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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 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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This is a post-qualifying course for qualified Audiologists and offers a variety Audiology specific course units, along with units in Deaf Education. Read more
This is a post-qualifying course for qualified Audiologists and offers a variety Audiology specific course units, along with units in Deaf Education. Students are required to complete 60 credits for a PG Cert (exit award) or 120 credits for a PG Dip.

Students completing 120 credits can, subject to meeting progression requirements, progress to MSc which enables them to explore, in-depth, a specific aspect of Audiology practice, policy, research or education in the form of a 60 credit, 12,000-15,000 words Dissertation.

Course Aims

• Enable students to critically evaluate and apply aspects of contemporary Audiology and healthcare practice, policy, research and education, fostering positive values and attitudes that recognise and respect individual and cultural diversities and challenge discriminatory practice
• Equip students with in-depth knowledge, understanding and skills to critically evaluate research and the evidence-base for Audiology practice that promote optimal health and involve service users and carers in the delivery of care
• Develop students' abilities and skills for critically reflective practice, problem solving and creative ethical decision making
• Contribute to innovation, change and quality improvement in Audiology and health care practice at both individual and organisational levels by equipping students with a systematic and critical understanding of relevant knowledge, theoretical frameworks and advanced skills
• Enhance career development and lifelong learning in students in order to support safe practice and the maintenance and enhancement of appropriate standards of Audiology practice.

Special Features

The course offers a range of specialist units providing students with an opportunity to study with professionals, which are closely aligned to Audiology (such as Teachers of the Deaf).
Students thus benefit from inter-professional learning, whilst at the same time being able to apply core knowledge and skills, specifically to Audiology practice through their assessments. There is an extensive menu of units available. (Details below)

Course Units

Taught units can be studied in any order except where there are specific pre-requisites. Optional taught units available to study for the PG Dip/MSc include the following:-

• Neurosensory Science
• Clinical Applications of Neurosensory Sciences
• Adult Auditory Assessment and Management
• Vestibular Assessment and Management
• Paediatric Audiology
• Effective Amplification for Infants and Children
• Developing Deaf Child
• Language Acquisition
• Understanding Practice in Deaf Education in the UK
• Advanced Skill in Aural Rehabilitation

The compulsory unit is Research Methods

NB: Not all optional units may run each year and will be subject to minimum numbers. Students will meet with the Course Director to plan out a pathway.

Teaching and Learning

Students participate in a range of teaching and learning methods including lectures, small group work, student-led seminars, problem-based learning and online learning. In addition, students will be required to undertake independent study in order to further develop and consolidate their learning.

Part-time students entering the PG Diploma or MSc will normally study one day per week, to complete 60 credits per year as required for the award. An exit award of PG Certificate is available to students exiting after completion of 60 credits. This must include at least 15 credits of Audiology specific units, from those available. A maximum of 30 credits of individual course units can also be studied on a 'stand-alone' basis.

Coursework and Assessment

A variety of assessments are used within individual course units and across the course as a whole Assessment methods include:

• Essays
• Case studies
• Video presentations
• Examinations

Students progressing to MSc undertake an extended written piece of work (12,000-15,000 words) focusing on a specific aspect of Audiology practice, policy or research in the form of an extended Literature-based Review.


Why Study Audiology at Manchester?
The University of Manchester (http://www.manchester.ac.uk/) is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. It is the largest single-site university in the UK, being situated within easy walking distance of the city centre.
The Human Communication and Deafness Section, was founded as the Department of Education of the Deaf in 1919, by Sir James E Jones in memory of his son and was one of the first such departments in the world. For nearly 100 years, Manchester has continued to be an international leader in Deaf Education and Audiology. The Deaf Education Programme –founded in 1919 was the first University based professional training programme in the UK, and Manchester currently has the only Professor of deaf Education in the UK

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Modern chemical engineering is a vast subject. Read more
Modern chemical engineering is a vast subject. As well as dealing with chemical reactors, distillation and the numerous processes that take place in a chemical or petrochemical plant, there is an increasing need for chemical engineers with training in material processing and formulation, biotechnology and environmental issues. This course provides a broad range of specialist Units, meaning that you can tailor the course to your particular career aspirations or interests and learn in depth about subjects of particular relevance to you.

This course will benefit those who already have a background in chemical engineering but who wish to obtain a higher level qualification from a top-ranking British university. It will also benefit those with no formal background in chemical engineering but who wish to obtain a qualification in the subject. Such students will take a foundation unit before starting the course and an extended Design Project instead of a Research Project.

Being a large and diverse School, we are able to provide a tremendous variety of specialist courses, all taught by experts in the field. You will be able to pick the topics that interest you, timetabling permitting, and we will be there to provide whatever help and guidance we can in the design of your course.

- You will obtain an advanced qualification in chemical engineering from a leading School in one of the top UK Universities.
- Entry requirements are flexible - relevant experience is considered alongside your formal qualifications
- There is a broad choice of Units meaning that you can tailor the course to your requirements and aspirations
- If you want to enhance your professional development you can take an individual Unit as a stand alone course.
- Teaching is excellent and provided by a wide variety of experts

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University of Manchester School of Materials
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The masters programme in Advanced Engineering Materials provides you with an in-depth understanding of the key factors that govern the design and selection of materials for use in advanced engineering applications, as well as their processing, properties and stability. Read more
The masters programme in Advanced Engineering Materials provides you with an in-depth understanding of the key factors that govern the design and selection of materials for use in advanced engineering applications, as well as their processing, properties and stability.

Industry impact
The course has direct relevance to the automotive and aerospace industries and encompasses materials ranging from composites and foams, for light weight structures, to advanced metallic alloys and engineering ceramics. The programme is delivered by academics, who are active researchers in the field, and complemented by strong industrial input.

This is a progressive and forward-thinking subject which will expose you to the next generation of high performance engineering materials. As a graduate of this programme, you will be equipped to begin a career as a material scientist in industry, or to join a PhD programme to further develop your research skills.

Advanced knowledge
By the end of the programme you will be familiar with the structure and design of materials and have an increased depth of knowledge of materials engineering, and the physical mechanisms that govern the microstructural development and performance of materials. In parallel, you will study more novel materials, such as metallic foams and metal matrix composites, and you will learn the basics of advanced characterisation techniques and design methods, with application to advanced structural materials.

The programme
The complete MSc programme is made up of taught course units and a five-month dissertation project (MSc) or six-week project report (Diploma). The taught course units are delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorial classes and practical laboratory work.

The course units, draw together the disciplines of metallic, ceramic, polymeric, and composite materials science and engineering.

You will be assessed by a combination of examinations and course work and you will complete an industrial case study which supports development of your transferable skills.

The MSc dissertation projects are supervised by leading materials scientists in metals, ceramics and biomaterials research field. The students have access to a wide range of world-class facilities. Most of the projects have links with multinational companies, including Rolls-Royce, British Airways, and BNFL.

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University of Manchester School of Medicine
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The course is a flexible evidence-based postgraduate programme in contemporary advanced forensic mental health practice and research that is open to students from a multidisciplinary and multiagency background. Read more
The course is a flexible evidence-based postgraduate programme in contemporary advanced forensic mental health practice and research that is open to students from a multidisciplinary and multiagency background.

This master’s programme would be suitable for staff who are currently employed in, or who desire to be employed in, a forensic setting.

This would include settings such as:
- Secure hospitals
- Prisons
- Ministry of justice
- Probation
- Community-based services for mentally disordered offenders
- Private/independent secure sector providers

The masters programme would also be suitable for staff currently employed in settings where service users present with complex mental health/psychological needs with risk behaviours or vulnerabilities that place them at risk of contact with the criminal justice system or forensic mental health services.

This would include settings such as:
- Patient Intensive Care Units
- Early Intervention Services
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) inpatient services
- Substance Misuse Services
- Learning Disability Services

The course aims to be skills-based, so that staff completing the programme return to services with demonstrable skills to meet service objectives.

The part-time course will be run on a part-time modular basis with four modules per year for the first two years. The full-time course will feature eight modules from September to May and a dissertation from June to September. Teaching will be a blend of face-to-face teaching, e-learning and supervised clinical practice. The third year will be dedicated to completion of the Masters dissertation under close supervision from University staff.

The course is designed to be flexible, to enable students to balance academic work with existing workplace demands. Students will have options where they can choose from skills-based modules including:
- Psychosocial Interventions for Individuals with Complex Mental Health Needs
- Structured Family Interventions for Psychosis
- Developing practice and managing change

Teaching sessions will be prepared and presented by leading authorities in the field of forensic mental health. The School of Medicine has a number of affiliated staff who are leading authorities in forensic and related mental health issues including Professor Jenny Shaw, Professor Louis Appleby, Dr Caroline Logan, Dr Jane Senior, Dr Roger Webb and Dr Charlotte Lennox.

There will be an initial induction. Following this, the programme requires one day per week dedication for the part-time pathway, and two days per week full-time during term-time, which will involve periodic attendance at University. In order to achieve the practical-skills outcomes associated with some course modules, the equivalent of one day per week in practice will be required. Students are required to identify a suitable practice supervisor/mentor to oversee and assess the clinical and/or practice work required for the programme modules.

Full-time students will require access to a suitable clinical or similar placement.

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University of Manchester Faculty of Life Sciences
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Governments, industry and society, in all countries, are increasingly aware of the importance of securing sustainable development through cost-effective pollution controls and resource conservation. Read more

Course Description

Governments, industry and society, in all countries, are increasingly aware of the importance of securing sustainable development through cost-effective pollution controls and resource conservation. As a result, there is a growing need, internationally, for suitably qualified personnel in the environmental authorities of central and local government, industry and commerce, consultancy and research. Moreover, the resulting legal requirements on the part of governments and industry to conform to national and international agreements and regulations means that such demand will remain even during periods of economic austerity and retrenchment.

Employers are increasingly requiring environmental science graduates to have a strong grounding in the quantitative and qualitative skills required to address environmental questions in additional to subject-specific knowledge and understanding. This programme addresses these requirements through a core of skills-based modules with the emphasis on synthesis.

This research focused Masters course consists of a core taught component and two research projects, with the option to undertake one project placement in industry.

For further details see: http://www.environmentalsciences.ls.manchester.ac.uk/

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The MSc Audiology programme here at Manchester is unique to the UK in that the students learning will NOT be restricted to the study of audiology. Read more
The MSc Audiology programme here at Manchester is unique to the UK in that the students learning will NOT be restricted to the study of audiology. Students will also get the opportunity to study Neurosensory Science (audiological science, neurophysiological science, ophthalmic and vision science).This will provide students with a wide appreciation of the many related specialisms and a more holistic view of the areas which contribute to high-quality care. The MSc Audiology represents a partnership between the Universities and NHS, with practicing clinical staff delivering some components of the programme. Input from clinical staff is important and enriches the programme by ensuring students are taught by acknowledged experts in the theory and practice of Neurosensory Sciences in the modern health service. The MSc Audiology programme also offers students the opportunity to spend time in an NHS clinical placement, providing the opportunity for students to integrate theory and practice.

Please be aware that programme provides students with an academic MSc ONLY further clinical training or qualifications may be required to become a qualified Audiologist. These requirements vary from country to country so we encourage any potential applicants to check with these requirements with the Health Service in their country before applying.

The MSc Audiology Programme at Manchester may also be beneficial (but is not limited) to to the following Professionals:-

Community Paediatricians who wish to specialise in Audiology, or who wish to extend their knowledge and experience in the field.
Audiological Physicians in training grades.
Teachers of the Deaf.
Speech and Language Therapists wishing to extend their knowledge and experience or in order to develop a role as an Audiologist in Education Services.

Course Units

Vestibular Assessment and Management
Neurosensory Science
Paediatric Audiology
Professional Practice
Research Methods and Statistics
Adult Auditory Assessment and Management
Clinical Applications of Neurosensory Science
Dissertation


The programme is delivered via a combination of lectures, tutorials, case studies and presentations, seminars, practical classes and in-service clinical placements within accredited audiology departments in the NHS.
Coursework and Assessment

Assessment is by a variety of methods including written examinations, assignments, placement report, clinical log book and OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations).

Why Study Audiology at Manchester?
The University of Manchester (http://www.manchester.ac.uk/) is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. It is the largest single-site university in the UK being situated within an easy walking distance of the city centre.

The Human Communication and Deafness Section (HCD) was founded as the Department of Education of the Deaf in 1919 by Sir James E Jones, in memory of his deaf son, Ellis Llywd Jones, and was one of the first such departments in the world. For nearly 100 years, Manchester has continued to be an international leader in Deaf Education and Audiology. The Deaf Education Programme –founded in 1919 was the first University based professional training programme in the UK, and Manchester currently has the only Professor of Deaf Education in the UK

Our research underpins, and is informed by our leading role in audiology education and audiological service delivery in the UK. Our multidisciplinary research team includes professionals in audiology, deaf education and medicine, in addition to scientists’ expert in psychophysics, electrophysiology, signal processing and neural imaging.
Further information on modules and the degree structure available on the department web site: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/02087/audiology-msc/

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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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Manchester Metropolitan University School of Law
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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 a proud history of providing barrister training in the North West and 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 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 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.

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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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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University of Manchester Faculty of Life Sciences
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Biochemistry is the study of the chemical properties of biologically important molecules and processes in cells and tissues. It deals with the structure and function of cellular components, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules. Read more

Course Description

Biochemistry is the study of the chemical properties of biologically important molecules and processes in cells and tissues. It deals with the structure and function of cellular components, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules. Biochemical understanding is fundamental to all biological disciplines. While much of modern biochemistry aims to provide an understanding of fundamental biological processes at a molecular level, it also contributes to the solving of medical problems and the discovery of safe and effective drugs. This programme allows students to gain research experience in contemporary biochemistry, which may be a different area to their first degree, and professional skills, before deciding on a future career in industry or academic research.

This is a research focused Masters course. We do not teach Biochemistry using a traditional lecture-based format; instead we use an interactive approach where you learn through seminars, workshops, small group tutorials and during your research placements.

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University of Manchester Faculty of Life Sciences
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Bioinformatics is changing as high throughput biological data collection becomes more Systems oriented. This means that employers are looking for people able to work across the traditional disciplines. Read more

Course Description

Bioinformatics is changing as high throughput biological data collection becomes more Systems oriented. This means that employers are looking for people able to work across the traditional disciplines. The MSc in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at Manchester reflects these exciting developments, providing an integrated programme taught by researchers at the forefront of fields spanning Bioinformatics, Genomics and Systems Biology.

Bioinformatics has been an identifiable discipline for more than a decade, driven by the computational demands of high volumes of biological data. It incorporates both the development and application of algorithms to decipher biological relationships. Enormous success has been achieved, for example in defining homologous families of sequences at the DNA, RNA, and protein levels. However, our appreciation of function is changing rapidly as experimental analysis scales up to cellular and organismal viewpoints. At these levels, we are interested in the properties of a network of interacting components in a system, as well as the components themselves. The concepts or Systems Biology and Bioinformatics complement each other, and both are addressed in this course. This combination reflects the current skills sought in academic and industrial (e.g. pharmaceutical) settings. An important feature is the extent to which computational biology is concerned with finding patterns in biological data, and generating hypotheses that feed back into experiments.

You will be based in the top-rated Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Manchester. Teaching is delivered by more than 10 academic staff working in the fields of Bioinformatics, Genomics and Systems Biology, representing the breadth and depth of these areas across Faculties.

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University of Manchester Faculty of Life Sciences
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The one-year Masters of Research (MRes) programme is an innovative route to starting out on a research career. The MRes will provide you with a unique opportunity to experience research projects over a broad range of disciplines and laboratory environments. Read more

Course description

The one-year Masters of Research (MRes) programme is an innovative route to starting out on a research career. The MRes will provide you with a unique opportunity to experience research projects over a broad range of disciplines and laboratory environments. Where better to study than in the Faculty of Life Sciences - one of the largest and most successful unified research and teaching organisations of its kind in Europe.

Our MRes programme allows you to gain research experience and professional skills, sometimes in a different area to your first degree, before deciding on a future career in industry or academic research. This will allow you to make an informed choice about the research area you want to invest your scientific career in.

You choose two laboratory placements which can be in any of the areas of research offered by the Faculty of Life Sciences. As we have over 200 research active labs we can offer you a wide range of projects to choose from. For an idea of the breadth of available projects, browse the Faculty research themes pages.

Research themes
http://www.ls.manchester.ac.uk/research/themes/

The programme also helps to develop your transferable skills in essential areas such as experimental design, statistics, bioethics and science communication.

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University of Manchester School of Materials
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The Masters course in Biomaterials is multi-disciplinary. It provides students with a rich understanding of about current clinically used biomaterials and state of the art advances in research to improve these. Read more
The Masters course in Biomaterials is multi-disciplinary. It provides students with a rich understanding of about current clinically used biomaterials and state of the art advances in research to improve these. The clinical application of these biomaterials will be demonstrated along with indepth description of materials structure and processing (e.g. polymer, composite and ceramic). The project component will allow hands-on training for the student in further developing novel biomaterials.

Semester 1 (Sept - Dec):

Research Methods course unit (15 credits); Lectures and workshops detailing transferable skills such as project management, time management, essay writing, oral presentation.

Master Class Course Unit (15 credits); Lectures specific to biomaterials design, characterization, manufacture and characterization. Lectures on use of stem cells with biomaterials and tissue engineering applications also included.

Structure & Mechanical Properties of Polymers (15 credits); Module covers masters level detail of polymer technology.

Clinical Applications of Biomaterials (15 credits); lectures series detailing current clinical applications of biomaterials. The module also covers a case study exercise.

Semester 2 (Jan - May):

Composite Materials (15 credits); students will learn about composite material design and implementation for biomaterials.

Tutorial course unit (15 credits); Orientation meetings. Preparative directed reading, private study and preparation of oral presentation. Pre-tutorial meeting. Tutorial. Journal study of `Biomaterials'.

Teaching Seminars (15 credits); Seminars on state of the art biomaterial research presented by invited internationally renowned speakers. Private study and preparation of written assignment.

Nanobiomaterials (15 credits); lecture series on nanobiomaterials manufacture, characterization and use as biomaterials

Summer (June - Sept): Research project (60 credits); 16week research project studying specific biomaterials design or characterisation. Student will have specifically allocated supervisor to provide training in biomaterials. Assessment: Oral presentation and write up: Research aims, hypothesis, Gantt chart, milestones, Write up project in form of journal publication for `Biomaterials' journal.

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