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This course provides training in research methodology for students interested in a career as a researcher or lecturer in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics or language acquisition. Read more

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This course provides training in research methodology for students interested in a career as a researcher or lecturer in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics or language acquisition. This course is recognised by the ESRC.

Modules

Description of language; quantitative methods and statistical processes; research and enquiry in applied linguistics 1 and 2; second language learning or language in society; dissertation; plus 3 modules from: action research; discourse analysis; ethnographic research; language in society; philosophical issues in educational research; second language learning; small group/classroom interaction; statistical data analysis.

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This course provides an opportunity for advanced study in applied linguistics/language in education, including an element of research training; students develop a comparative perspective on language education policy and practice, and learn the skills needed to challenge professional practice; they undertake research and innovation in a range of applied language fields. Read more

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This course provides an opportunity for advanced study in applied linguistics/language in education, including an element of research training; students develop a comparative perspective on language education policy and practice, and learn the skills needed to challenge professional practice; they undertake research and innovation in a range of applied language fields.

Modules

Description of language; language in society or second language learning; research and enquiry in applied linguistics 1; research skills; dissertation; plus 4 optional modules from: assessment of language proficiency; autonomy and individualisation in language learning; communicative language teaching; curriculum and pedagogy for English language teaching; discourse analysis; English as a world language; language for specific purposes/syllabus design; language teacher education; writing and written language.

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Summary. The studio-based programme will develop your understanding of key academic and industry themes relevant to a networked digital media environment. Read more

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The studio-based programme will develop your understanding of key academic and industry themes relevant to a networked digital media environment. Through critical creative practice, you will explore the implications of mobile platforms, media convergence and situated technologies while building on your existing design skills. In the final stage of the course, you focus on a specific area of interest, define a research question and produce a practice-based research project. #WSAmacd graduates leave the course with the conceptual tools, technical skills and personal attributes they need for further study or to thrive in a fastchanging industry.

Modules

Professional and Academic Skills, Design and New Media, Design Laboratory, Sustainability, Creative Thinking & Problem Solving, Digital Cultures, Entrepreneurship, Experimental Publishing, Exploring the Visual Language of Display, Global Marketing, Visual Culture, Final Project (Communication Design).

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Summary. This MA supports the growing need for critical, theoretically informed, yet practical approaches to both the curation of contemporary art, and the art of curation. Read more

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This MA supports the growing need for critical, theoretically informed, yet practical approaches to both the curation of contemporary art, and the art of curation. Based in The Winchester Gallery, students develop their own curatorial practice; study the history and theory of curating; hear directly from guest curators about issues facing the profession, and benefit from the insight of world-leading academics. Students will gain the knowledge and skills they need to pursue careers in existing and emergent curatorial and related professions in a variety of institutions.

Modules

Core modules: Contemporary Curation: Theories and Histories; Contemporary Curation: Practices, Methods of Cultural Inquiry and Final Project (Curation).

Optional modules: Sustainability, Creative Thinking & Problem Solving, Digital Cultures, Entrepreneurship, Experiemental Publishing, Exploring the Visual Language of Display, Global Marketing, Visual Culture.

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Summary. Our lively programme focuses on the craft of fiction, scriptwriting, poetry and writing for children through weekly writing workshops and literature seminars which engage in a close study of contemporary writing. Read more

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Our lively programme focuses on the craft of fiction, scriptwriting, poetry and writing for children through weekly writing workshops and literature seminars which engage in a close study of contemporary writing. We encourage collaboration with other art forms, allowing students to tap into our on-campus theatre and concert hall, the prestigious Winchester School of Art, and the research taking place in

English and other disciplines. Visiting writers and editors deepen student understanding of the publishing world. The programme culminates in a creative writing dissertation developed in consultation with a published writer.

Modules

Core modules: Creative Skills Workshop; Creative Project (dissertation equivalent)

Optional modules: up to four from: Narrative Non Fiction: The Interdisciplinary Art; Art and Craft of Fiction 1; Art and Craft of Fiction 2; Scriptwriting; and Writing for Children and Young People; one of these may be replaced by a module chosen from MA English or another MA programme

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Summary. This unique and innovative MA is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to study at the intersection between culture and politics and who envisage a career in the arts and policy worlds, in government, industry or in academia. Read more

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This unique and innovative MA is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to study at the intersection between culture and politics and who envisage a career in the arts and policy worlds, in government, industry or in academia. MA Cultural Politics offers a broad, accessible and interdisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary cultural politics. The programme addresses numerous central themes, ranging from culture to the politics of globalisation. It combines the key themes, developments and leading figures of classical and present day cultural and political theory.

Modules

Core modules: Cultural Politics: Theories, Cultural Politics: Practices.

Optional modules: Responsible Design, Visual Culture, Design Cultures, Contemporary Security Challenges, Public Policy and Democracy, Ethics & Politics of Migration, International Political Theory.

Career Opportunities

The MA Cultural Politics is good preparation for any role that requires an extra qualification as a mode of distinction involving research, media, culture, communication, and politics. Graduates pursue opportunities in research, media (journalism), cultural and public policy, marketing, political parties, international organisations, and institutions, business, education and (teaching). Graduates also go on to research degrees (PhD), at either the University of Southampton or elsewhere.

Learning & Assessment

Learning and teaching:

This MA offers students the benefits of being taught jointly by experts in creative and cultural contexts and Politics and International Relations. In this dynamic research environment, you will study the relations between culture, media, and politics, understanding how culture and media become related to political theory and practice, and how politics influences culture and media.

You will experience a directed and diverse mix of lectures and guided seminars during the first two semesters and then work over the summer on a self-directed dissertation.

Assessment:

Assessment is based on a mix of methods, including essays, exams, presentations, seminar research papers, and a dissertation.



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Summary. Textile Design will prepare you for further research or practice, drawing on your creativity and knowledge. You will be introduced to research, encouraged to develop critical thinking skills, refine your textile design skills and methods of enquiry. Read more

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Textile Design will prepare you for further research or practice, drawing on your creativity and knowledge. You will be introduced to research, encouraged to develop critical thinking skills, refine your textile design skills and methods of enquiry. You will also acquire a critical understanding of your subject from different cultural and professional perspectives, benefitting from our international and industrial links. Students are encouraged to experiment and to stretch the boundaries of the discipline through creative engagement with materials, processes and concepts, whilst considering sustainability as part of textile design. Tutors are practitioners themselves with extensive and diverse experience in areas including: digital textile production, CAD for repeat design, laser cutting, illustration and dye.

Modules

Core and compulsory modules: Professional and Academic Skills, Textile Design 1 and 2, and Final Project.

Optional modules: Sustainability, Creative Thinking & Problem Solving, Digital Cultures, Entrepreneurship, Experimental Publishing, Exploring the Visual Language of Display, Global Marketing, Visual Culture.

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Summary. Design Management integrates design, innovation, technology, management and customers, and supports organisations to improve competitive advantage across economic, social, cultural and environmental factors. Read more

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Design Management integrates design, innovation, technology, management and customers, and supports organisations to improve competitive advantage across economic, social, cultural and environmental factors. It is the art and science of empowering design to enhance collaboration and synergy between ‘design’ and ‘business’ to improve design effectiveness.

This programme is aimed at individuals eager to develop a career in design management and is relevant to a wide range of service and manufacturing industries. You will be encouraged to develop original and creative ideas that will allow you to negotiate and co-create with designers, marketers, financiers, lawyers and clients in the pursuit of the best design thinking. Our curriculum is based on the issues of product design, process design, services design and brand design.

Modules

Core modules: Professional and Academic Skills, Strategic Design Management and Marketing, Design Management.

Optional modules: Sustainability, Creative Thinking & Problem Solving, Digital Cultures, Entrepreneurship, Experimental Publishing, Exploring the Visual Language of Display, Global Marketing, Visual Culture.

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Summary. This programme is for education professionals who wish to investigate specific areas of interest through a combination of independent study and small-scale research, usually in their own work context. Read more

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This programme is for education professionals who wish to investigate specific areas of interest through a combination of independent study and small-scale research, usually in their own work context. Designed as a flexible alternative to a traditional taught masters, it develops expertise across related assignments and builds to a dissertation. Regular attendance at classes is not normally required and tailored tuition possible. If appropriate you can attend Education School modules. Suitable for UK/EU students

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Summary. This programme provides a focused route for recent graduates wishing to develop their understanding of the theory and practice of English language /TESOL teaching in order to start their career as English language professionals and gain the skills required to develop their professional practice. Read more

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This programme provides a focused route for recent graduates wishing to develop their understanding of the theory and practice of English language /TESOL teaching in order to start their career as English language professionals and gain the skills required to develop their professional practice.

Modules

Core modules: Principles of Communicative Language Teaching; Developing Approaches to Language Teaching; Description of Language; Research Skills (dissertation)

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Summary. This course provides a focused route for English language professionals wishing to develop a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of English language teaching and gain the skills required to challenge current professional practice and undertake a range of leadership roles. Read more

Summary

This course provides a focused route for English language professionals wishing to develop a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of English language teaching and gain the skills required to challenge current professional practice and undertake a range of leadership roles.

Modules

Communicative language teaching; curriculum and pedagogy for English language teaching; description of language; research skills; dissertation; plus 4 optional modules from: assessment of language proficiency; autonomy and individualisation in language learning; discourse analysis; English as a world language; language for specific purposes/syllabus design; language in society; language teacher education; research and enquiry in applied linguistics 1; second language learning; writing and written language.

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Summary. The programme comprises a wide range of topics and approaches, enabling students to practise textual, cultural and theoretical modes of analysis important to advanced research in English and the humanities in general. Read more

Summary

The programme comprises a wide range of topics and approaches, enabling students to practise textual, cultural and theoretical modes of analysis important to advanced research in English and the humanities in general. The dissertation allows you to focus on a single topic.

Modules

Research skills; text, culture, theory; dissertation; plus 4 optional modules from: approaches to the long 18th century; cinema, sexuality, spectatorship; 18th-century fiction; feminism and postmodernism; Jewish literature and culture; literature and law; nationalisms and sexualities; postcolonial studies; records of early play; the 20th-century body; towards modernity and after; unknown Jane Austen; Victorian readers and the politics of print; women and writing the French revolution; other relevant optional modules.



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Summary. The programme comprises a wide range of topics and approaches, enabling students to practise textual, cultural and theoretical modes of analysis important to advanced research in English and the humanities in general. Read more

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The programme comprises a wide range of topics and approaches, enabling students to practise textual, cultural and theoretical modes of analysis important to advanced research in English and the humanities in general. The dissertation allows you to focus on a single topic. This pathway allows you to specialise in the history and culture of the long eighteenth century through interdisciplinary study encompassing literature, history, philosophy and visual and material culture. You will be introduced to concepts and issues central to current research, and will study the unique collection of early women’s writing at Chawton House Library.

Modules

Core module: Adventures in Literary Research; Approaches to the Long Eighteenth Century

Optional modules: Eighteenth-Century Fiction; Unknown Jane Austen; Victorian Readers and the Politics of Print; War, Rebellion and Race in the Early American Republic; English Social and Cultural Life in the Long Eighteenth Century; other relevant MA English or History modules; another Humanities or Winchester School of Art MA module.

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Summary. The programme comprises a wide range of topics and approaches, enabling students to practise textual, cultural and theoretical modes of analysis important to advanced research in English and the humanities in general. Read more

Summary

The programme comprises a wide range of topics and approaches, enabling students to practise textual, cultural and theoretical modes of analysis important to advanced research in English and the humanities in general. The dissertation allows you to focus on a single topic. This pathway allows you to specialise in the history and culture of the long nineteenth century through interdisciplinary study encompassing literature, history, publishing and print culture, and visual and material culture. You will be introduced to concepts and issues central to current research in the period, and will participate in study visits to national archives and resources.

Modules

Core module: Adventures in Literary Research; Approaches to the Nineteenth Century

Optional modules: Victorian Readers and the Politics of Print; The Victorian Monarchy; Imperialism and Decolonization; Modernisms and Modernities; Literature and Law; Literature and Race; Unknown Jane Austen; Special Project: Text, Context, Intertext; Special Project: Text, Culture, Theory; Poetry and the City; other relevant MA English or History modules; another Humanities or Winchester School of Art MA module.

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Summary. The programme comprises a wide range of topics and approaches, enabling students to practise textual, cultural and theoretical modes of analysis important to advanced research in English and the humanities in general. Read more

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The programme comprises a wide range of topics and approaches, enabling students to practise textual, cultural and theoretical modes of analysis important to advanced research in English and the humanities in general. The dissertation allows you to focus on a single topic. This pathway explores the emergence of postcolonial and world literatures in English, and the histories of empire and decolonization underpinning these literatures. It considers how different postcolonial cultures have transformed genre and form; and how the global intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and diaspora have changed our ways of reading literature’s worldliness

Modules

Core module: Adventures in Literary Research

Optional modules: Literature and Race; Sweatshops, Sex Workers, and Asylum Seekers: World Literature after Globalisation; From Conquest to Colonisation; Nehru’s India; Imperialism and Decolonisation; The Empire Strikes Back; Literature and Law; other relevant MA English or History modules; another Humanities or Winchester School of Art MA module.

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