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Hyper Island Postgraduate Courses
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Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Media Management program offers an immersive learning experience delivered by innovative digital leaders and pioneers. Read more
Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Media Management program offers an immersive learning experience delivered by innovative digital leaders and pioneers. The programme combines a broad range of topics, including digital technology, business transformation, strategy, service design and research methods with real world application, developing the leaders of the future.

The Digital Media Management is a Masters-level leadership program, designed in partnership with the industry and accredited by Teesside University. It is designed to prepare you for a leading role in the media, creative, and digital industries. This post-graduate program gives you an insight into the thought processes that drive some of the world’s most successful and innovative companies.
Designed in collaboration with industry, the program provides those wanting to develop or refine their strategic and digital skills or transition into the digital and creative industries. It presents a unique opportunity to learn from leading industry thinkers and apply principles in a learning environment that mirrors real world challenges.

You will embark on a transformative journey to becoming a new kind of leader, who is adaptive, collaborative and creatively driven, who can go beyond conventional thinking and practices to create effective teams and business value.

You will be challenged by real world situations and given the opportunity to work on live briefs for clients. You will be challenged to create business and brand strategies and develop innovative solutions based on creative concepts.

In addition to group projects, Digital Media Management students are expected to complete individual assignments to compliment each group task.

At Hyper Island, you will be immersed in collaborative and high-energy learning environments that mirror the modern workplace dynamics. We value both professional and personal development and we seek to help you achieve that by supporting you with new methods, tools and knowledge to develop your abilities.

Following successful completion of the taught part of the programme (24 weeks), you will progress to an industry based research project (18 weeks). This is your chance to put your learning to work in an independent research or professional context and helps you to take the next step in your career.

Hyper Island will help you design your project and apply it within your career domain. To successfully graduate with a Master's degree, you will present the findings from your project using reports, videos and prototypes as appropriate to your chosen problem to examiners from industry, Teesside University and Hyper Island.

This programme will explore a wide range of business, technical and creative topics:

- Creativity, idea generation and concept development
- Change management, transformational leadership and group dynamics
- Entrepreneurship and learning from start-ups
- Business strategy, business development and business transformation
- Branding and communication, the role of brands, consumer insights
- Project management techniques, budgeting, pitching and planning
- Digital and mobile technologies, prototyping and development
- Designing for the consumer: human interaction, research and user centred design

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This is a one-year, industry-led programme, which gives you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge of contemporary fashion buying and merchandising from a managerial perspective. Read more
This is a one-year, industry-led programme, which gives you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge of contemporary fashion buying and merchandising from a managerial perspective. Developed in conjunction with industry specialists to inform innovative projects and maintain contemporary content and foster innovative projects.

Throughout the Master’s you will develop professional, managerial and personal abilities, including commercial awareness, negotiating and relationship management skills, alongside developing your visual skills in a business context to enable you to operate successfully within the global industry.

You will also gain an in-depth knowledge of finance, industry developments, profit margins, pricing, sales strategies and turnover and how to confidently convey your ideas through successful communication and contemporary presentation.

About the Course

You will gain a deep understanding of the role of the buyer and merchandiser, and gain the ability to strategically plan and select a range of high quality garments, while considering the profitable development of a company.

By undertaking a variety of projects, you will learn how to analyse the factors that influence sales alongside personal and practical presentation skills. You will also learn how to build a range of profitable garments for wholesale, retail or online sales.

Assessment details

Assessment includes written coursework assignments, reports, business plans, and project work. The assessments are work orientated.

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This is a one-year, industry-led programme, which gives you the opportunity to develop your specialist knowledge of contemporary fashion marketing from a managerial perspective. Read more
This is a one-year, industry-led programme, which gives you the opportunity to develop your specialist knowledge of contemporary fashion marketing from a managerial perspective. Developed in conjunction with industry specialists to inform innovative and maintain contemporary content.

You will develop the ability to strategically plan and instigate complex marketing campaigns. Throughout your studies you will gain an understanding of the development of creative and sophisticated visual marketing methods for promoting fashion. You will work within a commercial context to address pressing new agendas surrounding fashion marketing, such as fashion consumption, ethics, sustainability, consumerism, economic and political influences.

Briefs will be informed by industry, spanning print, new media, experiential events, new emerging technical environments and media relations. The course cultivates intellectual and analytical approaches to your research, which will enhance your managerial skills for increased employability.

About the Course

You will study units which will give you an in-depth understanding of how fashion brands are promoted in the competitive, global market place and will cover subject areas such as e-commerce, copywriting, fashion forecasting, magazine publishing, styling, and photography and will be underpinned by business management theories.

Assessment details

Assessment includes written coursework assignments, reports, business plans, and project work. The assessments are work orientated.

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Hyper Island Postgraduate Courses
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Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Media Management programme offers an immersive learning experience delivered by some of the world’s most innovative leaders and pioneers. Read more
Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Media Management programme offers an immersive learning experience delivered by some of the world’s most innovative leaders and pioneers.

The programme combines a broad range of topics, including digital technology, business transformation, strategy, service design and research methods with real world application, developing the leaders of the future.

Designed in collaboration with industry, the programme provides those wanting to develop or refine their strategic and digital skills or transition into the digital and creative industries. It presents a unique opportunity to learn from leading industry thinkers and apply principles in a learning environment that mirrors real world challenges.

You will embark on a transformative journey to finessing your skills to become adaptive, collaborative and creatively driven, empowering you to go beyond conventional thinking and practices to create effective teams and business value.

This programme is offered in a part-time mode, specially designed to meet the time pressures and learning styles of busy professionals and to directly address the talent gaps of their companies.

It comprises 6 taught project-based modules and an advanced work-based project. Each module combines academic and professional perspectives, hands-on exercises, skills acquisition, industry speakers, collaborative teamwork, a major industry brief and individual and group reflection.

Students will be required to attend a foundation week and then will need to be available approximately 2-3 days every other week to study with us for the length of the programme. To give you a better idea of the time commitment necessary for this course, feel free to look through our Tentative Course Calendar subject to reasonable change.

Our “live” project briefs form the core of each module and are developed in collaboration with our network of industry partners who include Google, IKEA, Nestlé, Unilever, Greenpeace and the BBC as well as agencies including Ogilvy, TBWA, BBH and JWT.
Following successful completion of the taught part of the programme (43 weeks), students progress to a 18 week Industry Research Project. This is your chance to put your learning to work in an independent research or professional context and helps students take the next step in their careers.

Hyper Island will help you design your project and apply it within your workplace. To successfully graduate with a Master's degree, students will present the findings from their project using reports, videos and prototypes as appropriate to their chosen problem to assessors from industry, Teesside University and Hyper Island.

This programme will explore a wide range of business, technical and creative topics:

- Creativity, idea generation and concept development
- Change management, transformational leadership and group dynamics
- Entrepreneurship and learning from start-ups
- Business strategy, business development and business transformation
- Branding and communication, the role of brands, consumer insights
- Project management techniques, budgeting, pitching and planning
- Digital and mobile technologies, prototyping and development
- Designing for the consumer: human interaction, research and user centred design

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Tourism and hospitality are expanding global industries resulting in an increased demand for skilled managers to lead and develop international organisations. Read more
Tourism and hospitality are expanding global industries resulting in an increased demand for skilled managers to lead and develop international organisations.

The MA International Tourism and Hospitality Management will equip you with the tools necessary to analyse the major influences affecting the international hospitality business environment, as well as a deep-rooted understanding of the issues currently shaping the management of international hospitality corporations.

The real-world assessments within this course will give you hands-on experience of planning and managing your own live projects, professional work within industry and live client consultancy. The course has been designed through close consultation with industry partners, to ensure you gain the latest practical and professional skills necessary to succeed within this sector.

Guest lectures and industry visits will enable you to develop a strong grasp of business culture, network and immerse yourself in these industries. The international nature of tourism and hospitality will be a key focus of your studies; this is reflected through our well-established global links.

You have the opportunity to undertake a 36-48 week internship as part of your study.

Features and benefits of the course

This course offers graduates from any discipline the chance to gain access to management level careers in the dynamic tourism and hospitality industries.
-The opportunity to plan and implement your own ‘live project’
-Work with a local tourism or hospitality industry employer to develop your professional event skills
-An external array of field trips and activity/visits and guest lectures from industry tourism and hospitality practitioners’ as part of the curriculum design
-Throughout your studies, you will engage in a range of individual and group work and consultancy projects working with an array of tourism and hospitality industry partners and clients.
-A ‘professional industry package’ with a year’s membership of an international trade association and magazine to develop your industry outlook.
-Volunteering is a great way for you to gain experience and make contacts. We have a vast range of volunteering opportunities to help you develop your CV and enhance your professional outlook and support is available to find them.

About the Course

This course has been designed with industry practitioners to offer a practical and managerial approach to equipping you with professional skills, providing you with many opportunities to gain professional experience.

The combination of taught units, a range of live experiential activity and client-based consultancy projects and opportunities to network with industry through external visits and guest lectures will enable you to develop a strong grasp of business culture and provide you with numerous opportunities to immerse yourself in your chosen sector and gain valuable experience.

Your studies will have an international focus to reflect the global nature of these industries. We have many well-established international collaborative partnerships, which will enrich your student experience. Our international research activities and projects will enrich your student experience and will create new opportunities for research through your engagement with employers.

Assessment details

Assessment includes written coursework, reports and live project work. The assessments are work orientated.

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The events industry is dynamic and growing, meaning there are a multitude of sectors for you to work in across the globe. This course will help you gain a detailed understanding of the theory and equip you with the practical skills required for a successful career in international events management. Read more
The events industry is dynamic and growing, meaning there are a multitude of sectors for you to work in across the globe. This course will help you gain a detailed understanding of the theory and equip you with the practical skills required for a successful career in international events management.

You will be given the opportunity to put strategy into practice with live event group projects. This practical experience will help you stand out in the job market after graduation.

Previous graduates have gained employment in areas such as corporate events, hospitality events, sports event, conferences, exhibitions and music festivals to name a few.

This course aims to produce event professionals who can operate globally in the ever-growing events industry. The careers available to those qualified at postgraduate level in this subject area are exciting and varied. The professional focus of this course, at operational and strategic level, gives you a range of opportunities to engage with the events industry and you will develop expertise in planning and managing different events.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake a 36-48 week internship as part of your study.

Features and benefits of the course

-The opportunity to plan and implement your own ‘live event’ strategy and project
-Work with a local event industry employer to develop your professional event skills
-An external array of field trips and activity/visits and guest lectures from industry event practitioners as part of the curriculum design
-Throughout your studies, you will engage in a range of individual, group work and consultancy projects, working with an array of event industry partners and clients
-Volunteering is a great way for you to gain experience and make contacts. We have a vast range of volunteering opportunities within the Faculty to develop your CV
-Internship opportunity

About the Course

This course has been designed with event industry practitioners to offer a practical and managerial approach to equipping you with professional skills, providing you with many opportunities to gain professional experience.

Taught units include live experiential activity and client-based consultancy projects which give opportunities to network with industry. External visits and guest lectures give you the opportunity to develop a strong grasp of business and events culture.

Your studies will have an international focus to reflect the global nature of this industry. The department has many well-established international collaborative partnerships, which will enrich your student experience. Our international research activities and projects will create new opportunities for research through your engagement with employers.

Assessment details

Assessment includes individual and group written coursework, reports and live project work. The assessments are work orientated.

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This unique and exciting course was developed through industry consultation to investigate and implement a diverse range of creative and innovative solutions in response to a process in which you question existing practices in the wider fashion economy. Read more
This unique and exciting course was developed through industry consultation to investigate and implement a diverse range of creative and innovative solutions in response to a process in which you question existing practices in the wider fashion economy. Our course produces highly employable graduates that have an advanced understanding of the global fashion industry.

Throughout the programme you will be taught in teams and work on challenging projects directed by the needs of the fashion industry. Innovation lies at the heart of the course and together with rigorous research practices this ensures our students grasp complex notions of creativity, commercialism, business culture and environmental sustainability whilst facilitating the development of their own unique solutions, individual aesthetic and technical sensibility. As one of our graduates you will be uniquely positioned in the jobs market.

This programme recruits students from a variety of backgrounds including fashion, design, business and management, and further afield. If you are a recent graduate with a good quality degree and a keen interest in the fashion industry, or have experience of working in the fashion industry or in business innovation or product/service development this course will broaden you knowledge of how all the strands of the Fashion industry work together and will give you a strong competitive edge to advance your career in this exhilarating industry.

About the Course

The MA Fashion Innovation programme bridges the gap between design and business and responds to the broader context of fashion, both commercially and intellectually, allowing you to find your own unique direction and to position yourself within an aspirational professional environment.

You will take a research-led, problem-based and/or a case study approach to the development of your ideas and proposals. Our students are encouraged to collaborate and develop joint responses to a series of live projects, culminating in their final proposals, which are specific to their own research interests and areas of specialism.

-The course is structured into three units, each delivered around industry-led briefs.
-The three units are; Build, Practice, and Perform.
-The units run one per term, and the course runs from September to September.

Assessment details

Assessment in each unit comprises both individual and group assignments consisting of projects and live industry briefs. Assessments will be progressive and take place throughout each term.

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Hyper Island Postgraduate Courses
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Hyper Island's new MA in Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a designer needs to know to build products, services and systems in the real world. Read more
Hyper Island's new MA in Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a designer needs to know to build products, services and systems in the real world.

The role of a designer is shifting. A product today is rarely just physical and consumers expectations are higher than ever. The challenge for designers is to design and deliver meaningful experiences, both online and offline.

The MA in Digital Experience Design will develop your technical, creative and strategic skills as an experience designer to lead the change within this evolving industry.

You will explore experience design and related fields such as service design and interaction design, understanding human behaviour, rigorous research, digital technologies and prototyping, project management, business acumen and how to build and lead an effective team.

You will leave us primed for roles across human-centred design such as Experience Designer, Information Architect, Interaction Designer and Service Designer. Within these roles, graduates will be able to design and develop high quality experiences, products and services. You will be able to work across disciplinary, cultural, and geographical boundaries to design innovative solutions to meet user and business needs. Above all, you will be able to operate strategically as an agent of change and have the knowledge, skills, and competence to work at the forefront of this fast paced industry.

The MA Digital Experience Design represents an alternative option in industry-led learning here in the UK. At Hyper Island, you will be immersed in collaborative and high-energy learning environments that mirror the modern workplace dynamics. We value both professional and personal development and we seek to help you achieve that by supporting you with new methods, tools and knowledge to develop your abilities. It is a post-graduate Master of Arts degree awarded by Teesside University.

Hyper Island partners with leading companies such as ustwo, Dare, IDEO, Plan, Tobias & Tobias, Google, MTV, Oxfam, Sony Games and Greenpeace, giving you access to the world’s most successful and innovative thinkers.

Following successful completion of the school-based part of the programme (24 weeks), you will progress to an industry research project (18 weeks). This is your chance to put your learning to work in an independent research or professional context and helps you to take the next step in your career. This can take place anywhere in the world.

Hyper Island will help you design your project and apply it within your career domain. To successfully graduate with a Master's degree, you will present the findings from your project using reports, videos and prototypes as appropriate to your chosen problem to examiners from industry, Teesside University and Hyper Island.

What you learn on the programme:

- Digital strategy
- Business modelling
- Working with agile/lean processes
- Emerging and established technologies for creating experiences
- Human-centred design processes
- Idea generation, selection, and development
- Behavioural psychology
- Participatory research tools
- Building balanced teams to meet project requirements
- Global and remote collaboration
- Leadership and group dynamics

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This course has been designed for educational professionals who are currently working in, or who aspire to work in leadership positions and/or careers in administration, universities/colleges, or development in their own contexts. Read more
This course has been designed for educational professionals who are currently working in, or who aspire to work in leadership positions and/or careers in administration, universities/colleges, or development in their own contexts. The programme is taught by leading academics in the field of leadership, management, school effectiveness and improvement. Senior educational experts also contribute, including head teachers, inspectors, local authority officers and policy-makers.

Teaching encourages student participation, shared experiences and opportunities for practical application. Depending on your background and experience, you may find the approach rather different from your previous experiences of university.

Aims

-Provide an overview of current theories/frameworks for examining education policy and practice from a leadership perspective
-Develop your understanding of key leadership issues that influence teachers `performance in primary and secondary schools and other educational settings.
-Enable colleagues at all levels within educational institutions to identify issues and develop appropriate strategies to generate and sustain school improvement.
-Develop knowledge and understanding of practical approaches to school improvement and school effectiveness and of current theories, issues and debates in the field.
-Develop a range of learning and transferrable skills which integrate current research and best practice in the areas of school leadership and school improvement applicable to different students on different programmes.

Special features

The programme is taught by leading academics in the field of leadership, management, school effectiveness and improvement. Senior educational experts also contribute, including head teachers, inspectors, local authority officers and policy-makers.

Teaching and learning

The course is taught by world-leading researchers who focus on the realities of professional practice through using the social sciences. This includes Professor Mel Ainscow (an international expert in inclusive education), Professor Michael Apple (the world's leading critical educationalist), Steve Courtney (an expert on school restructuring, change and leadership), Professor Helen Gunter (known internationally for her work on policy and leadership), Professor David Hall (an expert in policy enactment and distributed leadership), Ruth McGinity (an expert on localised policymaking, change and leadership), Dr Susie Miles (known internationally for her specialist knowledge of inclusion and disability in developing country contexts), Professor Mel West (an international expert in school improvement and school effectiveness).

The course units are delivered through lectures, tutorials, group-work, case-based approaches, and enquiry-based learning, associated with school visits. Comprehensive training is provided in the use of electronic databases, library resources. We encourage both individual and co-operative learning and research and hope to foster an ethos of lifelong learning. We aim to build on the expertise of our students, many of whom are experienced leaders in education, and who bring with them a wealth of knowledge and practical experience from a wide range of different countries.

Career opportunities

Over the past decade graduates of this course have returned to over 40 countries around the world. They have mainly either entered or returned to teaching, lecturing or educational administration, while others have proceeded to further advanced studies.

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University of Manchester School of Social Sciences
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The MA in Human Rights focuses on the pressing questions of human rights. Read more
The MA in Human Rights focuses on the pressing questions of human rights. Can there be space for human rights in world affairs? Who is responsible for the protection of human rights in world politics? These theoretical and practical concerns form the central focus of the degree and are addressed through the compulsory course units. This research route course is designed for students for whom a taught MA will be a prelude to a PhD. It will appeal particularly to those with an interest in the political, legal and ethical issues that arise from widespread human rights violations globally. The course provides students with an advanced, critical, interdisciplinary and systematic understanding of human rights issues within a global context. It is an interdisciplinary degree which allows student's exposure to developments in international politics, political theory, and law in order to better understand the complex global environment in which human rights claims are made.

Teaching and learning

Part-time students complete the full-time programme over two years. There are NO evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme.

You must first check the schedule of the compulsory modules and then select your optional modules to suit your requirements.

Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your module choices during induction week with your Course Director.

Career opportunities

Successful graduates go into careers in Academia, the Civil Service, Journalism, the NGO sector, and wide range of related positions in both the public and private sectors among others.

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University of Salford School of Arts and Media
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On this course, you will tackle issues central to contemporary design practice – such as design authorship and social engagement – through a process of analysis, experimentation and the implementation of creative ideas. Read more
On this course, you will tackle issues central to contemporary design practice – such as design authorship and social engagement – through a process of analysis, experimentation and the implementation of creative ideas. During your time with us, you will be encouraged to engage creatively with contemporary visual communication issues.

The course places an emphasis on problem setting rather than problem solving, through the development of self-initiated projects and briefs.

Key benefits:

• Open to applicants from a range of backgrounds, including education and industry
• Enhance your skills through creative thinking, research, visualisation, interactivity, social and multi-media
• Future-proof your skill set for developments in the discipline.

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/art-and-design-communication-design

Suitable for

Graduates or professionals from a wide range of creative disciplines wishing to pursue a particular individual line of enquiry via in-depth research, personal practice and business acumen.

Programme details

This course embraces a range and diversity of practices and aims to:

• Develop creative, critical, analytical and intellectual competencies informed by contemporary professional practice.
• Develop an advanced understanding of research methods in general and those of importance to creative practice and industry in particular.
• Enhance your knowledge and understanding of professional and collaborative frameworks
• Provide the opportunity to develop industry experience and understanding through contact by placement, project and/or contact with professional practitioners.

Format

This course uses a range of teaching and learning settings including lectures, seminars/workshops, tutorials, situated learning (such as ‘live’ projects) and independent learning. The combination of these aims is to develop an environment that allows you to progressively take ownership and direction of your learning so that you may develop as independent, life-long learners. This is achieved by including self-directed projects where you will have the opportunity to negotiate your learning and assessment requirements.

Indicative to the course are:

• Formal lectures
• Seminar presentations
• Workshops
• Critical analysis and independent learning.

Award specific learning activities include exercises, team based learning, site visits, visiting professionals, work placements, online activities and critical debates. You will have the opportunity to engage in a range of coursework activities in order to foster active learning through contribution to participatory exercises and through formal and informal presentations of your work.

Semester 1

• Research Methods and Practice
• Specialist Practice

Semester 2

• Creative Contexts
• Practice in Context

Semester 3

• Negotiated Thesis/Major Project

Assessment

Assessment methods used on the course include:

• Practical, oral and written assignments (80%)
• Group presentations (20%)

You will be assessed throughout the course on your:

• Body of work and contextual research: e.g. studio/portfolio/workshop outcomes/ exhibitions
• Reflective journals: log or sketch-book/statement/seminar or other presentation

Career potential

This course will suit you if you want to either progress in an industry you already have experience in, re-skill for a different career path or continue the studies you took as an undergraduate.

Graduates from this course have progressed onto a number of careers within the industry such as design lecturer, freelance designer, graphic designer, researcher and brand manager.

Graduates have gone on to work for companies including: Zyad University Abu Dhabi, University of Salford and Welsh design agency BWA.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

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University of Manchester School of Social Sciences
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The MA in Political Economy programme at Manchester University offers a cross-disciplinary curriculum of study in political economy. Read more
The MA in Political Economy programme at Manchester University offers a cross-disciplinary curriculum of study in political economy. The MA is housed in the Centre for the Study of Political Economy, which brings together the world-class research strengths in the field of political economy at Manchester University. The programme is taught from members across the Faculty of Humanities in the School of Social Sciences, the School of Environment and Development, and the Alliance Manchester Business School.

Each student will pursue their particular interests in political economy through one of four pathways:
-Theoretical Political Economy
-Political Economy of Society, Space and Environment
-Political Economy of Finance, Business and Work
-Political Economy of Development.

Each pathway offers courses drawn from across the different disciplines in the schools, offering the student a unique exposure to the full breadth of the field of political economy. The research route is an ESRC recognised 1 + 3 programme which offers training in both quantitative and qualitative research methods that prepare students for doctoral research.

Teaching and learning

Part-time students complete the full-time programme over two years. There are NO evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme.

You must first check the schedule of the compulsory modules and then select your optional modules to suit your requirements.

Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your module choices during induction week with your Course Director.

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Why you should choose this course?. -You would like a course combining key knowledge and skills in arts management and cultural policy with specialist options. Read more
Why you should choose this course?
-You would like a course combining key knowledge and skills in arts management and cultural policy with specialist options
-You are interested in a work placement at a cultural organisation near Manchester
-You would like to get a job at an arts organisation or festival around the world

Course description

The MA in Arts Management, Policy and Practice enables students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the history, theory and practice of arts management; to gain an insight into the range of professional opportunities in the creative and cultural sector; and to acquire direct experience of the many areas of arts management. The programme has a strong practical, hands-on element. At the same time it offers a solid theoretical grounding, exploring cultural policy in its historical context and encouraging critical engagement with the philosophical, political, social and economic imperatives informing contemporary practice. Above all, we aim to produce pioneers rather than bureaucrats.

Lecturers from the Centre for Arts Management teach the MA with considerable input from arts professionals including staff from the Martin Harris Centre, Contact Theatre, the Royal Exchange, Whitworth Art Gallery and many other local cultural organisations. We also work closely with our sister programme, the highly regarded MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies.

Aims

The programme is designed to serve as an entry-level qualification for recent graduates as well as offering professional development for mid-career practitioners. It offers flexibility and opportunities for specialisation, while ensuring a thorough grounding in essential principles and methodology. It provides a solid foundation for careers in different areas of the arts and creative industries, and caters for arts practitioners as well as aspiring managers.

Career opportunities

This programme prepares graduates for a diverse range of career opportunities as managers, administrators, policy-makers or practitioners in various branches of the arts and cultural and creative industries. Opportunities exist in the public, private, and voluntary sectors; in theatres, opera houses, concert halls, arts centres, museums and galleries, and the media; with orchestras, theatre companies, dance companies, etc.; or with the Arts Council, British Council, Local Authority, Tourist Board and various funding bodies. Discrete posts include: programming manager; marketing director; education director; development or outreach officer; tour organiser; promoter, agent or artist's manager; website, database or IT manager; producer; consultant or market researcher; fundraiser; community artist; freelance workshop leader. Graduates may also find work in related areas such as teaching, social and educational work. Some students go on to pursue further study and research at doctoral level.

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Manchester Metropolitan University Faculty of Education
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This award provides the opportunity to engage with theoretical perspectives and research in the field of inclusion and disability, both nationally and globally. Read more
This award provides the opportunity to engage with theoretical perspectives and research in the field of inclusion and disability, both nationally and globally. The programme is relevant to both UK and *international applicants and starts from the premise that terms, such as inclusion, disability and special needs are contestable.

Students are encouraged to critically engage in those social, political and global debates relating to the education of marginalised groups of children and young people.

The question of how can education promote greater equity in an increasingly diverse society is central to the award. In this way the MA provides outstanding professional development for those working in education, enabling them to deepen their understanding of how to develop more inclusive practice within their own professional setting or country context.

Sessions are led by highly qualified tutors from the Faculty's Education and Social Research Institute who have relevant expertise and professional experience.

About the Course

In term one, students take two core units. The unit 'Introduction to Educational and Social Research Design' is interconnected with the other full time Masters awards in the Postgraduate Research in Education, Community and Society programme and enables, from the outset, a consideration of the ways in which knowledge is generated in the field of inclusive education and disability.

The second core unit 'Understanding Inclusive Education' provides opportunities for students to reflect on their understandings of disability and special educational needs and to consider alternative approaches in the context of recent research on inclusion and diversity in education.

In term two, students are able to choose two options from the selection below:
-Collaborative Research Project
-Globalisation, Social Justice and Social Change
-Identity, Equality and Empowerment in Childhood
-Independent Study
-Key Issues in Managing Diversity, Disability and Special Educational Needs
-Practice Based Project
-Transformative and Ethical Leadership in Educational Settings

Taught units offered develop students' ability to critically engage with published research and to develop their own research skills in support of their own fields of interest. The option unit, ‘Key Issues in Managing Diversity, Disability and Special Educational Needs’ examines issues of exclusion and marginalisation, disability and difference, race and culture. Here, there is a focus is on critical issues for equity and diversity rather than on particular categories of need. Drawing from such fields as critical pedagogy, disability studies and multicultural education, the unit explores critical theory and research and examines a range of alternative approaches to promoting social justice in education.

Every student undertakes a (60 credit) dissertation, allowing in-depth and extended study in an area of interest and relevance.

Throughout the award, students are encouraged to pursue their own areas of interest using analysis, reflection and evaluation. Interconnecting themes across the option units (for example, promoting equality of opportunity, valuing diversity and developing understanding of social justice) allow students to choose units that reflect their own academic interests and connect with their particular professional context whilst still retaining academic relevance with the award.

Assessment details

Assessments are based around your workplace and relevant to your own practice. All assessed work is returned to students with both formative and summative comments, which are intended to present clear guidance for future assessment. There are no formal examinations.

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The MA Educational Leadership and Management programme has been developed for education and public sector professionals who are aspiring to their first leadership position. Read more
The MA Educational Leadership and Management programme has been developed for education and public sector professionals who are aspiring to their first leadership position. This Masters will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in a wide range of leadership and management theories and frameworks.

The programme draws on the outstanding specialist research within the Faculty’s world-leading Education and Social Research Institute, providing students with the most relevant theoretical knowledge they need to underpin their practice. This process includes critically analysing models relating to change management, organisational culture and the impact of leadership on organisational effectiveness. Students will study theories of leadership and management and apply them to their own workplace.

We welcome non-EU international applications for the full-time route and students are supported at every stage by MMU International.

Placement options

Whilst there are no formal placements, this course provides opportunities to gain practice experience in UK educational contexts and to undertake a dissertation allowing in-depth and extended study in an area of interest and relevance.

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