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King’s College London, Full Time MSc Degrees in Business & Management

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You can’t become a manager in an international business without understanding its finances. This programme provides a comprehensive background to the economic, technical and institutional foundations of accounting and financial management. Read more

You can’t become a manager in an international business without understanding its finances. This programme provides a comprehensive background to the economic, technical and institutional foundations of accounting and financial management.

You’ll explore the importance of accountability and information, corporate governance, and ethics in global financial markets. With an undergraduate degree in a relevant social science subject, you’ll be ready to tackle the intellectually challenging world of finance.

Through a combination of core modules and your own choice of management areas, you’ll come away fully equipped to thrive in any industry you choose to go into.

Key benefits

  • King’s Business School is known around the world for its impressive track record, outstanding research and great links with other organisations.
  • We’re right in the heart of London, surrounded by countless companies where you can build your career.
  • Our network includes agile startups and established multinational corporations, so we’re never short of inspirational speakers.

Description

We want you to be able to achieve business success in any industry, anywhere in the world. So we’ll equip you with theoretical knowledge – as well as the means to apply this to good business practice.

Our stimulating choice of modules allow you to customise your programme to your interests.

Course purpose

You’ll gain a deep understanding of a range of issues facing businesses around the world, including:

  • theoretical foundations of accounting, accountability and financial management
  • application of technical accounting and financial management techniques to a variety of scenarios
  • internal workings of financial institutions and accounting firms and their inter-relationships
  • importance of accounting and financial management for businesses and financial institutions
  • need for accounting, accountability and financial management to incorporate corporate governance, social responsibility, the needs of a broad group of stakeholders and ethical considerations. 

Course format and assessment

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of written examinations, coursework, individual or group projects, presentations, case studies and multiple-choice tests.

Career prospects

Some of our graduates choose further study at King’s, while others go on to work in a range of fields including management consultancies, the financial sector, and large retail and manufacturing organisations.



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Whether you’re a social science graduate or a working professional, the MSc in Public Policy & Management will provide the skills you need to evaluate policy options for public services. Read more

Whether you’re a social science graduate or a working professional, the MSc in Public Policy & Management will provide the skills you need to evaluate policy options for public services.

Although we’re based in the heart of London, the course has an international outlook. Whether you’re a working professional or a recent social science graduate, our comparative focus will give you a solid understanding of public policy around the world.

The skills you’ll learn will apply to a whole range of careers around the world – in the public and voluntary sectors, or at NGOs.

Key benefits

  • Our links with governments, public sector organisations, NGOs, and policymakers mean there will be plenty of inspiring speakers throughout your course.
  • Being in the centre of London, there are countless opportunities for internships and first-hand experience.
  • We don’t just focus on theory – we emphasise practical application of ideas, from HR management to designing programme evaluations.

Description

We want our graduates to have an impact, so we place a strong emphasis on effective provision of public services. You’ll be able to evaluate real world policies and learn lessons from the “new public management”.

You’ll take a variety of compulsory modules:

  • Organisation and Management of the Public Services
  • Economics of the Public Services
  • The Public Policy-Making Process
  • Research Methods in Public Policy & Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship

There are regular opportunities for networking and getting more involved in the subject. Lots of your course will be delivered as seminars with senior policymakers from government. Our alumni organise events, including seminars for students, and there are collaborative internships available.

Course purpose

We want you to be able to deliver the highest quality public services. So this course will equip you with the skills to really understand policy options.

You’ll study theoretical concepts, and analyse real-world policies, to discover what this means for managers and policymakers in the working world.

Course format and assessment

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Throughout your degree you are assessed by a variety of methods, which include written examinations, coursework and individual or group projects and presentations for the taught modules. The nature of assessment varies by module.

Assignment feedback is provided within four working weeks of submission.

Assessment may also include Formative Assessments (formative assessment is not-for-credit; your final mark for the module will rest solely on your summative assessment).

Career prospects

Examples of past student's current occupations include: working in the policy and analysis section of a large London embassy; health service management positions with responsibility for multi-million pound budgets; policy adviser to the chairman of a major transport organisation; senior analyst in the ministry of industry and trade of a developing country; member of a national legislature; policy development for a large NGO; running a policy website. Students have usually progressed to higher level management positions and overseas students typically return home to new fast-track governmental and public service positions which build on their expertise.



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Discover the different national and cultural contexts firms operate in. Develop your analytical skills. Undertake new research in areas that interest you. Read more

Discover the different national and cultural contexts firms operate in. Develop your analytical skills. Undertake new research in areas that interest you.

The MSc International Management gives you an in-depth insight into global business perspectives. The stimulating programme is perfect if you have experience in a related social science, whether it’s economics or sociology.

Key benefits

  • Our teaching staff are experts in their fields, and we’ve created a range of innovative modules to make the most of their experience.
  • We have strong links with other organisations. So we arrange regular speakers to give you industry insights and expert inside knowledge.
  • You’ll study in the heart of London, close to many international headquarters.

Description

You’ll learn the skills you need for business success on the global stage. Our compulsory modules cover key themes, including international business strategy, finance and accounting, and comparative management.

You can also choose from a range of modules in subjects that interest you, from technology to marketing. And your 15,000 word dissertation is your chance to explore a specialism in real depth.

Course purpose

King’s Business School wants to develop the leaders of the future. So we’ll help you develop everything you need to become a top manager, anywhere in the world.

Our research-led teaching will give you a great understanding of new theories and ideas. And we’ll show you how to apply your knowledge to the working world.

Course format and assessment

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of written examinations, coursework, individual or group projects, presentations, case studies and multiple-choice tests.

Career prospects

Some of our graduates choose further study at King’s, while others go on to work in a range of fields including management consultancies, the financial sector, and large retail and manufacturing organisations, international NGOs.



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The Global Air Pollution & Health. Management and Science MSc is a unique study programme that combines research excellence with close links to business and policy makers. Read more

The Global Air Pollution & Health: Management and Science MSc is a unique study programme that combines research excellence with close links to business and policy makers. The course covers all aspects of air quality, from emissions, measurement and modelling to exposure science and the impacts of air pollutants on health.

Key benefits

  • Internationally renowned experts and practitioners deliver a stimulating and varied study programme.
  • You will study theoretical and practical aspects of air quality and health-related sciences.
  • Opportunities to gain specific and targeted training and research in the fields of air quality management.
  • Unrivalled access to sophisticated air quality instruments, air quality models, emission inventories and innovative data analysis methods.
  • You will form strong links with departmental research groups and external organisations Worldwide.

Description

The World Health Organisation estimated that in 2012 air pollution was associated with seven million premature deaths worldwide. This finding more than doubles the previous estimates and also confirms that air pollution is now the world's largest single environmental health risk.

As part of the Global Air Pollution & Health: Management and Science MSc, you will receive training from leading air quality and health experts who currently advise the World Health Organisation, the UK Government and the European Commission. You will gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the contemporary theory and practice of air quality and its management.

The course is made up of optional and required modules, and you will complete the course in one year, studying September to September. You must take modules totalling 180 credits to meet the requirements of the qualification, of which 60 credits will come from a dissertation.

Course purpose

This programme provides the educational opportunities that will enable students to develop the knowledge, research understanding, analytical and reasoning skills required for advanced air quality assessment, management research.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations. This can include written assignments such as essays, case studies (written and oral), dissertations and practical assessments. In addition, some modules will require you to undertake a presentation as part of the module assessment.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect.

Career prospects

With a Global Air Pollution & Health; Managment & Science MSc you would be in an ideal position to continue your career in research, work in the business sector- for example in large multinational consultancies, national government agencies, the European Commission and NGO's.



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Whether you’re a social science graduate or a working professional, this course will help you develop an advanced knowledge of people management. Read more

Whether you’re a social science graduate or a working professional, this course will help you develop an advanced knowledge of people management.

With its international perspective, this course will explore a whole range of human resources themes – from employee well-being to managing diversity.

If you’re already working and can’t commit to full-time study, this course has a part-time option over two years.

Key benefits

  • We provide consulting for major companies in London – you’ll have access to our network for research or job prospects.
  • We encourage an evidence-based approach. And our cutting-edge research in human resource management and organisational behaviour informs our teaching.
  • We want to prepare you for the working world. So you’ll learn to think independently about both human resource management and organisational analysis, and the interaction between them.

Description

The Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis MSc degree covers a diverse range of modules. You will explore key issues associated with the change in the global economy, social and technological change, cultural diversity; as well as the nature and role of financial and management accounting in business organisations.

The programme offers you flexibility with the choice to study either full or part-time and is made up of optional and required modules. You must take modules totalling 180 credits to complete the course. If you are studying full-time, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September. If you are studying part-time, your programme will take two years to complete, you will study the required module in the first year, and the dissertation in your second year.

There is an opportunity to gain CIPD accreditation by attending 14 additional workshops. (will not count towards the MSc).

Course purpose

We want to improve your career skills. Whether you’re working already or will start looking for a job on graduation, we’ll make sure you’re capable of great things.

With our international focus and our expertise in a wide range of HR issues, we’re committed to creating capable future leaders.

Course format and assessment

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Your assessment on taught modules, which make up 120 of the final credits, will be predominantly by written examination, but may include other forms of assessment. The written dissertation submitted in September each year makes up the final 60 credits. The dissertation will be assessed on one 12,000-word extended piece of writing.



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The Advanced Software Engineering with Management MSc is an advanced study pathway that aims to provide computer graduates with a thorough understanding of the role of IT in business, and how information systems impact on trade and organisational processes. Read more

The Advanced Software Engineering with Management MSc is an advanced study pathway that aims to provide computer graduates with a thorough understanding of the role of IT in business, and how information systems impact on trade and organisational processes. The course also introduces core management theories and essential problem-solving skills in preparation for senior roles in the IT industry.

Key benefits

  • Located in central London, giving access to major libraries and leading scientific societies, including the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS), and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • You will learn advanced software engineering skills preparing you for leading creative roles in the professional and research communities.
  • You will develop critical awareness and appreciation of the changing role of computing in society and motivating you to pursue further professional development and research.
  • Frequent access to speakers of international repute through seminars and external lectures, enabling you to keep abreast of emerging knowledge in advanced computing and related fields. 
  • The Department of Informatics has a reputation for delivering research-led teaching and project supervision from leading experts in their field.

Description

The Advanced Software Engineering with Management MSc course focuses on innovative techniques for the development of software systems, with an emphasis on the construction and management of internet-oriented, agent-oriented and large software systems. You will develop your expertise and skills in software engineering, preparing you for a career in software engineering, software maintenance and software testing. The programme will also equip you with essential research, analytical and critical thinking skills.

The course is made up of optional and required modules, and you will complete the course in one year, studying September to September. You must take modules totalling 180 credits to meet the requirements of the qualification, and 60 credits will come from an individual project of 15000 words. You will also participate in a group project that will provide you with invaluable experience of working in a team to design, implement and document a substantial software product.

Course purpose

For graduates with substantial experience of computer science, this programme will develop your expertise and skills in software engineering, preparing you for a career in software engineering, software maintenance and software testing. Research for your individual project will provide valuable preparation for a career in research or industry.

Course format and assessment

Teaching

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Assessment

The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of written examinations, essays, coursework and individual or group projects and oral presentations. 

Extra information

Location

The majority of learning for this degree takes place at the Strand Campus, with occasional lectures and practical sessions taking place at the Waterloo Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.

Career prospects

Our graduates have continued on to have very successful careers working for software consultancy companies, specialised software development businesses and the IT departments of large institutions (financial, telecommunications and public sector). Recent employers include Ernst & Young, Accenture and M-Netics. While some of our graduates have entered into the field of academic and industrial research in areas such as software engineering, algorithms and computer networks.



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The banking and financial markets face many complex challenges. We’ll provide you with the expertise to understand and overcome them. Read more

The banking and financial markets face many complex challenges. We’ll provide you with the expertise to understand and overcome them. By the end of your course, you’ll have all the skills you need for a huge range of careers across the sector.

Our expert researchers and practitioners will provide innovative theories on key issues in the industry. And you’ll have plenty of opportunities to put it into practice. Our industry-standard software and datasets, and our virtual trading floor give you the chance to test your skills – using the same tools as the professionals. 

Key benefits

  • You’ll develop a thorough knowledge of commercial and investment banking – as well as the changing structure of the international financial industry.
  • At our central London school, you’ll be taught by financial experts with a huge range of industry experience.
  • Our latest research informs your course. And we’ll help you turn theory into practice so you can use what you learn in the working world.
  • We have an extensive network of contacts from a wide variety of financial organisations. So you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn from inspiring guest speakers, putting their insider knowledge into practice in real-world scenarios.

Description

The Banking and Finance MSc course is an innovative course designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the finance and banking industry. The programme will also equip you with essential research, analytical and critical thinking skills.

Our programme focuses on such areas that have major practical and theoretical application as: investment analysis and management, portfolio creation and management, investment and commercial banking, asset and risk management, mergers and acquisitions, financial derivatives, quantitative financial analysis, taxation and banking regulation.

The course is made up of optional and required modules, and you will complete the course in one year, studying September to September. You must take modules totalling 180 credits to meet the requirements of the qualification, and 60 credits will come from a dissertation of around 15,000 words.

You will study a range of required modules such as Quantitative Methods for Finance, Investments, Commercial and Investment Banking, Financial Derivatives and Statements. In addition to a compulsory 15,000-word dissertation, you will choose further related modules to support your study interests.

Course purpose

This course will provide the skills you need to work in a wide range of careers in finance or banking.

Whether you’re a student or a working professional, our aim is to maximise your employability. And we have a great track record, with a number of innovative postgraduate programmes and great graduate employment statistics.

We design the programme so you’ll be exempt from the exams normally needed for professional qualifications.

Our careers consultants and links with industry will give you a head start in the job market. Many students find internship placements and we offer optional short courses designed to equip you with even more practical skills for working life.

Course format and assessment

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Throughout the degree students are assessed by a variety of methods, which could include written examinations, coursework and individual or group projects and presentations. The dissertation will be assessed on one 15,000-word extended piece of writing. Assignment feedback is provided within four working weeks of submission.

Extra information

Some unique features of our MSc Banking & Finance are:

  • Our programme is designed with a view to securing exemptions from exams run by professional bodies providing professional qualifications.
  • Extensive contributions from respected city professionals and industry experts who also teach you, bringing practical insights into the classroom by applying the theory to real-world scenarios.
  • A fully developed careers programme with careers consultants and extensive industry links that aim to maximise your employment prospects.
  • A set of optional short courses designed to equip you with further practical training and key technical skills for the finance industry
  • State-of-the-art facilities such as a virtual trading floor which provides exclusive access to the latest financial software used in the banking and finance industry, and access to specialised financial and economic databases and software used by economists in finance or in government. These facilities are coupled with a range of courses that familiariseyou with such practical skills as trading and database use.

Career prospects

Graduates from programmes run previously by the programme directors are highly sought after by investment banks, corporate risk management units, insurance companies, fund management institutions, financial regulatory bodies, brokerage firms and trading companies. Recent employers of these graduates include Capital Investment, Credit Suisse, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, Fitch Ratings, HSBC and Morgan & Stanley. Some graduates have pursued research degrees in financial mathematics.



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Traditional ways of working are being disrupted. Innovation and entrepreneurship are becoming essential for business. But to stay ahead of the game you need to be up-to-date with the latest thinking. Read more

Traditional ways of working are being disrupted. Innovation and entrepreneurship are becoming essential for business. But to stay ahead of the game you need to be up-to-date with the latest thinking.

Discover the key issues of innovative entrepreneurship, from opportunity exploitation to sales and marketing. This intellectually challenging course will give you a thorough understanding of what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur.

Key Benefits

  • Study in central London, surrounded by countless innovative companies.
  • We’ve built strong links with other organisations who’ll provide regular speakers throughout your course.
  • Our teaching staff are experienced practitioners and expert researchers.

Description

Innovation is essential in the modern business world. Whether you want to start a new business, add value to your existing job, or start consulting, entrepreneurship skills will help you make the most of your career.

We’ll provide cutting-edge insight from our researchers, practitioners, and professional contacts. Learn the theories you’ll need for success – as well as how to apply them in the working world.

Course purpose

We want to provide you with the skills for business success anywhere in the world.

Companies value entrepreneurship skills more than ever. And we want King’s graduates to be able to take advantage of any opportunity that comes their way.

Course format and assessment

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Typically, 1 credit equates to 10 hours of work.

The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of written examinations, coursework, individual or group projects, presentations, case studies and multiple-choice tests.



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From brand management to consumer behaviour, this course provides you with the essential skills you’ll need for a career in marketing. Read more

From brand management to consumer behaviour, this course provides you with the essential skills you’ll need for a career in marketing. You’ll be taught by expert researchers and experienced practitioners. And our central London location means there’s plenty of career options when you graduate.

It’s an exciting time in the marketing industry. But things are moving quickly and you need the latest thinking to keep up.

Our research-led teaching will help you develop your knowledge of cutting-edge marketing theory. We’ll show you how to put that into practice in real industry situations.

No matter what you studied at undergraduate level, if you’ve got the drive to succeed in marketing, we want to help you make it happen.

Don’t have time to commit to full-time study? Take a look at our part-time course where you can take classes at the weekend.

Key benefits

  • Learn how to analyse, evaluate and manage market opportunities in an international context
  • Understand the theory and practice of international marketing, ready for a career in a wide variety of organisations
  • Option to gain qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing

Description

Develop all the skills you’ll need for a career in international marketing. We’ll provide crucial insights into the industry – as well as the means to apply this knowledge to real scenarios.

Through computer simulation, exercises, experiments, and lectures you’ll learn how to think strategically and make critical decisions.

You’ll explore a wide range of subjects, including international marketing, marketing theory and practice, marketing strategy and planning, and consumer behaviour. You can also develop your own specialism by choosing optional modules in areas that interest you.

Your dissertation will be the final test of your research skills. You’ll choose a subject and explore it in-depth, using all the knowledge you’ve gained throughout the course.

Course purpose

We want to equip you with everything you need to succeed in your career – whether it’s in marketing management, consultancy, or media.

You’ll come away with a thorough understanding of strategic issues in the industry.

Course format and assessment

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of written examinations, coursework, individual or group projects, presentations, case studies and multiple-choice tests. For some modules you will be assessed on your participation and this includes attendance, and there may also be weekly tasks that are set on KEATS.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment methods will depend on the modules selected. The primary methods of assessment for this course are written examinations, coursework, individual or group projects, presentations, case studies and multiple-choice tests.

For some modules you will be assessed on your participation, this includes attendance.

Programme accreditations 

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has awarded King’s College London a Graduate Gateway against the MSc in International Marketing. In order to take this up students must pass the MSc with a mark of 50% or more and send evidence of graduation to the CIM membership. You can find further details here: http://www.cim.co.uk/community/career-hub/graduate-gateway/

Career prospects

Graduates have gained a range of marketing related posts (eg product manager to market researcher) in organisations varying from multi-national corporations to small and medium-sized enterprises.



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Our Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management MSc is a multidisciplinary course that will give you a deeper understanding of the processes and techniques for managing environmental change. Read more

Our Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management MSc is a multidisciplinary course that will give you a deeper understanding of the processes and techniques for managing environmental change. You will develop skills to assess the causes and manage the consequences of environmental, climatic and land use changes, choosing either a research or a consultancy pathway to frame your study. 

Key benefits

  • Your studies will focus on the delivery of essential technical skills (GIS, Remote Sensing, modelling and monitoring).
  • You will form close links with departmental research groups and external organisations in the UK and beyond.
  • Choose to study a research or consultancy pathway.

Description

The Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management MSc course offers advanced-level core training in environmental modelling and monitoring, remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and in the research methods required to use them effectively.

You will examine how to assess the causes and consequences of environmental, climatic and land-use change, with the choice to follow a research pathway or a consultancy pathway. The two paths share key training elements but offer modules designed to support career development in two distinct spheres:

  • The research path will link you with a departmental research group working on research aspects of environmental modelling and monitoring, and is designed explicitly for those going on to a career in research.
  • The consultancy pathway focuses on the application of fundamental training for environmental management and is for those wanting to use their skills directly in environmental management.

The course is made up of optional and required modules. You will be expected to obtain the minimum of 180 credits to complete the course.

If you are studying full-time, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September. If you are studying part-time, your course will take two years to complete. You will take the combination of required and optional modules over this period of time, with the dissertation in your second year.

Course purpose

For those seeking a deeper understanding of environmental processes and techniques for managing environmental change. Provides advanced-level training in the application of environmental modelling and monitoring, remote sensing and geographical information systems (GIS) to environmental management and the prevention, mitigation or adaptation to environmental change.

Course format and assessment

Teaching

We will teach you through a combination of lectures and seminars, and you will typically have 20 hours of this per module. We also expect you to undertake 180 hours of independent study for each module. For your 12,000 word dissertation, we will provide four workshops and five hours of one-to-one supervision to complement your 587 hours of independent study. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

Performance on taught modules in the Geography Department is normally assessed through essays and other written assignments, oral presentations, lab work and occasionally by examination, depending on the modules selected. All students also undertake a research-based dissertation of 12,000 words.

Career prospects

Many of our graduates have gone on to undertake further doctoral research as well as work as research assistants for international development agencies. There are good career opportunities with government agencies, international and national non-governmental organisations and academic research institutes.



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The Engineering with Management MSc course will equip you with practical and theoretical knowledge of modern engineering and manufacturing, alongside a grounding in management techniques and their application to the field of engineering. Read more

The Engineering with Management MSc course will equip you with practical and theoretical knowledge of modern engineering and manufacturing, alongside a grounding in management techniques and their application to the field of engineering. The course will prepare you for a career in the field of engineering at a managerial level. 

Key benefits

  • Located in central London, giving access to major libraries and leading scientific societies including the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS), the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
  • Opportunities to focus on topics such as intelligent systems, robotics and management skills while studying theoretical and practical electronic engineering and management topics.
  • Frequent access to speakers of international repute through seminars and external lectures, enabling you to keep abreast of emerging knowledge in electronic engineering and related fields.
  • The Department of Informatics has a reputation for delivering research-led teaching and project supervision from leading experts in their field.

Description

The Engineering with Management MSc will prepare you for a management pathway in engineering. You will study key areas of operations and project management, which will equip you with the skills of how to use mathematical modelling and optimisation methods to solve a range of problems. You will also gain an understanding of project planning approaches, monitoring and operations strategy. There are also opportunities to explore a wide variety of optional modules allowing you the freedom to develop your study pathway to reflect your interests. You will complete the course in one year, studying September to September and taking a combination of required and optional modules totalling 180 credits, including 60 credits that will come from an individual project of 15000 words.

Course purpose

A graduate in engineering or a related scientific discipline, from this programme you will gain practical and theoretical knowledge of the engineering and informatics techniques currently used within industry. This will provide valuable preparation for careers in the field of engineering at a managerial level.

Course format and assessment

Teaching

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Assessment

The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of written examinations, essays, coursework and individual or group projects and oral presentations. The individual project will be assessed through a 15,000 word report.

Career prospects

Our graduates have continued on to pursue successful careers in manufacturing and engineering management.



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The Electronic Engineering with Management MSc combines the development of advanced electronic engineering skills with a study of modern management techniques and their application to engineering projects. Read more

The Electronic Engineering with Management MSc combines the development of advanced electronic engineering skills with a study of modern management techniques and their application to engineering projects. The course will prepare you for a management pathway in a related industry.

Key benefits

  • Located in central London, giving access to major libraries and leading scientific societies including the BCS Chartered Institute for IT, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
  • Opportunities to focus on advanced digital signal processing and communication principles as well as management skills while studying theoretical and practical electronic engineering and management topics.
  • Frequent access to speakers of international repute through seminars and external lectures, enabling you to keep abreast of emerging knowledge in electronic engineering and related fields.
  • The Department of Informatics has areputation for delivering research-led teachingand project supervision from leading experts in their field.

Description

The Electronic Engineering with Management MSc course will prepare you for work in the industry at a relatively advanced level in electronic engineering or management roles. You will study Project Management, Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing, and Topics on data and signal analysis as well as the Principles of Management. There are also opportunities to explore a broad range of optional modules, allowing you the freedom to develop your study pathway to reflect your interests. You will complete the course in one year, studying September to September and taking a combination of required and optional modules totalling 180 credits, including 60 credits that will come from an individual project of 15000 words.

Course purpose

To provide practical and theoretical knowledge of modern electronic engineering techniques sufficient to prepare students for careers in the field of electronic engineering on a managerial level.

Course format and assessment

Teaching

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

During your work on the Individual Project you will have regular meetings with your project supervisor, but you are expected to spend the majority of your time in self-study to complete the project work.

 Assessment

The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of written examinations, essays, coursework and individual or group projects and oral presentations. The research project will be assessed through dissertation of around 10,000 words.

Career destinations

Graduates of this programme are excellently placed to progress into management or technical leadership positions in industry.



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The Complex Systems Modelling - From Biomedical and Natural to Economic and Social Sciences MSc programme will teach you to apply mathematical techniques in the rapidly developing and exciting interdisciplinary field of complex systems and examine how they apply to a variety of areas including biomedicine, nature, economics and social sciences. Read more

The Complex Systems Modelling - From Biomedical and Natural to Economic and Social Sciences MSc programme will teach you to apply mathematical techniques in the rapidly developing and exciting interdisciplinary field of complex systems and examine how they apply to a variety of areas including biomedicine, nature, economics and social sciences. This research-led course is suitable for graduates who wish to work in research and development in an academic or industrial environment.

Key benefits

  • Located in the heart of London, giving unparalleled access to research facilities.
  • You will be studying innovative modules covering modern theories of complex systems modelling.
  • Research-led study programme taught by staff who are recognised leaders in their field.

Description

The Complex Systems Modelling MSc is an innovative study programme that explores the latest research in the rapidly developing and exciting interdisciplinary field of cpmplex systems.

Modern societies rely on a broad range of infrastructures, institutions and technologies, and their complexities have grown dramatically in the recent past. Consequently, there is a rapidly expanding demand for expertise in complex systems modelling as a foundation for understanding, maintaining and further developing of such systems.

The programme offers you the choice to study either full or part-time. You must take a combination of required and optional modules totalling 180 credits to complete the course. If you are studying full-time, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September. If you are studying part-time, your programme will take two years to complete. You will study the required modules in the first year, and a further selection of required and optional modules including the complex systems modelling module in your second year.

You will study key natural and biomedical scientific topics as well as economic and social sciences. We also offer the opportunity to study an additional zero-credit module called foundations for complex systems modelling and cross-disciplinary approaches to non-equilibrium systems and is designed as a refresher module covering vital mathematics and physics skills.

Course purpose

For graduates in mathematics, or in other suitable scientific disciplines with a strong background in mathematics, who want to work in research and development in an academic or industrial environment. The programme aims to develop a knowledge and understanding of complex systems modelling and their uses, and to enable students to use mathematical techniques to quantify, predict and improve such systems.

Course format and assessment

Primarily written examinations, some with coursework element, in eight lecture modules, plus an oral presentation and assessed report on the research project.

Career destinations

Our graduates are highly sought after: the applicability of complex systems modelling to areas as diverse as biomedical, natural, economic and social sciences, results in a broad range of opportunities. Some graduates are employed by the companies or laboratories that supervise their MSc research projects, or continue to PhD study.

Other career destinations include:

  • Complexity science consultancies and software development
  • Information Processing 
  • Data Analysis
  • NHS Research
  • Financial and re-insurance sectors
  • Industrial sectors linked to Physics, Science Materials and Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Entertainment and Gaming 
  • Research and further studies


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This programme is now closed but you may want to consider other courses such as the . Mathematics MSc. . . Read more

This programme is now closed but you may want to consider other courses such as the Mathematics MSc

The Financial Mathematics MSc programme enables graduates and professionals with a strong mathematical background to research, develop and apply quantitative and computational techniques to investment and risk management. Based in the Department of Mathematics, this course has a superb reputation for research-led teaching and strong links to industry.

  • A rigorous approach to quantitative finance taught entirely by the Department of Mathematics.
  • In-depth coverage of the skills needed for working in the financial, actuarial or related industry: probability theory, optimisation, statistics and computer implementation.
  • Unrivalled facilities in central London with City of London's financial centre close by, and with access to live market data in our Bloomberg Data Laboratory.
  • Flexible study programme offering the opportunity to study part-time.
  • King’s is a member of the London Graduate School in Mathematical Finance which provides advanced courses for students who wish to push beyond the MSc core syllabus.
  • Lecturers on the programme have extensive experience in consulting and work for financial companies and institutions such as Bank of Finland, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, ION Trading, Standard Chartered Bank and Winton Capital Management.

Description

Financial Mathematics studies problems of optimal investment and risk management, and this course covers a diverse range of topics, from classical options pricing to post-crisis investment and risk management

Like any branch of applied mathematics, financial mathematics analyses a given problem by first building a mathematical model for it and then examining the model. Both steps require detailed knowledge in different areas of mathematics, including probability, statistics, optimisation, computer science and many more traditional fields of mathematics.

Our Financial Mathematics MSc course is a unique study pathway that encompasses the essential skills required for successful risk management, trading and research in quantitative finance: probability, statistics, optimisation, computing and financial markets. You will explore probability theories, risk neutral valuation, stochastic analysis as well as interest rate and credit risk modules. We also offer you the opportunity to study an additional zero-credit supportive module called mathematical analysis for financial mathematics.

The Financial Mathematics MSc programme offers you the choice to study either full or part-time and is made up of optional and required modules. You must take modules totalling 180 credits to complete the course. If you are studying full-time, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September. If you are studying part-time, your programme will take two years to complete, you will study the required modules in the first year, and a further selection of required and optional modules including the 60-credit financial mathematics report module in your second year.

Bloomberg terminal laboratory

King’s is one of only a few academic departments in the UK that offers full access to Bloomberg terminals. These terminals will provide you access to live financial data. They are heavily used within the financial industry, and the data they provide is critical in assisting traders in making investment decisions and for risk managers monitoring investment probabilities. We have 13 Bloomberg terminals available for exclusive use by the Financial Mathematics MSc programme.

You will use the Bloomberg terminals to:

  • Gain an intuition for the conduct of real financial markets
  • Develop potential investment strategies
  • Experience using real-world investment and risk management software and obtain data for research.

The skills you will learn from using the terminals are highly valued by employers. King’s is part of a strong network of financial mathematics in London with connections both in academia and in the industry.

We are also members of the University of London and by arrangement, you can enrol in optional modules at other institutions within the University of London, which includes Birkbeck, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, University College London and many others.

Course purpose

This programme is suitable for students or professionals with a strong mathematical background. It covers the principles and techniques of quantitative finance to prepare students for advanced work in the financial sector or research in mathematical finance.

Course format and assessment

Teaching

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the programme. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Average per week: Three hours for 11 weeks per each 15 credit module.

You are expected to spend approximately 10 hours of effort for each credit (so for a typical module of 15 credits this means 150 hours of effort).

Assessment

The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of written examinations, essays, coursework and individual or group projects and oral presentations.  

Career destinations

Our graduates are highly sought after by investment banks, corporate risk management units, insurance companies, fund management institutions, financial regulatory bodies, brokerage firms, and trading companies. Recent employers of our graduates include, Capital Investment, Credit Suisse, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, Fitch Ratings, HSBC and Morgan & Stanley. Some graduates have pursued research degrees in financial mathematics.



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Study the complex relationships between tourism, the environment and development. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of tourism as a form of development and examine its environmental impact. Read more

Study the complex relationships between tourism, the environment and development. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of tourism as a form of development and examine its environmental impact. Develop your own particular interests in tourism by choosing from a wide range of modules.

Key Benefits

  • A stimulating and enriching experience for students, not only because of its unusual approach to the study of tourism but because it attracts students from different countries, with different academic backgrounds and experience. There are currently around 20 students on the course, an ideal size for interactive teaching. Students usually get to know each other well during the year at King’s.
  • Students are encouraged to carry out fieldwork for their dissertations, which is a challenging and an extremely rewarding experience.
  • Students have been successful in gaining relevant employment following the course.

Description

The MA and MSc Tourism, Environment & Development is the ideal course for those seeking to explore the relationships between tourism, development and the environment. The course makes particular reference to the distinctive political, social and economic environments of the South, and critiques the use of tourism as a vehicle for poverty alleviation, post-disaster and post-conflict development. The MA will be particularly attractive to students who have either worked in tourism, or wish to understand the contribution of tourism to social and economic development. The MA provides an excellent training in research and preparation for those seeking or returning to tourism-related employment.

Course purpose

The MA and MSc Tourism, Environment & Development is the ideal course for those seeking to explore the relationships between tourism, development and the environment. The course makes particular reference to the distinctive political, social and economic environments of the South, and critiques the use of tourism as a vehicle for poverty alleviation, post-disaster and post-conflict development. The MA will be particularly attractive to students who have either worked in tourism, or wish to understand the contribution of tourism to social and economic development. The MA provides an excellent training in research and preparation for those seeking or returning to tourism-related employment.

Course format and assessment

Teaching

We will teach you through a combination of lectures and seminars, and you will typically have 20 hours of this per module. We also expect you to undertake 180 hours of independent study for each module. For your 12,000 word dissertation, we will provide four workshops and five hours of one-to-one supervision to complement your 587 hours of independent study. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

Performance on taught modules in the Geography Department is normally assessed through essays and other written assignments, oral presentations, lab work and occasionally by examination, depending on the modules selected. All students also undertake a research-based dissertation of 12,000 words.

Career prospects

Students on this course have gone on to undertake further postgraduate study as research students as well as finding employment in various areas including the tourism industry; as tourism and development officers for local councils; journalism; senior managers for various organisations; academic appointments and teaching; and government agencies in the North and South.



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