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BATH SPA UNiversity Postgraduate prospectus 2015


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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Welcome 04 10 reasons why 07 The 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 funding 22 International students 24 Research Degrees

School of Art and Design 27 MA Fashion Portfolio 28 MA Curatorial Practice 30 MA Design: Ceramics 32 MA Design: Fashion and Textiles 34 MA Fine Art 36 MA Visual Communication

School of Education 39 Teacher Education/PGCE 40 MA Education: Early Years 42 MA Education: International Education 44 MA Education: Leadership and Management 46 MA Education Studies 48 Professional Master’s Programme 50 PMP: MA Specific Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia 51 PMP: MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice 52 PMP: MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 53 PMP: MA Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion 54 PMP: MA Early Childhood Studies 54 PMP: MA Educational Practice 55 PMP: MA Educational Leadership and Management 55 PMP: MA Mentoring and Coaching 56 MA Professional Practice in Higher Education

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School of Humanities and Cultural Industries 59 MA Advertising Practice 60 MA Arts Management 62 MSc Creative Technologies and Enterprise 64 MA Creative Writing 66 MA Feature Filmmaking 68 MA Heritage Management 70 MA Jane Austen’s England 72 MA Literature, Landscape and Environment 74 MA Scriptwriting 76 MA Travel and Nature Writing 78 MA Writing for Young People

School of Music and Performing Arts 81 MA Theatre for Young Audiences 82 MA Performing Shakespeare 84 MA Dance 86 MMus Composition 88 MMus Creative Sound and Media Technology 90 MMus Performance 92 MMus Songwriting

School of Society, Enterprise and Environment 95 Business and Management Programme 97 MA Business and Management 98 MA Business and Management: Accounting 98 MA Business and Management: Enterprise 99 MA Business and Management: Marketing 99 MA Business and Management: International Business 100 MSc Environmental Management 102 MSc Principles of Applied Neuropsychology

From the Vice-Chancellor Professor Christina Slade —

“Bath Spa University is a vibrant and creative environment where staff take great pride in transforming the lives of students through a university experience that is distinctive, challenging and fulfilling. Bath Spa University understands the need to provide the best possible student experience and career preparation; it has a commitment to develop innovative and effective teaching and learning, and a mission to contribute to world-class research in areas of strength. We have been fortunate to welcome a number of internationally acclaimed new Professors to our academic community in the past two years, who have added considerably to the vibrant research culture of 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. You will also learn more about the exciting new facilities for students, including the world-class development on the Newton Park campus that was completed in 2014. 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. Great emphasis is placed on teaching quality, and the University makes a valuable contribution to the knowledge economy within its areas of expertise. Bath Spa graduates are global citizens, ready to make a difference – we hope that one day you will join in their success.”

Information 104 Visit Us 105 Index 105 More information

Illustrations by Bath Spa graduate, Matthew Hodson www.matthewthehorse.co.uk


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10 REASONS why 1 Excellent reputation

2 Inspirational Teaching

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 Which? University 2013, and again in 2014, Bath Spa was ranked as one of the top 6 creative universities in the country.

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.

3 A great range of courses 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-of-the-art facilities, collaborative learning spaces, learning tutorials, 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 33rd out of 145 universities in the People and Planet Green League 2013 in the ‘First Class’ award category.


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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 Our international partnerships are spreading across the globe. Our links with an array of businesses, organisations and institutions contribute significantly to the knowledge economy at home and abroad. So our graduates leave us as ambitious global citizens with ambition, drive and focus.

7 Happy community

8 Historic campuses

Our community values creativity, culture, enterprise and education. It’s reinforced by all the services you might expect and more: our network of student support services; library and learning facilities; our welcoming and supportive approach; our promotion of accessibility; our teachers who can be called on for help, guidance and support. And our wide range of extra-curricular courses, clubs, activities and work-based opportunities and volunteering, make our community fulfilling, rewarding and successful.

Our campuses are renowned and some are exceptional and historically significant. We take great care to ensure they provide an inspirational setting today and we invest in our campuses to make sure they meet the needs of future generations of students. Our modern facilities, including our stunning new development at Newton Park campus, are designed to blend sympathetically into the environment, and our students tell us it’s a great environment in which to succeed.

10 Safe and secure We provide an environment that allows our students to concentrate on what matters most. So not only are we financially secure, we also have on-going capital investment plans. The World Heritage city of Bath itself is renowned internationally, and it has an enviable reputation for being enjoyable and safe to live in; it’s ranked as the top ‘safe student city’. There’s an intimate and vibrant sense of community apparent across its many coffee bars, restaurants, galleries and theatres.


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C  orsham Court, Postgraduate Centre Newton Park New Commons building, Newton Park Corsham Court

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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 benefits 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 film 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. A major redevelopment of the Newton Park campus in recent years has seen the facilities for students grow and improve. A magnificent, large and ultra-modern academic building ‘Commons’ has been built. This houses superb new teaching facilities, over 1,000 square meters of Learning Commons and 400 study seats, including open-access, technologyenabled study space, social learning space, bookable group working rooms, café and outdoor amphitheatre. It also

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offers 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. The new building sits alongside an award-winning University Theatre and purpose-built concert hall, the Michael Tippett Centre, which both offer music and performing arts teaching, rehearsal and exhibition space. 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). New en-suite accommodation for over 560 undergraduate students at Newton Park was completed in 2014. To top it all off, Newton Park boasts a nature reserve, a lake, woods, historic listed buildings, and rolling fields.

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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 student residences is a recent example of how the original estate has been adapted to provide truly unique facilities and outdoor space for students to relax and socialise. 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. Sion Hill has specialist facilities and resources for art and design students including 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.

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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.

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Other teaching sites The University also has a number of additional sites used for specialist teaching. Burdall’s Yard is an exciting arts centre for the School of Music and Performing Arts 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. 02


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

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As you might expect at a university that takes such pride in its beautiful campuses, students and staff share a strong environmental ethos. We take our responsibilities to protect the environment very seriously, and students are expected to observe good environmental practices and are encouraged to get involved. This might be by making best use of public transport, cycling and car-sharing; recycling as much waste as possible; reducing CO2 emissions through energy saving; or reducing water use. 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.

– The University was awarded ‘First Class Honours’ in the national People and Planet Green League 2013, ranked 33 out of 145 UK universities for its environmental policy and performance in areas such as carbon emissions, waste recycling, energy efficiency and water consumption. – We’ve also achieved a Platinum award under the national EcoCampus scheme, along with the international environmental management system ISO 14001.

– There’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 contribute to sustainable development. – We 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/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 cities. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site (England’s only qualifying city) with stunning architectural sites such as the Roman Baths, Royal Crescent, Circus, Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey. Alongside award-winning restaurants and quaint tea rooms you’ll find plenty of ‘student’ pubs, many featuring regularly in the Good Pub Guide. Nightlife in Bath is good, 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! It’s a great student city. The compact 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. 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. For sports enthusiasts there’s the famous Bath Rugby Club as well as Bath City Football Club and Bath Races. Bath is well positioned with easy access to Bristol – also popular for nights out. London is an easy hour and a half train journey.

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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Bath: A beautifully inventive future Alongside Bath’s traditional reputation as a leading visitor destination and spa, and its national status as a centre of shopping, culture and sport, Bath is 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. Contemporary Bath is a hot spring of innovation and enterprise as well as a proven magnet for global talent (www.surprisingbath.com). 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 07). 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 – 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 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! – BarSpa provides great, walletfriendly food in the day and awesome events at night. We also host the prestigious Summer Ball and epic Winter Ball. – Bath 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 hoodie.

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 Here at Bath Spa 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 is, 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 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. Our StARs (Student Academic Reps) will voice your opinions on anything related to your course. Our Liberation Reps campaign for equality. They represent the under-represented. 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 email: 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. 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. Our employability team was commended on its ‘strong performance’ in achieving the Matrix Standard – the nationally recognised quality mark awarded to providers of high quality information, advice and guidance. And we were the first university to be awarded the 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. Our dynamic online careers portal is a rich source of information 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, Hilton Hotels, Endsleigh, Civil Service, Dyson, Aardman Animations, Future Publishing and Thatchers Cider. 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 business plan competition inspires and rewards excellent new concepts and business start-up proposals from students. Throughout the year students may attend a series of business planning workshops to acquire the essential commercial know-how to become a successful freelancer or sole trader. 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 As a university that emphasises high quality teaching we put a lot of effort into helping you get the most from your studies. You’ll expect first rate lecturers, and you’ll also get modern, well-equipped libraries and IT suites; innovative teaching methods – and much more! Libraries Each campus has a library with stock that reflects the courses that are taught there. 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 the impressive new academic building, Commons, has outstanding facilities. There are over 1,000 square metres of Learning Commons and 400 study seats, including open-access, technologyenabled study space, two large quiet study rooms, social learning space and bookable group working rooms – as well as a café to relax in. The Learning Commons is open 24/7 in term time and complements the campus library where you will find a course focused collection of books, journals, CDs and DVDs, covering the wide range of subjects we teach. If you’re an Education student, there is a separate collection of resources to use when you are on teaching placements in schools. 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. Students may use any of the University libraries and a regular book transport service runs between them. Study areas There are 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 or use equipment that might disturb others. However, 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. The foyer of Newton Park Library provides collaborative learning space and

laptop docking points as well as a modern and welcoming reception area and library information point.

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Computer facilities There are several hundred networked computers for students to use, many in open access rooms which are available in the evenings and at weekends, as well during the day. You can use these computers for word-processing, spreadsheets, database work, email and Internet access. 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 laptops. Personal computing devices At Bath Spa we are equipped with the latest industry standard technology to help you complete your course and prepare you for the world of work. Open access computer suites and a range of software are available. However, many students prefer to work on their own laptops and tablets and the University provides a wireless network supporting these personal computing devices. There is a minimum specification students should follow when purchasing their own devices to ensure they will work on the University wireless network. Courses taught in the Bath School of Art and Design and the School of Music and Performing Arts have additional specifications, so please check our website for details. The specification for personal computing devices and further information is available on our website www. bathspa.ac.uk/byod Getting help Professionally qualified librarians run sessions that teach you how to find and use information – helping you to produce good quality work and saving you time as well. Each academic School has a dedicated subject librarian. We also offer one-to-one tutorials, an electronic enquiry service and advice as and when you need it. If you’re a disabled student, you’ll get help 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 and for guest access to our catalogue.

Writing and learning centre The Writing and Learning Centre offers guidance on academic writing, research, independent learning, referencing, and a range of other topics including digital literacy. You can drop in, book a 1:1 appointment, access information online, or simply email us a quick question. Our trained professional tutors have a wide range of academic backgrounds and are ready to help you rise to the challenges of studying at postgraduate level.

Online learning We make sure we’re right up to date with the most advanced teaching methods, and all students have access to our online virtual learning environment, Minerva. This allows your lecturers to send course materials to you via the web – and makes these easy for you to find. Minerva also includes links to reading and digitised material from library collections as well as a direct library search facility. It also provides various other features such as discussion boards which allow you to have online conversations with others from your course, and lets you submit coursework electronically. 01 Corsham Court library


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STUDENT SUPPORT

You’ll want your time at university to be enjoyable, worthwhile and full of new challenges and experiences. We have a range of specialist services to help you achieve your goals. What’s on offer? Advice, guidance, information and ideas on a range of issues, provided by specialist staff who are happy to work with you, sharing their expertise, bouncing ideas around and guiding you (when you need guidance) through the enormous range of activities and issues that you will encounter. It makes no difference whether you’re a full or part-time student, UK, EU or international – you’ll find a professional team of people with information, guidance and advice to hand. 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 Disabled students The Student Support team will work with you and other university staff to make reasonable adjustments to help you get the most out of your studies and to meet your learning support requirements. Contact us to discuss your needs as soon as possible, so that we can make sure that we are doing everything we can to help you enjoy your life and studies at Bath Spa. You don’t need to wait till you get here – contact us for an individual appointment. Students with dyslexia We provide an opportunity for all students to undertake an initial dyslexia screening. Some students will come already knowing they have a specific learning difficulty; for others this provides an opportunity to find out if they can benefit from tailored dyslexia study support. In both cases we will provide professional guidance. You may be eligible for a Disabled Students’ Allowance, in which case we’ll help you to apply for and obtain your full support package. We organise an early induction programme, which takes place just before registration, for disabled students coming to Bath Spa. This will give you the opportunity to get to know the campus and staff and to meet up with other students already on courses. For more information email: studentsupport@bathspa.ac.uk

Medical service Our Medical Service is provided by a local GP practice and 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: medicalappointments@bathspa.ac.uk Faith services In a multi-faith environment we welcome students of all faiths – and none. There are chaplains from the Anglican, Catholic and Methodist churches, and the Religions and Beliefs Champion or the Student Union can assist you in making links with other local faith groups. 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 funding

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 can be seen in the tables on page 19. 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 and 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 2014/15 were as follows: – MA Design: Ceramics – £260 full-time or £130 part-time – MA Design: Fashion & Textiles – £260 full-time or £130 part-time – MA Fine Art; MA Fashion Portfolio; MA Visual Communication – £140 full-time or £70 part-time Pre-sessional English Language fees The full-time Pre-sessional English Language fees for 2015/16 are £2,785 for the 12-week course and £1,395 for the 6-week course.

POSTGRADUATE FUNDING There is no statutory funding in the form of student loans for postgraduate students unless you are undertaking a teacher education/PGCE programme. However, there are a number of sources where postgraduate students can apply for funding. For further information please visit: www. bathspa.ac.uk/postgrad-funding. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit www.gov.uk/browse/ education.

the school (pages 59–79). Bursaries and Fellowships are awarded on academic merit as determined by a panel of Bath Spa University staff based on your application and your interview. There is no closing date and if you are interested in a Fellowship or Bursary please indicate in your application. If no suitable candidates present themselves the awards will not be made. All bursaries are subject to satisfactory progress and are applied as a fee waiver to the final instalment of the fees.

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 10 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 GBP sterling. Students are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure they have sufficient funds available to cover any agreed payment.

 K/EU – £1,200 Bursaries for –U full-time MA students – International – £2,000 Bursaries (approx. $3,000) for full-time MA students

Humanities and Cultural Industries Bursaries The School of Humanities and Cultural Industries offers partial bursaries for all of the MA courses in

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 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


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UK/EU Postgraduate Fees Full-time

Part-time (30 credit module)

Part-time (60 credit module)

PG Dip award1

PG Cert award1

MA Advertising Practice

£ 8,530

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MA Feature Filmmaking

£12,870

£2,150

£4,290

£4,290

£4,290

MA Heritage Management

£6,755

£1,130

£2,255

£2,255

£2,255

MA Performing Shakespeare

£6,755

£1,130

£2,255

£2,255

£2,255

MA Theatre for Young Audiences

£7,455

£1,245

£2,485

£2,485

£2,485

MA Travel and Nature Writing

£6,755

£1,130

£2,255

£2,255

£2,255

Taught postgraduate degrees in all other subjects

£6,400

£1,070

£2,140

£2,140

£2,140

£5,330

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

£3,996

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N/A

N/A

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Part-time 3 (60 credit module)

PG Dip award

PG Cert award

Taught Postgraduate Degrees

Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) PhD Creative Writing All other research degrees

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International Postgraduate Fees Full-time3 Taught Postgraduate Degrees MA Advertising Practice (low residency)4

£11,300

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MA Creative Writing

£13,335

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N/A

N/A

MA Writing for Young People

£13,335

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MA Feature Filmmaking

£12,870

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MA Theatre for Young Audiences

£13,860

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Taught postgraduate degrees in all other subjects

£11,300

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PhD Creative Writing (Normal mode of delivery)

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PhD Creative Writing (Low residency option)

£13,995

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PhD Creative Computing (Low residency option)

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£11,300

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Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD)

Professional Development Fees Awards within the Professional Master’s Programme (pages 48–55)

UK/EU full-time fee

£6,400

1 PG Dip and PG Cert fees assume modules of 60 credit weight taken per academic year, which will lead typically to graduation in three academic years. Fees for any part-time study pattern other than this is available on request from myfinance@bathspa.ac.uk 2 Figures are for 2014/15. This year’s fees will match Research Council UK funding for 2015/16 which is yet to be announced.

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£11,300

3 International part-time fees can be quoted on request. However, students must have unlimited leave to remain in the UK to study part-time. Student visas are given for full-time study only. 4 International students who opt-in to the trip to the USA for the final presentation will be subject to an additional course fee. In 2014 this was £5,655

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30 credit module

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The Bath Spa University 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. This award is subject to available funding.

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:

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 2015 or February 2016, 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.

Trusts and Charities There are a number of educational charities and trusts to which postgraduate students can apply to for grants. Financial help is often reserved for students from lower income households, or for those who have achieved academic excellence.

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. Further information about all Bath Spa student and Alumni funding can be found at www.bathspa.ac.uk/alumni This award is subject to available funding. 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-development-loans

– Target Courses: http://targetpostgrad.com/ bursary-competition – F indamasters: www.findamasters.com/ fundingawards – P ostgrad.com: www.postgrad.com/editorial/ bursaries

– Family Action’s Educational Grants Programme: www.family-action.org.uk/grants – Scholarship Search: www.scholarship-search.org.uk – Postgraduate Studentships: www.postgraduatestudentships.co.uk – Turn2us 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 it back. Postgraduates can get a single allowance of up to £10,362 in 2015/16 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

BSU Access Fund (AF) The Access Fund is a discretionary fund of University money administered by the Student Support Service. Students can apply to the AF 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 and 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 2015/16. 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 2015/16 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. International Partner Scholarship Celebrating our strong partnerships with leading universities across the world, applications for these scholarships are available to postgraduate taught master’s offer holders who have completed undergraduate or postgraduate education at a Bath Spa University partner institution. Awards are worth up to £3,000 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. Early Payment Discount Worth £500 for postgraduate taught master’s applicants who do not hold any other Scholarship from Bath Spa University. Applicants must pay the full tuition fee before the stated deadline (for September/October entry: 1st September; for January/ February entry: 1st November). 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 offers, application deadlines, how to apply and terms and conditions can be found at www.bathspa.ac.uk/ international-students/scholarships Useful websites – Government information: www.gov.uk/browse/education – P rospects: www.prospects.ac.uk/funding_ postgraduate_study.htm – F indamasters: 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 7,500 students from over 50 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 the services of 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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– On-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 and Waterside Court are located just a short 10-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. – 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. – Independent 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 directly 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 International webpages especially for international Student Profile students where you will find further Brittany McComas, information on entry requirements, MA Scriptwriting fees and funding, visits to your country — “Before coming to Bath Spa I was a and all aspects of international professional actor and singer. I recorded 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

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 an MPhil or a PhD 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 & Design –M  usic – Performing Arts – E nglish –H  istory – Creative Writing – E ducation – P sychology Bath Spa offers opportunities for supervised, original research leading to the degrees of MPhil and PhD. The University has research activity across all of its academic schools with particular strengths, as measured in the independent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008 – see www.rae.ac.uk), in Art and Design, English and Creative Writing, History, Music, and Psychology. All 10 subject areas entered in RAE2008 (Biological Sciences, Geography, Psychology, Education, English and Creative Writing, Study of Religions, History, Art and Design, and Communication, Cultural and Media Studies) were judged to be contributing internationally recognised research (2* and above). In five areas (Music, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Art and Design, History and English) some of the research was awarded a worldleading rating (4*). 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 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 travel conference fund for students 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 covering PhD provision across humanities, languages and creative arts. This highly selective scheme will fund some PhD studentships from 2014/15. Students can choose to work from one institution or opt for co-supervision from across the DTP. For further details please visit www.bathspa.ac.uk/graduate-school Working on your PhD 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 authoritative and passionate about their subject. – Every research student can expect close, experienced supervision and access to good library resources. – Work at research degree level is one of the most demanding and rewarding experiences in higher education. – Big enough to offer variety and diversity; yet small enough for a personal approach. – 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.

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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 ongoing 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 PhD students, contract research staff and all academic staff), 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, and is used as a model of good practice by RCUK, HEFCE, QAA and the EU. 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 to Bath Spa staff and graduate students through the Centre for Teaching and Learning Development and the Graduate School 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.

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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 Handbook to be found there www.bathspa.ac.uk/ graduate-school. 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. 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 MPhil Full-time: – Maximum: 36 months – Minimum: 18 months Part-time: – Maximum: 48 months – Minimum: 30 months PhD Full-time: – Maximum: 60 months – Minimum: 24 months Part-time: – Maximum: 84 months – Minimum: 36 months

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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 (PGRapplications@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/ graduate-school Application forms are available from the University website referenced above or by contacting PGRapplications@bathspa.ac.uk. All applications must be accompanied by copies of academic certificates; evidence of English Language ability if applicable; a copy of your passport and where applicable visa; a photograph (as JPEG); the names of two academic referees and a sample of written work. ENQUIRIES Please contact the Graduate School, preferably by e-mail in the first instance at PGRenquiries@bathspa.ac.uk or via the other contact details given on the Graduate School website at: www.bathspa.ac.uk/graduate-school


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MA Fashion Portfolio Awards: MA (Award Title) Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) (Award Title)

Length: Full-time: 1 year

Key features: Fashion Industry focus

Part-time: 2 years

Practice-led subject approach Research and business skills

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) (Award Title)

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 19 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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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: – Fashion Photography – Fashion Styling – Fashion Illustration – Fashion Film – Fashion Journalism TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Teaching methods include: – Studio engagement – Technical demonstrations – Practical workshop introductions – Taught practical sessions – Directed or self-directed projects – Active participation through seminars, group work and directed learning – Engagement in using both hand and digital processes – Lecture series – Individual and group tutorials – Study trips and gallery visits – Personal presentation, display and documentation of work – Self-directed research and study activities

You will receive extensive personal support from friendly and caring staff, good practical and theoretical education, extensive workshop facilities and availability of careers advice and support. STAFF/TUTORS Kerry Curtis MA (RCA) is the Head of Department for Fashion, Textiles and Three Dimensional Design. As a practicing 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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The course prepares students for the following careers: – Fashion Photographer – Fashion Stylist – Fashion Illustrator – Fashion Filmmaker – Fashion Journalist 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. 01 Image Jack Eckersley


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MA Curatorial Practice Awards: MA Curatorial Practice Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Curatorial Practice Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Curatorial Practice Location: You will be registered in the School of Art and Design and have access to all Art and Design related facilities on the Sion Hill campus. The MA base is at Corsham Court, our campus for postgraduate practice and research.

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

Key features: Collaborative relationships with museums and galleries.

MA part-time: 6 trimesters 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

Access to in-house museum and gallery archives and specialised libraries for research study. Opportunities to curate exhibitions. Offers of internships to graduating students.

considering subject specific material, analysis and evaluation techniques.

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.

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

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This innovative course is delivered by practicing 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; 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. MODULES Research Methodologies Part one introduces generic research methodologies with part two

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 ‘non-gallery’ 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 mediators; the holistic approach to curating and ‘gallery learning’; and temporary and displaced presentations of collections.

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, effectively employing skills in analysis and synthesis as necessary.  he ability to independently plan –T and implement research activities in the subject fields of curatorial practice, demonstrating professionalism, self-direction and originality.

– The ability to effectively propose and curate exhibitions, drawing on research and understanding. – The ability to initiate and contribute to debate and discussion in relation to curatorial practice. – The capacity to advance knowledge, learning and skills in the subject fields of curatorial practice. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Admission is normally based on a good undergraduate degree in an appropriate 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. Overseas applicants will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications and statement included in the application form. 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 – Gallery and general arts administration – Public Art – Education, learning and engagement roles – Critical writing, such as exhibition reviews and catalogue essays – Transferable skills in analysis, planning and dealing with publicfacing projects


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STUDENT PROFILE Nicol Phillips MA Curatorial Practice, 2012 — “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.”

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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 19 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

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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 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

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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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)

– Nick Lees MA Cardiff /MPhil RCA (tableware, ceramic sculpture, critical writing) – Graham McLaren PhD RCA (history and theory) – Kerry Curtis MA RCA 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. – Alice Mara MA (ceramic print) – Simon Hulbert MA (gallerist, potter) – Penny Grist BA (printmaking) – Aimee Lax MA (ceramics/drawing) – Luke Haslam-Jones (ceramics/ glaze technology) – Sasha Wardell (Masterclass) – Professor Takeshi Yasuda (Masterclass) – Anna Barlow (Masterclass) – Neil Brownsword (Masterclass) – Carol McNicol (Masterclass) – Barnaby Barford (Masterclass) – Dawn Youll (Masterclass) – Studio Manifold – Matthew Raw/ Zac Eastwood (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. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Admission is normally based on a good undergraduate degree in ceramics or

equivalent experience. This could include a first degree in other disciplines together with subsequent studio practice. The key is the potential of the candidate, in the view of the interview panel, to successfully complete the programme.

STUDENT PROFILE JO TAYLOR MA DESIGN: CERAMICS 2012 — “I have a BA in 3D Design: Ceramics, and before starting the MA I was teaching ceramics, as well as making and selling 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.”

STUDENT PROFILE Taz Pollard MA Design: Ceramics 2013 — “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.”

01 Taz Pollard ‘Baluster jug’, earthenware, rubber handle, cable ties, 2013 02 Jo Taylor, ‘Black Form’, stoneware, 2012 03 Alley Shanks ‘Airhead 1’ , porcelain and steel, 2013 04 Jane King, ‘Untitled’, earthenware and acrylic paint, 2012 (photography credit: Andrew Rose) 05 Taz Pollard ‘Modern Apothecary’, earthenware, plastic drink bottles, rubber solution, electrical tape, 2013


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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 19 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. 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. You are encouraged to trial a product in the market. This may be through first-hand experience, or through working with studios and

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

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 surfaceengineering 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.

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MODULES Research Methodologies Part One introduces generic methodologies with Part Two 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 a 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 the 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. Specialist facilities include computing suites with over 70 Apple Macs, as well as flatbed and transparency scanners. There is a recently re-equipped digital media studio. Fashion and Textiles students benefit from specialist studio spaces for both digital and screen printing, knitting, weaving, embroidery, laser

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TUTORS – Tim Parry-Williams (Course Leader) 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 JAYNE GOULDING MA DESIGN: FASHION AND TEXTILES 2013–2015

— “ Before starting my MA, I was a fulltime mum for 4 years with occasional freelance design work. Prior to that I was a lingerie and textile designer working for a large retailer with other previous roles in the fashion industry working as a designer. I chose this course as I want to challenge myself to start a business; it’s a goal I have held for years. The course structure appealed to me as I wanted that focus and time to hone my skills and research the market. The course is geared towards developing your product and taking it to market.

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

You totally own the course, you have to be very self-motivated, organised and driven. I like the freedom that you have to make it your own. You get out of it what you put in. You can be as creative as you like, you are driving it. It’s a wonderful opportunity to use all the different facilities available. It will be great to have on my CV as I have had a career break since having a family, so I feel I’ll be back on level footing. I already feel excited about the prospect of work and being amongst creative people again."


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MA fine art Awards: MA Fine Art Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Fine Art Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Fine Art Location: Sion Hill and Dartmouth Avenue campuses fees: Please see page 19 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: 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. Link to Artist Teacher Scheme.

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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 practicing 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

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.

Academic staff and visiting lecturers  oger Clarke –R – P rofessor Dexter Dalwood –R  obert Fearns –N  atasha Kidd –A  ndrea Medjesi Jones – P rofessor Maria Lalic –R  osie Snell – E d Whittaker  ariele Neudecker –M –A  ndrew Southall – P rofessor Mike Tooby – P rofessor Gavin Turk  amilla Wilson –C – J ohn Wood These staff will be supported by a team of visiting lecturers, who in recent years have included: Anthony Bond, Mel Brimfield, James Brooks, Glenn Brown, Ian Brown, John Chilver, Mathieu Copeland, Martin Creed, Andrew Cross, Stuart Cumberland, Charles Danby, Matt Darbyshire, Graham Dolphin, Marcia Farquhar, Stewart Geddes, Anne Graham,


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— “ I chose to do the Master of Fine Art at Bath Spa because of the reputation of the course and the tutors. Also being based in Bath was a big bonus and linked closely to my practice. I combined starting the course with a permanent move to the South West. Bath Spa has some of the most beautiful and inspiring campuses of any university and the School of Art and Design has recently been refurbished with excellent facilities. I particularly liked the small size of the course, it meant it was more intimate with regular contact with tutors – not only the formal meetings, but some of my most valuable conversations were with tutors passing through the studio space. This was invaluable and something I think larger art schools might not provide. The visiting lecturers were great, as was the studio space – it meant I could work on huge canvases which was really liberating!

Andrew Grassie, Alexis Harding, Katrine Hjelde, Rob Holyhead, Melanie Jackson, Tania Kovats, Rob Leech, Lisa Lefevre, Deirdre Nelson, Sally O’Reilly, Simon Pope, Audrey Reynolds, Karin Ruggaber, Barry Schwabsky, Helen Sear, Mike Stubbs, Xa Sturgis, David Ward, Paul Winstanley, Clare Woods, Richard Woods. Assessment methods At the end of each trimester the modules completed are assessed by internal staff, moderated by an external examiner. Assessment of each stage of the studio element of the course is by exhibition and all related materials and the research modules are assessed by an oral/ visual presentation made by the student of their practitioner ‘position’ at the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma stage.

Since finishing the course I have been painting full time – working from an artist studio in Bristol. I have also been exhibiting work and developing my practice. Completing this course has given me credibility to apply for residencies, competitions and opportunities to exhibit. I now have a network of artists that I met through the course – we get together and critique each other’s work, and put on shows together.

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 São 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. The Artist Teacher Scheme has been a consistent and successful route for artist teachers to the programme and that a number of graduates return to teaching or become lecturers.

If you are considering doing the MA I would advise you to get together a strong portfolio of work, research other artists, and have an idea of how you want to develop your practice and what you want to get out of the course.”

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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 19 for full details

The Master’s in Visual Communication is a practical course. 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 the shared visual language they use. As specialists in each field and in consultation with their tutors, students will produce practical projects, both individually and in conjunction with others. This approach will help to provide students with a coherent professional and conceptual context for their practice. When MAVC students graduate and enter the work place or continue to study, their portfolio will show evidence of clearly articulated ability and broad confidence in visual communication practices. 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 our students to re-establish and develop their 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 module, Research Methodologies, students will work with a range of postgraduates, learning how to make the best use of academic research methods. To complement this, the second module, Developing Practice will allow students to consolidate their own practical work practice and through workshops and presentations, identify strengths and weaknesses before deciding where

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 Wide range of visiting professionals and academics.

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

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their approach needs to be amended and developed. For the third and fourth modules: Practice in Context and Practice in a Global Context, students will develop projects specifically for a local and then for a global audience. In the final module Master’s Project, students will design a project that focuses on and centres around an area that has become of special interest to them. Students will be actively encouraged to collaborate across disciplines, however each student will decide the best route for their practice in consultation with their tutor. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Progress is guided both by scheduled group and 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. Students will be supported by a range of skilled technicians and demonstrators in dedicated workshop facilities and will have access to the excellent art and design library at Sion Hill, as well as other University libraries.

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.

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.

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.


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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. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Normally to be considered for the course you will need a good first degree in Photography, Graphic Design or illustration, or equivalent experience. Fundamentally you will be selected on your ability, as demonstrated in your portfolio and at interview. 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: 1 year full-time

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

APPLICATIONS: Applications are made via UCAS Teacher Training where you can search and apply for teacher training programmes from 28 October 2014. www.ucas.com/teacher-training T: 0371 4680469

Location: Newton Park campus fees: For the latest information on fees and funding visit the Bath Spa website or contact the National College for Teaching and Leadership:

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

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 Early Years and Secondary training. 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 and Early Years (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, 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. The maths enhancement course starts

in January 2015 for 28 weeks and the physics enhancement course starts in March 2015 for 20 weeks. They are both full-time and run prior to the teacher education programme. There are no course fees and applicants may receive a tax-free bursary of up to £5,600. 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 QTS to 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 STUDENT PROFILE Education, this programme aims to Aaron Woodhouse support a smooth transition into the PGCE Secondary Mathematics — civilian workforce for those Service members who are exiting their military “Before starting the PGCE I completed the Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement careers and are considering becoming Course (MEC), as my degree in Economics a teacher. It has been designed and developed with a group of outstanding with Accountancy didn’t have enough maths content. This was an intense schools and ITT providers in collaboration six months but it prepared me well for with the Ministry of Defence and the the PGCE that followed. I have always Career Transition Partnership. wanted to be a teacher and have previous 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 and Early Years 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. You will also be expected to have two weeks recent school experience.

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: 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 19 for full details

Key features: Provides you with expertise in early childhood education which is a growth area in education at a global level. Instils you with a solid foundation in child development theory and research. Enables you to develop critical insights into effective practice. Includes a strong international perspective.

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. 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 over three trimesters (thirds) and totals 180 credits (90 ECTS). It is available in campusbased mode, low-residency mode or online-only. 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. If you take the low residency option, the face-to-face teaching of all modules will take place during two 2-week intensive blocks (typically in September and February).

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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). This module 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. Award Core Module: Early Childhood Care and Education (30 credits) updates and extends your critical knowledge and understanding of how young children develop; 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 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: Outdoor Play and Learning (option 15 credits) supports you in leading and researching young children’s learning and development in the context of outdoor play and the Forest School experience.

Including Vulnerable Learners (option 15 credits) explores the wider issues of vulnerability and the concept of ‘inclusion’, particularly noting the socio-cultural influences that might impact on children and young people’s engagement with education systems. Leadership and Team Work (shared option 15 credits) extends your critical knowledge and understanding of the principles and theories of leadership in early childhood settings and will develop your skills and expertise in a range of leadership practices and effective ways of leading a pedagogical team. TRIMESTER 3 In your third trimester you will research and write your Dissertation on a topic relevant to your award. Dissertation (60 credits) 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. 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. For lowresidency students the teaching will be concentrated into two 2-week blocks (typically around 6 hours per day). The course also makes extensive use of online teaching, particularly for the low-residency and online only modes. This will include a combination of individual and shared learning using the Bath Spa University virtual learning environment.

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STAFF/TUTORS Dr Lone Hattingh is a Senior Lecturer on the Education Studies Programme. Lone has many years’ experience in early childhood education in the UK as well as abroad. Her current area of research is in early literacy and symbolic representation, with a particular interest in the diverse ways in which young children make meaning. Dr Janet Rose is Senior Lecturer and the Early Years Award Leader. Janet has over 20 years’ experience of working in this specialist area of education both in the UK and internationally. Her publications include The Role of the Adult in Early Years Settings (2012) and her research interests currently focus on social development and supporting children’s well-being and resilience. Sara Layen is Senior Lecturer and co-teaches on various modules. She is an early years specialist with particular expertise in early years leadership. 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 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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MA Education: International education Awards: MA Education: International Education

Length: Full-time: 15 months

Location: Newton Park and Corsham Court campuses

Key features: Research-led comparative understanding of international education policy and practice. Training in comparative social science research methodologies and methods.

fees: Please see page 19 for full details

Analysis of the role of international organisations in education and development.

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 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.

The 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 can choose from options 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). It is available in campusbased mode, low-residency mode or online only. 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. If you take the low residency option, the face-to-face teaching of all modules will take place during two 2-week intensive blocks (typically in September and February).


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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. 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 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. For lowresidency students the teaching will be concentrated into two 2-week blocks (typically around 6 hours per day). The course also makes extensive use of online teaching, particularly for the low-residency and online only modes. This will include a combination

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of individual and shared learning using the Bath Spa University virtual learning environment. Tutors – Dr Peter Jones: Senior Lecturer in International and Global Education – Dr Robin Shields: Senior Lecturer in International and Global Education – Dr Julia Paulson: Lecturer in Education Studies 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 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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Career opportunities include professional, leadership and management roles within learning institutions: schools, colleges and universities. Professional, leadership and management roles within the range of organisations involved in providing learning resources, opportunities and assessment: NGOs, education publishers, education development projects and organisations. Policy roles at a range of levels in the education sectors: local and central government, education administration, national governments and international organisations.


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MA Education: Leadership and Management Awards: MA Education: Leadership and Management

Length: Full-time: 15 months

Location: Newton Park and Corsham Court campuses

Key features: Offers a critical view of contemporary theories of leadership. Explores the symbiotic relationship between leadership and management/ leaders and followers

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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.

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 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). It is available in campus-based mode, low-residency mode or online-only. 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. If you take the low residency

option, the face-to-face teaching of all modules will take place during two 2-week intensive blocks (typically in September and February). 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. 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. 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. For low-residency students the teaching will be concentrated into two 2-week blocks (typically around 6 hours per day). The course also makes extensive use of online teaching, particularly for the low-residency and online only modes. This will include a combination of individual and shared learning using the Bath Spa University virtual learning environment. STAFF/TUTORS – Dr Nicholas Sorensen: Award Leader for Educational Leadership and Management –S  ara Layen: Senior Lecturer: Early Years – Dr Richard Riddell: Senior Lecturer in Education Studies – Dr Ghazala Bhatti 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.


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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.

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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 19 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 School of Education. The course is structured over three trimesters (thirds) and totals 180 credits (90 ECTS). It is available in campusbased mode, low-residency mode or online-only. 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. If you take the low residency option, the face-to-face teaching of all modules will take place during two 2-week intensive blocks (typically in September and February). 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.

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.

Award Core Modules: 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

Language and Educational Ideology (15 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 call ‘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.


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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.

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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 reflect critically on what constitutes

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. 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 while 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. 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:

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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 to 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. 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.

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 a paper at the recent annual BERA 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.”

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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 19 for full details

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

Wide range of specialist and generic career-based 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.

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

– Research and the Professional: Part 2 – Project Preparation (15 credits) This then leads to: –M  aster’s Research Project (60 credits)

PMP CORE RESEARCH MODULES FOR MASTER’S AWARDS The core modules that all participants must complete to progress towards a Master’s dissertation are:

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 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 Teacher Researchers.

– Research and the Professional: Part 1 – Research Methodology (15 credits)

For more information about EPP contact Ruth Barrington: r.barrington@bathspa.ac.uk

The flexible modules offered are: – Independent Study Module – Work-based Action Enquiry

STUDENT PROFILE Hannah Crook PMP (part-time) — “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. I’m still completing the course but so far it 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.”


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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 54–55 – Specialised Awards: see pages 50–53 Credit for professional experience and other previous Higher Education courses or equivalent (APL) – only available for PG Dip and MA qualifications.

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. 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.

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.

Experiential Learning). For further information about gaining credits in this way please contact CPD admin (see snapshot page 48).

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

or 60 credits: Second stage for PG Dip award Award specific modules

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. 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

SCHOOL-BASED CPD AND CONSULTANCY At Bath Spa University we offer a wide range of school-based CPD opportunities. We are keen to provide 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:

Progression onto MPhil and PhD is available via consultation with your award leader and/or the head of research.

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

Length: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: up to 6 years

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

Location: Newton Park fees: Please see page 19 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 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 upon 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 upon 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 Practising 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 research training 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 Award Leader: Dr Sarah Couzens

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

Identifying and Supporting Learners with SpLD/Dyslexia (60 credits) This module develops the ability to carry out assessments to compile an individual learning profile. Such profiles underpin the development and teaching of individualised programmes 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 Overcoming Maths difficulties (30 credits) The focus 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 overcome 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 qualifications or as CPD for those with AMBDA. You will learn about current legal and professional issues, rules and regulations affecting individuals with SpLD. 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.

as well as using this to top up your BDA qualification to AMBDA level. 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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants (with the exception of speech and language therapists — and psychologists) should have a “Before I embarked on this course I was first degree in Education or linked teaching in Bath. I have always been interested in teaching children with pedagogy and, ideally, two years of SpLD/dyslexia and wished to gain greater teaching experience. If you already experience in the area. Since finishing the have a recognised SpLD/Dyslexia course, I have now been able to specialise qualification at ATS level, you can in this area and now assess children with apply to use this prior qualification SpLD/dyslexia. to gain entry to the Assessment Methodology module as Accreditation I enjoyed the teaching at Bath Spa, the for Prior Learning (APL) towards the lecturers and tutors were all excellent Master’s or PG Dip in SpLD/Dyslexia, 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 Location: The course is run through distance learning with tutorials at present held either in central Bath or Newton Park campus, Bridgwater or North Devon.

Length: The MA is up to 6 years part-time though normally completed in 2 to 3 years. The PG Dip up to 4 years part-time though normally completed in 1 to 2 years.

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 PMP Administrator T: +44 (0)1225 875593 E: cpdadmin@bathspa.ac.uk Award Leader: Fiona Gardner

fees: Please see page 19 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 up to a certain level, 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. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT You can gain a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or Master’s Award (180 credits) all 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 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 – this is specifically focused on reflecting and writing about clinical theory linked with practice. Independent Study – This is usually a piece of work based either on a literature review or the theoretical aspects of a case study. Specific Counselling and Psychotherapy modules: –R  eflecting on Clinical Practice –C  ounselling Ethics and the Law –C  ounselling and Multidisciplinary Practice –R  esearch and the Professional (part 1)  esearch and the Professional –R (part 2: Methods and Proposal) –M  aster’s Research Project ASSESSMENT METHODS Assessment for most of the modules is based on completing assignments related to professional learning in the counselling and psychotherapy field. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS There are direct arrangements with the following courses and qualifications and we encourage students who have completed counselling courses at these training centres to apply: – Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling  ridgwater College Advanced Diploma –B in Counselling and Psychotherapy – The Manor House Centre, North London, Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy in the Community

–T  he National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy –N  orthbrook College, Sussex, Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy – S outhampton Counselling Service Advanced and Diploma courses – S trode College, Street –W  essex Counselling Service Advanced and Diploma courses Applicants who qualified through any other counselling or psychotherapy trainings are also invited to apply for our programme. Currently qualifications from counselling and psychotherapy courses are examined on an individual basis by the award leader to determine APL. APL is recognised within six years of a training qualification and is applied for upon entry to the programme. Usually 90APL is granted to counselling qualifications at counselling level 5 (Master’s level) and 60APL at counselling level 4 (Postgraduate level).

STUDENT PROFILE tansley Crook MA COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE 2011–2013 — “I chose this course because it gave me the ideal opportunity to further my studies in counselling and psychotherapy while still being able to maintain my job and practice. It offered me the chance and challenge to study what I wanted and expand my knowledge of counselling. I believe this course offers an individual a great opportunity to get into their subject on a much deeper level and gives them the chance to see it from a whole new perspective. Be prepared to put the time and effort into the work but it is 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

Key features: Includes observed teaching practice both for pre-experience language teachers and post-experience teachers wishing to further develop their teaching skills A balanced blend of theoretical input in language teaching and linguistics and practical skills development

Location: Newton Park and Corsham Court campuses fees: Please see page 19 for full details

Engages teachers with reflection on professional practice and research in English language teaching 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 teaching practice 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 practice 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 fulland part-time, and for international students there is a low residency option. 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. There are two modules in the first trimester, one covers the practical skills of language teaching and includes teaching practice in an appropriate

school setting, the other analyses language from a discourse perspective and incorporates practical analysis tasks. Suitably experienced teachers may choose an Independent Study module over the practical Theory and Practice of TESOL module in this trimester. The Independent Study module is negotiated with the award leader and allows for a more personalised learning experience. The programme continues the practical and theoretical mix in trimester two while fostering independent study skills and 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 February). This is followed by a period of study in which assignments are completed and submitted before the next face-to-face teaching block. This route for 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. 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.

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 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: 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 49 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 19 for full details

Length: Full-time: 1 year Part-time: up to 6 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 practice. 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 which 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 practice which 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).

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 50 for module details Assessment Methodology (SPLD/ Dyslexia) See page 50 for module details Identifying and Overcoming Difficulties Learning Mathematics See page 50 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

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

Length: Part-time: up to 6 years

fees: Please see page 19 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.

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

Award Leader: Dr Lone Hattingh

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.

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.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The course is structured in 3 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

fees: Please see page 19 for full details 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 Award Leader: Dr Nicholas Sorensen

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

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 19 for full details

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Key features: Develop and practice coaching skills

fees: Please see page 19 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

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Location: Newton Park Length: Part-time: up to 6 years

Award Leader: Ruth Barrington

Award Leader: Dr Nicholas Sorensen

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.

The following bespoke modules are offered.

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

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Support each other’s professional development

and the Professional Parts 1 & 2 and the Research Project.

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

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

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. 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.

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.

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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: – MA degree: 180 credits; 120 acquired for the Diploma, plus 60 for a Research Project/Dissertation  ostgraduate Diploma: 120 credits –P 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

– Postgraduate Certificate: 60 credits acquired from any combination of modules Students may also take modules that lead to particular awards within the programme: – Postgraduate 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 – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (30 credits)* – Course Design and Assessment (15)* – Using Learning Technology in Higher Education (15)* – Mentoring and Coaching in Higher Education (15) – The Teacher Practitioner (15) – Quality Management in the European Higher Education Area (15) – Designing 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) – P edagogical Research Project (30) –M  aster’s Project or Dissertation (60) * Modules 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: – Michael Budmani, Subject Leader, Theatre Production, School of Music and Performing Arts

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– Professor Paul Hyland, Head of Centre for Learning and Teaching Development – Dr Mark McGuiness, Head of Department, Social Sciences – Dr Nicholas Sorensen , Assistant Dean, School of Education – Dr Dana Ruggiero, Senior Lecturer in School of Education – Dr Clare Power, Academic Staff Development Co-ordinator – Richard Taylor, Deputy Director, Library and Information Services – Jeremy 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, action-research 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 advertising practice Awards: MA Advertising Practice Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Advertising Practice

Length: Full-time, low-residency with executivestyle delivery

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 sessions delivered at agency headquarters in various international cities

Taught by leading practitioners.

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

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Course Director: Dr Paul Meyer Please note: The running of this course is subject to final approval

discussing their own work in relation to the work of other students.

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. 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. MODULES Trimester 1 (60 credits) Core skills (30 credits): This module is designed to give students necessary postgraduate-level skills in research methodologies, to provide an overview of ethical issues in advertising and – through a series of intensive workshop sessions – to improve students’ presentation skills. Copywriters, art directors and account planners work together on set briefs and present their thinking in these workshops. Creativity in Practice (30 credits): This portfolio-building class encourages experimentation with technology and new media, using 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. Trimester 2 (60 credits) Marketing Communications (15 credits): This module explores the key issues and challenges in contemporary marketing communications. It covers strategic

issues of brand 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. Creativity and Change (15 credits): This module enables students to develop their capacity in creativity and innovation, and in the manner that they communicate and negotiate with colleagues and key stakeholders. It helps students to become more self-aware, both as a learner and as a manager, in the way they apply these skills to the organisation.

Advanced Topics in Account Planning (30 credits; required for planners): What is the relationship between consumer insights and advertising ideas? How can account planners work best with creative teams and account managers to turn these insights into great work? Learning from established account planners and sharing their own thoughts and ideas with their peers, students in this module learn how and why account planning has become central to the creative process in most agencies today. Trimester 3 (60 credits) 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 in America, 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 States for the final presentation. Total credits required for MA Advertising Practice = 180

 dvanced Topics in Copywriting A (30 credits; required for copywriters): Here copywriting students consider the relationship between language and advertising ‘idea’, the role of word choice, grammar and punctuation, writing better headlines and better body copy through writing workshops and talking with guest speakers.

Students should also attend their choice of intensive weekend short courses. These short courses include: – Typography – Website design – Social media for businesses – Copywriting for the Web – Adobe Creative Suite – Creativity in mobile apps

Advanced Topics in Art Direction (30 credits; required for art directors): Students in this module improve their art-directing skills by visiting and talking with successful art directors, photographers, illustrators and filmmakers, learning about and practicing with the latest hardware and software, and in workshops

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 (5–10 advertising concepts) 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.

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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)

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Arts Management

PG Dip full-time: 2 trimesters

Location: Newton Park and Corsham Court campuses

PG Cert full-time: 1 trimester

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

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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 workbased 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

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

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 Leader: Dr Kristin Doern

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instrumental in the governance and 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 placementbased 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) – Management 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 enables 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 your placement project or final dissertation. The subject for this will be developed in consultation with


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the course leader and, where relevant, with your placement host. Face-to-face contact during tutorials and workshops is intended to encourage and facilitate peersupport and shared learning; there will be opportunities for joint and group working. TUTORS AND VISITING PROFESSIONALS Staff on this course 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 Leader): 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. – Dr Alison Hems: Alison joined Bath Spa University from the museums and heritage sectors where her career has spanned local authority, national and independent organisations in a wide variety of

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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 Programme Leader for the MA in Heritage Management, and the Humanities Subject Leader. – Dr Daniel Ashton: Dan is a senior lecturer in media and cultural studies whose research examines working in the cultural and creative industries, funding in the arts, and community and participatory media. – Lu Liu: Lu is the Course Leader for the MA in Business and Management and has professional and academic experience in China, Scandinavia and the UK. 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 – Managing artists and performers 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 – 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. 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.

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MSc Creative technologies and enterprise Awards: MSc Creative Technologies and Enterprise Location: Corsham Court campus fees: Please see page 19 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.

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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


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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 78 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. In 2012 we marked our success with the appointment of nine new Professors: Naomi Alderman, David Almond, Aminatta Forna, Maggie Gee, Tessa Hadley, Philip Hensher, Nicholas Jose, Kate Pullinger, and Fay Weldon. With specialisms in novel writing, digital writing, poetry, children’s writing, games writing, and the short story, the professors will be involved in teaching, masterclasses and research. 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). Two 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 full MA programme consists of two writing workshops, 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:

 igital Writing –D –W  riting and the Environmental Crisis – S uspense Fiction –C  ontemporary American Writing –T  he Writer and Place –M  odernism 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 Last year we welcomed nine prize-winning novelists and leading poets to the Creative Writing team – Naomi Alderman (novelist and digital writing); David Almond; Aminatta Forna (novelist); Maggie Gee (novelist); Tessa Hadley (novelist); Philip Hensher (novelist); Nicholas Jose; Kate Pullinger (novelist); Fay Weldon CBE (novelist). These professors join our existing tutors that include prestigious, best selling and award winning writers, such as Gerard Woodward (novelist and poet); Tim Liardet (poet); Carrie Etter (poet); Samantha Harvey (novelist); Steve May (radio dramatist, playwright and novelist); Richard Kerridge (nature writer and memoirist); Katharine Reeve (non-fiction and digital writing); Paul Evans (nature

writer); Lucy English (novelist and poet); Mimi Thebo (novelist); Jonathan Neale (novelist, dramatist and non-fiction writer); Tricia Wastvedt (novelist); Celia Brayfield (novelist); Jenni Mills (novelist); Neil Rollinson (poet), Sean Borodale (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, D.B.C. 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 scriptwriting). 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 feature filmmaking Awards: MA Feature Filmmaking Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Feature Filmmaking

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

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Feature Filmmaking

PG Dip full-time: 2 trimesters

Location: Bristol Studios and Corsham Court Centre

PG Cert full-time: 1 trimester

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

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Key features: A chance to make your own feature film. An opportunity to work with producers, directors and cinematographers exploring and pooling your skills with your fellow filmmakers. Learn about the traditional and new routes and techniques to getting a film made and released.

APPLICATIONS: Application forms are available on the website and should be completed and returned with the project script or treatment, a statement of purpose and any additional material to support your application. 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: Mr Nic Jeune LLB, FHEA

The MA in Feature Filmmaking is designed to give you 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 writer/directors, directors and producers who want to develop both their aesthetic and business skills for a long successful career working on feature length documentaries or fiction films. Course structure and content The course teaches you how modern filmmakers make feature length projects and offers practical experience. Whilst we encourage all proposed feature projects to get made, your success in academic terms does not depend on you completing your feature during the course. Students should graduate with a range of professional contacts, an industry standard showreel, the knowledge and contacts to get ahead in the film business. On successful completion of the MA in Feature Filmmaking students should have received a thorough education in the needs and techniques of the micro budget film business and have the skills to be able to negotiate favourable terms for their current (and future projects) to be funded, produced and distributed. There are two durations of the MA in Feature Filmmaking – full time over 12 months and part time over 24 months. Modules From Script to Screen – Low Budget Production Techniques These are practical and creative filmmaking workshops, which give you the techniques for feature film production for low budget film production. This module will introduce and explore practical and creative approaches to low budget film production. It gives an overview of the issues and challenges, and develops

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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 is designed to offer the cohort a clear and imaginative approach to low budget filmmaking including writing low budget and script development as well as introductions to budgeting/scheduling, casting and low budget film financing. From Pitch to Production – The International Film Business 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 at the end of this module be able to navigate the different systems for 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. Planning for Success – Pre Production This module builds on the first two modules to give students the ability to further develop/refine their project. They will learn to deal with health and safety matters, risk assessments, legal issues as well as more advanced creative decisions. This module will also allow for the specific requirements of each project. For example, a documentary project may need assistance in locating and negotiating archive licenses, while a drama project may require a script editor or a dialogue polish. Students will learn how to schedule, cast, recruit and negotiate, and should have a project ready for principal photography. Finding an Audience – Distribution Techniques 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 Board Where necessary, a Production Board will be convened to examine student works across the first 4 modules, and decide which projects should be greenlit. Production and Post Production In this final module students will turn their 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.


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Entry requirements Applicants to the 12-month programme must have a script or treatment, which in the opinion of BSU, is ready to enter 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 develop their project so that it can be approved for production.

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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 The MA is taught through a combination of intensive workshops and seminars. The course is delivered and taught at our premises at Paintworks in Bristol which offers studio facilities, the latest editing software as well as lights and video cameras including Sony F3 with Zeiss CP2 lenses and Canon DSLR 5D and 7D. Students also have access to the Newton Park Campus and its multimillion pound Commons Building with

state-of-the-art production facilities as well as the university’s postgraduate campus at Corsham Court. Tutors The modules in the MA are taught by both practising industry professionals and by specialist academic staff from the Department of Film and Media Production. Sixteen (www.seizefilms.co.uk) was directed in 2013 by award-winning director Rob Brown and producer Nic Jeune. Rob Brown and Nic Jeune are the core university team delivering the course. 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.

Visiting Lecturers on the course have included industry professionals such as Farah Abushwesha (Producer and founder of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum), Julia Short (Verve Pictures), Oli Harbottle (Dogwoof Pictures), Producer and Film London Microwave executive Olivier Kaempfer (Borrowed Time) and BAFTA nominated Producer Michelle Eastwood (In Our Name). Assessment methods Assessment tasks will be varied including script development, pitching, finance plans, production folders, marketing and distribution strategies and the feature film project. Your final mark for the production module will reflect the quality of the final submission and amount of input you have put into the combined project either as a producer or director. Your tutors will evaluate your creative and physical input to the project and your course based on your journals, tutorials, other students’ submissions and any other submissions. In this sense a well-produced project can be awarded a distinction to the producer even if the director achieves a pass for his or her work.

Career opportunities Our assumption is that students undertaking this programme are committed to the 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 BSU or another HEI. Other careers can involve working with arts organisations like the BFI, Creative England or regional screen agencies such as Film London.

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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 19 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. We will ask 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 –

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and further 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, Stonehenge and the City of Bath, Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, M-Shed in Bristol, 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 October 2012 and now in a permanent post developing and managing the growing volunteer team at Stonehenge

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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can 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

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. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Careers in the heritage sector include roles in collections management, education and learning, exhibition planning and implementation, community engagement and outreach, and marketing and fundraising. You might also become involved in operational management, events planning, retail and visitor services. Not everyone will want a job in the ‘heritage industry’ and competition for jobs is fierce. Therefore, the course includes a range of generic skills and opportunities which are aimed at increasing employability for Bath Spa postgraduates in the voluntary sector, social enterprises, fundraising, and a wide range of administrative and management roles. As well as studying heritage management, you are encouraged to foster 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 selfemployment.

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 professionals. The content was varied and allowed me to tailor my studies to my own interests. The quality of the teaching, guest lecturers and support was fantastic. I made some great friends and spent a year learning about something I love.

When I finished the course I completed a one-year management training scheme with English Heritage, based at Stonehenge. I have now started a new position as the Stonehenge Volunteer Manager and am developing a volunteer programme for the new Stonehenge visitor centre. I think it is safe to say that I owe my job with English Heritage to the experiences I gained during my MA. The two placements provided me with vital experience in the heritage sector.”

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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 fees: Please see page 19 for full details

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

Key features: Studying Austen’s England in situ, in the city that she knew well Having unrivalled access to Georgian material culture and sources Combining breadth of historical background, with subject specific knowledge about gender and, especially, the female experience in late Georgian/ Regency England

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 Directors: Dr Roberta Anderson/ Professor Elaine Chalus Please note: The running of this course is subject to final approval

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. While Austen has long attracted the interest of literary critics, the universal appeal of her novels is remarkable. It extends through numerous highly successful film and television period productions (even if augmented by Colin Firth’s famous appearance in that wet white shirt!), as well as reinterpretations across time and cultures (e.g., the Indian Bride and Prejudice, 2004), and such popular parodies such as the mash-up, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009). Popular interest in Austen and her times has also boomed, as is evidenced by the success of the film Becoming Jane (2007), numerous erudite blogs and the burgeoning appeal of Jane Austen societies and conferences around the world. This MA seeks to ground this widespread interest in Austen and her works by situating her in her wider historical milieu. Austen was a nevermarried, 18th century, middling-sort Englishwoman who 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 development in British history. She wrote humorously, sensitively and, often, acerbically about the society in which she lived – and, in order to understand her and her fiction, both her life and works need to be understood in their historical context.

COURSE STRUCTURE Studying Jane Austen’s England in Bath not only situates students physically in the World Heritage Site city that featured largely in Austen’s life and literature, but also provides easy access to other relevant locations. It also provides students with the opportunity to work with an extensive range of original 18th century resources beyond those available through Bath Spa University itself, specifically those 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 and the Holburne Museum of Art. The course is structured around two compulsory core modules, which provide a framework of historical knowledge and specialist training in research skills and methods needed for advanced study at this level. They make use of the chronology offered by Austen’s lifetime 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. As such, they are designed to provide students with a good understanding of key events, ideas and debates in the study of 18th century history as the Georgian period faded into the Regency. 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)

STAFF The programme is led by Dr Roberta Anderson, FHEA, FRHistS, and Professor Elaine Chalus, FRHistS, of the Centre for History & Culture in the School of Humanities and Cultural Industries.

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; – J ane Austen and Bath: Life, Letters and Literature; or a module from – ‘The Country and the City in History’ strand of the MA: Landscape, Literature and Environment

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.

Trimester 3 Dissertation (15,000 words = 60 credits; 20,000 words = 90 credits)

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 a particular interest in the interplay of gender and politics. Her work engages with questions of sex, patronage and corruption, and influence and interest. Electoral history, political ritual and the use of the social arena for political ends all feature extensively in her research and teaching. Her current research explores the nature of elite women, life-writing and spa cultures in Britain and Europe between 1789 and 1857.

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 BSU library and on Minerva – the University’s ‘Virtual Learning Environment’ – and via the BSU website. BSU’s partnership with 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.


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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES While some students will use the MA as the basis for doctoral research, we realise that many of our students will use what they have gained from the MA in the wider world of work. Emphasis on the close reading of texts, 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 structure in oral and written work. Successful postgraduates will be of particular appeal to employers in the heritage sector and creative industries.

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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; prĂŠcis; 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 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.

fees: Please see page 19 for full details

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 mix of thematic topics, types of landscape and regions – a balance between literature preand 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 Stephen H. Gregg For the latest news about the course visit http://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 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.’

output, and it can take the form of an applied research project (for example, an exhibition for a literary heritage organisation; an electronic resource). This module will also include the opportunity to further pursue links with external organisations and some refresher workshops on research skills.

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 (compulsory) themed strands.

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

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, Dyrham Park and Bowood House.

The Country and the City in History Examples of strands that we have run 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.’

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student PROFILE Max Webster MA LITERATURE, LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENT 2014 — “I chose this particular course so I could enhance my writing and researching skills beyond an anthropocentric angle of study and into a more nuanced view of the world that characters inhabit. Furthermore, by considering the role of landscape and place in the narrative and how people interact with their surroundings, I hoped to become a more interrogative literary critic.

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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 research, 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 access to 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, American cities, Romanticism, and animal studies. 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. 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 publishing industries)

– Environmental sector and ‘Green’ careers (e.g. advocacy, communications, charities, education, internships, ecotourism, urban planning) –H  eritage and tourism sector (e.g. charities and trusts, visitor centres, private estates, local government, planning, management, communications) –C  reative industries (e.g. radio, TV, cable and satellite broadcasters, book publishing, web media, news and magazine media). 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. 01 The Eden Project in Cornwall 02 View of the lake at the Newton Park campus 03 Bench alongside the path that runs on the edge of the Blackmore Vale from the Dorset Gap to Bull Barrow Hill – the path is the route Tess takes from Flintcomb Ash Farm to Martock, in Thomas Hardy’s novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles.

The course encouraged a lateral engagement between different academic fields, exploring how anthropology, geography and politics are comprised within literary works. The teaching cultivated a fascination with literature, encouraging students not to settle for easy answers, but to draw out implicit meanings in writing and develop cogent and individual thought. The course enhances creative as well as literary skills. My creative writing is a lot more lyrical and visual after reading and analysing writers such as Oliver Goldsmith.”

student PROFILE PATRICIA MAIN MA LITERATURE, LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENT 2012 — “After completing my undergraduate degree in English Literature at Bath Spa I wanted to continue my studies to master’s level at the University. The mixture of literature and ecocritical issues covered on the MA is fascinating and has forced me to look not only at how I read texts but also wider lifestyle issues. The campuses at Bath Spa University are beautiful and the tutors are so willing to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. When I have completed this course I hope to be able to undertake research, attend conferences and extend my fiction writing in the light of my enhanced academic knowledge and research skills. Doing this course was a steep learning curve, but it was eminently worthwhile!”


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Ma scriptwriting Awards: MA Scriptwriting Location: Corsham Court campus fees: Please see page 19 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 seventeen 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 the School of Music and Performing Arts and the Film Production department. Their

students 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. 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

thoughts and suggestions throughout the workshops. Students are assessed for this module on a 45 to 60 minute play or radio script. Trimester 2 Professional Skills This module will show writers how to develop a career across a range of creative industries such as film,


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theatre, radio, television and gaming. 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 work shopping 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 others 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: Ursula Rani Sarma (Course Director): 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. In the Professional Skills module during the second semester we have visits from several professionals in the industry. Each conducts a one-day workshop with students, outlining the industry and giving them rigorous practice in pitching their work. Typically, we will have an agent, a TV producer, a radio producer, a theatre director or literary manager, and a film script editor. 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.

student PROFILE LUCY LOTT MA SCRIPTWRITING — “After completing my undergraduate degree in Drama, I worked for seven years in Public Relations and also took a year out to pursue acting. I wanted to feel inspired again and wanted the opportunity to return to doing something creative that linked back to my original degree, and that’s why I chose to do the MA in Scriptwriting. I was also really excited to be using my brain again, learning new skills and challenging myself.

I chose the course at Bath Spa University as it was the most varied. It allows you to explore different types of Scriptwriting for different mediums: theatre, radio, film and TV, rather than focusing on one only, like many other UK courses. I was also drawn to the course by the fact it was taught by working writers and that it also offered a very practical focus in the form of advice about making a living as a scriptwriter and how to navigate the industry. It is a very well-rounded course. The support from the tutors is excellent and I have made contacts with both tutors and fellow students that will prove helpful in the future when I might need advice or guidance. I particularly like the structure of the course weekends. Also, the course is based at the postgraduate centre at Corsham Court which is a beautiful setting. Having the MA in Scriptwriting will give me more confidence to pursue a career in Scriptwriting, but it will also ensure I have one polished piece of completed work that is ready for me to approach professionals with.”


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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 19 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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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 — “ 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 I will gain 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 writing for young people Awards: MA Writing for Young People Location: Corsham Court campus

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

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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

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, Clar Furniss, Sam Gayton, Giancarlo Gemin, Che Golden, Sarah Hammond, C.J. Harper, 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 Waterstone’s Children’s Book of the Year Award and the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award 2008. Marie-Louise Jensen and Elen Caldecott were both shortlisted for the 2009 Waterstone’s Prize. Elen Caldecott, Gill Lewis and Jim Carrington have been all been long-listed for the Carnegie award in different years. More than 20 graduates of this MA have achieved publication deals since the course began in 2004, with more novels due to be published in 2015. 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 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

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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. 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, experiment, and understand what happens through discussion. Your ideas have to be your own, but being among other people who talk, play and live with writing stimulates ideas in you that you don’t expect. 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 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 it is crucial. MODULES Writing Workshops In the first trimester’s writing workshop you will explore a variety of formats and approaches, gaining a sense of the different age-ranges and forms. 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 book of stories, a collection of poems or picture book texts.


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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. The writing workshops will never be larger 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 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, internationallyrenowned 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). – Mimi Thebo: author of Wipe Out, Hit the Road Jack, Get Real (Harper Collins); Drawing Together (Walker). – 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, 2013– 2014 Guest Artistic Director of Bath Festival of Children’s Literature, and 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

— “I loved creative writing at school, but it wasn’t until I took a career break to have my family that I remembered that what I’d really always wanted to do was write stories. The books I’d read as a teenager had a real lasting impact on me, so writing for this age group appealed to me.

The course at Bath Spa University has a fantastic reputation and people travel from around the country to attend – I was lucky enough to have it on my doorstep. The success rate of the course speaks for itself, and the fact that it was part-time was a major factor too in my decision. If you really want to write for young people there is no better place to come. The course gives writers the time, space and confidence to experiment with their writing. You learn not only how to develop your craft but who you are as a writer. You also learn a lot about the practical side of being an author: how the publishing industry works, how to approach an agent, how to promote your work. For me though, the workshops are the heart of the course. You build a real relationship of trust with your workshop group and this lasts beyond the course. The tutors have an extraordinary talent for getting the very best out of their students.

ASSESSMENT METHODS The assessed coursework for each Writing Workshop is a folder of creative writing. For the first Context Module the assessed coursework is an essay of approximately 2,500 words and a folder of creative responses. The second context module is assessed by a portfolio of writing tasks connected to the children’s publishing industry, including two book proposals. The manuscript is 35,000–40,000 words, or the equivalent in poetry or picture 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 not more than 20 pages of a novel for young people.

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Corsham Court is an inspiring setting, the students I met at Bath Spa were enthusiastic, talented and great fun to work with, but it’s the quality of the teaching that really stands out above everything else. I am still completing the course, but it has already started to help my career. I was taken on by my agent, Catherine Clarke, on the strength of my MA manuscript, The Year of The Rat. There was an eight-way auction for the book, won by Simon & Schuster, and it was published in 2014. It has also sold in Italy, Germany and the Netherlands.”

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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

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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 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  he arts industry, including producing –T and funding strategies alongside the infrastructure of the TYA field.

MODULES Modules include: –C  ontext and Methodologies –W  riting and Dramaturgy  evising and Adaptation –D – Puppetry – Facilitation – Entrepreneurship –T  hesis (practical or written) TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES The MATYA is delivered through a combination of seminars, masterclasses, 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, both of which

culminate in a presentation 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 welcome candidates who have arrived at this career choice through alternate pathways. All applications will be assessed on the basis of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) where appropriate, as well as the interview and/or application form and the portfolio of work presented.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES MATYA equips 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.

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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: Mark Langley – Head of Department of Performing Arts

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 upon: – Practice-based learning – Highly-regarded specialist staff – A flexible delivery model – Excellent links with industry COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT MA Performing Shakespeare explores historical and contemporary practices of performing Shakespeare. The course uses both traditional and practice-based research methods and offers you a choice of written or practical thesis projects. 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 upon 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

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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 upon 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


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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, company directors. Employment opportunities are as varied as the students and their interests.

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Shakespeare’s theatre in classic and contemporary contexts. The module includes specialist lectures and off-site visits with major Shakespearian companies. You will engage in independent study on topics introduced through the Virtual Learning Environment and assessments include negotiated projects that centre on performance and practice research. also study and perform extracts (monologues and scenes) from Shakespeare’s plays to demonstrate your skills through practice and knowledge sharing. 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 assessments is through performance presentations. Shakespeare and the Globe (30 Credits) This module covers the theoretical, historical and practical research of

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 practicebased 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/practice 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, masterclasses, 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 will 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 – 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, leading 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 19 for full details

Key features: Supportive and highly creative environment in which to explore and develop your skills as a dance artist.

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 the entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in what is a challenging and changing workplace.

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: Christopher Lewis-Smith

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With an emphasis on interdisciplinary and screen-based practice, the MA in Dance at Bath Spa University 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 screen-based performance practice. The master’s programme is ideal for those 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 screenbased 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. Where practical, the taught elements of the course will be undertaken in short intensive blocks and, where appropriate, tutoring may be done online to create flexibility and to help those who may not wish to move to the area for the full duration of the course. MODULES Research Methodologies This module gives you the opportunity to develop a sophisticated understanding of, and ability to, research at a 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 screenbased, 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, 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 locates you in an individually relevant professional environment, which may be your existing workplace, a negotiated placement of your own, or with one of our placement hosts. 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 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, 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 A characteristic of the Master’s is that it is taught as much as possible in intensive long weekend or week-long sessions. 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, two state-of-theart TV studios with green screen facilities, and additional rehearsal spaces for independent study. 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 and the architecture and history of the city of Bath offer unique opportunities for performance locations. Our greatest resource is perhaps the professionalism and

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experience of the tutors who teach on the course and our professional partnerships. TUTORS –C  hris Lewis-Smith: Profile: http://goo.gl/z2EAp –M  ichelle Elliott: Profile: http://goo.gl/LBNrR – Dr Karla Shacklock: www.karlashacklock.com – Dr Thomas Kampe: www.thomaskampe.com Visiting Tutors – Stephen Stockton MBA – P eter Anderson – Jo Fong: www.jofong.com 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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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, supported by access to 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-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 then 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 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. 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 other students within the School of Music and Performing Arts, 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,


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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  7 practice rooms, three with –1 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 The Music Department also runs a wide range of ensemble activity, all of which will be of use to MMus Composition students. These ensembles include those in the western classical tradition (such as our New Music Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra), experimental music (Material) as well as in other areas (such as Gamelan and Big Band). We have developed close links with high-profile promoters of live music (including Bath International Music Festival, Bath Philharmonia, Bath Mozart Fest, Pump Room Series, Iford Arts). We have regular visits from performers, composers and other industry speakers during the year. Recent visiting performers who have played student work include Plus Minus Ensemble, Kreutzer Quartet, Ensemble Bash, Christopher Redgate, Alexandra Wood, New London

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student PROFILE Micah Sicotte MMus Composition (part-time) 2013 — “I chose to do this course as I wanted to advance my knowledge and experience of composition. I was attracted to the design of the modules and the course structure which I felt met my needs. Bath Spa University has a good reputation in the education environment I work in. It is flexible, with an up-to-date offering, providing the supportive freedom to achieve my learning goals. The teaching is excellent with a hands-on approach which not only reinforces the theoretical aspect but opens up perceptions, at the same time allowing the opportunity to have your work presented and tried by those that could be playing it. I find that Bath Spa University is friendly, welcoming and professional. The staff have been excellent even outside of my subject area, and I feel that the equipment and resources meet my needs and expectations. This qualification is helping with my continued professional development and has the potential to make me more employable as a skilled composer. I am currently teaching Music and Music Technology in further and higher education, and ideally I would like take a PhD when I’ve finished this course.”

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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

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PG Cert full-time: 1 trimester

Professional-level resources, including our new MusicLab studios.

PG Cert part-time: 2 trimesters

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, electronica, 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 postgraduate-level 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 multimediabased 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. The course is also available as a Distance Learning programme – more details are given under ‘Teaching Methods and Resources’. 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: 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 is an opportunity to work with peers and across subject boundaries, with the possibility of working with other creative disciplines (for example, film and theatre-makers, dancers and choreographers) 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. 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. Context and Methodology This module combines a study of research methodology with a study of context in terms of the student’s own practice – specifically, a set of paradigms that characterise the field’s current, creative boundaries. 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.

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 Joseph Hyde

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 this 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 which 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) which 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 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. Career opportunities Potential career destinations include: – Composition – Composition for media – Other media work (web, games etc.) – Studio engineering/production – Programming


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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. And 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 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.”

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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 19 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 which 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 develops your performance skills and

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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 which 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. You will investigate issues of performance practice and the psychology of performance. 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 offering you the chance to explore performance practice and performance history. Through a weekly seminar, you will be introduced to a wide range of performancerelated 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 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 from the School of Music and Performing Arts (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 clarinettist 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 well-established 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: Master of Music (MMus) Songwriting Location: Corsham Court campus and via distance learning fees: Please see page 19 for full details

Length: MMus full-time: 3 trimesters (1 calendar year) MMus part-time: 6 trimesters (2 calendar years) MMus Songwriting (Distance Learning) also available full-time or part-time

Key features: Taught by published songwriters. Bath Spa has pioneered the teaching of songwriting. Strong links with music industry bodies and publishers. Distance learning option available.

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 Directors: Richard J. Parfitt – MMus Songwriting (Corsham Court) Davey Ray Moor – MMus Songwriting (Distance Learning)

Bath Spa has pioneered the teaching of songwriting and launched the world’s first songwriting Master’s degree in 2007. Its 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, 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. We are an Academic Supporter of the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. The course aims to: – enable you to write and record songs to a professional level – develop critical awareness relating to your own songs and others’ – develop your ability to perform/ present your songs – inform you of historical and musicological developments in songwriting – enhance your understanding of the market value (and artistic value) of your own work – 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 academic writing skills at Level 7 – guide you in planning and recording a professional-standard portfolio of high-quality songs.

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. 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 – Songwriting 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. – History of Song: You will gain a systematic and comprehensive knowledge of strategies and form used in popular songwriting, whilst developing an advanced ability to contextualise your own songs. – Context and Methodology: Visiting professional practitioners deliver masterclasses to explore particular ecologies within the songwriting profession. In preparation for the Major Project portfolio, this module serves to refine your eventual work by investigating the cultural, semiotic, linguistic, musicological, economic and pragmatic structures of your intended song culture. This is a key Level 7 module, with a generic research emphasis designed to prepare the student for further postgraduate and doctoral study. – Collaborative Songwriting: You will develop skills in collaborative songwriting, enabling you to experience a variety of collaborative methods, and to explore the relationship between collaborative process and final song product.

– Major Project: This double module represents the culmination of the MMus, and a chance for you to work in a research-oriented environment dependent largely on personal direction and working methods. The module will be largely student-led, with most of the work centred on individual practice. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES Bath Spa’s approach to the teaching of songwriting combines analysis of existing repertoire with a focus on song crafting technique, and 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. The curriculum is supported by our Virtual Learning Environment where course materials can be accessed from any web link. FACULTY AND CAMPUS The University’s Corsham Court Centre has been established with an emphasis on postgraduate study, offering the space and incentive to write within a community of inspirational and imaginative artists. Lecturers at Bath Spa University are practising professionals and some have multi-platinum selling status, representing almost every genre of popular music.

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, on a first come first served basis, to laptop based ‘notepad’ setups and industry-standard plug-ins throughout your studies. Our facilities at Corsham Court are open to all MMus Songwriting students, including those studying via distance learning: – F our dedicated songwriting rooms, each including Apple Macs running Pro Tools, Garageband and Logic Studio  edicated performance venue, –D plus lighting and PA system – L ecture facilities – S election of instruments and microphones –A  coustic piano and electronic keyboards You also have access to our extensive studio and auditorium facilities at our Newton Park campus and our arts centre in central Bath (Burdall’s Yard).


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student PROFILE ROLAND PEROLD MMUS SONGWRITING 2013

— “ I have a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of KwaZulu – Natal, South Africa, and Licentiate in Musical Theatre with distinction from Trinity College. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS I chose this course to improve my skill We offer places on the basis of your set in the field of songwriting and Bath experience, potential and commitment Spa University is one of only two places as a songwriter. Normally, but not in the world that offer it. Bath Spa was invariably, you will have a first degree the better option and you can also do it (or equivalent music industry experience) in one year.

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.

The teaching staff and guest lecturers on the course were amazing. I particularly liked being given time and license to explore songwriting without all the usual day-to-day distractions. The course has left me with a fully executed and produced musical that I can use as a calling card i.e. a professional portfolio of excellent quality. If you are considering this course I recommend that you write as much as you can, and all the time. The year is over very quickly so take every opportunity and use every assignment to write new material. Make the effort to collaborate as often as possible.”

student PROFILE J​​ ulianne Regan MMUS Songwriting (Distance Learning) 2014​

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES MMus Songwriting will enable you to develop a broad range of intellectual, — practical and transferable skills. Previous “​The one​-to​-one tutorials with my tutor students have gone on to become were always enjoyable and informative professional signed songwriters, and for me, were core to the process. lecturers, teachers, publishers, I enjoyed interacting with my fellow students on our own Facebook page and composers and therapists. at songwriter circles. Video lectures were Given the practical nature of the particularly important to me for the first course, you may choose to work as a module, as I felt that was where I would songwriter or in a related field, such find my feet and gain confidence. I always as music publishing. You may use the felt I could contact my tutor ‘out of hours’ critical skills you have acquired to work and I also feel that we students were as elsewhere in the music industry, perhaps supportive of each other as we could be, for a record label or as a music journalist. distance being taken into account.” Upon graduation from the programme, it is the aim of course tutors that you will have acquired the core problemsolving, analytical and critical skills needed to adapt to the changeable and unpredictable work environment of the 21st century.

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Our distance learning Songwriting Master’s Degree is a world leader in the innovation of teaching and learning songwriting online. The course brings together songwriters from all over the world who wish to study from their home situation and students have attended the course from Australia, China, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Turkey, the USA and the UK. Combining regular personal tutorials with a range of online teaching and learning tools, the course combines personal and social contact with asynchronous videos, lectures, masterclasses 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 provide lectures and events around which our social connections are formed. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT We offer a set of low-residency seasons for Distance Songwriting learners that is open to both UK and overseas applicants. Initially students are encouraged to spend a couple of induction weeks at our Corsham Court Campus (in mid-September and late-January) performing and writing songs, getting to know tutors and working with other students. This is not compulsory however, as our lectures and classes are filmed for streaming any time, anywhere.

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 curriculum to provide a dynamic, fluid social environment. RESOURCES Distance Learning students are welcome to attend the specialist postgraduate centre at Corsham Court for any of its many resources, including our contemporary studio spaces, library and other study environments. Whilst most of the cohort on this route are likely to remain distant, you are welcome to book studio time and access the full range of facilities at any of our campuses. From anywhere in the world students can access Bath Spa University’s comprehensive online library.​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 one of our physical libraries. Lecture videos, masterclasses and technique classes are all part of the online resources available to our songwriters.


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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: Newton Park campus fees: Please see page 19 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.

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

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.

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. TRIMESTER 2 All students take four 15 credit modules. If you are following a specialist pathway you will take two compulsory 15 credit modules, each one forming a key component of your discipline of choice. You can then choose two further 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 97–99.

Course Director: Cathy Leng

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 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


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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.

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. 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: – Consultancy 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.

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.

– 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, 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

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.

of problems, evaluating risk, making decisions, communicating, working in teams, thinking effectively and in flexibly managing your own work and that of others; – E valuate 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.

TEACHING METHODS – Lectures – S eminar discussions, group-work, presentations –C  ase studies and problem-based learning –R  ole plays –M  anagement exercises – F ield research – I nternet searches

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.

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

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 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


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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 Four optional modules from: –M  arketing Management –M  arketing Communications – F inancial and Management Accounting – F inancial Management for International Business – Entrepreneurship –M  anaging People – S trategy 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 – Management in Practice – International Business and Management TRIMESTER 2 Two compulsory pathway modules: – Financial and Management Accounting – Financial Management for International Business Plus two optional modules from: – Entrepreneurship – Strategy and Governance – Managing People 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 Two compulsory pathway modules: – Entrepreneurship – Marketing Management Plus two optional modules from: – Marketing Communications – Financial and Management Accounting – Managing People 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: – Marketing Communications – Marketing Management Plus two optional modules from: – 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 – Management in Practice – International Business and Management TRIMESTER 2 Two compulsory pathway modules: – Marketing Management – Financial Management for International Business Plus two optional modules from: – Marketing Communications – Financial and Management Accounting – Managing People DISSERTATION/CONSULTANCY PROJECT You will study a subject related to international business.


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Msc environmental management Awards: MSc Environmental Management

Length: Full-time: 1 year

Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Environmental Management

Part-time: 2 years

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Environmental Management Individual modules also available as CPD Location: Newton Park campus fees: Please see page 19 for full details

Key features: Provides a sound understanding of environmental issues 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.

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 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. 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 in ecological

consultancy, pollution control or environmental hazards and liabilities.

Plus optional modules totalling 30 credits:

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.

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. 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.

Course Director: Graham M Smith

Business Management Options Environmental managers often need a range of management skills, such as managing staff, entrepreneurial 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: 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. Plus optional modules totalling 30 credits: 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.


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Applied Geomorphology (15 credits) optional Develop the theoretical and 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 prinicples 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 19 for full details

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

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 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.


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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. Tutors Course Director: – Dr Alison Lee: BSc (University of London); PhD (University of Bristol) Lecturers: – Dr Rob Irwin: BA Hons (University of Kent); MSc (Bath Spa University); PhD (University of the West of England) – Dr Jennifer Kinloch: BSocSc (University of Waikato); MAppPsy (Behaviour Analysis, University of Waikato); PhD (University of Waikato) – Dr Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus: BA (McGill University); MSc (London School of Economics); PhD (University of London) – Dr Agata Vitale: BA (University of Palermo); MA in Clinical Psychology (University of Palermo); PhD in Psychology (Behaviour Analysis), National University of Ireland) – Dr Elaine Wainwright: Open University BSc, York Uni MSc, Bath Uni PhD

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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.

student PROFILE Mark Brady MSc Principles of Applied Neuropsychology — “ 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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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 (Wales) at Cardiff University Students’ Union.

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index Access Fund 20 Accommodation 22 Accounting 98 Advertising Practice 59 AHRC Doctoral Training 20, 24 Partnership 20 Alumni Scholarship Applied Neuropsychology 102 Art and Design 24, 26–37 Arts Management 60 Bath 10 Bursaries 18 Business and Management 95 Campuses 07 Career Development Loans 20 Careers 15 Ceramics 30 Childcare 17 Coaching 55 Composition 86 Computer Facilities 16 Corsham 10 Corsham Court Centre 10 Counselling and 51 Psychotherapy Practice 62 Creative Computing Creative Sound and 88 Media Technology Creative Technologies 62 and Enterprise Creative Writing 24, 64 28 Curatorial Practice Dance 84 17 Day Nursery 30, 32 Design Disability 17 20 Disabled Students Allowance Dyslexia 17, 50 Early Childhood Studies 54 Early Years 40 Eco Campus 09 Education 24, 38–57 Education Leadership and Management 44 Education Studies 46 Educational Practice 54 English 24 72 English Literature Enterprise 98 Entrepreneurship 98 Environment 09 100 Environmental Management Events 104 Faith Services 17 Fashion 27, 32 Fashion and Textiles 32 Feature Filmmaking 66 Fees 18 Film (Fashion) 27 Filmmaking 66 Finances 18 34 Fine Art Funding 18 24 Graduate School Graphic Design 36 Gym 14 68 Heritage Management Higher Degrees 24 History 24 Illustration 36 Illustration (Fashion) 27 Inclusion 53 99 International Business

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International Education 42 International Funding 23 International Students 22 Jane Austen 70 Journalism (Fashion) 27 Library and Information Services 16 Literature, Landscape and Environment 72 Loans 20 Management 95 Marketing 99 Medical Services 17 Mentoring and Coaching 55 Money Advice 17, 18 Music 86–93 76 Nature Writing Neuropsychology 102 Newton Park Campus 07 Nursery 17 Online Learning 16 104 Open Days Overseas Applicants 22 Painting 34 Performance 90 24, 81, 82 Performing Arts 82 Performing Shakespeare PGCE 39 PhD Opportunities 24 Photography 36 27 Photography (Fashion) Poetry 64 Postgraduate Certificate 39 in Education 104 Postgraduate Study Fairs Principles of Applied Neuropsychology 102 Professional Graduate 39 Certificate in Education Professional Master’s Programme 48–55 Professional Practice in Higher Education 56 Psychology 24, 102 Research Degrees 24 Researcher Development Programme 25 Scholarships 18 39 School Direct Scriptwriting 74 Sculpture 34 Shakespeare 82 Sion Hill Campus 07 Songwriting 92 Specific Learning Difficulties 50 Sports and Societies 14 Student Services 17 14 Students’ Union Studentships 18 Studio Fees 18 Study Areas 16 Styling (Fashion) 27 Support 17 Teach First 39 Teacher Education 39 TESOL 52 Textiles 32 81 Theatre for Young Audiences Travel Writing 76 Troops to Teachers 39 Vice-Chancellor 03 Visit Us 104 Visual Communication 36 Volunteering 14

Vulnerable Learners 53 Welfare 17 Writing for Young People 78 Writing, Creative 64

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This prospectus is available in large print and Braille format on request. Published December 2014 The contents of this prospectus are correct at the time of going to press. We will try to publicise any changes to it. If a facility mentioned in this prospectus is of great importance to you, please check its continued availability with the Student Services Department on +44 (0)1225 875875 before you apply. The University will take all reasonable steps to provide the educational services described in this prospectus, but the operation of each course or module depends on recruiting viable numbers. If insufficient numbers enrol for a course or module we may not be able to run it. Our offer to you and your acceptance of a place here will be subject to this express condition. This prospectus does not form part of any contract between you and the University. As a condition of enrolment all students will be required to abide by the policies and regulations of the University. If you accept an offer of a place at Bath Spa University you will receive further information about teaching, assessment and educational services offered by the University, as well as policies and regulations. Designed by: Mytton Williams www.myttonwilliams.co.uk Printed by: Belmont Press


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