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Study the 3D Design for Virtual Environments masters course and greatly advance your skills, knowledge and understanding within the field of 3D visualisation and computer based animation. Read more
Study the 3D Design for Virtual Environments masters course and greatly advance your skills, knowledge and understanding within the field of 3D visualisation and computer based animation.

You will master the techniques seen in current 3D modelling and animation, digital video production and digital media integration as well as further developing your existing skills and style.

This course also has a part time option. For more information, see the web-page: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P00722-1FTA-1718/3D_Design_for_Virtual_Environments?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

Programme Description

With the increased acceptance of 3D visualisation and animation in everyday use in areas as diverse as computer games development, film and television special effects, online virtual world development, architecture, product design, industrial design and marketing, the MA 3D Design for Virtual Environments is designed to enable you to develop advanced skills, knowledge and understanding within the field of 3D visualisation and computer based animation.

The programme is oriented towards current industrial needs, technology and practice and provides the key skills required to develop both practical and theoretical proficiency in any specialist area of 3D animation. The programme addresses the demand for visual designers with the creative vision and technical skills needed to support core design skill sets that exploit the animation and visualisation processes.

Working in a predominately digital environment, you will also explore the relationships between the use of video and animation materials within digital video, multimedia and web publishing. This allows for the experimentation with interactive media types and techniques in order to enhance understanding, learning and product conceptualisation.

The programme assumes no prior knowledge of 3D design; it provides the opportunity to add specialist 3D expertise in 3D modelling and animation, digital video production and digital media integration techniques to your existing skill set.

Why Choose This Programme?

The course assumes no prior knowledge of 3D design which will enable students from other disciplines to take this opportunity to add specialist 3D expertise in three dimensional modelling and animation, digital video production and digital media integration techniques to their existing skill set. Students will gain knowledge and experience of the different production phases of a digital media project. Pre production skills such as planning, storyboarding and developing conceptualisation skills, production skills in 3D modelling, animation, lighting and rendering using advanced 3D applications such as 3DS Max and Maya, post production skills in video editing, integration of 2D and 3D visuals and DVD production will all be covered.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by both examination and coursework (sometimes known as continual assessment) depending on the requirements of individual modules.

Career Opportunities

3D is becoming increasingly important for graduates pursuing careers in advertising design, communication design, graphic design, book design, typographic design, illustration and website design.

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University of Glasgow College of Social Sciences
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This Postgraduate Certificate, which includes the ‘Teaching and Supervision’ courses provides a route for academic staff to show fulfilment of the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education. Read more
This Postgraduate Certificate, which includes the ‘Teaching and Supervision’ courses provides a route for academic staff to show fulfilment of the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education.

Why this programme

-The programme will help you to develop practices in critical reflection and judgement that you can apply in relation to your own teaching.
-The programme strives to provide practical advice and support to enhance teachers’ confidence and ongoing development alongside evidence-based, theoretical approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.
-Upon successful completion of the Teaching and Supervision courses (TSC), which form the first 40 credits of the Postgraduate Certificate, you will be eligible for professional recognition with the Higher Education Academy.

[Programme structure]]
The Postgraduate Certificate consists of core and optional courses involving small numbers of participants utilising an interactive, discussion-based classroom approach. You will take 2 core courses (which from the TSC) and 2 optional courses.

Core courses
-Learning and teaching in higher education
-Developing effective supervision practices.

Optional courses - The key areas of learning, teaching and assessment include:
-Course and curriculum design
-Evaluation of teaching practice
-Principles of assessment and feedback
-Research supervisions
-Teaching methodologies including, lecturing, small group work and online learning

Background and aims

From September 2014, there are changes to the professional development requirements for staff on new academic contracts at the University of Glasgow. This means that most 'research' and 'research and teaching' staff will be required to complete 40 credits of Teaching and Supervision Courses (TSC), while most University Teachers will be required to complete the full 60 credits of the Postgraduate Certificate.

Staff with a contractual requirement to complete TSC or the 60 credits of the PgCert will be given priority. If you are unsure whether or not you fall within this category, please check your contract letter or contact your HR manager.

Staff required to undertake the TSC but wishing to complete the full PgCert are encouraged to do so. We will continue to recruit four cohorts of participants each year - two commencing October and two commencing January. Where we have places available, existing University who have not been required to undertake either TSC or the PgCert are also welcome to apply.

Career prospects

It is likely you will already be employed within higher education. The professional accreditation and skills you gain should help enhance your career and enable you to gain professional recognition for teaching and supporting learning in higher education.

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Designed in consultation with sector experts, this Masters programme is suited to professional accountants, providing a deeper understanding of the complex issues facing the profession. Read more
Designed in consultation with sector experts, this Masters programme is suited to professional accountants, providing a deeper understanding of the complex issues facing the profession. Successful completion will enable you to pursue senior accounting and finance roles.

About the programme

Enhancing your critical awareness and understanding of current accounting issues, you will develop enquiry skills and research abilities to enable indepth understanding of developments within accounting; adding value to your existing professional qualification.

Delivered via distance learning through our Moodle online platform, this part-time course will accommodate your professional
and personal commitments. Teaching materials will introduce concepts, and guidance will be given on additional work necessary to understand and develop these concepts. Assessment is via case studies, essays, presentations and project work. Online support is
available throughout. The course will:
• Develop your critical, analytical problem-based learning and research skills, enhancing future employability

• Develop advanced skills for working within the accounting profession

• Enable a systematic understanding of current accounting theory and practice, and future developments internationally

• Encourage an analytical, creative approach to study and research, developing your ability to argue rationally and form sound judgements

• Enhance your knowledge, skills and abilities through the execution of a Masters dissertation

Your learning

Modules enable you to develop applied skills in accounting and accounting research. Study includes:
• Contemporary Issues in Accounting (20 credits) – you will critically examine accounting topics that are being debated or are contentious

• Theory and Accounting Research Methods (20 credits) – covering the various methodologies that could be adopted while undertaking accounting research

• MSc dissertation (60 credits) – can be any accounting-based topic and could focus on an ‘inhouse’ problem in your workplace

On successful completion, you will acquire 100 credits from the course, which are added to your professional qualification (worth at least 80 credits).

Our Careers Adviser says

The course aims to produce graduates who have shown high competence within the discipline and are skilled in accounting research, with a proven ability to critically analyse and understand theoretical and conceptual problems. This will equip you with the
skills to pursue senior accounting and finance roles.

Facilities

We have invested in new facilities at our Lanarkshire Campus. There are new teaching rooms and a postgraduate student learning space which ensures our environment supports your learning. The use of technology (such as virtual learning environments, mobile applications, smart boards, etc.) at all campuses will add to your experience. Library and study spaces have also been upgraded and are regularly reviewed.

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Develop your expertise in with a Masters in Accounting and Finance. Read more
Develop your expertise in with a Masters in Accounting and Finance. Get up to speed with the latest industry developments and the challenges facing international organisations, combined with cutting edge academic thinking, theories and practice, ensuring that you have the skills for a successful career as a professional accountant or to enhance your career prospects in a wider managerial role.

In addition to traditional study, you’ll benefit from a mix of industry visits and masterclasses, relevant to the programme. Our graduates are equipped to meet the challenges of an increasingly globalised, knowledge-based economy, making them highly sought after for employment opportunities both in the UK and internationally, in public, private and third sector organisations.

For more information, see the website: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/gsbs/study/courses/details/index.php/P02571-1FTA-1718/Accounting_and_Finance?utm_source=YYYY&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting&t=uk#CourseDetails_131406

Industry visits and masterclasses

We are committed to equipping our graduates to meet the challenges of an increasingly globalised, knowledge-based economy, ensuring they are best placed to achieve employment.

Our students benefit from a mix of industry visits and masterclasses, relevant to the programme.

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Develop your expertise in with a Masters in Accounting and Finance. Read more
Develop your expertise in with a Masters in Accounting and Finance. Get up to speed with the latest industry developments and the challenges facing international organisations, combined with cutting edge academic thinking, theories and practice, ensuring that you have the skills for a successful career as a professional accountant or to enhance your career prospects in a wider managerial role.

In addition to traditional study, you’ll benefit from a mix of industry visits and masterclasses, relevant to the programme.

Our graduates are equipped to meet the challenges of an increasingly globalised, knowledge-based economy, making them highly sought after for employment opportunities both in the UK and internationally, in public, private and third sector organisations.

For more information, see the website: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/gsbs/study/courses/details/index.php/P02686-1FTAB-1718/Accounting_and_Finance_(Fast-track)?utm_source=YYYY&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting

Industry visits and masterclasses

We are committed to equipping our graduates to meet the challenges of an increasingly globalised, knowledge-based economy, ensuring they are best placed to achieve employment.

Our students benefit from a mix of industry visits and masterclasses, relevant to the programme.

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University of Glasgow College of Social Sciences
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● The programme is professionally-oriented and designed for students who are qualified or nearly qualified Chartered Accountants (ICAEW). Read more
● The programme is professionally-oriented and designed for students who are qualified or nearly qualified Chartered Accountants (ICAEW).
● You can graduate in a shorter period with a Masters degree that is linked with a leading professional body. Credit for prior learning is given for completion of two ICAEW ACA Advanced Level examinations.
● Instead of a traditional dissertation, you will compile an independent work portfolio which will include elements aligned with the demands of the accounting profession, including the ICAEWs capstone case study paper.
● The University of Glasgow’s long established MAcc programme provides an excellent basis for the development of key competencies valued by leading employers and the profession, helping you to think critically and reflect on accounting in a practice environment.
● The programme is strongly research-led, and you will be expected to evaluate and critique theories from the latest research in accounting. Our staff have close connections to the accounting and finance profession, and you will benefit from the experience of world-class teaching.
● You will join an international community of students who come from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, which will allow you to share experiences through multi-cultural teamwork.

Programme Structure

You will take one core and two optional courses, and complete a substantive independent work portfolio. One element of the portfolio is being modelled on the requirements of the final (capstone) ICAEW case study assessment, which is designed to help you to apply your learning within a practice based case environment. This allows you to acquire the capabilities necessary for leading positions in contemporary professional environments, and to do so in a time efficient manner.

Core course

Issues in accounting research
Sample optional courses

Accounting and business ethics
Advanced international corporate reporting
Audit, risk and control
Climate change policies and accountability issues
Global issues in management accounting
Governing risk & uncertainty
Human right & business
Social and environmental accounting.

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Study your Graduate Certificate in Acute and Critical Care at University of the West of Scotland (UWS) Ayr or Paisley Campus. Read more
Study your Graduate Certificate in Acute and Critical Care at University of the West of Scotland (UWS) Ayr or Paisley Campus.

The Graduate Certificate in Acute and Critical Care is an innovative programme of part-time study designed for practitioners registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council NMC] or the Health Professions Council [HPC] respectively.

Students on this programme should be employed within the areas of acute or critical care. The programme is vocationally-relevant and complements the Comprehensive Critical Care Strategy. It is designed to ensure professionals are equipped with the skills of personnel development planning and reflective practice.

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The aspiration of this challenging and rewarding programme is to influence how practitioners work in acute mental health care in order to deliver and enhance care. Read more
The aspiration of this challenging and rewarding programme is to influence how practitioners work in acute mental health care in order to deliver and enhance care.

About the programme

This programme has a strong focus on learning by action. You will investigate evidence-based subjects that will enhance the delivery of care to people experiencing an acute episode of care requiring intensive inpatient or community-based care. There is a commitment through the programme to ensure the person experiencing acute mental health issues is firmly at the heart of the programme.

Your learning

This programme consists of three 20 credit modules:
• Acute Mental Health Care (Trimester 1)
• Medication and Mental Health (Trimester 2)
• Modernising Acute Mental Health (Trimester 1 & 2)

The programme will be delivered in a blended learning format; each module will have a maximum of four on-campus days, which will be enhanced by module content delivered through the University’s virtual learning environment, Moodle. The programme recognises the importance of ensuring part-time students are supported effectively in university and in practice settings. Supervision is a key aspect of the programme and it is essential students engage with a clinical supervisor.

The programme is set up to develop confidence in graduate skills and to enhance care delivery. The content of the programme reflects the breadth and depth of knowledge, skill and understanding needed to effectively work with people requiring acute mental health care.

Our Careers Adviser says

Graduates are equipped with the practice skills necessary to make a major contribution to this challenging area within mental health care. They will also display enhanced interpersonal attributes that are essential for those wishing to develop their careers in roles such as Mental Health Staff Nurse, Mental Health Charge Nurse, Chaplain, Occupational Therapist and Social Worker.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our campuses are equipped with artificial simulated environments with contemporary healthcare technology, where you’ll learn in a realistic context, to put your knowledge into practice. The unpredictability of patient symptoms are mimicked using sophisticated software in a clinical ward setting, ranging from low to high dependency beds.

Investment in the Domus Initiative – an older adult artificial home environment – provides you with experience in caring for older people and dementia care. In a first for the Scottish university sector, we have established A Community Orientated Resource for Nursing (ACORN) where students can practice within a simulated primary care environment.

Lanarkshire and Paisley campuses also provide midwifery students with excellent learning and teaching environments with facilities and equipment that includes a birthing room with maternal simulator and a birthing pool for simulated water births.

Life-changing research

We work jointly with a range of partners, both nationally and internationally, on our research interests, and this directly informs teaching at UWS – which means that you’ll learn from the experts.

Our programmes are informed by practice and all of our academic staff are members of the School’s Institute of Healthcare Policy and
Practice. Some of our most recent initiatives include –

• the launch of a new resource, ‘Jenny’s Diary’, which will provide an invaluable tool for families and practitioners to help people with a learning disability understand their diagnosis of dementia

• the development of a new ‘Philosophy of Care’ in partnership with Broomfield Court Care Home in Glasgow, which will look at ways of enhancing the culture and care within a care setting

• we have collaborated with Ayrshire Hospice to launch the first University Hospice in Scotland to help improve the lives of people with life-limiting illness, their families, partners and carers across Ayrshire & Arran; and Ardgowan Hospice in Greenock, with it becoming a University Teaching Hospice and launching a two-year research project with the University aimed at revolutionising the way palliative
care is delivered to improve the patient journey

• the launch of Dumfries & Galloway Recovery College – the first of its kind in Scotland – which offers short courses designed to enhance self-belief, identify ambitions and encourage learning

• in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Edinburgh, the mental health team lead research into the relationship between emotional intelligence and clinical and academic performance in student nurses

• we are working with the Glasgow Improving Cancer Journey Programme to evaluate this groundbreaking intervention in cancer care in Scotland

• we have launched a new state-of-the-art microbiology lab which will form a research base in the fight against Healthcare Associated Infection

• a collaboration with a number of European partners to develop shared academic and practicebased programmes to prepare family health nurses in Europe

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University of Glasgow College of Social Sciences
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As a professional in the adult education sector, this Masters programme will provide you with a strong theoretical and philosophical underpinning of your practices, as well as excellent research training that you can apply to further study or your own work.#. Read more
As a professional in the adult education sector, this Masters programme will provide you with a strong theoretical and philosophical underpinning of your practices, as well as excellent research training that you can apply to further study or your own work.#

Why this programme

-If you want to gain a research-based qualification in community education, adult education, human resource development or training, this programme is designed for you.
-You will benefit from our close links to local organisations such as the Workers' Educational Association, as well as other community, further education and higher education institutions.
-You will develop practices in critical reflection and judgement that you can apply in relation to your own approaches to adult education.
-There’s a focus on collaborative learning, drawing on your own experiences and those of your academic colleagues.

Programme structure

Core courses
-Advanced educational research
-Curriculum development
-International issues in adult and continuing education
-Introduction to educational and social research
-Modern educational thought
-The psychology of adult learning

You will also undertake training in research methods and complete a research project. For the research project you will choose a specific aspect of education for adults and write a dissertation with the support of a supervisor.

Career prospects

Many of our graduates have gained employment in the Higher Education sector, including the University of Glasgow, the University of Edinburgh and National Taipei University, as University Teachers or working on projects relating to adult education. Other graduates have entered the Further Education sector and Local Councils.

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University of Glasgow College of Social Sciences
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Adult education is recognised in Europe as a critical element in addressing the key international economic and social challenges of our time. Read more
Adult education is recognised in Europe as a critical element in addressing the key international economic and social challenges of our time. This joint degree is delivered and awarded by four partners within the consortium: the University of Glasgow, the University of Malta, the Open University of Cyprus and Tallinn University.

Why this programme

● Glasgow is the leading partner in the consortium of universities that have developed this programme. The other universities are University of Malta, Open University of Cyprus, Tallinn University and Universiti Sains Malaysia.

● A distinctive feature of this programme is the connection between theory and practice, gained through focused placements and mobility periods between the partner universities.

● It draws together the recognised strengths of the consortium partners into a relevant, joint degree that engages with and responds to such issues as social inequality, migration and intercultural cooperation.

● The programme aims to deliver a curriculum that enables people to work with adults effectively and competently in changing socially diverse contexts.

● You will receive a theoretical grounding in adult education, as well as intercultural and practical skills development through teaching placements, focused seminars and online courses.

Programme structure

You will take nine core and two optional courses as well as submit a dissertation. The programme also includes three adult learning placements. Courses are delivered in Glasgow, Malta and Tallinn. The Open University of Cyprus courses will be delivered at Malta and Tallinn as online courses. The programme also has a summer school in Penang at Universiti Sains Malaysia.

You will have three (possibly four) mobility periods, having the opportunity to spend a semester and a summer at the partner universities. The programme has been designed so that students benefit from the specific expertise of each of the partners and have a short placement built into each of the mobility periods. The programme combines the following expertise of Adult Education in the following contexts and mobility periods

• Semester 1: September - December (Glasgow); Community learning/city regeneration environments + placement
• Semester 2: January - May (Malta); Refugee environments including English language teaching to migrants in times of austerity + placement + research methods (online with Cyprus)
• Summer (optional): June - August (Penang); Peace studies + Sustainability
• Semester 3: September - January (Tallinn); Recognising prior learning and professionalising the role of adult educators + placement + teaching adult education online (online with Cyprus)
• Semester 4: February - July (Glasgow, Malta or Tallinn, depending on focus of dissertation)

Core courses

Year 1

• Adult education and social difference
• Adult learning placements (1 & 2)
• Curriculum development in adult education
• International issues in adult education
• Introduction to adult education
• Practical aspects of adult education
• Psychology of adult learning
• Research methods (online).

Year 2

• Adult learning placement (3)
• Social competencies of adult education
• Teaching adult education online
• Theories of change.

Optional courses (summer mobility)

Peace studies
Sustainability.

Students (funded and fee-paying) should be aware that the programme involves a minimum of 2 flights once you have arrived at Glasgow and the respective cost of air travel which could include the following flights.

Airfare is not included with tuition fees.

• Glasgow to Malta
• Malta to Tallinn OR via a choice of optional summer schools in Penang
• Tallinn to Malta or Glasgow (if not based in Estonia for your dissertation)

For information on

The partners

and

Career prospects

please visit the website http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/adulteducationforsocialchangeinternationalmaster/#/entryrequirements,thepartners,careerprospects

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University of Glasgow College of Social Sciences
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This programme offers you the opportunity to study the theoretical and practical dimensions of adult, community and youth development. Read more
This programme offers you the opportunity to study the theoretical and practical dimensions of adult, community and youth development. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work alongside people in communities to initiate sustainable social change.

Why this programme

● You will discover ways in which you can help people realise their potential and work together for a fairer, healthier and happier world.

● Upon successful completion of the PgDip, you will be awarded a professional qualification accredited by the Community Learning and Development Standards Council in Scotland.

● This qualification will enable you to work in the field of community learning and development, including community development work, youth work, health, housing and social and economic regeneration.

● You will have the opportunity to participate in a network of community development projects. Project leads contribute to the taught aspects of the programme and also provide you with placement opportunities.

● Our students come from a wide range of professional, academic and cultural backgrounds and all bring with them a curiosity about how social justice can be developed by people working together for change.

Programme Structure

You will take two core and two optional courses from a specialist pathway. There is a large practical element either in the form of a placement or as part of your current workplace. Throughout the programme there is emphasis on participative and experiential learning. For the MEd you will also undertake an in-depth supervised research project, on a related topic of your choosing.

Core courses

Practice and policy inquiry
Theoretical frameworks for practice
Optional courses

Adult education

Curriculum development in adult education
The psychology of adult learning
Community development

Educational approaches to community learning & development
Empowerment & social change
Youth work

Perspectives in youth & young adulthood
Working with youth: Education & learning for change

Career prospects

You will have many employment opportunities open to you in the areas of community development work, youth work, health, housing and social and economic regeneration. With an accredited CLD Standards Council for Scotland qualification, you will have the opportunity to work for local authorities, the voluntary sector and further and higher education institutions.

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This exciting, innovative two year pre-registration course is the first of its kind in Scotland that is underpinned by masters level education, enabling you to become a highly educated nurse with longer term potential for management, leadership, consultancy, educational and research roles. Read more
This exciting, innovative two year pre-registration course is the first of its kind in Scotland that is underpinned by masters level education, enabling you to become a highly educated nurse with longer term potential for management, leadership, consultancy, educational and research roles.

About the programme

Designed for graduates with an appropriate degree in health, biological or social sciences, nursing or a related subject wishing to change careers, this programme will prepare student nurses for professional registration. There is a strong evidence-based focus which develops existing knowledge and research skills and you will engage in a combination of theory, clinical simulation, reflection, personal development planning and practice learning experiences. Ongoing assessment, practical experience and clinical simulation will develop nurses who are fit-for-practice.

Note: Overseas applicants, in addition, must complete the academic version of the British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test and achieve at least 7.0 in the listening and reading sections, at least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections and at least an overall score of 7.0 (NMC Circular 1/2007).

Practical experience

Practice learning experiences are available in one of five West of Scotland health boards: NHS Ayrshire and Arran; NHS Dumfries and Galloway; NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; NHS Lanarkshire and NHS The State Hospital. You will experience the 24 hour/7 day continuum of care which represents contemporary healthcare delivery, enhancing your clinical skills and integrating theory with practice. This also includes private, independent and voluntary organisations.

Your learning

The programme has three parts containing a mixture of theory and practice core modules. There are three 20 credit modules in Part 1 and 2 with Part 3 consisting of a 60 credit theory/practice dissertation module.

The programme aims to prepare student nurses for professional registration, with key components including the delivery of person-centred care, compassionate care, values-based care, the patient safety agenda and professional, legal and ethical issues.

A recognised innovative feature of the programme is the approach of clinical simulation used for skills demonstration, practice, and development throughout the programme which allows you to practise skills in a safe, realistic environment.

Our Careers Adviser says

UWS produces nurses who are fit-for-practice and who will contribute to the leadership of a competent, dynamic workforce. Graduates
secure employment within a range of healthcare areas.

Professional accreditation

This programme is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply for professional registration within their specific field.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our campuses are equipped with artificial simulated environments with contemporary healthcare technology, where you’ll learn in a realistic context, to put your knowledge into practice. The unpredictability of patient symptoms are mimicked using sophisticated software in a clinical ward setting, ranging from low to high dependency beds.

Investment in the Domus Initiative – an older adult artificial home environment – provides you with experience in caring for older people and dementia care. In a first for the Scottish university sector, we have established A Community Orientated Resource for Nursing (ACORN) where students can practice within a simulated primary care environment.

Lanarkshire and Paisley campuses also provide midwifery students with excellent learning and teaching environments with facilities and equipment that includes a birthing room with maternal simulator and a birthing pool for simulated water births.

Life-changing research

We work jointly with a range of partners, both nationally and internationally, on our research interests, and this directly informs teaching at UWS – which means that you’ll learn from the experts.

Our programmes are informed by practice and all of our academic staff are members of the School’s Institute of Healthcare Policy and
Practice. Some of our most recent initiatives include –

• the launch of a new resource, ‘Jenny’s Diary’, which will provide an invaluable tool for families and practitioners to help people with a learning disability understand their diagnosis of dementia

• the development of a new ‘Philosophy of Care’ in partnership with Broomfield Court Care Home in Glasgow, which will look at ways of enhancing the culture and care within a care setting

• we have collaborated with Ayrshire Hospice to launch the first University Hospice in Scotland to help improve the lives of people with life-limiting illness, their families, partners and carers across Ayrshire & Arran; and Ardgowan Hospice in Greenock, with it becoming a University Teaching Hospice and launching a two-year research project with the University aimed at revolutionising the way palliative
care is delivered to improve the patient journey

• the launch of Dumfries & Galloway Recovery College – the first of its kind in Scotland – which offers short courses designed to enhance self-belief, identify ambitions and encourage learning

• in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Edinburgh, the mental health team lead research into the relationship between emotional intelligence and clinical and academic performance in student nurses

• we are working with the Glasgow Improving Cancer Journey Programme to evaluate this groundbreaking intervention in cancer care in Scotland

• we have launched a new state-of-the-art microbiology lab which will form a research base in the fight against Healthcare Associated Infection

• a collaboration with a number of European partners to develop shared academic and practicebased programmes to prepare family health nurses in Europe

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University of Strathclyde Department of Architecture
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The PgDip in Advanced Architectural Design is for UK/EU architecture graduates seeking Part 2 professional qualification. International students should apply for the MArch Architectural Design (International). Read more

Why this course?

The PgDip in Advanced Architectural Design is for UK/EU architecture graduates seeking Part 2 professional qualification. International students should apply for the MArch Architectural Design (International).

This two year course gives you the opportunity to explore architecture in a broad-based manner through theoretical and practical work. It demands a high level of design ability and self-motivation while giving you the chance to explore and develop projects related to your own interests.

You’ll appraise current theoretical approaches to architecture and urban design then assess and show their relevance in existing and proposed contexts. You’ll also develop and demonstrate formal and technical architectural ability.

If you complete all diploma work to a satisfactory standard you may have the opportunity to convert your diploma into a MArch. This requires an extra three months of study.

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

What you'll study

As well as the areas of study you'll:
- complete comprehensive building design projects
- write a dissertation
- demonstrate awareness of management procedures relevant to design practice
- carry out a detailed examination of an issue or issues of particular architectural significance

Year 1

This year is centred on consolidating your architectural design skills. You’ll also be introduced to the idea of architecture as a responsive solution to fundamental social issues. You’ll choose an area of personal interest that you’ll research for your dissertation.

Year 2

You’ll undertake an architectural project. This requires you to take a viewpoint on contemporary architectural issues and choose a theme that reflects your own interests and creative ambitions. As well as studio-based activities you’ll follow your chosen theme through project work and optional classes. You’ll also attend a taught course in professional studies and a series of guest lectures.

Study trips provide opportunities for intensive examinations of the culture and built fabric in a variety of urban and rural locations both in the UK and overseas. Recent trips include Barcelona, Rome, Paris and Venice and the less familiar Gdansk, Toledo and Monte Caruso.

Study abroad

You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad (subject to academic performance). The department has the most expansive international exchange programme in the UK. We have agreements with 22 institutions across Europe, Canada, the Far East and South America.

Facilities

- Studios
There are two fully-networked design studios; one dedicated to student self-study, the other to interactive design teaching.

- Library
In addition to the main University library, we have our own, on-site, reference library. Our collection is developed in direct response to the teaching delivered in the department.

- Workshop
A full range of hand and portable power tools are available (complete with instruction).
We offer plotter printing, scanning and laser cutting services.

Accreditation

Validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) (Part 2).
Accredited by the Architect’s Registration Board (ARB) for the purpose of eligibility for registration with that body.

Student competitions

We’ve an extensive programme of student awards provided by professional bodies, including:
- The RIAS Silver Medal: the premier Scottish award for student achievement
- The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President's Medals
- The City of Glasgow- Eimear Kelt- Silver Medal: awarded annually by a panel of professional judges on behalf of Glasgow City Council.

Our students have been successful in many prestigious competitions including:
- ARCHIPRIX
- Building Design ‘Top 6’ UK
- APS
- RSA Awards
- A+DS and RIAS
- SEDA

Guest lectures

We run an exciting programme of guest lectures and recent speakers include:
- Joan Callis, Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT, Architects to the Scottish Parliament
- Prof Neil Spiller, Professor of Architecture and Digital Theory,
- Gordon Benson, Benson and Forsyth, Museum of Scotland, National Museum of Ireland

Learning & teaching

Each part of the course allows you to explore and develop projects related to your own interests in contemporary architecture.
The course is made up of studio design work, lectures, special projects and workshops.
The focus of study is on design project work including the analysis, synthesis and appraisal of design ideas. You’ll show your understanding of these ideas through drawings, physical and digital models, written and graphic work.

Assessment

The MArch degree normally requires further assessment over the summer semester. This will be on an aspect of the diploma project that is explored to a greater level of detail.
You’ll have exams in semesters 1 and 2 on all aspects of the course and are expected to present a complete academic portfolio based on advanced design study.

Careers

Career opportunities for Architecture graduates range from working in large multidisciplinary practices to smaller specialist firms.
Many of our graduates are employed by highly respected practices throughout the world, while others have set up their own businesses.
The Department has a growing reputation for developing entrepreneurial graduates who go on to make their mark in the sector independently in practices such as Page and Park, Tog Studio and Lateral North.

How much will I earn?

If you become an architect you can expect a starting salary of £15,000 to £20,000 after Part 1 (first degree qualification).*
Typical salaries after Part 2 (second degree or diploma) range from £20,000 to £26,000.*
The range of typical salaries after Part 3 (final exam leading to registration as an architect) or for those with experience rises to £26,000 to £35,000.*

*Information is intended only as a guide.

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

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Advanced Biochemistry (MSc) has a special focus on how cells work at molecular level. Together with the related field of molecular biology, biochemistry provides important advances in understanding the molecular basis of life, and how alteration or disruption of these molecular pathways leads to disease processes.

What you’ll study

This course will provide you with comprehensive postgraduate life sciences training. You'll receive dedicated training in a broad range of practical laboratory skills. This is complemented by classes that develop your transferable skills in:
-Statistics
-Presentations
-Career development
-Ethics
-Science writing skills
-Your ability to design experiments and analyse sophisticated datasets

Our taught classes capture the excitement of cutting-edge research fields. You'll be taught by active researchers or practising clinical professionals.

Course structure

You'll have two semesters of postgraduate laboratories. You'll attend short optional classes in:
-In Vivo biology
-Drug discovery
-Haematology

You'll also choose two classes from the following:
-Biochemistry
-Clinical biochemistry
-Applied biochemistry

Finally, you'll undertake a summer project in an active research laboratory.

Future prospects

This course is the perfect route to future training at PhD level. It also gives you a range of skills and experience that employers from industry or in health care are looking for.

Course content

Compulsory classes
-Generic Skills for Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Students
-Entrepreneurship
-Postgraduate Studies in Biochemistry
-Advanced Topics in Biomedical Research
-Statistics
-Research project

Elective classes
-In Vivo Biology
-Drug Discovery
-Postgraduate Studies in Haematology
-Postgraduate Studies in Clinical Biochemistry
-Postgraduate Studies in Applied Biochemistry

The course is delivered through lectures, tutorials and hands-on practical sessions.

If you successfully complete the required taught classes you can undertake a laboratory project for the MSc.

Assessment of taught classes is through multiple choice tests, computer quizzes, problem-solving scenarios, poster and oral presentations, essays, and formal written exams.

The laboratory project is assessed through a written thesis.

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About the programme

UWS has an established reputation for delivering advanced biomedical sciences education – utilising our successful links with local NHS and industry laboratories, we provide discipline-specific experts to complement the skills of the University’s School of Science and Sport teaching staff.

The programme aims to give you a balance of theory, practical skills and application of a range of techniques relevant to the biomedical sciences such as medical genetics, immunobiology, and disease pathology. Two optional modules are offered, which allow you to specialise in either blood sciences, infection or pathology. The research-orientated nature of the programme will also offer an additional option for those wishing to retrain for a career in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Practical experience

Work-based learning modules are available to part-time students completing the IBMS specialist portfolio as an alternative to the discipline-specific modules.

Your learning

The exit award of MSc is dependent on successful completion of 180 credits. Full-time students study three 20 credit modules in both Trimester 1 and 2 and a 60 credit research project in Trimester 3.

Core modules include:
• Genetic Analysis and Cancer
• Clinical Immunology
• Research Advances in BMS
• Disease, Detection, Monitoring and Therapy
• Research Design

You will also study a module in your chosen specialist discipline from:
• Blood Sciences
• Cell & Tissue Pathology

A taught module in the chosen discipline offers advanced understanding of the major systems and diseases with particular emphasis on laboratory diagnosis and research advances.

MSc

Upon successful completion of the taught modules you will undertake the MSc research project.

Professional recognition

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Our Careers Adviser says

The MSc is a good qualification for careers in bioscience research, or for those wishing to progress to further study (PhD). However, it is primarily aimed at those wishing to work or already working as biomedical scientists in the NHS, where an accredited MSc is integral to career progression.

Note: To obtain the MSc, students will usually take 9 months to gain the Postgraduate Diploma and then normally an additional 3 months of study to gain the MSc, from the date of commencement of the project.

Please note a February intake is available for students studying on a part-time basis

First-class facilities

Get the hands on experience you need to succeed. We have excellent specialist facilities which support our research students and staff. These include an advanced chemical analysis lab: with state-of-theart chemical analysis for isotopic and elemental analysis at trace concentrations using ICPMS/OES and the identification of organic compounds using LCMS; and the Spatial and Pattern Analysis (SPAR) lab: providing high specification workstations, geographical information system (GIS) software, geochemical and image processing facilities to support data management in science research.

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