UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE

We welcome international students from around the world. Study​​ing in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us​. 

About the university​

  • 180-year tradition of education dating back to 1834​
  • Approximately 10,000 students studying at our three campuses in Gloucestershire
  • Top 5 in the UK for international student support (ISB, 2017)
  • International students representing more than 60 countries 
  • Over 100 academic courses to choose from

Why choose the University of Gloucestershire?

Employability

We offer placement year and short work experience options through our Degreeplus initiative, giving you valuable work experience for the job market. 94% of our graduates find jobs or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2015/16). We score 94% in students satisfaction with Careers Advice (ISB, 2017).

Fast-track degrees

Two-year intensive bachelor's degree programmes are offered in a number of subjects, including business and law, to help you graduate quicker and save money.

Student experience

Our welcoming and supportive campus environment allows you to get fully involved in university life. We're ranked in the top 5 in the UK for our international student support (ISB, 2017).

Read our student blogs to find out what it is like to study here.

Quality teaching

We've been awarded 14 National Teaching Fellowships and have a strong portfolio of lecturers with industry experience. 94% of our students say we have expert lecturers (ISB, 2017).

Year of establishment: 1834

Ranking: University of Gloucestershire is ranked 108th in United Kingdom and 1929 in the world.

International student population: 460

International student fee: £5000-£16000

Number of intake: January, April and September

Application Processing Timeline: 1-3 weeks


Accounting and Finance

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $5,100.
  • Duration 1 Year.

This is a top-up master’s for holders of a relevant degree, or equivalent qualification. The course gives you the opportunity to top up your existing qualification to a full MSc degree, by completing research methods and dissertation research, while enhancing your business skills.

You will be able to carry out research into new and changing areas of accounting practice and apply accounting theory to practical organisational situations. This course provides an excellent opportunity for continuing professional development (CPD) for those experienced professional accountants wishing to further their career. The completion of such a research project can increase your competitive edge and make you more marketable to future employers.

 

Flexibility is the key to this programme. The course can be completed within six months’ full-time study or 12 months’ part-time study. The course is recognised by ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, for those seeking an international accounting career.

Study style

  • You’ll be taught by experienced and dedicated staff, who have industry knowledge, and who have published research
  • Assessment is via successful completion of a 15,000-word dissertation

Careers

 

  • management and accounting
  • financial accounting
  • business/financial management

 

Associated professional accreditations

The course is recognised by ACCA , CIMA and ICAEW, for those seeking an international accounting career.

accounting and finance lecturer

Teaching excellence

You will learn from a highly regarded academic team, with commercial and academic experience and a record in published academic subject research.

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Professional Recognition

Recognised by ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, our course develops the strategic skills required for an international accounting career.

inside the new business school

Investments in our teaching spaces

Study in our £18 million new business school at Oxstalls Campus.

 

Creative Advertising MDes

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $14,700.
  • Duration 1 Year.

The MDes Creative Advertising course has been shaped by our long standing collaborations with advertising agencies. Simulating the advertising industry, you will work on industry orientated assessments using creative briefs, within collaborative, creative teams formulated with art directors, copywriters and strategists, developing creative campaigns for real clients, on real world scenarios. Teamwork and communication skills are at the heart of the course.

The course focuses on vocational skills underpinned by research, theory and graduate skills. You will be encouraged to explore your individual role as a designer, as well as understand the ethical, economic and environmental impact of your work on consumers and citizens. You will be supported to work as a professional advertiser and communicator from the outset, building skills, confidence, resilience and capability to undertake work across a range of scales, forms of advertising and a range of platforms.

 

Module Descriptions

  • Art Direction Explore the role of the art director or creative director, developing and realising concept ideas, visions and critical visual communication
  • Applied Creativity This module focuses on developing non-linear creative thinking to address communication problems
  • 20% The most creative companies are the most successful (McKinsey & Company). Explore rapid creativity to develop ideas, concepts and entrepreneurial products on the periphery of their individual skill base
  • Design Citizenship Develop a critical view of current sociocultural and political debates relevant to design in order to position yourself as a communicator/designer within a changing global market

Careers

  • PhD-level study
  • Entrepreneur
  • Designer
  • Design strategist
  • Art director

 

 

Fine Art

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $14,700.
  • Duration 1 Year.

The MA in Fine Art offers an exciting opportunity for students to expand and deepen their knowledge and practice. This dynamic programme will support you by engaging with the challenges inherent in building your artistic practice. It provides you with a framework within which you will experiment, work through personal investigations, and be encouraged to work in the medium/s most appropriate to your ideas. Subject themed seminars focused on contemporary art now, alongside group critiques of your visual work integrate practice and theory, and provide a forum for sharing and exploring perspectives. Applying critical reflection and locating your work within a contemporary environment of ideas, you will develop your practice to produce a substantial body of work.

 

 

Through an interdisciplinary approach, you will be able to take advantage of our facilities and expertise in painting, drawing, digital media, photography, video, sculpture, installation and printmaking. Constantly looking outward, exploring the contemporary context of your work will enable you to understand the relevance and agency of your work within today’s creative landscape.

 

The course emphasises practical exploration, supervised independent learning, reflection and critical evaluation. You’ll be encouraged to share your knowledge, experience and perceptions. The course promotes intellectual enquiry, a high level of practical and technical ability, and the acquisition of a professional skill set. Its aim is for graduating students to be fully prepared as competitive arts professionals.

 

 

Module Descriptions

  • Visual Enquiry and the Contemporary Extend your practice into a self-directed body of research
  • Research and Context Consider key concepts and research methodologies to situate your own practice in relation to contemporary discourses around creative production
  • Developing Professional Practice Explore the ways creative practitioners operate both commercially and noncommercially and develop your own career plan - Extended Visual Enquiry (PG Dip and MA) Explore new territories and conduct experimental practice off campus
  • Major Project (MA only) Undertake a significant, practice-led body of research into your creative specialism and develop your portfolio of work

Study style

You can opt for full-time study which involves day-time or evening sessions, or part-time study in evenings.
Assessment is 100% by coursework.

Careers

  • Practicing artist
  • Curation
  • Arts management
  • Teaching and lecturing
  • PhD study and research
  • Art therapy
Illustration

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $14,700.
  • Duration 1 Year.

A central element of the course is the application and testing of communicative drawing, as well as drawing with identified purpose and intent. An intense and productive process of enquiry and investigation, focusing on the acquisition of fluency, clarity and coherence in expressing visual narrative, will form your core practice.

The techniques and technologies which form the practice-based mechanisms of illustration are also key, with the aim of achieving a dynamic, sophisticated and confident application of process. You will actively explore printmaking, digital painting, creative software and all forms of natural media.

Drawing will also form a methodology for research and investigation, supported by lectures and workshops, and delivered by illustration staff who have a wide range of industry and publishing experience. You will be guided in intellectual and critical enquiry through practice, lectures and reflective study.

 

 

The programme encourages enterprise and promotion alongside personal development. You will have opportunities to print, publish and disseminate your work in collaborative and personal publications for our imprint, ‘The Pittville Press,’ which is actively promoted at book fairs and publishing events. A series of intensive tutorials will direct you towards a creative portfolio strategy relevant to your personal aims.

Modules

  • Narrative Drawing
  • Research and Context
  • Professional Development
  • Mechanisms and Methodology
  • Major Project (Illustration)

Study style

Assessment is 100% by coursework.

Careers

  • Freelance illustrator
  • Author/illustrator/graphic novelist
  • Roles in games art, character design, concept art, animation, storyboarding and visualization for production design
  • Education - teaching in FE and HE
  • Artist
  • Printmaker
International Business

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $14,700.
  • Duration 1 Year.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and is aimed at producing internationally minded graduates with the qualities and transferable skills needed for employment in an international business context. You will be supported in completing a live project while undertaking a business placement, with the aim of helping the organisation devise an international strategy.

Based in our state-of-the-art School of Business and Technology building at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester, you will be able to start building your international network of contacts and learn about aspects such as how cultural differences affect international business.

 

 

Learning from experienced international business professionals, you will develop a global mindset, while being encouraged and supported at a top five university in the UK for international support (International Student Barometer, 2017).

Students who complete this course will receive both an MSc and a level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

 

Module Descriptions

  • International Business Develop a strategic perspective of key issues and activities involved in the internationalisation of corporations
  • Global Operations Management Explore how different organisations run their operations strategically and the management skills required
  • Cross-Cultural Issues in International Business Advance your intercultural competencies required for effective communication in diverse business situations
  • Global Employability Skills and Enterprise Placement Project Build essential skills that are required for the challenges and opportunities involved in business operations within international contexts

Careers

  • International business development and trade
  • Sales and marketing
  • International finance
  • Operations and logistics
  • Consulting and management
  • International HR

 

MBA Business Administration (Masters)

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $5,100.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Whether you have worked in business for a number of years, or are a specialist and wish to progress into a more senior management position, this course will provide you with an opportunity to work at a more fundamental level on the issues that matter in business. Alternatively, you may be a recent graduate keen to enhance your employment prospects. Whatever your level of experience, the MBA (Master’s Stage Award) offers a flexible study route and will allow you to refresh and enhance your management skills and knowledge.

 

You will investigate changing areas of strategy, leadership and management theory and practice, and will be able to confidently apply this knowledge to practical organisational situations.

 

The MBA (Master’s Stage Award) course allows you to top up your existing postgraduate qualification, typically through six months of full-time study or 12 months of part-time study.

You will be supported by your adviser in person or on-line via distance learning after the initial research methods training.

The University of Gloucestershire School of Business and Technology has moved to a brand-new, state-of-the-art home at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £18 million development is home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about the new School of Business and Technology and other developments with  our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking your next steps towards a career in business.

Study style

  • 18,000-word dissertation or project
  • research methods workshop

Careers

  • Excel in strategic management and consultancy roles in human resources
  • Suitable for those in senior positions or who wish to run their own business

Professional accreditation and established industry connections

Professional accreditation (CMI) and established industry connections provide you with the competitive edge required in today's dynamic business environment.

student listening

Designed for success

By learning with professionals from different backgrounds you will challenge your current ideas and practices, which will help you become a more adept leader.

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Develop your skills

Our ‘by Design’ approach brings fresh perspectives and new theories, encouraging learners to develop their creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial mind-sets to solve complex business problems.

 

Criminology

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $14,700.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Using our strong links with a wide range of bodies, you’ll be offered opportunities to collaborate on live projects with both public sector organisations such as police forces, and third sector community groups and organisations active in crime prevention and reduction initiatives such as providing support and training around domestic homicide, stalking and sexual violence.

Develop valuable skills by engaging with tasks such as Rapid Evidence Assessment, or analysing historical case file materials on sexual offences.  You can also participate in the work of our Homicide Research Group and Sexual Violence Research Group--these work with charities, victims, families and the police to conduct research that will make a difference to policy and practice. 

The course is suitable for students wishing to extend their knowledge gained in an undergraduate degree in criminology or other social science discipline, with an emphasis on practical application of your knowledge in ways that could prepare you for careers in relevant organisations. 

Modules

  • Applied Criminology
  • Public Protection
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Cybercriminology
  • International Security
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Work-based Research Project

Study style

Learn through lectures, seminars, workshops, field trips and projects. Assessment consists of coursework, research reports, presentations and dissertation.

Careers

  • Police officer or staff, youth justice, prison service, diversionary schemes
  • Victim support organisations
  • Crime analyst
  • Housing, community, development, and work with ex-offenders.
  • Research and evaluation including advanced further study

Work on live projects with partner organisations

Benefit from our relationships to work on live projects.  We have links with police forces, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire, Restorative Gloucestershire, community organisations active in crime prevention such as Gloucester City Safe, and charities providing support and training to victims of crime and the professionals who support them.

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Sexual Violence Research Group

Students are encouraged to join one of our Research Groups. The Sexual Violence Research Group works on projects to improve sexual violence responses.  We have delivered a report for a Police Force on learning from a detailed review of case files, and contributed expertise to a local authority initiative on sexual violence service provision for men and boys.  We have a healthy pipeline of projects for the future, all of which will create real, practical applications and improvements.  SVRG gives students and staff the opportunity to work together, develop skills, create employability related contacts and experiences, forge links with professionals and impact on current practices.

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Homicide Research Group

The Homicide Research Group works with organisations and charities to produce research which can help reduce or prevent homicide. We have already produced a report for the Suzy Lamplugh Trust which has been influential in assessing risk in stalking cases. Currently, we are working with AAFDA to produce a report for the Home Office which will look at family involvement in Domestic Homicide Reviews. We are also working with the Police and Crime Commissioner in Sussex to produce a stalking response model. These and other exciting and impactful projects are giving students valuable experience, and helping victims and organisations develop their practice and policies.

Electrical and Electronics Systems

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $15,300.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Gain the knowledge and skills required for a career in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This course will give you the opportunity to improve your knowledge and keep up with the latest developments in the industry.

The course will develop your understanding of key aspects of electrical and electronics engineering, and explore how they fit into the context of industrial sectors and rapidly-developing everyday applications.

You’ll address the challenges, problems and solutions involved in electrical and electronics engineering in modern industry, including optimal and intelligent electronic system design and development, and engineering operation and management. You’ll study and research new approaches in this field, and apply them to both real-world and research-orientated problems.

You will have the chance to work as both an individual and as part of a team on projects and topics including artificial intelligence, smart industrial robots, sensing and embedded systems, smart mechanical systems and products, intelligent industrial inspection, biomedical applications and surgical robotics.

This course has been designed for students interested in developing their careers in both theoretical and practical areas of electrical and electronic engineering. It also prepares students wishing to continue their study to doctorial level research.

Students successfully completing this course will be able to make an immediate contribution to a company’s performance and operations within the broad spectrum of modern industry.

Study style

Modules will be delivered through a series of lectures covering core concepts and material, and will be developed further during workshop/laboratory sessions where students will complete a number of associated and linked practical tasks. The assessment is 100% coursework and report based.

Careers

 

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Industrial Systems engineer
  • Industrial Control engineer
  • Academic research professional or Doctoral student

 

*This course is 'subject to validation' which means it is going through the final stages of approval. Courses do normally get approved, but if for any reason this course does not then you would be informed by the university and we would help you find a suitable alternative.

Industry links

The course has been designed with strong focus on industrial applications based on an extensive survey of various industrial companies. You will have the opportunity to practice your skills and knowledge with local employers including ABB, MOOG, SC Group, Spirax Sarco, Dowty Propeller, Kohler Mira and Total Metal Products Ltd.

Engineer

All-rounded study

This course offers a healthy balance between theory and practice, with the aim of producing graduates who can play leading roles in industry.

Engineer

Meet the increasing demand

As the electronics industry continues to grow worldwide, the demand for electrical and electronic engineering graduates is higher than ever.

Engineering Management

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $15,300.
  • Duration 1 Year.

This course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills for engineering management to advance your career as a leader within a competitive international engineering environment.

The modules you will study include Leading Engineering Teams & OrganizationsFinancial Management for EngineersEngineering Management Decisions and StatisticsOperation ResearchSupply Chain ManagementSystem Integration and System and Project Management. You will also complete an advanced research project. The course has been designed to create effective multi-disciplinary engineers who have acquired the necessary creative, technical, management and research skills to work within the broad spectrum of modern industry.

 

 

The course will develop your understanding of key aspects of engineering management and explore how they fit into the context of modern industrial sectors. The course will also provide you with opportunities to address the challenges, problems and solutions involved in engineering management.

You will have the chance to work both as an individual and as part of a team on an industrial engineering management project.

This course has been designed for students interested in developing their careers in both theoretical and practical areas of engineering management. It also prepares students wishing to continue their study to doctorial level research.

Students successfully completing this course will be able to make an immediate contribution to a company’s performance and operations within the broad spectrum of modern industry.

Study style

Modules will be delivered through a series of lectures covering core concepts and material, and will be developed further during workshop/laboratory sessions where students will complete a number of associated and linked practical tasks. The assessment is 100% coursework and report based.

Careers

 

  • Industrial engineer
  • Industrial manager
  • Academic research professional or Doctoral student

 

*This course is 'subject to validation' which means it is going through the final stages of approval. Courses do normally get approved, but if for any reason this course does not then you would be informed by the university and we would help you find a suitable alternative.

Industry links

 

The course has been designed with strong focus on industrial applications based on an extensive survey of various industrial companies. You will have the opportunity to practice your skills and knowledge with local employers including ABB, MOOG, SC Group, Spirax Sarco, Dowty Propeller, Kohler Mira and Total Metal Products Ltd.

 

Associated professional accreditations

 

The course has been designed to be accredited by the Engineering Council through the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (iMechE), and/or the Energy Institute.

 

Engineering lecturer

Master a broad skillset

Study in a school that combines engineering, computing, business and management, and gain the creative and technical knowledge and skills needed to work within the varied spectrum of modern industries.

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Meet the increasing demand

Engineering management skills are in high demand both within the UK and world-wide. This course will prepare you for a professional position in the expanding industry.

Engineering student

Strong links with the industry

Benefit from our strong links to local and national employers including ABB, MOOG, SC Group, Spirax Sarco, Dowty Propeller, Kohler Mira and Total Metal Products Ltd etc.

 

Industrial Control Engineering

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $15,300.
  • Duration 1 Year.

This postgraduate course will encourage students to be creative and innovative in addressing challenges from industrial controls in the era of the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0.

You will study both theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and methods in control engineering, instrumentation and electronics. You will also develop ability to synthesise information from a variety of sources and make effective decisions on complex instrumentation and control engineering problems. Instrumentation and control engineers are highly sought after in a range of industries including oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemical engineering, manufacturing, research, transport and infrastructure.

The programme is for those with an interest in developing their careers in both analytical and practical aspects of control engineering. This course also provides excellent preparation for those wishing to continue their study to doctoral level research.

Study areas include, Discrete Control Systems and Stability and control of Non- Liner Systems, Smart Sensors, Competitive and Reliability Engineering, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Creative and Innovative Design Projects, as well as completion of an Advanced Research Project.

You will learn the advanced knowledge of industrial control engineering including the classical control system design to optimal, adaptive and intelligent control systems, operation, engineering management, pioneering approaches in this field and how to apply them to solve both real-world and pioneer research-oriented problems.

The course has been designed to enable membership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). Students successfully completing the course will be able to progress to PhD study.

Study style

The course includes lectures, guest speakers, seminars, individual work, self-led work/research and group work.

Group work brings together engineers from a variety of backgrounds to shape projects and tasks. As a day release course, you can immediately apply your learning to your industry role.

Careers

 

  • Control engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Mechatronics engineer
  • Academic research professional or Doctorial student
  • Engineering management professional

 

Industry links

The course is specifically designed with industrial partners in order to provide an accredited qualification with which organisations can develop the industrial control capability of their employees.  You will have the opportunity to practice your knowledge in local companies such as ABB, MOOG, SC Group, Spirax Sarco, Dowty Propeller, Kohler Mira and Total Metal Products Ltd

Student using equipment

Meeting increasing demand

There is an increasing demand for knowledge and skills in research, design and development of industrial control systems within the UK and world-wide, as well as local engineering companies who are always looking to employ graduates.

Group of staff

Part of a wider Business School

Study in a school that combines engineering, computing, business and management. The school have supervised Industrial Control Engineering PhD projects and has significant experience of Knowledge exchange and KTP with local engineering companies.

 

Industrial Sustainable Energy

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $15,300.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Gain technical and management knowledge and skills for designing and developing sustainable energy sources and analysing industrial energy. You will study a variety of topics including; Designing Energy Sustainable Resource, Industrial Energy Analysis, System Integration, Smart Sensors, Competitive and Reliability Engineering, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Creative and Innovative Design Projects and complete an Advanced Research Project.  

The course has been designed to create effective multi-disciplinary engineers who have acquired the necessary creative, technical and research skills to work within the broad spectrum of modern industry.

Work individually or as part of a team on a practical project and gain experience in analysis, modelling, design and optimisation of industrial sustainable energy systems. The programme is designed for students interested in developing their careers in theoretical and practical aspects of industrial sustainable energy design and development. It also provides excellent preparation for those wishing to continue their study to doctorial level research.

Students successfully completing this course will be well equipped to make an immediate contribution to a company’s performance and operations within the broad spectrum of modern industry.

Study style

The module will be delivered through a series of lectures covering core concepts and material. Learning will continue further during workshop/laboratory sessions where students will complete a number of associated and linked practical tasks. The assessment is 100% coursework and report based.

Careers

  • Industrial energy engineer/manager
  • Industrial engineer/manager
  • Academic research professional or Doctoral student

This course is 'subject to validation' which means it is going through the final stages of approval. Courses do normally get approved, but if for any reason this course does not then you would be informed by the university and we would help you find a suitable alternative.

Industry links

The course is designed with strong focus on industrial applications based on the extensive survey of various industrial companies. You will have a chance put your knowledge into practice at local companies such as ABB, MOOG, SC Group, Spirax Sarco, Dowty Propeller, Kohler Mira and Total Metal Products Ltd etc.

Engineering

Develop your career

The programme is designed for students interested in developing their careers. It also provides excellent preparation for those wishing to continue their study to doctorial level research.

Engineering

Go straight into industry

Students successfully completing this course will be able to make an immediate contribution to a company’s performance and operations within the broad spectrum of modern industry. 

 

 

Industrial System Engineering

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $15,300.
  • Duration 1 Year.

This course will prepare you to be creative and innovative in addressing challenges from the implementation of modern products and systems in the era of the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0.

The course has been designed to create next generation of technical leaders who have acquired the necessary creative, technical and research skills to drive industrial and systems engineering. It will focus on digital transformation and implementation and maintenance engineering for products, engineering services and enterprise development.

This course will equip you with the advanced theoretical knowledge and practical application skills of industrial systems engineering. Covering the industrial technology, operation, product design, engineering management, pioneering approaches in this field and how to apply them, it will enable you to solve research-oriented and real-world problems.

Students successfully completing this course will be able to make an immediate contribution to a company’s performance and operations within the broad spectrum of modern industry. There will also be the option to progress to PhD stage.

Study style

The course will be delivered through a combination of lectures, guest speakers and seminars backe up by individual work, self led work/research and group work.

Group work will bring together engineers from a variety of backgrounds to shape projects and tasks. You will gain practical experience in project management and with a day release course option, you can immediately apply your learning to your industry role.

Careers

 

  • Systems engineer
  • Product design engineer
  • Computer integrated manufacturing engineer
  • Mechatronics engineer
  • Academic research professional or Doctorial student
  • Engineering management professional

 

Industry links

 

The course is designed with industrial partners to provide an accredited qualification with which organisations can develop the systems engineering and management capability of their employees. You will have a chance to practice your knowledge in local companies such as ABB, MOOG, SC Group, Spirax Sarco, Dowty Propeller, Kohler Mira and Total Metal Products Ltd.

 

Associated professional accreditations

 

The course has been designed to enable membership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (iMechE).

 

Postgraduate engineering lecturer

Internet of Things-ready

This course will equip you with the necessary creative and technical theory, skills and methods used in the optimisation of complex engineering systems. You'll be ready to improve the efficiency of engineering processes and the quality of resulting products within modern industry in the IoTs era.

Postgraduate engineering seminar

Meeting increasing demand

There is increasing demand for engineering and design skills within the UK economy. We are the only university in Gloucestershire to offer a full range of engineering courses, providing a pipeline of career-ready graduates to industry.

University of Gloucestershire Business School

Part of a wider Business School

Study in a school that combines Engineering, Computing, Business and Management. The school has supervised engineering PhD projects and has significant experience of Knowledge exchange and KTP with local engineering companies.

Mechatronics

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $15,300.
  • Duration 1 Year.

This course will prepare students to be creative and innovative in addressing challenges from mechatronic system and product research, design and development in the era of the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0.

The course will develop students' understanding of key aspects of mechatronics and robotics and how they fit into the context of the full range of industrial sectors and rapidly-developing everyday applications. This course will also provide students chances to address the challenges, problems and solutions involved in mechatronics in modern industry including the optimal and intelligent mechatronics system design and development, engineering operation and management, pioneering approaches in this field and how to apply them to solve both real-world and pioneer research-oriented problems.

You will have the chance to work as a team member of individual on a project on the topics ranging from artificial intelligence through smart industrial robots, sensing and embedded systems to smart mechanical systems and products, intelligent industrial inspection, biomedical application and surgical robotics.

The programme is designed for students interested in developing their careers in areas of both theoretical and practical aspects of mechatronics engineering. It also provides excellent preparation for those wishing to continue their study to doctorial level research.

The course has been designed to enable membership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (iMechE).

Study style

The course includes lectures, guest speakers, seminars, individual work, self-led work/research and group work.

Group work brings together engineers from a variety of backgrounds to shape projects and tasks. As a day release course, you can immediately apply your learning to your industry role.

Industry links

The course is  specifically designed with industrial partners in order to provide an accredited qualification with which organisations can enhance their employees' capability in designing and developing mechatronic systems. You will have a chance to practice your knowledge in local companies such as ABB, MOOG, SC Group, Spirax Sarco, Dowty Propeller, Kohler Mira and Total Metal Products Ltd

Associated professional accreditations

 

  • Mechatronics engineer
  • Industrial Systems engineer
  • Industrial Control engineer
  • Academic research professional or Doctorial student

 

Student using engineering equipment

Meeting increasing demand

There is an increasing demand for knowledge and skills in research, design and development of mechatronics systems within the UK and world-wide, as well as local engineering companies who are always looking to employ graduates. 

Students using engineering equipment

Part of a wider Business School

Study in a school that combines engineering, computing, business and management. The school have supervised engineering PhD projects and has significant experience of Knowledge exchange and KTP with local engineering companies.

Human Resource Management

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $5,100.
  • Duration 1 Year.

This University of Gloucestershire Masters Stage Award is ideal if you already hold a Graduate Membership (Postgraduate Diploma equivalent) from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), or have demonstrated that you meet the knowledge requirements, as in most cases, it allows you direct entry to the Masters Stage.

The programme is delivered as a part-taught provision. The focus is on strategic integration of human resource management / development through application, via the Dissertation and supporting Research Methods workshops.

Whether you have worked in HRM / HRD for a number of years, or have recently moved into HRM / HRD, and wish to progress into more senior management positions, this course of study will provide academic coherence and theoretical underpinning to the work you have been undertaking. 

The University of Gloucestershire School of Business and Technology has moved to a brand-new, state-of-the-art home at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £18 million development is home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about the new School of Business and Technology and other developments with our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking your next steps towards a career in business.

Study style

Assessment is 100% coursework

Careers

  • Senior position in Human Resources Management / Development - such as HR Director
  • Senior management
  • Strategic management in Human Resources
Advanced Clinical Practice

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $14,700.
  • Duration 1 Year.

This programme enables experienced healthcare professionals to acquire and develop the skills and knowledge inherent to the core capabilities and specialist competencies across the four pillars of Advanced Clinical Practice: clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research.

The Masters programme supports students throughout their transformation journey towards advanced clinical practice. It supports the workforce development needs of contemporary healthcare providers, whilst also taking into account the learning, teaching and quality assurance required of Master`s Level study. 

Students will develop the confidence, mastery and skills to become leaders within clinical practice, promoting and enabling patient-centred care, innovative treatment models and clinical effectiveness. Critical reflection on the patient care provided within a political, social and environmental context, utilising knowledge of public health data of patients in their clinical area, is at the core of our course. Students will learn to engage with an increased complexity of clinical decision making, arriving at safe and well justifiable outcomes.

The modules within this course are designed to support health and social care practitioners as they make the transformation into advanced clinical practitioners.  The use of a portfolio throughout the course supports and demonstrates your professional development. Modules are mapped against National standards for advancing practice, focusing on the four pillars of education, clinical practice, research and leadership. You will critically explore, evaluate and apply theory from the classroom into clinical practice, reflecting upon, and identifying your own learning needs in order to enhance your practice in the workplace.

Modules

  • Personal and professional development for advanced clinical practice
  • Pharmacology for prescribing
  • Prescribing practice
  • Teaching, coaching and supervision for clinical practice
  • Assessment, diagnosis and decision making for advanced clinical practice
  • Leadership, management and professionalism for advanced clinical practice
  • Advanced independent inquiry

Careers

Successful students obtaining their full master’s degree will be able to use the title ‘Advanced Clinical Practitioner’ enabling students to apply for appropriate job roles across healthcare organisations.

Advanced Professional Practice

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $14,700.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Our lecturers are research active experts who will support students on their journey to becoming advanced professional practitioners. Completion of MSc Advanced Professional Practice will develop in-depth knowledge and expertise required for contemporary health and social care.

 

 

The MSc Advanced Professional Practice (APP) runs parallel to the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) and has been designed to meet the academic and clinical development needs of practitioners from a range of health and allied health professions. This programme has been developed in close collaboration with commissioning providers of health and social care, and other key stakeholders such as students, service users and partners in practice to ensure that it meets contemporary workforce needs and practice standards.

 

 

This programme also recognises that students may already have a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (including clinically focused level 7 modules from the University of Gloucestershire and other HEIs), but not yet had the opportunity to register for a full Master`s level award. Students will have the potential to transfer credit into the programme providing a coherent route to completing an MSc Advanced Professional Practice.

Students are encouraged to look beyond their professional field, to theory from a range of other disciplines, including sociology, philosophy, psychology and the law. The master’s provides students with the tools to challenge embedded norms and have an in-depth awareness of local, national and international issues which may impact upon their advanced professional practice. Students will accomplish competent and confident inquiry that will underpin their future evidence-based and advanced practice.

Study style

 

A range of learning and teaching methods are used across the MSc Advanced Professional Practice. University based contact days will engage methods such as practical skills sessions; seminar discussions; service-user led sessions; enquiry and problem-based learning; key-note lectures; student led seminars; critical incident reviews and tutorials. Teaching and learning will also be consolidated by a range of on-line provision such as recommended reading; quizzes; discussion forums; clinical scenarios.

The University of Gloucestershire`s Moodle Virtual Learning Environment is used throughout the MSc to support both the directed, and student led learning that is key to this programme.

Students can opt to undertake ‘stand- alone’ modules after discussion with the ACL

Each 15 CAT module requires 5 university contact days 9.15 - 16.15pm which are spaced across the duration of the module.

Modules include:

  • Pharmacology for prescribing (15 CATS)
  • Prescribing practice (15 CATS)
  • Teaching, coaching and supervision for clinical practice (15 CATS)
  • Assessment, diagnosis and decision making for advanced clinical practice (30 CATS)
  • Leadership, management and professionalism for advanced clinical practice (15 CATS)
  • Advanced independent inquiry (60 CATS)
  • Personal and professional development for advanced professional practice (15 CATS)
  • Specialist clinical practice (15 CATS)
  • Promoting health and well-being (15 CATS)
  • The legal and ethical basis of health and social care (15 CATS)
  • Advancing Professional Practice (Preceptorship) (15 CATS)
  • Individual learning contract (15 CATS)

Careers

Successful students obtaining their full Master’s degree will be able to apply for appropriate job roles across healthcare organisations.

 

Social Work

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $14,700.
  • Duration 1 Year.

This course balances an interactive study programme with practical work experience in a social care setting, enabling you to become qualified as a generic social work practitioner. This will allow you to practise in your chosen field of children and families or adults, and across a range of areas including statutory, voluntary, private and independent sector.

 

 

The course has been designed in partnership with agencies and service users, to allow students to gain the skills and experience required to qualify as a social worker. It is delivered in blocks of teaching, followed by periods of practical work experience allowing students to consolidate their study in a real-life setting. You will be supported by a team of committed teaching staff, who are registered social workers with experience in a range of professional settings.

The placements you undertake will be in different service areas, to broaden your perspective and experience, and you will benefit from the university’s good industry connections. On graduating, you will have a clear understanding of social work and will have demonstrated your skills and values in social care settings. On completion of the programme you will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC as a Social Worker.

Modules

  • Law and Policy
  • Skills for Social Work
  • Practice Placement (year one: 70-day placement; year two: 100-day placement)
  • Balancing Rights and Risks
  • Dissertation (optional)

Study style

On the course, the learning experience is dynamic, interactive and experiential. You will learn about all areas of social work practice with adults and children, acquiring your knowledge with a variety of learning styles. With emphasis on experiential learning, your study will include working in small tutorial groups, simulations, role play and group work.

The course is assessed in a variety of ways, including assignments, exams and group presentations.

Careers

HCPC-registered social worker

A fast track to professional qualification

This is an intensive fast track programme, which means you can obtain a professional qualification in short period of time. Successful completion provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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Put learning into practice

This programme is structured to allow students to put learning into practice. Through our established connections you will have the scope to gain industry experience through a range of placements, across a variety of settings.

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Excellent employability prospects on qualification

Upon completion, our students practice in a range of fields and for a variety of employers, including those in statutory, voluntary, private and independent sectors.

Computing

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $5,100.
  • Duration 1 Year.

The MSc Computing (Master’s Stage Award) will enable you to obtain a comprehensive knowledge through independent research in the areas of information system design, development and management, IT project management, cyber security, and games design and development. You will develop further expertise and deeper insight into your field of study through project work and research.

 

 

We will equip you with the skills required for the creation of the lifelong learner, so you can set your own goals and identify resources for the purpose of learning. We’ll also help you to develop an ability to recognise and respond to opportunities for innovation.

 

Research skills are embedded through the Research Methods in Computing module and include the development of high-level communication, literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills.

Module Descriptions

  • Research Methods in Computing Learn the practical and theoretical skills to undertake academic research
  • Dissertation You will conduct a sustained and intensive investigation into one project area, drawing on programme-related cognitive and practical skills

Study style

  • A research project proposal report (for Research Methods in Computing module)
  • Dissertation – the master’s dissertation is a report from a major piece of individual project work, which involves a supervised research study

 

Careers

  • Web developer
  • Business analyst
  • IT manager, e-business manager
  • Business adviser on IT strategy and sustainability issues
  • Forensic computing - police, MOD, government
  • Network security and penetration testing
  • Games designer

Balance study and other commitments

Through its online delivery, the course allows you to fit studies around other work and personal commitments.

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Provides opportunities for Personal Development Planning

Opportunities for Personal Development Planning (PDP) are also available throughout the course, beginning with a distance learning induction session introducing students to the methods of study they will need to adopt.

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Be supported by experienced computing experts

Our teaching staff have a wealth of experience, having worked for a range of organisations and across a variety of sectors.

Cyber Security

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $14,700.
  • Duration 1 Year.

This course is designed for those wishing to develop a career as a cyber security professional or to take a leading technical or managerial role. It is suitable for those from a computer science or information technology education background.

 

The programme is also able to cater for those with no formal studies in computer science but where significant interest in cyber security can instead be demonstrated. The course covers all aspects of cyber security, including network, computer and information security. Alongside this, the course focuses on the business context, so that students can progress their careers more rapidly and aim specifically at management positions.

 

 

By having GDPR in action, there will be more roles in companies for information security managers, which makes the MSc Cyber Security a brilliant opportunity for a huge market need.

 

The university has many links with the cyber security industry, which has informed curriculum development and supports opportunities for research.

 

 

Module Descriptions

  • Network Security Explore advanced network and internet security concerns as well as sophisticated attack vectors
  • Digital Forensic Critically evaluate the issues and concerns relating to current legislation and digitally enabled crime
  • Advanced Artificial Intelligence Gain an overview of the concept of AI, current methodologies and applications
  • Dissertation You will conduct a sustained and intensive investigation into one project area, drawing on programme-related cognitive and practical skills

Study style

  • Coursework
  • Essays
  • Case Studies

Careers

 

A wide range of career opportunities are available on successful completion of your MSc, including;

  • security analyst
  • cyber security consultant
  • chief technical officer.

 

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Purpose-built facilities

Our purpose-built School of Computing and Technology hosts a dedicated cyber security lab where students can practice their skills in a digitally protected environment, with an isolated network.  The centre also has breakout areas for workshop sessions, and the latest computing and technology software.

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Industry links

The university has many links with the cyber security industry, which have informed curriculum development and have helped to ensure that our students develop the skills are those needed the most.  These relationships also support opportunities for research.

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Block learning

Each module is delivered in a one week block of lectures, tutorials and seminars. This means that it is easy to fit learning around work and personal commitments.

 

Games Development

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $14,700.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Developed by industry veterans, this master’s degree in game development provides you with the skills you need to gain an edge in the competitive world of videogame development.

Your mentors have a combined experience of over 30 years in the games industry, having worked on AAA franchises including Crysis, Star Wars: Battlefront, Prey, Sniper Elite, Aliens vs. Predator and Bioshock.

Building on your existing skills in art, programming or games design this course offers you the flexibility to choose from a variety of topics that interest you and will help you specialise within a particular field.

Topics include:

 

 

  • Technical art
  • Environmental design
  • Animation
  • Game theory
  • Network programming
  • Procedural generation algorithms
  • Machine learning and data analytics
  • Serious game development
  • Tool programming

In addition to these topics you will also be given the opportunity to work with other programmers, designers and artists on our year-long Collaborative Project module to create an industry-standard combined portfolio piece to help propel you into the industry.

Finally, in the third semester, you have the option of embarking on a summer industry placement, to put the skills you have learned over the previous two semesters into action inside a professional game development company.

Study style

Building on your established knowledge in a computer science or game-related subject, this course explores specialist topics through lectures and tutorial sessions. All modules are assessed via coursework to give you an additional portfolio piece to further increase your employability.

Careers

 

  • Game Designer
  • Technical Artist
  • Gameplay Programmer
  • 3D Modeller
  • Network Programmer
  • 3D Animator

 

*This course is 'subject to validation' which means it is going through the final stages of approval. Courses do normally get approved, but if for any reason this course does not then you would be informed by the university and we would help you find a suitable alternative.

Industry links

 

With our close ties to a number of developers, all of our modules are approved by current industry specialists. Our on-campus conference where we invite industry speakers to talk to students on a wide variety of topics and engage in portfolio workshops to give professional feedback on their work is one example of the kind of careers events we offer to futher your employability and your skills.

 

Programming

Taught by industry veterans

All of your mentors are either industry veterans with experience working on AAA and indie titles or a strong background in cutting edge research such as Machine Learning and Serious Games. There is expertise and focus on keeping up-to-date with current industry standards, helping to give you the skills required within industry.

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Work as part of a multidisciplinary team

Working in the games industry you will be required to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. This master's degree offers you a variety of opportunities to work together with other disciplines (designers, programmers and artists) to build industry-standard projects and enhance your portfolio and increase your skills.

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Network with professional developers

This master's course offers you a variety of career opportunities to enhance your employability and perfect your portfolio. From our industry conference with guest speakers from AAA game studios to our trips to the Brain’s Eden Games Jam, Brighton Develop Conference and many more we give you the opportunity to network with professional developers and get their feedback on your work.

Sport Therapy

A Masters Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $14,700.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Course outline

This highly practical course will equip you with a unique set of skills within the field of sports science and will prepare you for a rewarding career in an exciting and emerging profession.

The course prepares sports science graduates to work as Graduate Sports Therapists, delivering a full set of competencies within the elite and amateur sectors, from soft tissue therapies and joint mobilisations, to pitch-side first aid, taping and strapping. You will develop the skills to rehabilitate athletes to full sports participation, as well as examine and assess injuries for diagnosis or referral.

All learning is focused on acquiring professional skills, which means that students underpin their studies with placements and practical experience. The motivated teaching staff are well connected to the sports industry, with experience of working as professional sports therapists and within elite sports settings. The university has a strong reputation for the sporting achievements of its students and alumni; as a member of this dynamic community you will have access to first-class facilities to complement your studies.

Mission

The mission of the MSc Sports Therapy Course is to create a community to nurture the development of knowledge and clinical practice through a student-centered, evidence-based approach to the education of allied healthcare professionals. The course will develop proficient and compassionate professionals who will promote health-related outcomes in a diverse population through patient-centered care.

Modules

  • Manual Therapy for the Spine - mobilisations and soft tissue techniques
  • Manual Therapy - mobilisations and soft tissue techniques for peripheral joints
  • Advanced Skills in Sports Therapy - includes hydrotherapy, screening and pre-habilitation, travelling with teams and case study analysis
  • Sports Therapy 1 - examination and assessment of peripheral joints, anatomy and injuries.

Study style

The course is assessed through a range of methods, such as practical exams, portfolios, literature reviews and presentations. All sports therapy modules include a practical assessment.

Careers

Sports therapists work at elite, semi-professional and amateur levels either in team sports or with individual athletes. They also work within the sports injury clinic environment.

Engineering Technologies

A MPhil/MRes Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $14,700.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Postgraduate researchers studying in the areas of Creative Computing and Technology; Technical and Applied Computing and Engineering Technologies will be able to draw on expertise within the school across a wide area. There is a strong applied research focus in the School and particular interests in work that engages with the concerns of the user, the needs of businesses and the rapid developments within the IT industry and engineering sectors. We may also be able to offer you effective supervision for cross-disciplinary projects that link to business management. As a research degree candidate, you will be supported by a supervisory team with expertise in your subject and/or research approach. A research degree will open the door to work in full-time research or teaching, or provide a greater understanding of professional practice.

Research Environment

The school is active in pure and applied research, knowledge transfer and industrial projects. There are a number of dedicated laboratories for researchers. This strong and dynamic background means that postgraduate researchers – whether full-time or part-time – join a group of about 30 research candidates involved in extending both new knowledge and professional practice.

All postgraduate researchers are required to initially take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers. The university and the school also offer a range of further research training events, postgraduate researcher-led seminars, conferences and summer schools, which will continue your training opportunities throughout your programme. You will also receive updates on opportunities to participate in training offered through other universities and bodies. 

This diverse range of events helps to ensure that you gain the skills and confidence you need to underpin your research journey. You are also encouraged to attend national and international academic conferences in the latter stages of your research to present your ideas, and receive feedback at such events. The university and school also foster publication opportunities, where, with the help of your supervisors, you may want to submit journal articles as part of your researcher development.

This research contributes to the research priority area Applied Business and Technology.

This course forms part of our wider Engineering portfolio.

Engineering Technologies

The School is building on its established and developing base in this domain. Taking forward diverse work that encompasses general engineering, analytics and optimisation and bionics (learning from nature). These areas will develop with a strong applied focus and draw on the university’s expanding facilities at C11, Berkeley. Find out more here.

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Develop your skills with specialist training in research methods

Research students who have not already completed a relevant Masters degree or other appropriate postgraduate research methods training will benefit from the university's research methods training modules: Philosophy and Approaches to Research and Methodologies and Methods.

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Focus your research on the commercialisation of specialist digital products

There is a keen interest in supporting research relevant to the commercialisation of specialist technology-based products supporting design, manufacture, marketing and retail. This is due to the School of Computing and IT hosting the university's new Applied Design for Business Research Unit.

Technical and Applied Computing

A MPhil/MRes Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $7,000.
  • Duration 2 Years.

Our specialisms include applied computing, artificial intelligence, cyber security, big data and data mining, business intelligence, e-business technology, application and management, IoTs, IT and IS, e-learning and digital forensics, and system modelling.

Postgraduate researchers studying in the areas of Creative Computing and Technology; Technical and Applied Computing and Engineering Technologies will be able to draw on expertise within the school across a wide area. There is a strong applied research focus in the School and particular interests in work that engages with the concerns of the user, the needs of businesses and the rapid developments within the IT industry and engineering sectors.

We may also be able to offer you effective supervision for cross-disciplinary projects that link to business management. As a research degree candidate, you will be supported by a supervisory team with expertise in your subject and/or research approach. A research degree will open the door to work in full-time research or teaching, or provide a greater understanding of professional practice.

Research Environment

The school is active in pure and applied research, knowledge transfer and industrial projects. There are a number of dedicated laboratories for researchers. This strong and dynamic background means that postgraduate researchers – whether full-time or part-time – join a group of about 30 research candidates involved in extending both new knowledge and professional practice.

All postgraduate researchers are required to initially take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers. The university and the school also offer a range of further research training events, postgraduate researcher-led seminars, conferences and summer schools, which will continue your training opportunities throughout your programme. You will also receive updates on opportunities to participate in training offered through other universities and bodies.

This diverse range of events helps to ensure that you gain the skills and confidence you need to underpin your research journey. You are also encouraged to attend national and international academic conferences in the latter stages of your research to present your ideas, and receive feedback at such events. The university and school also foster publication opportunities, where, with the help of your supervisors, you may want to submit journal articles as part of your researcher development.

This research contributes to the research priority area Applied Business and Technology.

Engineering Technologies

The School is building on its established and developing base in this domain. Taking forward diverse work that encompasses general engineering, analytics and optimisation and bionics (learning from nature). These areas will develop with a strong applied focus and draw on the university’s expanding facilities at C11, Berkley.

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Develop your skills with specialist training in research methods

Research students who have not already completed a relevant Masters degree or other appropriate postgraduate research methods training will benefit from the university's research methods training modules: Philosophy and Approaches to Research and Methodologies and Methods.

Student using tech equipment

Focus your research on the commercialisation of specialist digital products

There is a keen interest in supporting research relevant to the commercialisation of specialist technology-based products supporting design, manufacture, marketing and retail. This is due to the School of Computing and IT hosting the university's new Applied Design for Business Research Unit.

 

Business Administration

A Phd Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $11,715.
  • Duration 4 Years.

This programme is for executives able to engage in major projects inside their employing organisations. It benefits you, makes a contribution to knowledge, and can significantly develop your organisation. You can address a wide range of research topics, from consumer behaviour to management accounting, or leadership to production control. The key is that you are able to develop doctoral work that has relevance to theory and practice.

 

The DBA is a structured route to doctoral-level achievement. The initial pre-thesis modular element lasts 18 months, after which you present your formal research plan. You then enter the thesis phase, which lasts a minimum of a further 18 months. At its conclusion, you present and defend a thesis in a viva voce exam. You achieve an understanding and perception of managerial work that is difficult to obtain by other means. The DBA provides a vocational and professional doctorate that is better suited to your needs, and that of your industry, than a more traditional PhD. DBA classes are limited to a maximum of 20 participants who benefit from a collaborative learning environment.

 

The University of Gloucestershire School of Business and Technology has moved to a brand-new, state-of-the-art home at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £18 million development is home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about the new School of Business and Technology and other developments with our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking your next steps towards a career in business.

 

Modules

Reflective professional development

This develops practices of deep ongoing reflection on your business experience, research topic and broader contexts, and is a continuous stream throughout the pre-thesis phase of the programme.

Systematic literature review

You are introduced to theoretical frameworks and approaches to systematically and critically review the body of literature relative to your thesis, to help you develop your research problem.

Methodological fundamentals

Gives you a core platform for research thinking and ensures you have considered your own philosophical position and specifically its implications for the methodologies that you might use. It also lays the foundation for discussion of research ethics.

Research methods and analysis

You will consider a range of different research methods and their principles to determine which will be most appropriate to use in your research, and why.

This is a critical decision in your research design and it can profoundly influence your thesis outcomes develop towards higher executive positions in your chosen profession, through demonstrating Doctoral-level expertise.

Join one of the largest DBA programmes in Europe

With 250 DBA students, from Germany and the UK, this programme is one of the largest of its kind in Europe.

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DBA study in the UK or Germany

2018 sees us celebrate ten successful years of working closely with IHP, our official German DBA partner. IHP has introduced us to many high-calibre German DBA applicants and more than 40 of them have now graduated from our programme. If you are interested in studying the taught element of the DBA in Munich, Germany, please visit their website.

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Benefit from additional training opportunities

The School of Business and Technology runs a number of additional training sessions on subjects such as developing a research proposal, doctoral authoring, and preparation for the viva. It also organises an annual Doctoral Colloquium where research papers are presented to a scholarly audience.

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Integrated Executive DBA programme

This programme combines the opportunity for senior business executives to attain a professional doctorate by offering a potential progression route from an MBA Master’s Stage Award. Successful completion will mean a dual degree is awarded. Take a look at our guide to the Integrated Executive DBA to find out more.

Social Work and Social Care

A Phd Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $11,715.
  • Duration 4 Years.

A research degree will open the door to work in full-time research, healthcare practice and administration and, if you’re a practitioner, to a greater understanding of your professional practice. We provide a broad research environment for candidates from a range of health and care settings with extensive professional and academic expertise in healthcare environments ranging from primary care to public policy. For some candidates the Centre for the Study of Faith, Science and Values in Healthcare may provide a particular focus. The centre is concerned with a whole person approach to healthcare. It seeks to establish a scientific and values-based paradigm for the integration of body, mind and spirit in the promotion of health and well-being, as well as the healing of illness and the prevention of dysfunction.

 

Our researchers who have active leadership roles across the health and care communities in the county, this involvement of the academic staff within the community means that our students, whether full-time or part-time, join a group of engaged researchers involved in pushing forward both new knowledge and professional practice. 

 

We offer supervision for cross-disciplinary projects linking to management, public health, health promotion, education and social care. Our particular strengths lie in workforce development, health and wellbeing, mental health, intervention design and evaluation, and public health.

 

Applied research has been carried out for a variety of organisations including Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Hospice, Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, Skills for Care, and the Greenwich Primary Care Trust. Some current topics include: investigating the clinical benefits from closer links in a three-way therapeutic relationship between carers, service users and clinicians; evaluating the implementation of the Sherborne Developmental Movement Programme with children with severe autistic spectrum disorders; and considering the effects of obesity and well-being on women's fertility.

The university offers a range of research training events and students are encouraged to attend national and international academic conferences. To support the development of your research skills, you are required to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods and you will be encouraged and supported to publish in both academic and professional outlets.

Research Areas

  • workforce development
  • health and wellbeing
  • professional development
  • mental health nursing
  • physical activity promotion in health care and community settings
  • intervention pathways and effectiveness for patient care
  • public health
  • intervention design and evaluation

This research contributes to the research priority area Learning and Professional Contexts.

Philosophy and Ethics

A Phd Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $11,715.
  • Duration 4 Years.

Research in philosophy and ethics encourages an appreciation of the complexity of different mentalities and social behaviours, as well as a sensitivity to other traditions and beliefs.

You will develop skills valuable in your chosen path, including problem-solving, analysis of complex issues and arguments, and to think independently and creatively.

We will enable you to complete a survey of existing knowledge in your selected area. In the case of a PhD, you will also make an original contribution to knowledge. Many students follow a research degree out of personal interest. However, for some it is also an important step towards lecturing in higher education.

The opportunities in philosophy allow you to move into an independent and detailed study of a specific area. This means taking your existing interests further, seeing where lines of thinking and argument lead, and working closely with your supervisors to develop higher-level philosophical research and writing skills.

Research Environment

The School of  Arts fosters a vibrant learning community. The staff have established an international reputation through their research, publications, research supervisions and presentations at academic conferences. Their expertise covers a wide range of topics in areas such as ethics, continental philosophy, Buddhist philosophy, Islamic philosophy, and the philosophy of religion and aesthetics. The team’s underlying ethos is that philosophy is transformational and practical, and is a living tradition of engagement with the wider world.

We offer opportunities for interdisciplinary research within humanities and also across the university. Our system of using a supervisory team, as opposed to an individual supervisor, makes this mode of study particularly appropriate.All students are required to take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers.

This research contributes to the subject community Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies and the research priority area Being Human: Past, Present and Future.

Excellent teaching staff

Staff have established an international reputation through their research, publications, research supervisions and presentations at academic conferences.

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Develop advanced research skills with specialist training.

Research students who have not already completed a relevant Masters degree or other appropriate postgraduate research methods training will benefit from the university's research methods training modules: Philosophy and Approaches to Research and Methodologies and Methods.

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Research within humanities

We offer opportunities for interdisciplinary research within humanities and also across the university.

Theology and Religious studies

A Phd Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $11,715.
  • Duration 4 Years.

Research in Biblical studies, religious studies or theology will enable you to complete a survey of existing knowledge in your selected area. In the case of a PhD, you will make an original contribution to knowledge.

Many of our students follow a research degree out of personal interest. However, for some it is an important step towards lecturing in higher education or for achieving a new career in religious studies or other areas.

There are currently three professorial chairs in the department: Gordon McConville, Professor of Old Testament Theology; Andrew Lincoln, the Portland Professor in New Testament Studies; and Melissa Raphael, Professor of Jewish Theology. You have the opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary research within humanities and also across the university.

Research Environment

Theology and religious studies in the School of Education and Humanities fosters a vibrant learning community and an established research reputation, being recognised for world leading and internationally excellent research output in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. There is an ethos of close working relationships between students and staff. Our staff have established an international reputation through their research, publications, research supervisions and presentations at academic conferences. Their expertise covers a wide range of topics in areas such as theology, Old Testament, New Testament, Buddhist philosophy, Islam and contemporary Judaism.

We have special interests in socio-scientific approaches to Biblical studies; New Testament theology; the Bible and the visual arts; and the Bible and spirituality. We welcome applications in these areas.

The research areas of theology, biblical studies and religious studies at the university attract research students from around the world. Recent students have come from the USA, Australia, Canada, India, South Africa, Japan, Germany and South Korea, as well as the UK. Our strengths in Biblical studies led to the development of the International Centre for Biblical Interpretation.

We offer opportunities for interdisciplinary research within humanities and also across the university. It is possible, under certain conditions, to do a research degree in Theology and Religious Studies by international distance learning (in your own country).All students are required to take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers.

Research Areas:

Research areas include: Biblical studies, Buddhist philosophy, contemporary Judaism, Islamic political philosophy, and gender and religion.

This research contributes to the subject community Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies and the research priority area Being Human: Past, Present and Future.

Biological Sciences

A Phd Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $11,715.
  • Duration 4 Years.

The university offers a broad range of research opportunities in biological sciences, encompassing theoretical and experimental science in both field and laboratory settings. Projects generally use a range of field, laboratory and analytical methods, providing excellent training and preparation for future careers.

 

Research areas

Ecology and environment

The university offers a broad range of research opportunities in biological sciences, encompassing theoretical and experimental science in both field and laboratory settings. Projects generally use a range of field, laboratory and analytical methods, providing excellent training and preparation for future careers.

Biology of taxonomic group

Social insect behaviour and evolution; avian biology; mammalian biology (including equine). Recent research projects include: the thermal biology of leafcutting ants; the effect of worming treatments on horses; the incidence of disease in seabirds.

Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Social insect behaviour and evolution; avian biology; mammalian biology (including equine). Recent research projects include: the thermal biology of leafcutting ants; the effect of worming treatments on horses; the incidence of disease in seabirds.

Citizen science and public engagement

The use of volunteer ‘citizen science’ data in ecology and zoology; the public understanding of science. Recent research projects include: nationwide flying ant survey to map distribution of swarms; documentation of occurrence of house spiders through “spider in da house” app; and an international survey of starling murmuration behaviour (all in collaboration with the Royal Society of Biology); the accuracy of the public in recording animal behaviour (in collaboration with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust).

 

Research opportunities are also available in the following areas: Countryside and Community or Geography and Environmental Sciences.

All students are required to take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers.

This research contributes to the research priority area Environmental Dynamics and Governance.

Business, Enterpreneurship and Financial Management

A Phd Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $11,715.
  • Duration 4 Years.

There is a strong applied research focus and particular interests in: enterprise and productivity human resources and leadership, management accounting, financial management, as well as marketing and consumer behaviour. We may also be able to offer you effective supervision for cross-disciplinary projects that link to engineering technology, computing, education and health.

As a research degree candidate, you will be supported by a supervisory team with expertise in your subject and/or research approach. A research degree will open the door to work in full-time research or teaching, or provide a greater understanding of professional practice.

Our specialisms are the impact of HR on performance, innovation and enterprise, responsible management and leadership.

Research Environment

The school’s PhD programme is a member of the “European Doctoral Association in Management and Business Administration” (EDAMBA), alongside other internationally recognised doctoral providers. The school’s robust and active PhD programme means that doctoral researchers – whether full-time or part-time – join a group of over 125 candidates involved in driving new knowledge and professional practice forward.

All postgraduate researchers are required to initially take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers.  The university and the school also offer a range of further research training events, postgraduate researcher-led seminars, conferences and summer schools, which will continue your training opportunities throughout your programme. You will also receive updates on opportunities to participate in training offered through other universities and bodies.

This diverse range of events helps to ensure that you gain the skills and confidence you need to underpin your research journey. You are also encouraged to attend national and international academic conferences in the latter stages of your research to present your ideas, and receive feedback at such events. The university and school also foster publication opportunities, where, with the help of your supervisors, you may want to submit journal articles as part of your researcher development. There are active research centres and groups researching a range of issues, including services marketing, consumption and retailing, HR, HRD, leadership and enterprise.

The University of Gloucestershire Business School is located in a brand-new, state-of-the-art home at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £18 million development is home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about the new Business School and other developments with our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking your next steps towards a career in business.

This research contributes to the research priority area Applied Business and Technology.

 

Communication and Journalism

A Phd Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $11,715.
  • Duration 4 Years.

Benefit from an experienced team of research-active scholars and industry practitioners who can offer supervision across a range of topics. Staff specialisms include: ethics in sports journalism; communications-management for NGOs; protest campaigns; magazine journalism; broadcast journalism; live reporting; digital media in live sporting events.

Choose between a research-based or practice-based project. For example, write a thesis of 80,000 words for the research-based PhD or, for the practice-based option, create a portfolio of content or a multi-media campaign and accompany it with a shorter written component. As a practice-based student, you will have access to our state-of-the-art studios and equipment.

 

Students who have not already completed a relevant Masters degree are normally required to complete two research-methods modules: Philosophy and Approaches to Research, and Methodologies and Methods. These sessions and their related assignments will help you lay the critical foundations for your project. 

The School of Media runs annual research events such as the Equal Platforms symposium and the Women, Ageing and Media summer school. In addition, there are regular seminars and lectures throughout the academic year, which are open to postgraduate students from across the University. These events allow you to present and develop your research and creative practice in a vibrant and supportive atmosphere.

The School of Media can also assist with the costs of presenting your work at international conferences and festivals.

This research contributes to the research priority area Being Human: Past, Present and Future and Creative Practice as Research.

 

English

A Phd Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $13,200.
  • Duration 4 Years.

Learn with regular tutorials with supervisors, combined with peer group seminars and discussions. Research opportunities in English language and English literature are available for either full-time or part-time study, and are offered at all levels, enabling you to be innovative, critical and original.

Along with our libraries and university archives, we offer first-class resources, such as the Dymock Poets Archive and Study Centre, containing manuscripts, first editions and other materials relating to Robert Frost, Lascelles Abercrombie, Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, Wilfrid Gibson and Eleanor Farjeon.

The school maintains close links with The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, and sponsors the annual Laurie Lee Memorial Lecture in tribute to this famous Gloucestershire writer. Cheltenham’s vibrant cultural life enriches our research environment. We offer seminars by visiting lecturers across the university, and you will be invited to contribute to these events. You will be encouraged to attend and participate in research conferences. You will be well supported by your supervisory team and can expect regular tutorials with supervisors, combined with peer group seminars and discussions.

We offer interdisciplinary research degrees in creative writing and other subject areas. Using a supervisory team, as opposed to an individual supervisor, makes this mode of study particularly appropriate.

All students are required to take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers

Research Areas:

In English language, our research expertise covers;

  • critical discourse analysis
  • language variation and change
  • language and identity
  • rhetoric
  • language and ecology
  • ecolinguistics
  • sociolinguistics
  • language and gender
  • dialectology
  • new media literacy.

Literature topics include:

  • Postcolonial writing
  • Ecopoetics
  • 18th and 19th century literature
  • Contemporary literature
  • Children’s literature
  • Irish and American literature
  • Feminist and Post-feminist approaches
  • Shakespeare
  • Travel writing
  • Crime Fiction

Our research expertise ranges from Renaissance to the present day and staff have extensive supervision experience.

This research contributes to the subject community Literacy and Critical Studies and the research priority area Being Human: Past, Present and Future.

Psychological Sciences

A Phd Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $13,200.
  • Duration 4 Years.

We offer research opportunities in Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, Social Cognition, Forensic Psychology, and Health and Wellbeing.

Research areas are as follows:

Cognitive Psychology / Cognitive Neuroscience / Social Cognition

Decision-making in applied settings; situation awareness and applications to training for blue light services; team situation awareness, the role of unconscious emotional information in intuitive decision-making; virtual reality as a training tool; sound symbolism in infant word learning; creation and use of person-models in action prediction; using EEG in studies of anxiety, wellbeing and attainment.

Forensic Psychology

Investigative reasoning; investigative interviewing including training interviewers, interviewing vulnerable people, and the role of identity and cultural differences; eye-witness testimony; training expert witnesses; cyberpsychology and cybersecurity.  Opportunities for cross-disciplinary research around topics in domestic abuse and homicide, stalking, and sexual violence.

Clinical and mental health and well-being

Psychosocial interventions for people with chronic disease or mental distress; the social scientific study of the arts and popular culture, identity and social interaction; the arts in therapeutic contexts; care for people with dementia; understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder and implications for care; mindfulness; the understanding of psychopathology in terms of underlying neuroscience; the neuroscience of attachment behaviour and empathy; contemporary relational approaches to therapy, brief therapies and couples work.

 

Health and Wellbeing

Psychology and social issues; psychological language; pedagogy, diversity and eLearning; qualitative and quantitative research methods.

This research contributes to the subject community Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing.

Performing Arts and Production

A Phd Program offered by University of Gloucestershire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $13,200.
  • Duration 4 Years.

The School of Arts offers a stimulating and supportive intellectual environment, consisting of a diverse culture of interdisciplinary postgraduate research. You will benefit from working with a team of both research-active and industry-connected supervisors.

Students are encouraged to present their research findings at national and international conferences and symposia annually. Cheltenham’s vibrant cultural community, with its numerous festivals and events, provides a rich and lively learning environment for our students.

 

Children’s Play (MA by Research/MRes/PhD)

Make the most of academic and professional perspectives to develop research and scholarship relevant to sector and practitioner needs.

Dance (MA by Research/MRes/PhD)

The school has a well-established research reputation, and has developed links and partnerships with arts organisations, professional dance companies, dance practitioners and publishing houses in the UK and internationally.

 

 

Drama (MA by Research/MRes/PhD)

Our growing drama community offers opportunities to engage in a rich programme of talks and workshops from visiting lecturers/companies and you will benefit from our close links with local professional theatres and festivals.

Performing Arts (MA by Research/MRes/PhD)

Postgraduate study in performing arts covers a wide range of topics, with a focus on interdisciplinary work. Members of the performing arts team have a particular interest in practice as research.

 

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