We believe this is a unique master’s course, combining the academic study of performance with a practice-based approach to the art of acting.
It’s ideal if you want to to pursue a professional career in the theatre, to develop a deeper understanding of your craft and hone your performance skills.
Based at our new, state-of-the-art University Square Stratford building, you will work in close collaboration with students and academic staff on our equally excellent MA Theatre Directing course as you produce and perform a range of innovative work of professional quality while also being given expert tuition in the skills of acting.
Taught in the evenings and on Saturdays and available for both part-time and full-time study to fit around your needs, it’s a course geared to equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to be a stage actor.
You will be guided by leading theatre practitioners, who will both teach and mentor you. After a final degree show in which you will have the chance to showcase your talents, you will leave our course ready to discover that all the world’s your stage.
The MA in Architecture and Urbanism builds upon UEL legacy of world-leading form generation through computational design explored through the work of the university’s late senior lecturer, Paul Coates. This involves using parametric and object-oriented design methodologies seamlessly with rapid manufacturing and visualization techniques available within the school.
Whether you want to expand your field of expertise, or deepen it, this unique one-year course will enrich your knowledge and enhance your career in the fields of Advanced Architectural, Urban Design and Digital Fabrication. The course is aimed at architecture graduates wishing to specialize in advanced digital design processes, and at those within the ‘built environment’ – such as planners, psychologists, quantity surveyors or designers
Along the course Advanced Architectural Design, Parametric Urban Design, Digital Manufacturing will be developed across the year following a common digital platform which simulates the state of the art of design processes in contemporary architectural practices. The goal is experimenting new possibilities for architectural spaces and cities connecting the design to advanced fabrication techniques and sustainable strategies in order to generate a research leading to a secure impact in the industry.
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On this cutting-edge course, we specialise in giving our students an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the relationship between conflict, displacement and human insecurity.
We will help you to develop the skills and understanding to prepare for employment in the fields of conflict management and resolution, humanitarian assistance and displacement, human rights and development initiatives.
The key aspects of your learning will be the focus on conflict and displacement. We value a people-centred approach and an emphasis on human security which combines both human rights and human development.
The course approaches development as an important security strategy and considers displacement a measure of human security. We will encourage you to adopt an independent critical approach to contemporary theories of conflict, human rights and human security.
You will work with academics involved in the latest research and have access to wide-ranging expertise in our research centres, covering human rights in conflict, social justice and change, migration, refugees and belonging and gender research.
An exciting, contemporary focused, masters level programme that responds to the creative industry demands of today by developing artists who will graduate as multi-skilled creative producers and practitioners.
This interdisciplinary based programme is for artists and practitioners wanting to develop innovative artistic practice and are interested in cultural leadership.
The programme offers a practice-based approach that works across traditional disciplines of drama, music and dance, and applied/community based practices.
We welcome applications from those with specialisms in any of the following; theatre, dance, music or applied performance.
We are superbly located at in East London at the centre of an area of intense cultural development and potential innovation with opportunities to work alongside established national cultural and arts partners such as LIFT, the Olympic Park and East London Dance.
The academic staff are also practising professionals, some of whom run their own producing companies and arts practices. You are encouraged take advantage of our industry links and network as you progress throughout your course.
The programme has the advantage of professional standard studios and technical facilities.
The programme is delivered in twilight and evening sessions so we are able to welcome those with work and daytime responsibilities.
Early childhood has become a massive, rapidly changing field over the past 20 years, with many new avenues opening up for those with enhanced qualifications in the subject.
At UEL, we recognise that the study of early childhood needs a holistic perspective. All sorts of influences impact on children’s lives: education, health, sociology, psychology, politics and policy. They are rarely distinct from each other, which is why the modules on this course are a fusion of contemporary issues.
We have an academic team with experience of everything from teaching in east London to working with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in South America, while Professor Eva Lloyd has co-constructed UK government policy in early childhood.
Whichever direction you choose we can guide you, drawing on our direct national and international experience and expertise. Like you, we are passionate about early childhood. Our goal is to stimulate, motivate and inspire you.
The international perspectives on the course mean that your student group will be very diverse. We currently have students on the MA from China, Spain and Poland.
At Cass School of Education and Communities we have developed an expertise on language education, in particular, teaching and learning in multicultural contexts. Dr Mario Moya, Programme Leader for the MA English Language Teaching, focuses his research on second language acquisition and the role of language learning strategies in second/additional languages. He is a Consultant for the British Council and works in cooperation with Universities worldwide to improve teacher and learning in English-medium instruction environments. The MA in English Language Teaching is linked to the Higher Education and the Teacher Education Research Groupson, publishers, and school managers, among other high-stake posts.
Our innovative and strikingly diverse course will equip you to integrate the theory and practice of film, video and new screen media at an advanced level.
Learning about documentary, fiction, artists’ film and multi-channel installation alongside students from all around the world, you will explore the many ways in which moving images can be authored.
Our students traditionally produce outstanding films on a course that has proved ideal for graduates of film studies, cultural and media studies, humanities and social sciences, as well as art and design.
You will learn in a creative, collaborative environment which draws upon the research of leading film practitioners, theorists and historians and takes advantage of our great links to the film industry and art world.
Our course encourages you to develop your ambitious and innovative work within the supportive atmosphere of studio-based practice and under the close supervision of some of Britain’s leading artists.
We’ve been providing opportunities for ground-breaking talent since the Chapman brothers started making their dramatic impression back in the 1980s.
Now, Professor Grenville Davey, the 1992 Turner Prize winner who runs the course, believes it just keeps getting better.
The core elements of the course are designed to be challenging and enjoyable, to offer a rich, vibrant and varied experience in the fine arts.
There is a strong professional practice element so you will be encouraged to get involved in ‘real world’ projects – usually exhibitions, commissions, or residencies.
The course culminates in the degree show, which is a significant showcase for your work, attracting large numbers of visitors from the art world as well as the general public.
If you are an HR professional, or want to make a move into HR, this master’s degree will take your career to the next level.
The course combines the theoretical knowledge you would expect at master’s level with the practical elements you will need to succeed in your career. It has a strong emphasis on the behavioural and leadership skills that will make a positive difference, wherever you work.
If you are a conscientious and committed professional looking for accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), you will join around 30 like-minded people from London, the UK, Europe and further afield.
And, with our contacts and support, you will build a network that will help you throughout the rest of your career.
As someone dedicated to your own personal and professional development, you will benefit from this highly practical course and will be taught to specialise in all key HRM areas, including learning and development, employee relations and recruitment.
On graduation you will have associate membership of the CIPD and will have the knowledge component required to go for chartered CIPD status, which will really cement your professional standing.
This masters is accredited to the Advanced level by the Charted Institute of Personnel and Development, ensuring you graduate with the practitioner skills you need for a career in HR. The CIPD also rates our students' Management Reports with the highest confidence, meaning your research will make a real impact on business outcomes.
The aim of this 12-month Master Program is to engage you in creative and experimental processes and to enhance your ability to grasp complex design ideas. The program has a clear hands-on approach which aligns with the ‘making’ ethos of the School. Live projects, competitions and field trips make this program a unique life-changing experience.
Design of any scale responds to – and in parallel leads – cultural and social change. Our everyday living changes rapidly. The changing demographics, the emergence of new technologies, shift the way in which we inhabit, use and share spaces. What is the role of design in the rapidly changing contemporary conditions? What is the office space of the future like? What is the library of the future? What is the shop of the future? Through our MA in Interior Design program we address some of the above questions in a rigorous, experimental and creative manner. Through a fun and hands-on approach we will debate and challenge one another on some of the most current and ‘hot’ design related questions.
This course will provide you with up-to-date management skills in the context of fashion.
You will embark on an innovative curriculum which balances theoretical constructs with practical commercial solutions. In addition to formal learning and teaching, you will engage with industry professionals, live projects, guest speakers and overseas trips to ensure a rich and varied experience.
You will have the option to graduate with one of two pathways, marketing management or luxury branding, depending on your individual interests and choice of modules.
Are you a journalist or communications professional keen to learn more about contemporary global development issues? Are you a development practitioner or NGO staff needing to update your understanding of the media? Have you ever wondered how today’s NGOs are responding to the digital media revolution? Do you want to enrich your understanding of global development issues and produce informed yet critical news and information?
Are you interested in engaging with some of the most important topics in today’s globalised world while enhancing your analytical and media production skills? We will provide you with a conducive environment to learn about and participate in debates such as:
● What is the role of citizen journalists in mediating development news?
● How can ICTs contribute to development and development communication?
● How can we better understand and communicate the realities of globalisation and sustainable development?
● How can media production practices be critically informed?
● What are the dynamics linking conflict, religion, displacement and human insecurity?
● How does the media represent environmental issues?
The Professional Landscape Architecture programmes at UEL are a recent addition to the courses accredited by the Landscape Institute, the professional body for Landscape Architects within the UK.
The MA in Professional Landscape Architecture is a programme for those who hold either a Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture or a Landscape Institute accredited ‘conversion’ qualification and a degree in another discipline.
At UEL, through design studio, live projects, and investigation of theory, we explore key issues in contemporary life - migration, inequality, climate change, urban growth, food security - through Landscape Architecture, employing knowledge, tools and models in use, and in development globally. We investigate our understandings of these ideas with passion and commitment; we explore the ways in which landscape, nature and place are socially, as well as physically, ‘constructed’. We seek to develop critical awareness and personal understanding of landscape, and from this, to cultivate an individual, considered approach, primarily to the design of publicly accessible places. Our teaching supports the acquisition of the skills and knowledge that we know are relevant to professional practice now, while developing personal trajectories for the future, within this broad professional field.
The MA in Professional Landscape Architecture leads directly into the Landscape Institute’s Pathway to Chartership.
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Forced migration is a global phenomenon and an area of increasing concern in Europe and beyond. On this course you will study the multiple factors associated with refugee crises and the economic, political, social, cultural, and environment pressures which lie behind the search for asylum.
A distinctive feature of this course is that it considers the perspective and experiences of the people forced to flee conflict, generalised violence, and human rights violations. It highlights social, cultural and community responses to people in search of sanctuary in the contexts of restrictive border practices. It encourages informed understanding about contemporary conflicts, forced displacement and human security.
Although the majority of refugees are in countries of the developing world, structures of exclusion are most fully developed in the post-industrial societies, notably within Europe.
The course highlights problems associated with limitations of asylum rights in the European states and the climate of hostility towards refugees from countries outside Western Europe. It also considers alternative, positive, approaches to asylum rights.