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About the course. -Ideal for graduates wishing to develop a career in the language-related industries. -Taught by experts, providing current and critical knowledge of applied linguistics. Read more
About the course:
-Ideal for graduates wishing to develop a career in the language-related industries
-Taught by experts, providing current and critical knowledge of applied linguistics
-Provides training in established and cutting-edge research methodologies
-Connects theory with practice in real-world settings
-Offers flexibility and choice, using small-group teaching, to suit individual needs and academic interests

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Second language learning principles
-Sociolinguistics
-Approaches to discourse analysis
-Issues in bilingualism
-Corpus linguistics

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Graduates from our postgraduate programmes enter a range of careers worldwide, including teacher training; university research, teaching and leadership; testing and assessment; directing, managing or teaching roles within language teaching institutions.

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About the course. -Develop and enhance your knowledge of archaeology through a selection of specialist modules that suit your chronological, geographical and thematic interests. Read more
About the course:
-Develop and enhance your knowledge of archaeology through a selection of specialist modules that suit your chronological, geographical and thematic interests
-A flexible degree that prepares you for a career in research, the commercial sector or heritage management
-Become part of a world-leading Department with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research
-Take thematic and skills-based options that integrate social and scientific techniques
-Benefit from dedicated laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Interpreting Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain
-Introduction to human bioarchaeology
-From village to metropolis: understanding the urban phenomenon of Ancient Rome
-Theoretical approaches in archaeology

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our graduates go on to full-time employment within archaeology and related consultancies or units, museums and government agencies. Up to one third continue their academic career through doctoral research. In recent years, graduates have been successful in obtaining appointments with heritage agencies (Historic England, National Trust) and universities, including Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Exeter and Newcastle.

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Our graduates go on to full-time employment within archaeology and related consultancies or units, museums and government agencies. Read more
Our graduates go on to full-time employment within archaeology and related consultancies or units, museums and government agencies. Up to one third continue their academic career through doctoral research. In recent years, graduates have been successful in obtaining appointments with heritage agencies (Historic England, National Trust) and universities, including Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Exeter and Newcastle.

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Modules include:
-Research Paper
-Human Bioarchaeology
-The Medieval Landscape
-Food and Culture
-Material Cultures and Identities in the Roman Empire

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About the course. -Prepare for a career in bioarchaeological research, the commercial sector or heritage management. -Focus on issues such as gender and the life course, childhood, migration, diet and health. Read more
About the course:
-Prepare for a career in bioarchaeological research, the commercial sector or heritage management
-Focus on issues such as gender and the life course, childhood, migration, diet and health
-Join a world-leading Department with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research
-Benefit from dedicated laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Interpreting Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain
-Introduction to human bioarchaeology
-From village to metropolis: understanding the urban phenomenon of Ancient Rome
-Theoretical approaches in archaeology

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our graduates go on to full-time employment within archaeology and related consultancies or units, museums and government agencies. Up to one third continue their academic career through doctoral research. In recent years, graduates have been successful in obtaining appointments with heritage agencies (Historic England, National Trust) and universities, including Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Exeter and Newcastle.

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About the course. -Choose from a diverse range of options covering the full extent of the Middle Ages (AD 400-1600). -Learn to integrate social and scientific techniques. Read more
About the course:
-Choose from a diverse range of options covering the full extent of the Middle Ages (AD 400-1600)
-Learn to integrate social and scientific techniques
-Prepare for a career in research, the commercial sector or heritage management
-Become part of a Department with one of the world’s largest groups of medieval archaeologists
-Benefit from state-of-the-art facilities

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Issues and debates in medieval archaeology
-Medieval European landscapes
-Colonisation and cultural transformation: the archaeology of crusading
-Medieval research placement
-Introduction to human bioarchaeology

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our graduates go on to full-time employment within archaeology and related consultancies or units, museums and government agencies. Up to one third continue their academic career through doctoral research. In recent years, graduates have been successful in obtaining appointments with heritage agencies (Historic England, National Trust) and universities, including Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Exeter and Newcastle.

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You will take part in active learning through the guided study of themes and issues, and explore major episodes in the human past through case studies from all regions of the Middle East, including Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Arabia, the Levant and Egypt. Read more
You will take part in active learning through the guided study of themes and issues, and explore major episodes in the human past through case studies from all regions of the Middle East, including Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Arabia, the Levant and Egypt. The course will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to important, real-world issues, including the transition from hunter-forager to farmer-herder, the development of urban, literate civilisations, and the rise and fall of some of the world's greatest empires.

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Modules include:
-Issues and debates in medieval archaeology
-Medieval European landscapes
-Colonisation and cultural transformation: the archaeology of crusading
-Medieval research placement
-Introduction to human bioarchaeology

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our graduates go on to full-time employment within archaeology and related consultancies or units, museums and government agencies. Up to one third continue their academic career through doctoral research. In recent years, graduates have been successful in obtaining appointments with heritage agencies (Historic England, National Trust) and universities, including Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Exeter and Newcastle.

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About the course. -Practical design for printed books and ebooks, delivered by practising designers through projects and assignments. Read more
About the course:
-Practical design for printed books and ebooks, delivered by practising designers through projects and assignments
-Theory and history, taught through a variety of lectures, seminars and workshops
-Access to the University’s special collections, ensuring a truly hands-on experience
-Close to resources, including historic libraries in Oxford and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Book design: practice (design projects)
-Book design: core (seminars and essays)
-Dissertation

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

EMPLOYABILITY

Our graduates have an excellent employment record. Many take up positions in type design studios, with publishers and general design studios, and wayfinding and information design studios. Others develop their own businesses, or take up managerial roles in creative firms. Employers include Apple, Monotype, Microsoft Typography, Victoria & Albert Museum, Oxford University Press, Financial Times and Nokia.

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This is the ideal programme for those looking to pursue a career in the fast-growing creative sector. It combines leading academic expertise from the School of Arts and Communication Design, Henley Business School and School of Law. Read more
This is the ideal programme for those looking to pursue a career in the fast-growing creative sector. It combines leading academic expertise from the School of Arts and Communication Design, Henley Business School and School of Law.
-Develop your individual practice and research within a collaborative environment
-Combine the study of management and entrepreneurship with critical art practice and theory
-Join a community of artists focused on the entrepreneurial education in the business of art
-Experience major galleries, museums and collections and engage in public exhibitions and curatorial projects
-Suitable for graduates from a range of subject backgrounds

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Critical practice or dissertation
-International study visit
-Mapping the art world
-Management in creative and cultural industries
-Entrepreneurial management for creative artists

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Students studying creative enterprise gain the skills and expertise to progress in entrepreneurial careers, either pursuing start-up opportunities on their own or taking leading managerial roles in creative firms.

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Have ambitions to pursue a career in the fast-growing creative sector? This programme combines leading academic expertise from the School of Arts and Communication Design and Henley Business School. Read more
Have ambitions to pursue a career in the fast-growing creative sector? This programme combines leading academic expertise from the School of Arts and Communication Design and Henley Business School. It will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to progress in entrepreneurial careers within start-ups and creative firms.
-Develop strategic and creative thinking skills and learn to apply design thinking to business
-Major themes include information design, service design, user experience and brand identity
-Suited to those who wish to advance their career in the design industry
-Modules in design practice, entrepreneurship, management and intellectual property
-Access to dedicated studio facilities

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Strategic information design
-User-centred design methods
-Management in creative and cultural organisations
-Financing for entrepreneurship
-Intellectual property law: copyright and design

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Students studying creative enterprise gain the skills and expertise to progress in entrepreneurial careers, either pursuing start-up opportunities on their own or taking leading managerial roles in creative firms.

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On this highly flexible programme, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in critically informed filmmaking. This pathway is ideal if you are looking to develop a career as a filmmaker, creative producer, film programmer or in applied film research. Read more
On this highly flexible programme, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in critically informed filmmaking.

This pathway is ideal if you are looking to develop a career as a filmmaker, creative producer, film programmer or in applied film research. The study of film aesthetics and moving image culture will inform your work in film production, and this is combined with modules on entrepreneurship and management to prepare you for professional work in this dynamic and creative field.

In the first stages of the degree you will choose modules from a selection of "Film Production", "Film Aesthetics", "Film and Moving Image Culture", "Television and Visual Media", "World Cinema", "Film Festivals" and "Film Programming". To complete your studies, you will either write a dissertation, produce a short film or undertake a film programming project.

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Modules include:
-Management in the creative industries
-Entrepreneurial management for creative artists
-Intellectual property
-Film production
-Film aesthetics
-Film and moving image culture
-Television and visual media
-World cinema
-Film festivals and film programming

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Students studying creative enterprise normally progress in entrepreneurial careers, either pursuing start-up opportunities on their own or taking leading managerial roles in creative firms.

Many students come from backgrounds with considerable exposure to small- or medium-sized enterprises within the creative sector. On completion of the programme they use content from the course in the implementation of creative and commercial strategies for these firms.

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This pathway provides a high-quality business education that is specifically tailored to graduates from a variety of subject backgrounds such as languages, literature or business. Read more
This pathway provides a high-quality business education that is specifically tailored to graduates from a variety of subject backgrounds such as languages, literature or business. It is ideal if you are looking for a career in the creative sector.

This pathway is more flexible than the others – you will be able to select a larger number of taught modules, while the dissertation carries slightly less weight.

In addition to shared modules in entrepreneurship, management and intellectual property law, further modules are available in small business management, digital marketing and business-to-business marketing. Optional modules from the Art and Film pathways are also available.

The majority of teaching is delivered by the Henley Business School, which is consistently ranked among Europe's leading business schools by The Financial Times and The Economist.

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Modules include:
-Management in creative and cultural organisations
-Entrepreneurial management for creative artists
-Financing creative enterprises
-Digital marketing
-Entrepreneurship and small business management
-Intellectual property law
-Modules in design; film; art

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Students studying creative enterprise normally progress in entrepreneurial careers, either pursuing start-up opportunities on their own or taking leading managerial roles in creative firms.

Many students come from backgrounds with considerable exposure to small- or medium-sized enterprises within the creative sector. On completion of the programme they use content from the course in the implementation of creative and commercial strategies for these firms.

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About the course. -Academic training for prospective and practising diplomats, civil servants, or academics. -Combines the theory and practice of contemporary diplomacy. Read more
About the course:
-Academic training for prospective and practising diplomats, civil servants, or academics
-Combines the theory and practice of contemporary diplomacy
-Benefit from British diplomats and officials who contribute valuable insight into current challenges and processes
-Develop transferable skills, including research, policymaking, and interpersonal skills
-Select from a range of optional modules to suit your individual interests

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Contemporary diplomacy (core)
-International security studies
-Terrorism in a globalising world
-Building peace after civil war
-Governance, security, development

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

EMPLOYABILITY

We provide lots of opportunities for you to develop transferable skills for your future career. Our graduates move on to a wide range of roles, including UK ambassadors, military officers, members of the SAS or intelligence analysts, bankers, political analysts, university lecturers, staff college lecturers, journalists, officials in international organisations or police officers.

Others have gone into industry, teaching, local government administration, charitable foundations or Parliament.

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The MA Education helps teachers and other educationalists deepen their understanding of teaching and learning. -Underpinned by up-to-date research evidence. Read more
The MA Education helps teachers and other educationalists deepen their understanding of teaching and learning.
-Underpinned by up-to-date research evidence
-Examines the broader philosophical, sociological and psychological aspects and issues of education
-Designed to be flexible to meet the needs of busy professionals
-Includes the option to study different modules and tailor the programme to suit your interests and career aspirations

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Values and practices in education
-Investigating education
-Developing expertise in teaching
-Child development and education
-Key concepts in educational leadership and management

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

In addition to the many master’s and PhD graduates, each year we have over 500 students become newly qualified teachers (NQTs). Our excellent links with local schools ensure that our employment rates are consistently high, with 100% going on to work or study after the programme and 95% in employment within six months of the programme.

With pay scales to match other industries, job security, an excellent pension and better work-life balance, teaching is becoming one of the most sought-after professions of today. Our master’s and professional programmes have allowed many teachers to gain promotion within their institutions. A number of students also continue their studies on to EdD/ PhD programmes to develop a career in educational research.

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About the course. -Gain in-depth understanding of the way young children think and behave. -Focus on cutting-edge research in child development and theories of professional ethics and leadership. Read more
About the course:
-Gain in-depth understanding of the way young children think and behave
-Focus on cutting-edge research in child development and theories of professional ethics and leadership
-Develop your leadership skills
-Designed to be flexible and meet the needs of busy professionals

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Values and practices in education
-Investigating education
-Child development
-The professional self in Early Years leadership
-Improving teaching and learning

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

In addition to the many masters' and PhD graduates, each year we have over 500 students become newly qualified teachers (NQTs). Our excellent links with local schools ensure that our employment rates are consistently high, with well over 90 per cent of our NQTs finding a teaching job last year.

With pay scales to match other industries, job security, an excellent pension and better work-life balance, teaching is becoming one of the most sought-after professions of today. Our masters' and professional courses have allowed many teachers to gain promotion within their institutions. A number of students also continue their studies onto EdD/PhD courses to develop a career in educational research.

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About the course. -Versatile programme from the Institute of Education, recognised internationally as a world-class provider of teacher education. Read more
About the course:
-Versatile programme from the Institute of Education, recognised internationally as a world-class provider of teacher education
-Suitable for teachers who have experience of, or interest in, the teaching of English as a Second/ Foreign Language (ESL/EFL)
-Deepen your knowledge and understanding of broad education-related topics and debates alongside developing knowledge of theory and practice of teaching ESL/EFL
-Acquire knowledge and skills in second language acquisition, teaching methodology, broader educational studies and academic skills
-Tailor your studies through a wide range of modules. Suitably qualified students can take modules delivered by the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics subject to availability

This master’s programme is designed for candidates who wish to develop their knowledge of the theory and practice of teaching ESL/EFL alongside deepening their knowledge and understanding of broader education-related topics and debates. Those who wish to develop relevant knowledge and skills in TESOL and related linguistic areas should apply to MA TESOL.

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Second language teaching and learning
-English language: study skills and research methodology
-Values and practices in education
-Investigating education
-Improving teaching and learning

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

In addition to the many masters' and PhD graduates, each year we have over 500 students become newly qualified teachers (NQTs). Our excellent links with local schools ensure that our employment rates are consistently high, with well over 90 per cent of our NQTs finding a teaching job last year.

With pay scales to match other industries, job security, an excellent pension and better work-life balance, teaching is becoming one of the most sought-after professions of today. Our masters' and professional courses have allowed many teachers to gain promotion within their institutions. A number of students also continue their studies onto EdD/PhD courses to develop a career in educational research.

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