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As China takes a central place on the world stage, its higher education system is also moving into the global spotlight. Substantial government investment means there are now over 2,000 universities in the country and increasing numbers of postgraduates look to study a Masters abroad in China.

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This course will run entirely at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) with internship opportunities leading companies in China related to Additive Manufacturing and engineering. Read more

This course will run entirely at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) with internship opportunities leading companies in China related to Additive Manufacturing and engineering. It is a collaboration between the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering and the Faculty of Business, UNNC. The course has been developed by the University of Nottingham while working closely with China 3D Printing Technology Industry Association and Wuxian 3D (Qingdao) Printing Technology Industry Association Institution.

Core and Key Optional Modules

  • Advanced Engineering Research Preparation
  • Additive Manufacturing Part A
  • Advanced Engineering Research Project Organisation and Design
  • Additive Manufacturing Part B
  • Material Models and Modes of Failure
  • Physical Ergonomics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Supply Chain Management in Practice
  • Innovation Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management and Techniques for Industry


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Applied linguistics identifies, investigates, and offers solutions to language-related real-life problems, such as improving how languages are taught or how multicultural workplaces can improve communication between staff. Read more

Applied linguistics identifies, investigates, and offers solutions to language-related real-life problems, such as improving how languages are taught or how multicultural workplaces can improve communication between staff.

This one-year full-time (or part-time) course has a particular focus on research methodology, exploring how language shapes human interaction.

 By studying this course you will:

  • understand how to employ a range of research approaches to language, from discourse analysis to corpus linguistics
  • have the opportunity to investigate language and communication from an interdisciplinary angle
  • develop a thorough grounding in language research and its practical applications
  • use your knowledge of how languages are formed to solve real-life problems.

 The course is excellent preparation for students who wish to continue their studies at PhD level.

Course structure

Compulsory modules

  • Research Methods
  • Approaches to Language and Linguistics
  • Teaching Language and Literature
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Dissertation

Restricted modules

Group 1

Students must take 20-40 credits from this group

  • Teaching Language and Literature
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Syllabus Design and Methodology

Group 2

Students can take maximum 20 credits from this group if only 2 modules are chosen from Group 1

  • Advanced Translation
  • Advanced Interpreting

Please note: This degree structure and modules may be subject to change.

Careers

By studying applied linguistics you will develop skills that are highly valued by employers, such as critical thinking, research, analysis, oral/written communication, presentation and problem solving skills. The types of careers you might expect to pursue include:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Business analyst
  • Communications
  • Language teaching
  • Project management
  • Publishing
  • Research and academia
  • Writing

Detailed module information can be accessed on Online Module Catalogue. Please search by module name or module code. Detailed programme specifications information can be accessed on Online Programme Specifications.



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This course is ideally suited for the professional development of English language teaching professionals. You must have at least two years of teaching experience to be eligible for this course. Read more

This course is ideally suited for the professional development of English language teaching professionals. You must have at least two years of teaching experience to be eligible for this course.

It has a special focus on teaching contexts and requires students to undertake teaching-related assignments, while also studying many modules from its sister degree MA Applied Linguistics.

Course structure

Compulsory modules

  • Research Methods
  • Approaches to Language and Linguistics
  • Teaching Lanuage and Literature
  • Syllabus Design and Methodology
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Dissertation

Restricted

Students must take 20 credits from the four modules below

  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Advanced Translation
  • Advanced Interpreting

Please note: This degree structure and modules may be subject to change.

Detailed module information can be accessed on Online Module Catalogue. Please search by module name or module code. Detailed programme specifications information can be accessed on Online Programme Specifications.

Careers

This course is ideally suited for the professional development of English language teaching professionals. Most of our students study this course in order to move their careers forward toward more senior teaching roles.



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Why choose the MSc in Business Analytics?. Do you want to be a professional analyst who understand both the technologies and the business?. Read more

Why choose the MSc in Business Analytics?

  • Do you want to be a professional analyst who understand both the technologies and the business?
  • Do you want to master the skills in making data-driven business decisions?
  • Do you want to learn the practical use of data visualization tools, statistical analysis tools, and big data technologies?

What is business analytics?

Business Analytics is the intersection of management science and machine learning in real world applications.

It offers new potential to improve financial performance, strategic management and operational efficiency.

Business Analytics is an increasingly critical component in preparing organizations to solve 21st-century business challenges and support data driven decision making.

Programme overview

Our MSc Business Analytics programme is a one year, full-time programme consisting of 6 core modules, and 2 elective modules from a choice of 7 elective modules.

The core modules are conducted via lectures, tutorials, and computer laboratory sessions. Students undertake the dissertation project in Business Analytics in collaboration with one of our international industrial partners.

Graduates of the programme will have gained the necessary skills and knowledge in a range of fields, including business operation, database, statistics, informatics, data analytics, machine learning and big data technologies in real-world business contexts.

Applicants for this programme are required to have at least a second class honours in the first division or international equivalent in any discipline, including business and management, and at least 10 credits equivalent value with significant mathematical/statistical content (However, this course is not suitable for students who have previously studied a significant amount of business analytics).

Teaching and Learning

Our learning environment is highly interactive and innovative with student-centred learning activities.

Other than examinations, our students will be assessed via essays writing, practical exercises, group and individual projects, and oral presentations.

The dissertation focuses on developing students’ skills in applying analytic techniques, communicating and solving the data analytics problem.

Career options for this degree

The area of business analytics is growing in financial sectors, customer services, enterprise optimization, and consumer marketing.

When our students graduate, they will be able to:

  • Find a job in the business firms that require the knowledge of big data and advanced analytic techniques.
  • Study the organisations, management, and international external environments.
  • Gain business insights and professional skills in data mining, data visualization, data management, process modeling, predictive and advanced analytics.
  • Develop the ability to optimize the business processes and management practice.
  • Contribute to business and society at large.

What are the potential careers of our graduates?

  • Business intelligence analytics,
  • Marketing analyst
  • Business systems analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Business consultant
  • Solution Architects


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The MSc in Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China is an innovative one-year full-time taught programme producing highly skilled graduates best placed to succeed in one of the world’s most dynamic, vibrant and rewarding countries. Read more

The MSc in Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China is an innovative one-year full-time taught programme producing highly skilled graduates best placed to succeed in one of the world’s most dynamic, vibrant and rewarding countries. It has been created to meet the demand from industry and business for graduates who have in-depth knowledge of contemporary China.

The programme is open to both international students and those from the People’s Republic of China and will supply you with the tools you need to develop a rewarding career in a country poised to become the world's biggest economy.

Business decision making is a highly case sensitive process and requires a profound understanding of the environments in which a decision is taken. A successful business education not only teaches students the theories, but also teaches them where to apply them and in what circumstances.

A major advantage of this programme it that it provides total immersion in China while studying in English to the same rigorous high standards as The University of Nottingham in the UK.

The programme will develop students' understanding of the economy, business and work environment of contemporary China; give students first-hand experience of living in China; equip students with the theoretical and methodological skills to carry out successful business and management studies in contemporary China and produce graduates equipped with the intellectual and transferable skills to satisfy their career aspirations and provide a foundation for life-long learning.

Learn Chinese

You can choose to study Mandarin as optional modules, starting at the appropriate level for you – from beginner to advanced – depending on your prior study of the language. You will use what you have learned in a Chinese language and cultural setting.

Your study at Nottingham’s Ningbo China campus will enrich your cultural and linguistic experience and allow you to explore a range of themes and issues relevant for understanding contemporary China.

Course structure

The module information for 17/18 session is subject to change.

The programme will be offered full time over a period of 12 months with students studying 120 taught credits in relevant modules. Students will also have the choice of a 60 credit in-depth study of a chosen topic.

This course is administered by the School of International Studies, but students also take one core module from Nottingham University Business School China (NUBS), and are encouraged to take Mandarin from the Language Centre.     

Compulsory modules

  • Managing People and Organisation
  • Research Design and Practice in China
  • Contemporary China Issues
  • Economic Development in Contemporary China
  • Management for China
  • Globalisation and Innovation in China
  • Chinese Business and Society
  • Dissertation

Optional Group 1 

Students must take 10-30 credits from this group:

  • Government and Politics in China
  • Contemporary Chinese Culture, Ideology and Society
  • The Rise of Modern China
  • Internship

Optional Group 2

Subject to the approval of the offering school, students may take a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 30 credits offered by other schools including the Language Centre to bring the total to 180. For international students whose first language is not mandarin Chinese, they can choose to take Mandarin modules. The level will be decided at registration. 

Detailed module information can be found on the Online Module Catalogue, please search by module code or title.



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This program is suitable for graduates with finance, economics, business, mathematics or related learning backgrounds and was tailored for people with or without work experience who intend to go on to work for industry. Read more

This program is suitable for graduates with finance, economics, business, mathematics or related learning backgrounds and was tailored for people with or without work experience who intend to go on to work for industry. It places particular emphasis on economic coverage of financial and monetary themes, but it is also a good choice for students who have economic and monetary economic research interests.

This program will help you establish a mature and comprehensive understanding of economics, money and financial frameworks and mechanisms. This course will equip candidates with the needed techniques, knowledge in the banking, finance and monetary area, as well as research institutes specialized in the above sectors. 

It is designed to meet the needs of those who:

  • wants to work in companies or governments as an economist;
  • wants economics Masters training with emphasis on finance or monetary economics (useful for many jobs)

On successful completion of the programme, students will obtain:

  • Advanced level knowledge of core areas of economics, monetary and financial policy;
  • Advanced level knowledge of core quantitative skills and research methods;
  • The knowledge and skills to undertake postgraduate research;
  • The knowledge and skills to conduct research and write reports;
  • The knowledge and skills to gain employment as professional economists or in other careers;

On completing the programme, you may find the following potential employees:

  • Investment companies
  • Universities
  • Central banks
  • Business banks
  • Government
  • Non-Government Organizations

Programme Overview

The programme is studied over one year (full-time). The academic year consists of two fifteen week semesters, each containing twelve weeks of teaching. The revision and assessment takes place at the end of each semester. While most summative assessment takes place at the end of the semester, some takes place during the teaching period along with a range of formatively assessed exercises, essays and projects. In addition, after successful completion of exams in Semester Two, students proceed to undertake a dissertation.

Students take 180 credits worth of modules. In Semester One students take four core compulsory modules in the analysis of economics theory and policy and quantitative methods, totalling 60 credits. In Semester Two, all students take two required 15 credit modules relating to monetary and financial policy. In addition, two further 15 credit modules are chosen from those offered by the School. After completion of the taught stage of the course, students proceed to take a 60 credit Dissertation that consists of two parts. First, Economic Research Methods (15 credits) provides an introduction to research methods including alternative approaches which is assessed via a critical literature review. Second, the Dissertation itself (45 credits).



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This MSc provides advanced training and enhances your skills in the specialised area of electronics, communications and computer engineering. Read more

This MSc provides advanced training and enhances your skills in the specialised area of electronics, communications and computer engineering.

The course aims to provide you with a comprehensive coverage of the skills required by an engineer working in instrumentation, electronic systems, wireless and wired telecommunications, computer hardware, and software aspects of computer engineering.

The programme provides an excellent basis for engineers wishing to update their knowledge, students who wish to embark a career in advance research and development, or for students wishing to enhance their training and qualifications.

Key facts

Particular features of the programme include:

  • incorporating 6 months industrial internship as part of the curriculum
  • teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field
  • innovative and engaging teaching methods
  • one-to-one project consultation with expert members of staff
  • access to many online resources and flexibility in course content. This is a highly flexible course, which gives you the opportunity to choose modules according to your specific interests and requirements.

Course content and structure

After completing the taught components of the course, you will undertake an industrial internship placement with the major industry players in the field of electronics, communications and computer engineering. Subsequently, with knowledge/skills gained through industrial internship period, you will proceed with highly industry-oriented research project supervised by our expert members of faculty staffs.

This course operates on a modular basis and consists of a series of taught modules (worth 120 credits), followed by 6 months of non-credit bearing industrial internship. During the industrial internship, you will explore your interest in a specific research topic/project dissertation which will be beginning right after your industrial placement. The project dissertation will be 60-credit worth, and will begin in the following spring period.

You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tutorial.

Tutors provide feedback on assignments. Our objective is to help you develop the confidence to work as a professional academic, at ease with the conventions of the discipline, and ready to tackle any area of research in electronic communications and computer engineering.

Modules offered

  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Engineering Ultrasonics
  • Optical Communications and Networks
  • HDL for Programmable Logic
  • Applied Computational Engineering
  • Integrated Photonics: Design and Technology
  • Control Systems Design
  • Electronic Design
  • Solid State Devices
  • Digital Communications
  • Power Electronic Design
  • Embedded Computing
  • Digital Signal Processing for Telecommunication Multimedia and Instrumentation
  • RF Microelectronics
  • Mobile Communications
  • VLSI Design
  • Telecommunication Electronics
  • Web Based Computing
  • Optical Communications
  • Applied Computational Engineering

Internship programme​

The internships are with IC design, solid-state electronics, automotive electronics or semiconductor industries that are mainly located in Ningbo/Shanghai. Our partners are either international or locally-bred, such as Ningbo Advanced Memory Technology Corporation, Atmel, Sondrel, AMD and Bosch. We may expand our internship programme in Hong Kong, South Korea, etc in the future.



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 This programme aims to provide a broad and deep understanding of the management systems needed to improve productivity, costs conscious in manufacturing, ensure long-term sustainability and guarantee high quality products and services delivery when required. Read more

 This programme aims to provide a broad and deep understanding of the management systems needed to improve productivity, costs conscious in manufacturing, ensure long-term sustainability and guarantee high quality products and services delivery when required. The programme is multi-disciplinary and integrates engineering and management knowledge, specifically in the areas of advanced manufacturing technology, quality management, operations management, electronics engineering and product development. The programme will provide students with specific skills in engineering and technology management suitable for a wide range of careers in China and international organisations.

Core modules

  • Advanced Engineering Research Preparation
  • Advanced Engineering Research Project Organisation and Design
  • Innovation Management
  • Supply Chain Management in Practice
  • Managing Organisations
  • International Business Strategy
  • Quality Management and Techniques for Industry

Optional modules

  • Digital Signal Processing for Telecommunications, Multimedia and Instrumentation
  • RF Microelectronics
  • Mobile Communications with Project
  • Advanced Dynamics of Machines
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Computer Modelling Techniques
  • Heat transfer


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This unique and highly innovative Masters degree programme gives a taste of what it is like to run your own business and will appeal equally to aspiring entrepreneurs and those seeking leadership positions within larger organisations. Read more

This unique and highly innovative Masters degree programme gives a taste of what it is like to run your own business and will appeal equally to aspiring entrepreneurs and those seeking leadership positions within larger organisations.

Much of the learning takes place outside the classroom so that students can see first-hand how business works in China and can develop an understanding of how to engage effectively with international partners and clients.

You will gain hands on experience by formulating and developing a business idea into a real business plan, while the Entrepreneurial Project will provide the opportunity to be embedded in a company where you can develop your innovative skills. These activities will engage you face-to-face with entrepreneurs in practice and expose you to real world business problem solving.  

Objectives

The MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme is designed to enable students to:

  • engage in a study of organisations (mostly new ventures and SMEs), their management and operation, and the changing economic and political climate in which they operate. 
  • prepare for and to develop a career in business and management. 
  • enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large. 
  • provide insights into the historical and current ideas in entrepreneurship. 
  • develop skills in creative thinking and problem solving. 
  • examine and assess the importance of innovation and its management. 
  • provide students with a clear understanding of the issues in financing and marketing that face the entrepreneur. 
  • develop skills in experiential, interactive and integrative learning. 
  • enable students to develop team working skills. 
  • enable students with an overview on the patterns and the practices of entrepreneurship in Greater China.

Programme outline

The MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis and commences in the September of each year. Students are required to take taught modules and prepare an individual dissertation or an extended business plan.

The structure of this programme is modular, with individual taught modules each typically have a weighting of 15 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work, meaning that a 15 credit module represents 150 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and preparation for assessments. This degree requires the successful completion of 180 credits; 90 of which consist of taught modules, 30 for an Entrepreneurship project and 60 credits for the Entrepreneurship Business Plan or Dissertation project. 

Programme structure

Students must complete 180 credits in total.

Semester 1 modules

  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • Marketing for Entrepreneurial Firms
  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Accounting
  • Innovation Management

Semester 2 modules

  • Entrepreneurship Project

plus two modules form the list below:

  • Managing International Business in China
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Launching New Ventures
  • E-Business
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management

Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning sessions are highly interactive, with a case study focus, so that there is less emphasis on abstract theory and more emphasis on acquiring knowledge and decision-making skills that can be applied. Unlike ordinary marketing, finance and accounting programmes, entrepreneurship students will explore these subjects from the unique perspective of an entrepreneur, helping them to gain an understanding of the specific challenges faced when starting and developing a new business.

Career options for this degree

This degree provides an ideal study path for people wishing to start their own business or be involved in early stage start-up companies. Equally, as larger organisations are increasingly valuing people who can innovate and act entrepreneurially from a management perspective, those looking to pursue management careers will gain highly relevant and applicable skills.

Additionally the programme provides a strong base from which to undertake post graduate research study into the area of entrepreneurship.  



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The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in Finance and Investment. The programme is based around the three main classes of capital investment activity - equity markets, fixed interest markets, and derivative markets. Read more

The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in Finance and Investment. The programme is based around the three main classes of capital investment activity - equity markets, fixed interest markets, and derivative markets.

Participants in the MSc Finance and Investment programme can also use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on a Finance and Investment topic according to individual interests and career requirements.

The MSc Finance and Investment degree is intended to enable students to:

  • develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines, while also including specialist modules in specific areas of Finance
  • examine and assess different aspects of the financial environment and provide insights into the operation of Finance and financial services
  • be capable of a critical evaluation of the core business / finance disciplines
  • have a structured programme that allows students to focus upon advanced developments in Finance and Investment to meet their specific interests and career aspirations
  • have opportunities in a variety of careers such as accountancy, auditing, business development, financial advice, investment management, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, research, risk assurance, tax consultancy and trading
  • enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large.

Programme outline

The MSc in Finance and Investment programme is a full-time degree studied over a period of calendar year commencing late September, and a part-time degree can be studied over a period of between 2 and 4 years. In each case participants take taught modules and prepare a dissertation. Students without the relevant English proficiency are required to do a Summer pre-sessional programme before gaining entry onto the postgraduate programme.

Classes are in the form of either two or three hour teaching/learning sessions, including some small group teaching, during normal semesters.

The structure of the MSc in Finance and Investment programme is modular, with individual modules each having weighting of 15 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work, meaning that a 15 credit module represents 150 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and the preparation of assessments. The MSc degree requires the successful completion of 180 credits, 120 of which are taught modules, and 60 credits a finance related dissertation. 

All students undertake core modules relating to finance. The remaining modules offer a choice of electives that allow the student to focus upon advanced finance and management modules that are most closely associated with his/her career aspirations.

More information is available on key facts about the delivery of the programme.

Programme structure

Semester 1 modules

Students must take all modules in this group

  • Corporate Finance
  • Capital Market Analysis
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Further Quantitative Research Methods

Semester 2 modules

Compulsory:

  • Derivative Investment
  • Fixed Interest Investment

Students must take a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 30 credits from this group

  • Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Strategy
  • International Finance
  • Financial Markets in China

AND a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 15 credits from this group

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Managing International Business in China
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Launching New Ventures
  • E-Business
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Strategies for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Management for China

Summer

  • Finance and Investment Dissertation

Career options for this degree

This degree offers opportunities in a variety of careers in Accountancy,Auditing, Business Development, Financial Advice, InvestmentManagement, Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Procurement, Research,Risk Assurance, Tax Consultancy and Trading.



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BIM is a growing technology used in the building industry worldwide. It uses digital techniques to create and use intelligent 3D models to communicate building project decisions. Read more

BIM is a growing technology used in the building industry worldwide. It uses digital techniques to create and use intelligent 3D models to communicate building project decisions. GIS is a technical system to implement the collection, storage, management, calculation, analysis, display and description of geospatial information data. The results help to understand what is happening in a geographical space which can increase efficiency in building planning and design. The current ‘lack of BIM innovation’ and ‘lack of BIM talent’ could delay the progress of Chinese “smart” cities, which aim to reduce resource consumption and cost and use digital technologies to benefit their citizens.

This programme will be run entirely at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) with internship opportunities in leading BIM companies in China. It is a collaboration between Department of Architecture and Built Environment and Civil Engineering. In particular, research and teaching support will be provided by two leading research laboratories including Geospatial BIM lab and Digital City Infrastructure and technology Innovation Laboratory (D-CiTi Lab). These laboratories are working closely with leading AEC consultants (Arup, WSP BP), international professional institutions (RICS, ICES, CIBSE) and leading BIM software vendors (Autodesk, Bentley, Leica, Tekla, Trimble).

Students are able to learn how to use and operate a very wide variety of state-of-the-art software, as well as surveying equipment including servo driven total stations, laser scanners, GNSS, digital and analogue photogrammetry. With extensive project and consultancy experience on the Geospatial Engineering, BIM in the AEC sector in the UK and China, the team is planning to promote the Smart City with multi-dimension BIM applications across China.

Advantages of studying this programme at the University of Nottingham Ningbo:

  • be familiar with BIM related software and surveying device
  • the ability to apply their skills directly within the surveying and AEC industry
  • react quickly to new technologies and innovations
  • communicate ideas effectively in written reports, verbally and presentations to groups
  • exercise original thought, as well as gain interpersonal, communication and professional skills
  • participate real project work for experience accumulation
  • plan and undertake individual projects

This programme will help:

  • gain a complete understanding of theory, practice and issues of BIM and Geospatial technologies
  • acquire opportunities to use what you have learnt in real project work
  • explore new research methodology to promote development in this field
  • acquire technical skills of software operation, data analysis and design optimization
  • improve team-work ability and communication skill
  • foster individual ability to conduct academic researches

Course structure

The course is studied over 12months. 60 credits of modules are studied in the autumn and 60 credits of modules are studied in the Spring Semesters. A research project is undertaken in the summer semester, also worth 60 credits.

Compulsory modules

  • Geospatial Engineering and BIM Research Project
  • Introduction to Building Information Modelling and Management
  • Research Project Literature Review
  • Fundamentals of Satellite Positioning
  • Geodetic Reference Systems
  • Analytical Methods
  • Photogrammetry and Remote Measurement Techniques
  • Global Smart City with Integrated BIM
  • 3D Modelling for BIM
  • Research Project Organization and Planning
  • Engineering Surveying
  • BIM and Knowledge Management
  • BIM+ and its Future

Additional Module Choice Information for PG I

A student may not retake a module they have studied at Nottingham on a previous course. Substitute modules to be agreed with the Course Director.

Career options for this degree

In China, BIM has attracted an increasing amount of concern and lots of AEC companies or institutes desire to recruit talented people with relevant BIM skills and experience. Graduates from this program would be expected to find decent jobs in local and international AEC companies. During the academic period, students have opportunities to visit and communicate with large AEC companies, and even enroll as interns after graduation. For those who wish to pursue their academic careers, this postgraduate programme prepares them well for higher level research and to continue onto PhD level.

Our Careers Development Service will work with you to explore your options. They will invite you to attend recruitment events featuring potential employers, and will suggest further opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.



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The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in international business. The programme aims to develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines, while also including specialist modules in various areas of international business. Read more

The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in international business. The programme aims to develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines, while also including specialist modules in various areas of international business.

Programme participants can also use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on an international topic according to individual interests and career requirements.

This is a 'conversion' masters programme for students without a basic degree in business/management and related areas.

With the global economy increasingly influencing the business world, this MSc programme provides non-business school graduates with a solid foundation in international business theory and practice.

The MSc International Business degree is intended to enable students to:

  • engage in a study of organisations, their management and the changing international external environment in which they operate
  • prepare for and to develop a career in international business and management
  • examine and assess different aspects of the international business environment
  • have cross-disciplinary insights into the operation of international business
  • have a structured programme that allows students to focus upon advanced developments in international business management to meet their specific interests and career aspirations
  • be capable of a critical evaluation of the core business disciplines
  • enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large.

Programme outline

The MSc in International Business is either a full-time degree studied over a period of a calendar year commencing late September or a part-time degree that can be studied over a period of between 2 and 4 years. In each case participants take taught modules and prepare a dissertation. Students without the relevant English proficiency are required to do a Summer pre-sessional programme before gaining entry onto the postgraduate programme.

Classes are in the form of two or three hour teaching/learning sessions that include some small group teaching and study. 

The structure is modular, with individual modules each having a weighting of 15 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work, meaning that a 15 credit module represents 150 hours of study. This includes formal teaching, independent study, revision, and the preparation of assessments. The MSc degree requires the successful completion of 180 credits, 120 of which are taught modules, and 60 an international management dissertation.

All students undertake core modules relating to international business. The remaining modules offer a choice of electives. These allow the student to focus upon the modules with an international emphasis that is most closely associated with his/her career aspirations.

More information is available on key facts about the delivery of the programme.

Programme structure

Semester 1 modules

  • International Business Environment
  • Business Economics
  • International Accounting

and either

  • Managing Organisations

or

  • Tourism Marketing and Communication

Semester 2 modules

  • International Business Strategy
  • Essentials of International Marketing
  • Research Methods

and one module from the list below:

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Managing International Business in China
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Launching New Ventures
  • E-Business
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Strategies for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Management for China

Summer

  • Dissertation: International Business

Career options for this degree

This degree offers career opportunities in a variety of careers such as Accountancy, Consultancy, Business Development, Human Resources, IT, Logistics, Marketing, Private Banking, Project Management, Market Research and Sales and Distribution.



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It is a commonplace that communication is at the core of crucial aspects of human life, and that a lot of that communication is mediated. Read more

It is a commonplace that communication is at the core of crucial aspects of human life, and that a lot of that communication is mediated. In recent years, however, mediated communication has reached new levels of importance in social and cultural domains stretching from business to identity formation, and a lot of that communication is technically and financially underpinned by global networks of computation and communication. The academic fields of media, communication and cultural studies have responded by re-examining long-established frameworks for understanding communications and also by considering the need for new paradigms fitting new objects of study.

The MA in International Communications Studies - which is designed to meet the needs of graduates from both a communications and non-communications studies background - provides an opportunity not only to study communications against the background of recent theoretical and methodological developments, but also to gain an insight into the skills and knowledge required by the contemporary media and communication industries.

Aims

The aims of the MA International Communications Studies programme are to enable students to:

  • Enhance their knowledge and understanding of the theoretical bases of verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Enhance their knowledge and understanding of the cultural, social, political and economic bases of communications internationally
  • Acquire a high level of proficiency in an East-Asian language or in one European language other than English
  • Develop their intellectual skills
  • Make use of some of the specialised forms of knowledge in the disciplines represented on the degree
  • Practice and develop a wide range of transferable skills that will prepare students for further study and for employment

Course Structure

The compulsory modules strike a balance between, on the one hand, grounding the student’s learning in the classic concepts, theories and methods of media, communication and cultural studies, and, on the other hand, exploring contemporary trends in online business models, international news flows, the use of Big Data etc.

Towards the end of the second semester, each student is assigned a dissertation supervisor based on project proposals.

Semester One

Compulsory modules provide the core skills and knowledge needed to analyse various forms of communication in their contemporary social and cultural settings as well as an opportunity to acquire either a modern European (French, Spanish, German) or East-Asian language (Japanese or Chinese). 

Semester Two

Students will continue to study their chosen language. Students will continue to develop their dissertation projects with the aid of their supervisors and in the compulsory module. Optional modules allow students to immerse themselves in topics suiting their interests and future career goals.

Case study

View a case study relating to this program 

Compulsory modules

  • Current Issues in International Communications
  • Media and Communication Research Methods 1
  • Media and Communication Theory
  • Media and Communications Research Methods 2
  • Dissertation in International Communications Studies

Group One (Students must take 20 credits from this group)  

A European language (Spanish, French or German) or East-Asian language (Chinese or Japanese) for International Students (students cannot elect to study their first language) and a European Language (Spanish, French or German) or Japanese for Chinese students. Students will be able to enter study at a level appropriate to their individual needs ranging from beginners through to intermediate and advanced.

Optional Modules Group Two (students must take 30 credits from this group)

  • Chinese Cinemas
  • Transmedia Narratives and Digital Literacy
  • Digital Games as Communication

Detailed programme specifications information can be accessed on Online Programme Specifications



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The MA International Higher Education is available as a . one-year full-time.  or . two-year part-time.  programme, following successful delivery at our UK campus. Read more

The MA International Higher Education is available as a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme, following successful delivery at our UK campus.

It is designed to meet the needs of those who are: 

  • planning a career in international higher education, in any capacity
  • teaching or researching in this field, or plan to do so in the future
  • working in higher education administration and want to advance their knowledge and understanding of internationalisation and its implications

In countries and institutions across the world, internationalisation has emerged as a central feature of contemporary Higher Education policy and practice. It takes a variety of forms but its impact and significance can be observed across all aspects and functions of university life – teaching, research, management and administration.

The MA International Higher Education is a unique and innovative programme that addresses this diversity of form and impact in a way that is informed by research and theory but is also firmly focussed on practice. It draws on the University of Nottingham’s experience at the forefront of innovation in this field, on its leading academic reputation, and on the expertise of its staff with extensive knowledge and experience in international and transnational higher education.

The programme is designed to:

  • enhance your professional competencies in academic, managerial and administrative roles
  • develop your critical and theoretical understanding of the key issues in international higher education
  • enable you to transform future practice for yourself, for individuals and for institutions
  • expand your career opportunities

Objectives

The objectives of the programme are that you will:

  • be aware and understand the major themes, issues and debates in international and transnational higher education
  • have explored the interface between policy, scholarly research and practice in relation to international and transnational higher education
  • understand the continuities and discontinuities between policy, practice and research 
  • be prepared to develop, challenge and question policies, strategies, practice and research 
  • be confident in constructing arguments about international and transnational higher education based on evidence and theory 
  • be able to formulate and investigate significant research questions about international and transnational higher education

This programme is professionally and intellectually valuable in its own right, but is also ideal preparation for a PhD in Higher Education.

Course content and structure

We begin by exploring the broad context of higher education in an era of globalisation and how this is driving diverse forms of internationalisation in higher education. We then look at strategies and managerial demands of different models of internationalisation, followed by a specific focus on the core activity of enhancing student experiences in an internationalising institution.

The programme concludes with an opportunity for in-depth investigation of internationalisation within a particular function in a higher education institution – chosen by the student. This will enhance personal capacity in strategic analysis for informed decision-making in future professional practice. The programme, therefore, moves from context to strategy and from strategy to practice, so that reflection on practice is situated and contextualised.

Programme content and structure

The programme comprises four 30-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation.

The modules currently offered are:

The dissertation provides students with the opportunity to carry out an in-depth investigation of internationalisation within a particular function in a higher education institution. Development of the research skills students need to carry out this work are supported in various ways, building on their value for future professional practice.



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The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in a variety of Management fields. Read more

The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in a variety of Management fields. It provides a theoretically grounded coverage of key conceptual and practical developments across a wide range of management disciplines including marketing, human resource management, finance and accounting, and corporate strategy.

Participants in the MSc Management programme can use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on Management topics according to individual interests and career requirements.

The MSc Management programme is intended to enable students:

  • To engage in a study of organisations, their management, and the changing international external environment in which they operate. 
  • To prepare for and to develop a career in business and management. 
  • To enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large. • To examine and assess different aspects of the Management environment. 
  • To provide insights into the operation of Management. 
  • To offer cross-disciplinary insights into Management. 
  • To provide students with an opportunity to examine Management at first hand.
  • To produce graduates capable of a critical evaluation of the core business disciplines. 
  • To provide a structured programme that allows students to focus upon advanced developments in Management.
  • To meet their specific interests and career aspirations. 

Programme outline

The MSc International Management programme is a full-time degree studied over a period of calendar year commencing late September and a part-time degree can be studied over a period of between 2 and 4 years. In each case participants take taught modules and prepare a dissertation. Students without the relevant English proficiency are required to do a Summer pre-sessional programme before gaining entry onto the postgraduate programme.

Classes are in the form of either two or three hour teaching/learning sessions. These included some small group teaching.

The structure of the MSc International Management programme is modular, with individual modules each having weighting of 15 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work. This, means that a 15 credit module represents 150 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and the preparation of assessments. The MSc International Management degree requires the successful completion of 180 credits, 120 of which are taught modules, and 60 a Management dissertation. 

All students undertake core and elective modules relating to a wide range of management disciplines. Elective modules offer a choice of electives that allow the student to focus upon advanced management most closely associated with his/her career aspirations. 

More information is available on key facts about the delivery of the programme.

Programme structure

Students must select 180 credits in total. Modules are 15 credits each.

Semester 1 modules

  • Introduction to Research Methods

and ONE module from the list below:

  • Further Quantitative Research Methods
  • Further Qualitative Research Methods

Plus TWO modules from the list below:

  • Managerial Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Managing People & Organisations
  • Supply Chain Management in Practice

Semester 2 modules

Three or four from the list below:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Derivative Investment
  • Fixed Interest Investment
  • Corporate Strategy
  • International Finance
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Managing International Business in China
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Launching New Ventures
  • E-Business
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Strategies for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Management for China

Summer

  • Management Dissertation

Career options for this degree

The course acts as a sound basis for a variety of management or management-related careers. The degree offers opportunities in a variety of careers such as Accountancy, Business Analysis, Business Development, Consultancy, Credit Advice, Economic Development, Financial Consultancy, Investor Relations, General Management, Marketing, Operations Management and Tax Consultancy.



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