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This programme provides advanced study of accounting and financial management. It enables graduates of accounting and finance, as well as professionally qualified accountants, to take stock of what they have learnt, and helps them extend their academic training. Read more
This programme provides advanced study of accounting and financial management. It enables graduates of accounting and finance, as well as professionally qualified accountants, to take stock of what they have learnt, and helps them extend their academic training. You will gain the theoretical framework and skills needed to cope with the increasingly complex and global nature of the field.

Many MSc graduates have progressed to senior positions in the accounting profession and industry, including investment banking. Others are now faculty members in universities in the UK and throughout the world.

Modules
• Advanced Corporate Finance
• Advanced Investment Management
• Advanced Management Accounting
• Corporate Governance
• Financial Reporting for Complex Entities
• Financial Statement Analysis
• Foundations of Finance
• Principles of Financial Reporting
• Professional Ethics: Standards in Accounting and Finance Practice

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This programme is designed to give you the specialist knowledge and skills that you will need for a career in investment management or financial analysis and to help you acquire the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level II qualification. Read more
This programme is designed to give you the specialist knowledge and skills that you will need for a career in investment management or financial analysis and to help you acquire the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level II qualification.

The programme consists of two core elements. The first comprises eight core taught modules, spread over the first and second terms. These modules are designed to cover the material you will need for the core CFA syllabus relating to investments and financial analysis. Additionally, you will take the module, Personal Development for Careers in Finance, which is designed to ensure that your financial expertise is complemented by the soft skills regarded as equally key by employers. The second element of the programme is a specialist CFA dissertation stream which includes intensive CFA training preparing you for the CFA Level II exam in June and a dissertation project focusing on investment management. If you are not CFA Level I qualified when you enter the programme, intensive training in the first term will prepare you for the CFA Level I exam in December. A number of programme activities take place in London.

Modules
• Advanced Financial Markets and Investment Management
• Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis
• Advanced Investment Risk Management
• Advanced Investment Research Methods
• Financial Modelling and Analysis
• Fund Management
• Programming and Databases for Financial Applications
• Regulation and Compliance

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Lancaster University Department of Marketing
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Our students develop the crucial marketing management skills of critical integrative thinking and collaborative working within a curriculum focused on the integration of theory and practice. Read more
Our students develop the crucial marketing management skills of critical integrative thinking and collaborative working within a curriculum focused on the integration of theory and practice. Throughout the programme you will continually confront ‘real’ world issues in marketing.

Our programme is unique and the class size is tightly controlled to enable the staff-student and student-student contact necessary for the forms and processes of learning required.

These Masters programmes are deliberately challenging in order to provide the intellectual and practical platforms which will enable you to fast track into senior management in marketing.

Following the taught modules you will carry out an individual in-depth piece of research and produce a dissertation, this is often based on a practical project conducted with a company.

Modules
Compulsory modules:
• Marketing in Practice
• Researching Markets and Marketing
• Developing a Critical Understanding of Marketing (Consumer, Business to Business and Product, Service Systems)

Optional modules:
• Brand Communications
• Brand Management
• Business Models and Market Makers
• Digital Marketing
• Managing Marketing Channels
• Managing Prices and Profits

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This degree brings together the strengths of the former Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) MA degrees, which it replaces. Read more
This degree brings together the strengths of the former Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) MA degrees, which it replaces. It provides an exciting programme suitable for those currently working as language teachers, those who plan to work as language teachers in the future, and those who simply have a strong interest in language learning and teaching.

Core modules cover four areas considered essential to an applied linguistics degree whereas optional modules can be chosen from a range of specialised or broader topics – please see our website for a full list.

Modules
Core modules:
• Principles of Language Teaching
• Second Language Acquisition
• Language Test Construction and Evaluation
• Research Methods

Optional modules include:
• Content-based Instruction
• Pedagogical Grammar
• Using Corpora in Language Teaching
• Task-based Language Teaching

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This programme is designed to develop the core skills and knowledge that are required by managers in the arts and cultural sector. Read more
This programme is designed to develop the core skills and knowledge that are required by managers in the arts and cultural sector. It will enable graduates to develop an understanding of the environment within which cultural and creative organisations operate and identify the issues that influence them.

Students will undertake a work placement with a cultural/creative organisation through which they will gain a practical understanding of the ways in which these organisations conduct themselves. The dissertation will allow students to identify a topic that they wish to explore in-depth which may be focused on a significant issue or issues that has impacted on the sector or specific industry.

Modules
• Research Theory and Methods
• Arts Management Practice
• Creative Industries Placement
• Personal Development
• Strategic Thinking in the Arts

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Lancaster University Law School
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This programme is taught via block teaching and structured learning by the Law School and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and is for those with an interest in medical ethics, and healthcare law, including medical students. Read more
This programme is taught via block teaching and structured learning by the Law School and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and is for those with an interest in medical ethics, and healthcare law, including medical students.

The programme introduces you to the fundamental analytical skills of moral philosophy and law and the principal ethical and legal issues arising within medical research and practice and how they are resolved. Issues include regulation of artificial reproduction; life and death decision making; obtaining of informed consent; appropriate use of genetic testing; and fair distribution of health care resources.

A student is awarded either an LLM or an MA degree dependent on the weighting of law and politics courses studied. A major factor will be the department responsible for the supervision of the final dissertation.

Modules
Core modules:
• Foundations of Bioethics
• Foundations in Medical Law
• Life and Death
• Paternalism, Autonomy and Consent
• Dissertation

Optional modules:
• Independent Research Module (Law)
• Self-directed Study (PPR)

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This degree enables you to gain in-depth knowledge of a particular area of biomedical research while becoming familiar with general and specific research methods and laboratory practice. Read more
This degree enables you to gain in-depth knowledge of a particular area of biomedical research while becoming familiar with general and specific research methods and laboratory practice.

The degree format includes nine months of full-time laboratory work as part of an established research group, direct learning of research methods through the graduate training programme, and a three month writing up period, in which you will produce a dissertation. Your dissertation (which is examined by a viva voce) is the means by which the degree is assessed.

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The MSc in Biomedicine provides you with the opportunity to acquire a greater understanding of practical and theoretical biomedical science at a leading university in this field. Read more
The MSc in Biomedicine provides you with the opportunity to acquire a greater understanding of practical and theoretical biomedical science at a leading university in this field.

The course provides the knowledge and skills required for subsequent progression to PhD study, a career in biomedical/pharmaceutical research (industry or university based) or hospital-based employment. Our scheme provides focus on, and training within, several ‘hot’ topics in biomedicine, while still retaining elements of flexibility and choice.

Modules
Core:
• Supervised Research Project (six months)
• Fundamental Research Skills

Optional:
• Microbes and Disease
• Diseases of the Brain
• Molecular Basis of Cancer
• Biomedicine in Context
• Drug Development (from concept to clinic)
• Essential Tools for Clinical Research
• Models of Disease

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Lancaster University Department of Chemistry
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Our Masters by research programme provides the opportunity to undertake a short, in depth independent research project in one of our research groups. Read more
Our Masters by research programme provides the opportunity to undertake a short, in depth independent research project in one of our research groups. It will equip you for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for advanced-level applied research positions. This degree will develop relevant analytical and technical skills, together with transferable skills related to research, communication, problem solving, and independent working.

For information on possible projects, and for further details of our specific research interests, please see our Departmental website.

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Lancaster University Lancaster Medical School
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The MSc in Clinical Research is an in-depth training programme which builds on the introduction to clinical research in the PgCert and the training in evidence-based medicine and specialist skills gained in the PgDip. Read more
The MSc in Clinical Research is an in-depth training programme which builds on the introduction to clinical research in the PgCert and the training in evidence-based medicine and specialist skills gained in the PgDip.

The programme provides an introduction to clinical research and applied methodological skills and enables you to translate research into practice. It can be taken as a one, two or three year programme.

You will develop and undertake a research project designed, delivered and submitted as a dissertation. This project is undertaken in your own professional context, under academic supervision.

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Core
- Practice-based Dissertation
- Translating research into healthcare policy and practice
- Life Cycle of Clinical Research
- Methodological Foundations

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The MSc by Research programme can be tailored to your individual research needs. You will first take an induction course leading to the production of a learning contract with a research supervisor and subsequently develop a research proposal that forms the basis of the rest of your study. Read more
The MSc by Research programme can be tailored to your individual research needs.

You will first take an induction course leading to the production of a learning contract with a research supervisor and subsequently develop a research proposal that forms the basis of the rest of your study.

You will then progress to a period of independent research project-work and complete a project dissertation. Upon successful completion of the MSc, you will have clearly demonstrated your ability to meet the required high levels of technical professionalism.

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The Computer Science MSc has been designed to meet the needs of contemporary industrial and research practices. Modern computing is characterised by its massive scale, highly interconnected nature and socially oriented user interaction techniques. Read more
The Computer Science MSc has been designed to meet the needs of contemporary industrial and research practices.

Modern computing is characterised by its massive scale, highly interconnected nature and socially oriented user interaction techniques. Under the guidance of our internationally renowned academics, you will learn about the design and development of computer systems, with technology and users in mind, and gain expertise in subjects such as Cloud Computing, Big Data and Data Mining, Enterprise Architectures and Interaction Design.

The degree also provides a placement that allows you to gain practical experiences through interaction with innovative companies or within our internationally renowned research groups.

Modules
• A Research or Industrially Focused Dissertation
• Advanced Human-Computer Interaction
• Applied Data Mining
• Data Mining
• Elements of Distributed Systems
• Professional and Research Methodology
• Research or Industrial Placement
• Systems Architecture and Integration

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This MA programme is designed to critically examine the theoretical and methodological issues surrounding the dynamics of peace and conflict in the contemporary world. Read more
This MA programme is designed to critically examine the theoretical and methodological issues surrounding the dynamics of peace and conflict in the contemporary world. The programme engages with the work of leading peace and conflict studies scholars at both conceptual and empirical levels and draws on evidence from a range of recent armed conflicts.

The programme also addresses techniques in conflict resolution such as mediation in order to deepen our understanding and develop practical skills in conflict analysis and uses optional modules from Politics to support the core programme.

Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Core Modules
• Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts
• Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies
• Dissertation (20,000 words)

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This MA is ideal for those considering employment in the field of humanitarian assistance and post-conflict reconstruction. It is also relevant to practitioners wishing to study the politics of aid. Read more
This MA is ideal for those considering employment in the field of humanitarian assistance and post-conflict reconstruction. It is also relevant to practitioners wishing to study the politics of aid. The programme builds on critical policy research and consultancy that has been completed for a wide range of international organisations.

It addresses the increasing overlap between ‘development’ and ‘security’ and explores the significance of globalisation for the emergence of internal, regionalised and networked forms of conflict and instability.

This analysis will broaden your understanding of the present crisis in global security as you go on to study the recent and current responses in humanitarian, developmental and security terms, particularly the links between aid and politics.

Core Modules
• Theorising Security and War
• Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
• Dissertation (20,000 words)

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Lancaster University Lancaster Environment Centre
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This scheme offers great flexibility of choice with a wide range of modules to meet the needs or interests of any student of ecological or conservation sciences. Read more
This scheme offers great flexibility of choice with a wide range of modules to meet the needs or interests of any student of ecological or conservation sciences. This vocational degree offers you the chance to blend ecological and environmental science topics with those from areas such as social science, geography, and statistics.

You will gain an understanding of the relationships between living organisms and their physical, chemical and biotic environment whilst learning important skills related to environmental monitoring and management.

Graduates have gone on to careers in the environmental and conservation sectors, as well as further study for a PhD.

Modules on offer include:
• Conservation Biology
• Data Analysis and Interpretation
• Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change
• Geoinformatics
• Habitat Management
• Lake Ecology
• Natural Resource and Environmental Governance
• Sustainable Soil Management
• Using the National Vegetation Classification
• Wildlife Monitoring Techniques
• Wildlife Population Ecology

Other modules available can be found on our website.

Open Days

Our upcoming Open Days will take place on:
Saturday 8th April 2017
Saturday 15th July 2017
You can find out more and register at: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/masters/open-days/

We also have a Virtual Open Day on Friday 17th March. For further information and to register please go to: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/masters/open-days/

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