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Infectious diseases and allergens have a huge impact on the health of human, animal and plants. The emergence of old and new pathogens, together with increasing spread of allergens originating from pollen and spores that trigger hay fever and asthma demonstrates why research is imperative. Read more
Infectious diseases and allergens have a huge impact on the health of human, animal and plants. The emergence of old and new pathogens, together with increasing spread of allergens originating from pollen and spores that trigger hay fever and asthma demonstrates why research is imperative. This distinctive programme meets the demands of curious minds of young scientists, nurses and clinicians in this field.

What and how will I learn?
The programme provides students with learning of; the source and impact of infections and allergens; how immune system of organisms cope with these exogenous triggers; how it translates into the agriculture, veterinary and patient clinic, offering the latest developments in detection, molecular and immunological diagnostics, forecasting, therapeutics and management. Students gain a tremendous experience in the research methods and techniques used to study infectious disease, allergens and the immunology of the host.

Degree Structure
Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits.

Full-time and part-time study will be available.

MSc: one calendar year full-time, two calendar years part-time (6 x 20 credit modules and a 3-month research project).

Postgraduate Diploma: 9 calendar months full time, two calendar years part-time (6 x 20 credit modules without the 3-month research project).

Postgraduate Certificate: up to 12 weeks full-time, up to two academic years part-time (3 x 20 credit modules).

Modules
Fundamental and Translational Aerobiology
Detection and Identification of microorganisms
Impacts of Infectious Agents on Plants, Animals and Humans
Allergens and Allergen Carriers
Allergy Diagnostics and Management
Research Methods

Dissertation/Thesis
All MSc students undertake an independent research project in the areas of Aerobiology, detection, diagnostics, infectious agents, allergens, forensics and immunology which culminates in a 10,000-word dissertation.

Further details available on subject website:
http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/airborne-infectious-agents-allergens-msc.html

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, database mining, journal articles, wet-lab based experiments and self-directed learning. The last three months of the programme is spent on a laboratory-based research project. Assessment is through coursework, written examination, project reports, oral presentation and the dissertation.

Why should I study this degree at Worcester?
The Airborne Infectious Agents and Allergens MSc introduces exciting new themes that reflect the research excellence within NPARU Division of Institute of Science and the Environment at Worcester University. Students would benefit from the expertise of first-class teaching facilities, molecular, immunological, microbial, forensics and Imaging laboratories, and from the pollen research and forecasting expertise that exist within ISE/NPARU.
The last three months are spent on a practical research project that can be undertaken within ISE/NPARU at Worcester or in a related company or another institute at the UK. Strong links exist with several biotech companies or universities.

Entry Requirements
Applicants must hold a minimum of a minumum lower second-class Bachelor's degree in life sciences from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

How to apply
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?
This programme is particularly suitable for scientists or clinicians who wish to be trained in the field of infection, detection and diagnostics, forensics, pollen biology, allergy and immunity. It offers a range of courses and a specialist research project that leads to a specialism in microbiology, allergy and immunology.

Industrial or University Studentships may be available for this programme.

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The MSc Applied Sports Performance Analysis has been specifically designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills demanded of Performance Analysts on entering employment. Read more
The MSc Applied Sports Performance Analysis has been specifically designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills demanded of Performance Analysts on entering employment.

In particular, you will find that you will be engaged in a wide range of applied activities and scenarios that require you to think creatively, solve problems, and utilise the knowledge you have gained as you progress through your studies. The development of applied skills in performance analysis forms the core of this programme with a significant part of the programme being vocationally based.

Key Features

- Full or part-time options, with a flexible modular scheme so that you can study at your own pace
- Heavy emphasis on development and application of the applied skills of a performance analyst
- Strong links to professional sports clubs and organisations
- Flexible approach to teaching and learning (amalgamation of online and face-to-face learning environments)
- Excellent facilities, including two performance analysis laboratories, Motion & Performance Centre, McClelland Health & Wellbeing Centre, 2,000-seat sports arena, two indoor sports centres, floodlit 3G astro, floodlit synthetic pitch, exercise physiology suite (BASES accredited), sports science laboratories, gymnasia and dance studio

This course is delivered through flexible and distributed learning which means that instead of meeting in a traditional face-to-face classroom over the course of this semester, a majority of our class time will be spent participating in small group, on-line discussions and activities.

These fortnightly, on-line discussions and activities require you to engage with both tutors and peers to support and guide your learning. The online activities are supplemented by two blocks of one-week intensive teaching here at UW (currently delivered in September and January). The remainder of the modules can be accessed, studied and assessed from anywhere in the World meaning you are not tied to one location, reflecting the demands of the modern day performance analyst.

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University of Worcester Institute of Health and Society
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Psychology has long been applied to the workplace, and has become one of the main professional practice areas for many managers and supervisors of staff. Read more
Psychology has long been applied to the workplace, and has become one of the main professional practice areas for many managers and supervisors of staff.

Applications of the major theories and models of business/occupational psychology occur in the practices of, for example, personnel assessment, selection and training the design of work environments, implementation of training interventions, management of careers, motivation and development of staff and the management of organisational change.

This innovative development at the University of Worcester presents two postgraduate qualifications that apply psychology to business and organisations in general.

The Business Psychology MSc is open to students with a non-psychology related degree, although some elements of psychology or business should have been previously studied.

The Occupational Psychology MSc is only open to those students who hold a psychology degree with Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) from the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The Occupational Psychology Masters is targeted at those wanting to become Chartered Occupational Psychologists.

Study options

The programme is taught in blocks, with each module being two blocks of two days (Friday and Saturday). The days are organized into blocks of different learning activities, e.g. presentation/facilitation by the tutor, practical exercises (individual and/or group task), discussion and reflection. Importantly, between the blocks the students are supported with additional reading, provided in the form of primary source articles, book chapters and practitioner journal articles. The programme has an 80% attendance requirement.

Modules

A sample of available modules includes:

• Advanced Research Analysis
This module aims to consolidate undergraduate research abilities, and equip the student with the skills necessary to undertake Masters level research

• Personnel Selection and Assessment
This module introduces the student to the means of fulfilling the organisational need to have people in work positions that either have the characteristics required for effective performance

• Personal Development
This module introduces the student to the assessing of performance, and level of performance, of people working for an organisation.

• Human Factors
This module introduces the student to the concept that whilst human performance in any task might be affected by anatomical and psychophysiological limitations.

• Organisations and the Employee
This module introduces the student to the wide range of theories of motivation in the workplace, management systems and relations between management and employees.

• Training
This module introduces the student to procedures designed to bring about changes in individuals, the acquisition of skills, the development of work related competence and attitudes.
• Advanced Independent Study

Assessment

A wide range of assessment techniques are employed in the course. Current assessment methods include essays, seminar presentations and research projects.

Teaching and Learning Methods

A variety of teaching and learning methods are used to create an opportunity for students to identify the relevance of learning to their own professional/personal development agenda.

Experienced Staff

The course team are enthusiastic, supportive and well-qualified with staff carrying out research and consultancy in a wide range of areas pertinent to Business and Occupational Psychology. Staff regularly attend academic conferences in the UK and abroad and publish their research in learned journals and books. The research active nature of the staff means that teaching is enriched and students benefit from up-to-date knowledge and contemporary perspectives.

Time Commitment

The MSc is awarded following the successful completion of nine modules. These include the six mandatory modules within the course and the completion of an Independent Dissertation of 15,000 words (equivalent to three modules of study). The course can be taken part-time and takes 1-4 years to complete.

How to Apply

Please apply directly to University of Worcester via application form (available on the University website).

When we receive your application form, your details will be passed to the Masters Programme Leader who will contact you to arrange an informal interview. You may include additional material, such as references, in support of your application or bring them with you to interview.

You can apply for postgraduate taught courses and PG Certs at any time, but preferably as early as possible before the start of the academic year, which begins in September.

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- Develop your knowledge of the main psychological approaches used in therapeutic counselling. - Option of studying. Early Interventions in Dementia Care. Read more

Key features of this course:

- Develop your knowledge of the main psychological approaches used in therapeutic counselling
- Option of studying: Early Interventions in Dementia Care
- Explore and research topics of interest to you with supportive staff
- Study and reflect on current developments and debates in psychological care
- Add depth to your critical abilities and research confidence
- Available as a full-time (two years) or part-time (up to six years) course

The course is open to those who have particular interest in counselling, for further development with a view to professional training in counselling or clinical psychology. The course is also pertinent to those working in Health and Social Care, including those with an interest in dementia care, wishing to extend their knowledge and research base in psychological approaches to care and psychological function.

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This flexible taught programme will develop knowledge and skills in evidence based nutrition which can be applied to many areas of employment. Read more
This flexible taught programme will develop knowledge and skills in evidence based nutrition which can be applied to many areas of employment. Current research, provides strong evidence that good nutrition is fundamental to health.

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University of Worcester Worcester Business School
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This course meets the needs of serving and aspiring middle/senior managers from both public and private sectors, and is linked to the Management Charter Initiative (MCI) standards for middle/senior management. Read more
This course meets the needs of serving and aspiring middle/senior managers from both public and private sectors, and is linked to the Management Charter Initiative (MCI) standards for middle/senior management. You will develop your personal, professional and intellectual skills and enhance your managerial effectiveness.
The MA course is the equivalent of 8 modules of study, but you may leave the programme with 5 modules and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (DMS). This is a nationally recognised qualification and successful completion offers advanced entry to a number of higher management qualifications or further study at Doctorate level.

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Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based, empirically supported psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), psychological trauma and other and other mental health conditions. Read more
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based, empirically supported psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), psychological trauma and other and other mental health conditions. The University of Worcester is the first academic institution in the world to offer an MSc EMDR Therapy programme of study in EMDR psychotherapy. This programme is validated by EMDR Europe and contains full EMDR Europe Training, along with a suite of other modules. This unique, groundbreaking course enables current mental health practitioners to further develop their conceptual and theoretical understanding in the field of psychological trauma and EMDR. The course can be studied full or part-time.

The MSc in EMDR is accredited by EMDR Europe both for the trainer and the training. As an EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer we have developed EMDR academic trainings in other academic institutions both nationally and internationally. Some of our EMDR Trainings have been undertaken as part of humanitarian assistance programmes in Pakistan, Poland, Indonesia, Thailand, Greece and Palestine. We have also carried out EMDR training for the Ministry of Defence, IAPT NHS services, and Charitable Organisations.

Psychological Sciences at the University of Worcester is offering this taught Masters programme that will appeal to mental health practitioners as well as those from cognate disciplines in relevant professions seeking further postgraduate study and continuing professional development. The structure of the programme reflects this goal and allows students to study in accordance with the EMDR Europe Accreditation Competency-Based Frameworks for becoming an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner.

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This unique course enables current practitioners to develop their conceptual and theoretical understanding in the field of Basketball Coaching Science. Read more
This unique course enables current practitioners to develop their conceptual and theoretical understanding in the field of Basketball Coaching Science.

The delivery of the course will focus upon an innovative approach that will involve teaching in both Worcester and Lithuania and will take two years to complete. Lectures and seminars will strategically take place at mid and end of the playing season, whilst online classes and tutorials will be available throughout the year.

This course provides students with a unique opportunity to combine studies with elite sports activities, and enables current practitioners to develop their conceptual and theoretical understanding in the field of Basketball Coaching Science. It will be of interest to coaches, senior players, coach educators and students throughout Europe who have an interest in developing the game and players.

Practical skills in a range of scientific disciplines will be further developed in order to enhance the coaching process, and you will be able to critically reflect upon contemporary principles and practices in basketball coaching. The course offers an exchange of methods of basketball practice that exists throughout Europe and provides students with fundamental theoretical knowledge and research skills.

A range of learning styles and activities will be employed, focussing on student engagement and the development of independent learning. These include:
- Lectures
- Practical sessions
- Small group discussions
- Debates
- Tutorials
- Individual research
- Supplementary reading
- Distance learning

Learning will be structured around small group seminars led by tutors who will introduce a wealth of advanced and applied material. Sessions will encourage you to participate fully and to share your knowledge and experiences. Students will be encouraged to develop critical, reflective and analytical skills in an environment of open debate and discussion.

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University of Worcester Worcester Business School
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With an optional 6-month internship, introductory bursary, and access to our Future Leaders' Programme, the one-year full-time MSc Finance offers a highly-specialised and contemporary study of finance. Read more
With an optional 6-month internship, introductory bursary, and access to our Future Leaders' Programme, the one-year full-time MSc Finance offers a highly-specialised and contemporary study of finance.

The Worcester MSc Finance focuses on corporate finance, financial risk management and banking – all set within relevant real-world contexts. You will explore UK money markets as sources of funding; review global investments; evaluate new international market opportunities; consider how to maximise investment returns in a competitive environment and mitigate global risk. You will hone your financial decision-making skills, enabling you to demonstrate your ability to optimise shareholder value, even in complex circumstances such as mergers and hostile takeover.

Your time at university is an important investment in your future career potential and ability to compete for the most desirable graduate jobs. The employment prospects for Worcester graduates are excellent - 93% of our students are in work or further study within six months of graduation and we will work with you throughout your studies to prepare you for your future career.

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The inspirational Worcester MSc Human Resource Management prepares you to become a successful business leader with the skills to manage an organisation’s most important resource – its people. Read more
The inspirational Worcester MSc Human Resource Management prepares you to become a successful business leader with the skills to manage an organisation’s most important resource – its people.

With an optional 6-month internship, introductory bursary, and access to our Future Leaders' Programme, this one-year full-time, specialist programme is designed to inspire you to lead and develop others, through effective management of resourcing, talent and change. This is a highly contemporary course, which brings you right up to date with latest emerging contexts, such as global shifts in economic power, climate change, employer branding, changing work patterns, and how to build an inclusive organisation that is rooted in both global diversity, best practices and intercultural competence.

Your time at university is an important investment in your future career potential and ability to compete for the most desirable graduate jobs. The employment prospects for Worcester graduates are excellent - 93% of our students are in work or further study within six months of graduation and we will work with you throughout your studies to prepare you for your future career.

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Future proof your career through professional preparation for management or leadership positions across the global sport industry. Read more
Future proof your career through professional preparation for management or leadership positions across the global sport industry.

The course is aimed at graduates aspiring to work in sports business or management positions in a global industry and professionals working in sport organisations who want to expand their management skills and knowledge to improve their career prospects.

The programme is future-focused, vocationally-oriented and student-driven. An international field visit presents an opportunity to engage in cross-cultural activities and witness the impacts of sport. The Professional Placement enables you to demonstrate your professional sports management competencies in a live setting.

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Law and Ethics for Health and Social Care at the University of Worcester offers a unique perspective on law for health and social care, adopting a person-centred approach to the law, rather than the traditional medical model approach. Read more
Law and Ethics for Health and Social Care at the University of Worcester offers a unique perspective on law for health and social care, adopting a person-centred approach to the law, rather than the traditional medical model approach.

The programme team has worked in close collaboration with services users, carers, students, and practitioners of law, health and social care to ensure that this exciting new programme will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills that are fundamental to supporting individual rights and interests in practise. You will have the opportunity to topics as diverse as mental capacity law; end of life decision making; consequentialist and non-consequentialist theory; the English constitution, Parliamentary privilege and euthanasia.

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University of Worcester Worcester Business School
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The MSc in Marketing combines marketing theory with critical and analytical approaches to management, equipping you to develop innovative value-adding marketing solutions. Read more
The MSc in Marketing combines marketing theory with critical and analytical approaches to management, equipping you to develop innovative value-adding marketing solutions.

With an optional 6-month internship, introductory bursary, and access to our Future Leaders' Programme, the one-year full-time MSc in Marketing combines marketing theory with latest practice and critical insights equipping you to develop innovative value-adding marketing solutions.

The Worcester MSC Marketing programme is a specialised and highly contemporary course in which you will study the very latest trends and developments in product and services marketing. You will explore shifting market and consumer behaviours; the hyper-competitive and turbulent nature of marketplaces; corporate reputation management, and how to effectively manage ever-changing technology via strategies for the physical place and the virtual space. You will develop as a sound decision-maker with the capability to create sustainable marketing strategies to safeguard long-term competitive advantage for an organisation.

Your time at university is an important investment in your future career potential and ability to compete for the most desirable graduate jobs. The employment prospects for Worcester graduates are excellent - 93% of our students are in work or further study within six months of graduation and we will work with you throughout your studies to prepare you for your future career.

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The dynamic and multi-faceted nature of health, social care and welfare makes this a stimulating and fascinating subject to study at postgraduate level. Read more
The dynamic and multi-faceted nature of health, social care and welfare makes this a stimulating and fascinating subject to study at postgraduate level. This interdisciplinary course develops a critical appreciation of health, social care and welfare within a contemporary, social, political, economic and cultural context.

The Advanced Clinical Practice award, which includes adult advanced health assessment and non-medical prescribing, will be particularly of interest to nurses and other health professionals advancing their practice into new areas. The Non-medical prescribing module is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Health Professions Council.

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This course allows students to obtain a postgraduate qualification in applied psychology. Clinical and Health Psychology. Educational and Developmental Psychology. Read more
This course allows students to obtain a postgraduate qualification in applied psychology:

Clinical and Health Psychology
Educational and Developmental Psychology

The course encourages students to study a specific area of psychology at an advanced level and provides sufficient skills and knowledge for advanced research or continuing onto to further vocational training in psychology practice.

Students will take ideas and materials from taught modules and apply these to studies within a particular research based framework, or engage productively with the notion of Applied Psychology as a specific discipline that has a role in contemporary professional practice.

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