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This practice-based course is designed and delivered through collaboration with the museum and heritage sector and in partnership with a number of institutions, sites and agencies reflecting the diversity of the sector, including. Read more
This practice-based course is designed and delivered through collaboration with the museum and heritage sector and in partnership with a number of institutions, sites and agencies reflecting the diversity of the sector, including: Museum Development East Midlands, East Midlands Museums Service, Nottingham City Museums and Galleries, Museum of the Mercian Regiment, The Canalside Heritage Centre, The Galleries of Justice Museum, the National Videogame Arcade, and Barker Langham.

Why choose this course?

Museum and Heritage Development is a progressive, interdisciplinary course that combines the academic interrogation of museums and heritage as ideas, organisations and experiences with creative, practice-based approaches to their ongoing development in the 21st Century.

The course encourages and supports you to re-think and re-imagine museums and heritage through critical engagement and reflection and experimentation and creative practice; to develop the confidence and courage to see yourself as a scholar-practitioner leading the field. In doing so the course integrates academic and professional practice of what is an increasingly international, interdisciplinary field with the intention of establishing a new benchmark in postgraduate provision.

Special features

The course is developed and delivered through collaboration and engagement with leading organisations within the city, the region, the UK and internationally. You will work on live projects throughout the taught elements of the course as the core component of your academic and professional development. This is further supported by guest keynote speakers, visiting professors, field visits, and professional student mentors from organisations across the region.

A strong international dimension to understanding museums and heritage runs throughout the course and is supported by an optional not-for-credit international field visit, in addition to case studies and literatures encountered in the classroom. Museum and Heritage Development introduces students to the realities of professional practice whilst at same time providing opportunities to speculate on the future of the field.

Working with Barker Langham, a leading international museum and heritage consultancy, each academic year culminates with a Degree Show; an exhibition in Nottingham based on the ideas and work students have developed during the taught components of the course.

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This specialist course prepares you to work in radio and TV news and factual programming and includes a work placement. The course is based at the University's Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism, with dedicated newsrooms and studio facilities. Read more
This specialist course prepares you to work in radio and TV news and factual programming and includes a work placement. The course is based at the University's Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism, with dedicated newsrooms and studio facilities.

Why choose this course?

The Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism (CBJ) at Nottingham Trent University has been training aspiring journalists for 20 years. We provide specialist training to equip students with the well rounded skills required within this industry.

This course is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). This professional accreditation reflects the high standard of this course.

It focuses on areas such as video editing, story selection, bulletin production, camera work, TV and radio presentation, interviewing, voice training, plus specialised reporting such as sports writing, documentary making and two-way work. You will be taught by our team of experienced media professionals, and their knowledge is supplemented by a lecture and tutorial programme of visiting professors, journalists and other guests.

The course has a practical focus, and you are expected to develop story ideas and contacts and gather your own material for journalistic work. Online production is an integral part of the course with students focusing on the key multi-media skills required by the industry. The course also incorporates a work placement to allow students to put their newly developed skills into practice and build valuable experience.

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This course is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). It provide specialist training to equip you with the well rounded skills required within this industry. Read more
This course is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). It provide specialist training to equip you with the well rounded skills required within this industry.

Why choose this course?

The course focuses on areas such as interviewing, story construction, specialised reporting such as court, council and sport plus writing columns, reviews and features. It will also introduce you to subbing – headline writing, layout and proof reading – using QuarkXPress, the industry-standard desktop publishing package.

It has been developed in consultation with a consortium of major industry employers . The course has a practical focus, and you are expected to develop story ideas and contacts, and gather your own material for journalistic work. Online production is an integral part of the course with students focusing on the key multi-media skills required by the industry. The course incorporates a work placement to allow students to put their newly developed skills into practice and build valuable experience.

This course is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and all exam fees are included in course costs.

You will be taught by our team of experienced media professionals, and their knowledge is supplemented by a lecture and tutorial programme of visiting professors, journalists and other guests.

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This course, which is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), was rated the top performing postgraduate journalism course in the UK in December 2013. Read more
This course, which is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), was rated the top performing postgraduate journalism course in the UK in December 2013.

Why choose this course?

The Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism (CBJ) at Nottingham Trent University has been training aspiring journalists for 20 years.

The Magazine Journalism course offers specialist training to equip students with the well-rounded skills required within this industry. It focuses on areas such as interviewing and story construction, plus specialised reporting including writing columns, reviews and features.

It will also introduce you to subbing – headline writing, layout and proof reading – using Adobe InDesign, the industry-standard desktop publishing package. You will be taught by our team of experienced media professionals and their knowledge is supplemented by a lecture and tutorial programme of visiting professors, journalists and other guests.

The course has a practical focus and you are expected to develop story ideas and contacts and gather your own material for journalistic work. Online production is an integral part of the course with students focusing on the key multi-media skills required by the industry. The course incorporates a work placement to allow students to put their newly-developed skills into practice and build valuable experience.

This course is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and all exam fees are included in course costs.

You will be taught by our team of experienced media professionals, and their knowledge is supplemented by a lecture and tutorial programme of visiting professors, journalists and other guests.

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The Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism (CBJ) at Nottingham Trent University has been training aspiring journalists for 20 years. Read more
The Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism (CBJ) at Nottingham Trent University has been training aspiring journalists for 20 years. We provide specialist training to equip students with the well rounded skills required within this industry.

Why choose this course?

This MA will prepare you to research and produce long-form journalism for online, radio and television. It includes all the steps of the process from research and production across multiplatforms, to making a pitch, the commissioning process, costing and budgets.

The course takes a multiplatform approach to documentary making, developing in-depth research methods and story-telling, along with practical skills in writing broadcasting, online and visual journalism.

You'll be taught by our team of experienced media professionals as well as visiting journalists with a proven track record of making documentaries across all platforms.

As part of the course you'll form a production company and be guided through the commercial process of documentary making.

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This course gives you the opportunity to work at the centre of the most dynamic, powerful and influential areas of professional design. Read more
This course gives you the opportunity to work at the centre of the most dynamic, powerful and influential areas of professional design. You will learn how to plan and create brands that will speak with power and persuasion. At the start of the course you'll work on short projects which are aimed at challenging conventions. You'll then focus on a subject of your choice through research and development. You will also build a Professional Journal which explores current thought and practice.

Key features:

Develop a project tailored to your own personal interests and career aspirations.
Engage with industry by undertaking short internships and studio visits.
Work in our dedicated Art and Design postgraduate studio.
Benefit from regular lectures from leading figures in the design industry.
Attend workshops covering typography, visual language, branding, storyboarding and life drawing sessions.
Opt for an additional advanced research module if you’re thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study

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This practice-based course is designed to help you develop the commercial, technical and conceptual skills demanded by the commercial photographic industry. Read more
This practice-based course is designed to help you develop the commercial, technical and conceptual skills demanded by the commercial photographic industry. With a focus on employability and entrepreneurship you'll undertake either a work placement or a live project with industry, in the UK or overseas.

Your coursework is based upon your own research question, from which you will develop your own photographic project. This can either be self-initiated or chosen from live briefs which reflect real-life, future facing, photographic challenges and opportunities.

Key features

Develop a project tailored to your own personal interests and career aspirations.
Choose to specialise in one of three areas: portraiture and fashion, applied studio, or documentary photography.
Undertake an industry work placement or live project, in the UK or overseas.
Take part in production workshops to help develop your existing skills.
Have the opportunity to exhibit your work publicly.
Go on a study visit to at least one photographic archive.
Benefit from our staff’s international links and contacts across Europe.
Take advantage of our excellent industry links, including companies such as Phase One, Genesis Imaging, Profoto, Wex Photographic, and Calumet.
Join the 75 years’ worth of NTU graduates who have achieved success, won awards, or otherwise distinguished themselves in the field of photography.

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The MA in Computer-Aided Product Design explores the process behind the development and production of a concept. Rather than concentrating on creating an actual product you will use industry standard visualisation and prototyping techniques to show how a product or virtual concept is achieved. Read more
The MA in Computer-Aided Product Design explores the process behind the development and production of a concept. Rather than concentrating on creating an actual product you will use industry standard visualisation and prototyping techniques to show how a product or virtual concept is achieved. This course will give you the chance to explore new developments in technology, and apply these to your work.

Opportunities within the course are wide-ranging. It is suitable for both those from a technical or engineering background and those from a creative digital art or animation background. You will develop your own projects in areas of interest to you. These may vary from the virtual to the technical, encouraging inclusion of personal experiences, views and ideas.

Resources and facilities
The MA is hosted by the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, giving students access to a range of excellent dedicated facilities within the School. Facilities are supervised by skilled technical personnel.

Postgraduate scholarships
The School will be offering a number of scholarships for students commencing their studies on one of our postgraduate construction courses.
Find out more about these scholarships at http://www.ntu.ac.uk/adbe-pgscholarships

Postgraduate open evenings
Our postgraduate open events are a great opportunity to meet our postgraduate teaching staff and students, visit the University, find out about the courses we offer, bursaries and funding opportunities.
Find out more and book your place at http://www.ntu.ac.uk/adbeopenevenings

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The MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University is one of the longest established postgraduate courses of its kind in the UK, with a strong record of publication by its graduates. Read more
The MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University is one of the longest established postgraduate courses of its kind in the UK, with a strong record of publication by its graduates. Designed for talented and committed writers, the course is taught by a team of award-winning writers and academics.

Why choose this course?

This MA is suitable for writers interested in exploring and developing their own creative work in a lively community of other writers and teachers.

At the heart of the course are small group workshops and a series of seminars by staff, visiting writers, publishers and professors including internationally acclaimed screenwriter William Ivory and poet Sujata Bhatt among many others.

Other guest speakers include the likes of David Almond, Geoff Dyer, Michael Eaton, Alan Hollinghurst, Kathleen Jamie, Alan Jenkins, Jackie Kay, Jonathan Lethem, David Lodge, Jon McGregor, Michèle Roberts and Miranda Seymour. Establishing important links with the publishing and editing industries, students work closely with staff and visiting speakers to develop their work to an excellent standard.

The unique flexibility of the course enables students to work in a variety of genres including fiction, poetry, children's and young adult fiction, and writing for radio, stage and screen and creative non-fiction. Every year our students produce and publish their own high-quality anthology of original creative writing. This gives students invaluable insights into the editorial and publishing industry, as well as introducing their work to a wider public. Students also have the opportunity to build strong links with Nottingham's thriving literature community and are invited to participate in local events, readings and festivals.

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This master's degree draws upon the expertise of staff with established reputations in the field. Tutors have a wide range of research interests and they are actively involved with the Nottingham Crime Research Unit and the Centre for the Study and Reduction of Hate Crimes. Read more
This master's degree draws upon the expertise of staff with established reputations in the field. Tutors have a wide range of research interests and they are actively involved with the Nottingham Crime Research Unit and the Centre for the Study and Reduction of Hate Crimes. These specialist units are located within the division and conduct high quality applied criminological and criminal justice research.

The course offers a distinctive theoretical and policy-orientation of criminology. The emphasis on policy is specifically designed to offer a more vocationally relevant programme of Master's level study that will be more pertinent to students seeking a policy-orientated career in the Home Office, government office of the regions, local government and crime and disorder reduction partnerships.

The Criminology team regularly invites renowned experts and professionals to the University to provide an insight into their specialist knowledge and experiences. Past speakers have included Superintendent Paul Giannasi, Programme Manager of the Cross-Governmental Hate Crime Strategy and Len Jackson, OBE Interim Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Why choose the MA Criminology?

-Gain a critical and informed analysis of criminology, criminal justice and crime reduction.
-Graduate with an extensive vocationally relevant, and policy-orientated, knowledge of crime and responses to crime, drawing on examples from across the world.
-Develop a critical awareness of the current philosophical, theoretical and methodological problems, debates, and insights that shape the discipline.
-Enhances lifelong learning skills and personal development in a manner that enables graduates to adopt an independent and reflective approach to their learning and to contribute to crime reduction and community safety.

Modules

Modules may include:

- Contemporary and Classical Theoretical Explanations of Crime and Criminal Behaviour;
- Current Issues in Social Deviance;
- Contemporary Criminal Justice Practice;
- Comprehensive Research Methods Training;
- Crime, Community and Neighbourhood;
- Offender Management and Crime Reduction;
- Dissertation.

For more information about the modules you may study visit http://www.ntu.ac.uk/macriminology

Delivery and Assessment

Assessment includes essays (including reports, reflective reports), policy papers, presentations, case studies and a dissertation. The dissertation will enable you to develop and demonstrate empirical research in your field.

The teaching and learning for the course will involve a mixture of lectures, workshops, enquiry based learning and individual dissertation / project. Your personal tutor will provide both pastoral and academic support throughout your study. This role will switch to their dissertation supervisor during this final module. You will also receive a course handbook.

Your future career

This course is suitable for both those who currently work in the criminal justice field and are looking to enhance their career opportunities and for students seeking employment in criminal justice agencies operating at central, regional and local government levels, such as the Home Office, police forces and local government.

Graduates may go on to pursue a range of professional careers in criminal justice related work in either the statutory, commercial or community voluntary sectors, for example:

- Home Office;
- police forces;
- local government;
- crime and disorder reduction partnerships and their equivalencies throughout the world.

Other graduates may go on to be researchers or academics working in the subject area of criminology in higher education. It will also serve as an effective launching pad for those students wishing to study for a doctorate.

Scholarships

The School of Social Sciences offers a number of competitive scholarships for our full-time and part-time master's courses. For more information please visit http://www.ntu.ac.uk/s3scholarships

Want to find out more? Come along to one of our postgraduate Open Evenings. For further details please visit: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/s3events

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This unique course gives you the opportunity to become an expert in understanding trends and meanings in visual and material culture. Read more
This unique course gives you the opportunity to become an expert in understanding trends and meanings in visual and material culture. In particular, those aspects which are defined by their appearance, affected by fashion, and which communicate ideas and values through stylistic choices.

Key features

Study on a full-time or part-time basis, with flexible teaching and learning.
Negotiate your projects to reflect your personal and professional aspirations.
Learn through an innovative curriculum, studying across fields and genres, focusing on key themes within visual and material culture.
Gain an understanding of the political, social, environmental and ethical implications of style culture.
Learn to communicate your ideas about culture in a professional way, through media like academic conference papers, documentaries, and journalistic articles.
Attend workshops for creative thinking, writing for different audiences and media, and relevant software like Adobe InDesign.
Develop your practical skills in the basics of mobile journalism and communications.
Take part in live briefs and collaborations, allowing you to network and gain experience.
Benefit from guest speakers who will share their specialist knowledge, challenge perspectives, and give insight into current cultural developments.
Prepare for further study, such as a PhD.

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This research-based course is designed for those working in the field of education at all levels. It is suitable for teachers, lecturers and administrators working in schools, post-compulsory or university sectors. Read more
This research-based course is designed for those working in the field of education at all levels. It is suitable for teachers, lecturers and administrators working in schools, post-compulsory or university sectors. Although it is not a teaching degree and does not provide QTS, it is ideal for those who have completed an accredited teacher-training programme or degree and wish to study the field of education further.

The course allows you to investigate a range of issues impacting on education in general and your own field in particular. We want you to challenge your thinking.

Each module has an assignment attached to it that is linked to your own experience, applying theory and practice and ensuring that your own working practices gain practical benefits from your study.

Specialist pathways

Choose from four pathways:

MA Education
MA Educational Leadership and Management
MA Special and Inclusive Education
MA Teaching and Learning

How will I learn?

You will study five modules. Research Skills and Education Policy and Practice are taught in a classroom environment. The other three modules are based around supported tutorials with tutors and peers. You will have an initial tutorial to discuss your direction and aims within the module. Further tutorials are available dependent on mutual need.

All modules, except for Reflection on Continuing Professional Development Experience, are research projects based on your area of professional interest. You will discuss your research proposal during your tutorials with your named supervisor and then be expected to study independently for around 300 hours over that 16 week module. Your final dissertation takes place over a longer period.

Taught sessions and tutorials are at our Clifton campus. The course can on occasion be undertaken in your own institution by prior arrangement. A part-time study mode is also available.

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This course is designed for experienced English as a Foreign Language teachers, who are seeking opportunities to enhance their professional development and career opportunities. Read more
This course is designed for experienced English as a Foreign Language teachers, who are seeking opportunities to enhance their professional development and career opportunities.

Why choose this course

This course intends to integrate the theoretical and practical aspects of English language teaching. It aims to develop your in-depth knowledge and understanding of the links between teaching, academic research, and theories of language learning and teaching.

Our teaching methods encourage active participation in group work, discussion and exchange of ideas, with the aim of developing students’ critical and analytical skills. We very much value the range of perspectives that students from different socio-cultural contexts bring to teaching and learning.

The profile of course participants is very international, including most recently Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Mexico, Poland, Switzerland and the UK.

Our teaching staff are experts in their field of English Language Teaching, with many having taught English abroad. We provide one-to-one help with assignment and dissertation writing and are always happy to make appointments with students who want to talk privately about their work and progress.

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This exciting and innovative course will equip you with the strategic, creative and commercial skills required by the global fashion industry. Read more
This exciting and innovative course will equip you with the strategic, creative and commercial skills required by the global fashion industry. It will develop and strengthen your core skills and knowledge in specialist areas, including new concepts and strategies for fashion communications. You learn alongside students from our other MA Fashion Management, Marketing and Communication courses, and have the option to transfer MA titles if you're specialism changes.

This course sits in a suite with the following courses:

MA International Fashion Management
MA Fashion Marketing
MA Luxury Fashion Brand Management.

You learn alongside students from these other MA courses, and have the option to transfer MA titles if your specialism changes.

Key features:

Gain knowledge and understanding of how the different areas of the fashion industry work together, and choose your specialist focus.
Select from a range of possible outputs to reflect career aspirations or to support a business start-up.
Go on study trips to international fashion capitals.
Benefit from industry speakers such as international brand managers and fashion specialists.
Work individually and as a team in a challenging, creative and multicultural environment within the School of Art & Design.
Prepare for further postgraduate study such as Mphil or PhD.
Gain a globally recognised academic qualification in conjunction with personal and professional development for employability and entrepreneurship.

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We have over 40 years of expertise in fashion design, and this course has been designed to help you to develop your creative, academic and professional potential. Read more
We have over 40 years of expertise in fashion design, and this course has been designed to help you to develop your creative, academic and professional potential. You’ll devise an individual programme of study, in the form of a project, which could be focused on your career aspirations, or an experimental investigation into fashion, art and fabrication. We will support you through flexible and responsive teaching and learning, helping you to explore and challenge the limits of fashion design.

Key features:

Devise an individual programme of study, based on your own interests and career aspirations.
Receive workshops in 2D / 3D design, silhouette generation, creative pattern cutting and fashion visualisation.
Apply for one of our Paul Smith Scholarships and have the opportunity to travel to Japan and study at Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo.
Benefit from visiting professionals from industry such as Simeon Farrar, Jo Cope, Moxham, Christopher Raeburn, and Sir Tom Baker.
Have the opportunity to join a European study trip to Antwerp and Paris.
Take advantage of our extensive links with industry.
Have the opportunity to exhibit your work at New Designers in London.
Work alongside other Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design students in our dedicated postgraduate studio.
Opt for a 20 credit point advanced research module if you’re thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study.
Work with fellow students, practitioners and academic staff from different cultures and backgrounds.

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