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The University of Greenwich has one of the most beautiful settings in London. Its Greenwich Campus sits on a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames, while Avery Hill Campus in south-east London and Medway Campus in Kent offer a real campus university atmosphere. The university has been providing quality education for more than 125 years and has a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, as well as strong links to business. Its postgraduate courses cover most academic subjects, including:
Many of the postgraduate courses at the university are accredited by leading professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, BSC – The Chartered Institute of IT, Royal Institute of British Architects and the General Pharmaceutical Council. Students are taught by research-active academics who contribute to internationally recognised research and can look forward to expert guest speakers at lectures and seminars.
For more than a century, the university has provided innovative solutions for governments, charities, industry and society as a whole in the UK and overseas. The university’s research has won a series of national awards, including five Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education. Its contribution has been particularly important in fields such as food security, computer modelling and fire safety, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and sustainable development.
The university may be steeped in history but it is also a very modern institution, fully equipped with all the latest technology. It has invested more than £80 million in teaching and student facilities in the past five years alone, including the £25-million makeover of the Dreadnought Building. Dreadnought has open-access IT labs and state-of-the-art teaching and study spaces, as well as plenty of spaces for socialising. A specialist centre for engineering and science, Medway Campus has industry-standard lab space and offers students access to cutting-edge technology. Avery Hill Campus is renowned for its excellent teaching and sporting facilities, which include four clinical skills labs and two floodlit, all-weather sports pitches.
Students can finance their postgraduate studies in a number of ways, including scholarships and bursaries, or by applying to charities and trusts. For details about scholarships and bursaries at Greenwich, visit the university website.
Some students are eligible for a postgraduate loan from the UK government. This is a contribution towards fees, day-to-day living costs and other costs of study. The loan is paid directly to students and is not means tested. For more details about the postgraduate loan, visit the university website.
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The Department of Mathematical Sciences provides both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Mathematics. Studies are broad based with an emphasis on the application of mathematics in areas such as finance, statistics and operational research.
The Department regularly tops the league tables for UK University Mathematics Departments in student satisfaction with our teaching. We provide a friendly and supportive environment for our students using a mix of active personal tutoring and innovative projects such as our Maths Arcade where students and staff meet informally to play competitive strategy games and discuss mathematical problems. The department’s teaching is highly regarded: its staff include a National Teaching Fellow, two University Teaching Fellows and a recent winner of the Times Higher Education Innovative Teacher of the Year Award.
The Department has highly rated research at an international level with prize-winning research groups in areas such as the computer modelling of pedestrian evacuation, and multi-physics modelling of a variety of industrial applications. Our Fire Safety Engineering Group won the 2014 Guardian University Award for Research Impact. Statistics and Operational Research is a key research area for Department staff as well as areas such as numerical mathematics, computational finance, and the teaching of Mathematics in Higher Education. This activity feeds in distinctive research based content into our postgraduate degrees – the MSc in Applicable Mathematics and the MSc in Computational Finance – providing a route into further research or into professional careers using mathematics.
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Scholarship scheme of £1,000
A scholarship of £1,000 will be awarded to students from
the following countries:
Bangladesh, Botswana, P.R. China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Egypt, Ghana, India, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea (North and South), Malaysia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.
International students may receive a 5% discount on their net tuition fees, if they make full payment for the year by either the end of September (for those registering on September programmes) or the end of January (for those registering on January programmes). The 5% discount will be for tuition fees only, and will not apply to accommodation charges.
The Department of Built Environment delivers a range of programmes in two distinct areas; property and construction management and occupational safety, health and environment with undergraduate and post-graduate provision in both areas. Most property and construction management undergraduate programmes are offered in part-time and full-time mode and the post-graduate property and construction management programmes may be offered in full-time, part-time and, for some, distance learning mode. The occupational safety, health and environment provision is delivered only by distance learning mode.
Professional body engagement is a very important part of the Department’s activities and programmes may be accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) or the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS). Accreditation is a key feature of our programmes and all academic staff are expected to be members of appropriate professional bodies.
Exciting and innovative approaches to teaching and learning are being continually developed and increasing use is being made of online resources including the University’s extensive online library and virtual learning environment. Field trips both in the UK and overseas are becoming an important part of programme delivery with students having the opportunity to gain experience in their areas of study both at home and overseas. Other innovative teaching and learning activities include debates, quiz shows and scenario based problems. The professional skills courses allow theory to applied to practice through the use of linear projects that run throughout the full academic year allowing students to experience how projects develop from inception to completion.
The Department has extensive overseas engagement with collaborative partners in Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and Trinidad and Tobago and with individual distance learning students in many more regions around the world. This international experience informs much of the teaching and learning carried out within the Department, particularly at post-graduate level. In an increasingly globalised industry, this international experience is invaluable in preparing students for a global rather than national or local career.
The Department’s research is mainly delivered through the Sustainable Built Environment Research Group (SBERG) which is active in the wider climate change agenda and in particular examining the challenges faced by built environment professionals as they seek to integrate mitigation and adaptation measures into existing commercial and domestic buildings. Researchers from the SBERG are currently involved in a range of projects from a study of user-centred control systems for comfort, carbon saving and energy management in housing, to developing a set of tools for improving the resilience of local communities to the impacts of extreme weather events. This research informs teaching at every level and the concept of sustainability is applied across all of the Department’s programmes
The Department of History, Politics and Social Sciences offers stimulating undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in History, Politics and International Relations and Sociology and also offers courses in Philosophy. These academic disciplines each offer a rigorous and rewarding course of study and are highly respected by employers.
Teaching and Learning
The Department prides itself on the exciting range of programmes that are on offer to students and on the support provided to students throughout their studies, enhancing their knowledge, skill-sets, confidence and employability. Our staff are enthusiastic and approachable and are dedicated to ensuring that every student achieves their full potential.
Individual student development is achieved through a wide range of teaching and learning activities. Throughout their respective programmes, each discipline offers lectures, seminar discussion, class presentations, team-work, research projects, work placements and field trips ensuring that students work within a varied and dynamic learning environment which encourages them to expand their horizons. Support from staff is ongoing, delivering regular contact, both within the academic discipline and via a well-established personal tutoring system which offers additional pastoral care.
Students are encouraged at every stage to access the wide range of extra-curricular activities offered both within the Department and across the wider university. Moving beyond the classroom students can participate in subject-related student societies, access a wide range of volunteering opportunities and take advantage of the services of the University’s Guidance and Employability Team to prepare them for graduate employment.
Teaching within the department is informed by the research interests of our staff. Undergraduate students are encouraged to attend staff research seminars, offering them direct access to our developing research agenda. We are also expanding our postgraduate research community with the introduction of a Masters programme in History, in addition to the established MAs in Politics and international Relations, and Sociology.
The Department is based on the beautiful Greenwich Maritime Campus at the Old Royal Naval College on the south bank of the Thames at Greenwich and within easy reach of central London. Students have access to a wide range of academic and social facilities on campus and in the immediate area. Academic facilities include a fully-resourced academic library, extensive IT facilities and social spaces for learning and relaxing. The Students’ Union - with its wide variety of societies and groups - is a few minutes’ walk from the campus, and the surrounding neighbourhood houses a mix of shops, restaurants and pubs and a market, as well as some of London’s well known tourist attractions and a tranquil Royal Park.
Graduates of the Department of History, Politics and Social Sciences develop an impressive range of skills during their course of studies, making them attractive to a wide range of employers. The splendid location of our campus on a World Heritage Site and proximity to central London has allowed us to forge valuable links with public sector, heritage and political organisations.
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The School of Law and Centre for Criminology offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Law and Criminology. These are both rigorously academic, highly respected disciplines which are valued by employers.
Teaching and Learning
The School has a proven track record of providing an educationally stimulating environment. Greenwich law students were the most satisfied students in the UK in 2014 (Complete University Guide 2014). Students leave equipped with the skills, knowledge and motivation required for success across a wide range of careers.
The School provides a vibrant and dynamic environment within which to study. A team of dedicated, enthusiastic and approachable staff deliver an exciting range of programmes. Students at every academic stage enjoy a high level of tutor contact. They are encouraged to develop their knowledge and skills, to interact with others and to make the most of the wide range of resources and extra-curricular opportunities available within both the School and the wider university. The skills students need to succeed both academically and professionally are addressed and enhanced by research for seminars and assignments, class presentations, seminar participation and team work. Students build on this through participation in mooting, client interviewing and in running the student journals, Sui Generis and [email protected] Student Papers. In addition, the School typically provides skills sessions organised by a variety of employer and professional contacts.
Teaching is enhanced by the research interests of the staff. We have active researchers in fields including property law, legal education, commercial law, business law and human rights, environmental law, family law, shipping and maritime law, criminal law, evidence, international law, deaths in custody, the death penalty, terrorism and policing. The quality and depth of research is further enhanced by a growing postgraduate research community, with a number of PhD students developing research in international law and criminology.
The School is based on the beautiful Greenwich Maritime Campus at the Old Royal Naval College on the south bank of the Thames at Greenwich, immediately opposite the financial hub of the Docklands. Students have access to a wide range of academic and social facilities on campus and in the immediate area. Academic facilities include a fully-resourced academic library with the School’s own librarian, extensive IT facilities and social spaces for learning and relaxing. The Students’ Union - with its wide variety of societies and groups - is a few minutes’ walk from the campus, and the surrounding neighbourhood houses a mix of shops, restaurants and pubs and a market, as well as some of London’s well known tourist attractions and a tranquil Royal Park.
In addition to the stunning campus with its splendid late 17th century buildings, the School is ideally placed for access to Central London, the City and Canary Wharf. Proximity to these established legal, justice and business hubs has helped forge the range of highly successful relationships which the School has developed with a number of major legal, financial and public sector justice organisations. The benefits of these links are demonstrated throughout the School's excellent employability programmes which provide many unique opportunities for its students, both within the curriculum and from many high quality extra-curricular opportunities.