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Full Time MA Degrees in Languages, Literature & Culture, Reading, United Kingdom

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About the course. -The global reference programme in the field. -First university-based programme in this subject. -Highly international student body, with a wide range of backgrounds. Read more
About the course:
-The global reference programme in the field
-First university-based programme in this subject
-Highly international student body, with a wide range of backgrounds
-Programme combines practical and academic elements into a signature model for design education
-Design and research areas are global in perspective, with a wide variety of typographic scripts covered

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Typeface design: core seminars
-Typeface design: reflective practice
-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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About the course. -Freedom to choose your own pathway through bespoke strands. -Small-group teaching with lots of one-to-one interaction with lecturers. Read more
About the course:
-Freedom to choose your own pathway through bespoke strands
-Small-group teaching with lots of one-to-one interaction with lecturers
-Hands-on involvement with unique archival materials
-Careful advice at every stage
-Unique interdisciplinary modules

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Creative and critical writing
-Beckett
-The unruly stage in Shakespeare’s London
-Opening up medieval English texts
-Victorian innovations

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our students continue on to, or return to, careers in teaching, publishing, the media, the civil service, the charity sector and advertising, as well as going on to do PhD research. Students report that their careers are supported by the skills they have acquired not only in terms of subject expertise, but also critical thinking, advanced understanding and writing.

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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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University of Reading School of Education
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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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