UWE Bristol is a University Alliance university with a common mission to make the difference to our cities and regions. We use our experience of providing high quality teaching and research with real world impact to shape higher education and research policy for the benefit of our students and business and civic partners. We innovate together, learn from each other and support every member to transform lives and deliver growth.

Our teaching

With more than 600 courses on offer, at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and short course level, we offer a broad range of subjects across the arts, creative industries, health, science, business, law, environment and technology disciplines.  We are well known for the quality of our teaching, and for our student experience as a whole.

We’ve built close links with leading employers such as CERN, Rolls Royce, the NHS, Aardman Animation and the BBC to help develop the right content for our courses and to give our students exposure to diverse professional opportunities.

“We want our students to become ready and able graduates, who feel confident in their abilities and the part they have to play in the world.”

Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor

Our campuses

Our 14 different departments are spread across three campuses in and around Bristol – and we have campuses at Gloucester and Hartpury College, as well as offering courses through local study partners and global partner institutions.

We have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation as part of our 2020 Strategy to enhance our offer even further.

Our research and wider impact

Alongside our teaching, our academics are working on nationally and internationally-renowned research in many interesting areas – from robotics to appearance issues. As well as enriching our teaching, we ensure our research contributes to society and the economy through knowledge exchange, science communication, partnerships and supporting business innovation and growth.

We also play a very active role in our city and wider region, and are seen by many employers and organisations as the ‘go to university’ for graduate recruitment.

Our location

Bristol is a big pull for students and employers alike. One of the UK’s most diverse and desirable cities to study and live in, it’s also a city that’s buzzing with industry – with interesting networks, opportunities and graduate employment options right here on our doorstep.

Our region

In total, the University is estimated to have generated a gross value added contribution of over £400 million to the West of England’s GDP in 2014/15. This is equivalent to 1.3% of the city-region’s economic output.

 

Year of establishment: 1595

Ranking:  University of West England is ranked 11th in United Kingdom and 127th in the world.

International student population: 4,108

International student fee: £6000-£16,000

Number of intake: September

Application Processing Timeline: 2-5 weeks


Architecture

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,316.
  • Duration 2 Years.

UWE Bristol has an excellent reputation for its architecture courses, and the calibre of its graduates. We have been ranked sixth nationally for student satisfaction for our Architecture courses in The Guardian University League Tables 2020.

If you have Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) or Architects Registration Board (ARB) Part I accreditation, this course is an excellent opportunity to achieve your Master of Architecture, plus RIBA and ARB Part II accreditation. Part III accreditation is also achievable here.  

Hone in on your career aspirations

You can specialise in one of three or more areas, such as Social Architecture, Conservation or Urbanism, in your second year, to help differentiate your skills and develop a unique portfolio.

You will have attentive support from an excellent department with extensive research expertise and complementary knowledge, and learn from industry-experienced tutors and practising professionals.

Learning incorporates working on live briefs from genuine clients, and studying cities and buildings on national and international field trips. It will encourage and develop your design skills, and introduce you to working directly with clients and end users, and running an architecture practice.

This course also offers further real-world experience with excellent connections to industry and local communities and puts on a high-profile end-of-year show in Bristol, attended by local, regional and national practices.

Content

The MArch is a design-led course aimed at developing architectural professionals who show an ethically responsible attitude towards society, clients, users and the environment. It imparts the knowledge and skills you will need for a successful career in architectural practice, and prepares you for the office-based aspects of the role which also acts as a primer for the RIBA/ARB Part III examination.  

Year one

The Masters of Architecture course is delivered over two years full time or three years part time. All modules are core to the award and students are required to successfully complete all modules (total 240 credits) to achieve the award.

For full-time students, the first year combines Design Studio A with Architectural Representation And Modelling, Advanced Cultural Studies, and Professional Practice modules.

You will study:

  • Design Studio A (60 credits) - Typically involves two or more projects, including a 'live' project involving hands-on construction, or working with a client or user group in small groups, as well as a more theoretical individual design project. Involves a taught Technical Substantiation course.
  • Advanced Cultural Studies: Narratives of Built Form (15 credits) - Explores the relationships between buildings and ideas by applying theories from a range of disciplines, including architecture, art and design, archaeology, psychology, and science.
  • Professional Practice: (15 credits) - This client-facing module develops your knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of architects, clients and other interested parties through live projects with real clients.
  • Architectural Representation and Modelling (30 credits) - Fine-tune your knowledge and ability in drawing, modelling and other relevant media for analysis, formal experimentation and conceptual speculation when designing and representing projects.

Year two

This is where you begin to specialise, the modules listed are subject to change to reflect current issues in architecture and urban design, as well as faculty research and specialisms. You can also explore your specialist modules in more depth in the Design Research module. This introduces the principles of research that are ideal preparation for the dissertation aspect of an MA Architecture degree (should you choose to go on to further study). There are also modules in Advanced Cultural Studies and Professional Practice.

You will study:

  • Design Studio B (60 credits) - This is where you produce your final year design thesis, and focus on your choice of Sustainable Architecture, Conservation or Urbanism.
  • Advanced Cultural Studies: Narratives of Architectural Theory (15 credits) - In this module, you look critically at the theories behind architectural phenomena, including philosophical approaches to the social, economic, political, technological and aesthetic cultures architecture emerges from.
  • Professional Practice 2 (15 credits) - Introduces you to the understanding and competence you will need to pass the threshold for professional validation in Part 3 and develops your understanding of the issues surrounding effective practice and project management.
  • Design Research (30 credits) - Generate your own design research project, experiment and work directly with materials, drawings or film.

Part-time study options

If you have family, financial, work and other commitments, you can study this course part-time over three years.

This structure is for full-time students only. Part-time students study the same modules but the delivery pattern will be different.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Where possible, we have designed taught modules to integrate with learning in the design studio and professional practice. The course comprises weekly studio-based lectures, individual tutorials and group seminars, as well as regular project design reviews. Design projects are the focus for constructional, structural and environmental technical studies, taught by specialists through lectures, seminars and studio tutorials.

Visiting practitioners, academics and internal researchers contribute to the teaching, and support your specialist knowledge development.

For more details see our glossary of teaching and learning terms.

Study time

Full-time: Two years

Part-time: Three years

You will study alongside full-time students, so will enjoy the same level of tutorial support and peer learning in the studio. The first two years include the studio work, and you need to commit to two days a week (typically a Monday and a Thursday) during term time in addition to another two days a week of independent study. You would also need to be available for a week-long study visit.

Assessment

Assessment focuses on presentations of project work, portfolio submissions, and illustrated reports and essays.

Professional accreditation

This course provides an opportunity to achieve a Master of Architecture and Part II accreditation from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Students can progress to study for their Part III at UWE, in order to join the UK Register of Architects.

This course is also accredited by the Board of Architects Malaysia.

Fieldwork

Each year, we arrange a field trip that is integral to the studio projects, so you can study cities and buildings, attend public lectures and, on occasion, meet local organisations and students. Destinations so far include Istanbul, Amsterdam, Paris and New York.

Study facilities

You learn alongside students from across the faculty in our modern, well-equipped facilities. These are open around the clock, and include our award-winning Design Studios.

  • Study and collaborate on group assignments in our dedicated MArch studio space.
  • Develop skills in design, sketching, CAD and environmental modelling on industry standard software.
  • Create architectural models using laser cutters, 3D printers, 3D routers and other equipment available in our workshops and laboratories.
  • Test lighting in environmental physics and acoustics laboratories.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE Bristol has to offer.

Learn from industry

Get involved in workshops and projects led by professional structural and mechanical engineers, as well as architects from practices like Zaha Hadid Architects, Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios, White Design and Stride Treglown.

Gain experience

We arrange and promote a range of internships. For instance, we have funded internships with Womad Festival, Hands-on-Bristol and the Beckery Island Regeneration Trust.

Socialise and learn

Our Architecture Society arranges lectures from visiting professionals, plus field trips and social events that bring colleagues and like-minded students together. 

Showcase your work

Like many of our postgraduates, you can showcase your final year projects at our annual Plan+Make degree show. Take a look at some of our students' exhibits on Tumblr and Flickr.

Careers / Further study

The MArch course not only introduces design skills, but in the second year focuses on the experience of working in an architecture practice, preparing you for the next stage of your architecture career. The course also leads seamlessly into the final year of an Architecture MA also available through this faculty and has RIBA and ARB Part II accreditation.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Urban Planing

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

MSc Urban Planning is suited to a range of entrants - graduates from related disciplines, such as geography, professionals from planning practice and those from non-related backgrounds who are passionate about the subject. It is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and prepares you for work as a planner in a wide range of roles, including in local or central government, private practice and the third sector. We also prepare you for potential work outside the UK, with an international context to the knowledge and skills you develop.

Linking learning with current practice

The course comprises advanced postgraduate study in urban planning and is firmly underpinned by a wide range of research, some of which is carried out by the course's excellent teaching staff and by faculty scholarships, consultancy and links with practice. Indeed, learning is strongly linked to practice, helping you become an effective, professionally qualified planner.

It also offers a range of study patterns to allow easier access to the course. Available over one or two years, it includes 'time out' options to help you manage your personal and professional commitments around your studies.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

You will study (the number depending on your credit requirements):

  • Plan Making (30 credits) - An introduction to the core skills in conceiving, developing and writing plans for a range of spatial scales in a range of sectors.
  • Implementation and Design Quality (30 credits) - This gives you a practical and theoretical understanding of approaches to managing development through the mechanisms and system of planning. You will also develop an understanding of the analytical skills needed to make your decisions 'outcome-focused'. 
  • History and Theory of Urban Planning (30 credits) - A look at some of the main ideas and theories that have shaped urban and rural spatial planning, focusing on the post-world war two era. Against this background, we critically examine the fundamental justification and purposes of town planning.
  • Dissertation (60 credits) - A research project supported by training and tutor supervision.

Plus optional modules from (the number depending on credit requirements):

  • Planning for Conservation
  • Healthy Cities
  • Grassroots Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Transport Policy and Finance
  • Changing Travel Behaviour
  • International Planning Study Trip.

Please also note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

We use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops, discussions, teamwork, presentations and external visits.

We also have guest lectures from professional practitioners, which give you valuable insights into the latest developments in practice.

See our glossary of teaching and learning terms.

Study time

If you study full-time, you will attend classes for two consecutive days a week, with tutoring, reading and cross-department lectures on top. This means you should expect and plan to be occupied with your studies for a full week.

If you study part-time, you will attend classes for one day a week over two years, effectively combining work with study. The course is flexible and you can switch your study mode if your circumstances or commitments change.

Full and part-time students attend a two-day induction session at the start of the course and spend the summer term working on their dissertations.

Assessment

All assessment is by coursework for each module, on a credit basis. This means patterns of study can be flexible. The modules are assessed through a mixture of group and individual presentations, essays, reports, portfolio work and presentation boards.  

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and supported by a vibrant research community.

The course is taught by staff actively engaged with the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments and the Centre for Transport and Society.

Fieldwork

There is a short field trip to a northern UK city and an international field trip to a major European city in the second semester. In recent years this has included Amsterdam, Dublin, Bordeaux, Lyon and Copenhagen.

Study facilities

The department has invested in online and offline computer-based resources to support all the course's modules, which is especially useful if you're studying via distance learning. You also have access to a vast number of journals and databases online, through the UWE library.

The library and several of the campus computer labs are available 24 hours a day, and the faculty's suite of computer rooms supports software for word processing, data analysis, spatial analysis, computer-aided design and other specialist software.

One of our main aims is to foster an active postgraduate community. Graduate students have dedicated teaching rooms and informal areas on the main campus, and each course has a student adviser who provides pastoral support and general advice.

You may also use our well-equipped laboratories for concrete and environmental services, environmental physics, earth sciences, spatial analysis (including mapping and Geographical Information Systems) and surveying technology. Each has specialist technicians supporting teaching and research.

There is also an audio-visual group that provides support for photography, digital imaging, filming and sound recording.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.

Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference

The Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference is an important event for planners and lawyers practicing in planning law. A limited number of free places are offered to current students by the organising committee (consisting of the UWE Short Course Unit and the firms Clarke Willmott, Terence O'Rourke, Bryan Smith Associates and King Sturge).

Careers / Further study

This RTPI-accredited qualification offers postgraduates the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills for a range of fascinating careers, in a field where there is currently a shortage of qualified professionals. Bristol hosts a range of employers, particularly in the consultancy sector.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity and access to employer events.

You can also specialise. We provide core planning knowledge and skills, with a range of specialised areas of planning available as you progress. 

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • Royal Town Planning Institute
Sport and Exercise psychology

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

The MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology is designed to provide you with an advanced understanding of sport and exercise psychology theory. You'll build knowledge of the practical use of psychology in sport and exercise contexts, and develop a critical understanding of the relationship between theory and practice.

Because all members of the teaching team combine applied work with their academic roles, you can be sure that your learning will be up-to-date and shaped by real-life experiences of psychological support.

Our many industry connections include national governing bodies, organisations, athletes and professional teams such as Bristol Rugby and Bristol City Women's FC. You'll have diverse opportunities to observe how sport and exercise psychology support is delivered in practice, and how psychologists work with coaches, other athlete support staff, and policy makers.

The MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology features a balance of online and face-to-face taught content, giving you the flexibility to fit your studies around work or other commitments. 

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and constitutes stage 1 training in sport and exercise psychology. As a graduate, you can go on to gain chartership with the BPS by completing stage 2 training. You may also be eligible to enrol on the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) programme of Supervised Experience. Both options could eventually lead to registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).

Whether you wish to become a chartered professional, enhance your coaching practice or work in the allied health professions, this MSc will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the application of psychology in sport and exercise contexts.

Content

You'll study a range of core modules:

  • Professional Practice in Sport Psychology - An introduction to the process of delivering sport psychology support to target populations, including individual athletes, their teams, parents and coaching staff. Key topics include the philosophy underpinning service provision and the ethics of psychological support. You'll gain a detailed understanding of how to deliver services from the initial needs analysis to final evaluation.
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport Psychology - Develop a broader understanding of contemporary issues in sport psychology. These incorporate the social, developmental and clinical psychological components affecting athletes throughout their lives, and across all levels of sport competition. 
  • Exercise Psychology- An introduction to the investigation of exercise and physical activity. You'll study key themes including current recommendations for physical activity, the relationship between physical activity and mental health, and the role of motivation. Throughout the module, students will critically evaluate current research and investigate and comment on these issues.  
  • Psychological Skills - Build your understanding of the theory around skill acquisition in sport, exercise and physical activity. Explore current cognitive theories around skill acquisition, how perception is involved in skill acquisition, and the relationship between skill acquisition theory and current practice in sport and exercise psychology.
  • Conducting and Evaluating Psychological Research - Investigate the science underpinning different approaches to research, including research design and the collection of qualitative data, including semi-structured interviews, focus groups and questionnaires. You'll also cover approaches to data analysis, including grounded theory, thematic analysis, interpretative phenomenological analysis and discourse analysis.
  • Dissertation - To achieve the MSc award you will complete an in-depth research project. Full-time students will be supervised by specialist subject tutors, while part-time students will complete their project over two terms in the second year of study.

This structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

You'll develop your skills and knowledge through block teaching days, and we provide an excellent virtual learning environment to support you throughout. This innovative teaching and learning approach suits full-time and part-time study and means you can study in the most flexible and convenient way, around your professional and personal commitments.

For more details see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

As a result, many of the modules that make up this course are useful for health professionals already working in sport and exercise promotion. You can even study modules independently as part of a personalised Continuous Professional Development programme.

Assessment

We assess taught modules through written examinations and coursework. Coursework comprises case studies, a portfolio of experience, critical incidence analysis and oral presentations.

Professional accreditation

The MSc is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and constitutes Stage 1 training towards practitioner sport and exercise psychologist status.

Study facilities

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.

You'll be taught by an experienced, research-active sport and exercise psychology teaching team of practitioner-academics. All are experts in their chosen research areas, whether they work with elite athletes or vulnerable and inactive populations, and they regularly publish in high-impact journals. Find out more from staff biographies and staff webpages.

Careers / Further study

After completing this MSc, you'll need to complete Stage 2 training to become a Practitioner Sport and Exercise Psychologist. For further details of Stage 2 training, visit the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology website.

To be eligible to progress for Stage 1 training in Sport and Exercise Psychology you must have Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) status.

Students with a sport and exercise science-related undergraduate degree will be eligible for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Supervised Experience. This is a requirement for training as a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist.

Build valuable contacts with potential employers though opportunities for applied experiences. Our professional connections include Bristol Rugby, Bristol City Women's Football Club, elite athletes training through UWE Bristol's Centre for Sport, and dual-career athletes on the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS).

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Science Communication

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

The Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol is renowned for its innovative and diverse range of national and international activities designed to engage the public with science. Our MSc Science Communication course is an excellent opportunity to benefit from the Unit's expertise, resources and contacts.

Superb surroundings

Bristol is a hub for the science communication community. It's home to BBC Bristol, which produces a range of natural history programmes, including Life Story, and the popular science magazine, BBC Focus. Bristol is also home to the award-winning We The Curious, which the Unit has collaborated with over several years.

As well as drawing on the academic and practical experience of staff within the Science Communication Unit, our MSc programme gives you an opportunity to meet a range of visiting lecturers and benefit from their practical experience. This also provides an excellent networking opportunity for students interested in developing contacts among science communication practitioners.

The course combines a solid theoretical background with practical skill development, and has excellent links with the sectors and industries it informs. Visiting specialists also help you understand what they are looking for in future employees.

Introductory modules provide a broad theoretical foundation in issues such as the rationale for public engagement with science, understanding the audience, the role of the media in society, communication theory and models of informal learning.

You'll then have the opportunity to specialise by choosing from modules that cover practical skills related to taking science directly to the public, as well as new approaches to science communication such as digital media. This allows you to hone your practical skills and develop a portfolio that shows your expertise as a science communicator.

In the Final year, you may choose to further develop your portfolio, for example by mounting a practical science communication project, or take on a more theoretical or research-based project, perhaps with an external science communication organisation.

Inspirational and vocational

The weaving together of theory and practice ensures the award is intellectually stimulating while providing the skills employers seek. If you can't commit to a full MSc programme, you might consider the Postgraduate Diploma option.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change. 

You will study:

  • Science and Society - Provides a theoretical perspective on the public understanding of science movement, transitions to public engagement, and formal and informal learning.
  • Science, the Public and Media - Explores debates about the role of the media in society and opportunities for science communication, such as in science centres and museums.

Plus, two optional modules from:

  • Science on Air and on Screen - Build your radio, TV and digital skills by critically exploring the role of broadcast media in the communication of science. You'll also make an 'as live' radio magazine programme about science and a short film.
  • Science in Public Spaces - Develop your own science communication initiative in this hands-on module from developing a creative concept, to seeking funding, and managing and evaluating a project. You'll explore a range of innovative approaches from sci-art, to museums, festivals to theatre.
  • Writing Science - Improve your journalistic and other writing styles, including writing for news media, public relations and educational purposes, with a view to developing a portfolio, as well as working on a magazine project.

You then undertake your Science Communication project. This is your opportunity to explore a specific aspect of science communication in depth, independently, but with tutor support. You can apply to carry out your project with an external organisation.

Find out more about past projects by our students.

This structure is for full-time students only. Part-time students study the same modules but the delivery pattern will be different. 

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Unlike most Master's courses in this area, the MSc Science Communication addresses the needs of working students. There are short, intensive teaching blocks of three to five days, and you can expect to attend three teaching sessions for each 30 credit module.

If you study this programme part-time, you'll take two 30 credit modules each for two academic years. It's possible to complete the part-time course in two years by finishing your project during the summer of the second year, or you may prefer to take a third year. Full-time students take four taught modules and complete the project in 14 months.

Group sessions are supplemented by directed and independent study, email discussions, tutorials and mentoring.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

12 - 18 months full-time or 30 - 42 months part-time.

You'll attend three teaching blocks for each 30 credit course module. Teaching blocks are typically three days long, Thursday - Saturday.

Assessment

The modules are assessed in a variety of ways, to reflect the theoretical concepts, knowledge and practical skills you'll develop. For example, through portfolios, reports and oral presentations all of which you can use to attract prospective employers. The ability to evaluate your own work and others' is critical to success in the workplace, and several assessments are designed to help you acquire these skills.

Study facilities

You'll have access to our Science Communication Unit, a centre of excellence in this specialist field.

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.

 

Staff Expertise

You are guided throughout this course by the following core staff:

In addition, the team has been fortunate in attracting a very talented range of specialist speakers from the UK and internationally, who provide their perspectives as guest lecturers on modules.

In recent years, speakers visited the course from the British Science Association, the BBC Natural History Unit, the Bristol Natural History Consortium, the Pervasive Media Studio, Nature, and a range of science communication consultancies, universities and research councils, both UK and International. 

Field Trips

Some modules offer field trips, recently these have included visits to We The Curious, M Shed and The Wellcome Trust.

"It was fascinating to learn about the cutting-edge of science communication in the UK and throughout the world, from the Sci-Art scene and Café Scientifiques to new ideas around the dialogue with the public. I truly looked forward to every visit to Bristol and my UWE course and left each time incredibly energised to return to the US and share what I had learnt with my museum colleagues." - Sue

Careers / Further study

Science communication skills are in high demand in a wide range of sectors and industries, such as journalism, public relations, science centres and museums, science education, professional consultancy and Research Council/learned institutions.

Throughout the course, we'll encourage you to develop the professional skills to help you secure employment or research positions. Successful employment for our graduates is essential to this course's success.

To help you achieve your career goals we offer the following opportunities:

  • Learning Lab placements - Designed in collaboration with our students and host organisations. In recent years, students have been placed with BBC Focus Magazine, MS Research and Science City Bristol.
  • External Science Communication project - As part of the project module, you can apply for a project working with an external organisation. In the past students have worked with organisations including Meningitis UK, the British Science Association, the British Geological Survey and the Green Man Festival.
  • Dedicated careers sessions - From the outset, you have access to sessions that help you build your skills and experience with specific careers in mind. For example, We The Curious provides a session for you to find out about volunteering with them.
  • The Postgraduate Science Communication Student Blackboard - This is a key way we inform you about voluntary, placement and paid job opportunities. After graduation, you can keep in touch with the team and other graduates on our LinkedIn group. 

Comments from local employers

"In our wildlife education and engagement projects we have a long history of working with students as volunteers, and it is always great to be able to link up with research projects that complement our work.

"This year we were able to work with an MSc Student from UWE Bristol on a research and development project about our BioBlitz citizen science scheme. Their enthusiasm and efficiency provided some great insights into the paucity of data and provided the bones for us to build a full evaluation programme in future." - Matt Postles, Project Manager, Bristol Natural History Consortium

 

Real Estate Finance and Investment

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

The MSc Real Estate Finance and Investment concentrates on the financing and investment of property but also provides an overview of surveying and property issues. It leads to a career in surveying a well-respected profession with excellent earning potential and the opportunity to work anywhere in the world. This course gives graduates of a non-associated degree a set of transferable skills that make you highly sought after in the job market, and provides the core technical knowledge and skills required for Chartered RICS membership. As a student on this course, you will be able to gain free student membership of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Investment Property Forum (IPF).

In-depth knowledge delivered by industry experts

You're taught in small classes and have regular visits from professionals as guest speakers and lecturers. You'll gain an advanced understanding of real estate finance and investment and add depth to your studies through examining valuation, appraisal, development and management. You'll also learn how to apply theory to the real world, so you're prepared to pursue your career in real estate finance and investment. You'll develop master's level research and analysis skills and complete a dissertation in a specific area of interest.

Your Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) with RICS begins as soon as you are in relevant employment. It's a fast route to RICS chartered status for graduates you could achieve your APC within three years. The course is so well-regarded in the industry that we're regularly approached by employers who want our graduates to come and work for them.And, as the course is developed with our partner employers, you can be sure we produce graduates of the calibre they wish to employ.

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Content

The course comprises 180 credits 120 taught and a further 60 for the dissertation. Students work incrementally through the three stages and must pass all modules at each stage in order to progress to the next.

  • Real Estate Economics and Valuations - Develops your skills at reading property markets and understanding the related data and explores different methods of valuation.
  • Strategic Estate Management - Examines the role property plays in the economy, organisations and communities, and the importance of a strategic approach to managing property, aligning real estate and business strategy.
  • Real Estate Law - Covers the basic principles of real estate law, including exploring the law in areas best suited to your ambitions in further detail.
  • Real Estate Investment and Development - An in-depth look at the key areas of commercial real estate investment at portfolio level, and innovations in real estate investment, and the financial, fiscal, planning and other regulatory issues when creating residential and commercial property.
  • Real Estate Finance and Investment - Created and delivered by industry partners leading property investment management firm, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), and Lloyds Banking Group this module uses case studies to discuss property in terms of investment, and discusses the financial instruments you can use to meet strategic objectives.

Dissertation

This personal research project of 12,000 to 14,000 words is usually linked to an aspect of real estate that has a specific professional application or is of personal interest to you.

The student on this course obtaining the highest mark for an investment-related dissertation may be eligible (depending on grade obtained) for a prize from the IPF worth £500.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Our experienced academics are also accomplished professionals with many years in professional practice or research roles. Their knowledge and experience feeds straight into the course content, along with the latest academic and business developments.

Teaching methods vary depending on the module, but all modules comprise lectures, project work and tutorials.

For more details see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

You can begin your studies in September or January.

Full-time students: September start: 12 months.January start: 15 months

You should spend a minimum of 28 hours a week studying.

Part-time students: September start: 26 months. January start: 27 months

You should spend a minimum of 14 hours a week studying. Employed part-time students will also spend a further five hours a week in the workplace on Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) related activities.

The taught portion of the programme is over two semesters (or four for part-time study). The first starts in September and ends in December, with an assessment period in January the second runs from January to April with an assessment period in May. You can start in either semester.

Assessment

We assess your work through a variety of coursework assignments, including essays, reports, surveys and presentations. We also encourage you to do 'formative work' to prepare for assessment. This does not count towards final marks, but the feedback you receive helps improve your performance.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This means, once you have completed a period of qualifying practice in employment (usually 2 years) and finished your degree, youcan take the Assessment of Professional Competence. If successful, you will become a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor. The course is also recognised by the Investment Property Forum (IPF), allowing you to work towards full membership upon graduation.

Whilst studying, you will be able to gain free student membership of both the RICS and the IPF.

Study facilities

UWE Bristol has invested significantly in both online and university-based resources to support your study. We have attractive and imaginatively designed spaces which can be used by students for individual study or collaborative projects, to meet with tutors or to access the latest online resources. The library and some computer labs on campus are open 24 hours, and the department's suite of computer rooms supports software for word processing, data analysis, spatial analysis, computer-aided design and other specialist software. You also have access to a vast number of professional and academic journals and databases online through the library.

The department has an extensive programme of research and consultancy combining academic excellence and policy relevance one of many reasons we have such a well-established national and international reputation. We have a strong track record of securing project funding from bodies, including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the European Union, and work with a wide range of clients in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Careers / Further study

Our graduates go on to work in property and construction, with many of them employed by organisations such as Jones Lang LaSalle, Taylor Woodrow, GVA, Persimmon Homes, CBRE, Savills, the Planning Inspectorate, Defence Estates, and various public landowning bodies, public sector organisations, local authorities and housing associations.

This course is supported by our consortium of partner employers who help us to develop our curriculum and contribute towards the resources we use in teaching. The consortium is composed of the top private sector employers in the industry. Find out more about our Real Estate Consortium.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Real Estate Management

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Surveying is a stand-out profession - it's well respected, provides a good living, and offers the opportunity to work anywhere in the world. This course gives you a set of transferable skills that make you highly sought after in the job market, and delivers a programme of study to provide graduates of a non-associated degree with the core technical knowledge and skills that can lead to membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). As a student on this course, you will be able to gain free student membership of RICS.

Give your career a competitive advantage

You'll gain an advanced understanding of concepts in real estate valuation, appraisal, development and management, and learn how to apply the theory to the real world so you can pursue and develop your career. You'll also develop Master's level research and analysis skills.

Your Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) with RICS begins once you are in relevant employment. It's the fastest route to RICS chartered status for graduates in other disciplines you could achieve your APC within three years. The course is so well regarded in the industry, we're approached regularly by employers who want UWE graduates to come and work for them. The course is even developed with our partner employers, to ensure we produce graduates they want to hire.

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Content

The course comprises 180 credits 120 taught and a further 60 for the dissertation.

Students work incrementally through the three stages and must pass all modules at each stage in order to progress to the next.

  • Real Estate Economics and Valuations - Develops your skills at reading property markets and understanding the related data and explores different methods of valuation.
  • Strategic Estate Management - Examines the role property plays in the economy, organisations and communities, and the importance of a strategic approach to managing property, aligning real estate and carrying out business strategies.
  • Real Estate Law - Covers the basic principles of real estate law and explores in further detail the law in areas best suited to your ambitions.
  • Real Estate Investment and Development - Examines the key areas of commercial real estate investment at portfolio level, and innovations in real estate investment, and the financial, fiscal, planning and other regulatory issues when creating residential and commercial property.
  • Managerial Finance for the Built Environment - Looks at one of the mandatory RICS competencies by giving you a firm grounding in the interpretation of published accounts and financial information. It also introduces you to management accounting.
  • Sustainability for the Built Environment - Delivered by a multi-disciplinary team to provide the foundation for understanding how sustainable development can be achieved in both new and existing developments from individual buildings to large-scale infrastructures and neighbourhoods.

Dissertation

This personal research project of 14,000 words is usually linked to an aspect of real estate that has a specific professional application or is of personal interest to you. You have the choice of submitting your dissertation in the April or September following completion of the taught modules.

Please also note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

The experienced academics that teach the modules of this course are also accomplished professionals with many years in professional practice or research roles. Their knowledge and experience feeds straight into the course content along with the latest academic and business developments.

Teaching methods vary depending on the module, but all modules comprise lectures, project work and tutorials.  

For more details see our glossary of teaching and learning terms.

Study time

You can begin your studies in September or January.

Full-time students: September start: 12 months. January start: 15 months.

You should spend a minimum of 28 hours a week studying.

Part-time students: September start: 26 months.January start: 27 months

You should spend a minimum of 14 hours a week studying. Employed part-time students will also spend a further five hours a week in the workplace on Assessment of Professional Competence (APC)-related activities.

The taught portion of the programme is over two semesters (or four for part-time study). The first starts in September and ends in December, with an assessment period in January the second runs from January to April with an assessment period in May. You can start in either semester.

Assessment

We assess your work through a variety of coursework assignments, including essays, reports, surveys and presentations. There are some oral exams but no traditional, written examinations. We also encourage you to do 'formative work' to prepare for assessment. This does not count towards final marks, but the feedback you receive helps improve your performance.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This means, once you have completed a period of qualifying practice in employment (usually 2 years) and finished your degree, you can take the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). If successful, you will become a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor.

You will be able to gain free student membership of RICS whilst studying at UWE.

Study facilities

UWE Bristol has invested significantly in both online and university-based resources to support your study.

We have attractive and imaginatively designed spaces which can be used by students for individual study or collaborative projects, to meet with tutors or to access the latest online resources.

The library and some computer labs on campus are open 24 hours, and the department's suite of computer rooms supports software for word processing, data analysis, spatial analysis, computer-aided design and other specialist software. You also have access to a vast number of professional and academic journals and databases online through the library.

The department has an extensive programme of research and consultancy combining academic excellence and policy relevance one of many reasons we have such a well-established national and international reputation. We have a strong track record of securing project funding from bodies, including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the European Union, and work with a wide range of clients in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Careers / Further study

Our graduates go on to work in property and construction, with many of them employed by organisations such as Jones Lang LaSalle, Taylor Woodrow, GVA, Persimmon Homes, CBRE, Savills, the Planning Inspectorate, Defence Estates, and various public landowning bodies, public sector organisations, local authorities and housing associations.

This course is supported by our consortium of partner employers who help us to develop our curriculum and contribute towards the resources we use in teaching. The consortium is composed of the top private sector employers in the industry. Find out more about our Real Estate Consortium.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

 

Public Health

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Public health refers to all organised measures, public and private, to prevent disease, promote and improve health, prolong life and tackle the root causes of ill-health across the diverse populations and environments of the world. Its activities aim to reduce health inequalities by seeking to provide conditions for health improvement and development. The MSc Public Health programme at UWE Bristol is structured around an interdisciplinary curriculum that draws upon social, human, behavioural, environmental and natural science disciplines.

This course is suited to individuals already working or considering working in the areas of public health, health promotion, community development, primary care or health protection. It is also very relevant to those working in public, voluntary, independent and NGO sector organisations, spanning healthcare, social care, local government, education, planning and regeneration, international development, human rights, social justice, and the range of health-related voluntary and community agencies and providers.

Professional Focus

A professionally orientated award, this course has been accredited and the curriculum validated by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA). It is mapped against European, US and UK Faculty of Public Health professional competencies. The programme team has strong links with Public Health departments within the south-west region of England and with Public Health England, who regularly provide sponsorship and placement opportunities for students.

Read about how MSc Public Health student, Elizabeth, worked part-time on a cervical cancer health promotion programme during her course and how this helped to give her a focus for her dissertation.

Fit for Purpose

The course is stimulating, challenging and rewarding in terms of meeting individuals' personal and career aspirations. It provides professionals, researchers and graduates with an advanced contemporary education in public health theory, practice and research. Our primary goal is for graduates to emerge as advanced critical thinkers and analysts, ready and able to challenge and push boundaries in a wide range of contexts.

The course team comprises experienced academics with extensive professional experience, respected research portfolios and strong regional and national reputations. All are research-active, with research grants and publication profiles of national and international significance.  

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (1)

 

Content

Applicants can choose to study towards a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or the full MSc Public Health (180 credits). All the individual taught modules are also available as stand-alone Continuous Professional Development (CPD) units.

Modules (all compulsory for the full MSc Public Health):

  • Introduction to Public Health (15 credits) - introduces multidisciplinary public health, based on a socio-ecological model of health, and prepares you for the programme as a whole.
  • Quantitative Health Research (15 credits) - focuses on quantitative research methods and how to apply these in public health contexts.
  • Qualitative Health Research (15 credits) - focuses on qualitative research methods and how to apply these in public health contexts.
  • Health Promotion (15 credits) - develops knowledge, understanding and practical skills in health promotion, a core component of public health practice.
  • Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Disease (15 credits) - explores the full range of non-communicable diseases, issues, determinants and contexts, and how these are addressed within the public health realm.
  • Health Protection (15 credits) - examines the range of communicable diseases and investigates communicable disease control, surveillance and outbreak management. The module is part-taught by professionals from Public Health England.
  • Leadership for Public Health (15 credits) - introduces skills in public health leadership and management, and is strongly practice-orientated.
  • Public Health Policy and Politics (15 credits) - introduces public health policy development and analysis within political contexts, exploring ideology and power in relation to real world public health scenarios.
  • Public Health Economics (15 credits) - examines techniques for measuring social and economic costs and benefits in public health, which is important for evaluating and planning public health interventions and policy.
  • Dissertation (45 credits) - a summative research project, based on primary or secondary research that involves submission of a research protocol and a final research report.

Please also note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching includes lectures, seminars, group discussions, action learning sets, case studies and self-directed learning.

For more detail see our glossary of teaching and learning terms.

Study time

Part-time students normally attend one day a week and can take up to 90 credits in one year, completing the course within two years.

Full-time students normally attend up to three days a week during two teaching semesters and must complete 180 credits including the Dissertation over one year.

Assessment

All modules are assessed by a summative assessment, which can include coursework (essay or project), examination or presentation, which are sometimes supplemented with formative assessments.

Professional accreditation

A professionally orientated award, this course has been accredited and the curriculum validated by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).

Placements

The programme team organises placement opportunities on a one-to-one basis in response to requests from students. These are not compulsory since many UK-based students are already working in public health contexts.

Study facilities

The department has an extensive range of teaching and learning resources. The library on the Frenchay Campus is one of the best healthcare libraries in England, with a huge selection of books, journals and audio-visual materials, including access to specialist health and social case software packages.

All modules are supported by Blackboard (online learning platform), and other Technology Enhanced Learning facilities and social media platforms.

Careers / Further study

On graduation, we encourage students to publish their dissertation work, engage in research and knowledge exchange opportunities at the University or to consider pursuing doctoral studies.

The skills and knowledge acquired on the course are highly applicable to a range of roles, within and beyond Public Health. A key module on the course is Leadership for Public Health, which helps students develop important employability skills often sought by employers. 

UWE Bristol's award-winning careers service can help you develop employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity, plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Occupational Psychology

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Occupational Psychology applies psychological understanding to workplace, business and organisational issues, and is one of the key applied fields of psychology. Many businesses and organisations employ occupational psychologists to help identify and address many of the key issues organisations face today, like how to select the best talent, train leaders, manage teams, engage employees and develop a culture of innovation all using evidence-based solutions.

The MSc Occupational Psychology at UWE Bristol is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), covering Stage-1 training for Occupational Psychology. The course has been designed to reflect the most up-to-date BPS guidelines and has been developed in conjunction with the British Psychological Society's Division of Occupational Psychology.

Whether you're a recent bachelor graduate or a professional looking to develop and enhance skills, the course offers an excellent grounding in the key skills of an Occupational Psychologist. Furthermore, UWE Bristol stands out for its focus on applying skills and competencies to real-world scenarios. The department has excellent links with local organisations who provide connections and invaluable insights.

If you hold Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the BPS, the MSc provides Stage-1 training towards achieving Practitioner Occupational Psychologist status. As well as covering the BPS core curriculum, you'll enjoy a particular emphasis on highly transferable practical, professional and employment-related skills and the opportunity to gain course credit through your own practical work in business and organisational settings.

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • The British Psychological Society
  • Association for Business Psychology

Content

The course covers the core areas of the BPS curriculum in Occupational Psychology. The core modules are:

  • Leadership, Engagement and Motivation - This module examines theories of work motivation, engagement and satisfaction, and how they relate to engagement and performance at work. We also study issues around leadership, and what makes a successful leader within organisations.
  • Learning, Training and Development - How do individuals learn and develop skills and competencies in the context of work and organisations? We focus on the effectiveness of work-based training, understanding development at work and training needs.
  • Wellbeing and Work - Here we integrate links between work and individual and organisational wellbeing, focusing on issues such as stress and burnout, how to promote wellbeing at work, and the individual and organisational factors that come into play.
  • Psychological Assessment at Work - This module focuses on an understanding of theory and practice in applying psychological assessment techniques in the workplace. These can be used in assessment centres for selection, or to identify talent or develop skills within organisations.
  • Work Design, Organisational Change and Organisational Development - Here we take a closer look at the design of working environments and how organisations change and develop. We widen the perspective in occupational psychology to take into account the impact of globalisation.
  • Applying Psychology to Work and Organisations - This module allows you to reflect on the skills and competencies you've learnt throughout the course and those obtained from 50 hours of work based learning. The module focuses on evidence-based practice and specific tools and techniques for gathering, analysing and feeding back data in organisational contexts. You will need to be prepared to organise your own work based learning experiences, with the support of a supervisor.
  • Dissertation in Psychology for the MSc route - This module gives students the opportunity to conduct a large-scale, in-depth research project into a psychological issue of organisational or business relevance.
  • Conducting and Evaluating Psychological Research - Here you learn and develop the key skills in understanding, evaluating and conducting psychological research that generates quantitative and qualitative data. This supports your dissertation, but also your understanding of the science behind psychology in organisations.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

This course is designed to offer a superb balance of theory, knowledge and applicable skills. The course is a mixture of online and face to face learning. You'll learn through online seminars and discussions as well as face to face workshops, supervised research and work based learning. Some of your learning will be independent, but we also encourage peer learning and taking advantage of the department's resources and staff expertise.

For more details see our glossary of teaching and learning terms.

Study time

One year full-time, two years part-time. This course is flexible and uses a variety of learning methods, with most materials being presented online and using online learning resources and support. The full-time course will have approximately seven one-day workshops in semester one and eight one-day workshops in semester two, so around 15 workshops in total throughout the year, where you will come to UWE Bristol to discuss your learning, develop your skills and competencies and connect with other students and staff. In addition, there will be exams periods to attend, as well as a one day induction. Additional optional sessions will be available, such as a research methods refresher, writing skills workshop, and stage 2 review.

Assessment

We assess the modules through a variety of formative and summative methods, including case studies and critical essays, pitches and portfolios, videos and interviews. We've designed the assessments to support your learning, cover a variety of skills, reflect real world practice, engage you in the learning material, and develop your personal and professional abilities.

Professional accreditation

This course is fully accredited by the Association of British Psychology as a provider of Postgraduate Business Psychology.

It is also accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), covering Stage-1 training for Occupational Psychology. It has been designed to reflect the most up-to-date BPS guidelines and has been developed in conjunction with the British Psychological Society's Division of Occupational Psychology.

If you hold Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the BPS, the MSc provides Stage-1 training towards achieving Practitioner Occupational Psychologist status. As well as covering the BPS core curriculum, you'll enjoy a particular emphasis on highly transferable practical, professional and employment-related skills and the opportunity to gain course credit through practical work in business and organisational settings.

Study facilities

You have access to an excellent library, on campus and online, and a wide range of online resources available through both UWE and Blackboard, our virtual learning environment.

Careers / Further study

The MSc Occupational Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as Stage-1 training in Occupational Psychology, the first step in training to become a Practitioner Occupational Psychologist. The BPS criteria takes into account the applicability of knowledge and skills, and graduate employability, which are key strengths for UWE Bristol.

After completing the MSc you will need to complete Stage-2 training to become a Practitioner Occupational Psychologist. Visit the Division of Occupational Psychology to find out more about this.

To be eligible for Stage-1 training in Occupational Psychology you must have Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) status. Please contact the BPS or HCPC for further guidance.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Nuclear Medicine

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 3 Years.

This flexible and student-centred choice of routes gives healthcare professionals currently involved in Nuclear Medicine practice the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills and understanding of this rapidly evolving subject and its application.

Develop clinical expertise through practice and research

This course provides the educational and research foundations required to evaluate current working practice and understand the opportunities currently available in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging environments. As a result, peer learning is a big part of this course's value to individuals and employers. In addition to developing skills directly linked to clinical practice, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to the nuclear medicine knowledge base through research and publication.

This course is designed in conjunction with a number of clinical experts, and our partnership with clinical software provider Hermes Medical Solutions. This means it produces competent and professional practitioners with the skills needed to optimise and promote this imaging modality in current models of patient care.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

The full Master's course comprises 180 credits divided into three 60 credits stages: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Masters. Students work incrementally through the three stages and must pass all modules at each stage in order to progress to the next.

Year one - Postgraduate Certificate

Study a range of topics that consolidate and develop your understanding of routine practice in nuclear medicine.

These modules, which include theoretical and clinical components, give you the opportunity to discuss your current practice or departmental procedures with a range of peers, clinical experts and academic tutors. 

You will study:

  • Fundamental Clinical Skills in Nuclear Medicine - A professional practice introduction to the fundamentals of routine practices in nuclear medicine, including imaging protocols and procedures, imaging agents, and being able to distinguish between normal and abnormal image appearances.
  • Science and Instrumentation in Current Nuclear Medicine Practice - An introduction to basic concepts in nuclear medicine physics, and the interaction between radioactive substances and matter. We also look at current designs for cameras used in nuclear medicine.
  • Cross-sectional Anatomy for the Nuclear Medicine Practitioner - An overview of the regional anatomy associated with the head, neck and trunk and its relation to nuclear medicine practice. This module also encourages you to investigate disease processes common in the nuclear medicine environment, using cross-sectional data. 

Year two - Postgraduate Diploma

Enhance your understanding of nuclear medicine's development, and consider its current and future role in patient treatment.

You also study a small-scale research-type module to highlight the importance of work-based learning.

You will study:

  • Enhancing Nuclear Medicine Practice - Here we discuss emerging topics in nuclear medicine, in relation to clinical technique, professional practice, and overall impact on patient management.
  • Evidencing Work Based Learning - Your chance to show the importance of work-based learning, by working alongside your manager or workplace mentor to find the best solutions to specific situational challenges.

Plus one optional module from:

  • Current Applications of Hybrid Imaging Practice
  • Reporting Skills in Nuclear Medicine.

Year three - Masters

Choose an area of Nuclear Medicine Practice to research. Comprised of two linked modules; an introduction to research methodology that informs your proposal for your Master's research dissertation. 

  • Health and Social Care Research: Methods and Methodologies - An introduction to current research processes and methodology, highlighting the importance of evidence-based practice in modern healthcare.
  • Research Dissertation - You will undertake your own piece of contemporary research, which should add to the current nuclear medicine knowledge base.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

The course is mostly distance-based, with only three contact days per year. This approach is highly popular for employers and employees in nuclear medicine, and is supported by a range of clinical experts alongside our academic team.

It's designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed to practice in a safe and competent manner, and a comprehensive education and research base to evaluate and inform current and future practice.

There are many opportunities for inter-professional collaboration and shared learning, and you'll learn in practical settings how nuclear medicine contributes to patient management.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Assessment

Assessment methods include written assignments, case studies, online interactions and clinical portfolios.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers (SoR).

Study facilities

The Department of Allied Health Professions is based at Glenside Campus and provides an extensive range of teaching and learning resources.

You'll have access to an online image-processing platform (TeleHERMES), with which you can view, manipulate and process a range of nuclear medicine datasets in a 'safe' environment. Such activities meet current government strategies and give you a realistic simulation of current working practices.

Glenside Campus library is one of the best healthcare libraries in England, with a huge selection of books, e-books, journals, and audio-visual materials including access to specialist health and social care software packages. You can access much of this material online.

Careers / Further study

You must be currently practising nuclear medicine the routes available on this course are designed to help you complement existing skills and knowledge with a view to career progression.

Our links with software providers, and nuclear medicine practitioners and employers, are excellent, and this course is designed to benefit you and your employer by enhancing your ability to contribute to current thinking and practice.

Music Therapy

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 3 Years.

This unique three-year part-time Master's course can lead to registration as a music therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It also provides a popular route for international students looking to develop their qualifications.

It is open to capable musicians - from recent graduates to experienced professionals, or to music therapists with a postgraduate diploma looking to add to their skills and knowledge who can access a progression route. Even if you don't have a first degree in music, we still encourage you to apply provided you can demonstrate a capacity to write and think at Master's level. All candidates will need an intuitive and communicative musical presence on at least one instrument or voice, plus the ability to provide harmonic support using, for example, piano, keyboard or guitar.

Widely applicable and sought-after skills

There is an underlying humanistic and music-centred philosophy to the course, with a strong emphasis on experiential learning. We take a 'lifespan' approach, focusing on children and adolescents in the first year, and adults in the second year. In the third year, we focus on more complex areas of work, with both children and adults, such as work in palliative care or the prison and probation services.

The course equips you with the clinical, theoretical and practical skills required to enter the music therapy profession. Successful graduates will be able to work in the NHS, education, social services, for the voluntary sector, charities, within prisons, or set up their own practice.

The part-time, flexible nature of the course means you can fit Master's level studies around paid employment, and build or enhance your career in the process.

Course tutors, and teaching and research staff from across the department have excellent links with healthcare, community and education providers, and we regularly welcome visiting lecturers from these areas.

Content

Personal development runs throughout the course, and you must be prepared to undertake what may sometimes be challenging and rigorous explorations of your professional and personal issues and influences - excellent preparation for a music therapist. During the course, we ask you to be in confidential personal therapy with a suitably qualified therapist, for example, a creative arts therapist, a counsellor or psychotherapist. The number of hours is not specified, but the Health Professions Council requires you to have had substantive and sustained experience of personal therapy during the three years of the course (40 to 60 hours is recommended). Please note, this cost is not included in the programme fee.

There is also a counselling component within the professional practice modules. You will experience a music therapy training group facilitated by external music therapists. You will need to set aside regular time, beyond personal therapy and attending taught sessions, for reflection and study.

All course modules are compulsory:

Year 1

  • Music Therapy Professional Practice with Children and Young People - This incorporates a placement within a child setting, and seminars to develop related musical and clinical skills.
  • Music Therapy Theory and Child Development - Taught seminars and online lectures cover theory, research and case material relating to child work in music therapy.

Year 2

  • Music Therapy Professional Practice and Skills with Adults - This incorporates a placement within an adult setting, and seminars extending related musical and clinical skills.
  • Music Therapy Theory and Practice in Adult Settings - Face-to-face seminars and online lectures covering theory, research and case material relating to child work in music therapy.
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Methods - This inter-professional module comprises face-to-face seminars and online lectures on qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Year 3

  • Music Therapy Advanced Professional Practice - You'll secure a placement, and under expert supervision, extend your entrepreneurial, musical and clinical skills.
  • Dissertation in Psychology - Design and implement a research project in music therapy.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching is based on lectures and seminars, small group practical sessions and individual tutorials. There is a strong experiential basis to the course, which is led by a team of experienced music therapists and complemented by visiting specialists from a range of related professions.

The course is highly flexible and attracts a diverse demographic, with musicians from many backgrounds - this allows for valuable peer-learning opportunities.

For more details see our glossary of teaching and learning terms.

Study time

Three years, part-time:

We run an induction programme during mid-September, before the start of Year 1.

Years 1 and 2

If you are studying on the part-time MA you'll need to set aside a minimum of 2.5 days a week to complete the course. In the first two years you'll spend one day a week at UWE Bristol, with a further day on placement between November and May. Placements are arranged, wherever possible, close to your home. At least half a day of personal study a week is required. UWE Bristol days are currently Tuesdays for year 1, and Mondays for years 2 and 3.

Year 3

During the final year, you attend the campus less regularly roughly every three weeks.Throughout the year, we provide remote supervision of your research to allow weekly clinical supervision of advanced practice.

Assessment

We assess your work and progress through written essays, practice portfolios and viva presentations each year, and also one research exam, a microanalysis, a music practical and a research portfolio.

You will need to submit all written work electronically and have access to the internet. You will also need your own recording equipment for use on placement.

Professional accreditation

This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), while the British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) provides a useful professional link. The BAMT is the professional body for music therapists and a source of information, support and involvement for the general public.

Study facilities

The course runs largely from and at the Glenside Campus, where there is a self-contained space for music-making and other facilities for small group teaching and supervision, plus excellent library facilities including the music therapy collection. The Glenside library is one of the best healthcare libraries in England, with a huge selection of books, journals, and audio-visual materials  including access to specialist health and social case software packages.

At the main Frenchay campus nearby, you have 24-hour access to computing facilities. We are developing our facilities available via UWE online and other distance learning approaches, particularly for the programme's third year.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE Bristol has to offer.

Alternative pathways

  • MA Music Therapeutic Studies - is available to students who wish to study music therapy as a full-time route. It does not lead to HCPC accreditation and therefore is likely to be of interest only for people who are not planning to work in the UK.
  • MA Therapeutic Studies - this progression route can be accessed by practising music therapists who qualified with a postgraduate diploma, but who already have HCPC registration.

Careers / Further study

Completing the MA Music Therapy means you will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC, in order to start practising as a fully qualified music therapist.

Opportunities for Master's-qualified music therapists are diverse. Previous students have gone on to practice as HCPC-registered music therapists sometimes alongside other musical work such as performing and teaching and also apply their knowledge and expertise to positions in healthcare and education. Our links with music therapy experts and practitioners give excellent insights into future careers, and part of the course is geared towards helping you find placements, attract employers or set up your own practice.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Mechanical Engineering

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Professional engineering institutions now require engineers to have at least Masters level knowledge, such as an MEng or MSc qualification, to achieve professional registration as a Chartered Engineer.

With many high-tech engineering companies now operating pan-European and globally, Master's level qualifications are often considered essential for career development.

Knowledge and research that leads the way

The MSc Mechanical Engineering is designed to allow BEng and BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering graduates, and those from related disciplines, to top up qualifications through the MSc-route equivalent of an MEng Mechanical Engineering.

The Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics has a longstanding reputation for offering IMechE-accredited BEng (Hons) and MEng Mechanical Engineering degrees, alongside a range of MSc programmes in related specialised subjects.

Graduates with an in-depth understanding of engineering design and analysis, and the ability to appreciate the challenges of managing complex operations, are in high demand.

This course is designed to meet that demand, and to bridge the skills and knowledge gaps for BEng or BSc graduates, and make them more employable.

With its foundations in mechanical engineering, this course is a great opportunity to learn how to develop advanced solutions to engineering problems using the latest computer tools and simulations.

It also addresses a need for people who work well in project teams, and an extended piece of independent research is a significant part of the course.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Masters Group Project - Working in groups on research programme design, along with design and development programmes, including stakeholder requirements, specification development, revision of design process, analysis and modelling, and design for manufacture as well as purpose.
  • Innovations in Operations Management - An in-depth look at innovations strategy, managing operations and processes, open innovation and the underpinning theories of the management of innovation learning, resource based value and social capital.
  • Dissertation (Masters).

In addition, you will select optional modules (according to credit requirements):

  • Computer Vision and Modern Control
  • Design of Fluid Systems
  • Structural Integrity in Design
  • Industrial Applications of Vision and Automation
  • Intelligent and Adaptive Systems
  • Mechanics of Composites
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Concurrent Engineering and Design for Manufacture
  • Integrated Electro-Mechanical Systems.

The optional modules available to you may be determined by the subjects you have studied in your degree.

Please also note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

The MSc Mechanical Engineering comprises a combination of taught modules and a dissertation.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

For full-time students, the taught course is in two teaching blocks, from September to December, and then January to May. You then begin your dissertation.

Part-time students generally complete the course over two or more years. This allows for flexibility in the number of modules you can comfortably handle in one year alongside personal and professional commitments.

Assessment

Assessment is through a combination of examinations and coursework, and your dissertation project.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) , which confirms it meets standards set by the Engineering Council for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). 

An accredited degree gives you vital knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). 

Some employers prefer recruiting graduates from accredited degrees, which are also more likely to be recognised by other countries that sign up to international accords.

In the Department and Engineering Design and Mathematics, all courses deemed appropriate for accreditation and exemption are inspected regularly by the relevant institutions.

Accreditation visits are cyclical, and it's important you check the current accreditation status for individual courses.

To find out more, visit IMechE or check our department's accredited courses.

Study facilities

We host our own servers to provide Windows, Linux and Unix-based operating systems. There are over 500 workstations available in our teaching laboratories, as well as a large open-access laboratory that provides PC and Unix-based machines. We have our own IT Helpdesk and 24-hour computer labs on campus.

Our dedicated engineering facilities include a flight simulator, subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels, a motorsport workshop, specialist laboratories and industry-standard simulation suites.

We operate an extensive pastoral care system to provide guidance and support throughout your studies, including induction courses and access to academic staff and student advisers.

Careers / Further study

An accredited Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering provides an essential stepping stone for any mechanical engineer aspiring to take their career to the highest level.

Mechanical engineers are vital to society and the economy. For example, they're often involved in making maximum use of high-capital plants and operations such as power stations, oil refineries, chemical plants and hospitals.

Business Administration

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $20,203.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Fulfillment in business

Our Bristol MBA prepares managers for the changing demands of the global market and the increasing challenges of contemporary business. You will gain practical insight into the key issues facing organisations today and investigate key methodologies relevant to the real world.

We'll encourage you to think about business in a responsible way, creating sustainable value for business and society at large, and contributing to a healthy economy.

An MBA helps you towards better prospects, salaries, and ultimately, further fulfillment in business. Our MBA is rooted in the real world of business and has been carefully designed to give you a practical insight into the key issues facing organisations today in all parts of the world.

This course can have a profound impact on your career, helping you exceed your potential, and prepare you for the challenges ahead. Our well-established international links help transform Bristol MBA students into effective business leaders with a global outlook.

People choose to study for an MBA for different reasons and with different outcomes in mind. Our course is vocationally focused, allowing you to tailor your studies to develop areas of knowledge relevant to your career plan, meet your particular goals, and shape your business future.

Whatever you want to get out of the course, it's going to be demanding and challenging - dedication, energy and enthusiasm are a prerequisite.

Download our full-time MBA brochure.

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • Chartered Management Institute

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

The Bristol MBA will serve you well in your day-to-day business as well as giving you a passport to a higher-flying career.

You will study:

  • Customer and International Market Analysis
  • Strategy and Implementation
  • Managing People in a Global Context
  • Leadership, Complexity and Change
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Systems, Structures and Operations
  • Professional and Academic Development Integrating the MBA Learning Experience
  • Conducting Evidence Based Research

Plus optional modules from (the number depending on credit requirements):

  • Global Financial Strategy     
  • Risk and Sustainability in Global Operations
  • Project Management in a Complex World      
  • Creativity and Innovation    
  • Management Consultancy
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Globalisation and the Law
  • Digital Business Information Systems
  • Emerging Markets: The New World Order

After these are completed, you will study:

  • Executive Dissertation/Consultancy Dissertation

You can choose to work on a research project that fits with your interests and ambitions. Alternatively, you can undertake a consultancy research project addressing the needs of a client, putting your skills and adaptability to the test.

In addition, the Professional and Academic Development Integrating the MBA Learning Experience Research module will support you throughout the course, developing your personal and research skills, according to your particular needs.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

The Bristol MBA is a proactive learning experience so while there are some classroom and one-to-one sessions, these are combined with individual research projects and applied study. Our approach is hands on and practical, focused on developing tangible personal and professional skills.

An important part of the course is the Integrated Professional Skills and Research Methods module. This is woven throughout the programme, connecting the various elements together. Integrated Professional Skills and Research Methods focuses on personal development planning, reflective learning and creating a portfolio. You are encouraged to devise a tailored programme of study that aligns with your professional and personal circumstances.

Collaboration is right at the heart of everything we do, with staff and students sharing knowledge and experience of their business worlds. Bristol MBA students learn through syndicate work, group and individual presentations, student-led seminar groups, case studies, experiential learning, role play and business simulations.

Study time

You can start the full time MBA in either January or September and complete the course in 12 months.

Assessment

Assessment for the Bristol MBA is by a mixture of work-based assignments (supervised mini projects), examinations, presentations/vivas and your dissertation.

Professional accreditation

This course has been accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The University will pay your CMI membership giving you access to member benefits from the CMI:

  • Knowledge Resource portal - ManagementDirect
  • Mentoring scheme - CMI Achieve
  • CMI library services
  • CMI organised networking events

On the completion of your degree, you'll gain a CMI qualification.  

Placements

Bristol Business School has forged close links with a broad variety of business organisations at local, national and international level. These partnerships give you the opportunity to complete a 'live' project as part of your MBA course.

As part of your practical coursework, you may get the chance to work inside an organisation for several weeks on a standalone strategic project, testing your skills and knowledge in the field. This taste of up-close management consultancy, critically analysing business problems in a workplace context, provides an invaluable form of active preparation. It helps develop decisiveness and judgment for timely, informed decisions.

Fieldwork

Bristol Business School also has connections and affiliations with influential business institutions locally and nationally. These include Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Bristol City Council, Bristol Junior Chamber, Bristol Post, Business West, The Confederation of British Industry, The Chartered Management Institute, The Federation of Small Businesses, The Institute of Directors, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and West of England Local Enterprise Partnership.

Study facilities

As an MBA student at Bristol Business School, you'll have access to dedicated rooms with WiFi and study space for individual and group work. You'll also be able to access the Business School's Postgraduate Resource Centre, as well as the Academic Support Centre and Executive Development Centre.

You can take advantage of Bristol Business School facilities including a trading room with access to the Reuters 3000 Xtra trading platform. This facility is used as part of your learning on certain optional modules.

Stimulating speakers and contacts

We organise the Bristol Distinguished Address Series, regularly inviting distinguished experts from industry and professional bodies to speak at UWE. This opportunity provides students with insight into the challenges and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership.

Speakers include: Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership; Matthew Layton, Managing Partner of Clifford Chance LLP; Angela Knight, Chief Executive Officer of Energy UK; Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England.

Bristol Business School is also actively involved in other events including the Bristol and Bath Women in Business Awards, which pay tribute to the women whose determination and success are helping to drive the local economy.

These occasions also provide a valuable opportunity for students to tap into our professional networks and connections and start building their own.

Careers / Further study

The Bristol MBA course will help you move your career forward, providing you with the relevant skills, experience and networks to become a leader in your chosen field of business.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Marketing Communication

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,316.
  • Duration 1 Year.

The digital revolution has resulted in a widening of the number and types of organisations involved in communications. Previously advertising was often confined to larger commercial organisations, however, there is now a need to have a strong web presence. Organisations of all kinds have had to become far more professional in how they communicate with customers, the public and other audiences.

The MSc in Marketing Communications will give you a solid grounding in marketing, while also allowing you to position yourself as a marketing communications specialist. Whether you choose to go on to work in an agency, in house as part of a communications team, or as a freelance consultant, the course will help you gain the skills and insight needed to establish yourself confidently in this field.

Flexible study options

This course can be taken as a one-year full-time programme, which is ideal if you are at the start of your marketing career. It is also of particular interest to professionals in the creative sector, who can choose to take the flexible part-time route, if they wish to study without taking a career break.

The skills you need to succeed

We take a structured approach to developing the professional skills you need to be successful in this field. This includes both intellectual skills exploring different ways of thinking; and practical skills, such as communication, numerical and presentation capabilities.

A real-world focus

The course draws heavily on real-world issues, so you will learn the theory but also how to apply it to real-life situations. You will also have plenty of opportunity to engage with employers, with guest lecturers from industry, and research opportunities where you can work on real marketing problems.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

You will study the following core modules:

  • Contemporary Marketing Practice - This module introduces you to the theory and practice of marketing. It begins by looking at the traditional target marketing approach before looking at more recent developments in marketing thought. This module will also introduce the idea of thinking skills, encouraging you to take a systematic approach to the way you tackle business problems, using theory to structure your approach.
  • Strategic Marketing Planning - In this module, you will learn how to analyse an organisation's environment, making decisions on how it can deploy its resources for maximum advantage. The module will review a number of different tools and techniques which aid strategic analysis, strategy development and implementation.
  • Principles of Marketing Communications - This module takes an in-depth look at the tools and techniques of promotion. As well as looking at the strengths of weaknesses of different communications media, you will learn the more fundamental principles of message development, framing and delivery, ensuring that communications media are used as effectively as possible.
  • Marketing Analytics - Marketing depends on good information about the organisation, its customers and its competitors. In Marketing Analytics, you will learn how to design and implement systems for monitoring marketing activities, integrating financial and non-financial information to support organisational learning.
  • Research Methods for Marketing - This module builds on the learning from the Marketing Analytics module.  As well as learning how to define and plan research projects, you will develop skills in gathering data, whether from focus groups, surveys or observation. The focus on this module is primarily on marketing research, but we will also look at the similarities to and differences from academic research.
  • Digital Marketing - Digital marketing is integral to marketing in any context, so most modules will contain a substantial element of digital marketing. This module focuses on the planning and execution of digital marketing campaigns, focusing on the practical skills that need to be developed to maximise the benefit derived from digital marketing channels.
  • Corporate Communications - This module will help you to understand the practices and processes by which an organisation communicates with its internal and external stakeholders. Building on the Principles of Marketing Communications Module, you will take a more specialist look at topics such as media relations, crisis management and building an internet presence, as well as the principles and practices of internal communications to staff.
  • Marketing Dissertation and Research Methods
  • Work-based Project and Research Methods.

You will choose one additional subject from the optional modules* below:

  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Social Marketing Principles and Policy
  • Promotion and Society
  • Retail and Fashion Marketing: Design and Delivery.

* The availability of optional modules is subject to demand.

Dissertation

In addition to these modules, your dissertation gives you the chance to research an area of marketing communications that is of particular interest to you and of relevance to your career or company. You will have the choice of working on an academic-type dissertation or a work-based one, where you will work on a live communications project.

You will attend a number of dissertation workshops to provide you with the research training sufficient to produce a quality dissertation.

Previous dissertation topics include:

  • A cross-cultural research: Investigating the role of Cultural Masculinity on Consumers' Buyer Behaviour of Luxury Goods
  • Love at the core: the influence of brand-love on consumer outcomes
  • A research of how celebrity endorsement influences on environmental behavioural intention of young people in Vietnam
  • The influence of cosmetic advertising on the body image of West African students at UWE

Please also note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

This is a 'conversion' Masters course, and we assume no prior study of marketing communications. You'll learn though formal classes and seminar sessions, as well as through group work and independent study. The work will include assignments, exercises, case studies and presentations with an emphasis on independent learning to develop your problem-solving skills.

You will also have access to a range of study materials online through our virtual learning environment. This includes online lectures, five-minute 'talking head' discussions and other syllabus-related material to support your learning.

For more details see our glossary of teaching and learning terms.

Study time

Full-time

For the full-time course you will attend the Business School for one year, study two to three days per week, and submit your dissertation in September. You can, however, choose to submit your dissertation in December, therefore taking 15 months to complete the course.

Part-time, flexible

The part-time route lets you fit study around work and family commitments. It runs over 24 months, during which time you'll attend the University for a total of approximately four hours per week during term time.

Study support

If you have been out of higher education for a while, we provide skills sessions to help prepare you for studying again, as well as sessions for non-native English speakers.

Assessment

Assessment is through supervised mini-projects, presentations, time-constrained assignments and examinations.

Study facilities

While you are studying with us, you will have access to a range of facilities to enhance your learning experience. This includes the University library, which is open 24 hours a day and includes computer facilities. The library is well stocked with electronic and print books, newspapers, journals, government publications, statistics, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, company information, market reports and DVDs.

The University is also currently investing in new facilities, including a £50m project to build the new Faculty of Business and Law building. This will provide a state-of-the-art teaching and learning environment for business and law students.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.

Integrity Research Scheme

As a student on this course, you will be able to apply to take part in the Integrity Research Scheme. This gives you the chance to gain practical market research experience, where you will work with a client on a real research project and gain valuable insight into what it's like to work as a market research consultant. 

Meet leaders of industry

As a student at Bristol Business School, you will have the opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership. Our inspirational line up of speakers has included Will King, CEO of King of Shaves who spoke on 'The Power of Social Media'.

Careers / Further study

Getting the right message across to the right people is fundamental to business success and those with expertise in marketing communications are always going to be in demand in roles such as advertising copywriter, PR manager, direct marketing executive, senior brand manager, account manager and marketing communications manager.

If you are already working in the sector, the course will help you take that vital step up the ladder or move into a more specialist role. Graduates of this course have gone on to work with employers such as Creative England, SCISYS and Telefónica UK. Many of our graduates also go on to further academic study by embarking on a PhD.

You will have access to careers support while you are studying with us (and for three years after you graduate). Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Marketing

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,316.
  • Duration 1 Year.

If you are looking to forge yourself a career in marketing, the MSc in Marketing at Bristol Business School will give you a solid qualification, and the skills and insights, to lift you above other candidates in the job market in a variety of different industry sectors, whatever your background or UG degree subject area.

This well-established and highly respected course will give you a thorough academic grounding in the subject, as well as developing your knowledge, experience and skills, to open the door to a wide range of rewarding marketing careers.

The latest marketing know-how

This is a fast-paced field, and the course is kept constantly updated and relevant to the latest developments in business practice. You will develop a comprehensive grounding in:

  • Planning, strategy development and implementation
  • Analysis of customers, markets and industry
  • Marketing communications
  • Research, investigations and data analysis.

The skills you need to succeed

The course is also designed to develop your problem-solving abilities and give you extensive opportunities for further personal development. We take a structured approach to developing the professional skills you need to be successful in this field. This includes both intellectual skills exploring different ways of thinking; and practical skills, such as communication, numerical and presentation capabilities.

A real-world focus

The course draws heavily on real-world issues, so you will learn the theory but also how to apply it to real-life situations. You will also have plenty of opportunity to engage with employers, with guest lecturers from industry, and research opportunities where you can work on real marketing problems.

This course is ideal if you are at the start of your marketing career.

Content

You will study:

  • Contemporary Marketing Practice - This module introduces you to the theory and practice of marketing.  It begins by looking at the traditional target marketing approach before looking at more recent developments in marketing thought. This module will also introduce the idea of thinking skills, encouraging you to take a systematic approach to the way you tackle business problems, using theory to structure your approach.
  • Strategic Marketing Planning - In this module, you will learn how to analyse an organisation's environment, making decisions on how it can deploy its resources for maximum advantage. The module will review a number of different tools and techniques which aid strategic analysis, strategy development and implementation.
  • Marketing Analytics - Marketing depends on good information about the organisation, its customers and its competitors. In Marketing Analytics, you will learn how to design and implement systems for monitoring marketing activities, integrating financial and non-financial information to support organisational learning.
  • Principles of Marketing Communications - This module takes an in-depth look at the tools and techniques of promotion. As well as looking at the strengths of weaknesses of different communications media, you will learn the more fundamental principles of message development, framing and delivery, ensuring that communications media are used as effectively as possible.
  • Research Methods for Marketing - This module builds on the learning from the Marketing Analytics module.  As well as learning how to define and plan research projects, you will develop skills in gathering data, whether from focus groups, surveys or observation. The focus on this module is primarily on marketing research, but we will also look at the similarities to and differences from academic research.
  • Global marketing - Whilst all of the modules on the Masters programme adopt a global perspective, this module looks specifically at the challenges of developing international markets. As well as learning techniques for researching and evaluating intentional markets, you will become familiar with different modes of market entry, as well as the common dangers and benefits of global marketing.
  • Marketing Dissertation and Research Methods
  • Work-based Project and Research Methods.

Optional modules

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

You will choose two additional subjects from the optional modules below, allowing you to specialise in areas relevant to your chosen career path:

  • Digital Marketing or Corporate Communications
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Social Marketing Principles and Policy
  • Promotion and Society
  • People and Organisations
  • Entrepreneurial Decision Making
  • Retail and Fashion Marketing: Design and Delivery.

OR, one from the optional modules above, plus one from:

  • People and Organisations
  • People and Organisations in an International Context.

Dissertation

In addition to these modules, your dissertation gives you the chance to research an area of marketing of particular interest to you and of relevance to your career or company. You will have the choice of working on an academic-type dissertation or a work-based one, where you will work on a live marketing project. You will attend a number of dissertation workshops to provide you with the research training sufficient to produce a quality dissertation.

Previous dissertation topics include:

  • From Bond to Beckham the Evolution of Male Grooming
  • Success factors in Capital and Revenue projects within Bristol Parks
  • What Influences Pre-adolescent Girls to Buy in a Social Network

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

This is a 'conversion' Masters course, and we assume no prior study of marketing. You'll learn though formal classes and seminar sessions, as well as through group work and independent study. The work will include assignments, exercises, case studies and presentations with an emphasis on independent learning to develop your problem-solving skills.

You will also have access to a range of study materials online through our virtual learning environment. This includes online lectures, five-minute 'talking head' discussions and other syllabus-related material to support your learning.

See our glossary of teaching and learning terms.

Study time

Full-time

For the full-time course you will attend the Business School for one year, study two to three days per week, and submit your dissertation in September. You can, however, choose to submit your dissertation in December, therefore taking 15 months to complete the course.

Part-time, fast track

This mode of delivery is designed for students who are unable to get time to study during normal working hours. For each of the modules, you will normally attend two one-day workshops (around 10 per year in total). These workshops will normally take place on Saturdays. The remainder the materials are delivered online. Although there is some flexibility for you to work through these at their own pace, there will be several live online tutorials to provide feedback and to keep you on track to meet assessment deadlines. You will also be required to attend examinations up to twice a year. The course takes two years to complete.

Part-time, flexible

You may negotiate an individual programme, involving study alongside the full-time students and/or modules from the Part-time, fast track mode. This might take as long as six years, but most students on this mode of study complete the course in three years, studying one day per week.  

Study support

If you have been out of higher education for a while, we provide skills sessions to help prepare you for studying again as well as sessions for non-native English speakers.

Assessment

Assessment is through supervised mini-projects, presentations, time-constrained assignments and examinations.

Study facilities

In our new £55m Bristol Business School, you'll have access to cutting-edge learning spaces.

Designed with student input, the Business School offers learning spaces for individual and group study, interactive learning environments and conference rooms you can book. It's a space for students and businesses to come together, collaborate and form new partnerships.

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.

Integrity Research Scheme

As a student on this course, you will be able to apply to take part in the Integrity Research Scheme. This gives you the chance to gain practical market research experience, where you will work with a client on a real research project and gain valuable insight into what it's like to work as a market research consultant. 

Meet leaders of industry

As a student at Bristol Business School, you will have the opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership. Our inspirational line up of speakers has included Will King, CEO of King of Shaves who spoke on 'The Power of Social Media'. Read more about the speakers you can hear from at the Business School.

Careers / Further study

Marketing is central to success in modern business the professional skills of the marketing expert are increasingly a passport through to the most senior positions in companies. This includes roles such as digital marketing manager, commercial director, marketing and development manger, head of business development and marketing, and senior direct marketing manager.

The MSc in Marketing at Bristol Business School will give you the broad-based skills and intellectual confidence needed to get started and get ahead in your career.

You will also have the opportunity to focus in on specific areas of marketing through the optional modules and your dissertation. Our graduates have gone on to work with employers such as Creative England, SCISYS and Telefónica UK.

 

Information Management

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Since the world went online, information has grown rapidly in volume and become infinitely more accessible. At the same time, information science and systems have been converging towards a common focus on information discovery, organisation, and management. Information management is essential in libraries, archives, museums and business, and is a much sought-after skill in careers spanning the sectors for example, in governmental, legal, financial, media and publishing organisations. Meanwhile, owners and users of information need to be able to access and evaluate information in faster and more intuitive ways.

The path to advanced management

The MSc Information Management is vocational and practice-oriented, designed to support information and knowledge managers. The course provides an excellent balance of traditional information management and library science, informed by cutting edge developments in information architecture and data management. It's an important route for anyone seeking professional chartership or progress to management roles.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

The course is designed to give you transferable knowledge, skills and approaches that support advanced information management roles and complement a range of wider management responsibilities.

  • Information Contexts (30 credits) - An introduction to key information issues in a selection of professional environments, together with over-arching themes such as information as a human right, understanding user information needs and fostering partnerships.
  • Knowledge Organisation (30 credits) - Essential practical skills, including metadata, mark-up and classification, and current issues in digitisation, digital collection management and digital curation.
  • Information and Digital Literacy (15 credits) - Investigating theories for assessing and using information resources, along with those on how to teach digital literacy skills and a study of the range of digital tools available for personal information management.
  • Personal and Organisational Management (15 credits) - Essential professional skills for the information specialist, including communication; networking; presenting; and people, project and financial management.

You also choose two optional 15 credit modules from:

  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Data Management
  • Designing The User Experience
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing
  • Linked, Open Data and The Internet of Things
  • Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics
  • Social Media and Web Science

Following the taught component of the course, you then undertake a 60 credit research dissertation that may be based on a real-world work project.

Please also note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

You'll learn through lectures, discussions, tutorials, practical exercises and independent reading, as well as working together in small groups. 

The course has a virtual learning environment online that supports you throughout your studies. It's a useful way to communicate with fellow students and teaching staff, find administrative details about the modules, and access course materials.

We regularly welcome specialist tutors to the department to contribute to specific modules.

For more details see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

Full-time: one year - starting in September.

Part-time: two years - starting in September.

Teaching sessions are normally on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings, with two modules timetabled on each day. Full-time students attend on both days and study four modules in each 12 - week semester, over one year. Part-time students attend on one of these days and study two modules per 12 - week semester over two years.

While work on modules may not be evenly distributed, full-time students should expect to commit the equivalent of two days a week for private study during term time. Part-time students should commit one day.

Assessment

Assessment in most modules is through written coursework, portfolios, presentations and written exams. The supervisor and second marker will assess your dissertation.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

Study facilities

UWE Bristol's library provides excellent facilities for group work and private study, and gives you access to a range of books and journals in the Library and Information Science field most of the journals are available online. There are 500 workstations in the Faculty's teaching laboratories, and a large open-access laboratory that provides PC and Unix-based machines. The Faculty has its own IT Helpdesk and the campus has 24-hour computer labs.

We operate an extensive pastoral care system that includes induction programmes and access to academic staff and student advisers.

Careers / Further study

This qualification is an excellent route to range of careers, and as a complement to existing career skills and professional development for example, for those moving into managerial roles. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in a wide range of sectors, including educational, public sector and museum archivist roles, plus a variety of consultancy and professional services positions.

Alumni have prominent roles in local library services, university libraries in Bristol and Bath, with the government, and in records management roles in public and private sectors.

For anyone looking to pursue PhD research positions, this course is considered a highly valuable preparatory route.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

 

Forensic Science

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Why study forensic science?

Forensic science is the application of a broad range of scientific analyses for the assistance of courts of law.

If you have an analytical mind-set and enjoy problem-solving, this master's course will enable you to deepen your knowledge gained from a scientific or analytical background, to specialise in a field where you'll add real value to society.

During this one year course you'll receive high level training in analytical science, incorporating elements of biology, chemistry and law. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of not only the scientific issues that affect the outcome of criminal trials, but also societal factors such as unconscious bias and juror expectation.

You'll also undertake a substantial research project based on your interests and career goals.

Why UWE Bristol?

Designed with input from industry professionals and with a strong practical focus that mirrors real life, you'll learn the full range of skills needed to launch a career in this interesting field.

Your learning will follow the journey of evidence from a crime scene, through to analysis in the laboratory, and finishing with the evaluation and presentation of the evidence in the criminal courts.

You'll make full use of our range of simulation facilities, including a 'crime scene house', as well as laboratories,and mock courtrooms.

You'll benefit from specialist guest lectures and research seminars, and be able to take advantage of our broad range of extracurricular activities, such as forensic book club, forensic film club, CV and online portfolio development, and employability workshops and fairs.

Where can it take me?

Your scientific and legal knowledge, combined with the highly analytical nature of this course, means you'll develop skills that will appeal to a wide range of employers.

Careers can include forensic biologist, DNA analyst, forensic chemist (trace evidence), forensic toxicologist, crime scene investigator, geneticist, teacher or project management.

Content

Year one

You will study:

  • Crime Scene Investigation - The recording, collection and preservation of common and unusual evidence types from volume and serious crime scenes will be explored in theory and in practice at our crime scene facilities. 
  • Advanced Forensic Analysis - The recording, collection and preservation of common and unusual evidence types from volume and serious crime scenes will be explored in theory and in practice at our crime scene facilities. 
  • Interpretation, Evaluation and Presentation of Evidence - The role and regulation of forensic practitioners in the interpretation, evaluation and presentation of forensic evidence in criminal proceedings. The impact of societal factors upon justice.  
  • Forensic Research Project - An enquiry-based research project in a negotiated area of forensic practice. Developing and demonstrating advanced skills in forensic scientific research and professionalism.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you. 

Learning and Teaching

In keeping with the practical nature of Forensic Science and our focus on real world learning, the course delivery balances academic theory with countless opportunities to get hands-on experience using our outstanding facilities. Approximately 50% of the course delivery will take place in the simulation crime scene facilities (house, garden and garages), the laboratory, and the court room.

All topics are taught both theoretically and in practice. The course has been designed to be taught in two days per week for a whole academic year.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms

Study time

This is a full time master's course, taught over one full academic year. You'll receive an average of at least 12 hours of teaching per week over two days.

During the research project module you'll mostly be studying independently, with support from your academic supervisor. You'll also need to undertake independent reading and research throughout the duration of the course.

Assessment

This course is assessed on four sequential modules, and there are no examinations. Each module will be assessed on criteria from the module itself in slightly different ways:

Crime scene science module assessment will focus on your investigation of a simulated crime scene.

Advanced Forensic Analysis is assessed by a practical examination of forensic evidence.

Interpretation, Evaluation and Presentation of Evidence is assessed by the presentation of evidence in the mock courtroom.

Forensic Research Project is assessed by the production of a substantial research paper.

Study facilities

Forensic Science at UWE Bristol is based across two campuses; our main campus Frenchay and also Glenside, our dedicated healthcare campus. Both are welcoming communities that combine beautiful surroundings with first-rate facilities and equipment.

On this MSc Forensic Science course, academic theory is balanced with countless opportunities to get hands-on experience using our outstanding facilities.

You'll learn how to find and collect evidence in a range of realistic scenarios using our specially-adapted Crime scene house and garden, as well as garage facilities.

You'll then move on to analysing the evidence you've collected in our advanced science laboratories, gaining practical experience on industry-grade equipment.

Finally, you'll present evidence in our mock courtrooms, part of Bristol Law School on Frenchay Campus.

In addition to these specialist facilities you'll have access to our 24/7 library facilities, equipped with a wide range of study resources and different kinds of study spaces, as well as high quality teaching rooms and study spaces.

Careers / Further study

The scientific and legal knowledge you'll gain, along with the highly analytical nature of this course, means you'll graduate with skills that are in demand by a wide range of employers.

Forensic science graduates go into varied types of laboratory work, and a significant number become science teachers. Careers within forensic science could include forensic biologist, DNA analyst, forensic chemist (trace evidence), forensic toxicologist, crime scene investigator, and many more. UWE Bristol forensic science graduates have gone on to roles with some of the country's largest forensic science providers, including Eurofins Forensics, Cellmark Forensic Services, and Key Forensic Services, as well as in a range of roles with the police.

The scientific problem-solving, numerical and analytical focus, as well as the communication and collaboration skills you will gain will also put you in a strong position for careers in other sectors. For example genetics, teaching, project management, financial services and law.

Get inspired

Our award-winning careers service can help you to develop your career through coaching, placements and global opportunities, graduate jobs and more.

We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.

Finance

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,316.
  • Duration 1 Year.

If you are seeking to move into a career in finance, our MSc in Finance will give you the practical and academically-rigorous grounding you need. Covering everything from financial market frameworks and concepts, through to strategic decision making and risk management, you will gain a realistic insight into current practice in the finance and investment world, and be expertly equipped with a toolbox of financial techniques you can apply in your work from day one.

The course is open to anyone with an interest in finance, but doesn't require you to have studied the subject at undergraduate level.

Industry links and facilities

As part of Bristol Business School, you will get to hear from inspiring speakers from the financial world, and have access to our state-of-the-art trading room, built around the Bloomberg Professional system, the main financial data platform used in many investment firms and banks.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change. 

The Postgraduate Certificate is made up of three or four of the seven compulsory modules detailed below.

Compulsory modules:

  • Fundamentals of Finance equips you with the principal functions of financial management and develops knowledge and skills required by finance managers in relation to financing, investment and controlling decisions.
  • Financial Instruments provides you with an overview of the valuation of competing financial instruments and an introduction to how they might be combined in portfolios.
  • Financial Statement Analysis provides you with the tools for analysing individual companies from a financial viewpoint, within the context of their industry and the wider macroeconomic environment.
  • Fund Management equips you with the necessary tools and fundamental techniques in modern finance theory and their application to fund management.
  • Risk Management provides you with the knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of recent techniques and issues in risk management.
  • Corporate Financial Strategy provides you with a range of strategic tools and approaches to problems and opportunities in the real-world corporate finance arena.
  • Quantitative Research Methods provides you with the research training sufficient to produce a quality quantitative finance dissertation.

The Postgraduate Diploma is made up of the remaining compulsory modules and one additional optional module, allowing you to specialise in areas relevant to your chosen career path.

Optional modules:

  • Advanced Corporate Reporting
  • Financial Engineering
  • Principles of Financial Intermediation
  • Financial Investments in Practice.

Masters

Dissertation

In addition to these modules, your dissertation gives you the chance to research an area of finance of particular interest to you and of relevance to your career or company. Previous dissertation topics include:

  • An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of US Equity Returns
  • Company Analysis and Valuation
  • The Determinants of Operational Risk: An Empirical Investigation of UK Financial Institutions.

This structure is for full-time students only. Part-time students study the same modules but the delivery pattern will be different. 

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

The course is taught through formal classes and seminar sessions, as well as through group work and independent study. The work will include assignments, exercises, case studies and presentations, with an emphasis on independent learning to develop your problem solving skills.

Our fully established trading room, with access to the Bloomberg Professional trading room, will enhance your understanding of the operations of financial markets by providing real-time data used for pricing purposes. It is also used in a number of modules to develop your analytical and decision-making skills.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

The course involves 12-15 hours of teaching a week, with independent study required outside of that. We recommend students spend approximately five to six days a week on their studies to gain maximum benefit from the course.

Dedicated support

We operate an 'open door' policy, so you will have regular access to your tutors to discuss any aspects of the course. We can also offer you careers advice specific to the financial sector, drawing on our links with financial organisations.

Assessment

Assessments will be a mix of assignments, supervised mini-projects, role playing exercises, group work, simulations, presentations and examinations.

Study facilities

In our new £55m Bristol Business School, you'll have access to cutting-edge learning spaces.

You will have access to our trading room built around the Bloomberg Professional system. This state-of-the-art financial platform is the same used by the main investment banks and provides a commanding view of global financial data and news. As well as using the platform in several modules, you can choose to study for a Certificate in it, to enhance your prospects further.

You will also have access to all the other facilities at the Bristol Business School, including our postgraduate study rooms.

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.

Meet leaders of industry

As a student at Bristol Business School, you will have the opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership. Our inspirational line up of speakers has included Stephen Varley, Chairman and Regional Managing Partner UK and Ireland, Ernst and Young, who spoke on leadership in the financial services sector.

Through our links with professionals, we have also hosted speakers such as Charles Stanley's Chief Economist, Jeremy Batstone-Carr, as well as running careers events with professionals from the regional banks and investment firms.

Careers / Further study

When you understand corporate finance and the world's financial markets, you are on the road to a successful, challenging and high-flying career.

This course will equip you, not only with a sound knowledge of financial theories and methods, but with a detailed understanding of the latest financial issues and developments and how these affect the financial world today. You will gain the technical, communication, compliance and client-facing skills you need to get started in the industry, in whichever area of finance you decide to move into.

Those with qualifications in finance are in demand for positions in areas such as investment banking, corporate banking, fund management, corporate finance, risk management, consultancy, and as independent financial assistants or analysts.

You will have access to careers support while you are studying with us (and for three years after you graduate) through the University's careers service.

Environmental Management

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Environmental and sustainability issues are at the forefront of global concerns. Consequently, globally there is increasing demand for competent, qualified environmental managers. Managing the environment is of increasing importance to governments and industry by choosing to study this course at UWE Bristol (two-time winner of the International Green Gown Awards) you will develop expertise in key areas which will enhance your employability.

Developing skills for wide-ranging applications

The MSc Environmental Management is an opportunity to study a professionally focused course in line with your own interests and ambitions. On completion, you'll be ready to take on a number of roles, for example, working in the environmental arm of a large private company, or with a public sector body such as the Environment Agency. You'll find possibilities across the world in areas as diverse as civil engineering, sustainable development, water security, or research. You may find yourself developing policy or getting involved in major projects.

Be at the forefront of helping solve some of the world's biggest environmental and sustainability issues, including climate change, air pollution, biodiversity loss, food and water security, sanitation and safe water access. Your expertise could help shape the future of our planet, and really make a difference.

The Masters in Environmental Management has been designed to create a well-rounded environmental management professional that is able to apply their skills holistically in developing solutions to address the major challenges of our global future.

Your degree will provide you with skillsets and expertise in managing water, air, carbon and energy, alongside a grounding in environmental assessment, sustainable development and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) that will enhance the applicability of your knowledge. In addition, the course gives you the opportunity to put your learning into practice in a workplace setting through undertaking a project on behalf of an organisation of your choosing, helping you to get a foothold in your environmental management career and increasing your subsequent employability.

You will also have an opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills through your choice of Masters Project. This could allow you to specialise in an aspect of environment management that interests you, or expand on and develop your work-based learning project.

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • The Institution of Environmental Sciences

Content

You will study the follow modules:

  • Environmental Assessment will enable you to understand how to do an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) within the framework of current best practice, through hands on case studies. Related areas such as Strategic Environmental Assessment will also be explored to consider how to build sustainability into the whole development lifecycle.
  • Sustainable Development: Principles and Practice explores the fundamental nature, causes and consequences of sustainable and unsustainable development. Practical exercises and projects give you first-hand experience of putting key concepts, frameworks and tools for implementing sustainable development into practice.
  • Renewable Energy and Carbon Futures allows you to look at technologies and the ways in which they can be implemented that potentially provide the basis for a fundamental re-shaping of how society works. This is especially in the field of energy supply and use, through technologies such as biogas digesters, wind power, solar power and the opportunities for bio fuels and greater energy efficiency. It also examines carbon accounting and management, and emissions trading, and the code for sustainable homes.
  • Water Management and the Law will introduce you to a range of topics relating to water management in a challenging future, including governing legal frameworks. The module considers the major political, economic, regulatory and policy issues facing water managers in two broadly conceived world regions: the Western capitalist world and the so-called "developing world". The module will include a series of lectures addressing these topics as well as invitations to attend relevant external events and presentations by visitors to the university.
  • Air Quality Management covers an introduction to air quality management from UK and European perspectives, focusing on pollutants of concern, their sources and health effects. You will also study ways of monitoring and modelling air pollution and the implications of air quality assessment in development control, as well as mitigation strategies through Air Quality Action Planning.
  • Introduction to Applied GIS introduces fundamental concepts related to GIS and its application, and develop the basic practical skills that are extended across the rest of the course. The module covers the history of GIS, issues about GIS and society, an introduction to spatial data formats and a technical introduction to ArcGIS
  • Work-Based Learning in Sustainability and Environmental Management builds on theories and concepts developed through directed independent study, the student's own research and from other modules on the Masters course through undertaking a modest but meaningful professional project for a host organisation.
  • Masters Project gives you the opportunity to investigate, tackle and report on a specific issue in current environmental management practice, with supervision from specialist subject tutors.

Please also note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

The teaching and learning methods used across the course are designed to ensure you develop a range of valuable professional skills as well as subject expertise.

You learn collaboratively through practical sessions, small group tutorials and placements, and we encourage you to form independent study groups and support one another this ensures you benefit from each other's experiences as well as the taught content.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Assessment

We want you to realise your full potential. So we expect you to participate in debates and discussions, prepare professional reports and presentations, and write traditional academic essays. There is a strong emphasis on reflective learning, which will allow you to monitor, assess and evaluate your progress. There will be plenty of opportunities for feedback before your work is assessed more formally.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES), the education committee of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).

You can apply for free Student Membership and for a fast-track route to membership once you graduate, starting you on a route towards becoming a Chartered Environmentalist or Chartered Scientist.

Placements

This course offers opportunities for professional placements or work-based learning. We provide support for finding placements, but we expect you to be a proactive partner in finding and pursuing opportunities.

A good example of our industry links is the International Water Security Network, a global research network led by UWE Bristol and funded by Lloyd's Register Foundation.

Study facilities

We have world-class teaching rooms, labs and computer facilities, and computer-based resources to support your learning. You'll have access to computer rooms that run a range of professional industry-standard software, supported by large-format printers and scanners, and a team of expert and friendly technical support staff who can provide specific help if needed.

The Department of Geography and Environmental Management has access to four specialist laboratories: Earth sciences; Environmental change; Surveying technology; and Spatial analysis. Each laboratory contains modern equipment and facilities allowing our students to test water quality and soil mechanics, investigate historic environments, carry out level surveys and much more.

Frenchay Campus library is the largest in the south west and is open 24 hours a day as are many of our computer labs.

Careers / Further study

Environmental Management is a diverse field encompassing roles that seek to assess, evaluate and improve our impacts on the natural world. Environmental Management issues are high on many international political agenda. Indeed, given the existential threats of over-population, resource security and environmental pollution and climate change, the importance of professionals to help address these issues has never been greater. As a result, there is a global demand for highly-skilled environmental managers across the public and private sectors.

Our graduates have gone onto many varied and rewarding roles. Here's what some of recent alumni have said about their experience on the course:

"During my first year studying part-time for an MSc in Environmental Management I have very much appreciated the opportunity to undertake some of the diverse, but complementary modules on offer. I have found the inspiring teaching, great organisation and positive support to be of great help and enjoyed the opportunity to learn alongside fellow students who share my interests and bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm.Wendy

"I really liked the placement and networking opportunities. The application of knowledge and the opportunity to talk to and work with distinguished research professionals who are undertaking relevant work helped to focus my career pathway by listening and learning from lecturers' experience." Katriece

In addition to preparing you for an exciting career in a growing industry, your studies will also prepare you to pursue a PhD, if you choose.

Environmental Law and Sustainable Development

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,316.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Part of our comprehensive range of LLM programmes, the LLM in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development allows you to deepen your understanding of law relating to the environment and associated development issues.

You will engage with the legal and ethical challenges posed by sustainable development, and explore global environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity protection, water management and renewable energy, from the perspective of both developed and developing countries. By encouraging innovation in assessing current environmental problems, the course will prepare you to work in legal practice, whether you choose to go into a commercial organisation, the public sector or a non-governmental organisation.

Diverse choice of modules

Pursuing an LLM allows you to focus in on a particular area of law by delving deep into the subject and undertaking independent research and learning. The modules available cover a diverse range of legal topics, making it possible to tailor the course towards the specific areas of law you wish to explore further.

Teaching backed by the latest research

The School has a thriving research culture and most tutors on our LLMs are active researchers, publishing in leading journals. At the same time, the quality of teaching at Bristol Law School has been recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency as 'excellent'. You can therefore expect to participate in carefully-planned, lively and highly informative sessions designed to give you a deep and thorough grounding in your chosen area of law.

Flexible study options

There are two intakes to the LLMs, one in September and one in January, and you can study with us full or part time.

Content

The LLM in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development consists of nine modules in total, including a dissertation of up to 15,000 words.  

To gain the Postgraduate Certificate, you will study two compulsory modules (Research Methodsand International Environmental Law) and two optional modules.

To gain the Postgraduate Diploma, you will complete the necessary modules to gain the Certificate (as above), one further compulsory module (Natural Resources Law) and another three optional modules.

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

To achieve the LLM, you will complete the necessary modules to gain the Diploma (as above) and also write a dissertation.

Core modules

  • Foundations for Research - During this module you will explore core research methodologies and develop your own legal research and analytical skills. You will consider how research links to your future study and employment by exploring good academic practice, key research skills, and research methodologies in the context of professional development and your own academic research activities.
  • Research Methods - This module builds on the Foundations for Research module, exploring the themes of skills enhancement, employability and research methodologies in more depth. In particular you will analyse and critique the use of research methodologies in the context of specific disciplines relevant to LLM study. Throughout the module you will develop your critical faculties and analytical skills, using methodological tools to analyse the strength of your own and others' academic work.
  • International Environmental Law - covers international legal principles and concepts relating to environmental protection in the context of wider political, ecological and economic issues.

Option modules

You will choose two modules from the following options:*

  • Globalisation and the Law - introduces you to what globalisation means in economic, political, cultural and social terms, and the legal consequences that derive there from. You will assess whether international law is equipped with instruments and institutions to regulate the consequences of globalisation.
  • International Human Rights Law - examines the development of human rights protection in international law. We will consider the philosophical origins, as well as the international and regional legal instruments and institutions that provide support for human rights.
  • International Environmental Law - covers international legal principles and concepts relating to environmental protection in the context of wider political, ecological and economic issues.

If you are continuing onto the Diploma or LLM, you will then take the following compulsory module:

  • Natural Resources Law - examines the legal regulation related to natural resources, looking at the sources and legal concepts applicable to natural resource activities, with a particular focus on the oil, gas, water and forestry sectors.

You will also choose three option modules from the list below:*

  • World Trade Organisation Law - examines the laws, law-making and adjudicative institutions of the World Trade Organisation. Particular attention is given to the procedures for dispute resolution and other 'covered agreements' relating to international economic law.
  • European Environmental Law and Policy - looks at how EU environmental law has developed alongside international environmental law and how it has influenced national environmental laws within the EU.
  • Shipping Law - gives you an understanding of the issues, constraints, interests and risks involved in the shipping industry and the role that sea transportation plays in international trade.
  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility - focuses on the difference between the concepts of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, enabling you to assess the effectiveness of corporate governance and self-regulatory schemes.
  • International Employment Law - centres on employment law in an international context. The module relates to many of the themes explored in the materials of the International Labour Office (ILO), in particular globalisation, flexicurity (flexibility v security), human rights and sustainability.

*Or one option, not listed above, offered on any of the other LLM courses.

Dissertation

Finally, if you are undertaking the full LLM, you will need to write a 15,000 word dissertation. This needs to be an original piece of work. You can satisfy this requirement by:

  • carrying out empirical work that has not been done before
  • synthesising issues not put together before
  • looking at topics that people in the discipline have not looked at before
  • examining existing knowledge in an original way, or
  • bringing new evidence to bear on an old issue.

You don't need to meet all of these criteria. Your dissertation topic must broadly relate to your LLM award.

This structure is for full-time students only. Part-time students study the same modules but the delivery pattern will be different.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

The flexible nature of the course allows you to study with us full or part time. The course involves both extensive independent research and discussion in the context of workshops, designed to encourage the development of your critical, analytical and reflective skills. You will be expected to prepare for each workshop and to participate actively in discussion with your tutors and peers.

You will also have access to course and module information through our online Blackboard system.

For more details see our glossary of teaching and learning terms.

Study time

Full-time attendance

The full-time course takes one year, with approximately six to nine contact hours a week. However, as independent study is fundamental to the course, the total study time should be around 36 hours a week.

Part-time attendance

The flexible part-time route takes two to three years. You will usually have around three hours of contact with your tutors a week, depending on the route you are following, and you should spend between 12 and 18 hours a week studying independently.

Dedicated support

You will receive a high level of support both during your studies and after you have graduated. You will be allocated an LLM academic tutor to support you throughout the course. We also organise events to help you plan your career after the LLM.

Assessment

Taught modules on the LLM Environmental Law and Sustainable Development course are assessed through a combination of written coursework assignments and oral presentations. The culmination of the course is a dissertation of up to 15,000 words, which constitutes an original contribution to the corpus of legal knowledge within an area of environmental law.

Fieldwork

Pro Bono Unit

The UWE Bristol Law Court Clinic has developed a comprehensive programme to provide opportunities for you to undertake legal pro bono work in and around the Bristol area. The unit (which includes its free Community Legal Advice and Representation Service (CLARS)) has received national recognition through the various awards it has achieved.

Study facilities

Bristol Law School has excellent, state-of-the-art facilities, including a dedicated LLM study room and mock law courtrooms, where you can put your learning into practice.

The Frenchay library offers students 24-hour access with computer room facilities, as well as a wide range of legal resources, including Hein Online, LexisNexis, Westlaw and iLaw. The library is well stocked with electronic and print books, newspapers, journals, government publications, statistics, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, company information, market reports and DVDs.

A £50m project is also underway to build the new Faculty of Business and Law building, which will provide innovative teaching and learning spaces, including two showcase law courts.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.

Environmental Law Research Unit (in association with Burges Salmon)

Our specialist Environmental Law Research Unit is a collaboration between the Law Schools at UWE Bristol and Bristol University, and Bristol-based solicitors Burges Salmon (who specialise in environmental law). The unit delivers cutting-edge research into issues affecting environmental law, with particular expertise in the fields of pollution control, nature conservation, international environmental governance and licensing law.

UWE-Münster Referral Scheme

Students admitted under this scheme are exempted three modules by virtue of their prior studies and are offered a flexible pathway studying for a part or the whole of an academic year in Bristol.

Most students choose to study in Bristol in semester one, taking four modules and returning to Münster for semester two. Or students may wish to study in Bristol for the whole academic year, taking five modules spread over two semesters. Alternatively, the Research Methods compulsory module may be studied by distance learning before joining the taught modules in Bristol in semester two. 

Student representation

We have a student representation system, supported by UWE Students' Union. LLM student representatives are elected by LLM students to represent them, which means you will have the opportunity to raise any issues and help to shape the course by sharing your views.

Careers / Further study

Studying for an LLM provides an ideal opportunity to develop specialist skills that will be favoured by employers, both in the legal world and beyond. It opens up a range of career opportunities and gives our students the edge over other graduates.

The in-depth knowledge you will acquire in a particular area of law will give you a thorough grounding in the subject area and raise your employability prospects, enabling you to become a specialist within your organisation. It is for this reason that many of our LLM graduates choose to go on to complete a PhD or go into teaching and research.

Recent graduates from Bristol Law School have gained positions in local government, solicitors firms, the Ministry of Defence and other organisations including Marks and Spencer plc, Direct Line and Lloyds TSB.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Environmental Health

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 2 Years.

Our MSc Environmental Health course is designed specifically to enable health professionals to develop expertise in environmental health issues, and is aimed at graduates keen to acquire the professional skills associated with identifying, assessing, evaluating and controlling environmental factors that affect health. It educates and supports anyone pursuing public or private sector careers that promote and protect human health and welfare. Employability is excellent, thanks to strong links with and direct teaching input from employers across the South West.

Direct routes to employment or career enhancement

The majority of our students go straight into related employment. With many securing positions before graduation, with employers such as national food and health, safety and environment organisations and consultancies, national retailers and the leisure/holiday sector, as well as local councils, or overseas with a growing international focus on environmental health issues. This is reflected in our increasing number of international applicants.

On completing the course, the professional practical training and assessment set by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), you'll be eligible for registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board, CIEH, and will be able to enter into practice as an Environmental Health Practitioner. You'll have the knowledge and experience in decision-making needed to identify and tackle environmental health issues in a wide range of contexts. You'll also be ready to contribute significantly to existing environmental health practice, and to respond to and initiate change in line with current and emerging public health issues.

The faculty also provides an MSc Environmental Health Professional Practice course for those seeking professional training.

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Content

Studies focus on key current environmental health concerns, and cover public health, food safety, housing, health and safety at work, and pollution management. The core modules are:

  • Environmental Health Principles and Practice - A critical understanding of environmental health legal systems, risk assessment, employability skills and how they apply in practice through field visits, and input from experienced practitioners and employers.
  • Food Control - Developing an understanding of food safety situations along with the skills needed to assess and control them effectively. This is through a combination of teaching and practical sessions.
  • Pollution Management - Learning to understand, evaluate and mitigate aspects and processes of human activity that can cause environmental contamination of air (including noise), water and land.
  • Health and Safety Management - How working environments can affect our health, safety and welfare and how we can minimise incidence and negative effects through target-based interventions. 
  • Housing - Looking closely at the relationship between housing, communities and health, and the risks associated with housing deficiencies.
  • Introduction to Public Health - Learning how to critically analyse what determines health and illness in social, environmental and political contexts.
  • Health Promotion - Evaluating approaches to tackling health inequalities within communities.
  • Quantitative Health Research - Critical analysis and interpretation of epidemiological studies, in preparation for the research aspect of the course dissertation.
  • Dissertation - Design and execute a planned research study based on relevant methodology within an appropriate research framework.

Please also note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

The course is supported fully by on-line material and library access, and comprises a careful balance of individual and group learning. Group sessions are designed to take advantage of the wide range of practical and professional skills and experience our students bring to the mix.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Assessment

The Master's degree requires an accumulation of 180 credits. Modules are mostly 15 credits, with one worth 30, and the dissertation at 45. 

Assessment is by written exams, oral presentation, poster display or practical sessions, depending on the module - and your Master's dissertation.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health's (CIEH) 2011 curriculum.

To become registered by the Environmental Health Registration Board, you must complete the MSc award, complete work-based learning, and examinations set by the CIEH. Work-based learning can be alongside part-time or after full-time study. 

Suggested pre-course reading

We recommend reading these books before the programme, to give yourself essential background for the modules you'll study.

For Public Health and Health Promotion - Theory and Practice:

  • Naidoo, J. and Wills, J. (2008) Health Studies, An Introduction. Basingstoke, Palgrave, Macmillan

A useful introductory text that sets out the various perspectives on health and the ways health is studied through different disciplines. It introduces some of the main areas for studying health physiology, health psychology, sociology and policy, epidemiology and health promotion.

  • Orme, J., Powell, J., Taylor, P and Grey, M. (2007) Public Health for the 21st Century, New Perspectives in Policy Participation and Practice. 2nd ed. Open University Press/McGraw Hill

Covers a wide range of public health issues and spans undergraduate and Masters level studies.

For Environmental Health Principles and Practice:

  • Adams, J. (2007) Risk. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
  • Partington, P. (2010) Introduction to the English Legal System. Oxford.

For Food Control:

  • Sprenger, R. (2009) Hygiene for Management. Highfield Publications.
  • Lean, J. (2006) Fox and Camerons Food Science, Nutrition and Health. 7th ed. Hodder Arnold.

For Pollution Management:

  • Hill, M. (2010) Understanding Environmental Pollution. Cambridge.

For Housing:

  • Marshall, D. (2006) The construction of houses. Estates Gazette

This is aimed specifically at students and practitioners who require a broad understanding of building construction as part of a wider sphere of professional activity.

For Health and Safety Management:

  • Hughes and Ferrett (2011) Introduction to Health and Safety. 5th ed. Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Stranks, J. (2007) Health and Safety at Work.

Careers / Further study

There are more than 8,000 qualified Environmental Health Officers/Practitioners (EHOs/EHPs) in the UK and the employment opportunities are expanding. They are employed by both local government and industry, especially in food manufacturing, retail and the leisure sector.  Demand for EHPs in the public health sector is also rising as are the number of opportunities for Environmental Consultants. EHPs are also employed by the Food Standards AgencyPublic Health England and the Environment Agency.

You will need to develop scientific and technological knowledge - as well as collaboration skills for working closely with other professionals and communities.

You may spend time inspecting premises and processes, giving technical advice and dealing with complaints. Practitioners also work to prevent future environmental problems with health protection and promotion programmes, and through involvement in the planning process. EHPs may also get involved in the legal side of things - for example, instigating enforcement procedures and appearing at judicial hearings.

Watch the CIEH's short film about a career in Environmental Health, which will show you the scope of employment opportunities for EHPs and give you a flavour of the diverse work situations you may find yourself in.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Environmental Consultancy

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

MSc Environmental Consultancy is strongly interdisciplinary and practical, and draws on our wide-ranging and well-established links with environmental consultancies, industry, national and local government and the IES.

Your studies here at UWE Bristol (two-time winner of the International Green Gown Awards) will be academically rigorous and relevant to the professional skills of environmental consultants, and will equip you to make informed decisions in finding solutions to a range of environmental challenges.

You will learn how to make positive contributions to existing environmental consultancy practice, and respond to and initiate change in line with contemporary and emerging issues.

Students on this course come from a range of different backgrounds. You may be a recent graduate, or an experienced environmental consultant seeking advanced qualifications. This rich mix of students and the differing skills they bring, offer a unique and interesting learning environment for all.

Strong industry links

This course provides an excellent opportunity to gain industry experience with a placement which forms an integral part of your learning. As part of the learning is based in the workplace, the course is suited to people with previous work experience, but equally to those looking to embark on a new career.

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • The Institution of Environmental Sciences

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

The course is flexible and therefore suitable for part time and full time students. You will select two optional modules, complete a three-month placement and undertake a dissertation. The key taught areas include business skills for environmental management, environmental assessment and options in renewable energy, carbon management, air quality, water management and law, and GIS.

You will study:

  • Environmental Business Skills covers the key topics and skills needed for successful environmental consultancy practice management.
  • Environmental Assessment will enable you to understand how to do an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) within the framework of current best practice, through hands on case studies. Related areas such as Strategic Environmental Assessment will also be explored to consider how to build sustainability into the whole development lifecycle.
  • Professional Practice in Environmental Sciences gives you the opportunity to complete at least 48 days of work/based learning in a placement at an environmental consultancy setting. This will give you an insight into the responsibilities of the profession and offer a real-world context to your learning.
  • Dissertation (research project) - you will investigate, tackle and report on a specific issue in current environmental consultancy practice, with supervision from specialist subject tutors.

Plus, two optional modules from the list below, the nature and content of which is in line with current and future trends in environmental consultancy:

  • Renewable Energy and Carbon Futures allows you to look at technologies and the ways in which they can be implemented that potentially provide the basis for a fundamental re-shaping of how society works. This is especially in the field of energy supply and use, through technologies such as biogas digesters, wind power, solar power and the opportunities for bio fuels and greater energy efficiency. It also examines carbon accounting and management, and emissions trading, and the code for sustainable homes.
  • Introduction to Applied GIS introduces fundamental concepts related to GIS and its application, and develop the basic practical skills that are extended across the rest of the programme. The module covers the history of GIS, issues about GIS and society, an introduction to spatial data formats and a technical introduction to ArcGIS
  • Water Management and the Law will introduce you to a range of topics relating to water management in a challenging future, including governing legal frameworks. The module considers the major political, economic, regulatory and policy issues facing water managers in two broadly conceived world regions: the Western capitalist world and the so-called "developing world". The module will include a series of lectures addressing these topics as well as invitations to attend relevant external events and presentations by visitors to the university.
  • Air Quality Management covers an introduction to air quality management from UK and European perspectives, focusing on pollutants of concern, their sources and health effects. You will also study ways of monitoring and modelling air pollution and the implications of air quality assessment in development control, as well as mitigation strategies through Air Quality Action Planning. 

Throughout the course, we review future projections in the environmental consultancy sector, take advice from the course's Steering Committee, and reference the Environmental Data Service's annual survey.

You will normally start your research project or dissertation alongside or following the professional practice element of the course. You may base the research project or dissertation on a problem identified through your placement.

Please also note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied, however, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

The teaching and learning methods across the course are designed to ensure you develop a range of valuable professional skills as well as subject expertise.

The learning approach is one of collaborative learning, where you will learn during traditional lectures as well as through practical sessions, small group tutorials and field trips.

See our full glossary of teaching and learning terms.

Study time

Full time

One year, starting in September. Full-time students normally begin the academic year with a three-month coursework block followed by a three-month professional practice placement, before finishing with a research project.

Part time

Up to three years, starting in September. The course is structured to allow a flexible approach to study for those with personal and professional commitments.

Part-time students can take modules in an order that suits their circumstances. As already mentioned, the research project can be based on a problem in your workplace. This is particularly attractive to employers sponsoring your studies.

Assessment

We assess through coursework, project work - including group work and exams. You may also be assessed through viva voce.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).

You can apply for a free student membership to use the post-nominal StMIEnvSc.

Placements

Developing your environmental professional practice is a central element of this course, and you'll spend at least 12 weeks in professional practice, through work placements, on short-term project work. Your placement allows you to apply theoretical principles to a real-world environment, and we will help and support you in finding a suitable work placement.

Working in partnership

We have strong links with a range of organisations to ensure this course remains up to date and relevant. Many of these companies have Bristol offices and may also provide professional practise work placements during your studies:

"WSP is pleased to have a close association with this course. We have taken placement students every year since 2007 and many of them have secured permanent positions with us."

Ross Singleton, Director, WSP UK Ltd.

Study facilities

We have a range of well-equipped laboratories, each with specialist technicians supporting teaching and research. Our audiovisual facilities provide resources for photography, digital imaging, filming and sound recording.

Frenchay Campus library is the largest in the south west, with a huge range of resources for background reading and research. The library operates various systems that offer access to its resources at any time suitable to you.

Academic writing, communication and English skills (ACES) programme

If you're an international student, our ACES programme offers support for academic writing, communication and English language skills. It provides courses, workshops, consultations and drop-in sessions to meet your individual language and communication needs.

As a full-fee paying international student, you receive 100 ACES credits when you begin your course, which you can redeem against any of the activities the programme offers.

Careers / Further study

There are many opportunities for environmental consultants. They're needed in a wide range of industries and sectors, including oil, chemical, energy, waste management, transport, water, construction, metal, engineering, agriculture, mining and quarrying. Central and local government, charitable organisations, retail, commerce and manufacturing sectors also employ environmental consultants.

Graduates from this course have gone into many interesting and exciting areas of work, and the course has an excellent employment record. While many have found roles with large multidisciplinary environmental consultancies, others have used their learning, skills development and contacts from the professional practice placement to become environmental campaign managers, waste managers, wind-farm planning specialists, protected species experts, planning and development consultants, and many other roles.

Here's what some of our former students said about the course:

"I liked the fact that curiosity and questions were encouraged and supported by staff throughout the course. The course gave me the academic background that related to the current environmental consultancy industry and prepared me to work in the industry by helping me get that practical experience through the placement module.Natasha

"This year on the Environmental Consultancy MSc course was really enjoyable. This was because everything that we learned was relevant and very interesting. Also I found that the lecturers and support staff in general went out of their way to make time for us. Finally, the course has been very good for building students' confidence so that they have the knowledge and skills to put themselves out there for employment. It has been a great year!" Katie

Engineering Management

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Industry relevant experience

Engineering and the part it has to play in shaping the future is shifting at an unprecedented rate - with global challenges, technology revolution, fast innovation and a range of related issues demanding ever greater skills, awareness and agility from today's industry and business leaders.

MSc Engineering Management offers a unique opportunity for those who are eager to equip themselves with the essential capabilities and industry-relevant skills to excel as a future leader in an increasingly globally connected environment.

Exceptional interdisciplinary experience

The Masters is taught by the Department of Engineering, Design and Mathematics and the Business Business School and provides a unique opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and additionally work with leading academics and externally-recognised industry speakers.

The focus is on management within technology and engineering organisations, with a strong emphasis on the modern strategic challenges facing multinationals and SMEs, and the part that technology and engineering businesses have to play in addressing them.

Tailor the course to suit your interests

Importantly, you will have the opportunity to tailor the course towards your own area or areas of interest - whether that is technical strengthening in either engineering or advanced manufacturing or business widening in change management - ensuring the content you study offers you the strongest possible skillset and preparation for your future career.

Learn from a diverse cohort

This is highly relevant for graduates from diverse backgrounds who want to develop themselves as leaders of technology and/or engineering businesses, and for anyone with industrial experience looking to accelerate their career into a senior position of leadership.

As such, you will engage with, and learn from, people from a diverse range of backgrounds and interests - adding further to the richness of debate and learning experience you can expect on the course.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

The full Master's course comprises 180 credits divided into three 60 credit stages: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Masters. Students work incrementally through the three stages and must pass all modules at each stage in order to progress to the next.

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Sustainable Engineering for Global Challenges
  • Finance for non-Financial Managers
  • Strategic Analysis of Technical Operations
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Process Design and Management
  • Dissertation (Masters).

In addition, you will select two options from following modules:

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Principles of Lean Engineering
  • Product Design and Development
  • Simulation.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

The curriculum is delivered through a range of teaching and learning activities, encompassing lectures, seminars, small group work and workshops. We place an emphasis on project-themed, practice-based learning, with extensive use of real-life case studies from industry; and use workshops to instigate debate and develop critical thinking skills. We also encourage you to do your own investigation, by referring to latest core texts, academic and practitioners' publications.

The course is taught by leading academics, who all work as consultants with many of the region's engineering and technology businesses. Several of us sit on industry committees, as well as publishing high profile research in this field.

For more details, see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

For each 15 credit module, it is recommended you allocate 150 hours of time - made up of 35 hours of tutor-led contact and 115 hours of independent learning, including assimilation and development of knowledge, and preparing coursework. Weighting varies with research-based modules, to reflect the learning objectives.

Assessment

A range of assessments are used across the modules to enhance and develop your learning. There will be an emphasis, in particular, on developing and assessing your professional skills, through essays, reports, oral presentations and your research dissertation.

Study facilities

You will have access to a range of facilities to enhance your learning experience. This includes the University library, which is open 24 hours a day and includes computer facilities. The library is well stocked with electronic and print books, newspapers, journals, government publications, statistics, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, company information, market reports and DVDs.

You will also have access to the new Faculty of Business and Law building. A £55m project, the building includes interactive social and learning spaces, where you can work with other students, staff and business people, and make useful connections.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE Bristol has to offer.

Developing your academic skills

If you are an international student, the teaching and learning methods we use may differ slightly from what you are used to. For this reason, we offer support at the start of the academic year with orientation activities, and training focussed on developing your academic skills to help you on your way to success in your Masters.

This is also open to non-international students, and is a good opportunity to understand and appreciate the expectations of Masters-level study, in terms of assessment, critical thinking and professional reporting. The week isn't assessed but we encourage all accepted students to attend.

Careers / Further study

This courses is designed to help students with high potential accelerate their career towards senior management in the engineering and technology sectors - whether in a multinational, small and medium enterprise, or as an entrepreneur.

Depending on the subjects you focus on, you will be equipped to move into a broad variety of roles, including innovation and technology management, project and programme management, management consultancy, supply chain management, operations management, and product management, as well as general management roles.

We provide the opportunity, not just to gain knowledge in a range of relevant topics, but also to develop the necessary skills needed to apply that knowledge effectively in an increasingly challenging business environment.

Award-winning careers service

Our award-winning careers service is there to help you develop your graduate employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, graduate jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity, plus support for entrepreneurs and access to employer events.

Education

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 3 Years.

This part-time modular course aims to support participants in developing as critically reflective practitioners with a broader and deeper understanding of their context, phase or subject.

Students are supported in analysing and carrying out small-scale enquiries, underpinned by and connecting theory with practice. 

This course includes portfolio and independent modules which do not require regular attendance at UWE Bristol, enabling flexible and distance study, as well as taught modules.

The later stages of this course require attendance at one compulsory taught module, Researching Education. This module is available as a summer school or evening class.

Why study the MA Education?

  • We aim to produce critically reflective practitioners with a deeper understanding of their subject who link theory to practice on the basis of evidence based research.
  • You will have access to research active staff with wide ranging experience and specialisms in Education.
  • The MA Education is a flexible programme - you can choose from taught modules or work-based action enquiries, independent study or portfolios of professional development.
  • You can often use existing credits you have from relevant study at UWE Bristol or elsewhere towards your total credits (e.g. M Level modules in a PGCE programme).
  • It is possible to undertake single modules and build credits without committing to full MA; students can register to do phase one modules as CPD (accumulating up to 90 credits) and then transfer to the MA programme to complete their studies.

Content

The full Masters course comprises 180 credits divided into two 90 credit stages.

Phase one modules

You are able to select a personalised route through phase one, until you have accumulated a total of 90 credits:

Transformational Dimensions of Lifelong Learning (30 credits)

This module will provide opportunities for personal reflection, library based enquiry and/or empirical enquiry into the transformational dimensions of lifelong learning within personal and/or social contexts.

Independent Study (30 credits)

This module takes the form of a literature review on an area of interest or relating to an aspect of practice of the student. During the initial phase the focus will be on identifying a specific area and developing a plan, strategy and study programme relevant to the chosen area.

Teaching for Learning (30 credits)

The syllabus will have a focus on improving the educational outcomes for learners in educational settings. The core of the focus is on understanding teaching and learning and some content will be negotiated to reflect key priorities in educational settings.

Beginning a Career: reflective practice for newly qualified teachers (30 credits)

Priority areas for development will relate to the particular needs of individual NQTs, but will encompass issues to do with professional values and practice; knowledge and understanding; and teaching. By developing through two professional progress review points the student will have collected and critically reflected upon a range of evidence about progression through their induction year. This utilises the work NQT's (Newly Qualified Teachers) do as part of their NQT year.

Evidencing Learning from Experience (30 credits)

This module covers:

  • an exploration of what constitutes a 'learning event' and 'learning outcomes' of an appropriate level;
  • an autobiographical perspective on professional learning;
  • identification of evidence of professional learning and presentation skills for an effective portfolio.

Phase two modules

You will study:

Researching Education* (30 credits)

This module will examine approaches to educational research and how this supports professional enquiry and development. It will look at practitioner and action research as well as case study approaches to understanding educational and professional action. There will also be a focus on research methods, the processes of analysis and presentation of argument as well as an examination of ethics and theoretical frameworks.

Dissertation (60 credits)

The dissertation focus is on the execution of students' empirical research and writing up their theories. Sections likely to be included are: Introduction; Contextualisation; Methodology; Data Collection and Analysis; Implications; Recommendations and Conclusions.

The delivery of modules offered will vary and will include the following:

  • Attending taught sessions, workshops and discussion groups.
  • Research in your workplace.
  • Portfolio routes.
  • Writing up an area of work you are already engaged in.
  • Independent study.

*A taught course at UWE Bristol for 12 weeks or as a summer school usually held in the first week of the school summer holidays.

Hear what our students think about their time at UWE Bristol.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Study time

The MA is a flexible modular programme and can be spread over five years. Taught modules take place on weekday evenings, starting at 17:00.

Assessment

Assessment is by a variety of methods including written assignments, directed tasks, posters and short oral presentations.

Study facilities

The Department of Education and Childhood at Frenchay Campus has excellent facilities and resources for learning and teaching.

Its modern, purpose-built facilities provide high quality teaching rooms with state-of-the-art technology available. The Department has excellent IT facilities and houses an Open Learning Area with the latest equipment.

Data Science

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

The MRes Data Science is a multidisciplinary course that allows students to specialise in one of three areas relevant to today's digital economy.

Industry is currently facing a large shortfall of people who have the skills to process data in a developed way. The pathways on offer within this advanced course will enable you to engage with technology in a way that meets the ever-evolving demands and requirements of the data revolution.

Depending on your chosen subject area, you will graduate with one of the following qualifications:

  • MRes Computer Science
  • MRes Data Science
  • MRes Statistics

The course is suitable for students who have enjoyed the research components of their undergraduate degree and wish to prepare for a research-based career. It also offers excellent preparation for Doctoral study. Likewise, it is appropriate for people who are already working and who wish to either develop their research skills or undertake a research project to enhance their continued professional development.

Real world research skills

This Masters degree will equip you with the skills necessary to undertake sustained, independent and innovative research. You will gain the confidence to work in creative and flexible ways, and develop the ability to plan, produce and present rigorous, independent and theoretically informed studies. It also fosters the development of essential professional skills to enhance your employability, such as self-management, team work, problem solving and communication.

The taught components of the course provide a balance between training in interdisciplinary research methods and subject specific research under the supervision of UWE Bristol's active research specialists. Alongside these, you will put your skills into practice by conducting a supervised independent extended research project.

Within the taught modules, there will be a seminar programme delivered by academics and practitioners from inside and outside UWE Bristol. You will be expected to present on your own research, using skills learnt in the taught modules and gaining valuable communication experience in the process.

For the final extended research project, you can choose to engage with ongoing research from one of UWE Bristol's specialist research groups or to embark on a new project relating to or inspired by your particular interests. In either case, this may relate to your current or future employment.

Flexible learning options

This Masters is available as a full-time or part-time course with a high degree of flexibility. The taught modules are delivered on one day a week, making it suitable for day release study.

Content

The course consists of two taught modules. You will then undertake a supervised extended research project in one of the available subject areas.

  • Research Design and Methodologies (30 credits) covers qualitative and quantitative research methods, their use and analysis.
  • Research in Context (30 credits) a subject specific module designed to develop your research skills through reviewing, evaluating and presenting independently generated research material relevant to your extended project. Includes library skills development.
  • Extended Research Project (120 credits) allows you to investigate a relevant research topic in detail, working with a research supervisor and drawing on the skills developed in the taught modules.

Please note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

The course is designed to allow students to develop transferable research skills and then put them into practice under the supervision of active researchers. You will work both individually and in teams to build your skills.

The teaching staff includes researchers from UWE Bristols active research groups, including the Applied Statistics Group, Bristol Robotics Lab, Bristol Bioenergy Centre, The Institute of Biosensing Technology, the Artificial Intelligence Group, Software Engineering Research Group and the Centre for Complex Cooperative Systems.

Additionally, there may be contributions by practitioners from industry, giving you valuable insights into real world practices, challenges and issues.

Learning methods will include lectures, workshops, seminars, student presentations, supervised independent study and one-to-one supervision.

For more details see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

The MRes degree can be taken as either a one year full-time or two years part-time course.

The taught component of the course is delivered on one day a week during term one. If studying full-time, you will be expected to complete your extended research project during term two. For those studying part-time, you will have a further year to complete your extended project. This enables you to schedule your study time around work and other commitments.

Assessment

We will use a variety of assessment tools throughout the course. These include coursework, a portfolio, written exams and an extended research project.

Study facilities

The course is delivered on Frenchay Campus, where your time will be split between lecture rooms, seminar rooms, IT suites and UWE Bristol's extensive library.

Careers / Further study

The course will prepare you to step into a wide range of research-focused roles across all types of industry. It is designed with the flexibility to allow you to target both skills and subject matter towards a particular career trajectory or to your current employment.

 

Digital Marketing

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $18,599.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Why study MSc Digital Marketing?

The digital marketing sector is booming. More time and money is being invested in digital marketing than ever before, and experienced specialists are in high demand. It's a creative and fast-moving field offering plenty of opportunities for versatile, proactive professionals. 

Why UWE Bristol?

This course is designed for individuals who are ready to build on their existing marketing background by delving into digital.

You'll gain an extensive understanding of digital channels, including websites, social media, search engines and direct online marketing. Explore the ethics of data handling, and discover how to make your communications work harder through in-depth analytics.

Working with industry-standard software and technology, you'll also have the opportunity to access modern media studios, with editing suites for video, audio and photography. And because Bristol is a hotbed of digital and creative talent, you'll benefit from valuable opportunities for work experience and placements.

With expert tuition and the chance to network with industry leaders, you'll graduate with the knowledge, skills and contacts you need to make new headway in your marketing career.

In this video you'll hear from industry experts on the benefits of studying the MSC Digital Marketing at UWE Bristol.

Where can it take me?

Marketing is a key constituent of business, and the skills gap in digital expertise means you'll find opportunities across a range of sectors.

As a digital marketing graduate you could manage and advise on campaigns in-house or through an agency. This might be as a generalist working across all channels, or as a specialist in advertising, SEO, analytics, sales or social media.

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • Digital Marketing Institute

Content

You will study the following areas:

Principles of Digital Marketing:

  • Behaviour, strategy and content production
  • Use of data

Application of Digital Marketing:

  • Applying Digital Tools 1: (Websites, social networks, search engines, content management) Professional portfolio
  • Applying Digital Tools 2 (Websites, social networks, search engines, content management) Group pitch

Researching Digital Marketing

  • Digital Marketing Dissertation.

Please be aware that students studying on this course will be expected to use a variety of digital marketing and social media platforms, including those provided by Google and Facebook. This will require you to log in to these platforms. If you are uncomfortable with this, please contact Tom or Ed for a discussion before you apply.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of techniques that are likely to include practical workshops, tutorials, group work and small lectures.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms

Assessment

Assessment is likely to include a portfolio of work, a group presentation, and individual project work.  It is unlikely that assessment would be through a traditional examination.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by The Digital Marketing Institute.

Study facilities

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.

Accounting and Finance

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,316.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Today's business managers need to be able to analyse and interpret financial information and use this to inform business strategy. This course will help you develop this expertise, as well as giving you an indepth understanding of the contemporary issues encountered by financial managers.

The underlying practical focus ensures that the skills and knowledge you gain are highly relevant to the workplace whichever area of accounting or finance you are seeking to engage in.

Strong practical focus

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of accounting and finance, while also enhancing your critical thinking, research and analytical skills. During the year, you will:

  • analyse and solve complex problems relating to financial reporting, performance measurement and management, corporate strategy and financial management
  • be encouraged to think critically and creatively about problems requiring a multi-disciplinary approach
  • develop in-depth knowledge in a specialist topic you have chosen for your dissertation
  • enhance your key personal skills in time management, information accessing, analysis and interpretation
  • develop your interpersonal, communication and management skills through team working, making presentations and writing reports.

Industry links and facilities

As a student at Bristol Business School, you will get to hear from inspiring speakers from the business world. You will also have access to our state-of-the-art trading room, built around the Bloomberg Professional system, the main financial platform used by the large investment banks.

Accredited by the ACCA and CIMA

The course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). This means you will gain exemptions from several of their professional examinations, giving you a useful head start in your professional studies. Read more about the professional exemptions on the course in the features section.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

The Postgraduate Certificate is made up of five of the seven core modules detailed below.

Core modules

  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance
  • Corporate Governance and Strategy
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Financial Strategy
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Advanced Corporate Reporting
  • Research Methods in Accounting and Finance

The Postgraduate Diploma is made up of the remaining compulsory modules and one additional optional module, allowing you to specialise in an area relevant to your career plans.

Optional modules

  • Financial Investments in Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Consultancy Project in Accounting and Finance

Masters dissertation

To achieve a Masters, you must complete a dissertation which gives you the chance to research an area of accounting and finance that is of particular interest to you and of relevance to your career plans. Previous dissertation topics include:

  • Pre-production financial accounting issues in oil and gas companies: The accounting policy choices
  • Capital Structure and Profitability: An Empirical Research of the Drinks Manufacturing Industry in China
  • Human capital disclosures in company annual reports a case study of listed companies on the London Stock Exchange
  • Financial Investment Appraisal Incorporating Environmental Externalities

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

You will learn through formal classes and seminar sessions, as well as group work and independent study. The course will include assignments, exercises, case studies and presentations, with an emphasis on independent learning to develop your analytical and problem solving skills.

We operate an 'open door' policy, so you will have regular access to your tutors to discuss any aspects of the course. We can also offer you careers advice specific to the financial sector through the faculty's careers consultants and we organise guest speakers and employer events, where you can hear, and learn, from individuals working in various accounting and finance roles.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Assessment

Assessments will be a mix of written assignments, supervised mini-projects, role playing, presentations and examinations.

Professional accreditation

On successful completion of the programme, MSc graduates are eligible for exemption from a range of ACCA and CIMA professional examination papers, depending on their module choices. Please refer to the Programme Leader for further information.

Study facilities

In our new £55m Bristol Business School, you'll have access to cutting-edge learning spaces.

Designed with student input, the Business School offers learning spaces for individual and group study, interactive learning environments and conference rooms you can book. It's a space for students and businesses to come together, collaborate and form new partnerships.

You will have access to our new trading room. Built around the Bloomberg Professional system, this state-of-the-art financial platform is the same as that used by the large investment banks and provides a commanding view of global financial data, news and company information.

As well as using the Bloomberg system in several modules, you can choose to study for a Certificate from Bloomberg, to enhance your employability.

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.

Meet leaders of industry

As a student at Bristol Business School, you will have the opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership through our Bristol Distinguished Address Series.

Our inspirational line up of speakers has included Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executiveof NESTA, who spoke on 21st Century Economies: Amplifying the Best and Reining in the Worst.

Careers / Further study

The skills and knowledge developed on this course provide you with a wide range of opportunities in finance and accounting-related careers.

Many of our graduates choose to specialise further by going on to study for the CIMA or ACCA qualifications and becoming chartered accountants.

A proficiency in accounting and financial management, as well as an appreciation of the contemporary issues faced by financial managers, can enable you to progress to senior positions, such as business analyst, finance director, investment analyst, financial reporting manager, chief accountant and head of risk management.

 

Business Management

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,316.
  • Duration 1 Year.

The manager's role has become increasingly challenging with intense competition, increasing expectations, sustainability, innovation, technology change and alliances all making managers' tasks ever more complex and demanding. Yet with the ability to deal confidently with challenges like these, you can look forward to a rewarding future in virtually any organisation.

The MSc in Business Management will give you the skills and insight needed for a successful business career in a variety of different industry sectors, as well as the qualifications and confidence to lift you above other candidates in the job market, whatever your background or UG degree subject area.

The tools to take you to the next stage

To succeed in today's management environment, you need to understand and react to the implications of financial, operational, strategic and organisational changes, as well as being able to manage and motivate people.

This course will help you link theory and practice relevant to today's organisations, giving you the personal tools to create, implement and progress the most effective management policies.

Flexible, practitioner-focused teaching

You will gain a solid grounding across all the main business disciplines, while also having the opportunity to tailor the course towards your specific areas of interest with modules covering everything from the strategic and financial, to sustainability, innovation, leading people and managing change.

Many of our tutors have worked in industry, as well as being active researchers in the field of business and management. This combination of practitioner-led teaching, backed by the latest research, means you can look forward to insightful, up-to-the-minute teaching that will equip you to take your management career to the next level.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

The full Master's course comprises 180 credits divided into three 60 credits stages: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Masters. Students work incrementally through the three stages and must pass all modules at each stage in order to progress to the next.

The Postgraduate Certificate is made up of two core modules and two optional modules.

The Postgraduate Diploma is made up of four core modules and four optional modules.

To achieve the MSc you will study all core modules, four optional modules and the dissertation.

Core modules

  • Managing Finance covers the principles and techniques of information management and looks at how to manage finance to support decision making in a global context.
  • Meeting Customer Needs introduces you to how organisations are transformed to better identify and satisfy the needs of their customers.
  • People and Organisations provides you with a critical and enquiring understanding to be able to deploy a variety of perspectives for analysing organisations and people.
  • Strategic Analysis introduces you to the terminology of economics and strategy to develop your understanding of strategic analysis and practice.

Optional modules

  • Managing Change
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise
  • Management Consulting Project
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Global Marketing
  • Sustainable Procurement

Dissertation

The dissertation gives you the chance to research an area of management of particular interest to you and of relevance to your career or company.

Previous dissertation topics include:

  • How does engagement with Corporate Social Responsibility relate to performance?
  • Working towards empowerment within a manufacturing team environment a first person and reflective study
  • Examination of work-life issues in a small family business
  • An exploration of dynamic capabilities and the operating environment of a local aviation company
  • Opportunities, barriers and challenges faced by refugee community organisations in Bristol
  • The value of mergers and acquisitions an examination of post integration success and failure

This structure is for full-time students only. Part-time students study the same modules but the delivery pattern will be different.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

You'll learn through formal classes and seminar sessions, with a focus also on group work and independent study. Our diverse cohort means you will be able to work with, and learn from, students from many different countries and backgrounds. The work will include assignments, exercises, case studies and presentations, with an emphasis on independent learning to develop your problem-solving skills.

For more details see our glossary of teaching and learning terms.

Study time

Full-time

If you opt for the full-time course, you'll attend the University for 12 months, with between eight and ten hours of teaching scheduled a week during both teaching terms and supervised study during the dissertation term.

Part-time

The part-time route is designed to help you fit your studies around your other commitments. You should be able to complete the Certificate stage in eight months, the Diploma in 20 months and the full Masters in 31 to 35  months, or in a shorter amount of time, depending on when you begin your dissertation. You'll typically have four hours of teaching a week during each teaching term and supervised study during the dissertation terms.

Study support

If you have been out of higher education for a while, we provide skills sessions to help prepare you for studying again as well as sessions for non-native English speakers.

Assessment

The course primarily uses continuous assessment through marked assignments, which are either organisation or role-focused, and of great practical benefit to you as an individual and to your organisation. You will typically have one shorter assessment during the module and a longer assessment at the end.

Fieldwork

Students who opt to take the Management Consulting module will engage in a team-based 'live' consulting project conducting fieldwork with a local organisation.

Meet leaders of industry

As a student at Bristol Business School, you will have the opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership. Our inspirational line up of speakers has included Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, and Ann Francke, Chief Executive Officer of CMI. Read more about the speakers you can hear from at the Business School

Study facilities

While you are studying with us, you will have access to a wide range of facilities to enhance your learning experience. This includes:

  • facilities at Bristol Business School, including our collaborative learning rooms, computer labs, and Bloomberg trading room (the same trading platform used by the city investment banks)
  • the University library which is open 24 hours a day
  • access to specialist business software in areas such as finance and project management.

The University is also investing in new facilities, including a £50m project to build the new Faculty of Business and Law building, which will provide a state-of-the-art teaching and learning environment for business and law students.

Careers / Further study

The MSc in Business Management at Bristol Business School will give you the broad-based skills and insight needed for a successful career in business or management, with the opportunity to work anywhere in the world, and in any sector.

If you are studying the course alongside your current employment, the skills and qualification you gain will help you improve your performance in your current role, while also enhancing your future prospects.

You will have access to careers support while you are studying with us (and for three years after you graduate) through the University's careers service.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Biomedical Sciences

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

The MSc Biomedical Science course is aimed at students who want to take their biomedical science skills and knowledge to a higher level. It's ideally suited to those with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science or other degrees that have a significant amount of human biology or biomedical content, as well as medical, dental or veterinary degrees and some biotechnology degrees depending on what modules you studied at undergraduate level.

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • Institute of Biomedical Science

Content

Core Modules:

  • Current Issues in Biomedical Sciences - a multi-disciplinary module looking at topical issues in biomedical science.
  • Practical Skills for Biomedical Science - an opportunity to refresh and develop your practical skill set and prepare for your project.
  • Research and Diagnostic Methodologies - looking at core scientific methods, for example PCR, and how they are used both in research and diagnostic laboratories.
  • Advanced Topics in Biomedical Science - an opportunity to study areas you are interested in from your specialist discipline in an independent manner under academic guidance.
  • Research Project - an opportunity to undertake an extended laboratory project in your specialist discipline.

Choose from one of the specialist modules:

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Applied Immunology
  • Medical Genetics
  • Cellular Pathology and Oncology
  • Haematology

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

You learn and develop experience through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, workshops, laboratory practicals, computer-based activities and a conference week.

For more details see our glossary of teaching and learning terms.

Study time

One year, full time

Part-time study options are available on a credit-accumulation basis.

Full-time students should allow 40 hours per week study time throughout the course.

Assessment

We assess modules using a range of methods, including practical report writing, statistical analysis, oral presentations, poster presentations, researched essays and exams.

Professional accreditation

The course is accredited by The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Study facilities

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.

Careers / Further study

Graduates from this course have gone on to employment in the healthcare sector, teaching and academia, with many going on to take PhDs in the biomedical sciences.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Building Survey

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

The MSc in Building Surveying is an innovative course for graduates who wish to follow an accredited route towards qualification as a Chartered Building Surveyor and/or Chartered Building Engineer.

You don't need a specific undergraduate degree or related professional experience to do study this course. It's offered with preparatory studies to cater for students whose undergraduate degree is not in building surveying or a closely related subject area, and/or who do not have at least two years professional experience in construction or surveying.

UWE Bristol has developed this course through extensive consultation with employers, in order to offer a comprehensive programme of study. Our links with the profession, locally and nationally, help us maintain a high employability record.

This course is fully accredited as a postgraduate route way to the desired chartered status.

Real-world input

The course's teaching staff includes Chartered Building Surveyors with many years' experience, and we have input from part-time visiting practitioners and speakers. The course also draws upon the research and consultancy carried out in the department.

You will have access to a coherent programme of study in building surveying, underpinned by staff research and consultancy that reflects and answers the needs of professional practice. This will enable you to become an effective member of a building surveying team within a relatively short period.

On the course, we encourage you to examine the link between theoretical concepts, research outputs and the practice of building surveying, while developing your academic skills within a professionally defined framework. You'll also develop an excellent understanding of the multi-disciplinary and multi-professional nature of building surveying.

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Chartered Association of Building Engineers

Content

Year one

You will study:

  • Commercial Development (Level 3: 30 credits) - Here we look at the issues affecting design, selection criteria and performance characteristics in design, construction, and services. We explore the economic and market influences on the feasibility of property development schemes.
  • Procurement and Contract Law (Level 3: 15 credits) - A study of the legal issues arising from the administration of construction contracts.
  • Conserving Buildings and Places (Level 3: 15 credits) - An introduction to the ideas, principles and practices of conserving the built heritage. It includes an academic consideration of conservation values.
  • Integrating Project (Level M: 30 credits) - This module looks at refurbishment of commercial property from a practical perspective on how to achieve clients' challenges, and in consideration of the management issues related to such works. Where possible, this is delivered jointly with practitioners and real-life situations, giving you valuable real-world insights and experience.

Pathway 2 (MSc with Preparatory Studies)

If you are studying prep you will also study:

  • Residential Refurbishment and Maintenance (Level 2: 30 credits) - Explores the design, construction and social issues that influence  refurbishment and redevelopment of residential property in the private, social housing and public sectors.
  • Building Surveys and Professional Consultancy (Level 2: 15 credits) - A closer look at the building surveyor's role and the range of professional services he or she may be engaged in, along with the practical risks involved and the procedures for mitigating such risk within appropriate professional standards.
  • Analysis of Building Defect (Level 2: 15 credits) - Investigating how buildings deteriorate, and exploring the range of investigative and reporting techniques a building surveyor uses.

Final year

MSc and MSc with Preparatory Studies

You will study:

  • Estates and Strategic Management (Level M: 15 credits)- A study of the management of an organisation's built estate assets in relation to their corporate goals, considering various environmental factors.
  • Building Information Management in Operation & Maintenance (Level M: 15 credits) - Examine the role of BIM for building and asset operation and maintenance, and the challenges of BIM-Facilities Management (FM) integration.
  • Dissertation (Level M: 60 credits) - MSc students also take the dissertation module. Successful Graduate Diploma students can also apply to add the dissertation module and achieve a full MSc. This module will equip and guide you to undertake independent research on issues and topics relevant to construction and the built environment.

This structure is for full-time students only. Part-time students study the same modules but the delivery pattern will be different.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching methods vary between modules, however it will include lectures, project work and tutorials.

We provide a friendly, supportive learning environment. Our teaching staff are all involved in research or professional practice, so you learn directly from the latest academic and business developments.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms

Study time

MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Full-time students can study the Level 3 and Level M modules over one year.

Part-time students take the Level 3 modules over one year and attend one day a week, the first Level M module is delivered in the summer immediately after the Level 3 modules, as a two week block release, and the remaining modules on part time basis from September to December.

MSc with Preparatory Studies 2 years full-time, 3 years part-time.

Full-time students can study the Level 2 and 3 modules over one year.

Part-time students take the Level 2 and Level 3 modules in separate years so they attend one day a week over two years.

The first Level M module is delivered in the summer immediately after the Level 3 modules, as a two week block release, and the remaining modules on full-time/part time basis from September to December.

Assessment

Assessment is through a balance of coursework and examinations. Examinations are held in either January or April/May. Coursework comprises a variety of essays, reports, surveys, design projects, teamwork and progress tests.

We encourage you to undertake 'formative work' to prepare for assessment. This will not count towards your module marks, but the feedback you receive will help you improve your performance.

Professional accreditation

Both courses are accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

Both courses satisfies the academic requirements for entry to the RICS. You must spend a minimum of two years in practice, and pass the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) set by the RICS before you can achieve full membership.

You can become a student member of the RICS while you study, and part-time students can start the APC if in relevant employment, subject to RICS regulations.

Fieldwork

This course includes a range of lectures from visiting practicing professionals and the RICS Regional Training Adviser and also visits to appropriate construction sites and other relevant locations to enhance the learning experience.

Study facilities

We have well-equipped laboratories for concrete and environmental services, environmental physics, earth sciences, spatial analysis (including mapping and Geographical Information Systems) and surveying technology. Each with specialist technicians to support teaching and research.

There is also an audio-visual group that provides support for photography, digital imaging, filming and sound recording.

Our Department of Architecture and the Built Environment has invested significantly in online and offline computer-based resources to support modules - especially those available through distance learning. Find out more about our department facilities.

The library gives you 24/7 access to a vast number of journals and databases, and many computer labs are also open around the clock. The department's suite of computer rooms supports software for word processing, data analysis, spatial analysis, computer-aided design and other specialist software.

Student Advisers are available for pastoral support and general advice.

Careers / Further study

Building Surveying encompasses a wide range of activities related to design, construction and property management. Whilst emphasis is often on existing buildings, building surveyors are involved in all aspects of buildings, from conception, feasibility, design and construction to their strategic and tactical management, repair refurbishment, conversion and conservation.

Both routes of study that UWE Bristol provides are regarded highly by existing and potential employers, and our employability record is excellent. Our graduates often go straight into employment, or use their newfound skills and knowledge to enhance their current roles or to move into management positions with existing employers.

Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

This exciting course is not just theoretical. It's designed to give you hands-on experience of contemporary and advancing techniques for conserving biodiversity in a rapidly changing world. It's delivered in collaboration with the internationally renowned Bristol Zoological Society (BZS), and is unique in the way it prepares you for complete practical conservation.

Alongside developing your abilities and practice in ecosystem and species conservation, communication and effecting behaviour change, the MSc Advanced Wildlife Conservation in Practice course has a strong emphasis on developing your innovation and entrepreneurial skills. There is an ever more pressing need for conservationists to create and work with emerging technologies to ensure we maximise the opportunities for biodiversity conservation.

Hands-on conservation experience

You'll attend a series of intense, four-day teaching blocks, mostly on site at Bristol Zoo Gardens, interspersed by distance learning delivered online.

Teaching is split equally between BZS staff and UWE Bristol staff, with some additional content from other partner organisations, such as Natural England and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (Slimbridge). You'll have the opportunity to become immersed in a major conservation organisation, interact with experts engaged in ground-breaking conservation projects across the globe, and meet practising conservationists and ecologists from a wide range of organisations. This gives you the opportunity to develop your professional network and hone your skills towards the job you want.

Each teaching block includes a guest tutor from an outside organisation, while some of the module assignments will require you to network with conservation managers from your local area.

Content

The course comprises four compulsory taught modules and an extended individual research project. The course is designed to allow part-time and international students to participate fully in the course alongside their full-time student colleagues.

You will study:

  • Advanced Ecosystem Conservation in Practice - Provides you with first-hand experience of the methods used to protect habitats and ecosystems around the world.
  • Advanced Species Conservation in Practice - This module gives you first-hand experience of the methods used to protect species in their natural habitats and in captivity.
  • Communication for Conservation - Build your experience of using the many modern communication techniques vital for getting conservation messages across, and changing the behaviour of governments, big business and the general public.
  • Innovation and Enterprise in Conservation - You will develop your skills and abilities to spot new, innovative opportunities for furthering the cause of biodiversity conservation.
  • Conservation Science Project - Put your knowledge into practice by designing and executing a conservation research project of your choice.
  • Conservation Research Methods - This module increases students' confidence and employability within key areas of conservation science. The module is designed to be flexible, centred around online mini-courses and associated discussion forums, allowing students to learn at their own pace throughout the duration of the course.

You will also have the opportunity to enhance your skills in species identification, habitat surveying, and GIS and stakeholder engagement, as well as gaining experience of important emerging sectors, including genetic survey techniques and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Please note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

This course consists of a series of intense, four-day teaching blocks delivered on site at Bristol Zoo, and distance-learning activities delivered via the internet. The structure of the course is designed to allow part-time and international students to participate fully in the course alongside full-time colleagues.

Unlike most other university courses, we start in January which means that we can make use of the spring and summer wildlife for practical, hands-on learning.

With many of the theoretical elements of the course delivered online, you will be free to develop your practical skills, such as survey techniques, species identification, community conservation, critical analysis, networking, project management, group-work and leadership during the face-to-face teaching blocks, mentored by a team of practising conservationists and academics.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

Following a six-day induction block, you will attend eight four-day teaching blocks spread throughout the year. These are full-time, intensive sessions. Each of the four taught modules comprise sixty hours of face-to-face contact time and twelve hours of online delivery.

Assessment

Each module assessment is specifically designed to allow you to develop your practical skills and understanding, and increase your employability once you graduate. They will usually take the form of mini-projects and will require you to master advanced techniques in wildlife conservation and evaluate their effectiveness in a range of circumstances. The projects include presentations, portfolios and reports. There are no formal written exams.

Fieldwork

The course is mainly delivered on site at Bristol Zoo Gardens, a location which gives you an opportunity to develop your skills and test innovative strategies and products. A three-day residential field trip is an integral part of the ecosystems conservation module.

We have excellent links to industry and business in the South West, including the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the Avon and Somerset Wildlife Trusts.

Sites of international conservation importance, such as the Avon Gorge and Somerset Levels, are on our doorstep, so there are plenty of fieldwork opportunities.

We also work with you to find an external partner organisation to base your dissertation project with.

Study facilities

This course is taught mainly by international conservation experts in new, state-of-the-art conservation education facilities at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Careers / Further study

The course has been developed with a wide range of stakeholders from the ecological consultancy and charity sectors. We use their feedback to ensure the skills you gain are the ones employers are looking for. On completion of the course, you will be excellently placed to seek work in national and international conservation organisations and ecological consultancies, government agencies or even to set up your own NGO.

You may choose to continue your conservation research or go on to doctorate-level studies. The course also gives you the potential to become a chartered member of the Institute of Environmental Management.

Commercial Games Development

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

This Master's in Commercial Games Development provides students with an intellectual experience of study in the field of games technology. Developed and delivered by staff with both technical and games industry expertise, it is designed to meet the increasing shortage of technically adept games developers and programmers. The course also offers a unique pathway into the games industry and wider related research.

You will be engaged in advanced research and game development activities within PlayWest, UWE Bristol's in-house commercial games studio. Each member of the cohort plays their part in the development team according to his or her prior industry experience: those with more experience or a games-related degree will help guide the cohort as a senior developer, while others will take on the role of standard developer.

During the course, you will develop a portfolio of live commercial and technical projects, gaining practical experience, academic skills and a deeper awareness of commercial processes as you work in your dev-team.

A rich stream of live PlayWest research and development projects with industry partners that have previously included Rolls-Royce Aerospace and Bloodhound SSC, allows you to explore the use of games technology as well as virtual and augmented reality for real-world applications.

As well as giving equal weight to both the research component and the games development component, the course aims to establish an essential bridge between ground-breaking academic research and the entertainment software industry, each often overlooked or misunderstood by the other.

Industry-ready skills

By helping students form strong professional identities as developer-practitioners, graduates will be well prepared to step into roles within the games industry, academia and other emergent fields of games technology for the real world.

The degree provides an immersion into enterprise, cutting-edge technologies and practice. Along with practical skills, it gives students a thorough understanding of what is required to operate within a commercial entity and a game development team.

Unique study facilities

PlayWest is one of a group of Enterprise Studios at UWE Bristol created to give students opportunities to work on live and funded commercial projects whilst undergoing their study. The studio is involved in high-impact work with a growing list of exciting industry partners.

All principal members of the teaching team have AAA-studio experience.

The Games Technology subject area is part of "PlayStation First" program giving access to current PlayStation Dev-kits.

Content

You will study the following compulsory modules over the course of a year:

  • Commercial Games Studio - In this module you will focus on the development of commercial entertainment software products in a real-world industry setting. It will involve working on commercial projects slated for release or stakeholder handover.
  • Games Research and Development - Immerse yourself in this rapidly moving stream of innovation and learn how to deploy new technologies across a range of contexts and emerging application areas. This module forms the basis of a portfolio providing an entry point to research and development within the Games industry and also to academic research and real-world application.
  • Creative Technology Dissertation - You will work independently to plan and manage a complex creative technology research project over an extended period of time, and complete it by a given deadline.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

The two taught modules will use collaborative game development techniques to help you develop both individual technical skills and advanced team working skills within your PlayWest dev-team.

Staff will be embedded in the activities acting as Technical Lead and Producer in PlayWest, leading teams and individuals under industry conditions.

You will use reflective video logs and streaming as effective industry and academic resources. Game jam learning will be used for producing prototypes, strengthening group dynamics and fostering continuing professional development and communities of practice.

For more details, see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

The MSc Commercial Games Development is offered as a full-time course over 12 months.

Two taught modules are spread across the first six to eight months, followed by a final 60-credit dissertation project.

You will be expected to attend two full contact days a week during the taught component of the course. The rest of the week is expected to be self-directed study time, with the recommendation that you work independently. If you are working on external client projects you will have access to the Foundry Collaboration space.

Assessment

We will use a variety of assessment tools appropriate to the modules.

For the Commercial Games Studio module, you will submit a portfolio with group and individual vivas.

For the Games Research and Development module, assessment will be through video development logs, prototypes, industry standard documentation and a technical report in the style of a research paper.

Study facilities

The course is run as though a development team within PlayWest, the University's in-house commercial games studio, on Frenchay campus.

Students will have the opportunity to work with PlayStation First hardware (PlayStation 4 and Vita), and across a growing range of virtual and augmented reality technologies.

Careers / Further study

As well as post-doctoral study and employment in PlayWest itself, the course prepares students for a diverse range of roles within games development (indie and AAA provision), visualisation, virtual and augmented reality, software provision, visual effects, and mobile and app development.

Whether students progress onto employment, academia or their own entrepreneurial enterprises, the course provides a useful and unique launchpad to future success.

 

Construction Project Development

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

In today's ever-changing market, construction professionals need the knowledge and skills available through postgraduate study more than ever. Successful project managers need to be able to think, lead and act in an uncertain and dynamic business environment, have access to the latest information, understand the appropriate techniques and systems, and have the expertise to apply these to market needs and business opportunities.

The MSc Construction Project Management is designed specifically to enhance your understanding of managing projects, and to support construction professionals in practice and client organisations. It is aimed at architects, surveyors, services engineers, civil engineers, construction managers, and existing project managers who wish to formalise their training on the client and supply side.

Industry-informed content

The course's strengths lie in teaching and learning that meets the practising professional's needs, and with such a diverse range of applicants, it is ideal for peer learning. Module content reflects the current diversity and ongoing change in the construction industry in particular, building information modelling (BIM) as well as sustainability and health and safety. To help you gain the most benefit from the course, we also offer advanced study skills.

You'll also enjoy plenty of opportunities to network with people working at the leading edge of research and practice whose insights feed directly into the course modules and help us shape research opportunities for your dissertation. Our staff include active researchers and consultants, through the Department's Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research (CABER).

We enjoy excellent links with, and support from, a group of employers who contribute towards teaching resources and offer sponsorship and placements to students. These employers see graduates of this programme as highly employable within their own businesses and organisations.

International students

If you're one of our many international students, you'll have opportunities to incorporate material and examples from your home country into your studies, especially in the dissertation. We also visit construction project sites in the UK, so you can compare practices here with those in your home country. This enriches your overall learning, and ours.

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • The Chartered Institute of Building

Content

The course is structured to support you as you explore the nature of projects in relation to organisations, and their commercial and public environment. This includes managing teams that analyse client value and risk associated with environmental issues, and the forms of procurement and contract available.

You will consider the use of information technology in managing projects, together with organisational change and innovation, and study the planning and control of projects in relation to the organisations that contribute to and manage the process.

We review modules regularly to ensure they're relevant to the latest trends and events, but the overall aims and content themes remain the same. The following core modules are indicative of the course structure:  

  • Project Management Principles (15 credits) - This module gives you holistic view of a generic project. It looks at the lifecycle of project management, and choosing project management tools and techniques strategically to suit specific situations and economic sectors.
  • BIM in Design Co-ordination (15 credits) - You'll develop an advanced understanding of building information modelling (BIM) approaches to retrieving, analysing and integrating information to aid and refine design decision-making. We look at a selection of BIM tools and their application to generation, review, analysis, simulation, communication and coordination of design information.
  • BIM in Construction Operation (15 credits) - This module applies BIM approaches to construction planning and operations, and considers a range of issues, including simulation of construction schedules and logistics, buildability scenario forecasting and clash detection.
  • Sustainability in the Built Environment (15 credits) - Designed to give you a greater awareness of the interplay between environmental, social and economic issues and to develop holistic thinking to identify and implement strategic decisions for the sustainability of the built environment.
  • Managerial Finance for the Built Environment (15 credits) - A critical evaluation of financial management from the non-financial manager's point of view. It gives you a firm grounding in the interpretation of published accounts and other financial data, and introduces management accounting in areas such as budget control, investment appraisal and cost behaviour.
  • Construction Procurement (15 credits) - The module examines best practice in connection with the procurement of buildings and large-scale engineering projects. It looks at ways to maintain a customer focus and control over the whole supply chain.
  • Construction Project Management Practice (15 credits) - Here you begin to integrate your project manager skills and practice, by focussing on a case study of a project and analysing the environment, client objectives, feasibility, strategy and implementation of the project.
  • Construction Contract Law (15 credits) - The module examines the allocation of risk in the context of the conditions of standard contracts, and assesses the roles, management and applications over a range of legal documents including letters of intent and collateral warranties.

Dissertation (60 credits)

This is a major part of the course, where you plan and carry out a research project. You'll have expert supervision from a member of staff. The module also provides a critique of research methods.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching usually takes place on two whole days a week, with lectures, seminars and other supporting activities. Each module (excluding the dissertation) has a full day of contact, with morning and afternoon sessions, and five teaching days so you engage with each module usually once a fortnight. This allows you to prepare for each module and apply yourself to the activities to consolidate your learning.

Some of your learning will be through using BIM software in computer labs, applying it to real-world scenarios and briefs.

Each module has a flexible reading programme with essential text and suggested reading lists, and some modules provide interactive learning materials. The library has a wide range of e-materials, especially e-journals and other resources you can access remotely. The course demands you develop an advanced knowledge and use of independent materials.

See our glossary of teaching and learning terms.

Study time

Full-time (including dissertation): one year for September start and 16 months for January start. Teaching is in 40 teaching days.

Part-time (including dissertation): two years for September start, and 28 months for January start. Teaching is in 30 teaching days in the first year, and 10 teaching days in the second year.

We provide tutorial support between teaching blocks.

You study modules between September and May, with June to September devoted mainly to your dissertation. Study begins with a short induction.

Assessment

Assessment mainly avoids major exams, and many modules have mini projects that require applied research relevant to the syllabus but applied to construction project management in practice.

Professional accreditation

The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Fieldwork

The course incorporates visits to project sites. These are led by senior site professionals, and include presentation as well as site tours.

Study facilities

We aim to foster an active graduate community for students on taught and research degrees. Graduate students have a dedicated space on the main campus, with teaching rooms and informal areas. Each course has a student adviser who provides pastoral support and general advice.

We have invested heavily in computer-based resources to support the modules. You will have access to a vast number of journals and databases online through the UWE Bristol library. Our computer labs support software for day-to-day data processing, and specialist software for teaching and learning. Some of the department's computer labs are available 24/7, and we have a 'Project Room' with a wide range of facilities and equipment, including space to work collaboratively and complete assessment work.

Careers / Further study

Clients, consultants and contractors value project managers' role highly when it comes to optimising projects' budgets, timescales and quality. Project management roles vary, depending on the nature of the project and working environment, but it is a generic function that many organisations' clients will specify.

 

Creative Technology

A Masters Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Almost everything we do in our daily lives employs creative technology in one way or another, whether this is film and music, print and broadcast or commerce and interactive entertainment. Our increasing dependence on technology means there is a growing need for skilled and highly versatile creative technologists who are able to identify, design, build and implement systems and solutions that stretch the potential of software and programming.  

The MSc Creative Technology will equip you to work at the cutting edge of associated industries, with the key analytic and creative skills needed to embrace new and as yet unimagined technologies and their uses. You will gain an enhanced understanding of practice, technology and people, along with the ability to select appropriate working methods and approaches in professional creative contexts. It is also a pathway to further academic study in the field or for those wishing to forge a career within international research.

Building on your skills

The course offers an in depth and critical approach. Practical learning will allow you to create, apply and evaluate technological solutions in different creative contexts, including programming, web technologies, physical computing and project management. You will also have the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of interest - enabling you to develop a deeper understanding of various elements of the creative technology landscape.  

The Masters degree is relevant for technical, engineering, science or mathematics graduates looking to advance their competence in the development and application of technology. It is equally appropriate for creative practitioners with the relevant level of technical experience.

Designed for the real world

Established links with national and international industry and some of Bristol's most exciting cultural organisations give you the opportunity to gain real-world experience though collaborative projects and work placements.

To enhance your professional skills and experience, from day one you will start working on real projects and building your portfolio. By developing your skills as a broad-based, creative technologist, you will be ready to step into relevant roles across a diverse range of sectors, spanning arts practice, academia and research, multinational industry and entrepreneurial start ups.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

You will study:

  • Creative Technologies Toolkit - you will learn to design and evaluate creative computing solutions to satisfy design specifications by integrating modern visual, audio and interactive software and hardware technologies. 
  • Creative Technologies Research and Practice - you will develop research questions and manage the life cycle of a creative technologies project that incorporates the design, implementation, deployment and evaluation of a system that addresses academic or industry stakeholder needs.
  • Creative Technologies Research - you will design and evaluate research strategies and assemble and present a portfolio of research in a theoretical and practical context.
  • Digital Connections - you will learn to apply visual design, usability principles and digital sharing strategies to personal creative or technological practice through modern communication channels.
  • Creative Technology Dissertation - you will work independently to plan and manage a complex creative technology research project over an extended period of time, and complete it by a given deadline.

Plus, two optional modules from:

  • Designing the User Experience 
  • Generative Systems for Art and Design
  • Sonic Art
  • Advanced Composition 2.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

This course is based on a mixed programme of theory and practice. This will be delivered through a combination of lectures, presentations, seminars, workshops, group work, supervision and placements.

As well as contact hours on campus, you will be encouraged to undertake independent learning through essential reading, case study preparation, and assignment work. Consultancy projects and guest lectures from industry specialists give you invaluable insights into the professional environment.

Throughout the course, each student will be supported by an individual supervisor. You will also have access to high-quality technical and specialist support, facilities, labs and studios.

In addition to developing practical skills, there is a strong emphasis on developing your professional and interpersonal skills, such as presentation, communication, planning, costing and teamwork.

See our glossary of teaching and learning terms.

Study time

Students study for 60 credits each term. Contact learning includes six classroom hours per week with additional technical workshops, tutorials and project progress meetings during the academic year. Additionally, you will be expected to pursue your own self-directed study. This will be related to both projects and assessment goals, and can be based around your chosen area of interest or expertise.

Assessment

We use a range of assessment tools throughout the course, such as coursework, portfolio presentations, academic written submissions, poster presentations and exams for individual modules. You will also complete a dissertation based on the final collaborative project.

Placements

Placements give you the opportunity to hone your professional skills, gain industry knowledge and expand your network of contacts.

From day one, we encourage you to develop an online portfolio and apply your skills in industry. To support this, we run an online forum and jobs board with details of internships, summer placements and other opportunities with our established industry partners, including Disney Digital Division, LYFT, IBM, E3. CX Partners and Gravity Well.

As a result, many students do commercial work alongside their studies. These range from developing smartphone apps, recording, game and website development and social media. Those wishing to boost their skills can also take advantage of internships and collaborative projects.

You also have the option to gain experience in the international field with one of our partner institutions overseas. We have in-principle agreements set up for placements or exchanges with The Studio for Electro Instrumental Music (STEIM) in Amsterdam, Netherlands; The Experience Design School at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany; IT University in Copenhagen, Denmark; and the Hong Kong Design Institute in China. These will last from two to six weeks.

Study facilities

Throughout the course, you will have access to the department's full range of modern facilities, including well-equipped electronics workshops, computer labs, audio studios and hardware construction studios.

Careers / Further study

On graduation, you will have the practical, analytic and interpersonal skills needed to work at all stages of the creative technology process.

Career options include information architecture, creative software and web development, 3D work, motion graphics, composition, performance, production, audio and sound engineering, software engineering, simulations, digital media, mobile device applications, UX, IT, and project management.

You will also be suited for work in areas where there is a heavy reliance on technology such as film, theatre and the digital arts.

With a recognised skills shortage in the region, graduates from the MSc in Creative Technology can realistically expect to find exciting opportunities in the Bristol area as well as further afield.

 

Social Research (Health and Wellbeing)

A MPhil/MRes Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Gain an in-depth understanding of conducting social research, and use your skills to carry out your own research study on this specially designed MRes Social Research course. This course provides excellent preparation for social science doctoral study or for research careers in the public or private sectors. It fulfils the pre-requisite for studying a PhD at UWE Bristol through the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) on the Health and Wellbeing pathway.

Policy-making, planning and management across society and the economy needs to be underpinned by robust social scientific evidence. Focusing on the 'societal challenge' - how to promote public health and wellbeing - this MRes Social Research will give you the skills to critically evaluate existing evidence and conduct your own social research project with an interdisciplinary framing.

Solid grounding in research skills

Health and Wellbeing is an area of expertise at UWE Bristol, and on this pathway you will be supported by a research supervisor with extensive research experience in your chosen field. As well as providing in-depth social research training, on this course you will learn about interdisciplinary social scientific philosophy, research design, quantitative and qualitative methodologies and analysis. You will be encouraged to critically review and evaluate research approaches and evidence, and investigate your own research questions.

Explore the area that most interests you

You will have the opportunity to choose optional modules relating to your pathway and future research interests, and undertake research for your dissertation. One of the benefits of the SWDTP is that all students studying on the two pathways (Health and Wellbeing or Sustainable Futures) at the partner universities join together for interdisciplinary modules, so students will have the opportunity to travel to Bath, Bristol and Exeter for research training days.

A route into PhD or research career

If you join the course through the SWDTP's 1+3 route, you will then stay on at UWE Bristol to undertake your PhD, and work with the same supervisor on your doctoral research. If you choose to take your skills into industry, this MRes course provides an excellent grounding for building a research career.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

You will study:

  • Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design*
  • Research Design and Methodologies
  • Research in Context
  • Dissertation
  • Contemporary Debates in Lifestyles Behaviours and Public Health*.

*The delivery of these modules will take place at other universities within the SWDTP (Bath, Exeter and Bristol) and the location will vary from year to year.

Plus, optional modules from (according to credit requirements) relating to your field of interest:

  • Health Promotion
  • Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Disease
  • Health Protection
  • Public Health Policy and Politics
  • Public Health and Economics and Policy.

Please note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching will consist of a mix of scheduled lectures, seminars and workshops to the whole group, and one-to-one supervision with your designated supervisor. You will be supported through directed learning and independent study, and engage in essential reading, research, assignment preparation and completion.

You will benefit from a high level of close supervision, allowing you to hone and develop your research skills. On some modules, you will also be expected to attend and evaluate professional seminars held by research groups within the South West Doctoral Training Partnership.

The tutors you will work with are all experts in their field, with extensive experience of research themselves. Many of them are active members of our research centres and have extensive links with industry and other organisations.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

This course lasts one year full-time or two years part-time, running from September to September in both cases. All 30 credit modules require 300 hours of study and 15 credit modules 150 hours.

Your study time will consist of a mix of contact time, where you attend lectures, seminars and workshops at the University; private study time; and supervision meetings. The exact split between those elements will vary on each module. As a guide, 15 credit modules usually have around 36 taught hours, and the 60 credit dissertation includes 12 hours of one-to-one supervision.

Assessment

Assessment will depend on the module, and will include a combination of coursework, presentations and written exams.

Study facilities

You will have access to a range of facilities to enhance your learning. This includes access to computer labs and the library on our Frenchay campus, which is open 24 hours a day. The library is well stocked with a wide range of electronic and print books, journals and other resources.

You will also have access to specialist social research software, including SPSS and QSR NVivo.

Careers / Further study

If you're joining this course with the aim of undertaking a PhD, the MRes Social Research is a prerequisite for the South West Doctoral Training Partnership's 1+3 route.

This course is also relevant for graduates seeking to build a research career - and provides an excellent foundation for research positions in both the public and private sectors.

You may go on to work on research in organisations such as the NHS, local government or the Office for National Statistics. Others may decide to stay in academia, and take on a research or teaching position.

Social Research (Sustainable Futures)

A MPhil/MRes Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Gain an in-depth understanding of conducting social research, and use your skills to carry out your own research study on this specially designed MRes Social Research course. The course provides excellent preparation for social science doctoral study or for research careers in the public or private sectors. It fulfils the pre-requisite for studying a PhD at UWE Bristol through the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) on the Sustainable Futures pathway.

Policy-making, planning and management across society and the economy needs to be underpinned by robust social scientific evidence. Focusing on the 'societal challenge' - how to promote sustainable futures - this MRes Social Research will give you the skills to critically evaluate existing evidence and conduct your own social research project with an interdisciplinary framing.

Solid grounding in research skills

Sustainable Futures is an area of expertise at UWE Bristol, and on this pathway you will be supported by a research supervisor with extensive research experience in your chosen field. As well as providing in-depth social research training, on this course you will learn about interdisciplinary social scientific philosophy, research design, quantitative and qualitative methodologies and analysis. You will be encouraged to critically review and evaluate research approaches and evidence, and investigate your own research questions.

Explore the area that most interests you

You will have the opportunity to choose optional modules relating to your pathway and future research interests, and undertake research for your dissertation. One of the benefits of the SWDTP is that all students studying on the two pathways (Sustainable Futures or Health and Wellbeing) at the partner universities join together for interdisciplinary modules, so students will have the opportunity to travel to Bath, Bristol and Exeter for research training days.

A route into PhD or research career

If you join the course through the SWDTP's 1+3 route, you will then stay on at UWE Bristol to undertake your PhD, and work with the same supervisor on your doctoral research. If you choose to take your skills into industry, this MRes course provides an excellent grounding for building a research career.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design*
  • Research Design and Methodologies
  • Research in Context
  • Dissertation
  • Contemporary Debates in Sustainability*.

*The delivery of these modules will take place at other universities within the SWDTP (Bath, Exeter and Bristol) and the location will vary from year to year.

Plus optional modules (according to credit requirements) from:

  • Travel Demand Analysis
  • Transport, Economics and Appraisal
  • Transport Policy and Finance
  • Changing Travel Behaviour
  • Sustainable Transport Management and Operations
  • Introduction to Applied GIS
  • Spatial Analytical Methods
  • Healthy Cities
  • Planning for Conversation
  • Grassroots Planning
  • Sustainable Development: Principles and Practice
  • Creating Sustainable Behaviour Change
  • Catchment Hydrology
  • Water Management: Challenges for the 21st Century.

Please note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching will consist of a mix of scheduled lectures, seminars and workshops to the whole group, and one-to-one supervision with your designated supervisor. You will be supported through directed learning and independent study, and engage in essential reading, research, assignment preparation and completion.

You will benefit from a high level of close supervision, allowing you to hone and develop your research skills. On some modules, you will also be expected to attend and evaluate professional seminars held by research groups within the South West Doctoral Training Partnership.

The tutors you will work with are all experts in their field, with extensive experience of research themselves. Many of them are active members of UWE Bristol's research centres and have extensive links with industry and other organisations.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

The MRes lasts one year full-time or two years part-time, running from September to September in both cases. All 30 credit modules require 300 hours of study and 15 credit modules 150 hours.

Your study time will consist of a mix of contact time, where you attend lectures, seminars and workshops at the University; private study time; and supervision meetings. The exact split between those elements will vary on each module. As a guide, 15 credit modules usually have around 36 taught hours, and the 60 credit dissertation includes 12 hours of one-to-one supervision.

Assessment

Assessment will depend on the module, and will include a combination of coursework, presentations and written exams.

Study facilities

You will have access to a range of facilities to enhance your learning. This includes access to computer labs and the University library on our Frenchay campus, which is open 24 hours a day. The library is well stocked with a wide range of electronic and print books, journals and other resources. You will also have access to specialist social research software, including SPSS and QSR NVivo.

Careers / Further study

If you're joining the course with the aim of undertaking a PhD, the MRes Social Research is a prerequisite for the South West Doctoral Training Partnership's 1+3 route. The course is also relevant for graduates seeking to build a research career - and provides an excellent foundation for research positions in both the public and private sectors. Students might go on to work on research in organisations such as the NHS, local government or the Office for National Statistics. Others may decide to stay in academia, and take on a research or teaching position.

Award-winning careers service

Our award-winning careers service is there to help you develop your postgraduate employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, postgraduate jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurs and access to employer events.

Social Sciences

A MPhil/MRes Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

We are pioneering exciting developments in social sciences. Whether it's changing policy on human trafficking, or tackling body image issues in our Centre for Appearance Research (CAR), our research is changing lives. This course enables you to be part of that.

Why study this course?

This flexible course will deepen your understanding of your specialist area through undertaking a practical or theoretical extended research project, making up two thirds of the course. This is supported by an integral programme of advanced research methods training. If you're working, you can tailor research to your workplace.

After developing a solid grounding in academic research practice, you will focus your research in one of the following specialisms:

  • Criminology
  • Environmental Health
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Public Health
  • Psychology
  • Sociology.

Although there is plenty of autonomy, you will be supported throughout your course by your supervisor.

Why UWE Bristol?

Whatever your research focus, you'll have access to our well-equipped facilities to test your hypotheses, with laboratories for eye tracking and electroencephalography (EEG) as well as sports and exercise analysis. Your desk-based research will be enhanced by our excellent library facilities and comprehensive learning resources.

You'll develop your academic profile by engaging with our expert staff, and have the chance to collaborate on innovative projects with our partners, including the NHS and Dove. You'll also have opportunities to generate ideas, seek out collaborators, and gain support in writing proposals and publications through working with our research groups - studying topics from global security to Philosophy.

Where it can take you

On graduation, you will have advanced skills in design, data collection and analysis, and a strong understanding and evidence base in your area of interest. You can also use credits towards a PhD, so you can continue to deepen your knowledge and research experience.

Content

You will study:

  • Research Training and Professional Development Portfolio
  • Extended Research Project.

You will be able to choose from a range of optional modules in consultation with your supervisor and programme leader.

This structure is for full-time students only. Part-time students study the same modules but the delivery pattern will be different.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

You will learn through a combination of lectures, workshops, seminars, presentations, supervised and independent study.

The course starts with a short period of upfront learning at UWE Bristol. This will give you the chance to understand key research concepts and approaches, and meet your teachers, peers and our research community.

You'll spend significant time in independent study for your extended research project. Other modules will be delivered in a range of formats, including online and through on-site group sessions throughout the year.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

This MRes is either one year full-time or two years part-time, and runs from September to September.

As this is a research degree, most of your time will be spent on independent study, but you will have regular contact with your supervisor.

Assessment

You will be assessed through coursework, a portfolio and your extended research project of 21,000 words. This consists of a research proposal, written report, continuation proposal, and draft journal submission.

The topic of the project is primarily informed by your own interests, but you may wish to align this to one of our agreed projects, listed below.

The Research Training and Professional Development portfolio is a record of all your research engagement activities and will aid your employment prospects.

Placements

If you are already working, you can tailor your research and apply it to your workplace. We also collaborate with a diverse range of organisations regionally, nationally and internationally.

Once you've identified your focus, there may be opportunities to do research with one of our research centres or groups.

Fieldwork

If you are already working, you can tailor your research and apply it to your workplace. We also collaborate with a diverse range of organisations regionally, nationally and internationally. Once you've identified your focus, there may be opportunities to do research with one of our research centres or groups at UWE Bristol.

Study facilities

Whether you're learning online or in class, conducting experiments in laboratories, or accessing resources to inform your research, we provide everything you need to succeed in your studies, such as:

Studying in our interactive learning environments to access industry journals and comprehensive online resources.

Investigating perception and eye movements related to psychological phenomena in eye-tracking laboratories and examine brain activity in our EEG Lab.

Monitoring physical activity, heart rate, and calories burnt in our Sport and Exercise Lab.

Careers / Further study

On graduation, you will have advanced skills in research design, data collection and analysis, and a strong understanding and evidence base in your area of specific interest. You can also use credits from this qualification towards a PhD, so you can continue to deepen your knowledge and research experience.

Robotics

A MPhil/MRes Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 9, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

MSc Research by Robotics is a fast-developing discipline that combines long-established areas of electronic and mechanical engineering with the latest innovations in computing and life sciences. It's also behind a revolution in industry. Robotic devices now play a part in most sectors, particularly in defence and manufacturing, with emerging applications in personal care, medical intervention and entertainment.

A bright future for you and robotics

This course helps you to apply your creativity and knowledge to design and develop intelligent robots. It will provide you with the critical insight and practical skills to do exactly that, and is also fantastic preparation for a PhD in Robotics.

You'll already have a solid background in design tools, simulation techniques, software development, research methods, and the role of design in a business context. You'll also be familiar with computer-based systems for intelligent product design, development and optimisation.

You will apply your existing knowledge, understanding and creativity towards the context of your project, alongside significant independent study and using appropriate software. The course is designed to guide you towards new ways of working along with critical thinking, analysis, evaluation and problem solving skills.

UWE Bristol's research centres, including the internationally renowned Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) we created in partnership with the University of Bristol, provide the practical research training and supervision.

UWE Bristol is highly regarded nationally and internationally for its teaching and research covering robotics, artificial intelligence and embedded systems.

Content

You will study:

  • Research Investigation, Planning and Methods for Change (15 credits): An introduction to various approaches to research methodology in an engineering and technology environment. You will develop the ability to formulate research proposals, select appropriate methods of analysis and prepare and present research outcomes

You choose another three modules from the range available in the Faculty, or potentially more widely from across the University, depending on your research project's theme and how you want to expand your background knowledge. Essentially, your choice of modules builds your knowledge to support your supervised research. This is the key part of your course, and will have been agreed as part of your application.

Please also note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

You will study a range of core modules designed to enhance what you learn in your practical research training in our research centres. You'll learn through a combination of outside scheduled lectures and tutorials. You will also be encouraged to attend BRL seminars and workshops and to interact with researchers and students on other relevant robotics courses.

You will gain essential practical and professional skills, including:

  • Developing robotic designs for specific applications
  • Understanding and designing electronic circuits and systems
  • Developing software
  • Using real and virtual methods to develop and optimise design concepts

In addition to your module choices, you'll also need to undertake a considerable amount of independent learning through reading and using appropriate software to supplement and consolidate your knowledge.

For more details see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

Full-time: one year, part-time: up to five years.

The flexible nature of this course is ideal for those who wish to study part-time whilst remaining in full-time employment. We would expect your project proposal to be supported by your employer and that your research will be of direct benefit to them. Furthermore, your employer will benefit from your developing knowledge and critical insight into modern robotic applications, as well as the expertise brought to your research by your project supervisor.

Assessment

We normally assess the taught component of the course through project work, assignments and examination.

The research project is assessed through a written report, your behavioural system or robot, and through presentation and discussion with a panel of experts.

Study facilities

You will have access to Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) for your research project. BRL is a multi-million pound partnership between UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol, and is the largest research facility of its kind in the UK. It is nationally and internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for advanced robotics research.

BRL is helping us understand and develop robotic devices that can behave intelligently, without human supervision and intervention, and that can be used in a wide range of applications to help humans perform otherwise dangerous or unpleasant tasks. For instance, robots already clear landmines, unblock pipework, and gather data from ocean floors; the possibilities are endless. It is also currently investing in infrastructure for biomedical robotics and neurologically inspired control systems. The lab and its facilities and expertise are available to you for your research project.

You will also be invited to attend BRL seminars, with talks and forums led by experts in a range of robotics disciplines. BRL doctoral students and research staff are among the course tutors and supervisors.

Careers / Further study

The course provides an excellent route into this increasingly important area of industry, and is ideal preparation for PhD routes in robotics. We enjoy an excellent international studentship, and our alumni are active in related academic and professional roles all over the world.

The partnership between UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol has created a unique centre of excellence for engineering, in the heart of one of the UK's most important hubs for engineering industry especially in the aeronautical and electronics sectors. Bristol is a major base for companies such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Toshiba and Hewlett-Packard, with both universities enjoying close links.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Architecture, Design and Built Environment

A MPhil/MRes Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Urbanisation, advances in technology and the drive towards sustainable living are all changing our world and transforming businesses. Architecture, design and the built environment disciplines need adaptable, multi-skilled and influential leaders to deliver a coherent and sustainable response to the challenges ahead. This MRes course gives students the opportunity to develop advanced research skills and apply them to an extended research project with either a technical, management or strategic focus.  

Depending on your chosen subject area, you will graduate with one of the following qualifications:

  • MRes Architecture
  • MRes Construction
  • MRes Real Estate
  • MRes Product Design

The course is suitable for students who have enjoyed the research components of their undergraduate degree and wish to prepare for a research-based career. It also offers excellent preparation for Doctoral study. Likewise, it is appropriate for people who are already working and who wish to either develop their research skills or undertake a research project to enhance their continued professional development.

Real world research skills

This Masters degree will equip you with the skills necessary to undertake sustained, independent and innovative research. You will gain the confidence to work in creative and flexible and ways, and develop the ability to plan, produce and present rigorous, independent and theoretically informed studies. It also fosters the development of essential professional skills to enhance your employability, such as self-management, team work, problem solving and communication.

The taught components of the course provide a balance between training in interdisciplinary research methods and subject specific research under the supervision of UWE Bristol's active research specialists.

For the final extended research project, you can choose to engage with ongoing research from one of UWE Bristol's specialist research groups or to embark on a new project relating to or inspired by your particular interests. In either case, this may relate to your current or future employment.

Flexible learning options

This Masters is available as a full-time or part-time course with a high degree of flexibility. The taught modules are delivered on one day a week, making it suitable for day release study.

Content

The course consists of two taught modules. You will then undertake a supervised extended research project in one of the available subject areas.

Research Design and Methodologies (30 credits) covers qualitative and quantitative research methods, their use and analysis.

Research in Context (30 credits) a subject specific module designed to develop your research skills through reviewing, evaluating and presenting independently generated research material relevant to your extended project. Includes library skills development.

Extended Research Project (120 credits) allows you to investigate a relevant research topic in detail, working with a research supervisor and drawing on the skills developed in the taught modules.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

The course is designed to allow students to develop transferable research skills and then put them into practice under the supervision of active researchers. You will work both individually and in teams to build your skills.

The teaching staff includes researchers from UWE Bristol's active research groups, including the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research, Sustainable Planning Environments and the Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience. You will also have access to leading academics and industry experts in architecture, interior architecture, design, product technology, building information modelling (BIM), building surveying, building services, environmental engineering, flood risk management, construction project management, construction law, quantity surveying, real estate management, finance and investment, sustainability and planning.

Regular consultation with our Construction and Real Estate Consortia helps us to ensure our courses meet the needs of employers and are relevant to the real world. Our partners include Bam, Midas, ARUP, GVA and Cushman & Wakefield, who offer the potential of sponsorship, placement and graduate employment opportunities.

Learning methods will include lectures, workshops, seminars, student presentations, supervised independent study and one-to-one supervision.

For more details, see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

The MRes degree can be taken as either a one year full-time or two years part-time course.

The taught component of the course is delivered on one day a week during term one. If studying full-time, you will be expected to complete your extended research project during term two. For those studying part-time, you will have a further year to complete your extended project. This enables you to schedule your study time around work and other commitments.

Assessment

We will use a variety of assessment tools throughout the course. These include coursework, a portfolio, written exams and an extended research project.

Study facilities

Throughout the course you will have access to our flagship Studios Building, which was recognised with an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for its sustainable design. Its facilities include integrated studios for CAD (Computer Aided Design), model-making and drawing, architectural modelling resources including laser cutters, wood, metal and concrete workshops.

Careers / Further study

The course will prepare you to step into a wide range of research-focused roles across relevant industries. It is designed with the flexibility to allow you to target both skills and subject matter towards a particular career trajectory or to your current employment.

 

Applied Science

A MPhil/MRes Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 1 Year.

Why MRes Applied Sciences?

Whether it's developing biosensors that provide real-time health feedback or helping test prototype dressings for wounds, UWE Bristol is pioneering exciting innovations in applied sciences.

Our Centre for Research in Biosciences (CRIB) is world-renowned for its research in biomedicine, bio-sensing technology, agri-food plant and environmental science. This is done in collaboration with universities, research institutes, healthcare organisations, knowledge transfer networks, industry and commercial organisations from all over the world.

Why study our course?

With the option to study full-time or while at work, this course enables you to deepen your knowledge in an area of interest alongside our world-class research community.

After developing a solid grounding in academic research practice, you will graduate in an MRes in Applied Sciences with one of the following specialities:

  • Biological Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Bio-Sensing Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Physiology
  • Science Communication
  • Forensic Science
  • Conservation and Environment Forensic Sciences.

Although there is plenty of autonomy, you will be supported throughout by a supervisor. And once you have decided on your research project, you will be able to conduct research in your workplace or in our state-of-the-art science laboratories, which have recently had a £3.2 million investment.

Real world experience

If you are working, you can tailor your research and apply it to your workplace. Thanks to our diverse partners, there are opportunities to work on innovative research with organisations ranging from Bristol Zoo and the Eden Project, to Alzheimer's UK and the Woodland Trust. Throughout the course, you will also record activity so you graduate with a professional training development portfolio.

Where it can take you

On graduation, you will have advanced skills in design data, collection and analysis, and a strong understanding and evidence base in your area of interest. You can also use credits from this qualification towards a PhD, so you can continue to deepen your knowledge and research experience.

Content

You will study:

  • Research Training and Professional Development Portfolio
  • Research in Theory and Practice
  • Extended Research Project.

Please note this structure is for the full-time course delivery only. For part-time delivery, the same modules will be studied. However, the structure will differ.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

You will learn through a combination of lectures, workshops, seminars, presentations, supervised and independent study.

The course starts with a short period of upfront learning at UWE Bristol. This will give you the chance to learn key research concepts and meet your teachers, peers and our research community.

Research is delivered and supported online, supplemented with on-site group sessions throughout the year. During the extended research project module, you will define your focus area.  

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Study time

This MRes is either one year full-time or two years part-time, and runs from September to September. As this is a research degree, most of your time will be spent on independent study, but you will have regular contact with your supervisor.

Assessment

You will be assessed through coursework, a portfolio and a written dissertation. This is explained further below:

  • The Research Training and Professional Development portfolio is a record of all your research engagement activities.
  • An extended research project of 21,000 words consists of a research proposal, written report, continuation proposal, and draft journal submission.

Professional accreditation

UWE Bristol collaborates with universities, research institutes, healthcare organisations, knowledge transfer networks, industry and commercial organisations from all over the world. Examples are below:

Placements

If you are already working, you can tailor your research and apply it to your workplace.

We also collaborate with diverse organisations. So once you've identified your focus, there may be opportunities to do research on:

  • Reducing pollution - Environment Agency, Natural Environment Research Council and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
  • Biosensors for nutrients and pollutants in food and crops - Gwent Electronic Materials and NERC.
  • Biodiversity and conservation - Wildlife Trusts, Bristol Zoo, The Eden Project and National Botanical Garden of Wales.
  • Monitoring plant diseases in natural and agricultural systems - Woodland Trust, Woodland Heritage, Mars and Cocoa Research UK, Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana.

Study facilities

We have invested £3.2million in our science laboratories so we can provide the latest equipment and technology for testing, such as:

  • Experiment in well-equipped facilities including dedicated laboratories for electrochemical sensors, volatile analysis, physiology, in-vitro toxicology, microbiology and molecular biology, and plant and microbial research.
  • Conduct biological and environmental research in our new Envirotron building with controlled environmental research spaces and a large teaching space.
  • Study in our interactive learning environments and access industry journals and comprehensive online resources.

Careers / Further study

On graduation, you will have advanced skills in design data, collection and analysis, and a strong understanding and evidence base in your area of interest. You can also use credits from this qualification towards a PhD, so you can continue to deepen your knowledge and research experience.

 

Counselling Psychology

A Phd Program offered by University of West of England .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,637.
  • Duration 3 Years.

This applied professional training course gives you a doctorate-level education leading to a Doctor in Counselling Psychology. It comprises a comprehensive programme of taught modules, 450 hours of counselling psychology practice in a range of placements, and a doctorate-level research project. Experts guide you through integrated theory, personal and professional development, and clinical practice, with focus on the value of research and how it directly informs current practice.

In-depth preparation for practice

You receive rigorous training on personal, professional and academic levels, which requires you to combine personal development with explicit psychological theory as a basis for mindful clinical practice.

The training will equip you to work in a broad range of settings, including the NHS, industry, third sector, private practice, academic and research roles, and many others. Our links with practices and partner providers, such as LIFT, the NHS and the Avon Wiltshire Partnership, make this course highly vocational and popular with employers.

Based on the relational psychodynamic perspective, coupled with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, this course is designed to help you develop an integrative perspective based on these perspectives and any previous experience. For example, you may already have studied client-centred or existential perspectives as part of counselling certificate courses. The programme team is committed to the view that the therapeutic relationship is a key factor in promoting client change. The relational perspective is therefore a key element taught throughout the whole course. In Year 1 the model taught is relational psychodynamic; in Year 2 it is CBT and in Year 3 we integrate the two.

You must engage in personal counselling or therapy for the first two years of the course a minimum of 60 hours over the course. This reflects our central focus on a relational approach to practice. Please note, the cost for this is not included in the fees.

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • The British Psychological Society
  • Health and Care Professions Council

Content

In the first year of the course, the therapeutic approach is relational, and we expect you to adopt and practice this approach in your placements. In Year 2 we focus on the CBT approach, and again we expect you to apply this to your placements. In Year 3, you get to explore your own identity as a counselling psychologist through modules on integration, and the modules on advanced theory and practice in counselling psychology, include teaching on supervision, leadership, psychometrics and neuropsychological assessment.

If you don't complete the Professional Doctorate route, you may be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Studies, or a Master's in Psychological Therapy.

Year one

  • Principles of Counselling Psychology - this module introduces the fundamental values and ethos of counselling psychology, with a strong focus on ethics and diversity.
  • Theory and Practice in Counselling Psychology 1 - a look at the relational aspects of therapy.
  • Personal and Professional Development 1 - involving practice placements and personal reflection.
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Methods - this module covers advanced methods in qualitative and qualitative analysis, ensuring that students have the essential skills for carrying out their research.
  • Systemic Thinking and Practice in Counselling Psychology - this module covers issues around working with couples, families and groups. Thus it gives the students the basis for extending their practice beyond the core emphasis on 1:1 work with individuals.
  • Research in Counselling Psychology - this module contextualises research with the field of counselling psychology, covering additional advanced methods, It also provides support for students in developing their initial research ideas, and guides them through the various ethical processes.

Year two

  • Theory and Practice in Counselling Psychology 2 - a look at the CBT approach.
  • Personal and Professional Development 2 - further development through practice placements and personal reflection, based on CBT.
  • Critical Psychopathology - this module explores key issues which are frequently presented in psychotherapy, for example anxiety, depression and substance use.  It also considers mental health issues, such as trauma and psychosis.
  • Professional Issues in Counselling Psychology - this module will present a critical oversight of current issues within the profession, such as the current emphasis on empirically supported treatments. It will also consider current work contexts, including multi-disciplinary working and current structures within the National Health Service. 

Final year

  • Personal and Professional Development 3 - here we begin to integrate current relational and CBT approaches in applied practical and personal contexts.
  • Advanced Theory and Practice in Counselling Psychology - studies and learning that bring relational and CBT perspectives and practices together.
  • Professional doctorate thesis and viva examination

This structure is for full-time students only. Part-time students study the same modules but the delivery pattern will be different.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

We use a wide range of teaching and learning methods to give you the best combination of personal, peer and applied learning. These include lectures, group discussion, group work, role-play, skills work, demonstrations, trainee presentations, supervised clinical practice, personal therapy and personal development activities.

For more details see our glossary of teaching and learning terms.

Study time

As a full-time student, you attend two days each week in Year 1 (currently Monday and Tuesday) and one day a week in Years 2 and 3 (currently Thursday).

If you study this course part time, you attend one day each week in Years 1-3 (currently Monday in Year 1, Tuesday in Year 2 and Thursday in Year 3). There is a four-year study option where you attend one day each week in Year 4, on a Thursday. The five-year option requires you to attend a half day each week in Years 4 and 5, both on a Thursday.

Assessment

We assess taught modules through coursework and assessment under controlled conditions. Practice assessment is through direct observation, case studies, process reports, supervision groups and placement reports.

For your research, you submit a 30,000 - 40,000 word doctoral thesis of an original piece of research, examined by viva voce.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Placements

Clinical work in placement settings is a central part of the training, and you must be in clinical practice placements throughout the course. You should arrange and complete at least 450 hours of counselling psychology practice on approved placements, covering a range of approaches, modalities and settings.

Please note, all placements must be approved before you start to ensure they meet all course requirements for clinical work and supervision arrangements.

Study facilities

You'll have access to a range of on-campus and online facilities to support your learning. The department for Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Our lecturers incorporate their research into their teaching. Participate in student and staff research projects through our faculty research centres such as the Psychological Sciences Research Group and the internationally-renowned Centre for Appearance Research.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.

Clinical supervision

You'll be expected to have clinical supervision on placement throughout your training, at a ratio of one hour of supervision for each eight client hours.

Personal therapy

You must accrue 60 hours of personal therapy during the course, at your own expense. Therapists must be accredited, and approved by the course.

The model taught in Year 1 is relational psychodynamic, so it would be good if the therapist was consistent with this, but the overall course approach is integrative, including CBT. So an integrative therapist could also be useful.

Careers / Further study

Students completing this course successfully are in a great position to become counselling psychologists and therapists in a wide range of roles in the private, public and third sectors. In fact, the vast majority of recent graduates have secured positions before they complete the qualification, based on their four to five years of placement experience.

There are also wide-ranging opportunities for research roles and academic posts.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

 

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