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This course gives you the opportunity to reflect on and investigate community archaeology in both theory and practice. During the course you will consider focussed case studies, theoretical perspectives and academic and applied research. Read more
This course gives you the opportunity to reflect on and investigate community archaeology in both theory and practice. During the course you will consider focussed case studies, theoretical perspectives and academic and applied research. You will be encouraged to engage with community archaeology in a range of local and national contexts, and to study a variety of archaeological projects and organisations. The course will help develop the knowledge, skills and networks that will assist you in your career.

Delivered flexibly through campus-based and online learning the course is designed for those already employed in the sector as well as those seeking to enter it. Studies are supported by a dedicated team of specialist tutors and a well-developed and resourced virtual learning environment. You will benefit from other facilities and resources, such as the University’s Archaeology Lab and our summer Archaeological Field School programme.

You will be studying at the cutting edge of community archaeology, gaining valuable practical experience via a range of case- or site-based studies. The course offers awards of Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or the full MA Degree in Community Archaeology.

By the end of the course, you will be fully equipped to progress onto a variety of careers in the field of community archaeology, or further study, having acquired an extensive repertoire of skills.

What you will study -

In your first year, you will study a Contemporary Issues module, followed by Archaeology and Communities, Professional Practice in Community Archaeology and Research Skills. Those studying part-time will take Contemporary Issues, and either Archaeology and Communities or Professional Practice in Community Archaeology.

During your second year, you will produce a Dissertation. Your Dissertation comprises the final module of the course for those completing the MA Degree. Students studying part-time move onto either Archaeology and Communities or Professional Practice in Community Archaeology, plus Research Skills.

If you are studying part-time students you will normally complete the MA Degree in your third year, undertaking the Dissertation module. This is the culmination of your studies and an opportunity to explore your interests in the heritage education field.

“So far, the course has been interesting and enjoyable. I especially like the fact that the course has been easy to fit around a full time job.” Claire, MA in Community Archaeology student

Assessment -

We use a wide range of different types of assessment throughout the course, including essays, impact reports, resource packs, research portfolios and a dissertation. We support you in this work through a mix of campus-based and at-a-distance teaching, with lectures, site visits and workshops, and also discussion and interaction via a virtual learning environment.

Please send your applications to the following address:

Admissions
Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road
Lincoln
LN1 3DY

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If you are an aspiring or experienced teacher with an interest in educational research, teaching and learning with TESOL and looking for academic and professional development, this could be the course for you. Read more
If you are an aspiring or experienced teacher with an interest in educational research, teaching and learning with TESOL and looking for academic and professional development, this could be the course for you. It is a one year full time course which provides the tools and resources that you need in order to develop your teaching skills, reflect upon your professional practice and conduct your own research.

During the course you will develop a comprehensive understanding of professional competence and the theoretical implications of the practice of English Language Teaching. With an emphasis on the integration of practice and theory, you will acquire expertise in approaches and techniques to teaching language to speakers of other languages and develop a range of practical skills.

This course draws upon the strong heritage and traditions of BGU and builds upon expertise within the School enabling academic engagement with educational research, best-practice teaching/learning and a focus upon TESOL.

Course Aims

To offer access for all levels of TESOL interest/experience. The course accommodates both the early career TESOL specialist as well as the experienced practitioner seeking further professional development
Course content tailored to individual contexts/experiences with practical as well as scholarly tasks and assignments
Enables you to explore the theories, policies and practices that influence, change and enhance education in its broadest sense
A strong practical classroom focus, drawing upon UK and International best practice in teaching and learning
Emphasis on becoming a reflective teacher-researcher
Engagement with cutting edge educational research and exposure to a breadth of education research methods and approaches
Engages critically with all aspects of the research process and provides you with a skills and research base that involves you in wider educational debates nationally and internationally
Linguistic modules, Global English and TESOL provide a thorough insight into the theoretical models of language learning and language pedagogy and opportunities to explore their practical impact on classroom practice. Further sessions allow for a range of professional specialisms, including English as an Additional Language, ELT Materials Development and English for Specific Purposes.
The course builds in support for the academic literacies and skills needed to be successful as an MA teacher-researcher
There are a number of study modes available; learning methods include lectures, directed reading, workshops, student and staff-led seminars, and project work. Teaching, learning and assessment draw on the different backgrounds, experience and knowledge of participants, and encourage critical reflection. Teaching style is highly participatory, and engages you in practical teaching, workshop activities, online discussion, peer evaluation, presentations and research projects, with students drawing on their professional experience, home culture and language.

The programme is supported by a full online ‘virtual learning environment’ which includes readings, discussions, session materials, peer support for assignments, and opportunities for students on campus and online to share professional concerns and debates.

Each course module is assessed separately and is based on coursework such as individual essays, seminar presentations, reports, portfolios, investigative research and group work.

What will you study -

The programme involves four taught modules and a dissertation on a research topic of your choice.

The modules are designed to allow you to articulate your personal learning needs and gains, as well as to help you to apply key research issues from reading and reflection on your own situation. Throughout your studies you will be questioning evidence and assumptions, exploring the implications of alternatives and sharing your results in order to influence professional practice. You will be developing as a practitioner researcher.

Assessment -

We aim to make assessment an integral part of your learning. The assessment tasks take a number of forms as all tasks are appropriate to the content and learning outcomes of the unit being assessed.
These include:

Essay or report writing
Online discussions
Group tasks
Oral presentation
Reviewing a text
Assignments will be assessed with reference to guidelines provided in individual module handbooks and will relate closely to the learning outcomes for that particular module.

Assessments are supported by online question and answer discussions, presentations of work in progress with tutor and peer feedback, and/or formative tasks with detailed feedback.

How to apply -

Please send your completed Applications Forms to or post them to the following address:

Admissions
Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road
Lincoln
England
LN1 3DY

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Our MA course offers an opportunity to deepen your passion for English literature and engage with the most up-to-date disciplinary debates. Read more
Our MA course offers an opportunity to deepen your passion for English literature and engage with the most up-to-date disciplinary debates. Based upon established models of scholarship, this programme moves between the study of single authors, literary genres, thematic threads and literary periods.

This MA programme combines current scholarly investigation with the promotion of transferrable academic and professional skills. BGU is a single campus institution with a proud history of educational excellence which means that prospective MA students can be assured of high quality teaching within a friendly and supportive academic community. We are also passionate that this course involves no distance learning and is taught purposefully. This means that you will be able build a strong rapport with your tutors and peers, and gain an all round excellent experience at achieving your MA.

This MA is designed around your development: as a reader and researcher of literature; as a critical and reflective scholar; as a communicator and presenter of knowledge.

What will you study -

You will examine a variety of theories, forms, and frameworks, stretching from the late 18th Century to the present day, through research-led modules. Two team-taught modules uncover new and darker sides to literature, as well as innovative ways to interpret the past and the present through different perspectives. Framing Genre, Thematic Threads, The Author in Focus, and Literature in Time are modules studying selected authors, literary periods, genres and themes. You will have the opportunity to pursue your own interests in a variety of written and verbal assignments. The final dissertation gives you the space to push your literary passion further individually.

Throughout this Master course you will be offered individual, independent modules delivered through a flexible timetable (which can also accommodate a part-time study route). It provides diversity in both content and structure, with longer modules offering breadth and scope, complemented by specialist modules providing depth and focus. You will be able to tailor the assessment according to your own interests, and produce your individual dissertation.

Assessment -

Teaching will be based on independent research tasks feeding into regular small group seminar sessions. Through a combination of expert commentary and critical discussion, students will acquire the skills and frameworks required for a range of oral, written and research-oriented assessments. These literary assessments will develop advanced communication and presentation skills for a multiplicity of professional futures.

For more information about this course or to apply, contact our Admissions team by emailing or calling (01522) 583658.

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This Masters course is aimed at advanced practitioners, supervisors and managers working or volunteering in the field of Health and Social Care who have extensive experience in practice, and whose current role is to lead, support and challenge those working within the field. Read more
This Masters course is aimed at advanced practitioners, supervisors and managers working or volunteering in the field of Health and Social Care who have extensive experience in practice, and whose current role is to lead, support and challenge those working within the field.

This course aims to enable an in-depth knowledge and understanding of leadership practice in Health and Social Care, informed by current scholarly research and including a critical awareness of current issues and developments at the forefront of Health and Social Care.

The course will encourage you to work out your own ways of approaching situations and issues through an awareness of other perspectives and increased self-awareness. It is designed to improve your ability to address the issues involved in the successful implementation of practice and in securing better outcomes. You will be encouraged to develop a greater understanding of yourself and of the theoretical issues that examine the nature of leadership, thereby increasing your ability to manage complex issues in the future.

What you will study -

You will be encouraged to develop critical self-awareness, self-reflection and self-management skills, along with developing the ability to learn through reflection of practice and experience. You will develop a critical awareness of current issues and developments at the forefront of Health and Social Care, exploring the on-going nature of critical enquiry and how established techniques of research and analysis are used to create and interpret knowledge of leadership issues within the field of Health and Social Care.

Assessments -

A variety of assessments will be used, including presentation, observation, relationship building and research skills, ICT, critical thinking and analysis, all of which are designed to enhance your professional skills. We would expect students to make an early and significant contribution to improvement within their workplace.

How to apply -

Please send your applications to the following address:

Admissions
Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road
Lincoln
LN1 3DY

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This is at the cutting edge of heritage education and gives you the opportunity to take part in creative projects, focussed case studies, and applied research. Read more
This is at the cutting edge of heritage education and gives you the opportunity to take part in creative projects, focussed case studies, and applied research. You will consider heritage education and learning in its various forms and in a wide range of local, national and international contexts. This course will encourage you to work on various sites and alongside specialists and will help you develop the knowledge, skills and networks that will assist you in your future career.

The course is delivered flexibly through campus-based and on-line teaching and learning. It is designed for those already employed in the sector as well as those seeking to enter it. Studies are supported by a dedicated team of specialist tutors, and a well-developed and resourced virtual learning environment. You will benefit from other facilities and resources, such as the involvement of the University in managing the Sandford Award for Heritage Education.

This course offers awards of Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or the full MA Degree in Heritage Education.

What will you study -

In your first year you will study Contemporary issues in Heritage Education, Heritage Learning, The Visitor Experience and Research Skills. Those studying part-time will also take the Contemporary Issues module, followed by either Heritage Education or The Visitor Experience.

During your second year, you will produce a Dissertation. The Dissertation comprises the final module of the programme for those completing the MA Degree. Students studying part-time move onto either Heritage Learning or the Visitor Experience, plus the Research Skills module.

If you are studying part-time students you will normally complete the MA Degree in your third year, undertaking the Dissertation module. This is the culmination of your studies and an opportunity to explore your interests in the heritage education field.

“I chose this course because it was the change I needed. It has made me get out and about, volunteering at all sorts of different heritage sites and seeing how they operate.” Sally, MA in Heritage Education student

Assessment -

We use a wide range of different types of assessment throughout the course, including essays, impact reports, resource packs, research portfolios and a dissertation. We support you in this work through a mix of campus-based and at-a-distance teaching, with lectures, site visits and workshops, and also discussion and interaction via a virtual learning environment.

Please send your applications to the following address:

Admissions
Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road
Lincoln
LN1 3DY

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This MA is research-inspired. It is designed to capture contemporary disciplinary debates with research-led modules informed by the staff’s current interests, publications, and collaborative projects. Read more
This MA is research-inspired. It is designed to capture contemporary disciplinary debates with research-led modules informed by the staff’s current interests, publications, and collaborative projects.

History has a well-established research culture at BGU and postgraduates will be invited to join our staff at regular events, workshops, and presentations. Students will be encouraged to participate in the History Research Seminar Series, which will be scheduled to coincide with MA teaching days.

In the recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), 74% of the work submitted by History staff was judged to be of ‘international’ quality, including research that was deemed ‘world leading’ in its originality, significance and rigour.

Teaching -

Teaching is in weekly small-group lecture and seminar sessions that combine expert commentary with vibrant critical discussion. Seminars are integrated with research and presentation tasks to ensure an atmosphere of active and collaborative learning. From academic support to on-line resources, students will experience BGU’s longstanding commitment to teaching excellence and student-centred pedagogy.

What you will study -

Throughout your Masters study you will explore a number of topics, issues and specialist modules which cover a range of topics such as:

- Cultures of Secrecy and Security
- Bombers & Mash: Lincolnshire & WW2
- A Cultural History of Death
- Modernity & Towns in the Long-18th Century
- Early Medicine and the Body
- Cultures of Religious Practice in Late Medieval Europe
- City & Countryside in Transition, 1870-1914
- Biography as Historical Practice
- Digital History

Assessment -

Modules are assessed by a variety of coursework tasks intended to develop advanced academic and communication skills. Typically, this will include written essays, presentations, and specialist research tasks. Placements are assessed through the submission of a critically reflective piece of writing. The dissertation module is your opportunity to undertake a substantial, independent research project. Assessment is supported by one-to-one consultations or supervisions.

How to apply -

Please send your applications to the following address:

Admissions
Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road
Lincoln
LN1 3DY

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Our new MA programme will allow you to explore the great questions and ideas that have gripped the human race from the time they began to decorate the walls of their caves until the time they launched themselves beyond our stratosphere and into outer space. Read more
Our new MA programme will allow you to explore the great questions and ideas that have gripped the human race from the time they began to decorate the walls of their caves until the time they launched themselves beyond our stratosphere and into outer space.

Our MA is ideal for any RE or Philosophy teacher who wants to further their expertise in their chosen subject. The knowledge and skills it promotes would also be ideal for anyone involved in a profession that requires them to deal with religious, philosophical or ethical issues.

What you will study -

On this course you will develop your ability to frame a theological or philosophical argument. You will gain expertise in interpreting sources and you will acquire a greater appreciation of the rich variety of our World’s religious experiences.

You will explore religious dialogue and conflict; the theology of literature, film and television; the contemporary debate between believers and non-believers, as well as the philosophy of religion.

This course allows you to study the ancient worlds of theology and religious beliefs as they are set against the background of our twenty-first century world.

Our MA is about our world, our life and the sense we try to make of it.

Assessment -

Assessment will take place on our modules via a variety of forms including essays, presentations and portfolios. It also includes a final dissertation which allows you to become a real expert in a theological topic that particularly fascinates you.

How to apply -

Please send your applications to the following address:

Admissions
Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road
Lincoln
LN1 3DY

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