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Online courses

The University’s online programmes give you the opportunity to study for one of our qualifications even if you’re not able to travel to either of our campuses at Hull or Scarborough. Online programmes, delivered through one of the University’s virtual learning environments (VLEs), provide you with the opportunity for ‘anywhere, anytime’ learning – enabling you to fit your studies around your professional and personal responsibilities of work and family life. You have access to learning materials and to communication within the learning community 24 hours a day, from any internet-connected computer in the world. This also gives you frequent opportunities to study alongside colleagues from around the world, providing an exciting and stimulating learning environment. All of our online programmes are subject to the same rigorous processes of quality assurance as the campus-based programmes, so you can be confident that the qualification you obtain will be of the same high standard – the culmination of a rewarding, exciting and effective educational experience. The University has invested heavily in the support of learning through electronic resources, online journals and e-books, and our various student support and study advice services regularly employ online methods which, of course, are especially appropriate for students taking courses online. Online learning is still quite new, and it can feel quite daunting to begin studying for a full qualification through a mode of study that you haven’t experienced before. For this reason, a number of our online programmes offer opportunities for induction into the environment and learning processes, along with the opportunity to study initially for a single module as a taster of the full programme. Our staff are always happy to answer your questions and to give guidance relating to the learning and teaching processes on the individual courses and the degree of commitment needed for the particular balance of individual and collaborative learning that an online programme involves.

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Advising for Language Learning

MEd – eLearning

Postgraduate Certificate

Your contact Programme Director: Dr Michael Lumsden Department of Modern Languages T 01482 465865 F 01482 465020 m.lumsden@hull.ac.uk www.hull.ac.uk/languages This programme aims to help language staff in higher education and other educational institutions make full use of the facilities available through modern technology. It is designed for language graduates or professionals who are interested in developing a career as a language teacher, language adviser, material designer or manager of a language centre and offers a recognised qualification for the new profession of language adviser. The 60-credit programme is delivered online using the University’s virtual learning environment and offers flexible study arrangements over one or two years, which is of particular help for students whose study time is limited because of work or other commitments.

module, Advising for Language Learning, examines the role of the language learning adviser as a new professional and the discourse practices that are likely to facilitate language learning. Modules are designed to represent a nominal 200 hours of study and are divided into 12 sections, each containing a lecture (audio, supported by PowerPoint slides) and discussion tasks. On registration you become a member of the University Library, with access to its large electronic journal collection. Please note that all of the above modules can be taken individually for professional development purposes. While the programme begins in September, students who wish to take a single module may start in January.

Duration Either one or two years part-time.

Entry requirements Normally a degree in modern languages or a related subject, but applicants from other backgrounds with relevant professional experience are also welcome.

The programme focuses on • language learning and teaching (including assessment) • the application of several technologies in language learning and teaching and the understanding of the role of e-tutoring • the establishment of supportive environments for autonomous language learners, including self-access centres for language learning As well as a greater understanding of language learning and the role of an adviser, the programme offers firsthand experience of using a well-designed virtual learning environment. The Department of Modern Languages has a strong record in the development of support for language learning and has won the European Award for Languages three times (in 2003, 2004 and 2007). As a result of the success of SMILE (Strategies for Managing an Independent Learning Environment), a nationally funded project, the department has achieved an international reputation in education for learner support and the promotion of learner autonomy.

Modules Language Learning (Semester 1) introduces recent research on second-language learning, its relation to teaching and the role of individual differences. In Semester 2, Management of Open Learning for Languages (MOLL) explores issues of open and distance learning in relation to language learning. A year-long

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Cost Please see the website for details. The fees are the same regardless of a student’s country of residence.

Location The programme is coordinated from the Hull Campus but taught online.

Assessment

Your contact Programme Director: Shirley Bennett Centre for Educational Studies 01482 466802 s.bennett@hull.ac.uk www.hull.ac.uk/ces This programme is designed for professionals and para-professionals in education and corporate training. At Stages 1 and 2, students wishing to achieve the award of MEd in eLearning must accumulate at least 60 credits from this list of modules: • • • • •

Foundations of Online Learning and Teaching eTutoring and eLearning Course Design eResourcing eLearning: Context, Management and Implementation Educational Technology: Issues in Implementation

For completion of the degree you may take further modules from the same list or you may choose from

Entry qualifications Candidates will normally have a Bachelors degree and a relevant professional qualification and may have relevant experience. Non-graduates are eligible to apply provided that they have a relevant professional qualification and at least three years’ relevant experience.

How to apply Please contact Admissions Office Centre for Educational Studies 01482 466216 admissions-ces@hull.ac.uk or download the postgraduate application form at www.hull.ac.uk/admissions.

Progression • Advanced Certificate in Education – eLearning (60 credits) • Advanced Diploma in Education – eLearning (120 credits) • MEd – eLearning (180 credits) Although participants may exit with the Advanced Diploma with a combination of relevant modules as specified above, the module Research Methods in Education is compulsory for the full Masters degree and must be studied either at Stage 1 or at Stage 2.

How to apply

Duration

For information and applications, please contact one of the following:

Two and a half years minimum; nine years maximum.

University Admissions Service T 01482 466850 F 01482 442290 pgstudy@hull.ac.uk

Up-to-date information about fees can be found at www.hull.ac.uk/money.

• Research Methods in Education • optional modules drawn from other specialist MEd programmes

The main forms of assessment are essays and projects, but part of the assessment is based on students’ participation in online discussions and the online submission of shorter assignments.

Pam Docherty T 01482 466172 F 01482 465020 p.docherty@hull.ac.uk

Cost

Start September or March.

Learning Learning takes place exclusively online, and the course can be followed from anywhere in the world.

Assessment Candidates are assessed by means of coursework and a dissertation. Coursework assignments, comprising a range of tasks normally adding up to between 4,000 and 6,000 words, are required for each module, and a dissertation of 15,000–20,000 words on an approved topic is submitted at the end of the period of study.

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International Studies and Security

Maritime History

MA

Certificate and Diploma

Your contacts Course Administrator: Sophie Appleton 01482 465800 s.appleton@hull.ac.uk www.hull.ac.uk/pas Programme Coordinator: Dr. Tom Kane 01482 466520 t.m.kane@hull.ac.uk www.hull.ac.uk/pas Designed to address the needs of those seeking to develop careers in government, the armed forces, non-governmental organisations and international business (for example, risk assessment), this twoyear MA programme imparts an advanced understanding of international affairs. Since it also grounds students in the theoretical side of international studies, it is equally appropriate for those whose interest is primarily scholarly. Participants may also choose between exploring international studies and security at a general level and specialising in a variety of sub-fields.

Entry qualifications A good Honours degree in a relevant area.

The programme In the first year you take three core modules: • Introduction to Global Political Economy • Approaches to International Relations • Dimensions of Strategy The second year of the programme offers three core/option modules – • Approaches to Globalisation and Governance • Case Studies in International Relations • Applied Strategy – but you can choose to study only two of these, replacing the third with any one of the following options: • • • •

Parliaments in the Modern World Comparative Legislatures Parliament and Government Parliament and Citizens

Duration Two years part time.

Location The programme is coordinated from our Hull Campus but taught online. Student locations have varied from England and Scotland to Canada, Turkey and Vietnam.

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Start September of each year.

Learning and teaching The programme is delivered through eBridge, our virtual learning environment. Replicating the learning process of face-to-face seminars, learning progresses through reading of relevant material, discussion of set topics under the guidance of a tutor and development of tasks and activities. Each such ‘seminar’ is taken over a period of two weeks, during which you participate when it best suits you. You also have access to an array of support material, from lecture notes to online articles and digitised literature.

Assessment Taught modules are assessed by two 3,000-word essays. You are also required to compose a 15,000-word dissertation.

Registration and induction These are conducted via email and online with the support of eBridge.

How to apply The application process is the same as for on-campus programmes. Please visit the University’s Admissions website for details.

Cost Please contact us for details.

Further Information More details of this programme can be found on the Politics and International Studies website, where you can also download a flyer.

Your contact Dr John Walker Department of History University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX 01482 465490/465192 j.walker@hull.ac.uk www.hull.ac.uk/history The programme is aimed at people with a general interest in and enthusiasm for maritime history, seeking to develop their knowledge and understanding of the maritime dimension of history still further. The certificate offers a solid foundation in key subject areas and related themes, with the diploma building upon this. While the provision offers a coherent route through to diploma stage, students are free to pause their learning at certificate level. Students who complete the diploma satisfactorily may progress to take modules offered on the History Department’s daytime programme, leading to a degree in History with Maritime History. Maritime history has arguably been associated with a narrow range of sea-related activities, naval warfare being a case in point. The course does explore these better-known facets of maritime history but also recognises that the subject area is much broader. In essence, maritime history is the study of human interaction with the sea. This embraces how people have exploited the sea for numerous purposes, ranging from economic activity to leisure pursuits. The programme also explores how the changing marine environment has impacted upon communities across the globe.

Please note that modules offered at all levels may change from year to year.

Duration Each stage takes two years part-time.

Location E-learning (distance learning online). You will be given full support in using the computer systems involved. An annual two-day workshop will also take place at the Maritime Historical Studies Centre, Blaydes House, High Street, Hull (attendance is optional).

Start The programme commences in September.

Learning and teaching E-learning. Assessment varies according to the module involved.

Cost Please contact the Department of History for details. You may be eligible for free tuition or reduced fees.

Registration and induction To be conducted via email. In the first instance please contact the Department of History (see above).

Modules offered as part of the Certificate in Maritime History include • • • • • •

The Fisheries to 1850 Trade, Shipping and Ports, c1550–1850 The Royal Navy in the Age of Sail Fishing the Limits, c1850–1980 Voyaging Overseas since 1850 The Steam Navy

The Diploma in Maritime History builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired at certificate level. Modules offered at this stage include • Ships and Social Contexts in the Pre-modern World • Naval Warfare in the 20th Century • Piracy and Privateering in the Atlantic Economy, c1560–1856 • A Marine Environmental History of the North Atlantic • Film and the Sea • The Age of Discovery • The Transatlantic Slave Trade

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Legislative Studies Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, MA Your contact Course Administrator: Sophie Appleton s.appleton@hull.ac.uk 01482 465800 Programme Coordinator: Dr Cristina Leston-Bandeira c.c.leston-bandeira@hull.ac.uk 01482 466618 www.hull.ac.uk/pas/ These programmes stem from our very successful MA in Legislative Studies, which has been delivered for more than a decade by the staff of the Centre for Legislative Studies (www.hull.ac.uk/cls) under the direction of Professor The Lord Norton of Louth. The change to online delivery allows the centre to offer the programmes to students from all over the world, particularly those working with or in parliament, and allows busy professionals to fit their studies around work commitments.

The certificate Filling a current gap in the field, the Postgraduate Certificate in Legislative Studies Online aims to give a foundation in legislative studies at postgraduate level. It is particularly designed for parliamentary officials and other professionals working with parliament, and it offers considerable flexibility: you can choose to specialise in the British parliament or in comparative legislatures, depending on your interests, or simply to have a broad foundation in legislative studies. The programme looks into the characteristics of parliaments and the role that they play in their political systems. It also encourages students to reflect on the practice of their parliaments. Finally, the programme aims to bring together different parliamentary experiences and perspectives from around the world. The certificate programme comprises one core module, Comparative Legislatures I: Systems and Cultures, plus two options from • Parliament in the Contemporary System: Parliament and Government • Parliaments in the Modern World • Comparative Legislatures II: Structures and Activity • Parliament in the Contemporary System: Parliament and Citizen

The diploma

Learning and teaching

The Postgraduate Diploma in Legislative Studies Online builds on the certificate to provide a unique insight into theory, practice, empirical research and sources in the field of parliamentary studies. In looking at the characteristics and role of parliaments, it gives particular attention to the specific case of the British Houses of Parliament. It also encourages students to reflect on the practice of their parliaments and to envisage ways of improving parliamentary practice.

These programmes are delivered through eBridge, our virtual learning environment. The learning process develops through the reading of relevant material, the discussion of set topics under the guidance of a lecturer and the development of tasks and activities – just as in face-to-face seminars. Students have access to an array of support material, from lecture notes to online articles and digitised literature. Each seminar is taken over a period of two weeks, during which students participate when it best suits with them.

The diploma has been developed for those professionals who want a course that provides a comprehensive insight into the discipline of legislative studies but who are not interested in developing a dissertation at postgraduate level (a requirement of our MA). The diploma programme comprises Comparative Legislatures I: Systems and Cultures and all four of the modules listed as options for the certificate, plus a module entitled Research Sources and Techniques in Legislative Studies. For those students who decide that they wish to carry out a dissertation, there is an opportunity to upgrade to the MA.

The MA The MA builds on the diploma. The only difference is that it requires the production of a dissertation in addition to successful completion of the taught modules.

Duration One year for the certificate; two years for the diploma; two years for the MA (with the possibility of a time extension at the end to undertake the dissertation).

Location Online. The course can be taken from anywhere in the world. Student locations have varied from England and Scotland to further afield such as Canada, Turkey and Vietnam.

Start September of each year.

Assessment • For the certificate: Each of the three modules is assessed by two 3,000-word essays. • For the diploma: All but one of the six modules are assessed by two 3,000-words essays each. The remaining module is assessed through a Research Proposal (1,800 words) and a Research Report (4,200 words) on a parliamentary topic. • For the MA: Taught modules are assessed as for the diploma. Students are also required to produce a 15,000-word dissertation, and are encouraged to develop primary research.

‘Studying has been extremely fulfilling and enjoyable. It’s also challenging – especially when there are the competing priorities of home and family life – but all the hard work is soon forgotten when that positive result slip comes through the letterbox! I’m proof that it’s never too late to follow a different path. ‘The part-time study option has meant that it’s been feasible for me to achieve a qualification while keeping the impact on my home and family life to a minimum.’ Andrea Parker

Registration and induction To be conducted via email and online, with the support of eBridge.

How to apply The application process is the same as for on-campus programmes. Please go to www.hull.ac.uk/admissions for details.

Entry qualifications A good Honours degree in a relevant area. Experience of working with parliament is also considered.

Cost Please contact us for details.

Further information More details of all three programmes can be found on the Politics and International Studies website, where you can also download flyers about them.

For students who decide that they wish to study the remaining modules (over a further year), there is an opportunity to upgrade to the Postgraduate Diploma in Legislative Studies Online. After that, they may upgrade again to the MA by carrying out a dissertation.

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Restorative Justice MA

Your contact Donna Knight Law School University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX 01482 466352 d.knight@hull.ac.uk www.hull.ac.uk/marj Restorative justice is one of the most talked-about developments in the field of crime, justice and conflict resolution. Around the world, it is increasingly being used within criminal justice systems, schools, workplaces and other settings where conflict occurs. The principles of restorative justice are being used to construct and handle problems of slavery and other historical injustices, mass violence, genocide and war crimes. The MA in Restorative Justice is designed for those who are • interested in the potential of restorative justice for repairing the harm caused or revealed by crime and other troubling behavior • seeking to develop or extend their understanding of the practices of restorative justice, their rationale and their effects • eager to explore what leading thinkers have to say about the significance of restorative justice and its implications for our handling of problems ranging from bullying to genocide The MA provides a unique opportunity to study this fascinating and important phenomenon in depth. It has been developed and is taught by academics at the forefront of restorative justice scholarship. The programme comprises the following modules: • • • • • • •

The Principles of Restorative Justice International Restorative Processes Research Skills for Restorative Justice Peacemaking Criminology Victims, Rights and Justice Crime, Justice and Punishment Dissertation

Duration Two years (part-time).

Location E-learning (distance learning online). Full support is given in using eBridge, the University’s virtual learning environment.

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Start The programme commences in September.

Learning and teaching E-learning.

Assessment This varies according to the module involved.

Cost Up-to-date information about fees can be found at www.hull.ac.uk/money.

Entry qualifications Candidates should normally have or be about to obtain a degree in a relevant discipline (including, but not restricted to, criminology, law, social sciences, social work) of first or upper second class standard or its equivalent (a lower classification combined with appropriate practical/professional experience may also be acceptable). In some cases it may be necessary for international students to hold a relevant Masters degree. Further details can be obtained from British Council offices.

Registration and induction Registration is by post. The course starts with a comprehensive two-week induction period. For further details of this programme, plus an enquiry form, please visit the MA in Restorative Justice website.


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