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BATH SPA UNiversity Postgraduate prospectus 2016


Different thinking Bath Spa University is a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. Our students – whether studying arts, humanities, sciences or social sciences – work in an environment where creativity in its broadest sense is valued and nurtured.

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Contents

WELCOME

FILMMAKING

04 10 reasons why 07 Our campuses 09 Caring for the environment 10 Life in Bath 14 Students’ Union 15 Boost your career 16 Study facilities 17 Student support 18 Fees and finances 22 International students 24 Research Degrees

71 MA Independent Filmmaking 72 MA Feature Filmmaking

ART AND DESIGN

83 MA Theatre for Young Audiences 84 MA Performing Shakespeare 86 MA Dance 88 MMus Composition 90  MMus Creative Sound and Media Technology 92  MMus Performance 94 MMus Songwriting

29 MA Fashion Portfolio 30 MA Curatorial Practice 32 MA Design: Ceramics 34 MA Design: Fashion and Textiles 36 MA Fine Art 38 MA Visual Communication

EDUCATION 41 Teacher Education 42 MA Education Studies 44 MA Education: International Education 46 MA Education: Leadership and Management 48 MA Education: Early Years 50 Professional Master’s Programme 52 PMP: MA Specific Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia 53 PMP: MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice 54 PMP: MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 55 PMP: MA Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion 56 PMP: MA Early Childhood Studies 56 PMP: MA Educational Practice 57 PMP: MA Educational Leadership and Management 57 PMP: MA Mentoring and Coaching 58 MA Professional Practice in Higher Education

WRITING AND LITERATURE 61 MA Travel and Nature Writing 62 MA Creative Writing 64 MA Scriptwriting 66 MA Writing for Young People 68 MA Literature, Landscape and Environment

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Welcome

HISTORY, HERITAGE AND CULTURE 75 MA Heritage Management 78 MA Arts Management 80 MA Jane Austen’s England

MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE

FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR PROFESSOR CHRISTINA SLADE —

“Bath Spa University prides itself on providing a caring, friendly environment where particular emphasis is placed on teaching excellence. This is a relatively small university of just over 8,000 students, and you will find that staff will pay great attention to your overall experience as a student here. We want you to be challenged BUSINESS AND and fulfilled academically and to MANAGEMENT have the best possible preparation 97 MA Business and Management for your future career. We are 100 MA Business and Management: committed to developing innovative Accounting and effective teaching and learning 100 MA Business and Management: and a mission to contribute to Enterprise world-class research in areas of 101 MA Business and Management: strength. We have been fortunate to Marketing welcome a number of internationally 101 MA Business and Management: acclaimed Professors to our academic International Business community in the past two or three 102 MA Advertising Practice years, who have added considerably 103 MA Global Studies to the vibrant research culture of 104 MSc Environmental Management the University.

Bath Spa is also a university of unique contrasts, offering a blend of heritage and modernity, tradition and innovation, that students and staff find particularly attractive. If you have the opportunity to visit us, please do so – you would be made most welcome. You will, I am sure, be impressed by the beauty of the campuses and the impressive facilities available to you including recent world class developments at the Newton Park campus. Bath Spa University is a vibrant and diverse community of talented staff and students who value creativity and culture in its broadest sense, and who are enterprising in their approach. Bath Spa graduates are global citizens, ready to make a difference – we hope that one day you will join in their success.”

SCIENCE AND COMPUTING 107 M  Sc Creative Technologies and Enterprise 108 M  Sc Principles of Applied Neuropsychology

LIBERAL ARTS 111 MSc/MA/MRes Liberal Arts

INFORMATION 112 Visit Us 113 Index 113 More information

Illustrations by Bath Spa graduate, Andrew Joyce www.doodlesandstuff.com


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10 REASONS why 1 EXCELLENT REPUTATION We can trace our history back over 160 years to the original Bath School of Art, and our first trainee teachers trained here over 60 years ago, so our reputation is built on tradition and success. Our PGCE programmes, for example, have been rated ‘outstanding’ by the quality regulator Ofsted in 2015. In Which? University 2014, Bath Spa was ranked as one of the top six creative universities.

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3 A GREAT RANGE OF COURSES

We’re modern and progressive. Our course mix and structure is unique, and the quality of our teaching is excellent, which reflects our commitment to our students. Our teachers are engaged in the research and development of inspirational and creative teaching techniques, and ensure they make themselves available to students to offer help and guidance.

Bath Spa’s wide and expanding range of postgraduate awards provides opportunities for advanced study that are both academically challenging and vocationally relevant. In addition there is an experienced and lively research environment at Bath Spa with established strengths in Art and Design, Music and Performing Arts, Humanities and Creative Writing and Education. All of this is underpinned by state-ofthe-art facilities, collaborative learning spaces and professional advice and guidance. So we deliver everything needed to realise your potential.

4 ACCESSIBLE TO ALL

5 STRONG CARING ETHOS

We have built our success on accessibility and equality of opportunity. The unique study and social environment we offer is a key factor in our distinctiveness and in our popularity. Our students come from a range of backgrounds and cultures, from all parts of this country and from overseas, and with a variety of academic credentials.

Our caring ethos runs through everything we do. Our students rate their tutors and lecturers for the support and accessibility they deliver. Our student services offer advice on anything from finances to wellbeing, as well as offering disability support and so much more. Yet it doesn’t end there. Our Green Focus environmental policies care for our campus, and we’re ranked 28 out of 143 universities in the People and Planet Green League 2015 in the ‘First Class’ award category.


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6 EXCITING CAREER PROSPECTS Our professional partnerships connect our students to a wide range of career pathways and employment opportunities relevant to their field of study.

9 INTERNATIONALLY CONNECTED We have partnerships and links with businesses, organisations and institutions across the globe – this is a globally connected community. We welcome international students to our beautiful campuses, and we give UK students plenty of opportunities to spend time abroad and get that all-important international insight. So our graduates leave us as global citizens with ambition, drive and focus.

10 SAFE AND SECURE We provide an environment that allows our students to concentrate on what matters most. The campuses are beautiful, and the city of Bath itself is renowned internationally with an enviable reputation for being enjoyable and safe to live in. In fact, it’s ranked as one of the top ‘safe student cities’. It has a personality all of its own, with an intimate yet vibrant community.

7 HAPPY COMMUNITY

8 HISTORIC CAMPUSES

The Bath Spa community values creativity, culture and enterprise. Compared to some universities we’re relatively small in size – small enough for students to feel that they’re treated and respected as individuals. It’s a thriving community where all sorts of extra-curricular opportunities exist – clubs, societies, volunteering, work-based activities. It all makes for a fulfilling, rewarding – and successful – community.

Our campuses are steeped in history, with beautiful period buildings and breath-taking settings. We take great care of them to make sure future generations of students can also enjoy them – but we also invest in them to ensure they provide an inspirational setting today and we invest in ultramodern technology and facilities. Our modern developments blend sympathetically into the historic setting, and our students tell us it’s a great environment in which to succeed.


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OUR campuses

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Students are based at a number of different campuses across Bath and further afield in Wiltshire. Each of the campuses has its own unique beauty whether that is architecture, landscape or space; they all provide a striking, enriching and inspiring location for study. CORSHAM COURT Corsham Court in Wiltshire is a specialist centre for the University’s postgraduate teaching and research. The vibrant community of postgraduate and research students benefit from a unique study environment with state-of-the-art modern facilities in a historic building dating originally from 1582, and surrounded by gardens landscaped by Capability Brown. Corsham Court is a stunning building that became the home of the Bath Academy of Art in 1946, and is retained by Bath Spa University on a long-term lease. It is of great historic significance, and is owned by the Methuen family. The University has made a major investment in the Corsham Court Centre since 2009 to provide outstanding facilities for postgraduate study and research. This includes specialist provision for music, songwriting, art and design, ceramics, weaving and filmmaking. There is a suite of high quality meeting rooms, studios, seminar rooms and a performance hall, as well as individual study spaces and an open access computer room. There is a café and also a common area, with kitchen facilities available, providing an informal space to meet with other postgraduate students and colleagues. An historic outbuilding has been transformed into a state-of-

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the-art recording suite boasting every aspect of technology needed for professional filmmaking and recording. NEWTON PARK The largest of our campuses is a mix of history and modernity set in stunning parkland leased from the Duchy of Cornwall. It is a busy campus in an idyllic rural setting, only four miles from the city centre of Bath. You’ll find excellent facilities, from the ultra-modern academic building ‘Commons’ (completed in 2014) to the purpose-built concert hall, the Michael Tippett Centre, and the newly refurbished science labs. Commons has superb teaching facilities and provides the best specialist digital and studio resources for teaching in the South West – equal to anything found in the best commercial organisations and broadcast companies.

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The historic buildings on the campus are also used for teaching and study space. You might find yourself studying in the 14th century Castle tower (the oldest building on the campus and a scheduled ancient monument) or in the Creative Writing Centre in the Castle Gatehouse, another scheduled ancient monument, but equipped with the latest computers and audio visual equipment. To top it all off, Newton Park boasts a nature reserve, a lake, woods, historic listed buildings, and rolling fields. The grounds were designed by the well-known landscape architect Capability Brown in the 18th century, and many of the original features remain. The transformation of the Walled Garden near the new ‘Gardens’ student residences is a recent example of how the original estate has been adapted to provide truly unique facilities and outdoor space where

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you can relax and socialise. The outdoor amphitheatre near Commons is another recent addition and provides a stunning setting for student performances. SION HILL Sion Hill campus is the main base for the Bath School of Art and Design. Sion Hill is in a stunning setting and grounds, in the Lansdown district of Bath – a residential area of the city renowned for its architecture, and within walking distance of the city centre. If you’re an art and design student you’ll appreciate the amazing specialist facilities and resources at Sion Hill. There are well-equipped studios and workshops: graphic communication studios, electronic media workshops, studios for art, photography, textiles and sculpture, workshops for wood, etching, lithography and silkscreen. You’ll also enjoy the friendly community atmosphere at Sion Hill. It’s in a very peaceful setting close to the city centre, and is surrounded by its own attractively landscaped gardens; the site originally belonged to a 19th century mansion house, and although the house was destroyed in the war, the ornamental grounds remain. In June each year the site becomes a showpiece of student talent as the School of Art and Design hosts its annual degree show, and in September we run the Master’s degree show. Both events always draw a large audience from near and far. The School of Art and Design also has a separate teaching centre at The Circus, Bath, where undergraduate Fashion students are based, and there are workshop spaces and facilities at Dartmouth Avenue in the Oldfield Park area of Bath. OTHER TEACHING SITES The University also has a number of additional sites used for specialist teaching. Burdall’s Yard is an exciting arts/performance centre in Bath city centre. The centre is used as a teaching, rehearsal and performance space and also hosts a number of hugely successful arts events. A Theatre Production Centre is located between the Newton Park Campus and Bath City Centre at Ashman’s Yard.

01 N  ew Commons building, Newton Park 02 Sion Hill campus main entrance

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caring for the environment

01 The leafy surroundings of Newton Park 02–03 Various flora on campus

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From cycling to recycling, we’re always looking for ways to protect our environment. Our students and staff share a strong environmental ethos and we encourage everyone to play their part and get involved. Things like using public transport more, saving energy and reducing water usage are just some of the ways we’re working to safeguard our beautiful campuses and the world around us. ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE Bath Spa University has an excellent record of environmental performance and improvement.

Bath Spa University has an excellent record of environmental performance and improvement.

–T  he University was awarded ‘First Class Honours’ in the national People and Planet Green League 2015, ranked 28 out of 151 UK universities for our environmental policy and performance in areas such as carbon emissions, waste recycling, energy efficiency and water consumption. –W  e’ve also achieved a Platinum award under the national EcoCampus scheme, along with the international environmental management system ISO 14001. –T  here’s a Carbon Reduction Management Plan in place to enable us to achieve 50% reduction in our carbon emissions by 2020, and we’re making great progress towards this.

– We are a Fairtrade accredited university – we believe equity and fairness in trade contributes to sustainable development. –W  e make no use of animals in our teaching and research other than the observation and monitoring of mammals and birds in their natural habitats for conservation purposes. Why not like us on Facebook and stay up-to-date with our environmental news www.facebook.com/BSUGREEN You can follow us on Twitter at @BSU_Green_Focus


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A great place to live, work, learn, play and do business. Bath is well known as one of the world’s most beautiful and historic cities – England’s only city to qualify as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, no less! The iconic architecture of sites such as the Roman Baths, Royal Crescent, Circus, Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey is known the world over. For such a famous city it’s surprisingly compact – the city centre has both grand Georgian streets and picturesque passageways, packed with small independent shops and stylish boutiques as well as familiar big name stores. Student pubs and cafes rub shoulders with awardwinning restaurants and quaint tea rooms. There’s a great nightlife for students, with nightclubs, cinemas, the famous Theatre Royal, and a great comedy scene. There’s also an exciting live music scene including regular sessions, day and night, at many of the pubs, bars and clubs – with plenty of involvement from Bath Spa students! Bath is well known as a city of festivals and the arts, with something for all tastes from Shakespeare to Jane Austen and books to boules! Bath Spa students play a key role in many of the festivals (both mainstream and fringe) including the International Music Festival, Bath Film Festival, and Bath Literature Festival. There’s also a lively sports scene for sports enthusiasts – Bath Rugby Club, Bath City Football Club and Bath Races, to name just a few. Bath is well positioned with easy access to Bristol – also popular for

P ulteney Bridge with its independent shops Thermae Bath Spa The Little Theatre Cinema Corsham High Street Kennet and Avon Canal

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nights out – and just an easy hour and a half train journey from London. An added bonus - Bath is ranked as one of the top safest student cities by The Complete University Guide! BATH: A BEAUTIFULLY INVENTIVE FUTURE Alongside Bath’s traditional reputation it is also home to a world-class creative, design and technology sector. The inspiring environment of Bath continues to attract highly-skilled and globally talented people including creatives, inventors, artisans, entrepreneurs and future-thinkers. Bath is internationally renowned as a beautifully inventive and entrepreneurial 21st century city with a strong social purpose and a spirit of wellbeing, where everyone is invited to think big – a city ready to create an extraordinary legacy for future generations. CORSHAM Corsham is a small market town only 10 miles away from Bath and is the home to our postgraduate centre at the historic Corsham Court (see page 7). With Royal Saxon origins, Corsham has an impressive collection of historic buildings. This includes the High Street consisting mostly of properties from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries where peacocks wander freely. There is a vibrant cultural life in Corsham including the Fine Art collection at Corsham Court, Corsham Festival, the Global Village Film Festival and a thriving community arts scene. There is also a weekly market and a monthly farmers market adding to the quaint local feel of the town.

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Students’ union

The Students’ Union is run by students, for students – once you’ve enrolled, you automatically become a member for free. We are a charity with over 8,000 members. We’re independent of the University and exist to help you get involved, make friends, have fun and have your voice heard. The Union is run by elected students – three full-time sabbatical officers and five part-time officers – who are supported by volunteers and staff. We are always on hand to help you out so come along to the office and introduce yourself! FACILITIES We’re famous for our facilities, which run on a not-for-profit basis with any income being put back into the Union to make it better for you! –O  ur newly refurbished bar and kitchen provide great, walletfriendly food in the day (look out for our Sunday roasts!) and awesome events at night. We also host the prestigious Summer Ball. –B  ath Spa Gym is a fitness suite on campus with top of the range equipment and a programme of exercise classes. It’s also the cheapest gym you’ll find locally. – The Union Shop is the only shop on campus; it stocks all the student essentials and groceries to keep you going, as well as the popular Bath Spa hoody.

SOCIETIES The Students’ Union has many Societies to offer. Whether you are interested in Dance, Dungeons and Dragons, Frisbee, Knitting or Films, we will have something for you. If none of the societies on offer take your fancy, you can always start your own – just find 10 like-minded people to join you. Check out the Union website for more information. SPORTS We have nearly 20 active sports societies and a further 12 teams competing in the BUCS (British University and College Sport) league. The sports we offer include football, rugby, hockey, badminton, netball, American football and more. No matter what your standard, you will always be able to join in with any of our sports teams. MEDIA SpaLife is the Union’s student led media hub. It includes a TV station, a podcast radio show and a termly magazine. We cover a mix of news, reviews, and home-grown talent so we’re always totally relevant to student life at Bath Spa. Union staff and officers provide training and support for SpaLife and every element is run by the students including editing, production, presenting, promoting and producing the content.

RAISING AND GIVING (RAG) Bath Spa University Raising and Giving (RAG) aims to raise money for charities by organising brilliant events throughout the year. You can get involved by coming along to the events or if you want to get some experience you can enjoy our team of RAG ambassadors and organise some events yourself. REPRESENTATION Like any other Union, we ensure that our members are getting a fair deal, whether that is from the University, your employer or even from your landlord. We are led by students, from course reps to liberation reps to the Students’ Union President and it’s the job of the SU to ensure all of these student led positions are supported and empowered to make change. Course reps will voice the opinions of the student body on anything related to your course. Our Liberation Reps work together for equal opportunity for all. They represent the underrepresented. We also run campaigns and help you campaign on issues that you’re passionate about – from public transport to world peace.

ADVICE AND SUPPORT We can help with a whole range of student-related matters, from academic appeals to personal issues. We are here as your first port of call with any problems you might have – and we have the first-hand experience to be able to help. VOLUNTEERING – JUST V Many Bath Spa students volunteer whilst at the University, giving their time, energy and skills to help out local, national and international voluntary organisations. Volunteering is very rewarding, great fun and provides you with real-life experience. You’ll be able to develop your skills and strengths through the provision of a range of internal and external training opportunities and if you so choose, work towards the University’s ‘Certificate in Volunteering Achievement’. There’s bound to be something that suits you and the time you’re able to give – from one-off activities to more regular, weekly commitments. FURTHER INFORMATION www.bathspasu.co.uk E: bathspasu@bathspa.ac.uk

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Boost your career Industry-informed postgraduate degrees coupled with a range of personal and professional development opportunities enrich your university experience and help improve your career prospects. Throughout your course you’ll acquire and develop a whole range of transferable skills, practical experience and industry insights that will make you highly attractive to employers. We aim to enhance the employability of all our graduates by ensuring that you are well positioned and fully equipped to identify, and set foot on, the right career path for you. Careers professionals and industry experts work in partnership with lecturers and tutors to help develop key employability skills. They also work closely with employers and other industry partners to maximise both opportunities for students and awareness of our graduates’ talents and achievements. EXCELLENT CAREERS AND ENTERPRISE SUPPORT Our team of experienced careers consultants is available to guide you in the right direction and suggest ways to help you make informed career decisions, enabling you to realise your ambitions on a local, national or global stage. Help with everything from CVs and job search strategies to assessment centres is available throughout the year, with a range of one-to-one sessions, small group workshops, mock interviews, presentations and e-guidance options available to give you the right kind of support, how you want it and when you want it. We were the first university to be awarded the West of England Employability Chartermark for Education in recognition of our overall approach to employability. FIRST TO HEAR ABOUT INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES A variety of resources helps you keep up-to-date with news of the latest vacancies, recruitment schemes and other opportunities. This includes our online careers portal and a strong social media presence that engages our students and allows you to keep up to date with recent developments in specific employment sectors. NETWORK WITH EMPLOYERS You’ll be introduced to graduate recruiters, local, regional and national employers and business experts through a range of industry events on campus. Through careers events

and industry mentors to employer presentations and networking evenings, you’ll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the likes of Apple, The National Trust, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, IBM, PwC, Avon & Somerset Constabulary, Marshfield Bakery, Somer Valley FM, The Environment Agency, The NHS, Dyson, Aardman Animations, Parragon Books, The Theatre Royal and Bath Festivals. EARN WHILE YOU LEARN Bath Spa University Job Shop is a completely free in-house recruitment service exclusively for students, which helps you find good quality, well-paid, part-time employment during your time at university. GAIN ESSENTIAL WORK EXPERIENCE You may have placements or industry projects as part of your postgraduate degree, and this will help you develop a range of skills and experiences to support your career development. We provide guidance and workshops on how to find a placement and put on Placements Pitstop events where employers offering opportunities come onto campus to meet students. This is complemented with advice on making a good application and interview techniques.

DEVELOPING ENTREPRENEURS As well as a host of possibilities within your postgraduate degree to develop creative, innovative and enterprising ideas, many opportunities exist elsewhere at Bath Spa to unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. The University’s ‘BathSparks’ programme provides workshops and events throughout the year to support entrepreneurs and freelancers. We also run a series of challenges to draw out innovative ideas with over £15,000 in start-up support to be won. The Student Enterprise Society is also a great opportunity to meet like-minded students and collectively turn business ideas into reality. A LEADER IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Bath Spa University was designated a national centre for excellence in teaching and learning in the creative industries, attracting funding for major investment in resources. Students and recent graduates benefit from industry-standard facilities, employer-inspired projects and significant links with the local and regional creative community.


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STUDY FACILITIES At Bath Spa we’ll help you get the most from your studies and you’ll have access to great study facilities and equipment. From well-equipped libraries and IT suites to innovative teaching methods – you’ll find it all here! LIBRARIES Each campus has a library, with stock that reflects the courses that are taught there. As well as traditional library materials, there’s also a wealth of electronic resources such as electronic journals, electronic books and online services to help you access high quality information for your university work. You’ll find specialist materials – for example, resources for trainee teachers to use when on school placements, through to collections of exhibition catalogues, images and DVDs to inspire you if you’re an art and design student. The postgraduate centre at Corsham Court has a fully stocked library with a wide range of books and journals, and a full-time librarian available during the week to help with your enquiries. The Bath School of Art and Design at Sion Hill has a well-equipped library facility. Here you can seek creative inspiration from a wide range of specialist books and journals as well as collections of exhibition catalogues, images and DVDs. At Newton Park there’s also a Learning Commons covering over 1,000 square metres that’s open 24/7 in term time. It has 400 study seats, plenty of social learning space and bookable group working rooms and pods – as well as a café to relax in. We have separate areas in the libraries for different kinds of study. If you really need to concentrate, you can work in silent study areas where we ask people not to talk at all. At other times, you’ll need to work on group projects, so we’ve set aside areas where you can talk, use mobiles, eat and drink. Or you might just want to pop in quickly and use the laptop docking points. Professionally qualified librarians are available to help. You’ll have access to sessions that teach you how to find, evaluate and use information as well as one-to-one tutorials, an electronic enquiry service and advice as and when you need it. If you’re a disabled student, help will be available on an individual basis to make sure we best meet your library and information needs.

Take a look at our website at www.bathspa.ac.uk/library for more information. Guest access to the library catalogue allows you to browse our resources.

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WRITING AND LEARNING CENTRE The library also runs the Writing and Learning Centre which can help you with anything from academic writing, research, independent learning, referencing, through to digital literacy. You can drop in, book a 1:1 appointment, access information online, or simply email us a quick question. Our trained, professional advisors have a wide range of academic backgrounds and are ready to help you rise to the challenges of studying at postgraduate level. TECHNOLOGY There are several hundred networked computers available for you to use, many in open access rooms which are open in the evenings and at weekends as well during the day. And you’ll find user-friendly online help pages covering all aspects of IT at the University. There are also specialised computer facilities across the campuses for subjects such as music, art and design, and media production. We have both PCs and Apple Macs as well as wireless connections for your own laptops. If you’re planning to bring your own laptop or tablet with you, bear in mind that there’s a minimum specification for devices to work on the University wireless network. Do check the specification before you buy a new device to make sure it’s compatible – www.bathspa.ac.uk/byod ONLINE LEARNING We’re proud of our great reputation for high quality teaching, and we make sure we’re right up to date with the most advanced teaching methods. You’ll have access to our online virtual learning environment, Minerva, which allows your lecturers to send course materials to you via the web – and makes these easy for you to find. Minerva has all sorts of useful features, such as discussion boards which allow you to have online conversations with others from your course, and lets you submit coursework electronically. It also includes links to reading lists and digitised material from the library collections as well as a library tab for all of your research needs.

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STUDENT SUPPORT

We have a range of support services designed to help you get the most out of your time at university. You’ll find advice, guidance, information and ideas on a range of issues, provided by specialist staff who will share their expertise and help guide you through the many activities and issues that you may encounter. It makes no difference whether you’re a full or part-time student, UK, EU or international – you’ll find a professional team ready to help and support you. STUDENT SUPPORT Most students find themselves needing a bit of help at times as they juggle different priorities and demands. Common concerns include balancing study, work and social life, personal issues, friends and relationship difficulties, health or loneliness. We won’t make decisions for you – but we’ll help you to make them for yourself. MONEY ADVICE We can guide you through the intricacies of funding your postgraduate studies and give advice on loans and other forms of funding, on budgeting and how to handle and negotiate debt. We also administer loans and grants which are available in special circumstances to students suffering particular financial hardship. For more information email: studentsupport@bathspa.ac.uk

SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS DISCLOSING A DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESS OR SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTY (SUCH AS DYSLEXIA) We’ll work with you from the point you are made an offer to study at Bath Spa to help you access and enjoy your life and studies at Bath Spa. We will be in contact with you, to discuss any academic access requirements. You don’t need to wait until you get here – contact us for an individual appointment. We organise an early induction programme called Headstart for disabled students coming to Bath Spa. This takes place just before registration and gives you the opportunity to get to know the campus and staff and to meet up with current students. MEDICAL SERVICE A local GP practice provides the full range of medical services, from dealing with illness and injury to providing services such as contraception, vaccination, repeat prescriptions and general health checks. We encourage all students to register. You can attend one of the surgeries on campus or make appointments at the practice health centre in town at other times. Either way you’ll have a choice of doctor or nurse appointment: studentsupport@bathspa.ac.uk

FAITH SERVICES This is a multi-faith environment and we welcome students of all faiths as well as students of no faith. Members of the University Chaplaincy team visit the campus each week for a drop-in session and from time to time events may be organised to coincide with specific seasons. CHILDCARE If you’re a parent of children under five you can arrange for them to be looked after at Oak Tree Day Nursery at our Newton Park campus. Children of staff and the local community use the Nursery too, which provides a happy, secure and stimulating environment. The Nursery is in two adjoining houses, arranged for children of different ages (six months to two years, and two to five years). The services and activities provided are tailored to the needs of the babies and children, enabling them to explore and learn through play. The standards of care and nursery education are high – this was confirmed by an Ofsted inspection in 2009. The report comments: “Children are happy and confident in a well-managed, stimulating care and learning environment”. You can book morning, afternoon or full-day sessions, with student rates ranging from £23 – £47.50 depending on the age of the child and the session you require. Full details can be found at www.bathspa.ac.uk/university-life/ childcare or call the Day Nursery Manager on +44 (0)1225 875590


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FEES AND FINANCES

Having a postgraduate qualification is an excellent investment. It will not only enhance your career prospects and deepen your knowledge of a subject you feel passionately about, but studies also show that the majority of postgraduates earn more than undergraduates over their careers. POSTGRADUATE FEES Postgraduate course fees are shown in the tables opposite. It is advisable to check all fee arrangements on the Bath Spa University website: www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-funding MATERIALS AND STUDY VISITS Some Art and Design Master’s courses require students to carry out significant creative work outside of lectures and we supply workshops and labs for students to use. The University requires students on these courses to pay a contribution towards the materials and services provided. The University is able to purchase consumables at trade and bulk discount costs, providing workshops and studios with a stock of readily available materials. This enables students to work unhindered by having to provide materials themselves, and, possibly more significantly, it means that students’ creative ability is not limited by the money currently in their pocket. The contribution is also allocated to subsidise the

additional costs of external facing activities. These activities are decided in response to the external projects and collaborations, exhibitions, events and trips or other opportunities available during the year. Students will be provided with details of the materials and activities in the contribution for their course as part of their welcome pack. The contributions for 2016/17 are: –M  A Design: Ceramics – £270 full-time or £135 part-time –M  A Design: Fashion & Textiles – £270 full-time or £135 part-time –M  A Fine Art; MA Visual Communication – £160 full-time or £80 part-time –M  A Fashion Portfolio – £145 full-time or £75 part-time PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE FEES The full-time Pre-sessional English Language fees for 2016/17 are £2,870 for the 12-week course and £1,435 for the 6-week course.

POSTGRADUATE FUNDING POSTGRADUATE LOANS From autumn 2016, students in the UK will be able to borrow up to £10,000 to help undertake an eligible postgraduate master’s course. The loan will be paid directly to you, in instalments during the course, and can be used as a contribution towards fees, or other study or living costs during the master’s course. Master’s degrees in all disciplines and subject areas are covered by the postgraduate loans. They are available for all full-time, part-time and distance learning master’s programmes. The postgraduate loans are subject to eligibility criteria based on age, nationality and residency: –Y  ou must be under 60 years old when you begin your postgraduate course –Y  ou must be studying at a university in the UK –Y  ou must be a UK National, or have settled status in the UK, and have been resident in the UK for three years on the first day of the academic year of your course start date. –O  ther EU nationals, and those with refugee status, may also be eligible. REPAYING STUDENT LOANS Loans become repayable in the April after you complete your course, and if your income is less than £21,000 you

will only start repayments once it reaches that level. Repayments are income-contingent and made concurrently with undergraduate loans. Repayment rates will be set at 6% of annual income over £21,000. Further information about postgraduate loans can be found at: www.findamasters.com/funding/ guides/new-uk-postgraduate-loansscheme.aspx PAYMENT PLAN There are several means to pay your fees – by card, cheque, cash or via a sponsor. You can either pay in one instalment at the end of October or opt to pay in ten equal instalments, at the end of each month from October to July. Even if you have a payment plan you can still use other methods, but make sure to pay in the correct month or earlier. All payments are to be made in £ sterling. Students are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure they have sufficient funds available to cover any agreed payment. THE BATH SPA UNIVERSITY CLASSICAL PERFORMANCE AWARD With the support of our generous donors, Lord and Lady Strasburger, and Ian Hay and Morny Davison, the University has established an annual award for an outstanding student accepted on the MMus Performance Course. The successful


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UK/EU POSTGRADUATE FEES Full-time

Part-time fee (50% of current year full-time rate) 2

PG Dip award1

PG Cert award1

TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE DEGREES MA Advertising Practice

£ 8,790

N/A

N/A

N/A

MA Feature Filmmaking

£13,260

£6,630

£8,840

£4,420

MA Heritage Management

£6,960

£3,480

£4,640

£2,320

MA Performing Shakespeare

£6,960

£3,480

£4,640

£2,320

MA Theatre for Young Audiences

£7,680

£3,840

£5,120

£2,560

MA Travel and Nature Writing

£6,960

£3,480

£4,640

£2,320

Taught postgraduate degrees in all other subjects

£6,595

£3,300

£4,400

£2,200

PhD Creative Writing

£5,330

£2,665

N/A

N/A

All other research degrees

£4,052

£2,026

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N/A

Full-time4

Part-time 4

PG Dip award

PG Cert award

MA Advertising Practice (low residency)5

£ 11,600

N/A

N/A

N/A

MA Creative Writing

£13,740

N/A

N/A

N/A

MA Writing for Young People

£13,740

N/A

N/A

N/A

MA Feature Filmmaking

£13,260

N/A

N/A

N/A

MA Theatre for Young Audiences

£14,280

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Taught postgraduate degrees in all other subjects

£11,600

N/A

N/A

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PhD Creative Writing (Normal mode of delivery)

£11,300

N/A

N/A

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PhD Creative Writing (Low residency option)

£13,995

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PhD Creative Computing (Low residency option)

£12,000

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Research degrees in all other subjects

£11,300

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INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE FEES

TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE DEGREES

RESEARCH DEGREES (MPHIL/PHD)3

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FEES Awards within the Professional Master’s Programme

UK/EU full-time fee

£6,595

1 PG Dip assume modules of 120 credit weight and PG Cert fees above assume modules of 60 credit weight taken per academic year. Fees charged will be in accordance with total credit weight modules selected. Fees for any part time study pattern other than this is available on request from tuition-fee@bathspa.ac.uk

International full-time fee4

£11,600

2 Returning part-time Master’s students completing study in 2016/17 year will be charged the balance of modules remaining, to ensure full-time fee charged. 3 Figures are for 2015/16 – visit www. bathspa.ac.uk/research/phd-opportunities/ fees-and-finance for latest fee information.

UK/EU part-time fees (charged according to the credit rating of the module(s) taken) 15 credit module

30 credit module

45 credit module

60 credit module and Master’s final project

£550

£1,100

£1,650

£2,200

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applicant will receive £1,500. The key criteria for the award are talent and communicative ability as a performer of classical music. This award is subject to available funding, and for the latest information visit www.bathspa.ac.uk/alumni MA CREATIVE WRITING AWARD With the support of Jack and Audrey Ladevèze the University has established a new award for students studying for a Master’s in Creative Writing, Travel and Nature Writing, or Writing for Young People. Each year the Award will be made to a student who has demonstrated outstanding talent in writing and for whom this award, of £1,000, will make a significant difference in enabling them to further their studies at Master’s level. You will have been accepted on to a Master’s in Creative Writing, Travel and Nature Writing, or Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. BATH SPA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI FUNDING Postgraduate Scholarship for Bath Spa University Alumni If you are a graduate of Bath Spa University or one of its predecessor colleges, and you start a full-time taught master’s course in October 2016 or February 2017, you will be eligible for a £1,200 reduction to the fees for that course (excluding teacher education qualifications, such as the PGCE). The reduction is available to both UK/EU and international students. Part-time students also receive the reduction on a pro-rata basis according to module weighting (£200 reduction per 30 credits taken) making the part-time reduction directly comparable to the full-time reduction. The Jennifer Skellett Postgraduate Bursary This bursary will be awarded annually to an outstanding student from the department of music to support them in undertaking a postgraduate degree at Bath Spa. The recipient will be awarded £500 to £1,000 and applications are welcomed from alumni up to three years after the date of graduation. This award is subject to available funding. Further information about all Bath Spa student and Alumni funding can be found at www.bathspa.ac.uk/ alumni

PROFESSIONAL AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT LOANS A Professional and Career Development Loan could help you pay for learning that enhances your job skills or career prospects. It’s a bank loan, so you’ll have to pay it back once you’ve left your course. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 and you don’t pay interest for the period when you’re in learning. For more information visit www.gov.uk/career-developmentloans BURSARIES FROM EXTERNAL ORGANISATIONS Various postgraduate organisations offer partial bursaries to contribute to Master’s and PhD funding. Visit the following websites for further details: –T  arget Courses: http://targetpostgrad.com/ bursary-competition – Findamasters: www.findamasters.com/ fundingawards – Postgrad.com: www.postgrad.com/editorial/ bursaries TRUSTS AND CHARITIES There are a number of educational charities and trusts to which postgraduate students can apply for grants. Often, financial help is reserved for students from lower income households, or for those who have achieved academic excellence. – S cholarship Search: www.scholarship-search.org.uk – P ostgraduate Studentships: www.postgraduatestudentships.co.uk –T  urn2us Grants Search: www.turn2us.org.uk/grants_ search.aspx The Bath Spa University Student Support Service is able to give you advice and support with your application. E: studentsupport@bathspa.ac.uk DISABLED STUDENTS’ ALLOWANCES (DSAs) As a student living in England, you can apply for a DSA if you have a disability, long-term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia. The money you get depends on your individual needs and not on income, and you don’t have to pay them back. Postgraduates can get a single allowance of up to £10,362 in 2016/17 to help with the costs of specialist equipment (like computer software), non-medical helpers (like a note-taker or reader), extra travel costs you have to pay because of your disability and

other costs (like photocopying). For more information visit www.gov.uk/ disabled-students-allowances-dsas UNIVERSITY ACCESS FUND (UAF) The Access Fund is a discretionary fund of University money administered by the Student Support Service. Students can apply to the UAF for additional financial support if they are experiencing financial hardship. Most awards are grants that don’t have to be paid back and money can be paid in a lump sum or in instalments. For more information visit www.bathspa.ac.uk/study-with-us/ giving-you-support/money-advice SPONSORSHIP BY EMPLOYERS Employers may fund vocational and professional postgraduate training as part of career development. Information on company sponsorship opportunities is usually available through your HR department. TEACHER EDUCATION FUNDING A range of incentives and financial support is available for those undertaking a teacher education programme such as a PGCE. For more information visit www.education.gov.uk/get-intoteaching/funding ARTS & HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL DOCTORAL TRAINING PARTNERSHIP Bath Spa is a member of the South West and Wales Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) of eight universities covering PhD provision across humanities, languages and creative arts. This £14.2 million scheme will fund world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: history, digital writing, creative writing, music, English literature, design, and the creative and performing arts. Studentships will be available on a highly selective competitive basis for 2016. Students can choose to work from one institution or opt for co-supervision from across the DTP. Further information can be found at www.bathspa.ac.uk/graduate-school

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Our International Scholarship programme for 2016/17 provides a range of scholarship opportunities for full-fee paying international students studying on-campus. Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarships Celebrating our commitment to internationalisation and excellence in creativity, culture and enterprise applications for these scholarships are open to Postgraduate Taught Master’s offer holders. Awards are worth £5,000 as a tuition fee discount. Postgraduate Overseas Scholarship All applicants to Postgraduate Taught Master’s programmes are assessed for this scholarship at the time of admission. Awards are worth £1,000 as a tuition fee discount. Regional Scholarships Bath Spa University works with a number of partner organisations across the world to provide specific regional scholarships. Please go to the International Scholarship website for the latest information. You will be required to pay a tuition fee deposit as part of your acceptance of studies. You can either pay your full tuition fee in one payment or take advantage of an instalment plan which spreads the cost. Further information about all the international scholarships, regional scholarships, application deadlines, how to apply and terms and conditions can be found at www.bathspa.ac.uk/internationalstudents/scholarships USEFUL WEBSITES – Bath Spa: www.bathspa.ac.uk/ postgrad-funding – Government information: www.gov.uk/funding-forpostgraduate-study – Prospects: www.prospects.ac.uk/funding_ postgraduate_study.htm – Findamasters: www.findamasters.com


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International Students

WELCOME TO OUR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS JEREMY WHITE, DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

— “Our dedicated International Relations Team understand that leaving your country to study in the UK can be both an exciting and challenging process. We also appreciate that it will take time for you to adjust to your new surroundings and feel settled. We will be here from the very start to help, support and guide you during your time with us. We are sure that in coming to Bath Spa University you will have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience both in your academic studies and broader student experience. We have an open door policy for you to come in at any time and ask any questions you may have which we will be only too happy to assist you with. We look forward to welcoming you to Bath Spa University and being part of your journey to a successful future.”

STUDYING IN THE UK British education has a long tradition of quality and excellence and is renowned for being the most outstanding across the globe. Academic quality and rigour are at the heart of UK degrees and UK graduates are highly valued. A UK degree gives you wide scope to develop academically. Independent thought, self-discipline, critical thinking, research and analysis, time and project management, and oral and written communication are just some of the skills that are crucial to success. By studying in a multi-cultural country, you join an alumni base that has truly changed the world. Heads of state, business gurus and influencers from the creative and cultural industries, all of which are part of the global economy have graduated from UK universities. No institution can call itself a ‘university’ unless it has been approved by a Royal Charter and the Privy Council. UK universities must adhere to strict criteria assessed by

the UK Government’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). You are assured of the highest standards at all times. STUDENT LIFE Bath Spa University is home to over 7,000 students from over 80 countries and the International Relations Office offers an exciting social programme for all international students through the Students’ Union and its dedicated International Student Representative. Events have included: trip to London, movie nights, sporting events, cultural visits and creative activities. There are regular events and international students are encouraged to take an active role. ADVICE AND SUPPORT Throughout your application we will take great care to make sure you have all the information and support you need to start your studies here confidently. This includes advice on the admissions process, English

language proficiency, visa and immigration, pre-departure and travel advice, accommodation and any other information you might need. During your studies you will receive first-class support, including specialist student services, a dedicated peer mentor, the English Language Unit (ELU) for support with English Language and The Writing and Learning Centre (WLC) for study skills support. ACCOMMODATION When you are studying outside of your home country, there is nothing more important than where you will live. You can choose between a range of accommodation at Bath Spa University. It is advisable to apply for student accommodation as soon as possible in order to secure your home. Living costs, including accommodation, food, clothing, books, entertainment and travel in the UK is estimated to be £7,200 per 40-week academic year.


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–O  n-campus halls of residence Newton Park campus houses students in a variety of single, shared and ensuite study bedrooms, and 2014 saw the opening of an additional 561 luxury ensuite residences. – Off-campus halls of residence Charlton Court, Waterside Court and Twerton Mill are located just a short ten minute bus journey from the Newton Park campus. A mere 20 minute walk to Bath’s city centre, the residences benefit from having restaurants, bars and shops close by. New halls of residence in the city centre, Green Park House, will open in 2016. – Homestay This is a great way to get to know local people and experience a new culture as you stay with a local family in their own home. Homestay hosts are located in the Bath area and are inspected by our accommodation team to ensure they are safe, secure and close to local amenities and transport links. – I ndependent housing For students who prefer independent living, our accommodation office has a number of houses in the private sector that are suitable for students wanting to live within small friendship groups.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualification. For postgraduate study, the proficiency level is IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL ibt 90, or ibt 100 for MA Creative Writing. Other recognised English language qualifications are accepted. Students who score less than the English Language entry requirement will be offered an opportunity to join Bath Spa University’s bespoke English Language Pre-sessional course. If you score IELTS 6 or equivalent you will be invited to attend our 6-week pre-sessional course, prior to your degree course in September. If you score IELTS 5.5 or you will be invited to attend our 12-week pre-sessional course. HOW TO APPLY Bath Spa University aims to make the application process as straightforward as possible. You can apply direct to the university. There is no application fee and you can complete the application online. You can send copies of your documents by email and once you have submitted your full application, it is automatically sent to our dedicated international admissions team.

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FURTHER INFORMATION Bath Spa University has dedicated webpages especially for international students where you will find further information on entry requirements, fees and funding, visits to your country and all aspects of international student life. www.bathspa.ac.uk/international The International Relations Office is here to help you every step of the way and we look forward to hearing from you. T: +44 (0)1225 875777 E: international@bathspa.ac.uk

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROFILE BRITTANY MCCOMAS, MA SCRIPTWRITING

— “Before coming to Bath Spa I was a professional actor and singer. I recorded in Nashville TN, and I even worked for Disney. I have a BFA in Theatre from West Virginia University. After an independent study in the US with playwright Frank Gagliano, I thought Bath Spa to be the perfect place to further my education in scriptwriting. Bath Spa is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The faculty and administration made me feel at home here, and I knew I would receive a well-rounded education in scriptwriting. The tutors are amazing, and they don’t spoon feed you. In the industry of writing, you can’t expect jobs to fall in your lap. The course has taught me to make contacts and to go out and find everything I am looking for. Thus far it has already helped my career in ways that I never thought possible. Bath Spa offers an immense selection of things to do when you are not studying; from donating a day on the weekend to charity; participating in the Bath festivals; to sports; the Student’s Union nights; or filming a television series with industry professionals. I loved every minute I spent at Bath Spa.”


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research degrees

Work at research degree level is one of the most demanding and rewarding experiences in higher education. It involves direct engagement with a chosen field of study and, through this, the chance to explore ideas and problems in considerable depth, and innovative ways. Successful completion of a PhD or an MPhil represents the fulfilment of a person’s intellectual potential and a major life achievement. At Bath Spa University our research focus is on creativity, culture and enterprise with established strengths in: – Art and Design – Music – Performing Arts – English – History – Creative Writing – Education – Psychology Bath Spa offers opportunities for supervised, original research leading to the degrees of PhD or MPhil. Bath Spa University has research activity across all of its academic schools with particular strengths, as measured in the independent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) where the University secured its best ever results. Our submission

to REF 2014 featured research in Art and Design, Education, English and Creative Writing, History, Music and Performing Arts, and Communication Culture and Media Studies. We have tripled our volume of internationally excellent and world leading research, since the previous Research Assessment Exercise in 2008. Where there are a number of academic staff and doctoral researchers working together around common themes the University has approved Research Centres and Research Groups. The University particularly welcomes PhD enquiries from potential applicants whose research may complement that of the Centres and Groups. Potential PhD applicants should also visit the University’s PhD opportunities webpage www.bathspa.ac.uk/ research/phd-opportunities GRADUATE SCHOOL Bath Spa organises its research degree programme through the Graduate School, based at the University’s Corsham Court campus. The Graduate School works closely with other Schools and all research supervisors. It also provides training, funding for seminars /symposiums and a support scheme to fund research and dissemination activities such as visiting archives or presenting papers at conferences.

Every research student can expect close, experienced supervision and access to good library resources. In turn, they are expected to demonstrate consistent progress in their work and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence. Study can be on either a full-time or part-time basis. The University expects all its research students to engage with the wider research environment within the University and beyond. ARTS & HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL DOCTORAL TRAINING PARTNERSHIP Bath Spa is a member of the South, West and Wales AHRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) of eight universities across the region. The DTP has been awarded £14.2 million funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) over five years from 2014 to deliver postgraduate research training and development. The funding will also offer joint supervision of students, sharing of resources from universities across the consortium, further activities such as student events, placements, conferences and the fostering of peer support networks. For further details please visit www.bathspa.ac.uk/ research/phd-opportunities/ sww-dtp-studentships

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT Bath Spa provides a lively research environment in which to study. The University is big enough to offer variety and diversity; yet small enough for a personal approach. There is space here to think, create and move forward. There is also the opportunity to work with academics who are not just authoritative, but also passionate about their subject. Every research student can expect close, experienced supervision and access to good library resources. Research students wishing to pursue an academic career can take the University’s Higher Education Academy (HEA) accredited PG Cert in Professional Learning in Higher Education at no extra cost. RESEARCHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME The University was awarded the HR Excellence in Research award in January 2012, and this award reflects the University’s current and on-going commitments to maintaining an active research portfolio. As part of its commitment to support the career development of research staff (which at Bath Spa includes research students, contract research staff and all academic staff),


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the University draws on the work of Vitae, especially its Researcher Development Framework (RDF), to support the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in HEIs. More information can be found at www.vitae.ac.uk The RDF articulates the knowledge, behaviours and attributes of successful researchers and encourages them to aspire to excellence through achieving higher levels of development, it is used as a model of good practice across the higher education sector in the UK and overseas. The RDF is a comprehensive new approach to enhancing the careers of researchers. It was developed by and for researchers, in consultation with academic and non-academic employers. The courses available internally to Bath Spa staff and postgraduate students have been mapped against these descriptors, allowing staff to use the RDF to identify personal and professional development opportunities in the area of research skills. ASSESSMENT METHODS A research degree is examined through the presentation of a thesis and through a viva voce examination. For more details about the requirements, please visit the Graduate School website, and

especially the Research Degrees Handbook to be found at https:// thehub.bathspa.ac.uk/services/ research-and-graduate-affairs/ graduate-school/research-degreehandbooks The word length requirement for an MPhil in science or art and design is 20,000 words. For a PhD it is 40,000 words. In humanities, social science and education the word length requirement is a maximum of 40,000 for an MPhil and 80,000 for a PhD. For practice-led projects it is possible to submit creative work as part of the thesis, in which case the word requirement is adjusted. The creative and written elements of the thesis are carefully related. It is expected that the written element will set the creative work in its relevant theoretical, historical, critical or design context.

REGISTRATION PERIOD PhD Full-time: –M  aximum: 60 months –M  inimum: 24 months Part-time: –M  aximum: 84 months –M  inimum: 36 months MPhil Full-time: –M  aximum: 36 months –M  inimum: 18 months Part-time: –M  aximum: 48 months –M  inimum: 30 months ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants would normally as a minimum hold a first or upper second class honours degree from a UK HEI, or its equivalent. A relevant master’s degree is also preferred. Applicants should note that they will normally be required to undertake research training as part of their studies unless they can demonstrate equivalent prior training (e.g. through a relevant Master’s programme). International students who do not have English as their first language may have to undertake an IELTS or TOEFL language test. The minimum accepted standard would be 6.5 on the IELTS scale. A higher standard for admission may be required in some fields.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES All potential candidates are encouraged to discuss their proposed field of interest with the School or Department concerned before making a formal application. Please contact the Graduate School (PGRenquiries@ bathspa.ac.uk) if you are not certain who you should approach. Details about entry procedures are given on the Graduate School website at www.bathspa.ac.uk/research/ phd-opportunities/how-do-i-apply where the application form may also be found. ENQUIRIES Please contact the Graduate School, preferably by e-mail in the first instance at PGRenquiries@bathspa.ac.uk


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FILMMAKING

29 MA Fashion Portfolio 30 MA Curatorial Practice 32 MA Design: Ceramics 34 MA Design: Fashion and Textiles 36 MA Fine Art 38 MA Visual Communication

71 MA Independent Filmmaking 72 MA Feature Filmmaking

EDUCATION 41 Teacher Education 42 MA Education Studies 44 MA Education: International Education 46 MA Education: Leadership and Management 48 MA Education: Early Years 50 Professional Master’s Programme 52 PMP: MA Specific Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia 53 PMP: MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice 54 PMP: MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 55 PMP: MA Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion 56 PMP: MA Early Childhood Studies 56 PMP: MA Educational Practice 57 PMP: MA Educational Leadership and Management 57 PMP: MA Mentoring and Coaching 58 MA Professional Practice in Higher Education

WRITING AND LITERATURE 61 MA Travel and Nature Writing 62 MA Creative Writing 64 MA Scriptwriting 66 MA Writing for Young People 68 MA Literature, Landscape and Environment

HISTORY, HERITAGE AND CULTURE 75 MA Heritage Management 78 MA Arts Management 80 MA Jane Austen’s England

MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE 83 MA Theatre for Young Audiences 84 MA Performing Shakespeare 86 MA Dance 88 MMus Composition 90  MMus Creative Sound and Media Technology 92  MMus Performance 94 MMus Songwriting

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT 97 MA Business and Management 100 MA Business and Management: Accounting 100 MA Business and Management: Enterprise 101 MA Business and Management: Marketing 101 MA Business and Management: International Business 102 MA Advertising Practice 103 MA Global Studies 104 MSc Environmental Management

SCIENCE AND COMPUTING 107 M  Sc Creative Technologies and Enterprise 108 M  Sc Principles of Applied Neuropsychology

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MA Fashion Portfolio AWARDS: MA Fashion Portfolio Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Fashion Portfolio

LENGTH: MA full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year) MA part-time: 6 trimesters

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Fashion Portfolio

KEY FEATURES: Fashion Industry focus Practice-led subject approach Research and business skills Collaborative learning

LOCATION: Sion Hill, Newton Park and Corsham Court campuses

ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Director: Kerry Curtis

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

This course provides you with an environment to work both collaboratively and independently within a portfolio of fashion subjects, which include film, illustration, journalism, photography and styling specialisms. You will develop business and entrepreneurial skills to underpin your future career and you will also further your intellectual enquiry through a Research Methods module. Knowledge is deepened through specialist projects and learning opportunities, enabling you to define your individual direction for a professional creative outcome. You have access to a wide range of specialist facilities and the experience of dedicated academic staff and visiting professionals. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT If studying full-time you will undertake 60 credits of modules over each trimester. In part-time mode you will undertake 30 credits of modules over a trimester. You will begin the course with the module in ‘Research Methods 1’. This will enable you to contextualise and describe your intentions for developing your own practice in one of the specialist subject areas within the Fashion Portfolio – Film, Illustration, Journalism, Photography and Styling. In the studio practice module ‘Establishing Skills and Identity’, you will work within your subject area and the associated facilities. You will then undertake ‘Research Methods 2’, which is aimed at developing relevant skills needed for a creative career, and further your studio practice in the ‘Defining Practice’ module. For the final 60 credits you will undertake the ‘Final Master’s Project’. This allows you to develop a body of work leading to a publication or an exhibition.

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact: T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply

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MODULES TRIMESTER 1 Research Methods 1: Contextual Research and Creating Narratives Establishing Skills and Identity: – Film – Illustration – Journalism – Photography – Styling TRIMESTER 2 Research Methods 2: Defining Audience, Market Research, Entrepreneurship, Business Development and Promotional Skills Defining Practice: – Film – Illustration – Journalism – Photography – Styling TRIMESTER 3 Final Master’s Project in: – F ashion Photography – F ashion Styling – F ashion Illustration – F ashion Film – F ashion Journalism

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TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Teaching methods include: – Fashion Industry focus – Practice-led subject approach – Research and business skills – Collaborative learning. You will receive extensive personal support from friendly and caring staff, good practical and theoretical education, extensive workshop facilities and careers advice and support. STAFF/TUTORS Kerry Curtis MA (RCA) is the Head of Department for Fashion, Textiles and Three Dimensional Design. As a practising Textile Designer specialising in embroidery, she has worked for many international Fashion Houses including Valentino, Alberta Ferretti and Nina Ricci. Kerry continues to work as a consultant for fashion brands. Other projects have included creating pieces for music videos, illustrations, styling and exhibition curation. Louise Pickles is the Coordinator of Fashion in the Department and the

Creative Director of Bath in Fashion. Louise has a very varied 22 years of fashion industry experience both nationally and internationally prior to developing the BA (Hons) Fashion Design course here at Bath. She has experience within differing levels of the market from high-end to high street. As a Design Director, Louise has managed and directed design and product development teams in the UK and overseas. ASSESSMENT METHODS The PG Cert is assessed by studio exhibition and/or portfolio presentation with a marketing report. The PG Dip involves a written report including market analysis of your chosen product field. Practical work is presented by studio work and/or portfolio. For the MA you will present a cohesive body of creative work, supported by written work. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Admission is normally based on a good undergraduate degree in a design or media discipline together with an interview. Applicants with a good honours degree in a related discipline and/or with relevant work experience will also be considered. To help applicants – especially those from overseas – to decide if this course is appropriate for them, it is advisable to contact the Course Director prior to application. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The course prepares students for the following careers: – F ashion Photographer – F ashion Stylist – F ashion Illustrator – F ashion Filmmaker – F ashion Journalist

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MA Curatorial Practice AWARDS: MA Curatorial Practice Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Curatorial Practice

LENGTH: MA full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year)

KEY FEATURES: Collaborative relationships with museums and galleries

MA part-time: 6 trimesters

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Curatorial Practice

PG Dip full-time: 2 trimesters (1 academic year)

Access to in-house museum and gallery archives and specialised libraries for research study

LOCATION: Sion Hill, Newton Park and Corsham Court campuses

PG Dip part-time: 4 trimesters

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This innovative course is delivered by practising curators. Its key features are the opportunity to experience settings for contemporary curating, and for these settings to include collections, public and private contexts and the diversity of contemporary contexts, including the ‘pop-up’ and public realms. The course has collaborative relationships with museums and galleries of national and international significance. These range across the venues that leading curators and artists today are involved in: major collections and exhibition venues notably the Holburne Museum, Bath and Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and the National Museum and Gallery, Cardiff; locally based small scale contemporary venues such as 44AD artspace and studios and Bath Artists studios and Salisbury Arts Centre; plus major contemporary organisations such as Spike Island, Bristol; Arnolfini, Bristol and the new Hauser and Wirth Somerset. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course is offered in both full and part-time modes. It is normally one year (three trimesters) in duration in full-time mode or six trimesters in part-time mode. The first two trimesters comprise taught sessions and assessed ‘hands-on’ projects. The master’s Project in the final part of the course is by negotiated project or a long text- based dissertation. Completion of the first two modules on the course leads to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate, and completion of the first four modules leads to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma. Subsequent completion of the MA double module leads to the award of MA Curatorial Practice.

PG Cert full-time: 1 trimester PG Cert part-time: 2 trimesters

MODULES Research Methodologies Part 1 introduces generic research methodologies with Part 2 considering subject specific material, analysis and evaluation techniques. The Role of the Curator The Role of the Curator considers the changing role of the curator and the ‘politics’ of curating. It addresses developments in critical theory and their impact on curatorial practices and includes topics such as representing communities, ethnicities, gender issues, ‘interventions’ and the role of creative responses to collections and ‘nongallery’ contexts. Collections and Collecting Curating, it may be argued, has its historical roots in collections. The module discusses how today’s cultural landscape is shaped by collections and collecting. As well as the mainstream museum or new ideas of collecting as archive or community project, the module considers the nature of private collecting, how institutions collect the ‘alternative’, and how contemporary curatorial practice deals with issues of collecting the digital, the ephemeral, time based work and objects drawn from social history and post-colonial anthropology. Many students link their work on this module to internships or voluntary work. Reaching Audiences This module explores what curators consider when working on ‘live’ projects and in public contexts. It studies ideas of participation and engagement as integral components of contemporary curatorial practice, and addresses how we define the ‘audience’. Theory is compared with different ‘real world’ settings inside and/or outside the gallery. Examples include co-curating with audiences and artists; creative practitioners as

Opportunities to curate exhibitions Offers of internships to graduating students

mediators; the holistic approach to curating and ‘gallery learning’; and temporary and displaced presentations of collections. This module requires students to develop and present text based study on live projects. These can include exhibitions, displays, learning projects or residencies in appropriate settings. Assessment is based on the presentation of these projects alongside a project report. Master’s Project The Master’s Project is capable of accommodating a variety of approaches for assessment. Examples might include (but are not restricted to) the traditional written dissertation, perhaps drawing on historical or archival case studies, research into and/or curating of an exhibition in a particular venue, and forms of digital production, such as the construction of a museum or gallery specific website. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES The MA adopts a ‘practice-led’ approach; while some sessions are delivered by university academics at the Corsham Court Centre or in seminars at the Sion Hill campus, others are delivered by our collaborators and relate to particular case studies or collections. There are field trips to museums and galleries beyond the Bath/Bristol area and opportunities to work alongside museum and gallery professionals. ‘Real life’ projects can be pursued in response to assessment assignments, especially in relation to the final ‘Master’s Project’ double module. ASSESSMENT METHODS You will be assessed in a variety of ways in order to determine: –T  he ability to deal with complex issues in the area of curatorial practice history, theory and context,

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact: T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Director: Professor Mike Tooby

effectively employing skills in analysis and synthesis as necessary –T  he ability to independently plan and implement research activities in the subject fields of curatorial practice, demonstrating professionalism, self-direction and originality –T  he ability to effectively propose and curate exhibitions, drawing on research and understanding –T  he ability to initiate and contribute to debate and discussion in relation to curatorial practice –T  he capacity to advance knowledge, learning and skills in the subject fields of curatorial practice. ACADEMIC STAFF AND VISITING TUTORS Professor Michael Tooby (course director) is a senior curator and former museum director with extensive teaching experience. Mike’s full profile is at www.bathspa.ac.uk/mike-tooby Gill Nicol (course tutor) whose specialism is in contemporary practices and audiences, learning and engagement. Michele Whiting (course tutor) is an artist-curator with a doctorate in art theory and practice focusing on ‘place’. Recent visiting tutors have included: Judy Adam; Peter Randall Page; Sarah Shalgosky; Julian Stair; Chris Stephens. In addition to the major partner organisations involved in the course, individual curator-led study visits have included the Ken Stradling Collection, Sir John Soane Museum and the British Museum. MA Curatorial Practice students also join research seminars and visiting lectures within other postgraduate forums in the School and University.


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STUDENT PROFILE NICOL PHILLIPS MA CURATORIAL PRACTICE, 2012

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— “I chose this course as it had lots of practical curating opportunities and useful links with contemporary organisations such as the Arnolfini and Spike Island in Bristol. I especially liked the field trips we undertook to art museums and art centres to speak with their curators. I particularly liked the campuses at the University; Sion Hill is vibrant and inspiring and Corsham Court is beautiful, and the bowling alley is a great potential exhibition space. This course will hopefully broaden my career opportunities. It has given me more confidence and focus in my curatorial practice, which in turn has become more specialised.”

STUDENT PROFILE JESSICA MATHEWS MA CURATORIAL PRACTICE, 2014 — “Enrolling part-time on the MA Curatorial Practice at Bath Spa University has offered me a number of valuable reference points, from which I feel equipped with theoretical knowledge and confidence to embark on a curatorial future. It animated my enthusiasm for exhibitions practice both within and outside of museum contexts. I found much of the museological theory provided an intriguing starting point from which to expand my own dialogues, which have largely drawn on local contexts for my practice. I have greatly benefitted from the academic understanding and support of my supervisor.”

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Admission is normally based on a good undergraduate degree in a design or media discipline together with an interview. Applicants with a good honours degree in a related discipline and/or with relevant work experience will also be considered. To help applicants – especially those from overseas – to decide if this course is appropriate for them, it is advisable to contact the Course Director prior to application. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Typical career destinations include: – Curatorial work in museums and galleries – Freelance curatorship –G  allery and general arts administration – Public Art – Education, learning and engagement roles – Critical writing, such as exhibition reviews and catalogue essays –T  ransferable skills in analysis, planning and dealing with public-facing projects

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01 Detail of ‘Spoiled’ by Elaine Wilson 02 Installing William Scott at Victoria Art Gallery 03 Student Seminar with Skype conversation, to student and artist in Ireland 04 The Nameless Grace by Holly Davey, The Holburne Museum, 18 Oct 2014 to 4 Jan 2015, Photo by Peter Stone 05 Detail of ‘Shards’ installation in Bath School of Art and Design gallery


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MA Design: Ceramics AWARDS: MA Design: Ceramics Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Design: Ceramics Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Design: Ceramics LOCATION: Sion Hill campus FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

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Ceramics aims to develop individual abilities within the subject, whether through practice or historical or theoretical study. Approaches range from sculpture and installation through to studio ceramics and design for products. The course is distinctive in offering you the opportunity to specialise in ceramics as a medium allied to a breadth of possibilities, and establishing negotiated individual modes of practice. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The MA Design programme has two routes: Ceramics, and Fashion and Textiles. The programme shares common principles in terms of its philosophy and research, particularly with regard to research methodologies, but acknowledges the diversity of individual design disciplines that collectively contribute so much to the cultural and economic life of 21st century society. The course is offered in both full and part-time modes. It is normally one year (three trimesters) in duration in full-time mode or six trimesters in part-time mode. The first two trimesters comprise taught sessions

LENGTH: MA full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year) MA part-time: 6 trimesters (2 calendar years) PG Dip full-time: 1 trimester (1 academic year) PG Dip part-time: 4 trimesters PG Cert full-time: 1 trimester PG Cert part-time: 2 trimesters

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and assessed projects, while the Master’s Project in the final part of the course is by negotiated project only. Completion of the first two modules on the course lead to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate, and completion of the first four modules leads to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma. Subsequent completion of the MA double module leads to the award of MA Design: Ceramics. In the first trimester you will undertake a module in research methodologies in conjunction with students from other design disciplines. You will also be establishing and initiating your studio based creative practice through individual and group tutorials, critiques and a live project in conjunction with the Holburne Museum. This teaching will cover issues of technique together with aesthetic and design ideas and their interpretation and context within contemporary practice. This approach to studio work will be further developed in the second trimester, alongside an individual analysis of the relevant theoretical, cultural and social context for your work. The four modules taken in the first two trimesters lead to the postgraduate diploma (PG Dip). The final trimester,

KEY FEATURES: A studio based course for those who want to develop their individual practice in ceramics, supported by teaching in a wide range of specialist areas Distance learning route available

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leading to the MA, comprises an individually negotiated and selfinitiated body of work building on the knowledge and skills already acquired. You will be supervised by tutorial through to completion. The project will be selected from options giving an emphasis either to individual expression or a more design-based approach. DISTANCE LEARNING ROUTE Students may opt to take some or all of the modules on this course by distance learning. Teaching and tutorial support will be delivered via a combination of computer-based learning and campus visits, with assessment matched to the particular interests and needs of individual students. This route is open to all students on the course. You may pursue both practice based and/or historical approaches to the study of ceramics by this means. The route will be of particular interest to those geographically distant from Bath, or who would find attending campus regularly difficult. The technology used is simple and accessible. You will need access to a computer linked to the internet as materials are delivered through a

standard web browser. We welcome enquiries from anyone interested in this option, and will be delighted to answer any questions you may have. MODULES Research Methodologies This module is intended to provide students with a strong sense of methodological purpose when thinking in, through and about their practice. Research Methodologies will outline established models of academic enquiry, both practical and intellectual, proposing ways to gather, analyse and communicate a wide range of data and ideas. Initiating Creative Practice A practice module, where students produce work based upon a programme negotiated and agreed with staff, designed to set an agenda and working plan. Developing Creative Practice A practice module, where students make work based on visual research on a programme negotiated and agreed with staff to develop studio work, awareness and understanding of relevant concepts.


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Analysis of Contemporary Context A module where the practitioner engages in a contextual consideration of their work by referring to cultural, critical, theoretical and historical perspectives employing advanced research methods alongside development of a proposed programme for the final MA module. Advanced Studio Practice You are expected to submit a comprehensive body of creative ceramic work which meets the agreed objectives, accompanied by documentation of visual and other research. It should include a written evaluation of the ‘journey’ and outcomes of your project, and aspirations for future developments. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Theoretical elements will be delivered as a concurrent contextualisation of your practical work along with study of the relevant research methodologies. In this way your practical work is firmly based in the theoretical and critical awareness of its context and potential market. Specialist Ceramics facilities include clay prep, throwing, plaster mould-making and slip casting workshops, 3D digital processes workshop including rapid prototyping and digital transfer printing, an excellent glaze laboratory and a range of electric and gas-fired kilns all with dedicated specialist technical support. Ceramics students have workspaces in well-equipped studios at Sion Hill campus. Students also have access to university-wide workshops in woodwork, metalwork, photography, audio visual studio, silkscreen, etching and litho, sculpture casting and plastics, as well as the specialist art and design library. TUTORS – Jane Gibson Mdes RCA (design and ceramic production and curating) – Keith Harrison MA RCA (sculpture and time-based installation)

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— “I chose Bath Spa University because of the facilities, the variety of tutors from different disciplines and backgrounds, and the programme of study which included a rich assortment of visiting specialists, formal lectures and personal study. The University’s facilities are fantastic with all the equipment needed to study ceramics from kilns, wheels, spray booths to a dedicated plaster workshop, glazing facilities and glaze library. During the course, I found I gained a deeper understanding of myself as an artist and the direction I wanted to go in. I felt I learnt a great deal of skill at undergraduate level but the MA gave me a greater understanding of the theories underpinning my practice.”

These staff will be supported by an extensive team of visiting part-time staff, whose wide range of expertise is available on a regular basis. There are also three to four Masterclasses each year. – P enny Grist – printmaking –A  imee Lax – ceramics/drawing – J o Taylor – ceramics/glaze technology –A  lice Mara – Masterclass – S asha Wardell – Masterclass – P rofessor Takeshi Yasuda – Masterclass –A  nna Barlow – Masterclass –N  eil Brownsword – Masterclass –C  arol McNicol – Masterclass –B  arnaby Barford – Masterclass –D  awn Youll – Masterclass – S tudio Manifold (Matthew Raw/ Zac Eastwood) – Masterclass – L awrence Epps – Masterclass CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Typical career destinations include exhibiting, ceramic design and museum work, arts administration, public art and research. ASSESSMENT METHODS The four taught modules in trimesters 1 and 2 are assessed through studio exhibition of work with a supporting statement, or the presentation of a document, accompanied in both cases by evidence of appropriate research. The final module for the MA is assessed through exhibition or exposition, according to the nature of the work, of all work for the module or a record of it, addressing the issues agreed in the initial proposal. There are no written examinations.

STUDENT PROFILE TAZ POLLARD MA DESIGN: CERAMICS 2013

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Admission is normally based on a good undergraduate degree in ceramics or STUDENT PROFILE equivalent experience. This could JO TAYLOR include a first degree in other MA DESIGN: CERAMICS 2012 disciplines together with subsequent — studio practice. The key is the potential of the candidate, in the view “I have a BA in 3D Design: Ceramics, and before starting the MA I was teaching of the interview panel, to successfully ceramics, as well as making and selling complete the programme.

ceramic tableware. I wanted to move my practice on as it had become stale and this MA enabled me to do that. I particularly liked the fact that the studios were much larger than other universities and were also readily available, with a good range of equipment on offer. It gave me freedom to explore practice. This qualification will better position me in a competitive teaching market and will also give me more credibility and confidence as an artist. If you are considering this course be prepared to use all the facilities available as an independent learner, this way you will get the most from all there is on offer.”

01 Taz Pollard ‘Baluster jug’, earthenware, rubber handle, cable ties, 2013 02 Alley Shanks ‘Airhead 1’ , porcelain and steel, 2013 03 Vilas Silverton ‘Blue-Pink Bone’ ceramic, glitter, wood, 2014 04 Taz Pollard ‘Modern Apothecary’, earthenware, plastic drink bottles, rubber solution, electrical tape, 2013 05 Catherine Gray ‘Lens’


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MA DESIGN: FASHION AND TEXTILES AWARDS: MA Design: Fashion and Textiles Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Design: Fashion and Textiles Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Design: Fashion and Textiles LOCATION: Sion Hill and Corsham Court campuses FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

Fashion and Textiles aims to develop creative design practice and thinking in conjunction with valuable marketing and business skills. The course is aimed at ambitious designers, designer-makers or textile artists who wish to develop opportunities within the profession and who may wish to set up on their own or with others in small teams. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The MA Design programme has two routes: Ceramics, and Fashion and Textiles. The programmes share common principles in terms of philosophy and research, particularly with regard to research methodologies, but acknowledge the diversity of individual design disciplines that collectively contribute so much to the cultural and economic life of 21st century society. The course is offered in both full and part-time modes. It is normally one year (three trimesters) in duration in full-time mode or two years (six trimesters) in part-time mode. The first two trimesters comprise taught sessions and assessed projects, while the Master’s Project in the final part of the course is by negotiated project only. Completion of the first two modules on the course leads to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate, and completion of the first four modules leads to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma. Subsequent completion of the MA double module leads to the award of MA Design: Fashion and Textiles. You will be introduced to research skills and methods, product development, design management and methods, with marketing and business skills. The emphasis of the course is learning how best to present ideas, and where and how to place them in the market. The course is developed through seminars, lectures, tutorials, visiting speakers, group critiques, market research and personal research.

LENGTH: MA full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year) MA part-time: 6 trimesters (2 calendar years) PG Dip full-time: 2 trimesters (1 academic year) PG Dip part-time: 4 trimesters PG Cert full-time: 1 trimester PG Cert part-time: 2 trimesters

You are encouraged to trial a product in the market. This may be through first-hand experience, or through working with studios and agents (for designers), shops and craft markets (for designer makers), or with galleries or public spaces (for textile artists). Students propose a route of study through the course to explore and research a chosen area (or areas) of textiles in knit, print, weave, embroidery, mixed-media or surface-engineering for fashion or interiors, fashion design or applied/ textile art.

KEY FEATURES: For designers, designer-makers or textile artists whose aim is to be fully and individually engaged in the profession

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact: T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Director: Tim Parry-Williams

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MODULES Research Methodologies Part 1 introduces generic methodologies with Part 2 considering subject specific data retrieval analysis and evaluation techniques. The Development of Product, Market Research and Product Ideas Developing ideas technically and aesthetically, undertaking in-depth investigation into process and researching the market. Marketing Skills Marketing and business skills – developing an understanding of marketing requirements for textile designers, designer-makers and artists. Product Sampling and Development and Research Initial product sampling techniques and investigation. Developing and progressing ideas to enable the creation of new products. Range planning. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES The first trimester (PG Cert) consists of two modules. Research Methodologies is delivered through a taught programme of lectures, seminars, group critiques, and assignments. You will also negotiate programme of study for the Product, Market Research and Product Ideas module.

The emphasis at this level is on ideas. During the second trimester (PG Dip) you will take two modules: Marketing Skills comprises of lectures, seminars and research, while Product Sampling and Development and Research is negotiated by each student. The final trimester, leading to the MA, involves a negotiated study which you will propose. This Master’s Project will be research based resulting in a body of work for final exhibition and assessment. Facilities are superb and include multiple computing suites; purpose built digital textile design studio for inkjet printing and laser-cutting; specialist workshops for screen printing, knitting, weaving, machine

and digital embroidery and pattern cutting, all using the latest digital technology for CAD/CAM; as well as 3D printing, vinyl cutting, and plastics. All students have access to School workshops including photography, sound and video, etching and lithography, as well as the well resourced specialist Art and Design library.


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TUTORS – Tim Parry-Williams (Course Director) is a practicing weaver, designer, consultant and curator with international experience. – Frances Turner is Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Skills whose experience incorporates all aspects of fashion and textile design, buying and marketing. – Kerry Curtis is Head of the Department of Fashion, Textiles and Three Dimensional Design. She has extensive experience in working for international design houses. These staff will be supported by a team of other internal and visiting lecturers. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The main aim of the course is for students to identify their own employment opportunities. Other possibilities may include textile design, product or fashion design, retail or sales and marketing opportunities, teaching, trend prediction and promotion, or further research in industry or education, and exhibiting in galleries as a textile artist.

ASSESSMENT METHODS The PG Cert is assessed by studio exhibition and/or portfolio presentation with a marketing assignment. The PG Dip involves a written report including market analysis of your chosen product field. Practical work is presented by studio work and/or portfolio. For the MA you will present a cohesive body of creative work, supported by an extended evaluative statement. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Admission is normally based on a good undergraduate degree in a design or media discipline together with an interview. Applicants with a good honours degree in a related discipline and/or with relevant work experience will also be considered. To help applicants – especially those from overseas – to decide if this course is appropriate for them, it is advisable to contact the Course Director prior to application.

STUDENT PROFILE KATE MAWBY MA DESIGN: FASHION & TEXTILES ( PART-TIME COURSE)

01 Jayne Goulding: Orchid, ZSK digital embroidery 02 Sam Onyechi: Bowls, heat-formed plastic 03 Frances Bayliss: ‘Ceylon collection’ Leather handbags, Digital embroidery/die cut leather 04 Llio James: Furnishing textile sample design collection, handwoven wool

— “ Having previously spent ten years working in the fashion industry and freelancing for the last few years, I had been exploring setting up my own business designing knitted textiles for interiors. The structure of the course appealed to me because of its focus on developing business skills, as well as creative expression. This is what I wanted in order to give my career a new direction. The course offers a lot of freedom to explore your own interests. It is very self-directed, allowing you to control the evolution of your work, in order to get the most out of it. You have access to all of the art and design workshops, so there is opportunity to try new techniques and work with different materials. The course requires a lot of self-motivation and drive. It helps to have a focus when you start, but there is plenty of chance to change your mind and try new things.”


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MA fine art AWARDS: Master of Fine Art (MA) Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Fine Art Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Fine Art LOCATION: Sion Hill and Dartmouth Avenue campuses FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

LENGTH: MA part-time: 6 trimesters (2 calendar years) PG Dip full-time: 2 trimesters (1 academic year) PG Dip part-time: 4 trimesters PG Cert full-time: 1 trimester PG Cert part-time: 2 trimesters

KEY FEATURES: Studio work and contextual/exhibition study taught by practising artists of national and international standing A wide range of visiting artists, gallery directors and curators

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact: T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Director: Roger Clarke

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Fine Art is a wide-ranging field of activity, from painting to electronic and live art, and has grown rapidly in recent years to become a key cultural factor as demonstrated by the growth in the audience for art and in the media attention it attracts. The MA is a studio-based programme dealing with the whole range of Fine Art, from painting and sculpture to video and live art, each supported by good facilities and taught by nationally and internationally practising artists and including discussion of artists’ practice, exhibiting and curating. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT This studio based programme is designed to develop your individual creative potential in a critically challenging Fine Art environment. Through a critical understanding of your own practice and a developed

knowledge of the discourses that surround your chosen idiom you will to be able to communicate effectively in your studio practice and in written and spoken presentations. The course focuses on your own emerging practice and how it is situated in the world of contemporary art practice and the critical and changing world debates that surround artists’ practice today. You will work with practitioners of national and international standing to establish and develop the core concerns of your practice across a whole range of Fine Art practices. The programme runs for 45 weeks and is delivered as three 15 week trimesters – October to January, February to June and June to September and is offered in both full-time and part-time mode. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES An individual programme, negotiated

with staff, will re-establish and then develop your work to professional, exhibiting level. Progress is guided by both scheduled and optional individual tutorials, and group critiques of work. The context for studio work is informed and clarified by a programme of seminars and discussions which set out a wide range of practice, both in terms of individual artists’ work and contemporary museum, gallery, exhibiting and curating activity. Study visits occur on a regular basis – there are more than five study visits to London and/or other UK cities each year between October and June as well as optional participation in overseas study visits. Recent visits have been to Rome, Istanbul, Berlin and Paris. You will be supported by excellent workshop facilities and related technical expertise from across all departments of Bath School of Art and Design as well as the specialist Art and Design library at Sion Hill.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A good first degree in Fine Art or its equivalent in terms of learning or experience. Fundamentally you will be selected on your ability, as demonstrated in a portfolio and interview, to succeed on the course. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Bath Fine Art graduates from BA and MA courses have worked and exhibited widely as professional artists, had work purchased by the Tate and other institutions, represented the UK in exhibitions such as the Sao Paulo Biennale and have been nominated for the Turner Prize. Graduates work as curators and gallery professionals in public and private galleries and for arts councils and organisations, and write for journals. Amongst the many opportunities there are for students to develop professional skills, experience and networks, the opportunity to work as interns for the Jerwood Drawing Prize gives them a unique perspective on the origination and

organisation of the longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.

A selection of work from MA Fine Art students 01 Emma Dixon & Guy Bigland 02 Kjersti Crossley 03 Edwina Daniels 04 Peiyi Qi

STUDENT PROFILE TOM MENCE MA FINE ART 2014/15

— “ I have a passion for painting and have been painting in my own time (and on my own) for the past 20 years. I was therefore keen to do a practice-based postgraduate fine art degree, and Bath Spa University was recommended to me. The School of Art and Design has a good reputation and it’s set in a great location in Bath. The studio space is also fantastic. I liked the rigorousness of the course and also the blend of workshops and one-to-one tuition. The staff of the course are very supportive and Dexter Dalwood’s seminar series is particularly memorable. Having this MA will allow me to apply for artists’ residencies, awards and competitions. It has set me on a path to confidently continue with my practice. If you are considering this course have a good idea what you want to achieve, and why. Also, it helps to have a good general knowledge of contemporary and historical artistic practice.”


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MA VISUAL COMMUNICATION AWARDS: MA Visual Communication Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Visual Communication Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Visual Communication LOCATION: Sion Hill campus and other BSU campus FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

LENGTH: MA full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year) MA part-time: 6 trimesters (2 calendar years) PG Dip full-time: 2 trimesters (1 academic year) PG Dip part-time: 4 trimesters PG Cert full-time: 1 trimester PG Cert part-time: 2 trimesters

KEY FEATURES: Collaborative teaching and learning Practice-led subject approach Research skills

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact: T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Director: Andrew Southall

The Master’s in Visual Communication is a practical course for specialists. It focuses on the distinct yet related strands of Photography, Illustration and Graphic Design, encouraging students to collaborate in examining the connection between each discipline and its shared visual language. As specialists in each field and in consultation with their tutors, students will develop their work individually as well as in conjunction with others. This approach provides individuals with a professional and a conceptual context for their practice. Their final portfolio will show evidence of this ability and control and students will be able to present it with confidence when they finish the course and enter the work place, or continue with study. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The ethos of the course is that all visual communication specialisms need to work in relation to and in recognition of other related fields. We believe that a contextually informed approach to specialist practice is especially necessary in the present era, when boundaries between disciplines are changing – sometimes even dissolving. The course is therefore designed to allow you to retain and develop your own practice, while collaborating with and maintaining a critical dialogue with others in parallel fields. The course consists of five modules in which students will develop work with an evolving, largely self-directed focus. In the first two modules: Research Methodologies and Developing Practice you will consolidate your practice and through workshops and presentations, identify strengths and weaknesses before deciding where your approach needs to be amended and developed. For the third and fourth modules: Practice in Context and Practice in a Global Context, you will develop work especially tailored, first for a local

and then for a global audience. In the final module Master’s Project, you will design a brief that focuses on and centres around an area that has become of special interest to you in your chosen field. In all but the first of these practical modules, you will be actively encouraged to collaborate across disciplines, however you will decide the best route for your practice in close consultation with your tutor. MODULES Research Methodologies This module is an introduction to research methods and is delivered as a common programme involving students across the postgraduate community at Bath School of Art and Design. The module introduces key principles and processes of research, which are relevant to the study and practice of art and design. Developing Practice The aim of this module is to establish

and identify each student’s current position as a practitioner. It will help individuals identify areas of their practice that need special attention and to begin to develop and refine the relationships between theoretical, practical and professional approaches to their specialism. In this module students will concentrate on developing a project designed specifically for a local / national audience and will develop this project in collaboration with another student, individual or organisation. The project made for this module will work in conjunction with another of the MAVC specialisms: Photography, Illustration, or Graphic Design. Practice in a Global Context In this module students will continue collaborative working, utilising their improved visual communication specialist skills to design a project that is focused specifically toward an international / global audience.

Master’s Project In the final Master’s Project students will undertake an independent line of enquiry, constructing a self-directed project brief and constructing a project that will be exhibited in a public exhibition at the university. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Progress is guided by both scheduled and optional individual tutorials, presentations and group critiques of work. The context for studio work is informed and clarified by a programme of seminars and discussions, which set out a wide range of working practices. In addition the departmental lecture programme will provide lectures from a diverse range of visiting professionals and academics. All students will have the opportunity to take part in study visits to London and/or other UK cities, as well as overseas study trips. You will be supported by excellent technical expertise in a range of workshop facilities across all the departments


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ACADEMIC STAFF Andrew Southall Andrew is a photographer and artist with many years experience in architectural photography, working for national and international architects, engineers and magazines and other clients, as well as producing photography and sculpture for exhibition. He is the MA Visual Communication Course Director and lectures on the undergraduate photography and fine art courses. Tim Vyner Tim is an illustrator and artist specialising in reportage drawing and printmaking for national and international publishers, galleries and collectors. He has recorded global sporting events including The World Cup and The Olympic Games. He has exhibited his own work widely. He is the subject leader for illustration and a senior lecturer on the undergraduate Graphic Communication course. Stuart Henley Stuart is a graphic designer and teacher; he received an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University in 1996. His graphic design has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts and nationally and regionally in the United States. He has taught design at the University of Massachusetts, University of Hawaii, State University of New York, Parsons School of Design New York and University of the Arts London. His research typically investigates environmental, social and urban issues.

01 Charles de Gaulle Airport © Andrew Southall 02 Football illustration © Joe Gamble

ASSESSMENT METHODS Each module will be assessed by internal staff and moderated by an external examiner. The final Master’s Module will be assessed by exhibition, together with all its related materials. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The MAVC is designed to prepare you for a career as a specialist professional practitioner or teacher in the fields of Photography, Illustration or Graphic Design, however opportunities may appear in a wide range of related areas. Recent graduates from Bath School of Art and Design now work as artists and picture editors, designers and photographers. They work for companies such as the Financial Times and Mytton Williams; a range of top London photographers, and as sole traders.

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Teacher education POSTGRADUATE OR PROFESSIONAL GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (PGCE) AWARDS: Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

LENGTH: Full-time: 1 year

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

APPLICATIONS: Applications are made via UCAS Teacher Training where you can search and apply for teacher training programmes www.ucas.com/teacher-training T: 0371 4680469

LOCATION: Newton Park campus and partnership schools

ENQUIRIES: To request a copy of our Teacher Education prospectus: www.bathspa.ac.uk/teaching E: teaching@bathspa.ac.uk T: +44 (0)1225 875875

FEES: For the latest information on fees and funding visit the Bath Spa website or contact the National College for Teaching and Leadership: www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching T: 0800 389 2500

Bath Spa University has a long tradition of Teacher Education dating back over 60 years. Created as Bath Teacher Training College in 1947, the University is now the largest provider of teacher education in the region. ‘OUTSTANDING’ TEACHER EDUCATION Bath Spa University has received a resounding endorsement for its Teacher Education programmes from the quality regulator Ofsted, achieving Grade 1 ‘Outstanding’ across both primary and secondary teacher education programmes. This confirms the University’s status as not only the best teacher training university in the South West, but among the very best in the country. TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMMES In order to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS) and become a teacher you need to complete a teacher education programme. There are a number of options available at Bath Spa University so you can choose the one which most suits your needs. POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (PGCE) The PGCE programme has been planned and developed in partnership with schools and settings to provide high calibre new teachers to work in the 21st century education system. We offer programmes in Primary (3–7 age phase; 5–11 age phase; 7–11 age phase) including the specialist maths route; and Secondary (11–16 age phase) in a range of subjects including art and design, business studies, computer science, drama, design and technology, English, maths, modern languages, music, PE, RE, biology, chemistry, physics and physics with maths. In addition, we offer Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses in maths and physics. These are ideal for graduates who are interested in teaching maths or physics but who may not have a degree in that subject.

They are full-time, starting in February 2016 – the maths enhancement course runs for 24 weeks and the physics enhancement course runs for 20 weeks prior to the chosen teacher education programme. There are no course fees and applicants may receive a tax-free bursary of £200 per week. SCHOOL DIRECT The School Direct Training Programme is for high-quality graduates who want to be part of a school team from day one. Your learning will be practical and professional, through both the university and a range of excellent local schools with a strong track record of experience in professional development and teacher training. TEACH FIRST Bath Spa University works in partnership with education charity Teach First and the University of Bristol to train and support people with leadership potential to become inspirational teachers in schools in low income areas in the South West region. Bath Spa University leads on educating primary teachers on this two-year programme. ASSESSMENT ONLY The Assessment Only route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is a way to become a qualified teacher within three months while teaching in school. It is designed to enable experienced teachers without QTSto undergo a period of assessment (maximum 12 weeks) in order to meet the Teachers’ Standards and gain QTS.

TROOPS TO TEACHERS Funded by the Department for Education, this programme aims to support Service Leavers from all branches of the military to a career in teaching. It has been designed to ensure a smooth transition from military service to civilian life and to employment within the teaching profession. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS In order to apply for a teacher education programme you will need to have completed, or be in the final year of a UK degree (or an equivalent qualification). For Primary programmes your degree can be in any subject. For Secondary programmes your degree normally needs to be in the subject you are applying to teach. For the majority of programmes you need to have achieved a second class honours degree at 2:2 or above. For all programmes you need five GCSE passes at grade C or above (or recognised equivalents) including English and maths, and for Primary and Early Years programmes you will also need a science subject. In addition, for some Secondary programmes you are required to have an A-level in the subject. Applicants will need to pass the QTS skills tests in literacy and numeracy, and must have registered to take these prior to being offered an interview.

STUDENT PROFILE AARON WOODHOUSE PGCE SECONDARY MATHEMATICS — “Before starting the PGCE I completed the Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course (MEC), as my degree in Economics with Accountancy didn’t have enough maths content. This was an intense six months but it prepared me well for the PGCE that followed. I have always wanted to be a teacher and have previous experience of working with children, for example, volunteering to help year 6 with their reading, working in summer camps in America, teaching English as a Foreign Language to Year 7 and 8 pupils in Shanghai. I choose Bath Spa University because it has a proven track record of teacher training and the MEC was extremely well run. I particularly liked the support and help given by tutors at university and mentors at both placement schools. I felt like they were really there to help me and make sure I achieve my best. To be a good teacher you need to be passionate about the subject and working with young people. You should also be highly organised and motivated. If you’ve not already got some experience of working with young people then it’s important to get some.”


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MA Education studies AWARDS: MA Education Studies

LENGTH: Full-time: 3 trimesters (1 year)

KEY FEATURES: Analyses politics and policies in education

LOCATION: Newton Park and Corsham Court campuses

Part-time: 6 trimesters (2 years)

Allows you to study educational topics in depth

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

Has a strong international and global perspective

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS: For all enquiries and details of how to apply please contact the MA Education Administrator T: +44 (0)1225 875593 E: cpdadmin@bathspa.ac.uk Award Leader: Dr Howard Gibson

The MA in Education Studies is an opportunity to study educational issues in depth. The programme covers policy, practice and theory in the UK within a global and international context. It is therefore much more than the study of teaching, for our programme is designed to get you questioning the assumptions that lie beneath educational policy and practice. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The award forms part of the MA Education Programme within the Institute for Education. The course is structured over three trimesters (thirds) and totals 180 credits (90 ECTS). You can start in September or February and will study for 60 credits per trimester. In your first trimester you will study two core modules worth 30 credits each. In the second trimester you will study one 30 credit core module, plus two 15 credit elective modules, one of which may be a shared elective from another MA award. In your third trimester you will research and write your Dissertation (60 credits) on a topic relevant to your award. MODULES TRIMESTER 1 In your first trimester you will study two compulsory core modules totalling 60 credits. Core Module: Education: Economics, Politics and Society (30 credits) explores how education can be understood in a complex and globalised world where it is seen by many governments as a significant factor in economic growth and competition. You will learn how to question the policies and organisations involved in defining the purposes, content and outcomes of education.

Core Module: Language and Educational Ideology (30 credits) explores how language is used to explain educational events. Not only the content of propositions but the choice of language is worthy of study, for choice implies options and alternatives. These choices reveal representations of the world that some have called ‘ideological’. This module develops students’ ability to describe this language – from lexical to discoursal structures – and make links between their usage and sociological, political, ethical and historical orientations.

TRIMESTER 2 In your second trimester you will study one compulsory core module, and two 15 credit elective modules, one of which may be a shared elective from another MA award. This will total 60 credits. Compulsory Core Module: Social Science Research (30 credits) sets educational research within the broader context of the social sciences and introduces a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and methods from which you can select the most appropriate for your dissertation.

Elective Modules: International Higher Education (15 credits) develops understanding of contemporary international higher education. Specific aspects of policy (widening participation; research, creativity and innovation; New Public Management) are explored through case studies of international higher education reform and management. Leadership and Coaching (15 credits) will help you to gain an understanding of the differences between coaching, mentoring and leadership. You will have an opportunity to develop your coaching skills in the sessions and within your school or setting. These experiences will enable you to


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Technology, Pedagogy and Society (15 credits) explores the social impact and rise of technology in society and how we learn as digital immigrants and natives. Pedagogical agents are examined in conjunction with the ever evolving nature of what it means to be a lifelong learner.

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reflect critically on what constitutes effective coaching and its value as a leadership style. Leadership and Team Work (15 credits) extends your critical knowledge and understanding of the principles and theories of leadership in early childhood settings. It will develop your skills and expertise in a range of leadership practices and effective ways of leading a pedagogical team. There will be an emphasis on critical reflective practice, leadership styles, appropriate communication strategies, leading a team, and working with parents/carers, families and communities.

Education Policy (15 credits) examines the nature and effects of education policy at national, local and school levels. The main focus of the module will be the increased centralisation of the control of education in the UK during the last 25 years and the extent to which these developments have changed the nature of educational practice. The continuing educational debates between political, public and professional opinion will be explored and the changing roles of the professionals in the power structure of education will be examined by analysing the pattern of legislation in the UK since 1988. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Modules are taught through lectures and small group seminars. There are also individual tutorials and good opportunities for extended discussion with tutors. Analysis of ideas through discussion is the key to teaching and learning in the programme. Some lectures and seminars occur during the day. Others take place from late afternoon. STAFF/TUTORS Dr Howard Gibson MA Education Studies Programme Leader. Howard’s teaching specialisms are in the areas of language, power and education; education policy; citizenship education; the politics of literacy and language education. He has published widely in these and other fields such as education for democracy.

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Dr Richard Riddell Senior Lecturer in Education Studies. In an educational career that spans over 37 years Richard has gained considerable leadership experience at Local Authority level: he was a Director of Education in the City of Bristol for seven years. Since then he has combined academic scholarship and research with being an education consultant and as joint Head of the Education and Student Team at Amnesty International UK. His research interests are focused on the concept of ‘urban pedagogy’ and the ways in which educational leaders can and should address the needs of disadvantaged children. ASSESSMENT METHODS There are no written exams on this course; each module is assessed through coursework which typically involves an essay. For some modules assessment may be by verbal presentation or online activity. The dissertation focuses on an area agreed with a specialist tutor, who will offer guidance on structure and academic writing. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised higher education institution. The content and subject matter of your degree is open. For overseas, non-native speakers of English, a minimum language level of IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, is required.

STUDENT PROFILE LIZBETH BULLOUGH MA EDUCATION STUDIES — “I chose this course because it is geared to studying education in an international context and has interesting and relevant modules. The university has good facilities within an exceptionally attractive setting and I had received positive feedback from other students. The lecturers are experts in their fields and are clearly enthusiastic about their subjects. The guidance from my course director was excellent and the support I have been given as a mature student has been exemplary. I particularly like the structure of the course; the combination of seminars, lectures and tutorials within small groups gave opportunity for discussion and full engagement with the course content. The course provided me with valuable transferable skills in respect of communication and collaboration with others amongst other things. Since finishing the course I have a permanent post at the Institute of Education as a Professional Tutor. I’m also an enrolled PhD student at Bath Spa University. In addition, I presented at the BERA Annual conference in September. This is a relevant and inspirational course for anyone who is interested in studying education in an international context. It was highly engaging and enjoyable and I highly recommend its content and value for money.”

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Many of our home and overseas students seek new career paths in educational management, training or in related areas. Some wish to pursue their undergraduate expertise in Education Studies and gain a broader and deeper view of education. Others wish to gain employment in a museum or gallery setting, while others start with the intention of taking their studies further, to PhD level, and then seek employment in an academic institution. 01 Students at Geffrye Museum, London


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MA Education: International education AWARDS: MA Education: International Education

LENGTH: Full-time: 3 trimesters (1 year)

LOCATION: Newton Park and Corsham Court campuses

Part-time: 6 trimesters (2 years)

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

KEY FEATURES: Research-led comparative understanding of international education policy and practice

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS: For all enquiries and details of how to apply please contact the MA Education Administrator

Training in comparative social science research methodologies and methods

T: +44 (0)1225 875593 E: cpdadmin@bathspa.ac.uk

Analysis of the role of international organisations in education and development

Award Leader: Dr Peter Jones

Focus on the global economic context for education reform Focus on education in developing and developed countries Preparation for professional and management roles in education policy and practice

MA Education: International Education offers the opportunity to work with researchers who have developed leading perspectives in understanding comparative and international education policy and practice. The programme is particularly relevant to students from developed and developing countries who plan to work in professional, management, and education roles in both national education systems and internationally. The programme situates the study of international education within a complex and changing world where education and education professionals are called upon to play equally complex and challenging roles in

promoting economic growth and competition, while at the same time supporting the development of sustainable and cohesive societies and promoting equity and social justice. Students study core modules in International Education and Globalisation; Economics, Policy and Society; and Social Science Research and have the option of choosing from modules which examine what is known and understood about Education and Development; Education, Conflict and Peace; and International Higher Education. Students are supported to complete their dissertation studies within a range of institutions and organisations involved in national and

international education, including policy and advocacy organisations; schools, colleges and universities; NGOs and international organisations. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course is structured over three trimesters and totals 180 credits (90 ECTS). You can start in September or February and will study for 60 credits per trimester. In your first trimester you will study the MA Education core module Education: Economics, Politics and Society (30 credits) plus your award core module (30 credits). In the second trimester you will study the core module Social Science Research (30 credits), plus two 15-credit elective

modules, one of which may be a shared elective from another MA award. In your third trimester you will research and write your Dissertation (60 credits) on a topic relevant to your award. MODULES TRIMESTER 1 In your first trimester you will study two compulsory core modules totalling 60 credits. Core Module: Education: Economics, Politics and Society (30 credits) explores how education can be understood in a complex and globalised world where it is seen by many governments as a significant factor in economic growth and


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competition. You will learn how to question the policies and organisations involved in defining the purposes, content and outcomes of education. Award Core Module: International Education and Globalisation (30 credits) looks at education within a global context and deals with issues such the role of international organisations, anti-globalisation critiques, cultural hegemony and the political economy of education within the global knowledge economy. TRIMESTER 2 In your second trimester you will study one compulsory core module, and two 15 credit elective modules, one of which may be a shared elective from another MA award. This will total 60 credits. Compulsory Core Module: Social Science Research (30 credits) sets educational research within the broader context of the social sciences and introduces a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and methods from which you can select the most appropriate for your dissertation. Elective Modules: Education and Development (option 15 credits) considers the relationship between education and international economic, social and human development. It focuses on patterns of international investment in education, key aspects of the discourses of education policy and key challenges to ensuring a quality education for all in both developed and developing countries. Education, Conflict and Peace (option 15 credits) looks at the role of education in violent conflict before moving on to consider humanitarian and development initiatives to deliver education in conflict and emergencies. It explores issues of gender, displacement, children’s experience of conflict, and educational policy for peace and citizenship.

International Higher Education (shared option 15 credits) develops understanding of contemporary international higher education. Specific aspects of policy (widening participation; research, creativity and innovation; New Public Management) are explored through case studies of international higher education reform and management. TRIMESTER 3 In your third trimester you will research and write your Dissertation (60 credits) on a topic relevant to your award. Dissertation (60 credits) enables you to study and research an aspect of education theory, policy or practice in depth, guided by an expert to arrive at your own synthesis of a topic to take forward into your career. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES All modules are taught through lectures, small-group seminars and individual tutorials. For the campusbased mode of study, some lectures and seminars will take place during the day, whilst others may be in the evening or at weekends.

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conducted research in Latin America and West Africa. She has published on education and reconciliation, transitional justice, teaching about violent conflict and education in emergencies. Dr Ye Liu Senior Lecturer in International Education. Ye is a specialist in the sociology of international higher education. She has published on the role of higher education in economic development, the development of international labour markets and the rising importance of the higher education sector in China. ASSESSMENT METHODS There are no written exams on this course: each module is assessed through coursework which typically involves an essay. For some modules assessment may be by verbal presentation or online activity. The dissertation focuses on an area agreed with a specialist tutor, who will offer guidance on structure and academic writing.

TUTORS Dr Peter Jones Senior Lecturer in International and Global Education. Peter has an extensive research and teaching background in International and Comparative Education. His research has addressed the role of the European Union in developing education policy for Higher Education, Early School Leaving and the Knowledge Economy. He is interested in Education in Post-Socialist and Transition Countries as well as the role of the EU in Central Asia.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students will typically have an undergraduate degree in Education or a related Social Science discipline which will have provided some preparation for developing understanding of policy in its political, economic and social context. Some applicants will have a background in international or development work, which may include overseas education. The programme is designed to meet the employment needs of those who are likely to work nationally or internationally in education-related fields. For international, non-native speakers of English, a minimum language level of IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, is required.

Dr Julia Paulson Lecturer in Education Studies. Julia has a strong research background in Education and Development and Education and Conflict and has

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Career opportunities include professional, leadership and management roles within learning institutions: schools, colleges and

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MA Education: Leadership and Management AWARDS: MA Education: Leadership and Management LOCATION: Newton Park and Corsham Court campuses

LENGTH: Full-time: 3 trimesters (1 year) Part-time: 6 trimesters (2 years)

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

KEY FEATURES: Offers a critical view of contemporary theories of leadership Explores the symbiotic relationship between leadership and management/ leaders and followers Centred on developing professional practice

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS: For all enquiries and details of how to apply please contact the MA Education Administrator T: +44 (0)1225 875593 E: cpdadmin@bathspa.ac.uk Award Leader: Dr Nicholas Sorensen

Focused on improving impact as a leader in your setting Has a strong global and international perspective Preparation for career development

factor in economic growth and competition. You will learn how to question the policies and organisations involved in defining the purposes, content and outcomes of education. Award Core Module: Leadership in Practice: part 1 (30 credits) explores how leadership is exercised in your own educational setting through analysing a specific example of improvement and change. Taught sessions will provide an understanding of the ways in which leadership impacts on the climate and culture of a school or educational setting and you will explore theories of organisational change. You will then undertake a work-based action research project in order to critically evaluate a change initiative and your impact as a leader. In a globally connected and rapidly changing world the skills needed in the future are very different to those needed today. It is argued that education offers each individual and nation the best chance of navigating an unknown future. This course explores the unique challenges facing educational leaders in the 21st century as they learn to cope with uncertainty and adapt to evolving conditions. The MA Education: Leadership and Management course is designed for those who are interested in becoming, or presently working as, middle and senior managers and leaders in schools and other educational organisations in the UK and internationally. Drawing on internationally based research this course offers a critical and culturally based understanding of leadership as a social and ethical practice. This course promotes the development of leadership competencies through practice based inquiry in which theories may be applied, or developed, within the workplace. The course will develop individual leadership skills and competencies as well as the capacity to lead and manage change.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course is structured over three trimesters (thirds) and totals 180 credits (90 ECTS). You can start in September or February and will study for 60 credits per trimester. In your first trimester you will study the MA Education core module Education: Economics, Politics and Society (30 credits) plus your award core module (30 credits). In the second trimester you will study the core module Social Science Research (30 credits), plus two 15 credit elective modules, one of which may be a shared elective from another MA award. In your third trimester you will research and write your Dissertation (60 credits) on a topic relevant to your award. MODULES TRIMESTER 1 In your first trimester you will study two compulsory core modules totalling 60 credits. Core Module: Education: Economics, Politics and Society (30 credits) explores how education can be understood in a complex and globalised world where it is seen by many governments as a significant

TRIMESTER 2 In your second trimester you will study one compulsory core module, and two 15 credit elective modules, one of which may be a shared elective from another MA award. This will total 60 credits. Compulsory Core Module: Social Science Research (30 credits) sets educational research within the broader context of the social sciences and introduces a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and methods from which you can select the most appropriate for your dissertation. Elective Modules: Leadership in Practice: part 2 (option 15 credits) An important aspect of leadership development is concerned with the way that our life experiences influence our values, beliefs and practice as a leader. This module explores the narratives that we tell as leaders and how our educational vision is shaped by our past experiences. Drawing on research into ‘learning lives’ you will be supported to write a reflective case study of self that articulates the influences that have shaped your

professional identity and will inform your future development. Leadership Principles: Context and Challenges (option 15 credits) This module will develop your critical thinking and practical understanding of the principles of leadership. Time will be spent in sessions exploring current international research and thinking in order to challenge and develop an understanding of what constitutes effective leadership within particular contexts. Leadership and Coaching (shared option 15 credits) Coaching is recognised as a significant, and distinctive, leadership style. This module will help you to gain an understanding of the differences between coaching, mentoring and leadership. You will have an opportunity to develop your coaching skills in the sessions and within your school or setting. These experiences will enable you to reflect critically on what constitutes effective coaching and its value as a leadership style. TRIMESTER 3 In your third trimester you will research and write your Dissertation on a topic relevant to your award. Dissertation (60 credits) enables you to study and research an aspect of education theory, policy or practice in depth, guided by an expert to arrive at your own synthesis of a topic to take forward into your career. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES All modules are taught through lectures, small- group seminars and individual tutorials. For the campusbased mode of study, some lectures and seminars will take place during the day, whilst others may be in the evening or at weekends.


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STAFF/TUTORS Dr Nicholas Sorensen Award Leader for Educational Leadership and Management. Nicholas has over 25 years of professional experience working in secondary schools, including six years as the headteacher of a large comprehensive school in Wiltshire. He joined Bath Spa University in September 2008 as a Senior Lecturer in Continuing Professional Development and he also teaches undergraduates on the Education Studies degree course. He is currently undertaking research into expert teachers and has a particular interest in the improvisational nature of teaching and leadership. Sara Layen Senior Lecturer: Early Years. Sara has been involved in the field of education for more than 20 years, with experience of teaching, primary school leadership, Local Authority early years consultancy and as Early Years Advisor (Wiltshire LA). She joined Bath Spa University as Senior Lecturer on the Early Years Professional Status programme in June 2010 and currently teaches on the Educational Studies undergraduate programme. Her research interests include exploring the role of autobiography and narrative life stories in leadership development. Dr Richard Riddell Senior Lecturer in Education Studies. In an educational career that spans over 37 years Richard has gained considerable leadership experience at Local Authority level, he was a Director of Education in the City of Bristol for seven years. Since then he has combined academic scholarship and research with being an education consultant and as joint Head of the Education and Student Team at Amnesty International UK. His research interests are focussed on the concept of ‘urban pedagogy’ and the ways in which educational leaders can and should address the needs

STUDENT PROFILE GILLIAN PATRICIA SARGENT MA EDUCATION: LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

of disadvantaged children. Dr Ghazala Bhatti Ghazala has been involved in education for well over two decades. She has taught in schools, further education and then since 1996 in higher education. She has been Director of different Master’s Programmes at two British universities for over 15 years before joining Bath Spa University in 2012. Ghazala has supervised Master’s dissertations of several local and international students from many countries in Europe, South East Asia, the Far East and Africa. Some of these students developed their Master’s work further and went on to complete their doctoral degrees. Ghazala’s research is concerned with social justice in educational setting – including schools and universities. ASSESSMENT METHODS There are no written exams on this course: each module is assessed through coursework which typically involves an essay. For some modules assessment may be by verbal presentation or online activity. The dissertation focuses on an area

agreed with a specialist tutor, who will offer guidance on structure and academic writing. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need to have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised higher education institution. The content and subject matter of your degree is open. For overseas, non-native speakers of English, a minimum language level of IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, is required. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES A qualification that combines practical and theoretical knowledge provides a good basis for applying for middle, senior or leadership roles in schools or other educational institutions. Many students on our educational leadership awards gain promotion within 12 months of completing the course. A good grounding in academic work that supports further research at PhD level and eventual employment in an academic institution.

— “I was working as the Education Manager for a Music College in Bristol, where Bath Spa University are a partner, and I chose to do this course as professional development. As I was working full-time it suited me that I could undertake the course part-time with all contact sessions taking place in the evening. The use of the virtual learning environment and library resource was excellent. I particularly enjoyed the intellectual stretching that the academic literature encouraged, along with the evaluative reflection on my work practices and professionalism. The lecturers on the course were inspiring and I received excellent supervision for my dissertation research project. The campus is also a beautiful and peaceful place to study. Having this master’s qualification opens more doors and potentially new directions for my career. For example I am currently working on compiling a journal article for publication, and have also been invited to present my ideas as part of a training programme at the HEI where I work. This course provides an opportunity to take stock of your own knowledge and professional experience, leading to a journey of personal development and change.”


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MA EDUCATION: EARLY YEARS AWARDS: MA Education: Early Years

LENGTH: Full-time: 3 trimesters (1 year)

LOCATION: Newton Park and Corsham Court campuses

Part-time: 6 trimesters (2 years)

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

KEY FEATURES: Provides you with expertise in early childhood education which is a growth area in education at a global level

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS: For all enquiries and details of how to apply please contact the MA Education Administrator

Gives you a solid foundation in child development theory and research

T: +44 (0)1225 875593 E: cpdadmin@bathspa.ac.uk

Enables you to develop critical insights into effective practice and pedagogy

Award Leader: Dr Lone Hattingh

Includes a strong international perspective

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of how children develop and learn in social and cultural contexts, along with the most effective ways to create an enabling learning environment. You will explore different pedagogical approaches, including international perspectives, and the role of the adult in supporting young children’s learning. The course incorporates various elective modules which will enhance your skills and insights into developing quality educational provision for young children. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course is structured in three stages (trimesters) and totals 180 credits (90 ECTS). You can start in October or February and as a full time student, you will study for 60 credits per stage. In your first stage, you will study the Award core module: Early Childhood Care and Education (30 credits), which will update and extend your critical knowledge and understanding of how young children develop. In addition, you will complete the 30 credit core module Education: Economics, Politics and Society. In the second stage, you will study the core module Social Science Research (30 credits). In addition, you will select two 15 credit modules. There are elective modules that will enhance your insight and understanding of early years pedagogy and practice, as well as modules that will broaden and widen your understanding of education. You may, for example, select the early years award module Outdoor Play and Learning in Early Childhood, or choose to study elective modules from other MA Ed awards such as Including Vulnerable Learners; Education, Peace and Conflict; Education and Development; Leadership and Coaching. In the third stage, you will research and write your Dissertation (60 credits) on a topic relevant to your award. The dissertation enables you to study and


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research an aspect of education theory, policy or practice in depth, guided by an expert to arrive at your own synthesis of a topic to take forward into your career. MODULES TRIMESTER 1 In your first trimester you will study one award core module: Early Childhood Care and Education (30 credits). In addition you will complete the 30 credit MA Ed core module Education: Economics, Politics and Society. Award Core Module: Early Childhood Care and Education (30 credits) updates and extends your critical knowledge and understanding of how young children develop, and creates a foundation for all future learning and will develop your skills and expertise in creating high quality learning environments. Early Childhood Care and Education (30 credits) updates and extends your critical knowledge and understanding of how young children develop, and creates a foundation for all future learning and will develop your skills and expertise in creating high quality learning environments. TRIMESTER 2 In your second trimester you will study the compulsory core module Social

Science Research (30 credits) alongside two elective modules. Compulsory Core Module: Social Science Research (30 credits) sets educational research within the broader context of the social sciences and introduces a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and methods from which you can select the most appropriate approach for your dissertation. In addition, two 15 credit elective modules are studied in this second trimester: You may choose to study the early years elective module Outdoor Play and Learning in Early Childhood. This module is designed for those who have an interest in the role of outdoor play and learning of children from birth to eight years. This module offers a critical and culturally relevant understanding of outdoor experiences in early childhood education. You may choose elective modules from other MA Ed awards such as Including Vulnerable Learners; Education: Peace and Conflict; Education and Development; Leadership and Coaching. TRIMESTER 3 In your third trimester you will research and write your Dissertation (60 credits) on a topic relevant to your award.

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Dissertation (60 credits) The dissertation enables you to study and research an aspect of early childhood education theory, policy or practice in depth, guided by an expert to arrive at your own synthesis of a topic to take forward into your career. ASSESSMENT METHODS Each module is assessed through coursework which typically involves an essay, verbal presentation or online activity. The dissertation focuses on an area agreed with a specialist tutor. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognised Higher Education Institution. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Governments worldwide are now making early years education a priority and increasing their investment in early years provision. Therefore, you will acquire specialist expertise in an area of education that is rapidly expanding and opening up new career opportunities. You will be equipped to take on a leadership position or an advisory role in supporting the development of early years provision in your own country.


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Professional master’s PRogramme AWARDS: MA (award title) Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) (award title)

LENGTH: The MA is from 1 year up to 2 years full-time, and from 2 years up to 6 years part-time

KEY FEATURES: Flexible study arrangements allowing you to choose from a range of accredited short modules or longer programmes of study

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) (award title)

PG Dip up to 4 years part-time and normally 1 year full-time

Graduate Certificate (Grad Cert) (award title)

PG Cert normally 1 year part-time

Flexible learning through choices that offer a mixed menu of either taught modules and/or supervised independent study

Grad Cert normally 1 year part-time

LOCATION: Newton Park, Corsham Court, or one of our partner schools, Local Authority training venues or partner colleges FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

T: +44 (0)1225 875593 E: cpdadmin@bathspa.ac.uk Programme Leader: Dr Mary Stakelum

Wide range of specialist and generic careerbased award titles A number of specialist award areas are linked to career enhancing membership of professional associations, e.g. the British Dyslexia Association; Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors; the Institute of Leadership and Management; British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Our postgraduate Professional Master’s Programme (PMP) has been designed to offer professional learning related to general and specialist fields of education and training. We offer flexible study on a range of work-based, independent study, taught and core modules, leading to Grad Cert, PG Cert, PG Dip or Master’s degree qualifications. Students registering onto the PMP are entitled to free student membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

STUDENT PROFILE HANNAH CROOK PMP (PART-TIME)

PMP AWARDS The PMP has a selection of both specialised and general professional learning awards, some of which can be studied as a full-time programme. SPECIALISED AWARDS These awards include specific modules for study. The awards are: – Specific Learning Difficulties/ Dyslexia (full and part-time options) – Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice (part-time option) – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (full- and part-time options) – Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE (GRAD CERT) This involves the study and completion of 60 credits at Level 6 (Honours).

GENERAL AWARDS These flexible awards reflect the general focus of independent or work-based study undertaken. You are initially registered to the ‘Educational Practice’ award and based on the focus of your study, you may choose from a number of different titles for your final award. The awards offered are: – Early Childhood Studies – Educational Practice – Educational Leadership and Management – Mentoring and Coaching

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (PG DIP) This involves the completion of 120 credits. At least 90 credits must be at Level 7 with a maximum of 30 at Level 6.

QUALIFICATIONS WITHIN THE PROGRAMME The range of qualifications offered have different requirements in terms of the number of module credits involved.

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS For applications and all enquiries please contact the PMP Administrator

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE (PG CERT) This involves the study and completion of 60 credits, a maximum of 15 at Level 6 (Honours) and a minimum of 45 credits at Level 7 (Master’s).

MASTER OF ARTS (MA) This is gained through the completion of 180 credits, including a final dissertation project of 15,000 to 20,000 words worth 60 credits. ELECTIVE AND CORE MODULES WITHIN THE PROGRAMME: FLEXIBLE AND DISTANCE LEARNING MODULES FOR GENERAL AND SOME SPECIALIST AWARDS For students working at a distance from the Bath Spa campuses we offer several flexible and distance learning low residency modules for a range of credits: 15, 30, 45, 60 at either Level 6 or 7. Students

registered onto each module are allocated a personal supervisor with an allocated number of support hours and can gain up to 90 credits following this pathway. The flexible modules offered are: – Independent Study Module – Work-based Action Enquiry PMP CORE RESEARCH MODULES FOR MASTER’S AWARDS The core modules that all participants must complete to progress towards a Master’s dissertation are: –R  esearch and the Professional: Part 1 – Research Methodology (15 credits) –R  esearch and the Professional: Part 2 – Project Preparation (15 credits) This then leads to: –M  aster’s Research Project (60 credits) NQT: EARLY PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE MODULE (EPP) The 30 or 60 credit EPP module has been specially designed to meet the needs of any Newly Qualified Teacher who already has Master’s credits from their PGCE programme. Building upon the PGCE sessions the focus is on developing and improving

— “I am completing the PMP on a part-time basis at the same time as my full-time job as a classroom teacher at a Primary School in Wiltshire. I chose to do this course to improve my understanding of teaching and learning and to develop as a teacher, improving the learning experiences of the children I teach. I also enjoy it! I chose Bath Spa University because of the connections with Wiltshire County Council; my first 2 action research projects were completed as a joint course between the two. I really like the fact that the course is linked to my teaching so I can see, and note, the benefits it is having on my teaching and the children. I like how I have been able to complete the PMP part-time and to a certain degree at my own pace, depending on my teaching job. I have found the lecturers at Bath Spa are easily contactable and are always available to help with any questions I have. Also, the campus is in a beautiful situation with lots of resources to use. The course has taught me to be more of a reflective teacher, and will help with my future career development. The PMP is a highly enjoyable programme that has made me really ‘think’ and develop my teaching.”

your practice. This module is relevant to your work as an NQT and the outcomes can be included as evidence of your ongoing professional development. A key strength of this module is that it provides you with the opportunity to network with other teachers who are new to the profession. We offer a 50% fee reduction for Bath Spa Teachers. For more information about EPP contact Ruth Barrington: r.barrington@bathspa.ac.uk ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment for most modules is based on completing assignments related to relevant professional learning tasks. An innovative range of assessment modes have been designed to reflect a diversity of professional needs and experience.


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PMP FRAMEWORK This flowchart shows the journey you might take through the PMP programme.

MASTER’S DEGREE PG DIPLOMA PG CERTIFICATE 60 CREDITS: FIRST STAGE FOR ALL AWARDS – General Awards: work-based and independent study modules: see pages 56–57 – Specialised Awards: see pages 52–55 Credit for professional experience and other previous higher education courses or equivalent (APL) – only available for PG Dip and MA qualifications.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Working professionals do not necessarily need a first degree to join the Professional Master’s Programme. A professional qualification and at least two years’ professional experience are usually acceptable, together with evidence that you would benefit from study at this level. Candidates without a degree may apply to the Grad Cert route to enable them to progress to higher level awards. VALUING PREVIOUS LEARNING (APL) Accreditation of Prior certificated Learning (APL) can be offered if you have successfully completed previous Level 6 or 7 modules at another university. We accept APL for our PG Dip or Master’s qualifications.

30 CREDITS: SECOND STAGE FOR MASTER’S AWARD Award specific modules

30 CREDITS: COMPULSORY SECOND STAGE FOR ALL MASTER’S AWARDS

60 CREDITS: FINAL STAGE FOR MASTER’S AWARDS

Research and the Professional

Master’s Research Project

– Part 1 – includes gaining an understanding of research methodologies – Part 2 – includes project proposal for continuation to the dissertation (the final stage for a Master’s award)

Where a specific award title is being followed, the research project must reflect the subject or area of specialism.

professional development which reflects the changing contexts and priorities of schools, networks and alliances. These projects can include opportunities for Master’s accreditation or they can be delivered as nonaccredited professional development. Designed to meet the bespoke needs of your school or setting these courses might typically be focused on the following areas:

For more information about school-based CPD and consultancy contact Nick Sorensen: n.sorensen@bathspa.ac.uk

or 60 CREDITS: SECOND STAGE FOR PG DIP AWARD Award specific modules

As a guide, up to a maximum of 90 credits may be credited towards a Master’s Degree and 75 credits towards a PG Dip. We will require a full transcript from the awarding university. It is also possible to gain accreditation for other kinds of professional development by compiling an independent study portfolio of professional development (APEL – Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning). For further information about gaining credits in this way please contact CPD admin (see snapshot page 50). SCHOOL-BASED CPD AND CONSULTANCY At Bath Spa University we offer a wide range of school-based CPD opportunities. We are keen to provide

– Learning  and Teaching in the 21st century – Mentoring and Coaching – Leadership Development – Supporting Vulnerable Learners – Early Years

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MA SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES/DYSLEXIA AWARDS: MA Specific Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Specific Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia

LENGTH: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: up to 5 years

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Specific Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia

Gaining Approved Teacher Status (ATS) or Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA)

LOCATION: Newton Park FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

This award will be of particular relevance to you if your work involves vulnerable learners and you wish to develop the skills to support individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)/ Dyslexia within education or other appropriate contexts. The current international focus upon standards, literacy and the inclusion of vulnerable learners within mainstream educational institutions means that there is increasing pressure on professionals to develop the skills to identify and support a range of specific learning needs in literacy and study skills across the curriculum. Acquiring these specialist skills can open the door to many career opportunities within and beyond the school and college context. This award focuses on identification, assessment and practical support for learners of all ages with SpLD/Dyslexia. You can choose to combine the academic study at Master’s level with the development of practical competence required by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) through professional placement supervised by expert tutors. Through the professional practice element of the course you have the opportunity to apply to the BDA for their sought after International Approved Teacher Status (ATS) or Associate Membership (AMBDA) and Assessment Practicing Certificate (APC). COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT You can gain a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or Master’s Award (180 credits) in SpLD/ Dyslexia. The MA requires you to have gained 90 credits linked to SpLD/ Dyslexia alongside two researchtraining modules and a supervised dissertation. MODULES Modules are taught through twilight workshops and lectures, and include:

KEY FEATURES: The opportunity to combine an academic but practically oriented course alongside (on completion of the required professional practice):

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS: For applications and all enquiries please contact the PMP Administrator T: +44 (0)1225 875593 E: cpdadmin@bathspa.ac.uk

Applying for the BDA, Patoss or Dyslexia Action’s Assessment Practicing Certificate (APC)

experience. If you already have a recognised SpLD/Dyslexia qualification at ATS level, you can apply to use this prior qualification to gain entry to the Assessment Methodology module as Accreditation for Prior Learning (APL) towards the Master’s or PG Dip in SpLD/Dyslexia.

Identifying and Supporting Learners with SpLD/Dyslexia (60 credits) This module develops the ability to carry out assessments in order to compile an individual learning profile. The module focuses on the development and teaching of individualised programmes to address such a profile for learners with SpLD/ Dyslexia across a range of contexts. Assessment Methodology for SpLD/Dyslexia (30 credits) This module will develop the ability to undertake full diagnostic assessments for dyslexia to inform programmes and appropriate support, such as Examination Access Arrangements. Submission of the (optional) Professional Practice Portfolio alongside academic practice-based assignments will obtain dual accreditation enabling suitably qualified teachers and speech and language therapist professionals to gain the BDA’s Approved Teacher Status (ATS) on completion of the first module, or Associate Membership (AMBDA) on completion of both modules. Identifying and Addressing Mathematical Difficulties (30 credits) The focus for this module is upon developing an understanding of the difficulties faced by primary or

secondary students with SpLD/ dyslexia or dyscalculia when learning mathematics and how to help students address these challenges. SpLD/Dyslexia: The Effective Assessment Report (30 credits) Offered in partnership with PATOSS, this module is only open to students with ATS plus CCET (Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing) qualifications or as CPD for those with AMBDA. You will learn about current legal and professional issues, rules and regulations affecting individuals with SpLD, revise theoretical principles and be offered an opportunity to obtain an APC through PATOSS. ASSESSMENT METHODS There are no written exams and each module is assessed by coursework. This typically involves 7,000–10,000 words for a 30 credit module. The dissertation is 15,000–20,000 words and worth 60 credits. It focuses on an area linked with SpLD/Dyslexia mutually agreed with a specialist tutor who also offers guidance and support in the writing of the dissertation. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants (with the exception of speech and language therapists and psychologists) should have a first degree in Education or linked pedagogy and, ideally, two years of teaching

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Many of our students seek new career paths in the field of additional support needs, ranging from working as SENCOs or within specialist teams in educational contexts or Local Authorities to educational management, training or in related fields, maybe in their non-UK home. Some set up as independent SpLD assessors and tutors. Others start with the intention of taking their studies further – to PhD level – and seek eventual employment in an academic institution.

STUDENT PROFILE ANNA JONES MA SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES/DYSLEXIA 2013–2014 — “Before I embarked on this course I was teaching in Bath. I have always been interested in teaching children with SpLD/dyslexia and wished to gain greater experience in the area. Since finishing the course, I have now been able to specialise in this area and now assess children with SpLD/dyslexia. I enjoyed the teaching at Bath Spa, the lecturers and tutors were all excellent and so knowledgeable in their field.”


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MA COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE AWARDS: MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

LENGTH: The MA is up to 5 years part-time though normally completed in 2 to 3 years The PG Dip is up to 4 years part-time though normally completed in 1 to 2 years

LOCATION: The course is run through distance learning with tutorials held at Newton Park campus, Bridgwater and North Devon and at other venues as agreed with your supervisor.

KEY FEATURES: Flexible study arrangements allowing you to choose from a range of accredited short modules or longer programmes of study Flexible learning linked to your specialist interest in counselling and psychotherapy practice

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS: For applications and all enquiries please contact the Professional Master’s Programme Administrator T: +44 (0)1225 875593 E: cpdadmin@bathspa.ac.uk Award Leader: Rebecca Midwinter T: +44 (0)1225 876670 E: r.midwinter@bathspa.ac.uk

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

The MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice at Bath Spa University gives you an academic qualification alongside your vocational counselling training. This is beneficial when applying for work, (the qualification is nationally and internationally recognised) and will be helpful if formal registration is established in the UK The award is modular, based on accumulating credit points (180 are needed for a Master’s), and gives a flexible career track suited to meet the demands of professional counsellors and therapists needing to study part-time. This award is suitable for counsellors and psychotherapists who have completed a recognised counselling or psychotherapy training qualification, and who are working or who have worked professionally as a counsellor or psychotherapist. All the courses that are run in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice will give practising counsellors and psychotherapists an academic University based higher degree qualification to complement your professional qualification, and will enhance skills of evaluation, cognition and reflection, and increase personal knowledge. This programme is also open to those working within the helping professions who have a first degree within their field and relevant counselling training and/or qualifications, who wish to develop their understanding and skills.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT You can gain a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or Master’s Award (180 credits) in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice to complement your professional qualification. Entrance to the Master’s award requires you to have gained 90 credits linked to Counselling and Psychotherapy, either through APL (accreditation for prior learning, granted within six years of gaining your counselling qualification) or through Bath Spa University modules (the work-based action enquiry and/or the Independent study and/or specific interest counselling and psychotherapy modules) and then to undertake Research and the Professional Parts 1 & 2 and the Master’s Research Project. MODULES The modules are completed through distance learning with individual contact made with a supervisor either through face to face tutorials, telephone supervision or online supervision The modules offered are: Work-based Action Enquiry (60 credits) This is specifically focused on reflecting and writing about clinical theory linked with practice. Independent Study (60 credits) This is usually a piece of work based either on a literature review or the theoretical aspects of a case study. Counselling and Psychotherapy modules (30 credits each) – Reflecting on Clinical Practice – Counselling Ethics and the Law –C  ounselling and Multidisciplinary Practice Research modules –R  esearch and the Professional (part 1) 15 credits –R  esearch and the Professional (part 2: Methods and Proposal) 15 credits – Master’s Research Project (60 credits)

ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment for most of the modules is based on completing assignments related to professional learning in the counselling and psychotherapy field.

STUDENT PROFILE TANSLEY CROOK MA COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE 2011–2013

— ENTRY REQUIREMENTS “I chose this course because it gave me the Applicants who have qualified ideal opportunity to further my studies through recognised counselling or in counselling and psychotherapy while psychotherapy trainings or have still being able to maintain my job and relevant academic credits at Level 7 can practice. It offered me the chance and apply for Assessment of Prior Learning challenge to study what I wanted and (APL). APL is recognised within six years expand my knowledge of counselling. of a training qualification and is applied I believe this course offers an individual for upon entry to the programme. a great opportunity to get into their subject on a much deeper level and gives Applicants who wish to apply for APL them the chance to see it from a whole should contact the Award Leader new perspective. Be prepared to put the Rebecca Midwinter before submitting time and effort into the work but it is an application

worth it. I think it is definitely true that the more you put in the more you get out. Bath Spa University offered a very flexible way of working which allowed me to fit my studies around my lifestyle. The course content was clearly laid out so I knew exactly what was expected of me and the infrastructure to support myself as a student was well thought through. I feel the University made doing the course a really good experience from start to finish. My tutor was very helpful as well as very patient as I found my way through the course. From my perspective the University staff seemed together as a team and if they could not help you with something they told you who could. The whole process was easier as a result.”


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MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) AWARDS: MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) TESOL

LENGTH: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) TESOL LOCATION: Newton Park and Corsham Court campuses FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

KEY FEATURES: Includes an observation and teaching placement both for pre-experience language teachers and post-experience teachers wishing to further develop their teaching skills

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: For special information for international students, including entry requirements, visits to your country, fees and scholarships go to www.bathspa.ac.uk/ international

A balanced blend of theoretical input in language teaching and linguistics and practical skills development

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS: For applications and all enquiries please contact the PMP Administrator

Engages teachers with reflection on professional practice and research in English language teaching

T: +44 (0)1225 875593 E: cpdadmin@bathspa.ac.uk

Develops reflection and research skills to support continuing professional development

The MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programme is for people who wish to teach English as a second or foreign language, or further develop their TESOL career prospects. The MA TESOL at Bath Spa University is one of the few TESOL programmes in the UK which incorporates a placement component and is designed for both experienced teachers and those with little or no previous teaching experience. The programme aims to develop confident, well informed, resourceful language teaching practitioners who are capable of designing and teaching comprehensive language programmes. At the same time you will extend your own knowledge base by engaging in independent research into your own practise and setting. The programme recognises and values your professional, cultural and life experiences and you will develop and explore these experiences during the programme. This will enhance your professional knowledge and understanding through reflection, aided by theoretical input and practical application. Context specific professional development is an important element in the programme as we prepare you to return to your home country with an adaptable knowledge base for your particular setting. COURSE STRUCTURE The MA TESOL is available both full and part-time, and for international students there is a low residency option. There are two entry points in the year for the full and part-time options, September and February, with just one entry point in September for the low residency route. The one-year full-time route has taught modules (totalling 120 credits) being taken for the first two trimesters with the dissertation (60 credits) being completed in the third trimester. The part-time route is taken over two years, completing one module per trimester.

The programme incorporates a practical and theoretical mix in the first two trimesters, while fostering reflection and independent study skills. It culminates with the dissertation in the third trimester. Throughout the programme the amount of independent study gradually increases, both within and across modules, in order to build your confidence and self-reliance. As your future continuing professional development is also important to us, reflection, as a key skill, is interwoven into all modules to nurture your ability to continue learning beyond the MA TESOL. Low-residency We offer a low-residency option for international students. You will attend Bath Spa University twice a year for one or two intensive weeks of teaching input (usually September and January). This is followed by a period of study in which assignments are completed and submitted before the next face-toface teaching block. There is no placement opportunity for this programme route. Completion of the MA TESOL will take one or two years depending on the number of modules taken during the face-to-face blocks. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Teaching and learning methods utilised include lectures, seminars, workshops, directed classroom-based activities and discussion to promote

and enhance reflection. Peer-teaching opportunities, presentations and student led workshops are also employed throughout the programme. You are encouraged to keep a journal for teaching practice which enhances and supports reflection on your experience. This aids continuation of discussions linking theory to practice which begin in class and continue throughout the programme on an individual self-reflection and peer reflection basis. Your fellow course participants are an important resource to draw on through shared experience and stories as you build a community of practice. The university offers many supportive resources including a virtual learning environment, which will support your online discussions and knowledge enhancement, and various library resources. There is also a Writing and Learning Centre offering academic support for writing and independent study skills, and the English Language Unit which supports those whose first language is not English. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students who complete the MA TESOL will have many career opportunities including: English language teaching (general or specialised), language teacher trainer, materials writing, curriculum development, language textbook editor, Director of Studies/Assistant Director of Studies, PhD studies.

Award Leader: Róisín Ní Mhocháin

ASSESSMENT METHODS Both formative and summative assessment is built into each core module with no written exams utilised in any module. Summative assessment takes the form of a portfolio of tasks which may include oral presentations, reflection on module learning and teaching practice, essays and analysis tasks. All summative assessment is supported by formative work during the module which includes discussions with tutors and colleagues, feedback on presentations and assignment drafts, journal reflections and class activities. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students will typically have a good undergraduate degree (at least a 2:1) in an appropriate specialism from a recognised higher education institution. Teaching experience is welcome but not essential. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) can also be offered – please see page 51 for further information. Students wishing to take the Independent Study module in the first trimester must supply evidence of teaching experience in the form of a letter from a past/current employer. International students, whose first language is not English, are required to have a minimum language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

GRADUATE PROFILE RACHEL GROVE MA TESOL, 2009–2011 — “Since completing the course in 2011 I have taught EFL with Young Learners and adults on short courses in the UK, Austria, Italy, Poland, Switzerland as well as a year abroad in China. I am now teaching EAL in Birmingham. The MA TESOL qualification has helped me tremendously and gives me credibility when talking about linguistics with my colleagues. I also have a strong work ethic which I developed whilst completing the Master’s course.”


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MA Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion AWARDS: MA Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion LOCATION: Newton Park FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

LENGTH: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: up to 5 years

KEY FEATURES: Provides you with expertise regarding vulnerable learners and inclusion at a time of significant educational and SEND reform Links between theory and practice are explored and critically analysed, reflecting on the impact of new legislation and policy at a local and national level

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS: For applications and all enquiries please contact the PMP Administrator T: +44 (0)1225 875593 E: cpdadmin@bathspa.ac.uk Award Leader: Ghazala Bhatti

Enables you to develop critical insight into effective practise Centred on developing professional practice, particularly as a leader within education

This award is particularly relevant to practitioners and policy makers who are interested in developing a deeper understanding of inclusive education in its many complex forms, and in using their prior experience to build an informed picture about inclusion in educational settings. It’s useful for colleagues who wish to draw on their expertise and link their current knowledge to a framework that puts human rights at the heart of the debate about inclusion. The award is useful for teachers, SENCOs and for others who wish to inform themselves about issues of equity with reference to educational organisations in the UK. It will draw on research to develop a critical approach to an understanding of inclusive education. There are legal implications and cultural and social aspects which affect the ways in which the rights of vulnerable learners are achieved and compromised. This can be linked to ethical practice and social justice. Modules will open complex issues for discussion and debate looking at theories, policies and practices that emphasise the development of understanding the needs and entitlement of individuals. The award will develop your individual critical skills and enable you to place your work within a framework which helps you explore the ways and the extent to which education can become inclusive. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT Modules are offered as 30 and 60 credits (subject to the specific module). You can gain a PG Cert (60 credits), PG Dip (120 credits) or Master’s award in Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion. The Master’s award requires the teacher to have gained 90 credits linked to Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion and then to have undertaken Research and the Professional Part 1 & 2 (15 credits each) and the Research Project (60 credits).

MODULES The optional modules for this award are: National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination This is a mandatory award for all SENCOs new to post. We work in partnership with Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Local Authorities, to offer an award which enables established, new and aspiring SENCOs the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge and skills. The module is rooted in both theory and effective practice in schools and is strongly focused on improving provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). This module accredits the practical activities and the research processes engaged in. It is assessed through a variety of assessment modes, against the NA SENCO Learning Outcomes. Including Vulnerable Learners This module explores how inclusion is exercised in your own educational setting and how you can become an agent of change at work by acquiring a deeper understanding of the barriers to inclusion. Taught sessions provide an understanding of the ways in which vulnerability and learners’ additional needs impact on the climate of the classroom and the culture of a school or educational setting. You will explore theories about the medical and social models of inclusion. You will also look at different types of exclusions e.g. because of race, gender and disability. Assessment is either through a literature-based review of inclusive education or an investigation of the extent to which a theoretical model or a policy helps to explain the current situation in your school or educational organisation. SEN and Inclusion: Autism Spectrum (Children) The module is designed for teachers, SENCOs and other professionals working with children and young people on the autism spectrum. The module aims to increase the student’s

knowledge and understanding of the autism spectrum. The triad of differences (and subsequent DSM-V) are explored and related implications for the individual are considered. The module considers the range of provision, interventions, strategies and support for children and young people on the autism spectrum, whilst recognising the range of diversity within the autism spectrum. You are encouraged to begin to evaluate the range of provision available and consider its appropriateness, including in relation to the support required by the family. Supporting Learners with Special Educational Needs In any school or educational setting you are likely to meet students with many kinds of special educational needs and varying levels of severity of needs. This module is designed for practitioners in special schools, schools and early years settings with identified issues relating to specified special educational needs such Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Hearing Impairment. The content of the module will be negotiated according to local identified needs. However, the module will also make explicit the intellectual and practical skills education professionals apply to understand and successfully support diversity in educational settings.

Children’s Services: Supporting Vulnerable Learners This module will look at the critical features of the history, theory and practice of multi-agency working. It will examine concepts central to multi-agency working such as partnership and integrated teams within learning communities. It will draw on literature and expertise from education, health and disability studies, social and psychological perspectives. Practical experience and problem-based learning will be drawn on to examine the potential and challenges for professionals working in integrated children’s services. Identifying and Supporting Learners with SPLD/Dyslexia See page 52 for module details Assessment Methodology (SPLD/ Dyslexia) See page 52 for module details Identifying and Addressing Mathematical Difficulties See page 52 for module details ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must either be a teacher or have a first degree. For the National Award for SENCO you must be a SENCO (or aspiring SENCO in a school) and hold QTS.


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MA Educational Practice

AWARDS: MA Early Childhood Studies

Enables you to develop critical insights into effective practice

AWARDS: MA Educational Practice

LOCATION: Newton Park

Includes a strong international perspective

LOCATION: Newton Park

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS: For applications and all enquiries please contact the PMP Administrator

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

LENGTH: Part-time: up to 5 years KEY FEATURES: Provides you with expertise in early childhood education which is a growth area in education at a global level

T: +44 (0)1225 875593 E: cpdadmin@bathspa.ac.uk Award Leader: Dr Lone Hattingh

Instils you with a solid foundation in child development theory and research

This course will enable you to develop expertise in this growing area of education and become a specialist in promoting high quality practice in early years settings. Early Years Education is now recognised globally as crucial for laying the foundation for lifelong learning and development. Critical aspects of social, emotional and cognitive development are established in the first five years of life emphasising the importance of this phase of education. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of how children develop and learn, along with the most effective ways to create an enabling learning environment. You will be introduced to different pedagogical approaches, including international perspectives, which will include a critical analysis of the role of the adult in supporting young children’s learning. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course is structured in three stages and totals 180 credits. It is available in campus-based mode or through distance learning. You can start in October or February and will study for 60 credits per stage. In your first stage, you will study the Award core module: Early Childhood Care and Education (30 credits) which will update and extend your critical knowledge and understanding of how young children develop. In addition you will complete either one 30 credit or two 15 credit elective modules from any of the modules available within the PMP programme. There are some specific Early Years or related modules that can be selected that will enhance your insight and understanding of early years’ pedagogy and practice: – Outdoor Play and Learning – Leadership and Teamwork in the Early Years – Attachment and Learning – Including Vulnerable Learners In the second stage, you will select another elective module as above. You will also study the core module

LENGTH: Part-time: up to 6 years KEY FEATURES: The focus of the award is based on the professional interests of the participants

Develops critical professional thinking Preparation for career development ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS: For applications and all enquiries please contact the PMP Administrator T: +44 (0)1225 875593 E: cpdadmin@bathspa.ac.uk

Centred on developing professional practice Focused on improving impact as a leader in your setting

Social Science Research (30 credits). If you are unable to attend the campusbased lectures for any of these modules, you can undertake either a Work-based Action Enquiry or an Independent Study module (60 or 30 credits). You can also complete the equivalent of the Social Science Research module via distance learning through two 15 credit Professional Research modules. In the third stage, you will research and write your Dissertation (60 credits) on a topic relevant to your award. The dissertation enables you to study and research an aspect of education theory, policy or practice in depth, guided by an expert to arrive at your own synthesis of a topic to take forward into your career. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES All modules are taught through lectures, small-group seminars and individual tutorials or via distance learning where tutorials can be made available via Skype. The course also makes extensive use of the virtual learning environment where resources and materials can be easily accessed. ASSESSMENT METHODS Each module is assessed through coursework which typically involves an essay, verbal presentation or online activity. The dissertation focuses on an area agreed with a specialist tutor. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognised HEI. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Governments worldwide are now making early years education a priority and increasing their investment in early years provision. Therefore, you will acquire specialist expertise in an area of education that is rapidly expanding and opening up new career opportunities. You will be equipped to take on a leadership position or an advisory role in supporting the development of early years provision in your own country.

This award is designed to support the professional development of teachers and others who work in educational settings. This is the default award for all those who register on the Professional Master’s Programme. This award provides the opportunity to reflect on professional practice, relate it to theory and research and develop critical insights. The course develops practice through independent study and work based action enquiry. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course is structured through taking a combination of 30 or 60 credit modules. Participants can gain a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or Master’s award in Educational Leadership. The Master’s award requires the teacher to have gained 90 credits from the Educational Leadership and Management modules and then to have undertaken Research and the Professional Parts 1 & 2 and the Research Project. The following modules are offered and they can be taken at H or M level. Modules at H level provide an entry to M level work for those that do not already hold a first degree. Work-based Action Enquiry (30 or 60 credits) This module is designed to support professionals investigate and make changes to an aspect of their own practice. Using action research methodology, the participant will collect data, plan action and evaluate their findings. This is a flexible module suitable for individuals working alone, or groups of professionals working together on a common project. Independent Studies This module is designed for professionals who wish to explore a topic of their own interest and relevance. It can be used for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. An example of appropriate

studies includes case studies, literature reviews or critiques of policy. The module will be based on independent studies supported by individual tutorials to allow the module tutor to support and give guidance on the selection of an appropriate topic, confirm the necessary learning outcomes and agree specific criteria appropriate to the particular investigations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must either be a teacher or have a first degree. This course is particularly beneficial for those who currently hold a first degree and wish to engage with Master’s level study.


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MA Educational MA Mentoring Leadership and Coaching and Management AWARDS: MA Educational Leadership and Management

Centred on developing professional practice, with a global and international perspective

AWARDS: MA Mentoring and Coaching

LOCATION: Newton Park

Focused on improving impact as a leader in your setting

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS: For applications and all enquiries please contact the PMP Administrator

KEY FEATURES: Develop and practice coaching skills

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details LENGTH: Part-time: up to 6 years KEY FEATURES: Offers a critical view of contemporary theories of leadership Explores the symbiotic relationship between leadership and management/ leaders and followers

T: +44 (0)1225 875593 E: cpdadmin@bathspa.ac.uk

LOCATION: Newton Park LENGTH: Part-time: up to 6 years

This award is designed to support the professional development of those who are interested in becoming, or who are currently working as, middle and senior leaders in schools and other educational organisations. Drawing on an international research base, this course offers a critical and culturally based understanding of leadership as a social and ethical practice. This course develops the practice of leadership through personal reflection, action research and the critical discussion of theory and research. Sessions will focus on the professional contexts within which the participants are working. The course explores the relationship between six key themes: – Constructing the self as a leader – Developing followers: creating communities of practice – Reflection and research – Creating a strategic vision – Tactics for leading change – Focusing on student outcomes: evaluating success COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course is structured through taking a combination of 30 or 60 credit modules. Participants can gain a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or Master’s award in Educational Leadership. The Master’s award requires the teacher to have gained 90 credits from the Educational Leadership and Management modules and then to have undertaken Research

Leadership Principles: Context and Challenges This module will develop your critical thinking and theoretical understanding of the principles of leadership. Leadership is explored as a socially constructed activity that is influenced by, and influences the culture and context in which it occurs. Leading and Coaching A 30 credit module aimed specifically for colleagues who have a particular interest in Coaching and Leadership and already have 60 credits towards their Master’s. This module explores the relationship between coaching, mentoring and leadership. Participants will have an opportunity to develop their coaching skills within the sessions and then to introduce them within their school or setting. These experiences will be discussed within the sessions in order to develop critical reflections on what constitutes effective coaching and its place within the practice of leadership. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must either be a teacher or have a first degree. This course is particularly beneficial for those who currently hold a middle or senior leadership position within an educational setting.

T: +44 (0)1225 875593 E: cpdadmin@bathspa.ac.uk Award Leader: Ruth Barrington

Support each other’s professional development

to practice these skills with other participants and to critically evaluate, as well as reflect upon a range of situations where these skills and approaches can be used in their work context. Through reading key texts participants will be encouraged to engage critically with theory related to coaching and to consider its relevance to practice.

and the Professional Parts 1 & 2 and the Research Project. The following bespoke modules are offered: Leadership in Practice This module will develop a theoretical understanding of leadership to support reflection and a critical analysis of leadership in specific settings. Taught sessions will provide an insight into the ways in which leadership can impact upon the climate and culture of an educational setting and will explore current theories of educational change.

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS: For applications and all enquiries please contact the PMP Administrator

This award is particularly relevant to colleagues in positions of leadership as well as those who have mentoring roles in schools, settings and organisations There is a growing emphasis on Mentoring and Coaching in the public and private sector and leaders are being encouraged to draw on coaching as a key leadership skill in order to develop and empower staff at all levels. Colleagues are also being encouraged to engage in mentoring and coaching relationships with their peers in order to support each other’s professional development. As a result there are now a range of opportunities to use mentoring and coaching skills in a range of contexts. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT Modules can be offered as 30 or 60 credit modules. Colleagues can gain a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or Master’s award in Mentoring and Coaching. The Master’s award requires the teacher to have gained 90 credits linked to Mentoring and Coaching and then to have undertaken Research and the Professional Part 1 & 2 and the Research Project. Bespoke modules are negotiated based on the needs of participants. Below is a sample: Developing Coaching Skills This module begins by exploring the differences between mentoring and coaching. Participants will develop coaching skills associated with good listening, questioning and building rapport. There will be opportunity

Developing Mentoring Skills This module provides the opportunity to critically reflect on the mentee as an adult learner and consider the implications of this for mentoring. Mentors will refine their mentoring skills and will focus upon the effectiveness of oral and written communications with a mentee. Participants will also explore ways to approach challenging mentoring situations. This module draws on a range of key texts to support discussion and critical reflection. Leading and Coaching A 30 credit module aimed specifically for colleagues who have a particular interest in Coaching and Leadership and already have 60 credits towards their Master’s. This module explores the relationship between coaching, mentoring and leadership. Participants will have an opportunity to develop their coaching skills within the sessions and then to introduce them within their school or setting. These experiences will be discussed within the sessions in order to develop critical reflections on what constitutes effective coaching and its place within the practice of leadership. Action Enquiry/Independent Study An action enquiry or an independent study focusing on mentoring or coaching can contribute towards this award. The content of these modules would be individually negotiated with the award leader. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You must either be a teacher or have a first degree.


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MA PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN HIGHER EDUCATION AWARDS: MA (award title): 180 credits; 120 acquired for the Diploma plus 60 for a Research Project/Dissertation. Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) (award title): 120 credits acquired from any combination of modules.

LENGTH: The programme provides for flexible part-time or full-time study. The PG Cert, PG Dip, or MA may be completed within one year or over several years

KEY FEATURES: Opportunities for accredited professional development for teaching and nonteaching staff and research students working in higher education contexts Flexible patterns of enrolment, course delivery and credit accumulation

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) (award title): 60 credits acquired from any combination of modules.

Learning activities and assessment tasks that have a practical orientation and can be tailored to reflect participants’ needs

LOCATION: Primarily Newton Park campus

Opportunities to network and share knowledge and experience within a higher education community

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

The Professional Practice in Higher Education (PPHE) programme aims to help staff and research students to meet some of the key challenges of working in the rapidly changing world of higher education. These challenges – of teaching, supporting student learning, employability, sustainability, new technologies, team management, enterprise, quality assurance and external accountability – range across the whole business of higher education, and can rarely be addressed in isolation. They raise many questions about how best to enhance teaching and research within particular contexts, and about how managers and administrators can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of current practices, not least in terms of addressing students’ needs and aspirations, enriching their learning experiences, and raising the enduring value of their learning outcomes. By sharing ideas, knowledge and expertise about our professional practices we can both deepen our understanding of the challenges we face and realise opportunities to make improvements through innovations and the adoption of best practices. The PPHE programme will help individuals to evidence their personal commitment to professional development and to enhance the quality of their work and contribution to the development of higher education in their workplaces. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The PPHE programme is based upon a credit system that enables students to select modules and patterns of study to suit their individual needs and interests. All modules are credit rated and lead to the following qualifications: –M  A degree: 180 credits; 120 acquired for the Diploma, plus 60 for a Research Project/Dissertation –P  ostgraduate Diploma: 120 credits acquired from any combination of modules

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available from the PPHE administrator: T: +44 (0)1225 875773 E: cltd@bathspa.ac.uk ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries about the course, please contact: Course Director: Dr Clare Power T: +44 (0)1225 875709 E: c.power@bathspa.ac.uk Professor Paul Hyland Head of Learning and Teaching T: +44 (0)1225 875564 E: p.hyland@bathspa.ac.uk

–P  ostgraduate Certificate: 60 credits acquired from any combination of modules Students may also take modules that lead to particular awards within the programme: –P  ostgraduate Certificate in Professional Learning in Higher Education: 60 credits acquired from a set of three required modules. This qualification is designed primarily for participants who are in their early years of teaching in higher education, though it may also be taken by more experienced staff. Based upon the UK’s Professional Standards Framework for Higher Education, the award qualifies teachers for Fellowship or Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. The programme enables participants to plan their course of study according to their own needs and interests. Most modules (subject to availability) can be taken in any order and in any combination, though we would advise new teachers to include the ‘Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’ module among their initial options. The Master’s Project or Dissertation should be taken on completion of the PG Diploma. Tutorials will be available to help participants plan their course of studies. Modules may be selected to create various levels of part-time study. The minimum enrolment is for one 15 credit module per year. The maximum enrolment is for a full-time 180 credit Master’s degree. MODULES –T  eaching and Learning in Higher Education (30 credits)* –C  ourse Design and Assessment (15)* –U  sing Learning Technology in Higher Education (15)* –M  entoring and Coaching in Higher Education (15) –T  he Teacher Practitioner (15) –Q  uality Management in the European Higher Education Area (15) –D  esigning and Conducting a Pedagogical Research Project (15)


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– Internationalisation in Higher Education: the student experience (15) – E-learning Pedagogy and Application (30) – L eadership and Management in Higher Education (30) – Pedagogical Research Project (30) – Master’s Project or Dissertation (60) *M  odules required for the PG Cert, Professional Learning in Higher Education TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Most modules are delivered through two or three half-day sessions, including mini-lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations, supported where appropriate by online discussions and activities. One module (‘Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’, for new teachers) includes some teaching observation sessions, and some modules provide opportunities for peer mentoring. Throughout the programme, participants will be supported by individual and small-group tutorials, and will be invited to attend occasional professional development lectures and seminars organised by the Centre for Learning and Teaching Development each year.

Learning resources for the programme will be available through the university’s library and information services. Modules have been designed to make the most of the wide range of scholarly material that is now freely available online, and participants will have access to the online resources and learning opportunities afforded by the university’s virtual learning environment (Minerva) which will provide links to key resources for each module. The teaching sessions for some modules will be delivered within a few weeks, some over a period of several months, and some throughout the academic year. Further information about the organisation, dates, times and location of the teaching sessions for each module can be found in the Programme Calendar, available from cltd@bathspa.ac.uk. TUTORS The programme will be led by Clare Power and Paul Hyland, supported by tutors with a wide range of teaching, research, management and leadership experience within and outside higher education. The module tutors are: –M  ichael Budmani, Subject Leader, Theatre Production – P rofessor Paul Hyland, Head of Centre for Learning

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and Teaching Development –D  r Mark McGuiness, Assistant Dean, Learning, Teaching and Quality –D  r Nicholas Sorensen, Assistant Dean, Institute for Education –D  r Dana Ruggiero, Senior Lecturer in Institute for Education –D  r Clare Power, Academic Staff Development Co-ordinator –R  ichard Taylor, Deputy Director, Library and Information Services – J eremy White, Director of International Relations ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment for all modules is by coursework, based upon the completion of assignments designed to promote understanding, enhancement and/or application of professional practices in higher education. Each module has its own assessment tasks, usually one or two per module. Assessment assignments draw upon practice experience, therefore applicants need to be in a part-or full-time working role in HE. Forms of assessment include work-based activities, action plans, reports, reflective logs, portfolios, presentations, reviews, case studies, business plans, short essays,actionresearch documents, and (for the Master’s degree) a dissertation/ research project.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants will normally be required to possess an undergraduate degree awarded by a UK higher education institution, or an equivalent qualification from overseas. Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree, or equivalent professional qualification, but who have at least two years of work experience relevant to the programme are also welcome to apply, and will be invited to attend an admissions interview. Applicants who have previously completed postgraduatelevel courses or modules that can be recognised as appropriate to the study of Professional Practice in Higher Education may be enrolled with advanced standing through our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). Similarly, applicants who can evidence a substantial body of work-based experience relevant to the programme, as through a reflective portfolio, can apply for the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). APL and APEL credits can then be counted towards the numbers of the credits required for a PG Cert or a PG Dip within the PPHE programme.


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Ma travel and nature writing AWARDS: MA Travel and Nature Writing

LENGTH: MA low residency (1 calendar year)

LOCATION: Corsham Court campus

Two residencies in UK

Distance learning with residential sessions or equivalent

One residency outside of UK

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

KEY FEATURES: Applied creative non-fiction, handson experience, tuition from industry professionals

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact:

Ideal for writers inspired by the natural world and contemporary journeying, ambitious to become published professionals

T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Directors: Stephen Moss

The Master of Arts in Travel and Nature Writing is designed for writers seeking advanced skills in the growing field of creative non-fiction inspired by the natural world and contemporary journeying. The course focuses on the application of writing skills to match the requirements of the travel and nature writing sector. To this end, students will learn from engagement, encounter, workshop, tuition and mentoring; they will develop their professional practice and produce a portfolio of work to help establish their careers in this highly competitive field. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT This is a low residency course over three trimesters. It will normally consist of three week-long residential sessions, meeting visiting writers and industry specialists; distance learning modules designed to familiarise participants with the standards, interests and publishing requirements of the sector; one-to-one tutorials and mentoring providing the opportunity to turn experience into well-crafted writing of publication standard. MODULES The course begins with an intense six-day residential session for induction, introduction to distance learning, taught modules and mentoring sessions. The first two trimesters involve writing regular pieces, which are critiqued by tutors and peers. Through a business and context module, students can explore the ethics, history and development of a particular area of travel or nature writing. The second residency is usually planned to coincide with the Bath Literary Festival in March. Throughout the course students will develop a portfolio of their best work and a journal tracking their submissions to publications; in this they will be supported by a mentor. The third residency will involve fieldwork, normally outside the UK.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The course is designed to introduce students to the workings of various travel and nature writing publishing opportunities and prepare them for the submission of their own work. It will also equip them with the practical and business skills to operate as freelance writers.

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STUDENT PROFILE ROZ MASCALL MA TRAVEL AND NATURE WRITING

TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Face-to-face seminars during intensive residency weeks, individual tutorials, directed study in writing and rewriting, online tutorials, Wikis, discussion boards, tutorial and peer critiques. Students will read extensively and are expected to be familiar with the subject and its contextual literature.

ASSESSMENT METHODS The course totals 180 credits: modules in the first trimester account for 30 credits, the second trimester also accounts for 30 credits, professional practice develops through trimesters one and two accounting for 30 credits and the portfolio amassed throughout all three trimesters accounts for 90 credits.

TUTORS Bath Spa University can draw on the experience of professional writers, tutors and industry professionals of the highest standard.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A first degree, a formal application, samples of travel and/or nature writing and interview.

— “The course is one of a kind. I haven’t come across another one like it anywhere else. I wanted to do something completely different and get the experience and skills needed to write to a professional standard. I love travel and nature, so it seemed like the perfect combination. All the tutors I have met have been interesting and helpful. I’ve been invited and attended various free events at Bath Spa, such as the Life Writing Study Day, Poetry Masterclass and book readings by published authors. The qualification will give me the confidence to pursue a new career within a creative environment and the writing I have done during the course will contribute to my first non-fiction novel. Come with an open mind! Travel and Nature writing isn’t limited to any set genre or subject. Whether it’s chapters to a book you want to write, articles, poetry, storytelling, writing for media... anything goes!”

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MA Creative writing AWARDS: MA Creative Writing LOCATION: Corsham Court campus

LENGTH: Full-time: 1 year

KEY FEATURES: A leading course at an institution that has pioneered the teaching of creative writing Writing workshops taught by published writers

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

Strong links with literary agents and publishers

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact: T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Director: Richard Kerridge You may also be interested in our specialist postgraduate course in children’s writing – see page 66 for the MA Writing for Young People

Bath Spa University pioneered the teaching of creative writing in Britain and the MA in Creative Writing has an excellent record of helping students to achieve publication of novels, poetry, short stories and literary non-fiction. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course is modular and is currently offered for full-time study only. The MA in Creative Writing is concerned with imaginative writing, which includes novels, short stories, poetry and non-fiction. The emphasis is upon encouragement, to help you to find and pursue a direction in your writing, and to understand the process of offering a manuscript for publication. Because of the reputation of the MA in Creative Writing, we are able to recruit excellent students who, every year, form an exciting and mutually supportive community of writers. Frequent visits by other writers, literary agents, publishers, broadcasters and other professionals connected with writing ensure that students are given plentiful advice about how to place work and make decisions about their careers as writers. The course is not for the writer whose only interest is in their own work, but rather for the writer who can benefit from working closely with fellow students and with tutors, many of whom are practising and published writers. In recent years, many current or former students have been awarded excellent contracts for novels. One novelist, Nathan Filer, won the overall Costa Book of the Year Prize and the Costa First Novel Award (2013). In 2014, Jane Shemilt’s novel Daughter was a top-five bestseller and a Richard and Judy selection. Two novelists have been long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, three for the Orange Prize, one for the Costa Prize and one for the Guardian First Book Award. One received the Betty Trask Prize;

another the Manchester Book Award; another a WH Smith New Talent Award. One reached the bestseller lists. Student poets have had their poetry accepted for publication in numerous literary journals, including Ambit, Magma, London Magazine, Poetry Wales, PN Review and The Reader, among others, and have been placed in such competitions as the Bridport, the Frogmore, Mslexia, and Writers Inc. Janklow and Nesbit Ltd, a leading literary agency, awards an annual prize for the best novel or novel in progress by a student on the course. It is implicit in the course philosophy that critical reading aids the development of writers. Workshops, in which you look constructively at each other’s writing, and context modules, to study the ways in which writers meet certain challenges, are integral parts of the course. MODULES The MA in Creative Writing consists of two workshop modules, taught in groups of not more than eight students, two context modules and the Manuscript (a double module). Workshop One: Professional Skills This module gives students a mixture of small-group seminars looking closely at their writing and plenary presentations on the skills writers need. Workshop Two This is a specialist workshop in prose fiction or poetry. Context Modules These modules examine genres and look at ways in which writers meet challenges from the public world. At least five of the following are offered each term: – Digital Writing – Writing and the Environmental Crisis – Suspense Fiction – Contemporary American Writing – The Writer and Place – Modernism and Postmodernism

–W  riting and Gender –T  he Short Story –W  riting and Politics –R  eviewing and Journalism –N  arrative Non-Fiction –T  he Love Story –H  istorical Fiction The Manuscript For this module each student brings a manuscript as near to publishable quality as possible. You are assigned a specialist tutor. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES In the first workshop module, students attend a mixture of workshops and plenary presentations. In the second, they attend a three-hour small-group seminar each week, as they also do for each of their two context modules. The Manuscript is completed between June and September. Students meet tutors regularly during this period. A residential writing weekend is an essential part of the course. TUTORS In 2012 we welcomed nine prizewinning novelists and leading poets to the Creative Writing team – Naomi Alderman (novelist and digital writing); David Almond (novelist); Aminatta Forna (novelist); Maggie Gee (novelist); Tessa Hadley (novelist); Philip Hensher (novelist); Nicholas Jose (novelist); Kate Pullinger (novelist); Fay Weldon CBE (novelist). These professors join our existing tutors that include prestigious, best selling and award winning writers, such as Sean Borodale (poet); Celia Brayfield (novelist); Lucy English (novelist and poet); Carrie Etter (poet); Nathan Filer (novelist); Samantha Harvey (novelist); Richard Kerridge (nature writer and memoirist); Tim Liardet (poet); Steve May (radio dramatist, playwright and novelist); Neil Rollinson (poet); Mimi Thebo (novelist); Tricia Wastvedt (novelist); Gerard Woodward (novelist and poet).

VISITING WRITERS Readings and seminars conducted by writers are built into the programme. Visiting writers have included Moniza Alvi, John Burnside, Stevie Davies, Helen Dunmore, Roy Fisher, Peter Flannery, Nick Hornby, Michael Hulse, Emyr Humphreys, Kathleen Jamie, Mimi Khalvati, Toby Litt, Tony Lopez, Benjamin Markovits, Les A. Murray, Tim Pears, Ashley Pharoah, DBC Pierre, Jem Poster, Philip Pullman, Fiona Sampson, Michael Schmidt and Matthew Sweeney. There will also be visits from publishers, literary agents and broadcasters. Every year there are opportunities to show work to agents and editors who visit. ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment is by coursework only. Each writing workshop is assessed on the basis of a folder of creative writing and an early draft of part of the Manuscript. Each context module is assessed on the basis of an essay and a folder of creative responses. The Manuscript is 35,000–40,000 words (or the equivalent for poetry and short stories). ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Admission to the course is based on a portfolio of creative writing, our estimate of the student’s commitment and potential as a writer and ability to benefit from the course, and normally, but not invariably, on a first degree. Applicants will need to submit a short piece of creative writing with their application form, such as two chapters of a novel, two short stories, six poems, or the equivalent.


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STUDENT PROFILE NIKITA LALWANI MA CREATIVE WRITING — “Being at Bath Spa was something invaluable and indefinable for me. I was worried that going on a creative writing course might be a bit like being in a slightly sick, ‘show us your underwear’ form of group therapy. I was very wrong. Instead I was thrust into the company of some of the most interesting writers around – the current spread of tutors in the department – who have managed to create a space where ideas really are exchanged rather than reduced to templates. I wrote more than half of my novel there and am indebted for the way in which being on the course made writing the centre of my life.” Nikita’s debut novel, Gifted, was included in the longlist for the 2007 Man Booker Prize, the shortlist of the Costa first novel award, and won the 2008 Desmond Elliott prize for sparkling new fiction. Nikita’s novel was conceived on the MA course, and a first draft was her manuscript submission.

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Ma scriptwriting AWARDS: MA Scriptwriting LOCATION: Corsham Court campus FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

LENGTH: Full-time: 1 year from October to September Some students may be accepted to do the course part-time over 2 years

KEY FEATURES: We expect the atmosphere on the course to be relaxed, playful, supportive and intellectually serious

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact:

The course is taught at our beautiful Corsham Court campus where we are developing performance, capture and editing facilities

T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Director: Ursula Rani Sarma

The MA in Scriptwriting is a dynamic, creative and practical course that offers students the chance to hone their writing for performance skills while also acquiring the necessary professional knowledge needed to negotiate the industry. Graduates from the MA have had their plays staged at internationally recognised festivals and venues and have written for commercial and independent film and TV projects. Alongside completing a minimum of three polished scripts for theatre, radio and TV/film, students also meet scriptwriting agents and industry specialists and learn how best to pitch their work in a highly competitive field. The MA also has a practical element in recognition of the importance of equipping scriptwriters with the knowledge of how to produce their own work. Students have the opportunity to record their own radio plays, stage their theatre pieces and shoot and edit their TV/ film projects within the supportive environment of the University. The MA is taught in 17 weekends of intensive workshops at our beautiful Corsham Court campus. However, it is not ‘low residency’, but has as many contact hours as any other of Bath Spa’s internationally recognised MA courses in Creative Writing. The course is modular and can be undertaken as either full or part-time study. There are five modules in total, taught over three weekends of intensive tutor-led workshops. Outside of these writing workshops, students also have access to regular theatre and film script development sessions at Bath Spa University where writers, actors and directors come together to explore new work in progress. Students also have access to the state-of-the-art performance, capture and editing facilities at Corsham Court and may hire out the University’s camera, lighting and audio equipment. We work closely with Performing Arts and Film Production students who will

have the opportunity to help act in, and help produce, your work. This is an intellectually challenging postgraduate course, but all theoretical concepts are related to developing your writing. All essays will mention your own work and your own practice as an emerging writer. Each student is provided with a free copy of Final Draft scriptwriting software, a must for professional scriptwriters, and you will be supported to fully understand industry standards in the presentation of your work. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The MA in Scriptwriting is a full-time course that runs from October to September. It can also be completed part-time over two years. The MA consists of five modules each delivered in three intensive weekends at our campus in Corsham Court. The first trimester runs from October to January and has two modules, Dramatic Structure and Theatre and Radio. The second trimester runs from February to June and has two modules, Professional Skills and Final Script. The third trimester runs from June to the end of September. Here there is only one double module, the Final Script Workshop. The final assessment is based on three things: a final script (60%), a practical realisation of the students work (30%), and a pitch (10%). MODULES TRIMESTER 1 Dramatic Structure This module aims to give you a comprehensive understanding of how dramatic structure works within scriptwriting. You are introduced to dialogue, character, genre, and to the different mediums of theatre, radio, TV/Film. The emphasis here is to learn the basic tools necessary to tell a story in dramatic form. Students will be asked to read and view widely alongside the workshops for this

module to help them to understand dramatic structure in principle and practice. Students are assessed for this module on a 5,000 word essay.

thoughts and suggestions throughout the workshops. Students are assessed for this module on a 45 to 60 minute play or radio script.

Theatre and Radio This module is devoted to developing and workshopping students’ own work for the theatre and radio. Students are expected to read and comment on each other’s work and to voice their

TRIMESTER 2 Professional Skills This module will show writers how to develop a career across a range of creative industries such as film, theatre, radio, television and gaming.


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They will learn how to pitch their ideas, to discuss their work engagingly and how to respond to notes and feedback constructively. They will be working with professional practitioners during the course to gain a real insight into what it means to be a professional writer in a variety of competitive situations. Students will also choose a particular market, research it and use that material to write a 2,500 word essay which reflects their knowledge and insight into that market. This essay is marked as part of the course assessment alongside a Pitch exam. Writing for the Screen This module is devoted to developing and workshopping students’ own work for TV and film. We pay particular attention to genre and the importance of visual storytelling. As before, students are expected to read and comment on each other’s work and to voice their thoughts and suggestions throughout the workshops. Students are assessed for this module on 30 to 60 minutes of a screenplay for TV or film. TRIMESTER 3 Final script In this module each student writes a full length play, a full length film script, or the equivalent in television or radio. This script can be a development and reworking of earlier pieces, but will often be completely new work. The final script can be for any medium. The students work together to organise a showcase for September where they each produce a short excerpt of their work, which can be for either radio, theatre, or TV/film. The pitch is done in simulated industry conditions and is usually for the students’ Final Script. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES All courses are taught by workshop. In over 20 years of delivering learning in Creative Writing, we feel workshop is the most productive way to develop

writers. It is particularly suited to scriptwriting, which is a social and collective art. TUTORS AND VISITING PROFESSIONALS The MA in Scriptwriting is a professional training course taught at weekends by award-winning scriptwriters. All of our tutors are produced scriptwriters across the mediums of theatre, radio, film and TV. Our Professional Skills tutors and guest speakers are experts in their individual areas and have worked with organisations such as the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, The National Theatre, The Traverse Theatre and Soho Theatre amongst many others. We teach in small workshop groups where students receive individual detailed feedback on their scripts as they develop. All of our tutors are writers working in the industry. Among those working on the course will be:  rsula Rani Sarma (Course Director): U Ursula is an award winning writer for theatre, radio, TV and film. Her plays include The Dark Things, Blue, The Spider Men, The Magic Tree, ...touched..., Orpheus Road, RIOT, The Ripple Effect and Yerma. Her radio drama includes Car Four, A Tiny Light in the Darkness and The Fisherman. Her TV writing includes Ecosse Film’s RAW for RTE from 2009–2012. Her film work includes Anywhere But Here, The Woodsand The Trial. Robin Mukherjee: Robin is an awardwinning writer for theatre, television and film. His film work includes Swara Mandel and Lore (Australian Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and Australia’s official entry for the 2012 American Academy Awards.) His writing for TV includes The Bill, Casualty, Eastenders, The Royal, Medics, Boon, Backup, Harry, Where The Heart Is and Combat Kids, a three-part original serial for CBBC, produced by Lime Pictures that was

nominated for a BAFTA in the category of Best Children’s Drama in 2011. Christopher William Hill: Christopher is an award-winning writer for theatre, radio and he is also a published novelist. His work for theatre includes Mister Holgado, Exotic Tastes, Heartbreak Beautiful, Inglorious Technicolour and Multiplex. His radio drama includes Angarrack, Fact to Fiction, Marmalade for Comrade Philby, Says on the Tim, and Tomorrow, Today.

STUDENT PROFILE KIRSTEN STODDART MA SCRIPTWRITING 2012/13

— “Having worked as a freelance live television producer for several years, I wanted to take some time to dedicate to scriptwriting, which was a passion of mine. After researching all the scriptwriting MA courses available, I felt Bath Spa was the best fit for me because it covered all aspects of scriptwriting (film, television, theatre and radio), rather than just one corner. Study and learning is always an important part of any career In the Professional Skills module development. I really enjoyed the during the second semester we have group workshops. Having a group of visits from several professionals in writers critique and comment on my the industry. Each conducts a work was an invaluable way of gaining one-day workshop with students, new perspectives, identifying strengths outlining the industry and giving and weaknesses, and being offered great them rigorous practise in pitching new creative ideas and options for my their work. Typically, we will have an own scripts. Since finishing the course, I’ve seen agent, a TV producer, a radio producer, a theatre director or literary my play, BRB, which I began working on for my MA, become a web film, and manager, and a film script editor. worked in production for television and film in the UK.”

ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment is by coursework and practical presentation. In the first two trimesters work will be assessed as work in progress. The final submission will be examined on the script (60%), the practical presentation (30%) and the pitch (10%).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Most students accepted onto the course will have either a first degree or a thorough professional training in acting, theatre, television, or film. Some students, however, will be accepted on the basis of equivalent life experience. Applicants are asked to submit one or two pieces of scriptwriting with their application form, about 20 pages in all. This can be from work in progress; we are not looking for polished work but writing that best showcases your voice as a scriptwriter.


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Ma writing for young people AWARDS: MA Writing for Young People LOCATION: Corsham Court campus

LENGTH: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

KEY FEATURES: Creative writing MA specialising in writing for children and young adults Taught by experienced lecturers who are all published writers for children Excellent links with authors, agents and publishers, and a programme of visiting speakers Annual prize for the ‘most promising writing for young people’ awarded by a leading literary agent

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact: T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Director: Julia Green

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This specialist creative writing MA course is taught by our team of experienced lecturers, who are all published authors for children and teenagers. It is supported by visiting speakers from the children’s publishing world, including agents, editors, publishers and authors. Leading Children’s Literary Agent Jodie Hodges (United Agents) offers an annual prize for the ‘most promising writer for young people’. We have an excellent track record of graduates achieving publication. Novels, picture books and poetry by Liz Brownlee, Elen Caldecott, Jim Carrington, Emma Carroll, Rachel Carter, Alex Diaz, Maria Farrer, Clare Furniss, Sam Gayton, Giancarlo Gemin, Che Golden, Sarah Hammond, C.J. Harper, Lu Hersey, David Hofmeyr, Karen Hughes, Marie-Louise Jensen, Gill Lewis,

Dawn McNiff, Sally Nicholls, Maudie Smith, Sheila Rance, Alison Rattle and C.J. Skuse have all been published in the last five years. Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls won the Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year Award and the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award in 2008. Marie-Louise Jensen and Elen Caldecott were both shortlisted for the 2009 Waterstones Prize. Elen Caldecott, Gill Lewis and Jim Carrington have been all been long-listed for the Carnegie award in different years. More than 25 graduates of this MA have achieved publication deals since the course began in 2004, with more novels due to be published in 2016.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course is for writers for children of all ages, from the picture-book age through to writing for teenagers and young adults. Though prose fiction is likely to be the main area studied, students will have the chance to look at writing for young people in all forms, including poetry, picture book texts and non-fiction. The course supports students to create a significant body of writing, with practical plans for its place in the real world of publishing. It is based on the principle that most writers learn and benefit from working closely with their fellow writers, in a disciplined supportive setting, and with tutors who are practising and published writers in their field. Most of our students aim to complete a novel by the end of the MA.

The basic spark and commitment to writing comes from you. What you will do with tutors and your fellow writers in a workshop situation is learn to see your work through objective eyes and to think clearly about the different strategies you might adopt. You learn from each other’s mistakes and successes as well as your own. You will be urged to try things out, take risks and experiment, and reflect on and discuss the writing process. The context modules help you to see your own writing in the wider context of published children’s writing. The course encourages you to read widely and analytically. Writing for young people is a specialised skill, which demands a real understanding of the audience – or audiences, since the age range from picture books to ‘young adult’ fiction


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takes in so many stages and changes, with their different life experiences and needs. All creative writing needs a sense of the readership, but in writing for children and teenagers it is crucial. MODULES Writing Workshops In the first trimester’s writing workshop you will explore a variety of forms and approaches, gaining a sense of different age ranges and styles of writing and experimenting with your own writing. This is also an introduction to the writing workshop experience which is the heart of the course. In the second trimester’s workshop you will be asked to choose your area of writing, and use the workshop’s feedback and encouragement to explore it in more depth. Full-time students take one writing workshop in trimester 1 and one in trimester 2. Part-time students take one workshop each year. Context Modules Each full-time student takes one of these in the first trimester and one in the second trimester. The first trimester’s context module, Writing for Young People: Forms, Ages and Stages, is concerned with the writer’s relationship with their audience, a sense of the history of and issues raised by children’s writing. The second trimester’s module looks at Contemporary Children’s Publishing, and aims to give a realistic grasp of the choices open to new writers in the field. Part-time students take one of these context modules in each year of study. Manuscript This is the development of a manuscript as near to publishable quality as possible. It is supported by tutorials with a manuscript supervisor. It may be a novel, a collection of stories, a collection of poems or picture book texts. Most of our students choose to write a novel.

TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES The course is modular and offered for full and part-time study. Part-time students take the same course over a two-year period, taking one module each trimester. Students complete four taught modules (two writing workshops and two context modules) plus a manuscript (double module). Modules are normally taught via tutor-led writing workshops, organised in 11 weekly three-hour sessions on the Corsham Court campus. We aim to keep the writing workshops small – usually no more than eight students, so that there is sufficient time, support and attention for each person’s work. The manuscript is taught via one-to-one tutorials, working with a tutor who is a published author with particular knowledge of your field of work. Throughout the course, there will be special events to bring in writers to discuss their work, plus literary agents and editors with practical advice on the publishing process. Our Professor in Writing for Young People is award-winning, internationally-renowned author David Almond. TUTORS This course is taught by publishing writers and depending on timetables will include: Julia Green: her novels for young adults include Blue Moon, Baby Blue and Hunter’s Heart (Puffin), Breathing Underwater, Drawing with Light, Bringing the Summer and This Northern Sky (Bloomsbury) and her most recent novels for younger children are Tilly’s Moonlight Fox, Sylvie and Star and Seal Island (Oxford University Press). Steve Voake: his novels include The Dreamwalker’s Child, The Web of Fire, The Starlight Conspiracy, Blood Hunters, Fightback and Dark Woods (Faber & Faber), plus his Daisy Dawson and Hooey Higgins series for younger readers (Walker Books).

Lucy Christopher: award-winning author of Stolen, Flyaway and The Killing Woods (Chicken House). John McLay and Janine Amos: Children’s publishing industry specialists. Professor David Almond, Author of Skellig, Kit’s Wilderness, The Fire-Eaters, Jackdaw Summer, Clay, My Name is Mina, The True Story of the Monster Billy Dean, The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas, A Song for Ella Grey and many other titles. His work includes picture books, graphic novels, plays and opera. David Almond has won numerous awards, including the Carnegie Award and the Hans Christian Andersen award, the highest international prize for children’s authors.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Most of our students want a career as a published children’s author, and many have gone on to achieve this. Others have found work in the children’s publishing industry, or in libraries, bookshops and teaching or other work with young people. The course will give you a realistic sense of the publishing world and of your own best abilities as a writer, and the opportunity to meet agents, editors and other people from that world and benefit from their advice.

STUDENT PROFILE CHRIS VICK MA WRITING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 2014

ASSESSMENT METHODS — The assessed coursework for each “I chose to do my MA part-time so that I Writing Workshop is a folder of could fit it around my job of Director of creative writing. For the first Context Marketing and Communications for WDC; Module the assessed coursework is an an international marine conservation charity. It was recommended by an agent, essay of approximately 2,500 words who thought my writing showed promise and a folder of creative responses. but wasn’t quite ‘there’ yet. I was also The second context module is working solo and – to a degree – in the assessed by a portfolio of writing dark. I thought the combination of tasks connected to the children’s tutoring, workshopping and mentoring publishing industry, including two sounded like a powerful mix. And it was! book proposals. The manuscript is Bath Spa University has a great 35,000-40,000 words, or the learning environment. The staff (not just the tutors) were really helpful equivalent in poetry or picture throughout. And Corsham Court has to book texts. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS We offer places on the basis of our assessment of the student’s quality, potential and commitment as a writer and their ability to benefit from the course. Normally, but not invariably, a student will have a degree. This may be in subjects other than creative writing. Applicants will need to submit a short piece of creative writing for young people with their application form: for example, six poems or two short stories or no more than 20 pages of a novel for young people.

be the most atmospheric and scenic campus ever. The tutors are great writers, great teachers and are really good with people. They help you find your voice. The workshop and review process really make you examine – and improve – your writing. There’s also insight into the world of publishing.In a nutshell: practical help and expert tutoring to make you the best writer you can be. Of course it’s ultimately about the writing and giving you the best chance of getting published… but it’s also heaps of fun, and a great opportunity to share the experience with people who have the same values and dreams as you do.” 01 Selection of books by staff and graduates


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Ma literature, landscape and environment AWARDS: MA Literature, Landscape and Environment

LENGTH: Full-time: 1 year

KEY FEATURES: Internationally-recognised staff expertise

LOCATION: Corsham Court campus

Part-time: 2 years

Access to unique regional resources and a location in a World Heritage Site

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Examines literary works from a broad historical range (Early Modern period to the present) and covers a wide range of landscapes and regions (for example: urban, wild, natural, British, American) Offers the opportunity for field-work with, for example, regional heritage organisations, resources or archives

How does literature debate and reflect humanity’s relationship with ‘Nature’? What makes ‘the country’, ‘the wilderness’ or ‘the city’ what it is? How does literature respond to environmental destruction? Is it influenced by modern environmental movements? The MA in Literature, Landscape and Environment examines how literature reflects and shapes the way in which we see the landscape and the environment. The MA is designed for students interested in further study or for those looking for careers in the rapidly expanding green industry. The MA is taught by Bath Spa staff who are internationally recognised for their research in this field. In addition, we are located in a World Heritage site at the centre of a region rich with literary connections and with some of the finest landscapes in the country. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The programme aims to provide you with an excitingly wide range of issues and approaches in relation to the representations of various kinds of landscapes. It will present: – a wide variety of topics – a balance between literature pre- and post-1900 – a range of methodologies and approaches – although its main focus is literary, you will also engage with real landscapes and environments (for example, an 18th century country estate; London; the Eden Project; Quantock Hills; Hardy country). MODULES The programme – which is available full-time or part-time – consists of the following modules: one 30 credit research methods module; three 30 credit core modules; one 60 credit dissertation/project module.

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact: T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Director: Dr Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi For the latest news about the course visit www.literaturelandenvironment.org.uk

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Research: Methods, Resources, Dissemination Enables you to make the transition from undergraduate work to researching and writing English studies at postgraduate level. This module will be an introduction to postgraduatelevel research strategies alongside the focused study of literary texts.

Environmental Writing and Ecocriticism Examples of strands that we have run before include: ‘Culture and Climate Change’, ‘Pollution’, ‘Deep Time and Modernity’, ‘Ecologies of Place’. Future offerings might include strands such as ‘Literature and Ecology’ or ‘Place and Planet.’

CORE MODULES In order that we can offer as wide and varied a programme as possible the core modules below act as a ‘shell’ module: each consists of two themed strands.

Chorographies: case studies in region or place Examples of strands that we have run before include: ‘Early Modern London’, Built by Water: Lisbon, Istanbul, New York’, ‘’Writing the West Country’, and ‘Writing Scotland’. Future offerings might include strands such as ‘ ‘Pastoral and Urban in Early Modern London’, or ‘Modernism and London.’

The Country and the City in History Examples of strands that we have run before include: ‘The Politics of Place in Early Modern Literature’, ‘The City and the Country Estate’, ‘Contested Sites in City and Country, 1780–1830’. Future offerings might include strands such as ‘Industry and Poetry in the 18th century’ or ‘Pastoral and Urban in Early Modern London.’

DISSERTATION/PROJECT You can opt for either a traditional written Dissertation or the Project. The Project offers you the opportunity to create a different output, and it can take the form of an applied research project (for example,

an exhibition for a literary heritage organisation; a digital resource). This module will also include the opportunity to further pursue links with external organisations and some refresher workshops on research skills. LOCATION The MA draws upon Bath Spa University’s location at the centre of a region whose writers have been intimately engaged with their environment: Coleridge (Nether Stowey and the Quantock Hills), Hardy (Dorchester), Austen (Bath), and the region is also associated with the writers Richard Jeffries, John Cooper Powys and Sylvia Townsend Warner. In addition, the area has some of the finest examples of the English country estate in the UK, for example, Stourhead, Prior Park, Dryham Park and Bowood House.


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publishing industries) – Environmental sector and ‘Green’ careers (e.g. advocacy, communications, charities, education, internships, ecotourism, urban planning) – Heritage and tourism sector (e.g. charities and trusts, visitor centres, private estates, local government, planning, management, communications) – Creative industries (e.g. radio, TV, cable and satellite broadcasters, book publishing, web media, news and magazine media).

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS We expect all applicants to have a good honours degree (2:1 or above), in an area of literary studies or a related humanities subject.

LEARNING AND STAFF You will be taught at our Corsham Court Campus, an 18th century country house currently owned by the Methuen family and Bath Spa University’s postgraduate centre. Teaching and learning on the taught modules will primarily be via seminars, but opportunities for other types of engagement may be offered as an alternative to seminars, depending upon the nature of the thematic strand, for example: skills workshops, field-trips, directed research, and independent research associated with the Dissertation or Project. Assessment will be via essays, proposals, and a final Dissertation or Project. Students on the MA have access to high-quality electronic resources as well as to specialist book collections. The course offers links with archives and libraries both locally and nationally such as the British Library, the London Metropolitan Archives’ and the Thomas Hardy Archives.

The MA is founded upon our staff’s expertise and substantial publications record in the areas of ecocriticism, contemporary environmental writing, early modern London, postmodern American cities, and literary journeys in modernist/ postmodernist literature. Tracey Hill is the author of a prize-winning book on early-modern London; Richard Kerridge has won the BBC Wildlife Award for Nature Writing and launched the first ever course on ecocriticism in the UK and he has been chair of the UK branch of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment.

STUDENT PROFILE RACHEL GILMAN MA LITERATURE, LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENT 2013/14 — “I chose the MA in Literature, Landscape and Environment as it is a new and unique course. I wanted to specialise in a field that I could actually contribute something to, or create cross-disciplinary connections, and this sounded like the best fit for me; to study environment and literature. I liked the size of the course; it was small enough to know everyone and be on good terms with the professors, plus Corsham Court campus is a beautiful place to study! We were taught by several professors which was a fantastic way to gain exposure to different topics. The sessions on Scottish literature and landscape were particularly memorable, and have introduced me to things that have now become interests in furthering my studies. Bath Spa University takes care of its international students and the program and experience of studying in Bath was transformative. It gives me credibility in the field of ecocriticism especially, and the knowledge to pursue and hopefully publish.”

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The MA in Literature, Landscape and Environment was designed with a number of career pathways in mind, including: – English postgraduate destinations (e.g. Higher Research degree programmes, public and private sector research careers, book and

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Ma independent filmmaking AWARDS: MA Independent Filmmaking

LENGTH: Full-time: 1 year

LOCATION: Commons at Newton Park campus and Production Hub at Paintworks in Bristol

Part-time: 2 years

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KEY FEATURES: Taught by active industry professionals including Oscar winning producer Lord David Puttnam

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Learn about traditional and emerging filmmaking techniques Work in fiction, documentary or animation filmmaking An opportunity to pool your skills and resources with fellow filmmakers

This industry-focused course explores the business and practice of modern independent filmmaking. The collaborative nature of modern filmmaking means that this is a course for students with aspirations as writer/directors, directors and producers who want to develop their skills for a long, successful career working in film or the film-related industries. A particular asset to this MA is its association with Lord David Puttnam. We have been able to negotiate a unique contribution from Lord Puttnam to the teaching of the programme in the form of a customised module. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course teaches you how modern filmmakers make their film projects and offers practical experience. Whilst we encourage all proposed projects to get made, your success in academic terms does not depend on you completing your project during the course. Research based practice is an equally valid form of study. Students should graduate with: – A range of professional contacts – A showreel – The knowledge and contacts to get ahead in the film business All students will graduate with a portfolio detailing their preparations for the planned delivery of a short moving image production. This project could take the form of a short narrative film, documentary, animation, music video or digital marketing strategy. There are two durations of the course – full-time over 12 months and part-time over 24 months. MODULES Development Students are introduced to experienced filmmaker teams who give case studies on how they developed and produced their films. Students will also receive coaching on pitching.

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The Philosophy of Film David Puttnam will draw upon his own distinguished career as a filmmaker to discuss the philosophy of film, the grammar and the language of film through critical and practical analysis. Pre-Production Students attend workshops on script development, casting, budgeting/ scheduling, relevant software (e.g. Movie Magic), locations and contracts/ legals. Film Lab (optional) Space is created for students to develop and workshop their work for TV or film based work around cold reading of their respective scripts within the group. Transnational Cinemas: Screen and Practice (optional) Structured around weekly screenings and seminars students will explore films in theory and practice. Creative Project Students will complete a moving image related project, e.g. short film or animation, with the option of completing a written practice-focused dissertation, discussing context, audience, avenues for distribution or other relevant subjects. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES This MA is taught through a combination of intensive workshops and seminars. The programme of

study is designed to build on the applicant’s previous filmmaking experience and current professional practice. The course is delivered and taught at our Production Hub at Paintworks in Bristol and our Newton Park Campus. Paintworks offers a large production office, modern edit suites with the latest software, lights and video cameras including the Sony F3 (used on Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer and This is England 88) and Canon 7D (used on Lena Dunham’s SXSW award winner Tiny Furniture). The Commons building at Newton Park offers state of the art studio production facilities that rival those offered by commercial broadcasters. Students also have access to the University’s postgraduate campus at Corsham Court. TUTORS Modules are taught by practicing industry professionals who are in many cases academic staff employed by the university, and include: Oscar winning film producer Lord Puttnam (Midnight Express, The Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire); short film director Rob Brown, whose award-winning debut feature film, Sixteen, was made with Bath Spa University students; leading film festival programmer and producer Rich Warren (Encounters Film Festival).

ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Director: Rob Brown

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The course foregrounds the importance of creative vision, including storytelling, and in providing an environment which nurtures and inspires this, it also possesses a strong skills agenda across a number of technical and craft areas – lens, digital, sound, and lighting. The prime aim of our graduates will be to make and exhibit their films in competitions and festivals. Graduates will also have intellectual and hard industry skills which will equip them for further postgraduate study, such as a Bath Spa PhD programme, or portfolio careers in the media and digital production sectors of the economy. ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment tasks will be varied including scriptwriting, production folders and either a written practice based dissertation or film project. To receive a Master’s degree in Independent Filmmaking you will demonstrate via coursework a detailed understanding of the process by which moving image productions are made and have a portfolio of project work that shows a creative mastery which matches your grasp of Independent Filmmaking. Your final mark for the production module will depend on the creativity and originality of your work as well as your demonstrated ability in your role. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants will have an original project that they wish to explore and produce. They will develop this in each of the first four modules before having the opportunity to produce it in the creative project. The application process will require submission of a script or a detailed treatment for a moving image project (narrative short film, documentary, music video). Applicants will also submit a showreel of previous work and these resources will form the basis of an interview. 01 ​Behind the scenes during filming ​


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Ma feature filmmaking AWARDS: MA Feature Filmmaking LOCATION: Commons at Newton Park campus and Paintworks in Bristol.

LENGTH: MA full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year) MA part-time: 6 trimesters

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

KEY FEATURES: A unique chance to make your own feature film as part of a Master’s degree Taught by active industry professionals with feature film experience Learn about the traditional and emerging routes and techniques to getting a film made and released An opportunity to pool your skills and resources with fellow filmmakers

The course is designed to give students an industry-focused education in the business and practice of modern low budget feature film production. The collaborative nature of modern filmmaking means that this is a course for students with aspirations as writers, directors and producers who want to develop their skills for a career working on feature length documentaries or fiction films. COURSE STRUCTURE The course teaches you how modern filmmakers make feature length projects and offers practical experience of trying to make such projects. We cannot guarantee that your project will get made and your success in academic terms will not depend upon you having completed your feature film project (although we are confident that many students will achieve this). All students should graduate with a wealth of professional contacts, a stunning showreel, a fully developed feature film project and the knowledge and contacts how to get ahead in the film business. This programme is an industry facing course designed to build and develop creative and associated business skills. Our belief is that only with a clear understanding of business and financial issues can filmmakers achieve their full creative potential. There are two durations of the course – full-time over 12 months and part-time over 24 months. MODULES Development This module will introduce and explore practical and creative approaches to low budget feature production. It gives an overview of the issues and challenges, and develops key skills. Each student will refine their project during this module by learning and applying various strategies and techniques of feature film production. This module will offer you a clear and imaginative approach to low budget

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filmmaking, including writing low budget and script development as well as introductions to budgeting/ scheduling, casting and low budget film financing. Finance To compete in the global film business low budget practitioners must understand the historical development of business systems, procedures and models that influence the contemporary global film business. This module will also include contemporary analysis of the film funding policies and structures of European nations as well as distribution strategies and mechanisms. Students will be able to navigate the different systems for both low budget, commercial and cultural film production so that they are able to understand and adapt to the future demands and needs of the industry. Pre-Production This module gives students the ability to further develop/rework/alter their main project in the light of the insights into low budget cinema techniques and how the international film

business operates. Industry standard software such as Final Draft and Movie Magic will be taught during this module. Audience The British Film Institute has identified distribution and marketing (the process of finding audiences) as the key issues for UK feature films. It is these areas that determine whether they will make a return on investment. This module will give students a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of contemporary marketing as applied to film. The module will introduce traditional marketing theories and strategies regarding communications, consumer behaviour, direct and customer relations marketing. It will then update these approaches with a focus on digital marketing techniques. Crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter will be explored, enabling filmmakers to engage with audiences while the film is yet to be made. Production In this module students will turn greenlit projects into a feature length

production, building on the insights they have learnt over the course. The projects will normally need to be completed to an ‘off-line’ standard. It is expected that most productions will involve a maximum 18 days for principal photography. The projects will then go into a period of editing of 10–12 weeks to arrive at a version of the film that is suitable for screening to distributors and agencies to seek further completion funding. Students whose projects were not greenlit must continue to develop their project by working on their script, shooting a trailer and casting actors, whilst also developing their skills by working on a greenlit project. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES This MA is taught through a combination of intensive workshops and seminars. The programme of study is designed to build on the applicant’s previous filmmaking experience and current professional practice. The course is hosted by Artswork Media, Bath Spa University’s media production business that offers experiential learning opportunities


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and professional development. It is based at Paintworks in Bristol and our Newton Park Campus. Paintworks offers a large production office, modern edit suites with the latest software, lights and video cameras including the Sony F3 (used on Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer and This is England 88) and Canon 7D (used on Lena Dunham’s SXSW award winner Tiny Furniture). The Commons building at Newton Park offers state of the art studio production facilities that rival those offered by commercial broadcasters. Students also have access to the university’s postgraduate campus at Corsham Court. TUTORS Modules are taught by practicing industry professionals who are in many cases academic staff employed by the university. Sixteen (www.seizefilms.co.uk) was directed in 2013 by award-winning writer/director Rob Brown. Sixteen has provided many insights into low budget feature filmmaking today including running a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign. Sixteen was

nominated for two awards at BFI London Film Festival 2013: “Already a short filmmaker of some note, Rob Brown has assembled a strong British cast that he has directed with restraint and grace, remaining unafraid to confront the audience with his characters’ culpability and social responsibility. The resulting film is a beautifully realised and moving take on the British urban thriller.” Jenny Desai BFI

Since the courses 2013 launch, our visiting lecturers have included: – Producer Elizabeth Carlsen (Carol, Palm D’Or nominee 2015) – BAFTA and Sundance prize winning documentary director Kim Longinotto (Dreamcatcher) – Producer Michelle Eastwood (In Our Name, BAFTA winning short film Hesitation) – F ilm London Senior Executive and Producer Olivier Kaempfer (Appropriate Behaviour, Borrowed Time) – P roducer Farah Abushwesha (Founder of BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum, author of Rocliffe Notes)

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Our assumption is that students undertaking this programme are committed to working in the film industry as creative filmmakers who understand that a detailed knowledge of the film business and a strong sense of storytelling are central to their future success. The course is designed to provide a route to using a low budget feature film to prove your skills as a long form filmmaker. This experience may lead some producers and directors into work on other films, TV drama or drama documentaries. Producers will build up a series of skills, contacts, and experience that will allow them to develop subsequent projects with greater industry support. Other students may wish to pursue academic work as lecturer/ practitioners. Another potential career route open to graduates will be to use their subsequent project as part of a creative PhD at Bath Spa. Other careers can involve working with arts organisations like the BFI, Creative England or regional screen agencies such as Film London. ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment tasks will be varied including scriptwriting, production folders, audience building strategies and a feature film project. To receive a master’s degree in feature filmmaking you will demonstrate, via coursework, a detailed understanding of the process by which micro budget features are made and have a portfolio of project work that shows a creative mastery which matches your grasp of the film business. Your final mark for the feature component of the assessment will depend on the creativity of your work, your commitment to the project and demonstrated ability in your role.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants to the 12 month programme must have a script or treatment, which in our opinion, is at pre-pre-production at the point of interview. If the script or treatment requires any significant extra work, or an extended filming schedule, the applicant will be offered a place on the 24 month version of the programme where it will be the responsibility of the applicant to work with the development manager to develop the project so it can be approved for production.

STUDENT PROFILES — “The course has many opportunities for learning practical skills in creative and technical disciplines which attracted me to the course. I’m enjoying it very much so far and looking forward to continuing to expand my knowledge in film production.” Feng Qian “Personally, I learn by doing and have previously found that writing essays doesn’t give me long term knowledge on the subject so I welcome the focus on scriptwriting, honing our pitching skills and creating industry standard production folders.” Gabby Hawes “The MA has allowed me to travel to Sheffield Doc Fest with my project and be mentored by industry professionals including BAFTA winning director Kim Longinotto.” Gustavo Contreras

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Ma heritage management AWARDS: MA Heritage Management Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Heritage Management

LENGTH: MA full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year)

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Heritage Management

PG Dip full-time: 2 trimesters

LOCATION: Corsham Court campus FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

MA part-time: 6 trimesters PG Dip part-time: 4 trimesters PG Cert full-time: 1 trimester

KEY FEATURES: A chance to develop your own experience and understanding in partnership with major national and regional heritage organisations An evolving, responsive course which combines practical activities, placements and projects with robust conceptual thinking and analysis A course developed and delivered by leading heritage practitioners

The ways in which we understand and manage ‘heritage’ are changing rapidly, while the physical remains of our past – buildings, landscapes, city streets, archives, artefacts and archaeological sites – and the intangible associations of tradition, language and memory continue to shape the ways in which we live our lives. We will challenge you to think about what heritage means, help you to set heritage management in its social, political and economic context, and give you the chance to apply your understanding through a range of research and practice-based projects with our regional, national and international partners. “I want to know the relationship between this wooden object … and where it has been. I want to be able to reach the handle of the door and turn it and feel it open. I want to be able to walk into each room where this object has lived, to feel the volume of the space, to know what pictures were on the walls, how the light fell from the windows. And I want to know whose hands it has been in, and what they felt and thought about it – if they thought about it. I want to know what it has witnessed.” Edmund de Waal, The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance (Chatto & Windus, 2010)

The hare with amber eyes – a tiny Japanese netsuke – is part of de Waal’s personal inheritance, knotted into the threads of family and world history, but the questions he asks of it belong to us all. The course asks these questions of historic buildings, museum collections, parks and gardens, archaeological sites, public and private archives. We will consider the ways in which these resources are managed, presented and explained, we will consider their value beyond something to see or a place to visit. What challenges are heritage bodies currently facing? What choices do they make in dealing with them? How will pressures on public funding for heritage in the UK – and further

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afield – shape our experience of visiting and working in museums and heritage sites in the future? And how will our wider understanding of heritage change as a result? Trying to answer such questions provides a framework for practical work in the sector, underpinned by hands-on, supportive teaching. As well as thinking about heritage, we want you to become involved in a range of projects, working with our extensive range of partners, and to gain experience on the ground. Our students have completed projects with, among others, English Heritage, the National Trust, the World Heritage Sites at Avebury and the City of Bath, Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, M Shed in Bristol and the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, HMS Victory, ss Great Britain, the Roman Baths Museum and the Churches Conservation Trust. They have undertaken exhibition projects, developed fundraising strategies, worked with digital media and assessed the training and development of heritage volunteers – amongst much else. “The combination of theory and practical experience was a perfect balance and gave me a distinct advantage when applying for my role as a Management Trainee for English Heritage.” Anneka graduated in October 2012 and went on to become Volunteer Manager at Stonehenge. She is now Head of Volunteering at the ss Great Britain Trust in Bristol.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course offers a broad basis for developing your skills in heritage management, and will reflect both your needs and interests and the changing nature of the sector itself. It has been designed to provide everyone with a common starting point, but it also offers you a chance to explore particular themes and to become involved in substantial pieces of work.


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also complete a comparative study, through our new International Perspectives module.

Developing Heritage Thinking and Policy, Strategy and Structures These linked modules introduce current conceptual thinking about the nature and uses of ‘heritage’, ask how far heritage practice influences or is influenced by academic discourse, and explores the wider context of policy, the economy and society.

TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES The course is delivered mainly through workshops, co-ordinated by leading practitioners working in the field. We are increasingly looking across departmental and subject boundaries, and you might want to think about how you could work with a children’s writer interested in historical fiction or with a poet fascinated by landscape. There are two World Heritage Sites on our doorstep – the iconic landscape of Stonehenge and Avebury and Bath itself – and we make extensive use of the extraordinary heritage of the city and the surrounding area. We work closely with organisations such as the Bath Preservation Trust, the Holburne Museum, and Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, and we have links and partnerships with bodies throughout the region, nationally and internationally.

Heritage Management: Practice and Planning This module focuses on major areas of current practice, taught by leading practitioners in the field and supported by professional networks. “The number and variety of workshops led by heritage professionals gave me a clear insight into the industry and the range of roles available.” Polly, graduated October 2012, now working for a heritage development trust

Understanding Current Practice: Research and Writing for the Arts, Heritage and Culture This research module takes you beneath the surface of a new gallery, a restored garden, or a period interior, and asks you to consider: why this? The question is both a practical and a theoretical one; answering it draws together current thinking and current practice. Supported Placement This might involve work on a specific project, or a broader introduction to the work of a particular organisation. We see this as the focal point of the course, and potentially of enormous value to you and to the organisations with whom you’ll be working. Final Project or Dissertation Your final project may represent an extension of your placement work, the opportunity to complete a new project, or a more traditional, research-based dissertation. You can

ASSESSMENT METHODS You will be assessed through a mix of project work, formal essays, reports and a final Dissertation or Project. Your final project might include producing a film, developing a website, or preparing learning materials for a range of different audiences. Alternatively, a more traditional Dissertation might lead you to further research and a PhD. “If you are considering this course I would definitely recommend doing it. The course will consolidate the knowledge you gained at undergraduate level, increase your professional skills through seminars and placements, and teach you to approach tasks armed with professional levels of knowledge and experience.” Kate, graduated October 2012, now studying for a PhD

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants will normally have a good first degree (2:1 or above) in any academic subject. Applicants without a first degree may be considered if they can demonstrate considerable relevant experience; they may be asked to attend an interview. If English is not your first language then you will need to provide evidence of proficiency in written and spoken English. A minimum language level of IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, is required.

STUDENT PROFILE ANNEKA HARRIS MA HERITAGE MANAGEMENT 2012

— “I wanted to change my career and saw that all of the heritage jobs that I was keen to pursue required a MA or similar. The course at Bath Spa University sounded like a perfect opportunity to mix my passions with knowledge and to enhance my employment prospects. Bath Spa University is a perfect place to study heritage, and Corsham Court is amazing. I was very keen on the practical placements offered through this course and the chance to be taught by sector CAREER OPPORTUNITIES professionals. The content was varied Careers in the heritage sector include and allowed me to tailor my studies to roles in collections management, my own interests. The quality of the education and learning, exhibition teaching, guest lecturers and support planning and implementation, was fantastic. I made some great friends community engagement and and spent a year learning about outreach, and marketing and something I love. When I finished the course I fundraising. You might also become completed a one-year management involved in operational management, training scheme with English Heritage, events planning, retail and visitor based at Stonehenge. I went on to services. become Volunteer Manager and Not everyone will want a job in the developed a volunteer programme for ‘heritage industry’ and competition for the new Stonehenge visitor centre. jobs is fierce. Therefore, the course I think it is safe to say that I owed my includes a range of generic skills and job with English Heritage to the opportunities which are aimed at experiences I gained during my MA. The two placements provided me with increasing employability for Bath Spa vital experience in the heritage sector. postgraduates in the voluntary sector, I’m now Head of Volunteering at the social enterprises, fundraising, and a ss Great Britain Trust in Bristol.” wide range of administrative and

management roles. As well as studying heritage management, you will be fostering links with external partners and with other departments across the University. These may be the connections which help lead you into other roles, including the third sector, cultural industries and tourism or self-employment. Some of our graduates go on to complete postgraduate research, and we have a growing cohort of PhD students working in the field of heritage studies.


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MA arts management AWARDS: MA Arts Management Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Arts Management

LENGTH: MA full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year)

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PG Dip full-time: 2 trimesters

LOCATION: Newton Park and Corsham Court campuses

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MA part-time: 6 trimesters PG Dip part-time: 4 trimesters

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Taught by academic experts and experienced professionals, giving you the opportunity to develop professional contacts and networks Professional placement experience with the opportunity to consider arts and cultural management in an international context

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The MA in Arts Management has been developed to take account of the significant changes taking place in the arts and across the creative industries. Working in close collaboration with sector partners the course is appropriate and adaptive to this changing and challenging environment. Their direct input will help expand your theoretical understanding and professional knowledge through hands-on experience and work-based learning. The course offers a unique opportunity to engage with an extensive range of regional, national and international arts and cultural organisations covering the full range of the creative industries from dance, theatre and music to digital creativity, the fine arts and fashion to heritage, museums and cultural tourism. Culture, the arts and the creative industries in the UK are estimated to be worth around £36 billion to our economy – our creative and cultural excellence plays a crucial role in our national identity, and is recognised globally. In the 21st century, culture and arts policy and practice are being shaped against a background of enormous change and challenge across the creative sectors. Arts managers and administrators are instrumental in the governance and

KEY FEATURES: Developed in close collaboration with sector partners, the course is appropriate and adaptive to a changing and challenging environment

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sustainability of the creative sectors. From policy makers to caretakers of arts buildings and infrastructure, from pioneers of economic innovation to leaders of excellence in creative practice, cultural leaders and managers of the arts will increasingly need to be flexible, responsive and imaginative practitioners, equally comfortable in a variety of settings, and adept at working in partnership with a wide range of organisations. They will need to be people who see the arts and culture as a vital part of the wider economy. Bath, a relatively small city with a resident population of about 80,000, attracts over 4 million visitors every year. It hosts an annual series of internationally renowned arts and cultural festivals, has been a fashionable spa for leisure and pleasure since the 18th century, and is a World Heritage Site with a rich offering of museums and galleries. It is also a city at the heart of the South West, ideally situated between Bristol and London on the M4 high tech and creative industries ‘corridor’. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course builds on your previous experience and background, expanding your professional arts knowledge, management skills,

entrepreneurial thinking and creative leadership skills. Designed and delivered in close collaboration with leading arts organisations, the course will provide you with the theoretical framework, appropriate skills and practical experience to meet the challenges of working in your chosen field. The modules cover theory, critical thinking, skills development and practical experience; they have been designed to allow you to demonstrate an ability to analyse historic and current debates in and about culture and the arts; to apply this analysis to contemporary practice, structures, funding and participation; and to relate both to the complex range of activities involved in ‘managing the arts’. The programme is offered in a modular format. You will take a mix of taught modules in the first two trimesters (120 credits), including a compulsory work-placement and complete a dissertation or placement-based project in the third trimester (60 credits). To achieve the MA you will need to complete 180 credits in total. MODULES TRIMESTER 1 – Arts Management in the 21st century (core module, 30 credits)

–M  anagement in Practice (core module, 30 credits) TRIMESTER 2 – Understanding Current Practice (core module, 30 credits) – Supported Placement (core module, 30 credits) TRIMESTER 3 – Placement Project or Research Project (option module, 60 credits) OR – Heritage, Museums and Arts Management: an International Perspective (option module, 60 credits) TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES The course will enable you to combine academic study with placements and practical work and accommodates the needs of those in paid employment. Learning is encouraged through participation in a wide variety of activities including lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, online activity and discussion, work-based learning and research projects. Each module will include contributions from leaders in their field, whether for short lectures or longer workshops; a number of them will continue to act as mentors and help guide you through


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your placement project or final dissertation. The subject for this will be developed in consultation with the course leader and, where relevant, with your placement host. Face-toface contact during tutorials and workshops is intended to encourage and facilitate peer-support and shared learning; there will be opportunities for joint and group working. TUTORS AND VISITING PROFESSIONALS Staff on this course will offer you access to a wide range of academic and practical expertise in Arts Management. We are committed to delivering the highest quality teaching and learning and the application of that learning to deliver effective practice in the workplace. – Dr Kristin Doern (Course Director): Kristin is also the Subject Leader for Heritage at Bath Spa University. She works in close partnership with a range of cultural and heritage organisations in Bath and across the region. Now a senior lecturer in heritage and cultural history, her background before this was in musical theatre, company stage management and arts education in London and in Canada. –D  r Alison Hems: Alison joined Bath Spa University from the museums and heritage sectors where her

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career has spanned local authority, national and independent organisations in a wide variety of roles, from managing collections to mentoring staff and trustees, overseeing capital projects to writing exhibition copy, preparing development plans and funding applications to liaising with government departments and briefing government ministers. She is also the Course Director for the MA in Heritage Management, and the Humanities Subject Leader. – Business and Management team: Lecturers and guest practitioners from the Department of Business and Management contribute to the MA in areas like innovation and creativity, organisational structure, human resource and financial management, leadership and organisational culture, marketing, and sustainability. VISITING LECTURERS There will also be a range of professional arts management practitioners from across the arts and cultural sectors who will deliver lectures and workshops, mentor students on placements and research projects, and work professionally with students on collaborative public projects.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Careers in arts management are varied and cover every cultural and artistic area. They include roles in: – Events and venue management – Programming events and seasons – Audience development – Community engagement and social inclusion – Education and learning – Marketing, press and communications – Production management – Fundraising – Visitor services, ‘front-of-house’ management, retail services

– Reflective logs of evidence – Reviews – Proposal papers for projects, funding or events, business plans, or strategy documents – Project progress reports – Project evaluations – Presentations ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants will normally have a good first degree (2.1 or above) in any academic subject. Applicants without a first degree may be considered if they can demonstrate considerable relevant experience; they may be asked to attend an interview.

Competition for jobs is fierce and not everyone will want a career in the ‘arts’. The course includes a range of generic skills and opportunities that are aimed at increasing employability for our postgraduates in the voluntary sector, social enterprises, fundraising, and a wide range of administrative and management roles. ASSESSMENT METHODS Students are assessed by a variety of assessment methods that may include some or all of the following across the various modules on the course: – Reports on work-based assignments – Research project reports – Portfolios

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Ma jane austen’s england AWARDS: MA Jane Austen’s England

LENGTH: Full-time: 1 year

Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Jane Austen’s England

Part-time: 2 years

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Jane Austen’s England LOCATION: Newton Park Campus

KEY FEATURES: Studying Jane Austen’s England at Bath Spa will give students the benefit of the World Heritage Site UNESCO city of Bath on their doorstep, a city which Austen knew well and one that preserves much of the material and cultural history of her period Having unrivalled access to Georgian material culture and sources

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Combining breadth of historical background, with subject specific knowledge about gender and, especially, the female experience in late Georgian/ Regency England

Jane Austen, who referred to her own productions as ‘the little bit (two inches wide) of ivory on which I work with so fine a brush’ (1816), would undoubtedly have been surprised not only at her current global popularity as an author, but also at the crowds of fans who flock to Bath annually, despite her famously uncomfortable relationship with the city. As a middling-sort, 18th century, single woman who wrote – humorously, sensitively, and often acerbically – about the society in which she lived and moved, Austen’s life and works need to be understood in their historical context. Austen was born in the early days of the American Revolution and lived until just after the end of the French and Napoleonic Wars. Her lifetime (1775–1817) spans a fascinating period of social, political and cultural change and development in British history. This MA concentrates on exploring her world as an Englishwoman, examining, among other things, significant events, ideas, attitudes, commodities and behaviours. At Bath Spa University we have a vigorous and lively postgraduate culture which is both academically challenging and vocationally relevant, and students benefit from professional and academic expertise that is current, and often cutting edge. As a student here you will benefit from staff engaged in applied research.

COURSE STRUCTURE Studying at Bath Spa University not only situates students physically in the World Heritage Site city that featured largely in Austen’s life and her literature, but also provides access to an extensive range of original long 18th century resources under the stewardship of Bath Preservation Trust, or situated in institutions such as the Bath Record Office, the Bath Central Library, the Victoria Art Gallery, the Fashion Museum, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute and the Holburne Museum of Art. Students will also benefit from Bath Spa University’s outstanding online access to collections of primary and secondary source material. Wherever possible, students will have the opportunity to visit locations of specific cultural and historical relevance to Austen and her works, including Chawton House and Lyme Regis. The modules on offer in this programme will make use of the chronology offered by Jane Austen’s lifetime (1775–1817) to explore aspects of change and continuity in the social, political and cultural histories of England. Optional modules examine questions of gender and the female experience in late Georgian England and the relationship between Austen and Bath in both her life and fiction. They have been designed to explore key events, ideas and debates in long 18th century history, thus providing students with essential building blocks of knowledge and the breadth and depth needed to facilitate further and advanced research. Students will complete the course by producing an extended piece of independent original research (15,000 or 20,000 words) in the form of a formal historical dissertation. While the course may serve as an end in itself, it will also provide those successful students who wish to go on to further and advanced research with the necessary breadth and depth of knowledge to do so.

MODULES (for a total of 180 credits) TRIMESTER 1 – I ntroducing Jane Austen’s England (30 credits) –R  esearch Skills and Methods (30 credits) TRIMESTER 2 A combination of optional modules (30 credits each) for a total of 30/60 credits depending on choice of Dissertation length: –G  ender and Society in Austen’s England, c.1775–1820 (30 credits) – Jane  Austen and Bath: Life, Letters and Literature (30 credits) – Jane  Austen: Her Novels, Life and Afterlife (30 credits) – S tudents are able to take a maximum of 30 credits of elective modules from an award other than the one for which they are registered. For example, The Country and the City in History (taught as part of the MA Literature, Landscape and Environment). A list of open and elective modules available in any one academic year is normally circulated to all students in July prior to the beginning of the next academic session in October. TRIMESTER 3 Dissertation (15,000 words = 60 credits; 20,000 words = 90 credits) TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Teaching takes place through seminars, lectures, workshops, projects and individual study at the University, as well as through field trips to relevant museums and/or country houses, and study of artefacts and objects. Students will also have access to a wide variety of online resources for independent or guided study via the databases available through the University library and on Minerva – the University’s ‘Virtual Learning Environment’ – and via the Bath Spa website. The University’s partnership with

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact: T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Director: Professor Elaine Chalus

the Holburne Museum of Art and close connections with Bath Preservation Trust will facilitate use of archival collections, art and artefacts. In addition to Chawton House, with its strong associations with Jane Austen, some of the finest examples of 18th century English country houses and gardens can be found in the South West – e.g. Stourhead, Killerton, Bowood, Kingston Lacey, Saltram and Prior Park. TUTORS The programme is led by Professor Elaine Chalus. Dr Roberta Anderson, FHEA, FRHistS and Ms Katharine Reeve also teach on the programme. Elaine Chalus trained initially in Canada as a teacher of English Literature and has long been fascinated by Austen’s fiction. As Professor of British History at BSU, her primary research interests lie in English social and political history in the long 18th century, with particular interests in the interplay of gender and politics, British elite families, women’s life-writing, and British and European spa culture. Roberta Anderson was a graduate of Bath Spa University before completing her PhD on Jacobean diplomacy in 2000 at the University of the West of England. She is an early modernist with interests ranging through diplomatic, religious, political and social history. She is especially interested in the interplay of religion and diplomacy and how this played out at the early modern court. She is also concerned with developments in learning and teaching. Katharine Reeve is an award-winning nonfiction writer with over 15 years experience at senior level in international nonfiction, illustrated and academic book publishing, specialising in art, design and architecture, and cultural history. Author of Jane Austen in Bath: The Writer’s City (Little Bookroom/New


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York Review of Books, 2006) and the Introduction to Sense and Sensibility (Palazzo, 2011). CAREER OPPORTUNITIES While some students may wish to use the MA as the basis for advanced postgraduate study in History and move on to a PhD programme at Bath Spa University or elsewhere, we realise that many of our students will be using what they have gained from the MA programme in the wider world of work. A master’s degree will enable you to further develop the key skills employers seek such as: time management; problem solving; team work; deadline and project management; cultural awareness; working independently; using your initiative; relationship-building; critical thinking and research analysis. Above all, you will learn to communicate your ideas and enthusiasm to a wide range of audiences. Emphasis on the close reading of texts, the development of sophisticated critical analyses of debates and issues, the construction of argument from partial or contradictory sources and the development of syntheses, all lend themselves to transferability. So too does the attention to presentation

and voice in oral and written work. Successful postgraduates from the MA will offer additional skills to employers in, among others, the heritage sector and creative industries. About 50% of master’s graduates enter careers that are open to graduates of any discipline but require a range of transferable skills gained from your academic, life and work experience. ASSESSMENT METHODS Assignments/assessments will vary in type and form across modules. Assignments may include any of the following: formal historical research essays; research projects; précis; gobbets; reviews; oral presentations; document or image analyses; portfolios; blogs; and reflective logs. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Normally a BA Hons 2:1 or a First, preferably in History, will be required; however we welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds and all previous experience and learning will be taken into consideration. Where appropriate, Approved Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) can substitute for certain modules within the programme.

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Ma theatre for young audiences AWARDS: MA Theatre for Young Audiences

LENGTH: Full-time: 1 year

LOCATION: Various Bath Spa locations, including Corsham Court and the egg

Part-time: 2 years

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

KEY FEATURES: Collaboration with the egg, one of the country’s leading providers of theatre for young audiences

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact:

Opportunities to work with and learn from leading TYA professionals

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Practical work alongside theoretical study, with culmination in Thesis Showcase and Symposium in conjunction with the egg

ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email matya@bathspa.ac.uk bathspa.ac.uk/matya facebook.com/matya.bsu Course Director: Dr Laura Purcell Gates

The MA Theatre for Young Audiences (MATYA), in collaboration with Theatre Royal Bath’s ‘the egg’ – one of the country’s leading TYA venues – combines storytelling, new writing, devising, puppetry and academic study to equip students with the practical and theoretical skills to enter the burgeoning field of Theatre for Young Audiences. Designed for entrepreneurial practitioners and scholars – including actors, directors, scriptwriters, producers, scenographers and others with a relevant background in theatre and performance – MATYA fosters collaborative work. It immerses students in the most innovative venues for TYA in the country, and provides them with invaluable artistic, academic and professional contacts. The course is flexibly structured to facilitate attendance by remote and international students. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The MA Theatre for Young Audiences consists of four 30 credit modules and one 60 credit module (180 credits) delivered over three trimesters. This totals a 12-month period of study for full-time students and a 24-month period of study for part-time students. Students will gain a practical and critical understanding of: – P ractical methodologies and processes for creating theatre for young audiences, including writing, devising, storytelling, dramaturgy, puppetry and design –T  he broader context of TYA grounded in an understanding of the creative capacities of children –T  he performance field, through examination of the work of key companies and playwrights – E ducational pedagogy in the creative arts for young people, including workshop facilitation and experiential learning techniques –T  he arts industry, including producing and funding strategies

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alongside the infrastructure of the TYA field. MODULES Modules include: – Context and Methodologies – Writing and Dramaturgy – Devising and Adaptation – Puppetry – Facilitation – Entrepreneurship – Thesis (practical or written). TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES The MATYA is delivered through a combination of seminars, master classes, workshops and online delivery, and incorporates the ongoing programme of activity at the egg. ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment methods will include both

written and practical work. Students can choose either a performance or written thesis, which they present at the Thesis Showcase & Symposium at the egg in October following the completion of the MA year(s). ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Normally, but not exclusively, an applicant will have a good first degree (2:1 or above). This may be in an area related to the creative industries. However, it is acknowledged that background career paths of applicants may be diverse. In fostering an ethos of interdisciplinary creativity and collaboration on the programme, we would welcome candidates who have arrived at this career choice through alternate pathways. In all applications, we will assess the application on the basis of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) where

appropriate, the interview and/or application form and the portfolio of work presented. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The MATYA will equip you with the performance, applied, academic and entrepreneurial skills to pursue a career in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences. Particularly invaluable are the industry contacts, experience, and professional platform gained through the course’s partnership with the egg. Graduates of the course move into work as theatre companies, writers, directors, producers or academics.

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MA Performing shakespeare AWARDS: MA Performing Shakespeare

LENGTH: Full-time: 1 year

KEY FEATURES: Practice-based learning

LOCATION: Taught at Corsham Court and Newton Park campuses

Part-time: 2 years

Staff who are highly regarded specialists Unique flexible delivery model

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

Excellent links with industry

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact: T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Director: Dr Roger Apfelbaum

The MA in Performing Shakespeare is designed for students interested in the performance of Shakespeare and who want to study both original and contemporary practices of Shakespeare’s theatre. The course uses traditional and practice-based research methods for learning and offers an MA degree with choice of thesis project; written or practice-based. The MA in Performing Shakespeare offers postgraduate students an opportunity to combine practical and contextual study to develop their expertise as artists and educators of Shakespeare. It draws on: – Practice-based learning – Staff who are highly regarded specialists – Unique flexible delivery model – Excellent links with industry. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT MA Performing Shakespeare explores historical and contemporary practices of performing Shakespeare. You will benefit from our links with industry specialists, resident scholars and educational opportunities with a range of professional companies across the country. The programme is for developing actors, directors, educators, scholars and Shakespeare enthusiasts. It equips you with the knowledge, skills and experience to pursue a professional career in the study and/or practice of performing Shakespeare. Key to your development is the way you creatively apply Shakespeare performance practices to your own work and ideas. The course helps you to develop both autonomous and collaborative learning and performance skills. It explores Shakespeare in depth through a variety of research methods. Tutor support enables you to build on your practice and research profile by completing a written dissertation or developing a Shakespeare project from start to finish. Most of the contact hours and foundational skills classes, workshops, seminars and lectures take

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place in the first trimester (usually October to February) and these classes are scheduled in late afternoon or evening slots, depending upon each specialists’ availability. The second trimester (beginning mid-February) begins with residencies and visits to observe the practice of major Shakespeare companies. These could be up to a week or more depending on each company’s schedule. After these visits (in March) most of your work is independent and occurs on Minerva, Bath Spa’s Virtual Learning Environment. The third trimester focuses on your final dissertation. You can produce this independently and remotely should you wish. We suggest you prepare to be resident in Bath from October until March (depending on course scheduling), but there is more flexibility in your schedules as

the course moves through each trimester leading to your dissertation. MODULES Research Methods and Shakespeare Studies (30 Credits) This module introduces you to key study skills and current historical/ critical considerations of Shakespeare’s canon. The module offers a broad overview of research methodology and postgraduate research skills as a step towards either your thesis dissertation or practical dissertation project. It also functions as a key Master’s level module, enabling further postgraduate research and opportunities to collaborate with postgraduate students also studying in the area of Performing Arts. The module explores and reflects on the critical analysis of existing works,

ideas and trends in the study of Shakespeare. You prepare and present a written research submission for dissemination. Shakespeare in Play and Practice 1 (30 Credits) In this highly practical module you will learn a range of foundation performance skills from Bath Spa and external industry specialists. You study how such skills relate to the performing of Shakespeare’s plays. Foundation performance skills are in acting, voice and movement, including stage combat. The course draws on other skills and specialisms, such as comedy and music, as required. You will also study and perform extracts (monologues and scenes) from Shakespeare’s plays to demonstrate your skills through practise and knowledge sharing.


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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Students completing the degree are qualified to enter the industry in a wide range of jobs. MA graduates, for example, may elect to continue their academic scholarship and enrol in Doctoral or MPhil programmes at Bath Spa or elsewhere. MA graduates find employment opportunities as actors, directors, designers, producers, teachers, arts managers and company directors. Employment opportunities are as varied as the students and their interests.

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topics introduced through the Virtual Learning Environment, and assessments include negotiated projects that centre on performance and practice research.

Shakespeare in Play and Practice 2 (30 Credits) In this second practical module you develop your performance skills further by exploring directing and staging, as well as other technical skills, such as Clowning and Fooling. The module is taught mostly through workshops and seminars, and assessment is through performance presentations. Shakespeare and the Globe (30 Credits) This module covers the theoretical, historical and practical research of Shakespeare’s theatre in classic and contemporary contexts. The module includes specialist lectures and off-site visits with major Shakespearean companies. You will engage in independent study on

Performing Shakespeare Thesis (60 Credits) In this module you choose one of two thesis projects leading to a MA degree. If you choose the written MA project you will identify and undertake a research thesis topic that culminates in a 12,000 word dissertation. If you choose the practice-based project you undertake a major professional quality performance project and submit a supporting research portfolio. Tutorials to prepare for this thesis module begin in the second trimester. In this module, you engage in independent study/ practise to develop your autonomous research and/or professional practice. Tutors support you through tutorials, meetings and the VLE. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES The degree is delivered through a variety of workshops, lectures,

seminars, master classes, off-site visits, performance and production work, and through the VLE. You will benefit from working and learning with an ever-expanding list of lecturers, specialists, artists and guest scholars. You also have access to a variety of resources including performance studios and spaces such as the University Theatre, Burdall’s Yard and Corsham Court. Further links with Theatre Royal Bath and Salisbury Playhouse also prove fruitful for students on this course. TUTORS – Dr Roger Apfelbaum: Shakespeare in Performance Scholar – Dr Matthew Spring: Elizabethan Music – Mark Langley: Voice Specialist – Gordon Kemp: Stage Combat – Pat Welsh: Comedy Specialist – Dr Thomas Kampe: Movement Specialist – Plus guest lecturers and artists.

ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessments are varied and include essays, literature reviews, written documentation of work, presentations, portfolios, workshops, performances, written evaluations, reviews, rehearsal and practice blogs, written dissertations, practical dissertation projects, critical play reviews, and similar models of assessing skills and learning. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will have a proven academic and professional profile. You should have a good first degree and some knowledge and experience of theatre, acting and Shakespeare. We ask you to demonstrate your foundation skills and knowledge through an audition, interview or both. Overseas students should send a recorded audition and the interview can be conducted over the telephone or via Skype. Students accepted onto the programme often work in teams and in collaboration with students, staff, researchers, and industry professionals. Therefore, we consider personal profile and recommendations with this in mind.

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MA DANCE AWARDS: MA Dance

LENGTH: Full-time: 1 year

LOCATION: Newton Park campus

Part-time: 2 years

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

KEY FEATURES: Supportive environment in which to explore, test, and develop your creative skills

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact:

Opportunity to work creatively with other artists, and to learn entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed as a professional

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With a specialist emphasis on site, interdisciplinary and collaborative practice, and screen-based practice, the MA in Dance at Bath Spa focuses on you as both artist and entrepreneur. It provides the opportunity for you to mature as a ‘maker of work’ whilst gaining an increased understanding of, and an ability to respond to, trends and opportunities in the workplace. Digital technology plays a significant role in the programme both in its application to creative practice and in an e-learning context. Dance at Bath Spa University is becoming increasingly respected for its work in both live and screenbased performance practice. This master’s programme is ideal if you are interested in the interface of contemporary dance, site, and digital media. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course is aimed at those with a specialist interest in screen-based dance practice, alternative performance spaces, and/or

interdisciplinary work where the texts of dance and one or more other media intersect to create new work. Studying for the MA will mean that you will be with us for one full year, or two if you choose to study part-time. There are regular weekly seminars and classes and some of the course is delivered over intensive weekends. Where appropriate, seminars may be attended remotely via Skype. This to create flexibility on the occasions where students may need it. The course is delivered within three trimesters over 12 months (full time). Trimesters one and two have a substantial taught element, with a number of optional classes available (technique etc). Trimester three, your thesis module, is largely self-directed with tutorials and peer presentations leading to course completion. MODULES Research Methodologies This module gives you the opportunity to develop an understanding of, and ability to, research at a sophisticated and professionally applicable level. You will engage with current scholarship

and research in an area that is of relevance to your own practice. Creative Practice 1 This module concerns itself with ‘live’ interdisciplinary, or screen-based, performance making. Interdisciplinary work might exist at the interface of dance and at least one other ‘media’ which might include, for instance, video, writing, painting or textiles. Screen-based performance, in the context of this module, focuses on ‘screendance’ as a creative interface between the body and digital technology to design and produce work for the single screen. Professional Engagement This module may locate you in an individually relevant professional environment, which may be your existing workplace, a negotiated placement of your own, or with a company or individual associated with the course. Examples of projects undertaken in this module are planning a tour, writing a funding application, and creating a regional screendance festival.

Creative Practice 2 This module responds to the potential offered by non-theatre performance locations, and draws upon collaborative opportunities to work with artists and students studying other Bath Spa courses to construct cross-disciplinary performance work that responds to a ‘site’ of your own choosing. Work may be submitted live or as a film. Thesis Project Your final project will draw upon skills and knowledge acquired in modules 1, 2, 3 and 4. The content is negotiated with course tutors but might, for example, be a work for the single screen, an interdisciplinary sitespecific work, a written project, or a stage performance work that draws upon an area of practice that is central to your interests and aspirations.


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TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Weekly seminars form the central axis of the course and these are complemented by a range of optional classes that include technique, somatic practice, and research seminars. In addition to these regular sessions, there are some intensive weekends where students work with tutors and industry professionals. E-learning, e-tutorials and placements give you the opportunity to undertake some study from a distance, while studio and edit-suite facilities for your creative practice will be negotiated, as much as possible, to fit in with your calendar and timetable needs. You will have access to two fully equipped dance studios, the University Theatre, Apple Mac editing suites, and state-of-the-art TV studios with green screen facilities. A range of video production equipment is available supported by specialist technicians, and all study is intrinsically linked to the university’s virtual learning environment. In addition, our outstanding campus

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and the architecture and history of the city of Bath offer unique opportunities for performance locations. Our greatest resource is perhaps the professionalism and experience of the tutors who teach on the course and our professional partnerships. TUTORS – Chris Lewis-Smith: www.bathspa.ac.uk/our-people/ C.Lewis-Smith – Michelle Elliott: www.bathspa.ac.uk/our-people/ M.Elliott – Dr Karla Shacklock: www.karlashacklock.com – Dr Thomas Kampe: www.thomaskampe.com Visiting Tutors – Stephen Stockton MBE – Peter Anderson – Jo Fong: www.jofong.com – Laila Diallo – Stuart Waters

Dance at Bath Spa University has the support of a number of high profile Associate Artists and Industry Specialists who enhance the study experience. ASSESSMENT METHODS Your work will be assessed through practical projects, essays, portfolios and seminar presentations. Practical projects assessment may focus on your creative process or on the final product. All work is assessed against generic criteria so you can compare your achievements against your previous work. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A dance-based first degree (2:2 or above) or a relevant professional qualification/experience equivalent. An applicant’s suitability will be assessed through: an application statement, a sample of work on video and a face-to-face or online interview (Skype or similar).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Having a postgraduate qualification opens up a range of options in the world of dance related work, and beyond. Postgraduate dance studies at Bath Spa University focus closely on you as an independent dance artist and you may continue as a choreographer, performer, teacher, filmmaker, or a combination of these things. The course is also designed to help you develop versatility and an understanding of a range of key concepts within the creative industries. This aspect of the course focuses on arts management and production underpinned by entrepreneurialism and enterprise. These skills, and the skills associated with creativity and performance, are highly transferable to a wide range of creative working situations.

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Mmus Composition AWARDS: Master of Music (MMus) Composition Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Composition Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Composition LOCATION: Newton Park campus FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

The course covers areas of instrumental and vocal composition, with the possibility of working with electronic, digital and multimedia resources. MMus Composition offers opportunities for you to work across these areas, or to specialise as appropriate. We support work in a wide range of styles and genres, whilst maintaining an experimental and exploratory approach. Delivery is tailored to your needs, centred around small-group seminars, tutorials, and workshops, as well as rehearsals and performances of your work. The course runs within a vibrant music department with a lively community of undergraduates, postgraduates and staff, with excellent facilities. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT In full-time mode, the course runs over three trimesters across a full calendar year. In the first trimester (October to January), the Composition Techniques module encourages you to develop your current skill set and aesthetic, while the Context and Methodology module gives a thorough grounding in research skills. The second trimester (February to June) features two creative modules. Commission Project involves writing for a specified ensemble leading to a public performance, supported by professional development activities. All students also take the Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Practice module, which gives you an opportunity to work with other musicians and artists across subject boundaries. The third trimester (June to October) is research-based, and you undertake an individual Major Project that allows you to explore a chosen area in depth, normally culminating in a substantial composition or portfolio of work. The course may also be taken part-time over two years. In this case, the first year comprises Composition Techniques, followed by Commission Project. The second year comprises

LENGTH: MMus full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year)

KEY FEATURES: Taught by internationally known composers, performers and sound artists

MMus part-time: 6 trimesters

Opportunities to collaborate with other artists

PG Dip full-time: 2 trimesters PG Dip part-time: 4 trimesters PG Cert full-time: 1 trimester PG Cert part-time: 2 trimesters (1 academic year)

Expand your creative practice aesthetically and technically Develop an experimental and exploratory approach to composition Locate your work within current musical contexts

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Context and Methodology, then Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Practice, concluding with the Major Project over the summer. We welcome applications for part-time study, and we group teaching on a single day each week to facilitate this. Taught sessions are normally during the daytime, and access to facilities for directed study tasks is available both in and outside of working hours. MODULES Composition Techniques offers you an opportunity to develop your practical and creative skills. Through a weekly seminar, you are introduced to a range of composition techniques which will extend your current practice. These seminars focus on a mix of analyses of existing pieces, set reading, group discussion, and presentation of personal creative work. The seminars are supported by a weekly individual tutorial in which you can discuss your current work with your tutor, leading to the presentation of a portfolio of pieces written for performers in the Department and a short composition commentary.

Context and Methodology combines the study of research methodology and a consideration of the context surrounding your creative practice as a composer. It explores current issues in compositional thought and theory, supporting your creative and academic development. Commission Project models the composition commission process, setting you the challenge of writing to a brief for a specified ensemble, producing a composition realised in a public performance. You also develop your skills and understanding of running independent projects yourself. We look at the commissioning process, making funding applications and submitting proposals to institutions, such as festivals, for consideration. We also consider how to get the most from rehearsals and workshops when working with professional musicians, and effective ways to promote your work. The module has input from visiting speakers, and recently these have included Graham McKenzie (Artistic Director, //hcmf), Nikki Cassidy (Out of the Machine), Richard Whitelaw (Sound and Music) and Ian Mylett (Schott).

Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Practice allows you to look beyond your core discipline and undertake interdisciplinary projects. A key part of the ethos of the course is a belief that the boundaries between areas of composition are becoming blurred, and many artists are working across these boundaries. This module provides a framework for collaborative work between students on the MMus courses, and potentially with other artists and practitioners. Major Project is a double module. It represents a chance for you to develop an extended creative project, dependent largely on personal direction and working methods, resulting in a substantial portfolio of practical creative work that may be accompanied by a dissertation. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Modules are taught via individual tutorials, seminars and practical workshops, supported by online activity within the University’s Virtual Learning Environment. The Major Project involves student-directed work, with supporting tutorials. Composers are encouraged to collaborate with each other and with


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other students, whether in music or in other disciplines. You are encouraged to make full use of library and IT resources within the University. In addition to the facilities available on the Newton Park campus (including the Michael Tippett Centre), we have access to the University’s postgraduate centre at Corsham Court. Facilities include: –n  etworked music technology labs with highly specified workstations running core software including Pro Tools, Logic, MAX/MSP, Macromedia suites, Final Cut Studio – fi  ve purpose-built digital recording studios – a variety of portable soundrecording equipment, digital cameras – a purpose-built concert hall with excellent acoustics and PA –1  7 practice rooms, three with electronically variable acoustic – a large, well-stocked library of books, periodicals and CDs – a wide range of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque instruments, and a large collection of percussion and orchestral instruments – a Javanese Gamelan

– t he Michael Tippett Centre gallery space – t he University Theatre STAFF/TUTORS MMus Composition is led by composers James Saunders and Joe Duddell. Joe’s work spans classical and alternative genres, and he has worked with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic and the Halle percussionist Evelyn Glennie. He has also collaborated with bands such as James, Elbow, and dubstep pioneers, Nero. James’s work explores open forms, and he has worked with many international ensembles including Ensemble Modern, Apartment House, Arditti Quartet, London Sinfonietta and ensemble recherche. Both composers bring current professional knowledge and experience of a variety of international new music contexts to the course. There is also additional input from other music staff specialising in digital and commercial music, performance and musicology. ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment takes the form of individual assignments for each module. These generally consist of a portfolio of practical work with

supporting written documentation. Context and Methodology also involves a small-scale dissertation, and you may also choose to include a written element in your Major Project.

— “I chose Bath Spa University as the music department places great emphasis on what is happening now in music, and I knew I’d be able to test and experiment with ideas and be encouraged. The campus is an amazing setting, and is perfect for thoughtful and considered work. The wide knowledge and skills base I’ve acquired throughout the course will be very helpful as I further my career, especially as the course addresses all aspects of living and working as a composer, rather than simply technique. Working with such a high quality student ensemble and working with the tutors who are fantastic composers have been such memorable experiences of my time at Bath Spa.”

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS We offer places on the basis of our assessment of your quality, potential and commitment, and your ability to benefit from the course. Normally, but not invariably, you will have a first degree. Applications are invited from candidates with a range of academic disciplines and from a variety of national backgrounds. You should submit a portfolio with your application, comprising no more than three pieces of representative work. The form of this portfolio will depend on the music you make: we are happy to receive CDs, DVDs, scores, documentation of performances or installations, or online material as appropriate. If you need guidance on this, please contact the Course Leader.

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MMus creative sound and media technology AWARDS: Master of Music (MMus) Creative Sound and Media Technology

LENGTH: MMus full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year)

KEY FEATURES: A creative course, for musicians rather than engineers

Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Creative Sound and Media Technology

MMus part-time: 6 trimesters (2 calendar years)

Options to work in visual media as well as pure audio

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Creative Sound and Media Technology

PG Dip full-time: 2 trimesters (1 academic year)

Opportunities to collaborate with a wide variety of other musicians and artists

LOCATION: Newton Park campus

PG Dip part-time: 4 trimesters

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

PG Cert full-time: 1 trimester

Professional-level resources, including our new MusicLab studios

PG Cert part-time: 2 trimesters

This course is intended primarily for those with experience of music technology who wish to explore the field in more depth, or broaden their experience in interdisciplinary and multimedia work. It would also benefit those with a general musical background who wish to gain more experience working with technology, and those with experience in media-based technologies who wish to focus on sound. We take a creative and experimental approach, whilst remaining non genre-specific. The course spans a wide variety of styles and approaches, and will be of interest to those involved in such areas as electro-acoustic/acousmatic music, soundscape, acoustic ecology, computer music, sound/sonic art, cutting edge dance and post-dance music, visual music and audiovisual work. The emphasis of the course is largely practical, giving students the opportunity to produce a substantial body of creative work over the duration of the course. Students engage with a wide variety of technical and creative skills – these range from classic techniques derived from areas such as musique concrete and visual music to more contemporary practice, and include advanced skills such as software development using Max/MSP/Jitter and multimedia skills. The course includes a grounding in postgraduatelevel research methodology, and opportunities to collaborate with other musicians, performers and media practitioners. The multimedia aspects of the course are optional. Students can choose at what depth to engage with this area, or indeed to focus entirely on sound. In the first trimester there is an opportunity to take on multimedia-based skills as part of the Skills Portfolio module, while the optional Visual Music module will give further opportunities to specialise in this area in trimester 2.

context in terms of the student’s own practice – specifically, a set of paradigms that characterise the field’s current, creative boundaries.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT In full-time mode, the course runs over three trimesters, October to October. The first trimester offers a thorough grounding in research methodology in the Context and Methodology module, and the Skills Portfolio module offers a toolkit of optional skills-based projects designed to allow students to improve on specific technical and creative skills as required. The second trimester offers a choice; where students can opt to explore sound within a multimedia context in the Visual Music module, or take the Electroacoustic Composition and Performance module, which focuses purely on audio work. All students will take the Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Practice module, which gives an opportunity to work with peers and across subject boundaries, with the possibility of working with other creative disciplines (film and theatre-makers, dancers and choreographers etc) as well as musicians. The third trimester is research-based, with students undertaking an individual Major Project which allows them to explore a chosen area in depth.

TRIMESTER 2 Electroacoustic Composition and Performance (option) This is a studio-based module which takes an overview of experimental practice in the field, and gives students the chance to work closely with their tutors to develop their compositional language and technique (and, where appropriate, performative aspects of their work) to produce a substantial portfolio of creative work.

Context and Methodology This module combines a study of research methodology with a study of

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The course is also available as a Distance Learning programme – more details are given under ‘Teaching Methods and Resources.’

MODULES TRIMESTER 1 Skills Portfolio This module is offered to allow students to garner any technical and creative skills they will need for the rest of the course. It is recognised that students at this level will already have a strong skill set, but also that they may have areas they wish to strengthen, or indeed areas they have not previously engaged with.

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Visual Music (option) This module is for those who wish to expand their repertoire into the multimedia domain. We believe that many of the creative opportunities available today involve an expanded skill set, where sound may form the basis of interdisciplinary work in performance, installation, gaming, video and live audiovisual work. This module examines practice in this area and gives students the chance to develop the skills necessary to produce a portfolio of multimedia work. Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Practice This module encourages students to collaborate with other students on the course or students studying other MMus courses, or indeed with creative individuals outside the course. It allows students who are so inclined to look beyond their core discipline and undertake interdisciplinary projects, but can also provide an opportunity to work in new ways within their core discipline through collaborative practice. TRIMESTER 3 Major Project This double module represents a chance for students to work in a research-oriented environment, dependent largely on personal

direction and working methods to produce a substantial portfolio of practical creative work. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Modules are normally taught via lectures, seminars and practical workshops. The Major Project is research-based and student-led, with supporting tutorials. Visiting speakers and other activities are arranged as appropriate. We have excellent facilities that will be made available to you, including five professional studios, a large number of highlyspecified audio workstations and a range of portable equipment. Students studying the Distance Learning course will engage with the same modules and content as those physically attending at Newton Park, and will receive equivalent ‘contact time’. You will be offered direct engagement with tutors through regular tutorials, and offered contact with other students through online communication tools and a wide variety of bespoke online materials (screencasts, online tutorials, audio and video examples) that will support your learning. ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment takes the form of individual assignments for each module. These generally consist of a portfolio of practical work with supporting written documentation. Context and Methodology and the Major Project also involve small-scale dissertations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS We offer places on the basis of our assessment of the student’s quality, potential and commitment, and their ability to benefit from the course. Normally, but not invariably, a student will have a first degree. Applications are invited from candidates with a range of academic disciplines and from a variety of national backgrounds. Applicants should submit a portfolio with their application, comprising no


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— “I wanted to update my skills in advanced music production, to explore the sound world again after a number of years of not engaging with sound art or experimental sound practices. I previously completed the BA in Creative Music Technology at Bath Spa University, which was very useful, so I happily chose to do the MMus here as well. I particularly like having the freedom and support to explore ideas that I find interesting. Also being in an environment that encourages creative and critical thinking, non-disciplinary working and experimentation. Newton Park campus is beautiful, the facilities are up-to-date and well maintained. The library is well stocked and I had access to a wide range of key texts and musical resources. Staff are incredibly approachable and are genuinely interested in talking through your ideas. I am still completing the course, but already it has helped my career. I have just started a new job as a BA Course Leader at Bristol Institute of Modern Music, and one of the essential criteria for my post is having a Master’s level qualification. I would also like to start a PhD and the MMus will enable me to achieve this as well.”

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Potential career destinations include: – Production – Composition – Composition for media – Sound Design (web, tv, film, games) – Studio engineering – Live sound – Programming – Lecturing (HE/FE) – Further Study (PhD)

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MMus performance AWARDS: Master of Music (MMus) Performance Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Performance Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Performance LOCATION: Newton Park campus FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

LENGTH: MMus full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year)

KEY FEATURES: Instrumental/vocal tuition from high profile specialist performers

MMus part-time: 6 trimesters (2 calendar years)

Vibrant and large Music Department with a wide range of ensemble activities

PG Dip full-time: 2 trimesters (1 academic year)

Lecturing staff who are highly regarded performers

PG Dip part-time: 4 trimesters

Links with high profile promoters and festivals (such as Bath International Music Festival)

PG Cert full-time: 1 trimester PG Cert part-time: 2 trimesters

Develop your skills as a performer in a vibrant community of musicians. Take the opportunity to develop your experience of performing in high profile professional venues and through contact with international soloists. Explore important issues of performance practice as well as the psychology of performance. MMus Performance is aimed at performers with a strong interest in live or recorded performance in jazz or classical styles. The course is for performers who want to develop and extend their technique, repertoire and experience. There is an emphasis on developing high-level solo performance skills alongside ensemble and collaborative activities, supported by specialist lecturers and one-to-one tuition. As with the other MMus courses, there are modules that involve producing a collaborative project, developing research skills and academic writing, plus a final project, which normally culminates

in a public performance. Performances take place in major venues in Bath and elsewhere in the UK, and there are opportunities to work with our partners at Bath International Music Festival, as well as opportunities to perform concertos with university orchestras. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT In full-time mode, the course runs over three trimesters, October to October. In the first trimester (from October to January) you will develop your performance skills and technique in Performance Studies 1. Through the Context and Methodology module you will gain a thorough grounding in research skills and you will explore the context of your performing activities and interests. The second trimester (February to June) further extends your development as a performer. The Performance Studies 2 module

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develops your performance skills and repertoire whilst also furthering your understanding of performance history and practice. All students also take the Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Practice module, which gives you opportunities for collaborations with other musicians and creative artists. The third trimester (June to October) gives you the opportunity to undertake an individual Major Project that allows you to explore a chosen area of performance in depth. This module usually culminates in a public performance in a major venue in Bath. The course may also be studied part-time over two years. In this case, the first year comprises Performance Studies 1, followed by Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Practice. The second year comprises Context and Methodology and Performance Studies 2, and concludes with the Major Project over the summer. We welcome applications for part-time study, and anticipate grouping

teaching on a single day each week to facilitate delivery. MODULES TRIMESTER 1 Performance 1 This module gives you an opportunity to develop your performance skills and technique, and to extend your repertoire. Your development is supported by regular one-to-one lessons with a specialist teacher. The module is assessed through a recital on your instrument or voice and through a reflective commentary on your process. Context and Methodology This module supports you in exploring an area of your performing activities and interests, and provides you with a thorough grounding in research skills. The module is delivered through a weekly lecture/seminar, with tutorial sessions that focus on performance. TRIMESTER 2 Performance Studies 2 This module is designed to extend your performing skills and repertoire as well as to explore performance practice and performance history. Through a weekly seminar, you are introduced to a wide range of performance-related issues and techniques, which will extend and enhance your current practice. Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Practice This module gives you the opportunity to work with other musicians and take part in a variety of different ensemble activities. You also have the chance to work with other creative artists across subject boundaries. The module is delivered through small-group seminars (focused on particular interest areas), and assessment is based on a portfolio of creative work and a self-evaluation/collaborative process document.


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Opera Studies This module is open to singers, instrumentalists, répétiteurs and conductors. You will develop practical operatic skills and contextual operatic knowledge through the production and performance of operas and opera scenes. TRIMESTER 3 Major Project This double module represents the culmination of the MMus and gives you the opportunity to explore a chosen area of performance in depth. This module usually culminates in a public performance in a major venue in Bath. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Modules are normally taught via one-to-one lessons, seminars and practical workshops, supported by individual tutorials and online activity within the university’s Virtual Learning Environment. The Major Project is student-led, with supporting tutorials. Visiting speakers, masterclasses and other activities are arranged as appropriate. You are encouraged to make full use of library and IT resources in the University, and ample time will be scheduled in

studios and workstation labs for independent study, as appropriate. In addition to the facilities available on the Newton Park campus, including the Michael Tippett Centre, we have access to the University’s Corsham Court centre. Performers are encouraged to collaborate with each other and with other students, whether in music or in other disciplines. Students are also invited to participate in ensembles of their choice within the Department of Music. The Music Department currently runs a wide range of ensemble activity, all of which will be relevant to MMus Performance students. Such ensembles include those in the western classical tradition (such as orchestra and Georgian Band) and jazz (BB1 and BB2) as well as in other areas (such as Gamelan and experimental music). Bath Spa Music Department has developed close links with high-profile promoters of live music (including Bath International Music Festival, Bath Philharmonia, Bath Mozart Fest, Wiltshire Music Centre, Bath Recital Artists’ Trust, Iford Arts and St George’s in Bristol) and these links will enable some significant performance-related opportunities for MMus Performance students.

STAFF AND VISITING LECTURERS MMus Performance is led by Dr Charles Wiffen and Professor Roger Heaton. Roger is a renowned clarinetist and conductor and performs throughout Europe as a soloist. He has played with the Arditti, Kreutzer and Smith String Quartets, and was a member of the London Sinfonietta and Ensemble Modern. He plays with the Gavin Bryars Ensemble, with whom he records regularly for CD and radio. He was Music Director and conductor of Rambert Dance Company, 1988–93, and Clarinet Professor at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, 1982–94. Charles Wiffen has performed extensively in Great Britain, Europe, North America, Israel, China, Japan and Southern Africa. Recent festival appearances have included the BBC Proms, as well as numerous other festivals. He is a member of the London Archduke Trio and Contemporary Consort. Charles has taught at the Royal College of Music and at Trinity College of Music. Students may explore areas of their own interest, which may relate to staff specialisms, such as early music and music of the late 18th century, and romantic and early 20th century music, as well as contemporary

performance practice and experimental music. Students will also benefit from the involvement of the many vocal and instrumental teachers from the Music Department, as well as from a wellestablished masterclass programme. Recent visitors have included Dame Emma Kirkby (voice), Isobel Buchanan (voice), Stefano Parrino (flute), Daniel Pailthorpe (flute), Badke Quartet (strings), Florian Uhlig (piano), Professor Colin Lawson (clarinet), Jason Rebello ( jazz piano), Andy Sheppard (saxophone), Ensemble Bash (percussion) and Madeleine Mitchell (violin). This culture of high-level performance will be relevant and attractive to potential MMus (Performance) students. ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment takes the form of individual assignments for each module. There are practical assessments (such as public recitals) as well as portfolios of supporting written work. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS We offer places on the basis of our assessment of the student’s quality, potential and commitment, and their ability to benefit from the course. Normally, but not invariably, a student will have a first degree. Applications are invited from candidates with a range of academic disciplines and from a variety of national backgrounds. Applicants should submit a DVD recording with their application, comprising two contrasting works. Applicants should also submit an example of written work, particularly where this relates to their own practice, focusing on technical and/or aesthetic concerns.

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Mmus Songwriting AWARDS: MMus full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year)

LENGTH: MMus full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year)

MMus part-time: 5 trimesters (2 calendar years)

MMus part-time: 6 trimesters (2 calendar years)

MMus Songwriting (Distance Learning) also available full-time or part-time

MMus Songwriting (Distance Learning) also available full-time or part-time

LOCATION: Corsham Court campus and via distance learning

KEY FEATURES: Taught by published songwriters Bath Spa pioneered the teaching of songwriting Strong links with music industry bodies and publishers International distance learning option available

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

Bath Spa has pioneered the teaching of songwriting, and launched the world’s first Songwriting Master’s degree in 2007. Bath Spa’s unique Master’s is a blend of practical, theoretical and scholarly practice is taught by published, practising songwriters and academics. The course is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to a professional level, or published songwriters wishing to achieve academic accreditation whilst continuing their creative development. Based at our postgraduate centre at Corsham Court as well as Newton Park, and also offered via distance learning, the course maintains strong links with industry through publishers, guest artists and guest lecturers, and offers the chance to consolidate and focus your creative output whilst developing a perspective on your work informed by research. The course aims to: – enable you to write songs at a professional level – develop critical awareness relating to your own songs and others’ – refine your ability to perform/ present your songs – inform you of historical and musicological developments in songwriting – enhance understanding of the marketplace or cultural contexts relevant to your songs – provide opportunities for you to discuss current developments in songwriting with songwriters, producers and publishers – encourage you to develop re-writing and collaborative songwriting skills – help you to develop technical skills relevant to songwriting practice – develop your research skills and methodologies – advance your academic writing skills at (Masters) Level 7 – guide you in planning and recording a professional-standard portfolio.

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact: T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Director: Davey Ray Moor

COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course is available on either a full-time or part-time basis, and is also available via distance learning. The academic year is 12 months long and comprises three trimesters: October– January, February–June, and June– October. Taught sessions are held during the daytime at our Corsham Court campus. Distance Learning tutorials are offered after-hours to accommodate different work commitments and time zones. Professional songwriters, music publishers and others involved in the songwriting industry visit regularly to teach, to host Q&A sessions and to give masterclasses. MODULES –S  ongwriting Skills: You will engage weekly with a series of preparatory creative writing and compositional exercises designed to supply you with the raw creative material from which to increase your lyrical, harmonic and melodic range. –H  istory of Song: Here you become conversant with key principles underpinning song form, literary, and musicological theory. You will then conduct a ‘secondary research’ project as you investigate the contexts, techniques and principles informing the work of the songwriters who inspire your own writing. –C  ontext and Methodology: On this module you apply modes of research to better understand the sociological, cultural and economic contexts identified as being potential ecologies for your songs. As well as focusing your career trajectory, this is a key Level 7 designed to prepare the student for further postgraduate and doctoral study. –C  ollaborative Songwriting: You will develop skills in collaborative songwriting, enabling you to experience a variety of collaborative

methods, exploring the relationship between collaborative process and final song product. – Major Project: Here is where you bring your creativity and your research together as you develop your portfolio; your collection of professional song assets. Some singers construct their albums, some songwriters curate a ‘showcase’ display for publishers. Others develop suites of songs for their musical theatre, film or educational purposes. Inspired by their research, some students assemble a 15,000-word Dissertation. The design of this Major Project is entirely driven by your own sense of context and purpose. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Bath Spa University’s approach to the teaching of songwriting combines analysis of existing repertoire with a focus on song crafting technique. Students are encouraged to develop their skills by writing new songs throughout the course. Lectures, seminars and tutorials combine to offer a range of expert and peer critiques that seek to enable the student to examine original and known works in a range of critical and technical contexts. Our curriculum is supported by our virtual learning environment where course materials can be accessed from any web location. Distance Learning students are welcome to attend the specialist postgraduate centre at either Corsham Court or Newton Park for any of its many resources, including our MPA Research Forum, contemporary studio spaces, library and other study environments. Whilst most of the cohorts on this route are likely to remain off-campus, you are welcome to book studio time and access the full range of facilities at either of our campuses. From anywhere in the world students can access Bath Spa

University’s comprehensive online library. Ours is a world-class collection connecting you to thousands of other libraries, electronic journals and e-books; our library allows you to research from home. You are also welcome at either of our physical libraries. Lecture videos, master-classes and technique classes are all part of the online resources available to our songwriters. FACULTY AND CAMPUS The University’s Corsham Court Centre has been established with an emphasis on postgraduate study, offering the space and atmosphere to create within a community of inspirational and imaginative artists. Lecturers at Bath Spa University are practising professionals with ongoing multi-media projects, gold albums, international critical acclaim and awards between them. RECORDING FACILITIES While our studio facilities are designed to enable the capture of high quality recordings, in keeping with contemporary songwriting industry practice it is anticipated that you will become self-sufficient in the sense that, following completion of the course, you will be able to repeat the core processes of writing, planning and recording without incurring recording studio expenses. To enable mastery of the home recording process you have access to laptop based ‘notepad’ setups and industry-standard software including plug-ins throughout your studies. Our facilities at Corsham Court are open to all MMus Songwriting students including those studying via distance learning: – Four dedicated songwriting rooms, each including Apple Macs running Pro Tools, Garageband and Logic – Dedicated performance venue, including lighting and PA system – Lecture facilities – Selection of instruments and microphones – Acoustic piano and electronic keyboards


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ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment takes the form of individual assignments for each module. These typically include songs, audio and video presentations and academic essays. Assessment is continuous and there are no written exams. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS We offer places on the basis of your experience, potential and commitment as a songwriter. Normally, but not invariably, you will have a first degree (or equivalent music industry experience) plus a substantial body of recorded work, equal to that which would be obtained as part of a related undergraduate course. You should submit a portfolio of work with your application comprising a four-track CD of original songs with lyrics in the English language accompanied by printed A4 lyric sheets. Applications are invited from candidates with a range of academic disciplines and from a variety of national backgrounds. Where an applicant does not have a degree, he or she is required to complete an APEL (Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience) form. There is an expectation you will be able to use Logic, ProTools or GarageBand to a level of basic proficiency. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES MMus Songwriting will enable you to develop a broad range of intellectual, practical and transferable skills. Previous students have gone on to become professional signed songwriters, lecturers, publishers, composers, performers, managers, teachers and therapists. Given the practical nature of the course, you may choose to work as a songwriter or in a related field, such as music publishing. You may use the critical skills you have acquired to work elsewhere in the various music industries, perhaps for a record label, a publisher or as a music journalist. Upon graduation from the programme, it is the aim of course

tutors that you will have acquired the core problem-solving, analytical and critical skills needed to adapt to the changeable and unpredictable work environment of the 21st century.

STUDENT PROFILE STEVIE RAE STEPHENS MMUS SONGWRITING — “After receiving my BA in Music Technology and singing professionally for ten years, I decided that I wanted to develop a more rounded skillset by studying for a Master’s. I identify myself as a performing musician first and foremost, so a songwriting course was the perfect fit. I chose Bath Spa University because it offered the world’s first postgraduate programme in the subject and promised me a bright future in music. We held a weekly group critique and songwriters’ circle, so students never felt like strangers. Sharing fresh music with my classmates was an incredibly empowering and intimate experience. During the course, I wrote, arranged, recorded and produced an original full-length album. All of the networking and experience that I gained on the course will have a big impact on my future. I am now more enlightened and enthusiastic about starting out and this course has given me a renewed sense of confidence.”

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During the induction week tutors host a series of seminars, lectures, workshops and showcases that serve to introduce you to the themes of the programme. From then onwards the course is delivered using a range of tutor and student-led e-learning methods including one-to-one tutorials, group webinars, video content and online exercises. Contacts, critiques and collaborations are enhanced through playback seminars and Facebook groups, which work with and around the curriculum to provide a dynamic, fluid social environment. Combining regular personal tutorials with a range of online teaching and learning tools, the course combines personal and social contact with asynchronous videos, lectures, master-classes and technique exercises. Group webinars see songwriters from around the world meeting live to share songs and critiques, whilst our low-residency weeks in historic Corsham Court.


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business and management programme AWARDS: MA Business and Management MA Business and Management (Marketing) MA Business and Management (Enterprise) MA Business and Management (Accounting) MA Business and Management (International Business) Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Business and Management Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Business and Management (Marketing) Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Business and Management (Enterprise) Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Business and Management (Accounting)

Welcome to the MA in Business and Management with specialist pathways in Marketing, Enterprise, Accounting and International Business. This exciting programme is specifically designed to help you to develop your knowledge and understanding of business and management and be able to implement this effectively across a wide range of complex businessbased scenarios as well as in an international context. You will engage in the advanced study of a diverse range of organisations and the rapidly changing environments in which they operate both nationally and internationally. You will enhance both your academic research skills and the practical management skills that you will need in order to manage human resources, complex organisational systems and the challenging issues affecting business in a rigorous, pragmatic and effective manner. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The programme is offered in a modular format offering you the greatest choice in tailoring your final degree content to match your academic interest and future career development. You will take a mix of taught modules in the first two trimesters (120 credits) and complete a dissertation/research project (15,000–20,000 words) in the third trimester (60 credits). To achieve the MA you will need to complete 180 credits in total. In addition to the general MA in Business and Management, there are also specialist pathways available in Marketing, Enterprise, Accounting and International Business. The specialist pathways in Marketing and Enterprise are accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing as meeting the qualification criterion for entry into the Professional Diploma in Marketing.

Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Business and Management (International Business) LOCATION: Taught within Bath Business School at our Newton Park campus FEES: Please see page 18 for full details LENGTH: This programme offers two entries in a year. One starts in October and the other starts in February MA full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year) MA part-time: 32 months PG Dip full-time: 2 trimesters PG Dip part-time: 4 trimesters

MODULES TRIMESTER 1 During the first trimester you will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of business and management and establish a grounding in the international business environment through two core 30 credit modules. Management in Practice (30 credits) This module provides a springboard to management topics which are studied throughout the Master’s in Business and Management. Completing this module will develop knowledge of management in a range of business contexts. The module is mindful and covers aspects for students wishing to own their business or develop their career through self-employment. International Business and Management (30 credits) This module is an advanced learning of international business management in the context of the dynamic, comprehensive and complex nature of this topic. It provides a critical understanding of the topics that are relevant to international business

KEY FEATURES: Flexible modular structure provides maximum choice and tailoring of the degree to support your career progression

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Provides thorough grounding in the principles and practice of business and management

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Strong focus on marketing, enterprise and developing a business

ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk

Directly relevant for those whose previous undergraduate study has been in an unrelated discipline, for continuing learners with practical experience and for those preparing for self-employment or employment in the creative and performing arts

Course Director: Mark Coombs Please note: there are proposals to review the structure of this programme in 2016, so please check the website for the latest information

and management theories and practices. You will develop your analytical skills of the essential principles of international business and management especially those relating to the initial stages of involvement in international business. It examines the decisions that have to be taken by international managers from an integrated functional perspective, against the dynamic global environment in which those decisions are made.

Introduction to Social Science Research Methods (15 credits) This module introduces you to the principles and practices of social research. It offers you a solid foundation upon which to design, propose and implement your research project. It introduces a range of practical, qualitative and quantitative methodologies and methods from which you can select the most appropriate for your own needs in your dissertation or other research project.

TRIMESTER 2 All students take four 15 credit modules. Each specialist pathway will have a different set of compulsory modules, with each one forming a key component of your discipline of choice. You can then choose additional optional 15 credit modules, designed to enable you to tailor your degree, whilst demonstrating the broadening of your knowledge and understanding from an interdisciplinary perspective. Details of the compulsory modules for each specialist pathway can be seen on pages 99–101.

Marketing Management (15 credits) The purpose of this module is to provide an understanding of the importance of the marketing concept within any organisation. The module outlines both the philosophical underpinning supporting contemporary marketing theory and its application in different organisational contexts. Marketing Communications (15 credits) This module explores the key issues and challenges in contemporary marketing communications. It will cover strategic issues of brand


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strategy, planning, and channel integration as well as the tactical considerations needed to execute relevant and appropriate marketing communications campaigns that meet the needs of key identified audiences. Financial and Management Accounting (15 credits) This module is designed to develop the ability to effectively interpret financial information. To make informed decisions or allocate resources based on that information is a key competence for managers in any organisation, regardless of its size or sector. This module will focus on financial management including financial planning, control and how businesses make decisions and evaluate the relative benefits of alternative project proposals. Financial Management for International Business (15 credits) The purpose of this module is to develop the understanding of financial and management accounting in both UK and international businesses. The module will focus on the understanding and preparation of financial statements under international accounting standards. This will also explore the nature of costs and techniques used to analyse and control costs in a competitive environment. If you are only taking this financial module it is recommend students have some prior knowledge of financial accounting before completing this module. Entrepreneurship (15 credits) This module explores the contribution of entrepreneurship and of individual entrepreneurs to future organisational growth and sustainability. It defines the different role of the entrepreneur in different organisational contexts – small, medium and international, and identifies the necessary requirements associated with the creation and management of an entrepreneurial culture. Managing People (15 credits) Whatever your specialism, managers

increasingly need to be managers of people, lead teams and undertake many aspects of human resource management. It is also increasingly being recognised that organisational performance can be enhanced and competitive advantage gained through the strategic management and development of people.

from these, conclusions are drawn and recommendations made. It enables you to demonstrate your ability to use learning derived from your studies to resolve a problem, answer a question or prove/disprove a hypothesis related to business, markets, or organisations.

Strategy and Governance (15 credits) This module focuses on strategy and its importance to any organisation if it is to be able to grow and sustain itself within the contemporary global competitive environment. The module identifies the key concept of organisational purpose linked to both normative and technique-based strategic tools and applies these in a variety of different organisational contexts.

The consultancy project or dissertation gives you the opportunity to explain to yourself what you have learned about business and management and to demonstrate how you will apply this knowledge. Writing the consultancy project or dissertation provides you with a unique opportunity to consolidate the evidence you have assembled during the course and to subject it to rigorous academic analysis and practical application. If you are following a specialist pathway you must opt for a consultancy project/dissertation within the scope of the specialism you are studying. Working regularly with your mentor / supervisor, you will assemble your material and convert it into a 15,000-20,000 word consultancy project/dissertation. In addition, you will make a presentation of your findings to an audience of colleagues and academics.

TRIMESTER 3 In Trimester 3 you will work on your consultancy project or dissertation (60 credits). The module commences with a series of taught classes designed to promote your knowledge of research methodology and to help with the construction of your research proposal outlining your research questions and framing the detailed work to be undertaken. You may choose to submit one of the following types of project: –C  onsultancy Project – you will undertake a detailed research project linked to a ‘live’ business scenario. You are expected to demonstrate that you can link your studies on the course with the resolution of an identified issue or problem within an organisation known to you. – Dissertation – the dissertation involves choosing an area of research interest related to one or more of the themes covered on the MA. It will include a review of current literature related to the topic and also incorporates a field study. Findings are analysed and,

TEACHING METHODS – Lectures – Seminar discussions, group-work, presentations – Case studies and problem-based learning – Role plays – Management exercises – Field research – Internet searches LEARNING OUTCOMES On successful completion of the programme, you will be able to: – Understand the major business functions – understanding markets, developing plans, understanding and improving delivery, managing

relationships with people, managing finance, technology and other resources; – Appreciate the nature of the national and international forces which shape contemporary businesses activity – competitive, economic, social, political, environmental, technological and regulatory; – Develop skills and techniques in gathering, analysing and evaluating information, planning, applying concepts and models to the solution of problems, evaluating risk, making decisions, communicating, working in teams, thinking effectively and in flexibly managing your own work and that of others; – Evaluate and challenge both the positive and negative effects of a range of business and management practices and be able to make judgements about their value and implications; – Apply your learning in a variety of business contexts ranging from the experience of large multinational organisations to sole party ownership, through different industry and sector specific experience, and through analysis of enterprise at different stages of development – self-employment, start-up and small business. TUTORS Your tutors offer you access to a wide range of academic and practical expertise in business and management. Many of them maintain deep practical experience gained in business and management engagement across the commercial, public and the non-profit sectors. Our tutors are committed to delivering the highest quality teaching and learning and the application of that learning to deliver effective practice in the workplace. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This programme is designed to prepare participants for a wide range of careers in general management across all industry sectors and in the international


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environment. It will prepare you for entry level into management and for progression to middle management positions. The advanced learning that it provides delivers practical management-based skills and techniques that are directly applicable to a wide range of occupations. Study within the specialist pathways allows for further concentration of skills and techniques in marketing and in business start-ups and small and medium size business management. The specialist pathways in Marketing and Enterprise are accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing as meeting the qualification criterion for entry into the Professional Diploma in Marketing. The content of the programme is also directly applicable to those participants who wish to work in a self-employed capacity in the creative and performing arts sectors. ASSESSMENT METHODS A variety of assessment methods are utilised, including: – Individual project – Individual presentation – Group project – Group presentation – Examination Assignments are designed to integrate theoretical concepts with practical application. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applications from a variety of backgrounds are welcomed. Normally a good honours degree in any academic discipline or a relevant professional qualification. Applicants who do not meet the academic entry standard, but who have relevant work experience, will be considered on their individual merits. Previous experience and learning can be taken into consideration through accreditation of prior learning (APL and APEL).

STUDENT PROFILE HARRIET FORMBY MA BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT — “ I completed an undergraduate degree in Business and Management at Bath Spa and then wanted to increase my academic expertise further in a business related field. I chose Bath Spa as I already had links with the business department; the location was an important factor and the teaching hours allowed for part-time working. The university has a friendly atmosphere, conducive to learning. Class sizes are small, with good interaction between students, and the lecturers are very approachable and keen to see students reach their full potential. The MA was very practically applicable to real business scenarios at a strategic level and offered a good range of business topics within the modules. I found it particularly impressive that the course lecturers have significant industry experience, are genuinely interested in their students’ success and are exceptionally supportive. Additionally, having the option to conduct the research project as a consultancy piece was an attractive option from an employability angle after graduating. Particularly because it was delivered through a variety of mediums, from guest speakers to role-play scenarios, group projects and online resources, the course was stimulating and engaging. Completing this course has increased my business expertise at a strategic level, and I believe that it will improve my employment prospects. It has also helped me to refine my career ambitions with regards to the type of jobs and sectors I would like to pursue. I would highly recommend the course to anyone looking to further their academic business knowledge, whether from a business related background or looking to change their specialism.”

For those whose previous undergraduate study has been in an unrelated discipline, the programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge that you will need to gain a broad understanding of the complexities associated within modern day organisations and their effective management. It will prepare you to feel confident and assured in your own capacity to analyse complex issues and situations and to be able to manage yourself and the organisation through them in a positive and effective manner. The MA in Business and Management will enable you to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively. You will engage in the advanced study of a diverse range of organisations and the rapidly changing environments in which they operate both nationally and internationally.

MODULES You will study the following modules on the general pathway: TRIMESTER 1 – Management in Practice – International Business and Management TRIMESTER 2 Two compulsory modules: – I ntroduction to Social Science Research Methods – Marketing Communications Plus two optional modules from: – Marketing Management – F inancial and Management Accounting – F inancial Management for International Business – Entrepreneurship – Managing People – Strategy and Governance DISSERTATION/CONSULTANCY PROJECT You will study a subject related to general business.


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MA BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT: ACCOUNTING

MA BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT: ENTERPRISE

The specialist pathway in Accounting will enable you to understand and practice financial management in the business context. You will engage in the advanced study of accounting and financial management for a diverse range of organisations and the rapidly changing environments in which they operate both nationally and internationally. You will enhance both your academic research skills and the practical management skills that you will need in order to manage complex financial and accounting functions and systems in a rigorous, pragmatic and effective manner.

If you are preparing yourself for the skills and understanding that you will need to enter self-employment or to create and develop your own business idea, the specialist pathway in Enterprise will provide a framework around which you can make this a practical reality. You will engage in the advanced study of enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation management for a diverse range of organisations and the rapidly changing environments in which they operate both nationally and internationally. You will enhance both your academic research skills and the practical management skills that you will need in order to create and manage your own business, be a freelancer or manage challenging enterprises in a dynamic and innovative manner. The specialist pathway in Enterprise is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing as meeting the qualification criterion for entry into the Professional Diploma in Marketing.

MODULES You will study the following modules on the Accounting pathway: TRIMESTER 1 –M  anagement in Practice – International Business and Management TRIMESTER 2 Three compulsory pathway modules: – Introduction to Social Science Research Methods – F inancial and Management Accounting – F inancial Management for International Business Plus one optional module from: –M  arketing Management –M  arketing Communications – Entrepreneurship – S trategy and Governance DISSERTATION/CONSULTANCY PROJECT You will study a subject related to finance or accounting.

MODULES You will study the following modules on the Enterprise pathway: TRIMESTER 1 – Management in Practice – International Business and Management TRIMESTER 2 Three compulsory pathway modules: – Introduction to Social Science Research Methods – Entrepreneurship – Marketing Management Plus one optional module from: – Marketing Communications – Financial and Management Accounting – Managing People – Financial Management for International Business – Strategy and Governance DISSERTATION/CONSULTANCY PROJECT You will study a subject related to entrepreneurship, managing innovation and creativity, or freelance management.


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MA BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT: MARKETING

MA BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

If you are seeking to deepen current knowledge and understanding of business and management from the marketing perspective, the specialist pathway in Marketing will enable you to achieve this. You will engage in the advanced study of marketing and marketing management for a diverse range of organisations and the rapidly changing environments in which they operate both nationally and internationally. You will enhance both your academic research skills and the practical marketing skills that you will need in order to manage complex marketing functions in a rigorous, pragmatic and innovative manner. The specialist pathway in Marketing is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing as meeting the qualification criterion for entry into the Professional Diploma in Marketing.

If you are seeking to develop your career in an international context, the International Business pathway could be an ideal choice. You will develop the specialist knowledge, understanding and techniques needed to develop and operate businesses in the dynamic and complex international environment. You will engage in the advanced study of international business management, international relations and international financial management for a diverse range of organisations, and the rapidly changing environments in which they operate internationally. You will enhance both your academic research skills and the practical management skills needed to manage complex business functions in a pragmatic and effective manner and in an international context.

MODULES You will study the following modules on the Marketing pathway: TRIMESTER 1 – Management in Practice – International Business and Management TRIMESTER 2 Two compulsory pathway modules: – Introduction to Social Science Research Methods – Marketing Management Plus two optional modules from: – Marketing Communications – Financial and Management Accounting – Financial Management for International Business – Entrepreneurship – Strategy and Governance – Managing People DISSERTATION/CONSULTANCY PROJECT You will study a subject related to marketing or marketing management.

MODULES You will study the following modules on the International Business pathway: TRIMESTER 1 –M  anagement in Practice – International Business and Management TRIMESTER 2 Two compulsory pathway modules: – Introduction to Social Science Research Methods – Marketing Management Plus two optional modules from: – Marketing Communications – Entrepreneurship – F inancial and Management Accounting – Financial Management for International Business – Strategy and Governance – Managing People DISSERTATION/CONSULTANCY PROJECT You will study a subject related to international business.


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MA advertising practice AWARDS: MA Advertising Practice Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Advertising Practice

LENGTH: Full-time: 1 year

KEY FEATURES: Portfolio-focused Innovative team approach that includes mentoring junior teams

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Advertising Practice

Hands-on experience at the world’s top agencies

LOCATION: Corsham Court, with final project presentations at major agency headquarters (in London, New York, Chicago, Sydney or elsewhere)

Taught by leading practitioners

APPLICATIONS: This course requires the completion of an application form AND the submission of a portfolio of ideas. Minimum 3-5 campaign ideas to demonstrate the applicant is familiar with advertising concepts and can think conceptually about an advertising or marketing challenge. Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact: T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Director: Dr Paul Meyer

This is an MA programme for creative people and account planners working on a combination of course- and client-set ‘live’ briefs, leading and mentoring teams of undergraduate advertising students in ways that mirror the professional creative team-leadership role. With its emphasis on building real business skills, on team leadership and creativity, this course is unlike any other MA Advertising programme in existence in the UK and abroad.

contemporary marketing communications.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course is organised to help writers, art directors and planners improve their specialist skills while at the same time learning to work better as teams. Some of the modules are disciplinespecific and others require students to work in teams as they do in agencies.

 RIMESTER 3 (60 credits) T Final Project (60 credits; dissertation equivalent module): To include a presentation by art direction, copywriting and account planning students to advertising executives at a major global advertising agency and mentoring undergraduate teams through the process. The presentation of your project will be done virtually (via Skype or Google etc.) or you can opt-in to travel to the agency headquarters for the final presentation.

MODULES TRIMESTER 1 (60 credits) Research Methodologies (30 credits): This module is designed in two parts. The first part develops your generic research skills. These skills include using our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment); critical thinking and reflection; training in professional academic conventions concerning footnote and bibliographic referencing, essay presentation and the use of sources; getting the most out of the library and online databases and research tools (finding and evaluating information); note-taking and reading for research; ethics in research. The second part is specifically designed for students of Advertising Practice. How can you, as a creative professional, benefit from your improved research methodologies, whether you continue in higher education or secure a career in the advertising industry? Creativity in Practice (30 credits): This portfolio-building class encourages experimentation with technology and new media, using

Advanced Topics (30 credits): In this module you will hone your skills by direct engagement with successful writers, art directors, photographers, illustrators, filmmakers, and account planners – learning about and practising with the latest hardware and software, and in workshops discussing your own work in relation to the work of other students.

global case studies as examples of best practice. Through a combination of set and ‘live’ briefs, students learn to play to their strengths and identify areas of improvement to work on during their specialist ‘Advanced Topic’ modules. In this module, you will also discuss the ethics of advertising. What is ‘truth in advertising’ and why is this truth essential in the successful promotion of goods and services? What is the role of the legal department in agencies? What are the ethical issues of targeting vulnerable groups such as children and the elderly?  RIMESTER 2 (60 credits) T Managing People (15 credits): Whatever your specialism, managers increasingly need to be managers of people, lead teams and undertake many aspects of human resource management. It is also increasingly being recognised that organisational performance can be enhanced and competitive advantage gained through the strategic management and development of people. Marketing Communications (15 credits): Marketing communications are constantly developing and changing. New theories, new approaches and the diversity of cultural influences impacted by technological advances all combine to create a dynamic environment. This module explores the key issues and challenges in

Total credits required for MA Advertising Practice = 180 TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Students will benefit from a variety of teaching methods – from guest lectures, team-teaching in the classroom, short courses covering specialist topics, and individual tuition with staff via Skype, email etc. Access to industry-standard computers, software and technical advice is freely available to all students on the course. STAFF/TUTORS Dr Paul Meyer, Subject Leader of Creative Writing and advertising creative director who has worked for the world’s top agencies, producing award winning work for Reebok, McDonald’s, General Motors and Motorola, among others. Specialist staff in art direction, copywriting and account planning drawn from top regional, national and

global agency networks. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates will have first-hand experience of working in top agencies. The course is designed to help prepare graduates for work in the agency of their choice. ASSESSMENT METHODS – Portfolio – Reflective essays – Presentations ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students will normally be required to hold a good bachelor’s degree or equivalent. A sample of work (3-5 advertising campaign ideas) and a personal statement are required.

MARK FIGLIULO, CHAIRMAN & CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER TBWA CHIAT DAY INC. — “Advertising is ridiculously fun and challenging at the same time. This MA Programme will prepare students for both aspects of the industry. Teaming creative people with planners and mentoring less experienced practitioners at the same time mirrors agency life, and encouraging students to leverage the opportunities of all media: this is brilliant.”


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MA GLOBAL STUDIES AWARDS: MA Global Studies LOCATION: Newton Park and Corsham Court campuses

LENGTH: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

KEY FEATURES: Programme design offers wide student choice Multi-disciplinary approach to globalisation in economic, social and cultural worlds Includes full preparation in social research methods Opportunities to incorporate international travel and research activity

APPLICATIONS: A downloadable application form is available on the website. To discuss any detail of your application please contact our admissions team: T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Director: Dr Mark McGuinness Please note, the running of this course is subject to final approval

TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES The programme is taught through a very wide range of methods and media including: lectures, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork, creative workshops, performances, tutor and student presentations, peer assessment. Alongside our expert staff, modules may make use of invited guest speakers who share their insights and experience in various sectors. Our personalised virtual learning environment is available 24/7 and holds an array of support materials, useful links and documentation. Globalisation continues to be a transformational and accelerating force driving contemporary social, economic and cultural change at all scales from continents to nationstates and local communities. Every area of life has been transformed by globalisation in complex ways. MA Global Studies provides you with an exciting interdisciplinary framework in which to develop and deepen your understanding of how globalisation is reorganising social and economic life, environmental awareness and cultural forms whilst creating new sets of public sector challenges, private sector innovations and entrepreneurial opportunities. This programme is distinctive in providing you with opportunities for advanced academic study of globalisation processes and impacts in all sectors alongside effective entrepreneurship, management and enterprise skills that allow you to build your understanding and your career. The ability to focus your studies on questions of leadership, research and change management in the context of increasing globalisation allows those from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds to build their expertise and preparation for roles in management in any organisational context.

MA Global Studies will give you an appreciation of the complex patterns of change to which organisations must adapt and respond if they are to identify and secure economic and social opportunities and benefits. MA Global Studies does not require any particular disciplinary background, however it may appeal to those with an interest/background in subjects such as Business, Management and Organisations; Human and Social Geography; Development Studies; Education; Sociology and Social Sciences; Media and Communications and many more. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT This course is designed to give you an advanced appreciation of the drivers of and impact on social, economic and cultural change in contemporary society. Alongside a critical awareness of how and why various forms of change occur with different waves of globalisation, you will gain an understanding of complex change at multiple scales. This will benefit those seeking to contribute to private, public and third sector organisations that operate in increasingly globalised markets and environments and require an ability to change and adapt through evidence-based decision making in rapidly changing economic, social and cultural contexts.

MODULES Core: – Globalisation: Cultures and Flows – Environment and Society: Global Perspectives – Research Methods in Social Science – Global Studies Research Project Elective : – Education and Development – Entrepreneurship – Financial Management for International Business – Intercultural Musicology – International Business and Management – International Education and Globalisation – International Higher Education – Introduction to Creative Writing – Leadership Principles: Context and Challenges – Strategy and Governance – Transnational Creativities ASSESSMENT METHODS The programme is assessed using a range of items appropriate to the materials being considered. The mix will depend upon your module choices, typical tasks include: essays, case study work, data analysis, presentations, seen examinations, research proposal, extended research project (which can include fieldwork elements).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This programme combines advanced study and rigorous training in research methods, essential for multiple career options. Your deep and critical understanding of the complexities of the processes and impacts of globalisation on individuals, organisations and societies is excellent preparation for those in management and decision making roles in a range of organisations adapting to the challenges – and realising the opportunities – presented by globalisation. Whether your role is in a public service environment characterised by increased competition, a charity with global objectives or a business searching for new market opportunities in the wake of the social, technological and economic transformations of our age, this programme will help inform your understanding, evidence your decision making and give you an advantage in the increasingly globalised employment environment of the 21st century. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students will normally be required to hold a good bachelor’s degree or equivalent.


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Msc environmental management AWARDS: MSc Environmental Management

LENGTH: Full-time: 1 year

Individual modules also available as CPD

Part-time: 2 years

LOCATION: Newton Park campus FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

KEY FEATURES: Provides a sound understanding of environmental sustainability and practices for consultancy or industry

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact:

Potential for environmental science, biodiversity and/or business management focus

T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply

Flexible modular content allows course to be tailored to professionals from any industry, not just environmental professionals

ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk

Core teaching staff with industry experience

Course Director: Dr David Watson, MCIEEM

The opportunity to work on real-live research projects with our industry partners

career; from biodiversity to business. You may also elect to use an existing project related to your employment as your dissertation. MODULES TRIMESTER 1 You will study the following modules in Trimester 1: Principles of Environmental Management (30 credits) This compulsory module provides an overview of environmental management principles, tools, and legislation: including sustainability, resource management, environmental hazards and ecosystem services. Plus optional modules totalling 30 credits: This is a broad based and flexible course that will enable you to pursue a range of environmental careers, from environmental specialist to a manager with an environmental remit. Alternatively the course, or modules within it, can provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD) should you be a professional wanting to refresh or expand your skills in environmental management. This can be done by taking the whole course or individual modules as stand-alone CPD items. This course has been developed following extensive consultation with industry. Unusually, and perhaps uniquely, for an Environmental Management Master’s, you can include Business Management modules in your options; something that is seen as a real benefit by our industry partners. In addition, through choosing particular modules and assessment options, the course can be tailored to suit a range of environmental interests and therefore careers in the environmental and management sectors. For example this course will suit you if you wish to pursue a career as an ecological consultant, in environmental protection or as a sustainability co-ordinator.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT You will study two compulsory 30 credit modules (one in each taught trimester) that will provide a detailed overview of environmental management practices, principles, tools and techniques. These will include topics such as pollution, EMS, biodiversity, environmental monitoring, GIS, environmental decision-making and communication skills. Modules amounting to a further 30 credits are also selected in each taught trimester, from a choice of environmental management or business management topics. You must take a minimum of 30 credits in environmental management and there are four 15 credit environmental management modules available. These are focused on: ecosystem management; environment and society; applied geomorphology; and wastes, energy and pollution. Business management modules are available in topics such as: contemporary management issues; entrepreneurship; financial management; marketing; and managing people. Finally, you will complete a 60 credit independent research project that will allow you to demonstrate your environmental understanding in an area relevant to your interests and

skills to set up a business, marketing their environmental products, or the successful financial management of a project, department or company. The business management modules offered will allow you to develop some of these important management skills. Modules available include: Financial Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Managing People, and Management in Practice. Management in Practice is a 30 credit module providing an excellent overview if you have no formal business training. The other modules are 15 credit modules and will allow the development of specific skills. TRIMESTER 2 You will study the following modules in Trimester 2:

Waste, Energy and Pollution Management (15 credits) optional Develop your understanding of the potential negative impacts that arise through human interactions with the environment. Key aspects will include resource use and polluting emissions, especially through our generation of waste and utilisation of energy sources. It will also enable you to appreciate the role of new technologies in alleviating such effects.

Professional Practice for Environmental Management (30 credits) This compulsory module develops key professional skills, including: GIS, environmental risks and decisionmaking, survey and monitoring, sampling design, data management and analysis, reporting and communication.

Environment and Society: Global Perspectives on Policy and Practice (15 credits) optional Gain a deeper, critical understanding of the human dimensions of environmental change. Develop your sense of the multi-layered and contested nature of environmental ‘problems’ and the ‘solutions’ variously proposed. A broad, interdisciplinary and critical awareness is encouraged through consideration of academic and policy literatures from different global and historical contexts.

Ecosystem Management (15 credits) optional Modern economic theory (ecological economics) considers ecosystem sustainability as the foundation of all economic sustainability and its crucial role in underpinning business and political decisions. Hence, this module investigates the natural environment in terms of ecosystem functions and resource management, both of which can provide benefits and provide challenges for human beings and the wider environment. It also considers the extent to which we can assign economic value to nature.

Business Management Options Environmental managers often need a range of management skills, such as managing staff, entrepreneurial

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practical skills to equip you to undertake integrated and applied geomorphological projects relevant to the environmental management and consultancy sectors. Business Management Options From a range of management skills and specialisms (see Trimester 1 options). TRIMESTER 3 In this trimester you complete a 60 credit research project, which will require you to research an applied environmental question. There is considerable flexibility in subject choice and the project focus will reflect your core interests, and may range from the influence of environmental issues on business decision-making, to monitoring biodiversity. This could include industry-based/work placement projects, with our industry partners. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Teaching would be a mix of workshops, seminars, small tutor groups, practical/field work sessions and online/desk-based study. STAFF/TUTORS Graham Smith has experience as a senior manager in environmental consultancy and continues to provide consultancy services. He has a background in animal ecology and impact assessment, but now largely specialises in decision science and its application to environmental problem solving. Examples include: assessing risks to bat populations from new development, and selecting the best option (environmental, economic and social) for a proposed payment for ecosystems project. Dr David Watson specialises in environmental assessment, wastes management and environmental management. His career prior to joining Bath Spa University included six years as a senior manager in an environmental consultancy, working

in the UK and internationally on environmental impact assessment projects. Since joining Bath Spa, he has led consultancy and research on pollution screens, habitat restoration and ecosystem services (DEFRA). Dr Richard Johnson is a physical geographer and joined Bath Spa University in May 2011 from an engineering consultancy (Halcrow Group Limited, Birmingham), where he was a Geomorphologist and Project Manager. He provides applied geomorphological services to national and international clients considering issues associated with rivers, landslides, coastal margins, and upland windfarms. Dr Andrew Skellern teaches in the areas of Digital Cartography; Earth Observation; Climatology; Survey Practice; Geomatics and River Management. As well as his teaching commitments Andrew also works on consultancy projects, including setting up short courses in GIS and contract work. Current interests include the acquisition, processing and analysis of terrestrial laser scanning data for river asset management and archaeological visualisation.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The dependence of economic sustainability and social wellbeing on a sustainable natural environment is now accepted, and through several international agreements, Governments across the world have acknowledged the urgent need to secure environmental sustainability. The need for wellinformed Environmental Managers has therefore never been greater. This means managers who not only understand the environment, but also understand its importance to economic and social well being. This Master’s will provide you with the expertise, practical skills and confidence to pursue specialist careers in environmental management, environmental consultancy or ecology and provide crucial environmental understanding for successful careers in local government, the civil service, engineering, planning or business.

ASSESSMENT METHODS A range of assessment methods are used, all with a strong emphasis on applying the skills you learn during your course to workplace scenarios. These include writing technical reports, presentations and the use of electronic media, such as developing a specialist wiki. There will be no written examinations. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Normally an honours degree in an appropriate subject will be required, or a relevant professional qualification. Applicants who do not meet the academic entry standard, but who have relevant work experience will be considered on their individual merits. We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds and all previous experience and learning will be taken into consideration. Where appropriate Approved Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) can substitute for certain modules within the programme.


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MSc Creative technologies and enterprise AWARDS: MSc Creative Technologies and Enterprise LOCATION: Corsham Court campus FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

LENGTH: MSc full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year) MSc part-time: 6 trimesters

KEY FEATURES: Will place you at the cutting-edge of developments in the global digital economy

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact:

Combines creative ideas, entrepreneurial skills and technological knowledge

T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply

Opportunities for national and international placements

ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk Course Director: Professor Andrew Hugill

The MSc in Creative Technologies and Enterprise (CTE) is designed for people who are seeking to develop their abilities in order to operate in the digital world or prepare themselves for future research in this field. Future industries depend upon people who are equipped with creative ideas, entrepreneurial skills and technological knowledge. Studying Creative Technologies and Enterprise will prepare you for a rapidly-changing global digital economy in which your ability to adapt on-the-fly and make creative contributions will be your major resource. The course has been planned with enterprise partners and offers opportunities for national and international placements throughout. The course is based at the Corsham Court campus in the Centre for Creative Computing. This takes advantage of facilities that include a computing and emerging technologies lab; a fused media space including green screen and filming equipment and a concert hall with recording capability and grand piano. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course is very flexibly designed to suit your particular interests. Master’s students will be expected to undertake a great deal of self-directed study with tutorial guidance. You will work in both individual and collaborative situations. You may well become involved in some of the ongoing projects that are taking place in the Centre for Creative Computing. These currently include app development in areas such as heritage, health and tourism; original work in artistic fields, such as digital opera or electronic literature; software engineering for semantic web or cloud computing; data analysis and 3D visualisation and so on. There will be a considerable degree of autonomy associated with these projects, but they will all be the subject of prior negotiation with academic staff and industrial partners.

You will be taught research methods and undertake your own research project. Research in CTE is inherently transdisciplinary, which creates particular challenges when considering appropriate methodologies. The course will explore these fully, looking at quantitative and qualitative methods, action research and other creative methods. You will seek to understand, through both practice and theory, the nature of both ‘creativity’ and ‘innovation’. These are crucial concepts whose definition is the subject of much discussion and research. The course sets out to explore them so that you will be able to apply the knowledge that results in the professional domain. This aspect of the course is characterised by a shared sense of discovery as we work towards a full realisation. You will encounter emerging technologies that will place you at the cutting-edge of developments in the digital economy. You will also build a solid base of research skills and methods that will provide you with the means to contribute to Research and Development or to develop your own research projects. MODULES Emerging Technologies This module aims to develop students’ knowledge of, and to provide hands-on practical engagement with, emerging creative technologies. These include cutting-edge developments in hardware, software and communications as appropriate. Significant input to the module is provided by enterprise partners working in creative technology research and development. Assessment is by critical analysis and seminar presentation. Research Methods This module provides a grounding in research methods for creative technologies projects, including the dynamics of creativity, offering students methodologies and techniques to support and develop

their learning throughout their course of study. The module will cover literature reviews, creative practice research methodologies and practice -led research, as well as critical and scholarly approaches to analysis, quantitative and qualitative approaches including laboratory evaluation, surveys, case studies and action research. Students will be given techniques in methods of collaborative and cooperative working as well as systems of the development of creative ideas and research. Assessment is by critical commentary and group presentation. Specialist Option This provides an opportunity to select a module from a portfolio offered across Bath Spa University at this level. Industry Showcase This module aims to develop students’ individual and collaborative creative abilities in the digital economy. The module comprises a number of negotiated projects that are normally collaborative and may be undertaken locally or internationally as industrial placements or internships, which will result in a major industry showcase event. Assessment is by contribution to the showcase, portfolio of work and personal journal. Research Project This module will give students a practical understanding of the different methods of undertaking, disseminating, and presenting research projects in creative technologies, as well as practical experience in presenting their research to an audience. The module also aims to encourage students to think about how their own creative technologies work is best communicated to a range of different audiences, ranging from academics, industry specialists and the general public. The module will consist of a series of taught lectures followed by tutorial support, while students will work towards an assessed presentation of their own research.

TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Teaching methods include lectures; seminars; workshops; placements; group activities; practical assignments and research sandpits. ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment is through a wide range of methods, including project reports; presentations and events; written essays or dissertations; portfolios of practical work; case studies and reflective journals. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Successful candidates would normally have an undergraduate degree at 2:1 level or equivalent. Exceptional entry will be considered where there is significant and relevant prior experience.


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Msc prinCIples of applied neuropsychology AWARDS: MSc Principles of Applied Neuropsychology Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Principles of Applied Neuropsychology

LENGTH: MSc full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year)

KEY FEATURES: The chance to study emerging theories in advanced neuropsychology

MSc part-time: up to 5 years

Learn practical skills in preparation for a career as a scientist-practitioner

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Principles of Applied Neuropsychology

PG Dip full-time: 2 trimesters (1 academic year)

LOCATION: Corsham Court campus

PG Dip part-time: 4 trimesters

FEES: Please see page 18 for full details

PG Cert full-time: 1 trimester

An opportunity to publish an academic paper

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available from the website and for any admissions enquiries please contact: T: +44 (0)1225 876180 E: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk www.bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-apply ENQUIRIES: For all enquiries please email postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk

PG Cert part-time: 2 trimesters

Course Director: Dr Alison Lee

The MSc in Principles of Applied Neuropsychology examines the uses of neuropsychology in the clinical world. Studying the way the brain works is crucial to psychology and the understanding of human behaviour. Neuropsychology is central to the debate about the spark of individuality each human shows. This course looks at social cognition and affective neuroscience, as well as studying the emerging field of the neuropsychology of psychopathology. The course is an employabilitycentred extension to an undergraduate psychology degree. It is focused on Neuropsychology, but is suitable for any student interested in preparing for an eventual career as a professional psychologist. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course has four 30 credit core modules and a 60 credit dissertation module. These modules are Neuropsychology, Social Neuropsychology of Mental Health, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and Issues in Professional Practice. To gain the MSc you must complete all four taught modules and the dissertation module. There is also a Postgraduate Certificate, gained by successfully completing two taught modules, and a Postgraduate Diploma for the successful completion of four taught modules. The course runs on one afternoon a week to allow you time to obtain relevant practical experience, should you wish to do so. You can study on a full-time or part-time basis, subject to a maximum of three years full-time or five years part-time for the MSc. MODULES Issues in Professional Practice This module introduces students to the principles of applied psychology and the processes of recovery and rehabilitation. It focuses on the core skills expected of a practitioner of applied psychology: assessment; formulation; intervention; evaluation;

communication skills; and selfmanagement skills. The embedded research skills in this module relate to the evaluation of clinical practice. Social Neuropsychology of Mental Health This module includes a neuropsychological perspective on mental health problems. It features a series of lectures on psychosis, affective disorders, fear disorders, principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, and basic pharmacology. We also look at the relationship between psychopathology and criminality. The embedded research methods deal with applications to ethics committees, and performing a systematic literature review. Advanced Neuropsychology This module provides a clinical approach to degenerative disorders, ageing, communication disorders

visual disorders, and childhood developmental disorders. The module focuses on the functions and dysfunctions of the frontal lobes, including the concepts of self and other. The embedded research methods include researching a patient population, and using test batteries. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Neuropsychological rehabilitation exists to enable people to regain their footing in social and occupational spheres after brain injury. It does this in many ways, such as emotionally, functionally and cognitively. This module offers a broad theoretical perspective of the different methods of rehabilitation available for a range of disorders. We aim to provide not just theory but also guidance as to how you communicate that theory to patients, clients and other professionals.

Dissertation This is the opportunity to investigate an area of neuropsychology of individual interest. As part of this module you are required to submit a 4,000–6,000 word paper, ready for publication in a specified journal, based on your research. You also have to demonstrate the ability to keep a detailed research log. The research undertaken by students must have a neuropsychological focus. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, individual tutorials, small and large group work, lab work and neuropsychological testing experience. There will be guest speakers from relevant employers as well as research talks from existing practitioners.


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STUDENT PROFILE MARK BRADY MSC PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

TUTORS Course Director: –D  r Alison Lee: BSc (University of London); PhD (University of Bristol) Lecturers: –D  r Rob Irwin: BA Hons (University of Kent); MSc (Bath Spa University); PhD (University of the West of England) –D  r Jennifer Kinloch: BSocSc (University of Waikato); MAppPsy (Behaviour Analysis, University of Waikato); PhD (University of Waikato) –D  r Gerry Markopoulos: BSc Joint Hons (Keele University); MSc (Bristol University); PhD (Keele University) –D  r Agata Vitale: BA (University of Palermo); MA in Clinical Psychology (University of Palermo); PhD in Psychology (Behaviour Analysis), National University of Ireland) –D  r Elaine Wainwright: Open University BSc, York Uni MSc, Bath Uni PhD

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The course is centred on eventual employment as a professional psychologist. We aim to enhance your skills as a scientist-practitioner, and provide a step forward to meeting the criteria for assistant psychologist posts. The course also offers practical writing skills necessary for communicating complex scientific ideas to both a lay and specialist audience. The course is also suitable for people considering a research PhD. ASSESSMENT METHODS We have selected assessments with the aim to maximise experiences that will help with further study. For example, the dissertation element must be written in the form of a paper that is ready for submission in an established journal. In fact, we will encourage the submission of a research paper as the culmination of

the Master’s experience. We also offer assessments in less formal writing for magazines or newspapers. We aim to consolidate your literature searching skills, something that is crucial to get right for a PhD thesis and for writing grant proposals. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This course is suitable for anyone with a good major Psychology degree. It is essential that applicants have a Psychology dissertation. It is not necessary to have studied undergraduate neuropsychology but it would be beneficial to show relevant experience or plans to obtain relevant experience of work in an appropriate area.

— “MSc Principles of Applied Neuropsychology at Bath Spa University is unique in its course content. It teaches cutting-edge developments in theory and important practitioner skills using best practice approaches. It employs sophisticated assessments which prepare students for doctoral studies, and was ideal for me as I wish to pursue a career as a clinical psychologist. The course content was the principle reason for choosing Bath Spa University, but also the university is beautiful and easily accessible with relaxing learning environments. I particularly like the flexibility of the course; the fact we would frequently consider the implications of recent publications; the passion with which it is taught; and the availability of course tutors to discuss any queries about its content. The knowledge and experience gained on this course, alongside a greater sense of confidence in my understanding of psychological practice, will help with my application for a doctorate in clinical psychology.”


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Liberal arts Bath Spa University is introducing a new Master’s programme in the Liberal Arts

This programme is ideal for adventurous students who are keen to push their practice beyond the boundaries of a single discipline. The programme provides students with an opportunity to produce an original piece of work and to study within a creative community of practitioners across the arts, sciences and humanities. You will be able to take courses across several subjects (of which you can choose to specialise in one): – Screenwriting – Fine Art – Heritage – Music – Transnational Writing – Intercultural Musicology – Poetry – Spoken Word – Geography – Film Philosophy – Business – Improvisation – History – Natural Science

The MLA programme will include the option of an MRes (Master’s by Research) award for those students who wish to spend most of their time working on their independent research projects and preparing for study at PhD level. The new programme will have a number of distinctive features: –O  pportunity to tailor your programme of study to suit your individual interests, needs and (career) aspirations. – Intensive residential workshops, innovative creative labs, fieldwork opportunities and study abroad options through our network of Global Academy of Liberal Arts. –O  pportunity to undertake a work placement/internship and to apply and develop your expertise within a wide range of industries and organisations. – F reedom to choose the nature of your final research project: e.g. by dissertation, creative works, digital outputs, commercial enterprises and professional accomplishments.

So, if you’re looking for a contemporary course that will enable you to: –D  etermine the pace and pattern of your studies, with part-time, work-based, summer school, tutorial and intensive study options. – E nhance your creative communication skills and develop your portfolio alongside worldleading writers, researchers, producers, performers and makers. – E xpand your knowledge of contemporary research methodologies and pursue your own research interests. – F orm career changing professional relationships and become part of a dynamic local practitioner community and international network. Register your interest now by emailing postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk and we’ll keep you updated as plans progress.


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One of the best ways of finding out about Bath Spa University and what it would be like to be a postgraduate student here is to visit us.

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How to book You will need to register to attend these events: Cardiff

www.bathspa.ac.uk/ postgrad-openday

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NEWTON PARK The University operates an open campus at Newton Park and welcomes visitors Monday to Friday between 09:00h and 17:00h. You can collect an information pack when you arrive which includes a self-guide leaflet of the campus. SION HILL AND CORSHAM COURT There are opportunities to receive a guided tour at both of these campuses. Although academic staff are not present, visitors will be able to discover the beautiful campuses and the excellent facilities on offer.

INDIVIDUAL VISIT For those that are unable to attend one of our postgraduate events but would like to arrange an individual visit to the university. A representative from the course team will be able to advise you on the possibility of meeting the course director for the postgraduate course you are interested in. SUBJECT SPECIFIC EVENTS The University often hold subject specific postgraduate events for those wanting to find out more about the individual master’s courses. Details and dates of these events will appear on the website when announced.

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Thursday TARGETpostgrad Study and Funding Fair (Scotland) at the Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow.

Thursday TARGETpostgrad Study and Funding Fair (Midlands) at Aston University, Birmingham.

Thursday The Postgraduate Study & MBA Fair at Senate House, University of London. Visit us at stand B65.

Thursday TARGET postgrad Study and Funding Fair (Wales) at Cardiff University Students’ Union.


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index Access Fund 20 Accommodation 22 Accounting 100 Advertising Practice 102 AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership 20, 24 Alumni Scholarship 20 Applied Neuropsychology 108 Art and Design 24, 27–39 Arts Management 78 Bath 10 Bursaries 20 Business and Management 97 Campus visit 112 Campuses 07 Career Development Loans 20 Careers 15 Ceramics 32 Childcare 17 Coaching 57 Composition 88 Computer Facilities 16 Corsham 10 Corsham Court Centre 7 Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice 53 Creative Computing 107 Creative Sound and Media Technology 90 Creative Technologies and Enterprise 107 Creative Writing 24, 62 Curatorial Practice 30 Dance 86 Day Nursery 17 Design 32, 34 Disability 17 Disabled Students Allowance 20 Dyslexia 17, 52 Early Childhood Studies 56 Early Years 48 Eco Campus 09 Education 24, 40–59 Education Leadership and Management 46 Education Studies 42 Educational Practice 56 English 26 English Literature 68 Enterprise 100 Entrepreneurship 100 Environment 09 Environmental Management 104 Events 112 Faith Services 17 Fashion 29, 34 Fashion and Textiles 34 Feature Filmmaking 72 Fees 18 Film (Fashion) 29 Filmmaking 71–73 Finances 18 Fine Art 36 Funding 18 Global Studies 103 Globalisation 103 Graduate School 24 Graphic Design 38 Gym 14 Heritage Management 75 Higher Degrees 24 History 24 Illustration 38

MORE INFORMATION Enquiries about entry requirements and applying for courses admissions@bathspa.ac.uk

Illustration (Fashion) 29 Inclusion 55 Independent Filmmaking 71 International Business 101 International Education 44 International Funding 25 International Students 24 Jane Austen 80 Journalism (Fashion) 29 Liberal Arts 110 Library and Information Services 18 Literature, Landscape and Environment 68 Loans 20 Management 97 Marketing 101 Medical Services 17 Mentoring and Coaching 57 Money Advice 17, 18 MRes 110 Music 88–95 Nature Writing 61 Neuropsychology 108 Newton Park Campus 07 Nursery 17 Online Learning 16 Open Days 112 Overseas Applicants 24 Painting 36 Performance 92 Performing Arts 24, 83, 84 Performing Shakespeare 84 PGCE 41 PhD Opportunities 24 Photography 38 Photography (Fashion) 29 Poetry 62 Postgraduate Certificate in Education 41 Postgraduate Study Fairs 112 Principles of Applied Neuropsychology 108 Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 41 Professional Master’s Programme 50–57 Professional Practice in Higher Education 58 Psychology 24, 108 Research Degrees 24 Researcher Development Programme 24 Scholarships 18 School Direct 41 Scriptwriting 64 Sculpture 36 Shakespeare 84 Sion Hill Campus 08 Songwriting 94 Specific Learning Difficulties 52 Sports and Societies 14 Student Services 17 Students’ Union 14 Studentships 18 Studio Fees 18 Study Areas 16 Styling (Fashion) 29 Support 17 Teach First 41 Teacher Education 41 TESOL 54 Textiles 34 Theatre for Young Audiences 83

Travel Writing 61 Troops to Teachers 41 Vice-Chancellor 03 Visit Us 112 Visual Communication 38 Volunteering 14 Vulnerable Learners 55 Welfare 17 Writing for Young People 66 Writing, Creative 62

Enquiries about student housing and living in halls accommodation@bathspa.ac.uk Enquiries about tuition fees tuition-fee@bathspa.ac.uk Enquiries about Bath Spa University bursaries bursaries@bathspa.ac.uk For money advice and student welfare issues welfare@bathspa.ac.uk For enquiries from applicants/ students with disabilities disability@bathspa.ac.uk For information about Teacher Education (PGCE) teaching@bathspa.ac.uk For more copies of this prospectus or for our other prospectuses (Undergraduate and Teacher Education) prospectus@bathspa.ac.uk All other enquiries postgraduate@bathspa.ac.uk enquiries@bathspa.ac.uk Telephone +44 (0)1225 875875 www.bathspa.ac.uk

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ART AND DESIGN 29 MA Fashion Portfolio 30 MA Curatorial Practice 32 MA Design: Ceramics 34 MA Design: Fashion and Textiles 36 MA Fine Art 38 MA Visual Communication

EDUCATION 41 Teacher Education 42 MA Education Studies 44 MA Education: International Education 46 MA Education: Leadership and Management 48 MA Education: Early Years 50 Professional Master’s Programme 52 PMP: MA Specific Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia 53 PMP: MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice 54 PMP: MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 55 PMP: MA Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion 56 PMP: MA Early Childhood Studies 56 PMP: MA Educational Practice 57 PMP: MA Educational Leadership and Management 57 PMP: MA Mentoring and Coaching 58 MA Professional Practice in Higher Education

WRITING AND LITERATURE 61 MA Travel and Nature Writing 62 MA Creative Writing 64 MA Scriptwriting 66 MA Writing for Young People 68 MA Literature, Landscape and Environment

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HISTORY, HERITAGE AND CULTURE 75 MA Heritage Management 78 MA Arts Management 80 MA Jane Austen’s England

MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE 83 MA Theatre for Young Audiences 84 MA Performing Shakespeare 86 MA Dance 88 MMus Composition 90 MMus Creative Sound and Media Technology 92 MMus Performance 94 MMus Songwriting

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT 97 MA Business and Management 100 MA Business and Management: Accounting 100 MA Business and Management: Enterprise 101 MA Business and Management: Marketing 101 MA Business and Management: International Business 102 MA Advertising Practice 103 MA Global Studies 104 MSc Environmental Management

SCIENCE AND COMPUTING 107 MSc Creative Technologies and Enterprise 108 MSc Principles of Applied Neuropsychology

LIBERAL ARTS 111 MSc/MA/MRes Liberal Arts

71 MA Independent Filmmaking 72 MA Feature Filmmaking

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