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This course is designed to allow those who have successfully completed (or been granted exemptions from) papers F1-F9 to complete their ACCA Professional papers in just 9 months. Read more
This course is designed to allow those who have successfully completed (or been granted exemptions from) papers F1-F9 to complete their ACCA Professional papers in just 9 months.

These papers are taught at the Business School by experienced Accountancy specialists. In the Autumn term, you will study two core papers across six taught hours a week with December exams, before studying the remaining core paper and two option papers in the Spring across four hours a week with June exams. You will be assessed through written examinations set and marked by ACCA.


If you have successfully completed or been granted exemptions by ACCA from papers F1 to F9 of the Fundamentals level, this programme enables you to complete the remainder of the ACCA professional examinations in just 9 months.

To complete the ACCA Professional Stage, you must complete three core papers and two option papers of your choice.

ACCA Professional Papers (Essentials)

■Governance, Risk and Ethics
■Corporate Reporting
■Business Analysis

ACCA Professional Papers (Options)

■Advanced Financial Management
■Advanced Performance Management
■Advanced Taxation
■Advanced Audit and Assurance

Throughout the programme you are encouraged to apply advanced professional skills and techniques that are used by an expert accountant acting in an advisory role at a senior level.

Upon completion of this programme, you will be eligible to apply for affiliate membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). If you successfully complete the examinations for this programme you will be eligible to apply with advanced standing to any of our MSc programmes in the area of Accounting and Finance. The skills, knowledge and professionalism acquired will be sought by organisations of all sizes and not just by accounting firms.

Special Features

. If you have successfully completed or been granted exemptions by ACCA from papers F1 to F9 of the Fundamentals level, you can complete the remainder of your ACCA professional examinations in just 9 months.
. MMU Business School is the only public sector ACCA platinum approved learning partner in the North of England.
. You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus in central Manchester. Watch the video to find out more.

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This course prepares you for the examinations required to become an ACCA accountant. There are 12 core papers (9 Fundamentals) papers and 3 Professional papers) and you choose 2 option papers. Read more
This course prepares you for the examinations required to become an ACCA accountant. There are 12 core papers (9 Fundamentals) papers and 3 Professional papers) and you choose 2 option papers. The number of papers you need to take varies depending on your previous study and any exemptions you are entitled to claim. We run classes for each of the Fundamentals papers (F5-F9 only) and Professional papers (P1-P7).

A job in accountancy can help you fast track to the top in your chosen field, from a partner in an accounting firm to an influential position in government finance, entrepreneur, forensic accountant, finance director, senior internal auditor or business adviser.

Special Features

. The Business School is the only public sector ACCA platinum approved learning partner in the North of England.
. You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus. Watch the video to find out more.
. ACCA courses offer up to 40 hours of contact time per paper. For more details and to download our ACCA brochure, visit http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/acca

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This programme has been designed to enhance the specialist knowledge and skills of graduates who have already undertaken substantial accounting and finance studies at undergraduate degree level. Read more

Overview

This programme has been designed to enhance the specialist knowledge and skills of graduates who have already undertaken substantial accounting and finance studies at undergraduate degree level. Alternatively, if you have successfully achieved all of the ACCA Fundamental level papers you are eligible to apply.

The programme covers a number of core themes including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), corporate reporting, corporate governance and risk management. Professional ethics, alongside the application of tools and models of finance theory to complex strategic corporate finance transactions are central to the programme. In addition, you will develop knowledge in implementing strategy in the context of both the external environment and internal business capabilities, and be able to evaluate performance implications of a given strategy.

You will have the opportunity to engage with current business issues through specialist input and the completion of independent study. Your dissertation will normally take the form of an empirical piece of research.

Top Up Your Existing Postgraduate Qualifications to a Masters

If your qualifications are relevant to the MSc you would like to study, you may be eligible for ‘entry with advanced standing’. For more information please visit our Fast Track Your Masters page at http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/advancedstanding/

Course in Depth

You will study the following units:

International Corporate Reporting and Governance - The international corporate reporting aspect of the unit considers the impact of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on corporate reports across a number of different business situations and considers the impact of the move to harmonisation of accounting standards globally. The governance aspect of the course will cover governance, risk and ethics and their inter-relationship.

Corporate Finance and Strategy – This unit will develop the knowledge and skills used in designing and implementing business strategy in the context of the external environment and internal capabilities.

Investigating Business Practice - You will work on a live business problem, from the setting of objectives through to the production and presentation of recommendations for a business audience. This is an investigative unit that enables students to synthesise theoretical knowledge with practical application and supports the development of professional and employability skills.

Optional Unit – You can select from a range of optional units from across the Business School that will enable you to specialise in a particular subject area. These are:
•International Environment
•Behavioural Economics and Financial Decision Making
•Project Management Concepts and Practices

Research Methods – This unit will help you develop your critical thinking, reflective writing and other study skills, including analysis and referencing, to successfully study at Masters level.

Dissertation - You will be required to identify, structure, frame and investigate a complex managerial or business issue and produce a substantial written document of your achievements and conclusions. Examples of past dissertation subjects include:
•Why Would Older Clients Have Trust in Their Financial Planner?
•Should Financial Planners be Graduates?
•Alignment between Performance Measurement and Strategy: A Study of a Nuclear Company.
•A Study of Exchange Rate Fluctuations

Career Prospects

You will be well placed to move into the finance function of both large and small organisations in the private and public sector. Alternatively you may prefer to seek work in financial analysis, securities and investments or commercial lending.
Manchester is the largest regional financial centre outside of London and home to major accountancy institutions including Deloitte, KPMG, PwC and Ernst and Young. In addition, there are regional centres of international banks based in the North West including Santander, Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of China and RBS.

Features and Benefits

•You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus in central Manchester.
•Teaching staff on this programme are highly experienced practitioners and active researchers in their fields. Read more about the staff from the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics here: http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/departments/afe
•As a student of the AFE Department, you will have complementary access to Bloomberg, the leading global platform used by the world’s leading banks, corporations and government agencies for news, data, analytics and research.
•There are opportunities to focus your assignments on your employment goals.
•This programme has an advanced standing route for mature students who have relevant professional qualifications or who have previously studied for a postgraduate certificate or diploma. Through advanced standing, we can give you academic credit for your current qualifications. Typically, this would be membership of the ACCA. Consequently, you only need to study selected units and can achieve an MSc in a shorter timeframe. The tuition fees for this route are also lower because you only pay for the units you need to take rather than having to study all the units for the MSc.
•You have the opportunity to join the Accounting, Finance and Economics (AFE) Student Society. This organises a variety of events for students including: employer fairs and various networking opportunities.
•Internship opportunities are available.
•All graduates from the MSc Accounting & Finance course will be eligible to sit the CIMA Gateway paper which will fast track them to the CIMA Strategic Level. The route requires you to sit a single three hour exam in either May or November each year. It assesses your knowledge of the material covered in the management level of the CIMA Professional Qualification. Once you have passed, you will be awarded the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting and be granted exemptions from all certificate, operational and management level exams in the CIMA Professional Qualification. Then by sitting three strategic level papers and TOPCIMA (and relevant work experience) it will lead to students becoming CIMA qualified accountants.

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The MSc Banking and Finance is ideal for graduates who have not studied finance at undergraduate level and is suited to those with a degree in a business, economics or similar subject who wish to develop a career in the banking, finance or financial services sectors. Read more
The MSc Banking and Finance is ideal for graduates who have not studied finance at undergraduate level and is suited to those with a degree in a business, economics or similar subject who wish to develop a career in the banking, finance or financial services sectors.

You will have the opportunity to engage with current business, banking and financial issues through specialist input and the completion of independent study. You will also be able to produce a substantial piece of original research into a banking or finance related issue.

You will study the following units:

Core Units

Corporate Finance and Strategy
Financial Economics and the Banking Crisis
Investigating Business Practice
Research Methods
Dissertation

Option Units

Financial Planning and Wealth Management

OR

Behavioural Economics and Financial Decision Making

Course in Depth

Corporate Finance and Strategy
This unit will develop your knowledge and skills in designing and implementing business strategy in the context of the external environment and internal capabilities. Key themes covered in this unit include: Corporate strategic theories; Implementation issues/approaches; external and internal environmental analysis; financial risk management; financial objective settings and financial analysis techniques.

Financial Economics and the Banking Crisis
This unit explores the workings of the financial system, why the system developed and what can go wrong. You will explore the global economic crisis, the possible causes and solutions. The aim of the unit is to develop your key analytical skills in financial economics and understanding of the warning signs in the economy and the role of the central bank.

Investigating Business Practice
In this unit you will work on a live business problem, from the setting of objectives through to the production and presentation of recommendations for a business audience. This is an investigative unit that will enable you to synthesise theoretical knowledge with practical application and supports the development of professional and employability skills.

Research Methods
This unit will prepare you for your Master's Dissertation. It aims to develop your critical thinking, reflective writing and other study skills, including analysis and referencing, to successfully study at Masters level. The unit will introduce you to general research methods needed to successfully develop a dissertation proposal or research brief.

Dissertation
In this unit you are expected to identify, structure, frame and investigate a complex managerial or financial issue and produce a substantial written document of your research, achievements and conclusions.

One option unit from:

Behavioural Economics and Financial Decision Making
This unit develops an understanding of the use of the concepts and techniques of behavioural economics, with particular focus on the design of financial products and investment portfolios. The ability to synthesise and analyse the data necessary for portfolio construction and asset allocation is examined using the principles and techniques of behavioural finance.

Or

Financial Planning and Wealth Management
This unit examines the core components of financial planning and wealth management, including investment management, financial protection and the design of portfolio solutions for clients.

Special Features

You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus.
As a student of the Accounting, Finance and Economics Department, you will have complementary access to Bloomberg, the leading global platform used by the world’s leading banks, corporations and government agencies for news, data, analytics and research.
There are opportunities to focus your assignments on your employment goals, or your current employer.
You will have extensive access to real world data and academic journals.
Our academic team includes internationally renowned economists and finance specialists.
Timetabled lectures and seminars are complemented by the guest lecture series run by the MMU Accounting, Finance and Economics Society.
Teaching staff on this programme are highly experienced practitioners and active researchers.

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Designed to provide you with the skills and expertise you will need for a successful career as a barrister, the BPTC course at Manchester Law School will provide you with the rigorous academic training demanded by the Bar. Read more
Designed to provide you with the skills and expertise you will need for a successful career as a barrister, the BPTC course at Manchester Law School will provide you with the rigorous academic training demanded by the Bar.

Manchester Law School has an excellent reputation for barrister training in the North West and has outstanding links to both the legal profession and the Northern Circuit (Chambers in Cheshire, Liverpool, Manchester and Preston). Practitioners from the Northern Circuit provide additional advocacy sessions for students and are on-hand at regular events to offer advice about your future as a barrister and obtaining pupillage.

The BPTC focuses on developing highly practical skills and features an innovative 'mini-chambers' approach designed to mirror the real life working practices of a barrister. You will be placed in a group (or chamber) with 12 other students and be provided with a permanent, multi-media equipped base room. You will be expected to 'perform' regularly in front of your fellow students to encourage the development of strong working relationships similar to a professional chambers.

The BPTC begins with a participative and dynamic induction programme introducing students to the highly practical BPTC, compared with academic study. Students are almost immediately offered the opportunity to network with local practitioners during a team building exercise and social event. Following this induction, the remainder of the course features a combination of compulsory subjects and an opportunity to study two subjects of your choice, depending on your particular career aspirations.

You will also take part in career prospect enhancing activities that range from guest talks by Judges and Clerks of Chambers to lessons in voice projection, which are all ideal preparations for BPTC students seeking pupillage. An important feature of the course is the Additional Advocacy Classes provided by members of the Northern Circuit to help you realise your full potential in developing these vital skills. Each chambers group will also receive classes on professional conduct from a working barrister acting as the group’s Practitioner Mentor.

The BPTC is taught by an experienced team of barristers as well as a Deputy District Judge. You predominantly learn through the mini-chambers system outlined above (requiring significant student preparation) and occasionally by traditional lecture. Teaching is complemented by online resources ranging from self-testing resources and podcasts to advocacy demonstrations.

Additionally, the Law School runs several pro bono legal schemes, offering students the opportunity to practise their skills on live legal projects. The Law School also enters teams of students into national competitions to test their skills in realistic situations.

This course is aimed at preparing you for pupillage and life as a barrister, but the skills learned are applicable to a wide range of professions. Our graduates have a strong history of finding pupillage, or pursuing other careers in the legal sector.

Manchester Law School offers excellent Pro Bono opportunities, allowing students to undertake voluntary legal work with many organisations. Our dedicated careers adviser will also provide assistance with finding mini-pupillages and initiating links to the profession.

Special Features

. NEW additional independent professional qualification in mediation available to all BPTC students - at no extra cost! Presented by highly experienced tutors and mediation practitioners. Practically orientated and focused on equipping you with the skills you need to perform well at mediation.
. State-of-the-art facilities in the modern Manchester Law School building, adjacent to the brand new £75m Business School and student hub.
. Friendly, supportive staff who are all qualified lawyers, and in many cases still practising.
. You will have the opportunity to take part in the practitioner mentor scheme, which pairs students with local practising barristers.
. The course has very close links with the local Bar.
. You will take part in career prospect enhancing activities that range from guest talks by Judges and Clerks of Chambers to lessons in voice projection, all ideal preparations for BPTC students seeking pupillage.
Voice coaching.
. Classes on professional conduct led by each 'chambers' group's Practitioner Mentor.


Want to meet the staff and find out more?
We hold a number of open days, drop-ins and postgraduate events throughout the year which are a perfect opportunity to meet the tutors, view the facilities and get all your questions answered. To see when the next BPTC event is taking place please visit our website

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If your goal is to become a barrister, the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Manchester Law School is designed to provide you with the best possible skills, experience and training to prepare you for a successful career. Read more
If your goal is to become a barrister, the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Manchester Law School is designed to provide you with the best possible skills, experience and training to prepare you for a successful career. We offer advocacy training and group sessions that offer true-to-life mock trials, assessments, 'mini chambers' and real-life legal work experience opportunities.

Manchester Law School has a proud history of providing barrister training in the North West and as a result has outstanding links to both the local legal profession and the Northern Circuit (Chambers in Cheshire, Liverpool, Manchester and Preston). Practitioners from the Northern Circuit will provide you with Additional Advocacy Classes for students and are on-hand at regular events to offer advice about your future as a barrister and obtaining pupillage.

You can expect exceptionally high standards of tutoring and a wealth of pro bono opportunity. We will support you preparing pupillage applications, with access to our specialist careers service.

About the Course

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The BPTC focuses on developing highly practical skills and features an innovative 'mini-chambers' approach designed to mirror the real life working parctices of a barrister. You will be placed in a group (or chambers) with 12 other students and provided with a permanent, multi-media equipped base room. You will be expected to 'perform' regularly in front of your fellow students to encourage the development of strong working relationships similar to a professional chambers.

The BPTC begins with a participative and dynamic induction programme introducing students to the highly practical BPTC, compared with academic study. Students are almost immediately offered the opportunity to network with local practitioners during a team building exercise and social event. Following this induction, the remainder of the course features a combination of compulsory subjects and an opportunity to study two subjects of your choice, depending on your particular career aspirations.

You will also take part in career prospect enhancing activities that range from guest talks by Judges and Clerks of Chambers to lessons in voice projection, which are all ideal preparations for BPTC students seeking pupillage. An important feature of the course is the Additional Advocacy Classes provided by members of the Northern Circuit to help you realise your full potential in developing these vital skills. Each chambers group will also receive classes on professional conduct from a working barrister acting as the group’s Practitioner Mentor. You will also receive the opportunity to gain an independent mediation qualification, included as part of the course.

Core units

:

• Advocacy
• Civil Litigation Remedies and Evidence
• Criminal Litigation, Evidence and Sentencing
• Professional Ethics
• Opinion Writing
• Drafting
• Conference Skills
• Resolution of Disputes out of Court

Elective units

There are approximately eight elective units for BPTC students to choose from, of which six will run depending on the popularity of each units chosen by the students. For part-time study, the four most popular will be selected.

Please note: the delivery of each elective is subject to the requirement that there must be sufficient students selecting to study it.

Study patterns

The BPTC is taught by an experienced team of barristers as well as Tribunal Chairs. You predominantly learn through the mini-chambers system outlined above (requiring significant student preparation) and occasionally by traditional lecture. Teaching is complemented by online resources ranging from self-testing resources and podcasts to advocacy demonstrations.

Additionally, the Law School runs several pro bono legal schemes, offering students the opportunity to practise their skills on live legal projects. The Law School also enters teams of students into national competitions to test your skills in realistic situations. We have had great success at winning coveted national and international competitions for mooting and client interviewing.

Features & benefits of the course:

• Full-time and part-time routes available.
• Additional independent professional qualification in mediation available to all BPTC students - at no extra cost. Presented by highly experienced tutors and mediation practitioners. Practically orientated and focused on equipping you with the skills you need to perform well at mediation.
• State-of-the-art facilities in the modern Manchester Law School building, adjacent to the £75m Faculty and Student Hub building.
• Friendly, supportive staff who are all qualified lawyers, and in many cases still practising.
• The course has very close links with the local Bar.
• Classes on professional conduct led by each 'chambers' group's Practitioner Mentor.

Additional Fee Information

Refer to the course listing on Manchester Met's website for UK, EU, and non-EU international student fees.

Please note, you will also be required to pay a Bar Standards Board student fee of £550. Previous Manchester Met students who have completed a full-time undergraduate degree receive a 20% loyalty discount on their BPTC fees.

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This degree is available as a top up degree (level 6 only). Students applying for this programme should be those working in health, social care or related fields, from a variety of organisational, hospital or community settings. Read more
This degree is available as a top up degree (level 6 only)

Students applying for this programme should be those working in health, social care or related fields, from a variety of organisational, hospital or community settings. This includes hospital, community-nursing staff, paramedics, those in professions allied to medicine, health trainers, smoking cessation advisors, public health or health promotion practitioners, drug and alcohol workers.

For students with substantial experience who already have an existing Nursing diploma and professional qualifications this is a way to enhance their professional development and career opportunities by attaining an honours degree.

This programme focuses on the professional development needs of the student .It provides the opportunity for students to source learning that meets both immediate and future practice needs. Designed to facilitate flexible, intra-professional learning opportunities, this degree programme can be studied at a pace suitable to the student (minimum normally two years, maximum normally three years).

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In organisations of today, technology is a ubiquitous resource integrated into the fabric of business operation and there is a growing recognition that businesses need to leverage organisational data in order to maximise business opportunities. Read more
In organisations of today, technology is a ubiquitous resource integrated into the fabric of business operation and there is a growing recognition that businesses need to leverage organisational data in order to maximise business opportunities. This programme focuses on both of these elements in preparing you to achieve a balanced combination of technical competence coupled with an understanding of business intelligence. The programme will allow you to develop the acumen necessary to identify opportunities for the organisation through understanding data, as well as the ability to build a case for exploiting and deploying technological solutions. This course is taught at the Business School by experienced tutors with real world consultancy and research experience in the field of digital business. Opportunities may exist for short (6-12 week) placements during the summer period which could be linked to your dissertation or research project. You will be assessed through a mixture of written essays and examinations, alongside face-to-face or digital presentations and multimedia assignments.

Units of Study

Core units

- Business Analytics (30 credits)
- Strategic Information Systems (15 credits)
- Fundamentals of Data Management (15 credits)
- Consultancy Skills (15 credits)
- Decision Making & Data Visualisation (15 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)

Option units

You will choose one 30 credit unit or two 15 credit units):
- Advanced Business Analytics (15 credits)
- Advanced Business Analytics in Marketing (15 credits)
- Advanced Business Analytics in Supply Chain Management (15 credits)
- Project Management Organisation and Systems (30 credits)
- Data Management & Machine Learning (30 credits)
- Business Intelligence (30 credits)

The number of units you study will depend on if you choose the PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits) or MSc (120 credits of units + 60 credit dissertation).

There is wide recognition of a growing skills gap in the Business Analytics (also known as big data analytics) field. According to a recent e-skills report on employment demand, in the past 5 years, demand in the UK for big data staff has grown by 912%.

Special Features

This course has been designed to meet the demands of employers for qualified analysts and skilled graduates with knowledge of Big Data.
You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus in central Manchester.
Extensive use of the University's online virtual learning portal (Moodle) to provide additional learning materials, communication and also as an aid to discussions.
Visits to local companies and opportunities to attend guest lectures.
You will have the opportunity to undertake a short internship with a local company to develop your work experience as part of your studies.

Career Prospects

There is wide recognition of a growing skills gap in the Business Analytics (also known as big data analytics) field. According to a recent e-skills report on employment demand, in the past five years, demand in the UK for big data staff has grown by 912%.*
*E-skills UK report 2013

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Designed to build on the practical knowledge and skills you have developed through your experience of management, this dual award is ideal for managers wishing to demonstrate that they not only understand theory, but how it can be put into practice. Read more
Designed to build on the practical knowledge and skills you have developed through your experience of management, this dual award is ideal for managers wishing to demonstrate that they not only understand theory, but how it can be put into practice.
Through this programme, you explore the latest techniques, skills and thinking appropriate to modern management and leadership practice. By completing this programme, you will receive not only a University Certificate but also a Certificate in Leadership awarded by the Institute of Leadership and Management.
You can complete this course in six months and then have the opportunity to complete a postgraduate Master’s programme.

The programme consists of two core units that are assessed through work-based projects:

Personal Development as a Leader and Project Manager
In this unit, you will learn about the different ways that people learn and you will identify techniques that will help you become a more effective learner. You will also explore the role of the leader and the nature of leadership, evaluating your own approach to leadership and consider the implications of this for future practice.
You will also learn how to think critically about leadership theories, concepts and techniques, asses your own leadership in terms of your achievements of team and organisational goals.
You will also reflect on how you lead people to develop appropriate responses to differing situations and how you extend their capacity, individual skills and competencies so that you manage projects effectively.

The Business/Organisational Improvement Project
This unit looks at the different ways an organisation can be structured and operated for optimal productivity, applying the principles of effective research, marketing and analysis to determine customer expectation and needs.
You will identify your organisation’s values and objectives and relate to how these affect your own planning and contribute to internal development. You will look at marketing as a management process, exploring how you identify and predict the needs of current and future stakeholders and learn how to write a marketing plan. Organisations’ quality assurance and quality management practices are explored and you will analyse complex organisational situations, presenting appropriate solutions to these issues.
You will also learn about financial management and information systems within business, analysing and interpreting financial statements, sourcing, presenting and utilising financial data for strategic and operational planning. You will also undertake a cost benefit analysis to contribute to your business/operational improvement project.

Special Features

■You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus. Watch the video to find out more.
■Opportunity to obtain dual qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management.
■Taught by professionally qualified staff with relevant academic and workplace experience.
■Enables you to contribute to the effectiveness and performance of your organisation.

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This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and successful completion of it qualifies you for the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management. Read more

Course Overview

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and successful completion of it qualifies you for the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management. It also grants you automatic Associate Membership of the CIPD. You will receive an excellent grounding in all aspects of human resources (HR), developing your knowledge and practical skills, and focussing particularly on how HR can add value to organisations. This course is designed to build your practical knowledge and develop your skills through real experiences of human resource management.
Primarily aimed at people who are working or entering the HR profession who wish to become professionally qualified, this course allows for career progression in this specialist field. On completing this course, you are automatically eligible to continue directly to the PgDip/MSc in Human Resource Management at Manchester Met. The Master’s course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). This qualification enables you to distinguish yourself from other candidates in today’s competitive job market.

Units of Study

There are two units on this course and assessment is purely through assignments- there are no exams.

HR Policy and Practice
This unit is designed to introduce students to the areas of resourcing and talent planning; employee reward; employment law; training and development; and coaching and mentoring.
The unit will cover recruitment and selection, talent management, retention and termination of employment, including redundancy, dismissal, retirement and change management with associated legal requirements. We also consider HR policy and practice relating to pay, reward, performance management and discipline; working time and the treatment of staff in work
This unit will also consider the design, delivery and evaluation of inclusive learning and development activities including coaching and mentoring capability.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to understand and evaluate people management policy and practice in these areas. Your learning is assessed through one Case Study Assignment where you evaluate HR policy and Practice through a case and one written assignment on an HR topic of professional relevance, selected from the wide range of themes covered.

The Effective HR Practitioner
This unit is designed to introduce students to the HR function and the internal and external contexts in which HR professionals work. The unit will also equip students with the skills necessary for working in a HR context.
This unit offers students an opportunity to examine the purpose and objectives of the HR function, consider the business/organisational context and explore the ways in which HR adds value and to organisation performance and change management. We also consider what it means to be an effective HR practitioner, with opportunities to reflect on a range of key practitioner skills such as team-working and business research. We introduce a variety of approaches to ongoing professional development, personal reflection and coaching.
You will conduct a piece of original research on a relevant HR issue to your organization, write a persuasive business report and reflect on your own personal and professional development.
This unit will provide an excellent opportunity for developing as an effective practitioner, will enhance your workplace contribution and provide you with a framework for ongoing professional development.

Special Features

This course is designed to build your practical knowledge and develop your skills through real experiences of human resource management in a range of different organisational settings.
The course will provide you with an excellent grounding in all aspects of HR, developing your knowledge and practical skills, and focussing particularly on how HR can add value to organisations.
This course has been specially designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills for a career in HR, covering key aspects of policy and practice (such as resourcing, reward, performance management, employment law, and training and development) as well as developing the skills to be an effective practitioner.
Successful completion of the course leads to automatic Associate Membership of CIPD.
The course leads to the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in HRM.
Successful completion of this Certificate can provide a route for entry to MMU’s highly regarded Postgraduate Diploma in HRM, which gives full exemption from the CIPD Advanced Diploma - the gateway qualification to becoming a Chartered Member of the CIPD.
Teaching takes place at our Business School by professionally qualified staff with relevant academic and workplace experience through a range of inter-active lectures, workshops, case studies and project-based assignments.

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You will gain an understanding of crowd safety and crowd risks in the built and complex environment, establish how crowd accidents and incidents can occur, explore the underlying causes of crowd related accidents and incidences, and learn how to implement techniques for crowd safety engineering. Read more
You will gain an understanding of crowd safety and crowd risks in the built and complex environment, establish how crowd accidents and incidents can occur, explore the underlying causes of crowd related accidents and incidences, and learn how to implement techniques for crowd safety engineering. You will also be made aware of essential legal obligations relevant to this industry.
This course is for those who need to understand crowd safety including professionals who are involved in managing large numbers such as venue managers, events organisers or attraction managers. This course is transferable to the hospitality and tourism industries and suitable for applicants wishing to engage in professional development.

units of study

Typical units may include:
Year 1
Crowd Science
Crowd Science outlines the uses and applications of the crowd and event modelling approach to risk analysis. In this unit we demonstrate the applications of the DIM-ICE meta model, RAMP Analysis, Risk and Congestion Mapping, and Decision support matrix/analysis methods. By the end of this unit, you will be modelling crowd risks for events.

Crowd and Event Modelling
Crowd and Event Modelling uses crowd science and introduces the student to the use and application of crowd simulations for more complex environments (such as religious festivals, mass gatherings in city streets, transport systems and sporting events).

Year 2

Major Incidents and Accident Investigation
Major Incident and Accident Investigation reviews previous accidents and incidents involving crowds. You will be introduced to the liability and legal aspects of a major incident and the disaster database where common causes are reviewed. You will also be introduced to the role and responsibility of an expert witness involved in crowd related injuries.

Real-Time Decision Support Tools
Real-time Decision Support reviews the requirements for a control room to evaluate crowds risks in real-time. You will create and use two key systems; the first for real-time fill prediction and the second for real-time evacuation crowd management.

Year 3

Dissertation
The Dissertation is an individual choice (with Tutor's guidance) of a crowd risk and safety research project to produce a report and analysis utilising the core units in the MSc.

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The MSc in Digital Marketing delivers a professional postgraduate qualification taught by industry experts. Read more
The MSc in Digital Marketing delivers a professional postgraduate qualification taught by industry experts. Drawing on the expertise and insight of the UK’s leading practitioner-trainers, the syllabus has been developed to combine an examination of current industry concerns and considerations with a robust academic approach.

The programme is specifically designed for those with significant industry experience, equipping you with practical, immediately applicable skills for the workplace and the long term ability to assess and critique digital marketing practice and implementation to support ongoing career development. Taught part-time, each unit is comprised of 6-8 face to face classroom days and extensive collaborative learning and self-study conducted online. Face to face days are delivered at Manchester Met Business School and are usually scheduled in two blocks per term.

Candidates commit to one stage at a time, with stage one conferring a Postgraduate Certificate, stages one and two a Postgraduate Diploma and all three stages leading to the achievement of the full MSc.

As part of our on-going drive to build effective, industry-recognised training across all areas of digital marketing, the Business School developed this programme, the UK's first MSc in Digital Marketing Communications. The course combines expert teaching and top quality tutorial guidance and academic support with considerable online support for each study unit. This course is designed specifically to give you work-based skills and to fit around your current employment.

Study periods are flexible and you can choose the pace of study, although the full programme must be completed within five years of the start date. If you choose to study for the Certificate or Diploma, you can take study break before moving to the next stage. Upon completion of the qualification, you should have a thorough knowledge of the digital marketing landscape and the practical skills to evaluate and implement digital communication techniques in the workplace.

Core units

Masters Level Thinking
This unit will develop your critical thinking, reflective writing and other advance study skills, including analysis and referencing, to successfully operate at Masters level. In particular the unit will introduce you to the general research methods needed to successfully underpin knowledge and to develop a research proposal or brief.

Digital Strategy: Planning in Integrated Digital Communications
Examining the role and opportunities for digital in a wider communications context. Themes will include reviewing the market, channel-specific best practice, strategic planning techniques and effective measurement.

Digital Strategy: Thinking and Innovation
Looking at how to align digital operations and business objectives and manage the tensions introduced by the disruptive influence of innovation. Themes will include the principles of strategic leadership and the operationalization of strategic thinking

Lifecycle one: Content Strategy for customer engagement
An exploration of driving customer engagement through effective content production and management. Themes will include understanding customer needs, proposition management, content planning and distribution and auditing and evaluation techniques

Lifecycle two: Growth and Performance Management
Investigating how effectively leveraging customer insight can lead to greater relevancy and efficiency in campaigns to improve results and lead to a cycle of continuous improvement. Themes will include CRM and eCRM, campaign planning, operational optimisation and collection and interpretation of insight.

Dissertation
The dissertation stage lasts for seven months, throughout which you will have regular meetings with your supervisor either online or face to face. You will also attend two initial training days to help you scope and structure your research.

Special Features

■ This course has been written and will be taught by the UK’s leading industry practitioners.
■ There is a strong emphasis on new practice, with a course structure that allows for content flexibility to ensure material remains current in this fast moving industry.
■ Assessments are based on the application of learning to your own business or that of a client, allowing your study to deliver immediate value to your business
■ The course is managed by MMC Learning, a professional qualification provider with an excellent reputation for ensuring programmes are delivered with the needs of busy professionals firmly at front of mind.
■ Enrolment on the MSc will entitle you to access a vast number of resources, including webinars and keynotes from leading industry experts as well as extra-curricular events to support wider exploration of the issues that matter to you

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This course delivers an exceptional mix of new and best practice in contemporary digital and social media communications, along with significant communications and strategic insight into the digital sector. Read more
This course delivers an exceptional mix of new and best practice in contemporary digital and social media communications, along with significant communications and strategic insight into the digital sector. This is gained from access to experienced researchers and practitioners in the area.
This ground-breaking course combines best practice in digital and social media marketing with cutting edge academic thinking and contemporary professional development. The Digital Marketing Communications award is designed for:
graduates in business and marketing who want to move into a more digital role
graduates from non-business awards, such as the humanities, technology and sciences, who need to develop as digital channel specialists
Networking, contemporary industry experience and practice are key features as students come into contact with professionals from across their sectors and leading academics from the Business School.

Core units

Digital Masters Level Learning
Strategy and Planning for Digital and Social Media Communications
Organic and Paid Digital and Social Media Practice
Content Strategy
Digital Measurement and Evaluation
Digital Masters Level Methodology Design and Practice
Digital Marketing Dissertation

Option Units

Integrated Communications
Rich User Experience

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This programme is for practitioners from a range of contexts who want to study for a doctoral level award that is professionally focussed. Read more
This programme is for practitioners from a range of contexts who want to study for a doctoral level award that is professionally focussed. The course aims to offer a stimulating and challenging programme of research training leading to sustained enquiry into the student's own practical situation.

Our Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) is in the top 10 of UK research intitutes and classed as 'world-leading'.

The course is in two parts and has the advantage of being able to offer a two year taught phase (Phase A) which takes place over a number of weekends. The course is student-centred and as well as being taught by staff eminent in their fields, the weekends enable students to work collaboratively in a network of supportive relationships.

Phase A covers personal, institutional and system features of professionalism and draws on relevant aspects of educational evaluation and research, management theory, philosophy and social theory and policy sociology. Phase B is the dissertation.

There are 5 possible named outcome awards:

Doctor of Education
Doctor of Education: Early Years
Doctor of Education: Health Care Studies
Doctor of Education: Leading and Managing Learning Institutions
Doctor of Education: Inclusive Education
You may elect to focus upon one of the above named outcomes within your thesis or to pursue a more general area of study.

Please download our printable course leaflet for further details.

This programme is aimed at educators in a range of professions, for example, teachers, head teachers, health care professionals, police trainers, university and college lecturers, education advisors.

Special Features

. A stimulating and challenging programme of research training leading to a sustained enquiry into your own professional situation.
. Structured research support through study weekends, day workshops, seminars, lectures and individual and group supervision.
. Dedicated web area with access to resources and a virtual community.

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The role of the Early Years Teacher programme has been introduced to improve the quality of early years experience for children. Early Years Teachers are responsible for leading and supporting practice across the Early Years Foundation Stage and will work in a range of early years settings. Read more
The role of the Early Years Teacher programme has been introduced to improve the quality of early years experience for children. Early Years Teachers are responsible for leading and supporting practice across the Early Years Foundation Stage and will work in a range of early years settings.

This programme constitutes the EYPs Under-graduate Practitioner (UPP) Pathway. Students, who must be employed in an eligible setting, will study a range of units which will develop their critical understanding of early years practice.

Features & benefits of the course

-Official recognition of skills in working with young children
-Improving quality in settings through having an Early Years Teacher
-Continuing professional development for 0-5 years practitioners

Additional Fee Information

Course funded and commissioned by the National College for Teaching and Leadership to enable trainees who qualify for National College for Teaching and Leadership funding to achieve an academic qualification and complete the assessment for Early Years Teacher status. See http://www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/earlylearningandchildcare/h00201345/graduate-leaders for more information.

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