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The MSc/PgDip programme in Food Safety and Control addresses the key issues of food control, from both the food producers and food law enforcement points of view, recognising the equally important needs of distributors, retailers and of course, consumers. Read more
The MSc/PgDip programme in Food Safety and Control addresses the key issues of food control, from both the food producers and food law enforcement points of view, recognising the equally important needs of distributors, retailers and of course, consumers.

The course covers the knowledge and skills required for the successful introduction and implementation of systems of control, such as those based on the accepted principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and other international quality management standards.

The responsibility of assuring the safety of food lies primarily with government and the industry. In today's food industry, all aspects of the production, storage and distribution of food must be effectively controlled, not only to assure safety and wholesomeness, but also to ensure efficient and consistent manufacture at the lowest possible cost. Consumers are demanding a greater assurance of safety as well as more information on which to base their choices. Students are expected to take on demanding roles in a wide range of food control activities in both the private and public sectors upon graduation, while gaining an internationally recognized qualification.

EU study opportunity

EU study opportunities exist with the University of deLorraine Nancy, France, and Universidad Politécnica deValencia (UPV), Valencia, Spain.

Excellent scholarship opportunity

Students who have accepted an offer for a place on this course are encouraged to apply for LSBU's Frank Brake scholarship. Find out more about the Frank Brake scholarship:
http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/scholarships/frank-brake-scholarship

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/food-safety-control-msc

Modules

Year 1:
All modules are assessed through a mix of formal examination and coursework. Each module represents 200 hours of learning time with up to 40 hours of class contact time.

- Food regulation and sustainability
Food legislation is an essential element for an effective food safety and control. The module deals with legislative control at various levels, embracing national and European Union legislation and also international approaches to harmonisation. It also provides an awareness of the different types of food standards, and their implications for manufacturers, retailers and consumers. It also addresses the policy issues in sustainable food production and management.

- Food composition and safety
This module comprises of selected topics that are directly relevant to food safety and control. It considers the complex chemical composition of foods, the chemical safety of foods, quality parameters, and develops the skills to interpret and use data. The common themes throughout the module are the choice of suitable, appropriate and cost effective analytical methodology, and the correct interpretation of analytical results.

- Food microbiology and hygiene
This module is designed to help you develop an understanding of food microbiology, to appreciate the principles of food microbiology and explore both microbial food spoilage and food borne microorganisms. You'll be able to critically analyse the means by which food can be processed safely from a microbiological standpoint, and the methodology that is applied to achieve this. Emphasis will be given to the development, application and use of microbiological criteria for foods and their limitations.

- Food quality management
This module introduces the principles behind all effective quality management systems (QMSs) employed in the modern food industry. Quality of product or service does not just happen; it has to be planned and managed. Systems used by small as well as large companies are covered.

- Food product development management
This module examines the management processes involved in the design and development of new safe food products. Students work together in small groups and adopt an allocated role within the group. The groups respond to a product development brief by designing and developing a new food product or an extension of an existing product. You'll prepare an individual portfolio describing your experience and contribution and make a group presentation of your product to a panel of external guests as a 'commercial pitch'.

- Food control operations
This module outlines the rationale, philosophy and concepts of modern food control, introducing the precautionary principle, the scope ranging from 'farm to fork', and the requirement of risk assessment. The principles of control based on prevention rather than detection and self-regulation are underlined throughout. Modern tools, techniques and procedures in food control are also introduced, illustrating the scope, applications and potential benefits of effective food control. You'll learn how to draw up specifications, identify safety hazards, conduct risk assessments, determine product shelf life, apply the commonly used statistical quality control techniques as well as use basic sensory evaluation methods. In the end, you'll have a broad and comprehensive grounding in modern food control operations.

- Research methods
This module aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills required for scientific research and systematic investigation. You'll learn how to ask the right questions, develop meaningful research proposals and evaluate objectively and independently research findings. Emphasis will be given to ethics, background information search, planning, experimental design, data collection and analysis. Principles of scientific methods, objective reasoning, idea formulation and model building will also be included. In data analysis, you'll be introduced to the most common statistical techniques covering both parametric and non-parametric tests.

- Project
The Project forms the climax of the MSc Food Safety and Control programme. It's the opportunity for you to demonstrate your grasp of food control in its widest sense, and produce documentary evidence of that grasp. The project provides the opportunity for you to apply your knowledge in an integrated fashion to a particular challenge in the management and control of food safety. We always try to help you match your project intention with your career aspirations and where possible use our networks to enable you to work on real commercial problems within an industrial placement.

The course has been developed to provide:
- A thorough understanding of the scientific principles on which both the safe handling of food and food control procedures are based

- An appreciation of the importance of the proper control of manufacture, storage and distribution, and the means by which it is achieved in the production and sale of safe food

- An understanding of the food industry's responsibilities to the interests and welfare of the consumer

- Opportunities to consider the social and economic contexts in which the industry operates

- An intellectually stimulating and coherent programme relevant to both your needs and those of the food industry

- A detailed understanding of the philosophy and methodology of research

- The best possible opportunity to develop personally and professionally

- The knowledge and skills necessary to enhance your career prospects.

Employability

The programme covers the knowledge and skills required for the successful introduction and implementation of systems of control such as those based on the accepted principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and other international quality management standards. This opens up numerous and diverse opportunities in food safety and control.

You'll study all areas of food safety, ranging from microbiological, chemical and physical safety in the different modulesand throughout the programme.

The course will open up a wide range of career opportunities including roles in: product development; quality control; food safety and quality management; catering and retailing; technical auditing; and food law enforcement. Some of our graduates have gone on to PhD degrees.

Recent employers include Kerry Foods, Leathams, Bakkaver, Kraft Foods, Tesco, Asda, Marks and Spencer, Harrods and local authorities.

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.

Placements

You'll be encouraged to undertake a work-based project or dissertation.

Teaching and learning

You'll make extensive use of the Virtual Learning Environment, so materials are available whenever you need them. Personal tutoring support, extraclinics offering support outside lecture and tutorial sessions are available.There's a major focus on the practical applications of knowledge, supported byhands-on laboratory exercises. Various assessment methods are used in modules across the course.

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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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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 PT route, which will enable two or three units to be taken over two semesters.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/marketing-management-top-up-cim-idm-msc

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.

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.

Professional links

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

Centre of Excellence status is the IoEE’s (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs) flagship organisational accreditation for organisations that promote and deliver enterprise skills development – and is in recognition of the School’s entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice.

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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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Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), this course will equip you for a career in the marketing arena in areas such as corporate marketing, advertising, public relations and market research. Read more
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), this course will equip you for a career in the marketing arena in areas such as corporate marketing, advertising, public relations and market research.

This programme will familiarise you with the concepts and tools of marketing communication and its vital role in business enabling you to implement both the tactical and strategic decisions available to the marketing communications manager.

The core units provide the student with the necessary grounding in the marketing communications field. In addition to core marketing units the course provides specialist units in advertising, public relations and options in associated fields. In addition the contemporary themes associated with Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) will also be developed.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/marketing-communications-msc

Modules

- Integrated marketing communications (20 credits)
- Cross cultural buyer behaviour (20 credits)
- Creative and media strategy (20 credits)
- Emerging issues in marketing communications (10 credits)
- International brand management (20 credits)
- Research methods (20 credits)
- Dissertation 20,000 words (60 credits)

Plus one elective unit (10 credits)
- Public relations
- International marketing
- Social marketing strategy
- Market driven marketing
- Digital and social media

Employability

- Types of careers
Marketing executives help develop marketing campaigns to promote a product, service or idea. The work can be exceptionally varied – from sourcing and placing adverts, to producing marketing materials such as leaflets and e-newsletters, to organising events. Excellent writing and confident presentation skills are essential to work in marketing. Good people skills are also a must as networking is particularly important. So is having a creative and adaptive mind. A traditional career path leads from marketing executive to senior marketing executive, then to marketing manager, and finally to marketing director. However the marketing industry is very broad, with many companies in all different sectors requiring varying degrees of marketing expertise, so options for progression vary considerably. Salaries for marketing executives in the early stages of their careers generally range from £20,000-£30,000, while marketing professionals with a wealth of experience can earn up to £50,000. (All About Careers).

- Graduate Success
LSBU Marketing graduates are employed in a variety of organisations such as OgilvyOne Worldwide, eSearchVision, Osney Media.

- Alumni connections
Students will have direct access to the growing LSBU Marketing alumni network that actively participates in career and marketing events and regularly provides job opportunities. Our Alumni currently work in a wide range of marketing careers across the world, including corporate marketing, advertising and communication, as university academics, and in public sector and not for profit marketing functions.

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.

Professional links

Centre of Excellence status is the IoEE’s (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs) flagship organisational accreditation for organisations that promote and deliver enterprise skills development – and is in recognition of the School’s entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice.

Marketing Communications Top-up to MSc

This course is designed to offer students who hold the CIM Level 7 Diploma in Marketing Communications the opportunity to upgrade their qualification to a Masters degree.

The core modules provide the necessary grounding in the marketing communications field. In addition to core marketing modules the course provides specialist modules in advertising, public relations and options in associated fields. In addition the contemporary themes associated with Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) will also be developed. A variety of speakers from industry provide insight and evidence of current marketing communications practice.

See the website for the Top-up to MSc - http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/marketing-communications-top-up-to-msc

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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 sector facing unprecedented change, these developing circumstances are placing increased emphasis on the importance of ongoing professional development to ensure that managers have access to the tools, techniques and specialist knowledge required of effective management and leadership.

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

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.

Units

You will achieve a Master’s qualification through a mix of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), plus three taught units and completion of a dissertation. The usual combination of three units
(plus dissertation) would be:

Core units
• Academic Professional Practice
• Research Methods
• Strategic Management Practice
• Dissertation

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.
You will be assessed through assignments based upon analysis of the employer organisations of case studies. Your dissertation will normally be focused upon a business management research topic agreed between yourself and your dissertation supervisor.

This top up programme is designed to enable students to develop and apply new knowledge, management skills and techniques in the workplace in a wide variety of business contexts 85%* of business, management and marketing graduates go straight into employment and/or further study.

Graduates with broad-based degrees in business and management or specialist business degrees are well positioned to apply for a range of opportunities in the private or public sector. Previous graduates have gone into employment in a wide range of management positions in industry, commerce, banking, finance, manufacturing and the public sector while many others have entered graduate training schemes with international companies such as IBM, Credit Suisse and BMW. Those with good language skills have often chosen to develop their career outside the UK and now live and work in Europe, Asia or South America. Alternatively you may choose to use your skills to launch your own business or consultancy. Our business incubator, Innospace, can help you to develop your business ideas and provide practical support to get your company up and running.
*Source: DLHE survey 2011 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.

SpecialFeatures

- 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.
- Find out more about our courses by watching these short introductory films on the department and strengths and contact times by the Head of Department Diane Wright.

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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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This course is designed to offer students who hold an Institute of Direct & Digital Marketing (IDM) QCA Level 7 diploma qualification, with weighted average pass of 50% or more, the opportunity to upgrade their qualification to a Masters degree. Read more
This course is designed to offer students who hold an Institute of Direct & Digital Marketing (IDM) QCA Level 7 diploma qualification, with weighted average pass of 50% or more, the opportunity to upgrade their qualification to a Masters degree.

This course was designed in conjunction with The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM), the leading body for the professional development of direct, data and digital marketing and will develop both the theoretical and practical knowledge of digital and marketing concepts that are vital in today's business environment.

The focus of this programme is to equip future marketing managers with the knowledge and understanding of the traditional academic theories, concepts and frameworks of marketing strategy and planning and be able to apply them in the contemporary digital environment. Students will learn the strategic importance of technical change and innovation in the context of information technology and knowledge management. They will also become highly aware of the regulations, legislation, and codes of practice affecting digital marketing and gain the ability to work with others to formulate appropriate and ethical business solutions.

It is anticipated that a high number of students applying for this course will be in full-time employment. Therefore a number of flexible study routes are offered:

Traditional campus based course

The traditional university campus based route of face to face learning will require weekly attendance over the 15 week semester. Teaching takes place during the daytime and would require attendance at the university.

Full-time route (12 months)

This route require you to take three modules over one semester starting in January and finishing in June. You will then have until December to submit your 20,000-word dissertation. 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)

The part time route will enable modules to be taken over two semesters. Starting in January you will finish the taught element 12 months later and will then have until the following December to complete your 20,000 word dissertation.

Blended route (24 months)

The blended learning route will enable you to study at home for two semesters before progressing to the dissertation. Each semester will include one or two intensive workshops introducing the core subjects, which are then supported extensively by online learning materials, presentations and webinars. Starting in January you will finish the taught element 12 months later and will then have until thefollowing December to complete your 20,000 word dissertation.

The workshops will normally take place in February,September, November and January.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/digital-marketing-top-up-idm-msc

Modules

- Contemporary Marketing (20 Credits)
This module provides a theoretical look at the world of consumers and their behaviour in the digital environment, drawing on consumer behaviour, product, brand and communications theories to interpret and understand how consumers are respond to different technologies. This module sets out to enable students to learn how to operationalise the key marketing, consumer behaviour and communication theories to enable students to critically appraise the swiftly changing digital marketing channels in the light of marketing theory.

- Digital and social media (10 credits)
This module provides an intensely practical education in the core digital technologies, such as websites, search, display media, affiliate networks and mobile. Students will explore how they are being used and can assist in the delivery of marketing goals.

- Research methods (20 credits)
This module provides students with the learning, tools and techniques necessary for the completion of their dissertation, the final component for students wishing to obtain a Master's degree in Digital Marketing. Students will learn about the methods and tools of research and develop an understanding of the logic, sequence and structure of a research project, thus enabling students to design a logical structure for their dissertations. The aim of the module is to ensure that students are aware of the vast array of methodologies available to them and facilitating their ability to produce an original piece of work which adds to their existent body of knowledge and will help students explore the sources and types of information required for the research projects and the practical challenges associated with obtaining information.

Employability

The MSc Digital Marketing 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. Digital marketing is the way of the business world for the future and the opportunities are vast.

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.

Graduates have also 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.

Sam Moore, (2012) said:"Being able to cover theory and real examples, both in Digital Marketing and Research Methods subject areas has given me valuable additional skills and knowledge to draw on in the workplace. The Masters requires commitment. If you're prepared to dedicate some time to the course, you'll reap the benefits both personally and at work."

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.

Teaching and learning

The taught component of the LSBU course provides students with the module Marketing in the Digital Environment, which introduces elements of marketing science, changing consumer behaviour, new media, branding, and the communications process. In addition, the Research Methods module will develop your ability to apply qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques to interpret relevant business data and derive effective and ethical solutions. You will also be given the opportunity, through the dissertation, to develop an individual approach to a research project, enabling you to specialise in a particular area of digital marketing that is of interest to you and your career.

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