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This Master’s course provides essential skills for those seeking high level careers in all types of organisations; public and private sector, within industry and commerce, both in the UK and abroad. Read more
This Master’s course provides essential skills for those seeking high level careers in all types of organisations; public and private sector, within industry and commerce, both in the UK and abroad.

An understanding of the context in which accounting and finance operates within the business environment is crucial if you are looking to enhance your career. You will examine how financial decisions are made within business; the role of the auditor and the repercussions on broader society of corporate and financial decisions.

You also have the option to study this programme via Distance Learning: http://www.northampton.ac.uk/study/courses/accounting-and-finance-distance-learning-msc/

Course content

Accounting and finance are essential areas of expertise for many people seeking high level careers in these professions, as well as commerce and academia.

The programme assumes that you will enter with a good deal of technical accounting knowledge, having either studied accounting at undergraduate or professional level. Building on that learning, you will be provided with theoretical background and applied knowledge at Master’s level. It is designed to enhance intellectual and transferable skills, including presentation, research, analysis and appraisal. This programme addresses many of the current accounting issues present in business and how they relate to wider social, technical and economic challenges. You will also have the opportunity to study a specialist interest.

On completion, you will be conversant with theoretical issues in accountancy and finance, and be able to apply accounting theory and practice to real issues that are faced in day-to-day operations. This will provide an excellent framework for you to pursue further study, or enhance your business prospects.

Semester One

You will be introduced to some of the main themes in accounting and finance, this is in the context of utilising financial information to enhance business decision making. Modules in semester one will highlight the importance of sound decision making in successful organisations.

Semester Two

You will examine the role which organisations can play in the wider social context in which they operate and also how this role can affect their decision making. You will also study the way in which accounting regulation takes place in an international context.

Semester Three

The research proposal produced in Semester two will guide the development of a clearly defined and evidenced study purpose, a critical review of the extant literature, and a robust methodology. Data is then collected, analysed, interpreted and applied to the study purpose, and a 15,000 word research report (dissertation) is produced, with the support of a dissertation supervisor.

Course modules (16/17)

-Corporate Reporting 1
-Global Financial Strategy
-Financial and Business Strategy
-Strategic Audit
-Investment Analyst
-Social Responsibility and Governance
-Dissertation and Research Methods​

Methods of Learning

Typically you will have nine hours (approx) of contact time with your tutor in the first semester and 11 hours (approx) in the second. Overall you will spend 108 hours per module in self-directed study (reading and research).

Assessments

The course has a mixture of assessment involving essays, reports and examinations, plus a dissertation.

Facilities and Special Features

-Practical relevance.
-Dedicated staff.
-Student support systems.
-Link to professional courses.

Careers

Excellent career opportunities exist in accounting and finance. Recent graduates have secured positions in accounting firms, industry, banking, finance and commerce.

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This Occupational Therapy pathway is part of the MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme, which enable students to develop and enhance their professional practice. Read more
This Occupational Therapy pathway is part of the MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme, which enable students to develop and enhance their professional practice.

Who is it for?
You are a qualified occupational therapist who wishes to take your professional knowledge and skills to an advanced level of practice in order to enhance your career prospects and extend your perspective on professional practice.

About the Course
The University of Northampton boasts one of the longest established Occupational Therapy Schools in the UK and has a very highly regarded professional reputation. The course will be delivered by University staff and a range of external speakers, bringing their own experience and current research to your learning. University staff have extensive experience of international teaching and learning and offer a structured international induction including diagnostic assessment, online and face to face support. The course will encourage you to develop a critical, research and evaluative approach to the knowledge which underpins present-day professional practice and evidence-based decisions. Current issues within occupational therapy practice will be considered critically and explored in relation to occupational science.

Course content

You will study six compulsory modules, one of which is a Professional research project, plus one designated module that you will choose from a selection.

Full time delivery of the MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Occupational Therapy) is over one calendar year.

Course modules (16/17)

-Advanced Skills
-Research Methods: Philosophy and Study Design
-Rehab and Recovery
-Implementing Innovative Change in Practice
-Professional Project
-Valuing Professional Experience
-The Stroke Journey
-Leading People in Health and Social Care Organisations
-Medical Law
-Living with Cancer and Beyond Cancer
-Physical Healthcare of Older Adults
-Working with Older Adults: Mental Wellbeing
-Advanced Dementia Care
-Enabling Others in Mentoring, Practice Teaching and Assessment
-Assessing and Managing Risk in Child Protection
-Working with Complex Parenting Behaviour
-Planning and Supporting Permanence

Methods of Learning

The course begins in September each year and takes 12 months to complete. You will attend lectures, seminars and workshops throughout three taught trimesters with a period of supported independent study in trimester three whilst you complete your Professional Project with the support of an allocated supervisor.

Assessments

A range of assessment strategies are used across modules to develop critical thinking and applying it to your practice setting. Typical assessments include essays, case studies, critical reflections and presentations.

Facilities and Special Features

This masters programme is part of the MSc Advanced Professional Practice:
-A unique masters degree to enhance improve your professional skills which will benefit you and your employer.
-The Valuing Professional Experience module, allowing you to demonstrate the value of your professional experience which can provide up to 60 points toward your overall masters.

Careers

This award can be configured through module choices and personal tutor guidance to focus your career development, occupational therapy practice, management, research and education.

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Drawing on contemporary teaching and innovative research, the programme will enable students to develop their professional practice in a highly personalised way. Read more
Drawing on contemporary teaching and innovative research, the programme will enable students to develop their professional practice in a highly personalised way. This innovative and flexible course allows you to build a course that is tailored to your needs.

The programme is made up of modules which make up the whole Master’s Degree, but there is an option to opt to leave at that point having earned a Postgraduate Diploma.

The programme is based around three key areas:
-Recognising and valuing personal professional experience as contributing to academic achievements.
-Addressing the priority needs of the working environment through a contemporary range of practice modules.
-Focusing the application of learning within the workplace.

Course content

The MSc Advanced Professional Practice presents a highly flexible programme of study which students can tailor to meet their personal and professional development objectives.

An innovative development for this award is the introduction of a Valuing Professional Experience module. Available to study for 20, 40 or 60 academic credits, this module will allow students to demonstrate the value of their professional experience in relation to academic learning. As such, students can, with the help of a programme advisor, create an individual programme of study which draws on past experience and enhances current and future practice.

Advanced Professional Practice consists of a number of pathways:
-Advanced Occupational Therapy *
-Advanced Podiatry *
-Autonomous Healthcare Practice *
-Cancer Therapies *
-Care of the Older Person *
-Childcare Practice *
-Mentorship
-Non-medical Independent Nurse Prescribing
-Practice Education *

*Specialist pathway available as stand-alone Postgraduate Certificates

Course modules (16/17)

-Professional Project
-Valuing Professional Experience
-NISP (V300)
-Mentorship Programme
-Research Methods – Philosophy and Study Design
-Injection Therapy of the Lower Limb for Podiatrists
-The Lower Limb at Risk
-Advanced Skills For Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists And Podiatrists
-Implementing Innovative Change in Practice
-Occupational Therapy and Occupation
-Rehabilitation and Recovery
-The Stroke Journey
-Advanced Patient Assessment and Diagnostic Skills
-Clinical Interventions for Advanced Practitioners
-Leading People in Health and Social Care Organisations
-Facilitation, Assessment and QA in WBL
-Quality Enhancement in Interprofessional WBL
-Medical Law
-Living with Cancer and Beyond Cancer
-Haemato-oncology
-Chemotherapy
-Physical Healthcare of Older Adults
-Working with Older Adults: Mental Wellbeing
-Advanced Dementia Care
-Enabling Others in Mentoring, Practice Teaching and Assessment
-Assessing and Managing Risk in Child Protection
-Working with Complex Parenting Behaviour
-Planning and Supporting Permanence
-Therapeutic Communication Intervention
-Preparation for NMC Stage 4 Teacher Standard

Assessments

Assessment across all modules draws on relevant practice examples and students are encouraged to use case examples as the basis of their learning.

The specific methods reflect the ways in which practitioners are expected to function in their professional roles and may include: preparation of patient information resources, critical incident reports, care planning, action learning sets and preparation of professional reports for family courts.

Facilities and Special Features

This masters programme is as unique as you are. It is built around your need to progress through your career.
-Pathways designed to enable you to improve your professional skills which will benefit you and your employer.
-A programme that is tailored to you, enabling you to take a number of Postgraduate certificates, which together build to a masters qualification.
-The ability to step off the course with a postgraduate qualification at the end of each module.
-The Valuing Professional Experience module, allowing you to demonstrate the value of your professional experience which can provide up to 60 points toward your overall masters.
-IT and information services based on the campus as well as offsite access to NILE (Northampton Integrated Learning Environment).

Careers

Opportunities vary according to combination of study:
-Practice teaching roles (practice education and autonomous healthcare practice modules).
-Specialist practitioner roles with older clients (autonomous healthcare practice and care of the older person).
-Or advanced practitioner (advanced therapy training with nonmedical and independent prescribing and/or reflection on previous professional achievements).

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This multidisciplinary course aims to promote an advanced level of knowledge and understanding in the area of child and adolescent mental health. Read more
This multidisciplinary course aims to promote an advanced level of knowledge and understanding in the area of child and adolescent mental health. It is designed for practitioners from health, social or voluntary services who work in some capacity with children and young people with mental health problems at first or second tiers of service provision.

Graduates of psychology and other cognate disciplines, social and behavioural sciences, education and related fields would also benefit from this programme. Some voluntary or professional experience of work with children and adolescents is desirable, but not essential.

Course content

The course explores child and adolescent mental health problems. Students will develop their understanding of child development and mental health difficulties in children and adolescents and will consider the implications of theory and research work with children and young people. The course is taught by a multidisciplinary team, to ensure students engage with a diverse range of perspectives. Child and adolescent mental health is understood in its developmental and social context and the course explores both theoretical and practice related issues. Research skills are also developed through a taught module and dissertation.

Modules are taught by practitioners and academics from psychology, social work, nursing, psychiatric nursing, law and psychiatry and as such engages with a diverse range of perspectives. Children and adolescents’ mental health is understood in its developmental and social context and the course explores both theoretical and practice related issues.

Research skills are also developed through a taught module and dissertation. Students of Child and Adolescent Mental Health can graduate with either a Postgraduate Diploma or an MSc.

Students completing an MSc will undertake an individual research project and submit a thesis. This is not required for the postgraduate diploma.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference

The CAHMS Conference at the University of Northampton is a three day conference, and you have the option of either volunteering for a couple of hours and attending for free, or pay (last year it was about £15 per day) to cover the cost of lunches and printed materials.

Course modules (16/17)

-Understanding Mental Health in Children and Young People
-Core Skills for Working with Children and Young People
-Working with Schools and Communities
-Therapeutic Interventions with Children, Young People and Families
-Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
-Dissertation & Research Methods

Methods of Learning

Lectures, workshops, one-to-one sessions, private study, group work, role play.

Schedule

Each 30 credit module involves approximately 70 hours formal teaching with some additional placement attendance where relevant. Formal teaching takes place on approximately one day each fortnight for part time students and one to two days each week for full time students.

The full MSc runs for one year full time or two to four years part time. The programme begins in September.

Assessments

The assessment strategy is designed to include a broad range of assessment methods, in order to ensure that students have the maximum opportunity to demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes for the programme. These include: essays, case studies, self-reflective log books, critical reviews, video recorded role plays and oral presentations. There are no examinations. The Research Methods and Dissertation module supports the students in completing a supervised but original and independently undertaken piece of research and it is assessed through a 12,000 to 15,000 word dissertation.

Facilities and Special Features

-Promotes advanced understanding of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH).
-Multi-agency and multi-disciplinary staff and student group provides students with an exciting and varied learning environment.
-Strong theory into practice focus.
-Specialist training for primary mental health workers.
-Dedicated laboratories and computer suites.
-Sensory deprivation room.
-Biological testing suite.
-Observation suite.

Careers

The course is intended to develop specific mental health knowledge and skills in students from a range of backgrounds, to enable them to work more effectively with children and young people.

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This postgraduate qualification allows you to study computer networks in greater depth as well as developing your research and analytical skills whilst undertaking your own individual thesis project investigating an area of particular interest. Read more
This postgraduate qualification allows you to study computer networks in greater depth as well as developing your research and analytical skills whilst undertaking your own individual thesis project investigating an area of particular interest. You will be able to utilise our state of the art facilities ensuring you are exposed to cutting edge technology and are able to pursue your specialist interests.

Course content

While primarily having a technological focus, this pathway also provides an awareness of the business context and encourages development of interpersonal skills which can make a vital contribution to problem solving in business.

This course integrates the latest vendor specific curriculum, providing you with the opportunity to work towards professional qualifications such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) as part of your studies.

All modules are 20 credit modules except for the dissertation which is a 60 credit module. An MSc is awarded on successful completion of 180 credits (six, 20 credit modules and one 60 credit dissertation module). Not all the designated modules may run or be offered in trimester two due to staff availability or low numbers of students choosing a module.

Course modules (16/17)

-Computer Networks
-Databases
-Dissertation
-Mobile Device Software Development
-Modern Computer Architecture
-Visual Object Software
-Distributed Systems
-Formal Methods for Software Construction
-Immersive Technologies
-Intelligent Systems
-Internet Programming
-Internet Security
-Media Techniques
-Modelling for Serious Games
-Software Engineering
-Specification Analysis and Design
-Programming

Methods of Learning

Theoretical lectures and seminars are reinforced by practical examples and case studies and using our state of the art computer simulation tools and laboratory facilities.

Assessments

Assessment is by coursework, oral presentations, group work, practical reports, critical reviews and all students undertake a substantial independent research dissertation.

Facilities and Special Features

Facilities available
You will have access to approximately 150 PC and Linux workstation computers housed in six bespoke computer laboratories, all with digital projection facilities, and maintained by two technicians. These facilities were brand new, state-of-the-art hardware and furniture for the start of the calendar year 2010 in the newly refurbished Newton building.

Special course features
This specialist postgraduate course allows you to pursue an area of particular interest utilising our recently upgraded facilities. We enrol small cohorts of students to ensure that you receive personalised care and are able to develop your skills and enhance your knowledge. We have developed this course to be studied around other commitments and you may only need to attend the university for two days per week.

Careers

Recent studies show a continuing demand for well-trained computing personnel. Successful graduates will have a whole range of possible employment paths in front of them within the broad IT/computing domain.

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This postgraduate qualification allows you to study aspects of cyber security in depth as well as developing your research and analytical skills – whilst undertaking your own individual thesis project investigating an area of particular interest. Read more
This postgraduate qualification allows you to study aspects of cyber security in depth as well as developing your research and analytical skills – whilst undertaking your own individual thesis project investigating an area of particular interest. You will be able to utilise our state of the art facilities – ensuring you are exposed to cutting edge technology and are able to pursue your specialist interests.

Course content

Today’s need for Internet security products and services, has led to a demand for people with relevant knowledge and expertise to design, implement and manage secure Internet applications. The MSc in Internet Technology and Security is designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills whilst providing the opportunity to become specialised in a field that is highly sought after.

While primarily having a technological focus, this pathway also provides an awareness of the business context, encourages development of interpersonal skills which can make a vital contribution to problem solving in business.

All modules are 20 credit modules except for the dissertation which is a 60 credit module. An MSc is awarded on successful completion of 180 credits (six 20 credit modules and one 60 credit dissertation module). Not all the designated modules may run or be offered in Stage two due to staff availability or low numbers of students choosing a module.

Course modules (16/17)

-Databases
-Dissertation
-Internet Programming
-Internet Security
-Modern Computer Architecture
-Visual Object Software
-Computer Networks
-Distributed Systems
-Formal Methods for Software Construction
-Immersive Technologies
-Intelligent Systems
-Media Techniques
-Mobile Device Software Development
-Modelling for Serious Games
-Software Engineering
-Specification Analysis and Design

Methods of Learning

Theoretical lectures and seminars are reinforced by practical examples and case studies and using state of the art computer simulation tools and laboratory facilities.

Assessments

Assessment is by coursework, oral presentations, group work, practical reports, critical reviews and all students undertake a substantial independent research dissertation.

Facilities and Special Features

You will have access to approximately 150 PC and Linux workstation computers housed in six bespoke computer laboratories, all with digital projection facilities, and maintained by two technicians. These facilities were brand new, state of the art hardware and furniture for the start of the calendar year 2010 in the newly refurbished Newton building.

Careers

Recent studies show a continuing demand for well trained computing personnel. Successful graduates will have a whole range of possible employment paths in front of them within the broad IT/computing domain.

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This specialist course allows you to develop your skills and experience in the use of new and emerging technologies. We utilise our state of the art facilities to ensure that you receive your training in the use of these technologies within a variety of settings. Read more
This specialist course allows you to develop your skills and experience in the use of new and emerging technologies. We utilise our state of the art facilities to ensure that you receive your training in the use of these technologies within a variety of settings. You will be able to pursue a particular passion during your research dissertation enabling you to tailor your programme to your own interests.

Course content

This programme is a collaboration between the Department of Computing and Immersive Technologies and the Department of Engineering at the University of Northampton. Consequently, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of industrial partners. The theoretical basis of this course is reinforced by strong practical elements as well as close ties with industrial partners thus allowing you to develop the skills and experience necessary to succeed in your chosen career.

All modules are 20 credit modules except for the dissertation which is a 60 credit module. An MSc is awarded on successful completion of 180 credits (six 20 credit modules and one 60 credit dissertation module).

Course modules (16/17)

-Dissertation
-Immersive Technologies
-Programming
-Mobile Device Software Development
-Media Techniques
-Modelling for Serious Games

Methods of Learning

Theoretical lectures and seminars are reinforced by practical examples and case studies and using our state of the art computer simulation tools and laboratory facilities as well as external visits and collaborative projects with partners. Our virtual learning environment (VLE) enables you, course tutors and external partners to communicate easily, share ideas as well as post news and employment opportunities that may be of interest.

Assessments

Assessment is by coursework, oral presentations, group work, practical reports, critical reviews and all students undertake a substantial (15,000 to 20,000 word) independent research thesis.

Facilities and Special Features

Facilities available
You will have access to approximately 150 PC and Linux workstation computers housed in six bespoke computer laboratories, all with digital projection facilities, and maintained by two technicians. These facilities were brand new, state of the art hardware and furniture for the start of the calendar year 2010 in the newly refurbished Newton building. Having NVision as part of this course also enables access to cutting edge immersive technologies providing rare opportunities for you to gain meaningful and practical experience with equipment worth millions of pounds.

Special course features
This specialist postgraduate course allows you to pursue an area of particular interest utilising our recently upgraded facilities. We enrol small cohorts of students to ensure that you receive personalised care that will enable you to develop your skills and enhance your knowledge. We have developed this course to be studied around other commitments and you may only need to attend the University for two days per week.

Careers

The increasing use of 2D and 3D graphics in a variety of sectors has led to the computing discipline growing greatly over the last few years. Consequently, graduates from this course have excellent employment options and are able to enter a huge range of sectors depending on their interests and career aspirations.

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This postgraduate qualification allows you to study the design of software systems in greater depth, as well as developing your research and analytical skills – whilst undertaking your own individual thesis project investigating an area of particular interest. Read more
This postgraduate qualification allows you to study the design of software systems in greater depth, as well as developing your research and analytical skills – whilst undertaking your own individual thesis project investigating an area of particular interest. You will be able to utilise our state of the art facilities ensuring you are exposed to cutting edge technology and are able to pursue your specialist interests.

Course content

The current need for software that communicates effectively with a number of devices has driven the requirement for qualified and skilled professionals who are able to design, develop and analyse software and strive to improve current provisions. The MSc in Software Engineering is designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills whilst providing the opportunity to become specialised in a field that is highly sought after.

While primarily having a technological focus, this pathway also provides an awareness of the business context, encourages development of interpersonal skills which can make a vital contribution to problem solving in business.

All modules are 20 credit modules except for the dissertation which is a 60 credit module. An MSc is awarded on successful completion of 180 credits (six 20 credit modules and one 60 credit dissertation module). Not all the designated modules may run or be offered in Stage two due to staff availability or low numbers of students choosing a module.

Course modules (16/17)

-Databases
-Dissertation
-Modern Computer Architecture
-Software Engineering
-Visual Object Software
-Computer Networks
-Distributed Systems
-Immersive Technologies
-Intelligent Systems
-Internet Programming
-Internet Security
-Media Techniques
-Mobile Device Software Development
-Modelling for Serious Games
-Specification Analysis and Design
-Formal Methods for Software Construction
-Programming

Methods of Learning

Theoretical lectures and seminars are reinforced by practical examples and case studies and using state of the art computer simulation tools and laboratory facilities.

Assessments

Assessment is by coursework, oral presentations, group work, practical reports, critical reviews and all students undertake a substantial independent research dissertation.

Facilities and Special Features

Facilities available
You will have access to approximately 150 PC and Linux workstation computers housed in six bespoke computer laboratories, all with digital projection facilities, and maintained by two technicians. These facilities were brand new, state of the art hardware and furniture for the start of the calendar year 2010 in the newly refurbished Newton building. Having NVision as part of this course also enables access to cutting edge immersive technologies providing rare opportunities for you to work with technological equipment worth millions of pounds in a meaningful and practical way.

Special course features
This specialist postgraduate course allows you to pursue an area of particular interest utilising our recently upgraded facilities. At the University of Northampton we enrol small cohorts of students to ensure that you receive personalised care that will enable you to develop your skills and enhance your knowledge. We have developed this course to be studied around other commitments and you may only need to attend the university for two days per week.

Careers

Recent studies show a continuing demand for well-trained computing personnel. Successful graduates will have a whole range of possible employment paths in front of them within the broad IT/computing domain.

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This postgraduate qualification allows you to study computing in greater depth, as well as developing your research and analytical skills – whilst undertaking your own individual thesis project investigating an area of particular interest. Read more
This postgraduate qualification allows you to study computing in greater depth, as well as developing your research and analytical skills – whilst undertaking your own individual thesis project investigating an area of particular interest. You will be able to utilise our state of the art facilities ensuring you are exposed to cutting edge technology and are able to pursue your specialist interests.

Course content

The general pathway provides a rounded computing education and broadly based computing qualification. The specialist pathways provide more focused routes for those who have clearly defined career aspirations while still seeking to develop knowledge and skills in a broad range of computing disciplines. All students on the programme study six modules and undertake a project based dissertation.

While primarily having a technological focus, this pathway also provides an awareness of the business context and encourages the development of interpersonal skills which can make a vital contribution to problem solving in business.

All modules are 20 credit modules except for the dissertation which is a 60 credit module. An MSc is awarded on successful completion of 180 credits (six 20 credit modules and one 60 credit dissertation module). Not all the designated modules may run or be offered in trimester two due to staff availability or low numbers of students choosing a module.

Course modules (16/17)

-Databases
-Dissertation
-Modern Computer Architecture
-Visual Object Software
-Computer Networks
-Distributed Systems
-Formal Methods for Software Construction
-Immersive Technologies
-Intelligent Systems
-Internet Programming
-Internet Security
-Java Programming
-Media Techniques
-Mobile Device Software Development
-Modelling for Enterprise
-Software Engineering
-Specification Analysis and Design

Methods of Learning

Theoretical lectures and seminars are reinforced by practical examples and case studies and using state of the art computer simulation tools and laboratory facilities.

Assessments

Assessment is by coursework, oral presentations, group work, practical reports, critical reviews and all students undertake a substantial independent research dissertation.

Facilities and Special Features

Special Course Features
This specialist postgraduate course allows you to pursue an area of particular interest utilising our recently upgraded facilities. We have developed this course to be studied around other commitments and you may only need to attend the university for two days per week.

Facilities available
You will have access to approximately 150 PC and Linux workstation computers housed in six bespoke computer laboratories, all with digital projection facilities, and maintained by two technicians. These facilities were brand new, state of the art hardware and furniture for the start of the calendar year 2010 in the newly refurbished Newton building. Having NVision as part of this course also enables access to cutting edge immersive technologies providing rare opportunities for you to work with multi-million pound immersive technologies in a meaningful and practical way.

Careers

Recent studies show a continuing demand for well-trained computing personnel. Successful graduates will have a whole range of possible employment paths in front of them within the broad IT/computing domain.

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The MSc Corporate Governance and Leadership provides students with a global perspective on these two key areas of fundamental importance to businesses and society globally. Read more
The MSc Corporate Governance and Leadership provides students with a global perspective on these two key areas of fundamental importance to businesses and society globally. This programme is designed to provide a sound understanding of corporate governance and leadership from corporate, investor and stakeholder perspectives. The programme is also benchmarked against the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and on completion graduates will be eligible for the award of Grad ICSA. (Individuals are responsible for paying any professional membership or other administrative fees). This therefore defines the course and content details of the modules.

Course modules (16/17)

-Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance
-Applied Corporate and Business Law
-Financial and Business Strategy
-Corporate Secretarial Practice
-Strategic Leadership
-Financial Reporting and Analysis
-Corporate Risk Management
-The Effective Manager
-Dissertation and Research Methods

Schedule

One year full time. The taught programme lasts for two semesters. Students are expected to complete the dissertation within one additional semester.

Candidates can elect to study part time over two years. Attendance on one day per week.

Assessments

The course has a mixture of assessment involving essays, reports and examinations, plus a dissertation.

Facilities and Special Features

-Practical relevance.
-ICSA accreditation.
-Dedicated staff.
-Student support systems.
-Link to professional courses.

Careers

Excellent career opportunities exist. Chartered Secretaries work in a number of different careers and across a variety of sectors including corporate, not-for-profit and charity. Some work as company secretaries for FTSE100 companies and others have roles such as chief executive, chairman, in house counsel, director of legal services or finance director or they work in private practice offering business and legal services.

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This multidisciplinary course aims to promote an advanced level of knowledge and understanding underpinning practice in the area of Counselling with Children Young People and their families. Read more
This multidisciplinary course aims to promote an advanced level of knowledge and understanding underpinning practice in the area of Counselling with Children Young People and their families.

Course content

This exciting course supports students in developing skills and theoretical knowledge of counselling with children, young people and their families. It is designed for individuals with a significant interest in counselling work with children, who may be practitioners from health, social or voluntary services who work in some capacity with children and young people, or who may be graduates of psychology and other cognate disciplines, social and behavioural sciences, education, health, social care and related fields.

The course is taught by experienced counsellors and therapists with a varied background, supported by some practitioners from allied professions (e.g. psychology, social work, nursing, psychiatric nursing, law and psychiatry).

Students of Counselling with Children and Young People can graduate with either a Postgraduate Diploma or an MSc.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference

The CAHMS Conference at the University of Northampton is a three day conference, and you have the option of either volunteering for a couple of hours and attending for free, or pay (last year it was about £15 per day) to cover the cost of lunches and printed materials.

Course modules (16/17)

-Understanding Mental Health in Children and Young People
-Core Skills for Working with Children and Young People
-Counselling with Children, Young People and Families
-Counselling Children, Young People and Families in Practice
-Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
-Dissertation and Research Methods

Methods of Learning

Lectures, workshops, one-to-one, private study, online activities, group work, role play.

Schedule

Formal teaching takes place and on one to two full days per week for full-time students and on one full day per week in the first year and one full day approximately every other week in the second year for part-time students.

In addition, there is a three day taught intensive session for all students three times per year (first year only). In addition to this, students will be expected to attend one-to-one tutorials at least twice per trimester.

Assessments

The assessment strategy is designed to include a broad range of assessment methods, in order to ensure that students have the maximum opportunity to demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes for the programme. These include: essays, case studies, self-reflective log books, critical reviews, video recorded role plays and oral presentations. There are no examinations.

The Research Methods and Dissertation module supports the students in completing a supervised but original and independently undertaken research and it is assessed through a 12,000 to 15,000 word dissertation.

Facilities and Special Features

-The MSc promotes an advanced theoretical understanding of Counselling with Children and Young People, integrating opportunities to develop practical and professional counselling skills.
-The programme equips students with a working knowledge of child development, psychological difficulties in children and young people in their contexts and counselling based skills for working with them and their carers within an an eco-systemic perspective integrating Systemic Family Therapy, CBT, and Creative therapies.
-This is developed through roleplays, small group process and other skill oriented taught sessions. Supervised placement in a counselling context is mandatory to the enhancement of skills.
-In addition, opportunities for students are structured into the programme to engage in personal development, self-awareness, reflective practice and to benefit from the supervisory relationship. Our CAMH conference (see highlight video below) is an excellent example of extra opportunities available as part of the course.
-Our experienced course team includes specific expertise in CBT, systemic family therapy, Creative therapies, Play therapy and Gestalt approaches, who are able to teach students and integrated approach to counselling with children and young people.

Careers

As a professional master programme, the MSc CCYP leads to a counselling qualification and opens a range of employment possibilities up for its graduates (e.g. private practice, educational and healthcare institutions, community and youth work services, third sector organizations, residential facilities). Graduates may take the MSc as a stepping stone towards further postgraduate study (e.g. Clinical Doctorate).

For students with a first degree in psychology (which is Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) accredited) further postgraduate training opportunities will include doctoral training on British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited courses in Counselling Psychology. Graduates of the programme will be able to work as a counsellor in a range of settings such as healthcare and educational institutions, residential facilities and community and youth work agencies.

For students with a professional background (such as teaching, nursing and social work) the programme will strengthen your skills and competencies and allow you to develop a strong specialism in children’s mental health. You will have the skills to appropriately position yourself as a counsellor and will have a good critical and in-depth understanding of professional practices when working with children, young people, families, parents and carers.

Work Experience - A supervised placement practice of a minimum of 100 hours is compulsory.

On-course requirements

To count towards a professional body accreditation, such as UKCP or BACP, the course require students to undertake a supervised placement practice of a minimum of 100 hours and a minimum 40 hours of personal therapy with an approved and BACP or UKCP accredited counsellor or therapist. A student membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a professional indemnity insurance and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check are also mandatory. These requirements imply additional costs on the top of the fee.

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This course is an exciting development that will provide students with a level of knowledge and skills in counselling which will equip them to develop as counsellors, and once they have gained further experience and client hours will open up a range of professional opportunities. Read more
This course is an exciting development that will provide students with a level of knowledge and skills in counselling which will equip them to develop as counsellors, and once they have gained further experience and client hours will open up a range of professional opportunities. For students with a first degree in psychology (which is Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) accredited) further postgraduate training opportunities will include doctoral training on British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited courses in Counselling Psychology.

The course will also provide students with a range of skills that will be highly relevant to those wishing to undertake further training in a range of related careers and specialisms. In addition to careers options, the degree will provide a range of communication skills and personal development skills that will be highly valued in a range of organisations and situations. Most of all, this course enables students to feel that they belong to a process of development that enriches them as human beings. A passion develops throughout for a subject that enables not only personal growth but interest in all the knowledge that will be embedded throughout study.

The course consists of examining differing counselling theories and presenting issues. It also concentrates on skills work and therapeutic competencies in organisational settings. Importantly, the course offers the opportunity to maximise self-awareness and reflect on self-process and that of others. The placement allows students to take their competencies to organisations to work with clients.

Throughout, students will be encouraged to develop a critical, evaluative approach to the knowledge which underpins present-day professional practice and will develop skills in critical reflective thought and the ability to make evidenced based decisions. Current issues within counselling and therapy will be considered critically with particular emphasis on their relationship to client practice.

Course modules (16/17)

-Counselling Theory and Practice
-Counselling Skills and Process
-Self-Awareness and Reflectiveness
-Placement and Supervision
-Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
-Dissertation and Research Methods
-Clinical Hours

Methods of Learning

-Lectures, workshops, one-to-one, private study, group work, role play.
-‘Counselling Theory and Practice’ and ‘Counselling Skills and Process’ each involve approximately 144 formal taught hours, 75 hours preparation for assessment, and 81 independent study hours
-‘Self-awareness and Reflectiveness’ involves approximately 75 formal taught hours, 75 hours preparation for assessment, 40 hours of personal therapy and 113 independent study hours;
-‘Placement and Supervision’ involves approximately 135 practice and supervision hours; 75 hours preparation for assessment and 90 independent study hours.

Schedule

Formal teaching takes place on one full day per week in the first year and one full day approximately every other week in the second year for part-time students; and on one to two full days per week for full-time students. In addition, there is a three day taught intensive session for all students three times per year (first year only). In addition to this, students will be expected to attend one-to-one tutorials at least twice per trimester.

There is a minimum 80% attendance requirement across each element of the course.

Length of study

Full time: 1 year. Part time: 2 years.

Assessments

Coursework and Dissertation.

Facilities and Special Features

It is important that those attending this course are prepared to carry out a placement when they will be working with clients. Therefore, individuals on this course will need a high level of critical self-awareness and a willingness to reflect on their own process.

On-course requirements

To count towards a professional body accreditation, such as UKCP or BACP, the course requires students to undertake a supervised placement practice of a minimum of 100 hours plus supervision and a minimum 40 hours of personal therapy with an approved and registered or accredited counsellor or therapist. A student membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is advised and professional indemnity insurance and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required. All of these requirements involve additional costs of top of the course fee.

Careers

The career opportunities for counsellors are many. For example, students may wish to work within NHS settings or schools, or further or higher educational counselling settings. Various opportunities are available within organisational settings and police settings, as well as in continuing professional development (CPD) work. The government agenda for Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) offers good opportunity for trained counsellors. There are also many other establishments that have some paid positions.

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The MSc Economics is a specialist programme which provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required to successfully work in the economics field. Read more
The MSc Economics is a specialist programme which provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required to successfully work in the economics field. This course is suitable for you if you are a graduate of Economics who aspires to a career in a global institution such as the World Bank, the UN, the OECD or NGOs, in government departments in a range of countries or in roles supporting business analysis in organisations of all sizes. This programme would also be suitable for you if you are looking to enter a doctoral programme in economics or related discipline.

Course content

The programme has a strong analytical and quantitative focus and provides students with an advanced training in core areas of economics, while also exploring other economic approaches and enabling you to specialise according to your interests. It constitutes three compulsory modules: Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics and Econometrics; and a choice of elective modules in popular areas including: Alternative Economic Perspectives, International Economics, Political Economy of Development, Investment Analysis, and International Banking and Financial Markets.

A further module Dissertation and Research Methods – which supports the completion of a dissertation – is designed to give you the necessary research and project management skills to undertake both the dissertation and the kinds of economic analysis which are likely be required by a range of employers.

The programme culminates in the submission of a sustained piece of independent economic research which will be supported by an academic supervisor.

Course modules (16/17)

-Advanced Microeconomics
-Advanced Macroeconomics
-Econometrics
-Dissertation and Research Methods
-Political Economy of Development
-International Banking and Financial Markets
-International Economics
-Political Economy of Development
-Alternative Economic Perspectives

Methods of Learning

The one year full-time programme commences in September each year. You will attend classes, seminars and workshops for two taught semesters followed by a period of supported independent study whilst you complete your dissertation.

Assessments

You will be assessed through a variety of individual and group based assessments, including essay assignments, written reports, seminar presentations, problem solving exercises, tests, examinations and research projects.

Facilities and Special Features

This programme equips students who wish to become professional economists with the technical and analytical skills prized by the profession, it also enables students to adopt a broader and critical view of the subject and to appreciate the limitations of modelling and current economic methodology.

Graduates from this programme, aware of both the strengths and weaknesses of economics as a subject, will thus be better prepared to become the rounded and versatile thinkers sought by employers and in their careers as practicing economists, whether in government, industry, consultancy or academia, will be able to promote economics as a dynamic and self-critical discipline which is genuinely seeking to discover innovative and better ways of understanding the world.

Careers

We would expect successful students to enter careers in a range of international institutions in the UK and overseas, government departments in a range of countries or in a range of companies supporting business analysis. We expect some students to wish to pursue a PhD programme.

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This course is offered full or part time over one or two years respectively. This MSc provides a qualification for recent UK Engineering graduates and equivalently qualified international students. Read more
This course is offered full or part time over one or two years respectively. This MSc provides a qualification for recent UK Engineering graduates and equivalently qualified international students. It assumes that applicants will have a broad engineering background, which it then builds on.

Course content

The programme is divided into three stages, to complete the Master’s level qualification, you must complete six, 20 credit modules and an individual engineering project worth 60 credits. During the course, you complete four compulsory modules and choose two optional modules. Theoretical lectures and seminars are reinforced by engineering examples and case studies and using our state of the art computer simulation tools and laboratory facilities.

Course modules (16/17)

-Advanced Control Technology
-Computer-Aided Analysis and Visualisation of Mechanical Systems
-Condition Monitoring
-Individual Engineering Project
-Mathematical Modelling
-Professional Practice for Technologists
-System Dynamics and Vibrations

Methods of Learning

Learning methods will be varied and include seminar and case study discussions, lectures and practical sessions. The course has a strong industrial focus in the method of delivery. This very specialist course ensures that you are given the attention you deserve from staff who are approachable and helpful with a wide range of specialist backgrounds in both research and consultancy.

Schedule

Sessions are held at Avenue Campus for one or two days per week (depending on module choices), the university provides a free shuttle bus for students to use.

Assessments

Assessment is by coursework, oral presentations, group work, practical reports, critical reviews and all students undertake a substantial individual research project.

Facilities and Special Features

At the University of Northampton we have recently refurbished and upgraded our laboratories and research facilities to enable all of our students to learn their skills in a cutting edge and supportive environment. We enrol small cohorts onto our postgraduate courses to ensure you receive personalised support and guidance throughout your programme.

Careers

Engineering and associated industries are experiencing a major short fall in well qualified graduates, this has produced a significant demand for flexible individuals with relevant knowledge and expertise. Companies of all sorts now require professional engineers to design, acquire, install, operate, and manage engineering systems. The career opportunities for graduates from this course are, therefore, very good.

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This degree covers the themes of international banking, finance, risk management investment analysis to reflect the changing nature of international banking in the 21st century. Read more
This degree covers the themes of international banking, finance, risk management investment analysis to reflect the changing nature of international banking in the 21st century.

Course content

The course is designed to complement the range of knowledge and skills that participants will have acquired in the course of earlier studies and their work experience. It will provide students with theoretical and practical frameworks as well as analytical techniques and key transferable skills. In addition it will develop the ability to apply relevant knowledge and skills and to exercise professional judgement for those seeking a role in international financial regulation; banking, insurance, strategic decision making, corporate governance, and the management of risk within an organisation.

The course covers international banking, finance and risk management via a mixture of relevant modules. Students are required to study six modules and a dissertation.

Course modules (16/17)

-Accounting and Finance for Business
-Operational Risk Management
-Global Financial Strategy
-International Banking and Financial Markets
-Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance
-Investment Analysis
-Dissertation and Research Methods
-Islamic Banking and Finance

Assessments

A variety of assessment methods are used including reports, essays, presentations, student led seminars, workshops, ‘e’ based assessments and examinations.

Careers

The MSc in International Banking and Finance is designed to prepare students for a career in international banking and the global financial services industry.

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