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Postgraduate Courses at Leicester - Discover Your Potential

University of Leicester

Powered by world-class research, the University of Leicester delivers research-inspired education across the Sciences, Humanities, Law, Medicine, the Arts and Business, with staff and students collaborating to create, share and apply knowledge to change the world. It is a world-leading, diverse and inclusive university based in the UK’s most multicultural city. To celebrate its Centenary in 2021, Leicester is opening the UK’s newest Business School and Students' Union.

Whether you choose to study full time on campus, or part time via distance learning, through your studies and independent research you will acquire the advanced skills and knowledge to pursue your passion and enhance your career options.

Leicester is proud to be one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities. Our research changes the way we think about the past, present and future. As a discovery-led University, we are elite in the excellence of our research, as well as being focused on innovation. Research underpins all of our taught postgraduate courses so you can be sure that the knowledge you’re learning, and skills you’re developing, are at the forefront of available knowledge.

Postgraduate Courses at Leicester - Discover Your Potential



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In looking to the future, we have to understand the past. Whilst we continue to unearth new discoveries, it’s important to revisit and re-evaluate the historical work of contemporaries in the field. At Leicester, we have a storied history of high-impact, world leading discoveries which have changed the way in which we view the world. Across our courses you’ll develop critical thinking and practical skills to enhance your career options. The research of our academics will inform your studies as you undertake your own piece of independent research.

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In the modern working environment, should policy and practice be redefined to accommodate the generation Z workforce? What consequences will Brexit have on the supply chain for ‘just in time’ production? How do we encourage entrepreneurship in international markets dominated by big name brands? At Leicester, our experts will challenge your managerial and leadership outlook to transform the way you operate. Informed by contemporary research and accredited by professional partners, our courses develop your critical thinking and practical skills to enhance your career options.

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Chemistry is a fast-paced, continually evolving practice. Whether understanding the role that biochemistry plays in the pharmaceutical industry, protecting the environment through the development of chemical waste reduction, or considering how the evolution of forensic science can support evidence in police investigations, at Leicester you’ll be exposed to the latest advances in scientific knowledge, practices and policies. Our expert academics use their research to inform your studies as you undertake your own independent project and enhance your career options.

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Prejudice. Hate. Terrorism. Words that remain common place in everyday society. Key to overcoming them is understanding the psychology and legal context of crime prevention, evaluating punishment and rehabilitation, and applying best practice in managing security and risk in the workplace. Join our expert academics whose ground breaking research is working to support the victims of hate crime, improve mental wellbeing amongst the LGBT community, and tackle money laundering. At Leicester, you will be best-placed to develop the policies, practices and skills to undertake your own piece of independent research and further your career options.

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The Gig Economy. The introduction of ‘bitcoin’. The way in which we understand our economy is changing. The repercussions of the global financial crisis are still being felt in the banking sector, with new governance continuing to impact financial services. Our expert academics, with links to the IMF, OECD and the World Bank, will challenge you to understand these contemporary issues. You’ll develop your understanding of emerging regulation and develop key skills to ensure you remain competitive in the global job market.

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What makes a great teacher? The confidence to inspire? The capacity to relate? The ability to embrace emerging technologies alongside traditional methods? Whether you plan to teach in the classroom or in the workplace, our experts will deliver the skills required for a successful teaching and coaching career. Their research will encourage you to evaluate young learner development policies, and the crucial role technology plays in enhanced learning. You’ll be able to apply the latest practices and theories to your profession and enhance your career options.

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Revisit the writing of the Brontes. Explore gender in modern literature. Teach English as a second language. Whatever your passion, embrace your creativity and be confident in your writing. Across genres and topics including linguistics, English language, creative writing and more, our expert academics will help you tailor your studies to complement your specialisation. Their research, spanning several research groups, will inform and challenge your thinking as you analyse existing works and develop new ones.

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#OscarsSoWhite #MeToo - high profile campaigns that have highlighted the key relationship between culture and society in the film industry. But understanding the historical context behind these campaigns, and their impact on the industry is key to understanding the changing nature of this dynamic and fast-paced sector. The research of our expert academics will inform your studies and improve your critical analysis skills as you look to enhance your career options. You will be encouraged to challenge existing theory and develop your own independent thinking whilst developing your practical skills.

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Every day, millions of decisions worldwide are powered by geographical information systems (GIS). Everything from predicting climate change, to analysing crime patterns require the ability to connect data with Geography. Specifically there is a growing need to not only create and understand the data, but also to manage and visualise it using the latest GIS software. Our expert academics will train you in the latest practices, using new and innovative equipment including a terrestrial laser scanner and virtual reality theatre. Their research will inform your studies as you produce your own independent research project.

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How do we discover genetic causes of respiratory disease? What policy changes are needed to prevent the rise in type 2 diabetes? What role can a practising medical statistician play in improving quality and safety in healthcare? Our expert academics will challenge you to understand these and other critical issues facing the health care services. Their ground-breaking research will ensure your studies are informed by the latest thinking and practices to enhance your career development.

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The world as we know it has been shaped by events across the centuries. The birth of new countries, the evolution of regional identities, and the advancement of societies. Our expert academics will challenge you to piece together information from the past, critically analyse their impact, and apply it to current events. Their acclaimed research will inform your thinking and ensure you’re well placed to follow your passion and enhance your career opportunities.

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The role of informatics in business and society is constantly evolving. The pace at which new, complex solutions are required to meet logistical, security and communication challenges is rapidly increasing. But as well as responding to data and software demands, there is also a heightened focus on the ethical, health and wellbeing implications of advanced technology. Our expert academics will provide the advanced practical skills to help meet these demands. Through their research they will also challenge you to contemplate the impact of technology and its wider consequences as you undertake you own independent project.

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Brexit. Human Rights. Freedom of expression. Big issues that have the potential for wide ranging consequences and legal ramifications. Across business, politics and the public sector, there is a need to understand the contemporary challenges and evolving practices within the UK and international legal systems. Our LLM, taught be expert academics, will give you the advanced knowledge required to confidently tackle these emerging issues. Their research will inspire you to challenge preconceptions and develop your critical analysis; key skills required for a successful career.

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Maths. It’s not just fractions and spreadsheets. The role of mathematics underpins every part of society as we understand the world around us. Across the sciences, arts and business, there is a constant demand for people who can produce, interpret and apply data to every day decision making. Whether applying maths to computational modelling, game theory or financial services, our academic experts will provide the advanced knowledge and practical skills you’ll need to enhance your career options. Their research will inspire you to challenge existing theory and develop your own practices to apply maths to real-world scenarios.

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Our AMBA accredited Distance Learning MBA offers you the chance to take your management credentials to the next level. Through online and face-to-face learning, you can study anytime, anywhere whilst the Leicester Masterclass and residential workshops (held across our five global centres) give you unparalleled opportunities to fain cross cultural experiences. Our MBA also gives you the opportunity to specialise in finance, HRM or marketing through your selection of optional modules.
Leicester is also an approved partner of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and upon successful completion of the course you can also be awarded CMI’s level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

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The media has the power to challenge the status quo, to hold people to account, and connect societies across the world. It plays a key role in the way individuals and society analyse, understand and reach judgement on worldwide events. However, the outcomes are varied and often political. The rise of 24 hour news coverage. The impact of celebrity culture. The role of social media in everyday journalism. This fast-paced industry is constantly evolving and faces new, ethical and technological challenges. Our expert academics will provide the advanced knowledge and skills required to confidently meet these industry challenges. Their research will inspire you to challenge preconceptions, develop your own independent thinking and improve your critical analyses skills as you enhance your career options.

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Immunology. Respiratory disease. Genetic variation and mutation. Key areas of research that are critical in tacking the world’s most urgent health priorities. Our research is ground breaking and is responding to demand from government, NGOs and health organisations around the world. It underpins your studies and approach to developing your own research. Our expert academics deliver the key skills and advanced theory for you to critically analyse wider research, before embarking on your own independent project to support your future career options.

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What is the purpose of a museum? How does a museum tackle exhibitions in a digital age? What role can museums and heritage sites play in education? The role of the museum and curators is changing; the need to experiment with new approaches whilst respecting traditional methodology. This extends to the heritage sector too, understanding how to interpret, support and preserve heritage sites. Our expert academics are renowned for their innovative research which underpins your studies. They will challenge you to critically analyse existing practices whilst developing your own as you look to pursue your passion and enhance your career options.

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Our expertise isn’t just confined to planet Earth. Every year since 1967, an instrument designed or built by our scientists has operated successfully in space, forming part of ground-breaking missions to expand our knowledge of the universe. As we look to better understand our solar system, our research continues to break new ground, informing Europe’s first mission to Mercury. Our expert academics and links with the Space Research Centre will deliver the advanced theory and practical skills needed to advance your career in this exhilarating and fast-paced industry.

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Brexit. Donal Trump. The digital Cold War. The global political climate is ever-changing and the consequences on home and foreign policy are wide ranging. The need to understand the political climate and its impact on human rights, international security and global conflicts are integral to understanding diplomacy and the art of negotiation. Our expert academics will challenge you to critically review the work of peers whilst developing your own theories. Their ground breaking research in citizens of immigration origin, and cyber weaponry will inform your studies as you look to undertake your own independent project and enhance your career options.

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A recent change in government legislation now gives mental health parity of esteem with physical health. Consequently, there is a growing focus on mental health and wellbeing in the work place. Understanding how psychology can be applied to leadership, organisational change, and personal development are essential to improving work-based best practice. Our expert academics work across several research groups to produce ground breaking research in cognitive and behavioural sciences, judgement and decision making, and psychological well-being in an organisational context. This research informs your studies as you are challenged to critically analyse existing research, whilst undertaking your own independent project to enhance your career options.

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The UK economy is reliant on a new generation of engineers to drive it forwards. Future cities, aerospace, transport, smart buildings, sustainability and data protection are all issues that require immediate attention. Our experts will extend your knowledge in your chosen specialisation and prepare you for a successful career in your field. Their research, alongside the opportunity for paid placements, will inform your thinking and allow you to apply the latest practices and policies to your work as you enhance your career options.

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To influence social policy and welfare, you need to develop a body of knowledge about social order, structures, relationships and evolution. In order to explore the social world you need to use the right research questions, data collection methods, and understand the contemporary debates in this field of study. Our expert academics will develop your critical analysis skills and build you knowledge in these key areas. You will be challenged to review existing research, policies and practices as you develop your own independent research project and enhance your career options.

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Translation studies isn’t simply about having a good vocabulary. It’s being able to reproduce original text and spoken word in an appropriate context, often on demand. Are their regional variances? Are their legal definitions? Are their informal and formal colloquialisms? Having a knowledge of a language’s idioms, natural rhythm and cultural sensitivities are all key skills required to fulfil a successful career in this field. Our expert academics will provide advanced theory and practical skills that you can apply to your career. Their research will also inspire you to develop new practices to implement as part of your everyday translation practice.

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