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Students at the Columbia School of Social Work earn their MSW degrees by completing a progressive sequence of courses designed in accordance with the standards of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the School’s accrediting body. Read more
Students at the Columbia School of Social Work earn their MSW degrees by completing a progressive sequence of courses designed in accordance with the standards of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the School’s accrediting body.

All MSW students are required to take courses in human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, research, social work practice, and field education. At CSSW, students are required to earn a total of 60 credits, along with 1,200 hours in the field.

The majority of our students complete these requirements in two years—or four semesters (fall, spring, fall, spring). They spend two days a week in class and three days a week at their field placements. The Two-Year Program begins with a required Orientation in August and concludes with graduation in May of the second academic year.

Field Education

Field education is a vital part of earning an MSW. It is where students learn how to apply social work theories from the classroom to social work practice.
Field Education Requirements

Each semester, students spend three days a week (21 hours), working at a placement site—one day more than the minimum specified by the Council on Social Work Education. Students must earn 1,200 fieldwork hours to receive the MSW.

During a student’s first (foundational) year, the focus is on generalist social work practice. In the second (advanced practice) year, the focus is on the student’s chosen method area of concentration and field of practice.

Notes:

Two-year students complete 1,200 hours at two different placement sites.
Advanced Standing, Transfer and Reduced Residency students complete one year of field education.

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The Mid-Tennessee Collaborative Master of Social Work (MTC-MSW) Program brings together three institutions of higher education in Tennessee who collaboratively offer the MSW degree. Read more
The Mid-Tennessee Collaborative Master of Social Work (MTC-MSW) Program brings together three institutions of higher education in Tennessee who collaboratively offer the MSW degree. The universities are: Austin Peay State University, Middle Tennessee State University, and Tennessee State University. This is one program that has three locations. The program is designed for the working professional with on-campus courses offered in the evening and the remaining classes offered online.

The MTC-MSW Program began in Fall 2009 with the admission of students to the full 60 hour program. Admission for advanced standing students started in Fall 2010. Individuals who have a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 are eligible for advanced standing.

As there are three locations, individuals must first determine their home campus. The home campus is where students apply for admission, take their on-campus courses, enroll each semester, and pay tuition. Although the students have a home campus, they also have classmates on the other two campuses. When students are enrolled in online courses, they will be interacting with students from all three locations. Registration for MSW courses requires permission of the department.

THE MISSION

The mission of the MTC-MSW Program is dedicated to the enhancement of human well-being, diversity, and social justice through developing and improving systems of public social services, especially for children and families, by offering graduate training in Social Work with a hybrid model of delivery. The mission of the program reflects the dominant values of the social work profession and is dedicated to serving the needs of the region, preparing social workers with an Advanced Generalist practice orientation suited to the social context, and reflecting the values and skills of the profession.

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Our multi-professional programme in autism is the first of its type in Scotland. The course is available on a full-time, part-time and distance learning basis and is open to. Read more

Why this course?

Our multi-professional programme in autism is the first of its type in Scotland. The course is available on a full-time, part-time and distance learning basis and is open to:
- teachers
- medical and healthcare staff
- educational psychologists
- speech and language therapists
- residential, community care or social work staff
- voluntary sector personnel

The course aims to promote effective practice and develop empathy and understanding of the needs of individuals with autism and their families and carers.

Applications from parents, family members and individuals on the spectrum are welcome.

Study mode and duration:
- Full-time MEd: 12 months
- Part-time PgCert: 12 months, PgDip: 24 months (PgCert, plus further 12 months)
- MEd: additional 12-18 months

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/autism/

You’ll study

On the Certificate programme you’ll study three compulsory modules.
At the Diploma stage you’ll take one further compulsory module, along with two options modules. These two option modules are offered based on those selected for that academic year.
If you’re interested in continuing to Masters level, you’ll undertake the compulsory Research Methods module followed by an individually supervised research project.

Research projects

MEd research projects can be undertaken within your place of employment, nationally or internationally. You’ll be supported in your projects through University links within a range of organisations, such as Autism Initiatives and Scottish Autism.

The National Centre for Autism Studies

The centre has been responsible for a number of key policy and research outputs aimed at improving autism practice throughout Scotland. You’ll have access to these projects which include:
- A National Training Framework for Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dunlop, A-W & MacKay, T. A. W. N. (2004)
- The Autism Toolbox: An Autism Resource for Scottish Schools, Dunlop, A-W., Tait, C., Leask, A.; Glashan, L., Robinson, A. & Marwick, H. (2009)
- Policy into Practice: Accreditation Project Report. A Collaborative Autism Education & Training Project Supporting the Development of ASD Accreditation Standards for Trainers and Developing personal accreditation routes for ASD training participants, Dunlop, A-W., Tait, C. & Robinson, A. (2009)

Guest lecturers

We work with leading autism professionals to provide expert input throughout the modules.
Visiting lecturers include Professor Tommy MacKay who is a practising Educational Psychologist. In addition, Dr Mike McCreadie has a visiting role in the Pg Diploma module. He’s Consultant Clinical Director of Studio III and Lead ATLASS Trainer and his area of specialism is stress management in Autism.

If English is not your first language, you'll need an IELTS score of 6.5 with no area less than 6.0

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

Learning & teaching

The course is available on a full-time, part-time and distance learning basis.
Campus-based modules are taught one evening each week during term time.
Online learning involves attendance at an induction day after which learning is web-based.

Assessment

The nature of assessment is in accordance with the learning outcomes for each specific module. This typically takes the form of a 4,000-word essay or equivalent submission.

Careers

As a graduate, you’ll be able to take an educated understanding of autism into your profession. This course exists to provide professional development to teachers, carers and professionals working with or aiming to work with individuals affected by autism.

Where are they now?

Here’s some roles our graduates are working in:

Job titles include:*
- Deputy Head Teacher
- Family Support Worker
- Primary School Teacher
- Secondary School Teacher
- Specialist Support Leader
- Unit Manager

Employers include:
- Local authorities
- Autism Initiatives
- Riverside Childcare
- South Lanarkshire Council

*Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey.

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/

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You will be expected to hold at good upper second-class honours degree in a subject appropriate to the course. Such courses could include any of the sciences as well as engineering, mathematics or computing graduates. Read more
You will be expected to hold at good upper second-class honours degree in a subject appropriate to the course. Such courses could include any of the sciences as well as engineering, mathematics or computing graduates.

Consideration will be given to those who are already experienced practitioners in a field of forensic mark comparison, but who lack formal qualifications that would be the normal entry requirement.

Non-native English speakers should be looking at IELTS score with a minimum value of 6.5.

Applicants will have to be checked through police vetting procedures due to the sensitive nature of this work placed environment.

To discuss your application please email Dr W M Schmerer on

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*Welsh language course*. Mae’r cwrs Ysgifennu Creadigol wedi ei rannu’n Rhan 1 a Rhan 2 a rhaid pasio’r rhan gyntaf yn llwyddiannus er mwyn cael mynediad i’r ail ran. Read more
*Welsh language course*

Mae’r cwrs Ysgifennu Creadigol wedi ei rannu’n Rhan 1 a Rhan 2 a rhaid pasio’r rhan gyntaf yn llwyddiannus er mwyn cael mynediad i’r ail ran. Mae Rhan 1 yn cynnwys 3 modiwl 40 credyd yr un sef ‘Themâu Creadigol’, ‘Technegau Cyfansoddi’ a ‘Mathau Llenyddol’. Mae Rhan 2 y cwrs yn cynnwys 1 modiwl 60 credyd sef portffolio o waith creadigol hyd at 20,000 o eiriau, a phennir canlyniad y cwrs cyfan ar farc cyfartalog dwy ran y cynllun. Mater i’w drafod rhwng y myfyriwr a’i gyfarwyddwr academaidd fydd union natur y portffolio, ac mae amryw fodelau’n bosib, e.e. nofel fer, casgliad o storïau byrion neu gerddi, cyfuniad o farddoniaeth a rhyddiaith. Rhoddir ystyriaeth ofalus i ofynion unigol pob myfyriwr wrth bennu union gynnwys y modiwlau, a chynllunnir rhan gyntaf y rhaglen gyda golwg ar y posibiliadau creadigol a all fwydo’r ail ran.

Y prif gyswllt dysgu yw hwnnw gyda’r cyfarwyddwr academaidd a threfnir i’w gyfarfod yn rheolaidd drwy gydol cofrestriad y myfyriwr. At hynny, mae cymuned ôl-radd fywiog o fewn Ysgol y Gymraeg a threfnir cyfres o seminarau wythnosol yn ystod Semester 1 a 2. Yn y seminarau hyn cynigir arweiniad i faterion technegol sy’n berthnasol i’r holl fyfyrwyr ôl-radd, bydd cyfle i glywed cyd-fyfyrwyr yn cyflwyno papurau am eu projectau unigol, a hefyd i ddysgu am ymchwil gyfredol gan staff Ysgol y Gymraeg ac ysgolion academaidd eraill. At hynny, cynhelir seminarau ysgrifennu creadigol rheolaidd a bydd cyfle i glywed awduron gwadd fel Wiliam Owen Roberts, Lloyd Jones, Angharad Tomos ac Ifor ap Glyn yn trafod eu gwaith. Yn ogystal, os yw myfyriwr ôl-radd am ddilyn yn anffurfiol unrhyw un o fodiwlau israddedig yr ysgol er mwyn cyfoethogi ei brofiad dysgu, bydd cyfle iddo wneud hynny.

Cysylltiadau Ymchwil / Cysylltiadau Diwydiannol
Ers rhai blynyddoedd, bu nifer o fyfyrwyr yn Ysgol y Gymraeg yn dilyn cyrsiau MA a noddwyd gan arian o ffynonellau Ewropeaidd, ac y mae hynny wedi arwain at nifer o gysylltiadau gwerthfawr gyda chwmnïau a sefydliadau fel Cwmni Da, Rondo Media, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Gwasg y Bwthyn, Canolfan Ysgrifennu Tŷ Newydd, a’r cylchgrawn Barn. Mae’r profiadau gwaith a gafwyd gyda’r cwmnïau a’r sefydliadau hyn wedi cryfhau cyflogadwyedd y myfyrwyr ôl-radd yn fawr.

Rhagolygon Gyrfaoedd
I amryw fyfyrwyr mae cwrs MA yn gyfle i ymestyn eu hastudiaethau israddedig drwy ganolbwyntio ar broject ôl-radd a chyn ymgymryd â chwrs hyfforddiant pellach, e.e. ymarfer dysgu. Yn ddiweddar, mae’r profiadau a’r sgiliau a enillir drwy gwrs MA wedi bod o gymorth i fyfyrwyr wrth sicrhau swyddi gyda chyfnodolion fel Golwg 360 a’r Cymro, gwasg fel Y Lolfa, rhaglen deledu fel Hacio, a Chanolfan Bedwyr ym Mhrifysgol Bangor. I fyfyrwyr eraill, mae MA wedi cynnig sylfaen i ymchwil bellach ar lefel MPhil a PhD.

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A collaboration between the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and Faculty of Forestry, the inter-faculty Soil Science Graduate Program offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to MSc and PhD degrees. Read more
A collaboration between the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and Faculty of Forestry, the inter-faculty Soil Science Graduate Program offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to MSc and PhD degrees. Students are registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies through either the Faculty of Land and Food Systems or Faculty of Forestry, depending upon their research interests.

Areas of study include biometeorology, forest nutrition and nutrient cycling, mycorrhizal ecology, soil biology, soil quality and fertility, soil-plant interactions, ecosystem services, land an water systems.

Program Overview

Soil Science offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in the areas of soil microbial ecology, organic matter, soil physics, irrigation and drainage, biometeorology, soil pollution, soil and water conservation, soil management, and land use, with application to forest, agricultural, urban, and range soils, as well as a professional Master of Land and Water Systems (M.L.W.S.) degree. The Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees include a combination of courses in both basic and applied sciences, with research leading to the completion of a thesis/dissertation. The M.L.W.S. degree is intended for students seeking a post-baccalaureate degree for professional practice in the land and water resources management realm. The program is designed to be completed in one calendar year.

Soil Sciences programs are enriched through collaboration with: colleagues in other graduate programs, such as Forestry, Geography, Plant Science, Institute for Resources and Environment, Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems, and Landscape Architecture; and agencies such as Environment Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, BC Ministry of Forests and Range, and other provincial, municipal, and regional government agencies.

Research facilities are housed both within the MacMillan and Forest Sciences Buildings and, on a shared basis, in other buildings on campus. Research facilities within the MacMillan Building include modern analytical laboratories and other equipment for conducting chemical and biometeorological research, while excellent facilities for soil biological research are located in the Forest Sciences Centre.

Quick Facts

- Degree: Master of Science
- Specialization: Soil Science
- Subject: Agriculture and Forestry
- Mode of delivery: On campus
- Program components: Coursework + Thesis required
- Faculty: Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Career Prospects

Graduates of the soil science degree program often obtain positions with government or the private sector. Some graduates decide to continue in the area of research and academia with various universities and colleges. Examples of where some graduates are employed:
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- BC Ministry of Forests
- Canadian Forest Service
- Consultant
- Associate Professor, University of Guelph
- Associate Professor, Yale University
- Associate Professor, University of Northern BC
- Environment Canada
- Assistant Professor, University of Bengukulu, Indonesia
- Assistant Professor, University of Venda for Science and Technology, South Africa

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Wedi’i ddysgu ar y cyd gan Ysgol y Gymraeg ac Ysgol y Saesneg, y cwrs MA Llenyddiaethau Cymru yw’r cwrs cyntaf yn unlle yn y byd sy’n canolbwyntio ar astudio a chymharu testunau o’r ddau brif draddodiad yng Nghymru (lle bo angen, mewn cyfieithiad i’r Saesneg). Read more
Wedi’i ddysgu ar y cyd gan Ysgol y Gymraeg ac Ysgol y Saesneg, y cwrs MA Llenyddiaethau Cymru yw’r cwrs cyntaf yn unlle yn y byd sy’n canolbwyntio ar astudio a chymharu testunau o’r ddau brif draddodiad yng Nghymru (lle bo angen, mewn cyfieithiad i’r Saesneg). Cymru yw’r unig un o genhedloedd Celtaidd gwledydd Prydain i fod ag iaith frodorol hyfyw a siaredir ar raddfa eang a llenyddiaeth gyfoes gyffrous. Ar ben hynny, hi yw’r unig genedl yng ngwledydd Prydain y mae ei llenyddiaeth Saesneg unigryw yn parhau ar yr ymylon o fewn ei chyfundrefn addysg ei hun. Ar lefel brifysgol, oherwydd rhaniad ieithyddol a fodolai yn yr 20fed ganrif, anogwyd astudiaeth ar y ddwy lenyddiaeth ar wahân – agendor nad yw ysgolheigion cyfoes ond megis dechrau ei phontio. Oherwydd ei chanolfan ddiwylliannol wirioneddol ddwyieithog, mae Bangor yn lle delfrydol i astudio’r ddau draddodiad llenyddol hyn, ac i ystyried y cwestiwn ynglÅ·n â beth sy’n digwydd i lenyddiaeth yn y Saesneg os nad hwn yw’r prif draddodiad.

Rhan Un:

Mae rhan gyntaf y cwrs yn cynnwys tri modiwl sy’n ceisio rhoi dealltwriaeth i fyfyrwyr o hanes llenyddol a diwylliannol modern Cymru, eu galluogi i ddatblygu eu dealltwriaeth o faterion allweddol ym maes ysgolheictod llenyddol modern Cymru ac ystyried themâu allweddol ar draws y ddau draddodiad llenyddol, o safbwynt traws-gymunedol.

Rhagarweiniad: "Pwy Sy’n Siarad dros Gymru?": Yn y modiwl rhagarweiniol hwn, gofynnir i fyfyrwyr ystyried sut y deallwyd ac y deellir materion yn ymwneud â hunaniaeth Gymreig o 1840 tan y presennol. Bydd myfyrwyr yn nodweddiadol yn astudio gwahaniaethau mewnol yng Nghymru, Prydeindod, cysyniadau o hunaniaeth Geltaidd, Cymru fel cenedl ôl-drefedigaethol, profiadau cyfochrog â chenhedloedd eraill Prydeinig sydd wedi’u "dominyddu", mudiadau cenedlaethol. Mae’n bosib yr astudir gweithiau gan yr awduron canlynol: Hywel Teifi Edwards, Saunders Lewis, Raymond Williams, Matthew Arnold, J.R. Jones, M. Wynn Thomas, Tony Conran, Dai Smith, Kirsti Bohata.
Moderniaeth Gymreig: Gofynnir i fyfyrwyr ystyried sut y bu i lenyddiaeth ar draws y ddau draddodiad ieithyddol gofnodi dyfodiad moderniaeth, a’r newidiadau a ddilynodd yn ei sgil. Gall themâu gynnwys diwydiant, dosbarth, trefoli, cyfalafiaeth, diwylliant gwledig, crefydd, newid ieithyddol ac alltudiaeth. Gall llenorion i’w hastudio gynnwys Caradoc Evans, Lynette Roberts, Caradog Pritchard, Dylan Thomas, Kate Roberts, R.S. Thomas, Arthur Machen, Emyr Humphreys, Idris Davies.
Rhywedd a Chymru: Bydd y myfyrwyr yn astudio’r berthynas rhwng rhywedd a’r genedl Gymreig, a sut mae rolau rhywedd wedi newid dros y ganrif ddiwethaf. Gall themâu gynnwys rhywioldeb, gwrywdod a diwydiant, cynrychiolaethau ar sail rhywedd o’r gofod a wladychwyd, y corff gwrywaidd, merched a chynrychiolaethau o dir. Gall llenorion i’w hastudio gynnwys: Elin ap Hywel, Jan Morris, John Sam Jones, Glyn Jones, Jane Aaron, Lewis Jones, Gwyneth Lewis, Rhys Davies, Amy Dillwyn, Menna Gallie.
Rhan Dau:

Paratoi traethawd hir 20,000 o eiriau, wedi’i ysgrifennu naill ai yn Saesneg neu yn Gymraeg, ar bwnc o’ch dewis chi yn ymwneud ag unrhyw agwedd ar y llenyddiaethau sydd o ddiddordeb i’r myfyriwr, wedi’i ymchwilio a’i ysgrifennu dan oruchwyliaeth unigol arbenigwr yn y maes.

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The international community and the EU in particular, have been calling for improvement in the process of delivering aid aiming at enhancing the ability of aid organisations to react efficiently and effectively to the increased occurrence of disasters. Read more

Overview

The international community and the EU in particular, have been calling for improvement in the process of delivering aid aiming at enhancing the ability of aid organisations to react efficiently and effectively to the increased occurrence of disasters. The significance of disasters is increasing due to variables such as population growth, climate change, urbanisation and global connectivity. The impact of natural disasters such as the Tsunami on the Far East and Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans is still being felt in those regions. Human initiated disasters such as the Twin Towers collapse and the Madrid and London bombings have had an enormous impact on security systems and world travel. Biologically based disasters such as SARS and bird flu similarly have had worldwide impact.

The MSc in Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Management is a unique programme and is the first in the world to combine the academic disciplines of humanitarian logistics and emergency management. The programme builds on the established strengths and reputation of Ireland and in particular Irish Aid, in delivering humanitarian assistance to those in need.

The organizations providing the first phase of disaster response need the capacity and capabilities to deliver goods and services quickly to those impacted by an event. This is often under difficult circumstances in foreign locations and across cultures. The organisations involved in delivering the aid also need to be responsive in order to quickly provide resources required for the basic necessities of survival in the critical period immediately after an event in order to reduce further loss of life. This programme is a multi-disciplinary programme that provides high quality academic education and professional competencies for personnel working in or intending to work in the area of humanitarian relief to deal with the matters outlined. The programme will provide humanitarian professionals with the competences to work effectively and efficiently in challenging environments.

The programme aims to contribute to the development needs of future managers and employees in public, private sector organizations and nongovernmental organisations. Providing graduates with disciplinary expertise with an additional set of management and business tools will significantly enhance their employment potential.

The programme is designed to meet the requirements of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Irish Aid) and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government for practitioners in the management of humanitarian disasters and major emergencies. It is aimed at practitioners in public, private and voluntary sectors who are engaged in Humanitarian Logistics & Emergency Management. The programme has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Emergency Planning Society (EPS).

It is aimed at practitioners in public, private and voluntary sectors who are engaged in Humanitarian Logistics & Emergency Management.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/school-business/our-courses/3u-msc-humanitarian-logistics-and-emergency-management-0

Some quotes from the Minister Joe Costello TD, Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for Trade and Development:

•“I am delighted to be here to launch this new and innovative course which will prepare graduates to address the humanitarian emergencies of the future, crises that will be more demanding and challenging than ever before.”

•“This programme will provide graduates with the disciplinary expertise and management tools to meet the many challenges that are encountered in the field of humanitarian relief and emergency management.”

Some quotes from students:

•The practical nature of the workshop is of great benefit in placing the sort of pressures on the participants which is lacking in the academic nature of university courses and of great benefit to those who have not experienced such pressure environments before.

•The Coordination simulation exercise was extremely interesting. I found this to be very useful. It is an effective way to understand why a well planned, organised coordination of NGO's on the ground is vitally important to the beneficiaries. The pressure of the Donor agendas and their requirements, public scrutiny, publicity and personality clashes demonstrate the need for a cohesive unit, able to perform 'together' under extreme pressure. •Carrying out practical application of the theories learned during the lectures reinforces these in a way that academic research and study cannot.

•I found the day informative, challenging and enjoyable. The sharing of the lecturers from the field together with the use of visually strong material, open and honest comments included in the inside disaster video was extremely insightful into the difficulties faced by aid workers.

•The lecturer encourages discussion and participation which I feel is of benefit to me as a student.

•I find this course extremely interesting, I always feel satisfied that I am learning something useful in this class.

•The case study w as a very interesting and challenging exercise. It required a lot of research by the group to build our understanding of how a supply chain is established in a major humanitarian crisis. We meet as a group before the class to brainstorm the case study, this exercise w as team building and thought provoking.

•Very stimulating class. The material was available prior to the class which allowed us to digest it as a group and understand the main points of the lecture.

•Reviewing the current situation in the Philippines and comparing this with the crisis in Syria was excellent. The comparison of two level 3 emergencies, how they developed over different time scales with total different responses to each crisis reinforced earlier presentations on the pace at which natural disasters happen in comparison to civil or manmade disasters.

•I would like to express how much I have really enjoyed this programme. The programme has shown me that education at this level does not have to be boring and all theory but can be challenging, interactive and entertaining.

•The lectures are interesting because we are encouraged to engage in discussion on the topics being covered. I think the slides are very well presented and easy to understand and there’s a good balance between media content and discussion. Reading content in relation to lecture is posted on Moodle in advance and this gives me every opportunity to prepare for lecture.

•Completing the UN service mindset training for logisticians and receiving the certificates for same as part of the programme is an excellent initiative.

Course Structure

Modules include decision making, project management, crisis communication, hazard analysis and risk assessment, emergency management, planning and cooperation and coordination in humanitarian logistics.

Career Options

The course contributes to the development needs of those involved in the field of humanitarian relief, international co-operation and emergency management. The course material takes a broad, cross-sectoral and international approach to humanitarian emergency relief. The programme prepares students for roles ranging from project management, humanitarian logistics, research, management, emergency management, communications, business continuity to monitoring, performance management and evaluation. Accordingly this course prepares graduates for a wide range of senior management roles in all types of humanitarian organisations. The breadth and depth of the programme, plus its in-company research dimension renders the graduate attractive to an array of future employers. Accordingly this course prepares graduates for a wide range of senior management roles in all types of humanitarian organisations and crisis management organisations.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/school-business/our-courses/3u-msc-humanitarian-logistics-and-emergency-management-0#tabs-apply

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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The international community and the EU in particular, have been calling for improvement in the process of delivering aid aiming at enhancing the ability of aid organisations to react efficiently and effectively to the increased occurrence of disasters. Read more

Overview

The international community and the EU in particular, have been calling for improvement in the process of delivering aid aiming at enhancing the ability of aid organisations to react efficiently and effectively to the increased occurrence of disasters. The significance of disasters is increasing due to variables such as population growth, climate change, urbanisation and global connectivity. The impact of natural disasters such as the Tsunami on the Far East and Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans is still being felt in those regions. Human initiated disasters such as the Twin Towers collapse and the Madrid and London bombings have had an enormous impact on security systems and world travel. Biologically based disasters such as SARS and bird flu similarly have had worldwide impact.

The MSc in Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Management is a unique programme and is the first in the world to combine the academic disciplines of humanitarian logistics and emergency management. The programme builds on the established strengths and reputation of Ireland and in particular Irish Aid, in delivering humanitarian assistance to those in need.

The organizations providing the first phase of disaster response need the capacity and capabilities to deliver goods and services quickly to those impacted by an event. This is often under difficult circumstances in foreign locations and across cultures. The organisations involved in delivering the aid also need to be responsive in order to quickly provide resources required for the basic necessities of survival in the critical period immediately after an event in order to reduce further loss of life. This programme is a multi-disciplinary programme that provides high quality academic education and professional competencies for personnel working in or intending to work in the area of humanitarian relief to deal with the matters outlined. The programme will provide humanitarian professionals with the competences to work effectively and efficiently in challenging environments.

The programme aims to contribute to the development needs of future managers and employees in public, private sector organizations and nongovernmental organisations. Providing graduates with disciplinary expertise with an additional set of management and business tools will significantly enhance their employment potential.

The programme is designed to meet the requirements of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Irish Aid) and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government for practitioners in the management of humanitarian disasters and major emergencies. It is aimed at practitioners in public, private and voluntary sectors who are engaged in Humanitarian Logistics & Emergency Management. The programme has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Emergency Planning Society (EPS).

It is aimed at practitioners in public, private and voluntary sectors who are engaged in Humanitarian Logistics & Emergency Management.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/find-course/humanitarian-logistics-and-emergency-management

Some quotes from the Minister Joe Costello TD, Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for Trade and Development:

•“I am delighted to be here to launch this new and innovative course which will prepare graduates to address the humanitarian emergencies of the future, crises that will be more demanding and challenging than ever before.”

•“This programme will provide graduates with the disciplinary expertise and management tools to meet the many challenges that are encountered in the field of humanitarian relief and emergency management.”

Some quotes from students:
•The practical nature of the workshop is of great benefit in placing the sort of pressures on the participants which is lacking in the academic nature of university courses and of great benefit to those who have not experienced such pressure environments before.

•The Coordination simulation exercise was extremely interesting. I found this to be very useful. It is an effective way to understand why a well planned, organised coordination of NGO's on the ground is vitally important to the beneficiaries. The pressure of the Donor agendas and their requirements, public scrutiny, publicity and personality clashes demonstrate the need for a cohesive unit, able to perform 'together' under extreme pressure. •Carrying out practical application of the theories learned during the lectures reinforces these in a way that academic research and study cannot.

•I found the day informative, challenging and enjoyable. The sharing of the lecturers from the field together with the use of visually strong material, open and honest comments included in the inside disaster video was extremely insightful into the difficulties faced by aid workers.

•The lecturer encourages discussion and participation which I feel is of benefit to me as a student.

•I find this course extremely interesting, I always feel satisfied that I am learning something useful in this class.

•The case study w as a very interesting and challenging exercise. It required a lot of research by the group to build our understanding of how a supply chain is established in a major humanitarian crisis. We meet as a group before the class to brainstorm the case study, this exercise w as team building and thought provoking.

•Very stimulating class. The material was available prior to the class which allowed us to digest it as a group and understand the main points of the lecture.

•Reviewing the current situation in the Philippines and comparing this with the crisis in Syria was excellent. The comparison of two level 3 emergencies, how they developed over different time scales with total different responses to each crisis reinforced earlier presentations on the pace at which natural disasters happen in comparison to civil or manmade disasters.

•I would like to express how much I have really enjoyed this programme. The programme has shown me that education at this level does not have to be boring and all theory but can be challenging, interactive and entertaining.

•The lectures are interesting because we are encouraged to engage in discussion on the topics being covered. I think the slides are very well presented and easy to understand and there’s a good balance between media content and discussion. Reading content in relation to lecture is posted on Moodle in advance and this gives me every opportunity to prepare for lecture.

•Completing the UN service mindset training for logisticians and receiving the certificates for same as part of the programme is an excellent initiative.

Course Structure

Modules include decision making, project management, crisis communication, hazard analysis and risk assessment, emergency management, planning and cooperation and coordination in humanitarian logistics.

Career Options

The course contributes to the development needs of those involved in the field of humanitarian relief, international co-operation and emergency management. The course material takes a broad, cross-sectoral and international approach to humanitarian emergency relief. The programme prepares students for roles ranging from project management, humanitarian logistics, research, management, emergency management, communications, business continuity to monitoring, performance management and evaluation. Accordingly this course prepares graduates for a wide range of senior management roles in all types of humanitarian organisations. The breadth and depth of the programme, plus its in-company research dimension renders the graduate attractive to an array of future employers. Accordingly this course prepares graduates for a wide range of senior management roles in all types of humanitarian organisations and crisis management organisations.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/how-apply

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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Health and Management enables students with experience of the public sector or health management to study disciplines and dimensions associated with health, healthcare and applied social science with an emphasis on management. Read more
Health and Management enables students with experience of the public sector or health management to study disciplines and dimensions associated with health, healthcare and applied social science with an emphasis on management.
Each student on this course is able to create their own unique set of modules associated with health, health care, applied social science and management. At the start of the course you will consult with the course leader, and complete a s.w.o.t. analysis alongside using the university's studentprofile system enabling you to review your current achievements and highlight areas for further development. On this basis a tailored choice of modules is created which includes three taught modules from a list of approved management modules taught within the Faculty of Health and Social Science. A further two modules are then chosen from the faculty graduate programme and the MSc is completed with the dissertation which will normally have a management component. This is reviewed annually through tutorials with the student and allocated personal tutor.

Course structure
This course can be studied either full- or part-time and the modules are delivered different times throughout the year. Each module has approximately 30 hours lecturer contact and approximately 170 hours of individual study is expected. Learning and teaching strategies vary across different modules.
For UK qualified nurses there is an opportunity to undertake a period of study in another health care setting in one of 14 European countries through the European Nursing Network.

Areas of study
Current students are from range of backgrounds but identify they want to develop management knowledge and skills around key areas such as: change management, strategic leadership, leadership roles, managing in publics and finance. There are a suite of management modules that can be chosen according to your own professional and personal developmental aspirations. The core research module is offered on different campuses and also online so that a range of students needs are met.
The dissertation project is an exciting element to this course and again is guided by your career route or employer requirements. This is the opportunity for you to consolidate the transferable masters-level skills gained from the taught modules which include analysing and interpreting data from a range of sources, demonstrating initiative, evaluating and problem solving, developing research skills and project management skills in order to produce a science-based project appropriate to your chosen pathway.
There is also the option for work-based learning to be a key feature of this tailored pathway where management skills can be developed through work-based projects.

Syllabus
One research module from the following:
Research Theory and Practice
Research Methods and Critical Appraisal
Research Methods for Health Professionals
Qualitative Research
Three management modules
Two further modules from the graduate programme

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COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT

The course is modular and is currently offered for full-time study only.

The MA in Creative Writing is concerned with imaginative writing, which includes novels, short stories, poetry and non-fiction. The emphasis is upon encouragement, to help you to find and pursue a direction in your writing, and to understand the process of offering a manuscript for publication.

Because of the reputation of the MA in Creative Writing, we are able to recruit excellent students who, every year, form an exciting and mutually supportive community of writers. Frequent visits by other writers, literary agents, publishers, broadcasters and other professionals connected with writing ensure that students are given plentiful advice about how to place work and make decisions about their careers as writers.

The course is not for the writer whose only interest is in their own work, but rather for the writer who can benefit from working closely with fellow students and with tutors, many of whom are practising and published writers.

In recent years, several current or former students have been awarded excellent contracts for novels; Two were long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, three for the Orange Prize, one for the Costa Prize and one for the Guardian First Book Award. One received the Betty Trask Prize; another the Manchester Book Award; another a W.H. Smith New Talent Award. One reached the best-seller lists. Student poets have had their poetry accepted for publication in numerous literary journals, including Ambit, Magma, London Magazine, Poetry Wales, PN Review and The Reader, among others, and have been placed in such competitions as the Bridport, the Frogmore, Mslexia, and Writers Inc. Janklow and Nesbit Ltd, a leading literary agency, awards an annual prize for the best novel or novel in progress by a student on the course.

It is implicit in the course philosophy that critical reading aids the development of writers. Workshops, in which you look constructively at each other’s writing, and context modules, to study the ways in which writers meet certain challenges, are integral parts of the course.

MODULES

The full MA programme consists of two writing workshops, two context modules and the Manuscript (a double module):

Workshop One - You can either start with a general writing workshop in which you experiment with a range of forms, or a specialist workshop in prose fiction or poetry.

Workshop Two - This is a specialist workshop in prose fiction or poetry.

Context Modules - These modules examine genres and look at ways in which writers meet challenges from the public world. At least five of the following are offered each term:

• Writing and the Environmental Crisis
• Suspense Fiction
• Contemporary American Writing
• The Writer and Place
• Modernism and Postmodernism
• Writing and Gender
• The Short Story
• Writing and Politics
• Reviewing and Journalism
• Narrative Non-Fiction
• Genres of Television Drama
• The Love Story
• Writing for Young People

The Manuscript - For this module each student brings a manuscript as near to publishable quality as possible. You are assigned a specialist tutor.

TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES

Students take two three-hour seminars a week for the workshop and context modules. The Manuscript is completed between June and September. Students meet tutors regularly during this period. A residential writing weekend is an essential part of the course.

TUTORS

Tutors include prestigious, best selling and award winning writers, such as Gerard Woodward (novelist and poet); Tim Liardet (poet); Tessa Hadley (novelist); Andrew Miller (novelist); Carrie Etter (poet); Samantha Harvey (novelist); Steve May (radio dramatist, playwright and novelist); Richard Kerridge (nature writer); Paul Evans (nature writer); Lucy English (novelist and poet); Mimi Thebo (novelist); Jonathan Neale (novelist, dramatist and non-fiction writer); Tricia Wastvedt (novelist); Celia Brayfield (novelist); Jenni Mills (novelist); Neil Rollinson (poet). In addition you will have the opportunity to meet a wide range of writers, publishers and literary agents.

VISITING WRITERS

Readings and seminars conducted by writers are built into the programme. Visiting writers have included Moniza Alvi, John Burnside, Stevie Davies, Helen Dunmore, Roy Fisher, Peter Flannery, Nick Hornby, Michael Hulse, Emyr Humphreys, Kathleen Jamie, Mimi Khalvati, Toby Litt, Tony Lopez, Benjamin Markovits, Les A. Murray, Tim Pears, Ashley Pharoah, D.B.C. Pierre, Jem Poster, Philip Pullman, Fiona Sampson, Michael Schmidt, Matthew Sweeney and Fay Weldon. There will also be visits from publishers, literary agents and broadcasters. Every year there are opportunities to show work to agents and editors who visit.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Assessment is by coursework only. Each writing workshop is assessed on the basis of a folder of creative writing and an early draft of part of the Manuscript. Each context module is assessed on the basis of an essay and a folder of creative responses. The Manuscript is 35,000–40,000 words (or the equivalent for poetry and scriptwriting).

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The MA course aims to provide students with a training in `the Leicester approach' to local and regional history, and to equip them with the historical skills necessary to pursue research in this field. The MA course is comparative across the nation, grounded in an interest in landscapes and the communities associated with them, cultural in its concerns, sensitive to long-term chronologies, conceptually aware, and interdisciplinary in its methods. It is designed to furnish an up-to-date springboard into careers involving local history. Yet it also appeals to many whose interests are recreational, genealogical or family-oriented, who have leisure interests linked to landscape appreciation, or those who find knowledge of local history essential as a way of enlarging their interpretation and understanding of the world and communities around them.

The Centre for English Local History is accommodated in The Marc Fitch Historical Institute, three attractive Victorian villas near the main university campus. It contains an important library covering most English regions, an impressive map room, and many other resources and collections essential for local historical studies. The main University Library houses an exceptional local history collection covering all counties of England and Wales. These facilities make Leicester unique among provincial universities for the comprehensiveness of its holdings in local and regional history. Grants are available from a number of sources to assist students studying at the Centre.

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Marketing communications covers the selection and application of the main communication tools available to an organisation in pursuit of its marketing goals. This work is often carried out by specialist agencies, and involves both strategic thinking and the development of creative solutions. It calls for a blend of research-based knowledge with the practice of high-level, often extremely creative, skills.

As part of the course, you will have the opportunity to take exams for the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing and upon successful completion of the exams become a professional member of the Digital Marketing Institute.

Course content

The course covers the main marketing communication techniques. It provides you with a sufficient foundation in marketing to enable you to work easily with people involved throughout the marketing management process. The ultimate aim of the course is to enhance individual career advancement prospects through knowledge of how to apply academic learning to best marketing communications practice.

A highlight for many students are the study trips and company visits organised throughout the course which provide an opportunity for networking and extending learning in new environments.

Modules

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Year-long module
-CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

Semester one modules
-BUYER BEHAVIOUR FOR MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
-MARKETING AND BRAND STRATEGY
-MARKETING AND MEDIA RESEARCH MANAGEMENT
-SUMMER SCHOOL

Semester two modules
-ADVERTISING MANAGEMENT
-DIRECT MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE DIGITAL AGE
-PROMOTIONAL MARKETING AND EVENT MANAGEMENT
-PUBLIC RELATIONS AND REPUTATION MANAGEMENT
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Accredited internship

All students on our full-time business Masters courses can apply to undertake the PG/MBA Internship Programme Reflective Practitioner Module. This is an 8 week unpaid accredited internship, which can be taken in addition to option modules and will help students to gain invaluable work experience. The internships, which are with London-based organisations, take place during the summer period. To apply, students must submit a completed application form and a copy of their updated CV to the Business Experience Team; the team then shortlist from the applications and conduct group meetings with the applicants.

Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both postgraduate students and employers and expect that the internship programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students.

Associated careers

Graduates of the course are employed throughout the world in marketing, media and communications organisations. These include advertising and digital agencies such as Mind Share and J.W.Thompson; media organisations including television, publishing, and Google; and large companies such as Procter and Gamble, and Coca Cola. Our students take up posts such as marketing managers, marketing planners, brand managers, corporate communication managers and social media community managers.

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Entry requirements
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Students are normally expected to demonstrate one of the entry requirements below: - an honours degree from a higher educational institution in the UK (minimum of 2.2), or equivalent award from a European, or overseas higher education institution, and some public/health service experience; - an appropriate professional qualification from a body that is represented in public/health services work plus minimum five years working in a public/health services organisation; and an ability to demonstrate skills of applied learning (for example successfully completing some L3 modules - grade C and above); - an HND, or diploma equivalent, in an area applied to public/health services, plus minimum five years working in a public/health services organisation; and an ability to demonstrate skills of applied learning (for example successfully completing some L3 related modules - grade C and above).


This course covers the disciplines associated with health, health care and applied social science, and is aimed at people in public service employment or who may be engaged in community or voluntary activity. Each student on this course is able to create their own unique set of modules associated with health, health care and applied social science to make up the Health MA. At the start of the course you will consult with the course leader, and complete an S.W.O.T. analysis alongside using the university's student profile system enabling you to review your current achievements and highlight areas for further development. On this basis a tailored choice of modules from the Graduate Programme in Health and Social Science is created that will suit your professional, academic and personal aspirations. It is also an option to study for a Health and Management or Health and Education MSc.

Course structure
This course can be studied either full-or part-time and the modules are delivered at different times throughout the year. Each module has approximately 30 hours lecturer contact and approximately 170 hours of individual study. Individual modules employ varying learning and teaching strategies.
For UK-qualified nurses there is an opportunity to undertake a period of study in another health care setting in one of 14 European countries via the European Nursing Network.

Areas of study
All students take a core research-related module, from a selection of four titles. These are offered on different campuses and also online so that a range of student needs are met.
Current students are from range of backgrounds and choose an academic route that facilitates their professional and personal development. For example, a health professional may decide to study a range of clinical modules but a student from a social care background may choose a range of social and health-focused modules.
The dissertation project is an exciting element to this course and again is guided by your career route or employer requirements. This is the opportunity for you to consolidate the transferable masters-level skills gained from the taught modules which include analysing and interpreting data from a range of sources, demonstrating initiative, evaluating and problem solving, developing research skills and project management skills in order to produce a science-based project appropriate to your chosen pathway.

Syllabus
One research module from the following:
Research Theory and Practice
Research Methods and Critical Appraisal
Research Methods for Health Professionals
Qualitative Research
Modules totalling 100 m-level credits from a choice of over 100 in the graduate programme.

Career and progression opportunities
The career planning framework that is integral to this course guides students to choosing an appropriate and personal route through the programme.
Graduates of this course are equipped with skills that are directly transferable to health and social care-focused employment, and have progressed into senior positions in their organisations.
Local health-related employers are consulted during the regular reviews of this course.

It is possible to take modules for this course as single stand-alone modules, either as a sample of Masters level study, or as part of your continuing professional development.

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Introduction

A dynamic fast-track course preparing the next generation of fashion, lifestyle and feature writers and editors. Develop a professional writing portfolio. Build up essential contacts. Find your place in the industry.

Content

The Postgraduate Certificate Fashion: Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism course aims to give students a working knowledge of fashion and lifestyle media, as well as a professional practical foundation in writing skills developing vocational skills and analytical thinking.

The course is designed for graduates and those with appropriate industry experience who wish to develop their career prospects in the highly competitive fashion industry. It is also a suitable preparation for higher level postgraduate study. This dynamic course cultivates both a practical and theoretical understanding of fashion and lifestyle journalism in the UK.

With a close eye on changing trends in contemporary lifestyle media, emphasis is placed on developing an analytical understanding of the commercial marketplace as well as the rigours of practical journalism. You will develop an enhanced commercial awareness, enabling you to produce editorial material for this specialist area.

The programme is supported by a series of guest speakers from the fashion and lifestyle media industry, from publications including Elle, The Guardian, W, Net a porter, i-D, Another, Harper’s Bazaar, 10 Magazine and Telegraph Weekend magazine. The Postgraduate Certificate Fashion: Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism course is based at the university’s John Prince’s Street and High Holborn sites, in the heart of the city.

Structure

Weeks 1-10: Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism (20 credits, level 7)

Weeks 1-10: Markets and Context (20 credits, level 7)

Weeks 11-15: Major Project (20 credits, level 7)

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