Structured PhD in Applied Languages

Structured PhD in Applied Languages

To enable students to locate their research in the wider context of applied language studies by providing a taught component in relevant areas To enable students to develop skills with which to meet changing demands for applied languages research by providing a taught component including generic skills courses To enable students to teach and develop their research to international standards by providing specialist disciplinary education for its graduates To develop students’ skills as autonomous researchers, able to evaluate different research problems, select and apply appropriate research

Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing

Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing

The aim of this distance learning programme is to offer flexible access to certification through distance learning for people who lack qualifications in Technical Communication. The programme emphasises that the job of a technical writer entails more than writing – graphics, cultural issues, layout, and design all play a part, and students receive tuition on all of these areas.

MA in Technical Communication & E-Learning

MA in Technical Communication & E-Learning

This programme is offered both on-campus and in an online/blended mode. To view a video outlining the programme, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p76E_VFYE0A.” The purpose of this programme is to equip graduates with the skills needed to design and develop multimedia content and technology-enhanced learning solutions. The need for this type of expertise is expanding rapidly as more and more companies and institutions use information and communication technologies (ICTs).

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

This MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) has been designed specifically with the aim of providing initial teacher education for those wishing to become teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL; this takes in English as a Foreign Language, EFL, and English as a Second Language, ESL). The programme is designed to accommodate participants in search of an initial English language teaching qualification, as well as experienced English language teachers who wish to upskill and/or gain an MA level qualification.

MA in Sociology (Youth, Community & Social Regeneration)

MA in Sociology (Youth, Community & Social Regeneration)

This programme aims to equip students with the skills necessary to engage with contemporary theoretical, policy and practice-related issues relating to work and study with young people in the national and international context of community regeneration. The course offers a critical forum where the complexities of social regeneration can be addressed.

MA in Sociology (Applied Social Research)

MA in Sociology (Applied Social Research)

The course focus is on sociological research methods, and the intention is to produce graduates ready to embark on research careers in the private, public, voluntary or academic spheres. Modules on qualitative and quantitative methods form the core of the course, along with modules on substantive issues of contemporary relevance. Theoretical framing and analysis of qualitative data, and statistical analysis of large-scale survey data sets is central to the course.

MA in Politics

MA in Politics

The MA in Politics is a one-year, full-time programme that enables students to choose the areas they wish to specialise in within the field of politics. This is a truly flexible programme that enables students to tailor the degree to their own interests, skills and future career plans. The only core modules that the MA in Politics students will be required to complete will be the two research methods modules that are common to all our postgraduate taught degrees. In addition, they can choose any two electives in the first semester and any three in the second.

MA in Peace and Development Studies

MA in Peace and Development Studies

In this MA or Graduate Diploma in Peace and Development Studies, students investigate debates about the origins and nature of conflict and explore a range of approaches to conflict resolution. Contemporary cases of conflict and responses to these are examined, as are the connections between peacebuilding and development. Students further examine theories of economic and political development and explore contemporary strategies and practices of development.

MA in Modern Language Studies

MA in Modern Language Studies

This full-time MA in Modern Language Studies has been designed specifically with the aim of providing students who already have a background in Spanish, French or German at undergraduate level with a comprehensive foundation on the methodologies and critical issues surrounding language studies and the cultural and social contexts of the chosen language. The programme caters for students interested in preparing for doctoral study as well as for those wishing to pursue careers in areas outside academia, such as government, NGOs, and business.

MA in Local History

MA in Local History

The aim of the course is to systematically and coherently develop a range of historical research skills and thereby, further the historical understanding of local and regional communities and societies.

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