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Our course provides you with up to date theories and methods in teaching English as a foreign/second language. It will help you to understand key issues in teaching English as a foreign/second language. Read more

Course Overview

Our course provides you with up to date theories and methods in teaching English as a foreign/second language. It will help you to understand key issues in teaching English as a foreign/second language. It will also develop your research skills, enhancing your professional performance in the future.

The course allows you to improve or update your knowledge and understanding of teaching English as a foreign or second language. It has a strong emphasis on: language learning; interaction in second language classrooms and wider settings; teacher development; engagement in learning and with technology

By the end of the course you will be familiar with current developments in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). In particular, you will develop your knowledge of: language learning; features of communication in a range of settings; teaching methodology

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/applied-linguistics-tesol-ma/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/applied-linguistics-tesol-ma/#howtoapply

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This MA will prepare you for an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded PhD in applied linguistics. It provides research training and interdisciplinary insight into the study of applied linguistics. Read more

Course overview

This MA will prepare you for an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded PhD in applied linguistics. It provides research training and interdisciplinary insight into the study of applied linguistics. The course follows ESRC postgraduate training guidelines.

Through the course you will: achieve a critical conceptual understanding of practice, thought, evidence and theory; gain skills, knowledge and understanding to engage with and evaluate research and theory; undertake advanced applied research, contributing to the development of new techniques, ideas or approaches; make informed judgements on complex issues in specialist fields, often in the absence of complete data; communicate your ideas and conclusions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/applied-linguistics-research-ma/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/applied-linguistics-research-ma/#howtoapply

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The Archaeology MA inspires you to think about the human past from a variety of thematic and analytical perspectives. Newcastle is surrounded by world-class prehistoric, Roman and medieval heritage. Read more

Course Overview

The Archaeology MA inspires you to think about the human past from a variety of thematic and analytical perspectives. Newcastle is surrounded by world-class prehistoric, Roman and medieval heritage. We make full use of our rich archaeological landscape with regular study trips and fieldwork.

Newcastle University has a long and distinguished history of archaeology, including: Prehistoric; Greek; Roman; Late Antique; Western Medieval; Byzantine; Historical Archaeology.

We have access to some of the finest collections of archaeological artefacts in Great Britain in the on-campus Great North Museum: Hancock.

We provide quality teaching in small groups. This means you'll reach a level of familiarity with artefacts that most students can only dream of.

We have a range of period-based, practical and theoretical modules available. Our modules will give you an understanding of the interpretive approaches that archaeologists adopt. They will also help you understand the methodologies and sources available during your investigations.

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/archaeology-ma/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/archaeology-ma/#howtoapply

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The Architecture Planning and Landscape (Design) MA focusses on the interface between planning, landscape and architectural design in the creation of sustainable and successful places. Read more

Course Overview

The Architecture Planning and Landscape (Design) MA focusses on the interface between planning, landscape and architectural design in the creation of sustainable and successful places. This flexible and diverse course deals with these complex aspects in a creative and innovative way, with much of what you learn applicable worldwide.

Architecture, planning and landscape present a complex inter-relationship between people, buildings, landscape and the environment. The course focuses on understanding the role of architectural design in the built environment. This includes the need to relate buildings, and the spaces between them, to human needs.

The course provides a framework for you to develop your critical thinking about the design of place and space. You will learn how to deal with complex aspects of planning, landscape and architecture in a creative and innovative way.

Through this course you will gain in-depth knowledge and skill in particular areas of town planning and/or architecture design, underpinned by current leading research. You will manage your own research too, developing your design skills and ability to link theory and practice in planning and designing places and spaces.

The course is flexible and diverse, giving you the opportunity to develop your critical thinking around your own interests. Your architectural design studio studies are complimented by a rich menu of design and non-design modules, helping you to understand the architecture, planning and landscape in a socio-economic context. Many of the modules available are specifically designed to place planning, landscape and architecture in a global context.

Through studio based design workshops you will refine your design skills, critically comparing and analysing architectural styles in a range of country contexts. Through the course you will also develop advanced transferrable skills in literacy, design and communication.

Modules

For detailed course information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/architecture-planning-landscape-design-ma/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/architecture-planning-landscape-design-ma/#howtoapply

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This course allows you to develop a broader critical understanding of the urban built environment. It is highly flexible, allowing you to choose from a wide variety of modules to suit your skills and interests. Read more

Course Overview

This course allows you to develop a broader critical understanding of the urban built environment. It is highly flexible, allowing you to choose from a wide variety of modules to suit your skills and interests.

The course combines taught and research elements, and offers a particularly wide range of choices for specialisation, drawing on the wide variety of postgraduate modules available within the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.

There are only two compulsory modules on the course, giving you the flexibility to choose from a wide range of modules to suit your needs and interests. The opportunity to take modules with a very broad international theme makes this course extremely attractive to international students, offering the chance to express your learning in relation to your own country.

The course focuses on the more theoretical elements of planning and architecture but also offers some opportunity to undertake a small amount of design studio work.

This MA provides a grounding for students considering a PhD in architecture, planning or landscape, or those who wish to add a range of planning skills to an existing professional qualification in another discipline. It is relevant for anyone wishing to work in urban redevelopment or regeneration. It enhances the understanding and skills of those who are currently professional Urban Designers, Planners or Architects.

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/architecture-planning-landscape-ma/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/architecture-planning-landscape-ma/#howtoapply

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The Art Museum and Gallery Practice MPrac is designed to provide you with a clear understanding of the frequently complex theoretical and practical issues that face those involved in art museums and galleries. Read more

Course Overview

The Art Museum and Gallery Practice MPrac is designed to provide you with a clear understanding of the frequently complex theoretical and practical issues that face those involved in art museums and galleries.

You will study one of our related MA courses before you learn how to apply the theoretical frameworks in a work-based context. You can choose from: Museum Studies MA; Heritage Studies MA; Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA.

After completing your MA you will supervised and mentored through a 36-week work placement. Your placement can either be in the UK or abroad, depending upon availability. Previous cohorts of MPrac students have done placements with: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; Beamish North of England Open Air Museum; Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums; Great North Museum: Hancock; Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/art-museum-gallery-practice-mprac/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/art-museum-gallery-practice-mprac/#howtoapply

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The Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA, PGDip provides you with the opportunity to develop skills as a curator or gallery educator in the fields of both historical and contemporary art. Read more

Course Overview

The Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA, PGDip provides you with the opportunity to develop skills as a curator or gallery educator in the fields of both historical and contemporary art.

We aim to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish or progress your successful career working in art museums or galleries.

Working in collaboration with our key partners - Hatton Gallery and Laing Art Gallery - you will curate a public-facing group exhibition and organise and deliver a programme of public activities and learning events, designed to provide you with an unparalleled experience and a professional edge.

The course encourages a hands-on approach and involves major input from a range of art museum and gallery professionals from the region and beyond. This includes those involved in independent initiatives, national art collections, and internationally significant exhibitions.

Delivery
The course covers all aspects of art museum and gallery work and we use a variety of teaching and learning strategies to help you achieve your learning objectives. This includes a large proportion of guided independent study. The scheduled contact time takes place either on the Newcastle campus or off-site at our partner venues (the Hatton Gallery or the Laing Art Gallery) and includes:
•seminars and practical sessions
•workshops
•fieldwork
•lectures

You will also go on study visits to venues such as:
•BALTIC, Centre for Contemporary Art
•Laing Art Gallery
•Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Dr Emma Coffield and Iain Wheeldon lead the course and they will work closely with you throughout your time with us. Emma and Iain are also responsible for supervising MA dissertations.

The academic year usually starts in late September with Welcome Week. We provide a unique blend of theoretical knowledge, understanding and practical experience. This means you will have a mixture of taught modules and work-based placements.

You will take five compulsory modules, with a further choice of two possible pathways. Part time study consists of the same modules and options as the full time course, but spread over a longer period.

Placements:
Work placements or work related-projects are usually off campus. You will have the opportunity to complete a placement in a suitable gallery, museum, or heritage site. This could be either 12 days long or 6 weeks long, depending on which pathway you chose in Semester 2.

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/art-museum-gallery-studies-ma-pgdip/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/art-museum-gallery-studies-ma-pgdip/#howtoapply

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This course provides an entrepreneurial education for creative graduates. It will suit those who want to start, develop and manage a business or work freelance in a creative industry. Read more

Course Overview

This course provides an entrepreneurial education for creative graduates. It will suit those who want to start, develop and manage a business or work freelance in a creative industry. Newcastle University Business School developed the course in collaboration with the School of Arts and Cultures and key creative industry stakeholders.

The course examines the theoretical aspects of creativity and the creative industries within their social, cultural, economic, political and increasingly, international contexts. At the same time, it provides students with a setting to start-up a business and to engage on real projects with regional stakeholders.

The Arts, Business and Creativity MA has been developed in response to the increasing worldwide demand for creativity in practice from: strategists; managers; entrepreneurs; government policy makers.

Key decision makers within business and government recognise the vital importance of the creative industries and the creative business sector in regeneration and the economic growth of regions and whole nations. Graduates in this field are very much in demand.

The course is for creative graduates who want to turn their artistic and creative talents to a viable career or business start-up. It will also suit those involved in developing and growing enterprises within the sector. The course is for individuals with some involvement or experience of creative industries.

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/arts-business-creativity-ma/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/arts-business-creativity-ma/#howtoapply

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A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in history or a related subject such as. politics, economics, English, sociology. Read more

Course Overview

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in history or a related subject such as: politics, economics, English, sociology.
We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications.
If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.5 Our British History MA is the only one of its kind in the UK. It provides you with the opportunity to study the political, social, economic and cultural history of the British Isles. We offer intensive teaching in the methodologies and concepts used by historians.

The course covers a wide range of British history from early medieval to modern periods and includes historical methodology and concepts, ideas and influences, reform and reaction.

There is flexibility in the choice of taught modules to allow you to be able to study the periods of history and subjects that most interest you. For the part-time route the selection of modules to take and their timing will be decided in consultation with the Degree Programme Director. We offer an optional independent study project as well as the compulsory dissertation.in all sub-skills).

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/british-history-ma/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/british-history-ma/#howtoapply

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Our Classics and Ancient History MA will build and expand on your previous studies, enabling you to specialise in either classics or ancient history. Read more

Course overview

Our Classics and Ancient History MA will build and expand on your previous studies, enabling you to specialise in either classics or ancient history.

The course is primarily designed for students who have studied ancient history, classics or classical studies as their first degree.

You can choose to study from one of two pathways: classics or ancient history.

If you are interested in classics, you will engage in advanced study of the literatures, languages and cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome.

If you want to specialise in ancient history, you will focus on the histories, societies and cultures of Archaic and Classical Greece, Rome and the wider Mediterranean world.

The highly flexible course offers you the opportunity to study a wide range of topics reflecting the research specialisms of our staff across ancient history, classics and archaeology, including Byzantine studies, whilst developing your own research interests and professional skills.

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/classics-ancient-history-ma/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/classics-ancient-history-ma/#howtoapply

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Through the MA in Creative Arts Practice you will develop your creative identity and engage with digital culture. You will also join a vibrant community of professional artists, designers, musicians and performers. Read more

Course Overview

Through the MA in Creative Arts Practice you will develop your creative identity and engage with digital culture. You will also join a vibrant community of professional artists, designers, musicians and performers. We all work together to develop and diversify our work.

This course is based in Culture Lab, our home for creative digital practice. We are a research community at the forefront of thinking about how creative practice can generate new kinds of knowledge.

You will learn to work flexibly with open source and emerging technologies and create innovative work. In addition, research methods from experimental design will strengthen your practice. You will also engage with theories of digital art, culture and technology.

You will choose your course of study, including: live electronic performance; digital art practice; film making; creative writing; experimental music; creative enterprise.

We're in the heart of the city centre campus. Newcastle has a vibrant art scene, so is a great place to study digital creative arts.

The Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice aggregates the creative critical mass within a world-class research-intensive University. We'll encourage you to collaborate and create work that has a global significance. We offer a supportive environment where collaborative and interdisciplinary creative projects can thrive.

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/creative-arts-practice-ma/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/creative-arts-practice-ma/#howtoapply

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Our courses allow you to advance your creative ability through practice, discussion and revision. You will further your awareness of writing processes, professional writing and publishing. Read more

Course Overview

Our courses allow you to advance your creative ability through practice, discussion and revision. You will further your awareness of writing processes, professional writing and publishing. Our staff have received national and international recognition for their work. You will work with them to prepare creative work for submission and publication.

Our courses provide a unique opportunity to develop and hone your creative writing skills. We teach creative writing in four strands: prose writing, poetry, scriptwriting, with a unique emphasis on writing for radio, creative non-fiction, with a unique emphasis on memoir writing, essay writing and biography.

The courses will introduce you to a wide range of subjects and areas in which writers are working professionally. You will build your awareness and broaden your knowledge of writing opportunities. You will also consider ways of matching your skills to jobs.

You will explore the many ways in which writing is produced, distributed and promoted to audiences. Our guest speakers are practitioners and/or associated with the world of publishing and performance. Working with them, you will explore the roles and importance of: agents, editors, reviewers, social media, new technology in contemporary publishing.

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/creative-writing-ma-pgcert/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/creative-writing-ma-pgcert/#howtoapply

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The Cross-Cultural Communication and Applied Linguistics MA provides theoretical, research and practical training in areas of international and intercultural communication. Read more

Course overview

The Cross-Cultural Communication and Applied Linguistics MA provides theoretical, research and practical training in areas of international and intercultural communication. It also provides training on the analysis of language in use, in a variety of settings and on the teaching and learning of English as a second language.

The Applied Linguistics Pathway is a specialism on the Cross-Cultural Communication MA. It is designed for students who wish to combine the study of cross-cultural communication (CCC) with the study of language as it is used in a wide range of settings. If you are interested in gaining knowledge and expertise in the new approaches and techniques for teaching English as a second or foreign language you would also benefit from this course.

This specialist pathway is delivered by academic staff in applied linguistics and communication within the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences. It offers a wide range of optional modules in the areas of applied linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

You will have the opportunity to develop: an understanding of the theories, principles, concepts and methodologies in applied linguistics and TESOL; a critical awareness of key issues or debates concerning teaching and learning English as a second/foreign language; in-depth knowledge of methodologies and techniques applicable to research in areas of applied linguistics and TESOL, including corpus linguistics, multimodal analysis, discourse analysis and conversation analysis.

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/ccc-applied-linguistics-ma/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/ccc-applied-linguistics-ma/#howtoapply

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The Cross-Cultural Communication and Education MA provides theoretical, research and practical training in areas of international and intercultural communication and their application to education. Read more

Course overview

The Cross-Cultural Communication and Education MA provides theoretical, research and practical training in areas of international and intercultural communication and their application to education. It will help you achieve a reflective but practical understanding of key issues in educational leadership and management.

The Education Pathway is a specialism on the Cross-Cultural Communication MA. It is especially designed for students who wish to combine the study of cross-cultural communication with developing their knowledge of a variety of aspects of education, particularly from an international perspective.

This specialist pathway is delivered by academic staff in education from the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences. It is suitable for students concerned with educational leadership and management in all sectors of education.

Distinctive features of the pathway are its international dimension, aimed at fostering a greater understanding of the comparative context of educational organisations and a strong focus on the latest thinking and research on educational effectiveness and leadership.

Education professionals in all parts of the world need to develop skills and understanding in leadership alongside their knowledge of learning and teaching. At the start of your career you will benefit from understanding, for example, the management of change in order to meet the demands of new developments in your country's education system.

Through studying with students from other countries, and through the international examples discussed, you will understand the wider leadership context of a variety of educational systems.

Modules'

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/cross-cultural-communication-education-ma/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/cross-cultural-communication-education-ma/#howtoapply

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The Cross-Cultural Communication and International Management MA provides theoretical, research and practical training in international and intercultural communication and international business management. Read more

Course overview

The Cross-Cultural Communication and International Management MA provides theoretical, research and practical training in international and intercultural communication and international business management. It celebrates diversity in cultural contexts. It focuses on the skills, competences and knowledge necessary to work in today's global business environment.

The International Management pathway is a specialism on the Cross-Cultural Communication MA. It is designed for students who wish to combine the study of cross-cultural communication with developing their knowledge of international business management.

This specialist pathway is delivered by academic staff in Newcastle University Business School (NUBS). It has been created in response to the growing internationalisation of business and management practice.

You will have the opportunity to: critically evaluate the activities of business, governments and multi-national institutions within the global environment; diagnose and analyse issues confronting managers in international businesses; conduct a marketing audit procedure, operationalise and evaluate a marketing plan; critically analyse approaches to business strategy in an international context; advise on HRM policy development and strategy within international corporations; prepare, analyse and interpret accounting statements; design, structure, organise and carry out an advanced research project.

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/ccc-international-management-ma/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/ccc-international-management-ma/#howtoapply

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