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Postgraduate Prospectus 2021/22 A university for a changing world

I am delighted that you are considering further study at the University of Suffolk. I hope that you enjoy reading this prospectus and join us for the next stage of your development.



We are a transformational university, absorbing the best traditions in higher education and aligning them with a twenty-first century audience and the modern world of employment and entrepreneurship. Our growing numbers and high graduate employability demonstrate that we are a real force in the higher education sector. I am proud to lead this university, which puts students at the centre of its thinking. Here you are part of a community that will always strive to go further and help you achieve more. You will become part of a growing postgraduate and research community that is increasingly making an impact on a changing world — a place where research, enterprise, innovation and scholarship are flourishing in many areas. Joining forces with employers, businesses, and research organisations, we offer a diverse range of opportunities and progression options, whether you are looking to use postgraduate study as a platform to a specialist role or industry, or if you are looking to progress in your existing career. Gaining the knowledge you need to succeed is just the start. At the University of Suffolk, you will receive an exceptional education, richer and more rounded than many, and acquire skills and insights that will always be relevant, no matter how things change further down the road. Wherever you want to go in life, we will help you get there. We know you are one of a kind and we are here to help you make the most of your time with us. We recognise that the recent global pandemic has given many students cause to reflect on where and when they choose to study. Our current students have benefited from our approach to both online and on-campus support over the last year; our students have been able to meet their learning outcomes and to remain part of a community that is supportive and friendly. We have prioritised the health and safety of our students, staff and wider community along with providing excellence in the learning experience for all students and we expect this to continue for the future. In a world where nothing stays the same, we need to change, evolve and succeed. That’s what we do. Why not join us?

Professor Helen Langton Vice-Chancellor



NEVER STAND STILL The University of Suffolk was founded on a bold vision for change. Unencumbered by tradition, we created a new kind of university, custom built for the modern world. One that is proud to be different and to challenge the status quo.

Never stand still

While others stand still, we embrace change. By embracing the new and the next, we prepare our students for whatever the future may bring, giving them the help and support to succeed in a world where the only constant is change. Discover more about how our students never stand still and create change in their lives.

Rebecca Boudville MSc Regenerative Medicine

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Never Stand Still


Why Suffolk?


Destination Suffolk


Our location


Why choose postgraduate study?


The Suffolk learning experience

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Business engagement


32 Entrepreneurship


Professional Studies and CPD


Your Students’ Union


Our research


How to apply


PhD study


International students


Graduate school

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Academic schools

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Our courses


Degree Apprenticeships


Financing your study


Open events

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Why Suffolk?

We’re not just another university. We’re a new type of university, proud to be different; proud to not follow the crowd. While many institutions are large and impersonal, we’re committed to being more supportive and distinctly more personal.

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Why Suffolk?

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Our philosophy We equip you to lead and succeed in a changing world.

Our size We’re small and personal, not a faceless institution.

Our location Our main campus is set on the beautiful waterfront.

Your individuality We treat you as an individual. You’re a name, not a number.

Your future Employability is embedded in everything we do.


Suffolk is a county steeped in history, with beautiful scenery, world famous beaches and a glorious coastline, all within easy reach of London. Suffolk is also embracing its strategic location and flourishing technology connections, evolving into one of the most desirable places to live and work in the UK.

Christchurch park


With an enviable location, Suffolk offers a more relaxed vibe to London with plenty of peaceful retreats, whilst still boasting a rich and diverse cultural life, with bustling towns, a thriving entertainment calendar and an extensive arts scene.

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Destination Suffolk



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Home from home

A county of festivals

Known for its hospitable and friendly nature, Suffolk has a growing student community all making the most of the diverse urban centres, coastal resorts and historic towns. Come and explore the beautiful surroundings of this exciting county, there really is something for everyone.

Suffolk is home to numerous arts, food and music festivals including Latitude Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Pulse, Ip-Art, SPILL, and Bury Festival; many of which are becoming highlights in the UK festival calendar. Honorary Doctorate Jimmy Doherty hosts Jimmy’s Festival at his farm every summer, just outside Ipswich, featuring the BBC Introducing stage and fantastic food and drink.

Our Honorary Doctorate Ed Sheeran Raised in Suffolk, Ed Sheeran’s hit single ‘Castle on the Hill’ describes his love of the county. Ed also happens to be one of our Honorary Graduates.

Take in the view

There is a thriving music scene throughout the county. A popular destination is our student bar, Cult Café, with live music every Friday.

Some of East Anglia’s most stunning scenery can be found in Suffolk. The area boasts some of the UK’s finest coastline with nature reserves, rivers and forests. The breathtaking landscape has been the inspiration for famous artists such as Constable and Gainsborough and cycle tracks, paths and boat hire give you lots of opportunity to explore it.

Fancy a drink? Adnams, Aspall, Calvors, Mauldons and St Peter’s Brewery are just a few of the breweries located in Suffolk. If you’re looking for an interesting day out, take a tour of one of them. Many use local ingredients such as Suffolk malt to make their beer, so you will definitely get a true taste of Suffolk.

Destination Suffolk

Discover new music

Be independent Throughout the county you will find many towns all with their own unique characteristics and history, packed with an eclectic mix of independent shops, eateries and local artisans. You might want to start with The Saints, a quirky and interesting thoroughfare in Ipswich town centre.


OUR LOC If you want the hustle and bustle of city life without the expense, you will love the convenience and location of Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk.

Our location

Our Campus

CATION University of Suffolk The University is located on the stunning Ipswich Waterfront, which is home to a lively restaurant and bar scene and offers exciting entertainment, from sailing opportunities in the marina to performances at DanceEast. The Waterfront also hosts the Maritime Festival, which sees 55,000 visitors all enjoying the best entertainment, food and drink Ipswich has to offer. The main campus in Ipswich is located near to Portman Road, the home of Ipswich Town Football Club, and within easy reach of Ipswich’s four theatres, which offer a diverse range of arts productions.

This town is the destination of choice for those seeking the best in entertainment, architecture and arts, whilst retaining a hint of its peaceful, Dickensian charm, with hidden gems such as Christchurch Park.


The annual Ipswich Arts Festival hosts a series of events and exhibitions across the town.

Packed with shops, independent boutiques, restaurants, bistros, pubs and cafĂŠs, the town also benefits from being just over an hour away from London and has excellent road, rail and air links to the rest of the UK and overseas.


WHY CHOO POSTGRAD STUDY? Join a diverse, growing and aspiring postgraduate community at the University of Suffolk.

OSE DUATE On our postgraduate programmes you will receive excellent teaching, delivered by academics established in their field of study. Our lecturers have extensive specialist knowledge and are actively engaged in research and scholarly activity. Learning at postgraduate level enables you to focus on an area of study in order to obtain expert knowledge and skills. If you are a graduate of the University, a scholarship may be available for some postgraduate courses. Further details about the Alumni Postgraduate Loyalty Scheme are available on page 85 or by visiting

There are many reasons to study at postgraduate level. It enables you to delve deeper into a subject area to develop greater expertise and some career paths such as teaching, require a postgraduate qualification to enter the profession. It also conveys to potential employers your ability to study and research at a higher level, demonstrating your dedication and commitment to learning and mastery of your subject area. For professionals, postgraduate study can provide a method to advance your career. Gaining advanced skills and knowledge can open doors, increasing your level of responsibility or creating new opportunities. Career progression in some sectors, such as academia and scientific research, can depend on postgraduate qualifications.


Advance your career


BENEFITS OF POSTGRADUATE STUDY Competitive edge Studying for a postgraduate qualification provides the opportunity to enhance your employability and help you stand out in a highly competitive graduate employment market. You will gain specialist expertise and subject knowledge, as well as developing your transferable skills in areas such as communication, critical thinking, data analysis, problem solving, project management and research­­— all skills that employers’ value. You will gain an edge over other applicants when applying for jobs and the chance to explore new opportunities, such as moving your career in a different direction or having the confidence to apply for higher level managerial positions.

Relevant to you, relevant to employers

Why choose postgraduate study?

Many of our postgraduate programmes have a strong vocational focus, designed to be easily applied to the relevant sector you are working in. The PgD Human Resource Management, for example, enables you to apply for Corporate Membership of the CIPD as a registered HR practitioner. Research undertaken as part of the PgD or MSc Human Resource Management can be related to the industry in which you are working, providing benefit to both the student and employer.

Broad strategic knowledge It may be that you are planning for your future career. The strategic knowledge gained at postgraduate level across many programmes provides the basis for career progression, but also enables you to be at the forefront of your field. The MBA, one of the most sought-after qualifications in the world, offers sophisticated business knowledge at a senior level of management and significantly advances leadership skills. Undertaking this qualification demonstrates a determination to succeed and will bolster your confidence. The MSc International Business and Management provides the opportunity for those without managerial experience or background in business to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to gain a competitive edge.

Advancement in academia Although many students choose postgraduate study for career advancement or as a method of specialisation, it can also lead to a career in academia or research. Postgraduate study provides the next step towards achieving a doctorate or a professorial title, where you become recognised in your field.

Choosing to continue onto a postgraduate level of study shows a commitment to both your subject and to the process of learning and selfdevelopment. Some postgraduate courses offer you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge through the exploration of a new subject area. Other courses encourage you to build on your previous studies in developing expertise that will provide access to specialist employment opportunities or further study. Whichever type of course you embark on, your studies will equip you to meet both academic and practical challenges, demonstrating your readiness to contribute at a high level within commercial situations and research environments. While you will be expected to develop your knowledge and practical skills, the emphasis in postgraduate studies is on the cultivation and application of higher cognitive skills. For example, you will be required to tackle complex problems for which there is no single solution, producing clear recommendations that are tailored for practical application in the real world. Similarly, you will be expected to enter debates on the latest research topics, demonstrating the ability to understand, communicate and apply theories to resolve complex situations and to inform critical discussions.

provide you with opportunities to develop and receive feedback on these skills, encouraging and enabling you to achieve your full potential. On your course you will work and study alongside your fellow students, forming friendships and relationships that will not only help you in your studies but may also continue well beyond your time here. Socially, you will have the chance to get to know fellow students from a wide range of cultures and nationalities and be exposed to many different personal beliefs and philosophies. We also offer a range of support services to postgraduate students, including dedicated academic skills advisors and librarians who can support you to develop the research skills required to study at this level.

Why choose postgraduate study?


At the University of Suffolk, we are fully committed to supporting our postgraduate students, helping you make the best use of all the opportunities available, and enabling you to fulfil your aspirations by studying with us.

Postgraduate courses demand a commitment from students to undertake significant independent study, taking responsibility for the investigation of specific issues through the interrogation of research literature, and for the communication of findings in forms appropriate to relevant audiences. Your course tutors will


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THE SUFFOLK LEARNING EXPERIENCE Whichever course you choose to study with us you will experience the highest quality in your teaching and learning experiences.

Our approach to delivery for all programmes puts our online learning environment, Brightspace, at the heart of the learning experience. We take a blended approach to course design, meaning that you will experience learning which includes rich online activities and resources, live streamed and recorded lectures, and on-campus seminars and tutorials. The blend will differ across courses, depending on the nature of the subject matter and skills you are expected to develop and may also include problem based learning, using the challenges and complexities of practical situations to drive learning and subject exploration.

All courses provide students with tutorial support, through which you will be encouraged to consider your own development in order to make best use of the learning opportunities available. To find out more about our approach to learning and teaching and our work to enhance practices, visit our pages on the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Postgraduate students are expected to be mature students who have already demonstrated their ability to study independently. Your tutors will support you to use and expand these skills, becoming a proficient and experienced learner able to contribute effectively to the academic community.

The Suffolk learning experience

We believe that learning is a partnership between the lecturing staff and the students, and this is particularly evident in our postgraduate courses. We recognise the journey of academic development that some students have taken already on their path to exploring postgraduate opportunities. As aspiring subject experts, you will work with your course team to develop knowledge and proficiency in your subject. You will be expected to take the lead in the exploration of issues for your benefit and that of your fellow students, enabling you to investigate topics relevant to your research and about which you are passionate.



Whatever you choose to study, you will be learning in state-of-the-art surroundings. We have invested across the University to create environments that showcase the latest teaching facilities and support you to achieve great things.



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Among its many facilities, the Arts Building has painting, sculpture, drawing and print studios, installation and video spaces, and a film studio, as well as industry-standard studios, dark rooms and digital suites specific to photography.

Located in The Atrium, the VERT (Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training) suite is just one of many specialist facilities. This immersive 3D training system allows radiotherapy students to become familiar with industry-standard technology and treat virtual patients. Other specialist teaching facilities in this building include Psychology, Games Design, Network and Software laboratories. The Atrium is also the home of the Suffolk Business School as well as a dedicated business innovation space, the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC) and our 3D Productivity Suite with a range of 3D printers.

Across the campus there are a variety of cafés where you can relax and have something to eat or drink. Paddy & Scott’s coffee is served in both the Waterfront Building and The Atrium, or for a more relaxed vibe, the student bar Cult Café is located on the ground floor of the James Hehir Building.

The James Hehir Building includes the latest purpose-built clinical skills, sports and exercise laboratories, as well as specialist bioscience teaching and research facilities. These have been created to give you the tools you need to achieve your full potential. The Innovation Hub, also located in the James Hehir Building, provides a range of Fujitsu technology including tablets, notebooks, laptops, desktop PCs and workstations. These systems run on the latest Intel® processor technologies, providing you with the opportunity to hone your digital skills.


At our main campus in Ipswich, the Waterfront Building has a large auditorium and lecture theatres as well as numerous teaching rooms for small or large groups. There are also open study areas on all floors to enable flexible learning.

A new student social space opened in 2019 in the Library Building at the main campus in Ipswich. The joint venture between the University and the Students’ Union (SU) provides students with a social learning facility equipped with table tennis and pool tables, a kitchenette, social space for activities and meetings, group working pods and areas to relax. There is also a ‘Grab and Go’ shop run by the SU for students to purchase clothing, drinks and snacks.



Learning technologies

The Library and Learning Services team provide you with the resources you need for reading and research in all areas of your study including; millions of electronic articles, streamed broadcasts and other electronic resources, as well as traditional media such as books.

Our next generation online learning environment, ‘Brightspace’, transforms online learning by providing you with an individual learning path that includes flexible pacing, and offers an adaptive learning system that breaks free of traditional one-size-fits-all learning models.

You can utilise study spaces, IT facilities and borrow from all of the libraries across our network of partner colleges, including the library at our main campus in Ipswich, which is open seven days a week, all year round.

Brightspace also provides you with an informal online space where you can build your own ePortfolio of digital artefacts and self-reflections.

Partner Colleges

Study support

We work in partnership with a range of partners across Suffolk and the UK to offer the opportunity for students to study at a location near to them and obtain a recognised University of Suffolk award.

Our team of Academic Skills Advisors, Learning and Teaching Librarians and Digital Learning Designers deliver a range of workshops, both face-to-face and online, which are targeted at developing key academic skills such as referencing, academic reading and critical writing.

Students can study a range of higher education qualifications including Honours and Foundation degrees, and Masters programmes with many courses developed in collaboration with local businesses.

Individual support is available at our main campus in Ipswich and can be booked online with our team who can offer you advice and guidance on all aspects of academic work. This includes assignment help, maths and statistics, research skills and more.

Facilities and support

We also offer a wealth of support on our website that includes workshops and toolkits that aim to get you started on your academic journey.

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Library and Learning Services

Facilities and support


The Hold

The DigiTech Centre is due to open in early 2021 will become a hub for digital research and training. The result of a collaboration between the University of Suffolk and BT, with £6.5m funding from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the Centre will provide training in cuttingedge digital skills for people looking to pursue careers in the nationally-important information and communications technology (ICT) sector, as well as fuelling high-tech businesses who increasingly require access to a talented technology workforce.

In partnership with Suffolk County Council, the University of Suffolk has developed The Hold, a new purposebuilt heritage research centre. The Hold houses Suffolk’s exceptional historic masterpieces including a Royal Charter of King Henry I dating back to 1119.

The DigiTech Centre will be based at Adastral Park and support the delivery of our ICT and Digital Creative courses. Specialist high-tech laboratories form the heart of the new centre, jointly used by University staff, students and businesses from Adastral Park and across the region.

The Hold supports research, teaching and public engagement and allows researchers from different disciplines to engage with the history of Suffolk. The £20m cuttingedge teaching spaces and public resource are part of the University’s main campus in Ipswich, providing students with a contemporary new learning environment and facilities within an immersive building exploring the memory bank of Suffolk.

Health and Wellbeing will house two floors of brand new clinical simulation facilities, a new sports and exercise science suite, counselling/ physiotherapy clinic rooms, the Academy of Integrated Care and the Suffolk Institute of Health and Wellbeing Research.


The University of Suffolk will be opening its new Health and Wellbeing building in early 2022, a space on campus dedicated to the promotion of integrated care among our student body, practice partners and the wider community. The new building


SUPPORT We offer a range of specialist advice and guidance services, from confidential one-to-one sessions to workshops, presentations and specialist events, supporting your academic, personal and professional progression. Careers and employability Our advisers are here to provide impartial advice and guidance to support you with your personal and professional development before, during and after you graduate. You will also have access to our online interactive career learning platform FutureMe.

Chaplaincy We are a multi-faith community and welcome students from a diverse range of backgrounds. Our multifaith chaplaincy at our main campus in Ipswich is open to both staff and students of all faiths and no faith.



If you have dependants, we can advise you of funding that may be available.

Counselling We can provide independent, impartial and professional counselling at some of our campuses, or we can signpost you to the appropriate support services. Our counselling support is confidential and offers you the opportunity to explore topics such as exam anxiety, low mood, stress, relationships and personal issues.

Disability support We are here to support you if you have a disability, a mental health difficulty, or a specific learning need. We aim to create an environment that is accessible and inclusive for all students. We will work with you to ensure that appropriate individual support is in place and we can advise you on your eligibility for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). Your individual needs and support arrangements can be discussed before you start your course or at any time during your studies.

Health and wellbeing

Our expert advisors can advise you on financial support that may be available to you. We have partnered with Blackbullion, the e-learning platform equipping students with money skills for life to maximise success.

We can provide guidance on how to register with a local GP, as well as how to access sexual health and wellbeing services. Maintaining good mental and physical health is important and we offer as much help as we can to support your life as a student.

Mentoring and student life Suffolk Life Mentors are experienced students who can offer you information and support. They also organise activities to help you learn more about university life and meet new people.


Financial support


BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT We work closely with business and industry in everything we do, ensuring that your degree offers the best opportunities during your studies and long after you graduate.

Based in one of the UK’s fastest growing city economies, with Ipswich recognised as one of the best places to set up a business, you are joining a university which has its roots and its future deeply embedded within the local community. We seek to transform our communities through social and economic development and transform you through your course and with wider support to develop entrepreneurial attributes including creativity, resilience, flexibility and self-awareness.

We welcome business interaction with the University community through the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC), and a programme of skills training and networking events. The University runs a range of events specifically for businesses, including Business Breakfasts and sector-specific conferences, and works with businesses to provide professional development opportunities for their staff, including short courses and professional undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


The University has a strong network with a number of large multinationals, such as BT, national consumer brands and local business clusters including Innovation Martlesham. We also have partnerships with small to medium businesses across the region and the influencers of economic development including the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

We work closely with businesses to support our students and graduates in accessing internships, placements and graduate positions, and value the expertise that our business partners bring to the development and expansion of our new and existing courses.




At the University of Suffolk our lecturers, students, and the business community collaborate on leading innovation projects.

We have forged strong alliances with industry and specialise in translational research rather than basic research, creating the opportunity to accelerate innovations to the marketplace and to train the specialised workforce that will achieve this. There are many opportunities to develop your entrepreneurial skills and explore your enterprising ideas. We can help you shape your start-up business or social enterprise and connect you with numerous opportunities to strengthen your personal and professional skills that can be applied in whatever industry you choose to work in.

ENEURSHIP Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC) The Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC), located in The Atrium, has been established as our focal point for developing new entrepreneurs and businesses, supporting student entrepreneurs, apprentices and alumni as one of the ways in which we connect the University to industry.

skills and development workshops. Many of our alumni have gone on to set up their own businesses and come back to support new students through advice and mentoring. Your relationship with the University is for life and does not end when you complete your course.

There are opportunities to develop as student entrepreneurs through the IWIC — creating your own business, accessing internships and placements, networking with a range of businesses and attending



The Games Hub

Topics covered include:

Launched in 2016, The Games Hub has helped graduates to showcase their games through the Tranzfuser scheme.

— Business planning — Marketing — Finance

It helps students get their games to market through exposure to industry professionals and funding opportunities.

All topic areas include speakers from the games industry and local businesses.

The Games Hub, run at the IWIC, is a voluntary programme for third year Games Design and Programming students and is being extended to include students from all courses.


The programme provides an innovative and creative environment for students to learn more about business skills and what is needed when setting up a business or becoming self-employed. These student entrepreneurs are then able to put what they have learnt at university directly into practice in the industry. This enables the transition from university to working in the industry to be seamless.

Suffolk Centre for Female Entrepreneurship

Our 3D Productivity Suite has a range of 3D printers, including a new industry standard printer with the capability to work with almost any plastic, now and in the future, for applications across all disciplines. If you can dream it, you can build it, in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing methods. These facilities are available to all students and staff regardless of their course and can support a range of interesting projects.


The Suffolk Centre for Female Entrepreneurship launched in October 2017 as a key partner of the IWIC. The Centre is a unique resource regionally and nationally within UK Innovation Centres, aiming to provide a leadership role and knowledge base for the support and promotion of female entrepreneurship, innovation within business and a reduction in gender inequality across all business sectors. The Centre supports students and graduates to develop their entrepreneurial skills, empowering them to create, plan and manage their own businesses and inclusivity.

3D Productivity Suite



Professional studies and CPD

The School of Health and Sports Sciences has worked in partnership with commissioners and employers in the development of health-specific CPD and postgraduate programmes, such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Practitioner – District Nursing and Masters programmes in Community Nursing and Public Health Nursing. The School of Social Sciences and Humanities has developed CPD provision relating to teaching, including a selection of Subject Knowledge Enhancement short courses. It is also possible to undertake individual credit modules from some of our postgraduate programmes, which can contribute towards a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate.

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES AND CPD Our academic staff collaborate with business through research and enterprise, knowledge transfer, and Continued Professional Development (CPD) to develop and expand our portfolio of vocational courses. 37



Our research

The University of Suffolk is dedicated to championing research in everything we do.

Our research


Our research-informed teaching provides an innovative approach to learning. Research underpins our curriculum, how we deliver it and drives our new research initiatives. As a postgraduate student at the University of Suffolk you will be surrounded by people who will inspire you. We are very proud to have a wealth of outstanding expertise across our Schools and you will be taught by academic staff who are leaders in their discipline. Whatever you choose to study, you will be taught by lecturers and professors with real-world experience and research interests. Our growing and vibrant research environments are made possible by talented people and strong collaborative networks.

number of research centres and institutes, and made significant and strategic investments in its research environment. As a postgraduate research student there are opportunities to get involved with real-life research projects as part of your course and through the research centres and institutes at the University of Suffolk. We offer a wide range of exciting postgraduate research degrees, as well as postgraduate taught degrees, to further support developing research knowledge and skills through our Graduate School. We are very proud that our research has significant impact on the economic, cultural and educational lives of the communities we serve regionally, nationally and internationally.

Our current research endeavours continue to make a real difference to people’s lives, influencing policy and society. This research informs our teaching and enables you to develop into a highly employable, skilled and knowledgeable graduate. The University has recently created a



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The University of Suffolk is a great place to begin your research journey and embark on a postgraduate research degree.

Students wishing to undertake a research degree with us will enrol and be supervised at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich and will be registered with the University of Brighton. On successful completion, your PhD will be awarded by the University of Brighton. This partnership ensures that you are able to access high-quality supervision here in Ipswich and take advantage of the specialist areas of research on offer, whilst also getting the benefits of association with one of the UK’s best universities.

We work in partnership with the University of Brighton to provide PhD courses in the following research areas:

PhD study

Working closely with academics in one of our research areas and supported by our Graduate School, you will have an excellent experience and become a valued part of our emergent research community.

— Business Management — Computer Science and Informatics — Criminology — Education — English — Health and Biological Sciences — History — Psychology — Social Policy — Social Work — Sport and Exercise Science — Sustainability

The PhD is the UK’s highest academic qualification and recognises an original contribution to knowledge. Your supervisory team will support you through your PhD journey and are on hand to provide advice and guidance as you progress through your studies. Full-time students studying for a PhD will register for a minimum period of three years. Part-time students will register for a minimum period of six years. For more information about studying for a research degree, please contact the Graduate School at




The University of Suffolk is committed to the development of high-impact innovative research across a range of disciplines.

The Graduate School supports PhD students with the delivery of our postgraduate research programmes and is committed to providing an excellent PhD experience. We understand the challenge of completing a PhD and will support this rewarding journey within an inspirational and encouraging environment of academic experts, peers and our local community. During your period of study, the Graduate School staff will be your first port of call for questions relating to the administration and progress of your PhD, research skills, development opportunities, ethical guidance and any matters relating to research funding.

need to be successful in your studies and beyond. In order to enhance the learning experience of all research students, the Graduate School runs the Researcher Development Programme (RDP). This programme has been developed using a skills framework created at a national level to ensure universities across the country support the growth of a range of abilities needed by successful researchers.

Graduate School

Our postgraduate researchers, the new generation of thinkers and specialists, are essential to ensuring our research remains original and dynamic.

Through skills events and training workshops organised by the Graduate School, interaction is encouraged between students from different academic disciplines, creating a vibrant and supportive postgraduate community.

At the heart of the campus, in the Library Building, the Graduate School provides a dedicated space to study and to socialise, exclusively for postgraduate researchers. An important part of your time as a research student at the University of Suffolk is working to develop the skills you



ACADEMIC SCHOOLS Our courses are spread across four academic Schools. Each School has its own expertise and ethos which is reflected in its portfolio of courses.

Our academic Schools:

Our University is very collegiate. Our aim is to generate and disseminate knowledge, empowering everyone to succeed.

— School of Health and Sports Sciences

Work-based learning is an integral aspect of all our programmes and we have strong partnerships across a variety of sectors.

Academic schools

— School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology

— School of Social Sciences and Humanities — Suffolk Business School

Academic schools

Our areas of distinctiveness

Our research centres and institutes:

As our Schools continue to grow we are developing our academic portfolio of research and business engagement around six areas of distinctiveness. This allows us to recognise the needs of students and their aspirations beyond study, alongside understanding how the University can contribute to the creation of beneficial research that supports local business, industry and the wider community.

— CELT Centre for Research in Education — Centre for History and Heritage  — Digital Futures Institute  — Institute for Health and Wellbeing — Suffolk Institute for Social and Economic Research  — Suffolk Sustainability Institute

— Creative and Digital Industries — Crime and Social Justice — Health and Wellbeing — History and Heritage — Pedagogy/Learning and Teaching — Sustainability


These areas of distinctiveness are linked to our research centres and institutes, establishing a home for research excellence and a base for our staff and students to contribute specialist knowledge.


AWARD We offer a range of postgraduate opportunities, including Masters degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates, along with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses.


Employers play an important role in the development of new and existing courses, and we are committed to building lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with businesses.



Postgraduate Certificates Postgraduate Certificates are ideal for prospective students who wish to undertake further study but only want to commit for a short period of time. They also provide a progression route to Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters. They are offered as standalone courses developed for sector-specific professionals. All are taught either full or part-time depending on the programme.


Part-time study

Many of our postgraduate taught degrees lead to the award of a Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc) or Master of Business Administration (MBA). They are usually studied full-time over one year or part-time over two to five years. Applicants will usually hold the equivalent of an Honours degree from a UK university, though other qualifications of similar standing will be considered.

We recognise that there are many reasons for wanting to study part-time, whether it is to fit around your family commitments, boost your career prospects, or allow you to earn while you learn. It can offer a more flexible approach to learning, allowing you to complete your studies over a longer period. Each course information page outlines the course duration and options available.

Postgraduate Diplomas We offer a number of Postgraduate Diplomas. Some consist of the same modules and examinations as a Masters degree, but without the dissertation, and can be used as credits to progress to a Masters qualification. Others are offered as stand-alone qualifications developed for sector-specific professionals and carry accreditation from professional bodies. All are taught either full or part-time depending on the programme.



OUR COUR Please note that you will need to fulfil the specific entry requirements detailed fully on the course pages of our website. For any questions, please contact our Admissions team on or 01473 338348. Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are subject to validation.

Advanced Clinical Practice MSc Degree Apprenticeship

Advanced Practice and Reporting in Computed Tomography Colonography PgC Applications of Psychology MSc Childhood Studies MA Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Counselling MSc Community Nursing MSc (Progression Route)

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Creative and Critical Writing MA Criminology: Crime and Victimisation MA Data Science and Artificial Intelligence MSc

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RSES Education Studies MA/PgD/PgC

Enhanced Clinical Practice PgD/PgC Games Development MSc History* MA Human Resource Management MSc (Progression Route)/PgD International Business and Management (IBM) MSc/PgD/PgC Leadership and Management in Health, Social Care and Educational Organisations PgC

Public Health Nursing MSc (Progression Route without Research Methods) Radiograpic Reporting of the Chest and Abdomen PgC Regenerative Medicine MSc SCITT PGCE Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing: Health Visiting Pathways) PgD Specialist Practitioner – District Nursing PgD

Master of Business Administration MBA


Professional Graduate Certificate in Education/Certificate in Education PGCE/CertEd



ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICE This programme of study has been designed to meet the needs of a diverse range of health and social care professionals including nurses, midwives, health visitors and allied health professionals.

Duration A maximum of five years part-time

This course is designed to facilitate the development of knowledge and skills related to advanced clinical practice. Course development has been informed by and mapped to nationally accepted frameworks for advanced clinical practice (Health Education England 2018, Skills for Health Advanced Degree Apprenticeship 2018) thus ensuring that the course is relevant to contemporary practice. Evidence of successful completion of this course can support you in evidencing your learning and development when applying for career development and advancement in roles associated with an advanced level of clinical practice.

Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:2 (or above) or evidence of recent studies at a minimum of degree level.

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This MSc programme emphasises flexibility, and maximises choice, so that learning opportunities meet the needs of your developing role.

A professional qualification in health or social care. Currently working in the field of health and social care for a minimum of one year. Appy online

Degree Apprenticeship available (see page 83)

ADVANCED PRACTICE AND REPORTING IN COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY COLONOGRAPHY This course will allow students to develop the knowledge and expertise to advanced practitioner level in Computed Tomography Colonography (CTC) and has been approved by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR). The modular approach will enable students to gain skills in performing CTC examinations and the reporting of CTC examinations and images. The course will include underpinning knowledge of large bowel anatomy, pathology and physiology as well as the practical performance of CTC and producing a report. It will also introduce students to the principles of developing a CTC service. The course is ideally suited to those about to or who are currently undertaking CTC examinations in their Trust hospital. It is a flexible course allowing for stand-alone modules to be taken or completion of all three 20 credit modules to obtain the full PgC. The course will be jointly run by the University of Suffolk and Peterborough City Hospital.

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Duration One year part-time Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree in Diagnostic Radiography (or equivalent qualification). CT experience or GI related Fluoroscopy experience (at least 1 year). Existing reporting qualification would also be beneficial but not essential. A reference from the clinical department. Confirmation and agreement from a radiologist who is willing to act as a mentor for the reporting elements of the course. Apply online




MSc Applications of Psychology

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My long-term goal has always been to become a clinical psychologist. After studying BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology at the University of Suffolk, it became clear that I had the qualification but lacked experience. My undergraduate supervisor recommended studying for a Masters as a way to continue my research and gain vital experience via a placement. Studying at postgraduate level has offered me the flexibility to balance work alongside study. As a full-time student I have two days of teaching, which gives me the rest of the week to fulfil my placement and gain clinical experience by volunteering for the charity Mind and working in a mental health hospital. I have to manage my time effectively, but I feel as though I have gained more control over my learning and I’m able to witness first-hand how the theory I learn in the classroom is applied in real-world settings. It is this deeper

level of understanding that has helped me to strengthen the clinical skills needed to achieve my ultimate career goals. During my undergraduate degree, I would have told myself I was crazy to return to study so soon. But after graduating, I felt lost not having a project to work on. I’ve realised that I thrive on challenge and having a deadline to aim for. If you’re up for challenging yourself and you’re pursuing a career that will benefit from a Masters, then don’t hesitate. Get organised and expect assignments you have never done before. If you have the opportunity to do a placement, make the most of it – the practical experience is invaluable and will help with future job opportunities or further study. Studying at postgraduate level has given me the opportunity to learn more, experience more and achieve more.

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APPLICATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY For those who are eager to expand their knowledge of psychology further, this course is ideal. It is also an appropriate progression for those who are interested in vocational psychology roles, which increasingly require doctorate training. With a number of roles now having this requirement, there is a need for students to obtain experience and knowledge in order to gain a place on the doctorate programmes. The additional experience and knowledge gained from completing this Masters, better equips graduates to compete for a place on a doctorate programme. The four mandatory core modules include Research Design and Statistics, Clinical Applications in Psychology, Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment, and the Dissertation. A broad spectrum of optional modules provide the opportunity to identify a specialism which may include Educational Psychology, Health Psychology in Practice, Enhancing Human Performance in Sport, Applications of Counselling Psychology, and Psychology in Practice (a placement module). It is a requirement to have a Bachelors (Honours) degree in Psychology for this programme, however, if you have a degree in another discipline but are looking to make a career change into Psychology, you can apply to undertake a Graduate Conversion Course in Psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society. Visit to view the accredited courses available.

Duration One year full-time / Two or three years part-time Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree in Psychology at 2:1 (or above), which confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Status with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Those with a 2:2 are advised to contact the Course Leader before applying. GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics (or equivalent). Apply online




CHILDHOOD STUDIES The MA Childhood Studies course takes an informed, critical, and dynamic approach to the academic study of childhood and encourages students to develop their own interests and professional practice. We draw on perspectives from sociology, social policy, geography, anthropology and history, and critically examine the changing landscape of childhood in modern society. The course is informed by the United Nations Convention Rights of the Child (UNCRC) framework and is committed to a child-centred philosophy. Modules reflect on the principles of protecting the rights and interests of children, the diverse and global conditions of childhood, and the increasing importance of their participation in society. This taught Masters programme uses a flexible, blended approach to learning; face-to-face lectures, seminars and tutorial support are complemented by online resources, interactive learning tools and self-study materials.

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This exciting programme has been developed for students looking to supplement an undergraduate degree, or senior professionals interested in specialised or advanced study of childhood. It will be of particular interest to those wishing to be, or already employed, in the children and young people’s workforce.

Duration One year full-time / Two years part-time Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:2 (or above) or equivalent qualification. On completion, it is possible for graduates to fast track to management with employers such as a Local Authority, national and international charities, state and independent schools or nurseries, and Health Authorities. It is also possible to continue further research or work internationally. Apply online

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY AND COUNSELLING The MSc programme in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Counselling offers advanced professional and clinical training for students who wish to practice as psychotherapists offering cognitive behaviour therapy and psychodynamic therapy. Having this dual-track approach to understanding mental health widens opportunities to work in a broad range of mental health settings, including statutory, voluntary and private. The course enables the capacity to work from different theoretical approaches, understanding research and its application to clinical theory and practice. A dissertation will allow you to explore your integrative approach to therapy and evidence-based practice. The course will enable you to work towards applications for British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registration and accreditation, and British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) accreditation. There is a substantial evidence base for offering cognitive therapies for a range of psychological diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. This MSc also offers you the opportunity to practice approaches to time limited psychodynamic therapy with an evidence base for depression.

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Duration Two years part-time Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree (or relevant work experience with a postqualification portfolio) and have relevant clinical experience in the health and social care field of at least two years. Applicants are expected to have achieved an appropriate introductory course in counselling. Students will be 21 or over at the start of the course, although in exceptional circumstances applicants will be accepted below this age if they can demonstrate an appropriate level of maturity. Apply online




COMMUNITY NURSING (PROGRESSION ROUTE) This course can only be undertaken by nurses with live registration on Part 1 of the Register at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and who have successfully completed a relevant postgraduate diploma. It provides a progression route specifically for those students who successfully completed a PgD in Community Nursing which did not incorporate a definitive research methods module. The aims of the course are: — To enable students to demonstrate mastery of a subject relevant

to their own practice through the process of research — To enable students to critically evaluate the impact of research

on their own professional practice, policy and further research — To facilitate students to execute the stages of the research

process — To provide the opportunity for the student to make a

contribution to the body of knowledge and research within their own profession The dissertation can take several approaches; qualitative primary research, quantitative primary research or systematic literature review although this decision should be influenced predominantly by the nature of your research question, what is practicable and your own preference. You may also undertake a service evaluation although this must be discussed and agreed with your course leader. The expectations of this course should challenge you; however we hope that you will also enjoy this course by choosing a topic of personal and professional interest for your studies.

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The two modules are mandatory and are delivered over three terms.

Duration One year part-time Entry requirements Current registration on part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Postgraduate Diploma in District Nursing/ Community Nursing Studies (or equivalent). Apply online Once funding is confirmed (employer or self-funding) you can apply online at

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CREATIVE AND CRITICAL WRITING This MA course is ideally suited to those who want to focus on their passion for creative writing whilst engaging with the most up-to-date debates in critical theory.

Duration One year full-time/ Two years part-time

Designed to give you the opportunity to specialise as writers, critics and practitioners, the course offers you the chance to nurture your development as a reflective scholar and enhance your abilities as a creative writer, thinker and communicator.

Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:2 (or above) or equivalent qualification in a relevant, cognate discipline. However, relevant work and life experience will be considered.

You will experience learning in the interconnected fields of creative writing and critical thinking. The MA combines practicebased learning and a choice of specialisms in historical fiction, children’s literature, adaptations, a writer-in-residence module and a final dissertation which will be a substantial body of professional-standard work in fiction, non-fiction, or critical writing. Any of our optional modules can be completed individually as CPD opportunities prior to course enrolment. The course also supports you in a number of professional contexts such as teaching, publishing, editing and professional writing, as well as enhancing life skills and providing access to doctoral-level study.

Applicants must provide a short (1,500– 2,000 words) sample of writing (creative or critical) with their application, plus a personal statement including their reasons for applying, their life experiences and the types of literature they aspire to write. Apply online




CRIMINOLOGY: CRIME AND VICTIMISATION The MA Criminology: Crime and Victimisation addresses contemporary issues within the study of crime, community safety and criminal justice.

Duration One year full-time/ Two years part-time

The course will enable you to develop specialist knowledge of the current trends and historical debates surrounding crime causation, crime control and regulation in the UK and internationally.

Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:1 (or above) or equivalent qualification.

The course offers you an exciting opportunity to study criminology at postgraduate level. A distinguishing feature of criminology at the University of Suffolk is the interplay of theory, policy and practice as the course is led and taught by professionals with crime and community safety backgrounds who apply criminological theory and research in the real world. The course has an emphasis on gang studies and county lines taught by leading researchers in this field.

Relevant experience will be considered.

By studying at the University of Suffolk, you will attain comprehensive critical knowledge of explanations of crime and responses to them. You will actively engage in critical evaluation of the many theoretical, policy and organisational drivers shaping and informing responses to crime. You will also have the opportunity to undertake detailed thinking about theoretical and policy issues relevant to your areas of interest and apply different methods and approaches to investigate them further.

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This course is designed to enable progression in research, policy and practice roles within the crime and justice field. You will study and discuss issues pertaining to criminology in a dynamic, progressive environment and be encouraged to think beyond the obvious.

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DATA SCIENCE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE The MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence is a postgraduate conversion degree. It is a partnership between us and you – we will give you the opportunities to gain deep knowledge, practical skills and meaningful expertise in data science and artificial intelligence, you bring your enthusiasm, determination and a willingness to learn and make the most of the opportunities. This is a conversion course so your undergraduate degree and background can be in any subject.

Duration One year full-time/ Two years part-time

The MSc degree will begin by introducing you to the field of artificial intelligence, giving you an understanding of the breadth and the depth of the discipline, and the ethical dimensions associated with decision-making by autonomous machines. You will learn the art and science of computer programming so that you can develop robust software solutions to real problems. You will understand how to represent and manipulate highly structured data in relational databases and high-velocity, highvolume and high-variety “Big Data” in NoSQL databases. You will become an expert in data mining and statistical techniques to analyse data and deliver business insights. You will master the revolutionary techniques of deep learning, which is at the forefront of today’s AI arsenal. You will become adept at harnessing cloud computing to deliver AI and machine learning at scale. And finally you will have the opportunity to apply all of your new skills and expertise on an extended project addressing a real business or research problem.

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Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2.2 (or above) in any subject.

The MSc degree is intended to make you ready for a career in data science and artificial intelligence and so you should expect to be working with real data sets supplied by companies and organisations who are looking to you to provide data-driven evidenced answers to their important questions. The MSc will be delivered at the University’s new DigiTech Centre, where you will have access to new state of the art computing research laboratories. The DigiTech Centre is located at Adastral Park, which is home to BT and over a hundred high-tech companies of the Innovation Martlesham cluster, who form part of the supporting network of industry collaborators (and perhaps one of them might be your future employer!)


This degree is supported by a number of scholarships from the Office of Students.



EDUCATION STUDIES Masters level study is viewed by many as being essential for career progression. The MA Education Studies supports professional development in education and related fields. The course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the current educational landscape and to engage with relevant wider theories and issues. The programme will help you to develop your own critical thinking and hone higher level skills. You can undertake either a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC), a Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) or a full Masters in Education Studies. Optional modules allow the pursuit of different routes, including leadership and management and early career development or to focus on areas of interest relevant to your own professional practice. You will have the opportunity to focus on an area of particular interest to you and will undertake modules supporting the development of a research project and dissertation in that area of interest. Optional modules include Leadership for Educational Change and Improvement, Theoretical Foundations, Mentoring in Education, Recent Developments in Pedagogy, Curriculum and Assessment, Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching and Enhancing Practice to Empower Looked After Children: Trauma, Attachment and Educational Provision.

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Graduates of the MA Education Studies can pursue a wide range of roles, such as Middle or Senior Leader, Curriculum Coordinator, Educational Welfare Adviser, Community Education Officer, University Lecturer or Children’s Services Officer. It is also possible to complete further research working as a Research Assistant or progressing to PhD study.

Duration Two to three years part-time Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:2 (or above) or equivalent qualification. Applicants without this qualification, but who have substantial relevant professional experience, may also be considered. Have ‘access to practice’, with the following criteria; access to teaching and supporting teaching and learning in a relevant statutory, private, voluntary and independent setting with a direct responsibility for learning. Apply online

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ENHANCED CLINICAL PRACTICE The overall aim of this programme is to enable students to engage in critical debate of issues pertinent to the roles and responsibilities within enhanced professional practice related to the care of adults, children and families and respond to them appropriately. Thus facilitating the development of practitioners who are able to work in a professionally autonomous way demonstrating leadership within their area of practice and who are accountable for their own professional and clinical decisions. The programme also aims to enable students to critically evaluate personal and professional development needs in relation to enhanced professional practice and implement appropriate responses. Engagement with, and critical evaluation of, primary research aims to develop the students’ knowledge and understanding in relation to both the evidence base underpinning their field of practice and their their knowledge and understanding in relation to the research process.

Duration A maximum of two years part-time Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree normally at 2:2 (or above) or evidence of recent studies at a minimum of degree level; A professional qualification in health or social care; Currently working in the field of health and social care for a minimum of one year. Apply online




ENHANCED CLINICAL PRACTICE The overall aim of this course is to enable students to engage in critical debate of issues pertinent to the roles and responsibilities within enhanced professional practice related to the care of adults, children and families and respond to them appropriately. Thus facilitating the development of practitioners who are able to work in a professionally autonomous way demonstrating leadership within their area of practice and who are accountable for their own professional and clinical decisions. The course also aims to enable students to critically evaluate personal and professional development needs in relation to enhanced professional practice and implement appropriate responses.

Duration A maximum of one year part-time Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree normally at 2:2 (or above) or evidence of recent studies at a minimum of degree level. A professional qualification in health or social care. Currently working in the field of health and social care for a minimum of one year.

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GAMES DEVELOPMENT The MSc Games Development is ideal for graduates who seek a more in-depth and robust level of experience of the game development process. The course is suitable for graduates who may have studied an undergraduate topic in game development such as design, programming or art. The course is also suitable for applicants who have experience in a related technical or creative subject area and are aiming to move into the video games industry. The MSc Games Development focuses on the whole game development process. Every student will acquire proficiency with the rapid iteration process that informs the design and development of a professional digital game. The project modules form the core of the course, with all the other modules contributing the necessary higher-level skills to work efficiently within a fast-paced and constrained environment. This work is fortified by meticulous management, communication and organisation skills, all of which takes place under the constant requirement to meet project deadlines.

Duration One year full-time / Two or three years part-time Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject at 2:2 (or above). Applicants are required to submit a portfolio as part of the application process. Apply online

The course offers opportunities to attend an optional business development course provided by the Ipswich Games Hub. There are several game jams each year on campus which students are encouraged to attend, as well as the annual Game Anglia conference. The course offers collaborations with games companies and third sector employers including UBISOFT, Switch Studios, Coderus, Derivco, and Iron Crown Enterprises. The production and project management skills developed on this course will be in demand within the video games industry, as well as the serious games sector, in training, simulation, healthcare and engineering. The course also provides a valuable step towards PhD research.




I decided to progress to a PhD at the University of Suffolk following my positive experiences during previous study. I have always liked the community feel of the institution and appreciated the support and encouragement from staff. For me, the decision to return was simple.

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I am completing my PhD full-time and I’m treating it like a job, with the campus as my ‘place of work’. My relationship with the tutors has changed and I feel more like a colleague than a student. I have enjoyed basing myself in the academic environment and having the opportunity to share ideas, which has helped to steer the planning and preparation of pilot projects I am initiating. We have a dedicated PhD space within the Library Building, providing the ideal study environment to focus in peaceful surroundings and access a wide range of resources. The diversity within the

student body, with students of different ages and backgrounds, makes it a rich learning environment. As a mature student, I have returned to education after almost 30 years. My area of research represents a complete career change from my current employment history. A PhD is a huge undertaking and there is a lot to learn, but I am pursuing a subject that I am passionate about and I am excited about the new opportunities this qualification, and the people I meet along the way, may present.

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HISTORY* MA History at the University of Suffolk is designed to take your previous experiences of studying history to the next level. Whatever your motives for postgraduate study — for personal fulfilment, to progress in a career where the skills of a historian are required or valuable, or for preparation for doctoral studies — this course will provide you with the necessary understanding, knowledge, skills and stimulation - and hopefully a small amount of enjoyment too! The course focuses on the period after 1700 and explores topics at both a national and transnational level which are not only some of the most pressing of our own times, but which are also at the forefront of current historiographical enquiry: environmental change, war and conflict, sexuality and gender, violence, identity and selfhood, decolonialisation, migration and globalisation. As part of your studies you will also gain the practical skills required to operate as a successful historian. You will learn how to interrogate the different types of evidence that historians use to interpret the past and develop your own approaches to primary and secondary sources.

Duration One year full-time / Two years part-time Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:1 (or above) in History or a cognate discipline. Apply online

The MA is also designed to help you secure your future career aims. You will have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the heritage sector, through formal placements and applied project work. Our links with local schools also facilitates similar opportunities for working alongside experienced teachers on schoolbased placements or curriculum-centred history projects. One of the unique features of the MA History at Suffolk is that it benefits from the new purpose-built archive and learning centre, The Hold. Created from a partnership between the University and Suffolk County Council, The Hold is located on the University campus and much of your teaching will take place within it. As a result, you will have unrivalled access to archival sources and research facilities, as well as the chance to work alongside professional archivists and heritage specialists on training placements and public history projects.


Finally, you will be joining a History team with a growing national reputation. BA (Hons) History at University of Suffolk was ranked 2nd in The Guardian League Table in 2019 and was recently ranked 1st among history undergraduate courses for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide for 2020. It was awarded 100% in the National Student Survey in 2019 and has achieved this result in nine of the last ten years.



HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (PROGRESSION ROUTE) There is an increasing requirement for HR professionals to be able to demonstrate that their practices are embedded in the organisational strategy, and that they are fully geared towards achieving better business performance. This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to progress from existing postgraduate qualifications, in particular the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, in order to achieve a Masters qualification. Students will undertake a taught module in Research Methods followed by a dissertation. The dissertation must relate to a strategic human resources issue, and in most cases will involve research undertaken in the student’s own organisation. This will provide the opportunity for students to undertake in-depth research into an issue which is of genuine interest to themselves in their professional development, and which will also be of benefit to their employer. This programme aims to develop the analytical and strategic skills of students, in order to provide them with the ability to respond to the challenges of the global business environment with strategically focused solutions.

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Graduates of the MSc Human Resource Management are able to demonstrate to employers that they can research and resolve organisational issues at a strategic level, which sets them apart from the competition in the increasingly competitive HR careers market. There is the possibility of progression to roles such as HR Manager or Director. Previous graduates have progressed to senior level positions in a wide range of organisations across the UK and beyond.

Duration Approximately 15 months part-time Entry requirements A postgraduate qualification in either Human Resource Management or a Business or Management specialism. Apply online

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT The Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management is the key qualification for anyone who is either currently working as an HR professional, or who wishes to pursue a career in this increasingly important management function. The course is delivered and assessed to Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) standards and it can therefore lead to progression to Chartered CIPD membership — recognised globally as an important indicator of HR competence. The key aims of the course include: — To develop the capacity to critically evaluate and apply

appropriate HR practices and procedures into a variety of work-based settings — To develop analytical, strategic and business skills — To enhance professional and personal development — To develop a range of transferable management skills

Students will complete this part-time programme in two academic years. The blended nature of this course is designed to ensure maximum flexibility for learners. Using a mix of virtual classroom sessions, discussion boards and pre-recorded lectures, students are able to fit study around their work and life commitments. Students undertake a residential event in the first year, designed to develop competence in coaching, action learning and interviewing skills. As most students are working in HR or a related field this event encourages the sharing of knowledge and experience within the group. In the second year, students undertake a research project on an HR issue in their organisation.

Duration Two years part-time Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:2 (or above) or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject; or Three years’ experience at managerial or professional level. All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application. Please do get in touch with the Course Leader, Dr Kay Maddox-Daines, k.maddox-daines@ Apply online

On completion, it is possible for graduates to fast track to management with employers such as a local authority, national and international charities, state and independent schools or nurseries, and Health Authorities. It is also possible to continue further research or work internationally.


The University of Suffolk is an approved provider of CIPD qualifications. The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development.



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (IBM) Globalisation has brought about a massive growth in international trade, business opportunities and the exchange of ideas; therefore, in order to operate successfully, business managers and leaders need to be equipped to not only understand the drivers of global economic change but also be able to manage and lead across cultures, and do so effectively. The MSc International Business and Management (IBM) programme provides students with the opportunity to critically evaluate the inherent complex and challenging nature of managing within an increasingly globalised business environment. A business and managerial environment that is socio-economically, socio-politically and culturally diverse. The IBM programme, through the modules on offer and its learning and teaching strategy, goes beyond the rhetoric of contemporary international relations, and deals with the challenging aspects inherent within international business, that is, for example, dealing with corporate power, mass and rapid logistics, advanced communications and disruptive technologies and how the interaction of these areas, plus other aspects, will shape not only international trade but also societies.  Our new MSc International Business and Management programme is ideal for graduates who are keen to develop a deeper understanding of business, management and leadership theory and practice within the framework of global business, and is aimed at individuals who are keen to develop key competencies for a career in multinational organisations, as policy makers or as entrepreneurs.  The programme modules will cover international business, financial management and economics, digital marketing, human resource and talent management, innovation and entrepreneurial society issues, knowledge management and information systems, operations management and supply chain management. — Each module will reflect current practice and apply theories

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to real world problems and scenarios, which will be reflected through applied assessments. — The programme will have seminar series delivered by practioners,

alongside well-qualified and experienced academics, in order to provide students with a balanced and rounded experience. — Upon graduation, students will have an internationally recognised

business and management qualification.

Duration One year full-time / Typically two years part-time Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:2 (or above) or equivalent qualification; or Hold an HNC or HND or a Foundation degree and have two years relevant experience; or Have acquired qualifying experience through professional employment recognised as equivalent to a degree that enables the candidate to study successfully at Masters level. Apply online

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LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE AND EDUCATIONAL ORGANISATIONS The programme has been designed to support students already working within the sector to access opportunities at managerial/ team leadership level within health, social care and education/ training settings. If students already work in leadership roles in an organisation that services society, within statutory and nonstatutory services, this award will enhance their existing skills and thus future employment potential. This qualification focuses on the practice of leading and managing people, managing conflict and change, decision making, delegation, supervision, supporting wellbeing and effective teams and developing services. Graduates will be equipped to fulfil the requirements for middle and senior leadership in schools and colleges, Health and Allied services, Statutory and Non-statutory Social Care services and the Early Years sector. A postgraduate certificate is a Masters level qualification but with fewer credits than a full Masters degree (60 credits). Once you have a postgraduate certificate, it may be possible to access doctorate level studies.

Duration One year part-time. The course is delivered through a blend of classroom (evening only) and online learning. Entry requirements Applicants are expected to be graduates but consideration of other qualifications and work experience will be made on an individual basis. Location This course is held at East Coast College (Great Yarmouth). Apply online

The course is supported by local, experienced managers in relevant vocational sectors and was designed in response to requests from graduates locally, particularly those already established in their vocational practices. The course design has been informed by sector subject areas and reflects the focus for leaders in Education, Health & Social Care sectors who share the experiences of major institutions, influenced by political and economic ideological movements and which provide human services in both a shared and distinct design. Services in these sectors have a universal role as social institutions, impacted by similar political, ideological and economic forces and the programme reflects the skills and attributes of leaders and managers in these sectors.



LIZZIE MAPPLEBECK Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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The University of Suffolk is geographically close to both work and home, so logistically it has worked well. The course has provided me with additional skills, knowledge and understanding of the business world to enable me to take a more wholesome and systemic approach to work. Fitting in the MBA with full time work was a daunting prospect but having timetables published in advance and clear dates for critical deadlines has helped with planning around my work and family commitments. I have the opportunity to network with lecturers, professors and other MBA students and have learnt so much from my peers, particularly in class discussions and debates. The course is very interactive with the lecturers introducing topics and guiding discussions, providing the platform for sharing learning and experience from the real world.

I really love my job so I didn’t apply for the MBA to give me a ‘spring board’ into a new role, it was the broad curriculum that appealed to me. My main reason to do the MBA was the development of my soft skills and progression towards my bigger goals: leadership, empathy, setting out strategy, direction and organisational culture, as well as the practicalities of business including improving productivity and managing change. The University has made me feel so welcome, it treats its students with respect and is very inclusive. Regular updates and newsletters are circulated so you always know what is going on and what extra support is available should you need it. I have been so impressed with the library and learning services at the University, they bend over backwards to help – this is definitely an added bonus. Oh and the on-site coffee shops are great too!

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION The Executive Waterfront MBA here at the University of Suffolk offers business knowledge at a senior level of management and advances leadership skills. Undertaking this qualification demonstrates determination to succeed in your chosen career and will bolster your confidence. The course aims to develop analytical and strategic management skills using concepts derived from a wide range of academic disciplines. With its flexible and practical nature, the Executive Waterfront MBA is designed to fit in with existing career commitments, enabling managers across several different industries and sectors who are wanting to boost their career prospects. Students will be involved in live management issues through various projects and assessments, developing leadership and management skills, and undertaking both group-based and individual work. The blended approach to the new Executive Waterfront MBA combines a multitude of different traditional classroom learning supported by additional forms of online learning and Postgraduate Workshop Series. The Postgraduate Workshop Series aims to address a wide range of current management issues and offers an opportunity to discuss these themes with academics and practitioners. At the University of Suffolk, we actively encourage students to fundamentally question generally accepted management and leadership understanding by drawing upon the full range of social scientific knowledge. Not only does this develop a greater awareness of the complex nature of organisations and their functioning, but it develops the transferable skills of evaluation and analysis required of senior management. This enables students to respond creatively and effectively to the challenges presented by a global business environment and to broaden the range of management responsibilities they undertake.

Duration One-two years full-time / Two-four years part-time Entry requirements Students will be required to have at least three years relevant work experience before starting on our new MBA programmes. Preferably students will hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:2 (or above), but experience will also be considered. Will be required to supply two references. Preferably one academic and one from recent or current employment. Applicants will be asked to attend an interview (virtual). Apply online




PROFESSIONAL GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION/ CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Level 6 and Certificate in Education (CertEd) at Level 5 are professional qualifications for people teaching in further education colleges, sixth forms, adult education, higher education, and a wide range of other education and training settings. The courses are available to graduates and to non-graduates with appropriate vocational qualifications. They can be studied full-time or part-time. The one year full-time course is aimed at those new to teaching. The two year part-time course is aimed at teachers and trainers who are already in full or part-time employment. The courses are designed to encourage students to develop as education professionals by engaging in activities which are directly related to their own teaching context. Students are assessed through a mixture of essays, reports, assignments and practical tasks as appropriate for the learning outcomes of each individual module. It is a requirement that all students pass the practical teaching elements of the course. Participants will be observed teaching in their normal teaching context and formally assessed a number of times throughout the programme. These are professional qualifications for teaching in a postcompulsory education environment, providing the appropriate skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of learners. Those not currently in employment will be well placed to pursue teaching roles.

Duration One year full-time / Two years part-time Entry requirements PGCE Professional Graduate Certificate in Education Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree or equivalent qualification. Have GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above, or equivalent. CertEd Certificate in Education Hold a BTEC Extended Diploma; or Hold a HNC or HND; or Hold a full City and Guilds Technological Certificate; or Hold a Royal Society of Arts Advanced Award; or G/NVQ III/IV Award; or Other professional qualification equivalent to Level 3; or Other qualifications of equivalent standards to those listed above. Have GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above, or equivalent.

Our courses

All applicants will be required to attend interview. Location University of Suffolk at Suffolk New College OR University of Suffolk at West Suffolk Apply online


(PROGRESSION ROUTE WITHOUT RESEARCH METHODS) This course is designed to facilitate health visitors and school nurses who have a postgraduate qualification in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) to attain a full Masters degree. By building on previous postgraduate study undertaken for specialist practice (SCPHN), this course continues the development of critical thinking skills required to provide high level judgement and clinical decision-making in contemporary public health nursing.

Duration Part-time over two semesters

This course enables you to reflect your individual interests and to demonstrate some originality of thought and analytical creativity in the study of your chosen area.

Current registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (NMC register).

You will be allocated an academic supervisor who will have an appreciation of your chosen area of study and will have a broad understanding of the health and social issues, as appropriate to the research topic.

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Entry requirements Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN).

Applicants should have completed their SCPHN qualification within the last five years. Apply online




RADIOGRAPHIC REPORTING OF THE CHEST AND ABDOMEN This course is designed for radiographers wishing to expand their scope of practice and develop the theoretical and clinical knowledge base required to interpret chest and abdomen radiographs and construct clear and concise medical image reports in line with local protocols. The course consists of two modules during which you will learn the theoretical principles of interpretation of chest and abdomen radiographs which alongside work-based learning in your department, will develop your competencies to provide clinical reports of chest and abdomen radiographs. Successful completion of the course will also help evidence your role as an advanced clinical practitioner in relation to Health Education England’s framework for Advanced Clinical Practice (2017). The course is also approved by the Society and College of Radiographers. This course is jointly run by the University of Suffolk and the Norwich Radiology Academy where most of the teaching will be delivered. This is a facility designed specifically to teach radiology and offers access to a picture archiving and communication system linked to image reporting workstations.

Our courses

Radiographers employed by NHS trusts in the East of England are eligible to have their fees met.

Duration One year part-time Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree in Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent qualification. Experience of image interpretation is required. An existing reporting qualification would also be beneficial but is not essential. A reference from the clinical department. Confirmation and agreement from a radiologist or suitably qualified radiographer who is willing to act as a mentor. Apply online



ACHINTHA PERERA MSc Regenerative Medicine

Student profile

I am currently studying Regenerative Medicine and I decided to embark on this course as I have had an interest in genetic engineering since college. When I first started searching for universities that offer a Masters for Regenerative Medicine, I realised there were not many universities or countries that offered this course. Furthermore, even though one university in my country, Sri Lanka, had advertised they would be starting a similar programme I was not very confident about the quality and standard as they were just starting out, therefore I began looking for my course of interest in other parts of the world. I found the University of Suffolk while I was browsing through a website and I feel so fortunate to have found such a wonderful university. What I truly feel grateful for is meeting such amazing lecturers. Since it took a bit of time to finalise my visa I was unable to arrive on time, however I felt

like I didn’t miss a thing. The lecturers were so kind and helpful, they sent me all the content and papers and even let me attend the classes online until I arrived. I have really enjoyed my time at the University of Suffolk and in this country. Furthermore, I have learnt a great deal from this course and I feel like the lecturers always try to prepare us for the real world and give us the confidence to strive for the best.

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REGENERATIVE MEDICINE Regenerative Medicine encompasses many areas of life sciences and medicine. This twenty-first century medicine promises to address several unmet clinical needs and reduce healthcare costs.

Duration One year full-time / Two years part-time

It aims to repair damaged, diseased and worn out tissues or organs by using cells as therapies, delivered often in combination with bio-scaffolds, or using molecules that stimulate innate capacities of tissue repair.

Entry requirements Hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:1 (or above) or an equivalent qualification in an appropriate science/ bioscience or health-related subject.

Regenerative Medicine involves understanding of basic research, in vitro analysis, preclinical testing, product conceptualisation/ development, consideration of regulatory and ethical frameworks, and navigation of intellectual property issues. The course will explore these areas together with providing an understanding of the continuously arising fundamental biological questions in the field, propelling science advancement, with the development of solutions translated ‘from the bench to the bedside’. A multidisciplinary approach is utilised to help graduates achieve critical knowledge and training in the biological and chemical basis of tissue regeneration, stem cell biology, and health-related biotechnologies. In addition, our students benefit from stateof-the art laboratory facilities and intensive lab-based training: our Biotechnology Unit Laboratory was one of five international finalists for the REgMedNet Award for Cultivating Excellence (ACE) 2018. Students will be presented with inspirational researchinfused teaching, from an expert lecturing team, supported by a wide network of national and international collaborators from the academic, industry and regulatory sectors. Our course offers exciting multidisciplinary interactions and strong employment opportunities for these trained in the field.

Those with an interest in the course possessing a nonbioscience-based degree are advised to contact the Course Leader for guidance, prior to making an application. Apply online

The aim of this course is to produce postgraduates capable of making an impact within the Regenerative Medicine sector. Thanks to a developed set of transferable skills, our graduates are able to secure jobs not only in academic or industrial research, but also in the areas of legal science, healthcare management, scientific writing and policy-making, as well as being well placed to proceed onto higher studies.




SCITT — Billericay Primary SCITT — Billericay Secondary SCITT — Inspiration Teacher Training Primary SCITT — Inspiration Teacher Training Secondary SCITT — North Essex Teacher Training (NETT) Primary SCITT — North Essex Teacher Training (NETT) Secondary SCITT — Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT — Suffolk and Norfolk Secondary SCITT

These Level 7 courses offer a range of different opportunities to undertake teacher training in schools as part of a SCITT (a School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme), including the opportunity to train full-time in schools. Courses are available as tuition or salaried, and are available at both primary and secondary phase. It would be best to check each provider’s website to identify the different options which are available. The major focus of the courses is to prepare trainee teachers effectively as specialists in their chosen subject or phase and to produce teachers who are confident and competent in the craft of teaching, as well as being active in the school environment. The course brings together the very best of academic training to produce Newly Qualified Teachers who consider and reflect upon the purposes of education, as well as having high levels of knowledge, understanding and skills in the learning and teaching of children.

Our courses

98% of trainees in 2019 were appointed to teaching posts in schools across the eastern region as Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs).

Duration One year full-time / Part-time courses are available for some Secondary subjects (Suffolk and Norfolk Secondary SCITT and North Essex Teacher Training (NETT) Secondary SCITT only) Entry requirements Candidates must hold a first degree (normally at 2:2 or above) or equivalent. Have GCSE Maths, English (and Science for Primary teaching) at grade C/4 (or above). Applications are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously the Criminal Records Bureau check). Demonstrate evidence of being ‘fit to teach’. Apply online

SPECIALIST COMMUNITY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING: (HEALTH VISITING / SCHOOL NURSING PATHWAYS) This programme has been designed for practitioners who wish to develop knowledge, understanding and skills of public health approaches to practice and work in the field of specialist community health nursing, health visiting or school nursing. Such a context of practice requires that health care professionals develop a comprehensive range of skills to enable them to develop and lead population-based services designed to tackle inequalities in health, prevent ill health and work in partnership with individuals, families and communities. The programme is committed to the ongoing development of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing practitioners (SCPHN’s) and is contemporary in its content and delivery. A blended learning approach is used with time spent in university and practice-based learning; students are supported in practice by an experienced practice supervisor and assessor. Innovative methods of teaching incorporate virtual learning to enhance student focused education.

Our courses


Duration One year full-time Entry requirements Professional qualification First degree, or evidence of working at Masters or the ability to work at this level. Apply online

Current developments in practice are recognising the need for SCPHN practitioners to have enhanced critical thinking, research knowledge, and to become reflective responsive public health practitioners with the potential to lead the delivery of quality services for individuals and communities.



SPECIALIST PRACTITIONER — DISTRICT NURSING This programme is underpinned by three core values: — The delivery of patient and family-centred care — Student-centred learning — Practice-focused development

Further contributory values include collaboration, partnership, professional expertise and innovation. These values shape and inform both the theory and practice to ensure that high quality care is delivered to a rapidly changing and diverse primary care environment. Practitioners who undertake this programme will be highly motivated individuals who demonstrate a strong commitment to developing District Nursing practice based on the integration of critically appraised evidence with professional expertise. It is expected that students will have a wealth of previous experience which will be utilised, challenged and built upon. The programme embraces a facilitative approach to learning, co-ordinated to support the practice element at the centre of the programme.

Our courses


Duration One year full-time/ Two years part-time Entry requirements Registered on part 1 of the NMC register 3 years post registration experience – the most recent being in the community/primary care setting. Apply online In the first instance via your current employer and then apply online at

The curriculum in this programme has been developed to ensure that practitioners are prepared to respond to the demands of an advanced level of practice in the contemporary context of primary health care. All modules are mandatory and are mapped against the Standards for Specialist Education and Practice (District Nursing) (endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council) and also mapped against the education and practice standards developed for District Nursing by the Queens Nursing Institute (2015).


Higher and Degree Apprenticeships


Degree Apprenticeships

DEGREE APPRENTICESHIPS As an Apprentice you will split your time between university study and the workplace, but will be employed throughout. Depending on the level of the apprenticeship, you will get a Higher, Foundation, Bachelors or Masters degree while earning a wage, as well as getting real on-the-job experience. Our Degree Apprenticeships at Level 6 provide the opportunity to gain a full Bachelors degree, and at Level 7 a Masters degree. For students considering postgraduate study, a Degree Apprenticeship at Level 7 is an excellent progression route.

Studying as an Apprentice, you are employed as a member of staff within an organisation and have the associated employment rights and benefits, but you are also a full-time student. Apprentices have access to all facilities at the University to successfully complete their apprenticeship and will undertake projects and assignments that are relevant to their job role, organisation and sector. Our Apprenticeship students study alongside apprentices from a range of industries and organisations, providing excellent networking opportunities. Support for Degree Apprenticeships is available from the team within the Directorate of Business Engagement and Entrepreneurship. For further information email



FINANCING YOUR STUDY 2021/22 Tuition fees for home students Masters programmes (excluding the MBA) £8,235 full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) £11,790 full-time Postgraduate/Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) £6,870 full-time

Lab/high course fees apply for some courses. Full tuition fee details, including for part-time study, can be found on the individual postgraduate course information pages of the website. Further information on fees and finance, including scholarships for EU and International students can be found on the website.

Postgraduate Diploma programmes (PgD) £5,490 full-time Postgraduate Certificate programmes (PgC) £2,745 full-time

Postgraduate loans Postgraduate loans are available to help with the tuition fees and/or living costs for some courses at a postgraduate level of study. Loans can be used to pay your tuition fees or to help support yourself while you study. You can apply for the full amount regardless of the actual tuition fee that you will be paying. For the set eligibility criteria and further information please visit

Many postgraduate students nationally study part-time. This enables students to work and study at the same time. The Careers and Employability team are available to support and guide you. careers-and-employability-service

Institutional or charity funding There are funding bodies to which applications for support can be made. The amount of funding available and the terms and conditions vary. For example, Postgrad Solutions Ltd offer limited bursaries of ÂŁ500, visit for more details on this and other bursaries that may be available. Students facing financial difficulty can apply to the Financial Support Fund (FSF). The FSF is administered by the University based on guidance from the National Association of Student Money Advisors. Applications are means-tested and assume the student has already made the minimum required financial provision for their time as a postgraduate student.

Employers If you are currently working, you may be eligible for help with your fees through CPD (Continuing Professional Development) or other forms of staff development. It would be worth discussing the options available with your employer.

*All information correct at the time of printing. For up-to-date information on fees and finance, please see the website

Alumni Postgraduate Loyalty Scheme The University of Suffolk Alumni Postgraduate Loyalty Scheme has been developed to support and encourage alumni to progress to full or part-time postgraduate taught or research programmes at the University, including PhD study. The scheme is assessed annually and students will need to reapply each year. For further details, full eligibility criteria and to complete the relevant application form, visit

Bursaries Details of any additional bursaries and support can be found on the website

Financing your study

Part-time work


ACCOMMODATION Whether you want to live in halls or a shared house off-campus, we can recommend accommodation to suit a range of needs and budgets. Our Infozone team are on hand to provide advice about choosing and renting accommodation. We can advise you about recommended on-campus and accredited off-campus accommodation provided by private landlords that we work with.


The on-campus halls of residence, Athena Hall, is located just 300 metres from the Waterfront Building and adjacent to the James Hehir Building. Local shops and amenities are close by and the town centre is just a 10-minute walk away. Housing up to 590 students, Athena Hall offers a mixture of cluster flats and studio rooms, the latter are more popular with mature students or student couples.

Accredited off-campus accommodation includes a variety of halls of residence and shared houses. Suffolk Studentpad is the off-campus accommodation portal and enables applicants to search for accommodation using their preferred criteria. See for more information. We recommend you research the options available to you before deciding which accommodation to book. To find out more about accommodation available please visit the website and then contact the Infozone on 01473 338833 or by emailing

“Once I walked into my flat in Athena Hall with my suitcases, I knew staying there was the right choice. The people were extremely nice, it was comfortable and every morning I had breakfast looking at the amazing views of the boats and the swans in the waterfront!” 87

Aina Millán Sánchez MSc Regenerative Medicine



The Students’ Union (SU) is run by you and for you. It’s your SU!

As either a postgraduate or undergraduate you will be part of a diverse and vibrant student body. We span all ages, backgrounds and experience. This variety makes the University an interesting and inspiring place to study. Whether you’re continuing your studies as a Suffolk Alumni or joining us to embark on your new journey, you are now part of the Suffolk community.  The SU is home to a great on campus shop, ShopSU, and a fantastic large social and learning space for you to make use of. The SU also provides independent support to all students via our SU Advice service.  There is plenty to do at the main campus in Ipswich including making the most of the beautiful Waterfront and all that it has to offer. If you want to meet new people, learn new skills, experience something new or just have fun, we can help. You could join a society, play competitive or social sport, represent your course, or campaign on the issues that are closest to your heart.  



You get to decide how we are run, what events and services you would like to see, what deals and discounts we offer, and what local and national campaigns we support.  


Your Voice


University of Suffolk students automatically become a member of the Students’ Union (SU). The SU exists to represent the student voice via our democratic structures, with the roles of President, Vice-President, Student Officers and Course Representatives available for you to put yourself forward for. It’s all about making your voice heard so you can lead change that improves the student experience for everyone.

We start the term with Freshers’ Week and run activities throughout the year, from pub and club nights to student family get-togethers, cultural events, and an end of year Summer Ball. We know everyone’s different so whether you are balancing your studies with work, a student parent, a party animal, or international student we want there to be something for you. All our events are inspired by student feedback so if what you want isn’t in our programme, let us know and we’ll get it started together.


Student life

Our role is to enhance the student experience by offering a range of studentled social and sporting activities to our members. We participate in competitive sports including football, netball and futsal via the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) scheme. Our weekly social sport programme offers low cost fitness, including Yoga, Zumba, Badminton and Pilates. We work closely with the University and local partners to initiate student packages for local gyms and swimming pools.

We encourage you to gain a wealth of experience by getting involved. Your time here is unique and the SU will help you experience it to the fullest.


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Most postgraduate degrees are available on both a full-time and part-time basis, with students able to choose the best method of study for them. Students wishing to study full or part-time postgraduate, professional or CPD courses starting in September or February should apply directly via the online application form on our website. Visit Students considering applying for postgraduate study are encouraged to attend an Open Event. Currently taking place virtually, these events are still a good opportunity to find out more about the University and what the course entails. Find out more on page 98 as well as For more information on how to apply or for further assistance with your application, please contact the Infozone on 01473 338833 or by emailing *If you have any further questions about entry or qualification requirements please contact Admissions on 01473 338348.

How to apply

We welcome applications from all prospective students who can demonstrate they have the academic skills or experience to successfully complete their chosen course.*


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS We are a supportive and inclusive university, providing cutting-edge learning and teaching to a growing community of international students. Applying If you are interested in studying with us, we advise you to visit your country’s specific webpage. You will find information about recognised qualifications, English language requirements and any planned visits to your country. Information on how to apply can be found via our International Applications webpage.

Fees and scholarships

International students

Check our webpages for full details about our tuition fees and scholarships. EU students and students from EEA-EFTA or Switzerland who start a new course in England after August 2021 will no longer be eligible for home fee status or eligible to apply for student loans. Instead, each UK university will set its own fees for EU students. For 2021 the University of Suffolk will offer a range of Scholarships providing alternative financial support in the absence of student loans.

Getting started We run an induction programme specifically for our international students to help you get settled in the UK. You can meet other students and find out more about living and studying here, while the SU offers a number of clubs and societies for you to join.

Visas From 1 January 2021 the UK’s new pointsbased immigration system will come into force. The new and improved Student route opened for applications on 5 October 2020. It will replace and improve the existing Tier 4 (General) Student route, making a more streamlined experience for sponsoring institutions and students and will be open to EEA students as well as international students. EEA students resident in the UK on or before 31 December 2020, should not apply through this route. They, and their family, are eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme and have until 30 June 2021 to do so. More information on the EU Settlement Scheme can be found at settled-status-eu-citizens-families. For more information regarding visas and immigration visit

INFOZONE The Infozone is a one-stop-shop giving advice on all aspects of student life. Whether you need information on applying for study, accommodation, or finance, you can find all the answers through the Infozone. Our knowledgeable Infozone team are friendly and efficient and will be able to respond on-the-spot to the majority of enquiries. We can also help you access many of the specialist services available, including booking one-to-one appointments with support staff.

Ask us a question at:


You can contact the team in person by visiting the Infozone on the ground floor of the Waterfront Building at our main campus in Ipswich, by telephone on 01473 338833, or email

We are here to make your life as simple as possible, whether you are a potential applicant or current student.




A Advanced Clinical Practice 


Advanced Practice and Reporting in Computed Tomography Colonography


Applications of Psychology


C Childhood Studies


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Counselling


Community Nursing


Creative and Critical Writing


Criminology: Crime and Victimisation


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E Enhanced Clinical Practice



H History Human Resource Management 


L Leadership and Management in Health, Social Care and Educational Organisations 


M Master of Business Administration


P Public Health Nursing 


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G Games Development

International Business and Management (IBM) 

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education/Certificate in Education 72

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Education Studies



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Radiographic Reporting of the Chest and Abdomen 


Regenerative Medicine 




Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing: Health Visiting Pathways) 


Specialist Practitioner – District Nursing 





The University of Suffolk, like other institutions in the UK, is responding to the Coronavirus outbreak. We are taking all necessary steps, as required by the official advice to keep our community safe.

Open events

To maintain the health and safety of our community and visitors to the University, we are running our open events virtually until a time that we are able to facilitate this on campus in a safe manner adhering to the official guidance. Register for one of our virtual open events for access to our subject and support service talks. Our student support teams, from finance to admissions, will be available via online chat to answer any questions you may have during the day.

For more information and dates of upcoming open events visit Visit for information on how you can visit our main campus in Ipswich. You can take a virtual tour of our Ipswich campus anytime on Explore the buildings and facilities, and find out more about the Schools, accommodation, student life and student support.





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