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  • Study Type

    Distance learning & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    1-3 years

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    For Academic Year 2018/2019

    All Students:

    £3,410 Stage 1
    £3,410 Stage 2
    £2,280 MSc Dissertation stage

  • Last Updated

    07 September 2018

Course content

MSc Quality Management is an online degree with multiple study options, enabling you to undertake the course at your choice of pace and without taking a career break. You will explore this dynamic discipline through theoretical and practical learning and discover how quality management can be applied to the work environment and add value to an organisation.

You will learn to analyse risk at a strategic and operational level and identify suitable controls to eliminate, reduce or transfer such risks.

The course will provide you with a comprehensive underpinning on the areas required to manage quality in contemporary organisations, including Total Quality Management (TQM), Strategic Quality Management, Quality, Environmental and Sustainability Systems and Performance Management.

At Aberdeen Business School, we are in the business of changing your tomorrow.

What you will study

STAGE 1

You will develop the knowledge and skills essential for quality management, including professional and critical reflection skills; people and communication, business and commercial skills; operations management and autonomy (independent), accountability, governance and leadership at Masters level.

STAGE 2

You will continue to develop your knowledge in further key areas of quality management including quality, environmental and sustainability systems, risk management, health, wellbeing and safety and planning and decision making scenarios.

STAGE 3

The Capstone module is designed to provide you with an opportunity to integrate Masters level knowledge and skills by independently working on an applied academic study, a professional dissertation or, where appropriate, business consultancy project from a degree related discipline. Personal and professional skills such as research, oral presentation and teamwork will be developed.

Teaching and assessment

MSc Quality Management is an online course taught through CampusMoodle, the university’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which offers you flexibility of where and when you can study.

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

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

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

ACTIVITY SUMMARY

The options below represent full-time distance learning delivery, part-time distance learning may differ.

  • Lectures - 10-30 students per group, 96 hours per semester
  • Tutorial - 10-30 students per group, 48 hours per semester
  • Project Supervision - 1 student per group, 12 hours per semester
  • Independent Study - 456 hours per semester

INDEPENDENT STUDY

The course requires you to become independent 'open learners' and take responsibility for when, where and how your learning occurs. You will spend approximately 8 hours per module per week working on your own, undertaking prescribed reading, preparing for group activities and researching and writing course reports.

STAFF DELIVERING ON THIS COURSE

Academic staff who teach on this course have worked in a range of professional backgrounds, are ‘business-connected’ and use professional networks and their academic research to ensure teaching is professionally relevant.

Our staff have either achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, or are working towards this. This is a professional recognition of lecturer practice, impact and leadership in teaching and learning. In addition, many have featured in the annual Support and Teaching staff with Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) awards voted by the students and organised by RGU:Union.

ASSESSMENT

Please note the below represent full-time distance learning delivery, part-time distance learning delivery will differ.

  • 3 written assignments, including essays
  • 2 reports
  • 1 Capstone project
  • 2 practical skills assessments
  • 1 presentation

Job prospects

Quality management is a skill which is sought after by industry globally and this course will equip you with the knowledge and expertise for a career as a leading quality professional. The course is designed to enable you to add value to an organisation, in terms of developing and influencing strategy whilst understanding processes, performance measurement techniques and benefits management.

Our graduates have gone on to have successful careers in a variety of industry sectors including energy, built environment, engineering, manufacturing, health (NHS), banking, supply chain and finance. Roles they have moved into include Quality Manager, Reliability Manager, Project Quality Controller, Data Manager, Lead Auditor and Quality Auditor.

Please visit the website to find out how to apply


Visit the Quality Management (MSc) page on the Robert Gordon University website for more details!

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