The MSc Accounting (ACCA) is designed for professionals working in the business, accountancy and finance sectors. The programme is designed to enable students to develop their understanding of the principles and practice of accounting and financial management, the context in which they operate and how they are managed. They will learn the applied skills involved in financial reporting and financial management as well as wider management issues such as corporate and social responsibility, risk & business strategy, financial performance and taxation and auditing. The course includes a module on research methods that will support their 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. They will also be required to submit a dissertation for which they will carry out a substantial piece of research on an accountancy or financial management issue. This will enable them to demonstrate their critical understanding of the subject and their ability to carry out sustained independent study.
The course is aligned to the Final Year ACCA Programme and gives students an understanding of accountancy and financial management techniques, which are essential for the modern day financial manager.
As the course is aligned to the Final Year ACCA Programme, five of the taught modules will follow the ACCA syllabus and will allow students to sit the External ACCA examinations and thus complete their Professional Accountancy Qualification along-side their Postgraduate degree.
Accountancy UG students have the option of completing this master’s course alongside the final year ACCA.
Additive Manufacturing, or 3D printing, is an exciting new field, which uses a range of diverse technologies for equally diverse applications. It is now possible to print everything from aerospace parts to biological tissue and even houses! This course is designed to give you the skills required to utilise these new technologies to their full potential.
You will have access to the Additive Manufacturing lab in the new Engineering Innovation Centre, housing some of the latest AM equipment. Learning will be largely project based, with hands-on use of equipment and software. The course will include relevant industry visits, guest speakers and industry related projects.
You will work alongside our research active staff with the possibility of continuing on to PhD research. Students will be given the opportunity to build their own 3D printer (to keep) and develop new or enhanced Additive Manufacturing technologies
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK. The advanced manufacturing sector in Lancashire employs around 73,300 people, accounting for 12% of total employment.
The School of Engineering has links with major employers in aerospace, automotive and civil engineering including BAE SYSTEMS and JLR, as well as sector support and supply chain organisations, such as the NW Aerospace Alliance and the Northern Automotive Alliance.
This course will help students to implement an AM strategy within a company or help prepare students to start their own AM related business.
Students will have the chance for international travel, to participate in conferences and research publications. On successful completion of this programme, students will be eligible to apply for progression to world-leading research degrees within the Jost Institute for Tribotechnology. You may find further information on research degrees.
The course is suitable for engineers who have recently graduated as well as those with experience who are seeking to extend their knowledge, or update their qualifications with a view to promotion or other new position. The award covers both technical and commercial aspects of additive manufacturing. It will help students gain employment in high value industries such as aerospace, or start their own AM related businesses.
MSc Business Management is designed to prepare you for a wide range of careers in business and management and is particularly suited to those with little or no work experience since graduation.
This course aims to provide a rigorous postgraduate business and management education, which will help you become an effective professional or manager, giving you a thorough understanding of management techniques, marketing, accounting and finance, human resource management, strategic management, the business environment and cultural and ethical issues.
As part of MSc Business and Management you will also undertake your own postgraduate research work on a business and management topic, relevant to your interests or future career plans.
The programme reflects the University's commitment to active education and involves you in a challenging and participative range of learning processes right from day one.
Whilst each module has its own particular flavour and approach, all modules within the programme operate within a number of general principles - each will use an approach designed to support and sustain the acquisition, analysis and consideration of Business Management concepts and theories through lectures and seminars; the application of such concepts and theories to personal and organisational settings through case studies and projects; the analysis of live issues and problems using up-to-date materials from the media and research studies, and finally, to learn from the experiences of the students on the Programme itself, who will undoubtedly come from a wide range of countries and cultures.
Within each module the assessment methods are designed to contribute to your continuing development - giving feedback on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement, and providing periodic evaluations of progress.
This is a full-time Master’s degree that prepares you for a very wide range of careers in business and management.
This intensive 12 month programme offers you a range of key benefits, each of which will contribute to your development into an effective professional or manager working in a business management context:
-Apply the latest thinking on business management to the analysis of the key problems being experienced by the world's major businesses
-Possess a thorough understanding of management, marketing, accounting and finance, human resource. management, strategic management, business environment, change management, cross-cultural management and business and management ethics
-Sharpen your team-working and leadership skills
-Develop the research skills necessary to tackle management problems, issues and learning
-Undertake your own postgraduate research work into a topic within the field of business management that has interest and relevance to your future career
Finally, during Semesters 2 and 3 you have the opportunity to complete a Masters dissertation which will involve you in planning and implementing a research study on an approved topic within the area of business management. This provides an ideal opportunity to personalise your study programme reflecting your own interests and career aspirations.
The MSc Computing will help you to develop your computing skills in the theory and practice of designing and developing computer systems. On this course you will build on your existing skills and develop new skills in order to prepare yourself for employment in the computing industry. This requires an understanding of programming, systems design and evaluation, project management, creative problem-solving and a range of technical skills. You will also have the opportunity to work on a substantial project of your own choice.
You’ll investigate the current trends and research activities in the computing community, and plan, undertake and evaluate a substantial computing project in which you will put into practice and develop your self-management, communication, critical evaluation and technical skills
UCLan provides an 'electronic learning' environment to facilitate flexible learning. This environment combines traditional face-to-face lecture/tutorial and practical sessions with additional, resource-rich, online materials allowing you to continue independent learning through a variety of approaches.
Assessment methods will include individual and group assignments, presentation, seminars and examinations.
To enhance your work experience you will have an opportunity to undertake an industrial placement as part your MSc. This will extend your study time by six to twelve months depending on the length of the placement. Alternatively there are opportunities to choose an industry-based project.
We expect our students to seek employment within a computing environment. This course will provide a framework within which you can take advantage of the opportunities of developing and improving technology to meet business and user needs.
There are opportunities to continue with your studies to MPhil or PhD.
Taught by those with academic and professional experience in the subject, this course will develop the student’s ability to understand the criminal justice system, at both theoretical and operational levels, from UK and international perspectives. The core module applies social science to explain why crime concentrates in specific places at particular times. Then by analysing social, economic and political influences (including youth, race, gender and media), it explores how different societies attempt to control crime and offenders. This leads the student into examining the constituent parts of the CJS process, exploring the challenges surrounding risk assessment, diversion, sentencing, policing and prisons.
The course leader is Dr Rebecca Coleman, whose Ph.D. relates to Applied Psychology. An experienced lecturer in the field of Criminal Justice she is also an active researcher, with a specific interest in violent offenders and evidence based policing. She has worked with the Police, Home Office and NGO’s in generating innovative approaches to issues of crime and disorder.
Assisting will be Professor Stuart Kirby. Stuart is a chartered psychologist and following a 30 year career with Lancashire Police, retired as a Detective Chief Superintendent, and joined academia. He is widely published in the field of Policing and Criminal Justice and has extensive research experience. He has also trained and presented to Criminal Justice agencies in Europe, USA, Canada, India, UAE, and Australia.
This course is designed to enhance the development of those already working in the CJS. It is also aimed at developing those who wish to be employed in the diverse field of Criminal Justice or the Security industry.
For those with professional experience those who wish to continue their studies can enrol onto the Professional Doctorate programme.