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Tourism and hospitality are expanding global industries resulting in an increased demand for skilled managers to lead and develop international organisations. Read more
Tourism and hospitality are expanding global industries resulting in an increased demand for skilled managers to lead and develop international organisations.

This course will equip you with the tools necessary to analyse the major influences affecting the international hospitality business environment, as well as a deep-rooted understanding of the issues currently shaping the management of international hospitality corporations.

The real-world assessments within this course will give you hands-on experience of planning and managing your own live projects, professional work within industry and live client consultancy. The course has been designed through close consultation with industry partners, to ensure you gain the latest practical and professional skills necessary to succeed within this sector.

Guest lectures and industry visits will enable you to develop a strong grasp of business culture, network and immerse yourself in these industries. The international nature of tourism and hospitality will be a key focus of your studies; this is reflected through our well-established global links. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a 36-48 week internship as part of your study.

Core Modules

It is intended that core business topics you will study will include:
Financial Management
Responsible Business
Creativity, Innovation and Enterprise
Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Methods of Enquiry
Developments in Strategic Management and Marketing
Dissertation or Strategic Live Project Management (option)
'Industry Live' - 150 hours of industry experience
Specialist units
In addition, you will also take specialist units:
Destination Management
Managing Hospitality Operations
International Tourism and Hospitality Management*
*including an optional international field trip to Budapest (additional fee applies). Opportunities to gain insights into the industry are also available in Manchester at no extra cost.

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Taking an international perspective, this programme explores innovative approaches to design and intervention in the city, investigating relationships between built form, space, culture, developmental processes and sustainability, within an interdisciplinary, project based dialogue. Read more
Taking an international perspective, this programme explores innovative approaches to design and intervention in the city, investigating relationships between built form, space, culture, developmental processes and sustainability, within an interdisciplinary, project based dialogue.

Over 50% of the World’s six billion people now live in cities. By 2050 this will have passed 80%; the future is urban.

The programme covers research methodologies, cities and urban ideologies and urban futures. In addition you will work in Studios in groupings with complimentary research interests led by a tutor with expertise in the area.

Through this course you will begin to engage directly with a chosen research subject area, gather data and formulate an original approach in your practice. You will synthesise your project culminating in the production of a leading-edge proposition until you present and contextualise your thesis. This internationally based course actively disseminates students’ thesis work through conferences, exhibitions, competitions and publication.

This course can be considered as partially meeting the requirements for recognition at Part 2 level (RIBA/ARB) through APEL provisions applied to individual graduates. The course is jointly accredited with the University of Manchester.

Special Features

This course is jointly accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and the University of Manchester (UoM) with cross-disciplinary connections between the Manchester School of Architecture, the School of Environment and Development (UoM) and Manchester School of Art Research Centre (MMU).

This is an internationally based course that actively disseminates students’ thesis work through conferences, exhibitions, competitions and publications.

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Research projects are proposal driven and may be practice-led. While they may be self-contained, the emphasis is on research training. Read more
Research projects are proposal driven and may be practice-led. While they may be self-contained, the emphasis is on research training. Projects are generally designed to test appropriate methods and theories in the chosen area of study and may be work-based.

You will join a research community of over 50 researchers 45% of whose outputs are classified as 3* and 4*.

You will have the benefit regular tutorials with a supervisory team and associate membership of one of the MIRIAD Research Centres in Art, Architecture, Craft, Design, Media and Visual Culture.

You will be required to complete a thesis of 30,000 words or 10 – 15,000 words if the submission is accompanied by material in other than written form.

Generic and subject-specific research training is compulsory.

Special Features

The research training offered by the programme is recognised by the AHRC which supports the regional research training network in the creative arts and industries, PARCNorthWest (Practice as Research Consortium). The consortium consists of 13 participating departments from 12 Higher Education Institutes encompassing the range of the creative arts from theories and histories to the practices and professions of art, architecture, craft, design, creative writing, media, music and performance.

The MIRIAD Postgraduate Programme was one of four ‘new’ universities to gain funding for postgraduate studies within the Arts & Humanities Research Council Block Grant Partnership: ‘Only research organisations which have shown strong evidence of excellent strategic planning for, and delivery of high-quality postgraduate research and training have received BGPs.

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Important information. academic review of Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire campus. Manchester Metropolitan University has been undertaking a review of the long-term future of academic provision at its Cheshire campus. Read more
Important information: academic review of Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire campus

Manchester Metropolitan University has been undertaking a review of the long-term future of academic provision at its Cheshire campus. It has now been confirmed that the University will withdraw from the Cheshire campus. This means that we expect the campus to close in the summer of 2019.

As the withdrawal from the campus will be a phased process we are still pleased to receive applications for one year full time postgraduate taught courses starting in 2017 on the Cheshire campus. We also continue to welcome applications for part time postgraduate courses of two years in duration in the Exercise and Sport Science department starting in 2017. Applications for courses that are expected to take longer than two years to complete are currently on hold.

Please visit our website for the latest information on the review: http://www.cheshire.mmu.ac.uk/campusreview



MA by Research in Contemporary Arts suits artists (emergent and professional) from a range of disciplines – which may include dance, drama, live arts, theatre, music and creative writing – who wish to develop a focused critical inquiry around their practice. The scope of the proposed research project is aligned with specialist expertise of staff in the Contemporary Arts Department, and developed under supervision with an appropriate supervisory team. Whether your own practical work (practice-as-research) or the work of others becomes the focus of your research inquiry you will be supported in determining suitable research methods and methodologies towards the development of your Praxis project, which will also include critical and reflective writing. You can expect an exciting and varied arts environment with good facilities and excellent technical support. A large, mixed-disciplined student community and exemplary Contemporary Arts Centre provision add to our unique agenda.

With well-established links to the professional world, this versatile and effective programme has broad appeal. A suitable choice for professional practitioners wishing to develop their careers, its multi-disciplinary content coupled with practice based research is also ideal preparation for work in the arts in higher education.
In addition, it is highly appropriate for those wishing to engage in practice as research and to go on to study at MPhil or PhD level.
Contemporary Arts With routes in dance, drama, live art, theatre, music, visual arts and writing MA by research

Features and Benefits

•Track record of graduates producing innovative work within and between arts subject domains.
•Access to excellent drama/performance spaces, ranging from the intimate to the large-scale, plus dance studios, specialist music studios, writing rooms and a new media suite.
•Have a look at our excellent facilities and find out more about the department on our website

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“One of the greatest pleasures of my working life continues to be the Manchester Writing School at MMU – a department with a real sense of family, achievement and celebration, and an ethos of nurturing and innovation.”. Read more
“One of the greatest pleasures of my working life continues to be the Manchester Writing School at MMU – a department with a real sense of family, achievement and celebration, and an ethos of nurturing and innovation.”

Carol Ann Duffy – Poet Laureate and Creative Director of the Manchester Writing School

At the heart of the Manchester Writing School are our Masters programmes in Creative Writing, available to study on campus in Manchester, and also from anywhere in the world via online distance learning.

On our Master of Arts (MA) Creative Writing programme, you will explore and practice techniques and styles of modern and contemporary writing and apply these through the development of your own creative work. MA students undertake a taught element blending writing workshops with reading units and an elective, and then complete their studies through submission of an extended piece of writing from a proposed full-length book. The MA is available to complete in one year full-time, or two years part-time/online.

You will specialise in one of the following routes:

◾Novel Writing (including Short Fiction)
◾Poetry Writing
◾Writing for Children & Young Adults
◾Place Writing


For more information about the Manchester Writing School, including profiles of staff and published students, and news items about events and projects, visit: mmu.ac.uk/writingschool.

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This course examines Criminology and criminal justice in their widest sense to include consideration of issues such as human rights, politics, international relations and social policy. Read more
This course examines Criminology and criminal justice in their widest sense to include consideration of issues such as human rights, politics, international relations and social policy. It gives students the opportunity to explore both theoretical and applied criminology, and to engage critically in considering the relationships between theory, research, policy and practice.

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Education Studies is concerned with understanding how people develop and learn throughout their lives, the nature of knowledge, and critical engagement with ways of knowing and understanding. Read more
Education Studies is concerned with understanding how people develop and learn throughout their lives, the nature of knowledge, and critical engagement with ways of knowing and understanding.

This programme offers an intellectually rigorous analysis of educational processes, systems and approaches, and their cultural, societal, political, historical and economic contexts. Postgraduates are able to participate in, and contest, changing discourses exemplified by reference to debate about values, personal and social engagement and how these relate to communities and societies.

Students have opportunities to develop their critical capabilities through the selection, analysis and synthesis of relevant perspectives, and to be able to justify different positions on educational matters. This award provides the knowledge, understanding and critical analysis to inform current and future professionals in education, for different areas and contexts.

The full time MA Education Studies is normally timetabled for teaching on two days a week (currently Tuesdays and Thursdays), with additional independent, guided study requirements.

We welcome applications from non-EU internationals for the full-time route and students are suported at every stage by MMU International.

Special Features

. Flexible delivery - traditional taught (full/part-time) or intensive modes available
. Can be tailored to meet personal and professional needs
. Opportunity to study contemporary educational issues
. Many Education Studies teaching staff are actively involved in research at our Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and
experienced in PhD supervision
. Close collaboration with ESRI, including guests speakers and conferences

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The MA Educational Leadership and Management programme has been developed for education and public sector professionals who are aspiring to their first leadership position. Read more
The MA Educational Leadership and Management programme has been developed for education and public sector professionals who are aspiring to their first leadership position. This Masters will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in a wide range of leadership and management theories and frameworks.

The programme draws on the outstanding specialist research within the Faculty’s world-leading Education and Social Research Institute, providing students with the most relevant theoretical knowledge they need to underpin their practice. This process includes critically analysing models relating to change management, organisational culture and the impact of leadership on organisational effectiveness. Students will study theories of leadership and management and apply them to their own workplace.

We welcome non-EU international applications for the full-time route and students are supported at every stage by MMU International.

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This course offers a flexible, challenging Master’s programme, delivered by a team of tutors with internationally recognised academic expertise in specialist areas. Read more
This course offers a flexible, challenging Master’s programme, delivered by a team of tutors with internationally recognised academic expertise in specialist areas. There are three routes: you can choose a specialised pathway in Contemporary Literature, Film & Theory or The Gothic, and a general English Studies route where students can build their own bespoke programme, choosing units from either pathways to create a Master's level experience reflecting your own interests in the further study of English.

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Important information. academic review of Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire campus. Manchester Metropolitan University has been undertaking a review of the long-term future of academic provision at its Cheshire campus. Read more
Important information: academic review of Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire campus

Manchester Metropolitan University has been undertaking a review of the long-term future of academic provision at its Cheshire campus. It has now been confirmed that the University will withdraw from the Cheshire campus. This means that we expect the campus to close in the summer of 2019.

As the withdrawal from the campus will be a phased process we are still pleased to receive applications for one year full time postgraduate taught courses starting in 2017 on the Cheshire campus. We also continue to welcome applications for part time postgraduate courses of two years in duration in the Exercise and Sport Science department starting in 2017. Applications for courses that are expected to take longer than two years to complete are currently on hold.

Please visit our website for the latest information on the review: http://www.cheshire.mmu.ac.uk/campusreview


Intellectually challenging and discipline-focussed, this programme prepares you for a career within your chosen sub-discipline of exercise and sport at an advanced level. Underpinned by research and practitioner expertise, an interdisciplinary perspective is encouraged. Opportunities for interaction across biomechanics, physiology and psychology, coaching studies, sport development and sports injury are included.

The course is flexible: major and minor in chosen subjects for your desired combination e.g. MA Exercise and Sport (Sport Development with Psychology).

Full-Time: Attendance at the University for 2 days per week from September to Easter. From Easter until completion attendance depends on the research project.

Part-Time: University attendance for one day per week from September to Easter. In the second year, you will study one day per week for Terms 1 and 2 and then Easter to completion of research project as necessary.

Masters graduates have the potential to progress into research programmes and positions, sport science/coaching within a sport governing body or with the English Institute of Sport, Scottish and Welsh Sports Council or Sports Coach UK. There are also consultancy and teaching opportunities at institutes of further and higher education.

Units

• Contemporary Issues and Policy in Coaching and its Management
• Supporting Coaches and their CPD
• The Coach as Educator • Issues in Coaching Pedagogy
• Professional Skills
• Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
• Research Methods and Design
• Research Project

Special Features

- Taught in a brand new £10 million Exercise and Sport Science Centre.
- Our sport development unit provides students opportunities to obtain additional qualifications and volunteering opportunities.
- Flexible programme allowing you to combine subjects
- Find out more about our courses by watching these short introductory films on the department and postgraduate applications and career prospects by the Head of Department Neil Fowler.

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Important information. academic review of Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire campus. Manchester Metropolitan University has been undertaking a review of the long-term future of academic provision at its Cheshire campus. Read more
Important information: academic review of Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire campus

Manchester Metropolitan University has been undertaking a review of the long-term future of academic provision at its Cheshire campus. It has now been confirmed that the University will withdraw from the Cheshire campus. This means that we expect the campus to close in the summer of 2019.

As the withdrawal from the campus will be a phased process we are still pleased to receive applications for one year full time postgraduate taught courses starting in 2017 on the Cheshire campus. We also continue to welcome applications for part time postgraduate courses of two years in duration in the Exercise and Sport Science department starting in 2017. Applications for courses that are expected to take longer than two years to complete are currently on hold.

Please visit our website for the latest information on the review: http://www.cheshire.mmu.ac.uk/campusreview


Intellectually challenging and discipline-focussed, this programme prepares you for a career within your chosen sub-discipline of exercise and sport at an advanced level. Underpinned by research and practitioner expertise, an interdisciplinary perspective in encouraged. Opportunities for interaction across biomechanics, physiology and psychology, coaching studies, sport development and sports injury are included.

The course is flexible: major and minor in chosen subjects for your desired combination e.g. MA Exercise and Sport (Psychology with Biomechanics).

Full-time: Attendance at the University for 2 days per week from September to Easter. From Easter until completion attendance will be dependent on the research project being undertaken.

Part-time: University attendance for one day per week from September to Easter in the first year.

In the second year, one day a week for Terms 1 and 2 and then Easter to completion of research project as necessary.

Masters graduates have the potential to progress into research programmes and positions, sport science/coaching within a sport governing body or with the English Institute of Sport, Scottish and Welsh Sports Council or Sports Coach UK. For those who progress to achieve BPS Chartered status and HPC registration there are also many opportunities to practise in an applied environment either in exercise or sport. There are also consultancy and teaching opportunities at institutes of further and higher education.

Units

• Foundation Psychology
• Cognition and Emotion in Exercise and Sport
• Needs Analysis in Consultancy
• Neuroscience in Exercise and Sport
• Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
• Social Psychology of Performance Sport
• Professional Skills
• Research Methods and Design
• Research Project

Special Features

- Taught in a brand new £10 million Exercise and Sport Science Centre.
- Our sport development unit provides students opportunities to obtain additional qualifications and volunteering opportunities.
- Flexible programme allowing you to combine subjects
- Find out more about our courses by watching these short introductory films on the department and postgraduate applications and career prospects by the Head of Department Neil Fowler.

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Important information. academic review of Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire campus. Manchester Metropolitan University has been undertaking a review of the long-term future of academic provision at its Cheshire campus. Read more
Important information: academic review of Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire campus

Manchester Metropolitan University has been undertaking a review of the long-term future of academic provision at its Cheshire campus. It has now been confirmed that the University will withdraw from the Cheshire campus. This means that we expect the campus to close in the summer of 2019.

As the withdrawal from the campus will be a phased process we are still pleased to receive applications for one year full time postgraduate taught courses starting in 2017 on the Cheshire campus. We also continue to welcome applications for part time postgraduate courses of two years in duration in the Exercise and Sport Science department starting in 2017. Applications for courses that are expected to take longer than two years to complete are currently on hold.

Please visit our website for the latest information on the review: http://www.cheshire.mmu.ac.uk/campusreview

Intellectually challenging and discipline-focused, this programme will prepare you for a career within your chosen sub-discipline of exercise and sport at an advanced level. Underpinned by research and practitioner expertise, an interdisciplinary perspective is encouraged. Opportunities for interaction across biomechanics, physiology and psychology, coaching studies, sport development and sports injury are included. The course is flexible: major and minor in chosen subjects for your desired combination eg MA Exercise and Sport
(Sport Development with Psychology).

Units

• Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
• Research Methods and Design
• Professional Skills
• Social Marketing for Sport and Physical Activity
• Sport and Physical Activity: Measuring Impact
• Sport Development: Policy and Planning
• Sport: A Broader Social Agenda
• International Perspectives in Sport Development
• Research Project

Full-time: Attendance at the University for two days per week from September to Easter. From Easter until completion attendance depends on the research project.
Part-time: University attendance for one day per week from September to Easter. In the second year, one day a week from September to Easter and then Easter to completion of research project as necessary.

From research programmes to sport science and coaching at the British Olympic Medical Centre, English Institute of Sport, Sports Scotland and Sport Wales, to consultancy or teaching positions at institutes of further and higher education.

Special Features

•Taught in a brand new £10 million Exercise and Sport Science Centre.
•Our sport development unit provides students opportunities to obtain additional qualifications and volunteering opportunities.
•Flexible programme allowing you to combine subjects
•Find out more about our courses by watching these short introductory films on the department and postgraduate applications and career prospects by the Head of Department Neil Fowler

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This unique course was developed with industry consultation, meaning it has been designed to closely replicate the working environment, producing highly employable graduates that understand the global fashion industry. Read more
This unique course was developed with industry consultation, meaning it has been designed to closely replicate the working environment, producing highly employable graduates that understand the global fashion industry.
Throughout your studies you will work on live projects, set by industry. You will be taught in teams and will specialise in either buying, design, promotion or performance.

You will gain a strong grasp of commercialism, business culture, creativity, innovation and environmental sustainability.
If you are a recent graduate in Fashion (or a related subject) this course will broaden you knowledge of how all the strands of the Fashion industry work together and give you a strong competitive advantage for your career in this exhilarating industry.

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The evolving landscape of Health and Social Care provision in the 21st century presents a constant challenge to those working in the field, demanding critical approaches to problem solving, an understanding of local and global contexts and an understanding of research and evidence informed practice. Read more
The evolving landscape of Health and Social Care provision in the 21st century presents a constant challenge to those working in the field, demanding critical approaches to problem solving, an understanding of local and global contexts and an understanding of research and evidence informed practice.

This taught programme offers an exciting opportunity to critically assess policy and practice related to Health and Social Care. The programme examines relevant issues within the current political and social frameworks in national and international contexts.

Our flexible course builds on students’ existing knowledge and experience and encourages a collaborative and supported approach to study. It is taught by a dedicated team of academics and draws on the wider expertise and research knowledge of academics in the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

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With three dedicated pathways to choose from, the MA in History offers exciting opportunities to develop subject specialism while also providing access to a diverse range of units. Read more
With three dedicated pathways to choose from, the MA in History offers exciting opportunities to develop subject specialism while also providing access to a diverse range of units. The MA History enables you to develop your historical skills and subject knowledge via a selection of units in Medieval, Early Modern and Modern history; the MA History (Local and Regional) offers access to a chronologically broad range of units delivered by leading experts, all of whom are based within the Manchester Centre for Regional History; the MA History (Public History and Heritage) features units examining the politics of cultural memory, the ethics of public history, and professional heritage practice. All three pathways culminate in a piece of extended personal research (the dissertation), while those taking the MA in Public History and Heritage have the opportunity to conduct this research via a ‘hands-on’ placement with an organisation connected to the heritage sector.

Selected units on the part-time route of this course are available to distance learning students via the internet. These are currently - Historical Skills and Research Methods; A Good War; and Nobles, States and Societies.

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