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Want to boost your existing Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology up to a full MSc? Our 60-credit MSc Psychological Studies (Top-up) gives you the opportunity to develop your research skills and knowledge of how to apply psychological theory to practice, opening doors to doctoral level studies and higher-level professional training. Read more

Want to boost your existing Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology up to a full MSc? Our 60-credit MSc Psychological Studies (Top-up) gives you the opportunity to develop your research skills and knowledge of how to apply psychological theory to practice, opening doors to doctoral level studies and higher-level professional training.

What the course offers

Our 60-credit MSc Psychological Studies (Top-up) course is ideal if you have already completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology or Psychological Studies and wish to develop this into a full MSc equivalent qualification. A full Master’s qualification is essential if you’re seeking to progress to doctoral level studies, perhaps for a career in academic research or teaching, or for a career in a professional area of psychology, such as clinical psychology.

The University of Bolton has a strong tradition of teaching psychology being one of the first higher education settings in the country to offer degree courses in this exciting subject. Studying in our well-respected, vibrant learning and research culture the MSc Top-up gives you the opportunity to develop your research skills and your knowledge of the applications of psychological theory to applied practice.

We offer a supportive and intellectually stimulating learning environment where each person’s knowledge is used to encourage discussion and debate, and to promote critical thought and inquiry. Our highly skilled and experienced staff will encourage you to develop advanced critical understanding of psychological issues. In addition, we’ll support you to gain enhanced general transferable skills in preparation for postgraduate employment, particularly your research skills.

Course Highlights:

  • You’ll be expertly guided through the course by our team of helpful and approachable psychology staff who have a diverse range of research interests and use innovative methods of teaching and assessment. There’s a strong focus on employability skills throughout the course.
  • You’ll be encouraged to complete research that is ethical and safe as outlined by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and write a concise research report in the appropriate format.
  • Your working environment will include an observation laboratory that contains two ceiling mounted video cameras, and boundary microphones, controlled by video editing hardware and software that can be used for student dissertation data collection. There’s also a Psychophysiology laboratory for work of an experimental nature that contains a Bio-pac system, a Neuroscan and Stim2.
  • This course is designed to meet a variety of career development requirements in psychology and therapy, research and teaching, the helping or health professions, social work, education, private practice and management roles where working with people is the prime focus.

Key Features:

  • This course allows you to top-up your existing Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology or Psychological Studies to a full MSc award. It’s designed to support the development of the personal and transferable skills that are valuable for further postgraduate study, a practitioner doctorate or an academic career.
  • Our teaching staff hold postgraduate qualifications in research and have experience of publishing in peer reviewed journals. Teaching groups are small and some academic supervision is one-to-one, ensuring there is close contact between tutor and student.
  • This course gives you the opportunity to improve your systematic knowledge and understanding of core areas of psychology, particularly research methodology and the conceptual frameworks that underpin psychology.
  • You’ll have the chance to explore current problems, issues and debates at the forefront of psychology, looking at advanced data analysis techniques including both qualitative and quantitative approaches relevant to psychology.

For more information, please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad



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This course is an online Masters top up course for professionally qualified accountants to enhance your professional qualification to a globally recognised MSc degree and further your career. Read more

This course is an online Masters top up course for professionally qualified accountants to enhance your professional qualification to a globally recognised MSc degree and further your career.

The course consists of one module - Capstone - which will provide you with an opportunity to integrate Masters level knowledge and skills by independently working on a dissertation or business consultancy project within a degree related discipline. This course is ideal for individuals who hold a Professional Accounting qualification from a recognised Accounting Body such as ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, ICAS or other member of the GAA. At Aberdeen Business School, we are in the business of changing your tomorrow.

What you will study

Stage 3

You will complete one module - Capstone - which is designed to integrate Masters level knowledge and skills by independently working on a dissertation or business consultancy project within a degree related discipline. Your personal, professional and research skills will be developed throughout the course thereby enhancing your employment portfolio and setting you apart from other graduates in your field. 

On completion of the Capstone module, you will obtain a Masters qualification in Accounting and Finance.

Teaching and assessment

The MSc Accounting and Finance – Professional Top Up is an online course taught through CampusMoodle, the university’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which offers students flexibility of where and when they can study.

CampusMoodle provides you with full open access to tutors and other class members. You will have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. 

The interactive virtual learning environment provides you with lecture and course materials including:

  • Virtual tutorials
  • Live chats
  • Discussion forums - student and tutor led
  • Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
  • User friendly material

Activity summary

  • Project Supervision - 5 students per group, 30 hours per semester
  • Independent Study - 20 students per group, 570 hours per semester

Independent summary

The course requires you to become independent 'open learners' and take responsibility for when, where and how your learning occurs. You will spend approximately 15 hours per week working on your own, undertaking prescribed reading, researching and writing the dissertation/business consultancy report. The supervisor will support this work as required.

Staff delivering on the course

You will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our teaching staff many of which are chartered accountants and qualified with a Big Four firm: Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Assessment

Typically students are assessed:

  • 1 dissertation

Job prospects

On completion of this course, you will obtain a Masters qualification in Accounting and Finance, thereby enhancing your employment portfolio and setting you apart from other graduates in your field. 

You will be able to make a career in the accounting sector, within banking/financial institutions, or in the fields of corporate finance, general management, and/or management consultancy. You can also enter into academia or undertake further research leading to PhDs.

How to apply

Please visit the website to find out how to apply.



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A Master of Business Administration (MBA) top-up qualification could be your chance to move your career forward. Lasting only two trimesters, which is less than a year, the course explores how to tackle large-scale, strategic business challenges, giving you the opportunity to grow as a leader in almost any field. Read more

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) top-up qualification could be your chance to move your career forward. Lasting only two trimesters, which is less than a year, the course explores how to tackle large-scale, strategic business challenges, giving you the opportunity to grow as a leader in almost any field

What you will learn

Whatever sector you currently work in, this MBA is designed to help you understand the problems and challenges facing all enterprises and organisations – and identify potential solutions. Offered as a full-time course over two trimesters, which is less than a full calendar year, you’ll have the opportunity to develop vital skills that can be applied in almost any business.

Areas covered include building a thorough knowledge of an organisation and its leadership; developing creative and systematic approaches to underlying business issues; and understanding how business and management practices can be improved. Throughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity to cultivate your intellectual capabilities of research, critique, synthesis and innovation, culminating in a Master’s level dissertation.

We aim to maximise your learning by employing a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, workshops, group tutorials, individual tuition and guest speakers. By tutoring you in strategic thinking skills, the course will give you the opportunity to develop the sought-after analytical and critical competencies that prestigious employers in today’s global economy value so highly.

Course Highlights:

  • This MBA course offers you the chance to join a well-established postgraduate community engaged in preparing themselves for a career in executive management.
  • Teaching and supervision is delivered by a dedicated team of experienced and well-qualified staff drawn from business and academia.
  • The University’s excellent libraries, 24/7 IT facilities, WiFi and learning areas are freely available for your use.
  • You will be given access to a research and study skills module which will assist in your studies.

Key Features:

  • This course aims to develop your critical knowledge of organisations, their management and the complex business issues they face.
  • You’ll have the chance to apply research and analysis skills, culminating in a Master’s level dissertation.
  • An intensive Research Methods and Study Skills module is designed to prepare you for writing your dissertation.
  • Teaching is conducted by a highly-dedicated team, with specialist knowledge in a wide range of subject areas and close links to business and industry.
  • Course materials are available online, allowing you to prepare work at home and ensuring in-class learning is highly interactive.

Professional Recognition

After successfully completing your MBA programme you may apply for membership of the Chartered Management Institute. Please note that terms and conditions apply. More details are available from http://www.managers.org.uk/

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad



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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.

Why Wolverhampton?

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.

The course aims to develop students at advanced level for a professional career in HRD by developing knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of HRD and Organisational Change. This is achieved through honing critical reflective thinking and developing robust, independent, personal and professional development skills.

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

Career path

The CIPD is the foremost HR Institute in the world, and for anyone wishing to pursue or further their career within the field of HR or HRDOC, it is essential that a CIPD postgraduate qualification is obtained for those leading change and developing people in organisations.

Most organisations who recruit HR professionals require applicants to either hold a CIPD qualification or be studying to achieve one.

International, national and local recruitment to the field of HR is a growing industry and as such competition for employment is high. Our programme is a robust programme that has been highly commended by the CIPD for many years. More recently the Human Resource Development and Organisational Change pathway has been subject to nationally recognised awards for teaching innovation and programme innovation.

There are elements of training design and delivery incorporated within the programme, so as to enable students to be able to plan and prepare a business case for selling new ideas, concepts and products within an organisation. The core disciplines of internal and external marketing presentations are identical.

This course is essential for anyone engaged in the development of organisations through staff and stakeholders in current and future economic climates of change. Failure to understand the underpinning theories and practice of HR Development and Organisational Change will result in organisations failing to work in a proactive manner, become leaner and fitter, and maximise its human resource effectively and efficiently.

Graduates from the award should be able to operate effectively in strategic roles or in positions of strategic influence, but bring higher levels of expertise to bear than previously. They should also be able to move up their organisational hierarchy more quickly, or alternatively seek and secure employment in another organisation at a higher level, or set themselves up as an independent consultant.

What skills will you gain?

Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level.

Who accredits this course?

This programme is aligned to the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development



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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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This multidisciplinary programme will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the interrelationships between areas of finance and the global economy as they play out in a rapidly evolving international environment. Read more

This multidisciplinary programme will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the interrelationships between areas of finance and the global economy as they play out in a rapidly evolving international environment.

This programme examines key issues from both a business and economic perspective, including how multinational corporations leverage financial markets when seeking to exploit international business opportunities, the management challenges presented, and the relevance of these to financial and capital markets.

Students will gain an understanding of the international business environment and its competitive and investment climate. Using frameworks and methodologies, students will also investigate the interaction between firm strategies, economic policies and the changing international environment.

Why Henley?

  • Consistently maintain highest standards: Henley is in top 1% of business schools worldwide to hold accreditation from all three bodies in the UK, Europe and US
  • Excellent networking potential : 72,000 Henley alumni members in 150 countries
  • High calibre students: always oversubscribed, 1,000 ambitious new Masters students join Henley each year
  • Award winning campus: beautiful, green, 134 hectares, with state of the art facilities
  • World-leading faculty: widely published, frequently asked for expert comment by media and to speak at events
  • Henley is proud to be part of the University of Reading. The University is ranked within the top 200 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17 and QS World University Rankings 2018) and 98% of the research is rated as being of international standard.

Course content

Module descriptions are correct for modules taught in the academic year 2017/18. Optional module listings are indicative, and may be subject to change.

Compulsory Modules

Optional Modules

In addition students must choose optional modules up to the value of 60 credits. Students must choose at least 20 credits from section B and section C from the lists below and a further 20 credits from either section B or C.      

Section B:

Section C:

Assessment

Exams, applied project and individual and group assignments

Careers and accreditations

Graduates of the MSc International Business and Finance follow a variety of career paths upon graduation. These include roles in finance or general management, working for a range of employers such as large corporations or multinational enterprises, financial institutions, banks, securities companies or government agencies.

Our graduates tell us that the programme gives them the key skills and knowledge required to build a career in finance in multinational enterprises, financial institutions or government agencies.



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Initially students will enrol for the Postgraduate Diploma award. If they are successful they can apply to undertake the top-up MSc Advanced Clinical Practice award by completing the 60 credit Dissertation module. Read more
Initially students will enrol for the Postgraduate Diploma award. If they are successful they can apply to undertake the top-up MSc Advanced Clinical Practice award by completing the 60 credit Dissertation module. Graduates from the full MSc course will receive confirmation that they have completed an RCN Accredited Advanced Nurse Practitioner pathway.

The School of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University has been delivering high quality Royal College of Nursing (RCN) accredited Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) education for over 20 years, with demand increasing year on year. While initially the focus was on developing experienced nurses working in primary care settings, this has subsequently expanded to include nurses from secondary and tertiary services.

This course has therefore been developed for both experienced qualified registered nurses and other health professionals working in primary, secondary and tertiary health care settings, who wish to undertake advanced clinical education at master's level. This education will provide high-quality preparation not only for Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP) but also for Advanced Clinical Practitioners and health professionals who need to work at a higher level of practice.

RCN Accreditation

While not all of the students undertaking this course will be nurses, other health professionals will benefit from the rigorous standards set by the RCN Accreditation unit for advanced nurse practitioner preparation. Their standards are currently the only quality marker for Advanced Practitioner preparation in England. RCN Accreditation indicates that this course has been evaluated against 15 standards and associated criteria for educational preparation and judged to prepare practitioners to an advanced level (RCN, 2012).

Further, in accordance with the RCN endorsement (2012), the course has also been designed to comply with the Department of Health (England) (2010) position statement on Advanced Level Nursing.

This programme has been accredited by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation until 31 August 2021.

Modules

PgDip:

The structure for the course comprises of a prescribed sequence of six compulsory modules, the order depending on the start date (September or January) and the rate of progression.

Each 20 credit module accounts for 200 hours of total student effort. This typically comprises of 36 – 42 classroom contact hours, 14 blended learning activity hours, practice based learning hours (equivalent to a minimum of 3 hours per week) and the remainder for self-directed study.

A range of assessment strategies will be used to reflect the academic, clinical and professional aspects of the programme. This includes use of exams, a written case study, an essay, completion of a Practice Based Learning record including Practice Facilitator feedback and evaluation of practice, OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) and production of a clinical portfolio including patient feedback.

The first part of the course includes:

Physiological Principles for Advanced Clinical Practice
Clinical Assessment Skills for Advanced Practice
Non Medical Prescribing

The second part of the course includes:

Clinical Reasoning in Advanced Practice
Leadership and Research Skills for Advanced Practice

There is an option for the final module according to work setting from:

Managing Complexity in Advanced Clinical Practice (Community and Primary Care)
Managing Complexity in Advanced Clinical Practice (Emergency Care)
Managing Complexity in Advanced Clinical Practice (Acute and Critical Care)

The Complexity modules share a common learning framework and approach to assessment but the focus, content and assessment requirements are adapted for the context.

MSc (top-up):

Students can progress to undertake the Dissertation module (60 credits) to gain the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice award.

Teaching and learning

There are a range of facilities to support teaching practice skills and simulation. These include the skills laboratories, clinical and simulation equipment, themed notice boards, resources, anatomical models and the media/skills technicians who maintain the labs and prepare for sessions.

Students are supported by a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) using “Moodle”. Students have access to the VLE using a web browser from home, from campus, or when mobile if they have a smart phone or tablet. Open access computers are provided in the Library and Learning Resource Centre on our Southwark campus. These computers enable access to the internet, email, Microsoft office and other supported software. Direct IT helplines are available to support students

E-learning will complement face-to-face delivery for all modules within the course, with 14 specific hours assigned to blended learning activities in each timetable.

Skills workshop

A four day workshop will continue to be provided mid-way through the course, to give the opportunity for students to practise, consolidate and develop their new skills in a supervised, supportive environment. This is currently used as an effective strategy which is very highly evaluated by our students.

Placements

Practice based learning requirements
The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) (2007) identify that learning within the work place is integral to a higher education programme and is demonstrated through engagement within the practice environment. This is particularly important for preparation for a course of this nature; for any students, even those with many years of experience, some of the areas covered by the programme will be new such as history-taking, physical examination skills, ordering and interpreting investigations, making differential diagnoses, pharmacology, prescribing, social sciences and mental health assessment, etc. One of the key requirements for the course is that the practice experience provides learning opportunities that enable students to achieve the course learning outcomes (RCN, 2012) and so in order to ensure this, learning in practice is purposely structured and assessed.

Students will spend the equivalent of 3 hours per week working in a "supernumerary capacity" in order to focus specifically on their clinical and professional development. This requirement extends beyond the University semesters to include the summer periods.

Practice Based Learning is supported through identification of a doctor/qualified Advanced Practitioner to act as the student's "Practice Facilitator" to initially supervise and subsequently support their clinical development. Other experienced senior clinicians can also supervise and support student development.

Evidence of practice based learning (36 hours of direct supervision and 180 hours of indirect supervised clinical practice) and feedback on progress is used as an element of assessment on the following modules: 1. Clinical Assessment Skills for Advanced Practice [Level 7] 2. Clinical Reasoning in Advanced Practice [Level 7] 3. Managing Complexity in Advanced Clinical Practice [Level 7]

The overall total for supervised hours through successful completion of these modules is 648 hours.

Employability

Graduate and employer surveys and feedback indicate our graduates are making a positive impact on patient care and service innovation in general practices, walk-in centres, urgent care centres, minor injury units, emergency departments, projects for refugees, asylum seekers and homeless populations, elderly care facilities, “out of hours” developments, rapid response services, intermediate care teams, prison services, acute medical and surgical teams, critical-care outreach and specialist hospital services.

Some of our graduates are now lead nurses within social enterprises, nurse partners in general practices, nurse representatives on commissioning boards, community matrons and consultant nurses. To date two graduates have gone on to pursue doctoral studies.

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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As a University of Southampton student when you complete your PGDip you have the option to return to ‘top-up’ the diploma to MSc. Read more

As a University of Southampton student when you complete your PGDip you have the option to return to ‘top-up’ the diploma to MSc. The Master of Science Top-up Award aims to enhance your knowledge base and skills to be a critically aware practitioner able to appraise and, if necessary, challenge practice. You will be enabled to use effectively a philosophy of care that is based on evidence, to develop and lead service provision that meets the needs of a 21st century health and social care service. This is a part time programme which commences each September. You need to commence the programme within three years of completing your Postgraduate Diploma.

Our nursing is ranked 10th in the world and 3rd amongst UK universities in the QS World Rankings by Subject 2017.

Introducing your course

This is the course page for MSc Nursing Studies (Top-up for Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing or SCPHN) at the University of Southampton. Find out everything about Nursing Studies (Top-up for Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing or SCPHN) and what studying here involves.

In this course page we explain a range of key information about the course. This includes typical entry requirements, modules you can take and how assessment works. We also suggest career opportunities open to you as a University of Southampton graduate of MSc Nursing Studies (Top-up for Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing or SCPHN).

If you still have questions, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any enquiries. See our contact us page for our telephone, email and address information.

Overview

There are two top up programmes:

MSc Nursing Studies (programme code 4032). This programme is only open to those students who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (pre-registration) adult, child or mental health pathways.

MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Studies (programme code 5470). This programme is only open to those students who have completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Practice: Specialist Community Public Health Nursing [SCPHN] (all pathways) September 2012 and on.

View the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Studies programme specification document for this course

View the programme specification document for this course



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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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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 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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The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of an area of chosen legal interest. It will encourage you to challenge current intellectual thinking whilst developing an advanced knowledge and ability to analyse your selected specialist area of law directly. Read more

The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of an area of chosen legal interest. It will encourage you to challenge current intellectual thinking whilst developing an advanced knowledge and ability to analyse your selected specialist area of law directly. The degree is suitable for qualified solicitors and barristers who are looking to enhance their career prospects. It is also suitable for students who have completed the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course (formerly the Bar Vocational Course) but have not yet secured a training contract or pupillage.

The topic of legal research may be one arising from academic interest or a legal issue pertinent to your current expertise in legal practice. On this masters course you will be given the opportunity to design a bespoke qualification where you will critically analyse and understand complexities that can arise as well as challenging and informing global and comparative perspectives. The course is underpinned in many areas by internationally recognised research in addition to emerging research and advanced scholarship. It will challenge your thinking and stimulate your academic aspirations in the further specialist study of law.

The Masters in Law degree is awarded after the successful completion of the dissertation module incorporating advanced research methods. You will be supported by a supervisor and personal tutor during your studies on the course.

It may be possible to complete your Master of Laws top-up in 9 months.

Read more about Law at the University of Wolverhampton.

Why Wolverhampton?

Upon joining the LLM Professional Practice you will join a thriving postgraduate student body. Upon completion of the course, graduates will possess highly valued academic and research skills as well as a range of transferable skills designed to enhance employability in a law related career; as well as in future research and academia. In addition, we have experienced academic staff with internationally recognised research and publications in a variety of legal areas. We have excellent research facilities both for academic and practitioner lawyers that can be accessed on line. We have a strong framework to support our students throughout the duration of study including providing you with a personal tutor, academic guidance and support and postgraduate study skills to enhance your learning experience.

Career path

  • The LLM top-up will enhance the career prospects of those already working in legal practice as well as those who have not yet secured a training contract
  • Upon completion of the course you could also consider further study at MPhil/PhD level.

What skills will you gain?

This programme of study is designed to enhance the employability and promotion prospects of persons in the legal profession wishing to develop specialist knowledge in a bespoke area of law, it will provide you with a set of intellectual and practical skills that will aid your career development.

Holders of this award may also find positions in the field of education and research including continuing their study for a PhD.



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The MSc / MA Health and Wellbeing ‘Top Up’ course is designed to allow you to ‘top up’ your existing Post-graduate Diploma qualification (or equivalent) in any health, welfare or social care related subject to a full master’s qualification. Read more

The MSc / MA Health and Wellbeing ‘Top Up’ course is designed to allow you to ‘top up’ your existing Post-graduate Diploma qualification (or equivalent) in any health, welfare or social care related subject to a full master’s qualification. This will be achieved by you producing a 60 credit independent study in one of three options.

  1. A research dissertation.
  2. An evidence based practice module containing two summative assessments, usually of relevance to your current workplace – which runs in October each year.
  3. A consultancy report, usually of relevance to your current workplace.

Whichever option you choose this module will consist of an independent project designed, planned and carried out by yourself and written up in a minimum of 15,000 and a maximum of 20,000 words. You will be provided with appropriate individual supervision to support your independent study.

You will complete your Master’s level education in the concepts, theories and academic skills of relevance to your work arena or chosen career path. The course caters for both students who are currently working in the health, welfare or social care fields and for students who are not currently working in these fields but hope to enhance their post-graduate skills and knowledge in order to take up such employment. The course aims to offer a flexible approach to the topic chosen for your independent study, will foster independence and responsibility in taking control of your own learning and professional development needs, and build on your existing knowledge and experience.

Why Wolverhampton?

This course aims to meet professional development needs in the health, welfare and social care sectors, which are undergoing significant transformation and change.

  • A friendly, helpful and student-focused team of academic and administrative staff.
  • The programme is delivered by subject specialists who are involved in significant advisory roles and research within health and social care locally, regionally and nationally, and who participate in national communities of practice, developing and sharing expertise across the UK.
  • Links and knowledge from local, national and international research initiatives undertaken in the Institute of Health Professions and the wider University research institutions.
  • You will be able to choose whether you receive an MSc or an MA in Health and Wellbeing.

The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures spans education, sport, care, psychology health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities, visit http://www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures

Career path

Many students will choose this course because they are already working in the health, welfare and/or social care fields. Gaining this award will enhance their professional development and promotion prospects.

Many of our students go on to achieve new posts as a result of their studies. Often this happens during their course not only after completion. Participating in academic study at any level will encourage analysis and criticality and hence will improve the opportunity for promotion and advancement. Successful completion of an academic qualification will facilitate students in providing a justification for progression through the skills escalator and will often act as a catalyst to enable the student to pass through the band gateways. Some Masters level students have used the findings from their independent research studies to make recommendations which they have gone on to implement at work.

Other students may choose this course because they wish to move into the health arena. Our past Masters students have taken posts as public or voluntary service administrators, managers and researchers and as teachers or researchers in Further and Higher Education Institutions.

All students will be able to focus on their particular research interests in their independent research studies. This course allows students to pursue these interests in depth, to engage with current research and to carry out their own, high quality, research studies.

On completion of your Masters degree you can now progress to a Doctorate in Health and Wellbeing, within our Institute of Health Professions.

What skills will you gain?

  1. Use initiative and take responsibility in order to learn independently and solve problems in creative, original and innovative ways.
  2. Demonstrate a range of transferable academic and professional skills appropriate to a career in health, welfare and / or social care such as: production of an e-portfolio within the dissertation module; interpretation, critical analysis and synthesis of a range of qualitative and quantitative evidence; appropriate use of software data packages, statistical and other analytic methods.
  3. Demonstrate Master’s level skills in the critical appraisal of research methods and research design in the production of a substantial piece of academic or professional research in a selected area of health, welfare and / or social care.
  4. Produce a clearly written and presented independent study including appropriate use of academic conventions and coherently structured arguments, evaluation and evidence.


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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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This Maritime LLM Top-up route allows students who have passed the London Metropolitan University and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Law distance learning course to obtain a Master's qualification. Read more
This Maritime LLM Top-up route allows students who have passed the London Metropolitan University and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Law distance learning course to obtain a Master's qualification. 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 LLM degree enables you to develop an advanced understanding of a specialist area of maritime law. It is suitable for those in both the legal and maritime industry who are looking to enhance their career prospects.

This unique distance learning programme for the shipping sector will:
-Allow you to develop an advanced understanding of an aspect of maritime law through independent research
-Improve both your research and independent study skills
-Enhance your ability to develop substantiated critical argument

There will be formative assessment on the research proposal and literature review which will precede the substantive research for the dissertation.

The summative assessment will be entirely by way of the dissertation.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2016/17 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:
-LLM in Maritime Law Top-Up Dissertation (core, 60 credits)

After the course

This course provides highly specialised knowledge and research skills relevant both to legal practitioners and to those operating more generally within the legal environment of the maritime sector. It would also assist anyone working in professions concerned with international trade and the maritime environment depending on the chosen line of speciality within the research framework.

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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