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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This course allows students to pursue an independent writing project in their chosen literary form supported by specialist tutors, a peer critiquing process in twice weekly workshops, and termly online conferences via the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Read more
This course allows students to pursue an independent writing project in their chosen literary form supported by specialist tutors, a peer critiquing process in twice weekly workshops, and termly online conferences via the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

A number of professional writers visit the course throughout the academic year, giving talks in their specialist genres, hosting workshops to stimulate new work or providing insight and advice in areas of prose fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and other literary forms. We also offer structured advice on the publishing industry, inviting leading agents and publishers to visit the course and advise students.

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The course will help you to develop an understanding of contemporary design management. It prepares graduates for careers as design consultants, managers, researchers and design-led, change-makers in private and public organisations, as well as for doctoral study. Read more
The course will help you to develop an understanding of contemporary design management. It prepares graduates for careers as design consultants, managers, researchers and design-led, change-makers in private and public organisations, as well as for doctoral study. You will develop modes of thinking critical to the challenges design managers face across a range of real-world situations. The course explores design management from a range of future-oriented perspectives, including service design, design for sustainability, design strategy, and design and branding. An Imagination Lab – an intensive project-based design studio – enables students to undertake a deep dive into a complex design challenge.

Modules
• Design Research Methods
• Design Management
• Major Research Project
• Contemporary Issues in Design
• Imagination Lab
• Design and Business
• Design Directions

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This programme is designed to introduce students to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy and foreign policy. Read more
This programme is designed to introduce students to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy and foreign policy. The programme is especially relevant to those thinking about or currently working in diplomacy, international NGOs, and international policy and politics.

Distinguished diplomatic and foreign policy practitioners contribute to the programme and student trips are planned to, for example, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, European Union organisations in Brussels and international organisations in Geneva.

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

Core Modules
• Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies
• Dissertation (20,000 words)
• Plus one optional module

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Collaboratively delivered with the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Law School, this programme has three core taught modules, which examine different aspects of diplomacy, foreign policy, and international law, providing a strong introduction to the field. Read more
Collaboratively delivered with the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Law School, this programme has three core taught modules, which examine different aspects of diplomacy, foreign policy, and international law, providing a strong introduction to the field.

Teaching draws upon distinguished practitioners with experience in the field and may include student trips to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, European Union organisations in Brussels and international organisations in Geneva.

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

Core Modules
• Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• International Law (from the Law School)
• Dissertation (20,000 words)

Optional modules:
• A combination of optional modules from Law and PPR: leading to at least an overall minimum of 180 credits. Optional Law modules are detailed on page xx

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Building on the already very successful campus-based programme, this distance learning course offers convenience and flexibility in terms of study time and location. Read more
Building on the already very successful campus-based programme, this distance learning course offers convenience and flexibility in terms of study time and location.

Delivered entirely online the programme is designed to introduce students to the fields of diplomacy and international law and leads to a LLM or MA depending on the selected units.

Core Modules:
• International Law
• Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies
• Dissertation (PPR or Law)

Optional Module:
• International Human Rights Law OR Law of International Organisations

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This online MA programme in Diplomacy and International Relations is designed to introduce students to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy, foreign policy and international relations. Read more
This online MA programme in Diplomacy and International Relations is designed to introduce students to theories, issues and processes connected with diplomacy, foreign policy and international relations. The programme is especially relevant to those thinking about or currently working in diplomacy, international NGOs, and international policy and politics.

The programme aims to help students to realise their academic potential, by encouraging choice and independence in their studies. Based on the distance learning pedagogical principles, it employs a wide variety of online learning tools to enhance students’ learning experience. Study throughout the whole programme is comprehensively supported through supervised online group discussions, web seminars and individual academic supervision to ensure an engaging and enjoyable distance learning experience.

Modules
Core Modules
• Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
• Dissertation
• Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
• Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Optional Modules:
• Theorising Security and War OR Religion and Conflict

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This programme is designed to encourage students to consider the practical processes, ideological dynamics and theoretical dimensions involved in the interface of diplomacy and religion. Read more
This programme is designed to encourage students to consider the practical processes, ideological dynamics and theoretical dimensions involved in the interface of diplomacy and religion.

The programme is relevant to those thinking about or currently working in diplomacy, international NGOs, and international policy and politics, and core modules are supported by selected Politics modules.

Distinguished diplomatic and foreign policy practitioners directly contribute to elements of the programme. Students may also opt to participate in trips to, for example, the Foreign and
Commonwealth Office in London, European Union organisations in Brussels and international organisations in Geneva.

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

Core Modules
• Studying Religion
• Theory and Method in Postgraduate Study
• Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Dissertation (20,000 words)

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This MA is an innovative programme specifically designed to give you the competence to undertake empirical work in discourse studies by drawing on both linguistic and social theory. Read more
This MA is an innovative programme specifically designed to give you the competence to undertake empirical work in discourse studies by drawing on both linguistic and social theory. The MA enables you to explore discourse in areas such as politics, law, business, media and health, whilst developing skills in a range of analytical methods. Support for your studies is provided by the non-credit Postgraduate Academic Study Skills module which runs in terms 1, 2 and 3.

Modules
Core modules:
• Introduction to Discourse Studies
• Critical Discourse Analysis
• Pragmatics
• Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language
• Dissertation

Optional modules:
• Bilingualism
• Cognitive Linguistics
• Corpus Linguistics
• English Grammar: a Cognitive Approach
• Forensic Linguistics
• Literacies and Digital Communications
• Stylistics

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he MA in Education and Social Justice is a course with a strong research ethos. It will be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain research expertise as well as develop knowledge of social justice issues. Read more
he MA in Education and Social Justice is a course with a strong research ethos. It will be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain research expertise as well as develop knowledge of social justice issues. Such research experience will be particularly useful for students who wish to learn how to intervene in education systems to promote social justice, and for those who wish to develop research-led policy agendas in their own institutions.

The programme provides a thorough introduction to issues in social justice research, a solid grounding in research methods and writing skills, and extended opportunities from early in the programme to work with an expert academic supervisor. It is a course intended primarily for working professionals worldwide with a strong interest in social justice and education. Students and tutors work together entirely online to explore a range of social justice issues.

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The MA in English Language and Literary Studies is ideal for you if you would like to combine your studies of English Language with the study of literature and literary theory. Read more
The MA in English Language and Literary Studies is ideal for you if you would like to combine your studies of English Language with the study of literature and literary theory. This MA is taught jointly by the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the Department of English and Creative Writing, allowing a great deal of flexibility to follow your own interests.

It consists of six credit-bearing modules, including at least two from each department, at least one research methods course and a dissertation. Support for your studies is provided by the non-credit Postgraduate Academic Study Skills module, which runs in terms 1, 2 and 3.

Modules
• Bilingualism
• Corpus Linguistics
• Critical Discourse Analysis
• English Grammar: a Cognitive Approach
• Forensic Linguistics
• Introduction to Discourse Studies (prerequisite for Critical Discourse Analysis)
• Language, Literacies and Digital Communication
• Learning and Teaching in Digitally Mediated Spaces
• Pragmatics
• Sociolinguistics
• Plus Literary Studies modules

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