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The world of fashion is one of the globe’s fastest growing industries, as well as one of the most competitive. Our Fashion Management MA course equips you with the skills and knowledge to succeed as a manager in this exciting industry. Read more
The world of fashion is one of the globe’s fastest growing industries, as well as one of the most competitive. Our Fashion Management MA course equips you with the skills and knowledge to succeed as a manager in this exciting industry.

You will gain a technical understanding of the sector, combined with a solid foundation of management principles. Both of these qualities will help give you a winning edge that employers really value.

What's covered in the course?

We will help develop your overall understanding of the modern fashion industry, as well as the necessary skills for working in the sector.

The industry looks for passionate, knowledgeable people when it comes to employment, so with this in mind, we will give you valuable insights into the subject. You will look at the fashion supply chain, global fashion perspectives, ethical fashion and how brands are promoted, established and maintained, amongst others.

You will also be trained in marketing and communications, learning how to maximise market penetration and consumer value. You’ll sharpen your research skills to enable you to apply them to different product strategies, evaluating visual merchandising and how to product different fashions effectively.

Alongside gaining intricate knowledge of the fashion industry as a whole, you’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in a topic or subject of your choice.

Our course covers all the topics you’d need to become successful in the fashion business, from strategies that inform fashion marketing and branding, right up to articulating trend forecasting. This broad approach ensures when you will graduate you’ll be able to perform a number of roles in a competitive, worldwide industry.

Why Choose Us?

-The University is an active research centre, and the latest Research Excellence Framework 2014 report found we have doubled the amount of staff producing internationally recognised research.
-With our accreditations, excellent industry links and practice-based approach, Birmingham City Business School is one of the UK’s most respected schools.
-You get the chance to study alongside people from other countries, helping you gain knowledge of the cultural implications of business practice.
-Our graduates move on to successful careers where they apply their knowledge to full effect.
-Our engaged, informative study sessions ensure you learn a range of vital skills needed for managerial positions.
-Study at our new, cutting-edge facility, The Curzon Building, which opened its doors in September 2015 and is a hub for our students, boasting state-of-the-art facilities, including a richly stocked library, a new Students’ Union and student support facilities.

Course Structure

Subject specific modules for this course include a lecture and seminar programme, a portfolio of concepts and treatments, research strategy, portfolio – short projects (management), and a major project / dissertation, where you can write about a subject you enjoy in much greater depth.

Theoretical concepts will be delivered in a lecture, followed by smaller group seminars based on case study analysis. Short, post-lesson ‘fact’ tests will be made available over Moodle, with discussion and interactive sessions will encourage you to critically examine key elements of business and management.

You will study the course full-time for one year. Assessments are an integral part of the learning process, and it’ll take on various forms within the modules, including coursework assignments, reports, controlled assessments, exams and your final dissertation. Formative feedback will be provided by students through a combination of self-reflection and tutor and peer feedback.

Employability

The course generates career opportunities in fashion manufacturing and production, fashion studio management, fashion brand management, fashion supply chain management and research.

Postgraduates earn an average £9,000 more per year than those with just undergraduate degrees*. A postgraduate qualification can really help you stand out from the crowd in today’s competitive job market. By becoming a specialist in your field, you will have the chance to advance thinking in that subject and lead, rather than follow, the latest developments.

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On this Masters in Innovation Management, you’ll learn how to develop management strategies to facilitate the innovation process from concept to execution in an increasingly competitive business environment. Read more
On this Masters in Innovation Management, you’ll learn how to develop management strategies to facilitate the innovation process from concept to execution in an increasingly competitive business environment.

This course helps you to develop the skills and competencies of a manager, incorporating frameworks for reviewing, reflecting, analysing and critiquing existing individual and organisational practices.

What's covered in the course?

You will learn the principles of strategic thinking in the context of innovation and it will also equip you with the ability to manage the process financially. These will all be achieved through the continuous use of a cross cultural management lens, enabling you to work with innovative people, processes and products across cultural boundaries.

Why Choose Us?

-Our graduates move on to successful careers where they apply their knowledge to full effect.
-If your first language is not English, our course offers you the opportunity to develop a high level understanding of the international business language of English.
-The University is an active research centre, and the latest Research Excellence Framework 2014 report found we have doubled the amount of staff producing internationally recognised research.
-With our accreditations, excellent industry links and practice-based approach, Birmingham City Business School is one of the UK’s most respected schools.
-Our engaged, informative study sessions ensure you learn a range of vital skills needed for managerial and directorial positions.

Course in Depth

You’ll be trained to make important and crucial decisions, how to devise winning strategies and methods and how to use these skills across a range of disciplines.

You’ll learn how to evaluate and apply relevant theories, concepts and techniques to the solution of business and management problems and will graduate with a solid understanding of innovation management and the ability to apply your knowledge to succeed in a competitive industry.

Employability

The rapid growth of emerging economies and the need for design and innovation leadership means graduates from the course will find opportunities to work in a wide range of manufacturing and the service sector roles.

The course generates careers opportunities for brand and design managers, business development managers, project management and creative directors.

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Course overview. Tourism is a highly-competitive industry in virtually every country of the world, which has created a demand for managers who possess the knowledge and skills to succeed in this dynamic and global industry. Read more
Course overview

Tourism is a highly-competitive industry in virtually every country of the world, which has created a demand for managers who possess the knowledge and skills to succeed in this dynamic and global industry.

This course will enhance your business management potential by developing your knowledge and skills to identify and respond to the wide range of opportunities and threats in future tourism business environments. You will also appreciate the multi-disciplinary approaches required in the sector.

A strong emphasis is placed on the role of communication and creativity in effective management practice, together with an awareness of contemporary issues. A key feature of this course is the ‘live industry project’, where you will travel overseas for an external organisation and apply your skills and knowledge to a real business. Previous students have completed projects in Malaysia, the Gambia and the Azores in Portugal.


Why should I choose this course?

UCB is a leading provider of innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses in tourism, with a national and international reputation.
UCB’s well-developed international links are reflected in our thriving international study body, which makes for a diverse and friendly atmosphere.
Our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience to draw from and keep up-to-date on industry developments as well as academic research.
The ‘live industry project’ is a fantastic opportunity to travel abroad, gain experience and use the skills you develop on your course in a real industry environment.
You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of tourism and business approaches and appreciate the changing nature of the contemporary tourism environment.

Teaching and assessment

Lectures, guest speakers, seminars and e-learning activities will help give you an understanding of the travel and tourism sector as a business. There is also a range of action learning opportunities through case studies, scenario-planning, simulations and live projects.

You will be assessed through case study analysis, presentations, essays, e-discussions, examinations and debates through a range of individual and team-based environments.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

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Course overview. If you want to work in a dynamic marketing role, managing events or working within hospitality and tourism, then this course will provide you with the knowledge and experience necessary to succeed. Read more
Course overview

If you want to work in a dynamic marketing role, managing events or working within hospitality and tourism, then this course will provide you with the knowledge and experience necessary to succeed.

The focus of this course is on developing your effective marketing management competencies through the study of a range of modules specifically designed to encapsulate and reflect the contemporary marketing environment.

You will have the opportunity to undertake projects in a live marketing context and act as a consultant to develop strategies and marketing plans for clients. This industry-based experience is very valuable and will enhance your overall employability.

This course encompasses a corporate team-building event to develop the skills that you learned during your undergraduate studies and raise them to a higher academic level.

The UCB Business School has an affiliation with the Academy of Marketing and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). You will benefit from interaction and engagement with leading marketing practitioners and academics as well as having access to a wide range of specific marketing resources.

Why should I choose this course?

You will develop your professional career in marketing as you specialise in the dynamic events, hospitality and tourism industries.
You will be given a choice of specialist modules that allow you to customise your degree to suit your career aspirations.
You will learn advanced business functions in marketing management and how to apply them to the industry.
You will work with real clients, helping to develop marketing plans and strategies in order develop your industry experience.
You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative marketing approaches and appreciate the changing nature of the contemporary business environment.

Teaching and assessment

This course is delivered through team-based learning exercises to encourage a high level of participation. You will also attend lectures, seminar debates and do independent reading to ensure an interactive, personalised learning experience.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to encourage you to develop a range of skills. These include case studies, presentations, online debates, assessed seminars, essays and reports, marketing plans and a live exhibition.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

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This is a multi-disciplinary programme aimed at ambitious designers, and non-designers working in the design industry who want to develop their personal skills, and gain business and marketing insight. Read more

Summary

This is a multi-disciplinary programme aimed at ambitious designers, and non-designers working in the design industry who want to develop their personal skills, and gain business and marketing insight.

The curriculum has a professional focus and embraces business management, marketing, design strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainability, design leadership and design practice including project management, intellectual property law and finance.

Strong emphasis is placed on the development of evidence based decision making, high level leadership and communication skills.

Students can focus within their chosen area of specialisation and work-based learning students relate their study directly to the workplace, gaining credit for their work-based learning.

This course is divided into three trimesters to allow students to work towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Master's qualification.

Modules

PgCert: Research Methods; Professional Development; Business Perspectives; Design and Innovation Strategy.

PgDip: Leadership Project; Design Practice; Placement/Case study.

Master's: Major Project / Dissertation.

Assessment

Assessments are designed to be directly relevant to the design industry. The course provides continuous formative assessment via group and individual tutorial feedback. Summative assessment is based up on a combination of individual seminars, team presentations, industry standard reports, individual essays, team reports and briefings plus the final major project / dissertation.

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Course overview. If you are seeking to develop a career within the culinary environment of the hospitality industry, this course provides a direct career pathway for you. Read more
Course overview

If you are seeking to develop a career within the culinary environment of the hospitality industry, this course provides a direct career pathway for you.

The management of professional culinary enterprises proves an exciting challenge. Artistry and technique need to be blended with business and management acumen, coupled with the skills of creativity and innovation. The challenge is to always meet changing consumer demands, research trends and effectively manage an operation.

You will study classical culinary technique and adapt it to the contemporary culinary environment. Innovation, recipe and food product development will be strong components of your overall experience. The international nature of the modern culinary environment is reflected in the content and delivery of this course – as are the challenges of managing culinary operations as profit centres.

Some previous culinary experience is required, but the course is also open to students from educational and industry backgrounds.

Why should I choose this course?

UCB is a specialist and internationally-renowned provider of courses in hospitality and culinary arts management.
You will enhance your knowledge and application of culinary technique and develop your ability to manage within a culinary environment.
You will be able to specialise and develop advanced techniques through our state-of-the-art facilities, staff expertise and an optional work placement.
UCB’s well-developed international links are reflected in our thriving international study body and out internationally-recognised qualifications.
Our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience to draw from and keep up-to-date on industry developments as well as academic research.

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Course overview. The global growth of tourism has been accompanied by economic, environmental and social impacts that are crucial to industry development in order for it to expand and develop. Read more
Course overview

The global growth of tourism has been accompanied by economic, environmental and social impacts that are crucial to industry development in order for it to expand and develop.

A key role in the development of tourism lies with the planners and developers who control and cultivate tourism to meet the varied needs of the different types of service providers and principles.

This course will examine these important areas, encouraging you to examine the management and development of tourism destinations so you develop an appreciation of the multi-disciplinary approaches required in the sector. You will focus on planning and development initiatives whilst building an awareness of contemporary issues.

A key feature of this course is the ‘live industry project’, where you will travel overseas for an external organisation and apply your skills and knowledge to developing tourism product and marketing development plans. Previous students have completed projects in Cyprus, Italy and Madeira.

Why should I choose this course?

UCB is a leading provider of innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses in tourism, with a national and international reputation.
You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of tourism and marketing development approaches and appreciate the changing nature of the contemporary tourism environment.
UCB’s well-developed international links are reflected in our thriving international study body, which makes for a diverse and friendly atmosphere.
Our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience to draw from and keep up-to-date on industry developments as well as academic research.
The ‘live industry project’ is a fantastic opportunity to travel abroad, gain experience and use the skills you develop on your course in a real industry environment.

Teaching and assessment

Lectures, guest speakers, seminars and e-learning activities will help give you an understanding of the travel and tourism sector as a business. There is also a range of action learning opportunities through case studies, scenario-planning, simulations and live projects.

You will be assessed through case study analysis, presentations, essays, e-discussions, examinations and debates through a range of individual and team-based environments.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

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This course helps you explore how arts organisations, cultural spaces, and visual and performing arts projects are managed in different social, political and economic environments. Read more

Summary

This course helps you explore how arts organisations, cultural spaces, and visual and performing arts projects are managed in different social, political and economic environments.

You will strengthen your knowledge and awareness of arts policies in different regional, national and international circumstances while gaining advanced organisational and marketing skills. This prepares you for life as a professional project manager, a PhD researcher or to work in other career sequels.

This course is divided into three trimesters to allow students to work towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Master's qualification.

Modules

Modules include: Strategic Marketing for the Arts; Managing Events and Projects; Research in Practice; Final Presentation or Dissertation.

Option modules are shared within the Art Based Masters Programme. These include Discourses in Art & Design, Contemporary Philosophy and Aesthetics, Creative Publishing and Public Dissemination, Social Practice in the Visual Arts, Photography as Research, Queer strategies and practices, Well-being and Mindfulness: Environment and Context, Models and Methods of Curatorial Practice, Arts Policy and Cultural Planning, Technical Methods, Workshop Practice and Learning and Small Arts Business Set Up.

Assessment

The emphasis on professional practice in teaching and the final project are intended to give the students practical experience in their chosen field of cultural activity and opportunities to network and deepen their understanding of how organisations, projects or events work; students complete essays, presentations and practical collaborative work.

Career Prospects

On completion of the course you will be more critically aware of the regional, national and international context in which arts organisations and projects operate. You will be able to pursue a career in managing arts organisations and spaces, working within a management team on large scale events and festivals or be a freelance arts project manager. Jobs might include gallery administrator, arts officer, theatre manager, festival administrator or manager of an arts organisation.

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This course has been designed with industry to reflect the growing need for entrepreneurial producers, marketers and distribution experts. Read more

Summary

This course has been designed with industry to reflect the growing need for entrepreneurial producers, marketers and distribution experts.

Graduates from this course have secured roles with companies including Film London (UK), Koch Media (Germany) and Gariza Films (Spain). Taught by a team including Oscar-nominated producer, Lee Thomas, and film industry marketing expert, Eugenio Triana, students will develop the strategic skills needed to apply new and emergent models of film financing, get to market and engage audiences in a competitive, fast changing, global entertainment business.

Course Modules

Your Audience
Film Distribution and Marketing
Film Financing and the Value Chain
Digital Departures
Project Management and Solutions
Project Development and Deployment
MA by Practice

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Full-time (Sept start). 12 months. On this innovative course students will develop the professional skills necessary for a successful events and exhibition management career. Read more

Course Duration:

Full-time (Sept start): 12 months

Summary:

On this innovative course students will develop the professional skills necessary for a successful events and exhibition management career.

This course has been developed with The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), meaning students will learn straight from top industry professionals. This course has a real emphasis on gaining practical skills and utilising your creativity.

Graduates have gone on to work for the NEC group, established event production companies both in the UK and abroad, and some have gone on to establish their own event management companies.

Modules:

Core modules inlcude;
The Events and Exhibtions Industry
Entrepreneurial Marketing
Exhibition Production
Production Lab
MA by Practice

Assessments:

The modules are assessed through presentations, reports and practical event management experience.

Employment Opportunity

With the core knowledge of theoretical approaches to the events and exhibitions industry that this MA will give you, you will leave set up for a successful career in the industry. You will have an understanding of scholarly and professional techniques, as well as the current intellectual challenges you will face in a role in events and exhibition management.

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Primarily vocational and practical, the course caters for those with career interests in fashion communication and the promotion of fashion companies, goods, events and brands. Read more

Summary

Primarily vocational and practical, the course caters for those with career interests in fashion communication and the promotion of fashion companies, goods, events and brands. Students will be actively encouraged to take part in debates about the professional, educational, political and cultural implications of fashion promotion in modern societies around the world. The course encourages different research methods to investigate the branding and promotion of fashion through marketing, advertising, events management, publicity or public relations.

As a graduate, individuals will be able to apply their knowledge and practical skills to fashion promotion, as well as sophisticated marketing and advertising concepts.

The course focuses on ability to develop and manage project proposals and studies related to commercial fashion, fashion communication and fashion promotion. Students can adopt either an entrepreneurial, academic or creative approach to their studies.

Example projects include fashion magazines or blogs, plans for fashion businesses, marketing strategies. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to undertake relevant career planning and research. A series of topical lectures are provided exploring major theories and debates related to the world of fashion and textiles. These are followed by talks from industry practitioners.

This course is divided into three trimesters to allow students to work towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Master's qualification.

Modules

Modules undertaken include: Portfolio Concepts and Treatments, Lecture and Seminar Programme, Research Strategy, Portfolio: Short Project, Portfolio, Major Project, Dissertation.

Assessment

The programme includes a mixture of practical projects and written work; students develop a portfolio of work that showcases their abilities and ideas and is executed and managed in a professional manner; at each stage students also write reflective reports that encourage them to develop a critical and contextual framework within which to understand their practice and future career choices; students are assessed using a mixture of tutorial reviews, project work submissions and oral exams.

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The Management of Special Education in Developing Countries is a full-time programme is for teachers, administrators and non-governmental organisation (NGO) staff who are working in special education in developing countries and who wish to develop their management or leadership expertise. Read more
The Management of Special Education in Developing Countries is a full-time programme is for teachers, administrators and non-governmental organisation (NGO) staff who are working in special education in developing countries and who wish to develop their management or leadership expertise. Although most students are not from the EU, this course is also suitable for UK/EU students. The programme combines modules in Special Education with modules in International Studies in Education, using theory and practice from both in order to enable participants to improve management practice in the national context in which they work. A research dissertation also enables participants to put together management and special education in a uniquely relevant way for them.

This International Studies in Education programme has been taught at the School of Education for 50 years, and the School has one of the largest SEN departments in the UK. In consultation with tutors, you will choose modules totalling 100 credits from those available in the International Studies in Education and Special Education programmes, with a minimum of two modules from either field. You will also need to take the Practioner Inquiry in Education (PIE) module. A research dissertation will enable you to put together management and special education in a way which is uniquely relevant way for you.

About the School of Education

The School of Education has a long-standing reputation as a centre of excellence for teaching and research in a wide range of areas of educational practice and policy. It is an international leader in education with a history of top rated research. In the 2016 QS World Rankings, it was ranked 28th in the World and joint 7th in Europe/UK.
The School employs over 100 academic staff who teach more than 2,500 students. It is home to a number of departments and research centres with a history of top rated research and is an international leader in education.
School of Education ranking:
- Ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Tables 2017
- Ranked 10th in the 2017 Complete University Guide
- In Top 3 for HEI provision in the Good Teacher Training Guide
- Ranked 28th in the World in the 2016 QS World Rankings
- Ranked 9th overall for Research in the 2014 REF (with more than 82% of research rated as ‘internationally excellent’ (3*) or ‘world leading’ (4*).
- Rated 'outstanding' in latest Ofsted inspection (2013) for its Teacher Training programmes
- Ranked third for Education in The Times Good University Guide 2017

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

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Course overview. The hospitality industry is a vast, global and dynamic industry which is constantly developing and expanding. Read more
Course overview

The hospitality industry is a vast, global and dynamic industry which is constantly developing and expanding.

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the hospitality industry and the environment in which it operates and increase your critical awareness of current issues and new insights into this area of professional practice. Our previous graduates can be found all over the world, working in a variety of senior management positions in many different sectors of the industry.

You will also take part in a five-day study trip to a European city destination in order to carry out research related to one or more of your course assessments. Previous study visits have taken students to Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Florence, Barcelona, Krakow and Rome. The cost of this residential visit it include in the course fees.

There are many diverse career opportunities available to you, and a postgraduate degree from UCB will improve your chances of success and career progression.

Why should I choose this course?

UCB is a well-established and internationally-renowned provider of hospitality management courses.
Our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience to draw from and keep up-to-date on industry developments as well as academic research.
This degree is accredited by the University of Birmingham and has a strong industry and commercial focus.
You will learn how to work in a managerial position within the hospitality industry and be aware of the contemporary issues and potential areas of growth within the sector.
You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative hospitality and managerial approaches and appreciate the changing nature of the contemporary hospitality environment.

Teaching and assessment

Lectures, seminars and fieldwork will provide opportunities for you to explore concepts relevant to your study and you will also be analysing case studies as a way to understand the link between theory and sector practice.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to encourage you to develop a range of skills. These include essays and reports, investigative fieldwork, case study analysis, presentations and simulation using industry-specific software.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

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In this course you will gain a solid foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research skills. Read more
In this course you will gain a solid foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research skills.

You will acquire a general overview of the philosophy of social research, and understand how this informs research design, methods of data collection and analysis. You will also develop an ability to use a range of research methods, to communicate research findings effectively and an understanding of the potential use of and impact of your research within and beyond academia.

The core modules you will take are:

- Introduction to Social Science Research (20 credits)
- Research Design (20 credits)
- Social Research Methods I (20 credits)
- Social Research Methods II (20 credits)

You will then take a minimum of four elective modules from the following list (10 credits each):

- From Multiple Linear to Logistic Regression
- Overseas Research Methods
- Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
- Documentary Research
- Factor Analysis
- Narrative Research
- Policy Evaluation
- Secondary Data Analysis in Social Research
- Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis (using NVivo)
- Handling Cluster Randomised Samples
- Researching Language and Literacy

In addition, you will write a 14,000-word dissertation (60 credits).

About the Birmingham Business School

At Birmingham Business School we deliver world-class research and teaching that provides the; insight, ambition and skills to shape advanced and sustainable business strategies. We put people at the heart of business and business at the heart of society.

Consistently found in global ranking tables and accredited by leading bodies, AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. The triple-crown accreditation confirms our position within an elite group of global business schools.

Birmingham Business School is already globally renowned for the quality of our research and teaching. With students representing over 60 countries currently studying at our main campus, our courses being taught in a range of international business schools, and an international faculty and global alumni community of around 23,000 graduates, we have a global footprint that ensures worldwide impact.

Our dedication to providing our students with a rich educational experience within our Business School has led to increased investment in our career services and corporate relations programme. This will further enhance the already excellent career prospects of our graduates, with additional opportunities for project work and internships with leading global businesses.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

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This course offers students the opportunity to explore the major theories and debates which dominate the study and practice of the beauty and cosmetics industries. Read more

Summary

This course offers students the opportunity to explore the major theories and debates which dominate the study and practice of the beauty and cosmetics industries. Students will be involved in blogging, social media, website development, entrepreneurship and brand development on this postgraduate degree.

The course encourages students to actively participate in debates about the professional, educational, political and cultural implications of beauty and cosmetics in modern societies around the world.

Students will also explore and use different research methods to investigate the branding and promotion of beauty services and cosmetics through marketing, advertising, events management, publicity or public relations.

This course will equip students with the latest knowledge, skills and resources to help them investigate areas of personal and work-based interest.

Students will develop their studies around personal career ambitions and enjoy visits to leading cosmetics and fashion events.

Graduates of the course will be able to apply their knowledge and practical skills to cosmetics branding and promotion, as well as sophisticated marketing and advertising concepts.

This course is divided into three trimesters to allow students to work towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Master's qualification. Each award is normally achieved within a 15 week study period (30 weeks for part-time students).

Modules

Stage 1 PgCert: Portfolio: Concepts and Treatments; Lecture and Seminar programme.

Stage 2 PgDip: Research Strategy; Portfolio: Short Projects.

Stage 3 Master's: Portfolio: Major project or dissertation.

Assessment

The course includes a mixture of practical projects and written work. Students will develop a portfolio of work that showcases their abilities and ideas and is executed and managed in a professional manner. At each stage, students will also write reflective reports that encourages development of a critical and contextual framework within which to understand individual practice and future career choices. Students are assessed using a mixture of tutorial reviews, project work submissions and oral exams.

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