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POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2016/17 THE UNIVERSITY OF OPPORTUNITY


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INTRODUCING THE UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON: THE UNIVERSITY OF OPPORTUNITY

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Section 1: Why Wolverhampton? Reasons to choose Wolverhampton 3 Creating career opportunities 7 Supporting our postgraduates 9 Postgraduate success stories 11 A history to be proud of 13 Take a tour: City Campus 15 Take a tour: Walsall Campus 17 Take a tour: Telford Campus 18 Section 2: Postgraduate essentials Why become a postgraduate? 19 Postgraduate Open Evenings 20 Taught course or research? 21 Funding and fees 22 How to apply successfully 23 International students 24 Section 3: Our taught courses Accounting and finance 25 Art and design 26 Biosciences 28 Business and management 31 Computing and IT 36 Construction and infrastructure 38 Education 42 Engineering and technology 44 Environmental science 46 Forensic science 49 Health and social care 51 History, politics and war studies 55 Human resources 56 Humanities 59 Law 61 Linguistics 64 Marketing and public relations 64 Mathematics and statistics 66 Media and film studies 66 Nursing 67 Performing arts 71 Pharmacy and pharmaceutical science 74 Psychology 74 Sport 77 Teaching 78 Section 4: Our research Our research Course index

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Course Contents Reasons to choose Wolverhampton

Reasons to choose Wolverhampton We are serious about investing in you. That means constantly striving to improve teaching, facilities and ultimately the opportunities available to our postgraduate students. Get a real edge – study postgraduate at Wolverhampton.

Demonstrable impact

95% graduate employability rate

Genuine opportunity

95%

QAA commended for the enhancement of student opportunities

It’s never been more important for universities to demonstrate the positive impact they deliver both for students and the wider economy. Here at Wolverhampton, thanks to hard work from staff and students alike, student employability rates are going up year on year. Overall 95% of students are in work or further training six months after graduation*. You too can be a part of this success.

We are proud to have received a commendation from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) (the university equivalent of Ofsted). We were commended for ‘the enhancement of student learning opportunities’, recognising that everything we do is geared to providing students from all backgrounds and abilities with an opportunity to succeed.

We also see the impact our graduates make in the local economy. Thousands of University of Wolverhampton postgraduates work in sectors as diverse as teaching, healthcare, business, science, technology and the arts, securing well paid jobs and making a real difference in their communities.

What’s more, the support we offer along the way is second to none. Our expert support staff are here to help you every step of your journey with us – from your initial enquiry, helping you with finance and funding information, during your studies, and with networking and other benefits as one of our alumni through our WeLoVe Alumni Association. What’s more, you can access all the help our Students’ Union offers too – they have a dedicated postgraduate officer to help you make the most of your time with us.

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

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Infectious ambition

Generating £250 million of investment

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Proven quality

14 Research Centres with world-leading elements

We recently revealed an unprecedented aim of generating £250 million of investment over the next five years. The Our Vision, Your Opportunity programme will include investment in new buildings, courses, learning and teaching, research, skills and training with the aim to enhance the student experience, as well as benefit the wider economy. Projects already underway include:

The quality of the student experience is essential to the ongoing success of the University. That means investing not only in facilities and student support services but also in the quality of teaching itself. Our academic teams have never been better qualified to deliver outstanding learning, which is reflected in the feedback from postgraduate students shown on page 6.

• the stunning new £18m Business School on our City Campus

Our research team also achieved our best ever results in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) which independently assesses the quality of research conducted at universities. All 14 areas put forward for the REF had elements rated as ‘world-leading’. A great achievement for our researchers and recognition of the impact their work has in the real world.

• £12m investment in engineering facilities in Telford and Wolverhampton • £65m jointly-funded project to develop the former Springfield Brewery site in Wolverhampton, creating a construction and built environment super campus. Our ambitions are about making real impact, just like those of our students and graduates, who are achieving more than ever before.

Inside our new Business School prior to opening

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Modern relevance

Meeting the demands of industry Our role as a university involves providing students with the knowledge and skills that industry demands. That’s why we are constantly evolving our course content and range, and our research opportunities to meet the needs of the regional economy. We have a long history of training excellent teachers and nurses, and those skills will always be in demand, but we recognise the importance of meeting the needs of growing sectors such as science and engineering. We have responded by building a new Science Centre with world class facilities and are upgrading our engineering facilities at Telford Campus. Ultimately, every postgraduate course or research opportunity we offer is designed to make you more employable whether you are looking for a new role or a promotion.

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Real choice

200+ career-boosting courses At postgraduate level courses come in all shapes and sizes, from certificates and diplomas to Master’s degrees and PhDs. Most of these can also be studied on a part-time basis which is so important to many postgraduate students who have jobs or personal commitments that make full-time study difficult. In fact, 54% of our postgraduates study part-time – more than any other West Midlands university. We offer over 200 postgraduate courses at different levels covering a huge range of subject areas to support your career ambitions and feed your interests. We’ve helped thousands of students from the UK and beyond to get the real edge that our postgraduate qualifications can offer. If now is the time to kick-start your career, find the course for you today. Take a look at the course pages 25-82 or visit: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


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Positive student feedback Each year we ask our postgraduate students to assess their course and the University. Here are some of the key findings from the 2015 survey:

91%

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thought that teaching staff were good at explaining things

said that staff made the course materials interesting

found their course intellectually stimulating

90% said they could get in touch with teaching staff when they needed to

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were satisfied with the campus environment generally

Audience: Postgraduate taught students Completed questionnaires: 286

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said the course helped them to present themselves more confidently

Percentages based on: total students answering each question Survey timing: Feb – Apr 2015

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Creating career opportunities Most people undertake postgraduate study in order to improve their career prospects, whether through promotion, a new job or to change direction. We’ve developed our careers and employment services by increasing links with regional and national employers, investing in new facilities and in our students. Since 2012, the University’s Enterprise Department has helped create over 100 new businesses through SPEED – a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Whilst continually evolving, SPEED continues to support students and graduates in recognising their entrepreneurial potential. When you complete your studies, that isn’t the end of your relationship with us; we have a dedicated team providing support and guidance to help you with your career even after you graduate.

Getting the right advice Good careers guidance can be invaluable, especially when you’re making decisions that can change the course of your future. Your postgraduate qualification, coupled with tailored advice from our careers team, is about getting you noticed.

Careers & Enterprise Centre Our team of careers and business advisors are here to help you investigate your career options, sort out your career plan and develop the important skills to make your plan happen. The support we provide includes: Advice: you can arrange to see a qualified careers advisor to discuss any issues related to your career and get practical support at all stages of your job application including CV, application and interview advice. Enterprise & Employability Award: gain recognition by developing and demonstrating new skills to impress employers or help plan, set up and run your own business. Workshops: a wide range of topics to help you plan your career and prepare yourself for the world of work. Resources: information on where to find jobs, related job roles, sector governing bodies and much more. You can also find out about what types of roles recent graduates are in now.

The Workplace Here we provide access to a range of employment opportunities, whether you’re looking for a part-time job whilst studying, postgraduate placement to enhance your employability or something once you graduate. Our vacancy database for students and graduates matches you with the jobs that best relate to your skillset and experience. Employer liaison officers work closely with employers in the region and beyond, and often find out about opportunities before anyone else, giving you a head start in your job search. Opportunities are advertised for large corporate organisations and small to medium-sized enterprises in the West Midlands and beyond. Want to put a few hours of your spare time to good use? The Workplace has links with over a hundred voluntary and community groups and will be happy to support you.

Support for start-ups If you have aspirations to start your own business, the University has an excellent track record in helping entrepreneurs achieve their ambitions. We can provide a variety of valuable support services for setting up your own business, during your studies and after graduation. Mentoring: from experienced business people to ensure you have key skills, such as writing a detailed and viable business plan.

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Training: in key areas to equip you with the knowledge and skills that all successful entrepreneurs need. Networking opportunities: enabling you to forge new contacts and relationships with key people, businesses and suppliers in your industry. Access to space and facilities: at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park or e-Innovation Centre in Telford, giving you the opportunity to get your business plans off the ground.

Placement opportunities We’ve built many strong relationships with businesses, helping to ensure that our courses are designed to meet the needs of employers. Much of the transfer of knowledge between the University and companies has come through placements where ambitious graduates work with businesses. This experience, combined with the knowledge you will get through your studies, can help you to develop a CV that stands out from the rest.

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) The University of Wolverhampton has an excellent track record in the delivery of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Europe’s most successful graduate placement programme. KTPs are a three-way partnership between a highly qualified graduate, a company and the University. As a graduate on a KTP you gain a fixed-term contract lasting up to three years, a regular salary and valuable experience, as well as the opportunity to: apply your degree directly to your job make an immediate impact in your role through project ownership be mentored throughout by an academic specialising in the subject area access University facilities and resources. Around 70% of graduates are offered employment at their host company on a permanent basis at the end of their KTP. To find out more or view current KTP job vacancies and case studies, visit: wlv.ac.uk/ktp

WXP placement programme WXP is a work experience programme for graduates and students who have studied or are studying for a degree in any discipline at the University of Wolverhampton. We offer first class placement opportunities in businesses across the West Midlands. Open to all degree disciplines, WXP is an ideal opportunity to get credible experience to add to your CV. Moreover, you will be supported throughout by our team of experienced professionals. For more information, visit: wlv.ac.uk/theworkplace

• Job Vacancies • Part-time Jobs • Work on Campus • Placements • Volunteering • Recruitment Fairs • Employment Awards • International Opportunities Full course details: www.wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

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Supporting our postgraduates Being a postgraduate at the University of Wolverhampton is about more than study alone. We provide an array of student support services, as well as opportunities to become involved in different aspects of student life. Counselling

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Once your studies are underway, staff at the University Counselling Service are here to listen should any concern arise, whether personal, social or academic. Our fully qualified and experienced counsellors offer professional, confidential and non-judgemental support. By seeking help at an early stage with difficulties, you could find an appropriate solution to solve them early on – allowing you to make the best of your time at University. To find out more, tel: 01902 322 572 or visit: wlv.ac.uk/counselling

The Institute of Sport plays an active part in student life, working closely with the SU to provide opportunities for competitive and social sport. Sport lovers can get involved and get fit at minimum cost with our range of classes and sports memberships. We offer extensive facilities across campuses, including a floodlit football pitch, athletics track and swimming pool at our Walsall Campus Sports Centre. Find out more at: wlv.ac.uk/sportandfitness

Chaplaincy The Chaplaincy offers a welcoming environment for everyone – whether you follow a religion or not. Offering a comfortable place to relax alone or with friends, you can unwind with a hot drink, watch TV, play the piano or simply take a moment to reflect. The Chaplains offer a confidential ear and pastoral support to the University community, working closely with faith societies and local churches. The University has a prayer room on City Campus, offering Friday Muslim prayers, and also provides space for prayer at Telford and Walsall Campuses. Visit: wlv.ac.uk/chaplaincy

Childcare If you need support with childcare, the University has its own subsidised nursery, Little Scholars on City Campus in Wolverhampton, which received an ‘Outstanding in all areas’ report from the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), which stated that ‘All children attending this nursery are enabled to thrive in this excellent provision’. Little Scholars is open all year, with 32-week and year-round contracts available. All staff hold Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and are fully qualified (from NVQ Level 2 to Foundation Degree Child Care and Education). Visit: wlv.ac.uk/nursery

Students’ Union (SU) The Students’ Union is here for all students regardless of course, mode or location of study. It offers the opportunity to enhance your studies with wider opportunities such as joining societies and volunteering as well as representing your views to the University. It also provides spaces to both relax and catch up with work. The Union’s Advice and Support Centre can provide impartial advice on aspects of student life including housing, finance and academic issues. A dedicated Postgraduate Students’ Officer will also support and represent you during your studies. Visit: wolvesunion.org or contact your Postgraduate Students’ Officer at: postgraduateofficer@wolvesunion.org

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Other advice and support Our highly experienced staff are ready to help with a whole range of student issues. Before your studies even begin, you can seek advice from our Higher Education Guidance Advisors in The Gateway, who are happy to answer any questions you may have about postgraduate study. You can contact The Gateway on tel: 01902 321 032 or email: gateway@wlv.ac.uk

Alumni Stay connected with the University and the friends you make through the WLV Alumni Association – offering great benefits and services long after you’ve left. Free subscription to WLV Life magazine and WLV@lumni e-zine. Free access to careers advice and online jobs database. Alumni reunions and social events. The chance to mentor current students. Exclusive discounts and special offers. Visit: wlv.ac.uk/alumni


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Student Enabling Centre (SEC): Support for our disabled students SEC provides a comprehensive range of services to students with sensory, physical or specific learning difficulties. Our aim is to ensure that every student’s experience at the University of Wolverhampton is enjoyable and rewarding. We assess, advise, support and assist each student based on their requirements, providing a wide range of services including electronic and manual note-takers, qualified British Sign Language interpreters, specialist support tutors, facilitators, mentors, study assistants and other similar support. Our support staff are Disclosure and Barring Service checked, and the quality of our services are regularly monitored to ensure you receive the best support possible.

When you apply Once you’ve applied to the University, you will be allocated a Pre-Entry Advisor who will work closely with you to ensure that you provide the correct information, medical evidence and/or assessment report. The information you provide helps the team to understand how your disability or impairment affects you. We can also assess for dyslexia, dyspraxia and other specific learning difficulties. We advise on support and funding that may be available to you, such as whether you’re eligible for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) – and your advisor can help with the application process. A DSA is a non-repayable grant that assists with the additional costs that you incur in relation to your disability whilst studying at University. DSAs currently provide a range of support including the purchase of computers and specialist equipment, provision of support workers and assistance with additional travel costs. The support is not means tested and is available for eligible full-time and part-time students although you are required to make a £200 contribution to the cost of any recommended computer (laptop or desktop). Students in financial hardship may be able to apply for help meeting this cost through the University of Wolverhampton Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. A Tutor Awareness Sheet (TAS) is produced which communicates, confidentially within the University, what your support needs are and this ensures that your Faculty and service departments are aware of the requirements that have been recommended specifically for you.

When you enrol When you have enrolled, you will be allocated your own Disability Advisor, who will support you to achieve your full learning potential throughout your course. They work alongside staff in your Faculty and service departments to ensure that your specific requirements are implemented allowing you to access your course effectively. Visit: wlv.ac.uk/sec

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Postgraduate success stories The international career climber

The sports scientist

Judith Fustero

Tom Page

Studied: MBA (See p31) Strategy manager, Mann-Hummel

Studied: MRes Sport (See p77) First team sports scientist, Birmingham City FC

I had always wanted to study for an MBA and decided to study at Wolverhampton after a recommendation from some friends. The University allowed me to study part-time which was crucial in giving me the flexibility to fit my studies around my job. I loved the fact that many of my lecturers had years of experience in the world of business, as that helped me to turn theoretical knowledge into practical outcomes in my job. In fact, some of the recommendations in my thesis were implemented globally by my employer. After two years of work, I graduated with Distinction and I won the Chartered Management Institute Crystal Bowl Award for the best MBA in 2014. Now I have been promoted to the position strategy manager – the scope of the role described exactly the job that I aimed to get after completing the MBA. I believe that I am proof of what can be achieved with hard work. If you are thinking about enrolling with the University of Wolverhampton get on the website and do it now!

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I chose to study this course because I wanted to continue to enhance my academic and research skills in order to enhance my work as an applied sports science practitioner. I was also impressed by the scope of the course and how it allowed a high degree of flexibility in terms of the direction of my research. This allowed me to focus on areas that were of interest to me and would help to enhance the work I was doing with professional athletes in the field. I feel that through completing the course I have gained vital skills that have aided the way in which I work. I have increased my knowledge of a number of different research methods and have also vastly improved in the areas of critical thinking and reflective practice, areas which are crucial in my field of employment. I found studying at the University a highly rewarding experience and would strongly recommend this course to anyone looking to further develop their academic qualifications, research skills and ongoing professional development. I found the staff to be extremely helpful and supportive throughout my time at the University and felt that they really placed an emphasis on the student and making the experience as positive as possible.


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The inspired artist

The health entrepreneur

Jiamin Zhang

Emaan Syed

MA Digital and Visual Communications (See p27)

MA Public Health (See p54) Director, Health and Wellbeing Campaigns Limited

When the opportunity to study in the UK came up, thanks to a cooperation project between the University of Wolverhampton and institutions in China, I did not hesitate. The difference between the Chinese and British systems of education could not be bigger. In the UK there is much more scope for creative expression but this was quite overwhelming on my arrival. I will never forget the words of my tutor here at Wolverhampton who said “The only wrong thing is doing nothing.” Feeling inspired, I then went on to produce some work that resulted in my winning Digital and Visual Communications prize in the University’s MA Show and led to my work being exhibited in Wolverhampton Art Gallery. It also attracted the attention of the local press and has received an enormous amount of positive feedback. The facilities, especially those in our art and design building are superb, and include a room specifically for MA students to work as individuals or in small groups. I find the campus environment tranquil and perfect for both study and life generally.

I came to the University of Wolverhampton as a mature student. I had never been in a university before and, although very nervous, my first impressions of the University of Wolverhampton were very positive. I attended an induction before the course commenced where we had an opportunity to meet the lecturers and have a look around the University. I was impressed with the facilities which were modern, but user-friendly and comfortable. The course was well-structured with an informed course plan and deadlines at the outset. The modules were well spaced and, though the course was very intense, there was a lot of support available from the lecturers. The most important thing for me whilst at the University was the support I was offered when I became ill during my studies. Since completing my Master’s in Public Health, I have started my own health consultancy and progressed to a part-time PHD course.

The achievements and skills I have developed at the University of Wolverhampton have given me the confidence to return to China with the plan of starting my own business.

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A history to be proud of For 180 years, the University of Wolverhampton – in one form or another – has driven economic growth, changed the landscape of a city and impacted on students’ lives. We are proud of our heritage, and continue to generate multi-million pound investment to provide you with the best support, facilities and employment opportunities.

The early years The origins of the University of Wolverhampton go back to the early 19th century, when institutions like the School of Art and Wolverhampton Mechanics’ Institute and Free Library were first established. The links between these and new institutes, including a new teacher training college opened in 1909, began to shape the University of today, focusing on providing a technical education to adults beyond basic schooling. In 1931, the foundation stone of the iconic Marble building of Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College was laid by HRH Prince George on Wulfruna Street.

A popular dress making course in the early 1900s

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Throughout the middle years of the 20th century, further expansion in teacher training, engineering, music and other specialisms helped to build the College’s profile. We branched out to Walsall with the creation of the West Midlands College of Education and housed one of the first digital computers, used to teach computing until 1973.

In 1992, Wolverhampton Polytechnic was one of 32 granted university status. Throughout the decade, the modern University grew: Telford Campus opened, as did Wolverhampton Science Park, helping to strengthen business links in the region. The University’s international reach grew in 1996, with the opening of its first international office in Hong Kong.

In 1969, Wolverhampton became one of 30 new polytechnics. Following this, the iconic art and design building (one of the first purpose-built art schools in the UK) was opened in 1970 and nurse education was brought into higher education from hospitals, leading to the creation of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Walsall Campus.

Walsall Campus’s multi-million pound Performance Hub is one of many horizon-changing buildings that have reaffirmed the University’s position of strength in the new century. Recent additions including the Rosalind Franklin Science Centre and new Business School bring together world-class facilities with more subjects and opportunities for students than ever before.

The original Harwell Dekatron computer, now retired at Bletchley Park.

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Course Take a tour: Contents City Campus

Take a tour: City Campus The University’s City Campus is the heart of the University, and in the heart of the city of Wolverhampton.

Many of you may have started your postgraduate journey by asking for advice at our public advice centre: The Gateway@ The George. It’s also where you’ll find our International Centre staff. Round the corner is our iconic Marble building, with the Arena Theatre next door which stages local and national talent, including music, theatre, comedy and student productions. For a further cultural fix, look no further than the nearby Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Light House Cinema or one of the city’s iconic live entertainment venues: The Civic Hall, Slade Rooms or The Grand Theatre. You’re also in short walking distance of the city’s many pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants.

The Ambika Paul Building sits at the centre of the campus near to the beautiful St Peter’s Church. Stepping inside the University, you can explore the Students’ Union (don’t forget you can get your discount card!), Sports Hall and Harrison Learning Centre and library, before checking in with Careers & Employment Services.

Wolverhampton City Centre

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Enjoying a tea and cake between lectures

The Library Faculty of Social Sciences students will find the Millennium City building the location for many of their lectures. It houses our Moot Court, the University’s largest food court and a Starbucks for that wake-up coffee! Next door, our new Rosalind Franklin Building is an eye-catching addition to the city’s skyline, providing a state-of-the-art environment which serves students, staff and the community in furthering the advancement of science. Meanwhile, across the Central Quad, the Technology Centre provides

specialist research and teaching space in an advanced open-plan environment including over 600 PCs for you to use. Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing students will head towards the Mary Seacole Building, located next to the Lord Swraj Paul Building, our impressive new six-storey Business School. Continue down the road and you’ll pass the Chaplaincy, providing space for reflection and a non-judgemental ear for all; our Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ nursery, Little Scholars; and Randall Lines halls of residence.

Our North Road and Lomas Street halls of residence complete the Molineux side of City Campus, along with the University’s Sports Zone: accessible to all students free of charge by swipe card, it’s open ‘til late, allowing you to round up some mates, grab a ball, and squeeze some fun and fitness into your day.

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Take a tour: Walsall Campus Our Walsall Campus is a self-contained, vibrant community a mile outside Walsall town centre.

Hi-tech recording studio As you step off the free inter-campus shuttle bus, which runs regularly during term time (Monday to Friday), the first building you’ll come to is the Sports Centre. With a gym and weights room, sports hall, athletics track, grass and all-weather pitches, netball and tennis courts and a dojo, the Centre is equipped to meet all your sporting needs. It’s also a British Judo Centre of Excellence. Next door, you’ll find our on-campus swimming pool – the ideal place to work off any study stress, or simply enjoy a dip to unwind. There are two choices for student accommodation at Walsall: the Student Village or Gorway Halls. Either way, you’re only a few steps away from all the action, particularly the Jerome K Jerome Building: the main student hub, containing the refectory and café lounge, Here2Help advice office and the finance office.

A quiet autumn moment Don’t forget that as a postgraduate you’re fully eligible for all the benefits of being in the Students’ Union. Why not head for the SU lounge? You can relax with a drink from Squeezebox juice bar, get on with some work with the free wireless, or speak to a member of the SU staff if you need to. Three major buildings complete Walsall Campus’ skyline: the Samuel Johnson Building provides teaching space, social learning areas and a café; the Sister Dora Building has advanced facilities for nursing, midwifery and other health-related degrees; and the impressive Performance Hub has high-tech teaching and rehearsal facilities for performing arts, a Black Box Theatre, and also houses Walsall’s Learning Centre.

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Take a tour: Telford Campus Telford Innovation Campus houses advanced facilities for engineering and built environment. You’ll find machines of all shapes and sizes in its impressive laboratories and also rub shoulders with a whole host of small businesses, making their mark with University support. With the beautiful backdrop of English countryside, our Grade 2 listed Priorslee Hall is home to our International Academy, supporting students from across the globe to achieve their ambitions. You can settle in to your en-suite University accommodation, grab a bite to eat at the food court, and then head to the free intercampus bus to catch up with friends from other campuses. Or why not burn some calories with your new friends on the floodlit football pitch, tennis or basketball courts? Your studies are supported by the Learning Centre, which offers late-night access. Or if you’re looking for some leisure, not learning, you’ll find that the area around the campus offers the whole Shropshire countryside to explore, including the world heritage site of Ironbridge, the Severn Gorge, museums, parks and castles – as well as pursuits for the more indoor-minded, including the new Southwater One shopping and leisure complex, bowling, ice skating and theatres.

Grade 2 listed Priorslee Hall

Nearby Ironbridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Course Why become Contents a postgraduate?

Why become a postgraduate? Achieving a postgraduate qualification takes hard work and commitment, but if you choose the right course at the right time for you the rewards can be very attractive. Here are just some of the ways you could get a real edge:

Differentiate yourself Proportion of UK population with an undergraduate degree = 1 in 4. Proportion of UK population with a postgraduate degree = 1 in 10. Source: The Sutton Trust, 2013.

Higher rates of employment Based on a survey conducted six months after graduation, postgraduates enjoy higher levels of employment than other graduates.

Change direction

Postgraduate unemployment rate = 4.6%

If you are thinking about moving into a new career, a postgraduate conversion course could help. In some cases it’s possible to study for a qualification in a subject you have not studied before. For example, many students studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) have not taken any teacher training beforehand.

Undergraduate unemployment rate = 6% Source: HESA DLHE survey 2013/14

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Do it because you love it! If you love your subject and want to immerse yourself in it, a postgraduate course can enable you to become a true expert. A Master’s degree represents the highest level of taught course. Researchers studying for a PhD have the opportunity to work on a unique thesis and may make new discoveries in their chosen field.


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Postgraduate Open Evenings Before you invest time and effort in postgraduate study, it’s essential to get good advice. Are you at an early stage wondering if postgraduate study is for you? Perhaps you know exactly what you want to study but need advice about student finance or the content of your course. Whatever stage you are at, our Open Evenings are the perfect place to get your questions answered.

Other advice

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How to apply

Before you commit a year or two of your life to study, make sure you know what your course is all about. Come along to discuss the content, the career applications and much more with the people who know best – our lecturers. You can also talk about ways to fit your study around other commitments, possibly by studying part-time.

Before you apply, there are many things you should consider to maximise the chance of your application being successful. Ask our staff about the key factors that will improve your chances. They will also help you to think about the right course and level of study for you and explain how to apply. See page 23 for more application advice.

Many postgraduate students have questions about how to fund their course or what support the University offers beyond their studies. Staff from the following departments will be happy to help: Student finance – our Gateway team can explain the options for postgraduate students (also see page 22). Careers – talk to a careers advisor about how your course could improve your career prospects and how we could help you find a new job. Students’ Union – discover how the SU supports postgraduate students and how you can connect with like-minded students.

Register to attend now Pre-register to attend an Open Evening now. Visit: wlv.ac.uk/openevening to find out more about the times and locations of our forthcoming Open Evenings.

Can’t make an Open Day? If you can’t make one of our events, why not visit our Gateway centres in Wolverhampton, Stafford and Telford? The Gateway is a drop-in centre for prospective students and is open from 9am-5pm on weekdays. Visit: wlv.ac.uk/gateway for details.

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Coursecourse Taught Contents or research?

Taught course or research? Our postgraduate taught courses range from certificates and diplomas, through to Master’s degrees and professional qualifications, and are ideal if you’re looking to hone your knowledge and bring more substance to your CV. If a high level of research expertise is what you’re after, our research study options provide the support you need to deliver quality research outcomes. Whatever option you choose, we’re well qualified to help you with the next stage of your professional or academic life.

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Taught courses

Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas Postgraduate Certificates (PGCert) and Diplomas (PGDip) are academic or vocational qualifications that allow you to enhance the knowledge gained at undergraduate level in a specific area, or to change direction, e.g. through the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or LLM (Common Professional Examination) for non-law graduates. They have direct relevance to industrial sectors.

Master’s degrees Taught Master’s degrees are ideal if you want to become a true expert in a specific area and include the qualifications: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Education (MEd), Master of Engineering (MEng) and Master of Music (MMus), as well as the internationally-recognised business management degree, the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

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Research opportunities

Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) A PhD is an in-depth research project that involves the production of a detailed dissertation. The completion of a PhD demonstrates a mastery of your subject, a respect for rigour and discipline and a capacity to work independently, although you do receive support from experienced researchers. Holding a doctorate places you among an elite group of highly knowledgeable specialists in your field.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) An MPhil is a less advanced qualification than a PhD and may be undertaken as a preliminary stage of a PhD. It is necessary to complete a dissertation, which is typically shorter than that of a PhD but the MPhil is a legitimate higher degree qualification in its own right.

The Master of Research (MRes) degree is a taught postgraduate degree which places emphasis on a research project.

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Accounting Funding and and Finance fees

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Funding and fees We understand that when you study with us at postgraduate level, you’re making a big financial commitment – unlike undergraduate courses, postgraduate awards are not currently eligible for funding from the Student Loans Company. At time of going to print, postgraduate loans are under review. For up-to-date information, go to: wlv.ac.uk/postgraduate. However, there may be a number of other funding opportunities available to you. The cost of your study

Government funding

Course fees vary depending on the course you choose and whether you are a UK/EU or international student. To see fees for the course you are interested in, visit our online course finder at: wlv.ac.uk/courses

Financial help may be available for certain courses. Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students can apply for the same student loans and grants as undergraduate students. In addition, there are bursaries for some PGCE courses. Find out more at: education. gov.uk/get-into-teaching. If you’re looking to study an approved postgraduate course in social work, you might also be able to apply for a bursary – a yearly payment to help with living costs that doesn’t have to be paid back. NHS bursaries may also be available for students on certain healthcare courses, such as nursing. Learn more at: nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students

Funding from the University In some cases, the University of Wolverhampton may be able to help you fund your postgraduate studies. Possible options include: Alumni discount If you completed your undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on postgraduate course fees. For more information, visit: wlv.ac.uk/loyalty The Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund This fund is money from the government which is distributed by the University to those students who are experiencing genuine financial hardship and studying a minimum of 50% of a full-time course (60 credits). It’s available if you’ve already made a provision for your main study costs but still have expenses over and above those you incur as a student – such as childcare or high travel costs. To find out more, visit: wlv.ac.uk/fund Scholarships and Studentships From time to time, the University provides bursaries in order to support strategic areas of research. These will be advertised at: jobs.ac.uk If you are outstanding at sport, you could be eligible for the University of Wolverhampton’s Sport Achievement Scholarship which is worth up to £1,000 each year towards postgraduate study. Find out more at: wlv.ac.uk/sport

For more information on funding options, visit: gov.uk/funding-for-postgraduate-study

Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) For more information on DSA, see page 10 or visit: gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas

Funding from your employer The skills and knowledge you will gain from your studies can also benefit your employer in the long run, meaning many employers are willing to subsidise their employees’ studies. Consider putting together a proposal which explains to your employer how the course will equip you with new abilities that will benefit your organisation.

Funding your own studies

Loan (PCDL), a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. With a PCDL, the Skills Funding Agency pays the interest on the loan while you’re studying – and for one month afterwards. Loans of between £300 and £10,000 are available. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit: gov.uk/career-development-loans or contact the National Careers Service on tel: 0800 100 900.

Part-time study Increasing numbers of students choose to work during their studies, fitting employment around part-time study. Because of this, we have increased the number of part-time courses we offer and have a significantly higher proportion of part-time postgraduate students than the national average. Find out more about the benefits of studying part-time at: wlv.ac.uk/part-time

Other financial support options There are numerous other possible sources of financial help, including charities, trusts and learned societies. Competition for funding can be intense so spend some time researching your options at: prospects.ac.uk or scholarship-search.org.uk

Spread the cost of your studies If you’re unable to pay your tuition fees in one go, it is possible to pay in three equal-sized instalments from a UK bank by Direct Debit. Find out more at: wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

Many postgraduates fund their own studies though earnings or savings or with the use of a Professional and Career Development

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Course How to apply Contents successfully

How to apply successfully If you’ve made the decision to apply for a course, you will want to ensure you give yourself the best possible chance of being offered a place. Competition to get onto some courses can be strong and many courses only have one intake per year. Follow our five tips to give yourself the best chance.

SELL

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Tip 2

Understand the entry requirements

Sell yourself

When you’ve found the course you’re interested in using our course finder at: wlv.ac.uk/courses open the ‘Entry Requirements’ section. This section details what our admissions team look for when reviewing your application, so make sure you have read it carefully before you apply.

The personal statement part of the application form is an additional opportunity to enhance your application. Firstly, ensure it is clear, well-written, and free of errors. You should then tell us about: Relevant experience – this includes work experience, placements or voluntary work, as well as any training or other activities you have been involved in. The more relevant it is to the course, the better. It is also useful to tell us how long you spent gaining the experience and when it was. Personal qualities – tell us about you. What are your key strengths, interests and motivations? Try to relate these to the course. For example, if you are technically minded and analytical, this could help with an engineering application. Future plans – what are your future aims? How will the course help you achieve those aims? Remember to relate things to the course or subject you have chosen.

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Tip 5

Take your time

Be genuine and honest

Talk to an expert

While it is advisable to apply as far ahead of the application deadline as you can, don’t rush your application. Remember you can save it then come back to it later before you make a final submission (after which point it can’t be changed). The majority of postgraduate courses enrol in October with some in January or February. Check the start date at the top of the course page. In some cases, applications right up to this date may be accepted.

Your personal statement should be your own work and represent you. It is important that no part of your application is copied from other people. Our admissions team check all applications for similarity with others so remember to just be yourself.

If you are unsure about any aspect of the application process, get in touch. Postgraduate Open Evenings are the ideal place to ask questions (visit: wlv.ac.uk/openevening).

Further information: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

You could drop in to our Gateway information centre (see: wlv.ac.uk/gateway) or give us a call on: 01902 321 032.

We wish you the best of luck!


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Accounting International and students Finance

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International students The University of Wolverhampton is home to a vibrant community of students from over 100 countries studying at our UK campuses and with partner institutions around the world. If you are an international student, we are here to help you with tailored advice on any aspect of studying at the University of Wolverhampton. Before you join us

Ongoing support

We recognise that going to study in another country is as daunting as it is exciting. We are here to help you at every stage. Visit: wlv.ac.uk/international and click on ‘Our locations’ to find our regional offices and to contact your nearest University representative. You can also get in touch with our International Centre here in Wolverhampton by emailing: international@wlv.ac.uk or calling +44(0)1902 322 474.

Throughout your time with us, you will have access to everything you need to make your experience a happy and successful one.

The International Academy Our International Academy is the home from home for our international students. Based in Priorslee Hall at our Telford Innovation Campus, the Academy is a centre of teaching and learning excellence delivering effective and focused training courses. It’s a place of welcome where you can connect with other students and get the necessary support you need to study successfully with us in the UK, including help with:

 Students’ Union – the SU is a great place to go to meet with like-minded students. You might even want to join a club or society. The SU can also help international students with anything from academic to housing matters. Visit: wolvesunion.org  Here2Help centres – located at all of our campuses, they are a one-stop-shop providing help and advice for all of our students. Just drop in if you need us.  Religious diversity – if you follow a faith, you will have many opportunities to get involved with groups and practise both within the University and in Wolverhampton’s diverse cultural mix. Visit: wlv.ac.uk/international

 English language – all students are required to read, write and understand English to a specific standard before progressing on to a full postgraduate course. Our range of flexible, pre-sessional English language courses will help to get you to the standard you need.  Preparing you for postgraduate study – our Pre-Master’s course is designed for students with the required standard of English that lack the qualifications or experience to study for a postgraduate qualification. All students completing the course are guaranteed to progress onto one of our Master’s programmes. For more information on the International Academy, visit: wlv.ac.uk/international/ international-academy

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Our taught courses

Our taught courses

Accounting and finance

MSc Finance and Accounting Duration:

1 year (full-time)

Campus: City

With over 200 postgraduate courses, many offered at Certificate, Diploma and Master’s levels and on a full and part-time basis, we hope you find the course for you in this section.

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How to use this section:

1) Please use the contents on page 2 to find a subject area or the A-Z course index at the back of the prospectus to find a specific course. 2) To find more detailed information about each course, including entry requirements and to make an application, please use our course finder at: wlv.ac.uk/postgraduate 3) We regularly review our postgraduate course offering, so remember to check the course online to ensure you have the latest information and that the course is still available. You may also find new courses added since the prospectus was printed. Remember it pays to get good advice before applying for a course. Why not visit a Postgraduate Open Evening and get advice from the experts? For dates and locations, visit: wlv.ac.uk/opendays

Overview

You will develop strategic understanding and critical thinking in relation to the main finance principles and theories that support and inform corporate financial decisions upon which modern business decision-making is based. In addition, the course provides you with an opportunity to develop practical skills and theoretical understanding of finance for international business. You will explore the importance of accounting information in the management of corporations and consider the variety of approaches taken by small firms in order to secure finance to survive and succeed in a hyper-competitive market. You will also have the opportunity to evaluate the impact of organisational theories and corporate governance on corporations in an international context.

Employability

Upon completion of MSc Finance and Accounting, you can take up positions as a finance professional in banking, insurance, multinational corporations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), national and local governments, and international financial institutions. This qualification also provides you with the necessary skills and building blocks to pursue further study at MPhil or PhD level.

MSc International Banking and Finance Duration:

1 year (full-time)

Campus: City

Overview

Over the past few decades, we have witnessed an unprecedented increase in financial integration, coupled with a corresponding rise in uncertainty as displayed by market volatility and spill-overs across national frontiers. This Master’s programme will equip you with both practical and theoretical skills and knowledge to solve complex problems in a ‘new world’ by exploring contemporary issues in the international banking and finance environment.

Employability

The course will be beneficial to those wishing to work in a variety of fields, including: banking; international capital markets; foreign exchange; regulation; government and public sector; multinational enterprises and media.

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Art and design

The MA course at the School of Art and Design was an incredible journey for me and one I enjoyed enormously. I was guided throughout by some wonderful tutors, who not only helped me creatively, but also with the technical challenges.

MA Design and Applied Arts Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

Great design has the potential to change lives. Our mission is to ensure that, as a graduate of MA Design and Applied Arts, you are a champion of your craft and an individual that can make a difference. The course embodies the craft of making and designing to a level that ensures expertise within your chosen discipline of ceramics, glass, fashion, textiles or interior design. It will open your mind to a range of approaches and allow you to locate your practice within the contemporary, critical, theoretical, professional and cultural contexts that inform creative practice.

Michele Coxon

MA alumna

You will belong to a warm, welcoming and supportive community in an art school that has enjoyed a long and successful reputation in the arts since its establishment in 1851. We believe in a studio culture that provides a creative hub for ideas generation. You will have access to excellent workshops and laboratories throughout the School, with support from our technical experts.

Also available:

Your studies will include open lecture programmes and our CADRE research lectures, presented by internationally esteemed artists and designers. Enjoy field visits to national and international venues, such as Dutch Design Week and Premier Vision, Paris. We have outstanding records of employment and entrepreneurship – benefit from our excellent careers and business start-up support.

Campus:

You will participate in an exhibition at the end of your MA, showcasing your work in established galleries. The work you produce in your Final Master’s Project can be 100% practice, 100% theory or an equal mix of both. This provides the option to prepare for further postgraduate research and PhD or to increase your professional profile as a designer, artist or maker.

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PG Dip Design and Applied Arts Duration:

9 months (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

Overview

You will study 120 credits of our postgraduate programme in Design and Applied Arts and you are able to study the subject specialisms of ceramics, glass, interior design, fashion or textiles.

Employability

The craft and design industries offer a diverse and exciting range of career opportunities for graduates. MA Design and Applied Arts provides an excellent foundation for self-employment: we offer a module in Professional Practice and Enterprise for students wishing to establish their own businesses or make their mark in existing creative industries. We offer other modules that concentrate on the context for your work and how it relates to audience through display and exhibition. Our graduates often establish their own business as sole traders or freelance designers. You may wish to pursue opportunities in design, practice or industry, either in the UK or internationally, or work in education or the public sector. A high proportion of our students elect to continue in research education and progress onto PhD study.

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Art and design

MA Digital and Visual Communications

MA Fine Art

Duration:

Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus:

Campus:

City

City

Overview

Overview

This exciting and relevant course allows you to focus on the creative approach that is important to you, allowing you to develop your interests and expertise in your preferred area within digital media and visual communications. This course is intended to strengthen your critical and research skills in the field and will help you to develop your practical knowledge and expertise. In addition, the course will give you the confidence to contextualise your practice within critical and contemporary frameworks. You will be fully supported by our staff of practising artists and designers throughout lectures, seminars, studio practice and tutorials. You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments and creative studio projects.

Employability

(See MA Design and Applied Arts)

Also available:

PG Dip Digital and Visual Communications Duration:

9 months (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

The long-established MA Fine Art course at the Wolverhampton School of Art (est. 1851) provides emerging and established artists in all disciplines with a platform for professional and personal development through an intensive studio-based experience, offering access to excellent workshops and laboratories throughout the School with support from our technical experts. You will develop your emerging practice with the support and knowledge of a research-active network of fine art tutors and visiting lecturers: a highly qualified and professional team of artists and theorists that will lead the teaching on your course with specialists in painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital media, film, photography, installation art, art history and contemporary theory and practice. You will belong to a warm, welcoming and supportive community in an art school that has enjoyed a long and successful reputation in the arts since its establishment in 1851. Your studies will include open lecture programmes and our CADRE research lectures, presented by internationally esteemed artists and designers. Enjoy field visits to national and international venues, such as the Venice Bienale, Berlin, Paris and Madrid. The MA course is divided into three successive and interlinked stages of development. Initially, you will be expected to take a long hard look at your existing work and be encouraged to identify, test and re-contextualise your work in relation to contemporary fine art practice. You will then have the time and space to consolidate your ideas supported by a range of historical and contextual seminars that will help you work from an informed and knowledgeable position in your field of practice. In the final stage, you will be resolving your work and developing your professional profile and presentational strategies in preparation for exhibition opportunities and your launch into the art world. The course culminates with the opportunity to show work in the annual MA Show hosted by the highly acclaimed Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery. The work you produce in your final Master’s project can be 100% practice, 100% theory or an equal mix of both. This provides the option to prepare for further postgraduate research and PhD or to increase your professional profile as a designer, artist or maker.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


Art and design

The MA course at the School of Art and Design was an incredible journey for me and one I enjoyed enormously. I was guided throughout by some wonderful tutors, who not only helped me creatively, but also with the technical challenges.

MA Design and Applied Arts Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

Great design has the potential to change lives. Our mission is to ensure that, as a graduate of MA Design and Applied Arts, you are a champion of your craft and an individual that can make a difference. The course embodies the craft of making and designing to a level that ensures expertise within your chosen discipline of ceramics, glass, fashion, textiles or interior design. It will open your mind to a range of approaches and allow you to locate your practice within the contemporary, critical, theoretical, professional and cultural contexts that inform creative practice.

Michele Coxon

MA alumna

You will belong to a warm, welcoming and supportive community in an art school that has enjoyed a long and successful reputation in the arts since its establishment in 1851. We believe in a studio culture that provides a creative hub for ideas generation. You will have access to excellent workshops and laboratories throughout the School, with support from our technical experts.

Also available:

Your studies will include open lecture programmes and our CADRE research lectures, presented by internationally esteemed artists and designers. Enjoy field visits to national and international venues, such as Dutch Design Week and Premier Vision, Paris. We have outstanding records of employment and entrepreneurship – benefit from our excellent careers and business start-up support.

Campus:

You will participate in an exhibition at the end of your MA, showcasing your work in established galleries. The work you produce in your Final Master’s Project can be 100% practice, 100% theory or an equal mix of both. This provides the option to prepare for further postgraduate research and PhD or to increase your professional profile as a designer, artist or maker.

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PG Dip Design and Applied Arts Duration:

9 months (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

Overview

You will study 120 credits of our postgraduate programme in Design and Applied Arts and you are able to study the subject specialisms of ceramics, glass, interior design, fashion or textiles.

Employability

The craft and design industries offer a diverse and exciting range of career opportunities for graduates. MA Design and Applied Arts provides an excellent foundation for self-employment: we offer a module in Professional Practice and Enterprise for students wishing to establish their own businesses or make their mark in existing creative industries. We offer other modules that concentrate on the context for your work and how it relates to audience through display and exhibition. Our graduates often establish their own business as sole traders or freelance designers. You may wish to pursue opportunities in design, practice or industry, either in the UK or internationally, or work in education or the public sector. A high proportion of our students elect to continue in research education and progress onto PhD study.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


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Biosciences

Doctor of Biomedical Science (DBMS) Duration:

3 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This Professional Doctorate is designed for advanced practitioners in biomedical science laboratories who already hold an MSc (or equivalent) in Biomedical Science and have extensive experience (five years plus) in a biomedical science laboratory. The course will allow you to combine analytical appraisal of your continuing practice with a major research project (at a similar level to a PhD project), which may be undertaken in your workplace laboratory, or with one of the active biomedical science research groups in our Research Institute in Healthcare Science. You will be able to attend for one full day per week, in order to minimise your time away from work.

you will get a chance to work with one of these highly skilled professionals during your MSc Research Project. This will give you the necessary skills to be able to succeed in many professions related to biomedicine. If you are interested in pursuing a career in research or you wish to gain experience in any of the four key areas leading to an MSc in Biomedical Science, this award also has the advantage of being accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the professional body overseeing the relevance and currency of biomedical science education in the UK. This is especially important for those of you who are currently in, or planning a career in, the medical laboratory profession. As an Institution, we have held accredited status for this award for over 25 years, and the success of our award is borne out by its continuing accreditation. Your modules will specifically focus on developing areas of biomedical science common to all associated disciplines, including recent advances in genetics and immunology, to equip yourself with the skills necessary to complement your clinical laboratory responsibilities. The course is also a suitable stepping-stone for those considering a career in biomedical research, who are coming from a first degree in a different area of medical science, and individual modules can also be taken if you simply want to brush up on your skills in a particular scientific discipline.

Employability

Employability

Through a number of optional routes which lead to an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited award, this course is designed for those currently in, or planning a career in, the medical laboratory profession. The course will equip you with the research skills necessary to complement your clinical laboratory responsibilities and may further the opportunities for you to achieve promotion in your current laboratory or open up opportunities for you to move into an exciting new career in research.

The full-time MSc Biomedical Science route is attractive if you are seeking an academic research career, are interested in any of the key disciplines or you want to improve your employability by learning new skills. If you wish to make yourself highly employable as a biomedical scientist in a hospital or similar laboratory or in the pharmaceutical industry, this course is ideal. Certain modules within the course are also available as stand-alone modules for practitioners already in post who wish to continue with their professional development.

MSc Biomedical Science (Specialist Route)

MSc Medical Biotechnology

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

Campus:

Accreditation

Overview

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Overview

A number of optional routes, leading to a named award in Biomedical Science, are available: • Cellular Pathology • Clinical Biochemistry • Haematology • Medical Microbiology. This course will provide you with an exciting insight into currently developing fields in biomedical research. You will be taught by experts, including many guest lecturers who are working at the cutting-edge of biomedical science, both in the NHS and in academia and research, plus

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

This exciting cross-disciplinary course allows you to develop a range of key skills for employment or further study in Medical Biotechnology via this progressive, coherent and challenging programme, emphasising advanced training on research skills. You will have the opportunity to study recent advances in biotechnological and bioinformatics approaches, which offer great hope for major breakthroughs in designing new medical therapies and to equip you with the research skills necessary to complement and deepen your academic or clinical laboratory abilities.

Employability

Our analysis of graduate career job prospects shows that there is high demand for graduates who can combine the cognate disciplines of medical and molecular biological skills.


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MSc Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics

MSc Wildlife Conservation and Behaviour*

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

Campus:

Overview

Overview

You will benefit from working with excellent technology and research equipment in our advanced laboratories, receiving a thorough grounding in the necessary computing skills needed to access important online databases, such as the human genome. You will be challenged to look to the frontiers of current thinking, and to be aware of how your studies impact on your future professional role.

The focus throughout is on animals in their wild settings with general modules such as Advanced Survey and Monitoring Techniques and UK Protected Species Conservation and Behaviour alongside more specialised modules such as Conservation Genetics and Primate Conservation and Behaviour.

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

Are you a biosciences graduate looking to open up a route into industry? Or a practising professional seeking to widen your experience and qualifications, and to extend your knowledge of applied molecular biology/bioinformatics? This course provides a sound understanding of the subject’s key principles, as well as how these can be applied to a wide range of industrial and environmental applications.

Employability

Career paths vary from technical to managerial in the industrial, educational, health and research sectors – typically, you will be heading for a role in the areas of general molecular biology, biochemical science, medical science and biotechnology (including pharmaceuticals). You may prefer to go into postgraduate research at an academic or private sector institution, or embark on a science teaching career.

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

This comprehensive course provides you with an in-depth view of the contemporary issues and techniques required of professional wildlife conservationists working both in the UK and overseas. The course is taught not only by our experienced academic staff but with the assistance of world-leading experts and conservation practitioners both in class and also in the field.

The course also contains a compulsory overseas field course and a detailed independent research project on a topic of your choice. Importantly, throughout the course we stress a holistic appreciation of the link between field and laboratory-based work and the necessity of professional level communication with a range of audiences. These skills are developed not only in the formal Research Methods and project modules, but also across the full range of modules and topics studied.

Employability

The course prepares you for a role as a conservation professional working with a strong field-based component. In particular, it gives you key opportunities for employment in conservation-type roles in the UK and beyond where higher-level qualifications are essential for demonstrating topic knowledge and technical competency. Such roles are found in a host of statutory and non-governmental organisations across the wildlife sector. *subject to approval

Many science courses are taught in our new, state-of-theart science centre, the Rosalind Franklin Building visit: wlv.ac.uk/360s to see inside. Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


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Business and management

Master’s Entry Programme

Master of Business Administration (Top-up)

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

Campus:

Overview

Overview

1 block/semester (full-time) City

If you wish to undertake a Master’s course but do not currently meet the entry requirements, successful completion of this course will provide a progression route onto a full-time Master’s of your choice at the Business School. It will provide you with the necessary skills and understanding to prepare you for Master’s courses, while also providing English support if you need help in this area. You may study a module from your desired course, for which you will be credited if you progress on to your chosen Master’s at the University of Wolverhampton.

1 year (part-time) City

The MBA is an internationally recognised qualification and is considered to be at the forefront of management education. This MBA programme is designed to help you enhance and develop your career in business management. Building upon your studies at Master’s level and drawing upon at least two years’ managerial experience, this programme helps you to cultivate further strategic management perspectives and skills of analysis. It will also provide you with the ability to research a critical area of management or business.

Employability

(See Master of Business Administration).

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Duration:

MBA Online Distance Learning

Campus:

Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

Overview

This internationally recognised management qualification is aimed at students who have a minimum of two years’ work experience in general management. In order to support your progression into more senior/ strategic roles, this course will help you develop your knowledge of key business functions and their relationship with the wider strategic and international environment. You will also expand your understanding of current changes in the business environment through the study of leadership, organisational change and transformation, innovation and stakeholder management. The MBA is internationally recognised as being at the forefront of management education.

Employability

Successful completion of the MBA provides a much sought-after academic qualification, which will enhance your career prospects in a number of managerial roles across a wide range of international business sectors. The programme provides the basis for further study in a range of professional subject areas such as accounting, marketing and human resources as well as further academic study such as a PhD.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

2 years (part-time)

Campus:

Online delivery

Overview

You will require two years’ general management work experience in order to study this course. If you are looking to develop your career in management through a distance learning course then the online MBA is ideal. You will be able to study this internationally recognised qualification at a pace, in a place and time to suit your lifestyle. You can complete your studies within two years as part of a supportive online learning community, sharing your own business experiences and learning from others. You will have access to an online learning platform that provides everything you need including e-books, journal articles, online speakers and tutorials, forum and blog discussions.

Employability

(See Master of Business Administration).


Business and management

MA Event and Venue Management

PG Cert Event and Venue Management

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

Campus:

Overview

Overview

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

This programme is designed for graduates and/or those with recent relevant professional experience to enhance employability and effectiveness via the development of a range of cognitive, intellectual, practical, personal and interpersonal skills combined with knowledge appropriate to the events and venue industry. The award provides a contextual knowledge base from which you can interpret relevant concepts and theories and develop ideas in order to not only provide solutions to the complex challenges facing event and venue organisations, but also communicate these solutions effectively to a range of audiences. During these processes, you will be developing research skills for both academic and professional projects within a range of contexts that will reflect your interests.

Employability

You will develop opportunities to further your career in a growing, exciting, dynamic, multi-dimensional and international events industry. The events industry is fairly well served by undergraduate provision, but there are career ceilings within the industry now and it is becoming increasingly important in many large event-based and event-related businesses to have further qualifications to support career progression. For those working in the industry without a formal qualification, the programme will enable you to acquire relevant advanced knowledge to further develop your management skills.

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1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

This programme is mainly, but not exclusively, designed for people working in the event and venue industry who would like to develop their career, enhance their skills and expand their knowledge of the industry. The award combines the provision of a contextual knowledge base and practical experience to enable you to provide more effective and efficient solutions to the complex challenges facing event and venue organisations.

Employability

(See MA Event and Venue Management).

MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship Duration:

1 year (full-time) 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

The MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship is relevant for managers working in an entrepreneurial environment, leading development and implementation of innovation or change in their organisation. The course is designed to give you the skills to enable you to assist and manage an organisation to grow from start-up phase, through growth, and then develop strategic direction for long-term sustainability. The course will introduce business tools, techniques and theories that will enable you to operate more effectively in the workplace, together with the competencies to act innovatively and entrepreneurially. It includes theoretical concepts and practical applications of innovation, plus the management skills required to affect the organisational change necessitated by innovation.

Employability

The MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship will enhance your academic and professional skills and understanding, enabling you to accelerate your career within the organisation or, alternatively, seek employment in another organisation at a higher level. Many of our graduates have become mentors, supporting other entrepreneurs in commercial and social enterprises as they develop and grow their business.

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Business and management

MSc International Business Management

MA International Hospitality Management

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

Campus:

Overview

Overview

1 year (full-time) City

The MSc International Business Management programme will help you develop vital skills and knowledge towards your future international career in an increasing globalised world. Whether you want to gain expertise in business management, wish to start your own company, or want to focus on operating across international economies, this programme is designed to be equally applicable for current and future business managers. This programme is designed to be applicable for both those with wide-ranging experience or knowledge of management, and those with limited knowledge in these areas. Our programme academics supporting your studies have a range of research and business expertise to help you develop a blend of functional and operational perspectives, across a range of managerial levels, roles, and responsibilities in international settings. You will integrate and contextualise your knowledge and skills in a range of modules which have an international focus.

Employability

When you enrol onto the MSc International Business Management, you are making a commitment to your future by heading towards new and exciting business and management opportunities. Completion of this Master’s opens a gateway to a number of managerial roles in local, national and international organisations, and can also provide the basis for further study in a range of areas such as accounting, marketing and human resources – as well as further academic study eg. topping-up to an MBA or progressing to an MPhil or PhD.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

The course is designed for graduates and/or those with recent relevant professional experience to enhance employability and effectiveness through the development of a range of cognitive, intellectual, practical, personal and interpersonal skills combined with knowledge about the hospitality industry. The award provides a contextual knowledge base from which you can interpret relevant concepts and theories and develop ideas in order to not only provide solutions to the complex challenges facing hospitality organisations, but also communicate these solutions effectively to a range of audiences. During your studies, you will be developing research skills for both academic and professional projects and reports in a range of contexts that will reflect your interests.

Employability

You will develop opportunities to further your career in an exciting, dynamic, multi-dimensional industry which is in growth both domestically and, especially, internationally. Our existing hospitality alumni have been given national and international career opportunities, for example as senior managers in hotels, restaurants, contract and welfare catering and within the licensed retail sector. You will also have the opportunity to complete further complementary professional qualifications offered by the British Innkeepers’ Institute (BII) at advantageous rates and convenient locations.


Business and management

PG Cert International Hospitality Management

PG Cert Management Studies

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

Campus:

Overview

Overview

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

This programme is mainly, but not exclusively, designed for people working in the hospitality industry who would like to develop their career, enhance their skills and expand their knowledge of the industry. The award combines understanding of theory and its application to practice to enable you to provide more effective and efficient solutions to the complex challenges facing hospitality organisations.

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1 year (part-time) City

This course will provide a foundation in Management Studies, and upon successful completion will allow you the opportunity to progress on to either the MBA or Diploma in Management Studies (DMS).

Employability

(See PG Diploma in Management Studies).

Employability

(See MA International Hospitality Management).

MA Management Duration:

1 year (full-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This MA is an excellent starting point for a career in management for applicants who have limited managerial experience or management education. It is designed to develop a mix of skills, providing you with opportunities to cultivate a blend of functional and operational perspectives for a range of managerial levels, roles and responsibilities. This will mean studying a range of functional areas such as marketing, accounting, and human resource management before moving on to integrate and contextualise your knowledge and skills in a range of modules.

Employability

Successful completion of the MA Management will enable you to focus the direction of your career towards operational management roles across a wide range of business sectors. The course also equips you with a broad understanding of organisational management, and provides the basis for further study in a range of professional areas such as accounting, marketing and human resources.

PG Dip in Management Studies (DMS) Duration:

2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

You will require two years’ general management work experience in order to study this course. The DMS is a nationally recognised management programme and is designed to assist practising middle managers seeking career development. This course will develop your knowledge of key business functions and their relationship with the wider strategic and international environment. You will expand your knowledge and understanding of current changes in the business environment through the study of leadership, organisational change, and strategic management. By the end of the programme you will have enhanced your knowledge of business and management concepts, principles, theoretical frameworks and applied analysis. This course provides the opportunity to stagger your studies by topping-up to an MBA within a five-year period of completing the DMS.

Employability

Successful completion of the Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) provides a qualification which is recognised as enhancing your career prospects in a number of operational and managerial roles across a wide range of international business sectors.

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Business and management

MA Managing PR for Events and Venues

PG Dip Managing PR for Events and Venues

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

Campus:

Overview

Overview

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) also available by distance learning City / online The overall aim of the MA Managing Public Relations for Events and Venues is to provide you with an understanding of the theory, practice and implications of the use of public relations strategies and techniques for the event management sector. By studying PR and event management, you will develop practical and analytical skills needed to understand communications activities in event management and their impact. Developing these skills will enable you to confidently communicate effectively with others. The course also aims to foster confident use of new digital technologies in PR and events.

Employability

Despite the economic recession, the events market is still growing, and ranges from international mega-events to community based charitable occasions. Many large organisations offer venue facilities within their estates (universities, sports clubs, the NHS, local authorities etc). Events functions of businesses are becoming more closely aligned to their core business activities, to ensure corporate social responsibility targets are part of an increased focus on the triple bottom line (economic, social and environmental). There are, therefore, a growing range of opportunities for graduates to work in all aspects of the events industry. The study of public relations will provide you with a wide range of subject specific and transferable skills. Our graduates take up a wide variety of careers both within events public relations, and more widely, including: working in media, sports promotion, as well as in various management positions in retail and business. There are increasing opportunities for graduates to specialise in events PR, as specialist events PR agencies, such as Big Cat Group and Clearsilver, are becoming more prevalent in the industry.

PG Cert Managing PR for Events and Venues Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) also available by distance learning

Campus:

City / online

Overview

(See MA Managing PR for Events and Venues).

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

2 years (part-time) also available by distance learning City / online (See MA Managing PR for Events and Venues).


Computing and IT

MSc Computer Science Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

Aiming to meet a need in the IT sector for highly motivated and well-rounded software and hardware specialists, this course focuses on broadening your awareness of hot topics in research and industry. Teaching and assessments are primarily practical in nature, allowing you to build a strong portfolio of work which you can take to prospective employers. You will study topics including distributed and mobile computing, database and web technologies, and software tools. You will be able to develop your research and professional skills, and work individually on a dissertation, as well as in a group on a software development project. All of this combined will provide you with real world skills to use in the industry or preparation for research.

Employability

The course aims to equip you with strong technical skills, analytical skills (such as the ability to compare competing technologies) and ‘soft’ skills such as team work and project management. As a graduate of this course, you can go on to secure employment in the technology sector, which covers a wide range of jobs including analyst, software developer, software architect and manager roles. You may also choose to go into related roles, such as teaching, or to pursue further study towards a PhD or start your own business.

MSc Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

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awareness of the threats faced by operating systems, applications and networks. It will also equip you with the skills to apply the appropriate countermeasures. In the event of security breach or illegal activities, you will have the forensic skills to analyse the situations and gather appropriate evidence.

Employability

This course is designed to equip you with the skills required to meet the growing need for professionals in the area of computer security, in roles such as information security systems manager, cybercrime/forensics expert, computer forensics analyst, network security specialist and manager. It is not difficult to see that in the near future this demand will continue to grow, due to the continuing threats posed by attacks, ranging from criminal activity through to government espionage.

MSc Information Technology Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

Balancing theory and advanced practical skills, this course aims to develop your knowledge of information technology, enabling you to independently synthesise information and ideas in chosen areas of the field. During the course, you will work through a number of programming problems in a variety of scenarios during workshop sessions and in assessments, including individual and group-based exercises to reinforce learning. You may study topics including modern computer science, internet and communication technology, software tools, and data management.

Employability

As a graduate of this course, you can find employment within the information technology industry as an analyst, programmer, database programmer, administrator, or senior software support technicians. The course allows you to build a portfolio of work that you can use to demonstrate your skills to potential employers.

Campus: City

Overview

According to a recent report from Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the UK Government’s security agency responsible for electronic surveillance, eight out of 10 of the UK’s major companies have suffered a serious cyber-attack. Prime Minister David Cameron said, “We have seen in the Square Mile some very large attacks – I think there was one case where it cost a firm over £800 million.” Against this backdrop, this course has been designed to help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the underlying technologies and security mechanisms required in the production of secure systems, as well as provide you with the knowledge and

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Computing and IT

MSc Information Technology Management Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This course aims to provide you with comprehensive knowledge of approaches to the management of information systems and information technology within organisations. It will enable you to develop a high level of professional competency in this specialist management area, so that you will be qualified to apply what you have learned within a business context in all types of organisations. You may study topics including data management, applied project management, hardware and software systems, and systems acquisition. Designed by professionals and academics who have extensive knowledge of IS/IT management, the course integrates theoretical approaches with current business practice.

Employability

The IT industry needs management professionals who can leverage the IT system to make them a ‘front-office’ rather than ‘back-office’ expense – financially viable, competitive and adding value to the organisation. There is a great need for such skills in the current marketplace. This course opens up opportunities in IT/IS management positions within both small and medium-sized enterprises and larger organisations.

MSc Mobile and Wireless Systems Engineering Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

As a student with a background in engineering or science, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to allow you to become a professional in the mobile and wireless communications industry. The course focuses on the needs of system integrators and solution providers working with these technologies in order to allow them to address the needs of companies and organisations which have mobile systems as a central part of their operation. The coverage includes application level skills (design of distributed and mobile software systems) down to the basics of link level concerns (RF propagation and antenna design). You will acquire the key skills necessary for success in the mobile and wireless communication business, focusing on leading-edge technologies and what is needed to specify and deliver solutions to business problems. The course contains a strong practical aspect,

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

and allows you to build up a portfolio of significant work which will help you find employment in the industry.

Employability

The growth of mobile communications throughout the world continues at a very high rate. In many countries, the mobile infrastructure has rapidly become more developed than the fixed infrastructure. The result of this is that there are many employment opportunities from network and service providers, and also from companies using those services and wishing to maximise their advantage. This course has been designed to equip you with a balanced set of skills, allowing you to display the skills that are needed by all parties connected with the mobile and wireless communications industry.

Also available:

PG Cert Mobile and Wireless Systems Engineering Duration:

1 year (part-time)

Campus: City

MSc Web and Mobile Application Development Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This technology-based course is ideal if you are a student with a degree in Computer Science or a related field. The focus is on the process from design of software through to deployment and a full understanding of the technologies that enable this. Emphasis in this course is on obtaining real world professional practice skills, with a large amount of the course being undertaken in workshops utilising real world tools. You will be building apps and websites using the latest techniques and technologies which are typically the ones used in this fast-moving industry.

Employability

In February 2014, an EU report Sizing the EU App Economy, stated that the app market currently employs one million developers and grosses €17.5 billion – with this set to rise by 2018 to 2.7 million and €63 billion respectively. The EU developers raise 43% of the global revenue for consumer apps, and a challenge to this is the serious skills shortage. Indeed.com identified that the top UK IT job shortage was HTML5 programmers, and mobile app developers come in fifth.


Construction and infrastructure

MSc BIM for Integrated Construction

MSc Civil Engineering

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

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Overview

Accreditation

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

The 2011 Government Construction Strategy stated that Building Information Modelling (BIM) has to be adopted and utilised on public sector projects by 2016 and this has already shown savings of £804 million in costs. This is now being furthered with the move towards the Digital Built Britain initiative. Building on nearly 20 years of successfully providing undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in applying digital technology for the construction industry, the University of Wolverhampton is proud to offer this focused and industry-relevant course. This exciting and highly industrially relevant course will equip you with high-level knowledge and understanding of processes, tools and techniques of implementing BIM in today’s construction industry and an in-depth comprehension of how the associated digital tools can be implemented through use of prevailing standards and protocols. The course focuses on the implementation of the BIM process using emerging UK and international standards, including the PAS1192 suite of documents and available BIM protocols, in addition to understanding how these fit with the practical aspect of BIM implementation. Modules include: • • • •

BIM Theory and Application Integrated BIM Project Implementing and Managing BIM Architectural Visualisation.

Employability

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

Seeking accreditation of the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM). This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Overview

This course aims to give you a deep knowledge and understanding of civil engineering to develop your career within the construction profession. You will develop your capabilities for investigation, analysis and design in the context of a dynamic global environment, where factors such as sustainability and environmental impact have a significant influence on engineering processes. Over half of the course is concerned with deepening your abilities in technical and project management. You will demonstrate self-direction and originality in dealing with complex open-ended non-conventional problems, and undertake critical analysis to provide substantive conclusions in the civil engineering field in a manner associated with that of being a professional engineer. You may study topics including advanced structural analysis and design, computation fluid mechanics and transport systems engineering. The course is designed and delivered by professionals who have extensive research and industrial experience. The University has established various links with industry and many of the dissertation projects have industrial involvement. Teaching staff delivering the course have proven research expertise in sustainable construction materials, sustainable transport, integrated transport systems, environmental management and structural performance.

Based on industry feedback and knowledge, this course has been designed to provide you with a combination of theoretical and practical skills as the industry moves towards hitting the government target of implementing Level 2 BIM on public sector projects by 2016, and reflects the growing need for design and construction professionals with skills in this rapidly emerging construction approach.

Employability

Also available:

Also available:

PG Cert Building Information Modelling

PG Cert Civil Engineering

Duration:

1 year (part-time)

Campus:

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As a graduate of this course, you will have employment opportunities in a variety of civil engineering-related disciplines in consultancies, government agencies, local government, financial institutions, and with/as contractors and developers. The course is designed to meet the technical requirements of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Duration:

1 year (part-time)

Campus: City

City

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Construction and infrastructure

MSc Civil Engineering Management

MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

Campus:

Accreditation

Accreditation

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Overview

This course aims to broaden your knowledge and understanding of a range of aspects of civil engineering management practice and their limitations such as risk analysis. You will develop management skills related to working within the construction profession, in particular critically analysing management and business practices applied to the field of civil engineering. The course is designed and delivered by professionals who have extensive research and industrial experience. The University has established links with industry and many dissertation projects have industrial involvement. Teaching staff delivering the course have proven research expertise in sustainable construction materials, construction project management, sustainable transport and environmental management. You may study topics including infrastructure planning and management, integrated project applications, and environmental engineering management.

Employability

As a graduate from the course, you will have employment opportunities in a variety of civil engineering-related disciplines in consultancies, government agencies, local government, financial institutions, and with/as contractors and developers. The course is designed to meet the technical requirements of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Also available:

PG Cert Civil Engineering Management

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Overview

There is now a greater need than ever before for people with knowledge and skills in dispute avoidance and dispute resolution, and this situation will continue to increase due to the developing technical, organisational and financial complexity of today’s projects. You will study an interactive mix of general legal principles, standard forms of contract and the industry’s contract administration procedures, and develop the skills necessary to prevent and resolve construction disputes and offer advice on such matters. You may study topics including advance project planning and control, dispute avoidance and resolution, and international construction law. Reflecting the diversity of working experience within the industry, the course is designed to appeal to students from a wide range of professional callings. The sheer breadth of the subject makes postgraduate study the only feasible way of providing the in-depth and systemic understanding of the fundamental issues required to cope with such a constantly changing field.

Employability

The programme will prepare you for careers including construction contract consultant, contracts manager, contracts administrator, arbitrator, expert witness, adjudicator, mediator, conciliator and claims consultant. You may also choose to pursue doctoral research in this area. Recent graduates have moved into roles with firms such as Bovis, Lend Lease, Carillion, Hill International, Botswana Public Works Department, Ethiopian Road Authority, Driver Trett Consulting, ABB Power, EC Harris, Turner & Townsend, Galliford Try and Marconi. Many work for themselves as contracts consultants and dispute resolution practitioners.

Duration:

Also available:

Campus:

PG Cert Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

1 year (part-time) City

Duration:

1 year (part-time)

Campus: City

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


Construction and infrastructure

MSc Construction Project Management

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Employability

Campus:

Employment opportunities occur for construction project managers at all levels within business consultancy and contracting companies in the strategic and operational areas of architecture, civil engineering, construction, services or structural engineers, quantity or building surveyors and construction management teams. The emphasis on the business planning, feasibility and planning stages expands the focus of the construction contract and opens up the possibilities for consultancy and operational management.

Accreditation

Competent project managers are a valuable asset to any business. Adapt and scale the skills learned on this course to create useful and profitable business solutions.

Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Overview

There is a growing need for professionals with an ability to manage construction projects from inception to completion. As a construction project manager, you may work for the client or the contractor and be involved in creating construction solutions for businesses and/or managing the physical build project. Projects can range from small private developments or refurbishments to complex programmes and public projects. You will focus on managing and planning projects from inception to demolition. You will experience structured learning through the use of problem-based scenarios and research that will develop your capabilities for critical thinking and creativity. With opportunities for networking throughout the course, your confidence will grow. Knowledge encourages innovation and aids the practical decision-making processes necessary for success in a modern construction industry.

Example modules:

• Operational Construction Project Management – the build. • Strategic Construction Project and Programme Management – setting the project into the business case for the client. • Project Planning and Control – using techniques and software to manage and inform. • Contemporary Issues in Construction – what is taxing the industry at the moment (research).

Also available:

PG Cert Construction Project Management Duration:

1 year (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

Do you have extensive experience in the built environment? Maybe you have not been in an education or training environment for many years. Perhaps your qualifications are old or no longer relevant to your field. This could be your opportunity to have a go, achieve success and take your credits on to a full Master’s degree at your own speed. Single modules are available to associate students. If you are an employer, talk to us about tailored courses from one module to full courses for your employees. We could come to you!

Project management is both an art and a science and requires the appropriate and special management style that you can develop through this course. Successful completion of this Master’s degree will enable you to pursue membership aspirations with a number of professional bodies including the RICS, Chartered Institute of Building and the Association for Project Management. During the course, you may have opportunities to gain training qualifications with external providers such as PRINCE2, foundation and practitioner level and Construction Skills Certification Scheme.

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Construction and infrastructure

MSc Programme and Project Management

MSc Transport and Infrastructure Management

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

Campus:

Overview

Overview

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

This course is designed to deliver practical knowledge of the strategic and operational management of projects and programmes across a variety of technical industries ranging from IT, through construction and engineering to creative industries. You will be guided through the critical selection and application of tools and techniques appropriate to different problem-based scenarios, allowing you to develop in-depth understanding of advanced project management techniques that facilitate the successful realisation of projects and programmes. The course introduces inter-related issues, which if not addressed can often confound success of projects. These are the legal issues surrounding project management, change management and financial management. As a graduate of this course, you will therefore be able to cover all aspects required to ensure full delivery of projects and programmes. The course covers the methods and practice of project and programme management, applicable to any industry. In addition, the detailed case studies and dissertation project work provide ample opportunity for contextualisation of the material according to your own work requirements.

Employability

This course will equip you for opportunities in a broad range of managerial positions. Depending on experience, graduates are expected to find employment as programme or project directors/ managers, change managers, risk and benefits realisation managers and project planners in organisations such as the NHS, ODA, Philips, BT or in private consultancy.

Also available:

PG Cert Programme and Project Management

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

Modern transport and its development are the key to economic and social wellbeing of communities around the world. It enables movement of people and goods and defines a number of industrial, commercial and personal activities that support economic and social prosperity. The scale of transport has continued to grow over the last century resulting in a number of unfavourable consequences, such as high congestion, negative environmental impact and safety and security concerns. This exciting MSc delivers practical, hands-on activities, helping to develop skills which link directly to the issues stated above, and applications in industry, public sector and research environments. As a result of a worldwide shortage of transport and infrastructure managers and engineers, there is accelerated career progression for those with these new skills.

Employability As a graduate, you may find employment opportunities across a variety of transport and built environment-related disciplines, including roles such as transportation and traffic engineer, transport planner, transport system designer, urban planner, civil engineer, regeneration manager and infrastructure designer and project manager, intelligent transport systems consultant and others. These opportunities will arise from governmental and local authorities in the UK such as Transport for London, the Highways Agency, the Department for Transport and regional development agencies. In addition, you may find employment opportunities in private companies, and consultancy organisations in the transport and infrastructure development sectors. International graduates will have employment opportunities in similar governmental authorities and transport companies within their respective countries. They will also have the opportunities to work on donor community-funded projects in their respective countries.

Duration:

Also available:

Campus:

PG Cert Transport and Infrastructure Management

1 year (part-time) City

Duration:

1 year (part-time)

Campus: City

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


Education

Doctorate in Education Duration:

4-8 years (part-time)

Campus: Walsall

Overview

The aim of this award is to develop new knowledge and original thinking, as well as advanced understanding, research skills and professional values in educational practitioners. The focus of the programme is educational enquiry. The two-year taught programmes aim to develop participant knowledge and understanding of this approach to research and establish an individually-negotiated workbased focus of study. The thesis module is designed to meet the standards of traditional academic research while recognising the needs and research potential of education professionals engaged in doctoral study. This is ideal continuing professional development for those moving towards a career involving education research or to bring research values and practices to the workplace.

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The programme is based around three themes of: learning and change, pedagogic development, and professional practice, which bind the separate modules together.

Employability

The MA Education is a well-recognised award providing an excellent opportunity to develop your career. Employers are looking for flexible thinkers with the ability to underpin change with theory and critical reflection. Previous participants on the course have confirmed that the MA Education has developed these skills and led to further opportunities within and beyond their current settings, and been a vital part of their career development, allowing them to discuss key educational issues and take action with much more clarity and expertise.

I left school with just three O-levels and was not interested in learning. However enrolling with the University of Wolverhampton, has reinvigorated me to be a mature student and continue with my studies. I have now nearly completed my Master’s in Education. It has been a life changing learning journey and a great decision to study at the University. Student survey feedback

Employability

As a graduate of this award, you can take a leading role in developing excellence and leadership in learning, teaching and/or student development in educational establishments.

PG Cert Higher Education and Professional Practice Duration:

MA Education

I year (part-time)

Campus:

Telford (some sessions at City Campus)

Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: Walsall

Overview

The MA Education programme is designed as an important professional CPD opportunity for educators across sectors, and engages participants through flexible modules based on key themes underpinning the professional development of teachers. The programme has impact on your learners at the heart of its design. We aim to achieve this by: • valuing the importance of critical reflection in professional development • embedding critically reflective practice to maximise a sustainable approach to improvements in learning • designing a programme with flexibility within modules to meet the diverse needs of participants’ roles and settings • applying the latest educational research ideas to underpin everything we do.

Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Professional Practice is designed for staff currently working in higher or professional education and whose principal role is in teaching or student support. It is intended to support the practical working needs of staff within an inclusive student-focused learning and teaching environment. This course will enable participants to develop their classroom practice, including e-learning, within a framework of current andragogical theory. It will also provide an opportunity for participants to develop skills in curriculum design and student support. The programme is accredited by the Higher Education Academy and is aligned with the UK Professional Standards framework. Successful participants are awarded Fellow (FHEA) status on successful completion of the programme.

Employability

Participants on this course usually either work in a higher or professional education environment or aspire to do so. The award is intended for practitioners who have a role in either teaching or supporting learning and offers opportunities for career enhancement or a first step into teaching or learner support.

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Education

MA Lifelong Education

PG Cert Mentoring

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

Campus:

Overview

Overview

2 years (part-time) Walsall

The MA in Lifelong Education provides a valuable opportunity for you to develop a greater knowledge and awareness of what it means to be an ‘educator’ across a range of contexts. Reflecting the complexity of the sector, the award encourages participants from the breadth and depth of education and training: further, adult and community, higher education and vocational practice. Enabling you to engage with this important professional CPD opportunity, the MA in Lifelong Education encourages you to consider a range of key topics which are critical to the development of your professional practice. We offer an exciting, and flexible, course which creates a learning space within which you can explore the value and importance of critical reflection to your professional development. You will be challenged to consider how you approach the scholarship of teaching and learning, and how you integrate this within your professional practice. To support this, three key themes are embedded throughout the programme: Learning and Change; Pedagogic Development; and Professional Practice. The course offers modules which focus on: • how you can develop and maintain your identity as a ‘reflective practitioner’ • identifying the relevance and importance of exploring the ‘learning voice’ across a range of appropriate contexts • understanding the importance and professional relevance of mentoring • the impact of policy, and the changing political arena, on educational practice • developing your skills as a researcher and supporting you to identify a suitable research topic for your dissertation. In addition, there are potential optional modules to be agreed through discussion with course tutors. Taught by staff who are actively engaged with research, and who have national and international standing across the educational sector, the course is designed to be flexible and to accommodate a range of delivery methods, including a blended learning approach. We also encourage you to actively engage in networking opportunities with your student colleagues, and to participate in our online communities.

Employability Building on our successful reputation and delivery of previous postgraduate awards, the MA in Lifelong Education is a new programme designed to provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop your career. Previous participants on our Master’s level programmes have confirmed the impact that engaging with our awards can have (see PG Cert Mentoring and MA Education for quotations from our students). With employers looking for flexible thinkers with the ability to underpin change with theory and critical reflection, our MA in Lifelong Education will help you to develop these skills and enable you to discuss key issues pertaining to educational and professional practice with greater confidence, clarity and expertise.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

1-2 years (part-time) Walsall

The academic aims of this exciting course are to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and professional values of participants engaged with mentoring in education and/or training settings, whilst promoting innovative thinking, creativity and flexibility in approaches to working independently and with others. The PG Cert Mentoring in Education will support your development of critical thinking and the engagement of reflective dialogue in mentoring situations. Participants are expected to share in reflective activities that explore the key literature and research in this field. It is anticipated that you will synthesise theory and practice in order to actively engage in your own continuing professional development.

Employability

Students are usually employed in a variety of institutions at all levels and across all phases of education and training in the UK. The programme further enhances career and employment prospects through the development of skills, knowledge and understandings valued in the field of education and training.

“As a result of this course, my self-belief and confidence in my academic and professional abilities have soared. I am using reflection more effectively in focussing on my performance and developmental needs. I feel far more assured as a mentor and better placed to understand my role and responsibilities and guide mentees. My study and academic writing skills have developed hugely: I am more assured and rigorous in analysis and critical evaluation of information and am planning to focus on mentoring in my dissertation. The PG Cert in Mentoring has been an enriching experience. In fact, it is no exaggeration to say that it has been life-changing for me.” Student survey feedback


Education / Engineering and technology

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PG Cert Post Compulsory Education

MSc Advanced Technology Management (Engineering Analysis)

Duration:

Duration:

1-2 years (part-time)

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus:

Campus:

Walsall and City

Telford

Overview

Overview

The PG Cert (PCE) aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and professional values of participants engaged with education and/or training settings. It seeks to further enhance participants’ capacity to apply scholarship, theory and research to relevant UK and international contexts and use critical reflection and analysis as a means for enhancing professional practice.

This course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of modern engineering analysis and simulation tools and techniques related to product development and optimisation before manufacture. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of how various IT-based tools and systems function while also gaining insights into how these are implemented effectively across a range of industrial sectors.

Employability

The course offers you a specialism in applied stress analysis. You will have the opportunity to work in a range of dedicated facilities, including the School of Engineering’s new Design and Visualisation Studio. You will develop a practical skillset in the area of engineering analysis and will understand the link between theory and practical implementation of integrated computer aided design, simulation and finite element analysis techniques. You will obtain skills required to help successfully implement and manage a range of modern design and simulation systems, processes and methodologies.

Graduates are employed in educational institutions at all levels and across all phases of education in the UK. The programme further enhances career and employment prospects through the development of skills, knowledge and understandings valued in the field of education and training.

PG Cert National Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) 1 year

You will be equipped to undertake cross-functional management roles and to evaluate how modern organisations can strategically exploit existing and emerging technologies. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of research, either in the University using its industry-standard facilities, or in your company with a company-relevant research project if studying part-time.

Campus:

Employability

Duration:

Online

Overview

In partnership with SERCO, we offer the national SENCO award, which is mandatory for all new SENCOs. The course is made up of three modules which explore a wide range of issues about inclusion, Special Educational Needs (SEN), researching SEN, leadership and management of inclusion and whole school development of SEN. The modules are also available to students who want to specialise in this area but do not need the SENCO qualification.

The MSc Advanced Technology Management (Engineering Analysis) course is targeted at science and engineering graduates, and those currently in middle management positions in industry, who wish to be in a technology management role that includes engineering analysis, with a specialism in applied stress analysis. It also prepares you for postgraduate research at academic institutions worldwide.

Each module consists of a face-to-face session with the module tutor, followed by online learning sessions using the University’s virtual learning environment. All of the module materials are provided electronically and students are supported by their tutor and other students via online blogs and tutorial sessions. Successful participants can continue on to the MA in Education.

Employability

Successful participants can access the MA in Education. The course enables students to specialise in the field of SEN. Previous participants have worked in leadership roles in special and mainstream education, become advisors in SEN for local authorities and corporate businesses.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


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Engineering and technology

MSc Advanced Technology Management (Manufacturing)

MSc Advanced Technology Management (Sustainability)

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

Campus:

Overview

Overview

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) Telford

Aiming to develop your knowledge and understanding of modern manufacturing technologies in terms of product development, optimisation and manufacture, this course allows you to gain a comprehensive understanding of various IT-based tools and systems, and investigate how to effectively implement them across a range of manufacturing and industrial sectors. There is growing demand for specialists with advanced skills and knowledge to drive forward and project manage effective new product development and introduction across all of the major industrial sectors. In this course, you will analyse and critically evaluate current issues and insights associated with new and innovative rapid manufacturing technologies, capitalising on the School of Engineering’s expertise in direct metal laser sintering and high speed machining. Both technologies are becoming increasingly important to the aerospace and automotive sectors, as they enable businesses to meet ever more demanding design requirements in terms of materials, function and cost. You will be equipped to undertake cross-functional management roles and to evaluate how modern organisations can strategically exploit existing and emerging technologies. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of research, either in the University using its industry-standard facilities, or in your company with a company-relevant research project if studying part-time.

Employability

The MSc Advanced Technology Management (Manufacturing) course is targeted at science and engineering graduates, and those currently in middle management positions in industry, that wish to be in a technology management role with a specialism in rapid manufacturing technologies. It also prepares you for postgraduate research at academic institutions worldwide.

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) Telford

Aiming to develop your knowledge and understanding of modern design technologies in terms of product development, optimisation and manufacture, this course allows you to gain a comprehensive understanding of various IT-based tools and systems, and investigate how to effectively implement them across a range of industrial sectors. This course will allow you to study the product life cycle management with an aim to design robust products and processes cost effectively while minimising overall carbon footprint and environmental impact. You will be able to explore the role/prospects that current (solar, wind, biomass, hydro power, geothermal and biofuels) and new (ie. smart grids) technologies can play in overcoming the impacts associated with conventional energy sources (fossil fuel and nuclear) and energy distribution, supply and storage. This course is intended to address the demand for sustainability-aware specialists with advanced design skills and knowledge to drive forward effective new product development. You will be equipped to undertake cross-functional management roles and to evaluate how modern organisations can strategically exploit existing and emerging technologies. You will have access to the School of Engineering’s new facilities in support of engineering design, to include a wide range of industry-standard software tools and design and visualisation technologies. Alongside the technical requirements of new product development, you will gain a good understanding of the social, ethical, legal and environmental considerations associated with product life-cycle management. For broader context, you will also be expected to critically evaluate emerging policy, regulation and technical aspects associated with renewable energy and its distribution. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of research, either in the University using its industry-standard facilities, or in your company with a company-relevant research project if studying part-time.

Employability

The MSc Advanced Technology Management (Sustainability) course is targeted at science and engineering graduates, and those currently in middle management positions in industry, that wish to be in a technology management role with a specialism in sustainability and related technologies, to include renewable energy. It also prepares you for postgraduate research at academic institutions worldwide.

Also available:

PG Cert Advanced Technology Management Duration:

1 year (part-time)

Campus: Telford

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


Environmental science

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MSc Environmental Management Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

The skills and knowledge associated with environmental management have never been more important or beneficial for organisations and individuals alike. Organisations within both public and private sectors, in the developed and developing world, recognise the opportunities associated with the green economy. The green economy is worth ÂŁ122 billion to the UK economy and provides 1.5 per cent of all UK jobs (Businessgreen.com, 2015). This represents “a UK success storyâ€? (Green Alliance, 2012) which is being exported around the world. This course, which is open to graduates with an appropriate science or social science qualification, will increase your awareness and develop those skills required to achieve sustainable and low carbon forms of development. You will develop a critical awareness and skills of key decision-making frameworks, including: environmental management systems, environmental auditing, life cycle analysis, and environmental impact assessment. Further modules apply case-studies in the regeneration of urban environments and develop digital literacy skills through geographical information systems and remote sensing. You will have the opportunity to undertake a supervised research thesis after taking an introductory module in environmental research methods.

Employability

Becoming proficient in environmental management will not only enable you to reduce environmental impact but also allow you to develop skills and knowledge which are increasingly required for future employment. Career pathways lie within businesses, government, local authorities, environmental organisations and environmental consultancies.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


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Environmental science

MSc Environmental Technology

MSc Oil and Gas Management

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

Campus:

Overview

Overview

Vital knowledge of environmental functions and processes, experience of assessment and monitoring tools to identify the quality and health of environments will be gained in both the air and water pollution control modules. You will be encouraged to problem solve and develop sustainable environmental management strategies based on sound science and a range of sustainable management options and technologies.

This course includes modules from four Schools within the University, enabling students to gain access to expertise across the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Example modules include:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

Studying environmental technology will equip you with an interdisciplinary perspective and the necessary specialist knowledge and skills to identify, address and resolve contemporary environmental issues.

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

The oil and gas industry faces challenging times and will need to change, whether that involves finding new sources of unconventional fossil fuels, helping to capture and store carbon, or even contributing to the development of alternative energy. Consequently, it will need employees who are aware of such issues and able to contribute to the debate.

The professional communication skills module provides training in sourcing, processing and presenting scientific information and numerical data, independent working and time management, all crucial skills for the environmental professional. The geographical information systems and remote sensing module provides training in essential digital technologies and complements the skills and experience you will gain from site visits, fieldwork and laboratory work.

• International Commercial Awareness

The culmination of your study will be your research project allowing you the opportunity to focus on an area of interest and to produce a piece of research that demonstrates your range of skills and knowledge which could be publishable in an academic journal. Throughout the course, you will be guided and supported by our specialist and experienced staff through personal tutorials, workshops, seminars and project supervision.

You will gain understanding of both your specialist subject area, as well as the wider organisational and industry framework. The specialist skills gained will help you operate in the oil and gas industry, solving complex problems and making decisions. You will be able to conduct research, either individually or collaboratively, being able to recognise and address ethical dilemmas and corporate social responsibility issues.

Employability

Employability

A diverse range of employment opportunities in operational, consultancy, research or academic environments will be open to you. The strong applied and technological perspective is designed to equip you for environmental careers in the waste, water, pollution control, and environmental management, sustainability, clean-up industries and green technology sectors.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

• The Future of the Oil and Gas Industry • Petroleum Chemistry and Refining • Strategic and Project Management. Lectures are underpinned by workshops and research projects to help you focus and develop problem-solving abilities.

As a graduate of this course, you may enter a career in the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry. It is ideally suited for the middle management level of the industry, and will also prepare you for postgraduate research and academic institutions worldwide.


Environmental science

MSc Safety, Health and Environment*

MSc Waste and Resource Management

Duration:

Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

2 years (part-time)

Campus:

Campus:

City

City

Accreditation

Overview

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Institution of Occupational, Safety and Health. On completion, you can apply for Graduate Membership.

Overview

The need to protect the environment and to manage safety and health in the workplace has never been more important. This course recognises the developing role of the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) practitioner and considers the key concepts relevant to those working in this discipline. The course will challenge you to consider how you will combine the elements of safety and health management with environmental management. You will develop key skills in assessing risk, developing and implementing plans to manage risks falling both within and outside the workplace. Topics include environmental assessment and auditing, risk perception and management, workplace safety and management systems. This will be a practical course with the health and safety element delivered by a lecturer with a background in enforcement and regulation.

Employability

The course supports careers in health and safety and/or environmental management, those working in consultancy and SHE practitioners. The course is open to professionals already working in the area wishing to upskill or enhance their qualifications and graduates with a relevant qualification. It can be offered on a full-time or part-time basis to support you if you are already in employment.

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Responding to the range of issues encountered by the waste industry in the private and public sectors, you will examine the sustainable management of waste and the utilisation of useful resources from such materials. This includes technologies and methodologies available to successfully treat and manage different materials, and the products or emission streams of such technological solutions. The programme introduces appropriate methods for sampling, analysis and data handling needed to monitor processes and associated environmental impacts. There is a strong applied and technological perspective to the course, which is designed to equip you for careers in the waste, pollution control and clean-up industries. There is also an opportunity to enhance employability with a work placement through the Waste Management Solutions for Business module.

Employability

Successful students on this award may find employment in the public sector (local authorities or their operational partners, e.g. enterprise, regional government and national government agencies), professional waste management companies (e.g. Biffa, Veolia, Lawrence) or as a waste management officer in a wide range of private companies.

It is expected that this qualification will lead to membership of the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety, which should appeal to overseas students as well as domestic. *subject to approval

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


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Environmental science / Forensic science

MSc Waste Management (by distance learning)

MSc Fire Scene Investigation

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

Campus:

Overview

Overview

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

This MSc award in Waste Management is largely aimed at individuals who are interested in, or already engaged in, a career in the waste management sector, such as waste and environmental managers in government, academia and companies. Successful students are expected to move towards middle and senior management level in their employment, where strategic thinking and appropriate skills set in the management of waste as a resource will be beneficial. The award is broadly divided into two main areas: core and optional modules. Core modules deal primarily with the sustainable management of waste materials and will equip you with cutting-edge technologies for treating different waste materials. Core modules you will study include: Sustainable Waste Management, Landfill and Incineration, The Management of Biowaste and Management of Contaminated Land, as well as an Independent Research Project. Core option modules introduce a range of generic study and personal development skills that waste management professionals might be expected to demonstrate, such as: Wastewater Management and Management of Atmospheric Pollution. Special features include: • access to highly experienced academic staff and to the University’s specialised online teaching and learning platform, Wolfglobal • free three-week Summer School at the University (subsistence costs not included) • site visits during the Summer School, which will provide you opportunities to explore global best practices in waste management such as: application of anaerobic digestion technology for treatment of organic waste, energy recovery from waste incineration, engineered landfill and material recycling facilities.

Employability

You will develop strong applied and technological skills, which are useful for careers in waste management, pollution control and clean-up industries. There is also an opportunity to enhance your employability through the experience of learning in the workplace, by undertaking the core option module Waste Management Solutions for Business. “I found the academic content of the course relevant to my current job role and future career aspirations as a waste management professional. Staff were very friendly and helpful.” Franklin Anama – student, MSc Waste Management and staff of Shell Petroleum, Nigeria

Also available:

PG Cert Waste Management (by distance learning) Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

This collaborative award between the University and the West Midlands Fire Service, utilises the dedicated staff expertise and fire investigation training facilities of the West Midlands Fire Service with the forensic expertise of the University. Offering you an in-depth education into the specialist world of the fire scene investigator, this course is intended for new and experienced fire scene investigators wishing to formalise and add to their prior experience, developing the skills and knowledge to Master’s level, as well as for graduates intent on careers within the insurance industry as fire investigators. The course will introduce you to the science of fire with an emphasis on fire risks in building design and construction, recording and documentation of fire scenes, managing the fire investigation process with an emphasis on the role that legislation plays, working out the cause of fire and the preparation of written materials for courts of law. Finally, you will develop the skills necessary and then carry out a research project in the field of fire investigation.

Employability

Main employment opportunities will be as fire investigators within the UK Fire Service. Loss adjustment by insurance companies worldwide for fire-related claims is a multimillion pound industry. Specialists who can differentiate between accidental fires and those started deliberately are key to determining the validity of such claims. On completion of the course, you will be able to join the insurance sector, particularly companies which supply specialist services in fire investigation.

MSc Forensic Genetics and Human Identification Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This comprehensive course covers human identification and mass fatality incident analysis, incorporating the full methodological repertoire of forensic genetics and DNA analysis, physical anthropology, crime scene investigation and human identification based on biometric assessment of physical characteristics. The course concentrates on current and advanced topics in human identification, which are taught by world-leading forensic scientists


Forensic science and practitioners through a comprehensive lecture series. Lecture topics are discussed in seminars and reinforced in practical teaching sessions. During our methods modules, you will learn advanced research techniques and topic-related professional skills. You will then carry out an independent research project based on a comprehensive literature review. The 10-week full-time research project is accompanied by training in scientific writing, project design and oral presentation skills.

Employability

This course will be good preparation if you are looking for a career in mass disaster victim identification.

MSc Forensic Mark Comparison in collaboration with West Midlands Police Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

The only course of its kind in the world, this MSc aims to introduce you to a range of techniques used in the analysis of marks that originate in scenes of crime – gaining practical experience with practitioner experts in their workplace. You will explore, in depth, current methodologies in forensic mark comparison, by considering practical approaches, limitations and issues involved in the current methodologies. You will develop a scientific approach to investigating forensic mark comparison. Collaborators on this unique course include both a major UK police force and a leading UK forensic science provider. You can undertake your research project either at the University of Wolverhampton or within a variety of specialist practitioner centres within the EU.

Employability

There is a worldwide market for people skilled in forensic mark comparison. Employers range from law enforcement agencies to independent forensic service providers. This course prepares you for both research and practitioner career avenues internationally. It provides an excellent platform for further study, and can enhance your promotion prospects if you are already employed in forensic science.

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MSc/PG Dip Investigation* Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This course aims to provide you with the skills to enter the varied world of investigation. The award has been developed by the University and the Association of British Investigators (ABI), utilising the dedicated investigation expertise of the ABI, to add to the in-house expertise of the University. This course offers you an in-depth education into the specialist world of the investigator. The course is intended for new graduates intent on careers within the commercial sector such as the insurance industry as investigators or experienced investigators wishing to formalise their learning and add to their prior experience, developing their skills and knowledge to Master’s level. The course starts by introducing you to investigation, covering the investigation process and laying down the parameters within which the investigator works, for a variety of stakeholders, both commercial and governmental. You will explore the variety of methods and techniques used to carry out investigations and how to optimise your work to meet client needs within the confines of existing and forthcoming legislation. You will learn about interview techniques and statement taking, introducing you to the practical application of this very important part of carrying out investigations. You will also learn how to organise and carry out investigations so that they will stand court scrutiny. Legal aspects are covered, including important legislation that relates to investigations. As a student on the Master’s course, you will undertake a Research Methods module, which prepares you for research in the area of investigation. This will be followed by a Master’s Project that will carry out an investigation in this area. If you opt for the Postgraduate Diploma, you will take an independent study module that will review an aspect of investigation.

Employability

Main employment opportunities will be as investigators within the UK commercial sector. Loss adjustment and claim handling by insurance companies worldwide is a multimillion pound industry. Specialists who can differentiate between accidental and deliberate damage are key to determining the validity of claims. On completion of the course, you will be able to join a wide variety of investigative opportunities available in the commercial and non-police public sector Government agencies. *subject to approval

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


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Health and social care

MSc Advanced Practice for Allied Health Professionals Duration:

4 years (part-time)

Campus: Walsall

commissioning process. The study options on this course are very flexible, and you may choose to complete individual modules to gain: • PG Cert Commissioning for Health and Social Care • PG Dip Commissioning for Health and Social Care • MSc Commissioning for Health and Social Care.

Employability

Ideal for professionals who may already be working in, or those wishing to embark on, a career in the field of commissioning, this course aims to develop knowledge, skills and experience in commissioning, as well as offer flexibility in the subjects studied.

Overview

The MSc Advanced Practice for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) aims to develop your intellectual curiosity and challenge you as a clinician to be a flexible, adaptable practitioner, enabling you to engage in new ways of working in relation to healthcare priorities, to lead and develop practice, and contribute to knowledge in your field. The course has been designed to develop Master’s level thinking and bring advanced methods of inquiry to the work role. Each component of the course reflects the employer consultation, practitioner involvement and an exploration of contemporary research and best practice evidence. The conceptual framework and learning outcomes of the course are underpinned by the current Department of Health competencies for advanced practice for allied health professionals, relevant professional guidance and standards of proficiency.

Employability

Attainment of an MSc in today’s healthcare environment provides a nationally and internationally recognised eligibility to apply for higher level clinical, educational, leadership and management roles within the healthcare sector and contribute to your professional profile as an independent practitioner. For the overseas applicant, a Master’s degree is a highly desirable qualification within the field.

MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Commissioning for Health and Social Care Duration:

4 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

Developed in close consultation with senior NHS and local government commissioning staff, this flexible, relevant and practical programme aims to provide you with a Master’s level education in the concepts, theories, academic and practical skills that you will require to be an effective and efficient commissioner. You will develop a sound working knowledge of the principles and practice of commissioning for health and social care and the underpinning policy; gain valuable skills in communication and strategic leadership; and develop a wide range of inter-personal skills for effective use in multi-agency teams. There will be opportunities to take part in module activities with a wide range of professional stakeholders and organisations involved in the

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

PG Cert Education for Health, Social Care and Allied Professionals Duration:

1 year (part-time)

Campus: Walsall

Overview

The PG Cert Ed enables you to achieve a professional teaching qualification whether you are a nurse, midwife or allied health or social care professional. It is Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved and meets NMC professional teacher standards, enabling you to record your professional teaching qualification onto the NMC register if you are a nurse or a midwife. The PG Cert Ed is committed to your individual development as a teacher and enables you to critically analyse and respond appropriately to the demands of your specific area of professional practice, while synergising these demands with relevant research. The PG Cert Ed will enable you to facilitate and manage learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation within your area of professional practice and within the higher education environment.

Employability

Successful completion of the PG Cert Ed will enable you to pursue a professional teaching career within practice or higher education arenas.


Health and social care

MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Emergency Planning Resilience and Response Duration:

2 years (full-time), 2-4 years (part-time)

Campus: Walsall

Overview

This award will provide you with an opportunity to develop Master’s level education in the concepts, theories and academic skills for emergency planning, resilience, business continuity and disaster management and recovery. The course caters for professionals already working in this field wanting to develop their knowledge, skills and experience further – and those wishing to embark on a career in emergency planning. Offering a flexible approach to the subjects studied, the programme will help you develop: a sound working knowledge of the principles and practice of emergency planning and the underpinning policy; valuable skills in communication and strategic leadership; and a wide range of inter-personal skills for effective use in multi-agency teams. The course also facilitates networking with professionals and students from a wide range of services and organisations involved in emergency planning. You may study the course as a whole and decide on your final award title of MSc Emergency Planning Resilience and Response. There are also two intermediate awards: • PG Cert Emergency Planning Resilience and Response • PG Dip Emergency Planning Resilience and Response.

Employability

Students undertaking this course may already be working in the field of emergency planning or in an emergency service, public sector health service, or the military. It is envisaged that you will develop strategic leadership skills and further develop multi-agency working. The course is built upon best practice and will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills to implement the strategies outlined in the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) and other national policies and guidelines.

Professional Doctorate in Health and Wellbeing

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care. A major strength of this course is that by offering taught modules in preparation for the Doctoral research thesis, this course offers the peer support and contact that traditional PhD research students often say they lack. It also allows you to develop your ideas over the first two years rather than having to leap straight in to the research study element of the qualification. The programme has two stages. Stage 1 comprises four taught modules over two years, delivered on two days per month between October and June. These modules assist you in positioning yourself within the varied approaches to research, enable you to explore your own approach to professional practice, identify a topic of relevance within your professional sphere, produce a critical literature review on this topic and a draft research plan in preparation for stage 2. In stage 2, students produce an independent research study written up as a Doctoral thesis (40,000 words approx.) with the support of two supervisors.

Employability

This course caters to the increasing demand for doctoral qualifications that are related to the actual work activities and situations of employees and professionals. As the holder of a Professional Doctorate you can expect rapid promotion within your field of professional expertise and much wider opportunities for research and other forms of professional advancement.

MSc/MA Health and Wellbeing (Top-up) Duration:

6 months (full-time), 1 year (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This course is designed to allow you to top-up your existing PG Dip qualification (or equivalent 120 credits at level 7, Master’s level) in any health, welfare or social care-related subject to a full Master’s qualification. You will achieve this by producing a 60 credit independent study, either through completion of a research dissertation, a professional consultancy project, or an evidence-based practice project. If you have 100 credits at PG level, you may also opt to take one 20 credit module as a stand-alone module in order to reach the 120 credits needed to apply for this course.

minimum 4 years (part-time), maximum 8 years (part-time)

The course aims to offer a flexible approach to the topic chosen for your independent study, will foster independence and responsibility in taking control of your own learning and professional development needs, and build on your existing knowledge and experience.

Campus:

Employability

Duration:

City

Overview

The Professional Doctorate in Health and Wellbeing (DProfHW) is an innovative, inter-professional Doctoral level programme open to those who hold 180 credits at level 7 (usually a Master’s qualification) and are engaged in professional practice in any area of health or social

Many students choose this course because they are already working in the health, welfare and/or social care fields. Gaining this award will enhance your professional development and promotion prospects. The course is ideal if you wish to move into the health arena. Past students have taken posts as public or voluntary service administrators, managers and researchers and as teachers or researchers in further and higher education institutions.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


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Health and social care

MSc/MA Health and Social Care Duration:

1 year (full-time), 3 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This Master’s course in Health and Social Care can be studied as either an MA or MSc, depending on your preference. The programme is designed to help you progress your career and develop your academic and critical skills to lead and manage change in a wide range of health and social care settings. The programme is flexible and student centred, designed to meet the needs of those who are currently working in health and social care or aspire to a career in health and social care. Participants are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds which will enable you to build networks and learn from others. The course offers a flexible approach to the subjects studied and your mode of study – both taught and work-based modules can be chosen. There are four core modules and scope to select optional modules that meet your professional and personal development needs. Core modules are: • • • •

Ethical Dilemmas in Health and Social Care Innovations in Mental Health Critical Awareness of Research Health and Social Care Perspectives on Violence.

Optional modules include: Health Promotion and Protection, Leading Transformation and Change, Service Improvement, and Delivering Quality Through Commissioning. The course is designed to promote independence and responsibility in taking control of your own learning and professional development needs.

Employability

Some students are already working in the health or social care arenas and they have been promoted during or immediately after the course. Other students decide on this course because they wish to move into the health arena. Past students have taken posts as health service administrators, managers and researchers as well as teaching posts in further and higher education institutions.

MSc/MA/PG Dip/PG Cert Mental Health Duration:

2 years (part-time)

Campus:

Walsall and City

Overview

This pioneering course is designed to enable any professional working with vulnerable people with mental health needs. It is of particular

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

relevance for those working in primary care. A unique feature of this course is its focus on application in practice and that it is delivered in partnership by academics and senior practitioners in the field. You will become more proficient, creative and innovative in analysing and evaluating perspectives in mental health practice. Through studying at this advanced level, you will develop strategies to enhance your own role and increase service improvement and quality enhancement in line with the Quality, Innovation, Productivity, Prevention (QIPP) agenda.

Employability

This multi-disciplinary programme provides an opportunity to develop the advanced working knowledge and skills necessary to offer highquality evidenced-based interventions for people with a range of mental health needs and conditions.

PG Dip Physician Associate Duration:

2 years (full-time)

Campus: Walsall

Overview

This two year postgraduate diploma has been designed to enable you to develop the skills required to become a competent and confident Physician Associate (PA). This role provides a new way of working that will complement roles already developed in primary and secondary care and strengthen the multi-professional healthcare team. Working to a medical model you will develop a range of core competencies across a range of clinical practice areas supported by, and working with, doctors and a range of other healthcare teams. This inspiring programme of study provides an opportunity for you to develop mastery in a range of core PA qualities for example: holistic assessment techniques and appropriate therapeutic interventions, with the ability to diagnose and manage a range of clinical problems according to the competence framework.

Employability

Following graduation and successful completion of the national exam, you may be able to apply for a position in a speciality of your choice ranging from general practise to a specialist department within paediatrics. Some trusts may offer an internship programme whereby you can rotate around specialities before choosing your area of interest. The PA role is now nationally recognised and the role is expanding rapidly, making the career choice exciting and full of possibilities.


Health and social care

Master of Public Health

MA Social Work, Professional Qualifying Award

Duration:

Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2-3 years (part-time)

Distance learning: 2 to 4 years

Campus:

2 years (full-time)

Campus: Telford

City

Accreditation

Overview

Overview

The Master of Public Health (MPH) award is an internationally recognised qualification in public health which focuses on the underlying social determinants of healthy populations. It is aimed at a wide range of professionals from both non-NHS and NHS backgrounds, including those in local and health authorities, primary or secondary care, nursing and professions related to medicine, health promotion and management, healthcare research and anyone wishing to develop a career in public health (in the UK or abroad). This course will support you in areas such as health promotion, epidemiology, clinical governance, public health research, health technology assessment and public health nursing, where you will find that a Master’s level qualification is increasingly required. The course will particularly help you build skills transferable to the broader public health workforce. The teaching team includes experts in epidemiology, policy and health needs assessment, promotion and protection. The course can be studied on campus full or part-time, or online via the distance learning route. Distance learning accommodates those students who due to their location or time commitments are unable to travel to campus.

Example modules: • • • • • •

Public Health Epidemiology and Statistics Managing Leadership and Change Assessing the Health Needs of Populations Advanced Research Skills Health Protection Health Improvement Research Dissertation.

Employability

Career choices include many disciplines where you will find that a Master’s level qualification is increasingly required. Many of our home students have gone on to work within public health departments in the UK and other related areas of health. International students have developed their careers in public health within their own countries of origin. Students have also gone on to work with the WHO, the UN and other international organisations. With responsibility for public health moving to local authorities, the course seeks to build skills in that area.

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Health and Care Professions Council. This graduate entry-level course is designed to equip social work students with the knowledge, skills and values necessary for qualification. Upon successful completion of the course, students will have met the required levels of the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF). They will then be able to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and begin their first year in employment as a registered and qualified social worker. The MA Social Work is an academic award dependent upon successful completion of a Master’s level dissertation as well as demonstrating capable practice. There is also an award of PG Dip, which allows successful students to register with the HCPC as a qualified and registered social worker. Students may choose to top-up to the Master’s award by completing a dissertation at a later date, to receive the award MA Social Work Studies. The specific educational aims of the course are to develop: • core social work values as identified by The College of Social Work and a knowledge base to underpin capable and effective practice • the necessary intellectual skills of critical thinking, inquiry and problem-solving as applied to academic learning and to practice ethical, research minded and critically engaged practice • a social work practice committed to social justice, which recognises structural inequality and which seeks to counteract this.

Employability

The course enables successful students to begin practice as a qualified and registered social worker. This English qualification is accepted throughout the UK, EU and is internationally recognised. It is a condition of continuing HCPC registration that qualified and registered social workers maintain a record of CPD, and courses are available at Wolverhampton, as well as the opportunity to enrol on either a Professional Doctorate or a more conventional PhD.

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Health and social care / History, politics and war studies Employability

Continuing Professional Development for Social Workers We also offer a comprehensive range of CPD courses for qualified and registered social workers which may lead to specific professional qualifications and contribute towards a Certificate, Diploma or Master’s in Social Work Studies. These include modules to meet the new standards required for Practice Education for Social Workers (Becoming a Social Work Practice Educator and Developing Skills as a Social Work Practice Educator) and, for newly qualified social workers, the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). Decision-making and Interventions with Adults in a Legal Framework provides a foundation for practice under the Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and Human Rights Act. More information on our post-qualifying CPD courses and modules can be found online at: wlv.ac.uk/socialwork

MA History of Britain in the First World War Duration:

Successful completion of this course will enhance your career prospects. It will be particularly relevant to archivists and curators, researchers, journalists, political and central government professionals, civil servants, military professionals, conflict resolution and NGO workers, charity and campaign workers.

MA Military History (by distance learning) Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus:

By distance learning

Overview

This MA Military History is the only one of its kind available in the UK, and one of only a handful worldwide. Taught by a critically-acclaimed team of international scholars, the course initially explores the discipline of military history before investigating topics such as: the rise of air power; the evolution of modern sea power; war media and propaganda; the American Civil War; the Second World War; the art of war; and the age of Napoleon. You will also complete a research dissertation, personally supervised by a qualified tutor. Modules are easily accessed and feature exciting ‘virtual classrooms’ where lectures and seminar discussions are conducted on a weekly basis. Our online platform gives you access to unlimited course materials and University-supported learning resources.

Employability

Successful completion of this course will enhance your career prospects. It will be particularly relevant to archivists and curators, researchers, journalists, political and central government professionals, civil servants, military professionals, conflict resolution and NGO workers, charity and campaign workers.

2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This programme provides the opportunity for in-depth examination of Britain in the Great War of 1914-18. This exciting new programme is delivered by a truly world-class team of scholars. Led by Professor Gary Sheffield, it includes Professor Stephen Badsey and Dr Spencer Jones, Professor Peter Simkins, Dr John Bourne, Professor John Buckley and Dr Laura Ugolini. This is the strongest cluster of scholars specialising in the military history of the First World War to be found in any conventional UK university. There is an emphasis on the study of the British army on the Western Front, and other topics include the empire at war, strategy and politics, the war against the Ottoman Empire, the war at sea and in the air, and the home front. You will also complete a research dissertation, personally supervised by a qualified tutor. Our online platform gives you access to unlimited course materials and University-supported learning resources.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

Professor of Military History, John Buckley


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MA Coaching and Mentoring

PG Cert Coaching and Mentoring

Duration:

Duration:

2 years (part-time/block delivery)

1 year (part-time/block delivery)

Campus:

Campus:

City

City

Overview

Overview

This exciting and contemporary programme provides you with the knowledge and skills to become an effective professional coach and mentor working within a variety of organisational contexts. You will develop an increased understanding of the essential underpinning theory and the practical tools, techniques and models available within the increasingly popular coaching and mentoring field. Evidence-based discussions and opportunities to put theory into action will support and develop your self-awareness and professional practice within differing contexts. You will develop both the knowledge and practical skills to succeed in a coaching and mentoring environment by building on your strengths and capabilities, testing new ideas and enhancing the tools you need.

Example modules:

• Principles and Theories in Relation to Coaching and Mentoring • Advanced Studies in Developing Your Coaching and Mentoring Practice and Designing • Delivering and Evaluating Coaching and Mentoring. If you are coaching/mentoring at a senior, strategic and/or executive level, you are able to take the ILM (Level 7) in Executive Coaching and Mentoring at the same time as your first year of the Master’s course. There is a small ILM administration fee if you wish to pursue this additional award. Previous students and external examiners have always given excellent feedback about the course content, delivery, the supportiveness of all tutors and the high-quality blended learning support. Students have praised the “excellent blend of teaching methods and delivery” and stated that “Action Learning Sets work extremely well”. External examiners also consistently state that “there is a good mix of assessments, and practical assessments are very appropriate for coaching and mentoring practitioners”. “I chose to study at the University of Wolverhampton because it was considered the best in this field of work. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. The tutors were so accessible and friendly. They were really encouraging and totally put us at ease. The workshops were facilitated by excellent tutors who were passionate about their subject and encouraged high levels of interaction and participation, making it that much more interesting. If you needed assistance they were always there to help.” MA Coaching and Mentoring graduate.

Employability

Typically, students that study this course go on to develop their own coaching and mentoring businesses, introduce related schemes within their organisations and/or use their enhanced skills within both professional and personal contexts.

This challenging course runs alongside the first year of the MA Coaching and Mentoring, and as such will build on your coaching and mentoring knowledge and skills, introduce related theory from associated fields and encourage you to analyse and reflect on both theory and practice. It is aimed at coaching and mentoring practitioners and those who have used coaching and mentoring skills as managers/ leaders. As a result of studying with us, you will become an even more effective professional coach and mentor working within a variety of organisational contexts. You will learn the underpinning theory of the key coaching and mentoring tools, techniques and models which are available; you will be encouraged to consider what may work best for you, your clients and your organisation. Evidence-based discussions and plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice will allow you to enhance your professional practice further.

Example modules:

• Principles and Theories in Relation to Coaching and Mentoring • Developing Your Coaching and Mentoring Practice • The Reflective Practitioner. You may be able to take the ILM (Level 7) in Executive Coaching and Mentoring at the same time as your Postgraduate Certificate Coaching and Mentoring.

I have enjoyed every minute of my studies. The course content is highly relevant to my coaching and mentoring practice and the tutors are very friendly and supportive. I have learnt many new skills and have developed a new friendship group of likeminded people. I’m sure we will all be friends for many years to come. Current PG Cert student Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate Coaching and Mentoring, you will be able to automatically proceed onto the final year of the MA in Coaching and Mentoring.

Employability

(See MA Coaching and Mentoring).

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Human resources Overview

MSc Healthcare Leadership Duration:

2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This MSc is a vocationally focused academic programme intended for professionals from the health sector, social care and related professions. Designed to meet development needs for the health and social care sectors, which are undergoing significant change, the course focuses on critical leadership skills and qualities – providing opportunity for greater understanding of both sectors. You will gain an understanding of leadership, its theories and practice and how these apply in both sectors. You will learn how to appraise the micro and macro environments of the health and social care sectors, and how to lead and manage within the complexity of these environments.

If you wish to embark on advanced level study of Human Resource Management, this award allows you to develop analytical and evaluation skills that can be applied to real-work situations. The course recognises that people management is a key force for successful economic growth and emphasises the development of knowledge in a range of management and business practices, and the ability to apply them effectively and innovatively. The course also adopts an interdisciplinary approach and will help you develop your own understanding of complex and challenging business environments. All modules are aligned to the professional standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, which offers you the opportunity to apply for membership of the CIPD on successful completion of the course.

Employability

For anyone wishing to pursue or further their career within the field of HR, it is essential that a CIPD postgraduate qualification is obtained, giving membership to the professional body. Our programme is a robust course that has been highly commended by the CIPD for many years, and it provides you with the opportunity to progress further at a strategic and professional level in the field of Human Resource Management.

Employability

This programme has been designed to provide knowledge and skills for those acting in a leadership role in the health and social care sectors. Previous graduates have successfully applied their learning in their clinical or social care roles, effecting organisational improvement and contributing to research in healthcare leadership.

PG Dip Human Resource Management Duration:

2 years (part-time)

PG Cert Healthcare Leadership Duration:

1 year (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This course will provide a foundation in healthcare leadership and upon successful completion, will allow you to progress on to the MSc Healthcare Leadership.

MA Human Resource Management Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Accreditation

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

Campus:

City Campus and Southwater, Telford

Accreditation

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Overview

This rigorous academic programme has a contemporary focus and allows you to develop the necessary skills, competencies and knowledge for an effective career in Human Resource Management. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the disciplines of human resources, such as employment law, employee relations, people resourcing, change management and leadership, together with critical reflective thinking and independent personal development skills. This course is aligned to the professional standards of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) and upon successful completion offers you the opportunity to apply for chartered membership of the CIPD.

Employability

(See MA Human Resource Management).


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MSc Human Resource Development and Organisational Change

PG Dip Human Resource Development and Organisational Change

Duration:

Duration:

2 years (part-time)

2 years (part-time)

Campus:

Campus:

City

City

Accreditation

Accreditation

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Overview

Overview

This MSc aims to develop your knowledge and skills for effective operation at a strategic level in an organisation, particularly in the areas of organisational development, change and transition. It will assist you in making a strategic contribution to any organisation, and enable you to compete for higher level posts within the field of Human Resource Development. You will have the opportunity to hone your critical reflective thinking and develop robust, independent, personal and professional development skills. The Business School currently holds devolved status from the CIPD, which enables you to gain a professional CIPD qualification while studying for this award. Completion of the course enables you to apply for Professional Chartered Membership of the CIPD.

Employability

Most organisations which recruit HR professionals require applicants to either hold a CIPD qualification or be studying to achieve one. Successful completion of the award provides you with the opportunity to progress further at a strategic and professional level in the field of Human Resource Development and Organisational Change.

This award gives you the opportunity to initiate or improve your critical understanding of complex managerial, HR development and organisational change issues. The course develops the knowledge, skills and attributes appropriate to middle and senior management and advanced practitioners in the HR development field; and covers a range of topics including: leadership, talent development, change management, organisational development, and coaching and mentoring. Each level of the programme is aligned to the national standards for the profession and is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).

Employability

Successful completion of the course enables you to apply for Professional Chartered Membership of the CIPD. A CIPD postgraduate qualification is expected for those leading change and developing people in organisations. International, national and local recruitment to the field of HR is a growing industry and, as such, competition for employment is high. This course is essential for anyone engaged in the development of organisations through staff and stakeholders. This qualification provides the opportunity to progress on to our MSc Human Resource Development and Organisational Change.

MSc Human Resource Development and Organisational Change (Top-up) Duration:

1 year (part-time)

Campus: City

Accreditation

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Overview

This course allows those who have completed the PG Dip Human Resource Development and Organisational Change to gain a full Master’s degree.

Employability

(See MSc Human Resource Development and Organisational Change).

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


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Human resources / Humanities

MA Leadership

PG Cert Medical Education

Duration:

Duration:

2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

The MA Leadership focuses on the individual leader, and on the development of appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies for effective leadership. Drawing on contemporary debates and topical issues, it aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of leadership in the organisational context. The course adopts a critical and applied perspective, ensuring that learning is transferred to your work environment throughout the programme. You will consider both personal development and contemporary issues of significance to leaders in organisations, including organisational change and transformation, strategy, ethics and sustainability.

Employability

The MA Leadership is suitable for those occupying early leadership and management positions in organisations. It provides the foundations for advancement into senior leadership roles, or for moves to new organisations. The reflective and critical capabilities developed throughout the course will provide you with a sound basis for your next and subsequent career moves.

1 year (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This vocationally focused programme is intended to prepare hospitalbased doctors at Specialty Registrar grade (StR) and Consultant level, GPs and related health professionals to become medical educators in the workplace and to improve existing skills and knowledge. It explores the nature of teaching and learning in the clinical environment and focuses upon the ways medical teacher-practitioners can enable learning through a range of methodologies. You will explore the rationale and methods by which clinical learning is assessed across a range of metrics, critically evaluating the effectiveness of these instruments. Upon completion of the Certificate, you will have achieved an understanding of how people learn, how training needs are identified, how learning is assessed and how training interventions may be evaluated.

Employability

This programme has been specifically designed to provide relevant knowledge and skills for those acting in the role of medical educator in the health sector context.

PG Cert Leadership

MA English

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

Campus:

Overview

Overview

1 year (part-time) City

This course will provide a foundation in leadership, and upon successful completion will allow you to progress on to the MA Leadership.

Employability

(See MA Leadership).

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

The MA English course provides a stimulating intellectual environment that will enable you to build upon the interests (either in Literature, English Language/Linguistics, or both) and skills you acquired at undergraduate level. It features core modules in both advanced critical theory and research methodologies that will enhance your abilities in academic research, writing, and presentation – enabling you to meet the standards demanded by employers throughout your professional life. In addition to these skills modules, for the Literature strand you will take four taught modules drawn from three distinctive themes relating to literary genres in history, major author study and literary adaptations. Featured authors and texts range from Byron and Milton, through Virginia Woolf and the ‘Angry Young Men’ of the 1950s, to current adaptations of the work of Sarah Waters and science fiction and fantasy works.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


Humanities The Language/Linguistics strand offers four distinct modules pertaining to different aspects of linguistic analysis and language learning, for example: Learning and Processing Language, and Analysing Talk and Text. It is possible to take modules from both strands in one programme. You will showcase your enhanced skills in a final dissertation, in which you will explore a subject determined by your own intellectual interests, with the support of a personal supervisor who has research expertise in the field.

Employability

This qualification is a source of continuing professional development for individuals already engaged in professions such as teaching, journalism and careers within local government and the public sector. The MA will also provide a platform for students to progress on to doctorate level study and a career in higher education.

MRes Human Sciences Duration:

2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This course provides a comprehensive research training programme enabling you to gain high-level research skills, equipping you for further study at MPhil and PhD level, or for a range of professional careers in the knowledge economy. It consists of both taught and research elements, with modules covering the philosophy and ethics of research; quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; and the application of computerised and virtual research techniques. The course culminates with an option to produce a piece of independent, original research, guided by a supervisor with expertise in your chosen area of study or to complete a grant-funding proposal for potential development as a research project at MPhil or PhD level. Modules studied cover a broad base of academic subjects in law, humanities and social sciences.

Employability

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to pursue a wide range of opportunities and careers involving advanced level research. These include MPhil and PhD study across a range of disciplines within law, humanities and the social sciences; and professional careers within government and the public sector, the uniformed services, the legal and criminal justice industries, market research and think-tank organisations.

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MA Humanities by Research Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

The Master’s by Research in Humanities offers an exciting new opportunity to study at Master’s level, following an area of your own academic interests under the supervision of published experts in their fields. You will be able pursue topics from and across the subject disciplines of Creative and Professional Writing, English Literature, English Language, Linguistics, Philosophy, Cultural History and Religious Studies. Your programme of study will be based upon a learning contract negotiated between you and your supervisors, with supervised tasks leading to a 30,000 word dissertation that is the sole form of assessment. To apply, you must complete an application form accompanied by a 500 word outline describing your proposed topic of study. For assistance with this, please contact the course leader through our website. We will be happy to help with the initial stages in setting out the scope and aims of your research and put you in direct contact with a relevant member of our teaching staff in advance of your application. Applications are welcomed at any point during the year. Key features • A postgraduate qualification wholly initiated by your own scholarly interests • A broad range of subject areas offered to choose from • Research by supervision, rather than scheduled classes, will enable you arrange your work around your personal or professional commitments • Tutorials and feedback on work can be provided online, permitting study overseas or at a distance from the University • Invitations to join the postgraduate community and attend scholarly events and trips offered within the Faculty of Arts.

Employability

The MA Humanities by Research is an acknowledged pathway into doctoral research. However, for individuals seeking to enhance their CV or undertake some professional enhancement, this mode of study will enable you to tailor your study towards your career pathway and combine it with your work schedule. The wide range of subjects offered will provide relevant opportunities for individuals, either within, or planning to enter, a wide range of professions.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


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Humanities / Law Employability

MA Popular Culture Duration:

Possible career routes include: scriptwriter, script editor, script reader, script supervisor, researcher, agent, writer-producer or writer-director, technical video scriptwriter, media journalist, teaching, museum, or heritage work and tourism writer (eg. virtual/interactive tours), e-learning developer and content marketer.

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This innovative course introduces you to advanced level study of various aspects of popular culture; principally that produced and consumed in Britain since the late 19th century. The programme consists of a broad range of modules from a number of academic disciplines, including History, English, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Religious Studies, and Film Studies. All modules are taught by experts in their respective fields, and informed by research at the forefront of the various disciplines. Modules include Popular Consumerism, Youth Subcultures, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Screening Horror, Murders and the Media, The Sacred and Profane in Popular Culture, Fads and Fame, Picturing Britain, and Theories of Popular Culture. For your own independent research into popular culture, we can also offer supervision in a wide range of areas and approaches. You will experience a variety of teaching methods with a high level of input from you and other students on the course.

Employability

Skills and knowledge gained throughout the programme will be particularly relevant to archivists and curators, researchers, writers and journalists, librarians, and teachers of popular culture. Successful students have also progressed on to PhD study in various disciplines.

LLM International Commercial and Financial Law (Oil and Gas) Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This highly specialised course is designed to prepare and support people working in oil, natural gas or mineral extraction who wish to gain an understanding of the legal and commercial issues involved in these areas. The course is designed to be practical and interactive, providing an international and global perspective of key legal and commercial aspects associated with the gas, oil and mineral extraction industries in a number of key jurisdictions. The course covers a number of critical issues, including: the unique complexities in relation to oil and gas exploration contracts and their terms; the legal and practical issues associated with financing oil and gas projects; and the importance of environmental management issues. You will also complete an individually researched dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice supported by staff who are experts in the field.

Example modules:

MA Transmedia Screen Writing Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus:

• International Project Finance (Oil and Gas) • Contract Law Relating to the Oil and Gas Industries.

Employability

This course is well suited to those who are seeking career progression, as well as those planning a career in law, the oil or gas industries, investment banking, international consultancy firms, commerce, and those who wish to concentrate on further academic study.

City

Overview

Sometimes called cross-platform or multiplatform storytelling, transmedia screen writing is telling a story across multiple media and with a degree of audience participation, interaction or collaboration. The new MA in Transmedia Screen Writing will equip you with the creative knowledge and craft skills that allow you to bring your stories to life by creating immersive storyworlds on social media, mobiles, film, television, games, books – almost everywhere. It is distinct from other creative writing MAs through its emphasis on interactive narrative, collaborative creativity, and commercial viability across a variety of media. This MA affords you the opportunity to complete a PG Certificate as well as a PG Diploma in Transmedia Screen Writing.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

LLM International Corporate and Financial Law Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This unique course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of a number of critical aspects of corporate and financial law. Set against


Law an international backdrop, the course will allow you to develop the skills to succeed in the global commercial environment. The programme will provide you with a broad depth of understanding and enable you to develop important legal and practical skills. As well as researchfocused assignments, presentations and formal examinations, you will undertake a dissertation on a topic tailored to your personal development needs and career focus.

Example modules: • • • •

Capital Markets and International Banking Financial Services and Financial Crime Corporate Governance Insolvency in an International Context.

Employability

This course is well suited to those who are seeking career progression, including those planning a career in law, investment banking, international accountancy, commerce, or the financial services industry, as well as those who wish to concentrate on further academic study.

LLM (Law) Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This programme equips you with specialist knowledge and requires critical analysis of key themes across a range of legal areas. It will encourage you to challenge current intellectual thinking, with each module designed to provide advanced knowledge and develop key skills. Course content is underpinned in many areas by internationally recognised research, which enables you to critically analyse and understand complexities that can arise in these areas, as well as challenging and informing global and comparative perspectives. The research methods and dissertation modules give you the opportunity to explore a specific topic in an area of law within your chosen field.

Employability

The LLM course is designed for those seeking career development by gaining a deeper understanding of specialised areas of the law. Upon completion of the course, you could also consider further study at MPhil/PhD level. The LLM modules may be suitable for practitioners looking to obtain Continuing Professional Development points.

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Legal Practice Course (LPC) Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Accreditation

Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Overview

The LPC is the vocational stage of training for becoming a solicitor in England and Wales. You will develop skills and understanding to prepare for practice as a trainee solicitor and a solid foundation for subsequent practice as a solicitor. In order to qualify as a solicitor, you must pass both Stages 1 and 2 of the LPC and complete a training contract with an accredited firm of solicitors or in-house legal team. The LPC is structured to cater for any type of practice you may wish to enter, giving equal weight to the core practice areas of Business Law and Practice, Property Law and Practice, and Criminal and Civil Litigation in Stage 1. You will also develop a variety of key skills essential to legal practice. Vocational electives are offered in Stage 2 in both ‘High Street’ and ‘Commercial’ areas of practice. Students can choose a combination of three topics from: Commercial Law, Commercial Property Law, Employment Law and Practice, Family Law and Practice, Housing Law and Practice, Immigration and Welfare Law, Insolvency Law and Practice, and Personal Injury Law. This allows you to follow either a specialist pathway or to choose a broad range of areas if you have not yet chosen your preferred practice area. You will be provided with bespoke course materials, specifically tailored to each of the subjects by the course tutors, together with course textbooks and access to specialist resources only available to LPC students. Once enrolled on the course, you will not need to purchase any further books or materials to successfully complete the course. You will also benefit from an accessible course team which operates an open door policy, a structured personal tutor system, and a dedicated careers tutor with strong links to local and national practice. Additionally, you will have priority access to a mentoring scheme and the University’s Legal Advice Centre, both operated in conjunction with local practitioners.

Employability

The LPC is specifically designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to practise as a solicitor. You will usually need to complete this stage of training before commencing a training contract. You will be supported throughout the course by a dedicated careers tutor and a range of opportunities including workshops, external speaker events, and mentoring schemes. You will also have the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge developed in a variety of situations, including the University’s Legal Advice Centre. Students who subsequently decide not to go into practice find they have acquired skills and knowledge which have a wide application to managerial and administrative positions, particularly those requiring knowledge of the law.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


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Law

LLM Legal Practice Course (LLM LPC)

LLM Professional Practice

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

Campus:

Accreditation

Overview

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Overview

The LLM LPC combines the vocational stage of training for becoming a solicitor in England and Wales with an independent research project in your chosen area of law under the guidance of a supervisor. You will develop skills and understanding to prepare for practice as a trainee solicitor and a solid foundation for subsequent practice as a solicitor. In order to qualify as a solicitor, you must pass both Stages 1 and 2 of the LPC and complete a training contract with an accredited firm of solicitors or in-house legal team. For further information on course content and benefits, see the details for the Legal Practice Course.

Employability

(See Legal Practice Course). Through the independent research project you will additionally develop an in-depth knowledge of your chosen area of law.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

1 year (part-time) City and by distance learning Aimed at those with either a Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course qualification, this course allows you to design a research project in order to obtain a Master’s qualification. This LLM will enable you to gain in-depth knowledge of your selected specialist area of law. The topic of your legal research may be one arising from academic interest or a legal issue pertinent to your current area of legal practice. The course is underpinned in many areas by internationally recognised research. You will be provided with one-to-one supervision to support you as you undertake a dissertation. Upon completion, you will possess valuable academic and research skills, as well as a range of transferable skills designed to enhance employability in a law-related career.

Employability

The LLM Professional Practice course will enhance the career prospects of those already working in legal practice, as well as those who have not yet secured a training contract by developing key legal research and communication skills and allowing you to develop a specialist knowledge of your chosen area.


Linguistics / Marketing and public relations

MA Language and Information Processing

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small and large businesses, not-for-profit organisations, and the retail and commercial sectors. You will consider the complexity of factors, including technology, enterprise and innovation, which have a significant impact on marketing systems and functions.

Duration:

Offering first-hand insights into the marketing issues and problems which are experienced by real businesses, the course is aligned to the Chartered Institute of Marketing qualifications.

Campus:

Employability

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

Overview

The syllabus allows you to apply for general roles such as marketing manager and brand manager, or work in specific areas of marketing such as marketing communications and market research.

This award is aimed at students from linguistics, computational linguistics, translation, languages, computer science and mathematics backgrounds. The modules on offer teach you not only the theoretical basis of subjects, but also transferable practical skills: for example, programming and developing/using tools for language processing, which are necessary for working in industry, as well as for continuing in academia. They focus on different areas within language and information processing, ranging from computational linguistics and programming to translation tools.

If you are seeking your first employment within marketing, you will gain credibility with organisations which offer fast-track opportunities to become part of senior management within the organisation.

By the end of the course, you will be expected to demonstrate a confident understanding of theoretical issues, conceptual analysis of some sophistication and independent thinking through the writing of conventional critical essays, portfolios of analyses and research exercises, the delivery of oral presentations and a final dissertation.

Duration:

Employability

Accreditation

As the teaching on the course is based on research carried out within the Research Institute in Information and Language Processing (RIILP), as a graduate you will be well placed to continue your academic/research career by applying for PhD positions within RIILP or at other leading centres for language and information processing. Successful completion will enable you to access research and development positions within the natural language processing and human language technology industry, as well as in related areas such as translation, software development, and information and communication technologies.

MSc Marketing Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus:

PG Cert in Marketing 1 year (part-time)

Campus: City

Chartered Institution of Marketing.

Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Marketing will develop essential knowledge and skills for both practising and aspiring managers. You will gain a professional understanding of contemporary marketing issues and acquire the skills to respond to the challenges of day-to-day marketing in both national and international organisations. This professionally-focused programme will ensure that the knowledge you acquire is instantly relevant to a wide variety of organisations, and can be applied to industry functions such as marketing management, marketing communications, and marketing research in the contexts of both small and large business, as well as not-for-profit organisations.

Employability

You will develop the skills and knowledge to enable you to apply for general and specific roles within marketing, such as marketing manager, brand manager, marketing communications officer, market research assistant, sales and marketing officer.

City

Accreditation

Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Overview

The MSc Marketing prepares you for a management career as a professional marketer. The course seeks to develop key skills for managers operating at a senior level. The course structure allows you to gain valuable knowledge and skills in the theory and applications of marketing across a wide range of functions and contexts such as

“Achieving the CIM Diploma was immediately effective for my career.� Claire Dowdall, marketing trainer, writer and speaker Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


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Marketing and public relations

CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing

MA Public Relations and Corporate Communication

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Duration:

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Overview

Accreditation

1 year (part-time) City

The Certificate in Professional Marketing gives you the practical skills and knowledge to devise and execute marketing activities and gain marketing credibility. It also aims to provide genuine insight into the principles and application of marketing at a tactical level. The syllabus reflects the changing issues and practices within marketing, and employers’ views of marketing in today’s business environment. The qualification is ideal if you are a junior marketer, working in a marketing support role (such as a personal assistant), or if marketing plays some part in your current job description.

Employability

This qualification is aimed at those who are working in supporting marketing roles, usually within the marketing function, but also targets individuals in more senior roles, particularly in SMEs, where marketing is only a part of what they do. The qualification aims to advance marketing knowledge and accelerate career progression.

CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing Duration:

1 year (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This course is ideal for marketers who are concerned with managing the marketing process at an operational level, as well as those looking to build on their knowledge with a future marketing management role in mind. You can achieve this internationally recognised and acclaimed professional qualification, and become an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. You will gain the marketing skills you need to perform at an operational level in order to maximise opportunities for your company. The course focuses on the practical application of the latest marketing theories and strategies in areas such as marketing planning, market research and marketing management.

Employability

This course is ideal if you are a marketer with operational, supervisory or managerial responsibilities with a view to moving up to a managerial role. Successful completion also offers the principal entry route to the PG Diploma in Marketing allowing you to achieve CIM Chartered Marketer status.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Overview

Our new MA in Public Relations and Corporate Communication introduces the fundamental academic approaches and debates relevant to the field, as well as the contemporary environmental drivers and professional practices that shape public relations in the 21st century. The course critically examines the design and planning of organisational change campaigns, corporate social responsibility programmes, and rhetorical and non-rhetorical responses and tactics to tackle issues and crises. You will be equipped with the tools and skills needed to address different stakeholders and to approach any challenge from a strategic perspective. This Master’s programme is taught by lecturers and practitioners with extensive professional experience. This insight guarantees you will have the opportunity to learn up-to-date techniques that are relevant to the current workplace, whether your prospective or current post involves practising at a local, national or an international level.

Employability

The course is ideal for existing practitioners or graduates who wish to learn how to deal with PR tasks and challenges from a strategic perspective. This MA is particularly relevant to those interested in the rhetorical aspects of CSR, issues management, crisis management and organisational change. If you want to know what to say, when, and why; then this is the course you need.


Mathematics and statistics / Media and film studies

MSc Mathematics

MA Contemporary Media

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Overview

Overview

Mathematicians are warmly welcomed in industry, education, business and commerce for their analytical ability and logical approach to problem-solving. The mathematics department conducts exciting and pioneering research into statistical cybermetrics, advising the UK government, the European Union and the United Nations through innovative mathematical analyses of online content.

Employability

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

This course aims to provide you with a sound general knowledge of advanced mathematics through study in several pure and applied areas of the subject, such as modelling, statistics, cybermetrics, financial mathematics, perturbation theory and representation theory of finite groups. A wide choice of topics is available for your dissertation, taken under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, our innovative interdisciplinary research was evaluated by the Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management National Research Assessment Panel, achieving an average score of 3.37 out of 4, which is joint 5th in the UK, with almost all of our research being rated “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. The techniques will be taught by the international award-winning experts that developed them.

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1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

Designed in conjunction with professional broadcasters and taught by media staff and external media professionals, this multi-disciplinary course combines intellectual knowledge with practical experience to give you the necessary understanding and skills to work in the constantly changing media industry. The course consists of carefully designed modules giving you an in-depth understanding of the essential elements of contemporary media, including television, radio, print and public relations. You can choose from either an industry placement within an organisation or a Professional Practice module where you could produce, for example a television or radio production or a PR campaign. This MA will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge for entry and future progress in positions such as a researcher (television, radio, corporate), reporter, director or production work. You could also enter careers in sales, scheduling and press and PR.

Employability

You will develop advanced technical skills within the field of mathematics, together with an ability to critically analyse and evaluate complex problems, allowing you to enter careers in mathematics in a variety of roles or to pursue a PhD. There is a shortage of mathematics-related skills both nationally and regionally, and in particular there is a recognised severe shortage of qualified mathematics teachers, so this course not only places you in an excellent position to pursue a career in teaching but will greatly enhance your promotion prospects. Other career opportunities are available in operational research, statistics, information analysis, financial advising, actuarial work and accountancy.

Also available:

PG Cert Mathematics Duration:

1 year (part-time)

Campus: City

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Media and film studies / Nursing

MA Film Studies

Master of Adult Nursing (MAN)

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Overview

Overview

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

This programme is organised around aspects of British, American, European and Eastern cinemas. You will examine how film texts relate to their historical, social, and cultural contexts through a variety of critical and theoretical approaches and options include practice-based modules. You will have the opportunity to conduct an independent research project, make a short film, and write a film script, as well as gain skills in presenting conference papers and writing journal articles. The MA also includes a unique Teaching Film and Media module, as well as the chance to participate in postgraduate conferences and contribute to the University’s seminar programme.

2 years (full-time) Walsall

This demanding fast track route is designed to meet the needs of highly motivated graduates, and is an ideal option if you are looking to rapidly advance your career within the nursing profession. This course has been closely developed with local Trust partners to create autonomous nurses and reflect the increasing and rapidly changing requirements in patient care provision. The MAN will help you develop the clinical and leadership skills to synthesise data that will optimise the best possible patient care for adults.

Employability

As well as giving competence in a range of intellectual and social skills, the MA Film Studies programme is academically relevant to careers in the arts and media, leading to employment in arts administration, film criticism, film archiving, film and media research, film journalism and teaching. It also provides an ideal route to PhD Film Studies. Also available: • PG Cert Film Studies: 3 months (full-time), or 6 months (part-time) • PG Dip Film Studies: 9 months (full-time) or 18 months (part-time) • PG Credits in Teaching Film and Media and Routes to Postgraduate Success. This intensive summer school starts in July. It provides specific skills in writing for academic publication and teaching film and media at GCSE and A-level. The course comprises two week-long specialised modules: Teaching Film and Media and Research, Writing, Referencing: Routes to Postgraduate Academic Success. You can choose to study either one module or both. Depending on your requirements, you may choose to study the credit-bearing option (which involves the submission of coursework and can contribute towards MA Film Studies), or the non-credit bearing version.

The course will be split 50% in a dynamic clinical practice environment and 50% in the academic setting of the University. Employability

The MAN leads to professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), as well as a Master’s degree. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to practice as a Registered Nurse in the adult field of nursing.

MNurs Adult Nursing Duration:

4 years (full-time)

Campus: Walsall

Overview

By successfully achieving all components of the MNurs (Hons) Adult Nursing, you will be entitled to register as a Nurse. This course will enable you to develop a systematic understanding of knowledge and skills in order to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s requirements for initial registration as an autonomous practitioner in adult nursing. On completion, you will have a conceptual understanding of the research process that will allow you to critically evaluate current research. This knowledge will underpin your nursing practice so that you will be

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


Nursing able to provide safe and effective nursing care to adults and to support their families and other carers in a variety of healthcare settings. This course is a combined professional and academic award that aims to develop your nursing practice and decision making ability in complex and unpredictable situations. It will provide you with the skills to deal with these complex issues both systematically and creatively. You will be provided with the necessary professional values, communication, interpersonal and clinical skills which will enable you to lead, manage and be an effective member of the multi-disciplinary team. As part of this team, you will then be able to provide high quality, compassionate care to adults, their families and carers.

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Oedema. The course addresses the necessary skills required for health and social care professionals to deliver the highest possible standards of lymphoedema care to those with a life-limiting progressive illness, including those with a malignant or non-malignant disease. Advanced skills in the management of caseload and/or healthcare staff are also covered.

Employability

In line with the National Service Framework for Long Term Conditions (DoH 2005), the award has been specifically designed to equip health and social care professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to constructively challenge, inform and lead the development of health and social care provision for people with a life-limiting, progressive and incurable illness.

Employability

This course has been designed to meet the rapidly changing and challenging complex environment in which healthcare takes place. On completion, you will have opportunities to be a practitioner, partner and leader in healthcare assessment and delivery. Employers are seeking nurses who can identify where services to adults and their families can be improved; this course will enable you to critically appraise practice and to provide safe, compassionate and effective evidence based healthcare within a dynamic setting that meets the needs of the adult.

On behalf of Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, I would like to say it has been a pleasure working with the University of Wolverhampton on this innovative new award. The increasing and ever changing requirements in patient care provision requires Acute Trusts to explore different opportunities in ensuring that we have a current and correct workforce to enable us to deliver patient care safely and to a high quality. The Integrated Adult Nursing Master’s offers this. Paula Gardner

Deputy Director of Nursing, Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

MSc Lymphoedema Care Duration:

3 years (part-time)

Campus:

Master of Mental Health Nursing (MMHN) Duration:

2 years (full-time)

Campus: Walsall

Overview

This demanding fast track route is designed to meet the needs of highly motivated graduates, and is an ideal option if you are looking to rapidly advance your career within the nursing profession. This course has been closely developed with local Trust partners to create autonomous nurses and reflect the increasing and rapidly changing requirements in patient care provision, with a specific focus on mental health nursing. The MMHN will help you develop the clinical and leadership skills to synthesise data that will optimise the best possible patient care for adults. Within this route, you will work alongside service users and carers in a variety of care settings, including service users’ homes and inpatient services. Clinical placements for graduates will also incorporate community working and specialist hospital settings: for example, forensic services, dementia care and addiction services. The course will be split 50% in a dynamic clinical practice environment and 50% in the academic setting of the University.

Employability

The MMHN leads to professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), as well as a Master’s degree. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to practice as a Registered Nurse in the field of mental health nursing.

Compton Hospice

Overview

Studying this award will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills in the principles and practice of holistic palliative/ end of life care. You will have the opportunity to critically analyse local and national influences on care and their implications for service delivery. Typical modules will include: Specialist Management of Complicated Oedema; Specialist Assessment and Management of Lymphoedema; and Assessment and Treatment of Head and Neck, and Trunkal Oedema. The course addresses the necessary skills required for health

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Nursing Employability

MSc Nursing Duration:

2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time)

The programme is aimed at supporting opportunities for health and social care professionals to function with confidence in contemporary healthcare. In line with the National Service Framework for Long Term Conditions (DoH 2005), the award has been designed to equip professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to constructively challenge, inform and lead the development of health and social care provision for people with a life-limiting, incurable illness.

Campus: Walsall

MSc Primary Healthcare Practice (Top-up)

Overview

The MSc Nursing aims to develop you as a Registered Nurse (RN) to be a flexible and adaptable practitioner, enabling you to engage in new ways of working in relation to healthcare priorities, and lead and develop practice to ensure patient safeguarding. You will develop a range of core nursing qualities such as caring, compassion, higher level understanding and managing the complexities of nursing work within a constantly evolving health environment.

Duration:

1 year (part-time)

Campus: City

Employability

Overview

Attainment of an MSc Nursing in today’s healthcare environment provides nationally and internationally recognised eligibility to apply for higher level clinical, educational, leadership/ management roles within NHS, private healthcare provider organisations and overseas healthcare organisations – which are increasingly identifying job specifications with essential or desirable characteristics for the applicant to be studying or have attained a Master’s degree.

MSc Palliative and End of Life Care

This programme has been designed for people who have a PG Dip in Specialist Practice to advance their study at Master’s level through completion of a research dissertation. Under the guidance of an experienced supervisor, you will bring together advanced research skills in the production of a research project in the field of primary healthcare.

Employability

Successful completion of the course will enhance your employment progression in your specialist area.

PG Dip Specialist Community Nursing (District Nursing)

Duration:

4 years (part-time)

Campus:

Compton Hospice

Overview

This award is offered through our collaborative link with Compton Hospice Education and Training Centre in Wolverhampton. You will have the opportunity to critically analyse local and national influences on care and their implications for service delivery. This Master’s programme aims to equip you, as a health and social care professional, with the necessary skills and knowledge required to ensure the highest possible standards of palliative/end of life care are provided to people with a life-limiting progressive illness, including those with a malignant or non-malignant disease. It also aims to enable you to demonstrate expertise and advanced skills in the management of a caseload and/ or healthcare staff in the support of people with a life-limiting illness requiring palliative/end of life care.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Accreditation

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Overview

The aim of this course is to develop your skills as a specialist practitioner who can combine theory and practice to improve and develop knowledge and skills in District Nursing. You will gain the necessary intellectual insight needed to evaluate the economic, social and political influences that affect all aspects of healthcare. Preparing you to play a proactive role within your specialist area of practice, this is a professional course and incorporates a practice component.

Employability

This course equips you with the skills required to become a Specialist Community District Nurse. You will be both academically and professionally prepared to practise as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.


Nursing

PG Dip Specialist Community Nursing (General Practice Nursing)

PG Dip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing)

Duration:

Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus:

Campus:

City

City

Accreditation

Accreditation

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Overview

Overview

Successful completion of the course will enable you to develop as a safe, competent and professional Specialist Community Nurse, fit for practice in the field of General Practice Nursing. You will have the opportunity to expand your leadership and management skills in order to support others within the General Practice team and expand your cognitive skills and knowledge in order to lead, innovate, advocate change and contribute to an evidence base of practice in order to benefit the health of patients. You will also gain a greater knowledge of the codes and standards of professional practice relating to human rights, equality and risk management.

Employability

By the end of the course you will be able to apply to be recorded as a Specialist Practitioner with the NMC clinical roles, education and management.

PG Dip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Accreditation

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Overview

This course seeks to develop you as a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing practitioner, fit for practice in a designated field of primary care. You will be equipped with the skills to evaluate and enhance your public health practice and develop leadership skills within the context of Public Health Nursing Practice. You will be taught how to adopt reflective practice and lifelong learning, allowing you to develop your intellectual skills and promote personal and professional development. Your knowledge of the codes of professional conduct which protect human rights and equality in the delivery of healthcare will also be enhanced.

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In order to practise in the field of school nursing, the successful completion of this course will enable you to register on the third part of the NMC register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nursing). The primary objective of this course is to enable you to be a competent, safe and professional Specialist Community Public Health Nursing practitioner who is fit for practice in the designated field of school nursing practice.

Example modules: • Safeguarding the Health of Children and Families • Advancing Practice Through Leadership and Innovation • Contemporary Issues in Promoting the Health of Children and Young People. The course aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to evaluate, synthesise and develop your public health practice. It will enhance your leadership and management skills within the context of public health nursing practice to support others in their delivery of services. The skills you gain will help you gain confidence to be able to innovate and advocate change, and contribute to an evidencebase of contemporary school nursing practice in order to benefit the health of children, young people, families and communities. You will gain a sound knowledge of the relevant codes and standards of professional practice pertinent to human rights, equality and risk management.

Employability

On completion of the programme, you will be able to apply to the third part of the NMC register to practise as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse / School Nurse. Further career opportunities are available in specialist clinical roles, education and management.

Employability

On completion you will be able to apply to the third part of the NMC register to practise as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse/ Health Visitor. Further career opportunities are available in specialist clinical roles, education and management.

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Nursing / Performing arts

Teaching in Professional Practice (NMC Practice Teacher – Level 7) Duration:

1 year (part-time)

Campus: City

Overview

This highly commended course aims to develop the knowledge and skills of the registrant wishing to facilitate learning in practice through the supervision and assessment of students who are undertaking Nursing and Midwifery Council approved specialist community nursing programmes. The course is suitable for a range of professionals including: health visitors, district nurses, school nurses, communitybased such as general practice specialist nurses.

Employability

Successful completion of the course will enhance your employment progression in your specialist area and initiate you to progress you on to the NHS Trust live mentor / practice teacher database.

These include a vibrant lecture programme, hands-on workshops and lively seminars. You will also receive individual tutorials to hone your ideas, and participate in our innovative postgraduate laptop ensemble. Founded in 2014, the laptop ensemble provides an exciting platform for exploring design and composition in a unique contemporary performance context. MSc modules are closely aligned to our research interests – our staff are well placed to introduce you to the latest ideas in topics such as computer music, musical interfaces, acoustic modelling and studio production. Recent staff projects including tangible interfaces for disabled people, graphical interfaces for algorithmic composition, a study of electronic music pioneer David Tudor, novel hybrid analogue/digital sound synthesis techniques, and a virtual acoustic model of a medieval church in York. Research outputs include three co-authored books, three Springer-published book chapters, a portrait CD published by Another Timbre, an audiovisual installation at Beton7 gallery in Athens, numerous concerts and more than fifteen peer-reviewed papers presented at national and international conferences in the last three years. Course team and visiting lecturers have extensive music/media industry and academic links. For example, producing and engineering for artists such as: George Michael, Sheryl Crow, Bow Wow Wow, Big Train, composing for BBC Radio 4 and Channel 4, and providing consultancy for the Open University, TMA Hellerau, and Edexcel/Pearson. The MSc Audio Technology:

MSc Audio Technology

• Provides in-depth study of studio production, music computing and music interaction

Duration:

• Places emphasis on innovation; not only developing mastery of existing technologies but also creating and evaluating your own tools

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: Walsall

• Encourages interdisciplinarity, culminating in an open-ended, self-directed project.

Overview

Employability

The MSc Audio Technology is designed for graduates and professionals who want to develop or further their career in music technology and related fields. It will enable you to develop deep understanding of and focused skills in studio production, music computing and music interaction. There is a strong emphasis on innovation; you will not only develop mastery of existing technologies, but also design, implement and evaluate your own tools. Studies are based in the Performance Hub, our state-of-the-art building in Walsall created specifically to support performing arts. Its facilities include two recording studios equipped with SSL consoles and PMC monitors, a dedicated 5.1 mixdown/listening space, two large Mac Labs and numerous networked rehearsal rooms. A range of subject specific software is available in the recording studios and Mac Labs. You will have the opportunity to use the industry standard Pro Tools and Logic Pro for music production, the Pure Data and SuperCollider programming environments, and Blender game engine, and you will also make extensive use of the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms for physical prototyping. A wide variety of teaching and learning methods are employed across the course, relating to the nature and priorities of each module.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

The MSc Audio Technology can help to take you in a number of different directions and lead to a wide diversity of career paths. These include teaching in higher or further education, film and game sound, interactive media, audio/music software development, interface and sound design, algorithmic composition, and virtual acoustic environment modelling. You can also progress to doctoral study or other academic research in a music computing/technology related topic.

The high quality of course content and lectures is testament to the knowledge, enthusiasm and professionalism of the lecturing staff, who have been, without exception, supportive and inspirational throughout my time at the University. I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking for a challenging, relevant and rewarding course in audio technology.


Performing arts The MSc in Audio Technology course has been extremely interesting and thoroughly enjoyable. The varied content and topics covered have been excellent preparation for further research, although the skills I have gained would be equally useful for employment within the music business.

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MSc Dance Science Duration: Block delivery:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

The course is varied and the staff are fantastic. No-one has ever done more to help me develop and discover things I would never otherwise have known about.

MA Dance Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: Walsall

Overview

The MA Dance at the University of Wolverhampton will provide you with insight into contemporary debates on dance conventions and current trends in performance practice. Studies on this course will enhance your understanding of dance matters relating to dance education, performance, histories and aesthetics as well as other disciplines currently influencing dance practices. You will acquire knowledge of concepts, problems and traditions in dance, and engage in research and analysis, synthesizing theories to help find solutions to dance issues. You will engage in lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops led by lecturers or guest practitioners. Consolidating your newly acquired knowledge in a variety of assessments including, but not limited to, compiling portfolios, academic writing, designing and delivering presentations, you may also create public showings of practical works.

Campus: Walsall

Overview

This course is designed for graduates, or those with recent relevant dance experience, who wish to extend their understanding of the physical and mental demands of dance performance and training. You will undertake a range of taught modules and independent study which will focus on you developing an in-depth understanding of the symbiotic relationship between science and dance that will allow you to develop your present dance practice. The course is the first to offer a module specifically focused on strength and conditioning for dancers; others include performance psychology, biomechanics of dance movement and contextual studies that develop your skills as a dance scientist. You will cultivate advanced research skills, including problem-solving, reflective practice and the ability to critically interpret and apply evidence, developing you as a reflective, evidence-based practitioner and researcher. You will be supported by world-leading researchers in dance medicine and science throughout your studies to develop your approach to research and your skill and knowledge set within the vocational opportunities relating to dance training and performance. Each taught module on the course is a one-week intensive block (Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm) delivered during August, January and the Easter holidays which means you can plan your study effectively around your job, children and regular commitments.

Employability

The health of dancers and their ability to perform optimally have been recognised as fundamental requirements for students and professionals. This course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skill-sets to have a direct influence on these dancers within your role as an educator, dancer, choreographer, teacher or artistic director.

Your advanced knowledge of concepts will allow you to apply critical thinking skills to a range of artistic and professional contexts. These subject specific skills are highly transferable and are essential for career enhancement. This course is designed to offer you a varied range of subject specific modules that will extend your understanding in dance whether you are a graduate or an individual with recent professional experience.

Employability

This course will deepen your understanding of dance and enhance your employment in dance specific jobs, or allow you to progress on to PhD studies in Dance. Your newly acquired knowledge can also be applied across a range of art related fields or even beyond the arts, as dance is applicable in a variety of contexts at all levels of society.

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad


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Performing arts

MA Drama

MMus Music

Duration:

Duration:

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Overview

Overview

You will develop an increasing degree of specialisation as you apply what you study to your own area of drama or performance practice. During the course, you will critically evaluate current practice and theories, and through creative experiments explore the interplay between them. You will apply a comprehensive range of techniques to develop your own work, develop an understanding of histories and philosophies of performance and consider the ethical implications of performance practice.

Through modules such as Shaping Music in Performance and Performing Music, the course offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and critical awareness of current trends in professional practice, music creation and performance.

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Walsall

Walsall

The aim of the MA Drama course is to produce students with a systematic understanding and critical and creative awareness of practice and theory at the forefront of the discipline.

You will investigate a line of performance practices that inform and define the discipline and be given opportunities to apply knowledge in original ways; for instance, through a significant individual research project which can include a practical component.

Example modules:

• Advanced Research Methods • Body, Space and Identity • Advanced Performance Making. This exciting course will introduce you to cutting-edge performance practice and practitioners. You will have the opportunity to experiment with your own performance styles and ideas, and in a supportive environment you will be encouraged to develop work that challenges and provokes.

Employability

You will develop the skills and knowledge to further your career in many associated fields such as a teacher or lecturer, or as a youth/community worker. You could use your skills and knowledge as a performer, director, writer, or create your own small-scale touring theatre company. As a practitioner, you will have a deeper understanding of your craft and a qualification recognised by further and higher education establishments. If you choose to progress to PhD level, this course will give you the necessary skills for higher-level research and critical thinking.

It has given me more knowledge and practice which I have used in my own teaching, challenging my own perceptions of drama and performance. Lenny Love

former MA Drama student and head of drama and theatre studies at Cardinal Griffin Catholic College

Full course details: wlv.ac.uk/postgrad

The MMus Music is aimed at graduates in Music or Popular Music with interests and strengths in music performance, composing / songwriting, leadership, musicology and music pedagogy.

You will be encouraged to interact with live music-making in different contexts and to focus on issues of technique in the creation, performance and interpretation of music from both practical and theoretical perspectives. As a postgraduate student within the music department you will be supported to collaborate with fellow students and professional groups in the creation of live or recorded events and products. The way that your interests and skills develop will ultimately determine the precise nature of your degree but it will always focus on you as a practising musician, teacher, researcher, etc. You will demonstrate self-direction and autonomy in defining your relationship to the broad field of performance, while continuing to advance your understanding and skills, and your final project acts as a summation of all that you will achieve. Recent projects have presented performances or portfolios of original work, the live recreation of a seminal rock album, a performance as soloist or conductor with a local orchestra and written dissertations.

Employability

The course will equip teachers, performers and music graduates with a diverse range of skills and the experience to enhance their career prospects. You will develop practical, critical, analytical and research skills from studying a broad spectrum of repertoire and literature.


Pharmacy and pharmaceutical science / Psychology

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MSc Pharmaceutical Science

PG Cert Applied Child Psychology

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Overview

Overview

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time) City

Pharmaceutical Science is a relatively new discipline and is concerned with fostering a multi-disciplinary approach towards the study of exciting new developments in the chemical, biological and biomedical science areas, focusing upon the biochemistry, pharmacology, design, methods of analysis and delivery of pharmaceutical substances. The course aims to produce high-quality pharmaceutical science graduates with the generic, subject-specific and transferable knowledge and skills suited to a career in the pharmaceutical industry or other related laboratory-based scientific disciplines. Two optional routes, leading to a named award in Pharmaceutical Science, are available: • Drug Design and Discovery • Pharmacological Sciences.

Employability

The Pharmaceutical Science course is attractive if you are seeking an academic research career and/or wish to make yourself highly employable as a pharmaceutical scientist, enabling you to specialise in the development of new pharmaceutical agents.

6 months (November to March) City

If you work with children and young people, this course will equip you with a range of psychological and behavioural strategies for intervening in meaningful and lasting ways. The course is informed by developments in social learning theory, developmental psychology and cognitive behavioural therapy and builds core skills in helping children and young people develop a coherent understanding of the forces behind their problem behaviour. The training will enable those working in challenging environments to help young people develop new strategies for engaging with life in productive and fulfilling ways, and manage difficult experiences from a more secure emotional foundation. You will cover a range of areas including learning theory, developmental psychology, social and emotional development, personality and communication. You will develop your ability to work quickly and effectively with children, parents and associated professionals. The course comprises two Applied Psychology modules: CBT for Children and Young People, and Behaviour in Schools.

Employability

Upon completion of the course, you will possess a range of practical intervention skills for use with children and young people in a range of settings. As many posts require an awareness of mental health issues and the skills needed to provide practical solutions, this course offers a unique training experience that will enable you to meet the needs of young people seeking help.

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Psychology

Professional Doctorate Counselling Psychology Duration:

3 years (full-time), viva in Year 4

Campus: City

Accreditation

British Psychological Society (BPS). Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Overview

This exciting applied psychology course will provide you with the foundations to develop a career as a Chartered Psychologist with expertise in psychological therapy. A supporting environment and a community peer group will help you develop your skills as a mental health practitioner, merging skills in psychological therapies with the latest findings in applied research. Through experiential, academic and clinical learning you will develop an integrative framework for your professional identity. You will develop expertise as a researcher, making a new and specialist contribution to the psychology through your doctoral research programme. The vitality of the course comes from an experienced and supportive course team, passionate about empowerment and growth in mental health. An integrative framework with a foundation in humanist values enables you to develop as a professional working in clinical, research and academic settings skills. Through the study of theoretical knowledge, research processes, critical approaches to psychopathology and reflective practice, you will develop an integrated method of professional practice.

Example modules:

• Develop critical approaches to complex clinical issues in Clinical Practice and Workshops: Critical Psychopathology. • Explore the cutting-edge of clinical practice with our Professional Issues module. Unlike many other providers, many course expenses are included in your tuition fee, including a conference attendance package, printing of research presentation posters, accredited psychometric training, and EMDR training. Our cohort size is small, allowing you to build a strong relationship with your tutor and peer group and benefit from each other’s support. On graduation you will be eligible for Chartered status with the BPS, registration with the HCPC and be entitled to use the professional title of ‘Counselling Psychologist’.

Employability

Employment prospects for Counselling Psychologists are currently very good. Upon graduation you will be a proven skilled practitioner, able to work within many mental health settings and with complex issues. Counselling Psychologists work in a range of settings, performing assessment and therapy with clients presenting with personal problems. They offer assessment and formulation work, followed by brief and long-term psychotherapies characterised by an active collaborative relationship facilitating empowerment and change.

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Areas of work include the effects of childhood abuse, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis and complex family issues. The skills of a counselling psychologist extend outside the therapeutic setting such as leading and developing mental health services, clinical supervision, legal settings, court and expert witness work.

The main reason I chose this University and the course was the supportive environment, promoting learning and development. An environment in which it is safe to make mistakes and learn from them. There is also a respect for the uniqueness and the qualities each trainee brings with them. Jenika

Doctoral graduate

Professional Doctorate Counselling Psychology (Top-up) Duration:

2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Accreditation

British Psychological Society.

Overview

If you are a qualified counselling psychologist, this course aims to develop your research profile to doctoral level. Recognising that as a qualified counselling psychologist you already practise at doctoral level, the course provides a supervisory relationship that will respond to your personal learning and support needs, and your project proposal. You will engage in the systematic acquisition and understanding of a body of knowledge at the forefront of counselling psychology practice; generate new knowledge though the design and implementation of a research project; have a detailed understanding of research techniques and advanced academic enquiry; and create a piece of research of sufficient quality to satisfy peer review. There are opportunities to participate in departmental research activities, as well as refreshing your research knowledge in specific teaching sessions.

Employability

Counselling psychologists who have completed their top-up doctorate at Wolverhampton tell us that the qualification has increased their standing with colleagues and aided their career progression. This is also an ideal qualification for those wishing to develop a career as a lecturer or researcher in higher education.


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MSc Occupational Psychology Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: City

Accreditation British Psychological Society.

Overview

This is an applied programme integrating theory, practice, skills and research. The course is designed against the updated British Psychological Society (BPS) curriculum in order to equip you with all the knowledge and some of the relevant transferable skills you will need to become an Occupational Psychologist. Each module contains professional practice sessions to develop your knowledge of occupational psychology within the wider business context, the application of psychological theory to workplace settings, and your critical analysis of work situations. Modules and their content you will study include: • Psychological Assessment and Training: techniques and approaches in recruitment and selection, identifying training needs and designing training programmes using psychological theory. • Organisational Change, Leadership and Motivation: what motivates employees, theories of leadership, organisational development and change and how this impacts on individuals. • Issues in Work Design: how work is designed with the person in mind as well as human computer interactions and human factors in workplace accidents and disasters. • Performance and Wellbeing at Work: performance management, career and personnel development as well as wellbeing issues in organisations such as stress and burnout. Additionally, you will attain the BPS certified qualifications in Occupational Testing (Occupational Test User: Ability and Personality) as part of the course, giving you the knowledge and skills necessary to start using psychological tests in organisations immediately. There will be opportunities to join one of our institute’s research groups eg. The Centre for Psychological Testing Using Robust Evidence, and you will be supported in presenting your research at relevant conferences. Furthermore, you will develop expertise in a range of quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques as well as consulting skills, which are needed for your career in occupational psychology.

Employability

This award is designed to provide BPS Stage 1 training in Occupational Psychology. For those who have an accredited psychology degree providing graduate chartered membership of the BPS, this award is the first stage of professional training to become a Chartered Psychologist and be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. Occupational Psychologists work in private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Many are attached to management consultancy firms or become self-employed as independent consultants. Our recent graduates have gained employment with large national firms, including occupational test publishers in the private sector and also in public sector organisations.

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Sport

MRes Sport and Exercise Duration:

1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Campus: Walsall

Overview

On the MRes Sport and Exercise course you will develop the skills needed as a researcher, and reflective, evidence-based practitioner within your specialist area of sport, exercise or coaching. There is an emphasis on student-led research and modules focused on the application of research within both laboratory and applied settings.

Example modules:

• Applied Professional Practice • Advanced Practical Skills • Extended Dissertation. You will develop advanced research skills including laboratory and applied techniques, problem-solving, reflective practice and the ability to critically analyse, interpret and apply evidence which are essential elements of research and practice within sport and exercise. You will be supported by a supervisor throughout your studies to further your research skills and their application, and enable you to identify how your professional profile can be best applied within a changing vocational market. Modules are delivered in blocks offering you the flexibility to combine work and study, and manage your time so you will gain the most from the course. The MRes Sport and Exercise is available in: • Sport and Exercise Science • Sports Coaching • Physical Activity, Exercise and Health with research supervision in the above subject areas being matched to staff expertise.

Employability

You will be well prepared to pursue or build on an existing career in a range of applied sport, health and exercise, coaching and physical activity settings. For example, developing the knowledge and practical skills to prepare you for higher or further education teaching, working as a researcher or applied sport and exercise scientist, and for further study at doctoral level. By completing the course, you will enhance your employability and promotion prospects within your chosen profession.

If you are an existing practitioner within the field of sport and exercise there will be the opportunity for you to significantly improve your continuing professional development portfolio. This will be achieved through applied and / or laboratory based research, and work placement opportunities that form part of the Applied Professional Practice module. Each year we offer a range of bursaries for which successful MRes Sport and Exercise applicants can apply. These assist with the payment of fees (partially or fully depending on the bursary). In addition they provide the recipient with the guaranteed opportunity for relevant work experience in a professional environment. Providers of such bursaries include: Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Walsall FC and The Health Futures University Technical College.

Without the MRes I would have found it very difficult to gain access to an applied sporting environment like I have done. The course allowed me to research my chosen field and apply it. I gained invaluable experience where my applied practice developed and allowed me to learn my trade. Dean Harris

Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach, Walsall FC

Completing the MRes allowed me to gain vital transferable skills such as leadership, communication and teamwork that are needed within the workplace. The University prides itself on creating employment opportunities for all its students and the knowledge, skills and experience that I gained from completing the MRes helped me successfully complete an internship at a professional football club and subsequently gain my current job teaching on sports degree courses at the University of Wolverhampton. Kerys Harrop

Semi-professional footballer, Birmingham City Ladies FC and graduate teaching assistant, University of Wolverhampton

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Teaching

PGCE (M) Post Compulsory Education (Generic)*

PGCE Post Compulsory Education (Teachers of English (Literacy) or Maths (Numeracy)*)

Duration:

Duration:

1 year (full-time)

1 year (full-time)

Campus:

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Walsall

Walsall

Accreditation

Accreditation

Education and Training Foundation.

Education and Training Foundation.

Overview

Overview

If you are interested in teaching your subject in colleges, adult education centres or other further education settings (including some schools), this route provides an initial teacher education programme. It is designed to prepare you to teach in the post compulsory sector, for students aged over 14. Applicants will be expected to have a good first degree and some experience of the sector. We usually recruit to the following areas: • Accounting, Applied Science, Art and Design • Business Studies, Biology • Design Technology, Dance • English, Engineering, Early Childhood Studies, Exercise Science • Health and Social Care, Hospitality • Mathematics, Manufacturing, Media Production, Media Studies, Music Technology, Multimedia, Modern Foreign Languages • Performing Arts, Photography, Psychology • Sports Studies, Special Needs, Sociology

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The PGCE Post Compulsory Education is available in two specialisms: • PGCE Teachers of English (Literacy) • PGCE Teachers of Maths (Numeracy). If you are interested in teaching your subject in the post-compulsory sector, this route provides an initial teacher education programme. It is designed to prepare you to teach in the lifelong learning sector. You are expected to have a relevant good first degree and experience of the context for teaching. For the Maths (Numeracy) route, you must have a Level 3 Mathematics qualification. For the English (Literacy) route, you must have a good standard of written English and, preferably, a Level 3 English/English Literature qualification.

Employability

This course enables you to qualify as a teacher in the post-compulsory sector through practical and theoretical activities. *This programme is not an appropriate training course for applicants who wish to teach in primary or some secondary schools and does not confer Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or a DfE number.

• Travel and Tourism, Technology, Textiles • Uniformed and Public Services. *This programme is not an appropriate training course for applicants who wish to teach in primary or some secondary schools and does not confer Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or a DfE number.

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Teaching

PGCE Primary Education

PGCE Primary Education with Early Years Specialism

Duration:

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Accreditation

Accreditation

Overview

Overview

On this route, trainees study two modules at Master’s level, gaining 60 Level 7 credits. As a trainee on this course, you will be offered opportunities to enhance your experience through alternative settings and immersion days to include:

Trainees undertake five modules, four of which are completed alongside the general primary cohort of trainees. The core curriculum module in the Early Years specialist route is modified to allow for additional Early Years input on best practice in teaching, learning, leadership and mentoring. Early Years subject knowledge is also enhanced through additional taught sessions on curriculum content from expert practitioners. As a trainee on the Early Years specialism route, you will still receive extensive input into the teaching of English, Maths, Science and the other Foundation subjects.

1 year (full-time) Walsall

National College for Teaching and Leadership: Qualified Teacher Status. This outstanding course is designed for graduates who wish to train as primary school teachers. You will focus on the teaching of the National Curriculum for primary schools and it will train you to teach children in the primary age range (3-11 years). The course takes a balanced approach to theory and practice. You will be expected to attend centre-based sessions and undertake school-based training, which is supported by an extremely strong partnership with local primary schools. On successful completion, you will be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status.

• Schools for children with special educational needs • Secondary schools • Early Years • Pupil Referral Unit.

1 year (full-time) Walsall

National College for Teaching and Leadership: Qualified Teacher Status. This outstanding course is designed for graduates who wish to train as primary school teachers. You will focus on the teaching of the National Curriculum for primary schools and it will train you to teach children in the primary age range (3-11 years), with a specialism In Early Years. The course takes a balanced approach to theory and practice. You will be expected to attend centre-based sessions and undertake schoolbased training, which is supported by an extremely strong partnership with local primary schools. On successful completion, you will be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status.

Employability

This course of study leads to Qualified Teacher Status and enables you to teach in primary schools in England.

An optional self-funded international alternative setting is offered through links with schools in India and Dubai. Ofsted (2013) comments: “The central training is of high quality in the University.” “Outstanding training in how to manage behaviour for learning and tackle bullying, which enables trainees to establish productive relationships with staff and pupils and to create a good climate for learning in their classrooms.”

Employability

This course of study leads to Qualified Teacher Status and enables you to teach in primary schools in England.

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PGCE Primary Education with Maths Specialism

PGCE Primary Education with SEND Specialism

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

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Accreditation

Accreditation

Overview

Overview

Trainees undertake five modules, four of which are completed alongside the general primary cohort of trainees. The core curriculum module in the Maths specialist route is modified to allow for additional mathematics input on best practice in teaching, learning, leadership and mentoring. Mathematical subject knowledge is also enhanced through additional taught sessions on curriculum content from expert practitioners. As a trainee on the maths specialism route, you will still receive extensive input into the teaching of English, Science and the other Foundation subjects.

Trainees undertake five modules, four of which are completed alongside the general primary cohort of trainees. The core curriculum module in the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities specialist route is modified to allow for additional Special Educational Needs and Disabilities input on best practice in teaching, learning, leadership and mentoring. Special Educational Needs and Disabilities subject knowledge is also enhanced through additional taught sessions on curriculum content from expert practitioners. As a trainee on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities specialism route, you will still receive extensive input into the teaching of English, Maths, Science and the other Foundation subjects.

1 year (full-time) Walsall

National College for Teaching and Leadership: Qualified Teacher Status. This outstanding course is designed for graduates who wish to train as primary school teachers. You will focus on the teaching of the National Curriculum for primary schools and it will train you to teach children in the primary age range (3-11 years), with a specialism in primary mathematics. The course takes a balanced approach to theory and practice. You will be expected to attend centre-based sessions and undertake school-based training, which is supported by an extremely strong partnership with local primary schools. On successful completion, you will be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status.

Whilst attending University sessions, you will receive additional teaching input in order to raise your mathematics subject knowledge, pedagogical expertise and curriculum awareness. Whilst on teaching attachment at your school, you will be expected to dedicate a greater percentage of teaching time to mathematics. This rises up to 35%+ of your overall teaching commitment as the attachment progresses. Alongside this, you will also complete the school based tasks in the Mathematics Specialism School Based Tasks booklet in order to further develop and extend your knowledge of teaching and learning in the subject.

1 year (full-time) Walsall

National College for Teaching and Leadership: Qualified Teacher Status. This outstanding course is designed for graduates who wish to train as primary school teachers. You will focus on the teaching of the National Curriculum for primary schools and it will train you to teach children in the primary age range (3-11 years), with a specialism in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. The course takes a balanced approach to theory and practice. You will be expected to attend centre-based sessions and undertake school-based training, which is supported by an extremely strong partnership with local primary schools. On successful completion, you will be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status.

Employability

This course of study leads to Qualified Teacher Status and enables you to teach in primary schools in England.

Employability

This course of study leads to Qualified Teacher Status and enables you to teach in primary schools in England.

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Teaching

PGCE Secondary Education Duration:

1 year (full-time)

Campus: Walsall

Accreditation

National College for Teaching and Leadership: Qualified Teacher Status.

Overview

Successful completion of this course will lead to Qualified Teacher Status, equipping you to teach pupils in the 11-16 age range (Psychology 14-19 age range). You can access subject specialisms in: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design and Technology, English, Geography, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, PE, Physics, Physics with Maths, Psychology, RE, and Science. All course modules provide examples of good practice in teaching, which you will reflect upon as you develop your own teaching style. Teaching on the course reflects a variety of methodologies that will prepare you for life in the classroom, including teacher-led debates, pupil-led exploration, peer-group discovery and the provision of individual targets. Your University tutor is available to assist you throughout your training, and every effort is made to ensure you have high-quality school placements, where you can learn from experienced teachers. You will undertake two periods of University-based learning and spend at least 120 days divided between two different schools.

Employability

The PGCE Secondary Education leads to Qualified Teacher Status, and allows you to take up a teaching post within a secondary school in England. In secondary schools, you could move up and across the management structure to gain responsibility for: • a particular subject as head of department, faculty or curriculum • a particular age group as head of year or key stage coordinator.

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Teaching

School Direct Salaried

School Direct Tuition PGCE

Duration:

Duration:

Campus:

Campus:

Overview

Overview

1 year (full-time) Walsall

The School Direct Salaried route is for high-quality graduates and suited to career changers, ideally with three years’ work experience. This route provides University and school-based training and opportunities for up to 40 Master’s level credits, allowing you to apply to one of our partnership schools for your training year. You will be based in your school setting for the majority of your time, receiving an unqualified teacher’s salary, with 30 days of University-led content across the year. You will have opportunities to reflect upon your practice and share experiences with peers on the same route in different schools. Schools receive funding to contribute towards training costs and the salary. School Direct is offered in primary and a variety of secondary subject areas.

Employability

This course of study leads to Qualified Teacher Status and enables you to teach in primary or secondary schools in England.

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1 year (full-time) Walsall

The School Direct Tuition PGCE route is for graduates who are looking to secure training and final employment at a specific partnership primary or secondary school/Teaching Alliance, whilst following a PGCE programme. This route allows you to apply to one of our partnership schools for your main training placement and provides University and school-based training along with 60 Master’s level credits leading to the award of a PGCE at the end of the programme. On this route, trainees study two modules at Master’s level, gaining 60 Level 7 credits. As a trainee, you will be offered opportunities to enhance your experience through alternative settings and immersion days within your Alliance, to include: • Schools for children with special educational needs • Early Years • Pupil Referral Unit.

An optional self-funded international alternative setting is offered through links with schools in India and Dubai. Ofsted (2013) comments: “The central training is of high quality in the University.” “Outstanding training in how to manage behaviour for learning and tackle bullying, which enables trainees to establish productive relationships with staff and pupils and to create a good climate for learning in their classrooms.”

Employability

This course of study leads to Qualified Teacher Status and enables you to teach in primary or secondary schools in England.

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Our research

Our research Our research encompasses a broad range of disciplines, focusing on aspects of life that affect us all. Over the last 20 years, we have invested heavily in research, resulting in national and international recognition for our activity. In the recent 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), which evaluates the quality and impact of research submitted by UK universities, we achieved our best ever results with more subject areas and research staff under consideration than ever before. 14 of our Research Centres had elements rated as world-leading across all areas submitted to the REF, demonstrating the positive impact our research has on society. For more information about our evolving research portfolio, including how to enquire and apply, visit: wlv.ac.uk/research

Arts, Humanities and Culture Centre for Art, Design, Research and Experimentation Established in 2006, CADRE’s overall concern lies in the effect of art and design upon society. The social interaction inherent in new interactive technologies, the theory and practice of cultural agency, and experiments in radical democracy and performative objects remain the hallmark of both the intellectual and practical research in the Centre’s research groups. CADRE submitted the largest number of staff than in any other unit of assessment from the University in the 2014 REF, with over 50% of research outputs judged to be as internationally excellent, and 11% recognised as world-leading. This demonstrates an 8% increase in research quality since the last exercise in 2008. The Director of the Centre is Professor Dew Harrison. Email: dew.harrison@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 01902 321 941 The Centre comprises three distinct research groups, through which academics and artists explore specialist areas of research.

Art, Philosophy and Social Practice This group is engaged in developing new forms of research into theory and practice in art. It draws on critical theory, social anthropology, philosophy and art theory to examine the new fault-lines of production, identity and subjectivity under neoliberal globalisation. The three primary research strands are: philosophy and cultural theory; contemporary art theory; and post-digital theories of representation.

Communication and Design The team have a wide range of experience and interests including the interaction between the visual and the aural in multimedia, branding, typography, digital creativity, drawing as a methodological practice, surveillance and post-humanism. A strand of the group is also dedicated to teaching and learning, especially technology-supported learning and issues pertaining to equality and diversity in the curriculum.

Material and Theoretical Practice This group aims to explore and advance different methodological and conceptual approaches through the manipulation of material in fine art, applied arts and design with ‘thinking through making’ an important driver. Cross-disciplinary practices include applied research into design for health, specifically “designing for people with dementia”, conducted with European partners from health and industry. There is also a focus on the shared history of the fine and applied arts, driving research into perceived borders and underlying politics. The lead researcher of Art, Philosophy and Social Practice is Professor John Roberts. Email: jcr3@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 01902 322 017 The lead researcher of Communication and Design is Dr Rina Arya. Email: r.arya@wlv.ac.uk

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The lead researcher of Material and Theoretical Practice is Professor Kristina Niedderer. Email: k.niedderer@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 01902 321 150


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Centre for Film, Media, Discourse and Culture

Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research

An overarching narrative of this Centre’s research is engagement of the theme of identity in an age of globalisation – in other words, how the subjects of film, media, discourse and culture relate to a sense of self with regard to the individual, the national and the global context.

The Centre promotes multidisciplinary research around a core of specialisms in English studies and comparative literature, European studies, linguistics, South Asian studies, religion, cultural heritage, and creative writing.

One strand explores the construction of identities and lived experience, particularly of post-communism. Scholarship of men’s and fathers’ experiences of mental illness also forms a facet of this identity narrative, as well as issues of organ and tissue transplantation, psychosis, migrant experiences, the subject of space, and representations of trauma and memory.

Located in the University’s School of Humanities, the Centre has affiliates from other Faculties and Honorary Research Fellows based at universities in Bulgaria, France, Poland, and Spain. Members contributed internationally recognised and world-leading research to the REF 2014 for Area Studies and English Language and Literature.

Especially important in the current climate is media ethics, which has resonances for aspects of child and animal performance in film, both of which are specific research interests of FMDC. The Centre’s research is led by Dr Stella Hockenhull and Dr Fran Pheasant-Kelly. Email: s.hockenhull@wlv.ac.uk /f.e.pheasant-kelly@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 01902 323 397

A key focus is on the permeable borders between experience, literature, culture, and peoples in the present and past. Examples include an ongoing project investigating representations of the foreign in literature, travel writing, and other discourses, and the work of the cluster Research in Cultures and Humanities (RiCH). The Centre is directed by Dr Benjamin Colbert and Dr Glyn Hambrook. Email: b.colbert@wlv.ac.uk / g.hambrook@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 01902 321 457

Included within the Centre is the following distinct research group:

Performing Arts Research Group

Digital Theory, Technology and Practice

Pursuing creative inquiry and critical analysis at the intersection of theory and performance practice, the Centre’s research activities are developing a national and international reputation for excellence, as well as being of strategic importance to the West Midlands region.

Digital Theory, Technology and Practice is a group within the Centre with a research focus on the move from analogue to digital technology and the performative potential of the moving image. From single screen to multi-screen, performance-based to interactive, the group’s practice-led research emphasises the relationship between practice and theory. Research includes animated documentary, experimental filmmaking, video installation and digital art, with work widely published on virtual reality, film and photography. The lead researcher of Digital Theory, Technology and Practice is Dr Adam Kossoff. Email: adamkossoff@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 01902 321 075

The Centre has particular specialisms within identity studies; sound and music computing; performance science; the role of women in performing arts; minimalism and experimental music; technology-enhanced performance arts pedagogy; and theatre, science and philosophy. Recent cutting-edge research projects have included collaborative work in balance between dance performance and physiology, developing good posture in trumpet players through directional haptic feedback, and work on immersive experimental music. The group’s research is led by Dr Richard Glover. Email: richard.glover@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 01902 321 903

The Meta-Dreamer Project

The Laboratory Project: Gwen Heeney. Clayarch Gimhae Museum, South Korea, WABA exhibition Feb – Aug 2015

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Business

Education

Management Research Centre

Institute of Education Research

With a focus on the conduct of rigorous and relevant applied management research, this Centre is grouped into four thematic groups:

The Institute’s research is organised into two centres of broad enquiry: the Centre for Developmental and Applied Research (CeDARE) and the Centre for Research and Development into Lifelong Education (CRADLE).

• HRM and Industrial Relations concentrates on research into labour processes and employment relations, labour market economics, and human resource development and mentoring. • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management conducts research on family businesses, rural enterprises, entrepreneurial learning and event management. • Corporate Governance and Ethics’ core research areas are behavioural perspectives on boards of directors, gender and leadership, and sustainable development. • International Business scholars specialise in understanding determinants and consequences of foreign direct investment, and broader questions around globalisation and equality. Recent research projects include work on public sector reforms in the UK; gender diversity in South Eastern Europe; and entrepreneurship education in Africa. The Management Research Centre is led by Professor Silke Machold. Email: s.machold@wlv.ac.uk

Tel: 01902 323 970

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There are six primary areas of interest within which the Institute’s researchers work: childhood, youth and families; digital learning; education policy; school pedagogy and professional learning; adult community and lifelong education; and post-compulsory education. The Institute has a reputation for high quality research and enjoys established strategic research relationships with central and local government, international agencies and charities, practitioners and community organisations. The Institute has a long tradition of training teachers for all ages and phases of the education system; research-informed teaching is central to the Institute’s programmes, so CeDARE has very productive research partnerships with regional schools, colleges and academies. The Institute’s research is led by Professors Diana Burton, Peter Lavender, John Traxler and Alan Tuckett. Email: dmburton@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 01902 323 265


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Health and Healthcare Sciences Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement Promoting excellence in health and social care research, the Centre’s aim is to inform, support and enhance policy, education, practice and service provision in health and wellbeing. There are four key themes that underpin the Centre’s research. • Loss, bereavement and end of life care. • Health equalities, policy and social welfare. • Global public health and disease prevention. • Methodologies for health and social care research. Recent research has explored the link between depression and the risk of stroke, public knowledge and views of hospice care, and the first year settlement experiences of EU migrant nurses working in one NHS Trust. The Centre also incorporates the Centre for Applied Research and Education (CARE), a group with a specific research focus on dementia. From April 2016, the Centre will be led by Professor Alan Nevill. Email: a.m.nevill@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 01902 322 838

Institute of Psychology Research undertaken within the Institute of Psychology covers all areas of the subject. Among those applying their expertise is lead researcher Professor Coral Dando, whose research concerning cognition in applied settings explores ways to elicit accurate information from long-term memory during witness and victim interviews. Other recent work has explored stress in palliative care professionals, the development of beliefs in adolescents, and the domain of cyberpsychology, particularly in understanding online behaviour within social networking sites. The Institute’s research has been fundamental in supporting change in policy and practice for people with intellectual disabilities and their carers; identifying children of parents with chronic illness who are at risk of poor psychological outcomes; and informing the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority policy through its work on egg donation. Ongoing projects aim to impact on educational practice, healthy eating and counselling psychology practice. The Institute’s lead researcher is Professor Coral J. Dando. Email: cjdando@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 01902 518 803

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History

Law

Centre for Historical Research

Law Research Centre

The Centre enjoys a thriving research culture, with an active programme of events and work published in a number of leading publications. It brings together scholars active in researching a wide variety of historical subjects.

Providing a vibrant and inclusive law research community, the Centre encourages the investigation of high quality research employing doctrinal, empirical, comparative, interdisciplinary and socio-legal methodologies.

The Centre has eight key research areas. • Retailing and distribution – the Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution was established in 1999, acting as an inter-disciplinary point of contact between scholars around the world engaged in research within this field. • Military history. • Terrorism and conflict resolution. • Class, gender and respectability.

Members have published numerous books (including leading student textbooks in the areas of Criminal Evidence and Insolvency Law) and learned journal articles, with their research cited in Parliament, relied upon by the Government when making policy and cited with approval by the Supreme Court. Strategically, the Centre concentrates on two main strands of legal research: Commercial Law (including Corporate, Financial, Insolvency, Employment, Intellectual Property and Mediation Law) and Criminal Justice (including Criminal Law and Evidence, Criminology and Homelessness).

• German history.

Following the 2014 REF exercise, Wolverhampton Law School was once again ranked in the top 50 UK law schools (which submitted over 10 staff) with 9.3% of research outputs rated as world-leading.

• Migration.

The Centre’s research is led by Professor Peter Walton.

• Child forced labourers in National Socialist Germany and German-occupied Eastern Europe.

Email: p.a.walton@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 01902 321 750

• Labour biography.

The Centre has produced monographs, articles and edited collections on coal mining history, the Labour Party, Irish nationalism, socialistic politics and more. Research at the Centre for Historical Research is led by John Buckley and Keith Gildart. Email: j.buckley@wlv.ac.uk k.gildart@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 01902 323 388

Central Institute for the Study of Public Protection CISPP aims to develop and promote the University’s increasing activity across the fields of criminal justice, criminology, forensic science, policing, fire and rescue, safeguarding, armed forces, security, terrorism and consumer protection. This includes teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, academic and applied research, conferences and workshops, and the development, with partners, of continuing personal and professional development. The Institute’s research staff are all active in applied research with public sector and commercial partners in and beyond the region. They have conducted extensive research into measures designed to prevent domestic abuse, bring offenders to justice, and support families. They have also completed research on inclusion of youth and the homeless. The Institute’s lead researchers are Paramjit Singh and Professor Kate Moss. Email: p.singh6@wlv.ac.uk / k.moss@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 01902 322 360

Professor John Buckley, Professor of Military History

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Social Sciences Centre for Applied Social Research CASR is a broad interdisciplinary research Centre that focuses on a range of topics relating to how services are delivered, as well as the barriers and needs faced by people, within contemporary society. The Centre’s key goal is to provide high impact, applied research in areas including social policy, sociology and a range of other related research interests. Current research, in partnership with Citizens’ Advice Wolverhampton, is examining experiences of those using food banks in the city with a view to making policy recommendations. Other research carried out with external partners includes the social investment value of substance abuse treatment, experiences of hate crime, the impact of payday loans, caste discrimination, the effects of regeneration, and analysis of council data regarding provision of community services. The Centre is led by Dr Steve Iafrati. Email: s.iafrati@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 01902 323 471

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Sports Science Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Performance The Centre focuses on the study of human behaviour and wellbeing. Staff apply their expertise in a number of academic disciplines including biomechanics, pedagogy, physiology, psychology, and sociology to work that aims to impact beyond academia. The research question the Centre seeks to answer is how to use theory to develop interventions to help people perform better and choose activity over inactivity. This is linked to helping people become healthier by recognising the health benefits of exercise, not only physically but mentally and socially. In that respect, the Centre has investigated the effects of exercise treatments with a view to raise wellbeing in cancer patients. Projects are conducted in state-of-the-art in-house laboratories while other areas of research and application include topics such as gender issues, socialisation patterns, emotional wellbeing, and diet. The Centre is led by Professor Andy Lane. Email: a.m.lane2@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 07855 779 457

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Research Group in Computational Linguistics

Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

Founded in 1998, the Group is one of the leading research institutes in the UK. It is renowned for its innovative research and development of various Natural Language Processing tools and resources, as well as its strong international and inter-sector collaboration.

This information science research group develops software and methods to exploit Web-based sources for social sciences research. Areas of research include alternative metrics, scientometrics, link analysis, cybermetrics and webometrics.

The Group pursues active research in areas including anaphora resolution, automatic summarisation, terminology extraction, corpus development and exploitation, information extraction, named entity recognition, question answering, multiple choice questions and multilingual applications. Current research projects involve the ‘EXPERT’ project, which aims to train young researchers to promote the research, development and use of hybrid language translation technologies, ongoing research work for the American National Board of Medical Examiners, and recently completed Arts and Humanities Research Council and EU-funded projects. Meanwhile, doctoral students carry out their own funded research, including work on information retrieval, processing multiword expressions, psycholinguistics and machine translation.

In the 2014 REF, the Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management research assessment panel scored the group’s submission as joint fifth in the UK in this subject area. The research group score was also higher than the institution-wide average of every single British university. Among work rated as world-leading was that of informetrics expert Professor Mike Thelwall, who created the world’s first social media driven light show and has since lit up the London Eye at the 2012 Olympics and the Empire State Building at the World Super Bowl, communicating the sentiments of people attending these famous events.

The Research Group is always interested in considering proposals for new PhD projects, and staff offer supervision in areas ranging from author profiling, computational lexicography and translation studies to cyber-terrorism detection, text summarisation and sentiment analysis. The Research Group is led by Professor Ruslan Mitkov. Email: RIILP@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 01902 321 630

The group has been funded by the European Union for four multinational EU Framework Projects and have received many other academic research and consultancy contracts. It has also completed research for several groups within the United Nations as well as the European Commission Directorate-General of Research, the BBC World Service Trust, Nesta and more. A PhD in Library and Information Management is available. The Research Group is led by Professor Mike Thelwall. Email: RIILP@wlv.ac.uk Tel: 01902 321 630

Faculty of Science and Engineering The Faculty of Science and Engineering continues to be a source of some of our most exciting, groundbreaking research. At the University of Wolverhampton, we are committed to growing our base in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and research is a key factor in developing these areas. The Faculty is currently undertaking a review of its Centres in order to deliver the next phase of its innovative research programme – keep updated online at: wlv.ac.uk/research Here are just a few recent examples of some of the Faculty’s outstanding research work.

Professor Mike Thelwall accepting an award

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Finding new treatments for cancer

Improving online security

Vital work is being carried out to treat the devastating effects of brain tumours. Dr Tracy Warr, Reader in Neuro-oncology, is working with our PhD students to develop treatments that have reduced the side effects of existing treatments.

The implementation of research around cyber security being carried out at the University is helping businesses to understand the risks to industry and steps that should be taken to strengthen their information security.

The world-leading research is helping to make treatments less toxic for specific groups of cancer patients, including children suffering from the disease.

Principal lecturer Tony Proctor is a member of the Information Assurance Advisory Council, which develops security policy recommendations to government and corporate leaders. He is responsible for the development of cyber-security Warning, Advice and Reporting Points (WARPs) in the West Midlands and beyond, and his expertise is informing important research into improving online security.

Saving lives with waste oil Research to transform ordinary waste cooking oils into biodegradable plastics has fantastic environmental and medical implications. Dr Iza Redeka is leading the research, which aims to use the recycled plastics not only for sustainable food packaging but for medical equipment that can be safely placed in the body and used for applications such as drug delivery.

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Adult Nursing (MAN, MNurs)................................................................ 67

Education (Doctorate, MA)................................................................... 42

Advanced Practice for Allied Health Professionals (MSc)..................... 51

Education (PGCE: Primary, Secondary, Post Compulsory)........... 78-80

Advanced Technology Management (PG Cert).................................... 45

Education for Health, Social Care and Allied Professionals (PG Cert).... 51

Advanced Technology Management (Engineering Analysis) (MSc)...... 44

Emergency Planning Resilience and Response (MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert)....................................................................... 52

Advanced Technology Management (Manufacturing) (MSc)............... 45 Advanced Technology Management (Sustainability) (MSc)................. 45 Applied Child Psychology (PG Cert).....................................................74 Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (MSc).................................. 28 Audio Technology (MSc)...................................................................... 71

B BIM for Integrated Construction (MSc)................................................. 38 Biomedical Science (DBMS, MSc)....................................................... 29 Business (Master’s Entry Programme)................................................. 31 Business Administration (MBA, Top-up, Distance Learning)................ 31

C Civil Engineering (MSc, PG Cert)......................................................... 38 Civil Engineering Management (MSc, PG Cert)................................... 39 Coaching and Mentoring (MA, PG Cert).............................................. 56 Commissioning for Health and Social Care (MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip)... 51 Computer Science (MSc)..................................................................... 36 Construction Law and Dispute Resolution (MSc, PG Cert).................. 39 Construction Project Management (MSc, PG Cert)............................. 40

English (MA)......................................................................................... 59 Environmental Management (MSc)...................................................... 46 Environmental Technology (MSc)......................................................... 47 Event and Venue Management (MA, PG Cert)..................................... 32

F Film Studies (MA)................................................................................. 67 Finance and Accounting (MSc)............................................................ 25 Fine Art (MA, PG Dip)........................................................................... 27 Fire Scene Investigation (MSc)............................................................. 49 Forensic Genetics and Human Identification (MSc)............................. 49 Forensic Mark Comparison (MSc)....................................................... 50

H Health and Social Care (MA, MSc)....................................................... 53 Health and Wellbeing (Professional Doctorate, MA, MSc, Top-up)...... 52 Healthcare Leadership (MSc, PG Cert)................................................ 57 Higher Education and Professional Practice (PG Cert)........................ 42 History of Britain in the First World War (MA)....................................... 55

Contemporary Media (MA)................................................................... 66

Human Resource Development and Organisational Change (MSc, Top-up, PG Dip)......................................................................... 58

Counselling Psychology (Professional Doctorate, Top-up)................... 75

Human Resource Management (MA, PG Dip)..................................... 57

Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics (MSc).......................................... 36

Human Sciences (MRes)..................................................................... 60

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Humanities by Research (MA).............................................................. 60

Dance (MA).......................................................................................... 72

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Dance Science (MSc).......................................................................... 72

Information Technology (MSc)............................................................. 36

Design and Applied Arts (MA, PG Dip)................................................ 26

Information Technology Management (MSc)....................................... 37

Digital and Visual Communications (MA, PG Dip)................................ 27

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MSc)............................................... 32

Drama (MA).......................................................................................... 73

International Banking and Finance (MSc)............................................. 25 International Business Management (MSc).......................................... 33 International Commercial and Financial Law (Oil and Gas) (LLM)........ 61 International Corporate and Financial Law (LLM)................................. 61 International Hospitality Management (MA, PG Cert)..................... 33/34 Investigation (MSc, PG Dip)................................................................. 50

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Language and Information Processing (MA)........................................ 64

Palliative and End of Life Care (MSc)................................................... 69

Leadership (MA, PG Cert).................................................................... 59

Pharmaceutical Science (MSc).............................................................74

Legal Practice Course (LPC)................................................................ 62

Physician Associate (PG Dip)............................................................... 53

Legal Practice Course (LLM LPC)........................................................ 63

Popular Culture (MA)............................................................................ 61

Lifelong Education (MA)....................................................................... 43

Post Compulsory Education (PGCE)................................................... 44

LLM (Law)............................................................................................ 62

Post Compulsory Education (various specialisms, PGCE)................... 78

Lymphoedema Care (MSc).................................................................. 68

Primary Education (various specialisms, PGCE)............................ 79-80

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Primary Healthcare Practice (MSc, Top-up)......................................... 69 Professional Practice (LLM)................................................................. 63

Management (MA)............................................................................... 34

Programme and Project Management (MSc, PG Cert).........................41

Management Studies (PG Cert, PG Dip (DMS))................................... 34

Public Health (Master of)...................................................................... 54

Managing PR for Events and Venues (MA, PG Cert, PG Dip).............. 35

Public Relations and Corporate Communication (MA)......................... 65

Marketing (MSc, PG Cert).................................................................... 64 Marketing (CIM Professional Certificate, Diploma)............................... 65 Mathematics (MSc).............................................................................. 66 MBA Online Distance Learning............................................................ 31 Medical Biotechnology (MSc).............................................................. 29 Medical Education (PG Cert)............................................................... 59 Mental Health (MA, MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip)......................................... 53 Mental Health Nursing (MMHN)........................................................... 68 Mentoring (PG Cert)............................................................................. 43

S. Safety, Health and Environment (MSc)................................................. 48 School Direct (Salaried, Tuition PGCE)................................................ 82 Secondary Education (PGCE).............................................................. 81 Social Work (MA)................................................................................. 54 Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) (PG Cert).............. 44 Specialist Community Nursing (PG Dip, various specialisms).........69-70 Sport and Exercise (MRes).................................................................. 77

Military History (MA)............................................................................. 55

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Mobile and Wireless Systems Engineering (MSc, PG Cert)................. 37

(For Teaching, see Early Primary Education, Primary Education)

Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics (MSc)........................................ 30

Teaching in Professional Practice (NMC Practice Teacher – Level 7)... 71

Music (MMus)...................................................................................... 73

Transmedia Screen Writing (MA).......................................................... 61

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Transport and Infrastructure Management (MSc, PG Cert)..................41

Nursing (MSc) (see also Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Specialist Community Nursing)............................................................ 69

W Waste Management (by distance learning MSc, PG Cert)................... 49

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Waste and Resource Management (MSc)........................................... 48

Occupational Psychology (MSc).......................................................... 76

Web and Mobile Application Development (MSc)................................ 37

Oil and Gas Management (MSc).......................................................... 47

Wildlife Conservation and Behaviour (MSc)......................................... 30

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