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The MA Educational Management is an advanced and flexible course which includes two specialist modules – Human Resource Management and Marketing – as well as a range of optional modules. Read more
The MA Educational Management is an advanced and flexible course which includes two specialist modules – Human Resource Management and Marketing – as well as a range of optional modules. It is directly relevant to the realities of working in educational management in different sectors, and assignments are tailored towards your own working environment.

The MA Educational Management is a named award within the MEd Professional Development scheme. In the first instance applicants should apply for the MEd Professional Development.

Advanced courses in education at the University of Bolton all focus on clear principles: learners and learning, professional practice in education and training, and quality and excellence in professional development.

What you will learn

This course allows rigorous academic investigations into education management. You will learn how to explore educational research and make informed comment on the applicability, relevance and usefulness of theories, concepts, models, methodologies and techniques applied to practice. You will acquire a range of advanced skills and abilities necessary for you to pursue the demands of your chosen programme successfully.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk

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E-learning has changed the face of education, training and vocational learning forever. E-learning practitioners can be involved in all aspects of education; for instance, vocational learning, information technology, inclusive education, management, research and planning. Read more
E-learning has changed the face of education, training and vocational learning forever.

E-learning practitioners can be involved in all aspects of education; for instance, vocational learning, information technology, inclusive education, management, research and planning. The MA in E-Learning for Educationalists is a specialist award for experienced educationalists. There are two specialist modules – ICT in Education and Computer-supported Collaborative Learning and E-Tutoring – and the course offers a range of optional modules. This means you can tailor your MA course according to your career and circumstances.

The MA E-Learning for Educationalists is a named award within the MEd Professional Development scheme. In the first instance applicants should apply for the MEd Professional Development.

What you will learn

This course allows rigorous academic investigation into education, particularly methods of e-learning in education. You will learn how to explore educational research and make informed comment on the applicability, relevance and usefulness of theories, concepts, models, methodologies and techniques applied to practice. You will acquire a range of advanced skills and abilities necessary for you to pursue the demands of your chosen programme successfully.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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University of Bolton Art, Design and Media
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This programme is for artists who want to develop their specialist studio practice to a higher level. The course will give you the opportunity to enhance your practical and creative skills as a practicing artist, underpinned by a contextual research-based programme of critical studies. Read more
This programme is for artists who want to develop their specialist studio practice to a higher level.

The course will give you the opportunity to enhance your practical and creative skills as a practicing artist, underpinned by a contextual research-based programme of critical studies. You will be given a personal supervisor at the start of the programme, and you will also work in the studio alongside your fellow MA Fine Art students.

It builds upon the distinctive approach to arts practice currently offered on the undergraduate fine art programme at the University. The course combines the use of established media and techniques with an ethos of open learning and experimentation using new and alternative media.
You will enhance your practice through a critical and contextual understanding of your creative methods, enabling you to develop and broaden your work in the formulation and articulation of your ideas.

Through contacts with external partners and arts-based agencies you will engage directly with the world of contemporary fine art, extending your knowledge of the commercial side of the art world. This aspect of your practice will also be supported by learning business management skills such as creating a business plan and writing proposal briefs for commission, exhibition and project work.

The course is taught by practitioners with extensive experience of creative media and the broader art world. In addition to studio work, (which will take up the bulk of your time here), you will learn through lectures, master classes, field trips, seminars, presentations, group work, tutorials and independent study.

The fine art department has excellent facilities for a variety of creative practices. These include a fully-equipped wood workshop; a fully-equipped metal workshop with facilities to work with a wide variety of metals, including a small aluminium foundry; a printmaking studio; a ceramics and casting studio with two large kilns; and a digital studio equipped with the latest AppleMac computers, a range of high end software and printing facilities up to A1 size.

Special features

The open nature of the fine art studio means you will have the opportunity to apply a multi-disciplinary approach to your work and make use of the high level facilities available within the studio set-up.

The fine art department has established strong links with a number of arts organisations and groups within the region, including Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council, Bolton At Home, Queens Park and Bolton Landscape Department, Bolton Schools Liaison Network, Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Hospital Arts, and a large number of private organisations who regularly commission our students.

Students from the undergraduate programme have successfully set up three large studio groups in the region and studio spaces are available for students to rent in these studios at very reasonable rates. Two new contemporary art galleries have also been set up by our students in the past three years.

The department has also set up an undergraduate programme in fine art in Athens and students from the programme have an opportunity to spend some time at the art school in the centre of this historic city.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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The MA Inclusive Education is an advanced and flexible course which meets the professional development needs of experienced educationalists. Read more
The MA Inclusive Education is an advanced and flexible course which meets the professional development needs of experienced educationalists. It is directly relevant to the realities of working in different roles in educational environments, with a particular focus on inclusive education. Assignments are tailored towards your own working environment and experience.

The MA Inclusive Education is a named award within the MEd Professional Development scheme. In the first instance applicants should apply for the MEd Professional Development.

All advanced courses in education at the University of Bolton focus on clear principles: learners and learning, professional practice in education and training, and quality and excellence in professional development.

What you will learn

This course allows rigorous academic investigations into education, and issues in inclusive education in particular. You will acquire a range of advanced skills and abilities necessary to enable you to pursue the demands of your chosen programme successfully.

You will learn how to explore educational research and make informed comment on the applicability, relevance and usefulness of theories, concepts, models, methodologies and techniques applied to practice.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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University of Bolton Art, Design and Media
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The MA International Multimedia Journalism is taught at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing. The course concentrates on developing skills for journalists to deliver stories through multiple digital platforms. Read more
The MA International Multimedia Journalism is taught at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing. The course concentrates on developing skills for journalists to deliver stories through multiple digital platforms.

The content of the course is divided into three sections. Firstly, it will involve critical discussions on the core skills that span the three traditional modes of delivery (print, radio, TV) set against the emerging online international newscape. Secondly, you will undertake project-based learning that will challenge you to work on creative projects that require both an in-depth understanding of new technologies and a willingness to innovate and apply them in a journalistic context. Thirdly, you will engage with industry through live projects set in one of the course's collaborative news organisations.

What you will learn

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom teaching, intensive workshops and online teaching reflecting the communication methods used in the media industry. Your studies are supported by group discussions, seminars and individual tutorials. Innovation and experimentation are encouraged.

The course is one year in duration, divided into three terms. Working as a single operator mobile journalist and basing your practical work on strong stories, you will carry out assignments for multi-platform delivery; for instance, online, broadcast, print, social networks, mobile, iPad and others.

For the first term you will work on multiple short form (one to three days) assignments and explore key research questions in the multimedia journalism field. In the second term you will concentrate on two feature stories; one of which is progressed into the third term as a final project. Throughout the course you will be expected to inquire and reflect on a range of issues connected with the practice of multimedia journalism. You will share your experiences and successes with your fellow students and the group as a whole will benefit from this exchange of ideas and practical advice and experience.

For more information, please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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University of Bolton Bolton Business School
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This course is intended for bright graduates wishing to prepare more fully for a career in business and management and who seek to improve their prospects of securing a valued management career. Read more
This course is intended for bright graduates wishing to prepare more fully for a career in business and management and who seek to improve their prospects of securing a valued management career.

[Who is the course aimed at]]
It is aimed at those who lack the work experience to undertake an MBA, but who want to develop their understanding of management and their powers of critical evaluation of business scenarios. It can also act as preparation for those who may be considering undertaking research or research degrees in the field of management.

What you will Learn

You will learn about the latest developments in management thinking and develop your abilities to grasp, evaluate and propose solutions to complex management scenarios. The course is intended to challenge existing management thinking and offers recent and relevant insights into the complexities of the management process.

Your grasp of pragmatic and theoretical approaches will be honed by the development of critical faculties to enhance your employment prospects and prepare you for the world of management.

No matter what part of industry or commerce you wish to work in, the MA Management degree will assist you in gaining a critical understanding of the problems and challenges facing enterprises and organisations and equip you with the analytical and critical faculties to identify potential solutions. These qualities are sought by prestigious employers.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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The MA Photography course focuses on the fields of international photojournalism, documentary and travel photography, and is designed in particular for postgraduate students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills to pursue a career in these areas. Read more
The MA Photography course focuses on the fields of international photojournalism, documentary and travel photography, and is designed in particular for postgraduate students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills to pursue a career in these areas.
You will explore issues of photographic culture, image economies and visual representation, and develop an understanding of how the practice of making photographic images is affected by these issues in terms of both your approach to the subject and the style of your photographs. You will apply your learning through a series of practical assignments.

The course is designed to be accessible to professional photographers and photo educators studying part-time as well as those wishing to study full-time and complete in a single year.

What will you study?

In term one you will consider a range of practical and ethical issues that have an impact on the practice of photography by researching four research questions. You will explore these issues through readings, lectures, discussions and practical assignments.

In the first half of term two, you will plan for two picture stories, one travelogue and one issue based, which you will then go on to shoot in the second half of the term. This work will be based on a further four research questions. At the end of term two, you will edit and discuss your projects with professionals, peers and tutors leading to preparations for continuing one of the two projects into term three.

In your final term you will have 10 weeks to expand your work in progress into a substantial body of work with ‘The Book’ module in which you will have the opportunity to develop a photographic book on a personally researched theme. You will negotiate a learning contract with your tutor from which the final project will be assessed.

The type of issues you will study include image libraries and the commercialisation of the photo market, the changing nature of picture news gathering and photojournalism, issues of ethics and social responsibility in photography and the importance of meaning and context in photo images. The insight you gain from this study will inform your approach to taking photographs.

You will study the work of contemporary practitioners in these areas of photography and the relationship between their work and the markets they supply.

In addition, you will develop an appreciation of the practical requirements of planning, research and preparation for photography assignments.

Entry to the course is based on the assumption that you are a technically proficient photographer. It is important to note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the technical skills to complete the practical work.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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The MA Policy and Practice in Basic Skills Education (ESOL) is for teachers, trainers, team leaders and heads of department/section who work in the field of ESOL teaching. Read more
The MA Policy and Practice in Basic Skills Education (ESOL) is for teachers, trainers, team leaders and heads of department/section who work in the field of ESOL teaching.

You will consider the different contexts in which English language teaching and learning takes place and learn about the latest research in the field. You will also explore the development of ESOL provision and the impact of external factors, such as political and historical events, and how they have affected the teaching of English as a second language.

You will learn about theories and principles of ESOL provision and relate these to your personal practice.

What you will learn

You will examine the relationship between theories and practice of teaching English as a second language. You will learn about the latest developments in curriculum design and issues of sociolinguistics, ethnographic and social-physiological approaches to ESOL teaching and learning.

You will consider the wider issues that may have an impact on the teaching of ESOL, for example, the place of English in a changing global context; the effects of international political events; national trends; immigration policies and attitudes to integration, multiculturalism and cultural identification. You will also look at issues relating to policies on further and adult education.

You will have the opportunity to share your experiences and observations with your fellow students as basic skills practitioners and will research, critique and analyse principles and practice in ESOL learning.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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The MA Policy and Practice in Basic Skills Education (Literacy) is for teachers, trainers, team leaders and heads of department/section who work in the field of basic skills education. Read more
The MA Policy and Practice in Basic Skills Education (Literacy) is for teachers, trainers, team leaders and heads of department/section who work in the field of basic skills education.

The course will support your professional development and enhance your career prospects by extending your existing knowledge in the field. It includes the study of issues that impact on adult literacy provision, an examination of literacy practices, a study of the history of adult literacy provision, and considers literacy in under-represented groups within the post-compulsory sector.

You will have the opportunity to carry out research into an area of literacy provision that is relevant to your practice and examine how theoretical principles inform and enhance this practice. All aspects of your research and study will be underpinned by ethical principles.

What you will learn

The course will enhance your existing knowledge of the field of literacy education and examine ways in which practice can be developed and improved in the light of literacy education theories.

You will have the opportunity to share your experiences and observations as basic skills practitioners and will research, critique and analyse UK and international practices and principles.

You will also increase your knowledge of the historical development of literacy teaching and the impact of policies on standards and achievement. The course will give you the opportunity to debate and analyse theories and their potential impact on practice.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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The MA Policy and Practice in Basic Skills Education (Numeracy) is for teachers, trainers, team leaders and heads of department/section who work in the field of basic skills education. Read more
The MA Policy and Practice in Basic Skills Education (Numeracy) is for teachers, trainers, team leaders and heads of department/section who work in the field of basic skills education.

This flexible course will support your professional development and enhance your career prospects by adding to your existing knowledge in the field. It includes the study of government policies and initiatives on adult numeracy, key theoretical issues that have an impact on adult numeracy provision, the history of adult numeracy provision and approaches to numeracy.

In addition, studying on a masters course at the University of Bolton will help you to further develop career-enhancing skills including research, oral and written presentations, independent working and time and project management skills.

What you will learn

The course will enhance your existing knowledge of the field of numeracy and mathematics education by critical analysis of government policy in this area.

You will have the opportunity to share your experiences and observations as basic skills practitioners and will research, critique and analyse UK and international policy in numeracy and mathematics education.

You will also increase your knowledge of the historical development of numeracy provision and the impact of policy decisions on standards and achievement. The course will give you the opportunity to debate and analyse cultural origins in order to establish what impact these have on achievement and enjoyment of numeracy and mathematics.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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The MA in Teaching and Learning will support your professional development as a practitioner in the health and education sectors. Read more
The MA in Teaching and Learning will support your professional development as a practitioner in the health and education sectors.

This is a new award and it indicates an innovative engagement in pedagogical issues. It carries considerable weight as a recognition of high professional standards.

The course will give you an understanding of the principles and practice of effective teaching, including planning, assessment, evaluation, curriculum development and the professional ethics of teaching and learning.

Throughout the course you will draw on and focus upon your work-based experiences as the basis of your studies, utilising your knowledge, scholarship and professional enquiry skills. The development of your learning will be facilitated through reflection with, and support from, peers, mentors and tutors.

What you will learn

This course enables rigorous academic investigation into education, with the objective of supporting your professional development in the field. At its heart is how, as an educational professional, you put advanced theories into practice. You will learn how to explore educational research and make informed comment on the applicability, relevance and usefulness of theories, concepts, models, methodologies and techniques applied to practice.

You will acquire a range of advanced skills and abilities necessary for you to pursue the demands of your chosen programme successfully and apply your skills and learning in the workplace.

As a practitioner and a reader you will develop advanced skills in the handling of educational research. You will learn how to apply the knowledge, skills and abilities you gain in your own professional context; enabling you to address areas of concern and any development needs in an informed and justifiable manner.

You will learn to evaluate, review and reflect upon your assignment/project work, and identify those areas requiring further development via action planning and target setting as part of the process of personal development planning (PDP).

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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