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The MSc Accounting and Financial Strategy degree is designed for professionals working in the business and finance sector. Read more
The MSc Accounting and Financial Strategy degree is designed for professionals working in the business and finance sector. Successful completion of the course will support your development in a business finance career, in particular strategic accounting, in UK public and private sector businesses or international organisations.

You will develop your understanding of the principles and practice of financial strategy and accounting, the context in which they operate and how they are managed. You will learn the applied skills involved in financial reporting and strategic planning, as well as wider management issues such as corporate and social responsibility, risk management and e-business strategies and models.

The course includes teaching on research methods and study skills that will support your learning by providing an understanding of a range of research tools and analytical techniques, as well as enhancing critical and investigative skills which can be applied in your professional practice.

The MSc in Accounting and Financial Strategy is designed to give you an advantage in an increasingly global employment market. Possession of this qualification demonstrates your commitment to learning (and life-long learning) to employers seeking talented employees who have acted to prepare themselves for challenging careers. Successful completion of the MSc in Accounting and Financial Strategy will give you greater confidence and the transferable skills to help businesses develop and prosper.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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The aim of the MSc Advanced Composites Design programme is to address urgently-needed solutions to industrial problems in the area of advanced materials. Read more
The aim of the MSc Advanced Composites Design programme is to address urgently-needed solutions to industrial problems in the area of advanced materials. The programme has been developed in conjunction with industry and the University of Manchester as part of the Codate project, and can be delivered by new flexible modes that include block release and e-delivery.

What you will study

Our MSc programme is both academically rigorous and vocationally relevant. It has been developed to ensure that it reflects the latest thinking and research in this dynamic area.

We use progressive teaching methods which challenge students and give them the knowledge and skills to cope in a changing world.

A key feature of our teaching and learning strategy is the development of students as independent learners. The emphasis is on personal study, research and individualising module content to address students’ and employers’ areas of interest within the field of advanced composites.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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The MSc Advanced Materials is for you if you are a scientist looking to further develop your skills and knowledge in the field of advanced materials. Read more
The MSc Advanced Materials is for you if you are a scientist looking to further develop your skills and knowledge in the field of advanced materials. It will support your current career development if you are already working in this area or it will enhance your prospects if you are preparing to begin a career in the sector.

You will be working with modern and advanced materials and have the opportunity to extend your understanding of the methodologies and applications used in high technology and science-based industries. You will use your already extensive understanding of the properties and behaviour of materials in order to envisage and devise novel applications in response to technological problems and shortcomings.

About the Course

This is a unique and flexible course in which you may choose to specialise in a particular area of advanced materials. Alternatively, you may study a combination of modules from any of the five pathways, which will result in a non-specific award of MSc in Advanced Materials.

The ares which you can specialise in are: Medical and Healthcare, Technical Textiles, Fire Retardancy, Intelligent Materials and Smart Microsystems.

You will be based at the University of Bolton’s Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI), a multidisciplinary centre in which research and innovation is carried out in collaboration with industry and other academic institutions.

The centre is the leader in the UK – and is known internationally – for its research and applications development in the field of applied materials science and engineering. Developments carried out within IMRI include new, designer and novel smart and multifunctional materials in fibres, films, foams and particles, at nano and micro levels, as well as associated processing technologies that have the potential for development to compete in the global marketplace.

Special features

The course is very flexible in terms of your options for study as you can choose a particular pathway which leads to a specific qualification or you may choose a combination of modules from any of the five pathways which will lead to a non-specific award of MSc in Advanced Materials.

Teaching for each module is delivered as a short-course that will last no more than ten days. The rest of your study is very flexible and may be carried out away from the University.

Class sizes are small which means you will be able to work closely with your fellow students and your tutor.

Your subject of study and your personal project means you have the opportunity to work in an area that is of personal interest or that is related to your career.

If you choose to progress to doctorate-level studies at the University after graduation from the MSc you will only be required to pay for two years of your PhD.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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This MSc programme is designed to offer an advanced degree for students who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the use of information technology in modern business environments. Read more
This MSc programme is designed to offer an advanced degree for students who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the use of information technology in modern business environments. Rising above the technology, on this course students take a broad view of the management and exploitation of information systems in modern business. This higher level focus makes it a popular course among those in IT management positions.

If you are looking to move into computing from another discipline, but do not have a technical background, this course will be suitable for you. Alternatively, you may have already studied IT or computing and be looking to gain broader skills that will allow you to move into an IT management career.

You will gain a deep understanding of information technologies and their use in modern organisations. This will include a clear understanding of current and emerging problems in information systems. You will also gain insights into how these problems can be overcome by utilising recent innovations to provide solutions in a business environment.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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The MSc Civil Engineering programme is ideal if you would like to broaden and deepen your technical knowledge of specialised civil engineering areas and develop a wider perspective and understanding of the issues facing the civil engineering industries. Read more
The MSc Civil Engineering programme is ideal if you would like to broaden and deepen your technical knowledge of specialised civil engineering areas and develop a wider perspective and understanding of the issues facing the civil engineering industries. It provides a distinctive educational platform to encourage the development of articulate, numerate, literate, imaginative, versatile, confident and inquisitive postgraduates who are able to link the theoretical with the practical.

About the course

The course is designed for those who have already graduated with a civil engineering or engineering-related degree. Successful completion of the MSc is designed to provide the educational base for progression to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

You will obtain advanced analytical skills in your chosen subject areas. You will have the opportunity to learn to design steel and concrete framed structures using modern structural analysis software, use advanced theory for the design and implementation of geotechnical works, apply advanced hydraulic concepts and model hydraulic systems, learn about advanced materials technologies and use advanced techniques to model transport and other systems. You will develop skills in project management and can choose whether you want to learn about environmental management or construction law and sustainable procurement.

In structures, you will also learn to assess existing buildings and design adaptations and apply the stiffness matrix method to analyse two-dimensional structures. In geotechnical engineering you will design earthworks, and slope and retaining walls. In hydraulics you will study open channel and pipe flow and urban pollution management. In materials you will learn about special concretes and sustainability and materials repair and rehabilitation. In transport you will apply linear programming and queuing theory to practical problems.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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The MSc Computing is designed specifically for graduates who have specialised in the technical sector of computing and IT professionals who are already working in this area. Read more
The MSc Computing is designed specifically for graduates who have specialised in the technical sector of computing and IT professionals who are already working in this area.

The course will support your career development if you are working towards a senior technical position or if you are looking to enhance your expertise and prepare for future technologies. With a strong focus on the technical aspects of computing it will give you an in-depth knowledge of technical specialisations and will equip you with a strategic view of computer environments.

On this programme you will have the opportunity to deepen and widen your understanding of the different technologies, enabling you to make an immediate and valued contribution to your organisation when you graduate.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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This programme is for students who want a management career that takes them around the world or who will work within international organisations with multi-country operations. Read more
This programme is for students who want a management career that takes them around the world or who will work within international organisations with multi-country operations. The focus will be on global decision-making and the role of management in a cross-cultural context.

Overseas students wishing to study in a different culture will find this course attractive, as will UK students wanting to develop international knowledge and experience of a wide range of cultures.

The course will develop your intellectual capabilities of research, critique, synthesis and innovation, culminating in a masters’ level dissertation. You will develop academic and professional skills that will allow opportunities for career development and further study. You will also gain lifelong learning skills and develop on a personal level so that you are able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large.

What you will learn

The MSc International Management programme offers a suite of contemporary modules which allow you to develop your knowledge of organisations and their management in today’s fast-moving global economy.

Modules are as follows:

Research and Study Skills

Business Development

Financial Management and Decision Making

HR in a Global Context

Information Systems and Business Performance

Strategic Management

International Marketing Management

Research Methods

Dissertation

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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The MSc in Medical and Healthcare Devices is a unique and flexible course for graduates, scientists and technologists. Read more
The MSc in Medical and Healthcare Devices is a unique and flexible course for graduates, scientists and technologists. Study on the course will build an excellent range of knowledge and expertise if you are looking to begin a career in the sector or it will enhance and support your personal development if you are already working in this field.

As a student on the course you will develop an understanding of the properties of advanced materials and how they affect the design of medical and healthcare devices. You will study intelligent bioengineering systems and consider how smart materials, micro-electronics and mechanical and information technology knowledge are used in the development of these devices.

These studies will be supported by considering the principles that underpin the development and application of advanced materials and also regulations, procedures and principles that are applied to this sector. In addition, you will study the use of healthcare and medical devices in the specific context of human anatomy, physiology, illness, disease and rehabilitation.

The MSc Medical and Healthcare Devices course is interdisciplinary and will be delivered at the University of Bolton’s Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI) in collaboration with the Schools of Business & Creative Technologies (BCT) and Health & Social Sciences (HSS).

IMRI is a multidisciplinary centre in which research and innovation is carried out in collaboration with industry and other academic institutions. It is the leader in the UK – and is known internationally – for its research and applications development in the field of applied materials science and engineering.

Developments carried out within IMRI include new, designer and novel smart and multifunctional materials in fibres, films, foams and particles, at nano and micro levels, as well as associated processing technologies that have the potential for development to compete in the global marketplace.

Throughout your studies you will have opportunities to interact and collaborate with medical and healthcare device companies, UK medical and dental schools and the NHS.

Special features

Teaching for each module is delivered as a short course that will last no more than two weeks. The rest of your study is very flexible and may be carried out away from the University.

Class sizes are small which means you will be able to work closely with your fellow students and your tutor.

Your subject of study and your personal project means you have the opportunity to work in an area that is of personal interest or that is closely related to your role in your place of work.

You will study 6 modules:

Introduction to Medical Devices and Product Regulations;
Human Physiology and Biotechnology;
Biomedical Devices and Product Development;
Intelligent Bioengineering Systems;
Research Methods (including an introduction to innovation and intellectual property management);
Research Project.


For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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The MSc Psychology is for psychology graduates who wish to develop their knowledge to an advanced level or are particularly interested in enhancing their skill set in preparation for a career in psychology. Read more
The MSc Psychology is for psychology graduates who wish to develop their knowledge to an advanced level or are particularly interested in enhancing their skill set in preparation for a career in psychology. By studying on this course you will develop an advanced critical appreciation of contemporary methods, theories and issues in psychology and will build upon and enhance the skills you acquired from your undergraduate studies.

You will further develop your skills in research and analysis and apply them to a substantial piece of independent research, ensuring you apply your knowledge and understanding of appropriate ethical issues in this context. You will develop your intellectual and thinking skills to a very high academic standard, which will be reflected in your studies, in particular your dissertation.

What you will learn

You will develop and master a high level of complex specialist knowledge and skills in the field of psychology. You will have the opportunity to employ these skills to conduct research or advanced technical and professional activity.

You will be expected to take responsibility for all aspects of your studies and will apply your knowledge and understanding of appropriate ethical issues in the context of your research.

In addition to enhancing your specialist knowledge in the field of psychology, you will enhance your key and transferable skills such as leadership, teamwork, data handling and project management. These skills are developed and practiced using traditional learning and teaching methods including lectures, seminars, workshops and practicals.

Tutors may also introduce techniques which they view as especially suitable in aiding learning in their specialist area. Areas of study are regularly updated to reflect the research activity within the department.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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The MSc in Renewable Energy Systems and Technologies is a unique course for graduates, scientists and technologists who are either working in a research role within the renewable energy and technologies field or who are looking to begin their career in the sector. Read more
The MSc in Renewable Energy Systems and Technologies is a unique course for graduates, scientists and technologists who are either working in a research role within the renewable energy and technologies field or who are looking to begin their career in the sector.

What you will study

Studying on the course will enhance your range of knowledge and expertise and support your personal and career development. You will examine current issues in global energy, consider energy use in different areas of society and consider possible scenarios for energy consumption in the future. You will develop a full understanding of the key materials used in renewable energy systems, learn about their functionalities and look at processes for the fabrication of energy conversion devices and systems.

You will study the principles of operation, design, performance and installation of the key renewable technologies of solar, wind, biomass, wave and tidal and also consider energy storage options and the environmental and socio-economic effects of these technologies.

You will carry out a personal research project in which you will use your knowledge and skills to carry out a relevant and original study in an area that will be agreed with your course tutor. This research will be carried out either in your workplace or at the University of Bolton.

The course is offered by the University of Bolton’s Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI).

IMRI is a multidisciplinary centre in which research and innovation is carried out in collaboration with industry and other academic institutions. It is the leader in the UK – and is known internationally – for its research and applications development in the field of applied materials science and engineering.

Teaching for each module is carried out at the University of Bolton and will be delivered as a short course lasting no more than 2 weeks. The rest of your study is very flexible and may be carried out away from the University.

Special features

Teaching for each module is delivered as a short course that will last no more than two weeks. The rest of your study is very flexible and may be carried out away from the University.

Class sizes are small which means you will be able to work closely with your fellow students and your tutor.

Your subject of study and your personal project means you have the opportunity to work in an area that is of personal interest or that is related to your career.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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The Masters in Psychology programme is a flexible, technology enriched structured award delivered within a modular framework which facilitates course members’ other commitments. Read more
The Masters in Psychology programme is a flexible, technology enriched structured award delivered within a modular framework which facilitates course members’ other commitments. Modules can be accumulated gradually and at a pace convenient to an individual’s circumstances, development needs and career aspirations. The course offers students the opportunity to study new specialised areas within psychology: social neuroscience and positive psychology using new techniques and equipment. The breadth of the scheme leads to specialist name award or opportunities to study for a more general Masters in Psychology.

The master scheme is suitable for anyone who wants to develop their knowledge and understanding of psychology theory beyond the scope of an undergraduate degree. Typically students will hold a undergraduate degree in psychology, but students will be considered for the programme with other related degrees. The programme offers students the opportunity to extend their research and critical thinking skills.

At the end of the programme of study, all student undertake an independent research project. Students study core masters level research skills together and then have modules in the specialised areas of social neuroscience and positive psychology.

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This course focuses on systems engineering and engineering management, and offers three different system engineering pathways, these are electronic, mechanical and mechatronic engineering. Read more
This course focuses on systems engineering and engineering management, and offers three different system engineering pathways, these are electronic, mechanical and mechatronic engineering.

The 18 month, three semester course can be undertaken as either a single award or a dual award. The single award is studied entirely at the University of Bolton. In the dual award mode, you will normally study at the University of Bolton in semester 1 (October to February) and at South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Soest, Germany, in semester 2 (March to July). The third semester (October to February) will be assigned to a project, and this will normally be undertaken at the University of Bolton.

Entry to the course is also available in semester 2 (February) in the case of the dual award scheme, the second semester (to be spent at South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Soest Germany) will be undertaken during October to January.

In the dual award mode the successful student will obtain two separate MSc awards, one from each university. In the single award mode the student will receive the award of an MSc from the University of Bolton only.

What you will study

You are required to successfully complete 180 credits of study to gain the MSc. The course comprises eight taught modules, each with a credit value of 15, making a total of 120 taught credits. In each of the two taught semesters, you will study four modules. The third semester is dedicated to a 60 credit individual project. Where possible, the project will involve a work placement or an industrially-related project, based at one of the two universities. During the project phase it is the intention to find, where possible, some form of work experience for all of the students enrolled on the MSc.

Electronic pathway modules

Control Engineering: Intelligent Systems (EEM4010); Advanced Control Technology (EEM4015).

Engineering Management: Business in Engineering (EEM4013); Technical Publications and Presentations (EEM4014); Project Management (EEM4017); Integrated Management (EEM4020).

Electronic Engineering: Microprocessor-based Systems (EEM4016) or Microcontrollers (AMI4655); Signal Processing (EEM4011) or Digital Signal Processing (AMI4622).

Project (EEM5001).

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This course focuses on systems engineering and engineering management, and offers three different system engineering pathways, these are electronic, mechanical and mechatronic engineering. Read more
This course focuses on systems engineering and engineering management, and offers three different system engineering pathways, these are electronic, mechanical and mechatronic engineering.

The 18 month, three semester course can be undertaken as either a single award or a dual award. The single award is studied entirely at the University of Bolton. In the dual award mode, you will normally study at the University of Bolton in semester 1 (October to February) and at South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Soest, Germany, in semester 2 (March to July). The third semester (October to February) will be assigned to a project, and this will normally be undertaken at the University of Bolton.

Entry to the course is also available in semester 2 (February) in the case of the dual award scheme, the second semester (to be spent at South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Soest Germany) will be undertaken during October to January.

In the dual award mode the successful student will obtain two separate MSc awards, one from each university. In the single award mode the student will receive the award of an MSc from the University of Bolton only.

What you will study

You are required to successfully complete 180 credits of study to gain the MSc. The course comprises eight taught modules, each with a credit value of 15, making a total of 120 taught credits. In each of the two taught semesters, you will study four modules. The third semester is dedicated to a 60 credit individual project. Where possible, the project will involve a work placement or an industrially-related project, based at one of the two universities. During the project phase it is the intention to find, where possible, some form of work experience for all of the students enrolled on the MSc.

Electronic pathway modules
Control Engineering: Intelligent Systems (EEM4010); Advanced Control Technology (EEM4015).

Engineering Management: Business in Engineering (EEM4013); Technical Publications and Presentations (EEM4014); Project Management (EEM4017); Integrated Management (EEM4020).

Electronic Engineering: Microprocessor-based Systems (EEM4016) or Microcontrollers (AMI4655); Signal Processing (EEM4011) or Digital Signal Processing (AMI4622).

Project (EEM5001).

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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This course focuses on systems engineering and engineering management, and offers three different system engineering pathways, these are electronic, mechanical and mechatronic engineering. Read more
This course focuses on systems engineering and engineering management, and offers three different system engineering pathways, these are electronic, mechanical and mechatronic engineering.

The 18 month, three semester course can be undertaken as either a single award or a dual award. The single award is studied entirely at the University of Bolton. In the dual award mode, you will normally study at the University of Bolton in semester 1 (October to February) and at South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Soest, Germany, in semester 2 (March to July). The third semester (October to February) will be assigned to a project, and this will normally be undertaken at the University of Bolton.

Entry to the course is also available in semester 2 (February) in the case of the dual award scheme, the second semester (to be spent at South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Soest Germany) will be undertaken during October to January.

In the dual award mode the successful student will obtain two separate MSc awards, one from each university. In the single award mode the student will receive the award of an MSc from the University of Bolton only.

What you will study

You are required to successfully complete 180 credits of study to gain the MSc. The course comprises eight taught modules, each with a credit value of 15, making a total of 120 taught credits. In each of the two taught semesters, you will study four modules. The third semester is dedicated to a 60 credit individual project. Where possible, the project will involve a work placement or an industrially-related project, based at one of the two universities. During the project phase it is the intention to find, where possible, some form of work experience for all of the students enrolled on the MSc.

Mechanical pathway modules
Control Engineering: Intelligent Systems (EEM4010); Advanced Control Technology (EEM4015).

Engineering Management: Business in Engineering (EEM4013); Technical Publications and Presentations (EEM4014); Project Management (EEM4017); Integrated Management (EEM4020).

Mechanical Engineering: Monitoring of Mechanical Systems (EEM4018); Advanced Production Engineering (EEM4019).

Project (EEM5001).

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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This course focuses on systems engineering and engineering management, and offers three different system engineering pathways, these are electronic, mechanical and mechatronic engineering. Read more
This course focuses on systems engineering and engineering management, and offers three different system engineering pathways, these are electronic, mechanical and mechatronic engineering.

The 18 month, three semester course can be undertaken as either a single award or a dual award. The single award is studied entirely at the University of Bolton. In the dual award mode, you will normally study at the University of Bolton in semester 1 (October to February) and at South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Soest, Germany, in semester 2 (March to July). The third semester (October to February) will be assigned to a project, and this will normally be undertaken at the University of Bolton.

Entry to the course is also available in semester 2 (February) in the case of the dual award scheme, the second semester (to be spent at South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Soest Germany) will be undertaken during October to January.

In the dual award mode the successful student will obtain two separate MSc awards, one from each university. In the single award mode the student will receive the award of an MSc from the University of Bolton only.

What you will study

You are required to successfully complete 180 credits of study to gain the MSc. The course comprises eight taught modules, each with a credit value of 15, making a total of 120 taught credits. In each of the two taught semesters, you will study four modules. The third semester is dedicated to a 60 credit individual project. Where possible, the project will involve a work placement or an industrially-related project, based at one of the two universities. During the project phase it is the intention to find, where possible, some form of work experience for all of the students enrolled on the MSc.

Mechanical pathway modules

Control Engineering: Intelligent Systems (EEM4010); Advanced Control Technology (EEM4015).

Engineering Management: Business in Engineering (EEM4013); Technical Publications and Presentations (EEM4014); Project Management (EEM4017); Integrated Management (EEM4020).

Mechanical Engineering: Monitoring of Mechanical Systems (EEM4018); Advanced Production Engineering (EEM4019).

Project (EEM5001).

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

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