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This programme provides advanced study of accounting and financial management. It enables graduates of accounting and finance, as well as professionally qualified accountants, to take stock of what they have learnt, and helps them extend their academic training. Read more
This programme provides advanced study of accounting and financial management. It enables graduates of accounting and finance, as well as professionally qualified accountants, to take stock of what they have learnt, and helps them extend their academic training. You will gain the theoretical framework and skills needed to cope with the increasingly complex and global nature of the field.

Many MSc graduates have progressed to senior positions in the accounting profession and industry, including investment banking. Others are now faculty members in universities in the UK and throughout the world.

Modules
• Advanced Corporate Finance
• Advanced Investment Management
• Advanced Management Accounting
• Corporate Governance
• Financial Reporting for Complex Entities
• Financial Statement Analysis
• Foundations of Finance
• Principles of Financial Reporting
• Professional Ethics: Standards in Accounting and Finance Practice

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This programme is designed to give you the specialist knowledge and skills that you will need for a career in investment management or financial analysis and to help you acquire the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level II qualification. Read more
This programme is designed to give you the specialist knowledge and skills that you will need for a career in investment management or financial analysis and to help you acquire the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level II qualification.

The programme consists of two core elements. The first comprises eight core taught modules, spread over the first and second terms. These modules are designed to cover the material you will need for the core CFA syllabus relating to investments and financial analysis. Additionally, you will take the module, Personal Development for Careers in Finance, which is designed to ensure that your financial expertise is complemented by the soft skills regarded as equally key by employers. The second element of the programme is a specialist CFA dissertation stream which includes intensive CFA training preparing you for the CFA Level II exam in June and a dissertation project focusing on investment management. If you are not CFA Level I qualified when you enter the programme, intensive training in the first term will prepare you for the CFA Level I exam in December. A number of programme activities take place in London.

Modules
• Advanced Financial Markets and Investment Management
• Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis
• Advanced Investment Risk Management
• Advanced Investment Research Methods
• Financial Modelling and Analysis
• Fund Management
• Programming and Databases for Financial Applications
• Regulation and Compliance

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Lancaster University Department of Marketing
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Our students develop the crucial marketing management skills of critical integrative thinking and collaborative working within a curriculum focused on the integration of theory and practice. Read more
Our students develop the crucial marketing management skills of critical integrative thinking and collaborative working within a curriculum focused on the integration of theory and practice. Throughout the programme you will continually confront ‘real’ world issues in marketing.

Our programme is unique and the class size is tightly controlled to enable the staff-student and student-student contact necessary for the forms and processes of learning required.

These Masters programmes are deliberately challenging in order to provide the intellectual and practical platforms which will enable you to fast track into senior management in marketing.

Following the taught modules you will carry out an individual in-depth piece of research and produce a dissertation, this is often based on a practical project conducted with a company.

Modules
Compulsory modules:
• Marketing in Practice
• Researching Markets and Marketing
• Developing a Critical Understanding of Marketing (Consumer, Business to Business and Product, Service Systems)

Optional modules:
• Brand Communications
• Brand Management
• Business Models and Market Makers
• Digital Marketing
• Managing Marketing Channels
• Managing Prices and Profits

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This degree enables you to gain in-depth knowledge of a particular area of biomedical research while becoming familiar with general and specific research methods and laboratory practice. Read more
This degree enables you to gain in-depth knowledge of a particular area of biomedical research while becoming familiar with general and specific research methods and laboratory practice.

The degree format includes nine months of full-time laboratory work as part of an established research group, direct learning of research methods through the graduate training programme, and a three month writing up period, in which you will produce a dissertation. Your dissertation (which is examined by a viva voce) is the means by which the degree is assessed.

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The MSc in Biomedicine provides you with the opportunity to acquire a greater understanding of practical and theoretical biomedical science at a leading university in this field. Read more
The MSc in Biomedicine provides you with the opportunity to acquire a greater understanding of practical and theoretical biomedical science at a leading university in this field.

The course provides the knowledge and skills required for subsequent progression to PhD study, a career in biomedical/pharmaceutical research (industry or university based) or hospital-based employment. Our scheme provides focus on, and training within, several ‘hot’ topics in biomedicine, while still retaining elements of flexibility and choice.

Modules
Core:
• Supervised Research Project (six months)
• Fundamental Research Skills

Optional:
• Microbes and Disease
• Diseases of the Brain
• Molecular Basis of Cancer
• Biomedicine in Context
• Drug Development (from concept to clinic)
• Essential Tools for Clinical Research
• Models of Disease

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Lancaster University Department of Chemistry
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Our Masters by research programme provides the opportunity to undertake a short, in depth independent research project in one of our research groups. Read more
Our Masters by research programme provides the opportunity to undertake a short, in depth independent research project in one of our research groups. It will equip you for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for advanced-level applied research positions. This degree will develop relevant analytical and technical skills, together with transferable skills related to research, communication, problem solving, and independent working.

For information on possible projects, and for further details of our specific research interests, please see our Departmental website.

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Lancaster University Lancaster Medical School
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The MSc in Clinical Research is an in-depth training programme which builds on the introduction to clinical research in the PgCert and the training in evidence-based medicine and specialist skills gained in the PgDip. Read more
The MSc in Clinical Research is an in-depth training programme which builds on the introduction to clinical research in the PgCert and the training in evidence-based medicine and specialist skills gained in the PgDip.

The programme provides an introduction to clinical research and applied methodological skills and enables you to translate research into practice. It can be taken as a one, two or three year programme.

You will develop and undertake a research project designed, delivered and submitted as a dissertation. This project is undertaken in your own professional context, under academic supervision.

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Core
- Practice-based Dissertation
- Translating research into healthcare policy and practice
- Life Cycle of Clinical Research
- Methodological Foundations

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The MSc by Research programme can be tailored to your individual research needs. You will first take an induction course leading to the production of a learning contract with a research supervisor and subsequently develop a research proposal that forms the basis of the rest of your study. Read more
The MSc by Research programme can be tailored to your individual research needs.

You will first take an induction course leading to the production of a learning contract with a research supervisor and subsequently develop a research proposal that forms the basis of the rest of your study.

You will then progress to a period of independent research project-work and complete a project dissertation. Upon successful completion of the MSc, you will have clearly demonstrated your ability to meet the required high levels of technical professionalism.

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The Computer Science MSc has been designed to meet the needs of contemporary industrial and research practices. Modern computing is characterised by its massive scale, highly interconnected nature and socially oriented user interaction techniques. Read more
The Computer Science MSc has been designed to meet the needs of contemporary industrial and research practices.

Modern computing is characterised by its massive scale, highly interconnected nature and socially oriented user interaction techniques. Under the guidance of our internationally renowned academics, you will learn about the design and development of computer systems, with technology and users in mind, and gain expertise in subjects such as Cloud Computing, Big Data and Data Mining, Enterprise Architectures and Interaction Design.

The degree also provides a placement that allows you to gain practical experiences through interaction with innovative companies or within our internationally renowned research groups.

Modules
• A Research or Industrially Focused Dissertation
• Advanced Human-Computer Interaction
• Applied Data Mining
• Data Mining
• Elements of Distributed Systems
• Professional and Research Methodology
• Research or Industrial Placement
• Systems Architecture and Integration

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Lancaster University Lancaster Environment Centre
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This scheme offers great flexibility of choice with a wide range of modules to meet the needs or interests of any student of ecological or conservation sciences. Read more
This scheme offers great flexibility of choice with a wide range of modules to meet the needs or interests of any student of ecological or conservation sciences. This vocational degree offers you the chance to blend ecological and environmental science topics with those from areas such as social science, geography, and statistics.

You will gain an understanding of the relationships between living organisms and their physical, chemical and biotic environment whilst learning important skills related to environmental monitoring and management.

Graduates have gone on to careers in the environmental and conservation sectors, as well as further study for a PhD.

Modules on offer include:
• Conservation Biology
• Data Analysis and Interpretation
• Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change
• Geoinformatics
• Habitat Management
• Lake Ecology
• Natural Resource and Environmental Governance
• Sustainable Soil Management
• Using the National Vegetation Classification
• Wildlife Monitoring Techniques
• Wildlife Population Ecology

Other modules available can be found on our website.

Open Days

Our upcoming Open Days will take place on:
Saturday 8th April 2017
Saturday 15th July 2017
You can find out more and register at: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/masters/open-days/

We also have a Virtual Open Day on Friday 17th March. For further information and to register please go to: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/masters/open-days/

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Lancaster University Law School
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What are the key ethical considerations concerning criminological research? How does criminological research differ from other social science research? And how does it inform policy formation? The MSc Criminology and Social Research Methods tackles these key issues in the field of criminology research and offers excellent postgraduate training. Read more
What are the key ethical considerations concerning criminological research? How does criminological research differ from other social science research? And how does it inform policy formation? The MSc Criminology and Social Research Methods tackles these key issues in the field of criminology research and offers excellent postgraduate training.

This degree, which is eligible for ESRC 1+3 funding, guides you through the theory of criminological research and advances your skills in the collection, analysis and reporting of qualitative and quantitative data. Distinct in its integration of criminal justice and criminology modules, it gives you a much broader overview of current research in criminology and criminal justice, and of more specialised socio-legal research and debates.

You will be taught by lecturers who are nationally and internationally renowned researchers. Our Law School is home to the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice, the Centre for Law and Society, and the Centre for Child and Family Justice; these centres underpin our postgraduate teaching, which is research-led and research-informed.

Your core modules are: Research Projects in Practice; Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences; Quantitative Research Methods; Crime and Criminal Justice in the 21st Century; Criminological Theory; and Criminological Research in Practice. A research-based Criminology dissertation completes your degree.

Your postgraduate degree prepares you for research jobs in the Home Office, Probation Service, Social Services, and other government departments of voluntary organisation. You will develop the skills to undertake and critically evaluate criminological research, which are highly prized by employers in the public and private sectors. The analytical and communications skills developed through your studies also enhance your employability.

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The overall aim of this MSc is to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work within the IT security profession. Read more
The overall aim of this MSc is to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work within the IT security profession. It takes advantage of Lancaster having recently been awarded the highly prestigious status of an EPSRC-GCHQ Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, and combines advanced technical skills with disciplines such as Economics, Risk Management, Psychology and Social Science. Its strength and uniqueness lies in its multidisciplinary nature, merging expertise from across Lancaster’s faculties to educate the next generation of security specialists.

The technical modules within the degree offer the skills and knowledge required to enable students to obtain the industrially recognised professional qualifications of CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and CHFI (Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator).

Modules
• A Research or Industrially Focused Dissertation
• Cybercrime
• Information System Forensic Investigation
• Information System Penetration and Countermeasures
• Information System Risk Management
• Information System Security Management
• Introduction to Law for Cyber Security Specialists
• Network and System Security
• Security and Conflict in the Digital Age

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Lancaster University Data Science
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This interdisciplinary MSc is aimed at students who wish to develop skills in the emerging discipline of Data Science. Read more
This interdisciplinary MSc is aimed at students who wish to develop skills in the emerging discipline of Data Science. Building upon data science fundamentals, a variety of pathways through the MSc are available and allow students to choose from a range of elective modules according to their skills, interests and career aspirations. Students then undertake a 12-week summer placement either within industry (in a business setting), or as part of an academic research project to consolidate their learning.

Optional pathways span fundamentals and also application areas including:
• Business Analytics: how to gain business insight from large and complex industrial data
• Data Mining: how data mining can be performed at scale, and in a range of application areas (eg marketing and finance, social computing)
• Health Informatics: how to build models and gain insight to improve public health and aid clinical decision making
• Systems and Technologies: how to build large-scale systems for answering data science questions
• Statistical Inference: how to specify models and build a statistical framework to gain insights from data

Modules
Core modules:
• Data Mining
• Data Science Fundamentals
• Generalised Linear Models
• Likelihood Inference
• Programming for Data Scientists

Optional (elective) Modules:
• Applied Data Mining
• Clinical Trials
• Data Mining for Marketing, Sales and Finance
• Elements of Distributed Systems
• Environmental Epidemiology
• Extreme Value Theory
• Forecasting
• Longitudinal Data Analysis
• Methods for Missing Data
• Multi-level Modelling
• Optimisation and Heuristics
• Principles of Epidemiology
• Statistical Genetics and Genomics
• Survival Analysis
• Systems Architecture and Integration

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Lancaster University Psychology Department
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In this programme, we aim to promote students’ knowledge of developmental psychology with a focus on atypical development across the lifespan. Read more
In this programme, we aim to promote students’ knowledge of developmental psychology with a focus on atypical development across the lifespan. The degree builds on the Department’s research strengths in this area, with core material from course team members who specialise in Autism Spectrum Disorder, cognitive development in atypical populations and language and literacy development.

You will acquire advanced knowledge of the theories and major findings in this field, and develop expertise in the methods and analytic techniques used in research.

The course is aimed at graduates wishing to enter an applied or research career in developmental disabilities, and is beneficial for students who wish to progress to a PhD in clinical, educational, or experimental psychology. It is also suited to those who wish to boost their research skills en route to, or after, behavioural therapy or clinical or educational psychology training.

Modules
Compulsory modules:
• Analysing and Interpreting Data
• Conducting and Presenting Psychological Research
• Developmental Disorders
• Developmental Psychology
• Research Dissertation

Optional modules (choose from topics in the following areas, which vary year-to-year and are aligned with our expertise):
• Applied Aspects of Psychology
• Cognitive Psychology
• Developmental Psychology
• Neuroscience
• Social Psychology

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Lancaster University Psychology Department
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Lancaster is one of the largest centres for developmental psychology research in the world. This programme provides students with knowledge of advanced methods, analytical techniques, theories and major findings across a range of areas. Read more
Lancaster is one of the largest centres for developmental psychology research in the world. This programme provides students with knowledge of advanced methods, analytical techniques, theories and major findings across a range of areas.

The course is delivered through a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, interactive discussion sessions, direct practical experience of modelling developmental phenomena, plus the gathering, analysing and presentation developmental data.

This course provides ESRC accredited training and is aimed at graduates who wish to progress to a PhD in Developmental Psychology, or seek to boost their research skills en route to clinical or educational psychology training, or for graduates who require additional developmental knowledge to apply to their work environment.

Modules
Compulsory modules:
• Conducting and Presenting Psychological Research
• Developmental Psychology
• Research Dissertation
• Statistics for Psychological Research (two modules)

Optional modules (choose from topics in the following areas, which vary year-to-year and are aligned with our expertise):
• Applied Aspects of Psychology
• Cognitive Psychology
• Developmental Psychology
• Neuroscience
• Social Psychology

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