Delivered by Southampton’s world-leading Centre for Maritime Archaeology, our MA and MSc programmes embrace the theory and practice of maritime archaeology. Core and compulsory modules, common to both pathways, will introduce you to maritime aspects of culture in semester 1 and the practical application of maritime archaeological skills in semester 2.
You will investigate and understand submerged landscapes, maritime cultures, shipwrecks, and the history and development of watercraft. The MA and MSc programmes balance practical field-based instruction and experience, lab-based analysis, and computer software familiarity, with the traditional academic rigour required for masters level study. Where possible, this is informed by active research projects taking place within Archaeology at Southampton, and by our partners within the University such as Oceanography, Ship Science, Maritime Law and Electronics and Computer Science.
Compulsory Modules: Maritime Aspects of Culture; Applied Maritime Archaeology; Dissertation Preparation.
Typical optional modules: Marine Geoarchaeology; Ancient Mediterranean Seafaring; Maritime Museums and Heritage; Cultural Heritage within Environmental Impact Assessment; other Archaeology or University modules.
MSc Accounting and Finance will enable you to explore related areas such as audit, corporate governance and taxation. This combination will prepare you for a wide range of roles in accountancy and beyond.
Equity markets, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, International Accounting and Taxation, Financial Reporting and Markets, Accounting and Society, International Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, Foundations of Research in Accounting and Finance, Dissertation.
Offering a blend of subjects not in many UK masters degress, MSc Accounting and Management bridges the gap between general management and specialist accounting courses. Taught by research-active academics, you’ll gain a solid foundation in management and accounting concepts, as well as valuable technical and transferable skills.
Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, Managing within a Global Context, Fundamentals of Management Accounting, Strategic Management, Marketing in the Digital Age, Accounting in Corporate Performance, Corporate Finance, Strategic Marketing Decisions, Risk Taking and Decision Making, Operations Management, Project Management, Dissertation
Acoustical engineers are in great demand in almost every field of engineering. Whether they’re creating concert halls with better acoustics, new ways to control machinery vibration, clearer ultrasound scans or quieter aeroplanes, acoustical engineers combine a solid understanding of engineering fundamentals with specialist knowledge of sound and vibration. Hosted by the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), this MSc programme is aimed at engineering, science or mathematics graduates. No prior knowledge of acoustics is required. You will cover aspects of engineering acoustics, vibrations in structures, applied signal processing and human effects of sound and vibration, and have the opportunity to work on a wide range of real-world applications. You can specialise in one of two pathways in Signal Processing or Structural Vibration.
Compulsory modules: Research Methods; MSc Research Project; – at least two out of Fundamentals of Acoustics; Fundamentals of Vibration; Signal Processing
Optional modules: Musical Instrument Acoustics; Noise Control Engineering; Underwater Acoustics; Electroacoustics; Aeroacoustics; Architectural and Building Acoustics; Audio Engineering; Human Responses to Sound and Vibration; Advanced Vibration; Biomedical Application of Signal and Image Processing; Active Control; Applied Digital Signal Processing; Numerical Methods for Acoustics
This programme is designed around the needs of experienced neonatal practitioners looking to further develop practice and/or prepare for clinical practice roles at a senior level. It will enable you to strengthen your existing knowledge, skills and competencies while also preparing you for roles that require greater autonomy, responsibility and more complex clinical decision-making.
Core Modules: Decision Making for Advanced Clinical Practice, Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice, Transition to Advanced Practice (Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Neonatal Practitioner Pathways), Dissertation.
This programme is designed around the needs of experienced nurse, midwife or allied healthcare practitioners looking to further develop practice and/or prepare for clinical practice roles at a senior level. It will enable you to strengthen your existing knowledge, skills and competencies while also preparing you for roles that require greater autonomy, responsibility and more complex clinical decision-making.
This programme is designed around the needs of experienced critical care practitioners looking to further develop practice and/or prepare for clinical practice roles at a senior level. It will enable you to strengthen your existing knowledge, skills and competencies while also preparing you for roles that require greater autonomy, responsibility and more complex clinical decision-making.
The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice provides an academic underpinning that meets the contemporary challenges of advanced clinical practice. This flexible course is appropriate for you if you are a registered UK, EU or international healthcare practitioner who is keen to develop your clinical practice at an advanced level. In addition to core content in relation to research, evidence based practice, advanced practice and decision making it includes the opportunity in study three option modules enabling considerable flexibility and choice.
Core Modules: Decision Making for Advanced Clinical Practice Or Diagnostic Assessment and Decision Making, Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice, Transition to Advanced Practice (Standard, Children & Young People, Critical Care and Midwifery Pathways), Dissertation.
The Aerodynamics and Computation programme looks at the fundamentals of aerodynamics as a subject, focusing on numerical methods and the physics and computation of turbulence.
Suitable for those from an engineering, physical sciences or mathematics background who are aiming for advanced specialisation in aerodynamics.
Compulsory modules include: Aerothermodynamics; Advanced Computational Methods I; Applications of CFD; Turbulence: Physics and Modelling; MSc Research Project.
Optional modules: four from: Advanced Computational Methods II, Aeroacoustics; Biological Flow; Design, Search and Optimisation; Experimental Methods for Aerodynamics; Flow Control; Hypersonic and High Temperature Gas Dynamics; Race Car Aerodynamics; Wing Aerodynamics; Numerical Methods
This innovative, interdisciplinary programme combines the areas of remote sensing and spatial analysis (GIS), giving scope for a broad overview or specialisation. It focuses on realworld problems by applying technology to areas such as public health and environmental management. It combines the study of these two key spatial technologies into a single programme that will enhance your employability in these communities.
Typical modules: Skills and Project Work; Core Skills in GIS; Practical Skills in Remote Sensing; Topographic Data Analysis; Technique and Application Optional modules: GIS for Environmental Management; Sensing; Programming for GIS and Spatial Analysis, GIS for Healthcare Management; GIS for Analysis of Health; Programming Skills in Remote Sensing for Earth Observation Plus dissertation, with possibility of projects with industrial partners.
Subject to validation
The MSc Archaeology with specialist pathways in Bioarchaeology, Palaeoanthropology and Higher Archaeological Practicehas a strongly vocational emphasis, addressing skills shortages and preparing students for work in the booming archaeological and heritage sector, as well as subsequent PhD research. Students will engage with hands-on, real-world archaeological materials and situations, including opportunities to collaborate with a range of stakeholders and partners in the archaeological sector through a professional placement.
Students can choose to focus on the development of skills and specialisms in one of the pathways – Bioarchaeology, Paleoanthropology or Higher Archaeological Practice - or alternatively can acquire a broad range of skills across these specialisms. Programme content will vary depending on the specialism that students follow. Each specialism is consolidated by means of compulsory modules that offer firm foundations in a student’s chosen area. This is complemented by diverse optional modules that provide the flexibility to build a bespoke skill-set appropriate to a student’s chosen career path. Engagement with partners in the commercial sector will allow students to experience a range of approaches to archaeological practice and their articulation with research-based approaches.
The programme is embedded within Southampton Archaeology’s distinctive research culture, with world-class expertise, diverse practice, and contacts with the commercial environment and the heritage sector.
Typical optional modules for specialist pathways (indicative–list):
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This research led MSc incorporates traditional and state-of-the-art aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, through a contemporary approach which covers the fundamental aspects of traditional symbolic and sub-symbolic aspects.
Semester one: Intelligent Agents; Machine Learning; Foundations of Artificial Intelligence; Computer Vision; Robotic Systems; Evolution of Complexity.
Semester two: Advanced Computer Vision; Biological Inspired Robotics; Advanced Machine Learning; Advanced Intelligent Agents; Computational Biology; Computational Finance; Image Processing; Semantic Web Technologies; Simulation Modelling for Computer Science; Biometrics.
Plus three-month independent research project culminating in a dissertation.
This course is for audiological scientists and audiologists whose primary roles are the diagnosis and rehabilitation of hearing and balance problems in children and adults.
Year one is divided into two taught semesters, plus four months over the summer dedicated to your research project.
Semester one modules: Clinical Audiology 1; Principles for Auditory Rehabilitation; Physiology and Psychology of Hearing; Applied Research Methods.
Semester two modules: Clinical Audiology 2; Fundamentals of Auditory Implants; Paediatric Audiology; Assessment and Management of Vestibular Disorders; Applied Research Methods; Research Project.
The second year of the MSc Audiology with Clinical Placement consists of a minimum of 40 weeks of clinical placement.
You will need to apply for the one-year programme and express an interest in the placement in your application. If you are eligible, we will offer you a placement before you have started the first year.
Environmental scientists are vital for the conservation and enhancement of our biodiversity. The accurate monitoring of species diversity, change, population abundance and distribution are key in the protection and enhancement of our ecosystems. This course provides students with excellent preparation for a career as an environmental scientist in conservation, whether working for local authorities, NGOs or international consultancies.
Compulsory modules include: Environmental Impact Assessment; Freshwater Ecosystems; Global Change Biology; MSc Research Project; Advanced Quantitative Methods
Optional modules include:Environmental Pollution; Deep Sea Ecology; Environmental Law and Management; Geographical Information Systems; Natural Resource Governance; Bioenergy; Rivers and Fisheries Restoration; Applied Ecology; River Basin Management; Environmental Modelling and Spatial Analysis
This MSc programme is designed for engineering, mathematics or physical science graduates. The academically challenging course provides exposure to modern issues in advanced mechanical engineering science, with the opportunity to specialise in computational engineering and design. The programme covers the latest techniques, methods and simulation software to give accurate insights into how innovative design ideas will work in practice and how to work effectively with industry.
Compulsory modules: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering; Translational Medicine; Human Biology and Systems Physiology; MSc Research Project
Optional modules: A wide range of optional modules are available, from materials engineering to biological-inspired robotics. We also offer five pathways for those who wish to specialise: Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular, Imaging, Diagnostic Systems, and Audiology