (16/17)

-Autobiographical Educational Experience, Theories and Professional Practice
-PGCE School Experience Research Project
-PGCE Professional Portfolio

Methods of Learning

The entire course consists of 18 hours of taught sessions, all sessions are taught as interactive sessions involving activities and discussions. These are taught on three conference days in October, January and April. In addition students should expect to do 6 to 10 hours of private study per week.

Schedule

Minimum of three conference days (one a term) over one academic year.

Assessments

Students will be assessed via assignments submitted periodically throughout the year, including: reflective pieces of writing, essays and a small scale research project.

Facilities and Special Features

This programme is largely online, with only three face-to-face days. It is therefore possible to study on this programme even if you live some distance from Northampton.

Careers

Most students will already be professional teachers. However, it does open up opportunities for further career progression.

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We're offering an online master’s top-up for students who have already acquired a Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) or Oxademy Business School. Read more
We're offering an online master’s top-up for students who have already acquired a Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) or Oxademy Business School. Your learning experience will be enhanced by academic expertise from the University and a unique e-learning platform developed by Oxademy that aims to benefit learners from across the world. In the most recent (2014-15) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

More about this course

The Management and Strategic Leadership MA (Top-Up) is a distance-learning course that centres on developing personal and professional effectiveness, enabling practising and aspiring managers to enhance their knowledge and skills in management, leadership and strategy.

You'll learn to link theoretical and practical knowledge with analytical skills, communicate complex ideas, and design, plan, organise and deliver a research report reflecting professional standards. You'll also gain membership to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The course is assessed through a 5,000 word research proposal, with marks awarded according to the University guidelines, and a 8,000 to 10,000 word dissertation.

Modular structure

This course is delivered online. Research Methods comprising a series of lectures is followed by a four-week period during which students will write a research proposal. The dissertation will be written over three months.

Modules:
-Research Methods (20 credits). This module will consist of looking at various issues such as research philosophy, developing research questions, literature sources, understanding of qualitative and quantitative methods, and exploring ethical issues.
-Leadership Project (40 credits). This will consist of a 8,000 to 10,000 word dissertation exploring a leadership issue.

After the course

The MA Management and Strategic Leadership (Top-Up) provides a springboard for a variety of career routes in UK and international organisations. Previous course members have found employment in a range of public, private and third sector organisations.

As well as offering excellent employment opportunities, the MA course has helped students on their way to enhancing their careers. Our alumni have gone on to work in a diverse array of industries around the world, with many working in roles in marketing, finance and general management.

Moving to one campus

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

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This course has been designed for qualified nurses who have completed a pre-registration PgDip in Nursing at the University of West London and wish to 'top-up' their award to a Masters degree. Read more
This course has been designed for qualified nurses who have completed a pre-registration PgDip in Nursing at the University of West London and wish to 'top-up' their award to a Masters degree.

This course enables nurses who have completed a pre-registration postgraduate diploma (PgDip) in Nursing at the University of West London, to top-up to a Master's degree.

You will complete a Research Methods module and undertake a primary piece of research pertinent to your area of practice as part of the Dissertation module.

Practitioners with an independent, proactive, problem solving attitude (enhanced through undertaking the Research Methods and Dissertation modules), are highly sought after in the workplace, and valued by employers.

Course detail

This course enables nurses who have completed a pre-registration postgraduate diploma (PgDip) in Nursing at the University of West London to 'top-up' to a Masters degree.

You will complete a Research Methods module and undertake a primary piece of research pertinent to your area of practice as part of the Dissertation module.

Modules

• Research Methods (Level 7)
• Dissertation.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/how-apply

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/scholarships-and-bursaries

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We're offering an online master’s top-up for students who have already acquired a Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) or Oxademy Business School. Read more
We're offering an online master’s top-up for students who have already acquired a Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) or Oxademy Business School. Your learning experience will be enhanced by academic expertise from the University and a unique e-learning platform developed by Oxademy that aims to benefit learners from across the world.

More about this course

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) top-up builds on the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (or equivalent), making this course perfect for those who want to use existing qualifications as an entry route to a full MBA.

This distance learning MBA top-up allows for greater flexibility as teaching takes place online, supported via Skype, email and telephone communication with our specialised London Met tutors.

You'll link theoretical and practical knowledge with analytical skills to practice in business organisations and leave with the ability to communicate complex ideas and analysis in business. As well as this, you'll develop leadership and strategic management skills for the benefit of your organisation and design, plan, organise and deliver an individual research report reflecting professional standards.

You'll also become a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

In the Research Methods module you'll be assessed through a 5,000 word research proposal. Marks will be according to the University guidelines. The business consultancy project will be assessed through a research project report of 8,000 to 10,000 words.

Modular structure

This course is delivered online and consists of two modules:
-Research Methods
-MBA Consultancy Report

The Research Methods module consists of 5 days of online teaching followed by 4 weeks of student writing a proposal.

The MBA Consultancy Report is an 8,000 to 10,000-word research project to be completeted over three months.

After the course

The course provides a springboard for a variety of career routes in UK and international organisations. Previous course members have found employment in a range of public, private and third sector organisations, and as well as securing employment, the MBA has provided a springboard for enhancing their careers. Our alumni are to be found working in a diverse mix of industries around the world, with many working in roles in marketing, finance as well as general management.

Moving to one campus

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

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This Master of Business Administration is for people who already hold a Diploma in Management Studies or an equivalent postgraduate qualification. Read more
This Master of Business Administration is for people who already hold a Diploma in Management Studies or an equivalent postgraduate qualification.

This Top-Up course allows you to achieve an MBA qualification in seven months, so it’s a fast track to new opportunities and enhanced career prospects. To join the course you should already hold a Diploma in Management Studies, or the Executive Diploma from the CMI, and you should have suitable managerial experience.

An MBA is widely seen as a passport to a successful career. It demonstrates the breadth and depth of your functional competence, strategic knowledge and problem-solving ability.

This MBA top-up course includes two taught modules: ‘Global Corporate Strategy’ and ‘International Business Environment’. You will also undertake a dissertation on a topic that you negotiate with your tutor, based on your personal interests and career aspirations.

We understand that your MBA is part of an onward journey. We offer extensive career support to help you gain a rapid return on your investment in yourself – and achieve your personal goals.

The University of Sunderland has a strong reputation among employers for courses that combine academic rigour with vocational relevance. We're proud to be in the top third of UK universities for business and management, according to The Guardian University Guide 2013.

This course can also be taken in August and October.

COURSE CONTENT

You will negotiate the topic of the dissertation to reflect your personal interests and career aspirations.

MODULES ON THIS COURSE INCLUDE:
-Global Corporate Strategy (15 Credits)
-International Business Environment (15 Credits)
-MBA Dissertation (60 Credits)

TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, class discussions, case studies, group work, presentations and applied study. Assessment is mainly through the dissertation and assignments, as well as exams in some subjects.

EMPLOYMENT AND CAREERS

The MBA degree is one of the most prestigious and sought-after postgraduate degrees in the field of management and leadership.

The applied nature of our MBA course will build on your previous managerial experience while moving you forward on a journey of practical professional development. The course is an investment in yourself that can lead to:
-Higher salary
-Promotion opportunities
-Greater employability
-Flexibility in an evolving job market

The most common reason for undertaking an MBA is to improve job opportunities. Previous University of Sunderland MBA graduates now work in roles such as:
-Financial Controller in the Gulf region
-Financial Analyst for ultra-high net worth investors
-Operations Director in an oil company
-Management Consultant with an international consultancy group
-General Manager in Eastern Europe
-Division Chief in China
-Business Development Manager for an automotive supplier
-Vice President of a Canadian corporation

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Important information. academic review of Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire campus. Manchester Metropolitan University has been undertaking a review of the long-term future of academic provision at its Cheshire campus. Read more
Important information: academic review of Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire campus

Manchester Metropolitan University has been undertaking a review of the long-term future of academic provision at its Cheshire campus. It has now been confirmed that the University will withdraw from the Cheshire campus. This means that we expect the campus to close in the summer of 2019.

As the withdrawal from the campus will be a phased process we are still pleased to receive applications for one year full time postgraduate taught courses starting in 2017 on the Cheshire campus. We also continue to welcome applications for part time postgraduate courses of two years in duration in the Exercise and Sport Science department starting in 2017. Applications for courses that are expected to take longer than two years to complete are currently on hold.

Please visit our website for the latest information on the review: http://www.cheshire.mmu.ac.uk/campusreview

With organisations in both the private and public sectors facing unprecedented change, these developing circumstances are placing increased emphasis on the importance of ongoing professional development to make sure that managers have access to the tools, techniques and specialist knowledge required of effective management and leadership.

This top-up course enables you to continue your development beyond the qualification routes provided by your professional body (eg. Chartered Management Institute) to achieve a Master’s qualification.

By studying this award, you will develop a keen awareness of the most up-to-date management thinking and practice. You will also develop an appreciation of cutting edge techniques for managing people, thinking strategically and a full range of dynamic marketing techniques.

Features and benefits of the course

-This programme provides the opportunity for holders of level 7 professional qualifications to gain an MSc qualification.
-Delivery is through a blended learning approach consisting of full and half-day workshop sessions and work-based learning activities, providing a flexible model of study for busy professionals.
-The programme provides the opportunity to mix with fellow students, exchanging ideas, learning and work experience.
-You can start this course in January or September.
-You have the option to study aspects of this course via distance learning from anywhere in the UK.

About the Course

This one-year top-up course enables you to continue your development beyond the qualification routes provided by your professional body to achieve a Master's qualification.

This course is taught by a multidisciplinary team of Business specialists consisting of full and half-day workshop sessions and work-based learning activities to provide a flexible study model for busy professionals.

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This top up course is aimed at those who hold the postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Development and Organisational Change and wish to further progress to a professional and a strategic level within the field of human resource development. Read more
This top up course is aimed at those who hold the postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Development and Organisational Change and wish to further progress to a professional and a strategic level within the field of human resource development.

The Business School currently holds devolved status from CIPD, which enables you to gain a professional CIPD qualification whilst studying for the MSc Human Resource Development and Organisational Change (top up). These levels of attainment are achieved through research which you can focus to your own organisation.

Completion of the course enables students to apply for professional Chartered Membership or Fellowship of the CIPD

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This top-up course is aimed at those who hold the postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Management and wish to further progress to a professional level. Read more
This top-up course is aimed at those who hold the postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Management and wish to further progress to a professional level.

It is accredited by the CIPD and will help you to achieve your career goals.

Our business school holds devolved status from the CIPD and was given after ten years of student performance above the national average in all areas.

You will undertake an independent research project of your choice, supported by an academic supervisor, who will enable you to complete this worthwhile Masters in Human Resource Management (top up).

If you are not already a member of the CIPD the successful completion of this course enables you to apply for Chartered Membership Status.

The course will assist you to make a strategic contribution to any organisation; it will also advance your career allowing you to successfully compete for higher level posts within the field of HR.

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MSc Marketing Management is designed to offer students who currently hold the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) QCA Level 7 Diploma (with a weighted average pass mark of 50%) the opportunity to upgrade their qualification to a full Masters degree. Read more
MSc Marketing Management is designed to offer students who currently hold the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) QCA Level 7 Diploma (with a weighted average pass mark of 50%) the opportunity to upgrade their qualification to a full Masters degree.

The course aims to extend the understanding and competence gained via professional qualifications, and to enhance the ability of students to think strategically about marketing in the contemporary environment. A number of study routes are offered including both full time and part time learning. Delivery will be on campus during the daytime.

Full-time route (12 months)
All UK/EU students can choose to complete the course in full-time or part-time mode. International students will need to study full time and complete the whole course in two semesters (due to visa requirements).

Part-time route (24 months)
UK/ EU home students are also able to take the part-time route, which will enable two or three units to be taken over two semesters.

Modules

To upgrade from the Diploma to Masters Degree eligible students are required to successfully complete two or three taught modules (Research Methods and one or two optional units from the existing portfolio), depending on their prior qualification(s). All modules are assessed by a mix of coursework and exams.The list of available optional modules are detailed below:

Optional Modules

Semester 1:

Research Methods (see note 1) (20 credits)
Integrated Marketing Communications (20 credits)
Cross Cultural Buyer Behaviour (20 credits)
Creative and Media Strategy (20 credits)
Finance and HR for Marketing (20 credits)
Strategies for International Market Entry (20 credits)
Marketing Communications (see note 2,3,4) (10 credits)

Semester 2:

International Brand Management (20 credits)
International Pricing and Performance (20 credits)
Research Methods (see note 1) (20 credits)
Integrated Marketing Communications (20 credits)
Marketing Communications (see note 3 and 4) (10 credits)
Digital and Social Media (10 credits)
Emerging Issues in Marketing Communications (10 credits)
International Marketing (10 credits)
Market Driven Marketing (10 credits)
Social Marketing Strategy (10 credits)
Global Operations and logistics (10 credits)

NOTES

*1. Research methods is a compulsory unit. You need to take it once in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 (It is the same unit in both semesters).

*2. IMC is an optional unit. You can only take it once in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 (It is the same unit in both semesters).

*3. Marketing Communications is an optional unit. You can only take it once in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 (It is the same unit in both semesters).

*4. If you are doing RM, plus 1 Option Unit then you will be accredited with prior learning for 10 credits. The APL will be the Marketing Communications unit.

*5. Please note that you can only do the credits you need. For example if you are doing RM, plus 1 Optional Unit plus dissertation your optional unit will need to be one 20-‐credit unit. If you are doing Research Methods, plus 2 optional units plus dissertation your optional units will need to be one 20 credit unit and one 10- credit option.

Accreditation

LSBU is accredited for its Dual Award programme by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM)

Employability

The MSc Marketing Management Top Up is designed to produce graduates with advanced expertise. You may find employment in middle to top management positions in large corporates or small charities, in modern e-businesses or public sector organisations. Successful students from other LSBU marketing orientated Masters programmes have entered into many different types of organisations including multinational and global companies, public sector organisations, charities and startups.

Students who have undertaken the masters have found it a great addition to their professional Diploma qualifications, enabling them to develop a greater confidence in their work through being able to understand and apply more advanced levels of theory and practice to the marketing and business challenges that they face every day.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

• Direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
• Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
• Mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

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* Applications for this course are closed. Please check back later in the year for more details. Read more
* Applications for this course are closed. Please check back later in the year for more details.

The MSc Top-up Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practice (Resilience and Positive Development) is a researcher-practitioner degree aimed at those high intensity IAPT practitioners who want to develop a career in research and academia. It provides you with a platform to occupy senior management positions in the NHS and healthcare organisations.

The course enables you to add to your classic CBT training all the knowledge and skills required to treat clients using resilience training and the principles of positive development, as well as undertake research in these areas. You will need to enrol and successfully complete Module 6 of the PGDip Advanced CBT Practice (Resilience and Positive Development). You will then to take modules 7 and 8 to qualify for the MSc Advanced CBT Practice (Resilience and Positive Development).

The course is unique in using positive psychology principles and practice for the development of resilience and flourishing in clients with mental health issues. During the first and second year you'll have an opportunity to take part in a question-and-answer session in person with Dr Christine Padesky, and one to two online group sessions where you'll be able to discuss some client issues common to the whole group. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a master clinician.

The first module of the MSc top-up is module 6 of the PgDip (CBT interventions for the development of resilience and flourishing) and will be delivered one weekend a month. Modules 7 and 8 will take place on a weekday (usually a Monday or Wednesday).

Modules

Module 6: CBT interventions for the development of resilience and flourishing
Module 7: Research in health and social care
Module 8: Dissertation

All modules are assessed by a mix of case studies, audio tapes and self-reflective essays.

Employability

In addition to having already obtained or being eligible to apply for BABCP accreditation, at the end of the MSc you will have a research-practitioner degree. You will be able to practice in the NHS and in private practice. Your services will be in high demand because you will be trained to enable people to climb onto pathways of resilience and flourishing in their lives, thereby producing positive development. Your services will therefore be in great demand as you will have unparalleled competence in furthering the well-being of the general public. In addition to the above you will also be able to apply for academic positions as a lecturer and/or a researcher. You may then wish to continue your studies in the form of a PhD.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

• Direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
• Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
• Mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

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The course is designed to develop deeper intellectual engagement with current issues relating the design, delivery, evaluation and administration of educational programmes in the Lifelong Learning sector. Read more
The course is designed to develop deeper intellectual engagement with current issues relating the design, delivery, evaluation and administration of educational programmes in the Lifelong Learning sector. It aims to enhance the professional standing and critical understanding of those working in the sector in a range of professional roles.

The course operates as a Top-up to previous achievement at postgraduate level and requires you to undertake a single 60 credit dissertation module. Previous experience and appropriate level understanding of educational research methods for example, previous achievement in a postgraduate level research methods module, is essential.

You'll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact we've been ranked in the top five in the Guardian Guide for Education for the sixth year running. You'll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.

Titles of work undertaken by students on this course have included:

• A case study of youth disaffection at an independent alternative school in North West England.

• A critical evaluation of the efficacy of Restorative Practice (RP) in place at a high school in a northern city in the United Kingdom.

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This course runs at our study centres in Asia and Africa. It is for people who already hold a Diploma in Management Studies or an equivalent qualification. Read more
This course runs at our study centres in Asia and Africa. It is for people who already hold a Diploma in Management Studies or an equivalent qualification.

Course overview

The top-up course is the fastest route to the Sunderland Master of Business Administration (MBA). We offer the course at study centres in the UK, Hong Kong, Kenya, and Vietnam. To join the course you should already hold a Diploma in Management Studies, or the Executive Diploma from the CMI, and you should also have suitable managerial experience.

An MBA is widely seen as a passport to new career opportunities. It demonstrates the breadth and depth of your functional competence, strategic knowledge and problem-solving ability.

The top-up course includes two taught modules: ‘Global Corporate Strategy’ and ‘International Business Environment’. You will also undertake an MBA dissertation on a topic that you negotiate with your tutor, based on your personal interests and career aspirations.
We understand that your MBA is part of an onward journey. We offer extensive career support to help you gain a rapid return on your investment in yourself – and achieve your personal goals.

Sunderland has a strong reputation among employers for courses that combine academic rigour with vocational relevance. Sunderland is ranked second of the country’s universities for business and management by The Guardian University Guide 2014. We offer the course at study centres in the UK, Hong Kong, Kenya, and Vietnam.

Course content

You will negotiate the topic of the dissertation to reflect your personal interests and career aspirations. Modules on this course include:
-Global Corporate Strategy (15 Credits)
-International Business Environment (15 Credits)
-MBA Dissertation (60 Credits)

Employment & careers

The applied nature of our MBA course will build on your previous managerial experience while moving you forward on a journey of practical professional development. The course is an investment in yourself that can lead to:
-Higher salary
-Promotion opportunities
-Greater employability
-Flexibility in an evolving job market

The most common reason for undertaking an MBA is to improve job opportunities. Previous Sunderland MBA graduates now work in roles such as:
-Financial Controller in the Gulf region
-Financial Analyst for ultra-high net worth investors
-Operations Director in an oil company
-Management Consultant with an international consultancy group
-General Manager in Eastern Europe
-Division Chief in China
-Business Development Manager for an automotive supplier
-Vice President of a Canadian corporation

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